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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 08:42 AM

17. ACA was the most significant social legislation in a generation.

A lot of people now have health insurance who previously didn't, and the growth rate of health care costs has slowed. By any measure it's a huge, and yes, progressive accomplishment, and it's bizarre that supposed progressives want to ignore the millions of people who have benefited greatly from ACA just because the urge to bash Obama is so strong.

He also raised taxes on the wealthy, and passed the most significant financial regulations since FDR. He saved the auto industry, averted a second great depression. He took aggressive executive actions on the environment and immigration.

And, of course, he would have done a lot more if he hadn't been hampered by a Republican congress through most of his presidency, a problem that FDR didn't have. His calls for raising the minimum wage, infrastructure and jobs spending, comprehensive immigration reform, gun control, etc. have all been killed by the GOP.

The real concern is that people who belong to DU want to ignore all that and pretend that he's some kind of Republican-lite.

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