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Obama’s 90 Accomplishments / Email List

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I received this information via email from from a genuine Obama supporter today. I have no reason to doubt the the claims made or the authenticity of the original source. I have added a link to the author’s (Dr Robert Watson) Lynn University Boca Raton website. As you will see he has very impressive credentials. This information is definitely worth circulating.

PS. You may even care to send him an email.



Forwarding source quote:-” The author of this information is Professor Robert Watson of Lynn University

“Hi friends,

I am always being asked to grade Obama’s presidency. In place of offering him a grade, I put together a list of his accomplishments thus far. I think you would agree that it is very impressive. His first six months have been even more active than FDRs or LBJs the two standards for such assessments. Yet, there is little media attention given to much of what he has done.

Of late, the media is focusing almost exclusively on Obama’s critics, without holding them responsible for the uncivil, unconstructive tone of their disagreements or without holding the previous administration responsible for getting us in such a deep hole. The misinformation and venom that now passes for political reporting and civic debate is beyond description.

As such, there is a need to set the record straight. What most impresses me is the fact that Obama has accomplished so much not from a heavy-handed or top-down approach but from a style that has institutionalized efforts to reach across the aisle, encourage vigorous debate, and utilize town halls and panels of experts in the policy-making process.

Beyond the accomplishments, the process is good for democracy and our democratic processes have been battered and bruised in recent years.

Let me know if I missed anything in the list (surely I did).

Robert

1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending

2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices

3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women

4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq

5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB

6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information

7. 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

8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act

9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible

10. Limits on lobbyist’s access to the White House

11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration

12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date

13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan

14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research

15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research

16. New federal funding for science and research labs

17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards

18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect

19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools

20. New funds for school construction

21. The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out

22. US Auto industry rescue plan

23. Housing rescue plan

24. $789 billion economic stimulus plan

25. 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

26. US financial and banking rescue plan

27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed

28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards

29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops

30. The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010

31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols

32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic

33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions

34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office

35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job

36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast

37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles

38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales

39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government

40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children

41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program

42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones

43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions

44. Expanding vaccination programs

45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters

46. Closed offshore tax safe havens

47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals

48. 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

49. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry’s predatory practices

50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources

51. Lower drug costs for seniors

52. 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

53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel

54. Improved housing for military personnel

55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses

56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals

57. Increasing student loans

58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program

59. 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

60. Established a new cyber security office

61. 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.

62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts

63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness

64. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient

65. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced

66. Improving benefits for veterans

67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration

68. Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud

69. The FDA is now regulating tobacco

70. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules

71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports

72. Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons

73. Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive

74. Making more loans available to small businesses

75. Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare

76. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court

77. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans

78. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000

79. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel

80. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan

81. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan

82. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans

83. Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production

84. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters

85. Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket

86. Held first Seder in White House

87. 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

88. Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform

89. Has announced his intention to push for energy reform

90. Has announced his intention to push for education reform

Oh, and he built a swing set for the girls outside the Oval Office!

By / Robert P. Watson, Ph.D.Coordinator of American Studies
Lynn University

Discussion

60 comments for “Obama’s 90 Accomplishments / Email List”

  1. Dont forget just by stating his philosophy of governing during his campaign and by demonstrating his respect for other nations, the Geneva Convention, and his willingness to talk to non-allies since coming into office, he has changed most of the world’s view of AMerica for the better. I was so embarrassed before. Now I feel good again about being an American.

    Posted by Marty Shows | November 15, 2009, 2:12 pm
  2. Impressive list! I would add the tremendous pro-worker initiatives as well. From extending unemployment benefits to appointing for the first time in a loooong time a pro-worker and pro-union Labor Secretary who is reorganizing that department to be on the people’s side. That includes wage/hour inspectors, safety and health regulations, women’s department, etc. These are really important starts to improving working families lives on the job and in the communities.

    Posted by Terrie Albano | November 16, 2009, 3:13 am
  3. . . . and not to be forgotten, awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. I too, am proud, and once again, hopeful. Thank you for shining the light on this impressive start.

