Obama to give housing speech in Phoenix
PHOENIX, Arizona: President Obama will continue talks on remedying the U.S. economy next Tuesday, August 6, in Phoenix. The president plans to speak about homeownership and the middle class, topics that may conjure memories of his first presidential visit to Arizona in February 2009, as he spoke about these same issues then. Reminiscent of his campaigning days, Phoenix will be the President's fifth stop on what's being dubbed the "middle-class speech" tour. He previously made stops in Illinois, Missouri, Florida and Tennessee. White House spokesman Keith Maley confirmed Obama's Arizona visit, saying the goal of the trip is "to continue talking with Americans about his better bargain for the middle class.” Maley continued, "Next week in Arizona, the President will lay out his plan to continue to help responsible homeowners and those Americans who seek to own their own homes as another cornerstone of how we strengthen the middle class in America.” After Phoenix, the President will travel to California to tout his economic plan on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno.