Friday, February 11, 2011

Obama Accomplishments: The First 2 Years

  • Children's Health Insurance covering an additional 4 million kids
  • Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
  • Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Act
  • Tobacco Regulation
  • Credit Card Reform protecting consumers
  • Student Loan Reform
  • Stimulus (Stopped the worst recession in 80 years from becoming another Depression; gave Americans the largest tax cut in American history)
  • 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
  • Health Care Reform
  • Wall Street Reform
  • New GI Bill
  • Food Safety Modernization Act
  • Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell
  • 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  • Cancelled the irrelevant, outdated F22 weapons program
  • Passed the 9/11 First Responders Bill

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