If Palin runs against Obama in 2012 will she win?
here is a list of what Obama has done manypeople don't know he has done anything
Arts and Culture
Funded the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) at the highest level since 1992. ref, ref, ref, ref
Created an artist corps for public schools. ref
Championed the importance of arts education. ref
Promoted cultural diplomacy. ref
Banking and Financial Reform
The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act. ref, ref
Managed the Troubled Asset Relief Plan (TARP) ref; (Banks have repaid 75%, bringing the cost down to $89B.) ref
Played a lead role in G-20 Summit, which produced a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis. ref
The Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010. ref, ref
The Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act. ref, ref
Established the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. ref1,
Closed offshore tax safe havens, tax credit loopholes. ref, ref, ref
Reformed Deferral Rules to curb tax advantages for investing overseas. ref
Permanently extended Research and Experimentation Tax Credit for domestic investments. ref
Established new Off-shore investment policy, which promotes in-sourcing. ref, ref
Reformed credit card swipe fees (via Amendment to H.R. 4173 – Sec. 1079) ref
New criminal penalties for mortgage fraud. ref
Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals. ref
Congress investigated Goldman Sachs for its role in subprime mortgage meltdown. ref
(U.S.) charges Goldman with subprime fraud. ref
(Treasury Department) Sold 1.5 billion shares of Citigroup at a profit. ref
(Pay Czar) Cut salaries for 65 bailout executives. ref
Issued compensation guidelines for bank executive salary and bonuses ref, ref
The biggest financial reform law since the Great Depression ref
This category is still under construction. Many items that will be included in it are already embedded in Humanitarianism, and other overlapping categories.
Commerce, Trade & Communications
Expanded loan programs for small businesses. ref
The Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act. ref
The Credit CARD Technical Corrections Act of 2009. ref
Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009. ref
The Satellite Television Extension Act of 2010.ref
Established a credit card bill of rights. ref
Launched the National Export Initiative, with the goal of doubling US exports by 2015. ref, ref
Appointed the nation’s first Chief Technology Officer. ref
Launched piracy crackdown. ref
Promoted Internet Freedom as Part Of U.S. Foreign Policy. ref, ref, ref
Denied Federal contracts to tax delinquents. ref
(Senate Panel) Passed tougher rules on derivatives. ref
(Democrats) Unveiled Citizens United response bill. ref, ref ^roytoric
Proposed tougher meat industry antitrust rules. ref, ref
Economy, Employment and Labor
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA): A $789 billion economic stimulus plan. ref
Assigned a Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program Act of 2009 . ref
Unveiled 33 Billion-dollar jobs package. ref, ref
Provided $5,000 tax credit for every new worker. ref
Provided a US Auto industry rescue plan. ref, ref
(HHS) Provided New Health IT Workforce Grants (under ARRA). ref
The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act. ref
The Jobs for Main Street Act (2010). ref
Established President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability to assist in financial education for all Americans. ref, ref, ref
The Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009. ref
Established FERA. ref
Established the National Export Initiative ref
A temporary extension of programs under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958. ref
The American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010. ref
Found $20 Billion in budget cuts. ref
Created an Advanced Manufacturing Fund to invest in peer-reviewed manufacturing processes. ref
Increased minority access to capital. ref
Established economic justification requirement tax changes. ref
Provided grants to encourage energy-efficient building codes. ref
Extended and indexed the 2007 Alternative Minimum Tax patch. ref
Created task force to fight deficit. ref
Restored funding to the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. ref
Established partnerships to share environmental technology with other countries. ref
More than doubled federal spending for research on clean fuels . ref
CBO found 3.7 Million jobs created by stimulus. ref
Raised the small business investment limit to $250,000 through the end of 2009. ref
Extended unemployment insurance benefits and temporarily suspend taxes on these benefits. ref ref
Made Haiti Donations Tax Deductible For 2009. ref
Equalized tax breaks with driving to promote public transit. ref
Provided National Export Initiative/Progress report and named Pr
- ?Lv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Democrats would give their left nut to have Palin get the nomination.
- justgetitrightLv 71 decade ago
Established the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is just so damn laughable.
Perhaps instead of establishing a commission of fiscal responsibility he should practice some fiscal responsibility.
If you just take appropriations that Obama requested and he signed and also add the $350 billion of the TARP funds that was left for his administration. This eliminates every single item in the FY2009 budget submitted by Bush. You are going to see that everything that Obama has done has thus far added a total
of $3,115,001,933,479.20 (read this as $3.1 TRILLION) and the Idiot in Chief has not even completed his first Fiscal Year.
Are you even remotely aware that this is more than Bush added in his first 4 years, not just a little bit, it is almost $1 trillion more than Bush added in 4 years.
If Sarah decides to run, I will send her my spreadsheet so she can see for herself, you can take a peek yourself if you wish.
Just look at the second spreadsheet, the first one shows spending based on the day Obama was "SUPPOSED" to take responsibility, something all of America is still waiting for him to do.
I also want to mention, that 85% of TARP funds that have been repaid. You might want to correct yourself. The banks repaid $210 billion, Bush lent the money to the banks. At present Obama (actually Turbo Timmy) created P-PIP, Private-Public Investment Program and $250 billion of the TARP funds were to go into that program to purchase toxic assets of the failed financial institutions.
So far this program has been put on hold and the money has not yet been spent.
Now, the funds that were repaid, where the hell did that money go? I know where the interest went, it went to a pet program of Barny Frank, thanks to the liberals.
This repaid money and the interest should have been used to pay down the national debt. Have not seen any huge payments broadcast in the news in this regards, have you?
- ?Lv 71 decade ago
She won't even win the nomination. She was a liability in 2000, so there's no way she's in in '12. Not even the majority of teabaggers want her as Prez. The only political power she has, (which is considerable), is nerve. Anyone with the ability to write crib notes and get caught, and not be embarrassed about it is either incredibly nervy, an imbecile, or both. Anyone caught cribbing in an exam room in any school, would fail the test, or in a higher level, thrown out of school. Period.
But the teabaggers are completely untroubled that the person they consider such a wonderful leader, can't even remember core conservative values - she has to write them on her palm. Any observant person would find this troubling.
- Anonymous5 years ago
You think that Sarah Palin will be a Senator by 2012?
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- bobLv 71 decade ago
Possibly. If they can talk enough states into going back to those Diebold voting machines without a paper trail. You notice that the Republicans victories seem to be pretty rare without those machines.
EDIT": For @liberals r morons...We weren't asking about a baboon. Most baboons would be smarter than Palin, so that would still leave her in a world of hurt in an election against Obama.
- bmovies60Lv 71 decade ago
"here is a list of what Obama has done"
Ok. But what on that list is any good? I mean, what is and will be the consequences of his actions?
"Found $20 Billion in budget cuts"
Ok, but he has raised spending by trillions. And you dont mention if he cut that 20 billion in spending. You only say that he found it. Assuming he cut that 20 billion in one part of the budget, he turned around and spent hundreds of billions more elsewhere. So that 20 billion in savings was wiped out and then some.
- 1 decade ago
Sarah Plain would probably want to make God her vice president. Might as well add kermit the frog and edward the vampire so we can have some more imaginary characters on board.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
He's helped blacks
He has stolen from the taxpayers
Lied about everything
Funded by Muslims and Marxists
Put Marxists and radicals in the White House subverting congress
Has created more division than any president since W. Wilson
- 1 decade ago
Heck no BONE HEAD!!! Are you serious? Come on man... Get out of the woods, there's TICK'S in there.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
not palin maybe huckabee or jeb bush not palin sorry will not vote for an airhead