If you don’t mind signing up for the newsletter updates (which most of the time I don’t), you can sign up to receive a thank you card from the Obamas on the President’s website.
That last surge of action by the lame duck Congress, especially its repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, as well as “the largest set of tax cuts for the middle class since President Reagan, the largest education reform since President Johnson, the largest infrastructure investment since President Eisenhower, and the largest clean-energy bill ever,” over the past year is pretty remarkable. Unfortunately the DREAM Act failed, but I’m certainly feeling more positive about the direction of the administration than I was after the mid term elections. I wasn’t part of the crybaby, butt-hurt Democrats, but I had been a little disappointed.
I’m still excited by the health care reform, and that 32 million more Americans will have access to health care. Our company went over our insurance coverage policy changes a couple weeks ago, and all the changes that are a result of the reform are phenomenal– minimal costs to the company, with many more benefits being stripped of crippling restrictions, many of which no longer have restrictions at all. From my perspective, it’s damn peachy.
Maybe I should send the President a thank you card.