Obama Midwest Bus Tour Focuses on Economy

Obama Midwest Bus Tour Focuses on Economy

President Barack Obama is in the U.S. midwest on what the White House calls an economic bus trip through politically important states as he ramps up campaigning for the 2012 presidential election.  The president faces some new poll numbers reflecting deep worries Americans have about the economy.

At stops across the country,  Obama has frequently said that while Americans voted for divided government in Washington, they did not vote for a “do nothing” government.He is amplifying this theme on this trip, urging support for balanced solutions to the nation’s fiscal woes and contrasting his approach with that the Republicans, particularly those in the conservative Tea Party, took in recent debt and deficit negotiations. – Voanews