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PRESIDENT BUSH'S AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Unknown | June 30, 2004 | Unknown

Posted on 06/30/2004 3:33:59 PM PDT by soozla

Abortion & Traditional Values

1. Banned Partial Birth Abortion — by far the most significant roll-back of abortion on demand since Roe v. Wade.

2. Reversed Clinton's move to strike Reagan's anti-abortion Mexico Policy.

3. By Executive Order (EO), reversed Clinton's policy of not requiring parental consent for abortions under the Medical Privacy Act.

4. By EO, prohibited federal funds for international family planning groups that provide abortions and related services.

5. Upheld the ban on abortions at military hospitals.

6. Made $33 million available for abstinence education programs in 2004.

7. Supports the Defense of Marriage Act — and a Constitutional amendment saying marriage is between one man and one woman.

8. Requires states to conduct criminal background checks on prospective foster and adoptive parents.

9. Requires districts to let students transfer out of dangerous schools.

10. Requires schools to have a zero-tolerance policy for classroom disruption (reintroducing discipline into classrooms).

11. Signed the Teacher Protection Act, which protects teachers from lawsuits related to student discipline.

12. Expanded the role of faith-based and community organizations in after-school programs.

Budget, Taxes & Economy

1. Signed two income tax cuts, one of which was the largest dollar-value tax cut in world history.

2. Supports permanent elimination of the death tax.

3. Turned around an inherited economy that was in recession, and deeply shocked as a result of the 9/11 attacks.

4. Is seeking legislation to amend the Constitution to give the president line-item veto authority.

5. In process of permanently eliminating IRS marriage penalty.

6. Increased small business incentives to expand and to hire new people.

7. Initiated discussion on privatizing Social Security and individual investment accounts.

8. Killed Clinton's "ergonomic" rules that OSHA was about to implement; rules would have shut down every home business in America.

9. Passed tough new laws to hold corporate criminals to account as a result of corporate scandals.

10. Reduced taxes on dividends and capital gains.

11. Signed trade promotion authority.

12. Reduced and is working to ultimately eliminate the estate tax for family farms and ranches.

13. Fight Europe's ban on importing biotech crops from the United States.

14. Exempt food from unilateral trade sanctions and embargoes.

15. Provided $20 million to states to help people with disabilities work from home.

16. Created a fund to encourage technologies that help the disabled.

17. Increased the annual contribution limit on Education IRA's from $500 to $2,000 per child.

18. Make permanent the $5,000 adoption tax credit and provide $1 billion over five years to increase the credit to $10,000.

19. Grant a complete tax exemption for prepaid or college tuition savings plans.

20. Reduced H1B visas from a high of 195,000 per year to 66,000 per year.

Character & Conduct as President

1. Changed the tone in the White House, restoring HONOR and DIGNITY to the presidency.

2. Has reintroduced the mention of God and faith into public discourse.

3. Handled himself with enormous courage, dignity, grace, determination, and leadership in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 hijackings and anthrax attacks. He almost single-handedly held this country together during those searing days:

Just three days after the attacks, in his address at the National Cathedral, the President reassured the nation when he said: "War has been waged against us by stealth and deceit and murder. This nation is peaceful, but fierce when stirred to anger. This conflict was begun on the timing and terms of others. It will end in a way, and at an hour, of our choosing."

On Friday, September 14, 2001, President Bush visited Ground Zero. Standing on a crushed and burned fire engine atop the smoldering pile at Ground Zero, he put his arm around a retired firefighter who had volunteered to help, and began speaking to the crowd. Rescue workers shouted that they could not hear him. Someone handed him a small American flag and bullhorn. The President spontaneously shouted: "I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon." The crowd roared with cheers and chants of "USA! USA! USA!" Then he raised that American flag and rallied a nation.

Education & Employment Training

1. Signed the No Child Left Behind Act, delivering the most dramatic education reforms in a generation (challenging the soft bigotry of low expectations). The very liberal California Teachers union is currently running radio ads against the accountability provisions of this Act.

2. Announced "Jobs for the 21st Century," a comprehensive plan to better prepare workers for jobs in the new millennium by strengthening post-secondary education and job training, and by improving high school education.

