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President Barack Obama coming to Edison to address the economy

obamawhgov_optBY TOM HESTER SR.

President Barack Obama will travel to the Edison area Wednesday to discuss the economy, the White House announced Friday.

White House spokeswoman Moira Mack said additional details will be announced early next week. New Jersey Democratic elected and political leaders did not have more details. As of late Friday, it was unclear if Republican Gov. Chris Christie would attend.

Last year, Obama appeared at a rally at for then-Gov. Jon Corzine at Middlesex County College in Edison and the Secret Service would be familiar with the security situation at the school.

The president intended to appear in the Edison area in May but had to postpone the trip because of the Gulf oil spill.

New Jersey's unemployment rate stands at 9.6 percent, higher than the national average of 9.3 percent. Economists on Thursday said it will take longer for the state to recover from the recession than most of the others.

Since Obama and the Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate and Congress passed federal economic recovery aid legislation, New Jersey has received a total of $17 billion in federal aid or tax cuts. State Treasury spokesman Andrew Pratt said the state government received $854,044,000 in 2008-09, $2,220,892,000 in 2009-10, and $1,033,000,000 for 2010-11.

Obama was last in New Jersey on Oct. 30, when he led rallies for Corzine in Newark and Camden just a few days before the Democrat was defeated in his re-election bid by Republican Chris Christie.

Comments (4)
4 Tuesday, 27 July 2010 23:48
Vinod Kumar
We all have to welcome and greet our President , Me and my family welcome by our heart and soul of our President's visit to Plainfield Ave in Edison even after I have no job from the last 2 Yr's and as of today me and my family have no idea when I will get a job may this visitt of Mr. President bring some good news for the people who are going through hard time with no job....hoping for the best, I live on Plainfield Ave from the last appox 9 years but never seen or thought this kind of situation me and my family going through I only say God bless America and all American's as well our President Mr. Barack Obama...........
3 Tuesday, 27 July 2010 23:16
Dr. Bongstein
Max Fu, I would like to say that you are very naive and do not understand the matters of Obama's ideals. From the way you talk and the way you judge certain subjects, I'd say you'd have some sort of mental dysfunction. I, as a psychologist who in fact graduated at a community college, would say you fall under those people who have O.D.D or Asperger's syndrome. It's either that or you're just completely stupid and out of your mind. I hope you go to some community college, that way you'll appreciate Obama's efforts.
2 Tuesday, 27 July 2010 18:49
Janice Allan
Going to a community college does not mean you don't have to work hard to succeed! There are many that do not have the privilege of being son's of doctors, and as a result can not afford to go to big, fancy, expensive schools. I started out going to community college, and had to work very very hard to get to where I am now (Columbia University!). What Obama is doing is not enabling the poor, but rather helping them see other options. "Obama hates successful people"-that sounds like you're in high school. "All he does is help the poor"-please explain to me who she should be helping? The rich?. I would rather have a president that faces the reality of the situation than one who hides behind an iron curtain. Many are quick to blame him for our economic mess, but how quickly we forget how bad the situation was under his predecessor! I am a Democrat, and I will be the first to say that their overspending doesn't help, but I have a feeling this man would be criticized no matter what he did.
1 Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:07
Max Fu
I live in Edison, NJ and I hate Obama. He is here to visit another community college. Apparently, Obama wants the government to invest more money into community colleges when he visited one in Norfolk, Virginia. Basically, he is telling every kid in America that you don't have to work hard to succeed! All he does is help the poor. I don't think I've ever seen any Democrat so extreme like him. He completely screws over the important people. I am the son of a doctor and friends of many other first-class citizens. Unfortunately, Obama hates successful people. I hope he reads this message and never comes back here ever again!

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