President Barack Obama swept into Falls Church with his motorcade this afternoon to drop in at the home of high school English teacher Tiffany Santana and her family as part of his push to extend income tax cuts for 98 percent of Americans. Obama sat around a kitchen table with Richard and Tiffany Santana and Velma and Jimmie Massenburg. The president, according to a Denver Post reporter who was part of a small pool of reporters who accompanied the president from the White House, said of his guests, “They have dreams and ambitions, they have a beautiful six year old son Noah. They’re keeping it together, they’re working hard, they’re meeting their responsibilities. For them to be burdened unnecessarily because Democrats and Republicans aren’t coming together to solve those problems gives you a sense of the costs on personal terms.”
The visit last almost exactly a half hour. Just after 2 p.m., the motorcade moved up Route 29 through Falls Church, passing the Sunrise Retirement Home where several people in wheelchairs had rolled out to the sidewalk to wave. People also stepped out of the Chasin’ Tails restaurant to see the motorcade.