112 And Counting……

Here is a list of unkept promises from other State of the Union addresses…. some realistic, some fantasy, most he did not even try and most are what the low information voter, “progressive” drones wanted to hear.
https://grabien.com/story.php?id=20735

2009

1. The stimulus bill will create 3.5 million jobs over the next few years, 90 percent of which will be in the private sector.

2. Create program that will enable Americans facing foreclosure to lower their mortgage payments and save their homes.

3. Double the supply of renewable energy within the next three years.

4. The “largest ever” federal spending program on science will yield breakthroughs in energy, medicine, science, and technology.

5. Lay down 1,000s of miles of power lines to connect Americans’ homes to these new sources of energy.

6. Reduce Americans’ energy bills by “billions of dollars.”

7. Cure cancer “in our time.”

8. Use stimulus funds to spend on preventive health care, which will get federal health spending “under control.”

9. Use the savings that result from the stimulus’ reform of health-care to reduce the deficit.

10. Cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term in office.

11. Go “line by line” through the federal budget to eliminate wasteful and ineffective programs – saving $2 trillion over the next 10 years.

12. Never raise taxes “a single dime” on any family earning less than $250,000.

13. Stop the growing cost of Medicare and Social Security.

14. Make Social Security sustainable.

15. Create tax-free savings accounts for all Americans.

16. Close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.

2010

17. Use stimulus funds to build a high-speed railway in Florida.

18. Research funds from the previous year’s stimulus will cure cancer, lead to “the cheapest solar cells.”

19. Building a new generation of nuclear energy plants.

20. Passing a climate-change law that will make clean energy profitable

21. Passing health-reform that lets Americans keep their doctors and their plans.

22. The health-reform law will reduce costs for “millions” of families and businesses

23. The health-reform law will bring down the deficit $1 trillion over the next 20 years.

24. Starting in 2011, government spending “ will be frozen for three years.”

25. Cut programs we don’t need to maintain a balanced budget.

26. Veto spending bills that don’t adhere to balanced budgeting. ($7.5 trillion added debt and counting)

27. Go through budget “line by line” to eliminate programs that we can’t afford and don’t work.

28. Create a bipartisan fiscal commission; the recommendations of which he’ll enact.

29. Restore the pay-as-you-go budgeting rules.

30. Create a website that publishes every lawmakers’ earmark requests.

31. Never give up “ trying to change the tone of our politics.”

32. Pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

33. Secure America’s borders.

34. Enforce existing immigration laws

2011

35. More nuclear power, more natural gas, more wind and solar.

36. Pass comprehensive immigration reform.

37. Secure America’s borders.

38. Enforce existing immigration laws.

39. Reduce unemployment by increasing the number of people working on infrastructure projects – ensuring these projects are “fully paid for.”

40. Recruit private sector financing to assist these infrastructure projects.

41. Projects will be prioritized by importance, not by politics.

42. Give 85 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail within 25 years.

43. Within the next three years, enable 98 percent of Americans to receive high-speed wireless Internet.

44. Lower the corporate tax rate and eliminate loopholes.

45. Reduce business regulations restraining growth and investment.

46. Starting this year, freeze domestic spending for the next five years.

47. ObamaCare will slow rising costs of health-insurance premiums.

48. Enact medical malpractice tort reform.

49. Consolidating various federal departments to streamline federal bureaucracy and ensure it’s “more competent and more efficient.”

50. Create website that lists all federal spending.

51. Veto every bill that contains earmarks.

2012

52. Reduce corporate income taxes.

53. Consolidate federal jobs-training programs – creating a single website that makes all information about these programs available in one place.

54. Convert federal unemployment insurance into a system that focuses on finding the unemployed jobs.

55. Enact comprehensive immigration reform.

56. Force all high schools to require students to stay in school until they graduate or turn 18.

57. Open more than 75 percent of off-shore U.S. territory to drilling.

58. Go “all out” on every type of energy.

59. Take “every possible action” to expand natural gas production.

60. Ordering “every federal agency to eliminate rules that don’t make sense.”

61. Create “financial crimes unit” to crack down on white-collar crime.

62. Work with Congress to procure power to consolidate federal bureaucracy.

63. “End the notion that political parties must be engaged in a perpetual campaign of mutual destruction.”

2013

64. Reform Medicare and Medicaid to save as much as was proposed by the Simpson-Bowles Commission.

65. “Reduce taxpayer subsidies to prescription drug companies.”

66. Raises taxes on the wealthiest seniors.

67. Bring down health-care costs by changing the way the federal government pays for Medicare.

68. Eliminate loopholes and deductions for the “well off.”

69. Enact comprehensive tax reform that brings down the deficit and encourages job growth.

70. Cut “red tape and speed up new oil and gas permits.”

71. Create an “energy security trust.”

72. Create a “fix it first” program that will direct the unemployed to the highest priority programs.

73. Make “high quality” preschool available to every child in America.

74. Require that aid to colleges be distributed according to the value they impart upon students.

75. Pass comprehensive immigration reform.

76. Raise the minimum wage to $9/hour.

77. Create a tax incentive for companies to hire the long-term unemployed.

78. Create a program to put people back to work by rebuilding vacant homes in rundown neighborhoods.

79. Enact new tax credits for businesses that hire and invest.

80. Eliminate the marriage penalty for low-income couples.

81. Encourage fatherhood through tax policy adjustments.

82. By the end of 2014, end the war in Afghanistan.

83. Never make promises the government can’t actually keep.

84. Keep the promises already made. (Bwahahahahahahahahahaaa!)

2014

85. Lower corporate income taxes, close loopholes.

86. Use the money saved from corporate tax reform to finance new infrastructure spending.

87. Slash bureaucracy through executive orders.

88. Create an additional six “high tech manufacturing hubs” in 2014.

89. “Do more” to help entrepreneurs and small business owners.

90. Use government research funds to create entirely new industries – like vaccines that adapt to evolving bacteria, and inventing material thinner than paper but stronger than steel.

91. Pass a patent reform bill.

92. Use executive orders to cut red tape to enable factories to be built that are powered by natural gas.

93. Reform taxes so that fossil fuel companies are taxed more and “ fuels of the future” are taxed less.

94. Enact new fuel-efficiency standards for trucks.

95. Pass comprehensive immigration reform.

96. Consolidate federal jobs training programs, helping match people with skills to jobs they can fill.

97. Reform unemployment insurance to encourage Americans to return to the workforce faster.

98. Assemble a coalition to help more kids access pre-K education.

99. Pass the “Equal Pay Act” for women.

100. Raise the minimum wage to $10.10

101. Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit

102. Reform the tax code to help lower-class Americans save

103. Give every American access to “an automatic IRA on the job.”

104. Ensure Americans never have to wait more than a half hour to vote.

105. Pass legislation that will prevent mass shooting tragedies.

106. End the Afghan war by the end of 2014.

107. Reform NSA surveillance programs.

108. Close Guantanamo Bay Prison in 2014.

109. End the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

110. Ensuring the Iran will stop installing advanced centrifuges.

111. Be the “first” to call for more sanctions if Iran doesn’t abandon nuclear program.

112. Reform Veterans Affairs so that vets no longer have to deal with backlogs and instead receive the health care that they need.
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We can confidently say that this pResident is INCOMPETENT and a FAILURE.

Update: We have a reason why obame has failed in keeping his promises, from the loony left.  The reasons are, “it’s because he’s black and the evil GOP wants him to fail.”  Wow, talk about regurgitating dumbed down talking points. So, if the GOP was so effective at stopping obame’s agenda, where did cappy’s “success” list come from? Also, when his own party opposed him on some issues, were they being racist also?

So when obame and his party had control of both houses before 2011, what is the excuse for not keeping those promises in 2009 and 2010?  Plus for 2011 till present, why not sign more Executive Orders?

