Stem Cells Us Bank Home Mortgage

Buying a house is a very big investment in your future. The more money you can put into your home, the more you're likely to get out of it. But, unless you get a low mortgage rate, you'll find a whole lot of your monthly payments actually end up going to the bank on interest charges than into your actual home. The better you are at locking in a low mortgage rate, the quicker you'll build equity in your home. Getting a low mortgage rate, however, isn't always easy and it requires some time and patience for many people to earn the type of credit scores that justify a bank giving you a low rate. The best way to ensure low mortgage rates are offered to you by banks, credit unions or even mortgage companies is to plan ahead for getting a mortgage. This means taking actions months and even years in advance to make yourself and any co-borrowers look like attractive customers for lenders. But what do banks think is attractive? People with good credit scores, reasonable income and a decent savings for a down payment. To look the best for a bank to consider low mortgage rates, you'll want to: * Keep your credit as clean as possible. This means making payments on loans, credit cards and even utilities on time all the time (or as much as possible). It also means ensuring that you have a good mix of credit - revolving loans, regular loans, such as auto loans, and so on. In addition to making your payments, it's important not to have too much credit. This means striking a good balance between what you've borrowed or can borrow and how much you earn. If you can go to a store and charge up more than you earn in a few years at one sitting, you might have too much credit. * Income. You don't have to be a millionaire to get offers of low mortgage rates, but you do need to have adequate income. Don't go after a home that's out of your financial reach and expect to get low mortgage rate offers. Keep your sights realistic and you'll find your chances for low mortgage rates are increased. * Savings. Even if you put 0 a month away every month for six months, a year, several years, all it takes is a little to show a bank you're serious about saving. The more you can put away for your down payment on a home, the better. But even if it's a small amount, a long-term track record of savings looks good and can help your chances of being offered low mortgage rates. Banks like to see a history of savings to prove a person is disciplined and understands the value of savings. Getting low mortgage rates isn't impossible - even for people with less than perfect credit. The better you make yourself look to lending agencies, the more likely you are to get these. It might take a few years to establish the kind of credit you'll need for low mortgage rate offers, but it will be well worth the effort in the end. The less you pay in interest, the more money will go directly toward paying off your home.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does this guy EVER work ?
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_obama

    • ANSWER:
      Even with a GOP minority filibustering EVERYTHING he has put forth to fix THEIR 14 years of screwing up...
      From day 1 he has.

      1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier s family
      8. Celebrated McCain's *** whipping.
      9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      10. Limits on lobbyist s access to the White House
      11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      16. New federal funding for science and research labs
      17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      20. New funds for school construction
      21. The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      22. US Auto industry rescue plan
      23. Housing rescue plan
      24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
      25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      26. US financial and banking rescue plan
      27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
      29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
      42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      44. Expanding vaccination programs
      45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
      46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
      47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
      48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
      49. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry s predatory practices
      50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
      51. Lower drug costs for seniors
      52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
      53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
      54. Improved housing for military personnel
      55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
      56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
      57. Increasing student loans
      58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
      59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy

  2. QUESTION:
    Why support GOP? Here's why I support Obama? What details from the Right justifies GOP support?
    Promises Kept 122
    Compromise 41
    Promises Broken 22
    Stalled 82
    In the Works 236
    Not yet rated 3

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/
    http://www.daily-jeff.com/news/simple_article/4857392
    http://www.newmericans.com/2010/09/08/what-has-obama-done-in-his-first-few-years-in-office

    * September stock markets just recorded best September in 71 years.
    * Sept. retail sales rise, third monthly increase.
    * September Home Sales Increase 10%, 2nd jump in 2 months.
    * New Home Construction UP in September, highest jump in 5 months.
    * 9 consecutive months of private market job growth through September. Numbers for July and August have been revised upward. http://www.flickr.com/photos/speakerpelosi/5062499482/sizes/l/
    * Unemployment claims decreased AGAIN last month.
    * A spike in seasonal hiring plans will add a total of 259,000 workers, more than 2008/2009.
    * The economy has added 827,000 private-sector jobs through September 2010. Better than losing 750,000 jobs per month in the final Bush/GOP days. For comparison purposes, the economy lost nearly 3.8 million private-sector jobs in 2008.
    * Local governments cut 76,000 jobs in September, most of them in education. That's the largest cut by local governments in 28 years. And, 77,000 temporary Census jobs ended in September. Balancing the budgets needed to be done.
    * Bush left office with NEGATIVE 6.4% GDP growth. Under Obama, GDP growth has been POSITIVE for the past year.
    * Deficit reduced 8% past quarter.
    * Corporate quarterly results meeting/exceeding expectations. Again.
    * DOW/S&P recovered 60+ percent and stabilizing in tighter trading ranges
    * Global Markets at 4-month highs.
    * Consumer Spending UP again for consecutive Months.
    * Incomes UP .5% , more than DOUBLING July numbers.
    * Construction Spending up AGAIN for the Month, 0.4%.
    * The Institute for Supply Management said that its manufacturing index unexpectedly rose to 56.3 in August from 55.5 in July. A reading above 50 indicates growth. The manufacturing sector has expanded for 14 consecutive months.
    * Economy still sluggish, but stabilizing and improving.

    These are just the most recent facts regardless of how much you may dislike Obama.
    * The Congressional Budget Office said the Obama administration's economic-stimulus plan has increased the number of employed Americans by between 1.4 million to 3.3 million during the second quarter.
    * The CBO said the Obama administration's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has lowered the unemployment rate by up to 1.8% and raised the level of gross domestic product by up to 4.5%.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703447004575450152495002646.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
    Boston. Sorry. You're making up numbers. Unemployment Feb 2009 - 8.2%. Today - 9.6% using the same measuring body. You're just playing games.
    Hot Conservative Guy. Sorry. You're just making up data.
    Casey. Please! 13,000 when Obama took office? That's so easy to check. Try 8,280.
    My mistake. DOW was 7,949 Jan. 20, 2009.

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks. Obama has been doing a great job even with the GOP making him do so with one hand tied behind his back.

      Obama s accomplishments

      1.. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier's family
      8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
      9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      10. Limits on lobbyist's access to the White House
      11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren't even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      16. New federal funding for science and research labs
      17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      20. New funds for school construction
      21. The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      22. US Auto industry rescue plan
      23. Housing rescue plan
      24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
      25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      26. US financial and banking rescue plan
      27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
      29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
      42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba , allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      44. Expanding vaccination programs
      45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
      46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
      47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
      48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
      49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry's predatory practices
      50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
      51. Lower drug costs for seniors
      52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
      53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
      54. Improved housing for military personnel
      55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
      56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
      57. Increasing student loans

      Should I go on? I got more.

