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for those of you who think Obama has accomplish nothing?

Obama passed legislation with Republican Senator Jim Talent to give gas stations a tax credit for installing E85 ethanol refueling pumps. The tax credit covers 30 percent of the costs of switching one or more traditional petroleum pumps to E85, which is an 85 percent ethanol/15 percent gasoline blend.

-After a number of inmates on death row were found innocent, Senator Obama worked with law enforcement officials to require the videotaping of interrogations and confessions in all capital cases.

-His first law was passed with Republican Tom Coburn, a measure to rebuild trust in government by allowing every American to go online and see how and where every dime of their tax dollars is spent.

-Obama created the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income working families in 2000 and successfully sponsored a measure to make the credit permanent in 2003. The law offered about $105 million in tax relief over three years.

-Obama joined forces with former U.S. Sen. Paul Simon (D-IL) to pass the toughest campaign finance law in Illinois history. The legislation banned the personal use of campaign money by Illinois legislators and banned gifts from lobbyists. Before the law was passed, one organization ranked Illinois worst among 50 states for its campaign finance regulations.

-As a member of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Senator Obama has fought to help Illinois veterans get the disability pay they were promised, while working to prepare the VA for the return of the thousands of veterans who will need care after Iraq and Afghanistan.

-He traveled to Russia with Republican Dick Lugar to begin a new generation of non-proliferation efforts designed to find and secure deadly weapons around the world.

-Obama has been a leading advocate for protecting the right to vote, helping to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act and leading the opposition against discriminatory barriers to voting.

– In the U.S. Senate, Obama introduced the STOP FRAUD Act to increase penalties for mortgage fraud and provide more protections for low-income homebuyers, well before the current subprime crisis began.

-Obama sponsored legislation to combat predatory payday loans, and he also was credited with lobbied the state to more closely regulate some of the most egregious predatory lending practices.

-Barack Obama introduced the Patriot Employer Act of 2007 to provide a tax credit to companies that maintain or increase the number of full-time workers in America relative to those outside the US; maintain their corporate headquarters in America; pay decent wages; prepare workers for retirement; provide health insurance; and support employees who serve in the military.

-Obama worked to pass a number of laws in Illinois and Washington to improve the health of women. His accomplishments include creating a task force on cervical cancer, providing greater access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, and helping improve prenatal and premature birth services.

-Obama has introduced and helped pass bipartisan legislation to limit the abuse of no-bid federal contracts.

-Obama and Senator Feingold (D-WI) took on both parties and proposed ethics legislation that was described as the "gold standard" for reform. It was because of their leadership that ending subsidized corporate jet travel, mandating disclosure of lobbyists’ bundling of contributions, and enacting strong new restrictions of lobbyist-sponsored trips became part of the final ethics bill that was signed into law.

I really could list many, many more but I fear it would be too much to take in at one time. I hope this helps some of you know him a little better. Everyone seems to be jumping on his "Change" bandwagon. However, he does have the record to back it up.
haha..i know jonathan..just spreading the message..u know

you stole that from me


but thats cool as long as its for a good cause

  1. Jonathan
  2. corncob
    March 12th, 2010 at 16:28 | #2

    Give it a rest
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  3. Groucho
    March 12th, 2010 at 16:45 | #3

    This is a question how? ? ? ?
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  4. Walking with the Night
    March 12th, 2010 at 17:15 | #4

    Thank you

    I can see the regressives heads a’spinning
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  5. Brett N
    March 12th, 2010 at 18:04 | #5

    ok… heres a list of every vote he has ever made… notice that there is as many present as not… thats not yes, thats not no, thats maybe… we need a leader…

    and oh yeah btw… plenty of these were just important as any you just listed… He gets 2000 bills to sign in a 4 year term… I would hope he would say yes to a few good ones but how many good ones will he miss over that course, too many to say he is a capable of taking the job as the country leader.
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  6. OCS ’83
    March 12th, 2010 at 18:22 | #6

    he doesnt have my vote….
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  7. Jerremy D
    March 12th, 2010 at 19:03 | #7

    Thanks for posting this!

    Obama for 08 baby!

    Its a long list you can’t expect a person to memorize all this. Thats why people think Obama didn’t do nothing.
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    Hillary goes for the big states thats how desperate she wants to win.

  8. komatzuman
    March 12th, 2010 at 19:14 | #8

    now list all the things he did not vote on this will take allot of time because it was on over half the things presented to him instead of yes or no he voted present sounds like some one who is indecisive on the hard decision
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  9. Pie’s_Guy
    March 12th, 2010 at 19:32 | #9

    While that is all good….compare that to Hillary’s accomplishments….no comparison! sorry……Hillary for PREZ!
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  10. Dani
    March 12th, 2010 at 20:06 | #10

    A round of applause for you! You rock !
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  11. mouse
    March 12th, 2010 at 20:21 | #11

    He did not sign the Born Alive Infants Protection, those babies are still dying, thanks to OBAMA !!!!!!! HE IS NOT A CHRISTIAN, HE IS A LIAR !!!!!
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  12. foodfathought
    March 12th, 2010 at 20:32 | #12

    Thats good information.. im glad to know he has a past like that.
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  13. LINDA R
    March 12th, 2010 at 20:50 | #13

    Thanks, Time we start hearing about this mans specific interests and accomplishments! Time for the beef . I for one would like to hear more…will be waiting and ask everyone to bring information to the table. We need to make an educated choice for President.
    Must add that voting present is neither a yes or a no. Present means that further work needs to be done before a yes or a no will be cast. Indicates a thinker and a doer to me!
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  14. PFuller
    March 12th, 2010 at 21:22 | #14

    Thank goodness he doesn’t take money from lobbyists. He just went straight to the source and bought Iowa votes with ethanol subsidies, your #1 "achievement".
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