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  • Che Guevara - Hero 2012/01/17 12:26:26
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    1. Saved the collapse of the American automotive industry by making GM restructure before bailing them out, and putting incentive money to help the industry

    2. Shifted the focus of the war from Iraq to Afghanistan, and putting the emphasis on reducing terrorism where it should have been all along

    3. Relaxed Anti-American tensions throughout the world

    5. Has made the environment a national priority, and a primary source for job creation

    6. Has made education a national priority by putting emphasis and money behind new ideas like charter schools, but speaking directly to school children in telling them they have to do their part.

    7. Won the Nobel Peace Prize

    8. $789 billion economic stimulus plan

    9. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court

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

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

    12. Renewed dialogue with NATO and other allies and partners on strategic issues.

    13. 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.


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    1. Saved the collapse of the American automotive industry by making GM restructure before bailing them out, and putting incentive money to help the industry

    2. Shifted the focus of the war from Iraq to Afghanistan, and putting the emphasis on reducing terrorism where it should have been all along

    3. Relaxed Anti-American tensions throughout the world

    5. Has made the environment a national priority, and a primary source for job creation

    6. Has made education a national priority by putting emphasis and money behind new ideas like charter schools, but speaking directly to school children in telling them they have to do their part.

    7. Won the Nobel Peace Prize

    8. $789 billion economic stimulus plan

    9. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court

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

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

    12. Renewed dialogue with NATO and other allies and partners on strategic issues.

    13. 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.


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

    15. “Cash for clunkers” program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulates auto sales

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

    17. Closed offshore tax safe havens

    18. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan

    19. Ended media “blackout” on war casualties; reporting full information

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

    21. . Ended media blackout on war casualties and the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB.

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

    23. Ended previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings

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

    25. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has created 2.1 million jobs (as of 12/31/09).

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

    27. Ended previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back

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

    29. . Launched Recovery.gov to track spending from the Recovery Act, an unprecedented step to provide transparency and accountability through technology.

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

    31. Ended previous “stop-loss” policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date

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

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

    34. Established a new cyber security office

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

    36. Expanding vaccination programs

    37. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses

    38. . Provided the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with more than $1.4 billion to improve services to America’s Veterans.

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

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

    41. Responded with compassion and leadership to the earthquake in Haiti

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

    43. . Launched Business.gov – enabling conversation and online collaboration between small business owners, government representatives and industry experts in discussion forums relevant to starting and managing a business. Great for the economy.

    44. Improved housing for military personnel

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

    46. Changed failing war strategy in Afghanistan.

    47. Improving benefits for veterans

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

    49. Donated his $1.4 million Nobel Prize to nonprofits.

    50. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program

    51. Provided tax credits to first-time home buyers through the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 to revitalize the U.S. housing market.

    52. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel

    53. Increasing student loans

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

    55. Cracked down on companies that deny sick pay, vacation and health insurance to workers by abusing the employee classification of independent contractor. Such companies also avoid paying Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance taxes for those workers.

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

    57. Limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House

    58. Protected 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors through the Recovery Act that would have otherwise been lost.

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

    60. Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act on February 4, 2009, provides quality health care to 11 million kids – 4 million who were previously uninsured.

    61. Lower drug costs for seniors

    62. Making more loans available to small businesses

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

    64. . Signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first piece of comprehensive legislation aimed at improving the lives of Americans living with paralysis


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

    66. Announced creation of a Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record for members of the U.S. Armed Forces to improve quality of medical care.

    67. New federal funding for science and research labs

    68. New funds for school construction

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

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

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

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

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

    74. Provided tax credit to workers thus cutting taxes for 95% of America's working families.

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

    76. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research

    77. . Helped reverse a downward spiral of the stock market. On January 19, 2009, the last day of President Bush's presidency, the Dow closed at 8,218.22. In February 2010, the Dow closed at 10,309.24

    78. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel

    79. Restarted the nuclear non-proliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols

    80. Provided attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles.

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

    82. 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

    83. Unveiled a program on Earth Day 2009 to develop the renewable energy projects on the waters of our Outer Continental Shelf that produce electricity from wind, wave, and ocean currents. These regulations will enable, for the first time ever, the nation to tap into our ocean’s vast sustainable resources to generate clean energy in an environmentally sound and safe manner.


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

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

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

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

    88. The FDA is now regulating tobacco

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

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

    91. 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

    92. The “secret detention” facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed

    93. US financial and banking rescue plan

    94. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast

    95. . Signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop fraud and wasteful spending in the defense procurement and contracting system.

