Obama visits Elko

Obama visits Elko

By Amy Balagna Posted October 7, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, senator and Democratic presidential candidate, Barack Obama spoke in Elko, Nevada to a crowd of approximately 2000. Among the crowd was an impressive amount of young people.

Obama began his speech by stating that the focus of this election was the economy. With the worst losses on Wall St. since 9/11 we are in fact in the midst of a serious economic crisis.

“It’s never been harder to save,” Obama said referring to the rising cost of goods.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama at his rally in Elko./ amy Balagna • The Brand
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama at his rally in Elko./ Amy Balagna • The Brand

“The dream that so many generations fought for is slipping away,” said Senator Obama.

“We can advance the economy by advancing our dreams,” said Obama.

He proposes a 50 billion dollar emergency employment plan mainly to help the unemployed stay in their homes.

“The most important thing I will do as president is to restore the great American opportunity,” said Obama.

Senator Obama plans to stop tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. He plans on eliminating capital gains for small businesses and proposes tax cuts for 95% of working middle-class families.

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama at his rally in Elko./ amy Balagna • The Brand
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama at his rally in Elko./ Amy Balagna • The Brand

Obama stated alternative fuel sources are something America should be putting more effort into. As always Obama stressed the importance of a strong education.

“We don’t just need to change the policies but change the politics,” said Obama.

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