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8 Years Of Suffering Under Obama....

Posted by on Jul. 11, 2017 at 8:38 PM
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The sentence I hear most from well-meaning, conservative friends since President Trump’s election is this: “We suffered 8 years under Barack Obama.”

Fair enough. Let’s take a look.

The day Obama took office, the Dow closed at 7,949 points. Eight years later, the Dow had almost tripled, closing at 21,414.

General Motors and Chrysler were on the brink of bankruptcy, with Ford not far behind, and their failure, along with their supply chains, would have meant the loss of millions of jobs. Obama pushed through a controversial, $8o billion bailout to save the car industry. The U.S. car industry survived, started making money again, and the entire $80 billion was paid back, with interest.

While we remain vulnerable to lone-wolf attacks, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully executed a mass attack here since 9/11.

Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

He drew down the number of troops from 180,000 in Iraq and Afghanistan to just 15,000, and increased funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

He launched a program called Opening Doors which, since 2010, has led to a 47 percent decline in the number of homeless veterans.

He set a record 73 straight months of private-sector job growth.

Due to Obama’s regulatory policies, greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 12%, production of renewable energy more than doubled, and our dependence on foreign oil was cut in half.

He signed The Lilly Ledbetter Act, making it easier for women to sue employers for unequal pay.

His Omnibus Public Lands Management Act designated more than 2 million acres as wilderness, creating thousands of miles of trails and protecting over 1,000 miles of rivers.

He reduced the federal deficit from 9.8 percent of GDP in 2009 to 3.2 percent in 2016.

For all the inadequacies of the Affordable Care Act, we seem to have forgotten that, before the ACA, you could be denied coverage for a pre-existing condition and kids could not stay on their parents’ policies up to age 26.

Obama approved a $14.5 billion system to rebuild the levees in New Orleans.

All this, even as our own Mitch McConnell famously asserted that his singular mission would be to block anything President Obama tried to do.

While Obama failed on his campaign pledge to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, that prison’s population decreased from 242 to around 50.

He expanded funding for embryonic stem cell research, supporting groundbreaking advancement in areas like spinal injury treatment and cancer.

Credit card companies can no longer charge hidden fees or raise interest rates without advance notice.

Most years, Obama threw a 4th of July party for military families. He held babies, played games with children, served barbecue, and led the singing of “Happy Birthday” to his daughter Malia, who was born on July 4.

Welfare spending is down: for every 100 poor families, just 24 receive cash assistance, compared with 64 in 1996.

Obama comforted families and communities following more than a dozen mass shootings. After Sandy Hook, he said, “The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old.”

Yet, he never took away anyone’s guns.

He sang Amazing Grace, spontaneously, at the altar.

He was the first president since Eisenhower to serve two terms without personal or political scandal.

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

President Obama was not perfect, as no man and no president is, and you can certainly disagree with his political ideologies. But to say we suffered?

If that’s the argument, if this is how we suffered for 8 years under Barack Obama, I have one wish: may we be so fortunate as to suffer 8 more exactly like it.

https://tericarter.wordpress.com/2017/07/10/8-years-of-suffering-under-obama/
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LGAll65215
by on Jul. 11, 2017 at 9:15 PM
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Excellent! Bravo!!!
I really miss the Obamas
He was such a good man and a good President!.
cynnie22
by Silver Member on Jul. 11, 2017 at 9:15 PM
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I always scratch my head when people talk about Obama being such a horrible president. I have no idea what they're talking about. Yes insurance cost and out-of-pocket healthcare costs have increased but you can't put that all at the feet of Obama. There's only one way to get out of that and have Justice in Health Care. Single-payer insurance.
pinkcoffeecup
by Bronze Member on Jul. 11, 2017 at 9:23 PM
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I'm glad Obama is no longer president.  I couldn't stand him.

ILive4This
by Robin on Jul. 11, 2017 at 9:24 PM
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Why? You were just given a list of how your life was better.

Quoting pinkcoffeecup:

I'm glad Obama is no longer president.  I couldn't stand him.


ILive4This
by Robin on Jul. 11, 2017 at 9:26 PM
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Suffering b/c a black man was the leader. Period. Assholes. Things were so  much better, in almost every way. A family of grace and integrity.  The best.

pinkcoffeecup
by Bronze Member on Jul. 11, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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My life was not better as you think it was.  I had no insurance his whole term in office.  I still don't have insurance. Because the ACA is a mess.  Republicans have not fixed it yet.  I was not getting much hours at work. Because they didn't want to pay all those insurance benefits. So they kept many of us.  Under the amount of hours. The law required employers to offer insurance to their employees.  

Quoting ILive4This:

Why? You were just given a list of how your life was better.

Quoting pinkcoffeecup:

I'm glad Obama is no longer president.  I couldn't stand him.



LGAll65215
by on Jul. 11, 2017 at 9:51 PM
Did you read the post--the list of his accomplishments--- did you see how he was working for US?
I am shocked and appalled at your opinion.
You're not making any sense at all !


Quoting pinkcoffeecup:

I'm glad Obama is no longer president.  I couldn't stand him.

LGAll65215
by on Jul. 11, 2017 at 9:52 PM
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Yes !!!
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Quoting ILive4This:

Suffering b/c a black man was the leader. Period. Assholes. Things were so  much better, in almost every way. A family of grace and integrity.  The best.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jul. 11, 2017 at 9:55 PM
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Why were you not able to afford insurance or work somewhere else?
Those would be the questions asked if the shoe was on the other foot.


Quoting pinkcoffeecup:

My life was not better as you think it was.  I had no insurance his whole term in office.  I still don't have insurance. Because the ACA is a mess.  Republicans have not fixed it yet.  I was not getting much hours at work. Because they didn't want to pay all those insurance benefits. So they kept many of us.  Under the amount of hours. The law required employers to offer insurance to their employees.  

Quoting ILive4This:

Why? You were just given a list of how your life was better.

Quoting pinkcoffeecup:

I'm glad Obama is no longer president.  I couldn't stand him.

LGAll65215
by on Jul. 11, 2017 at 10:36 PM
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I just noticed that your post got ONE like, and that one was from BillyJeens. --BJ. .
Hahahaha



Quoting pinkcoffeecup:

I'm glad Obama is no longer president.  I couldn't stand him.

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