President Barack Obama called for a mix of tax increases for the wealthiest Americans and spending cuts to lower the federal deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years during a speech on April 13 at GW.
During his speech in the Jack Morton Auditorium, Obama outlined his plan for reducing the nation’s debt while continuing to support economic recovery and protect entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Obama thanked GW President Steven Knapp and told GW students it was great to be back on campus. The president held a town hall meeting at the Marvin Center last fall leading up to the midterm elections.
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Alix Montes, an undergraduate student in the School of Business, was one of a few students invited to attend the President’s speech. “It was exciting to be in the audience while President Obama was making a very important address. Being a part of the audience was another example of why I’m thankful to be at GW and in the School of Business,” Montes said. To watch the video, click here.
Posted by gwsb on April 18, 2011 | Filed under: GWSB News.