President Obama HAS made some significant progress while in office.
NYTimes Columnist Thomas Friedman highlighted a few of them in his Saturday column entitled “Obama Should Seize the High Ground”. Specifically Friedman wonders why the Obama campaign isn’t doing a better job of showcasing – over and over and over again – some of his key legislative accomplishments and has unfortunately at times allowed the opposition to control the perception of what he has accomplished. I will admit I have wondered the same thing a few times myself over the past few years but it really is imperative now that this information gets repeated again and again until November.
A few excerpts from his column:
“Think about this: Is there anyone in America today who doesn’t either have a pre-existing medical condition or know someone who does and can’t get health insurance as a result? Yet two years after Obama’s health care bill became law, how many Americans understand that once it is fully implemented no American with a pre-existing condition will ever again be denied coverage?
“Obamacare is socialized medicine,” says the Republican Party. No, no — excuse me — socialized medicine is what we have now! People without insurance can go to an emergency ward or throw themselves on the mercy of a doctor, and the cost of all this uncompensated care is shared by all those who have insurance, raising your rates and mine. That is socialized medicine and that is what Obamacare ends.” (NYT)
Seriously, stop letting people with excellent health care packages demonize a program that provides legitimate healthcare options for your disenfranchised a*s.
Remember, the GOP does NOT have an alternative healthcare plan. They seriously do not care that even if you work everyday and HAVE some type of healthcare plan that you can still get snowed because your healthcare insurer CAN deny you coverage based upon a pre-existing condition OR because they deem a particular type of procedure as “experimental.” The GOP’s perspective on this issue SUCKS. #realtalk
“Think about this: Obama didn’t just save the auto industry from bankruptcy. Two years later, he also got all the top U.S. automakers to agree to increase mileage for their vehicle fleets to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, from 27.5 m.p.g. today. As Popular Mechanics put it, this “is the largest mandatory fuel economy increase in history.” It will drive innovation, save money and make America less dependent on petro-dictators. Did you know Obama did this?” (NYT)
President Obama saved, restructured and rejuvenated the automobile industry. Period.
Although not quite back on target yet, President Obama did save our country from a depression that would have occurred as a result of the fiscal irresponsibility of Bush’s presidency.
“Finally, how did Obama ever allow this duality to take hold: “The Bush tax cuts” versus the “Obama bailout”? It should have been “the Bush deficit explosion” and the “Obama rescue.” Sure, the deficit has increased under Obama. It was largely to save the country from going into a Depression after a Bush-era binge that included two wars — which, for the first time in our history, we not only did not pay for with tax increases but instead accompanied with tax cuts — plus a 2003 Medicare prescription drug bill that we could not afford, then or now. Congressional Democrats also had a hand in this, but the idea that Bush gets to skate off into history as a “tax-cutter” and not as a “deficit buster” is a travesty.”
I will totally admit that some of the economy talk is over my head but I do understand the larger financial picture and I think everyone can agree that hard decisions have to be made. I want President Obama making those decisions, not Mitt Romney. President Obama will take into consideration the status of ALL Americans and determine a course of action accordingly. Romney will be a figurehead, only concerned about the 1% and protecting his billionaire friends.
As stated by Grover Norquist, who is a lobbyist, a conservative activist, and the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform:
“All we have to do is replace Obama. … We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. … We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don’t need someone to think it up or design it.
Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared.”
And there it is.
They are telling you EXACTLY what they plan to do, all you have to do is listen and then go vote for President Obama. You think things got bad under Bush? 2 wars and a sinking economy?? Mess around and see what happens if the nightmare of a Romney administration is allowed to occur – Armageddon.