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15 thoughts on “112 And Counting……

  1. 02casper January 21, 2015 / 12:02 am
    Perhaps you would like to mention what he has done. Here’s What He’s Done Returned The Executive Branch To Fiscal Responsibility Within his first week, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse. http://1.usa.gov/dUvbu5 Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money. http://n.pr/hcgBn1 On his first full day, he froze White House salaries. http://on.msnbc.com/ewJUIx He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending.http://www.cio.gov He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons systems. To that end, he also signed the Democratic-sponsored Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act, which attempted to put a stop to waste, fraud and abuse in the defense procurement and contracting system. http://bit.ly/hOw1t1http://bit.ly/fz8GAd Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. http://bit.ly/hwKhKa Prevented a Bush Depression and Improved the Economy Pushed through and signed the Democratic-sponsored American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as “the stimulus package.” The bill passed, even though only three Republicans voted for it. In a major departure from the previous administration, he launched recovery.gov, a website that allows taxpayers to track spending from the Act. http://1.usa.gov/ibiFSshttp://1.usa.gov/e3BJMk The Bush-led Great Recession was costing the economy nearly 800,000 jobs per month by the time President Obama took office. But by the end of his first year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act created and sustained 2.1 million jobs and stimulated the economy by 3.5%. http://reut.rs/i46CEE Not only did he completed the massive TARP financial and banking rescue plan, he also leaned on the banks and others, and recovered virtually all of the bail-out money. http://1.usa.gov/eA5jVShttp://bit.ly/eCNrD6 He created the Making Home Affordable home refinancing plan. http://1.usa.gov/goy6zl Oversaw the creation of more jobs in 2010 alone than Bush did in eight years. http://bit.ly/hrrnjY Along with Democrats, and almost no Republicans, implemented an auto industry rescue plan, and saved as many as 1 million jobs. http://bit.ly/ibhpxr Many are of the opinion that he saved the entire auto industry, and even the economy of the entire Midwest. http://bit.ly/gj7mt5This resulted in GM returning to its place as the top car company in the world. http://lat.ms/zIJuQx Doubled funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which is designed to improve manufacturing efficiency. http://bit.ly/eYD4nf Signed the Democratic-sponsored Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act giving the federal government more tools to investigate and prosecute fraud in every corner of the financial system, and create a bipartisan Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to investigate the financial fraud that led to the economic meltdown. http://abcn.ws/g18Fe7 Signed the Democratic-sponsored Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which was designed to to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive credit card practices. http://1.usa.gov/gIaNcS Increased infrastructure spending after years of neglect. http://bit.ly/f77aOw Signed the Democratic-sponsored and passed Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, expanding on the Making Home Affordable Program to help millions of Americans avoid preventable foreclosures. The bill also provided $2.2 billion to help combat homelessness, and to stabilize the housing market. http://bit.ly/eEpLFn Through the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009, he and Congressional Democrats provided tax credits to first-time home buyers, which helped the U.S. housing market recovery. http://bit.ly/dZgXXwhttp://bit.ly/gORYfL Initiated a $15 billion plan designed to encourage increased lending to small businesses. http://1.usa.gov/eu0u0b Created business.gov, which allows for online collaboration between small businesses and experts re managing a business. (The program has since merged with SBA.gov.) http://www.business.gov Played a lead role in getting the G-20 Summit to commit to a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis. http://nyti.ms/gHlgp5 Took steps to improve minority access to capital. http://bit.ly/f9xVE7 Signed an Executive Order instructing federal agencies to review all federal regulations and remove any unnecessary and/or burdensome regulations from the books. http://1.usa.gov/Lpo5bd Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, saved at least 300,000 education jobs, such as teachers, principals, librarians, and counselors that would have otherwise been lost. http://1.usa.gov/ez30D Dismantled the Minerals Management Service, thereby cutting ties between energy companies and the government. http://nyti.ms/bw1MLu Along with Congressional Democrats, provided funding to states and the Department of Homeland Security to save thousands of police and firefighter jobs from being cut during the recession. http://bit.ly/g0IKWR Used recovered TARP money to fund programs at local housing finance agencies in California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Michigan. http://on.msnbc.com/i1i8eV Crafted and signed an executive order establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability to assist in financial education for all Americans. http://bit.ly/eyqsNE China’s largest manufacturer, Foxconn, is building a large plant in Pennsylvania http://cnnmon.ie/1k7LT4S Worked with Apple Computer to get them to build more product here, and thecompany is building two large plants to manufacture products here; one in Texas http://zd.net/1nkpt2O and one in Arizona http://bit.ly/1mXY5Vg Oversaw increase of manufacturing jobs by more than 500,000 since 2010, and created an institute to invest in more manufacturing jobs in the technology fields of the future. http://nyti.ms/1egyXrV Ordered all federal contractors to pay a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour, leading the way to a national increase. http://wapo.st/1iaU5kd Ordered the completion of the International Trade Data System, a digital trade record book, by 2016. This move will streamline and simplify the process through which small- and medium-sized businesses set up the export of US goods. http://bit.ly/1nwSRF4 Created a climate in which there have been 55 consecutive months of job growth, totaling more than 10 million jobs, which is roughly 10,000,000 more jobs than Bush created in eight years. http://1.usa.gov/1vBDeyCThis is also the longest stretch of private-sector job growth in US history. http://wapo.st/1w3J8Zy Led the country to 64 consecutive months of economic expansion, eclipsing Saint Reagan’s record, by far. http://onforb.es/1sxJ2by Oversaw a reduction in the dollar amount of the federal budget deficit by two-thirds since taking office. http://bit.ly/1xKMmjY Reduced the federal budget deficit from 9.8% of GDP in Fiscal Year 2009 under Bush, to 2.9% of GDP in FY 2014. http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45653 Under Obama, the stock market has reached record highs, restoring most of the economic losses felt during the Bush Recession, when it reached record lows, adjusted for inflation. http://bit.ly/1z4FAtL Brought Much-Improved Transparency and Better Government Signed an order banning gifts from lobbyists to anyone in the Executive Branch. http://bit.ly/fsBACN Signed an order banning anyone from working in an agency they had lobbied in previous years, and put strict limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House. http://nyti.ms/gOrznV Held the first-ever first online town hall from the White House, and took questions from the public. http://bit.ly/gVNSgX Became the first to stream every White House event, live. http://1.usa.gov/kAgOP5 Established a central portal for Americans to find service opportunities. http://www.serve.gov Issued an Executive Order on Presidential Records, which restored the 30-day time frame for former presidents to review records, and eliminated the right for the vice president or family members of former presidents to do the reviews. Provides the public with greater access to historic White House documents, and severely curtails the ability to use executive privilege to shield them. http://1.usa.gov/gUetLb Improved aspects of the Freedom of Information Act, and issued new guidelines to make FOIA more open and transparent when processing FOIA requests. http://1.usa.gov/gjrnp2 Proposed rules that would streamline the Department of Education’s procurement policies and make them more transparent. http://bit.ly/1r9oQvh Provided the first voluntary disclosure of the White House Visitors Log in history. http://1.usa.gov/hQ7ttV Wall Street Reforms and Consumer Protection Ordered 65 executives who took bailout money to cut their own pay until they paid back all bailout money. http://huff.to/eAi9Qq Along with Congressional Democrats, pushed through and got passed Dodd-Frank, one of the largest and most comprehensive Wall Street reforms since the Great Depression. http://bit.ly/hWCPg0http://bit.ly/geHpcD By signing Dodd-Frank