Obama Administration

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  1. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: what does it do? when did the amended bill pass?
    • 32 million nonelderly Americans will be covered
    • 23 million people will remain uninsured, including illegal aliens
    • $939 Billion cost of measure over 10 years
    • March 23, 2010
  2. Obama also passed Financial reform legislation called? when was it signed?
    • Dodd-Frank Wall street reform and consumer protection act
    • July, 21 2010
  3. Does Obama's methods cause the economy to grow rapidly? Unemployment rate?
    • no, us economy registers 2.8% growth in July
    • sept 2009 first increase in 12 months
    • october 2009: highest since April 1983
  4. Economy of 2010 Growing Federal Debt
    2008= $10.5 trillion and 2011 =15 trillion
  5. Obama Foreign Policy: who is the secretary of state
    What is the new direction in foreign policy
    • Hillary Clinton
    • Multilateralism and engagement
    • withdrawing from Iraq
    • Making Afghan/Iraq successful: 30,000 more troops sen to Afghanistan
    • Overtures to muslim world
    • dealing with Arab Spring uprisings
  6. Why did Obama win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009?
    because of his foreign policy of Multilateralism and engagement
  7. Mid-term elections for Obama: declining popularity?
    • 2009 69%- 2011 43%
    • Republicans are revitalized
  8. Outcome of 2010 midterms: biggest midterm turnaround since 1948
    • Republicans recapture majority in House of Reps
    • Gain 6 seats in the senate
    • 42% turnout vs 63% in 2008
    • 120 mil votes cast in 2008 only 75 mil in 2010
  9. Challenges for Obama
    reps confront Obama on health care, taxes, budget, federal deficit
  10. Government shutdown avoided in 2011
    • over proposed budget cuts
    • last minute deal between Obama and congressional republicans
  11. Competing plans for reducing the federal debt?
    • reps: lower taxes, cuts in medicare, changing medicare into a voucher system that subsidizes privately purchase health care insurance plans
    • dems: end Bush era tax cuts and restore the top tax rates of 36%-39.6%
  12. Debate over raising debt limit
    • failure to raise debt limit - default by US government 1st in history
    • reps demand steep budget cuts in exchange for raising debt limit
  13. What last minute deal regarding raising the debt limit is reached?
    • debt ceiling raised
    • congressional super committe will identify 1.3 trillion in cuts over 10 years
  14. Campaign of 2012 what does Obama try to pass to boost the sluggish economy
    • The American Jobs Act 447 billion if tax breaks infrastructure spending
    • Blocked by reps
  15. What does the TEA party movement stand for?
    • Taxed enough already party
    • Anti-Obama
    • Anti-Government
    • Anti-tax
    • Anti-regulation
    • pro-free market
  16. Occupy wall street
    • 99% protesting against capitalism and the rich and poor gap
    • tax the rich
    • against big business and finance
    • against corporate power in politics
    • for lower education costs
    • more job opportunities
    •  more direct and total democracy
  17. Election of 2012, candidate, winner, how much? What do each candidate stand for?
    • Romney: less gov, lower taxes, free enterprise
    • traditional values of marriage, faith
    • Obama: more government
    • pro-choice, pro- same sex marriage
    • Obama wins
    • 51-48% popular vote
    • 332-206 elect. college votes
  18. Who were Obama's coalition?
    single women, minorities, younger voters
  19. Obama's agenda for second term
    • gun control
    • immigration
    • climate change
  20. Does Obama's health care website work?
    • no it is a joke
    • aka Obama's Katrina
    • popularity drops to 39%

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