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

    97. Improved relations with Iran

    98. Improved U.S. policy on climate change

    99. Set timetable for exiting Iraq (already started removing troops)

    100. Improved relations with Russia

    101. Improved relations with the Islamic World

    102. Made progress towards greater cooperation on limiting nuclear proliferation

    103. Economic stimulus plan has created jobs. (Unemployment rate decreasing)

    104. Drastically slowed down the recession

    105. Saved Wall Street

    106. Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Act (equal work for equal pay) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

    107. HEALTHCARE REFORM

    108. Ordered the military operation that killed Osama Bin Laden
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  • billanator 2012/02/26 15:07:49
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    billanator
    He increased the national debt from around $1-1.4 Trillion to over $15 Trillion since his inauguration.
  • Claybern 2012/01/24 02:53:13
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    Claybern
    Nothing,
  • Ms Missy 2012/01/23 20:57:29
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    Ms Missy
    Seriously....why do we blame the POUS? does it really matter what puppet is on stage??
    its what the congress...or more to the point the people who OWN congress....decide they want to do that gets done... unfortunately our presidency is about worth as much as British Royalty these days.(But no one is blaming Queen Elizabeth II for everything that's wrong in the UK)
  • Marc m 2012/01/22 19:16:57
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    Marc m
    Well he hasn't resigned so NOTHING
  • Dave 007 2012/01/21 16:43:03
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    Dave 007
    +1
    I thought about this for 3 days. And the only thing I could come up is that be increased gun sales.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/01/20 02:54:44
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    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +2
    Are super Hero!!
  • Sandy 2012/01/20 00:01:03
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    Sandy
    +3
    He has done many good things, but saving the automobile industry and getting Bin laden top my list. Actually, preventing another depression beats all.
  • clasact 2012/01/19 19:34:35
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    clasact
    +3
    I can think of many thing but I will give you my top two only
    1 stopped the total collaspe of our whole economic structure
    2 rebuilt and repaired many of the roads and bridges in the US that have been in a state of condemend for many years
  • RobertChristopherLaity 2012/01/19 06:17:38 (edited)
    It's this...
    RobertChristopherLaity
    +1
    He has taught America that they MUST be vigilant against voting for traitors like him.
    BTW,Obama has never BEEN the "President":
    http://www.thepostemail.com/0...
  • my2cents RobertC... 2012/01/21 04:54:51
    my2cents
    +1
    Another looney tune who gets his info from hate sites. The institution is missing you.
  • KoAm 2012/01/19 05:08:37
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    KoAm
    +2
    He has chosen to continue Bush's anti-terror policies. That's about the only major thing that I think he's done right.

    Of course, it would have been nice if he hadn't been bashing and trashing those very same policies when he was a candidate in 2007 and 2008. It would also be nice if he actually gave Bush some credit for these policies that he (Obama) has chosen to continue.