legislation, created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau http://1.usa.gov/j5onG Created rules that reduce the influence of speculators in the oil market. http://bit.ly/MDnA1t Fashioned rules so that banks can no longer use YOUR money to invest in high-risk financial instruments that work against their own customers’ interests. http://bit.ly/fnTayj Supported the concept of allowing stockholders to vote on executive compensation. http://bit.ly/fnTayj Endorsed and supported the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 that would close offshore tax avoidance loopholes. http://bit.ly/esOdfBhttp://bit.ly/eG4DPM Negotiated a deal with Swiss banks that now permits the US government to gain access to the records of criminals and tax evaders. http://bit.ly/htfDgw Signed the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act, which closed many of the loopholes that allowed companies to send jobs overseas, and avoid paying US taxes by moving money offshore.http://1.usa.gov/bd1RTq Established a Consumer Protection Financial Bureau designed to protect consumers from financial sector excesses. http://bit.ly/fnTayj Oversaw and then signed a Democratic bill constituting the most sweeping food safety legislation since the Great Depression. http://thedc.com/gxkCtP Through the Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act, extended the False Claims Act to combat fraud by companies and individuals usingmoney from the TARP and Stimulus programs. http://bit.ly/SLTcSa Set up rules for banks in handling legal marijuana money. http://nyti.ms/1b80o2K Signed Executive Order to add a number of further protections to consumer financial transactions, to further limit instances of identity theft. http://1.usa.gov/1pjfUFq Took steps to prevent pirate fishing and protect fish populations, and ordered stricter labeling requirements on labeling of seafood products in stores. http://1.usa.gov/1BYhTUn Enhanced Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination Along with Congressional Democrats, advocated for and signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which made it a federal crime to assault anyone based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. http://bit.ly/gsMSJ7 Pushed through, signed and demanded the Pentagon enact a repeal of the discriminatory “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy that forced soldiers to lie in order to be eligible to fight for their country, and put our troops at risk by disqualifying many qualified soldiers from helping. http://bit.ly/fdahuHhttp://bit.ly/mZV4Pz Extended benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. http://1.usa.gov/g2RLCj Appointed more openly gay officials than anyone in history. http://bit.ly/g1lA7D Appointed first openly transgender Cabinet Official in History. http://bit.ly/58zUp7 Changed HUD rules to prohibit gender and sexual orientation-based discrimination in housing bit.ly/9RxEnP Changed his mind and publicly expressed support for same-sex marriage. http://bit.ly/JsiFKp Issued a Presidential Memorandum reaffirming the rights of gay couples to make medical decisions for each other. http://1.usa.gov/aUueGT Wrote and signed an Executive Order establishing a White House Council on Women and Girls to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies evaluate the effect of their policies and programs on women and families. http://bit.ly/e1puTkhttp://1.usa.gov/rFfqMM Signed the Democratic-sponsored Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which restored basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers. This was after the GOP blocked the bill in 2007. Only 5 Republican Senators voted for the bill. http://bit.ly/fT3Cxg Signed two executive orders that mirror provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act, because the GOP Congress refuses to pass it. It makes is possible for employees to talk about their salaries without retaliation, and orders salary data collection. These measures will make it harder for employers to pay women less. http://huff.to/1nwVOWf Expanded funding for the Violence Against Women Act. http://1.usa.gov/dSbI0x Under his guidance, National Labor Relations Board issued final rules that require all employers to prominently post employees’ rights where all employees or prospective employees can see it, including all websites and intranets. http://1.usa.gov/qu2EhQ Advocated that United Nations adopt a policy supporting gay rights worldwide. http://lat.ms/pQe1RS Issued an order requiring hospitals to allow visitation by same-sex couples. http://reut.rs/llNJek Appointed Kareem Dale as the first ever Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy. http://1.usa.gov/fi5IY0 Helped Democrats in Congress pass and signed the Civil Rights History Act. http://bit.ly/th0JC8 Established the White House Council of Native American Affairs, to improve government-to-government relations with Native American nations. http://1.usa.gov/1cIEeEv Formed a commission to examine and make recommendations for fixing the broken voting system. http://wapo.st/16K0D As soon as the Supreme Court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act, he moved to extend federal benefits to same-sex couples. http://wapo.st/1avDjue At a press conference August 9, 2013, gave up a small measure of executive power, promising to create adversarial process in FISA regarding NSA surveillance. http://1.usa.gov/1dQmnyQ Proposed new HUD rules that would enhance Fair Housing Laws, to give HUD and other enforcement agencies more teeth in enforcing them. http://bit.ly/1qkz4uQ Shattered another glass ceiling by naming Janet Yellen chair of the Federal Reserve beginning Feb. 1, 2014. http://usat.ly/1gqMBfk Appointed several prominent gay athletes and others, and plans to show US government’s commitment to gay rights to anti-gay Russia. http://on.cpsj.com/1fckN9h Ordered a review of capital punishment policies after several botched executions. http://nyti.ms/RDJp58 Obama’s Department of Agriculture propagated new rules designed to better enforce nondiscrimination when it comes to USDA investigations. These rules also extended nondiscrimination to gender identity. http://bit.ly/1yChJhi Obama’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission clarified and strengthened rules prohibiting discrimination against pregnant workers. http://alj.am/1mo0kjV Banned all federal contractors from discriminating against gay workers. http://1.usa.gov/1ok1gfH Created a requirement in which companies who bid on federal contracts of more than $500,000 must publicly disclose all previous violations of labor law, including unpaid claims for back wages. http://1.usa.gov/V54qY3 Made it illegal for federal contractors with more than $1 million in contracts to force employees into arbitration to settle workplace discrimination accusations. http://1.usa.gov/V54qY3 The Obama Department of Justice made significant reductions in drug sentencing guidelines for current prisoners, thus releasing thousands from US prisons. This is the first step in 30 years toward reducing the US prison population, which is the highest in the world. http://n.pr/1mWBLkM Thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, inflation in the healthcare sector dropped to its lowest point in 50 years. http://on.wsj.com/1E6cYjF Through a Presidential Memorandum, changed the rules to concentrate immigration enforcement on those who commit crimes, and voed to stop breaking up families. http://1.usa.gov/1uTZ8gV Through another Presidential memorandum, President Obama streamlined the visa process, to make it more responsive and humane for those who want t be here legally. http://1.usa.gov/1tgDRti Major Improvements in Foreign Relations, American Status Around the World Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any previous president during his first six months in office. http://bit.ly/hZycda As he promised, he gave a speech at a major Islamic forum in Cairo early in his administration.http://nyti.ms/dKvY4g Helped to restore America’s reputation around the world as a global leader that does the “right thing” in world affairs, at least according to the rest of the world. http://bit.ly/h743y7http://bit.ly/ho4TCr Re-established and reinforced our partnership with NATO and other allies on strategic international issues. http://1.usa.gov/e7QuDj Closed a number of secret detention facilities. http://nyti.ms/rpUc9l Improved relations with Middle East countries by appointing special envoys. http://1.usa.gov/tiGAGe Pushed forward the first realistic Middle East peace strategy in more than a decade, without abandoning the two-state solution. http://wapo.st/1avyste Pushed for military to emphasize devlopment of foreign language skills. http://bit.ly/AxUCLV Offered $400 million to the people living in Gaza, called on both Israel and the Palestinians to stop inciting violence. http://bit.ly/9axfWh Refused to give Israel the green light to attack Iran over their possible nuclear program, and thus avoid another war that Republicans wanted. http://bit.ly/xVmSZK Ordered the closure of the prison at Guantanamo Bay. It was Republicans (and, unfortunately, progressive Democrats) who prevented follow through. http://bit.ly/eW6CVF