Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Obama Achievements So Far

Rescued US Auto industry.

* SCHIP for 4 million more children

* Ended tax benefits to corporations outsourcing American jobs.

* Passed health reform.

* Extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.

* Withdrawal of 1//3 of US troops from Iraq.

* Ended stop-loss enlistment policy.

* Phased out F-22 and other costly outdated weapons systems.

* Removed restrictions on stem-cell research, and funded it.

* Funded high-speed, broadband Internet access for K-12 schools

* $789 billion economic stimulus,

* Rescued US financial and banking industry, which repaid most of TARP with interest.

* Ended US torture policy.

* EPA poised to regulate Co2

* New consumer protections from credit card industry’s predatory practices.

* Medicare may now negotiate price with drug manufacturers.

* Increased pay and benefits for military.

* Reengaged in diplomacy.

* Established a new cyber security office.

* Ended no-bid defense contracts.

* Appointment of first Latina to Supreme Court.

* $100 billion into national infrastructure and transportation system.

* $60 billion in spending and incentives for renewable and clean energy.

* Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act - equal pay for equal work for women.

* Nuclear arms deal with Russia reducing both countries` arsenals by a third.

* Global nuclear nonproliferation initiative.

* Passed Hate Crimes Prevention Act

* Passed sweeping financial regulation

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