Obama Expects to Get Earful on Midwest Bus Tour

By Staff | August 12, 2011 | 11:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama expects to get an earful from regular folks, including supporters, who are frustrated by Congress and some of Obama's decisions during a three-day bus tour of Midwestern states next week.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday that Obama expects to hear from people who are fed up with dysfunction in Washington and what he says is the willingness of some lawmakers to put politics ahead of the country.

Earnest also said Obama even expects some of his own supporters to challenge some of the compromises he made during negotiations with Congress to reduce government spending and trim the nation's debt.

Obama plans five events over three days in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.