Ordered a review of our detention and interrogation policy, and prohibited the use of torture, or what Bush called “enhanced interrogation.” He ordered interrogators to limit their actions to the Army Field manual. http://bit.ly/g6MTuC Ordered all secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere to be closed. http://bbc.in/h6N9ax Released the Bush torture memos. http://bit.ly/hWJ5z0 On his second day in office, he signed a detailed Executive Order that banned torture, reversed all Bush torture policies, and put the United States in compliance with the Geneva Convention. http://1.usa.gov/dL6Zvehttp://nyti.ms/hzWWys In response to the emerging “Arab Spring,” he created a Rapid Response fund, to assist emerging democracies with foreign aid, debt relief, technical assistance and investment packages in order to show that the United States stands with them. http://bit.ly/zfmGv9 Ended the F-22 program, saving $4 billion. Though the single-seat, twin-engine, fighter aircraft cost $358 million each, and the military had 187 built, the F-22 never flew a combat mission. http://slate.me/PYzmzT(Just as an aside, that “fiscally conservative” Republican Party fought to keep it.) Passed the Iran Sanctions Act, to prevent war and encourage the Iranian government to give up their nuclear program. http://1.usa.gov/wLtNjb Ended the Iraq War. http://tgr.ph/ru0tyS Worked to keep our withdrawal from Afghanistan on track, despite GOP opposition.http://reut.rs/1cIOsF1Reiterated that commitment in 2014. http://nyti.ms/1exnmRF Authorized and oversaw a secret mission by SEAL Team Six to rescue two hostages held by Somali pirates. http://bit.ly/y8c9Fz Through United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, helped negotiate a peaceful split of Sudan into two countries, this allowing for the creation of an independent South Sudan. http://reut.rs/qzE0Tj Worked with Democratic Congress to make donations to Haiti tax deductible in 2009. http://huff.to/6YkAVY Established a new U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. http://1.usa.gov/eX28DP Issued Executive Order blocking interference and helping to stabilize Somalia. http://1.usa.gov/hxdf8U Established new, more reasonable policies in our relations with Cuba, such as allowing Cuban-Americans to visit their families and send money to support them. http://n.pr/hY3Kwahttp://nyti.ms/emQBde A More Realistic Approach to “Defense” and National Security Created a comprehensive new strategy for dealing with the international nuclear threat. http://1.usa.gov/gDX1nE Authorized a $1.4 billion reduction in Star Wars program in 2010. http://1.usa.gov/gLFZl2 Restarted nuclear nonproliferation talks and built up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols to where they had been before Bush. http://lat.ms/gkcl3i Signed and pushed through ratification a new SALT Treaty. http://bit.ly/f3JVtw Negotiated and signed a new START Treaty that will lst until at least 2021. http://1.usa.gov/cI1bC4 Through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), reversed the Bush Administration and committed to no permanent military bases in Iraq. http://bit.ly/hk73OJ Developed first comprehensive strategy with regard to Afghanistan and Pakistan designed to facilitate the defeat of al Qaeda and the withdrawal of most troops, as well as the rebuilding of Afghanistan. http://wapo.st/ee4Xcs Returned our focus to Afghanistan, stabilized the country, and began the process of withdrawing our troops from the country. http://bit.ly/lNXUna Negotiated a deal with Afghan govenment, to withdraw troops and military support, while assisting in rebuilding and modernizing of the country. http://bit.ly/K362an Took steps to severely weaken al Qaeda and limited their ability to terrorize the world. http://yhoo.it/n5lXs6 Negotiated and signed a nuclear nonproliferation treaty with India. http://1.usa.gov/aHp0Cn Took decisive action to use NATO to limit the slaughter of innocents in Libya, so that the Libyan people could topple the despotic Khadaffy government and determine their own fate. http://aje.me/qAh4Sj Got Egyptian President/dictator Mubarak to leave the Egyptian government to the people, to determine their own fate. http://f24.my/efvgNZ In 2011, reoriented American focus from the Middle East to the Asian-Pacific region by simultaneouly engaging China and crafting new alliances with Asian countries uncomfortable with Chinese behavior. http://bit.ly/RGlMDi Restored federal agencies such as FEMA to the point that they have been able to manage a huge number of natural disasters successfully. http://bit.ly/h8Xj7z Authorized Navy SEALS to successfully secure the release of a US captain held by Somali pirates and increased patrols off the Somali coast. http://nyti.ms/efBO7B Has repeatedly beefed up border security http://bit.ly/mMYB4i Ordered and oversaw the Navy SEALS operation that killed Osama bin Laden. http://bit.ly/jChpgw Established the Homeland Security Partnership Council, which will attempt to enhance the nation’s ability to “address homeland security priorities, from responding to natural disasters to preventing terrorism, by utilizing diverse perspectives, skills, tools, and resources.” http://1.usa.gov/VJjLXO Signed agreement with Afghanistan to end war, turn security over to Afghans. http://nyti.ms/1xSjgBd Breaking with presidential tradition, especially recent tradition, instead of just attacking Syria in the wake of chemical weapons attacks on Syrians, Obama ordered a full report on the decision-making process, should he decide to order one. http://cbsn.ws/184RFgu Instead of holding hearings and trying to create a political football, quietly captured a suspect who actually committed the Benghazi terrorist attack. http://wapo.st/1jFlmzv He is also getting a lot of useful information from the suspect. http://nyti.ms/UfE2Ka Returned Government to Treating Soldiers and Veterans with Dignity and Respect Provided active combat troops with better body armor. http://bit.ly/hzSv2h Created Joint Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record program for military personnel, in order to improve the quality of their medical care. http://1.usa.gov/f4yaxW Put an end to the Bush-era stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan beyond their enlistment date. (personal note: my son will be in harm’s way for six fewer months with Obama as president, so you know I love this one.) http://nyti.ms/e2YQ7Q Along with Congressional Democrats, supported and signed Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act, which made more money available to enable better medical care for veterans. http://1.usa.gov/fN4ur1 Along with Congressional Democrats, ushered through largest spending increase in 30 years for Department of Veterans Affairs, with money to go to improved medical facilities, and to assist states in acquiring or constructing state nursing homes and extended care facilities. http://1.usa.gov/gY8O3x Created the Green Vet Initiative, which provided special funding to the Labor Department to provide veterans with training in green jobs. http://bit.ly/epwUQY Initiated and signed a recruitment and employment plan to get more veterans into government jobs. http://bit.ly/b48coi Oversaw a $4.6 billion expansion of the Veterans Administration budget to pay for more mental health professionals. http://bit.ly/gjzTxX Signed the Military Spouses Residency Relief Act, which ensures that spouses of military personnel who are forced to move because their spouse is posted for military duty will be able to avoid state taxes in their temporary residence. http://bit.ly/1Gh0NX Issued an Executive Order to improve access to mental health care for veterans, military personnel and their families. http://1.usa.gov/TP7PVZ was able to get Syria to dismantle its chemical weapons without military firing a single shot or dropping a single bomb. http://nyti.ms/1lVEkU7 Along with Congressional Democrats, not only reauthorized families of fallen soldiers to be able to visit when the body arrives at Dover AFB, but also provided funding for it. Ended the media blackout on coverage of the return of fallen soldiers. http://nyti.ms/glqN66 http://bbc.in/gWSSkA Funded Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) with an extra $1.4 billion to improve veterans’ services. http://1.usa.gov/huhqfo Refocused the Federal Government on Education, Made Rational Reforms Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , invested heavily in elementary, secondary and post-secondary education. http://1.usa.gov/gGRIAr Created the Race to the Top program, which encouraged states to come up with effective school reforms and rewards the best of them. http://bit.ly/NHtZ7L Oversaw major expansion of broadband availability in K-12 schools nationwide. http://bit.ly/fNDcj3 Oversaw major expansion in school construction. http://bit.ly/fYwNrV Also through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, he put $5 billion into early education, including Head Start. http://1.usa.gov/tzT2Rr Signed the Democratic-sponsored Post-9/11 GI Bill, also known as GI Bill 2.0 http://bit.ly/hPhG7J Oversaw expansion of the Pell Grants program, to expand opportunity for low and middle income students to go to