  3. QUESTION:
    Obama - chief of state..?!?
    How has Obama fufilled his duties and responsibilities as chief of state? What is something newsworthy, interesting, or exciting that Obama has done as chief of state?

    • ANSWER:
      Here's 50 things he did in 22 months;

      1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier s family
      8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
      9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      10. Limits on lobbyist s access to the White House
      11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      16. New federal funding for science and research labs
      17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      20. New funds for school construction
      21. The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      22. US Auto industry rescue plan
      23. Housing rescue plan
      24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
      25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      26. US financial and banking rescue plan
      27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
      29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
      42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba , allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      44. Expanding vaccination programs
      45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
      46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
      47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
      48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
      49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry s predatory practices
      50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources

  4. QUESTION:
    Is obama a good president?
    Just curious what the users of yahoo answers think of his policies.

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely. He certainly hit the ground running. Here are a few of his accomplishments in his first year in office:

      Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier's family
      The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
      Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      Limits on lobbyist's access to the White House
      Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren't even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      New federal funding for science and research labs
      States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      New funds for school construction
      The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      US Auto industry rescue plan
      Housing rescue plan
      9 billion economic stimulus plan
      The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      US financial and banking rescue plan
      The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
      Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
      Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      Expanding vaccination programs
      Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
      Closed offshore tax safe havens
      Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
      Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
      Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry's predatory practices
      Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
      Lower drug costs for seniors
      Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
      Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
      Improved housing for military personnel
      Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
      Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
      Increasing student loans
      Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
      Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
      Established a new cyber security office
      Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.
      Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
      Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
      Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
      Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
      Improving benefits for veterans
      Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration
      Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
      The FDA is now regulating tobacco
      Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules
      Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports
      Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons
      Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive
      Making more loans available to small businesses
      Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare
      Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
      Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
      Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to 0,000
      Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
      Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan
      Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
      New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans
      Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
      Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters
      Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket
      Held first Seder in White House
      Attempting to reform the nation's healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured
      Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
      Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
      Has announced his intention to push for education reform
      Oh, and he built a swing set for the girls outside the Oval Office!
      by
      Robert P. Watson, Ph.D.Coordinator of American Studies
      Lynn University"

  5. QUESTION:
    What has Obama done thus far?
    I'm not interested in Leftist or Rightest propaganda. I don't care about personal views on him. But I haven't kept up with anything since he was Elected. I've been scouring, but it seems everything that comes up is incomplete biased information.

    Is there any possible place, or person who can inform me of his deeds? Good and bad, I'm sure there's plenty of both.

    • ANSWER:
      Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date

      Limits on lobbyist's access to the White House

      Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending

      Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices

      Instituted enforcements for equal pay for women

      Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq

      Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover A.F.B

      Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information

      Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover A.F.B.; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier's family

      Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration

      Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren't even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan

      Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research

      Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research

      New federal funding for science and research labs

      States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards

      Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect

      Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools

      New funds for school construction

      The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out

      US Auto industry rescue plan

      Housing rescue plan

      9 billion economic stimulus plan

      The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying

      US financial and banking rescue plan

      The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed

      Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards

      Better body armor is now being provided to our troops

      he missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010

      Restarted the nuclear non-proliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols

      Re-engaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic

      Re-engaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions

      Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office

      Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job

      US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast

      Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles

      Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government

      Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children

      Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program

      Instituted a new policy on Cuba , allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones

      Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions

      Expanding vaccination programs

      Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters

      Closed offshore tax safe havens

      Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals

      Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back

      Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry's predatory practices

      Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources

      Lower drug costs for seniors

      Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings

      Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel

      Improved housing for military personnel

      Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses

      Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals

      Increasing student loans

      Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program

      Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; re-engaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy

      Established a new cyber security office

      Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.

      Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts

  6. QUESTION:
    Do you think the next NEW President will be able to fix the mess 0bama is going to leave behind?

    • ANSWER:
      It will be impossible. In a little more than one year in office here is a partial list of the mess he has already made.

      1.. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier's family
      8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
      9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      10. Limits on lobbyist's access to the White House
      11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren't even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      16. New federal funding for science and research labs
      17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      20. New funds for school construction
      21. The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      22. US Auto industry rescue plan
      23. Housing rescue plan
      24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
      25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      26. US financial and banking rescue plan
      27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
      29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
      42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      44. Expanding vaccination programs
      45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
      46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
      47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
      48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
      49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry's predatory practices
      50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
      51. Lower drug costs for seniors
      52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
      53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
      54. Improved housing for military personnel
      55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
      56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
      57. Increasing student loans
      Yahoo doesn't give enough room to give the complete list of his screw ups.

  7. QUESTION:
    Is Barack Obama ever going to be a real leader or just a puppet for his handlers?

    • ANSWER:
      President Obama has been a leader since he entered politics. The sheen bouncing off your racism has just blinded you temporarily.

      1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      6 Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier s family
      8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
      9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      10. Limits on lobbyist s access to the White House
      11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      16. New federal funding for science and research labs
      17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      20. New funds for school construction
      21 The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      22. US Auto industry rescue plan
      23. Housing rescue plan
      24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
      25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      26. US financial and banking rescue plan
      27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with theGeneva Convention standards
      29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      35. Successful release of US captain held bySomali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      41. Signed national service legislation; expandednational youth service program
      42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      44. Expanding vaccination programs
      45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
      46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
      47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
      48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
      49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry s predatory practices
      50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
      51. Lower drug costs for seniors
      52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
      53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
      54. Improved housing for military personnel
      55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
      56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
      57 Increasing student loans
      58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
      59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks

  8. QUESTION:
    It's time for a change. When exactly is this change going to happen?

    Yes hanblix I have. all the health care plan does is make life for low lifes better

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some of the things our president has accomplished, besides lowering taxes. I am sure you will be happy that he has done so many good things in such an amazingly short time:
      "1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      6 Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier s family
      8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
      9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      10. Limits on lobbyist s access to the White House
      11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      16. New federal funding for science and research labs
      17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      20. New funds for school construction
      21 The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      22. US Auto industry rescue plan
      23. Housing rescue plan
      24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
      25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      26. US financial and banking rescue plan
      27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with theGeneva Convention standards
      29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      35. Successful release of US captain held bySomali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      41. Signed national service legislation; expandednational youth service program
      42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      44. Expanding vaccination programs
      45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
      46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
      47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
      48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
      49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry s predatory practices
      50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
      51. Lower drug costs for seniors
      52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
      53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
      54. Improved housing for military personnel
      55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
      56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
      57 Increasing student loans
      58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
      59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
      60. Established a new cyber security office
      61. Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.
      62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
      63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
      64. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
      65. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
      66. Improving benefits for veterans
      67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration
      68. Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
      69. The FDA is now regulating tobacco
      70. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules
      71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports
      72. Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons
      73. Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive
      74. Making more loans available to small businesses
      75. Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare
      76. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
      77. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
      78. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to 0,000
      79. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
      80. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan
      81. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
      82. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans
      83. Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
      84. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters
      85. Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket
      86. Held first Seder in White House
      87. Attempting to reform the nation s healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured
      88. Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
      89. Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
      90. Has announced his intention to push for education reform

      Oh, and he built a swing set for the girls outside the Oval Office.

