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October 10, 2012 at 11:50 PM

 

List of Obama’s Failures

barack obama list failureIt’s hard to think of a president that has been more of an Epic Failure than President Obama. Even Carter is glad this guy came along, so at least he knows he is no longer the worst president ever. Here is just a short list of Obama’s Failures:

  1. Hawaii is in Asia
  2. Passing on the keystone pipeline.
  3. Touts a Green Energy Company as exemplary that fails a year later.
  4. Using the Gulf Oil Spill to promote Green Energy – instead of cleaning it up.
  5. Thinking the Tea Party is a passing fad – or that they are racists.
  6. Pulling out of Iraq with no clear victory over insurgent forces.
  7. Trying to re-write history through speeches – with inaccurate information (i.e. Statue of Liberty)
  8. Getting a Nobel Prize for being the most ineffective President in the history of the United States, though some say it was for his pigment.
  9. Putting all legislation on the Internet for five days before it comes to a vote.
  10. Returning the bust of Churchill to the Brits.
  11. Giving a collection of DVDs to the British PM.
  12. Denying the notion of American Exceptionalism.
  13. Promising to close Gitmo — failing to do so.
  14. Securing the Olympics for Chicago in 2016.
  15. Naming numerous Communists/Socialists/Progressives to his various Czar positions and then watching them scurry for cover when Beck begins to call them out, forcing them to resign.
  16. Government races for NJ, VA and the Senate Seat in Mass.
  17. The midterm elections, which Obama himself called a shellacking.
  18. Prediction that stimulus would ensure that unemployment doesn’t exceed 8%.
  19. Bowing to just about everybody.
  20. Proposing amnesty for illegal aliens to increase the population of voters for Democrat elections.
  21. He said, I have visited 57 states. Now there is just 1 left to visit.
  22. Obama to Medvedev…give me space I will have more flexibility after my election.

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  • blondekosmic15
    October 11, 2012 at 1:38 AM

    Obama's failures deeply concern me as they do millions of Americans. # 6 a primary concern for me. I was in high school when the Vietnam war was taking place. My older brother almost lost his life in Nam. I have friends who died or were seriously wounded in Vietnam. I despise war! Unfortunately, sometimes conflict is a necessary evil. My point....Barack Obama espoused no foreign policy experience nor understanding of strategic planning in terms of winning a war or when to pull out. No clear victory over the enemy. I remember the bloody devastation which transpired when American troops departed from Vietnam. The Viet Cong were emboldened and the Khmer Rouge came in and literally slaughtered the innocent Vietnamese, including women & children. 1000's of them. The Killing Fields! Any Vietnamese who helped American soldiers were brutally tortured and killed. Obama shunned the advice of Commanders in the field and ignored the possibility of this happening. Premature departure is always a concern esp when many lives and instability are @ stake. I pay close attn. to terrorist sites, the voices of military experts and terrorist analysts. Ayman al-Zawahiri { new leader of Al-Qaeda, right arm man to bin Laden when he was alive } seeks to dominate Iraq as soon as our troops departed. Iran is training insurgents and providing weapons. Russia is lending a hand also. Al-Zawahiri stated, Iraq is a central area in this region, a strategic point to work from to control the Middle East. I listened to a report today, more than 200 Iraqi ppl have been murdered by Al-Qaeda forces during the month of Sept. The violence will increase. To contemplate what the terrorists will do to innocent Iraqis who befriended and helped our Americans soldiers & allied forces is beyond disturbing! Obama boasts Osama bin Laden is dead, Al-Qaeda is on it's way out! Is he living in the same world we are!?

    6. Pulling out of Iraq with no clear victory over insurgent forces.

  • blondekosmic15
    October 11, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    Return of Al-Qaeda....

    http://www.hannity.com/videos?uri=channels/400391/1700323

      

    CBS' Lara Logan Slams Obama Admin For Pushing "Major Lie" That Taliban Is Weakened

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/10/10/cbs_lara_logan_slams_obama_admin_for_pushing_major_lie_that_taliban_is_weakened.html

    Lara Logan....one drone strike away from oblivion is a lie! Lies coming from Washington claiming Al-Qaeda & the Taliban are weakened!

