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Oh P.S. again~ Jump for Joy, she~

Just one among many very important Accomplishments of the Obama Admin.. The Repeal of DADT.

Thank you for the additional history of record, she..





President Obama's Record on Helping Our Poor..

"Things Obama Has Done For The Poor That Never Get Highlighted" Or Acknowledged..

1) A $20 billion increase for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps.

2) A $1 billion in funding for the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) that is intended to revitalize low-income communities via "Job training and placement assistance", "Financial literacy programs", et al, to helping families become self-sufficient.

3) A $2 billion in new Neighborhood Stabilization Funds that will allow ailing neighborhoods be kept maintained.

4) A $1.5 billion in Homelessness Prevention Funds to keep people in their homes and prevent homelessness.

5) A $5 billion increase for the Weatherization Assistance Program to help low income families save on their residential energy expenditures by making their homes more energy efficient.

6) A $4 Billion program, The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, "authorizes funding for federal school meal and child nutrition programs and increases access to healthy food for low-income children."

7) As part of the HCR bill, subsidies will be available to the uninsured and families with income between the 133 percent and 400 percent of poverty level($14,404 for individuals and $29,326 for a family of four).

8) Estabilished Open Doors to end the 640,000 men, women and children who are homeless in America by 2020.

9) Increased the amount of federal Pell Grant awards so that funds are available to those with less access to have opportunity.

10) Provided $510 Million for the rehabilitation of Native American housing.

11) Expanded eligibility for Medicaid to all individuals under age 65 with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level ($14,400 per year for an individual).

12) Providing assistance to low-income workers through the Earned Income Tax Credit giving millions of working families the break they need.

13) Education being the way out of Poverty, kicked off the "Race to the Top", a $4.3 billion program, that rewards via grants to States that meet a few key benchmarks for reform, and states that outperform the rest.
http://www.thepeoplesview.net/2011/01/things-obama-has-done-for-poor-that.html

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/poverty

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/01/04/932367/-Things-Obama-Has-Done-For-The-Poor-

"Obama's Quiet Campaign to End Poverty"..
When the federal government recently released its official statistics on poverty, they showed that more Americans are living below the poverty line now than at any time since the U.S. Census Bureau began collecting data in 1959.
This disturbing increase reflects the ongoing fallout of the economic downturn. But the fact is that the statistics would have been worse had it not been for a concerted effort by the Obama administration to ease poverty—an effort that deserves more attention.

http://www.spotlightonpoverty.org//ExclusiveCommentary.aspx?id=bcddfb97-ed90-42d0-ad7b-45661759b788

Ladders of Opportunity

“We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American; she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.”
– President Barack Obama, Inaugural Address, January 21, 2013

http://www.whitehouse.gov/issues/urban-and-economic-mobility

Ending homelessness.. civilians and veterans..

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/06/06/ending-veteran-homelessness
On a Path to Ending Homelessness

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/06/23/a-path-ending-homelessness

http://www.democraticunderground.com/110212904#post29

And, he..

"Obama SAVED the US Economy - Running Away From that Record Would be Suicidal in 2016"

1. When the President had a remotely cooperative Congress, we passed a massive stimulus and jobs package that rescued this country from Soviet-style collapse.

2. This administration rescued the US automotive industry, saving hundreds of thousands if not millions of jobs, and restructured it to be competitive in the 21st century.

3. This administration invested so massively in this country's clean energy sector that it made us the world leader in these technologies, and made that sector one of the few consistent bright spots in job growth.

4. The lack of progress since then has been 100% the result of Republican obstruction in Congress since they took the House. There is no ambiguity on this point, it's just a fact.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/06/19/1217249/-Obama-SAVED-the-US-Economy-Running-Away-From-that-Record-Would-be-Suicidal-in-2016

We have so much further to go.. but, it will take more than Pres Obama and the Dems in Office now to Accomplish what we need for our Poor and Middle Class.. GOTV 2014

Sorry, this is so long if you've gotten to the bottom! I was doing some research for my post and came across this in my Drafts from 7/30/13 and thought it explained pretty well what it means in the Graphic above by "Still he Succeeds Still he makes American Lives Better".

BOG

P.S.
Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka
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Democrats need to use PBO's playbook. He saved this country from sliding into a Great Depression. He will never be ashamed of that. #60Mins
1:49 PM - 28 Sep 2014 22 Retweets 12 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/09/28/a-weekend-laugh-or-two/

Couple a Tweets regarding Steve Kroft's interview with the President, a kennedy..

Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka
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Steve Kroft mockingly: "Do you think you can hold the Senate?"

President Obama pauses then smiles: "Yes. I do."

Kroft goes silent.

1:43 PM - 28 Sep 2014 29 Retweets 16 favorites

Nerdy Wonka @NerdyWonka
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Democrats need to use PBO's playbook. He saved this country from sliding into a Great Depression. He will never be ashamed of that. #60Mins
1:49 PM - 28 Sep 2014 22 Retweets 12 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/09/28/a-weekend-laugh-or-two/

Mahalo for your thread~

"The Only Salute that Matters"..


Jim McBride @jimmcbride13
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THE ONLY SALUTE THAT MATTERS:...and not one of his predecessors has done it.
#p2 #uniteblue #n4p
10:24 AM - 24 Sep 2014

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http://theobamadiary.com/2014/09/25/early-bird-chat-363/

As do Jimmy Carter, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders.. you know "the middle" "Warmongers"..

Jimmy Carter, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, all well respected leaders, have access and know a hellava lot more about this than those on the internet who can't grasp this isn't being run by the bush-cheney neocon crowd.

"I think we need to attack ISIS. I'm really concerned about them."

"Is the bombing of ISIS justified? I say yes. And I hope President Obama has every possible success in getting allies to join with us, some with ground troops effected inside Syria."



FrodosPet http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5566788

Bernie stands with the President on this "Enormously complicated issue".. as he calls it. He disagrees with staying out of ISIS like some around are clamoring on about.



As he stated it's an "International effort" and guess what.. "they have to put money in it too."

Senator Sanders also said Assad Gassed his own people.. whether the conspiracy theorists around here believe it or not..

Hartman and he talked about one republiCon saying.. they'll "blast him if it doesn't work and ask why he didn't do it sooner if it does." Sounds like a familiar whine.

FrodosPet http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5527989

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she supports President Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes in Iraq

BOSTON — Warning against a new U.S. war in Iraq, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday stood by President Barack Obama’s decision to authorize targeted airstrikes to help defend Americans in Erbil, Iraq, and provide aid to a religious minority taking refuge in the Sinjar mountains.

It’s a complicated situation right now in Iraq and the president has taken very targeted actions to provide humanitarian relief that the Iraqi government requested, and to protect American citizens,” Warren told reporters. “But like the president I believe that any solution in Iraq is going to be a negotiated solution, not a military solution. We do not want to be pulled into another war in Iraq.”


Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said she supports president Barack Obama's decision to authorize new airstrikes in Iraq but cautioned against U.S. involvement in a new war in the Middle East.

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/08/sen_elizabeth_warren_warns_abo.html

As do these Middle Eastern Countries..


Too Bad Russia doesn't have a feature like that or do they have something so Putin can't snoop?

Russia to monitor 'all communications' at Winter Olympics in Sochi

"Athletes and spectators attending the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February will face some of the most invasive and systematic spying and surveillance in the history of the Games, documents shared with the Guardian show.

Russia's powerful FSB security service plans to ensure that no communication by competitors or spectators goes unmonitored during the event, according to a dossier compiled by a team of Russian investigative journalists looking into preparations for the 2014 Games."

More..
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/06/russia-monitor-communications-sochi-winter-olympics

President Obama is a transformative President.

AG Eric Holder Will be Missed(if the Senate Confirms his Replacement)...

mata @mataharikrishna
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Holder will stay on the job through confirmation of the new AG. Brilliant. Welcome to your tight corner, GOP senators. ::smirk::

6:12 AM - 25 Sep 2014 28 Retweets 12 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/09/25/later-today-2/

HumanRightsCampaign ✔ @HRC
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Some AGs await history, others make history happen. AG Holder was LGBT community's RFK & we’re deeply grateful.-Chad Griffin @TheJusticeDept
5:10 AM - 25 Sep 2014 65 Retweets 49 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/09/25/rise-and-shine-912/

Federal Government Sues Companies Over Anti-Transgender Discrimination Claims

An historic first from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

snip//

WASHINGTON — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits Thursday against two companies accused of discriminating against transgender employees, the first time the federal government has brought suit under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect transgender workers.

