|Published:||Jul 18, 2012 3:37 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 18, 2012 5:45 PM EDT|
FORT MYERS, Fla.- Southwest Floridians are poised to present a number of issues to President Barack Obama when he campaigns in Fort Myers Friday. The people consider the varying issues to be the most important, facing the country.
"I say it's jobs. Gotta be the need for more jobs," said Korean War veteran Charlie Gould.
"Lowering gas prices. That will do a lot to get people to spend their money, they feel better when gas prices are lower," said Bonnie Grunberg, owner of the Oasis Restaurant in Fort Myers.
"Taking care of homeless veterans," said Michael Ballew. He works on veterans outreach for the Suncoast Neighborhood Task Force in North Fort Myers. "Noboby should be homeless in our rich country. Veterans need housing and help with food stamps and all kinds of things," Ballew adds.
"Protecting the Health care bill. That's vital," said college student Amanda Worthington. Young people cannot afford health care coverage, she told WINK News, and the Obama health care law offers some hope to those young folks.
"I say he should protect the middle class and fight back against the tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas," said Kingsley Gardner, who identified himself as a business owner in Lehigh Acres.
The president will make a campaign stop in Fort Myers with a rally at Harborside Event Center, late Friday morning.
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