The California Democratic Party Stands Behind President Obama

Resolution 11-11.01

Whereas, President Barack Obama was elected President during one of the most difficult  periods in United States history with the collapse of the economy including the housing industry, the stock market and the banking system and when he took office he found the country saddled with the debt that had been piled up by President George W. Bush whose administration had not only wiped out the substantial surplus left by the Clinton Administration but fought two wars off budget without raising the necessary taxes to pay for them,  and

 

Whereas, President Obama took immediate steps, working with a Democratic House and Senate,  to save the US financial and banking system from collapse and acted to stimulate the economy with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, increased spending on infrastructure, saved the US auto industry and the millions of jobs associated with that industry, and promoted a number of other policies to save jobs and businesses throughout the country, and passed an historic health care plan that will enable almost all Americans to receive insurance coverage and is holding steadfast to his promise to withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by the end of 2011, and

 

Whereas, President Obama has over and over again reached out to the Republican Party to partner with them as he sought  to promote policies to create jobs, to seek additional revenue to bring down the Federal deficit and to fashion policies that will enable the United States to recover from these historic economic hardships but he found the Republicans in Congress to be obdurate and stubborn in their unwillingness to cooperate on these necessary policies and they even went so far as to threaten the United States with a default on our debts and obligations which led to the lowering of the credit rating of our great nation,

 

Now, therefore be it resolved, that the California Democratic Party commends the President of the United States, Barack Obama, for his valiant attempts to rescue the United States from these catastrophic economic times and urges him to continue to fight for the principles and policies of the Democratic Party which stand for opportunity, economic justice and fairness for all and to continue not only to reach out to ordinary Americans to explain what we must do to restore prosperity but to hold the Republican Party accountable before the American people for its recalcitrance and unwillingness to invest in the future of America.

 

Sponsors: Renea Wickman and Darren Parker - amended by Emily Thurber/Resolutions Committee

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its November 2011 Executive Board Meeting
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Burlingame
November 20, 2011

 

 

 

 

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