Determine not just the outcome of this election, but our country's future
This just in from Obama’s bunker at the White House
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Date: November 1, 2010 12:53:33 PM EDT
Tomorrow, you can help determine not just the outcome of this election, but our country’s future.
You made the difference in 2008. Now, once again, you can defy the conventional wisdom that says you can’t overcome the cynicism of our politics; you can’t overcome the special interests and the big money; you can’t tackle our biggest challenges.
This movement has never backed down from a tough fight—and we’re not about to start.
Over the next two years, we’ve got to keep moving America forward—but I need allies in the Senate and governing states to make it happen. The ballot you cast in 2008 was a crucial first step. Thank you for that.
I need you to make sure you get at least three of your friends to vote with you—it is simply the most important thing you can do to make sure we can keep bringing about change.
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When we arrived in Washington, we knew the road ahead would be difficult.
Our country was facing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression—with 8 million jobs gone—because of nearly a decade of policies that put corporations and special interests before ordinary Americans.
Two short years later—together—we have begun to rebuild our economy on the values of hard work and responsibility.
Private employers and small businesses have created jobs nine months in a row. And 3 million Americans would not be working today if not for the investments that you, and our Democratic allies in Congress, helped put in place.
Because of you, there are families all across the country who will never have to choose between losing their home and treating an illness. Because of you, millions of parents can look at their kids and know the opportunity of a college education is within reach. Because of you, a business owner got a small business loan and is keeping her doors open. And because of you, thousands of our brave men and women are home from fighting in Iraq.
I know that even with these changes—and the progress you’ve fought for—too many families are still struggling. We have so much more to do.
And that’s exactly why America cannot afford to go back.
We must continue to move forward, and the decisions voters make in your area will determine which direction this country takes for generations.
We want to keep taxes low for the middle class, so you can pay your bills.
We want to give tax breaks to American companies who create jobs and spur innovation right here in America, not make it easier for them to ship jobs overseas.
We will fight efforts to privatize Social Security, and stop the other side from handing over the retirement savings of a generation to Wall Street.
We refuse to go back to the days when big oil and insurance companies wrote their own rules and ran up record profits, while you paid for it at the pump or faced bankruptcy as health bills piled up.
The other side has different ideas.
Washington Republicans have tried to block our progress at every turn. And worse, they’re campaigning on taking us back to the exact same agenda that brought us to the brink of disaster: Cut taxes for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class while ballooning the deficit. Give free rein to Wall Street speculators. Lower the minimum wage for millions of hard-working families. Privatize Social Security. And allow insurance companies to deny children health coverage based on pre-existing conditions.
The problem is we know what this looks like—and we know it doesn’t work.
We cannot relive that past.
Don’t let them tell you that change isn’t possible. Because here’s what I know: Nothing in America has ever been easy.
The only reason we’re here is because, in past generations, Americans came together, even in the face of impossible odds. That’s how we got through war. That’s how we got through depression. That’s why we have civil rights, and women’s rights, and workers’ rights.
We’ve asked you to do so much since we started this journey together, and you’ve always come through.
And now, I’m asking you to come together once more to cast your vote for Democrats tomorrow.
With your vote—and the votes of at least three of your friends—we’ll continue to grow this economy and restore the middle class to its rightful place, and the American Dream will be alive and well once again.
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Thank you for all you do,
President Barack Obama
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