What Has Obama Done Since January 20, 2009? Yes, He DID!
From- The PCTC* Blog
One of the most tiresome refrains I hear from both sides of the political aisle is what a failure/disappointment President Obama has been thus far. I keep seeing new things he’s doing, and I think he’s the best president we’ve had in many years. Not only is he NOT a “failure,” he’s pretty much the opposite.
Here is a PARTIAL list of Obama’s accomplishments so far. I have more, and I will be adding them over the next few days and weeks. Unlike many lists, I actually include a link to details. Some of the links need to be updated, and I will get to that, too. This is a work in progress, but it’s a pretty impressive list, nonetheless. Anytime someone tells you Obama sucks, show them this. (Especially the first one.)
Despite the characterizations of some, Obama’s success rate in winning congressional votes on issues was an unprecedented 96.7% for his first year in office. Though he is often cited as superior to Obama, President Lyndon Johnson’s success rate in 1965 was only 93%. http://n.pr/i3d7cY
Within days after taking office, he signed an Executive Order ordering an audit of government contracts, and combating waste and abuse. http://1.usa.gov/dUvbu5
Created the post of Chief Performance Officer, whose job it is to make operations more efficient to save the federal government money. http://n.pr/hcgBn1
On his first full day, he froze White House salaries. http://on.msnbc.com/ewJUIx
He appointed the first Federal Chief Information Officer to oversee federal IT spending. http://www.cio.gov
He committed to phasing out unnecessary and outdated weapons systems, and also signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop waste, fraud and abuse in the defense procurement and contracting system. http://bit.ly/hOw1t1 http://bit.ly/fz8GAd
Through an executive order, he created the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. http://bit.ly/hwKhKa