Thursday, September 06, 2012

President Barack Obama's First Term Achievements

Here as some of the other things accomplished on President Obamas watch. Like them or not he has done lots in the face of stiff opposition. Facts are stubborn things.

Current Federal spending ( not debt ) lowest in 30 years! ( Forbes Magazine )

Lowest Tax rates in 35 years ( google it )

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act-Equal pay for women

Children's Health Insurance Program

2009 Stimulus bill

President Obama has created the lowest Federal tax rates in 30 years

Ordered killing of Somali Pirates;

Eased restrictions on Cuba;

Serve America Act

Fraud Enforcement Act

Federal funding of stem cell research

Credit Card Act

Matthew Shepard Act

Student Aid Act

Wall Street Reform Act

Rescue of the US automobile industry

Health insurance reform

Timetables for bringing our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan

Extension of unemployment compensation

An end to discrimination against homosexuals in the military

Assisted in the overthrow of Gaddafi, at no loss of American life

Dismantled Al Qaeda

Fair Sentencing Act

Small Business Jobs Act

Veterans' Benefit Act

2010 Tax Relief; Jobs Compromise Act

Food Safety Modernization Act

New START Treaty

US Forces Kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan

America Invents Act
War in Iraq ended with last American troops crossing border into Kuwait

Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Credit

First President to publicly support the legalization of same sex marriage

Stock market climbed from 8,279.63 1/9/2009 to 13,000

Cash for Clunkers

$ 7,000 tax break for first time home buyers

Froze Federal Wages

Gas Prices down

American Dollar is getting stronger and stronger

Tax breaks for home energy improvements - Insulation & Solar

Created less American oil dependancy in over 40 years


Anonymous said...

Remember when Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said the move from a primary to a general-election campaign is “like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all over again”? With the conclusion of the convention, the Romney campaign has moved into full-blown general-election mode, and the candidate’s health care comments are part of that — an appeal to independent and undecided voters, for whom insurance coverage for 20-somethings and sick people is a popular policy idea.

Anonymous said...

Romney and Ryan constantly harrass Obama for not having a plan. First of all, Obama has been as specific as possible with several detailed explanations. But Romney, who has repeatedly said he would eliminate Obamacare "on the first day" is now backing down on Obama care this weekend and both he and Ryan have repeatedly failed to present detailed plans, especially what tax loopholes for rich people they would eliminate. And, don't forget thos hidden tax returns. Flip-flopping again and evading details about any plans. This shows you just how unfit they are to lead this country.

Anonymous said...

Gov. Romney is spouting nonsense when he says "... One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. Two is to assure that the marketplace allows for individuals to have policies that cover their family up to whatever age they might like."

One - There was nothing stopping health insurance companies from covering pre-existing conditions with affordable, not gouging, premiums.

Two - There as nothing stopping health insurance companies from offering extended age coverage for children on individual or group policies.

Except greed. The business model of the health insurers is to slice up the pool of potential insured into smaller and smaller groups, each of which require additional program managers and staff that result in health insurers spending 20% - 30% of the premiums to cover administrative costs while Medicare spends 3% to cover administrative costs (and does it using health insurance companies for most of the work).

Anonymous said...

Expand Absolutely, let's tally up attacks on US soil, shall we? I've only kept ones that were on US soil to keep it fair:

6/1/2009 - Little Rock, Marine Base - 1 death
9/12/2012 - Libya, US Embassy- 4
Total: 2 attacks, 5 deaths

9/11/2001 - NYC, PA, Pentagon - 2,998
6/14/2002 - Karachi, US Consulate - 12
12/6/2004 - Jeddah, US Consulate - 5
9/13/2006 - Damascus, US Embassy - 0
1/12/2007 - Athens, US Embassy - 0
7/13/2008 - Afghanistan, US military base - 24
8/18/2008 - Afghanistan, US military base - 0
9/16/2008 - Yemen, US Embassy - 20
Total: 8 attacks, 3059 deaths

Under Bush's watch, you had a 61,180% greater chance of being killed by a terrorist. Even if you ignore 9/11 (and really, who would do that?), you had a 1,220% greater chance of being killed by a terrorist under Bush's watch.

Who's been more effective on the "war on terror"?