Wednesday, October 20, 2010

One Reason Why Democrats May Win This November

They decide to remind the American People of the things they have accomplished.

Congress passed an $814 billion economic-stimulus package soon after President Obama took office, tapping a staggering sum of money to avoid a full-blown depression. Democrats have trumpeted the gains from that effort but know it's not enough for restive voters. "Americans still see themselves in a ditch," said House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D., Md.).

The two other landmark acts of this session were the health-care overhaul, a giant step toward universal coverage that had eluded presidents back to Franklin Roosevelt if not Teddy Roosevelt, and the Wall Street accountability act.

Obama has also signed into law at least a dozen other pieces of legislation of significance. They include:

Making college loans more affordable.

The Cash for Clunkers program to help the auto industry.

New consumer protections for credit-card users.

Making it easier for women to challenge pay discrimination.

Increasing federal regulation of tobacco products.

Cracking down on waste in Pentagon weapons acquisition.

Making attacks based on sexual orientation a federal hate crime.

Giving businesses tax incentives to hire unemployed workers.

Tax credits for first-time homeowners.


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