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/1889972016001/one-reporters-stunning-indictment-of-the-obama-doctrine/

  • 143myboys9496
    October 11, 2012 at 9:36 AM

     I agree. My dad is a veteran, didn't serve in a war, but served. His brother was in Vietnam,(or maybe Korea..I'm brain farting at the moment). According to my parents, he WATCHED little children get killed and had to kill kids because they were wired with bombs.

    I was too little to remember him before his time there, and according to my mother, my uncle was "never the same".

    My uncle died in September. (middle of 3 brothers, my dad's the oldest). He had MULTIPLE medical issues all related to agent orange. According to my uncle's wife, toward the end you couldn't even touch his feet that it would send him into the ceiling, writhing in pain. His liver was shot (not that drinking helped, but drinking helped him cope, unfortunately). According to my father, and other uncle the one that passed was a medical mess...

    I'm against war, but also agree with you that sometimes it becomes a necessary evil.

    But you canNOT, as Obama did, just pick up your marbles from war and go home. Not ever, but especially in a country that was dictated to for years, and the various religous sects cannot get along. It's a recipe for disaster.

  • dilateyourmind
    October 11, 2012 at 10:51 AM

     While I agree with some, ESPECIALLY number 4,2,13,20.

    A person can not fail because someone  else chose to award him the Nobel.

    Juding on his gifts to a PM? LOL is this better? He was given a fur-trimmed brown leather bomber jacket by George W. Bush during his first trip to America in the summer of 2007.

    Bush did a stimulas. What is the difference?

     Bowing to just about everybody? I actually voted for him so you would NOT be the RETALIATE type.

    Securing Olympics for 2016? That is always a crap shoot.

     IT IS UNFORTUNATE rEPUBS CAN'T STICK TO the legite stuff.  When you throw in the extra BS, it nulllifies your whole point.



  • JonJon
    by JonJon
    October 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    I'm sure you didn't create this list yourself; where did you get it?

    I wonder why you guys keep believing you can post any tripe you like without backing it up.

    Here's my list of the President's successes with links to verify:


    What follows is a PARTIAL list of Obama’s accomplishments so far. Unlike many such lists, there is a link to a citation supporting every single one.

    Legislative Prowess

    Despite the characterizations of some, Obama’s success rate in winning congressional votes on issues was an unprecedented 96.7% for his first year in office.  Though he is often cited as superior to Obama, President Lyndon Johnson’s success rate in 1965 was only 93%.   http://n.pr/i3d7cY

    Fiscal Responsibility

    Within days after taking office, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse.   http://1.usa.gov/dUvbu5

    Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money.   http://n.pr/hcgBn1

    On his first full day, he froze White House salaries.  http://on.msnbc.com/ewJUIx

    He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending. http://www.cio.gov

    He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons systems, and also signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop waste, fraud and abuse in the defense procurement and contracting system.  http://bit.ly/hOw1t1     http://bit.ly/fz8GAd

    Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.  http://bit.ly/hwKhKa

    Improving the Economy, Preventing Depression

    He pushed through and signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as “the stimulus package,” despite the fact that not one Republican voted for that bill. In addition, he launched recovery.gov, so that taxpayers could track spending from the Act.   http://1.usa.gov/ibiFSs   http://1.usa.gov/e3BJMk

    In his first year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act created and sustained 2.1 million jobs and stimulated the economy 3.5%.  http://reut.rs/i46CEE

    He completed the massive TARP financial and banking rescue plan, and recovered virtually all of its costs.   http://1.usa.gov/eA5jVS   http://bit.ly/eCNrD6

    He created the Making Home Affordable home refinancing plan.  http://1.usa.gov/goy6zl

    He oversaw the creation of more jobs in 2010 alone than Bush did in eight years. http://bit.ly/hrrnjY

    He oversaw a bailout of General Motors that saved at least 1.4 million jobs, and put pressure on the company to change its practices, resulting in GM returning to its place as the top car company in the world.  http://lat.ms/zIJuQx