    Posted by Priscilla Green Shaw | November 16, 2009, 4:15 am
  4. How about… (this was just off top of my head, I’m not even a student of this)

    Obama tries to push through health bill before Aug recess before it can be read, that includes
    national registry for implanted tracking chips. see far bottom of http://www.kauaitruth.com
    Obama grandstands end of Guantanmo but out sources torture elsewhere (fine print) see Obama Deception video link below.
    Obama puts us trillions in debt and has all the good old boy bankers in charge.
    Obama has no transparency.
    Obama lies about 911 and uses it as excuse for US aggression over seas in Cairo last May.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuASoVK8f9c
    says it can’t be debated.
    Obama lies about 911 on Sept 11 09 at Pentagon
    Obama calls for death of “master mind of 911″ today. Is absolutely now on the lie side and is now
    guilty of murdering an innocent man. see http://www.patriotsquestion911.com/
    see http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl/911-commission-lies.html In John Farmer’s book: The Ground Truth: The Story Behind America’s Defense on 9/11?, the author, who was senior counsel for the 911 Commission, builds the inescapably convincing case that the official version… is almost entirely untrue…

    The details of this massive cover-up are carefully outlined in a book ….

    Obama never explains why we are in Afghanistan and now pushes assassination via drones

    in Pakistan, and calls all resistence to our new occupation “terrorists” and “Taliban”
    Obama says Iran doing something in secret and theatens military action
    when in fact they were ahead of schedule on inspections and legal.
    Obama quick to sign Copenhagen treaty creating world gov with guess who enforcing?
    Obama first president to ever sit as Chair of UN security council.
    Obama accepts nobel peace prize for accomplishing nothing, and was nominated weeks after taking office
    by man who he worked with to destabilize Kenya http://www.voltairenet.org/article162559.html
    Obama calls National Emergency on Swine Flu when there is no evidence that there is an emergency,
    and uses CDC stats of 1000 deaths as excuse, which were debunked by CBS news 5 days previously
    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/10/21/cbsnews_investigates/main5404829.shtml
    Obama pushes for internet control, and in national emergency, which he called, can shut down internet
    and we can be sure, plans to.

    Have you seen these two movies? They are exacting documentaries.
    Fall of the Republic
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VebOTc-7shU
    The Obama Deception
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VebOTc-7shU

    Posted by Ray Songtree | November 20, 2009, 2:43 pm
  5. Thank you! ever since he won the Nobel Peace Prize and people have been asking “what’s he done so far?” I’ve been saying “Are you kidding? Let’s start with “averting a global depression and take it from there…”

    Posted by Rob Heath | November 21, 2009, 2:07 am
  6. Impressive list. The man does deserve a standing ovation for what he has accomplished so far. The media has definitely ignored these small and significant achievements for more story generators. He is truly looked upon as the leader of the free world… Applause!

    Posted by Sujesh Arukil | November 21, 2009, 6:44 am
  7. What a pathetic list. A lot of these so called accomplishment can only be called that in face of W Bush setting the bar set so low. There is no REAL CHANGE here. And we need to stop making excuses for him. When confronted with what can at best be described as Obama’s pusillanimity I keep hearing excuses for him. I’ve heard everything from they are holding his kids hostages, there is provably a secret sex tape somewhere and even that he’s faking right and will go left later. All of them mental masturbations. I say to that: Who cares? He will not deliver the change he promised. I campaigned and spent a lot of money from my meager resources to get him elected and now I feel betrayed. Just this week two reports came out although you won’t see them talked about much in corporate media. One states that Wall Street lead by Goldman & Sachs will have a record profit making year and the privately owned Federal Reserve’s assets have more than doubled. Meantime a Dept. of Agriculture report states that 1 in 6 Americans have struggled to get food. Something to be divulged and mentally chewed for sure. In the end no matter how bad it gets we cannot despair and give into the system. We need to somehow get a second wind and start by exposing the false prophet Obama, Clinton and the rest of these republican lite politicians that pretend to represent us. Only very low standards and purposely ignoring what main street is going thru could generate satisfaction with what he has “accomplished”. Loosing faith on him is too painful and scary for you and you can’t face the reality that Obama is nothing more that a humongous hoodwink by Goldman & Sachs on all of us that have been fighting for progressive change. Obama is the “good cop” and the republican tea baggers are the “bad cops” and progressives are the perps being conned by the ruling elite. But oh well, ignorance is blitz. In the mean time I will start work on Obama’s failures and disappointments so we wake our asses up.

