*Extended child tax credits and marriage-penalty fixes<quoted text>
Middle east in flames, 17 failed and bankrupt jobs/green energy programs, massive cutting in oil drilling, skipped meetings, four years of campaigning!
What the hell is so defensible about nobama?
*Expanded loan programs for small businesses
*Extended the Bush tax cuts for lower incomes
*Extended the Bush tax cuts for those making less than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)
*Closed the “doughnut hole” in Medicare prescription drug plan
*Require insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions
* Give tax credits to those who need help to pay health premiums
* Require large employers to contribute to a national health plan
*Require children to have health insurance coverage
* Expand eligibility for Medicaid
*Expand eligibility for State Children’s Health Insurance Fund (SCHIP)
*Require health plans to disclose how much of the premium goes to patient care
* Establish an independent health institute to provide accurate and objective information
*In non-competitive markets, force insurers to pay out a reasonable share of their premiums for patient care
*Increase the Veterans Administration budget to recruit and retain more mental health
*Fully fund the Violence Against Women Act
*Direct military leaders to end war in Iraq
*Granted Americans unrestricted rights to visit family and send money to Cuba
*Increase funding for national parks and forests
* Expand Pell grants for low-income students
*Push for enactment of Matthew Shepard Act, which expands hate crime law to include sexual orientation and other factors
*Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy
*Sign a “universal” health care bill
* Create new criminal penalties for mortgage fraud
* Raise fuel economy standards
*Reverse restrictions on stem cell research
And my person favorite signed the Lily Ledbetter Act.
No one person is perfect and such expectations are unrealistic. If perfection is what you’re looking for, I suggest writing in “God” as your choice for president.