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Obama to visit Poland Friday



Published: Wed, July 4, 2012 @ 12:10 a.m.

By David Skolnick

skolnick@vindy.com

POLAND

President Barack Obama will talk about his efforts to get the nation’s economy back on track during a Friday morning campaign speech at Dobbins Elementary School in Poland.

The Vindicator reported Tuesday the president was expected to make a campaign stop in Mahoning County as part of his two-day bus tour through northern Ohio that ends in Pittsburgh.

The president’s campaign didn’t make Friday’s stop at Dobbins official until about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.

His campaign considered other locations in the Mahoning Valley before selecting Dobbins.

Obama’s speech at Dobbins is supposed to start at 10:45 a.m. Friday, the last day of the bus tour.

Unlike his Thursday stops in Maumee, near Toledo, Sandusky and Parma, as well as to Pittsburgh on Friday afternoon, it appears the Poland visit likely won’t be open to the general public.

The campaign statement about the Democratic president’s “Betting on America” bus tour describes the Poland event as Obama delivering “presidential remarks.”

The Sandusky event is called an “ice cream social,” and the others are called “grass-roots events.”

The campaign’s announcement about the tour states Obama “will talk about his efforts over the last three years to get our economy back on track, doubling down on American workers by saving the auto industry, investing in manufacturing, and bringing jobs back to America.”

The General Motors complex in Lordstown is one of the Mahoning Valley’s major employers. The complex builds the Chevrolet Cruze.

The announcement states Obama’s vision “stands in stark contrast” to Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger.

“The president is rebuilding an economy meant to last — one that restores middle-class security by investing in education, energy, innovation and infrastructure, and reforms the tax code,” the statement reads.

Christopher Maloney, a Romney spokesman, said, “President Obama’s tour will offer him the opportunity to see firsthand the devastating impact his administration’s policies are having on job creators and communities across northern Ohio and the Mahoning Valley.”

The president also is expected to make what is called an “unscheduled stop” while in the area.

On a Tuesday conference call, before the Dobbins visit was confirmed, ex-Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, an Obama re-election campaign national co-chairman, said he’d be in Boardman, which borders Poland, on Friday.

Ohio is expected to be a key state in the presidential election.

This would be Obama’s first re-election visit to the area, but his eighth stop in the area.

Obama made two noncampaign visits as president in September 2009 and May 2010.

During the 2008 campaign, he came to the area five times, including three after Ohio’s March 4 Democratic primary.

David Betras, the Mahoning County Democratic Party chairman, said the president’s visits to the area show how important the Valley is in statewide politics.

“There are counties and regions that never see the president,” Betras said. “This is his eighth time here. I’m glad he’s coming. It’s great for the area.”


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1southsidedave(4808 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

...and cause untold traffic jams everywhere

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2youngstownsteve(78 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

southsidedave you need to show some respect, this is THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, and it is an honor and privilege for the valley to host him.

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3lee(544 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Steve what color is the sky in your world?

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4FormerRes(39 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Who was the last sitting President of the United States to visit Poland? William McKinley? Anyone?

Hopefully he will mention Poland Alumnus Eric Spiegal's efforts at Siemens to invest in America and Americans.

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5chuck_carney(499 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

This morning on WYTV, Len Rome was reporting a story about Lake Milton

A photo of President Obama with the caption "Obama visit' was on screen, and Len was reporting that Lake Milton residents were trying to find the big snake.

A coincidence or an intentional unintentional mistake

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6Max(86 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Why is this event not open to the public? What kind of "campaigning" is that? So they'll set up a specially selected audience who will politely applaud his rhetoric? Yeah, I thought so.

Because the people of the Boardman/Poland area, who are mainly productive, working citizens, and are not on the public dole, would hardly be cheering him on for the cameras.

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7andersonathan(669 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

You mean the Messiah is skipping wonderful Youngstown? Lordstown? Maybe a event at the Coveli Centre packed with liberals and unions leeches?

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8commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Why is it that the people attending are "hand picked" --don't we all pay his salary? I bet that Betras, Hagan,Gerberry, Ryan, Dave Green (GM union),etc will all be there. How about the "average people" that pay for all of this?

