Updated 10/18/2011 05:30 PM
Presidential bus tour makes stop in Guilford County
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JAMESTOWN, N.C. -- President Barack Obama's bus tour continued Tuesday in North Carolina, this time making a stop in Guilford County. He spoke in Jamestown on the campus of Guilford Technical Community College.
Obama said he's touring Republican areas of North Carolina for a simple reason. "I'm the president,'' he said.
He went on to say he's not the president of Democrats or the president of Republicans. He says he's the president of all Americans who are going through tough economic times together.
"We don't need a Republican jobs act or a Democratic jobs act," said Obama. "We need to put people back to work right now.''
Obama briefly spoke Monday at the airport in Asheville and asked for help lobbying support for his jobs plan. Senate Republicans blocked Obama's jobs bill last week. Obama says lawmakers will now break up his $447 billion jobs bill, a package of targeted tax cuts and direct spending proposals, and vote on the individual components.
This is the president's fifth visit to North Carolina in three months.
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