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  • dariofromflorida2011 dariofromflorida2011 Mar 15, 2012 10:49 AM Flag

    A FEW Obama Accomplishments!


    Extended child tax credits and marriage-penalty fixes
    Created an Advanced Manufacturing Fund to invest in peer-reviewed manufacturing processes
    Required economic justification for tax changes
    Implemented “Women Owned Business” contracting program
    Changed standards for determining broadband access
    Established a credit card bill of rights
    Expanded loan programs for small businesses
    Extended the Bush tax cuts for lower incomes
    Extended the 2007 Alternative MinimumTax patch
    Closed the “doughnut hole” in Medicare prescription drug plan
    Expanded the Senior Corps volunteer program
    Required insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions
    Gave tax credits to those who need help to pay health premiums
    Required large employers to contribute to a national health plan
    Required children to have health insurance coverage
    Expanded eligibility for Medicaid
    Expanded eligibility for State Children’s Health Insurance Fund (SCHIP)
    Required health plans to disclose how much of the premium goes to patient care
    Established an independent health institute to provide accurate and objective information
    In non-competitive markets, forced insurers to pay out a reasonable share of their premiums for patient care
    Eliminated the higher subsidies to Medicare Advantage plans
    Expanded funding to train primary care providers and public health practitioners
    Increased funding to expand community based prevention programs
    Reinstated executive order to hire an additional 100,000 federal employees with disabilities within five years.
    Increased the Veterans Administration budget to recruit and retain more mental health professionals
    Expanded the Veterans Administration’s number of “centers of excellence” in specialty care
    Appointed a special adviser to the president on violence against women
    Fully funded the Violence Against Women Act
    Directed military leaders to end war in Iraq
    Began removing combat brigades from Iraq
    Created a military families advisory board
    Ended the abuse of supplemental budgets for war
    Made U.S. military aid to Pakistan conditional on anti-terror efforts
    Opened “America Houses” in Islamic cities around the globe
    Allocated Homeland Security funding according to risk
    Created a real National Infrastructure Protection Plan
    Increased funding for local emergency planning
    Extended monitoring and verification provisions of the START I Treaty
    Appointed a White House Coordinator for Nuclear Security
    Initiated a grant and training program for law enforcement to deter cyber crime
    Improved relations with Turkey, and its relations with Iraqi Kurds
    Launched an international Add Value to Agriculture Initiative (AVTA)
    Created a rapid response fund for emerging democracies
    Granted Americans unrestricted rights to visit family and send money to Cuba
    Restored funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne/JAG) program
    Established an Energy Partnership for the Americas
    Expanded the Nurse-Family Partnership to all low-income, first-time mothers
    Required new hires to sign a form affirming their hiring was not due to political affiliation or contributions.
    Provided affordable, high-quality child care
    Recruited math and science degree graduates to the teaching profession

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