      Did I mention he passed health care reform?"

  9. QUESTION:
    Can anyone name a single policy of Obama's that has bee successful?
    Well if he has a %100 failure rate why is he still in office

    • ANSWER:
      Obama s accomplishments

      1.. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier's family
      8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
      9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      10. Limits on lobbyist's access to the White House
      11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren't even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      16. New federal funding for science and research labs
      17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      20. New funds for school construction
      21. The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      22. US Auto industry rescue plan
      23. Housing rescue plan
      24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
      25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      26. US financial and banking rescue plan
      27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
      29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
      42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba , allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      44. Expanding vaccination programs
      45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
      46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
      47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
      48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
      49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry's predatory practices
      50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
      51. Lower drug costs for seniors
      62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
      63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
      64. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
      65. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
      66. Improving benefits for veterans
      67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration
      68. Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
      69. The FDA is now regulating tobacco
      70. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules
      71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports
      72. Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons
      73. Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive
      74. Making more loans available to small businesses
      75. Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare
      76. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
      77. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
      78. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to 0,000
      79. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
      80. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan
      81. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
      82. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans
      83. Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
      84. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters
      85. Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket
      86. Held first Seder in White House
      87. Attempting to reform the nation's healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured
      88. Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
      89. Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
      90. Has announced his intention to push for education reform.......

      Want some more?

  10. QUESTION:
    What is the "scorecard" for Obama with respect to Congress?
    What is the "scorecard" for Obama with respect to Congress?

    • ANSWER:
      He's accomplished more than any president since FDR.

      1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier s family
      8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
      9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      10. Limits on lobbyist s access to the White House
      11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      16. New federal funding for science and research labs
      17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      20. New funds for school construction
      21. The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      22. US Auto industry rescue plan
      23. Housing rescue plan
      24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
      25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      26. US financial and banking rescue plan
      27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
      29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
      42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba , allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      44. Expanding vaccination programs
      45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
      46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
      47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
      48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
      49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry s predatory practices
      50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
      51. Lower drug costs for seniors
      52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
      53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
      54. Improved housing for military personnel
      55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
      56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
      57. Increasing student loans
      58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
      59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
      60. Established a new cyber security office
      61. Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.
      62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
      63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
      64. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
      65. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
      66. Improving benefits for veterans
      67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration
      68. Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
      69. The FDA is now regulating tobacco
      70. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules
      71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports
      72. Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons
      73. Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive
      74. Making more loans available to small businesses
      75. Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare
      76. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
      77. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
      78. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to 0,000
      79. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
      80. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan
      81. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
      82. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans
      83. Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
      84. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters
      85. Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket
      86. Held first Seder in White House
      87. Attempting to reform the nation s healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured
      88. Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
      89. Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
      90. Has announced his intention to push for education reform

  11. QUESTION:
    Should Republicans correct this?
    They frequently complain that Obama has done absolutely nothing and then complain about everything he's done since becoming President.

    • ANSWER:
      LOL.

      GDP growth is in POSITIVE territory, after dropping to NEGATIVE 6.3% under Bush.

      1.Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make
      recommendations for ways to cut spending

      Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut
      wasteful spending and practices

      Instituted enforcements for equal pay for women
      Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when
      the body arrives at Dover A.F.B.

      Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to
      Dover A.F.B.; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to
      respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier's family

      The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of
      Information Act

      Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency
      as much as possible

      Limits on lobbyist's access to the White House
      Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their
      tenure in the administration

      Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in
      Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date

      Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons
      systems, which weren't even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan

      Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      New federal funding for science and research labs
      States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards
      above federal standards

      Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants)
      after years of neglect

      Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      New funds for school construction
      The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      US Auto industry rescue plan
      Housing rescue plan
      9 billion economic stimulus plan
      The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the
      new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having
      trouble paying

      US financial and banking rescue plan
      The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are
      being closed

      Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and
      is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards

      Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      30.The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010

      Restarted the nuclear non-proliferation talks and building back up
      the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols

      Re-engaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      Re-engaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse
      gas emissions

      Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any
      president in his first six months in office

      Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized
      the SEALS to do their job

      US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel
      inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales

      Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for
      the federal government

      Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more
      children

      Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth
      service program

      Instituted a new policy on Cuba , allowing Cuban families to return
      home to visit loved ones

      Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon
      dioxide emissions

      Expanding vaccination programs
      Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and
      other natural disasters

      Closed offshore tax safe havens
      Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain
      access to records of tax evaders and criminals

      Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations
      who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to
      bring jobs back

      Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in
      place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry's
      predatory practices

      Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of
      their energy from renewable sources

      Lower drug costs for seniors
      Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating
      with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now
      realizing hundreds of millions in savings

      Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
      Improved housing for military personnel
      Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military
      spouses

      Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other
      military hospitals

      Increasing student loans
      Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
      Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had
      been neglected for years; re-engaging in multilateral and bilateral
      talks and diplomacy

      Established a new cyber security office
      Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military
      20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this
      includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new
      technology and cyber units and operations, etc.

      Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
      Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
      Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the
      federal government money and making federal operations more efficient

      Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their
      loans refinanced

      Improving benefits for veterans
      Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media
      access than previous administration

      Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
      The FDA is now regulating tobacco
      Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA
      rules

      Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite
      scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports

      Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by
      Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in
      prisons

      Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to
      secure the release of an American held captive

      Making more loans available to small businesses
      Established independent commission to make recommendations on
      slowing the costs of Medicare

      Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
      Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to
      care for veterans

      Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to 0,000
      Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
      Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan
      Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
      New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes
      aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government
      practices by Afghans

      Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production

      Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters

      Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket

      Held first Seder in White House
      Attempting to reform the nation's healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured

      Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
      Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
      Has announced his intention to push for education reform

  12. QUESTION:
    How's that hopey changey thing working for ya?

    ;) *wink* ;)

    • ANSWER:
      Do you have any idea how stupid hopey changey sounds. If you are asking how President Obama's policies are working, that would be great. Here are some of the President's accomplishments in his first year in office:
      "Nov 19, 2009
      Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier's family
      The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
      Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      Limits on lobbyist's access to the White House
      Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren't even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      New federal funding for science and research labs
      States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      New funds for school construction
      The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      US Auto industry rescue plan
      Housing rescue plan
      9 billion economic stimulus plan
      The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      US financial and banking rescue plan
      The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
      Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
      Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      Expanding vaccination programs
      Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
      Closed offshore tax safe havens
      Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
      Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
      Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry's predatory practices
      Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
      Lower drug costs for seniors
      Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
      Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
      Improved housing for military personnel
      Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
      Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
      Increasing student loans
      Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
      Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
      Established a new cyber security office
      Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.
      Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
      Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
      Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
      Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
      Improving benefits for veterans
      Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration
      Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
      The FDA is now regulating tobacco
      Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules
      Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports
      Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons
      Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive
      Making more loans available to small businesses
      Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare
      Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
      Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
      Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to 0,000
      Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
      Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan
      Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
      New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans
      Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
      Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters
      Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket
      Held first Seder in White House
      Attempting to reform the nation's healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured
      Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
      Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
      Has announced his intention to push for education reform
      by
      Robert P. Watson, Ph.D.Coordinator of American Studies
      Lynn University"

  13. QUESTION:
    Why is Obama such a bad and stupid president?
    I sometimes wonder how he ever got into office. And now I know why other countries think that Americans are stupid.
    Valentine- That doesn't make a difference. Ronald Reagan was president and look what he did for us. So don't give me that retarded, ''Being president is so so hard! Leave my Obama alone!" saying. Its not saving him from doing a terrible job!!
    Slapshot- You totally missed the point thus making your argument invalid. So shut up.

    • ANSWER:
      Obama's accomplishment's since he was elected..
      From day 1 he has.

      1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier s family
      8. Celebrated McCain's *** whipping.
      9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      10. Limits on lobbyist s access to the White House
      11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      16. New federal funding for science and research labs
      17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      20. New funds for school construction
      21. The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      22. US Auto industry rescue plan
      23. Housing rescue plan
      24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
      25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      26. US financial and banking rescue plan
      27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
      29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
      42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      44. Expanding vaccination programs
      45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
      46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
      47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
      48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
      49. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry s predatory practices
      50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
      51. Lower drug costs for seniors
      52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
      53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
      54. Improved housing for military personnel
      55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
      56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
      57. Increasing student loans
      58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
      59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy

  14. QUESTION:
    list of thing obama has done as president!?
    Can I see alist of things he has done?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier s family
      8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
      9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      10. Limits on lobbyists access to the White House
      11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      16. New federal funding for science and research labs
      17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      20. New funds for school construction
      21 The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      22. US Auto industry rescue plan
      23. Housing rescue plan
      24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
      25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      26. US financial and banking rescue plan
      27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
      29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      32. Re-engaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      33. Re-engaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
      42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      44. Expanding vaccination programs
      45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disaster.

      what more you want? don't forget it was bush
      ( a repulican) who got us into this mess, the iraq war is costing the US billions each week, thus this is the result, a weak economy. though i support the afghan war.

      AND THOSE WHO OPPOSE OFTEN OPPOSE HIM FOR RACIST MATTERS, LIKE ONE OF THE COMMENTERS HERE. FREAKING RACISTS!! STOP HATING BY RACE. I DONT MIND IF OBAMA IS CRITICIZED FOR WHAT HE'S DOING BUT FOR HIS COLOR. RACIST ARE HATERS, IN THE WORDS OF GOD LOVE EVERYONE, THEREFORE HATERS WILL GO TO HELL FOR HATING.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is obama the most ineffective President ever?

    • ANSWER:
      No.
      1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier s family
      8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
      9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      10. Limits on lobbyist s access to the White House
      11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      16. New federal funding for science and research labs
      17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      20. New funds for school construction
      21. The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      22. US Auto industry rescue plan
      23. Housing rescue plan
      24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
      25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      26. US financial and banking rescue plan
      27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
      29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
      42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      44. Expanding vaccination programs
      45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
      46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
      47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
      48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
      49. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry s predatory practices
      50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
      51. Lower drug costs for seniors
      52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
      53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
      54. Improved housing for military personnel
      55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
      56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
      57. Increasing student loans
      58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
      59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral

  16. QUESTION:
    Conservatives, would you like to explain this list of things that Obama HAS done so far?
    If you disagree with the list, adress each point directly, or state that you disagree with the statement "Obama has done nothing positive yet"
    *Is creating an education revitalization program that is larger than all the previous ones combined, and so far appears to have a bright future.
    *Regained the World's respect. (Bush set a really low bar)
    *Has gotten closer to healthcare reform than any other president since Carter.
    *Has created a new plan for Afghanistan.
    *Convinced Russia and China to side against Iran.
    *Returned Dow Jones to above 10,000 points
    *Despite the recession being bigger than anyone thought, still managed to save the key corporate pillars of the economy, thus preventing a total meltdown. (10% was actually bound to happen)
    *Preparing to shut down the infamous torture and detention center Guantanamo Bay, which held people without any charge.

    Oh yes, and defecit spending was what got us out of the Great Depression.
    To the people who said that he hasn't done any of this yet, Dow Jones is back above 10,000 as of now.
    KQED, CBS, any source that covers stock market, etc. most sources have covered this already.

    • ANSWER:
      Let's look at some other things he's accomplished:

      1. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women

      2. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq

      3. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB

      4. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information

      5. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier's family

      6. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date

      7. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren't even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan

      8. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research

      9. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards

      10. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect

      11. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools

      12. US Auto industry rescue plan

      13. Housing rescue plan

      14. 9 billion economic stimulus plan

      15. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying

      16. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops

      17. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010

      18. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job

      19. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast

      20. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles

      21. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales

      22. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children

      23. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program

      24. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones

      25. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions

      26. Expanding vaccination programs

      27. Closed offshore tax safe havens

      28. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals

      29. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back

      30. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry's predatory practices

      31. Lower drug costs for seniors

      32. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings

      33. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel

      34. Improved housing for military personnel

      35. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses

      36. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals

      37. Increasing student loans

      38. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program

      39. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts

      40. Improving benefits for veterans

      41. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules

      42. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports

      43. Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons

      44. Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive

      45. Making more loans available to small businesses

      46. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court

      47. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans

      48. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to 0,000

      49. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan

      50. Held first Seder in the White House

      And yes, economists of all persuasions have concluded that in fact, stimulus spending by several nations (not just the US alone) successfully averted a complete meltdown of our financial systems.

