Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishments #UNITEBLUE Protecting the Union

Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishments
By Paul Glastris, Ryan Cooper, and Siyu Hu 

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Preserving the Union

  1.  Passed Health Care Reform:
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  3. Passed the Stimulus: .
  4. Passed Wall Street Reform:.
  5. Ended the War in Iraq:
  6.  Began Drawdown of War in Afghanistan:.
  7. Eliminated Osama bin laden:
  8.  Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry:
  9. Recapitalized Banks:
  10. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
  11. Toppled Moammar Gaddafi:
  12. Told Mubarak to Go: 
  13. Reversed Bush Torture Policies:
  14.  Improved America’s Image Abroad:
  15. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program, Expanded Pell Grant Spending:
  16.  Created Race to the Top:
  17. Boosted Fuel Efficiency Standards:
  18. Coordinated International Response to Financial Crisis:
  19. Began Asia “Pivot” Increased Support for Veterans:
  20. Created Conditions to Begin Closing Dirtiest Power Plants:
  21. Passed Credit Card Reforms: 
  22. Eliminated Catch-22 in Pay Equality Laws:
  23. Protected Two Liberal Seats on the U.S. Supreme Court:
  24. Improved Food Safety System:
  25. Achieved New START Treaty:
  26.  Expanded National Service: Signed Serve America Act in 2009, which authorized a tripling of the size of AmeriCorps. Program grew 13 percent to 85,000 members across the country by 2012, when new House GOP majority refused to appropriate more funds for further expansion.
  27. Expanded Wilderness and Watershed Protection:
  28. Gave the FDA Power to Regulate Tobacco:
  29. Pushed Federal Agencies to Be Green Leaders: Issued executive order in 2009 requiring all federal agencies to make plans to soften their environmental impacts by 2020.
  30. Trimmed and Reoriented Missile Defense:
  31. Began Post-Post-9/11 Military Builddown:
  32.  Let Space Shuttle Die and Killed Planned Moon Mission:  in favor of support for private-sector low-earth orbit ventures, research on new rocket technologies for long-distance manned flight missions, and unmanned space exploration, including the largest interplanetary rover ever launched, which will investigate Mars’s potential to support life.
  33. Invested Heavily in Renewable Technology:
  34. Crafting Next-Generation School Tests: Devoted $330 million in stimulus money to pay two consortia of states and universities to create competing versions of new K-12 student performance tests based on latest psychometric research. New tests could transform the learning environment in vast majority of public school classrooms beginning in 2014.
  35. Cracked Down on Bad For-Profit Colleges:
  36.  Improved School Nutrition: In coordination with Michelle Obama, signed Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010 mandating $4.5 billion spending boost and higher nutritional and health standards for school lunches. New rules based on the law, released in January, double the amount of fruits and vegetables and require only whole grains in food served to students.
  37. Expanded Hate Crimes Protections:Avoided Scandal:Brokered Agreement for Speedy Compensation to Victims of Gulf Oil Spill:
  38. Created Recovery.gov:
  39. Pushed Broadband Coverage: Proposed and obtained in 2011 Federal Communications Commission approval for a shift of $8 billion in subsidies away from landlines and toward broadband Internet for lower-income rural families.
  40. Expanded Health Coverage for Children: Signed 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Authorization Act, which allows the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to cover health care for 4 million more children, paid for by a tax increase on tobacco products.
  41.  Recognized the Dangers of Carbon Dioxide:
  42. Expanded Stem Cell Research:
  43. Provided Payment to Wronged Minority Farmers: In 2009, signed Claims Resolution Act, which provided $4.6 billion in funding for a legal settlement with black and Native American farmers who the government cheated out of loans and natural resource royalties in years past.
  44.  Helped South Sudan Declare Independence: Appointed two envoys to Sudan and personally attended a special UN meeting on the area. Through U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, helped negotiate a peaceful split in 2011.
  45. Passed Fair Sentencing Act: Signed 2010 legislation that reduces sentencing disparity between crack versus powder cocaine possessionfrom100 to1 to 18 to1.
  46. Passed Fair Sentencing Act: Signed 2010 legislation that reduces sentencing disparity between crack versus powder cocaine possessionfrom100 to1 to 18 to1.

7 thoughts on “Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishments #UNITEBLUE Protecting the Union

  1. And expanded the culture of dependancy,stopped enforcing laws he didn’t like,added 6 trillion more to national debt, lost two wars,lied,lied, and lied again.Worst president ever!!

  2. This article is entitled “Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishments…” yet lists only 45 entries (#46 merely repeats #45), which makes it a perfect summation of this sad administration’s main problems: its total inability to tell the truth and its breath-taking ignorance (i.e., the apparent belief that 45 — or 46 — is the same as 50). On the bright side, that does spare us the need to delve any further into this list of half-truths, poached ideas, wild exaggerations, and outright lies.

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