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Barack Obama’s Accomplishments!!! Pure Facts….


Nearly 450 Obama Accomplishments, With Citations

There are a lot of naysayers out there, but those who claim that President Barack Obama was not that great or even “a disaster” as President really do not know what they are talking about. Obama not only brought grace and dignity back to the White House, but he also accomplished a lot. He would have accomplished more, but “we the people” (including the professional left) labeled him “a disappointment” in his first two years, even though his policies prevented an economic depression and gave everyone better health insurance at a lower cost that would otherwise be the case.

This was a remarkable man; easily the most “presidential” president we have seen in a while. And he has accomplished a lot, despite the hurdles we placed in his way, not the least of which was a Republican Congress that refused to do anything he proposed because they wanted to damage him.

As a way to remember what a remarkable president he actually was, I present this list of many of President Obama’s accomplishments as President. It is not absolutely comprehensive; I’m sure many are missing. However, every one of them is cited as fact, so attempts to dismiss them will be dealt with accordingly; with a hearty, dismissive laugh. What is here is a hell of a legacy.

If liberals want to win elections – and in a democracy, that must be our main goal – we have to be able to make people want to vote for us. That means accentuating the positive, and talking about how great we are, especially compared to the alternative. This is a liberal record that we can be proud of.

Altered the Culture of the Executive Branch and the Federal Government

Within his first week, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse.

Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money.

On his first full day, he froze White House salaries for the duration of the Great Recession.

He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending and efficiency.

He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons systems and signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act, in an attempt to limit waste, fraud and abuse in the defense procurement and contracting systems.

Established the Open Government Directive, which completely changed the government’s approach to technology at all levels.

He created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

Signed an Executive Order instructing federal agencies to review all federal regulations and remove any unnecessary and/or burdensome regulations from the books.

Dismantled the Minerals Management Service, thereby cutting ties between energy companies and the government.

Banned gifts from lobbyists to anyone in the Executive Branch.

Banned anyone from working in an agency they had lobbied in previous years and placed strict limits on lobbyists’ access to the White House.

Held the first-ever first online town hall from the White House, and took questions from the public.

Became the first president to stream every White House event, live.

Established a central portal for Americans to find service opportunities.

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, giving the public greater access to historic White House documents, and curtails the use of executive privilege to shield them.

Improved the Freedom of Information Act and issued new guidelines to make FOIA more open and transparent when processing FOIA requests.

Streamlined the Department of Education’s procurement policies and made them more transparent.

Provided the first voluntary disclosure of the White House Visitors Log in history.

Signed a law to completely reform NSA Data Collection program and keep phone records in the hands of the phone company.

Improved access and data available to Inspectors General throughout the federal governments and elsewhere, thus improving investigative quality.

Sought to improve project management and accountability throughout the federal government.

Enjoyed a virtually scandal-free Administration for eight solid years.

Prevented a Bush Depression, Improved the Economy

Pushed through and signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as “the stimulus package.” He also launched, a website that allows taxpayers to track spending from the Act.

By the end of his first year, the economy created and sustained 2.1 million jobs and the ARRA stimulated the economy by 3.5%.

He guided the massive TARP financial and banking rescue plan and forced financial organizations to pay back virtually all bailout money.

Established the Making Home Affordable home refinancing plan.

In 2010 alone, more jobs were created than had been created during Bush’s eight years.

He pushed through and implemented an auto industry rescue plan that saved as many as 1 million jobs and possibly the entire auto industry.

Through his investment in GM, returned to the company to its place as the premiere car company in the world.

In February 2016, GM was in such good financial shape, they gave a share of the profit to each worker, with checks up to $11,000.

Doubled funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, to improve manufacturing efficiency.

Increased infrastructure spending after years of neglect.

Signed the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act, which helped millions of Americans avoid preventable foreclosures and provided $2.2 billion to combat homelessness and stabilize the housing market.

Signed an Executive Order creating jobs immediately by reducing the time needed for review and permitting of infrastructure projects.

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.

Played a lead role in getting the G-20 Summit to commit to a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis.

Signed new rules making it easier for home buyers to get a loan to buy a condominium.

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.

Provided funding to states and the Department of Homeland Security to save thousands of police and firefighter jobs from being cut during the recession.

Signed bill to provide extra training for local police forces, especially with regard to active shooter situations.

China’s largest manufacturer, Foxconn, is building a large plant in Pennsylvania

Worked with Apple Computer to get them to build more product here, and the company is building two large plants to manufacture products here; one in Texas and one in Arizona

Created an institute to invest in more manufacturing jobs in the technology fields of the future.

Ordered all federal contractors to pay a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour, leading the way to a national increase.  As a result of this decision, a number of large employers, including Disney and Walmart, have increased their minimums.


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