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    What Do Americans Think Of Obama's Performance As A President? - Forbes


    What Do Americans Think Of Obama's Performance As A President?

    Chris Weigl, Screenwriter and Political Consultant

    A friend of mine put together an awesome handwritten sign outlining why she’s voting for President Obama this year, I think it says almost everything you need to know:
    Many Americans take it for granted that President Obama has been one of the most effective Presidents since FDR. It’s important to remember just how bad things were when he took office and how much he’s accomplished since he’s been in office.

    We were hemorrhaging jobs when this President took office and now we’ve gone from 10% unemployment down to around 8.5%. If the recovery continues on this path, we’ll be back to around 5% unemployment by 2016.

    It’s not just about jobs though, President Obama has also worked to restore America’s image around the world. When President Bush was in office we were invading countries for no reason, now we’ve left Iraq and are in the process of leaving Afghanistan.

    In case you needed a few other examples of what President Obama has accomplished I put together a list below:

    1. Extended child tax credits and marriage-penalty fixes
    2. Created an Advanced Manufacturing Fund to invest in peer-reviewed manufacturing processes
    3. Required economic justification for tax changes
    4. Implemented “Women Owned Business” contracting program
    5. Changed standards for determining broadband access
    6. Established a credit card bill of rights
    7. Expanded loan programs for small businesses
    8. Extended the Bush tax cuts for lower incomes
    9. Extended the 2007 Alternative MinimumTax patch
    10. Closed the “doughnut hole” in Medicare prescription drug plan
    11. Expanded the Senior Corps volunteer program
    12. Required insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions
    13. Gave tax credits to those who need help to pay health premiums
    14. Required large employers to contribute to a national health plan
    15. Required children to have health insurance coverage
    16. Expanded eligibility for Medicaid
    17. Expanded eligibility for State Children’s Health Insurance Fund (SCHIP)
    18. Required health plans to disclose how much of the premium goes to patient care
    19. Established an independent health institute to provide accurate and objective information
    20. In non-competitive markets, forced insurers to pay out a reasonable share of their premiums for patient care
    21. Eliminated the higher subsidies to Medicare Advantage plans
    22. Expanded funding to train primary care providers and public health practitioners
    23. Increased funding to expand community based prevention programs
    24. Reinstated executive order to hire an additional 100,000 federal employees with disabilities within five years.
    25. Increased the Veterans Administration budget to recruit and retain more mental health professionals
    26. Expanded the Veterans Administration’s number of “centers of excellence” in specialty care
    27. Appointed a special adviser to the president on violence against women
    28. Fully funded the Violence Against Women Act
    29. Directed military leaders to end war in Iraq
    30. Began removing combat brigades from Iraq
    31. Created a military families advisory board
    32. Ended the abuse of supplemental budgets for war
    33. Made U.S. military aid to Pakistan conditional on anti-terror efforts
    34. Opened “America Houses” in Islamic cities around the globe
    35. Allocated Homeland Security funding according to risk
    36. Created a real National Infrastructure Protection Plan
    37. Increased funding for local emergency planning
    38. Extended monitoring and verification provisions of the START I Treaty
    39. Appointed a White House Coordinator for Nuclear Security
    40. Initiated a grant and training program for law enforcement to deter cyber crime
    41. Improved relations with Turkey, and its relations with Iraqi Kurds
    42. Launched an international Add Value to Agriculture Initiative (AVTA)
    43. Created a rapid response fund for emerging democracies
    44. Granted Americans unrestricted rights to visit family and send money to Cuba
    45. Restored funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne/JAG) program
    46. Established an Energy Partnership for the Americas
    47. Expanded the Nurse-Family Partnership to all low-income, first-time mothers
    48. Required new hires to sign a form affirming their hiring was not due to political affiliation or contributions.
    49. Provided affordable, high-quality child care
    50. Recruited math and science degree graduates to the teaching profession
    51. Reduced subsidies to private student lenders and protect student borrowers
    52. Encouraged water-conservation efforts in the West
    53. Increased funding for national parks and forests
    54. Increased funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund
    55. Encouraged farmers to use more renewable energy and be more energy efficient
    56. Expanded Pell grants for low-income students
    57. Pursued a wildfire management plan
    58. Removed more brush, small trees and vegetation that fuel wildfires
    59. Expanded access to places to hunt and fish
    60. Pushed for enactment of Matthew Shepard Act, which expands hate crime law to include sexual orientation and other factors
