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Obama Speaks To Large Sioux City Crowd

September 1, 2012, 10:00 PM by Hailey Higgins

Obama Speaks To Large Sioux City Crowd
SIOUX CITY, IA -

The President of the United States spent his Saturday in Iowa, one of the clear battleground states in the upcoming election.

It was the first stop on his "Road To Charlotte" tour that will end at the Democratic National Convention next week.

Nearly 3,000 people stood in the sweltering heat for hours to hear from President Obama. He first spoke in Des Moines and wrapped up his state-wide tour at a grassroots event at Morningside College.

Speaking to a packed and enthusiastic crowd, he lays out his plans for the middle class, a pivotal voting group in November.

"We believe in an America that says our economic strength has never come from the top down, it comes from the middle out and the bottom," Obama said.

Obama says his plans to continue moving the economy forward will strengthen the middle class, while arguing Republican nominee Mitt Romney's plan will raise taxes for families while giving tax breaks to the rich.

"Fifty thousand dollar tax cut for folks making $3 million a year is not going to translate into jobs and prosperity for working families all across Sioux City," Obama said.

The crowd at the event was limited to standing room only, but South Dakotans we spoke with say they're thrilled Obama stopped in Sioux City.

"It's a privilege to be here," Sioux Falls resident Sue Vaala said. "I have goose bumps. What an honor."

"Nothing is going to stop me from seeing Obama. I love him. I love what he stands for. I am a senior citizen, a small business person and everything he stands for, I am for," Sioux Falls resident Gwendolyn Beadion said.

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