    He also doubled funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership which is designed to improve manufacturing efficiency.  http://bit.ly/eYD4nf

    He signed the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act giving  the federal government more tools to investigate and prosecute fraud in every corner of the financial system. It also created a bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to investigate the financial fraud that led to the economic meltdown.  http://abcn.ws/g18Fe7

    He signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which was designed to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive credit card practices.  http://1.usa.gov/gIaNcS

    He increased infrastructure spending after years of neglect. http://bit.ly/f77aOw

    He  signed the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, expanding on the Making Home Affordable Program to help millions of Americans avoid preventable foreclosures. The bill also provided $2.2 billion to help combat homelessness, and to stabilize the housing market.  http://bit.ly/eEpLFn

    Through the Worker, Home Ownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, he and Congressional Democrats provided tax credits to first-time home buyers, which helped the U.S. housing market recovery.   http://bit.ly/dZgXXw   http://bit.ly/gORYfL

    He initiated a $15 billion plan designed to encourage increased lending to small businesses.
    http://1.usa.gov/eu0u0b

    He created business.gov, which allows for online collaboration between small businesses and experts re managing a business. (The program has since merged with SBA.gov.)   http://www.business.gov

    He played a lead role in getting the G-20 Summit to commit to a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis.   http://nyti.ms/gHlgp5

    He took steps to improve minority access to capital. http://bit.ly/f9xVE7

    He created a $60 billion bank to fund infrastructure improvements such as roads and bridges. http://bit.ly/e1SSaQ

    He implemented an auto industry rescue plan, and saved as many as 1 million jobs.  http://bit.ly/ibhpxr   Many are of the opinion that he saved the entire auto industry, and even the economy of the entire Midwest. http://bit.ly/gj7mt5

    Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he saved at least 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors that would have otherwise been lost.   http://1.usa.gov/ez30Dc

    He dismantled the Minerals Management Service, thereby moving forward to cut ties between energy companies and the government. http://nyti.ms/bw1MLu

    Provided funding to states and the Department of Homeland Security to save thousands of police and firefighter jobs from being cut during the recession.  http://bit.ly/g0IKWR

    He used recovered TARP money to fund programs at local housing finance agencies in California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Michigan.   http://on.msnbc.com/i1i8eV

    Crafted an Executive order establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability to assist in financial education for all Americans. http://bit.ly/eyqsNE

    Wall Street Reforms and Consumer Protection

    Ordered 65 executives who took bailout money to cut their own pay until they paid back all bailout money.  http://huff.to/eAi9Qq

    He pushed through and got passed Dodd-Frank, one of the largest and most comprehensive Wall Street reforms since the Great Depression.  http://bit.ly/hWCPg0   http://bit.ly/geHpcD

    Dodd-Frank also included the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau http://1.usa.gov/j5onG

    He made it so that banks could no longer use YOUR money to invest in high-risk financial instruments that work against their own customers’ interests.  http://bit.ly/fnTayj

    He supported the concept of allowing stockholders to vote on executive compensation. http://bit.ly/fnTayj

    He wholly endorsed and supported the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 that would close offshore tax avoidance loopholes.  http://bit.ly/esOdfB    http://bit.ly/eG4DPM

    He made a deal with Swiss banks that permits the US government to gain access to the records of criminals and  tax evaders.  http://bit.ly/htfDgw

    He established a Consumer Protection Financial Bureau designed to protect consumers from financial sector excesses.  http://bit.ly/fnTayj

    He oversaw and then signed the most sweeping food safety legislation since the Great Depression.  http://thedc.com/gxkCtP 

    Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination

    He advocated for and signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which made it a federal crime to assault anyone based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. http://bit.ly/gsMSJ7

    He pushed through, signed and demanded the Pentagon enact a repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that forced soldiers to lie to fight for their country, and put our troops at risk by disqualifying many qualified soldiers from helping.  http://bit.ly/fdahuH http://bit.ly/mZV4Pz