    61. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy
    62. Restored funding to the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
    63. Reformed mandatory minimum sentences
    64. Created a White House Office on Urban Policy
    65. Fully funded the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
    66. Established program to convert manufacturing centers into clean technology leaders
    67. Established ‘Promise Neighborhoods’ for areas of concentrated poverty
    68. Worked toward deploying a global climate change research and monitoring system
    69. Funded a major expansion of AmeriCorps
    70. Created a Social Investment Fund Network
    71. Bolstered the military’s ability to speak differentlanguages
    72. Appointed the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer
    73. Provided grants to early-career researchers
    74. Worked to overturn Ledbetter vs. Goodyear
    75. Created a national declassification center
    76. Appointed an American Indian policy adviser
    77. Created new financial regulations
    78. Increased funding for land-grant colleges
    79. Banned lobbyist gifts to executive employees
    80. Signed a “universal” health care bill
    81. Created new criminal penalties for mortgage fraud
    82. Required 10 percent renewable energy by 2012
    83. Released oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve
    84. Raised fuel economy standards
    85. Invested in all types of alternative energy
    86. Enacted tax credit for consumers for plug-in hybrid cars
    87. Asked people and businesses to conserve electricity
    88. Required more energy-efficient appliances
    89. Created a ‘Green Vet Initiative’ to promote environmental jobs for veterans
    90. Created job training programs for clean technologies
    91. Required states to provide incentives for utilities to reduce energy consumption
    92. Supported high-speed rail
    93. Supported airline service in small towns
    94. Invested in public transportation
    95. Equalized tax breaks for driving and public transit
    96. Considered “smart growth” in transportation funding
    97. Shared environmental technology with other countries
    98. Doubled federal spending for research on clean fuels
    99. Provided grants to encourage energy-efficient building codes
    100. Increased funding for the Environmental Protection Agency
    101. Raised the small business investment expensing limit to $250,000 through the end of 2009
    102. Extended unemployment insurance benefits and
    103. temporarily suspend taxes on these benefits
    104. Supported network neutrality on the Internet
    105. Reversed restrictions on stem cell research
    106. Killed Osama bin Laden
    107. Doubled funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a program that encourages manufacturing efficiency
    108. Included environmental and labor standards in trade agreements
    109. Created an international tax haven watch list
    110. Made permanent the Research & Development tax credit
    111. Required automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans
    112. Required automatic enrollment in IRA plans
    113. Created a consumer-friendly credit card rating system
    114. Created a $60 billion bank to fund roads and bridges
    115. Required full disclosure of company pension investments to employees
    116. Provided easy-to-understand comparisons of the Medicare prescription drug plans
    117. Invested in electronic health information systems
    118. Phased in requirements for health information technology
    119. Required that health plans utilize disease management programs
    120. Required providers to report measures of health care costs and quality
    121. Held hospitals and health plans accountable for disparities in care
    122. Implemented and funded proven health intervention programs
    123. Prevented drug companies from blocking generic drugs
    124. Allowed Medicare to negotiate for cheaper drug prices
    125. Worked with schools to create more healthful environments for children
    126. Improved recruitment of public health workers
    127. Mandated insurance coverage of autism treatment
    128. Fully funded the Combating Autism Act and Federal Autism Research Initiatives
    129. Doubled federal funding for cancer research
    130. Increased participation in cancer-related clinical trials
    131. Fully funded the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    132. Set a national goal to provide re-screening for all 2-year-olds for developmental disorders
    133. Commissioned a study on students with disabilities and their transition to jobs or higher education
    134. Set goals and timetables for implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act
    135. Created a best practices list for private businesses in accommodating workers with disabilities
    136. Launched educational initiative for employers on tax benefits of hiring employees with disabilities
    137. Reduced the threshhold for the Family and Medical Leave Act from companies with 50 employees to companies with 25 employees
    138. Provided a $1.5 billion fund to help states launch programs for paid family and medical leave
    139. Required employers to provide seven paid sick days per year
    140. Streamlined the Social Security disability approval process
    141. Expanded Veterans Centers in rural areas
    142. Established standards of care for traumatic brain injury treatment
    143. Made the Veterans Administration a national leader in health reform
