In 20 years do you think obama will be looked at like a bad president or good?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Good, no question about it.

    President Obama’s many admirable accomplishments include (but are not limited to):

    Gave out the largest middle class tax break in history

    Passed Health Care Reform, expanding coverage to 32 M more Americans, and it will cut health care costs, fixed the preexisting conditions travesty and caps in health insurance

    Passed the Stimulus – now we have had 34 straight months of job growth (1/13)

    Added more than 5.2 million private sector jobs

    Reformed the financial system so we never again have taxpayer-funded bailouts, and the system is more stable and secure

    Ended the war in Iraq, began draw-down of Afghanistan troops, eliminated Osama bin Laden

    Turned around the U.S. Auto industry

    Repealed ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’

    Helped topple Moammar Gaddafi, told Mubarak to go

    Reversed Bush torture policies

    Improved America’s image abroad

    Kicked banks out of Federal Student Loan Program saving students money

    Expanded the Pell Grant program making more college loans available

    Cracked down on bad for-profit colleges

    Started a program of competitive grants to help and reward states for education reform

    Boosted fuel efficiency standards

    Coordinated international response to financial crisis

    Passed mini stimuli to help families and spur economy, extended UI

    Cut payroll taxes

    Increased support for veterans

    Tightened Sanctions on Iran

    Created conditions to begin closing dirtiest power plants

    Overhauled the credit card industry, making it much more consumer-friendly

    Created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with Elizabeth Warren

    Passed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to help women get equal pay for equal work

    Appointed two women to the Supreme Court, one the first Hispanic

    Improved our food safety system

    Achieved a new START treaty with Russia

    Expanded wilderness and watershed Protection

    Forced tobacco manufacturers to disclose all ingredients in their products

    Pushed federal agencies to go more green

    Passed Fair Sentencing Act

    Trimmed and reoriented missile defense saving $1.4 B

    Invested in renewable technology

    Improved school nutrition

    Expanded Hate Crimes protections

    Brokered agreement for speedy compensation to victims of Gulf Oil Spill

    Created Recovery.gov, independent board of inspectors looking for fraud and abuse

    Pushed broadband coverage

    Expanded the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

    Expanded stem cell research

    Helped wronged Native American farmers the government had cheated

    Helped South Sudan declare independence

    Killed the F-11, saving estimated $4 B

    Ordered an audit of government contracts to combat waste and abuse

    5.9 million homeowners were helped with their mortgages and avoided foreclosure

    Got help for people whose health was injured during the clean-up after the 9/11 attacks.

    What has Obama Done? Here Are 200 Accomplishments With Citations

    http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/what-has-...

    What has Obama Done?

    http://www.whathasobamadone.org/

    Gross Domestic Product Graph

    http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/national/gdp/gdp_g...

    Obama accomplishments

    http://www.barackobama.com/

    http://obamaachievements.org/list

    http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/what-has-...

    On the right hand side see links to Obama’s promises kept, broken, working on…

    http://www.politifact.com/search/?q=obameter

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  • TerryT
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    I think history will remember Obama as a very good President.

  • 8 years ago

    I think he will be seen as above average. Mostly good. Looking back, most Democratic presidents are more popular a few years after they retire. Jimmy Carter was seen as a failed president in 1980, but today he ranks higher than Reagan! Bill Clinton's popularity has done nothing but increase since he left the White House. Obama will benefit from that same phenomenon.

    There are a lot of places where Obama deserves some serious criticism. But listen to the Republicans and you don't hear those things, you hear really silly made-up things. Like that he divided the country! Or that he caused a long recession. Or even (still!) that he was born in Kenya. What does it say for their side that they can't actually argue with facts? Those things will not go down in history!

  • 8 years ago

    VERY GOOD PRESIDENT ! the list of reasons are far to long ,, but history will rate Obama up at the top where as Bush will have been the worst ! this we already know !

    Source(s): I've lived thru it and living it now
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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Yes

  • 8 years ago

    There won't be an America in 20 years, after this marxist completes his 2nd term.

  • Virgil
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    This generation and the next are so easily fooled and have short memories,so he will be forgotten!

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    He will go down as a great president.

  • meg
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    It depends on how successful obama care is. That is the most lasting thing he has done, the bad economy that seems so important now will be just another recession to people 20 years from now.

  • 8 years ago

    Bad. I cannot look at the current conditions of this country and think that in the future people will look back on this era as a good thing.

    I dont have the time to refute each and every point of Iris', but here are a few.

    Iris writes: "Gave out the largest middle class tax break in history"

    Countered with the largest middle class tax hikes in history. Obamacare, the payroll tax, etc

    "Passed Health Care Reform, expanding coverage to 32 M more Americans, and it will cut health care costs, fixed the preexisting conditions travesty and caps in health insurance"

    Has not and will not cut health care costs. Fixing the preexisting conditions and caps in health insurance is an economic disaster. Expanding coverage to millions of americans, but millions have seen themselves lose their coverage.

    "Passed the Stimulus – now we have had 34 straight months of job growth (1/13)"

    Offset by more losses than job gains. Which is why the unemployment rate is higher than when he took office. The stimulus was a big financial expensive mess. Even the administration has since admitted that we would have been better off if the stimulus never passed. Now we have to deal with the waste and corruption that stimulus has created.

    "Added more than 5.2 million private sector jobs"

    Which is in spite of Obama, not because of him. And that 5.2 million jobs number is anemic. That comes to around 150-160 thousand jobs per month when for a healthy economy, we need at least twice that. And again, that 5.2 million jobs created has been offset by more jobs lost.

    Economy Lost 2.84 Million Jobs in Jan., Yet Press Pretends Seasonally Adjusted 157K Jobs Added Represents What Actually Happened

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2013/02/02...

    "Reformed the financial system so we never again have taxpayer-funded bailouts, and the system is more stable and secure"

    Then why is Obama calling for more taxpayer funded bailouts?

    "Ended the war in Iraq, began draw-down of Afghanistan troops, eliminated Osama bin Laden"

    Did neither of these things.

    "Turned around the U.S. Auto industry"

    Nope. Just subsidized them. GM is still considering bankruptcy. The rest are building factories and cars outside the united states.

    "Helped topple Moammar Gaddafi, told Mubarak to go"

    And replaced them with the even worse Muslim Brotherhood.

    "Reversed Bush torture policies"

    Thats news to Obama:

    Torture under Obama

    http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/tortur...

    ACLU Report: Obama Enshrining Bush-Era Torture Policies

    http://www.alternet.org/story/147808/aclu_report%3...

    "Improved America’s image abroad"

    Polls Show Erosion of U.S. Image Abroad Over the Past Four Years

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/polls-show-erosion...

    "Kicked banks out of Federal Student Loan Program saving students money"

    False. Cost them more money. Student loans are now more expensive. One reason is that Obama attached a tax to student loans. Something the banks werent allowed to do.

    The Federal Student Loan Program Is Expensive

    http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=2...

    Some student loans to become more expensive despite deal

    http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-06-27/busi...

    See, problem with liberals like Iris is that they fail to look at the CONSEQUENCES of their actions.

  • 8 years ago

    when the effects of failed Obama Marxism wring out when thankfully term limits kick in, the phrase I would use wouldn't be just "bad", it would clearly be abysmal.

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