The entire world can rest a little easier as once again President Barack Obama has achieved a major diplomatic victory. It was announced today that after intense negotiations a deal was reached with Iran over its nuclear program. Despite the “war hawks” in Congress, the president announced that an agreement was reached with six other nations to suspend sanctions and release assets that have been frozen for decades, avoiding a military solution to the Iran nuclear program.
President Obama will go down as one of the greatest presidents in American history with his multiple achievements for America and the world. Here are a few things President Obama has accomplished during his tenure in office:
- The Affordable Care Act-Popularly known as Obamacare, this signature legislation has given thousands of Americans healthcare.
- Saved the economy– He passed a stimulus package that gave $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth amid greatest recession since the Great Depression.
- Ended the War in Iraq- Obama ordered all U.S. military forces out of the country. The last troops left on December 18, 2011.
- Strengthened the middle class and families, and fought poverty
- Ended discrimination against gays in the military
- Nominated Sonia Sotomayor– The first Hispanic to sit on the Supreme Court.
- Signed the Claims Resolution Act– In the “Pigford” decision, Obama provided $4.6 billion in funding for a legal settlement with black and Native American farmers who had been cheated out of government loans and natural resource royalties in the past.
- Extended discounted health coverage under the COBRA health insurance law for the unemployed from 9 months to 15 months- He has also extended unemployment benefits for many Americans.
- Eliminated Osama bin Laden: In 2011, he ordered a special forces raid on a secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in which the terrorist leader was killed.
- Saved the American auto industry- In 2009, he injected $62 billion in federal money (on top of $13.4 billion in loans from the Bush administration) into ailing GM and Chrysler in return for equity stakes and agreements for massive restructuring.