Obama’s first 100 days most productive since Roosevelt yearsApril 22nd, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.22 (ANI): A senior White House adviser has claimed that the first 100 days of the Obama administration have been the most productive since the first 100 days of Roosevelt administration (1932-1945).
The senior official, a long-time adviser to Obama, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “You would be hard-pressed to find another administration that’s done so much in such a short period of time. It’s been a very productive 100 days.”
According to Fox News, for most of the 45-minute session, the White House adviser suggested that Obama had been more productive than Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Here is the list of the accomplishments the White House actively touts, even as it disdains what it calls the “Hallmark
- Holiday” of the 100th day in office.
- Passing the “largest” economic stimulus bill in American history.
- Ordering the closing of Guantanamo Bay military detention facility and abolishing “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
- Setting a fixed timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat forces from Iraq.
- Ordering 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan and enlisting, with modest new assistance, European allies in a new multi-layered strategy there and in Pakistan.
- “Returning science to its rightful place” by lifting the Bush restrictions on federally funded embryonic stem cell research.
- Signing laws to expand children’s health insurance (financed by a 61-cent per pack increase in the federal cigarette tax the adviser did not tout).
- Signing a law meant to improve the ability of women who allege pay discrimination to sue their employer.
- Diminishing the role of lobbyists in the White House
- “Forge a meaningful statement from the United Nations” criticizing North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile.
- Lifting travel and remittance restrictions for Cuban Americans who seek to travel more frequently to the island and send more US currency to their immediate family.
- Engaging world leaders in Europe, Turkey, Latin American and the Caribbean with “strength and humility.”
The adviser said nothing has slowed the president down or dimmed his confidence. The roughest spot, not expectedly, was calling “a military family who has lost a loved one.” (ANI)
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