This past weekend, Republicans defended the policies of President Bush and stated that they would return to that exact agenda - an agenda that drove our economy into a recession, exploded the deficit, gave free rein to Big Oil, and gave control of health care to big insurance companies.
Nearly 2.5 million out-of-work Americans are without unemployment insurance today.
The Treasury Department reported that businesses have hired 4.5 million workers under a new program enacted as part of the HIRE Act, that provides tax breaks for hiring unemployed workers.
Throughout this Congress, Democrats have passed legislation to help bring the deficit down and set a path toward long-term fiscal balance, including a budget enforcement resolution, PAYGO, and additional measures to address waste, fraud and abuse – almost entirely without Republican support.
Today's announcement by the Obama Administration means that, next year, as many as 41 million Americans will be able to access recommended preventive services through their health insurance plans, without being charged a deductible, copayment, or coinsurance.