For only having about 70 days in office, President Obama is compiling a very impressive record of hands on leadership and achievements. This president is proving that he can juggle and manage many serious issues and problems all at the same time, and has been able to compile some very impressive results and goals in such a short time in office. Here are just a few of the highlights of impressive achievements so far:
*American Recovery And Reinvestment Act Of 2009: The President urged congress to quickly author and pass wide sweeping legislation that might provide up to 4 million jobs over the next few years along with funding many vital state projects that are vital to economic stability as many states struggle with red ink state budget deficits. So far some positive economic signs such as the stock market rebounding about 20% have resulted. Further good signs are improved new and existing home sales. Some retail sales figures are now better than expected as well. Unfortunately, unemployment tends to historically lag about 6 months behind the stock market, however the recent good Wall Street performance speaks well for lower unemployment figures within a few months as the president's hands on actions are reversing this recession.
*Modernizing Schools, Community Colleges and Universities: The president's plan is to modernize the nation's education system, modernize schools and improve educational standards in the U.S. and catch American students up in educational standards which have been lagging students from many nations around the world for many years now. Educational opportunities were how this president, the son of a mother on Food Stamps, was able to become a law professor, a U.S. senator and then president. Education is the key to a better future for America.
*Getting Credit Moving: This White House is working with it's top economic staff to inject billions of dollars into the credit market to get cash into the hands of consumers to get home sales, auto sales and retail sales moving again.
*SCHIP Children's Health Legislation: At the president's request congress passed and the presidency signed an expansion of the SCHIP children's health care program, providing continued coverage for up to seven million children and expanding health care for up to four million more children largely funded by increased tobacco taxes, holding this industry responsible for part of the serious health costs they create for society.
*The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: The president's first piece of legislation that he signed was this excellent piece of fair wage legislation that will help to insure that all persons will receive fair pay regardless of sex, race or age.
*Doubling Alternative Energy Production In The Next Three Years: The president is requesting congress to write legislation that will double the production of alternate energy production within the U.S. in just three years. This is an impressive goal that will result in less air pollution, reduce global warming and greenhouse gases and provide less dependence on foreign oil. This is a very ambitious goal.
*Computerized Medical Records: The president's proposal is that congress write legislation that will computerize medical records allowing for quicker life saving efforts in emergency situations, a record of existing medications, and a record of medical allergies to medications and other vital information which will saves billions of dollars and improve medical care and save lives. This will help to streamline medical care, especially in emergency situations.
*Investments In Science, Technology And Medicine: The president proposes that congress heavily invest in research funding that will create new medical breakthroughs, new technology to provide future jobs and in science that will modernize and create a better tomorrow.
*Improving Energy Efficiency: The president is proposing that congress help to promote greatly improved energy efficiency that will not only save government but average homeowners a great deal of money on heating, electrical and other costs.
*Broadband Expansion: The president is proposing that broadband computer service be spread all across the nation so that businesses and individuals can more fully compete in the national and international economy.
*DTV Delay: The president helped to urge congress to delay the February deadline for the switch over to DTV, allowing more time for those with lower incomes to acquire equipment to be able to enjoy TV including news coverage. The government has expanded funding for the converter boxes as well.
*Afghanistan: On Friday, the president offered a moderate but tough plan that will increase U.S. troop strength as well as plans to weaken and destroy the Al Qaeda terrorist network that has been very active in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan.
*Middle Class Tax Cut: The president is at odds with congress over his proposal for a middle class tax cut to help to spur the economy. Congress is concerned about the costs of the other economic recovery programs and has put this proposal on delay, however the White House will continue to push for this tax cut until it becomes law.
*Expanded Child Care Tax Credits: The White House is urging congress to act on a proposal to expand tax credits for child day care to make it more affordable for working parents to place children in day care while they work to provide a living for their family. This proposal is especially important to some many millions of single mothers with children to be able to afford day care so that they can work to provide a living for their children.
For an administration only 70 days into office, these goals and achievements as well as many others are an impressive record of a White House and president that is quickly moving on an agenda to improve life in the United States, modernize the nation and to quickly pull this nation out of the recession, and build America into a modern huge and booming economy. It has been an impressive record of so much achievements and goals within such a short time in office. This is a very good presidency.
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