    Posted by Jorge Serrano | November 21, 2009, 7:08 am
  8. Thank you for sharing the list. I am proud of Obama. He has done remarkable amount of work in a few months, I can see why the World likes him and respects him. Since he has been in office, the image of USA has improved in the world. Don’t let the hatefull people hurt you, they dont care about the coountry…they just care about their political party and are fixated in some delusional paranoia. I hope and wish Obama well.

    Posted by Goofz | November 21, 2009, 10:23 am
  9. Good list even if somewhat inflated, padded, and still in the works.

    As a damn solid supporter, I would have ranked them differently just to get some the more important ones to the top. I would have used the phrase “Has began’ more often.

    But what a refreshing change form all the hate-filled, racist, bigoted, and outright false screeds from the foxholes, dittoheads, and teabaggers.

    Posted by PlacitasRoy | November 23, 2009, 4:02 am
  10. Thank you so much for this e-mail! With nothing but lies and hatred coming from the right, it is so refreshing to read this positive e-mail. Thank you again, Nancy Brown

    Posted by Nancy Brown | November 24, 2009, 4:13 am
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  12. Did anyone fact-check this in reverse? I scarcely accept as an accomplishment “Renewed loan guarantees for Israel.” Hasn’t every U.S. president done so?

    One might as well add “Has sat in the Oval Office” for number 91.

    A list of UNIQUE accomplishments, rather than following trend lines (”Better body armor”)–I’d bet more and better armor was supplied to the troops by Bush than Clinton–would be much more useful in judging Obama’s short record in office.

    Posted by Christopher Bieda | November 26, 2009, 3:10 am
  13. [...] college professor, obviously promoting himself in the even Robert Gibbs gets canned, reminds us of all the wonderful things Barack Obama has done in his short tenure as president. Of course, this [...]

    Posted by Open Thread | Black & Right | December 1, 2009, 12:31 am
  14. I don’t know how this can be called a list of accomplishment’s when non of these have been seen to fruition, except the FDA taxing the crap out of tobacco products, all of these “accomplishments” have or will cost our nation dearly. Obama’s answer to our nations biggest struggles are to throw money at them until the haemorrhaging stops (Chrysler, AIG, etc) as to date that has not happened..please wake up America and smell the doo-doo that the Obama admin is spreading.

    Posted by Jeff Dunker | December 3, 2009, 9:49 am
  15. Well finally some great positive news, I am so sick of the President bashing in the US and the media that I live Internationally most of the time now.
    Obama’s machine needs to hire a team of 12 year olds to get this information out to the masses!
    I will certainly keep it handy fire it back as rebutal to the negative citizens of th US!

    Posted by Patsy Chilson | December 4, 2009, 12:44 am
  16. Let’s keep it real… The author of this is a registered Democrat, has run for office as a Democrat, and has been a liberal activist. His assessment of President Obama sounds more like stumping than an unbiased review. He talks about venom from the other side as though Democrats speaking of Republicans are kinder and gentler… In the same breath they can say the right is attacking their leader without basis, while explaining that the right’s leaders are responsible for every bad thing that has ever happened. I view all such campaign material from either side as something that must be scrutinized, not supported blindly when it supports your current view (regardless of factual content) or blindly opposed when it doesn’t (despite merit that could be found if you wanted to look). The first tip-offs that I must really look hard at this author’s information is that he is writing to “friends” and he asks us to list things he may have missed… Certainly I could add 100 more things to this list, which might apply to the work of any president, but none would have any bearing on a sincere debate of whether President Obama is good or bad for our country. I’m really tired of seeing one side or the other putting out facts to those who already agree with them for a rah rah vote of support… Debate is what should be occurring, and an acknowledgement that with either side, there is good and bad, and major screw-ups along the way. The party system is a waste of time… We should simply fund campaigns, which would involve pre-qualified candidates’ government-produced questionnaires/interviews being made public. Rhetoric from either side really tells us nothing and merely reinforces the opinions that we all hold. The below is another example of someone with an agenda, making a biased list of things that support their view, whether they are entirely accurate or not (some may be, others not). Many of the things listed below involve little effort and could all be accomplished by staff in a minimal amount of time. For example, 1 and 2 could be a single letter to agency heads, which is most likely standard with each president, simply telling them to review their operations and report back. In fact, most of these items would simply be letters/directives, telling agencies to do something, and could be accomplished by staff within the same week. I am obviously being very critical of the information provided below, but that does not mean I believe that President Obama is doing a bad job… I think he is doing many things (some I like, some I hate) and it is a President’s job to lead, not shovel sand in the trenches, but I’m just getting tired of the political rhetoric… What’s next? A list of 10,000 accomplishments, followed by a list from the other side of 10,000 misdeeds?

