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Posted at 9:12 AM ET, 02/22/2011

Obama, cabinet members to talk about jobs in Ohio

By Perry Bacon Jr.

CLEVELAND - President Obama is talking about jobs in a swing state again -- this time with an entourage.

Joining Obama will be Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner; Commerce Secretary Gary Locke; Labor Secretary Hilda Solis; Energy Secretary Steven Chu; Austan Goolsbee, chairman of the council of economic advisers; Karen Mills, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration; and Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council. They will appear at a forum with small business owners and entrepreneurs at Cleveland State University.

The Cabinet secretaries will run small workshop sessions with the business leaders, soliciting their ideas on how to create jobs. Obama will act as a kind of master of ceremonies, giving opening and closing remarks at the event.

It will be a much more muted session than when he came to Cleveland State during the 2008 presidential primary campaign, when he had a tense one-on-one debate with then-opponent Hillary Clinton. Ohio now joins North Carolina, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan as key 2012 electoral states the president has stopped in since the November mid-term elections.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  | February 22, 2011; 9:12 AM ET
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Having Obama's cast of morons with him, makes the whole procedure laughable. None of them could operate a lemonade stand. The only job any of them could handle, is one involving running their mouth and having nothing between their ears, lie, change their views at a drop of a hat, blame everyone else when they make mistakes. Wow, just like politicians or their worthless staff members. Quit and get a real job. I am certain the food serving industry could use them

Posted by: nomobarry | February 22, 2011 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Jobs???--If employers who have no competition are flexing their muscles against unions, we may need to appease them in the short run but in the long run, for the sake of America and Global humanity, other measures are necessary, namely there is a shortage of businesses and no one is addressing it. Either the Colleges and Universities or the Unions need to form a cartel and from here, start producing new business. We can multiply businesses of various sorts, similar to McDonalds or any other chain and each one should produce a different product keeping workers in a job and satisfying the market by producing live sustaining and comfort products needed in everyday living in a civil society. This is a good idea which may need the help of a group of Unions or Colleges or Universities, we need their clout to make this happen. Existing business need me shut out of this new venture so as not to distort the final objective of good living for the average person living in America. American is the land of innovation and it must start here. When this system is implemented we need to give generous tax breaks to the companies with union benefits such as medial and retirement. The super rich should move to a country run by dictators, this way they can start slavery all over again and if they likes using force to throughout their lives to feel powerful till they die, good for them.

Posted by: budshi | February 22, 2011 12:42 PM | Report abuse

Jobs???--If employers who have no competition are flexing their muscles against unions, we may need to appease them in the short run but in the long run, for the sake of America and Global humanity, other measures are necessary, namely there is a shortage of businesses and no one is addressing it. Either the Colleges and Universities or the Unions need to form a cartel and from here, start producing new business. We can multiply businesses of various sorts, similar to McDonalds or any other chain and each one should produce a different product keeping workers in a job and satisfying the market by producing live sustaining and comfort products needed in everyday living in a civil society. This is a good idea which may need the help of a group of Unions or Colleges or Universities, we need their clout to make this happen. Existing business need me shut out of this new venture so as not to distort the final objective of good living for the average person living in America. American is the land of innovation and it must start here. When this system is implemented we need to give generous tax breaks to the companies with union benefits such as medial and retirement. The super rich should move to a country run by dictators, this way they can start slavery all over again and if they likes using force to throughout their lives to feel powerful till they die, good for them.

Posted by: budshi | February 22, 2011 12:41 PM | Report abuse


Jobs???--If employers who have no competition are flexing their muscles against unions, we may need to appease them in the short run but in the long run, for the sake of America and Global humanity, other measures are necessary, namely there is a shortage of businesses and no one is addressing it. Either the Colleges and Universities or the Unions need to form a cartel and from here, start producing new business. We can multiply businesses of various sorts, similar to McDonalds or any other chain and each one should produce a different product keeping workers in a job and satisfying the market by producing live sustaining and comfort products needed in everyday living in a civil society. This is a good idea which may need the help of a group of Unions or Colleges or Universities, we need their clout to make this happen. Existing business need me shut out of this new venture so as not to distort the final objective of good living for the average person living in America. American is the land of innovation and it must start here. When this system is implemented we need to give generous tax breaks to the companies with union benefits such as medial and retirement. The super rich should move to a country run by dictators, this way they can start slavery all over again and if they likes using force to throughout their lives to feel powerful till they die, good for them.

Posted by: budshi | February 22, 2011 12:38 PM | Report abuse

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