President Obama waves to the crowd at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Chattanooga, TN.
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NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with a couple of Republican lawmakers about President Obama's speech in Chattanooga on Tuesday. Mr. Obama wants to lower corporate tax rates to create new jobs, but the Republicans say taxes should be lowered for individual business owners as well as corporations. Meanwhile, the American Booksellers Association is criticizing Mr. Obama for choosing an Amazon fulfillment center as the location for his speech. They claim Amazon unfairly undercuts book prices, which makes it difficult for independent booksellers to compete.
President Obama spoke on Tuesday, July 30th at the Amazon distribution center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He outlined five different key points for "Better Bargain for the Middle Class" plan to create jobs and grow American manufacturing. This is the full, unedited audio of his speech. Amazon employee Lydia Flanders gave the introduction.