    Posted by Edwin Mercado | January 11, 2010, 6:54 am
  17. Interesting list…some is bad accomplishments and the some items arent accomplishments they are intentions, Intentions arent accomplishments and adding things like “got the ball rolling” as an accomplishment is kind of pathetic really.
    Allowing the media to cover the returning bodies of fallen soldiers is something the families do not want. I wouldnt be claiming that as a good thing
    Iraq withdrawl was put into place on December 31, 2008 By Obamas Predecessor. Obama has not changed any policy on Iraq since taking office. If you listen to what he says about Iraq troop withdrawl you will hear him mention the “SOFA” agreement between the USA and Iraq. He had nothing to do with the SOFA agreement.
    There never was “No Bid Contracts” that has been proven a lie since the new england senator who coined the phrase was shown that Haliburton works under a 5 year super contract called LOGCAP which is for support services for our military in the event of major military operations. It was awarded to Haliburton in 1996 under the Clinton Admininstration and renewed in 2001 under the Bush administration and again in 2006. It will be interesting to see who gets the contract in 2011.

    While there are valid claims of accomplishments here Most of this stuff is fiction or intentionally misleading.

    I could counter a lot of the posts in response to this list. But I will just address the one about overting a global depression. Obama keeps saying they brought us back from the brink. The Markets were in freefall his first 6 weeks due to the spending policies he and the party had been announcing. Look at two dates, March 9th and March 10, 2009. March 10 the markets started rallying big, the day before, March 9, 2009 Citibank reported profits in January and February after they recieved TARP funds in November. That was the first sign things werent as bad as they had believed before that. Anyone who supports this spending would be hard pressed to give an explaination as to what obama has done that has helped the economy. Not talking points but data to support that claim. government growth is all he has focused on, you cannot recover an economy on government spending alone. it requires the private sector to recover but obama is now attacking the banks which paid back TARP with the interest they agreed to when they received the money in 2008. BTW, in March 2009 Obama changed the terms for TARP with AIG, (a large democratics party supporter) and removed the requirement for them to pay interest. Gietner’s treasury announced they would lose 61 billion on AIG and Auto bailouts. in the same report they claimed there would be 19 billion in interest paid from the TARP agreements Bush signed to offset their losses…
    With the AIG thing and the fact they tried to impose a tax on so called cadillac insuranbce plans but allowed the unions who support hima nd have regular visits to the white house to be exempt…doesnt anyone think thses things are just a little questionable?

    Posted by josephmx | January 27, 2010, 2:41 am
  18. HERE IS SOMETHING ON NO-BID CONTRACTS: The Obama administration this Month awarded a $25 million federal contract for work in Afghanistan to a company owned by a Democratic campaign contributor without entertaining competitive bids. The contract, awarded on Jan. 4 to Checchi & Company Consulting, Inc., a Washington-based firm owned by economist and Democratic donor Vincent V. Checchi, will pay the firm $24,673,427 to provide rule of law stabilization services in war-torn Afghanistan.

    Posted by josephmx | January 27, 2010, 3:42 am
  19. Lets review the JOBS they are claiming were “created” or “saved”

    I have never before seen a president say they would save jobs and actually try to count them as some form of achievment. Obama created a website for 18 million dollars to track jobs which was completely ineffective and wrong about the numbers. the site counted jobs in congressional district in several states that did not exist. He sent three different people to three different Sunday talk shows and each one of them gives a different number of jobs created..from “thousands and thousands” (Valerie Jarred)to “1.5 million” (Gibbs)to “2 million” (axelrod)
    so using obamas standards we can say Bush created half a million jobs in 2008 in the healthcare industry alone, because healthcare kept adding jobs….see how pathetic this is.

    the Jobs numbers for president are “NET” jobs, not trying to pick where someone hired and not count where others laid off. How can anyone not be offended by this?
    In any economy there are companies hiring and some laying off. you will always be able to find where people were hired, even during the depression companies hired when they had openings but more jobs were being cut.

