President Obama’s Accomplishments

3 Chics Politico gives mad props to President Obama on his accomplishments since being in office. It’s pretty impressive!

Hat-tip: Political Carnival

1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
6 Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier’s family
8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
10. Limits on lobbyist’s access to the White House
11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
16. New federal funding for science and research labs
17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
20. New funds for school construction
21 The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
22. US Auto industry rescue plan
23. Housing rescue plan
24. $789 billion economic stimulus plan
25. 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
26. US financial and banking rescue plan
27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with theGeneva Convention standards
29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
30. The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010
31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
35. Successful release of US captain held bySomali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
41. Signed national service legislation; expandednational youth service program
42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
44. Expanding vaccination programs
45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry’s predatory practices
50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
51. Lower drug costs for seniors
52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
54. Improved housing for military personnel
55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
57 Increasing student loans
58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
59. 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
60. Established a new cyber security office
61. 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.
62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
64. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
65. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
66. Improving benefits for veterans
67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration
68. Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
69. The FDA is now regulating tobacco
70. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules
71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports
72. Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons
73. Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive
74. Making more loans available to small businesses
75. Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare
76. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
77. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
78. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000
79. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
80. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan
81. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
82. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans
83. Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
84. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters
85. Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket
86. Held first Seder in White House
87. Attempting to reform the nation’s healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured
88. Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
89. Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
90. Has announced his intention to push for education reform

Oh, and he built a swing set for the girls outside the Oval Office.

Did I mention he passed health care reform ?

There are policies that many of us disagree with or wish he would improve or facilitate more quickly, but come on, this is a pretty sweet list.

Updated: H/T  Newmericans

Here is the updated list of what I judge to be Obama’s most significant accomplishments in the less than 2 years since he was elected as President of the United States: As you read through this list, I ask you to weigh the totality of these achievements listed below against those accomplishments of Obama’s presidential predecessors, Democrats and Republicans, and then, after considering this, make your determination of whether you think he has done a good job.

1. Appointing two Supreme Court Justices: When people consider their presidential voting decision, most don’t consider that amongst the most important and enduring presidential responsibilities is the president’s ability to appoint supreme court justices. This is arguably a president’s biggest opportunity to influence his country, because Supreme Court justices sit until they retire or pass away, so the impact of his decision generally will last many decades beyond his years as president.  Obama has been fortunate enough to have two Supreme Court Justices retire in his first few years in office and he has managed to secure both of his nominations through wise selection and political skill.  He has added two Democrats, replacing two moderate Democrats in the process.  If a Republican has won the presidency instead, we would now be looking at an unbalanced Supreme Court with six conservatives and only three liberal judges – a balance that would have been in place for many many decades.  In the appointment process, Obama also introduced needed diversity to the bench with two more women on the court, bringing the count to a record three women sitting, while also introducing the nation’s first Hispanic to the Supreme Court with his choice of Sotomayor.

2. Passing Universal Healthcare: Obama accomplished what no prior Democrat could in expanding coverage to 32 million more Americans while simultaneously reducing the deficit by an estimated $1.3 trillion over the next 20 years. It delivers on every provision of the Patient Bill of Rights that Bill Clinton unsuccessfully tried to get passed, including making it illegal to deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and capping out of pocket expenses when people get sick (so people don’t go in to bankruptcy after getting ill).  It helps shift our medical system’s focus to preventative care by covering the cost of early warning tests so our doctors find diseases before they are too advanced - avoiding larger medical expenses down the road and requires the largest and richest American companies to provides insurance for all their employees.  It attempts to lower health care costs by forcing all Americans to have medical insurance and pay their fair share so the system is more efficient – similar to how all Americans need to have car insurance – while providing tax credits to help the poor and small businesses afford this coverage.  It increases competition by creating marketplace exchanges to make it easier for small businesses and those without insurance to shop and compare plans.  It funds co-ops who can offer competitive insurance plans and provide further competition for insurance companies.  It allows insurance companies to offer plans across state borders further increasing the supply of competitive plans.  It provides funding, infrastructure, and support to automate, digitize, and unify the country’s outdated medical information system reducing system-wide costs, improving care, and increasing productivity.  Perhaps most importantly, it sets up an independent commission of doctors and medical experts to identify and root out medical system waste, fraud, and abuse and includes many pieces of reform that will reduce the most wasteful medical system practices.  

3. Financial industry reform: The most sweeping financial industry reform legislation since the Great Depression, this legislation tries to correct those industry issues that helped create the current recession we are still digging outselves out of.  It provides a system to allow the government to break apart large financial institutions that threaten the economy, creates a council of federal regulators to coordinate the detection of risks to the financial system, subjects a wider range of financial companies to government oversight, creates a Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection to help protect citizens from unscrupulous practices, and reins in banks’ ability to trade in risky financial instruments such as credit derivatives.

4. Preventing a 2nd Great Depression: While preventing a depression is not sexy and certainly is reactive, history may say that this is still one of his most important accomplishment to date.  The vast majority of economists and experts say that the nation had a high chance of slipping in to a Depression had this stimulus not passed along with the innovative actions of the Fed.  Obama has worked with Bernanke and the Fed, put a team of some of the best economic minds around him, helped save America’s 3 major car manufacturers from going out of business, passed the largest economic Stimulus Bill in the nation’s history, and executed other legislative changes to keep liquidity flowing in our economy, save jobs that would have otherwise been lost, and fund areas of our economy that are strategic and important for our long term economic competitiveness including health care, education, green energy, science, and infrastructure.

Of course, critics will say that the economy today is still sputtering, holds some risk of sliding back in to a recession, and that a real recovery will take many years.  These are all true statements and Obama has not moved us from a possible Depression to a fast growing economy – but this is a completely unrealistic, almost childish, expectation given the severity of the financial crisis, our current debt, and other economic realities that we have to deal with.  Could he have done more or done it differently?  Certainly.  I would have loved to see Obama do more, faster to invest in small businesses, help them get loans, and help them become more competitive with the large corporations that increasingly dominate our economy.  But today we are not in a horrible depression and things are stable and this alone is a tremendous accomplishment.

5. Bringing the war in Iraq to an end: Obama has reduced troops from a peak of 170,000 down to 50,000, with the remaining troops focused on training and recruiting Iraqi forces, rather than participating in combat.  With this news, Obama delivered on a campaign promise he made while bringing to an end a misguided, expensive, and costly war which served no clear purpose.  He also ensured that, in the process of wrapping up efforts in the region, he did so responsibly.  Iraq is not in utter chaos as it once was at the peak of the insurgency and it stands a chance of having a reasonable future and being a reasonably stable Democratic state in the Middle East.

6. Passed legislation to curb greenhouse gases and improve the environment: Obama implemented new regulations on power plants, factories, and oil refineries to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curb global warming, required energy producing plants to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources, allowed states to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards, increased, for the first time in more than a decade, the fuel economy standards for Model Year 2011 for cars and trucks, funded investment in clean energy technologies through a combination of spending and tax breaks, signed an omnibus public lands bill, which allows for 2 million more acres to be declared wilderness, and issued a Presidential Memorandum to the Department of Energy to implement more aggressive efficiency standards for common household appliances, like dishwashers and refrigerators, which, over the next three decades, will save twice the amount of energy produced by all the coal-fired power plants in America in any given year.

7. Nuclear non-proliferation agreement: Obama met with 47 presidents in a 3 day nuclear summit to lower the nuclear weapons count with a treaty signed between US and Russia, putting the world back on a path to reducing nuclear warheads.

8. Repairing Our Image Abroad: After 8 years of damage to our country’s image, Obama has helped repair badly damaged relationships with foreign powers across the world from Russia to Europe and reached out to the Arab world.  This is necessary and critical in order for the most influential countries to work together to fight challenges such as Global Warming and Nuclear expansion.  It also helps to fight terrorist recruiting by helping change America’s negative image.  It is increasingly important for the US to engage with other countries as fast-growing nations like Brazil, China, and India join the traditional powerhouses and as America adjusts to a world with more diverse and influential players in the political equation.  

9. Lifted Bush restrictions on embryonic stem cell research: Obama provided federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research, helping make it easier for scientists to find cures for our most dangerous diseases.

10. Reversed George W. Bush’s ban on federal funding to foreign organizations that allow abortions.

11. Implemented education reforms: Made higher college more accessible and affordable through significant increases in scholarships and funding, funded early learning programs, and, most importantly, through an innovative program called Race to the Top, spurred reforms in state and local district K-12 education by providing states with incentives to make positive changes to their education systems.  Race to the Top prompted 48 states to adopt common standards for K-12.  Some notable changes prompted by the program include Illinois lifting a cap on the number of charter schools it allows, Massachusetts making it easier for students in low-performing schools to switch to charters, and West Virginia proposing a merit pay system that includes student achievement in its compensation calculations.

12. Tobacco regulation. On June 22, 2009, Obama signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which, for the first time, gave the U.S. Food & Drug Administration the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco.

Whereas my last assessment, made 8 months ago, on what Obama had done in office was subdued (”has not blown anyone over by his administrative record to date.  His most significant accomplishment, while a job well done, was primarily a reaction to the economic environment handed to him while his other accomplishments are relatively tactical.”), my conclusion today is completely different.  The list of his accomplishments are staggering for any US president – particularly when you compare him against our more recent US presidents.  Try to come up with a list of positive accomplishments by Clinton or both Bush presidents over their entire tenures and you won’t be able to count them on one hand.  Meanwhile, in less than 2 years, Obama has done what most had said was politically impossible and absolutely essential for us to maintain a competitive economy in the future (Universal health care), tackled highly challenging and comprehensive economic reforms (Financial industry reform), and stabilized a very troubling economy. 

After all of these achievements, it will be interesting to see what else Obama can get done over the next few years of his first term.  Even if he did not achieve anymore legislative accomplishments during the remainder of his tenure, Obama will have had one of the most productive terms of any president in the history of our country.

Update:

Obama signs technology access bill for disabled

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July 29th 2010

President Obama signs the Tribal Law and Order Act, a law that gives tribal authorities greater authority to prosecute and punish criminals.

Lisa Marie Iyotte of the Rosebud Sioux tribe introduced President Obama at the bill signing ceremony. Iyotte works at the Sicangu Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, where she speaks on behalf of victimized Indian and Alaska Native women. She is also a sexual assault survivor who never saw her perpetrator brought to justice. Federal authorities declined to prosecute the crime or even interview her. (Her perpetrator was eventually arrested and convicted for assaulting another victim.) She said she is hopeful that the TLOA will prevent cases like hers from happening again.

http://www.dailyyonder.com/tribes-gain-new-clout-against-crime/2010/08/11/2884

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President Obama signs Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

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President Obama Signs Tax Cut Bill Into Law

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President Obama Signs DADT Repeal Act

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President Obama  Signs 9/11 Health Bill

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/01/02/obama.9.11.bill/

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama signed the 9/11 health bill into law in Hawaii on Sunday, White House spokesman Bill Burton said.

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President Obama signs historic food safety law

http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2011/01/president_obama_signs_historic.html

With the flick of a pen, President Obama signs a bill today that paves the way for the first major overhaul of the food safety system in the United States in nearly a century.

The bill, passed by Congress late last year, gives the Food and Drug Administration new authority to recall tainted food and step-up inspections of food processing facilities.

It exempts farms and producers making $500,000 or year or less but will require larger manufacturers to enact food safety plans and includes measures to increase the safety of food imports, which account for one-sixth of the nation’s food supply.

