President Obama went to Fort Myers, Florida Tuesday to highlight the desperate need for an economic recovery package. Unemployment in the area is up to 10 percent, from 2.3 percent this time in 2006, and the area's foreclosure rate of 12 percent is the highest in the nation.
One questioner in particular brought to life the dire situation. "I have an urgent need," she said, revealing that her family was homeless and needed a place to live. Obama asked for her name -- Henrietta Hughes -- and told her, "We're gonna do everything we can to help you ... I'll have my staff talk to you after the town hall." Watch:
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