User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


58° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

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.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

M'Haha County Commissioner Barth Files Papers Over EB-5

9/23/2014 4:00 PM

In papers filed in U.S. District Court on Monday, Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth alleges that Governor Mike Rounds knew, or should have know...

Full Story | Watch
Official Says Holder Resigning As Attorney General

9/25/2014 9:59 AM

Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years.

Full Story
Obama: US Misjudged Iraqi Army, Militants' Threat

9/28/2014 4:08 PM

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the a...

Full Story
James Traficant, Convicted Ex-Congressman, Dies

9/27/2014 2:51 PM

A former Ohio congressman who lost his political career after being convicted of taking bribes and kickbacks has died. James Traficant was 73.

Full Story
Legislative EB-5 Inquiry Leads To Proposed Legislation

9/24/2014 5:51 PM

South Dakota lawmakers are considering changes that they hope will prevent future conflict of interest issues with outgoing state employees.

Full Story | Watch


Events