Update:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/01/04/statement-press-secretary 

On Tuesday, January 04, 2011, the President signed into law:

H.R. 81, the “Shark Conservation Act of 2010 and International Fisheries Agreement Clarification Act,” which generally prohibits the removal of shark fins at sea and amends certain laws related to international fisheries;
 
H.R. 628, which establishes a pilot program regarding the adjudication cases where patent or plant variety protection issues are to be decided;
 
H.R. 1107, which restates and reorganizes the public contract laws of the United States in Title 41, United Sates Code;
 
H.R. 1746, the “Predisaster Hazard Mitigation Act of 2010,” which authorizes appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program for FYs 2011-2013;
 
H.R. 2142, the “GPRA Modernization Act of 2010,” which amends the Government Performance and Results Act to establish a Federal government performance plan;
 
H.R. 2751, the “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act,” which modernizes the food safety system to better prevent food-borne illness and better respond to outbreaks;
 
H.R. 4445, the “Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Clarification Act,” which repeals a restriction on the treatment of certain lands held in trust for Indian Pueblos in New Mexico;
 
H.R. 4602, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Emil Bolas Post Office;
 
H.R. 4748, the “Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy Act of 2010,” which requires the Office of National Drug Control Policy to develop a Northern Boarder Counternarcotics Strategy;
 
H.R. 4973, the “National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Improvement Act of 2010,” which reauthorizes and amends authorities relating to volunteer programs and community partnerships for national wildlife refuges;
 
H.R. 5116, the “America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (America COMPETES) Reauthorization Act of 2010,” which reauthorizes various programs intended to strengthen research and education in the United States related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;
 
H.R. 5133, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Staff Sergeant Frank T. Carvill and Lance Corporal Michael A. Schwarz Post Office Building;
 
H.R. 5470, which excludes specified external power supplies from certain energy efficiency standards required by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act;
 
H.R. 5605, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the George C. Marshall Post Office;
 
H.R. 5606, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the James M. “Jimmy” Stewart Post Office Building;
 
H.R. 5655, which designates the Little River Branch facility of the United States Postal Service as the Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. Post Office;
 
H.R. 5809, the “Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010,” which modifies and reauthorizes through FY 2016 the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Program;
 
H.R. 5877, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Lance Corporal Alexander Scott Arredondo, United States Marine Corps Post Office Building;
 
H.R. 5901, which authorizes the U.S. Tax Court to appoint employees under a personnel management system that includes the merit system principles and prohibitions on personnel practices;
 
H.R. 6392, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Colonel George Juskalian Post Office Building;
 
H.R. 6400, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Earl Wilson, Jr. Post Office;
 
H.R. 6412, the “Access to Criminal History Records for State Sentencing Commissions Act of 2010,” which requires the Department of Justice to exchange records and information with State sentencing commissions;
 
H.R. 6510, which directs the General Services Administration to convey to the Military Museum of Texas the parcel of real property in Houston, Texas, on which the museum is located;
 
H.R. 6533, the “Local Community Radio Act of 2010,” which modifies current restrictions on low-power FM radio stations;
 
S. 118, the “Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act of 2010,” which amends financing and project operation requirements for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s program to allow for increased housing opportunities for low-income seniors;
 
S. 841, the “Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010,” regarding pedestrian safety related to motor vehicles;
 
S. 1481, the “Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010,” which amends financing and project operation requirements for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s program for low income individuals with disabilities;
 
S. 3036, the “National Alzheimer’s Project Act,” which establishes a National Alzheimer’s Project within the Department of Health and Human Services and an advisory council on Alzheimer’s research, care, and services;
 
S. 3243, the “Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010,” which requires the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that all applicants for law enforcement positions with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) receive polygraph examinations;
 
S. 3447, the “Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010,” which amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and other educational assistance programs for veterans;
 
S. 3481, which clarifies the Federal Government’s responsibility to pay reasonable service charges to a State or local government to address stormwater pollution from Federal properties;
 
S. 3592, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the First Lieutenant Robert Wilson Collins Post Office Building;
 
S. 3874, the “Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act,” which modifies the Safe Drinking Water Act definition of “lead free” with regard to pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures;
 
S. 3903, which authorizes 99-year leases on land held in trust for the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo in the State of New Mexico; and
 
S. 4036, which amends authorities of the National Credit Union Administration.

Update:

President Obama Signs START Treaty

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President Obama signed the START nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia this morning.

Despite the great attention the president has devoted to this treaty — and the vast coverage of the treaty negotiations by the media — the White House refused to allow reporters or TV cameras in the room. Still photographers were the only representatives of the free press permitted to record the historic moment.

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May 1st, 2011 11:30pm:

Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

WFAA

WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden is dead and the United States has his body, a person familiar with the developments says. CNN and other news organizations are reporting the same information.

President Barack Obama was expected to make that announcement from the White House late Sunday night.

The person spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to speak ahead of the president.

CNN reports that bin Laden’s body was recovered from a mansion outside Islamabad, Pakistan.

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President Barack Obama signs the certification stating the statutory requirements for repeal of DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) have been met, in the Oval Office, July 22, 2011. Pictured, from left, are: Brian Bond, Deputy Director of Public Liaison; Kathleen Hartnett, Associate Counsel to the President; Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Kathryn Ruemmler, Counsel to the President; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen; and Vice President Joe Biden. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) July 22, 2011.

Today, President Obama signed a certification ending the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for good beginning September 20, 2011. The President signed the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” into law last December.

Update:October 20th, 2011

President Obama on the death of Muammar Qaddafi

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October 21, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: President Obama to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq

Reuters – President Barack Obama said on Friday the United States will fulfill its pledge to pull troops out of Iraq by the end of the year.

“As promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” Obama told reporters.

He spoke after a video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and said the two were in full agreement about how to move forward.

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WhiteHouse.gov

United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
Signed: Friday, October 21, 2011

United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
Signed: Friday, October 21, 2011

United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
Signed: Friday, October 21, 2011

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October 31, 2011

whitehouse.gov

We Can’t Wait: Obama Administration Takes Action to Reduce Prescription Drug Shortages, Fight Price Gouging

President Issues Executive Order, Backs Legislation to Require Drug Companies to Report Shortages

President Obama today will sign an Executive Order directing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take action to help further prevent and reduce prescription drug shortages, protect consumers and prevent price gouging. The President’s order directs FDA to broaden reporting of potential shortages of certain prescription drugs and to further expedite regulatory reviews that can help prevent or respond to shortages. Under the President’s order, FDA will also work with to the Department of Justice, which will examine whether potential shortages have led to illegal price gouging or stockpiling of life-saving medications.

In addition to signing the Executive Order, the White House announced the President’s support for bipartisan legislation (H.R. 2245 and S. 296) that will build on today’s actions to strengthen the FDA’s ability to prevent prescription drug shortages.

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NOVEMBER 1, 2011

WASHINGON – NOVEMBER 1: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks after signing a proclamation to designate Ft. Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, a National Monument, as (L to R) U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), Hampton, Virgina Mayor Molly Ward, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, U.S Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Lacy Ward, Jr. , Director, Robert Russa Moton Museum, Farmville, Virgina, watch in the Oval Office of the White House on November 1, 2011 in Washington, DC. The fort was used in 1619 by Dutch settlers to bring slaves to the colonies and used in the Civil war as a refuge for escaped slaves.

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November 21, 2011

New York Times

President Obama Signs a Bill Offering Tax Credits to Business that Hire Veterans

President Obama has signed 473 bills of legislation since becoming President

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December 14th 2011

President Obama Speaks To Troops Returning Home From Iraq At Fort Bragg

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December 18th 2011

Iraq War: Last US Troops Leave Country

Huffington Post

KHABARI CROSSING, Kuwait — The last U.S. soldiers rolled out of Iraq across the border to neighboring Kuwait at daybreak Sunday, whooping, fist bumping and hugging each other in a burst of joy and relief. Their exit marked the end of a bitterly divisive war that raged for nearly nine years and left Iraq shattered, with troubling questions lingering over whether the Arab nation will remain a steadfast U.S. ally.

Kuwaiti and U.S. soldiers close the border gate after the last vehicle crossed into Kuwait during the US miltary’s withdrawal from Iraq December 18, 2011. The last convoy of U.S. soldiers pulled out of Iraq on Sunday, ending nearly nine years of war that cost almost 4,500 American and tens of thousands of Iraqi lives.

Obama Campaign Promise – October 27, 2007

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WhiteHouse.gov

Signed on December 19, 2011
Fort Pulaski National Monument Lease Authorization Act.

Signed on December 20, 2011
Civilian Service Recognition Act of 2011

Signed on December 20, 2011
Hoover Power Allocation Act of 2011

December 23 2011

President Obama: Extending Payroll Tax Cut Is a “Boost We Need Right Now”

President Obama today signed into law a two month extension of the payroll tax cut, which means that 160 million American workers will not see their paychecks shrink starting Jan 1, 2012. The President thanked Congress for ending the stalemate and urged them to keep working to reach an agreement that extends this tax cut as well as unemployment insurance through all of 2012, saying it is the right thing to do for American families and for the economy, and called it “a boost that we very much need right now.”

The extension came after tens of thousands of working Americans turned to the internet to let politicians in Washington know just how much they were relying on that tax break, which amounts to about $40 per paycheck for a family making $50,000 a year, and the President acknowledged just how valuable their contributions had been to the conversation happening in the Capital:

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WhiteHouse.gov

Signed on December 23, 2011
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012

Signed on December 23, 2011
Semipostal to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research

Signed on December 23, 2011
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reform and Reauthorization Act of 2011

Signed on December 23, 2011
Sugar Loaf Fire Protection District Land Exchange Act of 2011

Signed on December 23, 2011
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Omnibus)

Signed on December 23, 2011
Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act

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337 Responses to President Obama’s Accomplishments

  1. prof. dana chandler says:

    and years 2013-2014?

  2. Tillie says:

    Ond of the greatest if not the GREATEST leader this place called America has ever had!!!
    Amen!

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  7. Potus, I see your TRUE COLORS shining through…

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  9. I am so grateful to my sister for showing me this data on President Obama’s accomplishments. I have been misled and sincerely regret the statements I have made about him. I was Democrat and changed this past year to Republican, I am no longer Republican! I had been Democrat all my voting life, and as of this moment have returned to the Democratic party.
    Thank you Mr. President for all your hard work. Admittedly I do not entirely agree with everything, but by far you have accomplished more than any president in American history.

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  12. Donna K. says:

    Pres Obama has lead this country with such passion and grace. He has addressed the smallest issues that make a big difference in the lives of Americans. He displays dignity and grace no matter what the circumstance or what negativity displayed by others. God continue to bless Pres. Obama and God bless us all!

  13. GOBAMA! A radio poll on Aucklands 1ZB radio station this morning proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the vast majority of New Zealands Aucklanders are rapt that you will remain in power.
    BUT, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE try to do something about the absurd amount of debt the USA is carrying! If America’s economy collapsed, we’d probably all be done for! China would be rubbing its hands with glee! The head is not meant to be buried in the sand Barack! The democratic world wants to see the USA as a shining light of what true prosperity can look like! Not limping along with a broken leg and a gigantic over-draught!

  14. Joe says:

    4 more years to expand this list of accomplishments!!!

  15. If you don’t think President Obama has done anything productive in his 4 years in office, think again. Thank you Mr. President!

  16. Online Hustlers says:

    This is a great piece of info for anybody to have. We can remember some things the POTUS has done but not all. Glad to have this in one place. I will pass this on. Thanks.

  17. 4 more years Mr President, so I wont have to hear 4 years of Romney lies………………….

  18. Obama will get my vote,He has done more is the last 4 years trying to fix what Bush messed up in his 8 years, when Bush took Office we had a balanced office.do a fact check on that one…………………………

  19. Edward Lazarus says:

    The last time I felt such pride and satisfaction with a president was during the second term of FDR.
    Having been around almost 80 years, and totally immersed in American politics, this is wonderful for me. Having a president that is steady, cool under pressure, as smart as they come, and the patience and inner strength of a modern day Jackie Robinson! HOW LUCKY WE ARE!
    And my hope for the future? Four more years for Obama…..followed by Hillary Clinton for 8 years. Maybe by then the GOP will have either cleaned up its shameful act OR gone to hell never to be heard from again! (personally, I prefer the “gone to hell” choice!)

  20. Linze says:

    Love this and Thank You for doing this. I know it’s hard work! Keep it Up!

  21. lisa says:

    Awesome, Love it!
    Obama/Biden 2012!

  22. Romane Petit says:

    Mr President, I am proud of the job done. Four more year to move this country forward.

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  24. President Obama has signed 607 bills of legislation since becoming President.

    http://whitehouse.gov

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  26. Von Lyons says:

    Thank You Presiedent Obama, I really do admire your stance, regardless how disrepectful people are, you stand, no matter how cyniical people attempt to treat you, you stand, I with you another 4 years, up for Obama.

  27. I’m putting up this photo for the haters cuz they’re mad!

  28. JesusVotesObama says:

    thank you, jesus! i’ve finally found the place where all the deep thinking, intelligent people hang out!!!!

  29. Cat Gray says:

    To Obama & my 18yr old Tre(about this election):
    You fight more for the wave of a FLAG; when my fight is for one secretly called nigga or FAG
    You say your civil liberties were stripped because your child cant say allegiance to the stripes and STARS,
    My civil liberties, i fight for my child to survive a traffic stop and not falsely end up behind BARS;
    God Forbid my son drive a nicer car, sag his pants, or cover his HEAD
    For doing so, he could end up like Trayvon Martin-DEAD
    I fight for profiling to end & true equality to START
    Jobs & Promotions given for genuine qualifications of education & HEART
    Not color of skin, or lack of a lighter-skin BIRTH
    If your fight is for a flag, what are you saying My Son’s life is WORTH?
    Ill vote for OBAMA just as I did 4 years ago PAST
    Because for once he looks like, cares about & fights for that son of mine that you put LAST;
    My son dont have to be a basketball or football player to entertain this United America you call GREAT,
    Because thank to Obama, my son can be PRESIDENT OF YOUR UNITED STATES!

    WRITTEN BY CAT GRAY ncontrol22@yahoo.com ….GO OBAMA!

  30. alyssa says:

    Thank you so much Mr. President! I am legitimately afraid of my future and the futures of everyone that I love if Romney wins. I don’t know how anyone could vote for him. I don’t understand how women are supporting him. How some of our military men are supporting him. How the 47% he trashed is supporting him. I don’t understand how anyone who ISN’T the 1% is supporting him. It’s sad, but I assume most of it is racism and/or too much fox news.

  31. Brad says:

    I find myself shaking my head nightly as I watch the news and the polls. How could this possibly be a close race? Anyone who bothers to actually look, listen and learn about what’s happening and why we’re where we are can’t possibly want to remove or President from office. He has done an amazing job in an impossible situation. I thank God everyday that we elected him and pray that we will again…

  32. edward lazarus says:

    And now….some 43 days from the election, the Romney people ask the question: “Are you better off today than you were 4 years ago?”
    The answer is “ABSOLUTELY, YES!” By every measure there has been steady progress, and the prospects for four more years of genuine progress look good! No change in leadership need be considered. In fact, no viable alternative has been offered. And there is no American alive today–(with the possible exception of a couple of politicians named Clinton)–that could do as good a job as THIS EXCELLENT PRESIDENT, BARACK OBAMA!
    And there is no telling what another four years of Obama might do to the blood pressure, digestive system, and susceptibility of massive stroke for Hannity, O’Reilly, Beck, Coulter, Limbaugh,and the rest of the assorted scum that self identify as having the diseased minds of republicans!
    Who knows? Maybe a few of them will soon join Breitbart! How joyous would that be? How cleansing for America?

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  34. WE REALLY NEED TO RE-ELECT THIS MAN!! i DO NOT WANT A PRESIDENT THAT I DO NOT TRUST TO PROPERLY RUN A COUNTRY THAT I LOVE SO MUCH!!! I FEAR THAT WE ARE GOING TO LOSE A WONDERFUL PRESIDENT..AND WISH THERE WAS A WAY WE COULD ENSURE THAT THE PEOPLE TO GET OUT THERE AND VOTE FOR OBAMA!! OUR COUNTRY NEEDS US…OUR COUNTRY NEEDS HIM!!! SUSAN D. ANDERSON…….
    A CONCERNED CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN

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  36. Martin Moc says:

    You are doing an awesome do the job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Rev. Mary Virginia Flynn says:

    Thank you and God Bless you all for your informative list of President Obama’s accomplishments. I gladly needed the entire, most commendable work that you have done for all of my children. Why? They, like so many Americans have been vulnerable to the negative diatribe that has been going on since President Obama took office. I knew from the beginning what was going to happen; because many of my classes in college had to do with detecting and reading false propaganda in its many forms. And, the Republicans have been pro’s in their planned format to get rid of President Obama from the beginning. The old mob control incidents of the past only needed one person to cry out, “Lych him.” The people who were too weak to cry out alone, most definitely would then join the mob. You had buddies to back you up. It was sick then, and it is sick today; and it should be shouted out from the roof tops. Thank you again and God Bless….
    Rev. Mary Virginia Flynn

  38. And thank God he’s not done yet. Please give him four more yrs to move us forward…

  39. This is very informative and for those that believe he did little, this should shed some light…Thank you President for keeping Americans your first priority…

  40. Rosario says:

    I will vote for Obama. Is there any one can answer my question: The republican party sail that Obama is a good person, but a bad president, so, how can these people can fix our country, -economy, political, tech, etc, etc, after they destroyed all the super job, the legacy from Clinton? Suddently, republicans are the most inteligent people in the world, but when they were leading our country, they did so many stupid decisions. I do not get it.

  41. Rose C. Mazur says:

    After watching the RNC every night they were on, I cannot understand why any decent, honest, caring America would give that party a vote! But, I have confidence in the intelligence and integrity of the American people as a whole and know they will vote for Barack Obama! He’s the best!!!

  42. Friday Odong says:

    Dear President, I love you and you have my one vote and the votes of my entire household and friends. Your numerous accomplishments, despite strong opposition from the Republicans, are astonishing. I’m hoping that you and the rest of the Democrats will be in a sound mental state in the forthcoming DNC national convention, to remember and share these great achievements with the American voters. May God bless you and help you be re-elected!

  43. President Obama has done, is doing and will be doing a great job for our country when he is re-elected President of the United States of America. There are millions of people that do not know the accomplishments he has achieved. That is why I am posting this list of accomplishments on my FaceBook wall.

  44. Betty F. Marshall says:

    I just discovered your website and was truly impressed by the vast multitude of largely unknown accomplishments of our esteemed president, Barrack Obama. I greatly admire his intellect, his skills, his quiet equanimity in the face of unrelenting criticism, obstruction, misrepresentation of his policies and words and yes, the outright lies.
    I have tried to keep abreast of things occurring within his administration and have found his policies to be fair, aimed at helping the poor and middle class, and remaining consistent to his ideals and true to his word.
    I only wish that I could show this to everyone in my immediate community in East Saint Louis, IL; as well as every rational, patriotic person in America who wants what is best for all of its citizens whether poor, African American, Hispanic, a woman, immigrant, veteran,student or elderly.
    I personally am urging everyone I know to exercise their right to vote that our parents and grandparents, black and white, fought and died for. I urge others to also speak out loudly against voter suppression, voter ID laws,and so-called poll watchers” , no matter where you live. VOTE OBAMA 2012

  45. Pastor Frank Nelson, Jr says:

    Mr president, keep your head up Sir, you have done what others have promised to do but couldn’t. The church is Pastor is constantly praying for you and your family as well as this country, remember the enemy never wants to see the good doing good. God doesnt put everything into anything, but he does put everything into something, and he has placed in you, love Mr president and God Bless.

  46. Don says:

    Keep up the good work Mr President & Commander and Chief of the Military. I think the truth will win out in the end, and you will have a landslide victory that you deserve. (God help us all if Romney’s money, Lies, and Flip-Flopping, are believed)

  47. Linda Clark says:

    THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT!! :)

  48. Gina says:

    May God bless the President in all his efforts to help the common people. He has accomplished a lot of various tasks.

  49. Harry Gerard says:

    Wow, how can I get this whole thing on Facebook?

    • Lori McCraney says:

      Harry, most browsers have some kind of “share” extension to allow one to share a link on numerous websites or email (you can choose). I use the Google Share extension in Google Chrome. I shared this link on Facebook!

  50. Carla says:

    Oh my goodness did I just read a list of more than 90 accomplishments by this man and they have the nerve to say he has not done anthing????? Shame on you America and those repugnuts and tea pary nut wings. I am in tears right now because i wish this country would RESPECT him and his family and stop al the hate becuase he is Black. It is just sad to see how hateful people can be and the only reason is the color of his skin and not the content of his character. He may not always be right but I bet he is right more than he is wronGg God watch over him and his family. I have tremendous respect for this man!!!!!

  51. You won’t hear any of this on FOX NEWS!

  52. Richard M. Crooks says:

    I agree this list should go to every republican, and tea party member. None of them care about the country its only their agenda.

  53. Jacquii de Carvalho says:

    Sister 64
    I was looking for a site today which had the accomplishments of President Obama, so I could pass them along to the stupid republicans, I absolutely have to have contact with because of my work, that are saying that “he has done nothing but vacation, travel abroad with his entire family and spend the taxpayers money traveling on Air Force 1″. That he has destroyed their country!!!
    Big kuddos to 3 Chics Politico. What in the devil are they thinking? Are they so jaded by racism that the thought of him being President has driven them stone gone crazy? Do they think that our President should travel coach on American Airlines and sit in the back of the plane? Have you ever heard such crap. If it wasn’t so pathetic, it would be funny. Unfortunately, I see no humor in bigotry.
    After all, he is the POTUS and deserves his proper respect, just like every other President. Do we “really” have to remind fellow Americans to vote for President Obama in November? It’s a no brainer to me. There really is no other choice. Mitt Willard Romney cannot remember from day to day what he said yesterday. He is not qualified to do anything except fire people for his own personal gain and hope that all immigrants want to self deport. He sounds demented most of the time.
    President Obama has done so much for the betterment of our country in spite of all the congressional obstruction tactics.
    Don’t Americans with good sense remember hearing over and over again the GOP along with FOX News, LOL, praising that their main objective would be to make sure that President Obama is only in office for one term? What a way to run a government. They would rather see this country crumble and lose all credibility than support our President, because that would make him look good, and people would see him doing a fabulous job as President. How pathetic and petty. They have voted down every major legislation that would give Americans jobs, bring down unemployment and help lift up our economy, just to make him look back in the our eyes. Didn’t work fellows. You, Congress, is totally corrupt and the coin is going to turn in November 2012. I envision our President winning once again, and also a democratic senate and house of representatives. I cannot be the only person on planet earth that is sick and tired of what has occurred within our congressional government during these last three years. It’s been too much and too obvious…. the agenda of congress.
    I better close now because I am beginning to write an epic
    Thanks for letting me vent.

    Sister 64 -

  54. Thanks for putting this listing together for us Democrats and Obama supporters. Awesome job. And an awesome blog! Doug at ATD.

  55. Aly Leoni says:

    This is impressive, indeed! He’s a fantastic President!

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  57. Lionel says:

    This President has done A remarkable Job with out exception. If graded by a true scale, his re-election would be a foregone conclusion. Only Racism would deny such accomplishments under the total set of circumstances in which he came into office, and has Served America so well!

    • Edward Lazarus says:

      Lionel: If President Obama has failed in one very significant way, it would be the failure of him and his administration to CLEARLY enunciate his accomplishments. There are many…..and voters MUST be made aware of all he has managed to get done in spite of the sabotage and open treason of THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!
      And there is ABSOLUTELY NO QUESTION; HE DESERVES A SECOND TERM!

  58. Cherise Petty says:

    3CHICSPOLITICO, Thank you for providing us with this site. I was searching for a site that listed and detailed President Obama’s accomplishments and here you are, I found you. Congratulations to you and your team!! Well done!!! I do however, have one concern and that is people, we don’t have to use or write profanity to get across what we need or want to say. Doing things the right way starts with us. WE have little ones who are learning from us. With that being said, I will be voting AGAIN for our president as well as praying for he and his family. As I read the numerous accounts of his achievements, I can’t be proud enough of what this man has done. We all know he has been met with needless opposition. What I am most dissappointed in is the total lack of respect he has been shown-first as a man and then as the president of the United States. I wonder what other countries must think of us. Racism is running rampant, as I knew it would really show its ugly head once President Obama was voted in as America’s leader. There are some people who say, “Get over it already!” However, they keep pulling us in!! What I do know is that we have to be ever so strong in our faith and belief in God! Continue to pray for our President and his family. I will keep all of you in my prayers. If you choose not to be a believer in God, then be strong within yourselves and let the influences of our ancestors be your anchor. To our President-Keep God first and do what you know is Right and good and pleasing in His sight and everything will be alright!! You are not alone. SEE YOU NEXT TERM!!!

    • joe says:

      well done brother. The power in your prayer will extend to you and your family. God will make himself more evident to you and protect you, no matter who is in Government. God has his people under protection. remain bless

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  60. I feel that President OBAMA has did the BEST with what he had to work with. He walked into a MESS!

  61. Marine One comes in for landing on South Lawn returning President Obama from Afghanistan trip.

    • President Barack Obama gets a high five as he greets troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

      • Troops at Bagram Air Base react to U.S. President Barack Obama during his visit to Kabul, May 2, 2012. Earlier, Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement at the Presidential Palace.
        REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (AFGHANISTAN – Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

      • US President Barack Obama greets troops during a visit to Bagram Air Field on May 1, 2012 in Afghanistan. Obama signed a US-Afghanistan strategic partnership agreement during his unannounced visit to the country. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

      • U.S. President Barack Obama gets a hug as he greets troops at Bagram Air Base in Kabul, May 2, 2012. Earlier, Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement at the Presidential Palace.
        REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (AFGHANISTAN – Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

      • US President Barack Obama greets troops during a visit to Bagram Air Field on May 1, 2012 in Afghanistan. Obama signed a US-Afghanistan strategic partnership agreement during his unannounced visit to the country.

    • Steve R says:

      Dubya was also a puppet as Cheney pulled His strings. President Obama hit the road running and hasn’t stopped since. What a load on His shoulders, expecially the first few years.

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  63. Obama in 2008: ‘We will kill bin Laden”

  64. President Obama announcing the death of Osama Bin Laden

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  66. lil says:

    I agree I think he has been a very good president and has displayed the patience of Job in dealing with congress, the media, and other politicians. However, I don’t think addressing the obvious would really accomplish anything. The best thing he can do is to continue to do his job well and let that speak for him.

  67. Chaplain Marcus L Taylor says:

    I have pleasantly happened upon this site, and must say that it has become for me an instant breath of fresh air and a surge of last minute, just in the nick of time saving breath! The American opinion/political/governmental arena has become so polluted with such a high level of stagnant, foul-smelling, flagrant, blatant lies, twisted facts and innuendos, that the attempt to hold ones mental breath, so as not to inhale and be mentally suffocated by this deadly smog, can be like fighting to reach the surface of the water with the bubbles of your last breath oozing from your expended lungs, with still yet 100 yards further up to go! Drowning seems imminent!

    Three things still remain true and must be kept in mind as it relates to this President:
    1) It has ALWAYS, and shall forever remain true, that a black person doing the same job as a white person, has to fight three times as hard to get the job, be three times as good on the job doing the job, and accomplish three times as much with the job, so that three times as many people can find something to discredit them for, that
    2) The pages of history will not only be forced to tell the awesome and remarkable story of how this man ended up in the White House, against all odds, political trends, political and historical timetables and expectations, but in its discourse, will have to admit, that the very presence of this President brought out of dormant, disguised hiding and back into the light the truth that, “racism and prejudice are still alive and well in America, and
    3) In spite of all that the first two points heap upon us, we as a race of people are “experts” at the arts of “resiliency”, “endurance” and perseverance”! Had it not been for these ethnocentric characteristics, we would not have survived our historical experience and struggle in America. The President and First Lady are products of this history and bear within them these genes. For this reason, and the facts you have so effectively and efficiently presented here, President Barach Hussein Obama, 44th President of the United States, my Commander-in-Chief, and Mrs Michelle Obama will be unwavering, successful and endure. (Mrs. Obama has been just as impressive in her image, demeanor, and accomplishments as FLOTUS! I would stand her up to ANY former First Lady and know she would come out on top and recognized among the best!)

    Keep up the good work and I join you in the fight and cause of seeing to it that they have EVERY opportunity to finish the work and add to the list of achievements they have begun.

    • Welcome to 3Chics, Chaplain Marcus L Taylor!

      You’re getting down to the brass tacks in truth telling. Keep on bringing it and sharing with us. Big Up!

    • Ametia says:

      Hello Chaplan Taylor. Welcome and thank you. Please feel free to spread the link of President Obama’s accomplishments.

    • Susan Blanton says:

      I also think it is important for children in the African American community to have such great role models and Barack and Michelle Obama. They are a class act!

    • Betty F. Marshall says:

      WELL SAID, and I agree with you whole-heartedly. Continue to spread the good word.

    • Zek says:

      Why must you bring up race? That has nothing to do with what he has accomplished while in the White House. He accomplished all thiose things as an American, bottom line

      • Ree says:

        President Obama is for the people all people lets not forget that and help him finish the job I never known any President who had to do so much with so many against him but still accomplished a awful lot he’s layed down the foundation put lots of policys in place let him finish the job

  68. John Hubbard says:

    I wasn’t a President Obama admirer, approx. four years ago, BUT Today I think he is the Greatest..

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  70. Fran Watkins says:

    President Obama has been a blessing. There is so much bigotry and hatred in our country, and too much given to him, which is not warranted. During his second term, I would like to see him address the bigotry and hatred. I am hoping he will put these people to shame Just winning will help a lot

    • Pat L'jon says:

      He’s been a big blessing………………..He will be re-elected.

    • Beyondliberal says:

      He’s started by addressing bullying, repeal of DADT, appointing a Latina to the SCOTUS, and stating his more progressive stance on gay marriage. It follows that he would address racism and bigotry.

  71. Beth says:

    It seems we must be the voice to counter the attacks on the president by the righties. The lies being told over and over are about to make me crazy! Especially by Romney! We have to talk louder and clearly to show those lies for what they are and who is telling them, we must have our facts correct and stop these folks to want to ruin our country for their greedy means.

  72. abg says:

    Thanks for having this great website. I was browsing so I could remind myself, friends, family and acquaintances just how valuable our President has been to this nation. I will definitely copy and pace to an email.

    I have watched the political climate since he’s been in office, and I got to tell you that I have never seen so much obstruction, lies, deceit and just plan disrespect towards any president, as I have witnessed toward President Obama.

    I only hope and prayer that the Dems & Independents will get behind this man for a 2nd term so that he can continue serving the American people.

    The Republicans have made it their business (and have even admitted this), that they intend to make President Obama a one term president. A threat that I have not forgotten and neither should any American citizen who cares about the fate of this country and where we will end up if Romney takes over.

    Let’s get united and vote President Obama in a 2nd term.

    • Layla says:

      i agree with every thing in your comment.
      i’ve spent so many days angry, near tears sometimes (you would think i personally knew him) because you watch the evil, know its not right, & so unfair but can do nothing about the blatant racism and disrespect. my family would try to sneak out of the room when i started talking about what’s going on.
      the first black president & white people resent it so much the will do anything and say anything to not just make him unre-electable, they are trying to destroy him and, i may be wrong, but it seems to me they are also trying to deter any other black man from running ever again at the same time talking about this one nation under God.

      these people have been brutal, down to the evil nasty comments ted nugent made about Obama. as much as these same people say they love and care about america, you would think they feel shame and embarrassment. but they don’t because they feel like this is white people country alone and they are entitled, they are superior and they want to continue to hold on to that tittle by kicking the black man out of the white house and reexert their control over blacks & women. i believe this is what they mean by “taking back their america.”

      then one day, the light flip on up stairs: these moments are why we have a God. duh. & meanwhile i’m driving my family and myself crazy, Obama doesn’t break a sweat. so instead of driving everyone crazy, i pray for he and his family which is the best thing to do anyway.

      it was a pleasant experience reading over Obama’s accomplishment and reading the good things said about him on this site.
      Thank You and let’s continue to pray for Obama & his family & one another.

  73. Polly-itico says:

    Amazing! Just amazing what President Obama has accomplished. I am so proud of our president and what he is still doing for our country.

    This message needs to get out into the MSM all the more

    If any president needs to serve a second term it is President Obama!!!
    Thank you.

  74. Jane Davis Antinori says:

    This President has accomplished so much and gets no credit for anything. The Republicans have treated him so badly and totally disrepected him. I voted for him and will vote for him again. Thank you for listing all of his achievements. Sincerely, Jane Davis Antinori

  75. theraggedwagon says:

    Amazing list of achievements – and all accomplished in under 4 years. A lot done – more to do. Give that man another four years.

  76. Carol Maple says:

    Please, all the haters out there…read this with a open mind……he has done so much since being in office…it’s all there in black and white….just read….

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  78. Beth says:

    This is the best president we’ve ever had since I’ve been around, almost 60 yrs. In the face of constant lies, and obstruction, he has done so much. How can we get this info out there to the ones who aren’t informed, the ones who have been turned off to government by the republicons?
    Those who are brainwashed to believe all the insanity, those subjected to the constant ‘talk radio right’ ? Because the dems don’t seem to be engaged in this fight of messaging.

  79. Gail Powell says:

    President Obama is a wonderful man with great intelligence who very much cares about us..

  80. Patricia E Noel says:

    Although I wholeheartedly support Obama, and would love to see him re-elected, I did note one incorrect fact in the list of accomplishments. The Affordable Helathcare Act did not allow Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies on drug costs. Republicans refused to allow that to stay in the bill. The drug companies did agree to some things which they had initially opposed, like certain fees they will now be paying to the government when a Medicaire claim is filed, in order to get that particular sticking point removed. The Republicans won on that point.

    • Jenny K. Lansing says:

      Patricia, what you point out underscores the need to give hardworking President Obama something to work WITH — a NORMAL Congress willing to HELP this nation! Donate today and VOTE in November. Obama 2012!!

    • Jenny K. Lansing says:

      Terry, I agree. This site is marvelous. We all need to make sure information therein is known far and wide!

  81. carrie says:

    And all Republican’s can say is 1. Keep the Bush tax cuts and 2. Roll back women’s rights to pre-1965. Go Obama in November !

  82. I am so glad i had a chance to review something about our president and it was positive, thanks girls keep up the good work. President Obama all the way

  83. Gregory Palmer says:

    LOVE THIS PAGE! How can you get this on TV to counter the Right Wing LIes?

  84. Anyone who is not bias will take the time to read this man’s accomplishments. Give credit where credit is due…….please!

  85. This is a good list to share with all those folks who say Obama has accomplished nothing while in office. My thanks for putting it together. One of the things I keep hearing is Repeal Obamacare. I wonder those folks who can’t get insurance for preexisting conditions would say about that. Or people who are bankrupted by catastrophic illnesses might have something to say too. If you pull apart Obamacare, just about everything in it is worth keeping. The likely Republican candidate will be Romney who is responsible for something very like Obamacare at the state level. Repealing it at the federal level would be pointless and expensive for many Americans.

    Obama has not done everything I would have liked. I’d like to see him shift left a bit. He’s worth re-electing. His accomplishments are solid and I’m in his corner.

    • This is a great list to share with anyone who still has any doubt that President Obama is fit to lead our country into better days…In all of my 50 years, I’ve never witnessed a President who has worked so tirelessly for our country along with participating in human interest activities across America. I’ve never witnessed a family with such love for a country…Obama 2012 …I believe it is already a done deal!

  86. jstrue2u says:

    our leadership started going down the slippery slope back with Regan~~then we were blessed with a very smart president~~Pres Clinton and then along came GW and that man reaked havoc on our nation he was like a 5 tornado mixing it up with a monster hurricane, and then along came Barack Obama a man with a vision and the intelligence to make it work even with all the good ol boys working against him he has managed to accomplish so much, but he needs more time to get america back on her feet~~ some peoplel just have no clue that what took 8 yrs to destroy takes more than 2 to repair!!

  87. Zack says:

    The American political landscape has deteriorated in the past 5-6 years massivly mostly from rhetoric and partisanship. We push other countries to be like ours, but we all know, our system is quite broken. Until we can start being civil and respect eachother, then maybe once, democracy will finally be as good as we say it is.

  88. Please feel free to send friend requests so that you can view my wall. I have many posts reflecting my political views which completely benifit President Obama. But I also have lots of friends and family. So please be respectful. Thank you.

  89. Sabrina Suydam says:

    I couldn’t have said it better myself. I sure hope our beloved president and his beautiful family see some of our praises and gratefulness we have. I feel terrible inside when I hear people talking down to them. It sure is refreshing to see posts like yours coming to my email box. Thank you for speaking such beautiful words to our president. God Bless America and our leader!!!!

  90. Tom and Helen Beumer says:

    We have never doubted this Gentleman for one second since the start of his administration.
    President Barack Hussein Obama thank you for coming to the aid of your country that was so badly in need of your worldly leadership Sir.
    Also a thank you to are first Lady Michelle Obama for her continuous support for our President in a crises of our country’s astronomical need for guidance.

  91. Carole Kirk says:

    What I find so disheartening is that the Republicans KNOW he is trying to do the right thing. He is made out to be some sort of villian instead of them looking toward the good of the country as a whole..I guess it has something to do with the size of the country and the history, but I come from a small island and find the constant bickering to be ridiculous and extremely child like. If just for once the Republican party would all get behind him do you realise what could be accommplished ??? But GREED will out every time, the rich get richer no matter what or how…What a great shame to have this wonderful man in office and personal interests try to overshadow him and all the good he is doing..just because…he’s a DEMOCRAT!! What a great website this…Thank you…

  92. Sabrina Suydam says:

    Thank you for keeping records for the public to see. I think it’s important to let the low informed and mis informed know the facts.

    • Ametia says:

      Hi Sabrina, thank you. Welcme to 3 Chics. Spread the link.

      • Sabrina Suydam says:

        Of course I will spread the word. I feel it is my duty to do so and am grateful for blogs like this. It’s encouraging to know that there are others who believe in President Barack Obama as I do. I am passionately spreading the word and making sure people know the facts and truth so that we will have him for a second term. God be with us all and God Bless America!

