so that all our children have a chance to learn the skills they need for today’s economy. We eliminated tens of billions of dollars in wasteful subsidies to big banks that provide student loans, and we’re taking that money to make college affordable for millions of students, including more than a hundred thousand Latino students. Thats what the CHC did. Thats what this administration did.
That’s why we passed health insurance reform for Americans who are sick of being gouged by insurance companies that jack up rates and deny coverage because you’ve got a preexisting condition. Now, millions of Americans with insurance can get free preventive care. Now, 9 million Latinos and tens of millions of Americans will be able to afford quality health care for the first time.
That’s why we cut taxes for small business owners and 95 percent of working Americans.
Instead of giving tax breaks to corporations to create jobs overseas, we’re cutting taxes for companies that put our people to work here at home. Instead of tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans who don’t need them and weren’t even asking for them, we’re fighting to cut taxes for you, middle-class folks all across the country. That’s what we’re about. That’s what we’re fighting for.
And when it comes to just about everything we’ve tried to do, almost every Republican in Congress has folded their arms and said no. Even where we usually agree, they say no. They’re thinking about the next election instead of the next generation, trying to score political points instead of solving problems. They said no to help for small businesses. No to middle-class tax cuts. No to making college affordable. No to comprehensive immigration reform. Their platform, apparently, is “no se puede.” Is that a bumper sticker you want on your car?
In fact, the chairman of their campaign committee said that if they take over, they’d go back to “the exact same agenda” -- thats a quote -- “the exact same agenda” they had when they were in power. They’re saying they’ll repeal Wall Street reform. They’ll try to repeal health insurance reform. They’ll give the special interests a pen and let them write the rules again.
And right now, because
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