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Gov. Crist to join president at Fort Myers Town Hall Meeting Tuesday

By Staff | Feb 9, 2009

The White House announced today that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist will introduce President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting in Fort Myers to discuss the urgent need for a plan to help American families cope with the severe economic downturn and lay the foundation for long-term recovery. Statements from the President and Gov. Crist about tomorrow’s event are included below.
“I look forward to traveling to Fort Myers tomorrow to talk to Floridians about how we get our nation’s economy back on track. Gov. Crist and I have seen firsthand the toll that this economic crisis has taken on the American people, and we agree that we can’t allow politics to get in the way of urgent relief for the millions of families and small businesses that need it,” said President Barack Obama in a prepared statement.
“Florida has taken prudent steps to cut taxes for our people and balance our budget in these increasingly difficult times. Any attempts at federal stimulus must prioritize job creation and targeted tax relief for small business owners. I am eager to welcome President Obama to the Sunshine State as he continues to work hard to reignite the U.S. economy,” said Crist.

Source: Gov. Charlie Crist’s Office