Of THese 90 So-call Accomplishments.

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    How many benefit you?




    Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
    Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
    Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
    Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
    Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
    Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
    Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier's family
    The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
    Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
    Limits on lobbyist's access to the White House
    Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
    Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
    Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren't even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
    Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
    Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
    New federal funding for science and research labs
    States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
    Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
    Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
    New funds for school construction
    The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
    US Auto industry rescue plan
    Housing rescue plan
    $789 billion economic stimulus plan
    The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
    US financial and banking rescue plan
    The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
    Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
    Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
    The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010
    Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
    Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
    Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
    Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
    Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
    US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
    Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
    Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
    Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
    Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
    Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
    Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
    Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
    Expanding vaccination programs
    Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
    Closed offshore tax safe havens
    Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
    Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
    Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry's predatory practices
    Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
    Lower drug costs for seniors
    Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
    Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
    Improved housing for military personnel
    Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
    Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
    Increasing student loans
    Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
    Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
    Established a new cyber security office
    Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.
    Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
    Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
    Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
    Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
    Improving benefits for veterans
    Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration
    Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
    The FDA is now regulating tobacco
    Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules
    Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports
    Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons
    Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive
    Making more loans available to small businesses
    Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare
    Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
    Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
    Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000
    Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
    Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan
    Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
    New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans
    Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
    Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters
    Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket
    Held first Seder in White House
    Attempting to reform the nation's healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured
    Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
    Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
    Has announced his intention to push for education reform


    Daily Kos: 90 Accomplishments of Pres. Obama Which The Media Fails to Report....
     
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    Ah, yes....how socialist it'd be, to ask:

    How many benefit AMERICA?

    :rolleyes:
     
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    If your roof were leaking, would you spend the time and money redoing your bathroom?
     
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    It's the economy stupid!!!
    Right, most percieve the economy to be in the shitter right now. That matters more than the facts.
    So, Obama's fate lies in the abiltiy for him to be able to say Reagan's line.
    Are you better off than you were 4 yrs ago in 12 when he runs.
    Today's poll says he won't want to use that, most people experienced in economics would say in 2 yrs time we'd be much better off. If we are not, then it's likely he doesn't deserve a second term.
    you betcha
     
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    The Republican party summed up perfectly by your question......"What's in it for me?"

    I'm pretty sure that's not the message our founding fathers wanted you to preach today when you drag their name through the mud touting the constitution and your "rights" and "personal freedom" at every turn.

    Real american patriots, "The hell with you, how does it benefit me?"
     
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    I agree that the OP question certainly asks that.

    But I dont agree that it is the general attitude of most of the people.

    ANd I will not speak for the GOP as they are a party of make believers. ANd I see the DEMS as a party of vote buyers.

    But people that think like me want government to do for ALL of the people or none of the people. We are sick of initiatives that are costing jobs, money and propserity in an effort to benefit just a few.
     
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    Most of the people? How do you know what most people want? Do you know most of the people? Chances are you know some people but unless you know somewhere around 180,000,000 people, you don't know most of the people.
     
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    I agree with part of this. I want equality for all people, which means equal access to all services including police protection, education, healthcare, etc...
     
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    Funny. When Obama and Pelosi say "the people want" you dont criticize.

    I go by all I have to go by. The polls.

    Most did not want the healthcare reform that was passed.
     
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    Everybody wants to live in the greatest country but nobody wants to pay for it.

    In other words, the better country clubs impose the higher dues on their members.
     

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