Do you need a reason to vote again for President Obama?

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  1. Luddly Neddite

    Luddly Neddite Diamond Member

    Sep 14, 2011
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    Well, here's 218 of them ...

    There are some really big and important accomplishments in this list. Happy Reading and Pass It On -

    Extended child tax credits and marriage-penalty fixes
    Created an Advanced Manufacturing Fund to invest in peer-reviewed manufacturing processes
    Required economic justification for tax changes
    Implemented “Women Owned Business” contracting program
    Changed standards for determining broadband access
    Established a credit card bill of rights
    Expanded loan programs for small businesses
    Extended the Bush tax cuts for lower incomes
    Extended the 2007 Alternative Minimum Tax patch
    Closed the “doughnut hole” in Medicare prescription drug plan
    Expanded the Senior Corps volunteer program
    Required insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions
    Gave tax credits to those who need help to pay health premiums
    Required large employers to contribute to a national health plan
    Required children to have health insurance coverage
    Expanded eligibility for Medicaid
    Expanded eligibility for State Children’s Health Insurance Fund (SCHIP)
    Required health plans to disclose how much of the premium goes to patient care
    Established an independent health institute to provide accurate and objective information
    In non-competitive markets, forced insurers to pay out a reasonable share of their premiums for patient care
    Eliminated the higher subsidies to Medicare Advantage plans
    Expanded funding to train primary care providers and public health practitioners
    Increased funding to expand community based prevention programs
    Reinstated executive order to hire an additional 100,000 federal employees with disabilities within five years.
    Increased the Veterans Administration budget to recruit and retain more mental health professionals
    Expanded the Veterans Administration’s number of “centers of excellence” in specialty care
    Appointed a special adviser to the president on violence against women
    Fully funded the Violence Against Women Act
    Directed military leaders to end war in Iraq
    Began removing combat brigades from Iraq
    Created a military families advisory board
    Ended the abuse of supplemental budgets for war
    Made U.S. military aid to Pakistan conditional on anti-terror efforts
    Opened “America Houses” in Islamic cities around the globe
    Allocated Homeland Security funding according to risk
    Created a real National Infrastructure Protection Plan
    Increased funding for local emergency planning
    Extended monitoring and verification provisions of the START I Treaty
    Appointed a White House Coordinator for Nuclear Security
    Initiated a grant and training program for law enforcement to deter cyber crime
    Improved relations with Turkey, and its relations with Iraqi Kurds
    Launched an international Add Value to Agriculture Initiative (AVTA)
    Created a rapid response fund for emerging democracies
    Granted Americans unrestricted rights to visit family and send money to Cuba
    Restored funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne/JAG) program
    Established an Energy Partnership for the Americas
    Expanded the Nurse-Family Partnership to all low-income, first-time mothers
    Required new hires to sign a form affirming their hiring was not due to political affiliation or contributions.
    Provided affordable, high-quality child care
    Recruited math and science degree graduates to the teaching profession
    Reduced subsidies to private student lenders and protect student borrowers
    Encouraged water-conservation efforts in the West
    Increased funding for national parks and forests
    Increased funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund
    Encouraged farmers to use more renewable energy and be more energy efficient
    Expanded Pell grants for low-income students
    Pursued a wildfire management plan
    Removed more brush, small trees and vegetation that fuel wildfires
    Expanded access to places to hunt and fish
    Pushed for enactment of Matthew Shepard Act, which expands hate crime law to include sexual orientation and other factors
    Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy
    Restored funding to the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
    Reformed mandatory minimum sentences
    Created a White House Office on Urban Policy
    Fully funded the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
    Established program to convert manufacturing centers into clean technology leaders
    Established ‘Promise Neighborhoods’ for areas of concentrated poverty
    Worked toward deploying a global climate change research and monitoring system
    Funded a major expansion of AmeriCorps
    Created a Social Investment Fund Network
    Bolstered the military’s ability to speak different languages
    Appointed the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer
    Provided grants to early-career researchers
    Worked to overturn Ledbetter vs. Goodyear
    Created a national declassification center
    Appointed an American Indian policy adviser
    Created new financial regulations
    Increased funding for land-grant colleges
    Banned lobbyist gifts to executive employees
    Signed a “universal” health care bill
    Created new criminal penalties for mortgage fraud
    Required 10 percent renewable energy by 2012
    Released oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve
    Raised fuel economy standards
    Invested in all types of alternative energy
    Enacted tax credit for consumers for plug-in hybrid cars
    Asked people and businesses to conserve electricity
    Required more energy-efficient appliances
    Created a ‘Green Vet Initiative’ to promote environmental jobs for veterans
    Created job training programs for clean technologies
    Required states to provide incentives for utilities to reduce energy consumption
    Supported high-speed rail
    Supported airline service in small towns
    Invested in public transportation
    Equalized tax breaks for driving and public transit
    Considered “smart growth” in transportation funding
    Shared environmental technology with other countries
    Doubled federal spending for research on clean fuels
    Provided grants to encourage energy-efficient building codes
    Increased funding for the Environmental Protection Agency
    Raised the small business investment expensing limit to $250,000 through the end of 2009
    Extended unemployment insurance benefits and
    temporarily suspend taxes on these benefits
    Supported network neutrality on the Internet
    Reversed restrictions on stem cell research
    Killed Osama bin Laden
    Doubled funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a program that encourages manufacturing efficiency
    Included environmental and labor standards in trade agreements
    Created an international tax haven watch list
    Made permanent the Research & Development tax credit
    Required automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans
