Obama Talks Economy With Virginians
President Barack Obama was in Richmond Virginia today speaking with local residents about the economy and answering their questions. Craig Carper reports.
Richmond was the fourth and final stop on President Obama's "neighborhood conversations" tour across the country. In an effort to counter criticism, not only from the GOP, but from his own party as well, Mr. Obama said contrary to Republican and tea party assertions, he has lowered taxes and the Republicans "pledge to America" would reverse some tax cuts in favor of those for the nation's wealthiest two percent.
Obama: We're in danger of seeing a lapse, tax breaks that everybody here is probably getting on their, on their paychecks every two weeks. A lot of people didn't notice that they were getting a tax break because we did it incrementally.
The event took place in the home district of one of the President's most outspoken critics, Minority Whip Eric Cantor.
Craig Carper, WCVE News, Richmond