How much more time will Obama need before ANYTHING he has done works out?

How much more time will Obama need before ANYTHING he has done works out?

The very first week in office, President Obama reversed the Bush/Cheney policy of keeping the true costs of war OFF the budget books and added them in (which took political courage on his part), so there are no more fudged figures as there were throughout the Bush/Cheney regime. He then signed into law the Lily Ledbetter Act which allows workers to sue corporations for discrimination in the workplace (equal pay for equal work). Then President Obama had experts go over the final Fiscal Year Bush/Cheney budget for October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009 (the first NINE months into the Obama presidency were on the BUSH budget!), and CUT SPENDING from that Bush/Cheney budget by around $122 BILLION---dollars returned to the Treasury to PAY DOWN our nation'-s deficit! These cuts were the $61 BILLION Bush-ordered presidential helicopter fleet and the 168 Cheney-ordered F-22 planes at $362 MILLION for EACH PLANE! This was in only few weeks. Next, President Obama summoned all major credit card company CEOs to the White House to discuss consumer protections, and then forged a bill that is now law, the Credit CARD Act of 2009, which prevents predatory fees, puts a stop to shady billing practices, and makes terms legible (see whitehouse.gov website and click on Issues for more details). Look up the historic health care and insurance reforms, too---there are a whole MOUNTAIN of achievements rolled up into two bills that are now law of the land, the second portion being the Fix-It committee mark-up changes. According to the April editions of Reuters and Washington Post, the Obama administration succeeded this year in reducing this nation'-s deficit (REDUCED THE DEFICIT!) by 8%, even though compounded interest rates may eat this decrease up. Some of this reduction was attributed to the very wise decision by the Democrats and President Obama (with NO HELP from the bank-friendly GOP) to LIMIT welfare-bank executives'- salaries to a "-mere"- $500,000 a year (poor babies), and no bonuses except with INVESTOR-APPROVED preferred stock until every single Bush-Bernanke-Paulson bailout dollar was repaid in full WITH INTEREST, so 14 of the 400 hastened to pay us back early, by last December, a total of $181 BILLION so far---all money that was applied to the deficit. This nation is finally on the right path, and you are NOT giving President Obama or the Democrats enough credit. Want more? Check out the new green-energy plants that are part of President Obama'-s Green Energies Technologies Initiative which he mentioned both during his campaign and in his first months in office---a way for the United States to be LEADERS in earth-friendly technologies (a restoration of our GOP-destroyed manufacturing base...and JOBS!), exporting to other nations and helping our planet at the same time, while also reducing our nation'-s unwise dependence on foreign oil (and the GOP'-s BIG OIL lobbyist buddies are fighting HARD to keep these changes from taking place)! Ohio, Michigan, Colorado, Florida, California, Massachusetts, and quite a few other states have new projects up and running. In Wixom, Michigan, a 340-acre idled Ford auto plant is being revived in collaboration with Ford Motor Company for a manufacturing park for solar- and wind-powered equipment---check it out. Like I said, you are NOT giving President Obama nearly enough credit for the good that he has achieved in such a very short time! Read the terms of the Fix It bill signed into law on whitehouse.gov (click Issues and select Health Care). College students can now make DIRECT loans at lower interest straight from the Department of Education instead of having high-interest-charging banks as middlemen. None of the 1300 for-profit insurance companies can abruptly DROP premium-paying consumers as soon as those consumers actually become ill or injured and need the coverage for which they'-ve paid for years. There are SO MANY MANY good things that have happened under President Obama'-s wise leadership. How about the 46-nation Nuclear Weapons Threat Summit he organized and hosted that had other nations giving the U.S. their weapons-grade nuclear materials (plutonium, etc.) to be processed down into fuel-grade? Or the 30% mutual reduction in nuclear weapons (the SALT III) that President Obama negotiated and signed with Russian President Medvedev? The winding down of the Iraq war by pulling our troops out of cities and towns in preparation for bringing them home this month? I supposed you will criticize the president when jobless claims spike temporarily upon our soldiers'- return---but just remember, the spike is TEMPORARY. Be fair. Be patient. Use the whitehouse.gov website to stay abreast of the achievements that ARE working out for America and for Americans. Banking reforms is being blocked in the Senate, but these are CONSUMER PROTECTIONS that would prevent another MELTDOWN and also prevent any TAXPAYER BAILOUTS by requiring that banks put a portion of their profits asSource(s):"-The Republican NOISE Machine: Right-Wing Media and How It Corrupts Democracy"- by ex-right-wing GOP insider David Brock (now with Media Matters). Available on amazon.com.

Armchair

about negative 17 months.

Holy

about negative 17 months.

Ron

Nothing it will do will work, obama is all talk and no action!

falsi

Like these?Eliminating wasteful spendingSotomayor nominationLilly Ledbetter Fair Pay ActSCHIP expansionPublic lands billCredit card reformTransparencyNational serviceStem cell research

chevypirate

Think this is bad?....wait until November 2012....watch how fast he falls on his a$$ then.

George

How many more lost elections will the GOP need before they realize just attacking Obama isn't going to work for them?

yutsnark

Good luck with that one.

thirty

bout another week or 2

Docker

a 100 years or so.

User

I will gladly answer you tuesday for 2 points today.

mommanuke

Whatever it is, it will be too long for you, since you believe he has magical powers and can declare something done and it exists. If you are old enough, tell me. When your wife got pregnant, did you ask her every day where the baby was? It takes as long as it takes, and that is usually at least as long as it takes to get where you want to get out of.

Nature

Nothing will workout and China will soon own America.. You can thank the government for that.

funkyk

obama is incompetent...and terrible for america...nothing he has done has improved this country in the least nothing makes me believe he will do anything beneficial as long as hes in office! love those thumbs down obama worshipers lets me know i P***ed you off!!

Jerry

His biggest disasters are yet to come .Health care if not repealed will cost much more than even he expects. Cap n trade will put American manufacturing under we have tens of millions on food stamps and BHO wants to raise the cost of energy so food and everything will cost even more.This is the stupidest thing we have every seen emit all the carbon you want just pay us to do it a con job from the start .The politicians behind this should be in jail not Washington.

FLSwampBoy

Actually, I think Obama is doing a pretty good job.Much of the legislation passed has been fairly Moderate based on independent research. Most negative comments here will just be a higher level sound off more from the core Right that wasn't voting Obama anyway.Some accomplishments:==================The beginning of needed Health Care Reform legislation that's been attempted by others for over 20 years-Reinforcement of troops in Afghanistan, double the number Bush put there due to myopic focus on Iraq-Extension of Patriot Act, in response to Terrorist threats in this country-Credit Card consumer protection act-New Financial Reform legislation - ignored by GOP for 15 years-Immigration and New Energy reform likely to be next…

DynaFlowHum

Four terms as FDR had.

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