    144. Reduced the Veterans Benefits Administration claims backlog
    145. Instituted electronic record-keeping for the Veterans Benefits Administration
    146. Expanded housing vouchers program for homeless veterans
    147. Launched a supportive services-housing program for veterans to prevent homelessness
    148. Expanded the Family Medical Leave Act to include leave for domestic violence or sexual assault
    149. Fully funded debt cancellation for heavily indebted poor countries
    150. Created a fund for international small and medium enterprises (SME)
    151. Launched robust diplomatic effort with Iraq and its neighbors
    152. Provided $30 billion over 10 years to Israel
    153. Limited Guard and Reserve deployments to one year for every six years
    154. Ended the “Stop-Loss” program of forcing troops to stay in service beyond their expected commitments
    155. Fully and properly equipped troops
    156. Created a Civilian Assistance Corps that would organize private sector professionals to help in times of need
    157. Included humanitarian international missions in long-term budgeting
    158. Reviewed weapons programs
    159. Modernized ships and invested more in small vessels
    160. Set standards for when the government should hire defense contractors
    161. Restored the government’s ability to manage contracts by rebuilding our contract officer corps
    162. Created a system of incentives and penalties for defense contracts
    163. Establish a Global Education Fund
    164. Strengthened the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) aimed at stopping spread of weapons of mass destruction
    165. Organized successful Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in 2010
    166. Expanded federal bioforensics program for tracking biological weapons
    167. Developed a comprehensive cyber security and response strategy
    168. Mandated standards for securing personal data
    169. Required companies to disclose personal information data breaches
    170. Worked to persuade the European Union to end credit guarantees to Iran
    171. Seek to negotiate a political agreement on Cyprus
    172. Restructured and streamlined USAID
    173. Increased the size of the foreign service
    174. Urged China to stop manipulation of its currency value
    175. Pressed China to end its support for regimes in Sudan, Burma, Iran and Zimbabwe
    176. Created a public “Contracts and Influence” database
    177. Required Cabinet officials to host Internet town hall meetings
    178. Conducted regulatory agency business in public
    179. Promoted more pre-school education
    180. Expanded Early Head Start and Head Start
    181. Reformed No Child Left Behind
    182. Doubled funding for Federal Charter School Program and require more accountability
    183. Addressed the dropout crisis by giving schools incentives for more dropout prevention
    184. Created Teacher Residency Programs that will send teachers to high-need schools
    185. Expanded teacher mentoring programs and provide incentives for more planning time
    186. Promoted innovative ways to reward good teachers
    187. Simplified the application process for financial aid
    188. Increased the number of high school students taking college-level courses
    189. Created incentives for tree planting and promote carbon sequestration
    190. Improved water quality
    191. Regulated pollution from major livestock operations
    192. Strengthened federal environmental justice programs
    193. Increased funding for organic and sustainable agriculture
    194. Partnered with landowners to conserve private lands
    195. Created a community college partnership program
    196. Increased funding for progams that conserve lands and habitat for select species such as the Osceola turkey
    197. Supported wetlands protection
    198. Promoted economic development in Mexico
    199. Supported repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
    200. Vigorously pursued hate crimes and civil rights abuses
    201. Signed the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act into law
    202. Supported regional innovation clusters
    203. Helped low-income areas get phone and Internet service
    204. Created a Homeowner Obligation Made Explicit (HOME) score for mortgage comparisons
    205. Increased the supply of affordable housing throughout metropolitan regions
    206. Invested in transitional jobs and career pathway programs
    207. Fully funded the COPS program
    208. Improved emergency response plans
    209. Capped interest rates on payday loans and improve disclosure
    210. Expanded public/private partnerships between schools and arts organizations
    211. Improved climate change data records
    212. Supported improved weather prediction program
    213. Offered prizes for advances in consumer technology
    214. Encouraged contests and programs to interest students in science
    215. Increased research opportunities for college students
    216. Strengthened the levees in New Orleans
    217. Directed revenues from offshore oil and gas drilling to increased coastal hurricane protection
    218. Shook loose federal money for rebuilding the Gulf Coas
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    8.5% unemployment doesn't take into consideration the millions of people who have just flat out stopped looking for work. Of course unemployment #'s are going to drop, it's election season. Blaming Bush again...





