July 23, 2013
President Obama is expected to speak at Knox College in Illinois this week to address the US economy and his vision for strengthening the middle class.
The purpose of these speeches is to gather public support for the Obama administration as budget talks and federal spending limitation resume this autumn.
The Obama administration states that: “Since day one, the President has had one clear economic philosophy — that the American economy works best when it grows from the middle-out, not the top down.”
According to aides for the Obama administration, this is the first in a series of speeches the president will make to gain confidence from the public that our failing economic stature is simply a myth.
Under the Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour (MCJOT), Obama will make clear his agenda.
Six economic-themed speeches will be spread throughout the nation as Obama plans to talk to Americans over the next 2 months.
Jay Carney, spokesman for the White House remarked: “We have come a long way since the depths of the Great Recession.”
Dan Pfeifer, senior adviser to Obama said: “In a couple of months, we will face some more critical budget deadlines that require Congressional action. The president wants to talk about the issues that should be at the core of that debate.”
Anonymous White House officials claim that there will be no mention of new administrative proposals to combat the economic problems America faces.
Instead, Obama will point out that advisors to his administration will be tasked with making recommendations to move the US economy into the global market even further as a way to bond the nation to domestic political systems already in place across the globe.
The president is hoping that this sway with the public will influence Congressional decision making and advance his economic agenda.
In a 2008 speech at the Knox Commencement Address, Senator Obama was given an honorary degree for “recognition of his accomplishments” as senator.
Obama spoke then of globalization and using technology as the pathway to communitarian ideals with education, the human capital, as the directive measure by which this globalized world will commence.
The push by Obama to make his agenda known to the American public, with the intention of garnering support, is being over-shadowed by “the 2010 oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico; Hurricane Sandy’s destruction late last year and the tornadoes in Oklahoma City in May; tensions in the Middle East and even the Trayvon Martin verdict”, according to mainstream media (MSM).
The theater of politics has the Democrats angered by the distractions brought ot the forefront such as “the targeting of nonprofit groups at the Internal Revenue Service and the actions of officials after the attacks in Benghazi, Libya” that are considered “overblown scandals”.
Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, stated last week that the “threats to the economy have diminished since last year.”
Bernanke admonished that regardless, “the risks remain that tight federal fiscal policy will restrain economic growth over the next few quarters by more than we currently expect.”