3. Is working to provide vouchers to low-income students in persistently failing schools to help with costs of attending private schools. (Blocked in the Senate.)

4. Requires annual reading and math tests in grades three through eight.

5. Requires states to participate in the National Assessment of Education Progress, or an equivalent program, to establish a national benchmark for academic performance.

6. Requires school-by-school accountability report cards.

7. Established a $2.4 billion fund to help states implement teacher accountability systems.

8. Increased funding for the Troops-to-Teachers program, which recruits former military personnel to become teachers.

Environment & Energy

1. Killed the Kyoto Global Warming Treaty.

2. Submitted a comprehensive Energy Plan (awaits Congressional action). The plan works to develop cleaner technology, produce more natural gas here at home, make America less dependent on foreign sources of energy, improve national grid, etc.

3. Established a $10 million grant program to promote private conservation initiatives.

4. Significantly eased field-testing controls of genetically engineered crops.

5. Changed parts of the Forestry Management Act to allow necessary cleanup of the national forests in order to reduce fire danger.

6. Part of national forests cleanup: Restricted judicial challenges (based on the Endangered Species Act and other challenges), and removed the need for an Environmental Impact Statement before removing fuels/logging to reduce fire danger.

7. Killed Clinton's CO2 rules that were choking off all of the electricity surplus to California.

8. Provided matching grants for state programs that help private landowners protect rare species.

Defense & Foreign Policy

1. Successfully executed two wars in the aftermath of 9/11/01: Afghanistan and Iraq. 50 million people who had lived under tyrannical regimes now live in freedom.

2. Saddam Hussein is now in prison. His two murderous sons are dead. All but a handful of the regime's senior members were killed or captured.

3. Leader by leader and member by member, al Maida is being hunted down in dozens of countries around the world. Of the senior al Qaeda leaders, operational managers, and key facilitators the U.S. Government has been tracking, nearly two-thirds have been taken into custody or killed. The detentions or deaths of senior al Qaeda leaders, including Khalid Shaykh Muhammad, the mastermind of 9/11, and Muhammad Atef, Osama bin Laden's second-in-command until his death in late 2001, have been important in the War on Terror.

4. Disarmed Libya of its chemical, nuclear and biological WMD's without bribes or bloodshed.

5. Continues to execute the War On Terror, getting worldwide cooperation to track funds/terrorists. Has cut off much of the terrorists' funding, and captured or killed many key leaders of the al Qaeda network.

6. Initiated a comprehensive review of our military, which was completed just prior to 9/11/01, and which accurately reported that ASYMMETRICAL WARFARE capabilities were critical in the 21st Century.

7. Killed the old US/Soviet Union ABM Treaty that was preventing the U.S. from deploying our ABM defenses.

8. Has been one of the strongest, if not THE strongest friend Israel has ever hand in the U.S. presidency.

9. Part of the coalition for an Israeli/Palestinian "Roadmap to Peace," along with Great Britain, Russia and the EU.

10. Pushed through THREE raises for our military. Increased military pay by more than $1 billion a year.

11. Signed the LARGEST nuclear arms reduction in world history with Russia.

12. Started withdrawing our troops from Bosnia, and has announced withdrawal of our troops from Germany and the Korean DMZ.

13. Prohibited putting U.S. troops under U.N. command.

14. Paid back UN dues only in return for reforms and reduction of U.S. share of the costs.

15. Earmarked at least 20 percent of the Defense procurement budget for next-generation weaponry.

16. Increased defense research and development spending by at least $20 billion from fiscal 2002 to 2006.

17. Ordered a comprehensive review of military weapons and strategy.

18. Ordered a review of overseas deployments.

19. Ordered renovation of military housing. The military has already upgraded about 10 percent of its inventory and expects to modernize 76,000 additional homes this year.

20. Is working to tighten restrictions on military-technology exports.

21. Brought back our EP-3 intel plane and crew from China without any bribes or bloodshed.

Globalization & Internationalism

1. Challenged the United Nations to live up to their responsibilities and not become another League of Nations (in other words, showed the UN to be completely irrelevant).

