November 8, 2010

What The Heck Has Obama Done So Far?

Well, it seems like its a pretty impressive list!

Check out What The Heck Has Obama Done So Far.

Here is a just a few:

Provided the Department of Veterans Affairs with more than $1.4 billion to improve services to America's Veterans.

Require health insurance plans to disclose how much of the premium actually goes to patient care.

Eliminated subsidies to private lender middlemen of student loans and protect student borrowers.

Signed the Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, which provides health care to 11 million kids -- 4 million of whom were previously uninsured.

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

Provided travel expenses to families of fallen soldiers to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB.

Established Credit Card Bill of Rights, preventing credit card companies from imposing arbitrary rate increases on customers.

Signed financial reform law prohibiting banks from engaging in proprietary trading (trading the bank's own money to turn a profit, often in conflict with their customers' interests).

Health Care Reform Bill, preventing insurance companies from denying insurance because of a pre-existing condition.

Tax cuts for up to 3.5 million small businesses to help pay for employee health care coverage.

Cut prescription drug cost for medicare recipients by 50%.

Signed financial reform law establishing a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to look out for the interests of everyday Americans.

Created more private sector jobs in 2010 than during entire Bush years.

Promoted social responsibility through creation of, a national database of volunteer opportunities.

Voluntary disclosure of White House visitors for the first time in US history.

Signed financial reform law allowing shareholders of publicly traded companies to vote on executive pay.

Signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the FDA the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco for the first time.

Signed New START Treaty - nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia.

Increased average fuel economy standards from 27.5mpg to 35.5mpg, starting in 2016.

Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers.

Reversed the policy of barring media coverage during the return of fallen soldiers to Dover Air Force Base.

Launched to track spending from the Recovery Act, providing transparency and allowing the public to report fraud, waste, or abuse.

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

Developed stimulus package, which includes approx. $18 billion for nondefense scientific research and development.

Increased funding for national parks and forests by 10%.

And, considering how fast technology is changing to keep on top of it all; Appointed nation's first Chief Technology Officer.

Not to mention all the bills to protect the civil rights of many of our fellow citizens.

Sadly to say, by the time I linked back to the Sister and Brother sites, the Right wing had co-opted the name and set up their own Anti-Obama sites. Beware!

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