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9golfnut(30 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

The Marxian analysis begins with an analysis of material conditions, taking at its starting point the necessary economic activities required by human society to provide for its material needs. The form of economic organization, or mode of production, is understood to be the basis from which the majority of other social phenomena — including social relations, political and legal systems, morality and ideology — arise (or at the least by which they are greatly influenced). These social relations form the superstructure, for which the economic system forms the base. As the forces of production, most notably technology, improve, existing forms of social organization become inefficient and stifle further progress.

These inefficiencies manifest themselves as social contradictions in society in the form of class struggle. Under the capitalist mode of production, this struggle materializes between the minority (the bourgeoisie) who own the means of production, and the vast majority of the population (the proletariat) who produce goods and services. Taking the idea that social change occurs because of the struggle between different classes within society who are under contradiction against each other, the Marxist analysis leads to the conclusion that capitalism oppresses the proletariat, which leads to a proletarian revolution.

Capitalism according to Marxist theory can no longer sustain the living standards of the population due to its need to compensate for falling rates of profit by driving down wages, cutting social benefits and pursuing military aggression. The socialist system would succeed capitalism as humanity's mode of production through workers' revolution. According to Marxism, Socialism is a historical necessity (but not an inevitability).

In a socialist society private property in the means of production would be superseded by co-operative ownership. A socialist economy would not base production on the creation of private profits, but would instead base production and economic activity on the criteria of satisfying human needs — that is, production would be carried out directly for use.

Eventually, socialism would give way to a communist stage of history: a classless, stateless system based on common ownership and free-access, superabundance and maximum freedom for individuals to develop their own capacities and talents. As a political movement, Marxism advocates the creation of such a society.

Welcome to Poland Karl (er, ah Barack)

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10CompMan(125 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Let us hope the Poland speed traps don't snare the POTUS 's entourage.

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11AtownAugie(706 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Seems golfnut forgot to list the source of his plagiarism -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marxism

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12golfnut(30 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

You're right BornRaised - no one will read it. And toy - yes I failed to reference where it came from (sorry Wiki). But I had to get it off my chest. We are creeping towards the reality that I posted, but the diehard Obama fans will deny it. I'm no fan of Bush either, regarding his part in hurting the economy. But socialism has always been an inferior economic system because it supresses productivity, initiative and innovation. That's a fact. Sorry if I offended anyone with my humble opinion, and the way I expressed it.

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13redeye1(4632 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

If this guy was a real president , he would tour the HOOD with his friends Hagen, Gerberry Betras and Green the union guy. But no, they are going where they feel safe. i hope his bro's in the hood get insulted by this so-called bus tour trip. By the way if there is anyone who doesn't like the word bro's Too Bsd ! That what they call each other.

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14AnotherAverageCitizen(1175 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

I would guess Romney isn't goin to the southside either. So he will not be a real President either.

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15NachoCheese(163 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Respect must start with the individual earning it. This clown has earned anything BUT respect, and in fact has disgraced the office of the president. He already gets more respect than he deserves, and we will correct that in November at the polls.

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16redeye1(4632 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

ACC You never know Romney might just have the B@!!$ to do just that. You know what they say about people who assume something . They make an @$$ out of themslves

Natureman Who really started the bailout of the auto industry? BUSH a GOPer, but the people of this valley are so brainwashed by the D party that they can't see the forest for the trees

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17Freeatlast(1991 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

He has got my vote
But that only one , OMG that all anybody has .

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18pacer(68 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Think back to the time NAFTA was put into place and what president did it. If my memory is correct, it was Bill Clinton. The door was opened and the companies started running through with the blessing of the Democrat party. These companies manufacture products in other countries for less wages and expect all of us to continue buying them even though we do not have jobs. Out ecomomy was doing very well until the door was opened. Thanks to the Democrats.

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19TylerDurden(367 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Clinton also advocated China to join the WTO and repealed The Glass-Steagall Act.

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20AnotherAverageCitizen(1175 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Redeye,

Willard HAS NOT visited the southside. Neither has Obama. I have not assumed anything.

This country prospered under Clinton. Then W took over and look what happened. I give McCain and Willard credit for not using W in their campains.

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21YtownSports(236 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

The President's visit won't help the Valley. Once the votes are counted we are usually forgotten.

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22southsidedave(4808 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

@youngstownsteve...I respect the President...just making an observation...

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