        Thank you for welcoming me here! :-D

  93. Mike Brown says:

    If president Obama is a Whiteman his praise would have filled Pentagon and Whitehouse. Unfortunately he comes from the wrong side “Black” Can anything good come from Black…? How could American savior be a black man? Can a Blackman accomplish what a Whiteman did not? He comes into the Whitehouse with a message of change? What an insult for a black man to change what a white man has instituted? Is it not order of events for a white man to rule and change a black man? Some times people want to pretend that there is no racism and yet we witness it daily. Those who are opposing every good policy of president Obama are doing so because the legislation is coming from the wrong source. It is unbelievable that the whole agenda of the Republicans is to produce a candidate that will defeat president Obama and not a candidate with a better agenda, very unfortunate.
    Obama has been given all kinds of names, devil, Anti- Christ, son of Islam, etc. Special squads of oppositionists see nothing good he has done but wasteful spending and big government. President Obama has been noted as the worst president America ever had, Is that true? The truth can not be hidden, and the future will tell about president Obama’s great accomplishments. He has tried and he is still working hard to fix the economy messed up by those singing for his fall. Job – job- job ………………………….job!!! Economy is in a bad shape, caused by who? It is easy to destroy than to repair. It took years to destroy the economy and it may take longer years to re-fix the economy. Shipping Jobs overseas and importation of new immigrants through visa lottery are to a larger extent responsible for economic downturn (unemployment). Indigenous companies were forced to close down because they could not compete with cheap Chinese products that flooded the market across States. Jobs were taken away from Americans. Increase in population without employment increase and fighting many wars.
    We should all awake and never give power to those that put us in this mess in the first place.
    Mike Brown

  94. LatinoInVA says:

    Great job! I believe that any unbiased analyst or historian would agree that President Obama is the best President since Franklin D. Roosevelt. He inherited the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and TWO wars from his incompetent predecessor (Bush Jr.). The economy is now in full recovery, 3.7 million jobs have been created; he has withdrawn combat troops from Iraq (as he promised he would); he has set a deadline for withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan; he assisted the valiant Libyan people in getting rid of the genocidal maniac Gaddhafi; he took a great risk in ordering the operation to get rid of the other genocidal maniac Bin Laden; he passed a national health care reform; passed a landmark financial reform; etc., etc. Above all, 3.7 million private sector jobs have been created in 23 consecutive months of job growth (see: http://www.barackobama.com/postcard). On immigration reform, he proposed a very sensible and balanced plan, but it has been stymied by the Republican majority in the House of Representatives. If you want further progress on this and other issues, please help elect a Democratic majority in Congress!

    • Mike Brown says:

      .
      I wish the president could have time to read my mail. I know some Christians that voted for president Obama in 2008, feel disappointed based on his support to same sex marriage. The president should not ignore these groups of individuals, by perhaps thinking it doesn’t matter. I think something could be done to win these persons back to support the president in this forth coming election. If president could have a campaign out reach among church leaders, clergy men and women to enlighten them more on his decision to allow guy rights. Letting them know:
      I. Every American should be given equal treatment regardless of their religious or sexual orientations
      2. America is a circular state and not a religious state.
      3. Obama is president of America and not pastor and has no intention to stand in the place of God for Judgment
      4. President Obama is a Christian by choice and has to allow every American to make their choices in life
      5. Choice of marriage or sexual orientation should be individualistic and not a collective decision
      6. Church Pastors and leaders allowed followers to remain in the churches without separating those who believe from those who believe not. All are allowed to group together for God who is the final judge to decide. Therefore, there is room for everyone to co-exist in a civil state.
      Christians and everyone in the society should exercise tolerance, and allow God to make decisions a mere man could not make.
      The president is married to a woman and not a man so his stand for marriage is clear but he is the president of united state of American and not an individual group.
      I think the president’s meeting with Church leaders will go a long way to boost his campaign and make it more fruitful. May God give Obama president more wisdom to handle these critical issues.
      Mike Brown

  95. Listen up, trolls!

    I know reading President Obama’s record is killing your asses but that’s what’s up. No matter what you do or say, you CANNOT take away his accomplishments. They’re VERY impressive. He did all of this while the GOP was obstructing, lying & deceiving. See, I’m NEVER leaving my President. The only way I don’t vote for him to be re-elected…Jesus must have returned!

    Adios mofos!

  96. John Van Horn says:

    Go, B.O.! I’m proud to call you Mr. President!!!

  97. frank hunter says:

    If this man wesn,t Black ,,They wounld want to change to the law so he counld stay on forever, I am the 68 yr, old White male , Retired Auto Worker

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  99. Mike Brown says:

    Republicans are absolute oppositionists. Saying no to every good idea from President Obama is a sentiment beyond politics. Majority of the oppositionists are racist, they are not saying no for the interest of the American populace. Some of them felt they lost leadership position to a black American whom they are not even sure his birth place.
    To portray what most republicans represent , is to set a drama advert, showing a destroyed building, under reconstruction in which those that contributed to the ruin of the rebuilding are stood by to oppose every good idea to fix the broken house. Creating a scene where oppositionists are standing with a banner in their hands saying no…no… no…..! to every positive move to clean up their mess. we are all Americans and no one should be seen less. we should work together to rebuild this great nation.

  100. love it! thanks MR PRESIDENT and YES WE CAN!!!!!!!

  101. Sheryl Ring says:

    Thank you for this site and the increasing up dates. I don’t know what others were looking for, but the moment he was sworn in as our President his mission of “HOPE AND CHANGE”, for me was accomplished. Yeah, some of the things he said he’d do were not accomplished. Yeah, some were failures. Everything that I had hoped to do with my life have not been accomplished or have failed, but I got back up. I never believed he was our SAVIOR or could walk on water, I did believe he would try to make things better. I never believed that he did NOTHING while he has been in office. Your site helped reaffirm that. Thank you again!

    • Hi Sheryl,

      Welcome to 3Chics. I’m glad you like the site. The wingnuts and MSM included won’t tell the truth about our President’s accomplishments but 3Chics will. We are so proud of our awesome President! He needs 4 more years! Obama/Biden 2012!

  102. Nate says:

    I’ve been looking for sites like this which listed President Obama’s many accomplishments. Tonight I was lucky enough to come across a link to this site through a person who posted a comment on Daily Kos.

    Reading some of the comments here I must say that I disagree to some extent about frustrations over how the Republicans and a lesser extent the media paint a picture of Obama. Those lies are to be expected. What disappoints me though is the whining and complaining of fellow liberals and progressives who act as if Obama betrayed all of their hopes and dreams. But as that well-done New York magazine piece pointed out a few months back, liberals are always disappointed with their presidents during their presidencies.

    • Ametia says:

      Hi Nate; you’ll get no argument from me on the whiny, pouting progressives/liberals. Can you refresh us with a link to that New York Magazine article? Thanks!

  103. Thank you for posting these. It is a great reference!

  104. Lisa Epps says:

    Thank you Mr. President

  105. Helpful important information to counter the LIES the right-wing republicans and their elected republican friends are putting out to no avail!
    President Obama WILL win re-election dispute the LIES!

  106. Mary Porter says:

    Love it, beautiful

  107. After reading all the comments and items showing what President Obama has done it is very clear how I will vote this year…. If only the legislators in DC could work together instead of fighting and trying to block getting the work done. Bring all the jobs back to the US and tax heavily items that are brought into the US from foreign countries and tax the US employers who fail to have their companies do work in the US>…and let us all BUY AMERICAN products made in the US….

  108. NOTHING MORE BE SAID AT THIS TIME!

  109. Lisa says:

    Thank you, seems like you only hear that the President is ineffective….Nice to be able to see a real list of what he has done for us.

  110. THE REAL STATE OF THE UNION SITTING RIGHT BEFORE YOUR EYES!

  111. I love love love this because it shows the REAL Obama, not the fictitious Obama of right winged, fringe element, fear mongering, conservative rhetoric. I think our President rocks & I deeply appreciate his tireless efforts to improve foreign affairs. I would LOVE to see a reporter ask Newt Gingrich at the next debate whether or not he finds waving the confederate flag offensive. Would he waffle? Would he risk offending the bigoted voters he so unabashedly panders to?

    • Hi Eve!

      I’d love if a moderator asked Newt that question but they’re too cowardly to ask that. Newt scares them. It’s what bullies do. But once you cold cock a bullies ass, you won’t have any more problems.

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  113. I love love love this. Mostly because it shows the REAL Obama, not the fictitious Obama of republican rhetoric.

    • wusooz says:

      Hi 3 chics!
      I just found your site because I’m trying to live with a co-worker who is a total righty, and the worst part is she’s a YOUNG righty–the saddest thing of all, right? She says Barack has been a terrible prez, and I’m happy to find a site that tells it like it is, and she might just respond to a site that is young & hip. Or at least maybe she’ll shut the hell up about how wonderful “President Bush” was (she never refers to Barack as President Obama).

      • jean scott says:

        I thought maybe it was just me that noticed the lack of respect when some folks refer to r President Obama. I was given a Obama 12 sticker that I placed along side of my 08 sticker and while riding to work one day some genius yelled out to me “OBAMA SUCKS!”””. I slowly turned my head towards the moron, smiled and hit my automatic lock on my door. He looked so let down that I did not respond. Hopefully, your ill-informed co-worker will visit the site but I have found that sometimes you just don’t entertain ignorance.

  114. Bill says:

    And he did it all in a calm, behind the scenes politically brilliant manner despite the wall of cynical, country-be-damned Republican obstructionism.

  115. Bianca Ysela says:

    I am proud of our president. I voted for him, and I shall vote for him again this year. I just pray that people really look at his accomplishments and not listen to people that hate him and feel so threatened by him. He is a good and decent man.
    This hate by a few has spread and brought out so much hatred for others that are unlike themselves. How can these christians be so full of hate? Can their God be so different from my God, Jesus Christ and God the Father?
    I pray that President Obama wins this very crucial election!!!
    Our country can not afford to go back a century! We, the people, have fought so hard for laws that protect us and our children, we need to get our country back.
    We need to educate ourselves and our children so that they can prosper and maintain a quality of life that will move us forward to achieve the american dream.

  116. JOYce RUMORE says:

    Thank you, President Obama! Good JOB!

  117. Fantastic list of President Obama’s accomplishments. He is a great president. I hope he wins re-election by a landslide in November 2012. I can’t wait to see him rip to shreds the likes of Willard Romney or New Gingrich when the general election debates come.

  118. Mike Brown says:

    It is in deed overwhelming to read through these documentary the achievements of president Obama. Unfortunately his opponents the Republicans are bent to destroy him by saying no to almost every good idea he has, just to frustrate his administration. Thanks a million for putting up this website to enlighten the world and American citizens who are deceived by republican politics. One thing amazed me as I watch some people talk about State of US Economy and blamed President Obama for not fixing the economy within the first three years in office. Do his critics consider the circumstances that led to these economic problems? I don’t see the GOP presidential Candidates connecting properly with the solution to the economic problem.
    Before President Obama took office, the economy was already down. He inherited a lot of economic ruins from President Bush, which he has been working hard to fix. He should in no way be blamed for unemployment situation. Rather Americans should support his attempt to fix the economy which will gradually come to normal with joint efforts of every American.
    I think the following issues should be put into consideration by critics.
    1. Exporting American jobs and selling her technology to China, Wal-Mart role in shipping production to China and forced the closure of many companies. Flooding American market with Chinese made goods.
    2. Resourcing for cheap labor has caused America her glory for job creation, which today has enriched Chinese economy. America today is a marketing country instead of producing country. US products are expensive. Low income workers have made Chinese products their choice as their could not afford US expensive products.
    3. Increase in US population: in the past decades, America has imported millions of people from around the world through visa lottery. All these folks accepted in America increased the population, and increased unemployment rate. Most of these men and women accepted into the country have no Job. Companies that will create Job opportunities are in China building her economy. Unemployed Americans are funded by the government through public funds that would have been used for further social developments. Should America stop importing people through visa lottery, to enable the government sustain those already in the country without jobs?
    4. Funding many countries and fighting many wars at the same time led trillions of dollar debts.
    5. All these affected the economy and president Obama have been doing his best to fix the economy since he came into office. It is easier to destroy than to repair. It takes a long time to fix a broken economy no matter who is in power. Therefore, Americans should rally round and support president Obama to continue with the good work he is doing.
    I was expecting the GOP presidential candidates to come forward with full acknowledgement of what went wrong with the economy and offering their solutions. None of them seems to have Ideas of what went wrong and how to fix the economy.
    I am of the opinion that before fixing the economy the route cause should be traced, which is shipping jobs to china. To stop Chinese goods flooding into US market, and rebuilding production plants that had closed down for decades. To stop Chinese goods you have to provide an alternatives, or else it will back fire as low income workers will react negatively. Many cannot afford expensive products and have embraced Chinese made goods for an alternative, To recall US companies to reestablish production plants in the US, may not be easy. The government will not only provide the enabling environments for investment but also good rewarding inceptions if they do come home to invest. To suddenly abolish Chinese products in US market may not work for the good of the economy as masses will be affected. Perhaps increase in import duties may limit importations and gradually open up for home made goods. What kind of inception will motivate US investors to come home? Tax cut or freedom from tax for many years to allow them reestablish and reducing the cost of production. it will take years rebuild the economy. Watching the Republican presidential candidates’ debates. I presume that president Obama will win the 2012 Election come November.

