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Obama targets middle class

2010-09-14 03:41:05 GMT2010-09-14 11:41:05 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

President Barack Obama traveled to Virginia Monday to sell his economic plans to a group of what the White House described as middle class voters.

With his approval ratings in the mid-40s and the U.S. economy sputtering, President Barack Obama traveled to Fairfax, Virginia to sell his economic plans to a group of what the White House described as middle class voters.

"Our big challenge right now is creating jobs and making sure the economy takes off," said U.S. President Barack Obama.

The president's visit to this backyard in suburban Washington was aimed at answering Republican charges that the President's $862 billion stimulus plan ballooned the federal deficit and failed to create millions of new jobs.

"I do understand people's legitimate fears about are we hawking our future because we're borrowing so much to finance debt and deficits," said U.S. President Barack Obama.

The state of the U.S.economy and the nation's 9.6 percent unemployment rate threaten to strip Democrats of their congressional majority in November - a concern that will likely put the President on the road -- talking to many middle class voters --over the next seven weeks.

(Source: Reuters)

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