March 9th, 2012
03:03 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama talks jobs in southern Virginia

(CNN) - President Barack Obama traveled Friday to a Rolls-Royce jet engine facility in Virginia, where he outlined a proposed network for manufacturers to share "access to cutting edge capabilities."

Obama, speaking in Prince George, said the National Manufacturing Innovation Network is meant to link industry stakeholders in a national conversation about best manufacturing practices.

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  1. george of the jungle

    good speach as usual. Job numbers going up Obama 2012

    March 9, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  2. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Obama talks jobs in southern Virginia
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    This is EXACTLY the problem. All he's done for 4 years IS TALK ABOUT JOBS!!! He hasn't a CLUE about how to create any if it doesn't involve some humongous government program costing trillions.

    March 9, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  3. Hammerer

    All obama knows is that he wants America to be like Europe.
    A welfare state living off of the government using green energy.

    March 9, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  4. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    Welcome back to Hampton Roads Mr. President. You're welcome here anytime albeit your motorcade backs traffic up significantly. lol.

    March 9, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Ever notice how right wingnuts criticize our president when he creates jobs? And the republicans have talked about jobs, but got sidetracked as they were more interested in women's uteruses.

    March 9, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  6. macrasta

    keep up the great work, Mr President!!

    March 9, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Truth wrote:

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Obama talks jobs in southern Virginia
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    This is EXACTLY the problem.
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    I agree. This IS exactly the problem. You didn't read the article. You just proved it.
    You usually have a lot more to say than that when you try to read it, and then cherrypick it.

    March 9, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  8. real American

    Ever notice how left wing nuts talk about another goverment spending spree as a job creator--lets see there were 133 million folks working when he took office and now there are 131...net equals 2 million jobs lost after his 22 months of "job growth"...Wonder how many more months of this kind of job growth we can survive...I'm hoping no more than 10 more.else I'm going to have to look for a country where men are still free.

    March 9, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  9. Wealthy Albatross

    Obama is a job killer.

    We lost 8.8 million jobs during the Bush depression, and Obama has added back only 3.7 million jobs till date.

    March 9, 2012 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    real American – republicans could have put the country first and help the president create jobs. Instead they focused on uteruses.

    March 9, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  11. BostonianNThe WoodlandsTx

    I'll tell whats funny. Wll it's not,but it's ironic.

    Conservatives bang on the president about spending,budgets, and deficits,jobs.

    But you all are the FIRST in the line to support going to war in Iran, and complain he's not supporting our allies in Israel.

    How can you make such a comment and be serious about debt ? Where do you think we will get the money for such war ?

    Conservatives are about the DUMBEST and most ignorant people in the world in saying our President is weak, needs to get tough, go to war etc, with Iran and Nrth Korea. Yet can't make the connection with war and debt.

    I know I can't make a blanket statement of all conservatives,but a great deal of stupid people now make up the republican party sadly.

    Been wating on the private sector forvever now. You know those job creators repubs ? How much is Apple worth now ? But they can't open factories here and pay americans workerd a fair wage ?

    American companies are sitting on how many TRILLIONS ? They've never had it better. The President can only do so much.

    Congress and American companies need to get off their lazy butts and invest in the american people.

    Meanwhile ignorant people will blame the Prez for Congress and companies not doing their jobs. Brilliant !

    March 9, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  12. Four and The Door

    How about spending $500 million tax dollars to kill 1,200 jobs at Solyndra? What they needed was a workable business plan instead of a government check. They should have gone to Bain Capital instead of the White House. They would probably still be in business.

    March 9, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  13. Rickster

    lol...Barry hasn't a clue how to help create jobs. Maybe he should have taken a few economics classes in school rather than Rules for Radicals 101....and no, the Home Economics classes that he took, according to Larry Sinclair, doesn't count.

    March 9, 2012 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    Four and The Door wrote:

    How about spending $500 million tax dollars to kill 1,200 jobs at Solyndra?
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    How about we go after some of that $180 billion that AIG still owes from TARP? If they can afford to pay multi-billions in bonuses, then they can repay their "loans" that the Bush administration gave them with no strings attached. Why not? Because there is no repayment schedule or plan.

