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Latino Votes Swing Toward Obama

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Her Latin American background is clear in her speech as Lynnette Acosta talks about how President Barack Obama’s health care plan could help a diabetic neighbor. “La familia es bien importante para el presidente Obama. Y e?l sabe que familias que son luchadores a veces lo han perdido todo porque alguien en la familia se enfermo?,” Acosta says in an Obama campaign ad. The English translation: “Family is very important to President Obama. And he understands that families that are fighters sometimes have lost everything when someone gets sick.” The upbeat ad starring a Florida resident is one of several such spots the Democrat’s team is running on Spanish-language stations in pivotal election states, and it contrasts sharply with the hard-hitting commercials in English that the incumbent’s campaign is airing against Republican rival Mitt Romney. With the lighter tone, Obama hopes to shore up what polls indicate is a large lead over Romney among Hispanics. They are the nation’s fastest growing minority group, usually a reliable Democratic voting bloc that’s causing consternation for Republicans trying to position their party for the future. Obama is reinforcing his advantage with a sizable Spanish language TV and radio ad campaign in some of states expected to be among the most contested in the general election. On this front, he is vastly outspending Romney in a race that could be decided by thin margins in many states. “It makes sense for Obama to run nice ads in Spanish that only Latinos watch. It’s a way of saying, ‘We’re the candidate and the party that respect you,'” said Marc Campos, a Texas-based Democratic strategist who produces campaign commercials targeting Hispanics. “When they see positive, feel-good ads in their native language it reinforces the notion that this administration is working on their behalf.” An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released last month found Obama leading Romney among Hispanic voters by a margin of 61-27 percent. It’s a gap so wide that for now at least, Obama’s campaign is running positive ads designed to boost confidence in the president among Hispanics rather than to discredit Romney. The Obama campaign has spent $1.7 million since mid-April on Spanish language ads in Florida, Nevada and Colorado, according to SMG-Delta, a media firm that tracks campaign advertising. Obama carried all three states in 2008 against Republican John McCain; all are closely contested this time. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/obama-campaign-woos-hispanic-vote-tv-radio-ads-article-1.1092602#ixzz1xJmJmQgM

President Obama Said to Tap Kansas Governor As Secretary of Health and Human Services

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius , is President Obama’s  choice for Secretary of Health and Human Services.  Obama will mke a former announcement next week on the choice, according to a White House Sources who not authorized to speak on the record. Sebelius a former insurance commissioner and long time friend of  Obama is no stranger to health  care reform.  She is an advocate for the the consumer and has been know to fight long and hard for the consumer.

President Obama move to pick Sebeius is  one that will strenght the foundation of his fight to brings someone well versed on the subsject of insurance and health care; equipped to handle the tough questions and touch issues that arise form the many susbets of the Health car issue. Sebelius is bright, a fearless advocate and will bring must knowledge to the table  in Obama fight to overhaul healthcare and the reform  that is needed in that area.

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President Obama Introduces His Budget

President Barack Obama introduced a very aggressive budget  with highlight that include  $250  Billion set aside as a placeholder for the banking industry, in the event that President Obama decides to ask congress for more money.

The budget include billions of dollars in revenue starting 2012 and lasting many years from greenhouse gas emissions trading systems, an Obama administration key proposal to fight global warming.

The budget includes a 10 year, $634 billion reserve fund to help pay for the presidents proposed health care reforms.  In additions funds are  being set aside for public works projects which are designed to jump start the economy and of course tax cuts for the  US middle class are included in the proposal.

Obama Outlines Priority Budget Plans

President Barack Obame introduced a very aggressive budget  with highlight that include  $250  Billion set aside as a placeholder for the banking industry, in the event that President Obama decides to ask congress for more money.

The budget include billions of dollars in revenue startin gin 2012 and lasting many years from greenhouse gas emissions trading systems, an Obama adminstration key proposal to fight global warming.

The budget includes a 10 year, $634 billion reserve fund to help pay for the presidents proposed health care reforms.  In additions funds are  being set aside for public works projects which are designed to jump start the economy and of course tax cuts for the  US middle class are included in the proposal.

President Obama Message On Signing The Stimulus Bill

Today, I signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law.

This is a historic step — the first of many as we work together to climb out of this crisis — and I want to thank you for your resolve and your support.

You organized thousands of house meetings. You shared your ideas and personal stories. And you informed your friends and neighbors about the need for immediate action. You continue to be a powerful voice for change throughout the country.

The recovery plan will create or save 3.5 million jobs, provide tax cuts for working and middle-class families, and invest in health care and clean energy.

It’s a bold plan to address a huge problem, and it will require my vigilance and yours to make sure it’s done right.

I’ve assigned a team of managers to oversee the implementation of the recovery act. We are committed to making sure no dollar is wasted. But accountability begins with you.

That’s why my administration has created Recovery.gov, a new website where citizens can track every dollar spent and every job created. We’ll invite you and your neighbors to weigh in with comments and questions.

Our progress will also be measured by the tens of thousands of personal stories submitted by people who are struggling to make ends meet. If you haven’t already, you can read stories from families all across the country:

http://my.barackobama.com/yourstories

Your stories are the heart of this recovery plan, and that’s what I’ll focus on every day as President.

With your continued support, we’ll emerge a stronger and more prosperous nation.

House Passes Stimulus Plan- Thanks To Democrats

House of Representatives approves economic stimulus plan In swift congressional action on an $819-billion economic stimulus plan that the White House promises will deliver millions of jobs, the House approved the measure today by a 244 to 188 vote split along party lines.  More