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    Nice post for sure but, some of the things in that list are great accomplishments. Some are good. Some are bad things. Some that sound good, upon deeper examination are really bad.

    I still do not believe Obuma is any different that Bush jr, Clinton, HW Bush, Reagan, Nixon. They all have the same puppet masters.



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    Quote Originally Posted by secdrl View Post


    8.5% unemployment doesn't take into consideration the millions of people who have just flat out stopped looking for work. Of course unemployment #'s are going to drop, it's election season. Blaming Bush again...




    In 50 years Bush Jr. will be viewed almost universally as one of the Greatest. Presidents.Ever.
    Not too many people know this but his master plan was to tank the economy first and then rebuild it to where all Americans can prosperous lives and the Wars.... well shoot, only he could start 2 wars and leave victorious but these damn non-believers didn't give him another chance to come out the Hero.

    That was his plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secdrl View Post


    8.5% unemployment doesn't take into consideration the millions of people who have just flat out stopped looking for work. Of course unemployment #'s are going to drop, it's election season. Blaming Bush again...
    recessions caused by financial collapses are not just "normal" recessions, this is the first mistake made by Americans in assuming this (lack of overall knowledge in econ and world history) and that there would be a speedy recovery. and the banking collapse was 100% the fault of financial deregulation, a lack of federal over-site on Wallstreet and corp governance. so yes it is Bush's fault as the IMF report showed how lobbying by subprime lenders in the early years of 2000 was a significant factor in the collapse and in who received bailout monies.

    Japan's banks collapsed in the early 1990's (from financial deregulation) and their economy still has not recovered 22 years later.

    financial deregulation has caused every single banking collapse in every single country in world history.
    William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.

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    It's alway's finger pointing time. The FACT is that American's as a whole are not taking responsibility for OUR situation. And things won't change until we do. It's our country after all not the President's.

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    The finger pointing is a waste of time and energy I admit.

    With that being said, what are your opinions of his accomplishments?
    Last edited by min0 lee; 03-09-2012 at 10:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    In 50 years Bush Jr. will be viewed almost universally as one of the Greatest. Presidents.Ever.
    Not too many people know this but his master plan was to tank the economy first and then rebuild it to where all Americans can prosperous lives and the Wars.... well shoot, only he could start 2 wars and leave victorious but these damn non-believers didn't give him another chance to come out the Hero.

    That was his plan.
    That's my man!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    The finger pointing is a waste of time and energy I admit.

    With that being said what are your opinions of his accomplishments?
    Spending other people's money is not an accomplishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BP2000 View Post
    It's alway's finger pointing time. The FACT is that American's as a whole are not taking responsibility for OUR situation. And things won't change until we do. It's our country after all not the President's.
    when a particular actions show repeatedly that it has nothing except negative effects on the masses then finger pointing should be part of the process. if a policy fails every single time it is implemented and history shows this then it should never be allowed again in the future.

    GOP caused recessions are 100% intentional, as they cause permanent wealth transfers. for decades the GOP has been trying to destroy the Democratic party, they want a one-party country and to design a country that is more similar to a corporate park then a country. where large firms have to pay no taxes, there are no environmental protections and no social protections for the people and you can pay them the lowest wages possible.

    ALEC writes most of the legislation that the GOP tries to get passed. most of which is in direct contrast to the best practices reported by the OECD from data collected in over 120 countries.
    William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.

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    GWB is already considered one of the worst presidents in history, in 50 years he will easily have the #1 spot for a LOOONG time.





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    Quote Originally Posted by secdrl View Post
    That's my man!!!

    I hear that, but he did have some competition...he just narrowly beat Carter as the best ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troubador View Post
    Spending other people's money is not an accomplishment.
    That's in the job description.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    The finger pointing is a waste of time and energy I admit.

    With that being said what are your opinions of his accomplishments?
    I learned along time ago to only look at myself and see what I can change. It is not my responsibility to change other people. But I try to inspire people by my example and hope that everyday we can go one step higher. Eventually (hopefully) we can make progress.

    I think the key is education (not only secular). I think we have to question everything. Re-think things and go inside (ourselves) and have the courage to speak out and do what we know is right for our country. We have let the scoundrals trick us for too long under the guise of benevolence. Only when we dare to speak out will our voices heard and a leader will appear that reflect's our new ideals.

    So far, Americans are content to live the good life and not fight for freedom. We are content to bitch about conditions and have words but won't risk everything for a better future. ( I include myself in this, lol) Generations who have done that elicit results. I'm afraid we won't see that until things get so bad it's hard to ignore. Sad isn't it?

    They say truth is easy to understand. But actually taking action is different. It's like having a nutritionist telling you what you eat to get in shape but you can't seem to do it.