    Mike Brown — Canada

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  120. Dear Rick,

    Keep trying to post, mmmkay. It might get in one day…when Jesus returns..

    ****smiles****

  121. Chris says:

    The Media is more than moderately biased, half the information that it showed here has never reached news networks such as CNN and Fox News. The American people are being misinformed about President Barack Obama and because of that, they are not able to carry on a factual argument about President Obama. He has done a superb job as President of America, and he has surely done more “positive” and “beneficial” things than former President Bush. Im a 12 year old Canadian by the way. Therefore this is just my views and the majority of my people(s) views.

  122. TR says:

    Thank you for putting up this website. With all of the negative public mis information that is coming during the upcoming reelcetion campaign, this site is well needed. Very informative and logically written with rational and realistic explanations and documentation. Kudos!!!

  123. Grammy 2-9 says:

    What a fabulos site! Our Topeka newspaper put a list of 38 of the 90 of President Obama’s accomplishments and put a link to this website. I am an avid supporter of our President, but live in a predominate Repulican state. Now I have a website to send them to and to help me answer their objections to President Obama. I get into some “heated” discussions! Keep up the great work!!

  124. Brenda Johnson says:

    This is a wonderful page. Thanks for your hard work. President Obama has done a lot for our country under some tough conditions.

  125. This is the best and most complete list of accomplishments I seen for our President Obama. Thanks

  126. Why is it so many people seem to find the negative about President Obama and Fail to see the More Good he has done in his few years than for example,Our Past 8 year President. Not only the last 8 years but years prior. I too wish he had the Power to Snap his fingers and Please all the people all the time but not possible. I do see President Obama being Smart, Compassionate and Caring about All People no matter what Race, Creed or Color.

    • If the GOP were willing to work with Obama….even 1/2 of the time…we would surely be much closer to the end of this recession and our unemployment numbers would be several percentage points lower.
      Their failure to cooperate is especially galling since it was the GOP that got us into this mess. They are a shameful bunch of treasonous snakes.
      Imagine how awful our situation would be were it not for Obama…the brightest man in the Oval Office since JFK!

  127. I appreciate the efforts of President Obama, I really do! Imagine if Congress worked with him…*sigh…I can dream, can’t I?

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  129. Working hard for you and will continue to accomplish more in the next four years!

  130. sylvieb says:

    All this while fighting an up-hill battle with one of the most craven and obstructionist Congress in modern times! He’s not perfect (who is) but he’s heads and shoulders above ANYTHING the GOP can offer! Hopeful the American people will see that in 2012!

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  133. For all my Friends regardless of your Party affiliation, this is a great site to learn about what President Obama has done for this Country thus far. You may not agree with all of his actions but he appears to be a man of action. I like that. I’m hoping you become more informed too before you vote. Thanks for your time and attention. Beck Pickford

  134. Many who disagree with his policies, have said President Obama is one of the worst President ever. I disagree and would suggest people go to-http://3chicspolitico.com/president-obamas-accomplishments/

  135. Joe Ogrisseg says:

    Thank you 3CHICS for putting this information about President Obama out here for ALL to see what he has gotten done in 3 yrs. And one would be hard pressed to find a President of the United States in history that has done better…..
    I stand by my vote for Obama and will do it again in 2012…….

    • Ametia says:

      Howdy, Joe. Welcome to 3 Chics! Spread the info far and wide. We appreciate your stopping by.

      • mike Brown says:

        Wondering on the recent interview with Mr president Obama, his stand on gay marriage, I know many Christians who supported him in the first election may have been disappointed by his comments. If you are disappointed, consider the fact that this is a civil society, and not a religious institution.
        Beside God’s love is for all without demarcation. God allowed all to co-exist and have equal rights to enjoy all His earthly endownments. Every Bible believing Christian knows what God says about marriage and should not be worried about those who see marriage differently. All should be given chance to co-exist and have equal treatment in
        the society.
        President Obama can win back those who are considering to withdraw their support for his relection, both Evangelicals and pentecostal if He will consider meeting with pastors and church leaders, to enlighten them on his reasons for supporting gay marriage, reminding them how God allowed all human beings to enjoy his creations, and shared his love to all mankind, millions will be motivated to support him.

  136. Lets investigate the overall picture and not just listen to the pundits.

  137. jeana walton says:

    Mr. President Obama is the best thing that happen to this country since Kennedy n Clinton. He has done more for this country than any other president. He cares about our senior citizens, our soldiers, our educational system, the immigrants, etc. I love you Obama and I know u were sent to that house by God. You have proven to not do what man wants, but rather what God wants. For that we have your back and you can count on us. You kept your word even when most were against you. May God continue to bless you n your family.

  138. James Reedy says:

    Facts are just that, facts! I challenge everyone to look at 100 facts about the last 3 years. Then I want you to find another 3 year period where any President in history did half of this! You will have to go back to Kennedy to even come close…

    • Ametia says:

      Hi James, welcome to 3Chics. Feel free to share any accomplshments you come across in your travels. Thank you.

    • Evelyn Keaton says:

      i agree with you james. i have noticed the republicans will argue EVEN WITH FACTS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THEM, THEY WILL DISPUTE THE TRUTH. i just quit argueing with them as they are so FOX NEWS BLINDSIDED….

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  142. Milaros says:

    Gracias Sr. Presidente!!!! Thank you Mr. President for hanging in there and enduring all the negative people trying to bring you down. THANK YOU FOR STAYING STRONG and having the best interest of “ALL.!” God bless you and your family…hang on tight because WE GOT YOUR BACK!”

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  144. Think Progress

    KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN, RAMPED UP CAMPAIGN AGAINST AL QAEDA

    Obama’s policy: Soon after taking office, President Obama ordered then-CIA director Leon Panetta to “redouble” efforts to track down al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Just six months after 9/11, President Bush said of bin Laden, “I really just don’t spend much time on” bin Laden. In 2005, Bush shut down the CIA’s unit dedicated to tracking him because resources were needed to fight the war in Iraq. Nearly three years later, Obama ordered a Navy SEAL raid into bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, killing the al-Qaeda leader and obtaining troves of valuable intelligence on the terror network. Then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates called President Obama’s decision to get bin Laden “one of the most courageous calls I’ve ever seen a president make.”

    GOP’s response: The GOP refused to credit the Obama administration with planning and executing the raid and baselessly claimed the Bush administration’s torture program led to the killing of Bin Laden.

    Outcome: Bin Laden’s death brought an end to a nearly decade long manhunt. No civilians or U.S. military personnel were killed. Indeed, as CAP’s Brian Katulis and Peter Juul note, “the Al Qaeda network over the past three years suffered its greatest losses since the United States and its allies evicted the terrorist organization from Afghanistan in 2001.”

    MOBILIZED INT’L COALITION TO PROTECT LIBYAN PRO-DEMOCRACY DEMONSTRATORS

    Obama’s policy: The Obama administration, led by Susan Rice at the United Nations, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at NATO, pulled together an international coalition to approve and successfully execute a no-fly zone over Libya to protect anti-Qaddafi rebels.

    GOP’s response: Republicans parroted Qaddafi’s propaganda claiming that Al Qaeda was behind the rebel uprising. With Qaddafi’s death, Republicans again refused to credit Obama, mocked the White House for “leading from behind” and criticized the administration’s strategy for failing to use more U.S. air-power or putting American “boots on the ground.”

    Outcome: In just seven months and spending only $1 billion, coalition forces helped the rebels successfully overthrow the Qaddafi regime on october 20, 2011.

    ORDERED THE COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL OF U.S. FORCES FROM IRAQ BY END OF THE YEAR

    Obama’s policy: Early in his presidency, Obama promised that U.S. troops would end combat missions by late summer 2010. Combat missions formally ended on August 31, 2010. On October 21, 2011, following Iraqi parliament’s unwillingness to support an extension of immunity for U.S. military personnel, Obama announced that all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by the end of the year.

    GOP’s response: Despite the fact President Bush signed an agreement to withdraw all U.S. troop from Iraq by 2012, Republicans called the decision an “astonishing failure” and claimed Obama “lost the war in Iraq.” Despite once hailing the agreement signed by the Bush administration outlining the process of U.S. troop withdrawal, Fred Kagan charged that “this retreat will have great costs for the United States.”

    Outcome: The withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq brings an end to a costly and war, in both lives and treasure. The troop withdrawal will lower total U.S. government costs for operations in Iraq to $11 billion in 2012. A massive reduction from the $65.1 billion budgeted for Iraq in 2010.

    ISOLATED AND WEAKENED IRAN

    Obama’s policy: The Obama administration has worked to tighten and enforce sanctions against Iran and on June 9, 2010, the U.N. Security Council, at the Obama administration’s encouragement, passed a new round of multilateral sanctions. The following month, Obama signed the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (CISADA) which, among other restrictions, banned Iranian-origin imports for items such as rugs, pistachios and caviar.

    GOP’s response: The right wing continues to criticize Obama for failing to bring “crippling” — Iraq-style — sanctions against Iran or for not explicitly threatening military action. For example, while ignoring signs of progress in Obama’s pressure and containment strategy against Tehran, Mitt Romney inaccurately claimed that “our president has communicated in various subtle ways that there is not a military option that we would consider.”

    Outcome: The IAEA reported recently that Iran is increasingly moving toward a weaponized program. But outside pressure has stalled and/or delayed progress. The Iranians have had difficulty in acquiring replacement parts for machines used to enrich uranium and damage from the Stuxnet computer virus — understood to have been developed as part of U.S. government program — led to a slowdown in program. Obama’s push on Iran at the United Nations has isolated the Islamic Republic internationally and the administration’s diplomats persuaded Russia and China to abstain from vetoing U.N. sanctions.

    REPEALED DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL

    More here

  145. While you may not agree with all of these, accomplishments I think this is pretty impressive.

  146. Wm. McDowell says:

    Wake up America, if you do not support one of the Greatest Men in World History you are in dire need of psychiatric help. President Obama, besides being the Greatest speaker the USA and World has ever known, he has in spite of Mammoth obstacles achieved so much. Thank you to whoever designed this website for bringing the truth and the wisdom. Incredible and I am not even American, but I know greatness.

  147. Janet says:

    For the next year all democrats should be out there reminding people of all Obama has done so far. We need for him to be reelected! We cannot leave our country to any of these crazy republican candidates.

  148. Sunshine says:

    This site brings tears to my eyes, its so wonderful to see a site giving praise to our President, its sad when other countries show more respect for our president than our own, This man is nothing short of a angel for America, he has kept more promises than any president I have read about. I thank you for this site and please keep up the good work

  149. vittioria winterton says:

    Am able to become an American citizen and I speak English fluently and can fully support myself…but the process is too long. I want to vote in the next election…make the process shorter for people like me.

    Vittoria Winterton
    Maryland resident

  150. Ivey Cooper says:

    I’ve finally found a good website with Obama’s accomplishments! yay!

  151. Dan Stephens says:

    Thank you for posting this comprehensive, and impressive, listing. I call for Democrats to unite for the common good of the Party and for the good of this country. It is imperative Republicans are beat at their lying, deceiving, power-hungry quest for political dominance. Sorry, fellow Americans (referring to Republican followers), but your leadership is detrimental to the health of our nation and the future of our society. You are only good for providing a sense of checks and balances to our politics, but absolutely no good in positions of leadership. By the way, I am not a registered Democrat; rather an Independent. However, it is difficult to truly remain Independent when the Republican Party continues to spiral deeper and deeper in their little world of nonsense, deprecation and deception offering no political choice of significance. There … I said it, and I feel awesome!

    • ed lazarus says:

      Dan Stephens:
      You should feel awesome. The accomplishments of our President….particularly in the area of foreign relations and his role as Commander In Chief…are enough to make anyone feel awesome—unless you are a republican!
      In their comments about the situation in Libya, several notable GOP slugs made it a point to praise the French and English….but not a word about Obama. What childish imbeciles.
      Anyway, I wanted mostly to say thanks for your excellent comments, the way you expressed your point of view, and for being of such stellar character and intelligence to clearly recognize the terrible nothingness of the GOP. These fools are simply incapable of leading….and to put our trust in them after the way they raped and pillaged America would be a sin.
      I am a registered Democrat, and I see what damage the GOP has done and the sad promise of what they will do—-given the chance.
      I will do everything in my power to see that Obama is re-elected. It is the only chance we have .

