While the President campaigns on caring for the ‘little guy’, he comes into New York City during rush hour and disrupts train service while meeting with elitists.
This is the Obama Presidency paradox. Although rarely reported, the groups he touted would be helped by his administration have suffered the most. The African-American unemployment rate stands at an outrageous 16.2 percent. Hispanics are still experiencing an all-time high unemployment rate of 11.0 percent. Now he is disrupting transportation for the very folks he says he cares about.
President Barack Obama is making another trip to New York City that could cause big problems for commuters.
He’s scheduled to arrive in New York City Thursday afternoon, along with First Lady Michelle Obama.
They’re expected to head to One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan around 5 p.m., where they will meet elected officials including Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
They will get a firsthand look at construction progress at the World Trade Center site and President Obama will sign a beam that will become part of the building’s infrastructure.
They will then attend campaign events, including a fundraising dinner at the Plaza Hotel.
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintour are co-hosting a fundraising dinner for the president’s campaign at Parker’s Lower Manhattan home.
As with most of the president’s frequent New York City visits, it is expected to cause rush hour gridlock.
Expect road closures in Lower Manhattan while the president is at the World Trade Center.
There will be no PATH train service to and from the World Trade Center from 3 p.m.- 6 p.m
- PATH train service to WTC will be suspended due to President Obama’s visit (nj.com)
- A view from above — WTC workers gear up for Obama visit (cnn.com)