President Obama plans to hold a Twitter Town Hall on the economy. We should ask him why the stimulus failed and unemployment has risen to 9%.
(Reuters) – President Barack Obama will hold a “town hall” meeting on the U.S. economy and jobs on July 6, the White House said on Thursday, but it will be in the virtual world of Twitter, not a brick and mortar building.Republicans are the people Obama should be talking with about fixing the economy, but he thinks that is “not a conversation worth having.”
The White House used Twitter to announce the event on Thursday and invite potential participants to submit questions.
The White House Twitter account, which has 2.2 million followers, invited questions to a new account “@townhall” marked with the hashtag “AskObama.”
Americans’ pessimism about the sluggish U.S. economy, especially the 9.1 percent jobless rate, may be the biggest obstacle to Obama’s hopes of winning re-election next year.