Obama Buffalo Speech Video Town Hall Meeting at Industrial Support Inc. 5-13-10

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to workers at Industrial Support Inc. about the economy in Buffalo, New York

Here is the Obama Illinois speech video from Thurs, May 13, 2010. President Barack Obama addressed an audience at a town hall meeting at Industrial Support Inc. in Upstate New York on jobs growth and the economy. The full speech video and transcript are below.

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Or click here to watch the full town hall video on CSPAN. Click here to see the full transcript text.

The trip to Buffalo is part of Obama’s White House to Main Street tour and coincided with the release of the April 2010 unemployment report; with 9.9 percent employment, with 290,000 new jobs were created, this is the highest job growth in a one-month period in four years. Obama additionally toured the facilities of Industrial Support Inc. prior to the town hall. During his visit to upstate New York, he also paid a visit to Duff’s Famous Wings Restaurant.

In defending his administration’s actions taken during the economic crisis the President said in part: “So breaking our economic freefall was job number one when I took office. I want everybody to remember, because sometimes we’ve got a selective memory here — when I took office, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. Our economy had shrunk the quarter I came in 6 percent. Experts of all political stripes were warning of another Great Depression. That wasn’t that long ago, but it’s easy to forget just how fragile things are and how scared people were. And so we had to take immediate steps to stop the crisis. And some of those steps weren’t particularly popular.”

Today’s complete itinerary can be seen here: President Obama official schedule and guidance, May 13, 2010.

For commentary on the President’s visit and the economic recovery see:

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Obama Buffalo Speech Video Town Hall Meeting at Industrial Support Inc. 5-13-10

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