Here is President Obama talking about spending $350 million to boost rural jobs in the Midwest. What a farce. He could boost rural jobs in the San Joaquin Valley and provide jobs everywhere else in the state that provides support services to Valley farms at zero-cost by not allowing fish to be more important than people.
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Obama To Unveil Plan To Boost Rural Jobs On Midwest Tour
President Will Announce $350 Million In Funding For Small Businesses
DECORAH, Iowa — President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce fresh steps to boost rural hiring on the second day of a bus tour through the U.S. heartland to explain his economic and job policies to anxious voters.
Obama, who began his three-day tour in Minnesota, was visiting Iowa Tuesday and will end the tour in his home state of Illinois. He embarked on this bus tour along the back roads of the rural Midwest to press his case.
Tepid U.S. growth and high unemployment could dent his prospects for reelection next year, and the president is trying to persuade voters that his policies — of action to boost growth now, coupled with deficit reduction — are the best path.
Obama won all three states in the 2008 presidential election, although Iowa has recently played host to Republicans vying to battle him for the White House next year. They have been criticizing his record over the ballooning U.S. deficit.
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The tour, on a plain black bus with blacked-out windows and flashing police lights, also exposes the president to voters who, polls suggest, are furious about the gridlock in Washington.
However, the crowds he faced on Monday were pretty friendly, and many of the questions were challenging him to take a tougher line against Republicans.
The White House says Obama is on a listening tour to hear from Americans about the economy and talk about how to boost jobs and hiring.