What has Obama done to "change" our country?

To be honest he's been our president for almost a year now and I yet to see "change".

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  • Bitch
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Reversed restrictions on stem cell research

    Appointed an assistant to the president for science and technology policy

    Created a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners

    Expanded loan programs for small businesses

    Extended and indexed the 2007 Alternative Minimum Tax patch

    Expanded eligibility for State Children’s Health Insurance Fund (SCHIP)

    Expanded funding to train primary care providers and public health practitioners

    Directed military leaders to end war in Iraq

    Sent two additional brigades to Afghanistan

    As promised gave a speech at a major Islamic forum in the first 100 days of his administration

    Granted Americans unrestricted rights to visit family and send money to Cuba

    Restored funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne/JAG) program

    Released presidential records

    Now requires new hires to sign a form affirming their hiring was not due to political affiliation or contributions

    Pushed for enactment of Matthew Shepard Act, which expands hate crime law to include sexual orientation and other factors

    Created a White House Office on Urban Policy

    Supported increased funding for the NEA

    Funded a major expansion of AmeriCorps

    Worked to overturn Ledbetter vs. Goodyear

    Banned lobbyist gifts to executive employees

    Pledged to weatherize 1 million homes per year

    Invested in all types of alternative energy

    Enacted tax credit for consumers for plug-in hybrid cars

    Provided grants to encourage energy-efficient building codes

    As promised appointed at least one Republican to the cabinet

    Extended unemployment insurance benefits and temporarily suspended taxes on these benefits.

    and he hasnt been our President for almost a year. He was elected less than a year ago but didnt take office until January 2009. Thats 9 months which is NOT a year.

  • 1 decade ago

    I find flaws in his supposed accomplishments. Saved the American auto industry? Even after the bailout people are still being laid off, I fail to see how he saved the industry. Threw tax payer money at it? Why is every American not driving a new GMC now? Ok, he appointed a female Hispanic woman to the Supreme Court, so what? Bush appointed a Chief Justice. Appointing someone isn't an accomplishment, its part of his job. Turned Iraq over to the Iraqis? As a recent veteran of Iraqi Freedom, that started happening long before Obama got elected, so thats just bunk. The drawdown plans all started with Bush and were executed by the current administration. Closed Gitmo? Really? When did that happen? Last I knew it was still operating.

    Change is a buzzword that politicians use to drum up emotion in voters to get elected. Its business as usual or "more of the same" for this administration. If people wanted change and an ordinary American to run the country, why constantly attack Sarah Palin? Our forefathers had no idea about running a nation, all they knew is they were now labeled criminals. Most had no formal education and they did just fine. If America wants change, then vote for an independent candidate.

  • pretto
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Manipulated peoples recommendations with the help of CNN. Sat in a church crammed with Anti-American communicate. Oh yeah, he helped in the genuine sources industry by technique of finding out to purchase a house $3 hundred,000 under industry fee from a convicted felon. He additionally proved which you like no longer do something in the Senate yet have the advantages of CNN to get you elected

  • 1 decade ago

    Well he hasn't done much. I'll agree. He's making suggestions to help this country but not everyone is agreeing on them. He's trying to do things that the whole country will agree to but I doubt that will happen because this whole country will NOT agree on a single thing.

    Example: Last year during the election people thought McCain should have been President and some thought Obama should have been President.

    Once Obama realizes that it's time for him to do something instead of trying to impress America, you'll see a difference.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Oh, he's spent more money in 9 months than ALL previous presidents combined. Now, that's big change. That's not including the almost trillion dollars for his Health Care reform.

    He's trying to move our country towards Socialism. Spread the wealth mentality

    He hired a Tax Cheat to run the Treasury Department and our IRS. (Tim Geithner - if he can cheat on his taxes, can we?)

    He's hires wack jobs as Czars (see Van Johnson, and Kevin Jennings - google those two and find out for yourself!)

    And speaking of Czars, he's hired 32 of them! All making at least 6 figures.

    And he won the Nobel Peace prize for.....Ummmmmmm....I don't know!

  • 1 decade ago

    I believe the change he has made is to apologize to all of the world for everything the USA has ever done and made our country look weak and that only took a few months of him being in office. Oh, one other thing is that now his wife Michelle for the first time in her life is proud to be an American. Does that change count? !!!!!!!!!!!

  • To be honest the biggest thing was to be elected President and show that the USA does not Need or want the Republicans ruining the Country any more.

  • 1 decade ago

    The change may be in your pocket in terms of the dollars that were there.

  • 1 decade ago

    Closed Gitmo

    Health Care reform

    Getting us out of Iraq

    Attempting to stabalize the economy

    Fixing international relations

    Jesus christ it has not even been a year. If you think change happens that fast go to a government class an learn about American Politics. You may learn something.

  • logan
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I'd say that the fact that he is even trying to get health care reform passed is the biggest change this country has seen in a long time.

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