Your Views: President Obama already has great legacy to leave us
At the start of the new year, we should reflect back on the great legacy that President Obama has already established.
-- Passed health care reform: After five presidents failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act.
-- Jobs: During the last 46 months, 8.2 million private-sector jobs have been added.
-- Passed the stimulus: Signed $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression.
-- Passed Wall Street reform.
-- Ended the war in Iraq.
-- Eliminated Osama bin laden.
-- Turned around U.S. auto industry.
-- Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
-- Toppled Moammar Gaddafi.
-- Kicked banks out of Federal Student Loan Program, expanded Pell Grant spending: Treasury will save $67 billion over 10 years, $36 billion of which will go to expanding Pell grants to lower-income students.
-- Boosted fuel efficiency standards: New fuel efficiency standards will nearly double the fuel economy for cars and trucks by 2025.
-- Increased support for veterans.
-- Tightened sanctions on Iran.
-- Passed credit card reforms.
-- Passed Lilly Ledbetter Pay Equality Law.
-- Protected two liberal seats on the U.S. Supreme Court.
-- Improved food safety system.
-- Expanded wilderness and watershed protection.
-- Improved school nutrition.
-- Expanded hate crimes protections.
-- Pushed broadband coverage.
-- Expanded stem cell research.
Very impressive accomplishments when the obstructionist “do nothing” GOP House and filibustering GOP senators have been against anything President Obama has proposed.