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  1. #1 More than 200 reasons to re-elect President Obama 
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    What Do Americans Think Of Obama's Performance As A President?

    Chris Weigl, Screenwriter and Political Consultant

    A friend of mine put together an awesome handwritten sign outlining why she’s voting for President Obama this year, I think it says almost everything you need to know:


    In case you needed a few other examples of what President Obama has accomplished I put together a list below:

    There is a whole list of BS in that list. Who wants to tackle it?

    Extended child tax credits and marriage-penalty fixes

    Created an Advanced Manufacturing Fund to invest in peer-reviewed manufacturing processes

    Required economic justification for tax changes

    Implemented “Women Owned Business” contracting program

    Changed standards for determining broadband access

    Established a credit card bill of rights

    Expanded loan programs for small businesses

    Extended the Bush tax cuts for lower incomes

    Extended the 2007 Alternative MinimumTax patch

    Closed the “doughnut hole” in Medicare prescription drug plan

    Expanded the Senior Corps volunteer program

    Required insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions

    Gave tax credits to those who need help to pay health premiums

    Required large employers to contribute to a national health plan

    Required children to have health insurance coverage
    And thats just the tip of the iceberg.....jeeeeeeeeeeeese
    Lets just paint some happy clouds over at the sunshine and lollipop land
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    Extended the Bush tax cuts for lower incomes

    How is extending a predecessor's policies reason to re-elect an official from a different political party? Is the implication that Obama's Republican opponent wouldn't have extended Bush tax cuts?
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    Directed military leaders to end war in Iraq -- this is like saying I'm a great CEO because I directed my employees to "make more money." It's the same fallacy as my previous post. The implication is that alternatives to Obama would instruct the military leaders to prolong the w
    I skimmed through this to pull out the funny ones.

    Encouraged farmers to use more renewable energy and be more energy efficient -- What does this even mean? Is it even the President's job to encourage private entities to run their business in a particular way, and even if one accepts this, how does "encouraging" them do anything. "I am a great teacher, I encouraged Billy to get good grades." Once again, the implication is that alternatives to Obama would encourage farmers to be less energy efficient.

    Created a White House Office on Urban Policy -- Which has done what exactly? Is creating new offices now a metric of a successful politician?

    Invested in all types of alternative energy -- Any of those investments pay off? "I'm a great hedge fund manager, because I invested a lot!"

    Supported high-speed rail -- Which is where exactly?

    Killed Osama bin Laden -- This is actually really interested. Because when something produces no results, it's "Directed blah blah" or "Encouraged blah blah" but when something actually happens, it's directly attributed. Why not "Directed the CIA to focus efforts on finding bin Laden, and then authorizing the mission to raid his compound"?

    Reviewed weapons programs -- Ahaha... if Bush was the Decider-in-Chief, I guess that makes Obama the Reviewer-in-Chief.

    Urged China to stop manipulation of its currency value -- Urger-in-Chief

    This one really irritates me:

    Created new criminal penalties for mortgage fraud -- No, he didn't. I was just reading a Slate article earlier today talking about how Obama gave them all a pass, or small fines that they just paid with bailout money anyway.

    Pressed China to end its support for regimes in Sudan, Burma, Iran and Zimbabwe -- Asker-in-Chief
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    Invested in all types of alternative energy
    Oh, and we're really getting our return on investment aren't we.
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