college. http://bit.ly/hI6tXz Along with Democratic Congress, passed and signed Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which provided an extra $12.2 billion in funds. http://1.usa.gov/dQvtUe Took major new steps to protect students from ineffective for-profit colleges through “gainful employment” measures, whereby schools have to demonstrate that its students actually find work to get federal aid. http://1.usa.gov/jkzQe2 Repeatedly increased funding for student financial aid, and at the same time cut the banks completely out of the process, thus us creating greater accountability. http://bit.ly/gYWd30 http://bit.ly/e9c7Dr http://bit.ly/eEzTNq Reformed student loan program, to make it possible for students to refinance at a lower rate. http://nyti.ms/dMvHOt Created a rating system for colleges, so that those applying for student financial aid know better what they’re paying for. http://bit.ly/14Dn7UL An Adult View on Science, Technology and Health Care Created a Presidential Memorandum to restore scientific integrity in government decision-making. http://1.usa.gov/g2SDuw Opened up process for fast-tracking patent approval for green energy projects. http://bit.ly/j0KV2U Eliminated Bush-era restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, and provided increased federal support for biomedical and stem cell research. http://bit.ly/h36SSOhttp://ti.me/edezge Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, committed more federal funding, about $18 billion, to support non-defense science and research labs. http://nyti.ms/fTs9t7 Signed Democratic-sponsored Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first comprehensive attempt to improve the lives of Americans living with paralysis. http://bit.ly/fOi2rb Expanded the Nurse-Family Partnership program, which provides home visits by trained registered nurses to low-income expectant mothers and their families, to cover more first-time mothers.http://bit.ly/jRRRJc Obama EPA reversed research ethics standards which allowed humans to be used as “guinea pigs” in tests of the effects of chemicals, to comply with numerous codes of medical ethics. http://bit.ly/bKgqdS Conducted a cyberspace policy review. http://1.usa.gov/gmbdvC Provided financial support for private sector space programs. http://bit.ly/fn8ucr Oversaw enhanced earth mapping, to provide valuable data for agricultural, educational, scientific, and government use. http://bit.ly/dNTRyP Along with Democrats in Congress, ushered through and signed a bill authorizing FDA to regulate tobacco. http://on.msnbc.com/fiKViB As a result, the FDA has Ordered Tobacco Companies to Disclose Cigarette Ingredients and banned sale of cigarettes falsely labeled as “light.” Through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, provided $500 million for Health Professions Training Programs. http://bit.ly/ecQSgA Increased funding for community-based prevention programs. http://bit.ly/frMPG3 Oversaw a 50% decrease in cost of prescription drugs for seniors. http://bit.ly/e5b1iqhttp://1.usa.gov/fVNkt9 Eliminated the Bush-era practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug companies on price. http://bit.ly/fOkG5b Two weeks after taking office, signed Democratic-sponsored Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, which increased the number of children covered by health insurance by 4 million. http://bit.ly/fDEzGv Urged Congress to investigate Anthem Blue Cross for raising premiums 39% without explanation. Democratic Rep. Waxman responded by launching a probe, and Anthem Blue Cross put increase on hold for two months. http://yhoo.it/e8Tj9C Ushered through and signed Affordable Care Act, which expanded health insurance coverage to at least 30 million more people, ended many common insurance company practices that are often detrimental to those with coverage. He also established healthcare.gov, so that taxpayers could keep up with developments. http://www.healthcare.gov/ Through ACA, allowed children to be covered under their parents’ policy until they turned 26. http://nyti.ms/fNB26V Through the ACA, provided tax breaks to allow 3.5 million small business to provide health insurance to their employees, and 29 million people will receive tax breaks to help them afford health insurance. http://nyti.ms/fNB26V Through the ACA, expanded Medicaid to those making up to 133% of the federal poverty level. http://nyti.ms/ekMWpo Through the ACA, health insurance companies now have to disclose how much of your premium actually goes to pay for patient care. http://nyti.ms/fNB26V Provisions in the ACA have already resulted in Medicare costs actually declining slightly this fiscal year, for the first time in many years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The increase in 2011 was 4%, which is very low compared to the average 12% annual inflation rate during previous 40 years. http://1.usa.gov/oMxpTh Since passage of the ACA, health care inflation is at its lowest level since 1960. http://1.usa.gov/1vXR0Ld Created the HIV Care Continuum Initiative, to strengthen the government’s ability to respond to the continuing domestic HIV epidemic, after years of Republicans weakening the government’s ability to deal with the crisis. http://1.usa.gov/1iLED0t Expanded space exploration and discovery options to include more players. http://1.usa.gov/13qmZpm Through the Connect America Fund, pushed through and received FCC approval for a move of $8 billion in subsidies away from telephone landlines to assist lower-income rural families in accessing broadband. http://lat.ms/vhRUEs http://bit.ly/129V3SY In the wake of the West Fertilizer tragedy, in which an entire small town was devastated by an explosion at a fertilizer plant, in part because Republican negligence let the company do whatever it wanted, formed the Chemical Safety and Security Working Group, to work on measures to prevent another such event. http://1.usa.gov/18kHSlA By 2014, the Affordable Care Act dropped the number of uninsured Americans by 22.3%, which amounts to more than 10.3 million people with insurance who didn’t have it before. Only 13.9% of Americans are uninsured, a drop from 18.9% in 2013. http://on.msnbc.com/1r4kjGn The Affordable Care Act has increased the life expectancy of Medicare greatly. http://on.wsj.com/1yuNco6 Strengthened the Middle Class and Families, and Fought Poverty Worked to provide affordable, high-quality child care to working families. http://bit.ly/fNfidS Cracked down on companies that were previously denying sick pay, vacation and health insurance, and Social Security and Medicare tax payments through abuse of the employee classification of independent contractor. http://nyti.ms/fOGLcj Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act , cut taxes for 95% of America’s working families. http://bit.ly/eSEI4F Tax rates for average working families are the lowest since 1950. http://bit.ly/f74pD8 Extended and fully funded the patch for the Alternative Minimum Tax for 10 years. http://bit.ly/eFeSdP Extended discounted health coverage under the COBRA health insurance law for the unemployed from 9 months to 15 months, and he’s also extended unemployment benefits more than a few times. http://aol.it/evtVxDhttp://nyti.ms/emrqKJ http://bit.ly/hOtIpg http://bit.ly/fTT7kz Provided a $20 billion increase for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps). http://nyti.ms/gfLqyM Signed an Executive Order that established the White House Office of Urban Affairs. http://wapo.st/eWECA8 Included the Buffet Rule in his 2014 budget proposal, thus trying to fulfill a campaign promise, to make sure tax rates are fair between the rich and the middle class. http://1.usa.gov/19PkdQo Used the fiscal cliff negotiations to extend for five additional years the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which provides tax credits to families for college-related expenses, thus saving those families up to $10,000. http://onforb.es/17zYg3u Increased protections for those who are unemployed and are seeking a government job. http://1.usa.gov/1jgXATu Updated and modernized overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) http://1.usa.gov/1iGDO8e With First Lady Michelle Obama, passed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will improve nutrition in schools and make children healthier. http://1.usa.gov/GAXkSk In his continuing effort to make college more affordable and accountable, will begin rating colleges with regard to affordability and value. http://bit.ly/14Dn7UL Initiated a reform of federal job training programs, to make them more relevant to the current economy and the job market. http://1.usa.gov/1kZLQHG Under Obama, the bottom 95% of taxpayers are paying lower federal income taxes than at any time in the last 50 years, including under Reagan, Bush 41 and Bush 43. http://bit.ly/1w1W8Ns Concrete Steps to Improve The Environment and Address Our Energy Needs Doubling federal spending on clean energy research. http://bit.ly/iN0sCE Pushed through a tax credit to help people buy plug-in hybrid cars. http://bit.ly/j8UP5Y Created a program to develop renewable energy projects on the waters of our Outer Continental Shelf that will produce electricity from wind, wave, and ocean currents. http://1.usa.gov/fgfRWq