President Obama in AshevilleBy
I’ve had the good fortune of meeting/witnessing a few presidents. I got to shake Jimmy Carter’s hand at the Tampa airport when I was seven years old. Bill Clinton I saw speak at the Brandenburg gate in 1994 and again in Belfast’s City Center in 1995. This morning I’ll get to be a part of the audience as President Barack Obama delivers an address to an Asheville-area audience. Welcome back, Mr. President. Asheville welcomes you.
The President is launching a bus tour to push the American Jobs Act, which is encountering resistance from all sorts of entrenched interests, both Democrat and Republican. The legislative proposal cuts payroll taxes; keeps teachers on the job; invests in highways, transit, rail and aviation; creates an infrastructure bank; expands access to high-speed internet; and more.