Obama to take YouTube questions on State of the Union speech
January 26th, 2011
08:47 PM ET
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Obama to take YouTube questions on State of the Union speech

Washington (CNN) - As part of a White House offensive in support of this week's State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama will hold a YouTube interview Thursday to answer questions submitted by viewers.

The interview on YouTube at 2:30 p.m. ET is part of a series of events in which top administration officials are talking directly to Americans about administration policies set out in Tuesday's address to a joint session of Congress. It remains unclear how the submitted questions will be chosen however.


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  1. Steven

    Someone should ask him when he is going to end these bogus wars we are in.

    January 26, 2011 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  2. deloris powell

    President Obama, you stated that you will help small business to build up their company and hire more workers. What do you say for a company that only has two employees because the manager could not meet payroll because of the real estate failure. What can you do for very small companies with less than two to ten employees and don't have health insurance for their employees. What about us!

    January 26, 2011 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm |
  3. Habtamu Tilahun

    Mr. President

    How do you assess the political instability which going on in Egypt could probably progress in different likely counties in mid-eastern and eastern Africa like Ethiopia?

    Thank you

    January 26, 2011 10:42 pm at 10:42 pm |
  4. John Ciszek

    The top 50 most popular questions are about marijuana. I expect a good response from Mr. Obama.

    January 26, 2011 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm |
  5. Segale

    I respect the nation of America but of recent, I do not understand why you have allowed China to walk all over you as if you do not have biggest and fairest economy in the world. China is anti free trade yet you continue to trade with them on fear that CPI will rise through the roof if you dont. China stole American jobs by regulating its currency thus rendering you products uncompetitive. President HU even had the courage to say to Americans in America that American companies should set up shop in China then they will compete with Chinese owned companies without restraint. Clearly he wants to increase the $300b a year deficit and increase american unemployment to double digits.

    Is the solution to all of this not simple? Which is tax the Chinese for their currency manipulation via a variable duty that depends on an American calculation of fair value. This would be great. Imagine buying a product in China for $1 and by the time it arrives at the port it could be $1.10 or $1.20? Wouldnt this drive China off the roof? American and its allies can do this. CPI will run like mad but the jobs it would create in US would be immense.

    So when Politicians start talking about cutting spending I think that they are failing to have the courage of their convictions and stare China in the eyes and say " It stops hear." Stop begging China!

    January 26, 2011 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm |
  6. randy

    In the early years when most could not read and news took weeks to get from coast to coast electorial votes were needed !!! but today we can vote for ourselfs!!!!

    January 26, 2011 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  7. yaho

    Why don't we eliminate federal government ,get rid of ' social security' and 'Medicare' coz an weathy I dot need government all its doing is taking my money.....I don't care about the poor even thought I am Christian believer.....everyone on his own including ...survival for the fittest.....everyone be given his own military equipment and his own security equipment and run his own world affairs......then I can be very pleased with my wealth I have acquired by exploiting the unfortunate.....ha ha ha.............I sound like a devil.

    January 26, 2011 11:09 pm at 11:09 pm |
  8. Bob H

    Great Idea! KODOS to President Obama

    January 27, 2011 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  9. s s v ramana rao

    How many Unskilled labor from across the world entered USA as Unskilled and settled in USA? How many skilled entered as skilled but settled as unskilled in USA? Which Country is high in these numbers? I believe UK is very strict both in laws and implementation of laws regarding Immigration compared to USA. What is it`s effect on USA economy and its Citizens employment?

    January 27, 2011 03:25 am at 3:25 am |
  10. s s v ramana rao

    wish to initiate the debate on "How many unskilled/semiskilled entered into USA as Skilled and settled? How many skilled entered into USA as skilled but settled as Unskilled?.What is the impact of answers to above two questions on USA economy and its citizens employment? How different are the Immigration Laws and Implementation of Immigration Laws from USA and European Nations?

    January 27, 2011 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  11. thomas

    please, president Obama

    I would like you to help Democratic Republic of the Congo, Millions of people have been killed like flies and there is no president in that country. millions of women raped every single day. please Congolese people are human being, not an animals. I am originally from South East Kivu where all the bad things happen in that country. please we need peace !!! In your election campany you did say about change means new order in the world. remember Congo .... may God bless you and your Party. also, I wish you to win the election 2012. God protect you Obama.

    January 27, 2011 08:43 am at 8:43 am |