“I think it's fair to say that this has been the most productive post-election period we've had in decades. And it comes on the heels of the most productive two years that we've had in generations,"
-President Barack Obama, December 22, 2010
Under Your Tree Is...............
Economic Recovery Act
New START -DADT - Health Care Reform -Financial Regulatory Reform
Two Supreme Court Justices
Consumer Protection Agency - 9-11 Responders Act
Millions of jobs saved & 1+ Million Jobs Created 2010
Of all the gifts you have given this year, your enduring support and commitment to President Obama, and our shared values, has directly contributed to the greatest legislative accomplishments in this generation, and perhaps the last 100 years. And for that, we thank you. As does a grateful nation.
Today we read in Bloomberg;
"The 111th Congress made more laws affecting more Americans since the 'Great Society' legislation of the 1960s. For the first time since President Theodore Roosevelt began the quest for a national health-care system more than 100 years ago, the Democrat-led House and Senate took the biggest step toward achieving that goal by giving 32 million Americans access to insurance. Congress rewrote the rules for Wall Street in the most comprehensive way since the Great Depression. It spent more than $1.67 trillion to revive an economy on the verge of a depression ... ; ended an almost two-decade ban against openly gay men and women serving in the military, and is poised today to ratify a nuclear arms reduction treaty with Russia. ... 'This is probably the most productive session of Congress since at least the '60s,' said Alan Brinkley, a historian at New York's Columbia University."
President Obama said further today, after the US Senate passed START;
“A lot of folks in this town predicted that, after the midterm elections, Washington would be headed for more partisanship and more gridlock. And instead, this has been a season of progress for the American people……. This is the most significant arms control agreement in nearly two decades. And it will make us safer and reduce our nuclear arsenals, along with Russia. This treaty will enhance our leadership to stop the spread of nuclear weapons and seek the peace of a world without them.”
Two things made this all possible; your constant support for our shared values, and the leadership of President Barack Obama. Through doubt and questioning over the past 23 months, in times that many questioned his direction and strategy, President Obama and the Team stayed on course. The result ?
• Saving the US Economy…Two New Supreme Court Justices………Health Care Reform………Financial Regulatory Reform….Millions of Jobs Saved
• A Tax Act that most economists now predict will lead to major increased job growth and GDP next year
• The end of legalized discrimination against the LGBT community in the US military
• Ratification of START which will lead to a safer world for all
• Passage of a act to provide further protection for our 9-11 responders
In the season of struggles , President Obama remained committed to his core belief that bi- partisanship in matters of the national interest would yield real results for the American people. With your support, that belief has proven true. While Washington fixated daily on who was up, and who was down, Barack Obama provided the leadership needed to see clearly the way to a better day for America. While some have not agreed on the path, we now all end up in the same place; supporting shared values that benefit the American people.
With you, we look forward to the challenges ahead, knowing that, together, the Change we have all forged , will continue to be perfected through our Common Purpose, and in Unity. We remain humbled to continue on this path with you.
We wish you and yours a wonderful Holiday season filled with family, happiness, and joy.
With Many Thanks,
We Stand, With You, For Hope and Change
Lou & Carol Frillman