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Old 03-30-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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Sorry to the folks who wanted to hear the President speak. He ain't going to.

On the same day analysts expect healthy numbers on job creation, President Obama will tour a Charlotte manufacturing plant Friday and talk with workers about the economy.

The president will visit Celgard, a battery manufacturer near Carowinds, the White House announced Tuesday.

The visit is scheduled for around mid-day. The White House doesn’t publicize the president’s exact itinerary for security reasons. No public appearances are planned.

One of the largest suppliers to the battery industry, Celgard received a $49 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy last summer as part of a federal program designed to create jobs and promote advanced battery production for electric vehicles.

In January the company announced plans to invest $91 million to expand the facility in Charlotte and build a new plant in Concord. The moves are expected to create 289 jobs.

“Celgard is a very good example of the kind of innovation that’s happening in Charlotte around energy,” Mayor Anthony Foxx said Tuesday. “What it speaks to is the intentional efforts at the federal, state and local levels to position Charlotte as an energy hub.”

Friday’s visit will coincide with the release of March job data. Some economists say the numbers could show creation of 190,000 new jobs this month.

 
Old 03-30-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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Phoenix - thank you for the info - really appreciate it. I would like to see the President. Doesn't matter if I share his political views or not - he is our President.
 
Old 03-30-2010, 09:39 PM
 
Location: east of my daughter-north of my son
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Good luck to all you commuters. A few years back, I was visiting my daughter and son-in-law in Jacksonville, Fl. I went over to Tampa to spend some time with my Dad and heading back a mile before the kids exit traffic was stopped. People were out of their cars. No traffic was heading southbound. All I could think of was some horrific accident. I was at the exit before theirs and chose to get off. No clue as to where I was so I called my husband and he googled me the back roads to their house. Turns out President Bush was in town and they closed down I-95 and the other major roads there. People were stuck for almost two hours.

So be prepared and best of luck!
 
Old 03-31-2010, 06:32 AM
 
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If this is Obama's idea of jobs creation he can keep his ideas to himself. The 500 jobs created by stimulus (our tax dollars) money are going ONLY to low income families that are already receiving benefits and will likely continue to collect benefits while working because they are only temporary jobs. So, how does that help middle class citizens in Charlotte who are looking at 12.5% unemployment? For that matter, how will it help those who get the jobs? When the employment ends they will likely revert back to their normal comfortable lifestyle of living off the government.

Stimulus dollars help put people to work | NewsChannel 36 | Charlotte News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | WCNC.com | News for Charlotte, NC

"The Department of Social Services held two job fairs during the month of March that will provide 500 temporary jobs to low-income families."
 
Old 03-31-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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So the 500 jobs you are referring to are the only jobs created/saved by the stimulus money?
 
Old 03-31-2010, 08:41 AM
 
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So the 500 jobs you are referring to are the only jobs created/saved by the stimulus money?
The only ones I've heard of in Charlotte.
 
Old 03-31-2010, 11:22 AM
 
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The wars, how the economy collapsed, you name it!
I take it that you are not an economists or a historian, right?
 
Old 03-31-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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I take it that you are not an economists or a historian, right?
Never claimed that I was! This isn't about me, it's about how things have translated over the last couple of years before our current president even took office, or have you forgotten. I don't claim to know everything, if that makes you feel good! I'm going to play nice, don't want to be booted off of here!
 
Old 03-31-2010, 01:16 PM
 
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Phoenix - thank you for the info - really appreciate it. I would like to see the President. Doesn't matter if I share his political views or not - he is our President.
I really like your honesty, ani, I wish everyone else was that way as well. Yes I do support our President and I am a Democrat and proud of it, that doesn't mean that I'm going to agree with everything he does, but the fact of the matter is, Obama's our President, and I will give him as much support as much as possible, whether I agree with his policies or not!
 
Old 03-31-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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I really like your honesty, ani, I wish everyone else was that way as well. Yes I do support our President and I am a Democrat and proud of it, that doesn't mean that I'm going to agree with everything he does, but the fact of the matter is, Obama's our President, and I will give him as much support as much as possible, whether I agree with his policies or not!
The whole nature of politics is that folks are gonna line up on opposing sides on issues. That doesn't mean that one side is always right and one side is always wrong. Nor does it mean that everything a leader does is bad or wrong just b/c he is in the party opposite the one we may choose to belong to.

It is sad that folks have become so blinded by insistence they are RIGHT (and I mean - on BOTH sides of the aisle) that we can no longer have a dialogue in this country and reach agreement and compromise.

It is very troubling to me that politicians are being demonized by both sides.

The DEMS demonize and disparage the GOP as ignorant and violent and the GOP demonizes the DEMs as socialists and baby-killers.

IT IS SICKENING and needs to STOP.

I don't know that anyone has the answer as to how to create more jobs. The only way to create more jobs is to create more companies that will provide jobs. We have given away our manufacturing to the Chinese. Now, the way I see it, that was done by corporate America, not any particular politician. Yes, trade agreements may have opened that door and made it possible . . . but in the end . . . we are asking a President to create the jobs that should have been created by corporate America.

If anyone thinks that is the role of a President, I would like to see that in the Constitution. We are asking a President to do something that isn't even in his job description.

Creation of jobs is a mainstreet American phenomena . . . either citizens start businesses or cities recruit new businesses to main street, but to my way of thinking . . . holding a President responsible for job creation was an impossible task from the beginning.
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