    March 9, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  15. george of the jungle

    obama 2012 after looking at the repo clowns who else could you pick? their followeres are making it easy for Obama to win. Listen to the nut jobs on these sites.

    March 9, 2012 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  16. Moderate Sean

    "Real American" (A joke of a handle) – I hear Syria is looking for capable people to replace the many trasured lives they have lost over the last year......really, some of you right wing crazies baffle me with your delusional comments!

    March 9, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  17. Four and The Door

    Wealthy Albatross
    ...Obama has added back only 3.7 million jobs till date.
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    Even using your fantasy number Obama gave us $1.6 million of national debt for every job. We can do better. Romney 2012.

    March 9, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  18. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Four and The Door - How about spending $500 million tax dollars to kill 1,200 jobs at Solyndra? What they needed was a workable business plan instead of a government check. They should have gone to Bain Capital instead of the White House. They would probably still be in business.
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    I beg to differ. Only in Obama fantasy land can a company get half a billion dollar loan when their business plan calls for selling their product for $100 when it costs $300 to make. Only moronic Democrat leftists throwing tax payer dollars away on their ideological fantasy of a "green economy" would step into this quicksand.

    The only "green economy" is all the taxpayer money being funneled to Obama supporters and fund raisers.

    March 9, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  19. BostonianNThe WoodlandsTx

    Four and the Dour you sound like you could be Romney himself.

    Sounds like you see nothing but numbers,not people with familes and lives.

    They're making too much ! So just get rid of them right ? Screw that they got a job,they're costing us $1.5 million !

    I may be wrong,but it sounds like something a high level executive would say. Cost-saving or Bust !

    Correct me if I'm wrong. Those 3.7 million aren't worth having jobs ? Do they cost too much,or do weed need to pay them the wages of an Apple chinese worker in China ?

    March 9, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  20. The-Least-Unelectable

    Here is my plan on HOW I will reduce the deficits:

    I will REDUCE taxes on "job creators".

    I will PRESERVE medicare and social security.

    I will NOT CUT a dime on military spending.

    You can see that I am SEVERELY conservative.

    I hope you are NOT smart enough to......

    March 9, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  21. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Rudy NYC – How about we go after some of that $180 billion that AIG still owes from TARP?
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    Or the BILLIONS GM still owes before the unions bankrupt them a second time.

    March 9, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  22. The Greedy Old Pigs declared class war on US!

    "All he's done for 4 years IS TALK ABOUT JOBS!!! "

    You forgot that jobs are being created. You also forgot how your GOBP deathcult hs been obstructing further efforts in this area.

    "We lost 8.8 million jobs during the Bush depression, and Obama has added back only 3.7 million jobs till date."

    Do you even understand math? That's adding jobs. Did you think President Obama could just wave a magic wand and make 8.8 million jobs appear out of thin air all at once?

    March 9, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  23. Patriot Awesome

    Four and The Door – Your heart is going to be broken when Romney flip flops over to the left during the general election.

    March 9, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  24. This_blank

    Obama at least is keeping HIS focus on jobs! The GOP is redirecting focusing on war & religion & birth control

    March 9, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  25. BostonianNThe WoodlandsTx

    Well the president gave conservative what they wanted. He extended the Bush tax cuts.

    Most compaanies are sitting on Millions and Billions in some caes of cash on hand. They being the job creators still aren't hiring. All that money Apple has and the best they can do is pay some poor sucker in China PEANUTS !

    American Companies being the job creators that they are, are HOARDING cash. And not hiring. At least not in this country at a respectable wage.

    Yet the ignorant come on here and bemoan the president not creating jobs. 1.) the government doesn't create jobs and 2.) take it up with American CEO's,CFO's,etc.

    You want a job ? Move to China and work for Apple. I think your beef is with Private american companies....errr umm job creators is what some of you who weep and cry about them needing tax breaks call them.

    March 9, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
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