    Unbelievable! I think Obama and his advisors got away with saying so many things without question they think they can just say whatever they want and everyone would believe it for the next four years. Kennedy’s seat going to the GOP is a huge wake up call.

    Posted by josephmx | January 27, 2010, 5:05 am
  20. All of that pales in the wake of the Health “care” bill. We will continue to use American tax dollars to pay for those who have not contributed any, American or NOT!! A fee if you can’t afford insurance, how the hell do you afford that???

    Posted by Barbara Blair | March 25, 2010, 4:54 am
  21. I hate to rain on anyone’s parade but this list of POTUS Obama’s accomplishments contains a lot of phony accomplishments. Let me know if I am wrong but merely doing something is not an accomplishment such as ordering a review or a study of some program. To me and many others, ACCOMPLISHMENTS equal RESULTS. Without results, one cannot say one has accomplished an act. How is President Obama announcing his intention to do education reform an accomplishment (#90)? That’s like me saying I have accomplished running a marathon by announcing my intention to run the marathon.

    I know that POTUS Obama has accomplished several things such as passing the health care overhaul. Even that, most of the credit goes to Speaker Pelosi. I am sure Dr. Robert Watson can come up with REAL accomplishments of POTUS Obama without making exaggerated claims and insulting people’s intelligence.

    Posted by mfmustapha | April 1, 2010, 11:50 am
  22. This list is for actual legislation not just accomplishments
    Featured Legislation
    • Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act of 2010
    Signed: Tuesday, March 30, 2010

    • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
    Signed: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
    • Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act
    Signed: Thursday, March 18, 2010
    • Emergency Aid to American Survivors of the Haiti Earthquake Act
    Signed: Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    • 2009 Tax Breaks for Haiti Donations
    Signed: Friday, January 22, 2010
    • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009
    Signed: Friday, October 30, 2009
    • National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
    Signed: Wednesday, October 28, 2009
    • Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act
    Signed: Thursday, October 22, 2009
    • Cash For Clunkers Extension
    Signed: Thursday, August 6, 2009
    • Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
    Signed: Monday, June 22, 2009
    • Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009
    Signed: Friday, May 22, 2009
    • Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act
    Signed: Friday, May 22, 2009

    2009 Tax Breaks for Haiti Donations
    • Signed on October 30, 2009
    Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009
    • Signed on October 28, 2009
    National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010
    • Signed on October 22, 2009
    Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act
    • Signed on August 06, 2009
    Cash For Clunkers Extension
    • Signed on June 22, 2009
    Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act
    • Signed on May 22, 2009
    Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure (CARD) Act of 2009
    • Signed on May 22, 2009
    Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act
    • Signed on May 20, 2009
    Helping Families Save Their Homes Act
    • Signed on May 20, 2009
    Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act
    • Signed on April 21, 2009
    Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act
    • Signed on March 30, 2009
    Omnibus Public Lands Management Act
    • Signed on March 20, 2009
    Small Business Act Temporary Extension
    • Signed on February 17, 2009
    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    • Signed on February 11, 2009
    DTV Delay Act
    • Signed on February 04, 2009
    Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act
    • Signed on January 29, 2009
    Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

    Posted by empi | April 2, 2010, 7:17 am
  23. [...] other countries but that can be changed. I have no doubt that as long as Obama keeps up his pace of legislative victories, we will have real climate laws being passed at some point. The more difficult challenge is [...]

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  24. I am really saddened by the fact that President Obama is expected to turn the nation around in a few months!!!!! It took the Bush Administration 8 years to screw up the economy and it would take at least that to bring it around again. Stop expecting a miracle!!! No other president has been under such scrutiny. No one said anything when Bush lied about the events of 911 and the WOMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction)No one said anything when Bush spent Billions of dollars on a senseless war. Americans just stood by and called it Patriotic. It’s shame when you have to ask yourself would President Obama be having such a hard time if he were White? I don’t know…

    Posted by aew9718 | April 19, 2010, 11:01 am
  25. I’d like to take all this information at face value but there are too many faces to know which one to believe.

