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President Obama official schedule and guidance, July 19, 2012. Florida

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THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2012

DAILY GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012

In the morning, the President will depart the White House en route Jacksonville, Florida. The departure from the South Lawn and arrival at Jacksonville International Airport are open press.

In Jacksonville, the President will deliver remarks at a campaign event and attend a campaign event at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. The first event is open to pre-credentialed media and the second event is closed press.

The President will then depart Jacksonville, Florida en route West Palm Beach, Florida. The departure from Jacksonville International Airport and the arrival at West Palm Beach International Airport are open press.

In West Palm Beach, the President will deliver remarks at a campaign event and attend a campaign event at the Century Village. The first event is open to pre-credentialed media and the second event is closed press.

The President will spend the night in Manalapan, Florida.

In-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: MediaNews
Radio: NPR

Out-of-Town Travel Pool
Wires: AP, Reuters, Bloomberg
Wire Photos: AP, Reuters, AFP
TV Corr & Crew: ABC
Print: Wall Street Journal

EDT

9:30AM In-Town Pool Call Time

10:45AM THE PRESIDENT departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews
South Lawn
Open Press (Final Gather 10:20AM - North Doors of the Palm Room)

11:00AM THE PRESIDENT departs Joint Base Andrews en route Jacksonville, Florida
Out-of-Town Travel Pool Coverage (Call Time 9:30AM - Virginia Gate, Joint Base Andrews)

12:45PM THE PRESIDENT arrives in Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville International Airport
Open Press

1:15PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
Prime Osborn Convention Center, Jacksonville, Florida
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

3:05PM THE PRESIDENT attends a campaign event
Prime Osborn Convention Center, Jacksonville, Florida
Closed Press

4:35PM THE PRESIDENT departs Jacksonville, Florida en route West Palm Beach, Florida
Jacksonville International Airport
Open Press

5:35PM THE PRESIDENT arrives West Palm Beach, Florida
West Palm Beach International Airport
Open Press

6:20PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
Century Plaza, West Palm Beach, Florida
Open to Pre-Credentialed Media

7:35PM THE PRESIDENT attends a campaign event
Century Plaza, West Palm beach, Florida
Closed Press

Briefing Schedule

Press Secretary Jay Carney will gaggle on Air Force One

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DAILY CAMPAIGN GUIDANCE FOR
THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2012

CHICAGO - Tomorrow President Obama will kick off a two-day tour across Florida with events in Jacksonville and West Palm Beach. He will discuss the choice in this election between two fundamentally different visions of how to grow the economy, create middle-class jobs and pay down the debt. The President believes the only way to build an economy meant to last is to build it from the middle out, not the top down. He will discuss his plan to restore middle-class security by paying down our debt in a balanced way that ensures everyone pays their fair share and still makes the investments we need to create jobs and grow our economy over the long term, like education, energy, innovation, and infrastructure.

The President will also repeat his call on Congress to act now to give middle-class families some certainty by preventing a scheduled tax increase on 98 percent of Americans, including families across Florida. President Obama has already cut taxes for a typical Florida family by $3,400 over four years, helping families afford to send their children to college, buy their first home and pay for health care and child care. The centerpiece of Mitt Romney's economic plan is a proposal to provide $5 trillion in additional tax breaks weighted toward the wealthy. Independent estimates find that Romney's plan would cut taxes for millionaires by 25 percent, even as it raises taxes on at least 18 million hardworking families.

In Florida, the President will also discuss strengthening Medicare for current recipients and future Medicare beneficiaries. President Obama believes that Medicare is a sacred compact with our seniors who have earned their benefits after a lifetime of hard work. Since taking office, he has strengthened Medicare by- eliminating gaps in coverage and extending the solvency of the program,- and he's proposed new reforms that would put Medicare on an even better financial footing. Mitt Romney would weaken Medicare for Florida's seniors to help pay for his tax cuts for the wealthiest.
In Florida, the President's middle-class tax cuts are already having an impact on millions of families.

· The Making Work Pay Tax Credit allowed an estimated 7.1 million working Florida families to receive a collective $3.5 billion in tax relief in 2010.
· The payroll tax credit provided an estimated 9 million Florida workers $5.7 billion in tax relief in 2011.
· And the American Opportunity Tax Credit provided an estimated 717,000 Florida students and their families an average of $1,700 tax credit towards their tuition expenses in 2011.

Obamacare is Helping Florida's Seniors:

· Thanks to Obamacare, in Duval County 8,388 people that find themselves in the Medicare doughnut hole coverage gap have received a discount on their prescription drugs, saving them an average of $635 each so far this year.
· And in Palm Beach County 28,678 people that find themselves in the Medicare doughnut hole coverage gap have received a discount on their prescription drugs, saving them an average of $662 each so far this year.
· In 2011, 1.8 million Florida Medicare beneficiaries utilized free preventive care services provided by Obamacare.
· Last year, 197,989 Floridians on Medicare used the Affordable Care Act's new Annual Well Visit service.
· Because of the Affordable Care Act, 999,452 Medicare Advantage enrollees in Florida have access to free preventive care.


1:15PM EDT THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a grassroots event in Jacksonville, FL
Credentialed press coverage. The deadline to request credentials has passed.

6:20PM EDT THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event in West Palm Beach, FL
Credentialed press coverage. The deadline to request credentials has passed.


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