President Obama: Our main Challenge Right Now Is Putting People to Work

During the first stop on his rustic road trip, President Obama took questions on topics ranging from using renewable energy to generate jobs and helping young farmers buy land and market their products effectively to the future of Social Security and his Administration’s plans to bolster education.

Speaking with a mass of 500 people at Hannah’s Bend Park in Cannon Falls, MN, the President discussed the “extraordinary challenges” our nation has faced over the last two and a half years, but inscribed the “extraordinary hope that America represents” around the world, and reiterated his faith that there is “nothing wrong with America that can’t be fixed; what’s broken is our politics.”

A lot of of the questions focused on health care, Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare, and the President harassed his commitment to making sure we protect the integrity of these programs while ensuring they are still in place for future generations.