Obama nixes parley with ‘Occupy’ activists

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At Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, N.C., Mr. Obama continued to campaign for a piece of his jobs bill that would spend $30 billion to hire more teachers, including about 2,000 in North Carolina. The money would come from a tax increase on Americans earning more than $1 million per year, which the president suggested was a patriotic gesture.

“When you talk to most people who’ve done well, who’ve been blessed by this country, they’re patriots,” Mr. Obama said. “They want to do the right thing. They’re willing to do more.”

After crossing the border into Virginia, the president stopped at Bluestone High School in Skipwith, where he met students and watched a classroom robotics demonstration. After spending Tuesday night in Hampton, Va., Mr. Obama was to complete his three-day swing with a visit to a fire station in North Chesterfield, Va.

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