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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:29 PM
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Can anyone name one piece of good legislation from the Bush II years
One thing that changed people's lives for the better?

Nixon had OSHA and the Clean Air Act

Gerald Ford had the Education for All Handicapped Children Act

Carter had the Camp David Accords (not legislation but an accomplishment)

Ronald Reagan really can't think of anything good

Bush I had the Americans with Disabilities Act

Clinton had the Family Medical and Leave Act
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:30 PM
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1. The Do-Not-Call List is one of the only 3 positive things The Bush Admin has done.
1) Do-Not-Call List
2) Medical Savings Accounts
3) Blocking the merger of Whole Foods and Trader Joe's


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Oregone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:31 PM
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2. Medical Savings Accounts are pure shit
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:32 PM
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3. Agreed
If the money carried over it would be ok, if you don't use it that year you lose it.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:37 PM
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6. They're deeply flawed, but helpful if you can take advantage of them.
They don't do much for poor people though.

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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:35 PM
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4. Second Chance Act of 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Chance_Act_%28reent...

The Second Chance Act of 2007<1>, the short title for "The Second Chance Act of 2007: Community Safety Through Recidivism Prevention" is federal legislation designed to ensure the safe and successful return of prisoners to the community. The main purpose of the Act is to reform the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to include reauthorization and expansion of provisions and assistance to offenders being released from prisons and jails nationwide. Additionally, the Act provides for the expansion of state and local reentry demonstration projects to provide expanded services to offenders and their families for reentry into society, as well as the necessary services to remain productive members of society. Each year, as approximately 650,000 people are released from state and federal prisons and between 10 and 12 million more are released from local jails, they struggle with substance abuse, lack of adequate education and job skills, and mental health issues, and a large number of these people return to prison within three years of their release due to inadequate services and opportunities.



The PEPFAR bill which put tens of billions into fighting infectious diseases overseas.

http://www.thebody.com/content/news/art45309.html


The bill was approved Wednesday by the House Foreign Affairs Committee following meetings between White House officials and committee members earlier this week. The measure would allocate $50 billion for PEPFAR over the next five years. Bush had called on Congress to authorize a $30 billion, five-year extension of PEPFAR. The bill also would remove a requirement that at least one-third of HIV prevention funds that focus countries receive through PEPFAR be used for abstinence-until-marriage programs. It also would require "balanced funding" for abstinence, fidelity and condom programs based on evidence in each PEPFAR focus country. In addition, the bill would retain the requirement that PEPFAR recipients pledge opposition to commercial sex work.




I think the prescription drug bill was ok. We need to allow negotiations (which will save $20-30 billion a year and allow us to limit or close the donut hole), but after we get that I personally think it'll be a decent bill. So I give bush partial credit for that one.






































































Oh, and the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002
:sarcasm:
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:36 PM
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5. Not necessarily from the Bush II years...
But a better appreciation of the 22nd Amendment
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