Message From Veterans Day

Today is Veterans Day -- and it's a special one.

Yesterday, the Senate passed the President's jobs plan to help veterans find work after returning home. It's a huge victory for the men and women who served with honor and distinction, and in many cases put their lives on the line for us.

So let's join the Senate in honoring veterans today -- write a quick note to say thank you. We'll be sharing some of your words on our blog and social networks this weekend.

This wouldn't have happened without your persistence and the President's refusal to take no for an answer. That's why he insisted on Congress voting on parts of the American Jobs Act -- one by one -- until they finally did the right thing.

The two bills that the Senate passed yesterday, the Returning Heroes and Wounded Warrior Tax Credits, will give businesses up to $9,600 back for hiring veterans who are out of work or who have service-related disabilities. That's on top of new career resources that the President announced this week to support the more than 850,000 unemployed veterans living here at home, and more than a million returning from Iraq and Afghanistan in the next few months and years.

One of the highest duties we share as Americans is to serve the men and women who've served us. We simply couldn't wait for these commonsense steps to help our veterans. And thanks to Democrats and Republicans in the Senate putting country before party, we won't need to.

I hope you'll join me in saying thank you to our veterans by sending them a personal note this Veterans Day:

Of course, the fight for jobs is far from over, but yesterday proved that Congress can still come together to do the right thing when Americans demand it. So let's keep the pressure on.

Manufactured Outrage: Obama and Executive Orders

There have been some complaints about Obama's use Executive Orders.  Though a legitimate power of the president, many suggest that his excessive use makes him a dictator.  However, not only has Obama not even reached 100 in his first three years but he also has averaged fewer per month than any modern president.

Communists, Hitler and Obama

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Apparently the 3 least American words are "Communist", "Hitler" and "Obama".  I wish the Republicans were pro-America instead of anti-Obama.

Message From Don't forget to Vote

Don't forget to vote tomorrow.

The best way to make sure you get to the polls in time is to make a plan.

When you know how you're getting to the polls and when you're going to do it, Election Day is easy.

Make your plan to vote tomorrow.

Three years ago, we elected President Obama because people took ownership of the political process, some for the first time in their lives, and asked others to do the same.

That's not just how we'll win again a year from now -- it's how we'll build this campaign from the ground up and move our country forward, from city halls to Congress.

We can't let up now.

Make your plan to vote:

Message From Biden

Good evening,
I want to make sure you heard a piece of news from Capitol Hill today.
This morning, Holly Petraeus, who has been leading an office at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to protect military families, went to Capitol Hill to highlight some of the most abusive practices our service members face in today's financial marketplace.

She explained that military families are the targets of predatory lenders. She talked about how many service members and their families struggle to make ends meet -- especially during deployments. And she said that the CFPB will help combat the lenders who try to take advantage of people with deceptive, unfair, and abusive lending practices.

But here's the thing: The Senate still hasn't confirmed President Obama's nominee to lead the CFPB, a former Attorney General from Ohio named Rich Cordray. The bureau needs a director to fully ensure that the debt collectors, private student loan providers, and payday loan providers are properly supervised and that consumers are not put at risk of falling prey to the same kinds of abusive practices that helped cause the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Rich has spent his career advocating for middle class families, and enjoys broad, bipartisan support from the elected officials, business leaders, and consumer groups who have worked with him.
Holly Petraeus is the daughter of a decorated general, wife of a four-star general, and mother of an Army soldier who served in Afghanistan.  I don't know if there's anyone who better understands what it means to be part of an American military family.
She just gets the stress and challenges that those who serve in uniform, as well as their loved ones, face.
And that's exactly why she joined the CFPB, to safeguard our military personnel and their families.
Republicans in Congress could be taking steps to grow the economy by passing the American Jobs Act. There is no reason why John Boehner should send his members home to their districts without passing a single measure President Obama has proposed to help put the country back on track. Nor is there any reason why the Senate should require 60 votes on these proposals. Republicans could be helping to ensure that every American family gets a tax cut. And Republicans should be working to protect consumers by confirming Rich Cordray.

We can't wait. That's why I want you to hear from Holly Petraeus. I want everyone to understand how much sense it makes for the Senate to put Rich Cordray to work.
Vice President Joe Biden