The two complaints, filed in federal courts in Florida and Michigan, are the latest — and most ambitious — steps in a series of aggressive moves taken by the commission in the past several years to advance LGBT rights under existing laws

More~
http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/federal-government-sues-companies-over-anti-transgender-disc?utm_term=2lz4kze#3r557d0

Ryan J. Reilly ✔ @ryanjreilly
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Holder, per #DOJ official, has no immediate plans to step down and wants to focus on causes like #Ferguson during remaining days.
5:02 AM - 25 Sep 2014 287 Retweets 79 favorites

Culture of Truth @Bobblespeak

Eric Holder will leave as soon as Obama's choice to replace him is approved by the U.S. Senate.
In other words, he's not going anywhere.


4:51 AM - 25 Sep 2014 49 Retweets 16 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/09/25/rise-and-shine-912/

ThisMagicalEarth @MagicalEarth
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Due to AG Holder's efforts, federal prison population DROPS by roughly 4,800. 1st time in decades. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FEDERAL_PRISON_POPULATION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT … #ProudofAGHolder
8:34 AM - 25 Sep 2014 28 Retweets 10 favorites

Nancy LeTourneau @Smartypants60
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To understand AG Holder’s legacy, you have to start with some awareness of just how much Dubya’s admin f*cked up DOJ’s Civil Rights Division
7:30 AM - 25 Sep 2014 74 Retweets 38 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/09/25/president-obama-speaks-at-the-u-n-meeting-on-ebola/


TheObamaDiary.com @TheObamaDiary
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President Obama to AG Holder: "In good times & in bad, you have been there for me. I am proud to call you my friend."
10:45 AM - 25 Sep 2014 164 Retweets 93 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/09/25/president-obama-announces-ag-holders-departure/



Ms. Net @NETRetired
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#Hannity 2 humble, awesome brilliant African-Americans who make USA proud: @BarackObama #POTUS & AG Holder! Dare u RT
12:55 PM - 25 Sep 2014 57 Retweets 25 favorites



***This is posted in the Barack Obama Group..***


"Understanding Obama's Syrian Speech" by EarlG..

Assad had to be threatened



Before you start throwing "bullshit" around you need to know the history.. Of course, Kerry knew there was a possibility Assad's friend Putin would be the broker.. they were working on it behind the scenes.



And, who else is supporting President Obama's airstrikes..

Jimmy Carter, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren, all well respected leaders, have access and know a hellava lot more about this than those on the internet who can't grasp this isn't being run by the bush-cheney neocon crowd.

"I think we need to attack ISIS. I'm really concerned about them."

"Is the bombing of ISIS justified? I say yes. And I hope President Obama has every possible success in getting allies to join with us, some with ground troops effected inside Syria."



FrodosPet http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5566788

Bernie stands with the President on this "Enormously complicated issue".. as he calls it. He disagrees with staying out of ISIS like some around are clamoring on about.



As he stated it's an "International effort" and guess what.. "they have to put money in it too."

Senator Sanders also said Assad Gassed his own people.. whether the conspiracy theorists around here believe it or not..

Hartman and he talked about one republiCon saying.. they'll "blast him if it doesn't work and ask why he didn't do it sooner if it does." Sounds like a familiar whine.

FrodosPet http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5527989

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she supports President Obama's decision to authorize airstrikes in Iraq

BOSTON — Warning against a new U.S. war in Iraq, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday stood by President Barack Obama’s decision to authorize targeted airstrikes to help defend Americans in Erbil, Iraq, and provide aid to a religious minority taking refuge in the Sinjar mountains.

It’s a complicated situation right now in Iraq and the president has taken very targeted actions to provide humanitarian relief that the Iraqi government requested, and to protect American citizens,” Warren told reporters. “But like the president I believe that any solution in Iraq is going to be a negotiated solution, not a military solution. We do not want to be pulled into another war in Iraq.”


Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said she supports president Barack Obama's decision to authorize new airstrikes in Iraq but cautioned against U.S. involvement in a new war in the Middle East.

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/08/sen_elizabeth_warren_warns_abo.html



Leyla @MiamiLib
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The French Did For President Obama What They Refused To Do For Bush http://nydn.us/1tz28Oy
#p2 #tcot #uniteblue #teaparty #gop #lnyhbt
8:43 AM - 23 Sep 2014
Au revoir, ISIS fighters: French jets kill dozens of jihadists,...
The French did for President Obama on Friday what they refused to do for his predecessor — they joined the fight in Iraq.
New York Daily News @NYDailyNews

72 Retweets 20 favorites

http://theobamadiary.com/2014/09/23/a-tweet-or-two-125/


Kick for reading later.. Mahalo FourScore~

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/inside-the-koch-brothers-toxic-empire-20140924#ixzz3EO6wCy9K
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