  152. ed lazarus says:

    It is sad and shameful to watch TV on this special day that the people of Libya are finally free of the murderous tyrant that has all but destroyed their country….due in large part to the efforts and leadership of the Obama administration…as members of the GOP find various ways to praise the results…….but NOT MENTION OBAMA!
    McCain, Gingrich, McConnel., Cheney (The War Criminal)…one yellow-bellied failure after another that just could NOT keep us safe….each refusing to acknowledge the FANTASTIC accomplishments of our EXCELLENT president!
    I have come to the conclusion that America’s worst and most dangerous enemy is the GOP. The entire party is in a state of decay that absolutely reeks.
    And the leadership of today’s GOP is made up of cowards, traitors, morons and slugs!
    For those in doubt….witness the vote earlier today to DENY jobs to some 400,000 teachers and first responders. Such disloyalty MUST be paid for in November.

    • yellow-bellied, Ed? A god awful person I once knew use to ridicule me for using the word. He is a creep to the 10th power. It makes me nauseous to even think of the person.

      • ed lazarus says:

        SouthernGirl2:
        I am willing to acknowledge that my choice of words was a bit harsh…..but I am running out of patience.
        I hereby officially withdraw the use of “yellow-bellied;” but insist of inserting “craven coward” in its place.
        And I believe that if there is justice in America……Obama will be re-elected and both house of congress will be controlled by the Democrats.

  153. ed lazarus says:

    Time after time we see the intelligence, patience, and foresight of an extraordinarily gifted man on display as our EXCELLENT president accomplishes one more notable achievement with the liberation of the people of Libya and the demise of the dictator. What else is new?
    And yet….not one member of the inept idiots of the GOP will even acknowledge this amazing feat.
    What sad fools!

  154. And this is the record he must run on…..not to mention the death of the once, notorious Libyan leader who killed Americans, Muammar Quadaffi. I call this…..

    “OCCOMPLISHMENTS!”

  155. Judy Gilson says:

    Now this is the FACTS about what Obama has done since in Office, and thought I would post since GOP seems to think he has accomplished NOTHING…….

  156. Saul Cohn says:

    The right is so brainwashed you can’t reason with them, I call them the flat earth society, we have lost the ability to reason in this country, I pray for President Obama.

  157. Marsha Davis says:

    We should all be telling everyone about the good news! The DNC should be telling everyone about the good news, all the time. We need to tell people the TRUTH, over and over and over until they get it.
    The Repugs tell their lies over and over and over until people believe them.
    Truth shall triumph!

  158. To add to this list. The republicans are the ones who have the economy in the bad situation it’s in today. President Obama cleaned up their mess and now they don’t even want to help him put their own republican voters who are out of work back to work. The republicans were in office during 911 which we are still feeling the effects of. It’s to soon to put them back in the white house. Maybe 2016. Good luck. Lester

  159. Shawn Melvin says:

    Just came across this….NICE!!

  160. Janie ANdolsun says:

    Very glad to see this since so much is being said about what he hasn’t accomplished. Well now we have his accomplishments right here in black and white!!!!

  161. Ed says:

    I love your site and will start using the facts with my right wing nut job pals. Before I found this site I had sent an email to all of them that completely drove them nuts – facts which they just hate…
    Despite Every Effort To Assure Obama Fails…

    Downgrade & Debt Ceiling: Republicans set up the first debt ceiling debate in history. Never before did we need to argue about what had already been spent under previous presidents. The GOP voted 79 times to raise the debt ceiling without debate since 1960. Not a word when Reagan tripled the debt, or when Bush ran it up more than all presidents combined?

    Unemployment – Thank God Obama Is President and Not Reagan, Bush, or any Republican! Presidents are inaugurated at the end of January so each President was rated on their first full month of presidency. Using official Bureau of Labor statistics for each president the numbers are…

    Bush first month – unemployment rate 4.1% – when he left office the unemployment rate was 8.2% – Not fair you say because that is 8 years of numbers versus only the time Obama has been in office? OK – Obama has been in office 31 months. When he became president the unemployment rate in Feb/2009 was 8.2% – now it is 9.1% – a 10.9% jump in unemployment
    Bush took office in February 2000 – the unemployment rate that month was 4.1% – in 31 months his unemployment rate was 6.0% – a 46% jump in unemployment.

    In January 1980 when Reagan took office the unemployment rate was 6.3% – two years later the unemployment rate had increased 65% to 10.4% – if you compare where Reagan was to the exact same time Obama has been in office – 31 months – unemployment was up to 8.8% under Reagan – a 55.6% increase, versus Obama’s 10.9% increase.

    Obama has already added more jobs to this economy in his first two and a half years than Bush did in eight. Under Bush we lost 2.6 million jobs in one year with his tax cuts for the rich / I mean “job creators” tax plan.

    When Obama took office the country was losing 600,000 jobs for more than a quarter after he came in – last month we added 117,000 – not great but a +717,000 swing shouldn’t be called a failure – should it?

    We Need Jobs – I Agree That’s Why You Must Vote Democrat: If you want private sector jobs you DOUBLE the job creation by making sure a Democrat is in the White House. Since 1944 there have been 5 democrat presidents and 6 republican presidents.

    When a Democrat is in the White House the average job creation is 2,020,000 new jobs per year. When a Republican is in the White House average job creation is 989,500 new jobs per year.

    Go back over 100 years and the trends never change – Democrats create DOUBLE the jobs

    Obama Stimulus Package was a failure? Obama put in a stimulus package to stem the loss of jobs – the plan featured: $288 billion in tax cuts to individuals and businesses, $224 billion in unemployment benefits / aid to states and local governments, and $275 billion for job creation using federal contracts, grants and loans.

    Every Republicans voted against the bill. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he and the Republicans were in no rush to provide economic relief as they wanted to assure safeguards in the bill. McConnell, and the GOP had no problem passing President Bush’s Wall Street TARP bailout instantly, even though that package had NO oversight safeguards – in fact the bill banned Congress or anyone else from questioning how the money was spent.

    McConnell led the fight to pass the TARP bill as fast as possible.

    Google how many cities and states were able to keep on, or hire back teachers, police and firemen because of this stimulus bill.

    The stated goal with the infrastructure and job creation stimulus money was to create between 900,000 and 2.3 million jobs – the Bureau of Labor statistics recently reported that we have added 2.4 million jobs in the last 17 months.

    In March 2009, before the stimulus plan was launched, first quarter GDP was -6.4% and the Dow had slid to 6,500. By the fourth quarter 2009, GDP was +5% and the Dow had risen to 10,428.

    The Stimulus helped small business owners by providing increased lending from the SBA and community banks, and also reduced capital gains tax for any small business investor.

    Obama Deficit??

    Obama is blamed for a national deficit that he largely had nothing to do with. The government runs a fiscal year that ends September 30th. All of the TARP money and every other failed Bush policy were added to Obama on October 1, 2009. The Wall Street bailout, loss of revenue due to job losses, Iraq and Afghanistan all were under Bush not Obama.

    Want To Compare Something? Economists say the downgrade from S&P could cost us $58 billion in increased annual interest payments. What’s funny about that is there’s an emergency jobs plan to add 3 million $30,000 teacher aides nationally that’s being pushed by Democrats.com – those jobs would cost the government $58 Billion. Would the Republicans and Tea Baggers agree to add $58 Billion to create an instant 3 million jobs? Of course not but they have no problem causing the country to pay $58 Billion in more interest due to some trumped up debt ceiling debate!

    Tax Cuts Create Jobs? Or as the GOP calls them “job creators” – 75% of CEO got raises last year and the average increase was 27%. The median pay was $1.1 million on average with the top firms averaging $9 million each. And one more thing – the average “bonus” was $2.2 Million – up 47% in one year.

    Where did they get all that money for raises? In a recent USA Today research article the number one reason given by CEO’s and HR managers for increased pay to the CEO’s and executive staff was ‘job reductions resulting in more cash available”. I guess that’s part of the so called trickle down economics these “job creators” will help us all with when they get tax cuts??

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  164. Denise Taylor says:

    Why doesn’t President Obama’s advisers/aides publicize more aggressively a list of all his accomplishments? The citizens of this country and the world need to know all of what he has accomplished. President Obama has done more in 2 years then Bush did in 8. Additionally, President Obama was left with cleaning up Bush’s mess.

  165. Great list! Thanks, ladies! :)

  166. Peggy says:

    This is HUGELY helpful! At our fingertips are all of Obama’s significant accomplishments to dispense to as many uninformed and in-denial conservatives as we can find. I’ve re-posted much of what’s written here. Thank you so much for taking the time to assemble such valuable information about our man, Obama.

  167. Congrats to our President Obama!

    Thank you for this opportunity to see clearly the accomplismnets of the Obama Adminitstation…there are so many NEGATIVE COMMETARIES spoken daily about our President that it caused me to wonder…WHAT HAS HE DONE? Thank you again for your comprehensive reporting.

    • Wanda Davis says:

      HEY CAROLYN I was wondering the same thing but deep down I refused to believed that President Obama have not done nothing. That is why I started searching on the internet to find what President Obama have accomplished since he has become President. He have accomplished a whole lot and I am truly proud of him. I truly believe he is sincere about helping the poor, the Middle Class and all races of people. May God continue to Bless and protect him and his family. And if it is God’s will I hope he will be our President again BUT the real person who is running the country and is head us of all is THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY himself… Iam a TRUE Prophetess of GOD …If only the world would listen to the prophetic word GOD have given to me about Jerusalem and the whole entire world…we would all be on our knees praying. Please make sure you go out and get others to support President Obama….MAY THE LORD GOD BLESS YOU!!!!

  168. peary85 says:

    What a fantastic site. What I find very interesting is that the economy was starting to slowly come back until the President started compromising with the GOP house and cutting taxes instead of investing in the future of this country and infrastructure, getting us off of foreign. Funny how the GOP are trying to blame the unemployment numbers on the President when it’s actually since some of their crappy policies were implimented again after the President and the Democrats worked HARD to bring the economy and this country back from the brink that the job growth in the private sector started to slow down and the lay offs in the Public sector sped up. They don’t understand that there is NO WAY that private corporations are going to hire new employees when there isn’t much demand for their products since many don’t have money in their pockets. Put money in people’s pockets increases demand and therefore spurs on private sector jobs. SOOOOOOOOOOOO instead of cut cut cut, we should be closing tax loop holes which has hedge fund operators paying 16.9% in taxes on the Multi-million if not billion annual salaries to fleece the American people. For those that don’t understand basic economics I suggest you turn off Fox and start listening to Robert Reisch. He knows what the heck he’s talking about!

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  170. Marilyn Parker says:

    I’m so glad I found you. I’ve been looking for a site that puts things in plain English, that is easily understood. Thanks for your good work. Keep it up.

  171. Stacy Davies says:

    I just came across your blog; I’m so glad to see a list of President Obama’s accomplishments, especially when it seems like all we usually hear about are disses from his detractors, and even from his own party. As a college student (and a single mother), I’ve been particularly happy about the Pell Grant increases.

    • Ametia says:

      Hi Stacy. Good to read about your experience and how you’ve benefited from the work this president’s administration is doing. Much success with your studeis. Thank you for sharing it here at 3 Chics!

    • Welcome to 3 Chics, Stacy!

      Good you’re benefitting from the increase in the Pell Grant. Good luck with your studies!

  172. Anlashok Haruchai says:

    Your Obama is reducing the United States to a third-world country…accomplishments FOR THE PEOPLE is ZERO! Obamacare is a tragedy!

    • Ametia says:

      Howdy, Anlashok. The Health care reform bill is working, thus your dropping in on 3 Chics to declare it a failure. Bring back up to theseGOP talking points or step back….mmmkay!

      More Solid Proof That Obamacare Is Working
      May. 23 2011 – 1:17 pm

      Recent data provided by the nation’s largest health insurance companies reveals that a provision of the Affordable Care Act – or Obamacare – is bringing big numbers of the uninsured into the health care insurance system.

      And they are precisely the uninsured that we want– the young people who tend not to get sick.

      The provision of the law that permits young adults under 26, long the largest uninsured demographic in the country, to remain on their parents’ health insurance program resulted in at least 600,000 newly insured Americans during the first quarter of 2011.

      Wellpoint, the nation’s largest publicly traded health insurer with some 34 million customers, reports adding 280,000 new members in the first three months of 2011.

      Add in the results of some of the other large health insurers including Aetna, who added just short of 100,000 newly insured to their customer base, Kaiser Permanente’s additional 90,000, and Highmark’s 72,000 new customers, and we begin to sense our health insurance pools are filling up with some badly needed young blood.

      The Health & Human Services Department had estimated that the changes in the law would result in about 1.2 million new enrollees in 2011. However, according to Aaron Smith, the executive director of a Washington based non-profit that advocates for the young, it now looks as if that number will be exceeded.

