The Democratic National Committee is reaching out to Hispanics in a series of Spanish-language TV ads that promote the benefits of President Obama’s job act.
The Miami Herald reports, “Once again, Spanish-speaking voters in Florida are being targeted for their 2012 vote, this time by Democrats pushing President Barack Obama’s jobs plan. He’ll anounce today more details of the plan, including higher taxes on those earning more than $1 million.”
The 30-second ad says that Obama’s “new job plan creates thousands of construction jobs repairing roads and bridges, cuts taxes to small businesses for each job they create, and gives credits to companies that hire veterans.”
According to the White House the American Jobs Act would:
- Cut taxes to help America’s small businesses hire and grow
- Put workers back to work “while rebuilding and modernizing America”
- Include innovative work-based reforms to prevent layoffs and give states greater flexibility to use unemployment insurance funds
- Offer tax relief For every American worker and family
- Be fully paid for as part of the president’s long-term deficit reduction plan
The White House adds that, among other benefits through the Jobs Act (.pdf), “in Florida, 410,000 firms will receive a payroll tax cut” and the “plan will make immediate investments of at least $1,578,600,000 in Florida that could support a minimum of approximately 20,500 local jobs.”
The Herald adds that a recent Gallup poll found that Hispanics gave Obama “his lowest marks of his term in office, with just 48 percent approving of his job performance.