    But I tell you what. We are getting closer (to changing). I am close as well. I pray that we can tip the scales and get to the point where the ball start's to roll and makes a big splash in the collective world. Like a pebble that falls and creates ripples throughout the world.

    People don't know what freedom feels like. So they are not willing to fight for it. They aren't willing to do what it takes to get it. If they could feel it then they would be inspired to rise up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troubador View Post
    Spending other people's money is not an accomplishment.
    lol. It's sad man we spend so much dough on blowing other's up. lol. WHEN WILL WE LEARN FROM HISTORY. HAHA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    GWB is already considered one of the worst presidents in history, in 50 years he will easily have the #1 spot for a LOOONG time.
    in years he will go down as #1. anybody that thinks that recession wasn't intentional is a blind ideologue. economists are already seeing the similarities between the causes of the great depression and the great recession.
    William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.

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    I don't have too many military buddies that ate fans of W, and even fewer that are fans of Rumsfeld.

    Hmmmmmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    GWB is already considered one of the worst presidents in history, in 50 years he will easily have the #1 spot for a LOOONG time.
    I seriously doubt that. Obama makes Jimmy Carter look presidential. Those two will go down as the worst presidents in U.S. history. Carter and Obama must've both gone to the same school of apologies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoyle21 View Post
    I don't have too many military buddies that ate fans of W, and even fewer that are fans of Rumsfeld.

    Hmmmmmmmm

    You must not have many military friends. As a matter of fact, it's been all over the news this morning; there's a Facebook page called military tea party. I was started by an AD Marine. There's controversy regarding whether or not he violates MCOJ with the page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    What Do Americans Think Of Obama's Performance As A President? - Forbes


    What Do Americans Think Of Obama's Performance As A President?

    Chris Weigl, Screenwriter and Political Consultant

    A friend of mine put together an awesome handwritten sign outlining why she’s voting for President Obama this year, I think it says almost everything you need to know:
    Many Americans take it for granted that President Obama has been one of the most effective Presidents since FDR. It’s important to remember just how bad things were when he took office and how much he’s accomplished since he’s been in office.

    We were hemorrhaging jobs when this President took office and now we’ve gone from 10% unemployment down to around 8.5%. If the recovery continues on this path, we’ll be back to around 5% unemployment by 2016.

    It’s not just about jobs though, President Obama has also worked to restore America’s image around the world. When President Bush was in office we were invading countries for no reason, now we’ve left Iraq and are in the process of leaving Afghanistan.

    In case you needed a few other examples of what President Obama has accomplished I put together a list below:

