President Barack Obama coming to Facebook in Palo Alto on April 20

Obama to hold 'town hall' meeting that will be streamed live online

President Barack Obama will visit Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto April 20, where he will host a "town hall" meeting that will be streamed live on the Internet.

Americans are invited to post questions for the president on the wall of the White House Facebook page or through the White House.

Facebook executives will select questions for Obama to answer during the event, the White House said.

"President Obama will connect with Americans across the country to discuss the tough choices we must all make in order to put our economy on a more responsible fiscal path, while still investing in areas like innovation that will help our economy grow and make America more competitive," the White House said in announcing the event.

To watch, tune in to the White House Facebook page April 20 at 1:45 p.m., the announcement said.

Obama will appear with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, according to the announcement.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff


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Posted by George
a resident of Rex Manor
on Apr 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Wow, gee whiz.. our President is coming "to town"...What happened to a Leader that works instead of vacations and travels? This guy will go anywhere and do anything to keep his face and junk talk in front of the nation.
His policys sure didn't help found Facebook, or any other successful company. In fact, they hamstring every small (and large) business there is. More regs, more taxes, more more more...
Obama, Stay the heck in Washington D.C. Quit playing the role of a savior, cut our taxes and quit spending zillions.
We don't want or need you in our town.


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Posted by The Regulator
a resident of another community
on Apr 6, 2011 at 4:14 pm

Over-regulation kills business.

Under-regulation kills people... and global economies... and fish in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 6, 2011 at 7:52 pm

@TheRegulator: over regulation also kills freedom, independence, entrepreneurship, etc etc

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Posted by Sabrina
a resident of The Crossings
on Apr 6, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Whenever I listen to Obama's speeches I here nothing but a lot of fluff. No concrete plan like the ones Jerry Brown provides for us. I do not see anything wrong about taxes for the rich, or regulation -- but I DO see something wrong with vested interest controlling the decisions being made at Washington D.C.

Obama clearly does not have the strength of character to stop the runaway corruption (such as big banks getting nothing more than a slap of the wrist for actions that would put any one individual behind bars for life) that is dictating how our country is being governed. He must be touring to rev up for the 2012 election so we will re-elect him for more of the same.

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Posted by Frustrated
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:04 pm

So , George W. Bush Era was good?

Arnie was good?

The republicans are bunch of morons, period.

How quickly the single-minded and small-minded people forgot how American was brought down by Bush(es) and The Governator.

how Channey and Bush benefited their friends pockets by sending thousands of people to die.

Wake up you morons

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Posted by Anti-George
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:22 pm


Obama did cut your taxes last year, signing them on December 17th, but no one noticed. The president cut Americans’ income taxes by $116 billion.

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 7, 2011 at 5:23 am


Pres Clinton brought down the country's foreign policy and was largely responsible for the lead up to 911. The economic downturn was much more complex than having George Bush in office. Ever heard of the dot-com bust? Enron? Talk about demagoguery, Frustrated, you play right into Obama's hand. You know the guy who stayed out of the Wisconsin union battle, keeps Guantanamo Bay open, wants to raise the debt ceiling, sits out many of the reform movements sweeping through the Middle East, and invades Libya--all counter to what he claimed he would do on the campaign trail. No wonder you are Frustrated.

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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 7, 2011 at 5:25 am


You're right, Obama extended the Bush era tax cuts. On the rich too. How ironic... .

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a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 7, 2011 at 12:51 pm

The only people that will be glad to see him are teachers and fools. This person is wrecking our country. "DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT"

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Posted by Sabrina
a resident of The Crossings
on Apr 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Well, this is true. GWB is responsible for the mess that Obama was handed in 2008. But, it's frustrating that he can't carry out more of those actions featured in his initial election campaign. I lost faith when he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize--totally unworthy, overflowing vanity.

Still, it is important to watch what will go on among the rich/elite of Palo Alto. I should think of a question to ask him and send it in to see what happens.

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Posted by MVNative
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm

This guy is no better than the last. He's full of empty promises. So much for all his hopeful campaigning in 2008. It was all lies.

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Posted by rollsEyes
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Apr 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Anyone critical of Bush or Obama without being critical of the other is a hypocrite. Both are out-of-control spenders willing to involve the U.S. in foreign wars with no clear objective or exit strategy. Neither has a clue what strengthens America's economy in the long run (neither globalism leading to a service economy, nor labor strength with uncontrolled debt will get us 'there'). What next?! I hear the North Koreans are shooting at their own people now... does the Obama doctrine now dictate that we provide support to the innocent civilians?! We need to worry about home first. Insist on fair trade. Cut spending. Close tax loopholes by greatly simplifying the tax code. Solve the illegal immigration problem in a way that does not require kicking everyone out, creating a permanent underclass, or creating the next wave (amnesty will not work without a secure border). There are so many things wrong rightnow, it hurts. No one seems willing to fix any of them.

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