2. Killed U.S. involvement in the International Criminal Court.

3. Told the United Nations we weren't interested in their plans for gun control (i.e., the International Ban on Small Arms Trafficking Treaty).

4. The only President since the founding of the UN to essentially tell that organization it is irrelevant. He said: "The conduct of the Iraqi regime is a threat to the authority of the United Nations, and a threat to peace. Iraq has answered a decade of UN demands with a decade of defiance. All the world now faces a test, and the United Nations a difficult and defining moment. Are Security Council resolutions to be honored and enforced, or cast aside without consequence? Will the United Nations serve the purpose of its founding, or will it be irrelevant?" We all know the outcome and the answer.

5. Told the Congress and the world, "America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country."

Government Reform

1. Improved government efficiency by putting hundreds of thousands of jobs put up for bid. This weakens public-sector unions and cuts undeserved pay raises.

2. Initiated review of all federal agencies with the goal of eliminating federal jobs (completed September 2003) in an effort to reduce the size of the federal government while increasing private sector jobs.

3. Led the most extensive reorganization the Federal bureaucracy in over 50 years: After 9/11, condensed 20+ overlapping agencies and their intelligence sectors into one agency, the Department of Homeland Security.

4. Ordered each agency to draft a five-year plan to restructure itself, with fewer managers.

5. Converted federal service contracts to performance-based contracts wherever possible so that the contractor has measurable performance goals.

Health

1. Strengthen the National Health Service Corps to put more physicians in the neediest areas, and make its scholarship funds tax-free.

2. Double the research budget of the National Institutes of Health.

3. Signed Medicare Reform, which includes:

A 10-year privatization option.

Prescription drug benefits: Prior to this reform, Medicare paid for extended hospital stays for ulcer surgery, for example, at a cost of about $28,000 per patient. Yet Medicare would not pay for the drugs that eliminate the cause of most ulcers, drugs that cost about $500 a year. Now, drug coverage under Medicare will allow seniors to replace more expensive surgeries and hospitalizations with less expensive prescription medicine.

More health care choices: As President Bush stated, "…when seniors have the ability to make choices, health care plans within Medicare will have to compete for their business by offering higher quality service [at lower cost]. For the seniors of America, more choices and more control will mean better health care. These are the kinds of health care options we give to the members of Congress and federal employees. What's good for members of Congress is also good for seniors.

New Health Savings Accounts: Effective January 1, 2004, Americans can set aside up to $4,500 every year, tax free, to save for medical expenses. Depending on your tax bracket, that means you'll save between 10 to 35 percent on any costs covered by money in your account. Every year, the money not spent would stay in the account and gain interest tax-free, just like an IRA. These accounts will be good for small business owners, and employees. More businesses can focus on covering workers for major medical problems, such as hospitalization for an injury or illness. At the same time, employees and their families will use these accounts to cover doctors visits, or lab tests, or other smaller costs. Some employers will contribute to employee health accounts. This will help more American families get the health care they need at the price they can afford.

Homeland Security, Border Enforcement & Immigration

1. *See Government Reform above. Under President Bush's leadership, America has made an unprecedented commitment to homeland security.

2. Has CONSTRUCTION in process on the first 10 ABM silos in Alaska so that America will have a defense against North Korean nukes. Has ordered national and theater ballistic missile defenses to be deployed by 2004.

3. Announced a 9.7% increase in government-wide homeland security funding in his FY 2005 budget, nearly tripling the FY 2001 levels (excluding the Department of Defense and Project BioShield).

4. Before DHS was created, there were inspectors from three different agencies of the Federal Government and Border Patrol officers protecting our borders. Through DHS, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) now consolidates all border activities into a single agency to create "one face at the border." This not only better secures the borders of the United States, but it also eliminates many of the inefficiencies that occurred under the old system. With over 18,000 CBP inspectors and 11,000 Border Patrol agents, CBP has 29,000 uniformed officers on our borders.

5. The Border Patrol is continuing installation of monitoring devices along the borders to detect illegal activity.

6. Launched Operation Tarmac to investigate businesses and workers in the secure areas of domestic airports and ensure immigration law compliance. Since 9/11, DHS has audited 3,640 businesses, examined 259,037 employee records, arrested 1,030 unauthorized workers, and participated in the criminal indictment of 774 individuals.

