President Obama In Raleigh Promoting Jobs

President Barack Obama is touting the benefits of his new jobs bill for small businesses, which he says have not rebounded from the recession as well as large corporations.

After touring a machine company in North Carolina, Obama pitched initiatives in the $447 billion plan that he says would give tax breaks to small businesses and allow them to hire more workers.

Obama says the bill would put 19,000 thousands construction workers in North Carolina back on the job. The administration hasn't released estimates of how many jobs the bill would create nationwide.

Obama's speech in North Carolina was his third event to promote the jobs bill in as many days.

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President Barack Obama is making his second visit since June to North Carolina's Research Triangle region, this time to promote his $450 billion jobs program.

Obama visited a small business in Apex Wednesday morning. He was scheduled to start at 12:55 p.m. at Reynolds Coliseum on the campus of North Carolina State University, but he started speaking just after 12:45 p.m.

The visit isn't only serving as a chance to sell the jobs program he unveiled in a speech to Congress last week. North Carolina is likely to be one of the most hotly-contested states in the country during next year's presidential election.

Obama won the state in 2008, but since then Republicans have gained the advantage, winning control of the General Assembly for the first time in over 100 years.

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  • by Anonymous Location: VANCEBORO on Sep 19, 2011 at 07:49 PM
    Lavon, Obama has got about as much of a chance to get elected as you do! If you could see past his skin and into his policy you'd feel different. However, if he told you that eating bricks was good for you, you would be at the dentist using his health plan to fix your teeth. Stop being a sheep.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 16, 2011 at 03:31 PM
    Get back to DC wher you belong !
  • by Anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 at 09:21 PM
    Show me the jobs and quit talking about them.
  • by Arlynn Location: Chocowinity on Sep 14, 2011 at 08:01 PM
    What job act? Nobody has seen it yet , what happened to President Barack Obama's Commitment to Transparency?
  • by History Student Location: NC on Sep 14, 2011 at 06:56 PM
    College Students and now only some Black voters. Heck he just lost New York today. I think is the only vote he has got left. President Obama continued pushing his jobs bill in battleground states on Wednesday, telling a fired-up crowd of college students at North Carolina State University that, “If you love me, you’ve got to help me pass this bill!” Mr. Obama, speaking to a crowd of more than 9,000 college students reiterated the main points of his 'Yet' recently-unveiled American Jobs Act.
  • by Liar Location: munchin watermelon on Sep 14, 2011 at 05:46 PM
    We're so lucky to have such a wonderful President.
  • by Ken Location: Greenville on Sep 14, 2011 at 05:26 PM
    Jobs will come only after the fed government gets out of the way by cutting out restrictions from the EPA, Labor Board, Obamacare and unfair taxation. Or in other words get rid of Obama.
  • by Real American on Sep 14, 2011 at 05:20 PM
    Now, Nobama wants us to rat out our friends and neighbors. He wants us to tell him when people talk badly about his worthless personage. Sounds to me like the Soviet Union. Is he turning the CIA into the KGB or into the Nazi Gestapo? It is socialism, communism, and fascism all wrapped into one. Wake up American. The president is a commie pinko.
  • by Back Location: Gvlle on Sep 14, 2011 at 04:14 PM
    Obama's policies have failed yet his followers deny the facts. Unforyunately I am at the point where I say ' give him the money'. When it fails to produce long term jobs and hurts the country more, it will be there for ALL the nation to see and his inability to be an effective president will be obvious even to his gullable followers. His socialistic/liberal world will come crashing down on him like a ton of bricks. That will be a great day in America. Give him the rope, let him hang hinself(and not literally).
  • by voter Location: nc on Sep 14, 2011 at 04:04 PM
    did he giggle again about those shovel ready jobs that weren't shovel ready? did he mention where the first trillion dollars disappeared to?

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