Reengaged in the climate change and greenhouse gas emissions agreements talks, and proposed one himself. He also addressed the U.N. Climate Change Conference, officially reversing the Bush era stance that climate change was a “hoax.” http://bit.ly/dX6Vj3 http://bit.ly/fE2PxKhttp://nyti.ms/hfeqvv Fully supported the initial phase of the creation of a legally-binding treaty to reduce mercury emissions worldwide. http://bit.ly/eJ6QOO Required states to provide incentives to utilities to reduce their energy consumption. http://bit.ly/lBhk7P Under Obama, our dependence on foreign oil has dropped to its lowest rate since 1985, and continues to drop. http://1.usa.gov/1p6kTUy Meanwhile, consumption is way down because of reduced driving and higher mileage standards. http://ti.me/1z4HFG8 Improved siting, review and permitting stations for power plants, in an attempt to seriously improve the nation’s electric grid. http://1.usa.gov/1l8zNqn Following the neglect of Bush’s eight year reign, he reengaged in a number of treaties and agreements designed to protect the Antarctic. http://bit.ly/fzQUFO Created tax write-offs for purchases of hybrid automobiles, and later he and Democrats morphed that program into one that includes electric cars. http://bit.ly/glCukV Established a quadrennial review of our energy infrastructure, to encourage a modernization of the grid, and to encourage the transition away from fossil fuel use. http://1.usa.gov/1nx2oMo Mandated that federal government fleet purchases be for fuel-efficient American vehicles, and encouraged that federal agencies support experimental, fuel-efficient vehicles. http://bit.ly/h5KZqyhttp://1.usa.gov/fLWq5chttp://1.usa.gov/hmUSbk Got BP to cough up $20 billion to establish Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, to reduce the need for taxpayer funds to be used for compensation and clean up. http://wapo.st/ds2BxT (Note: it took 20 years to get $1.3 billion for the Exxon Valdez spill. ) Oversaw and pushed through an amendment to the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 authorizing advances from Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. http://1.usa.gov/yTRYVo Actively tried to amend the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 to eliminate the liability limits for those companies responsible for large oil spills. http://nyti.ms/bxjDi3 Became the first President to simply say “Climate Change is a fact,” and set up the first federal government protocols for dealing with the impacts of climate change. http://1.usa.gov/1b7V67B Initiated Criminal and Civil inquiries into the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. http://nyti.ms/bVuB7a Asserted federal legal supremacy to bar Texas from authorizing new refinery permits on its own.http://bit.ly/ww8eMd Set up new, stricter standards limiting power plant emissions. http://1.usa.gov/1mML2M3 Strengthened the Endangered Species Act. http://bit.ly/hscjsH Strengthened protection for wildlife, and expanded enforcement of laws against wildlife trafficking. http://1.usa.gov/1fce1Ai Obama EPA improved boiler safety standards to improve air quality, and save 6500 lives per year. http://bit.ly/jYH7nt Through the EPA, attemped to take steps to severely limit the use of antibiotics in livestock feed, to increase their efficacy in humans. http://bit.ly/fBuWd2 Through new EPA regulations, he created a pretext for closing the dirtiest power plants in the country, by limiting emissions of mercury and other toxic gasses. http://bit.ly/rQCIgA Increased funding for National Parks and Forests by 10% http://bit.ly/fbJPjY Announced greatly improved commercial fuel efficiency standards. http://1.usa.gov/oQiC1K Announced a huge increase in average fuel economy standards from 27.5mpg in 2010 to 35.5mpg starting in 2016 and 54.5 starting in 2025 http://1.usa.gov/qtghsW Issued an Executive Order to facilitate investments in industrial energy efficiency that will help create jobs, while strengthening US manufacturing. Increased efficiency could save businesses $100 billion over the next decade. http://1.usa.gov/WsIgbx Through an executive order, set up the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, which will to oversee Gulf Coast restoration efforts in the wake of the 2010 BP oil splll. The money to fund the restoration efforts comes from fines against BP. http://1.usa.gov/Rxjb29 Through executive actions and bypassing the ineffectual Republican Congress, announced the most comprehensive plan to combat climate change in a generation. http://bit.ly/13lXhET Ordered energy plants to prepare to produce at least 15% of all energy through renewable resources like wind and solar, by 2021. http://reut.rs/fV155p (Republicans are trying hard to kill it.) Oversaw the creation of an initiative that converts old factories and manufacturing centers into new clean technology centers. http://bit.ly/mjnq2R guided the country into a 418% increase in solar power capacity between 2010 and 2014. http://bit.ly/1rHkWJC Bypassed Republican opposition in Congress and ordered EPA to begin regulating and measuring carbon emissions. http://bit.ly/froaP5 Oversaw a tripling in the use of wind power to generate electricity. For the third year in row, the United States led the world in increased wind power capacity. http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5448 Ordered the federal government to incorporate climate resilience and climate science into all international development in which the United States engages. http://1.usa.gov/YV1EpW Fast-tracked regulations to allow states to enact fuel efficiency standards that exceeded federal standards. http://nyti.ms/e8e94x Fast-tracked increased fuel economy standards for vehicles beginning with the 2011 model year. It was the first time such standards had been increased in a decade. http://politi.co/hiaPKM Oversaw establishment of an Energy Partnership for the Americas, to create more markets for American-made biofuels and green energy technologies. http://bit.ly/lZp73y Obama EPA reversed a Bush-era decision to allow the largest mountaintop removal project in US history. http://bit.ly/lP3yEL Ordered the Department of Energy to implement more aggressive efficiency standards for common household appliances. http://1.usa.gov/g3MTbu Obama EPA ruled that excess CO2 is a pollutant. http://bit.ly/iQTSNN Closed a deal with China to limit carbon emissions to perhaps slow down climate change. http://nyti.ms/1xzyS8K Blocked all oil and gas drilling in Bristol Bay, Alaska, one of the most pristine environments in North America http://lat.ms/13xUVFD But That’s Not All… Nominated Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor is the first Hispanic Justice in the court’s history, and the women represent only the third and fourth women to serve on the court, out of a total of 112 justices. http://huff.to/eOChg6http://bit.ly/i02wgP Appointed the most diverse Cabinet in history, including more women than any other incoming president. http://bit.ly/dX6vNB Eliminated federal funding for abstinence-only education, and rescinded the global gag rule. http://bit.ly/eCFAI1 http://bit.ly/f92drF Loosened the rules and allowed the 14 states that legalized medical marijuana to regulate themselves without federal interference. http://huff.to/eQfa7j Signed national service legislation, increasing funding for national service groups, including triple the size of the Americorps program. http://bit.ly/idgQH5 Signed an Executive Order that will speed up deployment of a more comprehensive broadband infrastructure. http://1.usa.gov/M7rVpe Signed an Executive Order creating jobs immediately by instructing them to reduce the time needed for review and permitting of infrastructure projects. http://1.usa.gov/GHxaYt Signed a bill that provided $4.3 billion in additional assistance to 9/11 first responders. http://bit.ly/o7cWYS Signed an Executive Order pledging support for efforts to end the global problem of violence against women and girls. http://1.usa.gov/MHTRVU Signed the Claims Resolution Act, which provided $4.6 billion in funding for a legal settlement with black and Native American farmers who had been cheated out of government loans and natural resource royalties in the past. http://1.usa.gov/dGppUa To help those communities devastated by Hurricane Sandy, issued an executive order setting up the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force, and asked Congress to approve $60 billion in supplemental assistance to aid in storm recovery. http://1.usa.gov/134L7hl Produced 23 Executive actions designed to make it easier for law enforcement to identify those who shouldn’t have guns, thus helping them enforce the law. http://on.wsj.com/SX9xaZ Expanded trade agreements to include stricter labor and environmental agreements such as NAFTA. http://bit.ly/etznpY Oversaw funding of the design of a new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History, which is scheduled to open on the National Mall in 2015. He protected the funding during the recent budget negotiations. http://on.fb.me/fD0EVO http://bit.ly/ff5Luv Oversaw and passed increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.http://bit.ly/dFb8qF
    • M. Noonan January 21, 2015 / 1:35 am