    Required automatic enrollment in IRA plans
    Created a consumer-friendly credit card rating system
    Created a $60 billion bank to fund roads and bridges
    Required full disclosure of company pension investments to employees
    Provided easy-to-understand comparisons of the Medicare prescription drug plans
    Invested in electronic health information systems
    Phased in requirements for health information technology
    Required that health plans utilize disease management programs
    Required providers to report measures of health care costs and quality
    Held hospitals and health plans accountable for disparities in care
    Implemented and funded proven health intervention programs
    Prevented drug companies from blocking generic drugs
    Allowed Medicare to negotiate for cheaper drug prices
    Worked with schools to create more healthful environments for children
    Improved recruitment of public health workers
    Mandated insurance coverage of autism treatment
    Fully funded the Combating Autism Act and Federal Autism Research Initiatives
    Doubled federal funding for cancer research
    Increased participation in cancer-related clinical trials
    Fully funded the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    Set a national goal to provide re-screening for all 2-year-olds for developmental disorders
    Commissioned a study on students with disabilities and their transition to jobs or higher education
    Set goals and timetables for implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act
    Created a best practices list for private businesses in accommodating workers with disabilities
    Launched educational initiative for employers on tax benefits of hiring employees with disabilities
    Reduced the threshold for the Family and Medical Leave Act from companies with 50 employees to companies with 25 employees
    Provided a $1.5 billion fund to help states launch programs for paid family and medical leave
    Required employers to provide seven paid sick days per year
    Streamlined the Social Security disability approval process
    Expanded Veterans Centers in rural areas
    Established standards of care for traumatic brain injury treatment
    Made the Veterans Administration a national leader in health reform
    Reduced the Veterans Benefits Administration claims backlog
    Instituted electronic record-keeping for the Veterans Benefits Administration
    Expanded housing vouchers program for homeless veterans
    Launched a supportive services-housing program for veterans to prevent homelessness
    Expanded the Family Medical Leave Act to include leave for domestic violence or sexual assault
    Fully funded debt cancellation for heavily indebted poor countries
    Created a fund for international small and medium enterprises (SME)
    Launched robust diplomatic effort with Iraq and its neighbors
    Provided $30 billion over 10 years to Israel
    Limited Guard and Reserve deployments to one year for every six years
    Ended the “Stop-Loss” program of forcing troops to stay in service beyond their expected commitments
    Fully and properly equipped troops
    Created a Civilian Assistance Corps that would organize private sector professionals to help in times of need
    Included humanitarian international missions in long-term budgeting
    Reviewed weapons programs
    Modernized ships and invested more in small vessels
    Set standards for when the government should hire defense contractors
    Restored the government’s ability to manage contracts by rebuilding our contract officer corps
    Created a system of incentives and penalties for defense contracts
    Establish a Global Education Fund
    Strengthened the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) aimed at stopping spread of weapons of mass destruction
    Organized successful Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in 2010
    Expanded federal bioforensics program for tracking biological weapons
    Developed a comprehensive cyber security and response strategy
    Mandated standards for securing personal data
    Required companies to disclose personal information data breaches
    Worked to persuade the European Union to end credit guarantees to Iran
    Seek to negotiate a political agreement on Cyprus
    Restructured and streamlined USAID
    Increased the size of the foreign service
    Urged China to stop manipulation of its currency value
    Pressed China to end its support for regimes in Sudan, Burma, Iran and Zimbabwe
    Created a public “Contracts and Influence” database
    Required Cabinet officials to host Internet town hall meetings
    Conducted regulatory agency business in public
    Promoted more pre-school education
    Expanded Early Head Start and Head Start
    Reformed No Child Left Behind
    Doubled funding for Federal Charter School Program and require more accountability
    Addressed the dropout crisis by giving schools incentives for more dropout prevention
    Created Teacher Residency Programs that will send teachers to high-need schools
    Expanded teacher mentoring programs and provide incentives for more planning time
    Promoted innovative ways to reward good teachers
    Simplified the application process for financial aid
    Increased the number of high school students taking college-level courses
    Created incentives for tree planting and promote carbon sequestration
    Improved water quality
    Regulated pollution from major livestock operations
    Strengthened federal environmental justice programs
    Increased funding for organic and sustainable agriculture
    Partnered with landowners to conserve private lands
    Created a community college partnership program
    Increased funding for programs that conserve lands and habitat for select species such as the Osceola turkey
    Supported wetlands protection
    Promoted economic development in Mexico
    Supported repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
    Vigorously pursued hate crimes and civil rights abuses
    Signed the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act into law
    Supported regional innovation clusters
    Helped low-income areas get phone and Internet service
    Created a Homeowner Obligation Made Explicit (HOME) score for mortgage comparisons
    Increased the supply of affordable housing throughout metropolitan regions
    Invested in transitional jobs and career pathway programs
    Fully funded the COPS program
    Improved emergency response plans
    Capped interest rates on payday loans and improve disclosure
    Expanded public/private partnerships between schools and arts organizations
    Improved climate change data records
    Supported improved weather prediction program
    Offered prizes for advances in consumer technology
    Encouraged contests and programs to interest students in science
    Increased research opportunities for college students
    Strengthened the levees in New Orleans
    Directed revenues from offshore oil and gas drilling to increased coastal hurricane protection
    Shook loose federal money for rebuilding the Gulf Coast
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  2. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman Senior Member

