Friday, June 25, 2010

"A Big Effing Deal" as VP Biden might say

As reported today on the Rachel Maddow Show on msnbc, Congress negotiated the toughest financial regulations, with the most protections for consumers, since the Great Depression. Democrats are hoping to pass the legislation and get it to the President's desk by July 4th.

There have been more legislative accomplishments during the first year and a half of this presidency than during any other over the past 50 years. Other "Big Effing Deals" for President Obama include:
  • Passed health care reform
  • Passed the Stimulus Bill, stopping the free-falling economy from total collapse, pumping $100 billion into the nations' crumbling infrastructure, and $60 billion for renewable, clean energy
  • Expanded Children's Health Insurance Program to cover another 4 million kids
  • Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to establish equal pay for equal work
  • Signed nuclear arms deal with Russia that would diminish nukes on both sides by one third
  • Signed non-proliferation initiative to keep nuclear materials out of the hands of terrorists
  • Signed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, also known as the Matthew Shepherd Act
  • Allowed the FDA to regulate tobacco
  • Dismantled the scandal-plagued Minerals Management Service (MMS), so the division collecting revenue from oil leases is not the same division that regulates and inspects the industry
  • Cancelled the irrelevant, outdated F22 weapons program
And President is working on closing Gitmo, ending Don't Ask Don't Tell and will begin work on Energy Reform. ALL in the first year and a half of his first term!

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