    But I am grateful that he has chosen to continue those Bush policies. It has kept America safe.
  • my2cents KoAm 2012/01/21 04:56:07
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    +1
    Of course, the only things you give Obama credit for are the things attached to BUSH. We can see which way you lean.
  • strawberry my2cents 2012/01/22 00:40:22
    strawberry
    She is always coming on sites from Japan with her two cents worth.
  • strawberry KoAm 2012/01/22 00:36:12 (edited)
    strawberry
    How does your negativism toward United States President Obama affect you living in Japan.? What policies of Bush does President Obama continue.? Should the U.S. drop bombs on Japan.? How would you know what keeps America safe.? Who bombed Pearl Harbor.?
  • strawberry 2012/01/19 02:04:20
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    strawberry
    +4
    As U.S. President, Obama has done damage control, left behind by other administrations. Obama is getting U.S. economy growing again, took a lot of wasteful spending away from defense, made the Pentagon acknowledge such waste. Obama realizes United States cannot stand alone anymore. He is a very intelligent thinker who understands we have to be Global, knows how to handle foreign cultures. In past U.S. Presidents , mainly Republican, caused too much hatred toward the U.S., with aggressive self serving wars, and obnoxious American Patriotism. President Obama is mindful of our natural environment. He does not want more BP incidents, which is why he is not eager to approve the Canadian Pipeline. President Obama looks before he leaps. Any American who can vote for Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney, shows lack of intelligence, by listening to their lies, childish behavior, total self centered behavior, and deceitfulness. A vote for a current Republican is a vote for U.S. destruction.
  • Sandy strawberry 2012/01/20 00:04:21
    Sandy
    +1
    Ditto that. It wouldn't accept my rave.
  • Skeptical Optimist 2012/01/19 01:19:54
    It's that...
    Skeptical Optimist
    He signed NDAA into law giving the military the power to arrest and detain any American indefinitly without charge, bail, or trial
  • Ms Missy Skeptic... 2012/01/23 20:52:36
    Ms Missy
    that is his greatest betrayal of the American people in my book.
  • westernslope~PWCM~JLA 2012/01/18 23:29:46
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    westernslope~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Him leaving this year.
  • strawberry western... 2012/01/19 02:05:03
    strawberry
    +2
    Don't count on that.
  • my2cents strawberry 2012/01/21 04:57:37
    my2cents
    +1
    Seriously. The Republican loons have handed him another term. I think God gave Obama another term by making the Republicans insane.
  • strawberry my2cents 2012/01/21 22:46:12
  • John 2012/01/18 20:09:26
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    John
    +2
    The most beneficial thing he did was get himself elected. If he hadn't he wouldn't have been able to do the many other beneficial things he's done.
  • Bob 2012/01/18 15:52:06
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    Bob
    +1
    Everything this Administration '08-'11has done was to benefit his voting base ONLY, not one thing has been done to benefit America as a Whole, only his voting block.
  • strawberry Bob 2012/01/19 02:50:52
    strawberry
    +2
    Factually why would you vote for morons such as Gingrich or Romney.? Every politician wants to benefit their voting base. Republican politicians are doing that right now. They don't care what happens to Americans. You sound as if you are speaking party loyalty not reality. President Obama is getting the U.S. into a recovery mode. Just because some Americans don't like it their way, they don't understand reasoning behind President Obama's actions. We did have too much wasteful defense spending, especially wars from former Bush administration. Do you realize these wars are deliberately caused by U.S. govt. to distract Americans from what is going on back home.? Pentagon cut back Generals doing nothing on huge salaries thanks to Obama. Americans first reaction is Obama is putting U.S. in danger. Not true.! Obama sees change we need for present, for future. Too many American conservatives want to hold on to stale ideals, ways that no longer work. Who pushes religion into everyone's face, mainly Republican Conservatives. They call Obama horrible names, and hate Muslims. Plain ignorance. If one of those Republican candidates win, we are doomed. Right now Obama is making progress, it takes time.
  • my2cents strawberry 2012/01/21 04:59:13
    my2cents
    +1
    Without a doubt. If a Republican gets into office, especially Gingrich, expect another war to distract the American people while the 1% finishes looting the U.S.
  • ray 2012/01/18 13:29:29
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    ray
    Obama's Greatest Achievement other than dictatorial EOs and Ignoring all Laws. Has got to be that after being given the Nobel peace prize in anticipation of future events Obama immediately embarked on his PEACE THROUGH DEATH campaign.
    With two wars running , Obama did not hesitate to attack and promote revolutions, insurrections and give billions to Hamas and other Moslem groups.
    Not content with 5 wars to his credit , Obama did his best to promote death and destruction with his LORD OF WAR international Gun Smuggling programs to drug cartels. Such as: Fast an Furious ( currently under congressional investigation ) , Project White Gun , which was recently discovered , Operation Castaway to smuggle guns to Honduras and the supplying of guns to Chicago street gangs.

    Yes, Blood and Guts Obama has certainly earned his Nobel Peace Prize and Possibly if the NWO has their way they will entertain him at the Hague ceremonies for International small arms treaty violations and War Crimes.
  • strawberry ray 2012/01/19 02:52:21
    strawberry
    +1
    So far you have not made one factual comment.
  • TheBorg strawberry 2012/01/19 05:06:47 (edited)
    TheBorg
    +2
    Ray is one of the sheople who watch Fox News propaganda and thinks its true.
  • ray TheBorg 2012/01/19 11:44:38
    ray
    Don't trust Fox to much as the Moslems have a major stake in control.
    Don't watch TV at all , as it is mainly PINKO PROPAGANDA

    If you were unfamiliar with what was posted , it may come from state controlled media.
  • strawberry ray 2012/01/21 22:49:48
    strawberry
    We all know you watch FOX NEWS 24 hours a day.
  • ray strawberry 2012/01/19 11:42:09
    ray
    Are you not familar with the Fast and Furious investigations on going now in congress? f
    Of course Obama will grab a golf club , run and claim ignorance .
    Issa in USA Today: Must Be Accountability for Fast and Furious
    http://issues.oversight.house...
    Afhganistan and Irag have been at warring with the US for the past 10 years , didn't you Know? That is where all the prisoners down in Gitmo came from.
    Are you not familiar with the Libya invasion ? In support of Moslem radical taking advantage of food riots and starting an insurrection in a country in which America had no business interest . Barrack Hussien Obama on no authority other than his own whim did begin a massive bombing campaign.
    WAR: OBAMA BOMBS LIBYA (March 19, 2011)
    OBAMA’S INTERVENTION IN LIBYA
    U.S. leading the military operation against Libya
    http://factreal.wordpress.com...
    International
    Libyan bombing 'unconstitutional', Republicans warn Obama
    Republican members of Congress are claiming the conflict in Libya is unconstitutional because Barack Obama failed to seek Congressional approval.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/wor...
    Are you no familiar with Barrack Hussien Obama giving billions to Hamas?
    ( here is a sampler , far to many to list )
    Hamas ‘happy’ with Obama’s $900 million pledge
    http://www.wnd.com/2009/02/89...
    Tuesday, Febr...