    1. Extended child tax credits and marriage-penalty fixes
    2. Created an Advanced Manufacturing Fund to invest in peer-reviewed manufacturing processes
    3. Required economic justification for tax changes
    4. Implemented “Women Owned Business” contracting program
    5. Changed standards for determining broadband access
    6. Established a credit card bill of rights
    7. Expanded loan programs for small businesses
    8. Extended the Bush tax cuts for lower incomes
    9. Extended the 2007 Alternative MinimumTax patch
    10. Closed the “doughnut hole” in Medicare prescription drug plan
    11. Expanded the Senior Corps volunteer program
    12. Required insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions
    13. Gave tax credits to those who need help to pay health premiums
    14. Required large employers to contribute to a national health plan
    15. Required children to have health insurance coverage
    16. Expanded eligibility for Medicaid
    17. Expanded eligibility for State Children’s Health Insurance Fund (SCHIP)
    18. Required health plans to disclose how much of the premium goes to patient care
    19. Established an independent health institute to provide accurate and objective information
    20. In non-competitive markets, forced insurers to pay out a reasonable share of their premiums for patient care
    21. Eliminated the higher subsidies to Medicare Advantage plans
    22. Expanded funding to train primary care providers and public health practitioners
    23. Increased funding to expand community based prevention programs
    24. Reinstated executive order to hire an additional 100,000 federal employees with disabilities within five years.
    25. Increased the Veterans Administration budget to recruit and retain more mental health professionals
    26. Expanded the Veterans Administration’s number of “centers of excellence” in specialty care
    27. Appointed a special adviser to the president on violence against women
    28. Fully funded the Violence Against Women Act
    29. Directed military leaders to end war in Iraq
    30. Began removing combat brigades from Iraq
    31. Created a military families advisory board
    32. Ended the abuse of supplemental budgets for war
    33. Made U.S. military aid to Pakistan conditional on anti-terror efforts
    34. Opened “America Houses” in Islamic cities around the globe
    35. Allocated Homeland Security funding according to risk
    36. Created a real National Infrastructure Protection Plan
    37. Increased funding for local emergency planning
    38. Extended monitoring and verification provisions of the START I Treaty
    39. Appointed a White House Coordinator for Nuclear Security
    40. Initiated a grant and training program for law enforcement to deter cyber crime
    41. Improved relations with Turkey, and its relations with Iraqi Kurds
    42. Launched an international Add Value to Agriculture Initiative (AVTA)
    43. Created a rapid response fund for emerging democracies
    44. Granted Americans unrestricted rights to visit family and send money to Cuba
    45. Restored funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne/JAG) program
    46. Established an Energy Partnership for the Americas
    47. Expanded the Nurse-Family Partnership to all low-income, first-time mothers
    48. Required new hires to sign a form affirming their hiring was not due to political affiliation or contributions.
    49. Provided affordable, high-quality child care
    50. Recruited math and science degree graduates to the teaching profession
    51. Reduced subsidies to private student lenders and protect student borrowers
    52. Encouraged water-conservation efforts in the West
    53. Increased funding for national parks and forests
    54. Increased funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund
    55. Encouraged farmers to use more renewable energy and be more energy efficient
    56. Expanded Pell grants for low-income students
    57. Pursued a wildfire management plan
    58. Removed more brush, small trees and vegetation that fuel wildfires
    59. Expanded access to places to hunt and fish
    60. Pushed for enactment of Matthew Shepard Act, which expands hate crime law to include sexual orientation and other factors
    61. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy
    62. Restored funding to the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
    63. Reformed mandatory minimum sentences
    64. Created a White House Office on Urban Policy
    65. Fully funded the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
    66. Established program to convert manufacturing centers into clean technology leaders
    67. Established ‘Promise Neighborhoods’ for areas of concentrated poverty
    68. Worked toward deploying a global climate change research and monitoring system
    69. Funded a major expansion of AmeriCorps
    70. Created a Social Investment Fund Network
    71. Bolstered the military’s ability to speak differentlanguages
    72. Appointed the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer
    73. Provided grants to early-career researchers
    74. Worked to overturn Ledbetter vs. Goodyear
    75. Created a national declassification center
    76. Appointed an American Indian policy adviser
    77. Created new financial regulations
    78. Increased funding for land-grant colleges
    79. Banned lobbyist gifts to executive employees
    80. Signed a “universal” health care bill
    81. Created new criminal penalties for mortgage fraud
    82. Required 10 percent renewable energy by 2012
    83. Released oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve
    84. Raised fuel economy standards
    85. Invested in all types of alternative energy
    86. Enacted tax credit for consumers for plug-in hybrid cars
    87. Asked people and businesses to conserve electricity
    88. Required more energy-efficient appliances
    89. Created a ‘Green Vet Initiative’ to promote environmental jobs for veterans
    90. Created job training programs for clean technologies
    91. Required states to provide incentives for utilities to reduce energy consumption
    92. Supported high-speed rail
    93. Supported airline service in small towns
    94. Invested in public transportation
    95. Equalized tax breaks for driving and public transit
    96. Considered “smart growth” in transportation funding
    97. Shared environmental technology with other countries
    98. Doubled federal spending for research on clean fuels
    99. Provided grants to encourage energy-efficient building codes
    100. Increased funding for the Environmental Protection Agency
    101. Raised the small business investment expensing limit to $250,000 through the end of 2009
    102. Extended unemployment insurance benefits and
    103. temporarily suspend taxes on these benefits
    104. Supported network neutrality on the Internet
    105. Reversed restrictions on stem cell research
    106. Killed Osama bin Laden
    107. Doubled funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a program that encourages manufacturing efficiency
    108. Included environmental and labor standards in trade agreements
    109. Created an international tax haven watch list
    110. Made permanent the Research & Development tax credit
    111. Required automatic enrollment in 401(k) plans
    112. Required automatic enrollment in IRA plans
    113. Created a consumer-friendly credit card rating system
    114. Created a $60 billion bank to fund roads and bridges
    115. Required full disclosure of company pension investments to employees
