Skip to comments.Obama visits, calls election 'make or break' for middle class (then hits up 1%ers for cash)
Posted on 02/18/2012 6:28:10 AM PST by Libloather
Obama visits, calls election 'make or break' for middle class
By Jim Brunner and Dominic Gates
Seattle Times staff reporters
Originally published Friday, February 17, 2012 at 10:17 PM
President Obama called the 2012 election a "make-or-break moment" for the middle class Friday during a campaign swing through the Seattle area, rallying supporters at two pricey Eastside fundraisers and touring Boeing's Everett plant to promote his plans to revive American manufacturing.
Obama touched down at Paine Field in the morning and toured a United Airlines 787 at the end of the Dreamliner assembly line, pronouncing the dimmable windows in the plane "pretty spiffy."
Several hundred Boeing workers at the widebody jet plant caught their first glimpse of the president as he descended the steps of the 787.
Addressing the receptive crowd, Obama touted his efforts to protect domestic manufacturers, including a proposal to change federal tax policy to reward companies that keep jobs in America and take away tax breaks for those that move work overseas.
Despite Boeing's record of foreign outsourcing in the last decade, the president gave the company credit for its more recent recognition of the value of its U.S. workforce.
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I wonder who gets rich from that idea.
Bonus: it blocks the sun which reduces global warming. If they could only make one as large as the planet...