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Obama Kicks Off Economy Tour

President Obama is set to give three speeches in a two day period


NewLettersPresident Barack Obama is set to speak about expanding the middle class this week.

President Obama will give three speeches over a two day period, with the first one set to take place at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., on Wednesday. After this the President will speak at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. On Thursday the president will give his third speech at the Jacksonville Port Authority in Florida.

President Obama gave his first speech as a U.S. Senator at Knox College.

“Basically it’s easy to see why they’re returning there. He’s basically saying I’m the same guy you liked then,” Robert Lehrman, a communications professor at American University, told the Los Angeles Times.

These speeches are designed to put extra pressure from the public on lawmakers, who are preparing for their August recess. President Obama is hoping that the extra pressure will decrease the amount of debating over taxes, and spending when congress meets this fall to discuss the new federal budget, reports the Associated Press.

“There’s no more important question for this country than how do we create an economy in which everybody who works hard feels like they can get ahead and feel some measure of security,” President Obama told the Associated Press.

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