    116. Provided easy-to-understand comparisons of the Medicare prescription drug plans
    117. Invested in electronic health information systems
    118. Phased in requirements for health information technology
    119. Required that health plans utilize disease management programs
    120. Required providers to report measures of health care costs and quality
    121. Held hospitals and health plans accountable for disparities in care
    122. Implemented and funded proven health intervention programs
    123. Prevented drug companies from blocking generic drugs
    124. Allowed Medicare to negotiate for cheaper drug prices
    125. Worked with schools to create more healthful environments for children
    126. Improved recruitment of public health workers
    127. Mandated insurance coverage of autism treatment
    128. Fully funded the Combating Autism Act and Federal Autism Research Initiatives
    129. Doubled federal funding for cancer research
    130. Increased participation in cancer-related clinical trials
    131. Fully funded the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    132. Set a national goal to provide re-screening for all 2-year-olds for developmental disorders
    133. Commissioned a study on students with disabilities and their transition to jobs or higher education
    134. Set goals and timetables for implementing Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act
    135. Created a best practices list for private businesses in accommodating workers with disabilities
    136. Launched educational initiative for employers on tax benefits of hiring employees with disabilities
    137. Reduced the threshhold for the Family and Medical Leave Act from companies with 50 employees to companies with 25 employees
    138. Provided a $1.5 billion fund to help states launch programs for paid family and medical leave
    139. Required employers to provide seven paid sick days per year
    140. Streamlined the Social Security disability approval process
    141. Expanded Veterans Centers in rural areas
    142. Established standards of care for traumatic brain injury treatment
    143. Made the Veterans Administration a national leader in health reform
    144. Reduced the Veterans Benefits Administration claims backlog
    145. Instituted electronic record-keeping for the Veterans Benefits Administration
    146. Expanded housing vouchers program for homeless veterans
    147. Launched a supportive services-housing program for veterans to prevent homelessness
    148. Expanded the Family Medical Leave Act to include leave for domestic violence or sexual assault
    149. Fully funded debt cancellation for heavily indebted poor countries
    150. Created a fund for international small and medium enterprises (SME)
    151. Launched robust diplomatic effort with Iraq and its neighbors
    152. Provided $30 billion over 10 years to Israel
    153. Limited Guard and Reserve deployments to one year for every six years
    154. Ended the “Stop-Loss” program of forcing troops to stay in service beyond their expected commitments
    155. Fully and properly equipped troops
    156. Created a Civilian Assistance Corps that would organize private sector professionals to help in times of need
    157. Included humanitarian international missions in long-term budgeting
    158. Reviewed weapons programs
    159. Modernized ships and invested more in small vessels
    160. Set standards for when the government should hire defense contractors
    161. Restored the government’s ability to manage contracts by rebuilding our contract officer corps
    162. Created a system of incentives and penalties for defense contracts
    163. Establish a Global Education Fund
    164. Strengthened the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) aimed at stopping spread of weapons of mass destruction
    165. Organized successful Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference in 2010
    166. Expanded federal bioforensics program for tracking biological weapons
    167. Developed a comprehensive cyber security and response strategy
    168. Mandated standards for securing personal data
    169. Required companies to disclose personal information data breaches
    170. Worked to persuade the European Union to end credit guarantees to Iran
    171. Seek to negotiate a political agreement on Cyprus
    172. Restructured and streamlined USAID
    173. Increased the size of the foreign service
    174. Urged China to stop manipulation of its currency value
    175. Pressed China to end its support for regimes in Sudan, Burma, Iran and Zimbabwe
    176. Created a public “Contracts and Influence” database
    177. Required Cabinet officials to host Internet town hall meetings
    178. Conducted regulatory agency business in public
    179. Promoted more pre-school education
    180. Expanded Early Head Start and Head Start
    181. Reformed No Child Left Behind
    182. Doubled funding for Federal Charter School Program and require more accountability
    183. Addressed the dropout crisis by giving schools incentives for more dropout prevention
    184. Created Teacher Residency Programs that will send teachers to high-need schools
    185. Expanded teacher mentoring programs and provide incentives for more planning time
    186. Promoted innovative ways to reward good teachers
    187. Simplified the application process for financial aid
    188. Increased the number of high school students taking college-level courses
    189. Created incentives for tree planting and promote carbon sequestration
    190. Improved water quality
    191. Regulated pollution from major livestock operations
    192. Strengthened federal environmental justice programs
    193. Increased funding for organic and sustainable agriculture
    194. Partnered with landowners to conserve private lands
    195. Created a community college partnership program
    196. Increased funding for progams that conserve lands and habitat for select species such as the Osceola turkey
    197. Supported wetlands protection
    198. Promoted economic development in Mexico
    199. Supported repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
    200. Vigorously pursued hate crimes and civil rights abuses
    201. Signed the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act into law
    202. Supported regional innovation clusters
    203. Helped low-income areas get phone and Internet service
    204. Created a Homeowner Obligation Made Explicit (HOME) score for mortgage comparisons
    205. Increased the supply of affordable housing throughout metropolitan regions
    206. Invested in transitional jobs and career pathway programs
    207. Fully funded the COPS program
    208. Improved emergency response plans
    209. Capped interest rates on payday loans and improve disclosure
    210. Expanded public/private partnerships between schools and arts organizations
    211. Improved climate change data records
    212. Supported improved weather prediction program
    213. Offered prizes for advances in consumer technology
    214. Encouraged contests and programs to interest students in science
    215. Increased research opportunities for college students
    216. Strengthened the levees in New Orleans
    217. Directed revenues from offshore oil and gas drilling to increased coastal hurricane protection
    218. Shook loose federal money for rebuilding the Gulf Coas
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    That sign has way too much writing on it...All it needs to say is:

