From Sunlen Miller:
President Obama wakes up in Des Moines, Iowa, this morning and will fly to Macon, Mo., for day two of the White House to Main Street tour.
After landing in Missouri, he will tour POET Biorefining in Macon to "talk to workers about what they are experiencing during these tough economic times and share ideas for rebuilding our economy in the long term,” the White House says, and then deliver remarks on “rebuilding” the economy.
Afterward Obama will tour a farm in Palmyra, Mo., and visit with the family who operates it. This jobs tour throughout the Midwest, the third leg since the plan was launched in November of last year, has focused on strengthening the rural economy — sending the president into the “heart of rural America,” as one White House said, talking to small business owners, workers, farmers, and those Americans who are facing the challenges of economic recovery.
“The focus on the tour is really to shed a light on a lot of the issues that people in rural communities are facing. And yes in part talk about what the president has proposed and what we're still fighting for,” White House Deputy Communications Director Jen Pskai said.
The president will then travel to his home state of Illinois, where he will "deliver remarks on the urgent need to pass financial reform and will discuss how strong Wall Street reform will protect American families on Main Street" in Quincy.
Tuesday, while in Ottumwa, Iowa, the president blasted Senate Republicans for again voting to block efforts to proceed to a debate over legislation that would reform Wall Street, saying their opposition just is “not right.”
After a two-day, six-stop tour, the president will return to Washington, D.C., this evening.
– Sunlen Miller