September 13th, 2010
01:44 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama to talk economy with Virginia family

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Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will sit down with a family in northern Virginia on Monday to discuss the state of the economy, the No. 1 issue threatening to strip Democrats of their congressional majority in November.

Obama will travel to the Fairfax home of John Nicolas and Nicole Armstrong, a married couple with two children. Armstrong recently returned to work part-time as a preschool administrator, in part because, according to the White House, the couple's retirement and college savings took a hit during the recent downturn.

The president will also meet with neighbors of the couple, as well as various small-business owners in the area.

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soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    Orchestrated propaganda, from Obama.

    September 13, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. stormerF

    How could anyone believe anything Obama says? He lied about the raising cost of health care,now my premiums are almost twice what they were before Obama care,and now he says it is hard to bent the cost curve of health care,when before he said everything in the bill would bent it toward lower costs. I guess some of us will have health insurance but will have to move to the nearest bridge,because we don't have a job?

    September 13, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  3. gt

    he dont have a clue.... is this another beer summit....wake man,,, no jobs,, taxes to high,,,, ugh,,

    September 13, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. brett favre's fan (a.k.a. ybs)

    Familiarity breeds better understanding! Make these trips more often.

    September 13, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  5. ChumBucket

    Dems in full Panic mode now, and it's funny to watch, It's also comforting to see that most Americans are not fooled by the partisan attacks against the republicans, everything the dems, and their mouthpieces are accusing the repubs of doing, the dems have done 1000 fold, and people realize that now.

    Can't wait for November.

    September 13, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  6. Stop stealing our money community agitator

    Stay out of the commonwealth you waste of space.

    September 13, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  7. all of America

    Nobody wants to hear your lies and deceit , you have proven yourself as a chronic liar .All of America has already made up their minds to vote out the dems in november .It's all over so why don't you just pull up your pants and go home!

    September 13, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  8. Orlando Patriot

    That is like a ditch digger being asked to teach a Physics class!! Hasn't the world realized yet that the Obama administration has done everything exactly WRONG for the economy? Obviously Obama has never taken an Economics class because no economist would suggest what Obama has done would HELP an economy (and it obviously hasn't!!).

    That's what you get when you elect a Community Organizer president that has NEVER WORKED IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR!! Obama just doesn't understand how a private sector economy actually works!!

    September 13, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  9. Get A Grip

    Ok, so Obummer is going to travel to Virginia, spend a ton of money getting there, and sit with a family to discuss the economy. Hope while he's there he'll tell this family the best way to improve our economy is for him to resign his position and get someone in there that can to the job. Now that would certainly improve our economy.

    September 13, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  10. jim

    Why on earth , would a president talk to a family from Northern Va. a region of the state that has received the most stimulus money and has the lowest employment rate in the state ? Try visiting an area of the state like Danville where your economic policies have really hurt and an unemployment rate near 20%.I'll tell you why.Because of all the liberals that have moved here from other parts of the country that have turned what used to be a traditional conservitive state into a state that is now always in political play.Areas like Northern Va. that offset the rest of the state's rural's voting communities No doubt this area was chosen so that they would be friendly to the president and would tote the dems party line and talking points.

    September 13, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  11. Dean

    He is good at one on one meetings over a beer. Too bad he can't do anything else.

    September 13, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  12. Vanilla Gorilla

    so another cosmetic action by Obama – he is clueless is he and his handlers think that anyone gives a rat's ass as Obama goes through the motions with a family in VA – so what? Another feel good moment?
    at least he has changed for a day or so and is not whining about the Bush administration and the mess he inherited.
    Alright the inherited a real ball of SxxT....................so did Reagan from Carter
    OK Barak – do something – I realize that you have no reference point for actually doing something – but at least give it a try !!!
    And why do the judges who are doing the sentencing in the Wall Street cases give sentences that amount to running a red light without a drivers license – they mean nothing step up and take a position – besides caving into every demand from a Muslim country and short changing our allies and frauding the taxpayers
    please for the love of God – in your case Allah – try to do something that
    has the best interests of the US – maybe like resigning

    September 13, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  13. Marvin

    . I am sure his handlers will keep him away any plumbers during this staged photo-op !

    September 13, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  14. Fair is Fair

    Wonder what the Vegas odds that this family – and their neighbors – are Obama supporters?

    September 13, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  15. Padraig

    This is not what we need, each of his programs either fully support heavy federal involvement while he throws scraps to the union leaders – who are bloodsuckers now.

    We need to revoke the cape and trade bill, NAFTA, and promote free market non-government control businesses.

    September 13, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  16. Jim

    Obama is out of touch with the rest of America. The DC area isn't experiencing the same economic problems as most of the country because of all the federal government money floating around.

    September 13, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  17. Gary, Los Angeles

    Obama has proven that he is not qualified to talk economy with anyone!

    September 13, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  18. ABM

    Good for the POTUS!

    Keep up the great work!

    September 13, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  19. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Best thing Obama can do is to keep hammering the useless Republicans and talking about solutions to stop American businesses from replacing our jobs in India and China. Millions of American jobs have been replaced in India and China so greedy selfish executives can increase their profits margins – with no regard to destroying the American workforce.

    September 13, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  20. Angus McDugan

    I guess he is a personal financial adviser now. Put that on the resume along with communist, ummm... I mean community organizer.

    September 13, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  21. Shawn-Ga

    Cuba is laying off 500,000 people and allowing more private business as they are now seeing that Capitalism is the only way to keep a country moving forward... HOWEVER

    Our current administration is doing one thing after another to quell small business while the Federal Government is hiring more people and faster than any other employer. STOP THEM NOW!!!

    September 13, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  22. Hugo

    Hey Obama, how about going out and finding some of the millions of unemployed professional people that spent 10 years or more of their lives gaining their education, professional accreditation and licensure only to have their entire industries completely knocked out by idiots like you in Washington DC. Millions of people have sat in the unemployment line for two or more years now while your so called stimu-less monies went right back into the Wall Street Banker pockets. Their reckless loans in support of the Dems subprime mortgage mandates caused the problem in the first place or better yet the money was spent to prop up State Government bureaucrats and their worthless positions of producing more regulatory BS to take just a little more of our civil liberties and hard earned money away from us through taxation of one form or another. America is awake, although from what I've seen lately that isn't saying too much. Liberal Progressives are Done, even Fidel Castro now acknowledges what a failure their ideology is, what a failure this Administration has been!

    September 13, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  23. T'SAH from Virginia

    Mr. President – PLEASE come to Central Virginia so you can sit down with my family too!!!!

    Dang, I should have moved to NORTHERN Va instead of CENTRAL Va!!!

    But in reality – I should have stayed in NY – omg, what was I thinking coming to this RED STATE (but we sure did turn it BLUE in 2008!!!)???

    I am T'SAH and I approve this message!!!

    September 13, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  24. Bedtime for Obonzo

    Nice gesture, but pure political window dressing. There's an election in 7 weeks, after all. I'd like to know exactly what the Beloved Leader hopes to accomplish with this meeting, other than PR.

    September 13, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  25. Hammerer

    obama's version of reality tv

    September 13, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
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