    He appointed Kareem Dale as the first ever Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy.  http://1.usa.gov/fi5IY0

    Helped Congress pass and signed the Civil Rights History Act. http://bit.ly/th0JC8

    He extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.  http://1.usa.gov/g2RLCj

    He’s appointed more openly gay officials than anyone in history.  http://bit.ly/g1lA7D

    He issued a Presidential Memorandum reaffirming the rights of gay couples to make medical decisions for each other. http://1.usa.gov/aUueGT

    He established a White House Council on Women and Girls  http://1.usa.gov/rFfqMM

    He signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers. This was after the GOP blocked the bill in 2007. Only 5 Republican Senators voted for the bill.   http://bit.ly/fT3Cxg

    Wrote and signed an Executive Order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies evaluate the effect of their policies and programs on women and families.    http://bit.ly/e1puTk

    He expanded funding for the Violence Against Women Act. http://1.usa.gov/dSbI0x

    Under his watch, National Labor Relations Board has issued final rules that require all employers to prominently post employees’ rights where all employees or prospective employees can see it, including websites and intranets, beginning November 2011.  http://1.usa.gov/qu2EhQ

    Fighting Poverty

    He provided  a $20 billion increase for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps). http://nyti.ms/gfLqyM

    He signed an Executive Order that established the White House Office of Urban Affairs.  http://wapo.st/eWECA8

    Improved Foreign Relations and American Status Abroad

    He visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any previous president during his first six months in office.   http://bit.ly/hZycda

    As he promised, he gave a speech at a major Islamic forum in Cairo early in his administration. http://nyti.ms/dKvY4g 

    He did much to restore America’s reputation around the world as a global leader that does the “right thing” in world affairs, at least according to the rest of the planet.   http://bit.ly/h743y7  http://bit.ly/ho4TCr

    He re-established and reinforced our partnership with NATO and other allies on strategic international issues.  http://1.usa.gov/e7QuDj

    Closed a number of secret detention facilities. http://nyti.ms/rpUc9l

    He improved relations with Middle East countries by appointing special envoys. http://1.usa.gov/tiGAGe

    He pushed for military to emphasize development of foreign language skills. http://bit.ly/AxUCLV

    Offered $400 million to the people living in Gaza, called on both Israel and the Palestinians to stop inciting violence. http://bit.ly/9axfWh

    He refused to give Israel the green light to attack Iran over their possible nuclear program. http://bit.ly/xVmSZK

    He worked to make donations to Haiti tax-deductible in 2009.  http://huff.to/6YkAVY

    He established a new U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.   http://1.usa.gov/eX28DP

    Issued Executive Order blocking interference and helping to stabilize Somalia.  http://1.usa.gov/hxdf8U

    He established new, more reasonable policies in our relations with Cuba, such as allowing Cuban-Americans to visit their families and send money to support them.  http://n.pr/hY3Kwa   http://nyti.ms/emQBde

    He ordered the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. It was Republicans (and a smattering of Democrats) who prevented him from following through.  http://bit.ly/eW6CVF

    Ordered a review of our detention and interrogation policy, and prohibited the use of torture, or what Bush called “enhanced interrogation.” He ordered interrogators to limit their actions to the Army Field manual.  http://bit.ly/g6MTuC

    He ordered all secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere to be closed.  http://bbc.in/h6N9ax

    He released the Bush torture memos.  http://bit.ly/hWJ5z0

    On his second day in office, he signed a detailed Executive Order that banned torture, reversed all  Bush torture policies, and put the United States in compliance with the Geneva Convention.  http://1.usa.gov/dL6Zve    http://nyti.ms/hzWWys

    In response to the emerging “Arab Spring,” he created a Rapid Response fund, to assist emerging democracies with foreign aid, debt relief, technical assistance and investment packages in order to show that the United States stands with them. http://bit.ly/zfmGv9

    Passed the Iran Sanctions Act, to prevent war, and to encourage Iran to give up their nuclear program. http://1.usa.gov/wLtNjb

