Ok. So I officially got pissed today when one of my co workers informed me that George Bush was FAR better in his presidency than Obama is. I asked how this was, and they said that he accomplished far more in his first term than Obama currently is.
Here are facts. Non biased facts about George vs. Obama.
Concerning Health Care
George Bush promised to make health insurance more affordable for hard working low income families.
The fact is that within the first half of his term, 4 million more people became uninsured, and health insurance premiums went up by 12.5% per year, and according to a major study, Bush's health care plan drove up health care deductibles paid by workers. He also promised he will establish the 'Healthy Communities Innovation Fund', to provide $500 million in grants over five years to fund innovative projects addressing targeted health risks, such as childhood diabetes." Fact is he never created this fund.
Barack Obama promised to create a National Health Insurance exchange. He instead created a State LEgislated Health Insurance exchange. He did not completely fulfill his promise, instead he compromised, another thing he promised to do. He also promised to reimburse employers for a portion of catastrophic health care plan costs. He also compromised on this, creating a chunk of money to be set aside per year to aid employers in this subject. Not reimbursing them fully, bu garaunteeing help.
I think that's enough about Health Care, that's about an equal amount of stuff. Obama's done WAY more than that, but I'll leave it at the little things, so he doesn't seem so much better in that regard.
Concerning the Enviornment
President Bush promised that the federal government, the country's largest polluter, complies with all enviornemntal laws. The fact is that within the first three years, the Department of Defense asked that they be exempt from enviornmental regulations and laws such as the Clean Air Act of 1970, despite the fact that military buildings in question are already exempt in the first place.
President Obama promised more specific things. One of them being to enact some sort of wildfire prevention plan. His legislation accomplished this. They are setting aside 75 million dollars a year towards fighting wildfires, and funding existing wildfire prevention programs. He also promised to establish a program to convert manufacturing centers into clean technology leaders. Again, his legislations delivered. His stimulus bill delivered on this by promising and delivering billions of dollars to achieve this goal, including setting aside millions towards creating clean energy sources, and 3.1 billion set aside from state alternative energy programs.
I'm not going to go any furthur, because this takes forever to type, and I'm just not that zealous of a guy.
However, I WILL say that I have over 122 kept promises, over 40 kept through compromise, 22 broken ones, and 236 that he's currently working on.
I have, however, not near as much for anything on George Bush. This keeps me from posting much, because I don't wantto overwhelm George Bush' failures with Obama's successes, I really don't. Please find some GOOD things Bush accomplished in his legislation for me. IF anyone has any competitive stats saying that Bush is somewhere on this level, please let me know.