    only a loon would opt for gingrich, romney or santorum!



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    Quote Originally Posted by secdrl View Post
    You must not have many military friends. As a matter of fact, it's been all over the news this morning; there's a Facebook page called military tea party. I was started by an AD Marine. There's controversy regarding whether or not he violates MCOJ with the page.
    Why would anyone in the military care for a President who wanted to cut combat pay from $225 to $150 a month and the family separation allowance from $250 to $100 and threatened to veto a proposal to double the $6,000 payment to relatives of soldiers killed in action?

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    Quote Originally Posted by secdrl View Post
    I seriously doubt that. Obama makes Jimmy Carter look presidential. Those two will go down as the worst presidents in U.S. history. Carter and Obama must've both gone to the same school of apologies.
    what do you know about Carter you weren't even born then.

    Carter got a bad deal because of the OPEC oil shock when the price of crude doubled because of the fiat dollar. the POTUS has control of neither the federal funds rate nor the monetary supply, controlling inflation is the role of the central bank...you don't know jack squat about US politics or economics
    William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    That's in the job description.
    Yes but that doesn't make it an accomplishment. Funding cancer research isn't an accomplishment, finding treatments or cures is.

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    Only the FED has control of that for sure. AND they work it to do the most benefit for themselves, lower life people (that would be us) be damned. Ron Paul has it right. Get rid of the FED altogether.



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    Quote Originally Posted by troubador View Post
    Yes but that doesn't make it an accomplishment. Funding cancer research isn't an accomplishment, finding treatments or cures is.
    So you want someone to run the country AND find a cure for cancer? It's probably better for a politician to give researchers more funding than to tackle that himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secdrl View Post
    You must not have many military friends. As a matter of fact, it's been all over the news this morning; there's a Facebook page called military tea party. I was started by an AD Marine. There's controversy regarding whether or not he violates MCOJ with the page.
    I have a lot of military friends, a few that are SEALs and one retired SEAL.

    I have one friend that was in the 101st, he was one of the first in Iraq.

    What the fuck does the TEA part have to do with Bush?

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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee View Post
    Why would anyone in the military care for a President who wanted to cut combat pay from $225 to $150 a month and the family separation allowance from $250 to $100 and threatened to veto a proposal to double the $6,000 payment to relatives of soldiers killed in action?
    You're talking about Obama, right? Threatening to withhold military pay a few months back so social programs could be paid for. Cutting military benefits and retirement. Sequestration for the military to "save money." (really to pay for his illegal HC law)

    Apologizing to our enemies on behalf of the United States military, bowing to foreign leaders, making sure U.S. troops are punished for the burning of the Korans.

    Yep, great CIC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoyle21 View Post
    I have a lot of military friends, a few that are SEALs and one retired SEAL.

    I have one friend that was in the 101st, he was one of the first in Iraq.

    What the fuck does the TEA part have to do with Bush?


    Quote Originally Posted by hoyle21 View Post
    I don't have too many military buddies that ate fans of W, and even fewer that are fans of Rumsfeld.
    I guess you forgot about your previous post. You were implying that you don't know any/many military personnel that are fans of Bush or Rumsfeld.

    I was countering your weak statement by providing an example of just how many military personnel are against Barack Obama and his insane policies and apologies.

    If anything, I'm not even a fan of the guy, but most guys that I've served with and guys I've talked to, are fans of Ron Paul.

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