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".
- BitchLv 41 decade agoBest 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.
- prettoLv 43 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
- Marissa SongzLv 61 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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- Anonymous1 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!
- goldengirlLv 41 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? !!!!!!!!!!!
- 1 decade ago
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.
- Ralph BLv 71 decade ago
The change may be in your pocket in terms of the dollars that were there.
- 1 decade ago
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.
- loganLv 71 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.