Prediction: Republicans will accept this dare. source
Does this we start making “Obama’s Package” jokes again?
“Obama’s new campaign slogan” —John Stewart
Obama donated all of his $1.4 million dollar prize money from the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded this way: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/12/us/12nobel.html
Obama visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office.
Ordered the military operation that killed Osama Bin Laden
Saved Wall Street
Economic stimulus plan has created jobs. (Unemployment rate decreasing)
Improved relations with Iran, Russia, Islamic World.
The FDA is now regulating tobacco
Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date.
The missile defense program is being cut by $1.4 billion in 2010
Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters that Bush had already planned out (4 billion dollar unnecessary renovations).
Provided attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles.
Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research (improving the odds to cure cancer)
Provided tax credit to workers thus cutting taxes for 95% of America’s working families.
Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals (identity theft, fraud).
New federal funding for science and research labs
Signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first piece of comprehensive legislation aimed at improving the lives of Americans living with paralysis
Lower drug costs for seniors
Making more loans available to small businesses
Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act on February 4, 2009, provides quality health care to 11 million kids – 4 million who were previously uninsured.
Protected 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors through the Recovery Act that would have otherwise been lost.
Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000
Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
Increasing student loans
Improving benefits for veterans
Launched Business.gov – enabling conversation and online collaboration between small business owners, government representatives and industry experts in discussion forums relevant to starting and managing a business. Great for the economy.
Provided the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with more than $1.4 billion to improve services to America’s Veterans.
Launched Recovery.gov to track spending from the Recovery Act, an unprecedented step to provide transparency and accountability through technology.
Ended previous policy on torture; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
Ended previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
Has made education a national priority by putting emphasis and money behind new ideas like charter schools, but speaking directly to school children in telling them they have to do their part.
Has made the environment a national priority, and a primary source for job creation
Signed order to close the prisoner “torture camp” at Guantanamo Bay
So, actually, he’s done awesome things. For all of you stuck in the Bush era, we’re slowly climbing out of that 8 year hole. International relations, war on terrorism, healthcare, the environment, education, military regulation, national economy, government incentives, and so much more are being equalized. Thank you Obama, for keeping us alive and building us even higher than we were with W.
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Obama’s Pacman MacBook
I hope that is his actual MacBook because that is awesome.
Bundlers played a significant role in fundraising for Obama’s campaign in 2008, but there was not much information about them. Other campaigns have not indicated whether they will follow suit. Personally, I err on the side of full disclosure with regard to campaign contributions.
Good step for full disclosure for the 2012 campaign.
Now if we could just get it to be more open for everyone and every dollar.