      Thanks for the White House Press Release – but, it’s all bull.

      Just to burst one of your sycophantic bubbles, we get 4% of our energy from wind – 39% from coal.

  2. tiredoflibbs January 21, 2015 / 5:30 am

    Wow….. Nice list cappy, kool-aid anyone? I see you posted the dumbed down talking points playbook.

    Fiscal responsibility? Try $8 trillion in new debt.
    Beefed up border security?

    It’s hard to type and laugh at the same time.

  3. Cluster January 21, 2015 / 11:30 am

    The SOTU last night was the most partisan, contemptible speech ever delivered by a sitting President that I can remember. When Clinton proclaimed that the “era of big government was over’, he was recognizing the voters message delivered in the mid terms and was showing a maturity and willingness to work with the GOP. Obama has zero regard for those who oppose him and has obviously made the decision to go full speed ahead on his partisan, tax and spend, big government, wealth redistribution agenda.

  4. tiredoflibbs January 21, 2015 / 11:40 am

    cappy the mindless drone: “Perhaps you would like to mention what he has done.”

    OK….

    1) Numerous executive orders going around Congress and exceeding his Constitutional authority.
    2) Outspent Bush’s eight years in just under four.
    3) Attacked a sovereign nation when it did not attack us – drones predictably silent.
    4) Lost Iraq to ISIS.
    5) Made health care, premiums and deductibles more expensive, while issuing executive orders to delay the employer mandate till after the election.
    6) Took credit for lowering gasoline and oil prices when his policies did nothing.
    7) Expanded and accelerated domestic spying – something liberals were aggressively opposed to when Bush “tapped” outgoing calls to foreign individuals.

    I could keep going but anything posted will fall on deaf ears of those who worship at the feet of obame.

  5. Cluster January 21, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    Liberals like Obama have turned this country into just one big daycare. It’s embarrassing how they view America and Americans. Average, hard working Americans don’t need them, nor do we even want them, and that was made clear last November. Had Americans wanted the Obama agenda to continue, they would have kept Democrats in office.

    • tiredoflibbs January 21, 2015 / 9:28 pm

      The pResident said “I am not on the ballot, by my policies are.”. As you said, the American people spoke in November. Many die hard Democrat states lost Reps, Senators and even Governors. Those up for election ran from obame – too little too late.

      Drones like watty, cappy and mitchie can live in denial. They want to point out specific poll results for legislation they want, but will ignore other polls (for example, majority of Americans are against obamaCare) and pretend they are meaningless. At the same time they buy into the spin and lies that obame is in a position of advantage regardless of the results from November.

  6. dbschmidt January 21, 2015 / 10:20 pm

    I really do not want to waste any more time reading through Casper’s diatribe of talking points because most of the few that I did read fall under “lies, damn lies and statistics” grouping inside of President Obama’s Fantasyland SOTU speech last night.

    Easiest to have corrected, even without an Executive Order, was the equal pay for equal work promise. We know how evil all non-conformist are; nevertheless six years into his Presidency–he still discriminates, or is it “Making a WAR on Women” about pay within the White house–more than 15% difference. Must have missed his attention with all on his mind–like his handicap and which course is next.

    Mitchie is not even worth a response.

  7. Amazona January 22, 2015 / 10:29 am

    I usually ignore casper’s vapidity, his forays into utter silliness, but in this case he went so far into fantasyland that he opened the door to some pertinent commentary about his beloved Barry.

    The list, as we all know, is nothing but a lengthy collection of claims ranging from simply stupid to surreal, with plenty of emphasis on sexual matters. But some of the claims stood out because they offered such opportunity to point out that the Loony Left (among whom poor cappy is one of the looniest) really has no relationship with reality. They show how impressed these dolts are with fluff, with empty words like “oversaw” and “designed”, and how indifferent they are to actual results.

    Within his first week, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse.
    Signing is one thing—doing is something else entirely. How many audits have been done? With what results? How much potential waste discovered and headed off? Or is it enough to just pay lip service to it?

    Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money.
    See above. What operations have been made more efficient? How much money has been saved? Or is this just another “job created”?

    On his first full day, he froze White House salaries.
    Still frozen? Or just for the women?

    He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending
    And he obviously did a hell of a job—see the nearly one billion dollar contract awarded to old buddies of Michelle for the Obamacare website, which never worked, which was a mess, which had no oversight or normal periodic reviews—-and for which no refund was ever made to the US taxpayer. But, on the bright side, it WAS another job created.

    Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
    Goody goody—another agency, more jobs “created”, more taxpayer money spent. What has this commission accomplished? What additional fiscal responsibility has been achieved? What reforms have been put in place?

    Oversaw the creation of more jobs in 2010 alone than Bush did in eight years
    Hmmm. I wonder about what he DID, exactly, in this “overseeing”. Yet the percentage of Americans participating in the labor force has dropped

    Along with Democrats, and almost no Republicans, implemented an auto industry rescue plan, and saved as many as 1 million jobs. Many are of the opinion that he saved the entire auto industry, and even the economy of the entire Midwest.
    “Many” being the operative word in the second sentence. Define “many”. This hyperbole is disproved by the simple fact that Ford did not line up at the government trough, solved its own problems, and became profitable long before GM did, at no cost to the taxpayer. The whole alleged “rescue plan” was so rife with corruption, political maneuvering, fraud and waste it is amazing that anyone is still touting it as a success.

    Doubled funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, which is designed to improve manufacturing efficiency
    “Designed to…” Did it? How effective was it. How much did it cost? What was the rate of return?

    Signed the Democratic-sponsored Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which was designed to protect consumers from unfair and deceptive credit card practices
    “Designed to…” Did it?

    He created the Making Home Affordable home refinancing plan
    HE did, did HE? All by himself? Better check that out with Wikipedia, where it says: The Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) was created by the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Goody goody, another agency.

    Took steps to improve minority access to capital
    Took steps. Sooo impressive. What steps? What was accomplished?

    Used recovered TARP money to fund programs at local housing finance agencies in California, Florida, Nevada, Arizona and Michigan
    Wow—more churning of taxpayer money touted as a success. From HuffPo:
    “But 48 percent of the banks that have repaid the CPP used money they’d gotten from other federal programs, according to the GAO report. Those programs include the Community Development Capital Initiative — another TARP program — and the Small Business Lending Fund, a program designed to encourage lending to small businesses. Both of those programs have more favorable borrowing terms for the banks than the original CPP.
    This isn’t a new issue — The Wall Street Journal reported last October that banks were repaying TARP funds with cash earmarked for small-business loans, after the Independent Community Bankers of America lobbied for the ability to switch money “from one Treasury program to the other.” “

    Brought Much-Improved Transparency and Better Government
    I don’t think even casper could say this with a straight face. It is too surreal to even try to dissect.

    Signed an order banning anyone from working in an agency they had lobbied in previous years, and put strict limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House.
    This is another howler. It only took a few weeks to learn that lobbyists didn’t NEED “access to the White House”—-were just meeting with White House aides and executives at sites away from the White House itself, so there would be no log record of their visits and meetings. (See “Transparency”, above) This is a companion to the touted “Provided the first voluntary disclosure of the White House Visitors Log in history”—-if secret meetings are held outside the White House, the information in the logs isn’t exactly informative, is it?

    Ordered 65 executives who took bailout money to cut their own pay until they paid back all bailout money
    When you’re the King, you can order citizens to do things like this. According to our Constitution, not so much. But Libs don’t care. And BTW, who enforced this imperial edict? Who followed up on it to make sure it was followed? Oh no, don’t tell me this was just another example of meaningless grandstanding to impress the mouthbreathing yokels! What impressed me about casper including this is that it shows the preference of the Left for dictators and tyrants.

    Fashioned rules so that banks can no longer use YOUR money to invest in high-risk financial instruments that work against their own customers’ interests
    Gee, he has sure been busy. Guess he “fashioned” these rules between golf games and planning the attack to kill Bin Laden.

    Established a Consumer Protection Financial Bureau designed to protect consumers from financial sector excesses.
    Great. More government jobs “created”. I am starting to see how he got to that ten million jobs created number. Too bad no one is paying those people but us. I notice that, once again, all that impresses the Left is going through the motions of something, with no attention paid to whether or not anything was accomplished.

    Set up rules for banks in handling legal marijuana money
    Yeah, I can see why the Choom Gang guy would find this a priority. Well, these rules might be “set up” but Colorado is still trying to deal with the issue, more than a year after the puff piece proclaiming this alleged success. It kinda looks like most of the giddy claims of wonderfulness cappy is swooning over are about as substantial as this one.

