Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Quello che Obama ha fatto finora

Piccolo riassuntino. Da qui.

Many of Obama’s critics go so far as to deny that he has accomplished anything of significance. He has in fact accomplished a great deal during the first year of his presidency, achievements comparable to those of Roosevelt and Johnson during the early years of their presidencies. Here is a list of what he has done on the domestic front, as itemized by Nathan Newman in TPMCafé on November 20, 2009.

# Three major health bills (State Children’s Health Insurance Plan; tobacco regulation; and stimulus funds for Medicaid, COBRA subsidies, health information technology, and the National Institutes of Health) enacted even before comprehensive reform(132-3)

# Comprehensive health care reform(132-3)

# A stimulus package that prevented a depression, delivered key new funds for education, expanded state energy conservation programs and new transit programs, added new smart grid investments, funded high-speed Internet broadband programs, extended unemployment insurance for up to ninety-nine weeks for the unemployed and modernized state unemployment insurance programs to cover more of the unemployed, made large new investments in the safety net, from food stamps (SNAP) to affordable housing to child care(132-3)

# Clean cars to take gas mileage requirements to thirty-five mpg(132-3)

# Protection of two million acres of land against oil and gas drilling(132-3)

# Executive orders protecting labor rights, from project labor agreements to protecting rights of contractor employees on federal jobs(132-3)

# Stopping pay discrimination through the Lilly Ledbetter and equal pay laws(132-3)

# Making it easier for airline and railway workers to unionize, while appointing National Labor Relations Board and other labor officials who will strengthen freedom to form unions(132-3)

# Reversing the Bush ban on funding overseas family planning clinics(132-3)

# Passing hate crimes protections for gays and lesbians(132-3)

# Protecting stem cell research(132-3)

# Financial reforms to protect homeowners and credit card holders(132-3)

# Bailing out the auto industry and protecting unionized retirees and workers(132-3)

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