  17. QUESTION:
    What has Obama Actually Done So Far?
    Apart from the stimulus bill, 16% of which has been spent so far, what has Obama done or changed?

    Anything?

    This man wrote three autobiographies about himself, but no legislation. He gives very smooth speeches, but that's not the same as doing anything, that's just making speeches, so what has he done?

    Did he closed down the Iraq War? Yes or No

    Did he reduce casualties in Afghanistan? Yes or No

    Did he get that stimulus money out there?

    Did he put new regulations on Wall Street, or Banks, or credit card companies?

    Did he clean up campaign financing?

    Did he institute Tort Reform to reduce healthcare costs?

    Did he upgrade the Department of Homeland Security?

    Did he make any major Treaties or Trade deals?

    Did he raise the minimum wage?

    Did he prevent jobs from going overseas?

    Did he simplify the Tax Code?

    Did he reduce our dependence on imported oil?

    Did he kill or capture Osama Bin Laden?

    Yes, I know he made speeches, very sweet sounding ones.

    Is that change?

    Where's the Change?

    It's the Not-Ready-for-Oval-Time Players

    It's a Pig's Breakfast on Wheels, with Flames Coming out the Axles

    It's talk but no action.

    The man lacks policy because he lacks courage and has no real talent for policy. He doesn't want to take action. He's a status quo guy who loves to be in the limelight making a sweet sounding speech. He has not changed one single thing?

    If you think he has, please tell me what.

    If you think time has been too short, please tell me when?

    If you think he needs help, please tell me who?

    If you think he needs to fire some no-loads, please tell me who?

    He's my President too, so of course I want him to succeed, if he could just get on with it, and do something, make a change in something.

    • ANSWER:
      Like tendentious questions much?

      He reversed the Bush policy of torture; he reversed the Bush policy prohibiting stem cell research; he cut unemployment rate by 2/3 (not alone, but in concert with the Fed and others), and basically helped avoid complete economic meltdown. He's begun the process of making the world nuke-free. He put a scientist in charge of energy policy, a respected general in charge of vets.

      He's turned the US from laughing-stock, and hated by nearly everyone on the planet to respected by most.

      Uh, he's been following the pull-out from Iraq agreement Bush was finally forced to agree to. Thus, that's in progress.

      He's done exactly as he said he would in Afghanistan, and made IT, nor Iraq, the priority; put in more troops to secure more civilians; ended the frequent drone attacks that killed civilians; put men in charge that have workable plans for securing and helping develop the country. Again, work in progress.

      The stimulus money has been going out there: states got an immediate, much-needed infusion; jobs were immediately saved; projects are being funded to create jobs and improve infrastructure. The package called for spending over two years, being ramped up after the first few months: that's exactly what he's been doing.

      Uh, yes, he's gotten controls over credit cards passed; half the legislation already went into effect; the other half will take effect in January. Dunno where YOU'VE been that you were unaware of this. (He's also saved many thousands of people their homes through mortgage renegotiations. And prevented the complete collapse of the auto-industry, including GM re-hiring workers to restock after the Cash for Clunkers program.)

      Being able to do only 100 things at once, he hasn't turned to campaign finance. YET.

      Again, dunno what planet you've been living on, but health care reform is being hammered out now. (Tort is about .001% of it, as lawsuits are NOT the biggest cause of obscene costs or lack of care.)

      Tired of having to scroll up and down to respond to your salad of items.

      No one who's been living on Earth thinks he's done nothing. He inherited many HUGE messes, which he's been tackling, as well as addressing many important things, as promised.

      It's impossible to do everything at once; most wing-nuts are whining that he's done TOO MUCH too fast, rather than hasn't done anything at all. He hasn't been in office a year, yet.

      If you refuse to follow what's been going on, or you have severe short-term memory loss, that's hardly HIS fault.

      He's done more in a shorter time than anyone since FDR. And it's been GOOD stuff, not committing war crimes, treason, theft, and corruption like the last one.

  18. QUESTION:
    Why would anyone look for a job as long as Obama is President?

    noah-Apply for food stamps and welfare like all the other libs
    warren- thank you for understanding
    warren- thank you for understanding
    smoking joe- Yea those part time jobs really rock it lol

    • ANSWER:
      1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
      2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
      3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
      4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
      5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
      6 Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
      7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier s family
      8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
      9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
      10. Limits on lobbyist s access to the White House
      11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
      12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
      13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
      14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
      15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
      16. New federal funding for science and research labs
      17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
      18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
      19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
      20. New funds for school construction
      21 The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
      22. US Auto industry rescue plan
      23. Housing rescue plan
      24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
      25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
      26. US financial and banking rescue plan
      27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
      28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with theGeneva Convention standards
      29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
      30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
      31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
      32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
      33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
      34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
      35. Successful release of US captain held bySomali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
      36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
      37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
      38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
      39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
      40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
      41. Signed national service legislation; expandednational youth service program
      42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
      43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
      44. Expanding vaccination programs
      45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters

  19. QUESTION:
    Why is evolution up for debate in USA?
    In UK most christians I have spoken to accept evolution, science, as fact but will have still have their faith in God and a lot of them do not take literally the story of creation because in the face of logic it doesn't make sense but will say the bible is using metaphors etc.

    I'm quite shocked that the issue of wether science should be taught in US schools is an issue!

    Science is science, it doesn't purposely set out to disprove Gods existence, it is purely discovery of the way the world works around us, the evidence of all the materials of the world that we can see with our own eyes.

    Why do many people lump science and atheism together and call it some kind of religious belief, science or atheism have nothing to do with each other and certainly do not make a religion.

    Simple science that christians take for fact, gravity, humans breathe in oxygen, excel carbon dioxide, the sun shines and supports life on earth with photosynthesis etc, etc

    If these are facts then why is science that explains what we understand so far about the history of the earth and evolution of animals, mammals suddenly be made up and not a fact?

    Your God could still exist but have nothing to do with life on earth.

    What passes in someones mind to dispute science?

    Thoughts please........
    Kevin, you make an excellant point, being open minded is a good thing because as we know all science is certainly a work in progress and changes over time, eg. flat earth, theory of the 4 humours, what I'm shocked at is the closed mindedness towards science that is investigating our origins.

    • ANSWER:
      Young-Earth creationism isn't really an aspect of religion, it is a business run by fake scientists and pseudo-theologians for their own profit and (tin foil hat time) by some very peculiar political types for political influence. Sure, there are some crazies involved and a lot of true believers, many of whom could hardly think their way out of a wet paper bag, you see them here all the time. But to the prominent ones it's business or politics.

