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Tickets Available for Obama's Thursday Town Hall Meeting

Posted April 15, 2008

— Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama plans to campaign in North Carolina on Thursday, talking to voters in the Raleigh area and in Greenville.

Obama's campaign said the U.S. senator from Illinois is scheduled to attend a town hall meeting in the Raleigh area, then go to Greenville.

In Raleigh, Obama will speak at the Kerr Scott Building on Blue Ridge Road at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free to the public. Tickets will be available -- on a first-come, first-served basis -- beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday at  the campaign office at 130 E. Morgan St.

The Greenville event will be held at East Carolina University’s Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. Doors will open at 4 p.m. No ticket is required to attend the event. Admission is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.


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  • skeeter Apr 16, 2008

    Churchgirl2.............What major TV shows are you talking about. They have talked endlessness about Hillary's blunders not just Obama's. The only person they have not critized much has been McBush (I mean McCain).

  • churchgirl2 Apr 16, 2008

    I agree with smoke and happy. Some of the major news shows over played every little mistake Obama made or said. While not even critizing McCain or hardly mentioning Hillary's blunders. Sometime if you will watch the whole thing words are taking out of contexts. Some cases beating a dead horse to death. But they are missing the real issue which is what are they going to do for the American people when they are elected. I saw a bumper sticker one day(when Bush was running for re-election) It said stay out of the bushes now I wish I had listened.

  • casp3r Apr 16, 2008

    Myth: The rich do not pay their fair share of taxes and therefore should not get a significant share of a tax cut.

    Reality: According to data from the Internal Revenue Service, 1 the top 1 percent of income earners pay nearly 35 percent of the income tax burden; the top 10 percent pay 65 percent; and the top 25 percent pay nearly 83 percent. The bottom 50 percent of income earners, on the other hand, pay barely 4 percent of income taxes. By definition, then, it is impossible to cut taxes without the so-called rich receiving a share of the benefits.

    I meant to say 10% not 1%. Sorry

  • Arkansas Razorback Apr 16, 2008

    Has anyone noticed Obama's massive make-up line? He needs to blend his VERY dark foundation in a little bit better. I wonder why he is wearing such a dark shade? His neck is white and his face is very brown.

  • Elusive Apr 16, 2008

    "they already pay close to 70% of all taxes in this country."

    I was just curious as to where this came from...70% of ALL taxes for this country? Okay, the elite do not make up the MAJORITY of the entire population, for that would be the middle class on down to the poor, with a lot of 'in between.' Pool all of that together and I am sure it would beat out the elite in tax revenue for this country.

    Just an honest comment, correct me with base if I am wrong.

  • casp3r Apr 16, 2008

    Given California's tax-happy political culture, it is no wonder the wealthy and the successful are leaving the state in droves. According to The Wall Street Journal, the number of Californians reporting million-dollar incomes plummeted from 44,000 in 2000 to 25,000 in 2003—at a cost of $9 billion in lost tax revenue. Even the stock market downturn after the "dot-com" bubble burst cannot account for such a dramatic decline.

  • casp3r Apr 16, 2008

    brings= Don’t forget that these two democratic candidates want to make the top 1% to pay even more in taxes, they already pay close to 70% of all taxes in this country. California tried raising taxes on the elites and are losing tens of millions because they have left the state because of the huge tax burden. As long as all politicians keep making the elites pay for everything then what makes any of you think they will not put their money offshore. I’ll post a little fact for you.

  • casp3r Apr 16, 2008

    "What makes you think the economy can get any worse than it is!"

    Completely socializing health care and all the new programs for the have not’s? No of course a bunch of new taxes will make it all better.

  • HockeyRules Apr 16, 2008

    Amazing how the same folks same spew the same hatred in every story. Nothing new, just the same stuff, over and over.

  • brings Apr 16, 2008

    smoke: a little FYI for you too....I am well aware that Bush is not running. Thank God his term is almost up! What makes you think the economy can get any worse than it is! At least the democrats running are intelligent and have common knowledge. That will be something we haven't had in a president the last two terms!