    1,2,3 &4 was supposed to have been done already but it can be used as an excuse for more government jobs.
    8 & 9 Where was the promised transparency with the WH?
    10 & 11 Simple solution. Just turn the lobbyists into cabinet members
    16 Science and research labs- great for Holder so he can push his forced sterilization program
    17 oppressing the working class
    18 $’s for unions
    19 control the internet
    20 $’s for unions
    21 releasing terrorists so they can try to destroy Americans – again
    22 Taxpayers don’t want to “rescue” car unions
    23 Taxpayers don’t want to “rescue” irresponsible home buyers with blanket bailouts
    24 The only things that got stimulated is unions and congress
    25 What’s the % of actual use one that program. Embarrassing isn’t it.
    26 Again – Why do taxpayers have to rescue banks???
    27 We don’t want secret detention centers closed. We want terrorists kept away from Americans.
    28 You think 9/11 hasn’t been torture for Americans? You think Pelosi doesn’t intimidate Americans every time she opens her plastic mouth?
    30 Are we supposed to feel safer with a gutted missile defense system?
    32,33 &34 Bowing and scraping to our enemies instills great hope and confidence to Americans. We’ll pay for “green” while China laughs at us.
    35 & 36 As if this adm had anything to do with this. Our military should have constant authorization to their jobs.
    37 Hippies feel good and car unions make money.
    38 Can we have a cash for clunker politicians? That would be a program Americans would get behind.
    39 More taxpayer $’s for the car union buddies.
    40 SCHIP Who wasn’t covered before?
    43 Taxing the air we breathe
    45 The same $’s as Katrina? I’ll bet not. The midwest is a lot tougher and self sufficient – an admirable goal for N.O.
    46,47 & 48 This is not for the taxpayers – it is for government to get their hands on this money.
    50 At a cost to Taxpayers
    51 Shortening seniors lives, a la Ezekiel Emmanuel, will make this one doable.
    52 Believe it when I see it – just another buy off for the HC debacle
    58 Labor w/o pay
    59 see 32,33 &34
    60 Wasn’t the old security doing it’s job? How about making them accountable rather than establishing new offices?
    62 Some how that did not happen. Did you mean ending no bid contract among unions?
    63 &64 Why not make people do their jobs w/o the expansion of government?
    65 &66 Prove that one
    67 One year and not a word of truth here. Where was C-span showing us the health care debate? Oh, that’s right, it was on the other side of the closed and locked door hiding Reid and Pelosi.
    68 Does this include an investigation of Barney Frank and Chris Dodd? If it doesn’t, it is not worth the taxpayers time!
    69 WE are more concerned with Gov’t misspending than tobacco.
    70 How many rules has this adm circumvented to get it’s way.
    71 You guys just write ambiguous stuff and tell us we have to vote for it before we can actually see what is in it. Pelosi’s words.
    75 More govt jobs at expense of taxpayers – huge waste of money here.
    76 Aren’t we all created equal? “Latina” belies that equality idea. “Competent” should be the criteria – silly me to expect equality in today’s world.
    84 At what cost to middle class Americans?
    84 & 85 So?
    86 Just for Show – his pattern belies this token activity
    87 Why should I have to pay for health care for the 600 lb NJ woman who’s sole goal in life is to be !,000 lbs? Is this not a lifestyle choice? If this adm pays for his lifestyle (see 84 &85) why shouldn’t she pay for her decisions and this is a decision. It is not the 30 year old who gets leukemia and looses his home because of the medical cost to save his life.You people say that we have to have car insurance and that hc is the same thing. What planet are you living on? I can CHOOSE to not drive a car because the insurance is too high. You deny me my right to choose whether to have health care ins or not. IN THE WORDS OF THE PRO ABORTIONISTS – IT IS MY BODY MY CHOICE!!!!!!

    88 Great! More people for the middle class to have to pay for so this adm can get the votes they need to stay in office. Oh, and about that credit card bill. Why are there ads on tv now saying that if you’ve run up over $10,000 in cc debt you get to get that reduced because “cc co’s have received millions from the government” to help you reduce your responsibility.
    Does this mean if you get a reduction you have to give back all the goodies you bought??? Nah, just let the taxpayers pay for it and get everything on their backs. Health care, charged goods, guaranteed retirement money from the workers – That’s this administration. Why in the world did we work 40 years just so we can supplement those who don’t want to work.

