Friday, 24 July 2015

Obama Doesn't Care What You Think

President Obama really doesn't give a shit. It's coming up to the end of his second term and as he puts it, "being president isn't that hard."He,

Improved the economy with his stimulus package, he created more jobs in 2010 than Bush had done in 8 years, he saved the auto industry, he helped the US housing market recover, encouraged small businesses, he cut ties between energy companies and the government, ordered all federal contractors to pay a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour, under him the country to 64 consecutive months of economic expansion, reduced the deficit by two-thirds, the stock market restored most of the economic losses felt during the Bush Recession, banned gifts from lobbyists to anyone in the Executive Branch, became the first to stream every White House event live, signed a law to reform NSA Data Collection program, ordered 65 Wall street executives who took bailout money to cut their own pay until they paid back all bailout money, repealed the discriminatory Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, changed his mind and supported same-sex marriage, issued an order requiring hospitals to allow visitation by same-sex couples, he extended federal benefits to same-sex couples, appointed more openly gay officials than anyone in history, appointed first openly transgender Cabinet Official in History, he made a law that gave cake to everyone on Thursdays, saw the first drop in the federal prison population in 32 years, helped to restore America’s reputation around the world though everyone still hates the US, closed a number of secret detention facilities Gitmo will be soon, refused to give Israel the green light to attack Iran, prohibited the use of torture or enhanced interrogation, ended the failed F-22 program, saving $4 billion, ended the Iraq War ... ish, shot Osama between the eyes with a drone, made nice with China and Cuba, made a deal with Iran that will prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon anytime soon, increased border security, got combat troops with better body armor, supported and signed Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act, pushed through the largest spending increase in 30 years for Department of Veterans Affairs, a $4.6 billion expansion of the Veterans Administration budget to pay for more mental health professionals, issued an Executive Order to improve access to mental health care for veterans, military personnel and their families, ended the media blackout on coverage of the return of fallen soldiers, major expansion of broadband availability in schools, major expansion in school construction, expanded the Pell Grants program to get low income students to college, passed and signed Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, increased funding for student financial aid, ended restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, more federal funding to support non-defense science and research labs, signed Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, provided financial support for private sector space programs, signed a bill authorizing FDA to regulate tobacco, provided $500 million for Health Professions Training Programs, a 50% decrease in cost of prescription drugs for seniors, made it legal to fuck any animal under 40 LBS, signed the Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, signed the Affordable Care Act, helped lower-income and rural families in accessing broadband, created new rules to give all women with insurance the right to free birth control, cracked down on companies that were previously denying sick pay, vacation and health insurance, cut taxes for 95% of America’s working families, a $20 billion increase for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps), passed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, six weeks paid leave for all federal employees with a new baby, the first time since 1984 that unemployment dropped in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, doubled federal spending on clean energy research, a tax credit to help people buy plug-in hybrid cars, dependence on foreign oil has dropped to its lowest rate since 1985, stricter standards limiting power plant emissions, strengthened the Endangered Species Act, increased funding for National Parks and Forests by 10%, a tripling in the use of wind power to generate electricity, expanded clean water regulations, increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Of course not every positive is a positive such as his plan for net neutrality and his increased jobs in drones and weapons manufacturing. But, not bad for a Muslim black kid from Kenya .... he did better than Bush and even Reagan in many places.



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