      The business side of it works something like this. A true believer becomes a Bible student. He may have some formal qualifications, perhaps he's an engineer or accountant. After a suitable period of study and maybe attendance at one of the creationist Bible colleges, he qualifies as a pastor. The standards are usually fairly low and in some cases, non-existent.

      He then sets out to start a church of his own. It is usually in some provincial town or the outer suburbs of some larger city, generally working class or lower middle class regions where the average level of education is not so high. Either he personally, or a small group of like minded people take out a mortgage on some land and build a church. He may have to work two jobs at first to serve the mortgage but the banks regard him as a pretty good risk. So that he can serve the mortgage, he has to build a congregation who will make contributions, this may be 10% of their income. This takes a fair amount of personal charm and a lot of putting himself about. He writes articles for local free newspapers, appears on local TV spots and on local radio where he makes bland statements on community matters from a Christian point of view.

      His church is likely to include some social facilities and maybe some basic sports facilities since these are virtually absent in some areas, or priced beyond the ability of most of his potential congregation to pay. This helps bring people in.

      One of the ways he builds the congregation is to supply simplified pat answers to questions about evolution, big bang, stem cell research, abortion and other issues. These often reinforce existing prejudice and are supplied at the Bible college or in material he subscribes to from organisations like the Discovery Institute, Answers in Genesis, the Institute for Creation Research and some others.

      His potential congregation are not very well educated and some are not all that bright, so they don't actually understand the real science or have next to no knowledge of what is involved. So to some extent they will believe almost anything if it is presented as fact, sounds "sciency" and appears self consistent. This material is hammered home every Sunday. It does no harm to hint that there is an elite conspiracy against their beliefs, since they probably resented being outclassed by smarter kids at school. You will see that here too. Whether he personally believes in some of his material is anyone's guess, but in most cases it seems he does.

      The Discovery Institute, Answers in Genesis, the Institute for Creation Research etc send out touring lecturers who are announced with plenty of advance publicity. Their job is mainly to sneer at evolution etc with a discourse generally consisting of a long series of outrageously false assertions about the subject, generally repeating and expanding on the pastors material. This keeps the congregation confuzzled and in line, since they were told this by the "famous" scientist Dr. Whatsit from out of town.

      The Discovery Institute, Answers in Genesis, the Institute for Creation Research etc are supported by selling "literature" that "disproves" evolution to the local churches and to the faithful, and by direct donations from them. They are generally tax free and organised so that only the half dozen people at the top have any say in the management. Some of these people are on six digit salaries so they have an interest in maintaining the system. So they keep up a constant barrage of nonsense aimed at politicians and anyone else who will listen.

      These is also a political side. I don't know much about it but I have heard some very peculiar things about the founders of the Discovery Institute, which is one of the main lie factories operating in the field.

      All of this survives because elementary and secondary education in some regions is very deficient. This is partly due to chronic underfunding. It has also to do with creationist and other interference in the materials taught at schools. Other factors apply. The late physicist Richard Feynman wrote that he was once on a board that approved high school textbooks. He discovered that some of the other board members didn't read the books and in one case they were sent a book with blank pages for approval as the content had not then been written. The publishers expected automatic approval no matter what was in it.

  20. QUESTION:
    Can we have a policy please David Cameron?
    Where are we going to house, find jobs and support up to 100,000 Gurkha's and their families that your party voted to bring in to the UK yesterday?

    Can we have an alternative to the Lisbon treaty that you say you will not ratify?

    Can we have detail about the 50 billion loan to failing businesses that you want to give out (I thought we was broke Dave)?

    Can you tell us why a border police will be better than a border force and what is your target to return immigrants to their place of origin?

    As you dont agree with the 50% income tax on people earning over 150,000 will you remove it and what will you replace it with?

    As you dont agree with the financial stimulus can you give us details of how you stimulate the economy and protect the jobs of millions of hardworking people?

    What is your proposal to stop MP's of all parties including your own abusing expenses and second home allowences?

    Can you tell us why you wanted further deregulation of the banks and mortgage markets until two years ago and now blame the government for not regulating them?

    Are you really just an opportunist chancer and master of spin and soundbite or do you actually have a forward thinking policy and plan for the UK?
    John D - we know the election is going to be within the next year - is it too much to ask someone who wants to lead us how he is going to do so? You say I am a labour voter but at least I know what I will be voting for - does anyone who claims to support the torries?
    Pin Ball - I have already sent it to my mate Dave just in case he doesn't read yahoo ansers. But dont you want to know what he is going to do before you vote him in? If he tells you afterwards isn't it a bit late?
    Jack - again my point is that we dont know if they are going to be better than this lot until they tell us what they are going to do. They could be a whole lot worse.

    This question has been on for two hours and not one answer has stated one policy!!!
    Hi Saundra and excelent points some I agree with others I dont - but shouldn't Dave be using his brain cells and tellling us this. Despite being lefty I may not vote labour if the tories come up with something better. But unlike many I will not vote on a whim and prayer which is what we have at the moment. I am frankly disappointed in the Tories - this is the worse government since Majors and we have an oppostition that opposes only shouldn't it also be proposing?
    Hi Kew I have read it and it doesn't answer the questions. Which is why I have asked them.

    • ANSWER:
      Morning Hal : well you certainly have got us all "using our little grey cells" this morning! Hahaha. I will attempt to deal with your points one by one:-

      Gurkha's - how about we get even tougher on immigrants wanting to settle in this country. You know the ones - a lot of 'em are lined up in Calais (possibly other Ports as well) just waiting to hop across illegally. If they make it to our shores - we simply put them on the next ferry back to France. If they claim asylum - how about putting in a system to get rid of 'em in double quick time instead of all the "farting about" that goes on now whereby it can take years to offload them. And also how about "upping the game" on our complete immigration policy as countries such as Australia and USA do, and put in measures such as a sizeable sum has to be paid by the immigrant to settle (and not a paltry sum at that), you do not qualify for benefits for 5-8 years, you cannot vote for 5 years after settlement, etc. Let's get tough on benefit scroungers (no I am not talking about GENUINE claimants) and force them to work such as making them do some sort of community work for their benefits - if we did that just watch 'em find a job in double quick time! There you go that would pay for the Gurkhas to stay (along with their families) - who I might add have SERVED, FOUGHT and DIED for this country.

