Obama Accomplishments with Citations

For those who think that our President has done nothing… please do a little research: http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/what-has-obama-done-since-january-20-2009.html

Just a few examples from the article cited above…

  • Obama’s success rate in winning congressional votes on issues was an unprecedented 96.7% for his first year in office.  http://1.usa.gov/dUvbu5
  • Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.  http://bit.ly/hwKhKa
  • He created the Making Home Affordable home refinancing plan.  http://1.usa.gov/goy6zl
  • 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 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
  • He extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.  http://1.usa.gov/g2RLCj
  • 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
  • Closed a number of secret detention facilities. http://nyti.ms/rpUc9l
  • 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
  • Negotiated and signed a new START Treaty that will lst until at least 2021.  http://1.usa.gov/cI1bC4
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ordered and oversaw the Navy SEALS operation that killed Osama bin Laden. http://bit.ly/jChpgw
  • He eliminated the Bush-era practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug companies on price. http://bit.ly/fOkG5b
  • 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/
  • Under Obama, tax rates for average working families are the lowest they’ve been since 1950.  http://bit.ly/f74pD8
  • 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 appointed the most diverse Cabinet in history, including more women than any other incoming president.   http://bit.ly/dX6vNB
  • He loosened the rules and allowed the 14 states that legalized medical marijuana to regulate themselves without federal interference.   http://huff.to/eQfa7j

The above are just a few of many that I chose at random…. read the article: http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/what-has-obama-done-since-january-20-2009.html then read the citations.  This isn’t a bunch of propogandist BS like what the right is feeding you.  If you are going to the polls in November do it armed with facts not lies!!