    Ended the Iraq War. http://tgr.ph/ru0tyS

    He authorized and oversaw a secret mission by SEAL Team Six to rescue two hostages held by Somali pirates. http://bit.ly/y8c9Fz

    Better Approach to “Defense”

    Created a comprehensive new strategy for dealing with the international nuclear threat.  http://1.usa.gov/gDX1nE

    He authorized a $1.4 billion reduction in Star Wars program in 2010. http://1.usa.gov/gLFZl2

    He restarted nuclear nonproliferation talks and built up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols to where they had been before Bush.   http://lat.ms/gkcl3i

    He signed and pushed to ratification a new SALT Treaty.  http://bit.ly/f3JVtw

    Negotiated and signed a new START Treaty that will last until at least 2021.  http://1.usa.gov/cI1bC4

    Through the Defense Authorization Act, he reversed the Bush Administration and committed to no permanent military bases in Iraq.   http://bit.ly/hk73OJ

    He developed the first comprehensive strategy with regard to Afghanistan and Pakistan designed to facilitate the defeat of al Qaeda and the withdrawal of most troops, as well as the rebuilding of Afghanistan. http://wapo.st/ee4Xcs

    He returned our focus to Afghanistan, stabilized the country, and began the process of withdrawing our troops. http://bit.ly/lNXUna

    Fulfilled campaign promise and ended our involvement in Iraq, and will complete full troop withdrawal before Christmas 2011. http://onforb.es/nTUk4Z

    He took steps to severely weaken al Qaeda and limited their ability to terrorize the world.  http://yhoo.it/n5lXs6

    He negotiated and signed a nuclear nonproliferation treaty with India. http://1.usa.gov/aHp0Cn

    He took decisive action to use NATO to limit the slaughter of innocents in Libya, so that the Libyan people could topple a despotic government and determine their own fate.  http://aje.me/qAh4Sj


  • JonJon
    by JonJon
    October 11, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Things the President has done, Part 2:


    Treating  Soldiers and Veterans with Respect

    He made sure that families of fallen soldiers could be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB, by providing funding for it.  He also ended the media blackout on coverage of the return of fallen soldiers.http://nyti.ms/glqN66   http://bbc.in/gWSSkA

    He funded Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an extra $1.4 billion to improve veterans’ services. http://1.usa.gov/huhqfo

    He provided the troops with better body armor.  http://bit.ly/hzSv2h

    Created the Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record program for military personnel, in order  to improve the quality of their medical care.  http://1.usa.gov/f4yaxW

    He put an end to the Bush-era stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan beyond their enlistment date. (personal note: my son will be in harm’s way for six fewer months with Obama as president, so you know I love this one). http://nyti.ms/e2YQ7Q

    He supported and signed the Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act, which made more money available to enable better medical care for veterans.  http://1.usa.gov/fN4ur1

    He ushered through the largest spending increase in 30 years for the Department of Veterans Affairs for improved medical facilities, and to assist states in acquiring or constructing state nursing homes and extended care facilities.     http://1.usa.gov/gY8O3x

    He created the Green Vet Initiative, which provided special funding to the Labor Department to provide veterans with training in green jobs.  http://bit.ly/epwUQY

    He oversaw a $4.6 billion expansion of the Veterans Administration budget to pay for more mental health professionals.  http://bit.ly/gjzTxX

    Education

    He has repeatedly increased funding for student financial aid, and at the same time cut the banks completely out of the process.   http://bit.ly/gYWd30   http://bit.ly/e9c7Dr   http://bit.ly/eEzTNq

    Completely reformed the student loan program, to make it possible for students to refinance at a lower rate.   http://nyti.ms/dMvHOt

    Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , he invested heavily in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education.   http://1.usa.gov/gGRIAr   This includes a major expansion of broadband availability in K-12 schools nationwide   http://bit.ly/fNDcj3 , as well as an expansion in school construction.  http://bit.ly/fYwNrV

    Also through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he put $5 billion into early education, including Head Start. http://1.usa.gov/tzT2Rr

    Signed the Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as GI Bill 2.0 http://bit.ly/hPhG7J 

