Brothers and Sisters,

Recent public opinion polls shows that more people trust President Obama that then Republicans, showing that the last election was not a mandate for the GOP but a vote against the economy. Recognizing this and that the American people want government to solve problems and not just listen to one party blame the other, President Obama and the Democratic leadership just passed major new legislation to again extend unemployment benefits and continue tax cuts for virtually all Americans to stimulate the economy and create jobs. Everyone on our side would have liked to prevent tax cuts for the super wealthy but the reality is that both parties are going to have to work together now and in the future to get things done, which means both sides are going to have to compromise and cooperate. What is most important is revitalizing the economy and creating jobs and this is where all bi-partisan efforts should focus. Please see the summary of the new legislation below provided by the White House.