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Thu May 9, 2013, 03:32 PM

President Obama is Headed to Austin - Here's Why

In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out his belief that a thriving middle class is the engine of economic growth one that we can reignite by investing in jobs, skills, and opportunity.

Tomorrow, the President is making his first stop on a series of Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tours, traveling to Austin, Texas to learn more about what's being done there to create stable and well-paying jobs that can support a middle-class family. He'll visit a high school where students are learning real-world skills for today's jobs and meet technology entrepreneurs who are creating the tools and products that will drive America's long-term economic growth.

We checked in with Todd Park, the United States Chief Technology Officer, to find out more about the President's trip. Hear what he had to say below.




FYI.. THIS IS POSTED IN THE BARACK OBAMA FORUM

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/05/08/president-obama-headed-austin-heres-why

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Reply President Obama is Headed to Austin - Here's Why (Original post)
sheshe2 May 2013 OP
Cha May 2013 #1
freshwest May 2013 #2
Cha May 2013 #3
freshwest May 2013 #4
Politicub May 2013 #8
Cha May 2013 #9
sheshe2 May 2013 #6
sheshe2 May 2013 #5
Cha May 2013 #7
LostOne4Ever May 2013 #10
treestar May 2013 #11
LeftInTX May 2013 #12
treestar May 2013 #13

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Thu May 9, 2013, 04:41 PM

1. Thank you, she!


President Obama at Manor New Tech High School in Austin, Texas, May 9

http://theobamadiary.com/2013/05/09/and-next/

Thanks for the Vid with Todd Park talking about Austin, Tx and its "Innovative Spirit". I had no idea.

Tweets regarding PBO in Austin, she..

Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka

Pres. Obama: "I chose Austin because I just love Austin. But also because there's some terrific things going on right here." #ObamaATX

Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka
Whatever. Wall-to-Wall local coverage. RT @reidepstein: It's something that not even MSNBC is carrying this Obama speech in Austin.

petesouza ✔ @petesouza
POTUS speaking now at Manor New Tech HS in Austin, Texas pic.twitter.com/aNVFuVhIE4

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Thu May 9, 2013, 04:50 PM

2. I see the spirit uplifted in that woman's face. Wish I was there!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Thu May 9, 2013, 05:01 PM

3. I think her expression is the epitome of what

so many were feeling about the President being in Austin, freshwest.

Wish you could have been there, too.

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Thu May 9, 2013, 05:04 PM

4. Great to see some dreams coming true, isn't it? So many with this president.

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Thu May 9, 2013, 07:15 PM

8. I think I would pass out if I met the president

The first time anyway.

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Response to Politicub (Reply #8)

Thu May 9, 2013, 07:22 PM

9. I would too, Politicub.. but, I don't think

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there will ever be a chance of that. sucks for me.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #2)

Thu May 9, 2013, 05:12 PM

6. I wish I was there too, freshwest.

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Thu May 9, 2013, 05:10 PM

5. I love that picture, Cha, such joy!

I know that you saw on TOD that the President is speaking at 5:40.

Austin, Tx is just the beginning!
the President is making his first stop on a series of Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tours,


He is taking it to The People!

BOG

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Thu May 9, 2013, 05:16 PM

7. Yeah, he's talking to Real People, she ..

because the "media", the gopropaganda machine(sorry to repeat myself) and so called "progressives" don't want anything to do with the reality of President Barack Obama and the Innovation going on in Austin, Texas, and beyond.

BOG

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2013, 05:57 AM

10. Wish I could of been there

But im stuck in Double Dumb's part of Texas

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2013, 07:31 AM

11. Has he ever been to Texas before?

I'm wondering! The time with the cowboy hat?

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Response to treestar (Reply #11)

Sun May 12, 2013, 08:30 PM

12. Yes

He comes here more frequently than noted. He was here two weeks ago - the Bush library and West fertilizer memorial.

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #12)

Sun May 12, 2013, 09:13 PM

13. Slaps head!

Oh, that's right!

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