    He oversaw expansion of the Pell Grants program, to expand opportunity for low-income students to go to college.  http://bit.ly/hI6tXz

    He passed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which provided an extra $12.2 billion in funds.  http://1.usa.gov/dQvtUe 

    Greater Transparency and Better Government

    He signed an order banning gifts from lobbyists to anyone in the Executive Branch. http://bit.ly/fsBACN

    He signed an order banning anyone from working in an agency they had lobbied in previous years. He also put strict limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House.   http://nyti.ms/gOrznV

    He held the first-ever first online town hall from the White House, and took questions from the public. http://bit.ly/gVNSgX

    The Obama White House became the first to stream every White House event, live. http://1.usa.gov/kAgOP5

    He established a central portal for Americans to find service opportunities.  http://www.serve.gov

    He provided the first voluntary disclosure of the White House Visitors Log in history. http://1.usa.gov/hQ7ttV

    He crafted an Executive Order on Presidential Records, which restored the 30-day time frame for former presidents to review records, and eliminated the right for the vice president or family members of former presidents to do the reviews. This will provide the public with greater access to historic  White House documents, and severely curtails the ability to use executive privilege to shield them.
    http://1.usa.gov/gUetLb

    He improved aspects of the Freedom of Information Act, and issued new guidelines to make FOIA more open and transparent in the processing of FOIA requests.   http://1.usa.gov/gjrnp2

    National Safety and Security

    He’s restored federal agencies such as FEMA to the point that they have been able to manage a huge number of natural  disasters successfully.   http://bit.ly/h8Xj7z

    Authorized Navy SEALS to successfully secure the release of a US captain held by Somali pirates and increased patrols off the Somali coast. http://nyti.ms/efBO7B

    Has repeatedly beefed up border security http://bit.ly/mMYB4i

    Ordered and oversaw the Navy SEALS operation that killed Osama bin Laden. http://bit.ly/jChpgw

    Science, Technology and Health Care

    He created a Presidential Memorandum to restore scientific integrity in government decision-making.
    http://1.usa.gov/g2SDuw

    Opened up the process for fast-tracking patent approval for green energy projects.  http://bit.ly/j0KV2U

    He eliminated the Bush-era restrictions on embryonic stem cell research. He also provided increased federal support for biomedical and stem cell research.   http://bit.ly/h36SSO    http://ti.me/edezge

    Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he committed more federal funding, about $18 billion, to support non-defense science and research labs.  http://nyti.ms/fTs9t7

    He signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first comprehensive attempt to improve the lives of Americans living with paralysis.  http://bit.ly/fOi2rb

    He expanded the Nurse-Family Partnership program, which provides home visits by trained registered nurses to low-income expectant mothers and their families, to cover more first-time mothers. http://bit.ly/jRRRJc

    His EPA reversed research ethics standards which allowed humans to be used as “guinea pigs” in tests of the effects of chemicals, to comply with numerous codes of medical ethics.  http://bit.ly/bKgqdS

    Conducted a cyberspace policy review.   http://1.usa.gov/gmbdvC

    Provided financial support for private sector space programs. http://bit.ly/fn8ucr

    He oversaw enhanced earth mapping, to provide valuable data for agricultural, educational, scientific, and government use.   http://bit.ly/dNTRyP

    He ushered through a bill that authorized the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco products.  http://on.msnbc.com/fiKViB As a result,  the FDA has Ordered Tobacco Companies to Disclose Cigarette Ingredients and banned sale of cigarettes falsely labeled as “light.”

    Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he provided $500 million for Health Professions Training Programs.  http://bit.ly/ecQSgA

    He also increased funding for community-based prevention programs.  http://bit.ly/frMPG3

    He oversaw a 50% decrease in cost of prescription drugs for seniors. http://bit.ly/e5b1iq    http://1.usa.gov/fVNkt9

    He eliminated the Bush-era practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug companies on price. http://bit.ly/fOkG5b

    Two weeks after taking office, he signed the Children’s Health Insurance Re-authorization Act, which increased the number of children covered by health insurance by 4 million.   http://bit.ly/fDEzGv

    He held a quick press conference, and urged Congress to investigate Anthem Blue Cross for raising premiums 39% without explanation. Rep. Waxman responded by launching a probe, and Anthem Blue Cross put the increase on hold for two months.    http://yhoo.it/e8Tj9C

    Ushered through and signed the Affordable Health Care Act, which expanded health insurance coverage to 30 million more people,  and ended many common insurance company practices that are often detrimental  to those with coverage.  He also established  http://www.healthcare.gov/

    Through the Affordable Health Care Act, he allowed children to be covered under their parents’ policy until they turned 26.  http://nyti.ms/fNB26V

    Through the Affordable Health Care Act, he provided tax breaks to allow 3.5 million small business to provide health insurance to their employees, and 29 million people will receive tax breaks to help them afford health insurance.  http://nyti.ms/fNB26V

    Through the Affordable Health Care Act, he expanded Medicaid to those making up to 133% of the federal poverty level. http://nyti.ms/ekMWpo

    Through the Affordable Health Care Act, health insurance companies now have to disclose how much of your premium actually goes to pay for patient care.  http://nyti.ms/fNB26V

    Provisions in the Affordable Health Care Act have already resulted in Medicare costs actually declining slightly this fiscal year, for the first time in many years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Last year’s increase was 4%. Compare that to the average 12% annual inflation rate during the previous 40 years. http://1.usa.gov/oMxpTh

    Strengthening the Middle Class and Families

    He worked to provide affordable, high-quality child care to working families.   http://bit.ly/fNfidS

    He cracked down on companies that were previously denying sick pay, vacation and health insurance, and Social Security and Medicare tax payments through abuse of the employee classification of independent contractor.   http://nyti.ms/fOGLcj

    Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , he cut taxes for 95% of America’s working families.   http://bit.ly/eSEI4F

    Under Obama, tax rates for average working families are the lowest they’ve been since 1950.  http://bit.ly/f74pD8

    He extended and fully funded the patch for the Alternative Minimum Tax for 10 years. http://bit.ly/eFeSdP

    He extended discounted COBRA health coverage for the unemployed from 9 months to 15 months, and he’s extended unemployment benefits several times.  http://aol.it/evtVxD   http://nyti.ms/emrqKJ    http://bit.ly/hOtIpg    http://bit.ly/fTT7kz

    Environment and Energy

    He fast-tracked regulations to allow states to enact federal fuel efficiency standards that were above federal standards.    http://nyti.ms/e8e94x

    He fast-tracked increased fuel economy standards for vehicles beginning with the 2011 model year. It was the first time such standards had been increased in a decade.   http://politi.co/hiaPKM

    He oversaw the establishment of an Energy Partnership for the Americas, which creates more markets for American-made biofuels and green energy technologies. http://bit.ly/lZp73y

    His EPA reversed a Bush-era decision to allow the largest mountaintop removal project in US history.  http://bit.ly/lP3yEL

    He ordered the Department of Energy to implement more aggressive efficiency standards for common household appliances.    http://1.usa.gov/g3MTbu

    He ordered energy plants to prepare to produce at least 15% of all energy through renewable resources like wind and solar, by 2021. http://reut.rs/fV155p  (As you can see, Republicans are trying hard to kill it.)

    He oversaw the creation of an initiative that converts old factories and manufacturing centers into new clean technology centers. http://bit.ly/mjnq2R

    Bypassed Republican opposition in Congress and ordered EPA to begin regulating and measuring carbon emissions.   http://bit.ly/froaP5

    His EPA ruled that CO2 is a pollutant. http://bit.ly/iQTSNN

    He doubled federal spending on clean energy research. http://bit.ly/iN0sCE

    He pushed through a tax credit to help people buy plug-in hybrid cars. http://bit.ly/j8UP5Y

    He created a program to develop renewable energy projects on the waters of our Outer Continental Shelf that will produce electricity from wind, wave, and ocean currents.   http://1.usa.gov/fgfRWq

