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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The President's Accomplishments

The President's Accomplishments
Have you ever had a conversation with someone who tells you they have lost confidence in President Barack Obama?  The question I immediately think is WHY?   So I pose the question to the person, "Why?"  The answer 9 times out of 10 is, "He has not done what he promised us, or worst, he hasn't done a thing."  Well I think the following information will alleviate any doubts people may have.

Here are 45+ accomplishments of President Barack Obama:

  1. Health Care Reform Bill, allowing children to remain covered by their parent's insurance until age 26.
  2. Tax cuts for up to 3.5 million small businesses to help pay for employee health care coverage.
  3. Tax credits for up to 29 million individuals to help pay for health insurance.
  4. Expansion of Medicaid to all individuals under age 65 with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.
  5. Added 4.6 billion USD to the Veterans Administration budget to recruit and retain more mental health professionals. 
  6. Significantly increased funding for the Violence Against Women Act.
  7. Lifted restrictions granting Cuban Americans unrestricted rights to visit family and send remittances to the island.
  8. Eliminated subsidies to private lender middlemen of student loans and protect student borrower.
  9. Increased funding for national parks and forests by 10%.
  10. Significantly expanded Pell grants, which help low-income students pay for college.
  11. Expanded hate crime law in the US to include sexual orientation through the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
  12. Provided stimulus funding to boost private sector spaceflight programs.
  13. Appointed nation's first Chief Technology Officer.
  14. Signed financial reform law establishing a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to look out for the interests of everyday Americans.
  15. Signed financial reform law requiring lenders to verify applicants' credit history, income, and employment status
  16. Signed financial reform law prohibiting banks from engaging in proprietary trading (trading the bank's own money to turn a profit, often in conflict with their customers' interests)
  17. Signed financial reform law allowing shareholders of publicly traded companies to vote on executive pay
  18. Cut prescription drug cost for medicare recipients by 50%
  19. Provided $12.2 Billion in new funding for Individuals With Disabilities Education Act
  20. Extended Benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees
  21. Appointed more openly gay officials than any other president in US history
  22. The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009: a $789 billion economic stimulus plan
  23. Created more private sector jobs in 2010 than during entire Bush years
  24. Voluntary disclosure of White House visitors for the first time in US history
  25. Appointed first Latina to the US Supreme Court
  26. Promoted social responsibility through creation of serve.gov, a national database of volunteer opportunities
  27.  Reversed 'global gag rule', allowing US aid to go to organizations regardless of whether they provide abortions
  28. Signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the FDA the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco for the first time
  29. Signed New START Treaty - nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia
  30. Increased average fuel economy standards from 27.5mpg to 35.5mpg, starting in 2016
  31. Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers
  32. Provided travel expenses to families of fallen soldiers to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
  33. Reversed the policy of barring media coverage during the return of fallen soldiers to Dover Air Force Base
  34. Launched recovery.gov to track spending from the Recovery Act, providing transparency and allowing the public to report fraud, waste, or abuse
  35. Provided the Department of Veterans Affairs with more than $1.4 billion to improve services to America's Veterans
  36. Signed the Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, which provides health care to 11 million kids -- 4 million of whom were previously uninsured
  37. Issued executive order to repeal Bush era restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research
  38. Signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first piece of comprehensive legislation aimed at improving the lives of Americans living with paralysis
  39. Developed stimulus package, which includes approx. $18 billion for nondefense scientific research and development
  40. Signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop fraud and wasteful spending in the defense procurement and contracting system
  41. Issued executive order to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay
  42. Ended Bush administration's CIA program of 'enhanced interrogation methods' by requiring that the Army field manual be used as the guide for terrorism interrogations
  43. Increased minority access to capital
  44. Established Credit Card Bill of Rights, preventing credit card companies from imposing arbitrary rate increases on customers
  45. Health Care Reform Bill, preventing insurance companies from denying insurance because of a pre-existing condition
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There is more.


There are many more accomplishments, but we  must not overwhelm our senses with all these things  the  President has not done.

Connie Parham


  1. This is most informative. I did not know this.

  2. This information is not mentioned to much in the media. So, it's up to all Democrats to spread the word. I know I will.

  3. I have been sending this to people who don't have a clue.