      Lisbon Treaty - we all know that if this goes through the UK will effectively loose it's ability to self-govern. Ireland voted no and we would have done the same if Brown the Clown had not renaged on his promise of a vote. This would need to be re-negotiated with the EU - plenty of time after the Election.

      50 billion loan to small business & 50% income tax - well a lot of this could be re-couped when the VAT reduction comes to an end and it goes back up to 17.5% - personally I think it will be increased above 17.5% by whichever Government is in place.

      Border Force - Border Police - we need a Force to stem the tide of immigrants coming into this country illegally. They are not a benefit to this country, it's finances and are a drain on the infrastructure and could quite conceivably be a threat. If it means a Border Force whose only responsibility it is to protect our shores - then so be it. If they have to be military trained and possibly armed then so be it. The world changed on 9/11 and our days of complacency are over.

      Financial stimulus - well Labour STOP SPENDING - and one of the first things that could be tackled is WASTAGE. No more money for ridiculous quangos, committees, departments and working parties - you know the kind of thing - rights of the 3 legged dog who has been kicked out of his home - I know really stupid - just trying to make a point. Another organisation that could be looked at is the NHS - it is overloaded with Managers, Admin and Contractors - streamline it, get back Matrons, cleaning and provision of meals should be done "in house" so to speak (it is not being done properly at the moment and is costing a fortune), free up Nurses & Doctors who have to spend large chunks of their time "doing unnecessary paperwork" instead of the job they were employed to do. Benefit cheats - if somebody is found to be cheating the system and taxpayer then they should have their benefits withdrawn with a possible life ban. Stop topping up MPs gold plated pensions and handshakes - Brown the Clown raided private pensions by billions yet public sector pensions are on an all-time high at our expense.

      MPs expenses - these have been completely and utterly abused - abolish them! I woud urge David to bring in a system whereby they have to stay in Government-owned property - be it a "hostel/hotel" - something of that ilk. Any expenses incurred over and above, i.e. entertainment will only be paid on a valid receipt and spotchecks need to be carried out at random periods.

      Dereg of Banks - who would have thought that the Banks would have been so foolish. I cannot help but think this is because the Bankers and Government were in each other's pockets. Sorry Hal - this one has got to sit on shoulders of the Government of the day - and that was Labour.

      Sorry it went on - cor i'm blimmin shattered with all "this thinking" - where's the teapot and can somebody please put the kettle on to boil?

  21. QUESTION:
    Which of these accomplishments of President Obama upset Conservatives the most?
    1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
    2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
    3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
    4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
    5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
    6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
    7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier s family
    8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
    9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
    10. Limits on lobbyist s access to the White House
    11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
    12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
    13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
    14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
    15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
    16. New federal funding for science and research labs
    17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
    18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
    19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
    20. New funds for school construction
    22. US Auto industry rescue plan
    23. Housing rescue plan
    24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
    25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
    26. US financial and banking rescue plan
    27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
    28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
    29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
    30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
    31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
    32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
    33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
    34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
    35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
    36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
    37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
    38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
    39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
    40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
    41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
    42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba , allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
    43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
    44. Expanding vaccination programs
    45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
    46. Closed some offshore tax safe havens
    47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
    48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
    49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry s predatory practices
    50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
    51. Lower drug costs for seniors
    52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
    53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
    54. Improved housing for military personnel
    55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
    56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
    57. Increasing student loans
    58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
    59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
    60. Established a
    60. Established a new cyber security office
    61. Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.
    62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
    63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
    64. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
    65. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
    66. Improving benefits for veterans
    67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration
    68. Instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud
    69. The FDA is now regulating tobacco
    70. Ended previous policy of cutting the FDA and circumventing FDA rules
    71. Ended previous practice of having White House aides rewrite scientific and environmental rules, regulations, and reports
    72. Authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by Pres. Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons
    73. Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Web to secure the release of an American held captive
    74. Making more loans available to small businesses
    75. Established independent commission to make recommendations on slowing the costs of Medicare
    76. Appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court
    77. Authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans
    78. Limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to 0,000
    79. Renewed loan guarantees for Israel
    80. Changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan
    81. Deployed additional troops to Afghanistan
    82. New Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans
    83. Announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production
    84. Returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters
    85. Paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket
    86. Held first Seder in White House
    87. Attempting to reform the nation s healthcare system which is the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured
    88. Has put the ball in play for comprehensive immigration reform
    89. Has announced his intention to push for energy reform
    90. Has announced his intention to push for education reform
    91. Has introduced comprehensive Wall Street reform

    • ANSWER:
      Math's already been done by a guy called 10000pennies and the for the next president to balance the budget, he/she's going to have to get rid of virtually all departments.

      Yeah, he cut the 100 million out of the spending, but that's after he spend 3 trillion. 1/30000ths of what he spent.

      The thing in particular I'm somewhat pleased about is stem-cell research.

      As for the stimulus, that just plain fails, considering such tings have never worked.

  22. QUESTION:
    why do conservaties constantly argue that obama is not a good president?
    1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
    2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
    3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
    4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
    5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
    6 Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
    7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier s family
    8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
    9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
    10. Limits on lobbyist s access to the White House
    11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
    12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
    13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
    14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
    15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
    16. New federal funding for science and research labs
    17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
    18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
    19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
    20. New funds for school construction
    21 The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
    22. US Auto industry rescue plan
    23. Housing rescue plan
    24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
    25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
    26. US financial and banking rescue plan
    27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
    28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with theGeneva Convention standards
    29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
    30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
    31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
    32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
    33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
    34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
    35. Successful release of US captain held bySomali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
    36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
    37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
    38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
    39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
    40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
    41. Signed national service legislation; expandednational youth service program
    42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
    43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
    44. Expanding vaccination programs
    45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
    46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
    47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
    48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
    49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry s predatory practices
    50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
    51. Lower drug costs for seniors
    52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
    53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
    54. Improved housing for military personnel
    55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
    56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
    57 Increasing student loans
    58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program

    http://3chicspolitico.com/president-obamas-accomplishments/

    • ANSWER:
      I didn't see any mention of 'shovel ready jobs' ,obamacare, Solyndra or deporting uncle Omar or 'recovery summer'. Mostly all i saw were lies and half truths

  23. QUESTION:
    Which of these accomplishments by President Obama affect the most people?
    Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
    Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
    Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
    Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
    Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
    Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
    Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier's family
    The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
    Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
    Limits on lobbyist's access to the White House
    Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
    Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
    Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren't even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
    Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
    Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
    New federal funding for science and research labs
    States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
    Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
    Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
    New funds for school construction
    The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
    US Auto industry rescue plan
    Housing rescue plan
    9 billion economic stimulus plan
    The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
    US financial and banking rescue plan
    The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
    Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
    Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
    The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
    Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
    Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
    Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
    Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
    Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
    US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
    Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
    Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
    Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
    Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
    Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
    Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
    Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
    Expanding vaccination programs
    Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
    Closed offshore tax safe havens
    Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
    Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
    Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry's predatory practices
    Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
    Lower drug costs for seniors
    Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
    Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
    Improved housing for military personnel
    Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
    Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
    Increasing student loans
    Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
    Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
    Established a new cyber security office
    Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes
    To the Reichtwingers: Thanks ever so much for proving my point. President Obama has accomplished an astonishing amount of far-reaching, impressive, helpful to ALL Americans legislation and policy -- all in just over ONE YEAR - and not one of you can be honest about it.

