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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentElections · 1 decade ago

What makes people think Obama will actually do anything for America?

When he hasnt done anything for Illinois??

0 bills authored PASSED, and a mere 5 cosponsored PASSED

Unless of course you call a near record setting amount of "present" votes a political achievement.

I mean seriously, where is the logic in thinking he'll be able to do a much harder job when he couldnt even perform well in a smaller one?

Update:

Hydra: Nooo lol. Lugar/Obama bill is one of his 5 cosponsored passed

Update 2:

Outraged:My figures are correct. zero authored and passed, 5 cosponsored and passed. Save your venom please ;)

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    Republican's not wanting to know they are dead wrong?

    Thougt I might show what a stupid **** you are.

    Obama's Record of Accomplishment in the US Senate 67 bills authored or co-authored

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    Throughout his political career, Barack Obama has been a leader in fighting for open and honest government. During his first year as an Illinois State Senator, he helped lead the fight to pass Illinois' first ethics reform bill in 25 years. As a U.S. Senator, he has spearheaded the effort to clean up Washington in the wake of the Jack Abramoff scandal.

    Senator Obama is one of the authors of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act (S. 2180). The bill would lengthen the cooling off period to two years for lawmakers and staff who seek to become lobbyists, and it would require immediate disclosure as soon as any job negotiations begin. The bill would open conference committee meetings to the public and require that all bills be posted on the Internet for 24 hours before they can be voted on by the Senate. Finally, the bill would end all lobbyist-funded gifts, meals, and travel and strengthen the Senate office that monitors lobbyist disclosure forms.

    In addition, Senator Obama has sponsored three other ethics-related bills:

    The Congressional Ethics Enforcement Commission Act (S. 2259)

    The bill would create an outside ethics commission to receive complaints from the public on alleged ethics violations by members of Congress, staff, and lobbyists. The commission would have the authority to investigate complaints and present public findings of fact about possible violations to the House and Senate Ethics Committee and Justice Department. By taking the initial fact finding out of the hands of members of Congress, who are often reluctant to investigate their colleagues, the bill ensures prompt and fair disposition of public complaints.

    To avoid manipulation of the commission for political purposes, any person filing a complaint that they knew to be false would be subject to a fine and/or imprisonment. No complaints could be filed against a member of Congress for 30 days before a primary election and 60 days before a general election.

    The bill has been widely endorsed by reform groups. According to Common Cause, "this legislation would do more to reform ethics and lobbying than any other piece of legislation introduced thus far because it goes to the heart of the problem: enforcement." Public Citizen praised Senator Obama "for having the courage to challenge the business-as-usual environment on Capitol Hill and introduce far-reaching legislation." Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington stated: "This is the first bill that deals seriously with the lack of oversight and enforcement in the existing congressional ethics process. . . . This bill will help restore Americans' confidence in the integrity of Congress.

    The Transparency and Integrity in Earmarks Act (S. 2261)

    The bill would shed light on the almost 16,000 earmarks that were included in spending bills in 2005. Under the bill, all earmarks, including the name of the requestor and a justification for the earmark, would have to be disclosed 72 hours before they could be considered by the full Senate. Senators would be prohibited from advocating for an earmark if they have a financial interest in the project or earmark recipient. And, earmark recipients would have to disclose to an Office of Public Integrity the amount that they have spent on registered lobbyists and the names of those lobbyists.

    The Curtailing Lobbyist Effectiveness through Advance Notification, Updates, and Posting Act (The CLEAN UP Act) (S. 2179)

    The bill aims to improve public access to information about all legislation, including conference reports and appropriations legislation, in particular after hurried, end-of-session negotiations. Conference committee meetings and deliberations would have to be open to the public or televised, and conference reports would have to identify changes made to the bill from the House and Senate versions. Finally, no bill could be considered by the full Senate unless the measure has been made available to all Senators and the general public on the Internet for at least 72 hours.

    Health Care

    The United States is one of the wealthiest nations in the world, yet more than 45 million Americans have no health insurance. Too many hard-working Americans cannot afford their medical bills, and thus, health-related issues are the number one cause for personal bankruptcy. Too many employers are finding it difficult to offer the coverage their employees need.

    Promoting affordable, accessible, and high-quality health care was a priority for Barack Obama in the Illinois State Senate and is a priority for him in the United States Senate. He believes firmly that health care should be a right for everyone, not a privilege for the few.

    Preserving and Improving Medicare and Medicaid

    Medicare and Medicaid represent America's commitment to take

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Too soon for results. You can't fix 8 years of mistakes in 2 months. Have faith Dive . It will happen. I know you're not a supporter but it's better than the alternative. Sarah palin is an idiot and although McCain is a great man in his own right he'd just be another 4 years of bush wackin.

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  • 1 decade ago

    They don't think he will DO anything FOR America, they believe he will TAKE from America and give it to THEM! Obama is NOT Robin Hood! GD! He wants to be a thief in the night, and steal from hard-working, struggling American citizens to pay the Illegal Aliens with free medical-care while we suffer, trying to pay our own medical costs, and food, and rent, and mortgages...if Obama becomes the President, we will ALL be the have-NOTS, well, except for the Illegals.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The dammed media made him sounds like the messiah

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Media hype and ignorance. Plain and simple.

    Source(s): <--not an Obama or McCain supporter The whole political divide is completely superficial; Two sides of the same coin. People are easier to control and manipulate when they won't even stand together for a greater good. UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-165688030... http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-603044303...
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If McCain is in office you will no longer have any cheap Mexican housekeepers to raise your children and clean your dirty drawers.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Because Obama's TelePrompTer told them so. LOL

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  • Toni
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    1 decade ago

    I think he is going to put all the working people in the poor house because of the higher taxes.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Good observation. It's that kool-aid, what else can it be?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    its all the kool aid after a while you believe anything and become hooked god help those poor souls

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Lugar-Obama Bill was passed.

    The question is just another ignorant Neo-Con passing out venom.

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