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President Obama’s Facebook Town Hall

President Obama’s Facebook Town Hall

President Obama will be conducting a Facebook Town Hall today, Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at 1:45 Pacific Time, 4:45 Eastern Time.

The event will be live-streamed and questions for the President will be selected from some posted on the Facebook page or the White House website for questions.

The topic for the event is stated as “the tough choices we must all make in order to put our economy on a more responsible fiscal path, while still investing in areas like innovation that will help our economy grow and make America more competitive.”

Many people seem to leap right over this idea to the polar positions for and against the various programs at stake.  Republicans want to cut government spending and eliminate programs.  Democrats often seem to want to defend spending and the programs funded regardless of cost. 

President Obama has maintained a position which commits to government as a solution to some of society’s challenges.  The President is committed to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and health care reforms passed during his administration as well as government regulation of the environment and support for public education.  However, the President is not defending government spending beyond what he believes can be matched by tax revenue.

The President will try to make the case that raising taxes on upper income Americans is part of the solution.  Changes in the tax code for corporations are also part of the President’s new proposals.  The stakes are high and both the presidential election and the 2012 congressional elections will decide the direction of the nation on these issues.

How will the President convince the American public?

Tune in on Facebook
www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse or http://apps.facebook.com/facebooklive
or the White House at http://www.whitehouse.gov/

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7:04PM PDT on Apr 21, 2011

Kenny,
He already has changed the world, unfortunately!

7:03PM PDT on Apr 21, 2011

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5:36PM PDT on Apr 21, 2011

@ Zuzanna L; What planet do you live on?

1:43PM PDT on Apr 21, 2011

The hardest working demagogue ever. NObama will destroy the world. Now, that he is a president, he put his hatred aside and stopped attending flag burning ceremonies with Michelle. He has got much more effective means now. The ultimate victory of al-takyia in the White House.

10:21AM PDT on Apr 21, 2011

The facebook "town hall" was a farce with him taking questions from Facebook employees.

9:19AM PDT on Apr 21, 2011

President Obama is not so good in a knife fight. He needs to stand up to the repbuathugs and cash in on the vast 'dislike' of them and what they really stand for.

8:39AM PDT on Apr 21, 2011

I Like Prez. Obama,

But I feel his appearance on facebook is unprofessional, set him up for massive abuse and is Juvenile. OUR COUNTRY IS MORE RESPECTABLE AND PROFESSIONAL THAN THIS!

It is a Juvenile approach to gain votes and a piss ass one at that!

8:21AM PDT on Apr 21, 2011

HE NEEDS EVERY AVENUE AVAILABLE TO ENSURE ANOTHER TERM!! VOTE OBAMA & DEMS!! NEVER VOTE REPUG!!

6:46AM PDT on Apr 21, 2011

The hardest working President ever. Obama will change the World.

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