    May 4, 2010
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    22 "points"!!!!!

  3. hortysir

    hortysir In Memorial of 47

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    Spent a shitload of money and expanded government regulations

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  4. TruthSeeker56

    TruthSeeker56 Silver Member

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    I printed your list of 218 piles of bullshit, and I'm going to use it as emergency toilet paper, after the Obamaconomy collapses.

  5. Dot Com

    Dot Com Nullius in verba Supporting Member

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    Add to this the fact that the "party of Lincoln" DEFINITELY doesn't have any contenders (people I would consider voting for) in the upcoming election :(


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  6. WillowTree

    WillowTree Diamond Member

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    Fifty dollar light bulbs coming soon to a neighborhood near you!

    yay team.
  7. TakeAStepBack

    TakeAStepBack Gold Member

    Mar 29, 2011
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    In other words, more government spending, less civil liberties, massive debt and higher prices!

    Thanks. I knew I was looking for a reason to fucking leave the country before the federal government turns despot.
  8. Defiant1

    Defiant1 Gold Member

    Mar 23, 2010
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    Only if I had contracted some dreaded liberal mental disease, but then my conservative friends have standing orders to put me down before I could get to a ballot box.
  9. Full-Auto

    Full-Auto Senior Member

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    The most corrupt administration in my lifetime. This Chicago thug makes Nixon look like a school boy.

    I dont need liberty I need a government check GO BIMBO.....
  10. hortysir

    hortysir In Memorial of 47

    Apr 30, 2010
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    Spent $2,000 on 'em last month and realized a $1,000 savings over last month already.

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