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      06-08-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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What are obama's accomplishments?

Someone should make a list of everything (good and bad) he has done in his term.

Im copy/pasting from what everyone posted, im editing some of it because some of it is BS.

Good
-Big companies are turning profits (even though they still are in debt)
-Some of the bailout money has been paid back with interest
-Stem-cell research ban lifted
-Healthcare reform passed(Kinda)
-Fraud down 39% since 2003.
-Planning on bringing troops home
-Being in presidency when the troops killed Osama bin laden

Bad
-Unemployment not turning around and going down as fast as promised
-Housing market's taking a 2nd dip in much of the country
-Debt ceiling being raised multiple times
-Still having troops oversea's after promising all the BS
-Failed "healthcare" purposed
-Guantanamo

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Obama got Osama!
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      06-09-2011, 10:48 AM   #3
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Good:
1) He said, "ok you can try and kill Osama I guess."
2.)
3.)
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10.)

Bad:
1) This list can have more things in it than the dictionary has words
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Good:
1) He got Elected.
2.)
3.)
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10.)

Bad:
1) This list can have more things in it than the dictionary has words
2) Took credit for killing Osama.


Fixed it for you.
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      06-09-2011, 01:55 PM   #5
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Fixed it for you.
Wow, what a clever guy you are

Good:
-we're out of the worst recession since the great depression
-stock market's recovered
-big companies are turning profits
-much of the bailout money has been paid back
-major ops in iraq are over
-afghan is on timetable for drawdown
-bin-laden found and killed
-stem-cell research ban lifted
-don't ask don't tell going away
-healthcare reform passed
-all the Bush bullshit about federal "marriage definition", abortion ban, teaching of evolution alternatives, god telling him how to rule on laws, signing statements and excluding companies from environmental laws is gone
-no big threats from our enemies at the moment

Bad
-jobs recovery is predictably slow
-housing market's taking a 2nd dip in much of the country
-couldn't overcome the repubs on guantanamo, much of healthcare reform, and the budget
-country still divided
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Wow, what a clever guy you are

Good:
-we're out of the worst recession since the great depression
-stock market's recovered
-big companies are turning profits
-much of the bailout money has been paid back
-major ops in iraq are over
-afghan is on timetable for drawdown
-bin-laden found and killed
-stem-cell research ban lifted
-don't ask don't tell going away
-healthcare reform passed
-all the Bush bullshit about federal "marriage definition", abortion ban, teaching of evolution alternatives, god telling him how to rule on laws, signing statements and excluding companies from environmental laws is gone
-no big threats from our enemies at the moment

Bad
-jobs recovery is predictably slow
-housing market's taking a 2nd dip in much of the country
-couldn't overcome the repubs on guantanamo, much of healthcare reform, and the budget
-country still divided




We going back in to another recession.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/56416.html
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      06-09-2011, 02:50 PM   #7
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We going back in to another recession.
No, We not. And that's not what the article says either.
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No, We not. And that's not what the article says either.

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that hes not worried the U.S. is slipping into another recession
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President Barack Obama said Tuesday that hes not worried the U.S. is slipping into another recession

You aren't reading that right.

You seem to think that means that we ARE slipping into another recession, and Obama is callous about that, and doesn't care that we are slipping into a recession.

The correct way to read it is that Obama is NOT expecting a double dip recession. He's working on speeding up a slow recovery, and NOT a double dip recession.

This means he sees the current economic situation as being in a state of slow recovery, not a recession.

In fact, if you bothered to read the next sentence in your own link, that would be explained to you.
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      06-09-2011, 07:31 PM   #10
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1. The average work week is 34.4 hours, so the workforce, at a high level, is underutilized. Why would businesses start hiring when their workforces have excess capacity? The country needs Obama to have a growth strategy - unfortunately, the wheel is spinning but the hamster is nowhere to be found.
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm (3rd paragraph from the bottom for data point)

2. Three years after Bush's Reign of Error, Obama perpetuates several of Bush's failures. For example, SEC prosecutions of fraud down 39% since 2003.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-0...-bandits-.html

3. He lacks strategic common sense. Had he gone after the banks when he first got into office, he would've had the entire country behind him and the momentum would have carried him through Obamacare far more easily. Instead, he went full steam after legislation that cemented the hatred of the opposing party. For all intents and purposes, he's become little more than the latest d!ckhead to over-promise and under-deliver.