      This is very good news – particularly for those in the individual and small group markets that tend not to ‘self-insure’ as the larger corporations tend to do.

      It is also very good news for those of us who write a large check every month for our health coverage.
      For starters, every one of the young immortals we add to the rolls of the insured is one less young adult who will turn to the emergency room to fix a broken leg and then find themselves unable to pay the bill – leaving it to the rest of us to pay the tab.

      And it gets better.

      Because the under 26 crowd tends not to get sick, adding them to the insurance pools helps bring the very balance that was intended by the new law. The more healthy people available to pay for those in the pool who are ill (translation- the older people), the better the system works and the lower our premium charges should go.

      One cannot help but notice that the health insurance companies turned in record profits for the first quarter of 2011 due, according the insurance companies, to fewer people seeking medical treatment.

      When you add into their customer base a large number of people who are paying premiums but are less likely to get sick (the young adult demographic), this would be the expected result.

      The question now is whether we allow the health insurance companies to hold onto the benefits of this reform by keeping the extra money they are pocketing or force them to hold the line on premiums as a result of their good fortune.

      I’m betting that the policyholders, with the help of both state and federal governments, will win this battle.

      Meanwhile, things continue to improve on the small business front where business owners are being heavily incentivized to offer health care benefits to employees.

      As I wrote in January, there has been a significant uptick in small businesses taking advantage of the tax benefits offered by the ACA to provide health insurance to employees where they previously did not do so.

      According to a Kaiser survey, there has been a 46% uptick in businesses with less than 10 employees offering health benefits as compared to last year.

      That is a big number.

      Further improving the outlook, the IRS has, in the past month, issued guidelines for small businesses which very much bolster the tax credits offered. Included in those guidelines are provisions that clarify that the tax credit will not be reduced by a state health care tax credit or subsidy (except in limited circumstances to prevent abuse of the credit); that small businesses can receive the credit not only for traditional health insurance coverage but also for add-on dental, vision, and other limited-scope coverage; and detailed guidance on how a small business can determine whether it is eligible and how large a credit it will receive.

      Health care reform is working, folks – and we have yet to get to the really big benefits which kick in come 2014.

      Now that we are seeing some decidedly positive results, I am reminded of the GOP criticism that was leveled at the health care reform effort back when the issue was on the front burner of the national consciousness.

      Once we get past the August 2009 era of the townhall meetings where the Republicans were pitching the false “death panel” narrative to great effect, we see that there are two primary challenges lodged against the law- the cuts to Medicare and the health insurance mandates.

      Today, the GOP is pursuing the Ryan budget plan that would destroy Medicare as we know it, turning it into a voucher program that has no chance of keeping up with the rising costs of medical care and leaving seniors to face a future of inadequate and unavailable health care.

      It is no secret that polling reveals that Americans are very much not in favor of Ryan’s plan.

      So much is this the case, the health care issue that played such a large role in handing the House of Representatives over to the GOP last November, is now the very same issue that has become the focal point of the special election in New York’s 26th Congressional District where polling shows Democrat Kathy Hochul is leading Republican Jane Corwin in what has long been a safe GOP seat.

      The reason Hochul may emerge victorious?

      The GOP’s anti-Medicare plan.

      The irony is exquisite.

      As for the health insurance mandates, reviewing the field of the major GOP presidential contenders, some interesting data begins to emerge.

      Newt Gingrich – for mandated health insurance before he was against it (although he may have already switched positions again this morning.)

      Jon Huntsman – for mandated health insurance before he was against it. Indeed, mandates were a vital part of the health care reform Huntsman pushed as Governor of Utah before the GOP majority in the state legislature put the brakes on the idea.

      Mitt Romney- as the true father of Obamacare, clearly he was for mandates before he was against them.

      Only Tim Pawlenty appears to be in the clear on the topic.

      The time has arrived for even the most critical to take another look at health care reform. Facts and figures don’t lie – if accurately presented.

      And while the full jury won’t be in for a few more years, maybe the time has come for average Americans more interested in what is best for their country rather than grinding a political axe, to reconsider their views.

      I think you’ll like what you see.

      http://blogs.forbes.com/rickungar/2011/05/23/more-solid-proof-that-obamacare-is-working/

      • James Reedy says:

        Thank you for gathering this information. It will be a very powerful weapon in the war of politics today. I wanted to do something like this myself but did not have the money to access the data and frankly the time either. Thank you President Obama, for your intelligence, courage, and patience. I was a little upset with you on the public option and extending the Bush tax cuts last year. Like every student I try to understand your logic. And now I see that you have NEVER raised taxes on ANYONE and the republicans just painted themselves into a corner as the first to raise taxes since President Bush failed to give over (100 Million of us this payroll tax last term)! This list will help me turn some heads but most of them will find a Heritage Foundation study to make it all look like fiction! While Fox and all of “rupert murdocks” crew runs 24/7 fiction on free plasma screen TV’S in Burger King’s around my town while MSNBC runs prison re-runs from 6pm Friday to 5AM Monday! Who is paying for these prison re runs on MSNBC? No one wants to watch them except criminals because they miss their former way of life. So I wonder why when everyone is off work all they can see on the only (fair and balanced news station) is prison re-runs. So when you see ads on FOX from, Exxon, Big Pharma, GE, Conoco Phiilips, BP, Wall Street Journal, or even presidential candidates who were actually working for Fox last year and getting FREE campaign time while Keith Oberman was fired last year from MSNBC for donating $3,000.00 to a local candidate, ask yourself who is FAIR and BALANCED?

    • @ Anlashok Haruchai: You’re so silly! You need to catch up on your facts before you come here with ignoramus drivel. It makes you look…ummm…silly!

      • Ametia says:

        LOL the trolls and haters have been giving their marching orders. I let this one into the sandbox, so we could pound the crap out of’em!

    • Edward Lazarus says:

      Anlashok Haruchai:
      It is kinda fun reading the comments from those who would defend the indefensible–(BUSH)–because your methods and your talking points are so ridiculously transparent. I realize that nothing I say—-even if you were willing to accept facts—will change your position one iota. So I won’t rant on with criticism….but I will ask a question. I don’t necessarily expect a response….but you may wish to enlighten this impossible to change LIBERAL. Who knows.
      I wonder—and I am not being facetious or piling on Bush–(tho I will if you would like)–but I wonder why ANY American citizen who earns less than $250.000….who will one day be looking for a Social Security check, will face surgery covered by Medicare, who struggles with college tuition, who likes to know that SOMEONE is checking to see that our food and medicines are safe—-why would such an individual vote for the GOP after they raped our economy? To me, that would be a vote AGAINST my own interests. Perhaps you are secure in your life and your future to manage without government programs . If so—-I congratulate you. Otherwise…..you have me mystified. Peace!

  173. Congrats, Mr. President!

    May 1st, 2011 11:30!

    Osama Bin Laden is dead!

    • Ametia says:

      This is the one promise PBO staked his presidency on, capturing Bin Laden, and he has done this.

      Thank you, Special Ops and Mr. President!

  174. Edward Lazarus says:

    I continue to believe that…at a time when we needed it most…we were so extremely fortunate to have a TRUE LEADER like our EXCELLENT president available to step in and 1) rescue America from the many mis-steps of Bush/Cheney, provide calm, thoughtful leadership to a country left in turmoil by his predecessor, and 2) save us from the total, unmitigated disaster that a McCain/Palin administration would surely have been.
    He has accomplished much—not with the help of the GOP—-but over the childish objections of the very fools who put us at such great risk.
    That he has managed to “keep his cool” in such outrageously negative circumstances, all the while improving our relationships with other nations that were simply ignored and/or insulted by the incredibly clumsy Bush gang of utter fools speaks volumes about his personality, his many talents, and his ability to “clearly see the big picture.”
    We are fortunate indeed….and I will do my part to see that we are able to benefit from his leadership abilities for still four more years.

    • Good Post! Well stated!

    • Ametia says:

      Hi Edward. Welcome to 3 Chics. Keeping spreading your truth about our president. Thanks!

    • m j woessner says:

      I agree with everything you said, I wish I could do more than one vote to help him, where would we be if them tea-baggers were to get into office, I think Wisconson, Ohio, Pennsylvania,Flordia,Indiana,ETC ETC, could give us an idea, my biggest thrill was the major disapointment in that party that George Bushs budget director wouldnt run for president, what part of bushs budget were they so in love with,but he fit with the rest of the line-up, I like Trump saying hes gonna tell the king of Saudi Arabia ‘Look M Fer you aint raising the price of oil, someone needs to tell him they still behead people over there , his comb-over would be rolling around the town sqare. Thank you for your work

      • Ametia says:

        Hi m j. LOL@ ‘Look M Fer you aint raising the price of oil, someone needs to tell him they still behead people over there , his comb-over would be rolling around the town sqare.’

        You’re welcome, m j.

  175. Martia Charles says:

    I am hardpressed to find the Constitutional authority for any but a couple of these accomplishments.

    • Martia, Martia, Martia…..Are you a Constitutional Scholar? President Obama is a constitutional law professor! He taught courses in constitutional law at the University of Chicago. I think he knows what’s up with constitutional law.
      But thanks for playing…

    • Ametia says:

      Martin, you must be one of those folks who carries that lil blue pocketbook of the Constitution and interpreting it for your own peace of mind.

      Did you carry that book around reviewing for the past 43 presidents?

      How about using some good old fashioned common sense, and let go of your fear about the black president turning America into some socialist, nazi, maxist, reparitions, black power, get rid of whitey nation.

      Happy New Year! :-)

    • I am hardpressed to find the Constitutional authority

      Translation: How dare the black guy act as if he’s President?

    • Laura says:

      It seems as republicans take over the House, they are hard pressed as well…

      In their “Pledge to America,” Republicans said they would cut $100 billion from the budget in the first year, but have recently backed away from that number. Homeland Security Committee chair Peter King (R-NY) is looking at cutting $50 billion, and a GOP aide told The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman that the bottom line is more like $30 billion.

      “The three bills that Republicans plan to introduce this week — one to cut the congressional budget, one to repeal the health care bill and another to instruct House committees to present new health care legislation — were posted on the Rules Committee website with plenty of time for review, but none had the http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/01/maddow-gop-declares-war-promises/constitutional citation for similar review,” Politico reported.

  176. kim nethercutt says:

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    nifty site! check it out

  177. Kim Nethercutt says:

    Opulent 2 ~ I had forgotton about the Lily Ledbetter Act; it was the bill that became the first act of congress signed by the new President Obama since his assumption of office on January 20. Very groovy indeed! Thanks for adding that in..
    Love love love this site..many thanks!

  178. JenSeasLang says:

    Just stumbled upon this site after looking for photos of the Chicago Rally yesterday – Oct. 30, 2010. I took my son and had the honor of shaking our President’s hand! Too many Americans do not realize what he has accomplished! Great site!

  179. Kim Nethercutt says:

    One of the best presidents this country has ever had.

  180. Vettte says:

    Accomplishment #91 – He shook Opulent’s hand.

  181. [quote]Obama accomplished what no prior Democrat could in expanding coverage to 32 million more Americans while simultaneously reducing the deficit by an estimated $1.3 trillion over the next 20 years.[/quote]

    So is this why the Federal Debt ceiling will need to be raised when Congress returns to session after the elections?

    I wonder IF this promise of how Health Care reform will reduce the federal deficit DOES NOT pan out (especially as people are selling it as a “Santa Claus list” of services they will receive) if YOU and others will admit that in your passion to promote Obama and the Democrats you failed to listen to reason?

    Do you see the riots over in Europe in the nations that have the type of “social justice” that you are hoping to implement here? Not only are these systems not sustainable – the Black communities in these nations in question have not been magically ‘saved’. If anything they have LESS political representation over there than we do here.

    Beyond “Struggling” is there any thing that you can go into our LOCAL communities and sell someone on about “Progressivism”?

  182. dannie22 says:

    My President has been WORKIN’ it!!!!

    And all the time he remains humble. PBO is the vessel for good and he respects what God sent him here to do. Another reason why I love our President so much.

    • Prantha says:

      I love him too.

      • Edward Lazarus says:

        And why not, Prantha? If the accomplishments of ALL republican presidents in the previous century were to be added up, they will not BEGIN to compare to President Obama’s first two years.
        Too bad the “haters” have trapped themselves in their false narrative…leaving themselves unable to enjoy having a president who really gives a damn about the working/middle class.
        But—-that’s THEIR loss!

      • shriver says:

        I Believe he has done more for this Country than any President for Decades now <3

  183. Ametia says:

    And he and his administration have accomplished all of the above in less than two years.

    Gratitude opens the mind and heart to recognize and receive life’s truest blessings.

    THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT!

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