    He reengaged in the climate change and greenhouse gas emissions agreements talks, and even proposed one himself. He also addressed the U.N. Climate Change Conference, officially reversing the Bush-era stance that climate change was a “hoax.”  http://bit.ly/dX6Vj3  http://bit.ly/fE2PxK  http://nyti.ms/hfeqvv

    He fully supported the initial phase of the creation of a legally binding treaty to reduce mercury emissions worldwide.  http://bit.ly/eJ6QOO

    He required states to provide incentives to utilities to reduce their energy consumption. http://bit.ly/lBhk7P

    Following Bush’s eight year reign, he reengaged in a number of treaties and agreements designed to protect the Antarctic.  http://bit.ly/fzQUFO

    Created tax write-offs for purchases of hybrid automobiles, and later he and Democrats morphed that program into one that includes electric cars.   http://bit.ly/glCukV

    Mandated that federal government fleet purchases be for fuel-efficient American vehicles, and encouraged that federal agencies support experimental, fuel-efficient vehicles.   http://bit.ly/h5KZqy  http://1.usa.gov/fLWq5c    http://1.usa.gov/hmUSbk

    He oversaw and pushed through an amendment to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 authorizing advances from Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. http://1.usa.gov/yTRYVo

    He also actively tried to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to eliminate the liability limits for those companies responsible for large oil spills. http://nyti.ms/bxjDi3

    He initiated Criminal and Civil inquiries into the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. http://nyti.ms/bVuB7a

    Through his EPA, he asserted federal legal supremacy, and barred Texas from authorizing new refinery permits on its own. http://bit.ly/ww8eMd

    He strengthened the Endangered Species Act.  http://bit.ly/hscjsH

    His EPA improved boiler safety standards to improve air quality, and save 6500 lives per year.  http://bit.ly/jYH7nt

    Through the EPA, he took steps to severely limit the use of antibiotics in livestock feed, to increase their efficacy in humans. http://bit.ly/fBuWd2

    He increased funding for National Parks and Forests by 10%  http://bit.ly/fbJPjY

    He announced greatly improved commercial fuel efficiency standards. http://1.usa.gov/oQiC1K

    He announced the development of a huge increase in average fuel economy standards from 27.5mpg to 35.5mpg starting in 2016 and 54.5 starting in 2025   http://1.usa.gov/qtghsW

    Other Stuff

    He has expanded trade agreements to include stricter labor and environmental agreements such as NAFTA.  http://bit.ly/etznpY

    He oversaw funding of  the design of a new Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History, which is scheduled to open on the National Mall in 2015.  He protected the funding during the recent budget negotiations.   http://on.fb.me/fD0EVO    http://bit.ly/ff5Luv

    Oversaw and passed increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. http://bit.ly/dFb8qF

    He nominated Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic Justice in the court’s history, and the women represent only the third and fourth women to serve on the court, out of a total of 112 justices.   http://huff.to/eOChg6  http://bit.ly/i02wgP

    He appointed the most diverse Cabinet in history, including more women than any other incoming president.   http://bit.ly/dX6vNB

    He eliminated federal funding for abstinence-only education, and  he rescinded the global gag rule.  http://bit.ly/eCFAI1  http://bit.ly/f92drF

    He loosened the rules and allowed the 14 states that legalized medical marijuana to regulate themselves without federal interference.   http://huff.to/eQfa7j

    His FDA banned the use of antibiotics in livestock production. http://bit.ly/jUjLzo

    Ushered through and signed national service legislation, increasing funding for national service groups, including triple the size of the Americorps program.   http://bit.ly/idgQH5

    Read the original article at http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/what-has-obama-done-since-january-20-2009.htmlPrint Friendly

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/09/01/a-long-list-of-president-obamas-accomplishments-with-citations/

  • _Kissy_
    by _Kissy_
    October 11, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    Silly girl, They're wanting America to fail and pin it all on Obama because apparently they were in a coma from 00-08.

    Pointing out failures instead of success is what they have gotten good at.

    Quoting JonJon:

    Things the President has done, Part 2:



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