Q: President Obama hasn’t accomplished anything.  How can you continue to support him?

A: In an analysis of Obama recent appearance on 60 Minutes, Steve Benen notes:

"In his first two years, this president helped pull the economy back from a depression, rescued the American auto industry, passed a health care reform law 100 years in the making, signed Wall Street reform, DADT repeal, the woefully under-appreciated student loan reform, New START, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the biggest overhaul of our food-safety laws in 70 years, new regulation of the credit card industry, a national service bill, expanded stem-cell research, the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, net neutrality, the most sweeping land-protection act in 15 years, and health care for 9/11 rescue workers, among other things. That’s just his first two years. In his third, Obama also ordered the strike that killed bin Laden and helped oust Gadhafi in Libya."

We prepared the following list of Obama’s accomplishments for use at our 2012 County Fair Booth partially based on the above.

President Obama’s Accomplishments

Pulled the economy back from the great recession
Rescued the American auto industry
Health care insurance reform law 100 years in the making
So far:

  1. 17 million children cannot be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions
  2. 6.6 million young adults have insurance through parent’s plan
  3. 5.3 million seniors have saved $3.7 billion on prescription drugs
  4. 105 million Americans no longer face lifetime limits on coverage

Wall Street reform
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
New regulation of the credit card industry
Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal
Student loan reform: New START
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Biggest overhaul of our food-safety laws in 70 years
Invested in clean energy
National service bill
Expanded stem-cell research
Hate Crimes Prevention Act
Net neutrality
Most sweeping land-protection act in 15 years
Health care for 9/11 rescue workers
Ordered the strike that killed bin Laden
Helped oust Gadhafi in Libya.
More Border Patrol on the job since any time in our history
Deported more illegal immigrants than any President in history
Twice as many national security leaks prosecutions as all previous administrations combined
Most drone strikes on terrorists: more than five times than under Bush