    I predict severe health problems developing over the next SEVEN YEARS for you guys. Stress is a killer!

    • ANSWER:
      until he changes his skin color to white, no matter what great things he does, cons will hate and fear him

  24. QUESTION:
    Which of the following accomplishments by Pres. Obama are discredited by Conseratives?
    and why?

    1. Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
    2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
    3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
    4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
    5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
    6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
    7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier s family
    8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
    9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
    10. Limits on lobbyist s access to the White House
    11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
    12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
    13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
    14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
    15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
    16. New federal funding for science and research labs
    17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
    18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
    19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
    20. New funds for school construction
    21. The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
    22. US Auto industry rescue plan
    23. Housing rescue plan
    24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
    25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
    26. US financial and banking rescue plan
    27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
    28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
    29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
    30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
    31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
    32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
    33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
    34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
    35. Successful release of US captain held by Somali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
    36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
    37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
    38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
    39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
    40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
    41. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
    42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba , allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
    43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
    44. Expanding vaccination programs
    45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
    46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
    47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
    48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
    49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry s predatory practices
    50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
    51. Lower drug costs for seniors
    52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
    53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
    54. Improved housing for military personnel
    55. Initiating a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses
    56. Improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals
    57. Increasing student loans
    58. Increasing opportunities in AmeriCorps program
    59. Sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy
    60. Established a new cyber security office
    61. Beginning the process of reforming and restructuring the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and cyber units and operations, etc.
    62. Ended previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts
    63. Ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness
    64. Established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient
    65. Students struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced
    66. Improving benefits for veterans
    67. Many more press conferences and town halls and much more media access than previous administration

    Source: thehistoricalcontext.wordpress.com/2010/05/10/obama%E2%80%99s-accomplishments/

    • ANSWER:
      El i do believe that you're going to give those cons a heart attack because bush could not do that in 8 years.

  25. QUESTION:
    obama or mac rommey i voted for obama?
    i dislike Romney because he just look fake all the stuff he saying isn't true and he going be worst then bush wa
    obama he did a lot of things for his country and he had brought most of the troops home he did everything he could have had done and i think he will make this a better place because he did do things

    . Ordered all federal agencies to undertake a study and make recommendations for ways to cut spending
    2. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
    3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
    4. Beginning the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
    5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
    6 Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
    7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier s family
    8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
    9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency as much as possible
    10. Limits on lobbyist s access to the White House
    11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
    12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
    13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
    14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
    15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
    16. New federal funding for science and research labs
    17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
    18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
    19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
    20. New funds for school construction
    21 The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
    22. US Auto industry rescue plan
    23. Housing rescue plan
    24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan
    25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
    26. US financial and banking rescue plan
    27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are being closed
    28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
    29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
    30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
    31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
    32. Reengaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
    33. Reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
    34. Visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office
    35. Successful release of US captain held bySomali pirates; authorized the SEALS to do their job
    36. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
    37. Attractive tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
    38. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
    39. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
    40. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
    41. Signed national service legislation; expandednational youth service program
    42. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
    43. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
    44. Expanding vaccination programs
    45. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disasters
    46. Closed offshore tax safe havens
    47. Negotiated deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals
    48. Ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back
    49.. Ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry s predatory practices
    50. Energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources
    51. Lower drug costs for seniors
    52. Ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings
    53. Increasing pay and benefits for military personnel
    54. Improved housing for military personnel

    • ANSWER:
      Good decision on your part.

  26. QUESTION:
    obama's mostly first two years?
    1. Eliminated 80% more al Quida leadership in three years than Bush/Cheney did in eight, including Bin Laden!
    2. Created more private sector jobs in three years than the Bush/Cheney administration created in eight!
    3. Instituted enforcement for equal pay for women
    4. The withdrawal of US troops from Iraq
    5. Families of fallen soldiers have expenses covered to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB
    6. Ended media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information
    7. Ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers with the approval of the fallen soldier s family
    8. The White House and federal government are respecting the Freedom of Information Act
    9. Instructed all federal agencies to promote openness and transparency
    10. Signed the Affordable Health Care Act into law
    11. Limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration
    12. Ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date
    13. Phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan
    14. Removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research
    15. Federal support for stem-cell and new biomedical research
    16. New federal funding for science and research labs
    17. States are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards
    18. Increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect
    19. Funds for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools
    20. New funds for school construction
    21 The prison at Guantanamo Bay is being phased out
    22. US Auto industry rescue plan which saved GM and Chrysler and an estimated 2 million related jobs to the industry.
    23. Housing rescue plan
    24. 9 billion economic stimulus plan which according to the past 6 economic advisors averted a catastrophic depression.
    25. The public can meet with federal housing insurers to refinance (the new plan can be completed in one day) a mortgage if they are having trouble paying
    26. US financial and banking rescue plan
    27. The secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere are closed
    28. Ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards
    29. Better body armor is now being provided to our troops
    30. The missile defense program is being cut by .4 billion in 2010
    31. Restarted the nuclear nonproliferation talks and building back up the nuclear inspection infrastructure/protocols
    32. Re-engaged in the treaties/agreements to protect the Antarctic
    33. Re-engaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions
    34. US Navy increasing patrols off Somali coast
    35. Tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles
    36. Cash for clunkers program offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales
    37. Announced plans to purchase fuel efficient American-made fleet for the federal government
    38. Expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children
    39. Signed national service legislation; expanded national youth service program
    40. Instituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones
    41. Ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions
    42. Expanding vaccination programs
    43. Immediate and efficient response to the floods in North Dakota and other natural disaster.
    44. Ordered a review of all federal operations to identify and cut wasteful spending and practices
    45. Rebuilt strained relations with many foreign countrie
    here is obama's top 50

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/march_april_2012/features/obamas_top_50_accomplishments035755.php

    • ANSWER:


stem cells us bank home mortgage