Reader: Can’t ignore Obama’s accomplishments



President Barack Obama has achieved much since taking office. Some of his many achievements include the following: saved the U.S. auto industry; passed the Lilly Ledbetter Act (equal pay for equal work); credit card reform; was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; passed the Hate Crimes Prevention Act; passed Student Loan Reform Act (lowering heavy student debt); doubled funding for Pell Grants; passed middle class tax cuts (saving an average of more than $3,000 per family); found and killed Osama Bin laden; ended the Iraq War.

Recently, Medicare was saved $716 billion by cutting subsidies to insurance companies and payments to nursing homes and hospitals. Chinese imports have been restricted. Oil production is up and oil imports are the lowest in years. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was passed: no caps on lifetime limits, no denial for pre-existing conditions for adults and children, savings on prescription drugs, children remain on their parents’ insurance policy until 26, free preventative services, etc.

President Obama has always been a champion for the middle class. What a record of accomplishments in just four years.

Christopher M. King, M.D.
Minerva, Ohio

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  1. If Obama loses this election, you can blame/thank the Right for bamboozling him. How is it ethical that an entire news network questions the President’s citizenship for four years to create doubt in voters while a fringe element of the far right demonizes and degrades him? Most of this is financed by the rich who want to keep their stranglehold on the flow of wealth in our country. Watch the white hands apply the Blackface to our first African-American President at

  2. You have got to be kidding me,He took 716 billion from medicare and ssc to fund obamacare,he sit and watched 4 americans die in benghazi,they asked for help and were denied over and over,,he has put more debt on this countey then anyother pres. in US history,,he is against coal and oil and gas production..he has not brought up oil production he has keep the permits on hold,that is a fact..If he gets another 4 years this country will be destroyed,and then who is he gana blam that on,,Bush still! Obama will have all of America dependant on govt…ya take from the rich and give to the poor then take from the poor and give to the govt..that is his plan,,people wake up we will have nothing that is ours if obama gets elected again..

  3. I hope Obama wins so when he gets the socialist utopia he wants, and we turn into a third world country, maybe then folks will get pissed off enough to flush EVERY politician in Washington and get back to being America!

    I don’t want handouts, I don’t need handouts and if you do, your not an American, your a leach. *smile, hope I offended somebody.


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