President Obama’s Long List Of Accomplishments During First Term

VIDEO – A recap of President Obama’s many accomplishments during his first term in office.

Rachel Maddow highlights the many accomplishments of President Obama during his first term in office, also pointing out that the campaign attacks by Republicans and Mitt Romney are not based on his actual record, but on things that are not even true.

President Obama’s record:

  • Lilly Ledbedder Fair Pay Act, fighting back against pay discrimiation for women
  • Credit card protection
  • Hate crimes law for LGBT
  • Passed Wall Street reform to empower consumers and hold big banks accountable
  • Saved the American auto industry and 1 million jobs
  • Established historic fuel efficiency standards for vehicles, saving families $8,200 at the pump per vehicle
  • Ended Iraq war
  • Set plan for withdrawal from Afghanistan
  • Killed Osama Bin Laden
  • Ended “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military discrimination of LGBT
  • Student loan reform, removing banks as middleman
  • Doubled funding for Pell Grants
  • Cut taxes by $3,600 for typical middle class family making $50,000
  • 18 Tax cuts for small businesses
  • Obamacare – expanding healthcare to uninsured, ending practice of pre-existing conditions and lifetime caps
  • Economic recovery package, stimulating economy and staving off a depression
  • 32 straight months of job growth, adding 5.4 million jobs
  • Brought unemployment down below 8%, while stock market doubled


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