Full text/video of President Obama’s Charlotte, NC speech (UPDATE: PHOTO LINK ADDED)

Posted by: ST on April 2, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Read it here.

The video:

Here’s the complete, extended, verbatim money quote, which I paraphrased in my last post:

If this health care bill never existed, if I didn’t do anything about it, we’d actually be a trillion dollars worse off over the long term. But even with the saving we’re getting from health care, we’re still going to have to do more. And if you don’t believe that, go on our Web site — www.whitehouse.gov — and you can look at how the federal budget works.

“Do more.” Translation: “Spend more.” Lots more.

Not on our watch. Not if we can help it. C’mon, November 2010!

PS: The Rhetorician has a must-read on the recent unemployment numbers that just came out. Hint: 50K of them were temporary Census worker jobs.

Update – 6:35 PM: Local news station WBTV has posted this photo gallery from the President’s stop in Charlotte. It includes pix of both protesters and supporters lined up to greet him en route to Celgard.

Cross-posted to Right Wing News.

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6 Responses to “Full text/video of President Obama’s Charlotte, NC speech (UPDATE: PHOTO LINK ADDED)”


  1. Drew says:

    Not only were 50K temp census jobs, but with Feb weather adjustments etc it looks like the real number was about zero. Check out the analysis at zerohedge.

    BTW – I was in Charlotte on business twice the past month. Fine city you’ve got there.

  2. Kate says:

    Well, I guess Obama educated all those middle class working folks as to their wrong thinking! He educated them on how taxes are good and that health care reform is a breath of fresh air and welcomed by all.

    I hope everyone had some extra strong coffee or some NO-DOZ with some of those answers. I believe we are seeing the Obama Rope-A-Dope method of oratory…..make them sleepy and you can say anything thing and get away with it.