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Obama brings economic recovery tour to NC

Posted June 5, 2013
Updated June 6, 2013

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— North Carolina is the last stop Thursday on President Barack Obama’s tour heralding the middle class as key to economic recovery.

The president will visit Mooresville Middle School, north of Charlotte, to make remarks and see what he calls the school’s cutting-edge curriculum that promotes digital learning.

The president is scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. Watch his speech live at WRAL.com.

The stop is part of Obama’s “Middle-Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour,” which launched last month with a visit to a school in Austin, Texas, followed by a stop at a business and school in Baltimore.

The tour focuses on improving the economy through initiatives that create middle class jobs. Schools with innovative programs serve as the backdrop.

“President Obama is not waiting for Congress to act, and he will continue pushing lawmakers on Capitol Hill to take action on our economic initiatives while doing everything he can to strengthen the economy and create jobs,” the White House said in its blog last month.

Obama will arrive at the Charlotte International Airport about 1:30 p.m. and is scheduled to depart from there at 4:15 p.m.

His last visit to the state was in February, when he spoke at a manufacturing facility in Asheville.
 

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  • I Love Global Warming Jun 7, 7:26 p.m.

    Obama brings the tour. Recovery to where to be seen.

  • Billy the Kid Jun 7, 4:41 p.m.

    Just go play some golf and stop causing so much damage. You're not fixing anything. The charade is over.

  • NoRespect Jun 7, 3:54 p.m.

    Geez... I didn't see our Governor meeting with the President... did I miss something?

  • Barfly Jun 7, 1:49 p.m.

    The magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away. Woohoo.

  • baldchip Jun 7, 1:44 p.m.

    It is time for some honest government!!! IMPEACHMENT TIME!!!

  • junkmail5 Jun 7, 11:51 a.m.

    ROFL!! Really? You should take your own advice- Yankee1

    I do. You can tell, because you have yet to show even the slightest evidence contradicting a single fact I've ever posted.

    How many trillions has Obama added in less than five years again?

    Depends on if you count the trillions the Bush policies he inherited cost... The 2 wars and the Bush tax cuts cost trillions on their own.

    Both have been TERRIBLE for the debt overall, but Bush moreso for the things he started, and Obama moreso for not doing much of anything to change course on them.

  • IdoNOTliveinDurham Jun 7, 11:47 a.m.

    "Obama brings economic recovery tour to NC"
    Hilarious! April Fools

  • yankee1 Jun 7, 11:14 a.m.

    Facts! Try them sometime!.... junkmail5

    ROFL!! Really? You should take your own advice. How many trillions has Obama added in less than five years again? How many more scandals will it take before you figure out what Obama and his gang of puppets is all about?

  • yankee1 Jun 7, 11:11 a.m.

    Thank God all this rain has washed away the pile of bs Obama left in Mooresville yesterday. Is anyone, I mean besides junkmail and the boys, that unemployment is up? Guess the laser is now focused on spinning the scandal carousel! Obama's missionof destruction continues.

  • free2bme Jun 7, 11:11 a.m.

    Yes, ifc director. I do not live where you live. I chose not to live in the bubble. I chose not to live in all the negativity some people love to generate. I chose to believe in this country and our great President.

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