I didn't like Bush; I can't find much reason to like Obama either. My 2 cents, anyway.
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He got elected, that's about it.
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President Barack Obama said Tuesday that hes not worried the U.S. is slipping into another recession
That's an interesting debating tactic, Einstein.
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He got elected, that's about it.
Insightful post, thanks for the contribution.
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      06-09-2011, 09:45 PM   #14
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Good:
-we're out of the worst recession since the great depression
-stock market's recovered
-big companies are turning profits
-much of the bailout money has been paid back
-major ops in iraq are over
-afghan is on timetable for drawdown
-bin-laden found and killed
-stem-cell research ban lifted
-don't ask don't tell going away
-healthcare reform passed
-all the Bush bullshit about federal "marriage definition", abortion ban, teaching of evolution alternatives, god telling him how to rule on laws, signing statements and excluding companies from environmental laws is gone
-no big threats from our enemies at the moment
-If we are out of the recession why has unemployment ticked up in the last month to 9.1%?
-What precisely did Obama do to make the stock market recover?
-What precisely did Obama do that made companies turn a profit?
-Since TARP, TALF and stimulus spending were all tactics that the Bush administration started, why are you giving Obama credit for them?
-Define "Major" ops. Because we still have thousands of troops there and special forces propping up that puppet government and training their troops.
-Since when is a hypothetical time table an accomplishment?
-Bin Laden found and killed by the special forces and the intelligence community. Obama's accomplishment seems to be in saying "yes" to the operation. Real impressive.
-Healthcare reform is on your list of GOOD things? Really? McKinsey surveys say that by 2014, as a result of the act, 30% of employers plan on dumping their health care coverage as a direct result of ObamaCare. You think its a good thing for 30% of America to lose their health coverage?
-Bush bull shit is gone? So Guantanamo is closed now? Doma was repealed? USA PATRIOT Act has been repealed? Unemplyment is down to pre-recession levels? The following is a link from 2009 from the NY Times about Obama's use of signing statements: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/us...09signing.html
so he hasn't stopped using those either.
-Also, not getting attacked is not an accomplishment. Bush could have claimed the same Sept 10th, 2001. Just because nothing has happened recently, does not mean we are not in danger.


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Bad
-jobs recovery is predictably slow
-housing market's taking a 2nd dip in much of the country
-couldn't overcome the repubs on guantanamo, much of healthcare reform, and the budget
-country still divided
-I agree with one (obviously)
-I actually think Obama is not at fault for the housing market. In fact, I think the housing market needs further correction. So I disagree here too.
-Here is an article from the LATimes discussing Obama on Guantanamo: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/wash...uantanamo.html
As the article hints, its more than a little disingenuous to claim that Republicans are at fault for Guantanamo being open, when their objection was to trying prisoners as civilians, not to the closings. The objections to the closings came from local state governments in every state that Obama planned to house prisoners. This wasn't partisanship, it was nimby-ism.

So really? What has he accomplished? Even if you like health care reform, which really only shows your ignorance of that law, he didn't write it. It was written by a committee who all cribbed off of Romney care (yes, Mitt Romney), the MA health care plan that is slowly bankrupting that state. Obama and Pelosi forced it through congress, that is about the sum of their contribution. They hadn't actually even read it at the time.
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That's an interesting debating tactic, Einstein.
Yo Einstein, your Obama spent $20mill to bring refugees to this country, the Palestinian refugees and "conflict victims" in Gaza.

But its cool though, whats another $20mill? Right??


The “presidential determination”, which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States, was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.


http://sheikyermami.com/2009/10/26/o...es-to-the-usa/


Dont forget the Obamas visit to Mumbai. That costed $200million a day to US tax payers.


But thats cool though, people have no jobs, no money to pay even for food, and he throws money around like he owns the money printing press. Yup, Obama is doing an awesome job.
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He says he's serious about lowering our deficit yet he wants to raise the debt ceiling by $2 trillion.
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I get it, you don't like Obama. Nothing good is his doing, everything bad is his fault.
I don't give a rat's ass who says healthcare reform is bad, that and the fact that you don't like it doesn't mean it's bad. The status quo has sucked for years. And I live in New England - of course I know about flipflop Romney.

It seems obvious that republicans are tweaked that things are going in the right direction, and they have nada for any non-joke candidates.
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Of all the things wrong with the hc system he didn't fix the major issue. Malpractice lawsuits. And in it there are so many things wrong. I have friends in the medical industry that say that Obamacare is causing small hospitalist groups to die out because all of the major and big groups are buying them out.
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Insightful post, thanks for the contribution.
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Wow, what a clever guy you are

Good:
-we're out of the worst recession since the great depression
-stock market's recovered
-big companies are turning profits



Guess they didn't hear about the economic recovery yet?

Quote:
CNN Poll: Obama approval rating drops as fears of depression rise

(CNN) President Barack Obama's overall approval rating has dropped below 50 percent as a growing number of Americans worry that the U.S. is likely to slip into another Great Depression within the next 12 months, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday also indicate that the economy overall remains issue number one to voters, with other economic issues - unemployment, gas prices and the federal deficit - taking three of the remaining four spots in the top five.
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...pression-rise/
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Dont forget the Obamas visit to Mumbai. That costed $200million a day to US tax payers.
Your string of recent posts is amazing. This bogus tidbit was debunked years ago, so no, it didn't costed anything like that.
We have to raise the debt ceiling because of the trillions spent on Iraq and Bush's unfunded stimulus checks. The bailout has mostly been paid back with interest.

Yeah, things were much better when Bush left office
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Ok im going to update this..
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Guess they didn't hear about the economic recovery yet?
Ooohhh, Americans are worried, and god forbid, his approval rating is below 50%. Surprised people can break away from American Idol long enough to answer the surveys.

Half the country voted for Bush... twice. 'Nuff said.
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