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President Obama inherited an economy in free fall, with huge deficits, skyrocketing health care costs, dwindling employment, and banking and housing markets on the brink of collapse. Working with the President, Democrats stabilized the financial system and helped to prevent a second Great Depression. An economy that was losing 700,000 jobs a month is now gaining jobs. We still have a long way to go, but we are now moving forward on the road to recovery.

President Obama and Democrats are fighting to strengthen our economy further and create jobs for American workers by ending tax loopholes for corporations, providing tax cuts to small businesses, investing in a clean-energy economy, and putting Americans to work rebuilding our infrastructure.

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  • Donna Brazile: An email from me won’t do the trick

    DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile sent the following email to supporters encouraging them to tell John Boehner to end the GOP Shutdown.

    Friend --

    Let me tell you what Speaker Boehner won't: He could end the shutdown any time he wants.

    Right now, today, there are enough votes in the House of Representatives to pass a bill that gets the government up and running without any of this nonsense about repealing Obamacare.

    So why are we here? Because House Republicans were determined to pick another fight over Obamacare, and the Speaker won't tell them that their fun is over and that they need to grow up.

    So join the Democrats, and tell John Boehner that it's time to end the government shutdown.

    Absurd doesn't begin to describe this situation. Hundreds of thousands of government employees are stuck at home and the national parks are closed. The FDA's not checking meat for contamination, the CDC has halted monitoring the flow of infectious diseases, and children aren't getting cancer treatments from the NIH. Soon our veterans won't be getting benefits. And yet, a majority of our lawmakers are ready to vote for a budget resolution that the President will sign.

    I know how crazy this is, and so do you. But it looks like Speaker Boehner will need a little help to reach that conclusion. And I don't think an email from me is going to do the trick.

    Which is exactly why we need Americans from all across the country to help bring this madness to an end.

    Stand with the Democrats today:

    Thanks for all you do,

    Donna Brazile

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    If Election Day were tomorrow, John Boehner and Eric Cantor might be getting demoted. If Republicans lose 17 seats in the House of Representatives, they lose their majority -- and new polls released this weekend show that sitting Republicans are losing to Democrats in at least 17 districts. We've got the momentum -- but this is a critical week. Check out this graphic, then donate so Democrats hold onto our lead.

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President Obama announced his Startup America Legislative Agenda
January 31, 2012
President Obama outlined his Startup America Legislative Agenda, which includes provisions that cut taxes for small businesses, gets capital to growing companies, and relieves the backlog of employment-based immigrant visas
Elevates Small Business Administrator
January 13, 2012
President Obama elevated the position of Small Business Administrator to Cabinet-level rank
Helping small businesses
Democrats passed the Small Business Jobs Act, spurring job creation by providing small businesses with tax breaks and better access to credit.