    Are you not familar with the Fast and Furious investigations on going now in congress? f
    Of course Obama will grab a golf club , run and claim ignorance .
    Issa in USA Today: Must Be Accountability for Fast and Furious
    http://issues.oversight.house...
    Afhganistan and Irag have been at warring with the US for the past 10 years , didn't you Know? That is where all the prisoners down in Gitmo came from.
    Are you not familiar with the Libya invasion ? In support of Moslem radical taking advantage of food riots and starting an insurrection in a country in which America had no business interest . Barrack Hussien Obama on no authority other than his own whim did begin a massive bombing campaign.
    WAR: OBAMA BOMBS LIBYA (March 19, 2011)
    OBAMA’S INTERVENTION IN LIBYA
    U.S. leading the military operation against Libya
    http://factreal.wordpress.com...
    International
    Libyan bombing 'unconstitutional', Republicans warn Obama
    Republican members of Congress are claiming the conflict in Libya is unconstitutional because Barack Obama failed to seek Congressional approval.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/wor...
    Are you no familiar with Barrack Hussien Obama giving billions to Hamas?
    ( here is a sampler , far to many to list )
    Hamas ‘happy’ with Obama’s $900 million pledge
    http://www.wnd.com/2009/02/89...
    Tuesday, February 3, 2009
    Obama Gives 20 Million to Hamas.
    http://terrorismpolitician.bl...
    Even the Pinko spin doctors don't thy to hide the fact the money is going to palestine , instead the attempt to portray Hamas as a humanitarian organization.
    The Obama administration offered "$900 million to Hamas, a recognized terrorist organization, to rebuild Gaza."
    http://www.politifact.com/tru...
    Are you not familiar with Operation Castaway?
    Operation Castaway: ATF Trafficked Guns to Honduran Criminal Gangs
    http://www.infowars.com/opera...
    Are you not familiar with the BORDER AGENTS KILLED with those guns ?
    Family Of Agent Killed By 'Fast And Furious' Rifle Demands Accountability
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thet...
    Are you not familiar with Barrack Hussein Obama now sending Armed forces to the UGANDA.
    Obama sends 100 military advisers to fight Africa rebels
    Deployment to support regional forces pursuing Lord's Resistance Army
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4...

    There is still far to much to list , BLOOD AND GUTS BARRACK , just hasn't seen any death and destruction in that he just doesn't want to add to the death toll. This is how the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE is earned.

    Google : Soros , oiL , OBAMA Not hard to find a connection between what Obama will do , from BRAZIL to Africa to the middle east and SHUT DOWN AMERICAN DRILLING, SHALE , NATURAL GAS anything to cripple America.

    Don;t even start on the cronyism and scandals .

    If you haven't heard of all these things it is a direct result of watching the
    MSM propaganda wing of the Pinko party.
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  • my2cents ray 2012/01/21 04:59:50
    my2cents
    "Ignoring all laws". We've got another one for the institution.
  • my2cents ray 2012/01/31 10:02:21
    my2cents
    You sound very unhinged.
  • ray my2cents 2012/01/31 11:03:33
    ray
    The man known as Barack Hussien Obama committed the deeds, consider again who is unhinged . Him or his Supporters?
  • Tin Man 2012/01/18 13:01:50
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    Tin Man
    Construction/opening of new health care centers for vets. Even a bad apple usually has a few good bites in it. I know he's done things I can agree with. It's just that he's done so much that I don't. Didn't get my vote the first time, won't the next.
  • my2cents Tin Man 2012/01/21 05:01:07
    my2cents
    +1
    Then it's no loss.
  • Tin Man my2cents 2012/01/21 05:39:19
    Tin Man
    Nor gain. I'd truely been hopeful despite the odds.
  • my2cents Tin Man 2012/01/21 06:52:54
    my2cents
    What do you mean?
  • Mike 2012/01/18 12:03:53
    It's that...
    Mike
    +4
    He handled so many issues betterthan the GOP, but then anyone can!
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