    How about the 600 lb NJ woman who’s goal in life is to be be 1,000 lbs. Yeah, I want to pay for her health care!
    How about the EU now saying that every one has a “right” to vacation so now we can’t afford to go on vacation because we have to pay for those non workers instead.

    This whole thing is about votes and money. The hardest part for the honest, middle class taxpaying workers is that we know. We know that the rich have their attorneys protecting their interests and the poor is is being looked after by the government which leaves middle class fair game for anyone who wants to have their way with the working class. Is it any wonder we feel disenfranchised or “angry”?

    Posted by ozzyboy | April 21, 2010, 11:07 pm
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  27. As a bystander not living in the U.S.,it never ceases to amaze me the aggression and un-civilty with which it’s citizen express themselves against each other.Particularly when discussing politics The U.S. is a violent and aggressive nation,the product of it’s gun totting ,macho,we are the best in the world attitude.I fought with them in ww2 as a seal and had nothing but great admiration for them,now I just feel sorry for them.

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  28. Don’t forget Obama extending federal benefits (albeit not health care and likely others) to gay and lesbian federal employees.

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  29. YAY! I ignore the neocon comments; it’s the libs who need to be reminded of this stuff. That’s right; all my pals who turn out to be petulant pathetic whiners. It almost would serve them right for the Repubs to be back in power…. But not quite.

    Posted by Lois Cowan | September 9, 2010, 2:30 am
  30. Very well put together and informative list. Just what i’ve been looking for. I now have something accurate to place into my Obama scrap book. Thank you nice to know someone is on the scene watching closing and not composing something for high ratings only but for accuracy

    Posted by Bridgette M. Perkins | October 21, 2010, 10:37 am
  31. Posted by Joe | October 25, 2010, 5:41 pm
  32. Didn’t read the whole list as you would have to be an idiot to think that these were all ACCOMPLISHMENTS! Nobel Peace Prize!!! He was nominated before he ever took office or as soon as he did so no way he had accomplished diddly except to dupe the American public into empty promises of change and hope. So much is left to others to follow thru with, so much of this has been devistating to the economy of this country. So he ordered, big whop, anyone can order things done, were they followed thru?! So much has backfired. You guys are so blind to the hidden agenda of so much of what he does. Heaven help us..

    Posted by Paula | October 28, 2011, 12:29 pm
  33. These NAYSAYERS!! Sound like certain TV commentators and radio talk show hosts.THEY ARE JUST REPEATERS.. you are all one sided, don’t just listen to one side, in order to make a good decision embrace both sides, you may learn something. In order to know whats good, you have to know what’s bad! Do Research before making comments. Hooray to John Home-Douglas for his comments.

    Posted by Hector Maldonado | February 25, 2012, 8:31 am
  34. You have to be a complete idiot to buy into Obama’s list of accomplishments. Well it takes one to know one and those are the people that accept this list as God’s truth. Obama hasn’t accomplished much of anything except to bankrupt this country with his tax a spend do nothing programs to: (1)satisfy his left leaning supporters and (2) undertake a list of liberal wing policies doomed to fail from the get go.

    Yeah we have hope and change but the hope is not for a better future and the change is all we have left in our pockets after destroying our economy and jobs. Unfortunately his adoring press have their lips firmly attached to his behind buying into a complete fraud because they are too ashamed to say anything negative against him. They helped make him and they are sticking by him. What a joke.

    Take note that any pronouncement coming from the Obama Administration is taken as the gospel truth. The biggest of course is the unemployment rate which really far exceeds what they report when you count all the people who have given up looking for a job. The true rate exceeds 20% which means we are in a depression not a recession as the call it. 47% of the people are on some form of federal assistance, and our national debt exceeds all dollars borrowed by our Government since it existance. You can guess who is stuck with that bill.

    Well I could go on but twenty or more faithful liberals will attack my comments and call me every name under the sun. It’s the only thing they can do because they have nothing positive to say about Obama and what he had done for us–well neither can I.

    Tom Bogetich

    Posted by Tom Bogetich | May 22, 2012, 10:36 am
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