Monday, September 10, 2012
WETU ANAWEZA KUNYANYULIWA HIVI??????????
President Obama got a lift on the campaign trail today after a visit to a Florida pizza shop.
Scott Van Duzer, owner of the Big Apple Pizza, is clearly a fan of the president after he lifted him off the ground in a manly bear hug to show his appreciation.
Obama could not contain his delight as he laughed heartily with the pizza shop owner after he was finally set down on the ground in front of shocked customers and some of the President's staff.
He used his time in the all-important state of Florida to draw fresh attention to Medicare, seizing on an election-year issue that's been more favorable to Democrats.
President Barack Obama, right, is picked-up and lifted off the ground by Scott Van Duzer as the pizza shop owner shows his appreciation in Florida
U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Scott Van Duzer at Big Apple Pizza and Pasta Italian Restaurant in Fort Pierce, Florida, while campaigning across the state by bus
Obama could not contain his delight as he laughed heartily with the pizza shop owner in front of shocked customers and some of the President's staff
Campaigning for a second day in a state where older voters and workers approaching retirement hold sway, Obama was expected to highlight a study by a Democratic leaning group which concluded that, on average a man or woman retiring at age 65 in 2023 would have to pay $59,500 more for health care over the length of their retirement under Mitt Romney's plan.
The numbers are even higher for younger people who retire later, the study found. A person who qualifies for Medicare in 2030 - today's 48-year-old - would see an increase of $124,600 in Medicare costs over their retirement period.