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Obama to discuss economy in Triangle visit

Posted May 25, 2011

— President Barack Obama will visit the Triangle on June 13 to discuss initiatives and policies to strengthen the economy, the White House announced Wednesday.

Details of the visit aren't yet complete, but Obama plans to meet with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council during the trip.

Chaired by General Electric Chairman and Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt, the competitiveness council was created this year to offer suggestions on how the government can foster growth, innovation and job creation.

Obama and the council will hear from various local leaders and will focus on education and workforce training and development, officials said.

The president last visited North Carolina in December, when he discussed worker training while at Forsyth Technical College in Winston-Salem.


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  • chevybelair57sd May 26, 2011

    When the dust settles, maybe you folks will realize BOTH partys were present when the money was all spent and BOTH partys borrowed us into oblivion and BOTH partys expect YOU to sacrifice while they luxuriate in their self appointed salarys and benefits and you reward them with reelection after reelection. Tell me again the definition of insanity??

  • ajfuddermukker May 26, 2011

    Respect the president...
    I respect the position of President but NOT the person in the position!

  • nighttrain2010 May 26, 2011

    >>I think the President should ground himself AND HIS FAMILY for a couple of months...stay in DC..

    No, no, no. We should start giving Presidents a travel budget, a LARGE travel budget. That way they CAN'T be in DC to sign more useless bills that create 'rights' or start wars we're going to have to pay for..

  • timbo10.0 May 26, 2011

    "I think the President should ground himself AND HIS FAMILY for a couple of months.."

    All discretionary government travel should be banned.

  • affirmativediversity May 26, 2011

    I think the President should ground himself AND HIS FAMILY for a couple of months...stay in DC...and whatever money WE THE TAXPAYER save by his staying put, send half of it to all the people whose lives are misery because of a tornado...and don't borrow the other half from the Chinese to begin with.

  • timbo10.0 May 26, 2011

    "The Republicans can't do any better because they are hindered by power hungry Democrats."

    No, they can't do any better because the religious wrong of the party want to impose their skewed morals on the who population.

  • fayncmike May 26, 2011

    I'd give a lot to have the privilege of hearing our great president speak live!

    By the end of his second term I'm willing to bet he has most of our nation's problems solved. Truly he is a man of great talent and vision.

  • dewnit4fun May 26, 2011

    obama go to a state that really catres about what you have to say .. you have not done ant thing for this state or country so far ... do not come here .

  • affirmativediversity May 26, 2011

    affirmativediversity: General Electric...oh, you mean the company that paid ZERO taxes last year...that "General Electric"????
    Yeah that one that during the Bush years he gave BIG CORPORATE TAX CUTS TOO!!! you know the kind of companies that Republicans and Conservatives alike are in the pockets of. That one. NEXT!
    per Gidder Dun

    Only problem with your analogy...Obama is a Democrat. How do you rationalize that and manage to keep your "He's for the little guy" blinders on?
    ...but I'm sure as a "taxpayer" and "one of the little people" you don't mind REDISTRIBUTING YOUR WEALTH TO GE, RIGHT?

  • lovethesouth1 May 26, 2011

    Davidatunc... I saw it. He should've stopped, regardless. That's my opinion, so yes, I know what I'm talking about.