    Along with Congressional Democrats, advocated for and signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which made it a federal crime to assault anyone based on his or her sexual orientation or gender identity
    And what could make a Loony Lib more thrilled to the very soles of his Birkenstocks than more Thought Police legislation? BTW, it has since come out that Matthew Shepard was not killed because he was gay, but because he was a drug dealer who stole drug money from a supplier, and his killers were not strangers who attacked him because he flirted with them but were involved with him in the Laramie drug world.

    At a press conference August 9, 2013, gave up a small measure of executive power, promising to create adversarial process in FISA regarding NSA surveillance
    The jokes just keep coming! This president, who has assumed more extra-Constitutional authority than any other (and look that up, teacher—-it doesn’t mean what you probably think it means, but actually means OUTSIDE OF Constitutional authority) is now being praised for, and I will try to type this without breaking into laughter, “..(giving) up a small measure of executive power”. Though, of course, he did no such thing, merely telling some reporters that he was going to do this. Hey, to the LL, saying is the same as doing, right? All they care about is the symbolism. The other hysterical part of this praise is that he also increased NSA surveillance without any oversight at all! Good little parrot, cappy, but do try to develop a sense of shame that might keep you from posting things like this.

    Through a Presidential Memorandum, changed the rules to concentrate immigration enforcement on those who commit crimes, and voed (sic) to stop breaking up families.
    Weasel words to try to reframe his arbitrary unilateral decision to override legislated laws and simply create his own. But here we have another example of the Left loving the assumption of power in a Central Authority, unfettered by the Constitution.

    Helped to restore America’s reputation around the world as a global leader that does the “right thing” in world affairs, at least according to the rest of the world
    More rolling on floor in hysterical laughter. There is no part of this that falls short of delusional determination to simply ignore reality. America’s reputation is at an all-time low. Starting with the infantile (and misspelled) “RESET” button, America’s international stature has been in a death spiral since Obama was elected.

    Improved relations with Middle East countries by appointing special envoys
    And how’s that working out for you, Mr. President? Let’s ask Ambassador Stevens, shall we? And we obviously need copies of the Leftist Dictionary, as their definition of “improved relations” doesn’t relate to anything we can recognize.

    Pushed for military to emphasize devlopment (sic) of foreign language skills
    Pushing, signing, taking steps, designing—-so many words, so little accomplished

    Ended the Iraq War
    Again, how’s that working out for you?

    Authorized a $1.4 billion reduction in Star Wars program in 2010
    A perfect reaction to Iran getting nukes. Hey, if we were to shoot one down over Tulsa, the Middle East might not like us as much as they do now, right?

    Through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), reversed the Bush Administration and committed to no permanent military bases in Iraq
    I can’t believe anyone, even a dolt like cappy, can hold this up as a triumph or success of the Obama regime. Evidently he is proof of the adage that if you never pull your head out, the view never changes.

    Has repeatedly beefed up border security
    Another howler. Does anyone believe that cappy kept a straight face while posting this crap? Even he had to see the insanity.

    Ordered and oversaw the Navy SEALS operation that killed Osama bin Laden
    Well, no. Not really. As in “not at all”. Whipped into submission by Jarrett, whose control over him outweighed the combined efforts of his advisors including the Secretaries of State and Defense, he waffled and then played golf. They went ahead and authorized the mission and then let him sit in a chair in the corner, in his golf clothes, sulking, while the adults did what needed to be done. Didn’t order the operation. Didn’t oversee the operation. Didn’t have a clue.

    Oversaw a $4.6 billion expansion of the Veterans Administration budget to pay for more mental health professionals
    Evidently being told to wait for health care till you die is stressful. Good thing those abandoned vets might get some mental health care to help deal with it. Of course, Barry simply “oversaw” this alleged expansion—not quite sure how he did that, or what he did, aside from taking credit for something that may or may not have actually happened.

    And so on. There is lots and lots of “overseeing” and so on, but the entire list of alleged successes is a bizarre compound of fantasy, invention, hyperbole and determination to ignore reality. It is interesting only in its level of delusion and its peeks into what the Left really finds admirable, such as the ongoing assumption of power and the superficial fluff of meaningless cotton candy words like “oversaw” and “designed” and “promised” and “pushed for”.

    And, of course, there is the thread woven through this whole crazy rant of seething hatred of Bush, Regan, and Republicans in general. It’s creepy, really, to realize that so many people make really important decisions based on nothing more than a toxic brew of spite, malice, and stupidity.

    Thank you, casper, for the primer on Loony Leftism and what it manages to identify as its successes. I for one find it very encouraging to see all that you (plural “you”—-I know you lack the intellect to come up with even this kind of dreck on your own) can come up with as bragging rights. “HOORAY FOR US! WE PULLED OUT OF IRAQ, MAKING THE SACRIFICES OF SO MANY PATRIOTIC AMERICANS MEANINGLESS, AND LEAVING A VACUUM QUICKLY FILLED BY PEOPLE INTENT ON KILLING US ALL AND SLAUGHTERING INNOCENTS WE NO LONGER PROTECT! (AND THEN WE GAVE A FEW BILLION DOLLARS AND LOTS OF WEAPONS TO THE PEOPLE INTENT ON KILLING US ALL AND SLAUGHTERING INNOCENTS WE NO LONGER PROTECT!) “

    • Retired Spook January 22, 2015 / 11:28 am

      Amazona,

      There are two possibilities: either Casper cut and pasted this from a left-wing website without reading it, or he’s more brain-dead than any of us realized.

      Update: One possibility is not mutually exclusive of the other.

      • Amazona January 22, 2015 / 12:35 pm

        My dear friend, are you truly trying to set up a false paradigm? That is, that casper is either this or that? We all know casper and his bleatings well enough to understand that he (1) cut and pasted this from a left-wing website without reading it, AND (2) is brain-dead, though only marginally more so than we had realized.

        I think the adulation he has reportedly received from the Dark Side has blunted any ability he may have ever had to process information, being admired for not even trying, and here we see a result.

    • tiredoflibbs January 22, 2015 / 1:06 pm

      You are spot on, Amazona.

      From Clinton to obame, we have seen time and again when it comes to legislation that the proggies are more focused on their INTENTIONS rather than the RESULTS. It doesn’t matter that the GREAT SOCIETY has spent TRILLIONS and have only grown the dependent population but the intention. When it comes to obamacare, they are focused on people getting insurance, it doesn’t matter if they can use it or not (NOT with the outrageous deductibles, for example).

      Their INTENTIONS are good, who cares if it gets results.

    • Retired Spook January 22, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      Oversaw the creation of more jobs in 2010 alone than Bush did in eight years
      Hmmm. I wonder about what he DID, exactly, in this “overseeing”. Yet the percentage of Americans participating in the labor force has dropped

      Amazona, there’s a really interesting interview at MarketWatch today with liberal U.C. Berkeley economic history professor Barry Eichengreen about the labor participation rate.

      MarketWatch: Do you think the Fed is on hold for the year or do you think a fourth quarter move might be in play?

      Eichengreen: I don’t know because I believe the FOMC doesn’t know. Everything hinges ultimately on the behavior of the participation rate. We’ve never in history seen labor force participation of prime-age workers between the ages of 25 and 55 fall like it has in this downturn. The Fed has its own estimates of how much of that fall is secular and how much is cyclical. I think the best guess within the institution or its research department is that two-thirds of the fall in labor force participation is secular and a third is cyclical, meaning that the participation rate won’t rise that much as the economy now strengthens. But that’s a guess. And we’re very much operating out of sample if you will. The implication is that the Fed will let the data tell it, it’s going to stay on hold until it sees evidence that the participation rate is not coming back, is not rising significantly, that wages pressures are developing, that wage inflation is exceeding 2%. At that point, I think it will be prepared to move. But it will wait to see the whites of their eyes – meaning the eyes of the workers who are coming back into the labor force.

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