This Week's Agenda: Obama's Bus Tour, Super Committee, Perry's Bid

Monday, August 15, 2011

President Obama is departing today for his three-day bus tour through the Midwest, where he will stop in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. With his poll numbers slipping, Obama will be talking with Americans about ways to improve the economy and job growth. While Obama is on the road, Texas Governor Rick Perry, who announced this weekend that he will seek the 2012 Republican nomination, will begin fundraising for his campaign. As the race to for the presidency kicks up a notch, a Congressional twelve-member 'super committee' will begin work on a debt-reduction strategy, aiming to come up with a plan to reduce the deficit by $1.5 trillion by Thanksgiving of this year.

We'll talk about these items and other upcoming news for the week with Kai Wright, editorial director of ColorLines, and Kelly Evans, who contributes to the "Ahead of the Tape" column for The Wall Street Journal.

Guests:

Kelly Evans and Kai Wright

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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How about the big ideas that Gov. Perry suggested.
- low spending
- low taxes
- predictable regulations
- tort reform
This will create confidence in business, growth and hiring.
Doesn't the "super committee" create profound financial uncertainty while it deflects unwanted attention away from the President's role in poor economic leadership. This may be why this "super committee" gimmick was created while the President accuses his opposition of putting politics ahead of the nation's interests. If the "super committee" is unpopular and the economy suffers, it will be the fault of "Washington", "Congress" and the "Republicans" but not our President that actually led the massive spending that caused this debt crisis with a Democrat Congress for two years.

Aug. 15 2011 09:00 AM

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