7. Since September 11, 2001, the Coast Guard has conducted more than 124,000 port security patrols, 13,000 air patrols, boarded more than 92,000 vessels, interdicted over 14,000 individuals attempting to enter the United States illegally, and created and maintained more than 90 Maritime Security Zones.

8. Announced the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), an internet-based system that is improving America's ability to track and monitor foreign students and exchange visitors. Over 870,000 students are registered in SEVIS. Of 285 completed field investigations, 71 aliens were arrested.

9. This week, the US-VISIT program began to digitally collect biometric identifiers to record the entry and exit of aliens who travel into the U.S on a visa. Together with the standard information, this new program will confirm compliance with visa and immigration policies.

10. Eliminated INS bureaucratic redundancies and lack of accountability.

11. Split the Immigration and Naturalization Service into two agencies: one to protect the border and interior, the other to deal with naturalization.

12. Signed the workplace verification bill to prevent hiring of illegal aliens.

13. Established a six-month deadline for processing immigration applications.

14. Information regarding nearly 100% of all containerized cargo is carefully screened by DHS before it arrives in the United States. Higher risk shipments are physically inspected for terrorist weapons and contraband prior to being released from the port of entry. Advanced technologies are being deployed to identify warning signs of chemical, biological, or radiological attacks. Since September 11, 2001, hundreds of thousands of first responders across America have been trained to recognize and respond to the effects of a WMD attack.

Judiciary & Tort Reform

1. Is urging federal liability reform to eliminate frivolous lawsuits.

2. Killed the liberal ABA's unconstitutional role in vetting federal judges. The Senate is supposed to advise and consent, not the ABA.

3. Is nominating strong, conservative judges to the judiciary.

4. Supports class action reform bill which limits lawyer fees so that more settlement money goes to victims.

Politics

1. His leadership resulted in Republican gains in the House and Senate, solidifying Republican control of both houses of Congress and the presidency.

2. Signed an EO enforcing the Supreme Court's Beck decision regarding union dues being used for political campaigns against individual's wishes.

Second Amendment

1. Ordered Attorney General Ashcroft to formally notify the Supreme Court that the OFFICIAL U.S. government position on the 2nd Amendment is that it supports INDIVIDUAL rights to own firearms, and is NOT a Leftist-imagined "collective" right.

2. Signed TWO bills into law that arm our pilots with handguns in the cockpit.

3. Currently pushing for full immunity from lawsuits for our national gun manufacturers.

4. *See Globalization & Internationalism.

Traditional Values, Compassion & Volunteerism

1. Endorses and promotes "The Responsibility Era." President Bush often speaks of the necessity of personal responsibility and civic volunteerism. He said, "In a compassionate society, people respect one another and take responsibility for the decisions they make in life. My hope is to change the culture from one that has said, if it feels good, do it; if you've got a problem, blame somebody else — to one in which every single American understands that he or she is responsible for the decisions that you make; you're responsible for loving your children with all your heart and all your soul; you're responsible for being involved with the quality of the education of your children; you're responsible for making sure the community in which you live is safe; you're responsible for loving your neighbor, just like you would like to be loved yourself."

2. Started the USA Freedom Corps, the most comprehensive clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities ever offered. For the first time in history, Americans can enter geographic information about where they want to get involved, such as state or zip code, as well as areas of interest ranging from education to the environment, and they can access volunteer opportunities offered by more than 50,000 organizations across the country and around the world.

3. Established the The White House Office and the Centers for the Faith-Based and Community Initiative — located in seven Federal agencies. The faith-based initiative supports the essential work of these important organizations. The goal is to make sure that grassroots leaders can compete on an equal footing for federal dollars, receive greater private support, and face fewer bureaucratic barriers. Work focuses on at-risk youth, ex-offenders, the homeless and hungry, substance abusers, those with HIV/AIDS, and welfare-to-work families.

4. The White House released a guidebook fully describing the Administration's belief that faith-based groups have a Constitutionally-protected right to maintain their religious identity through hiring — even when Federal funds are involved.

5. Issued an EO implementing the Supreme Court's Olmstead ruling, which requires moving disabled people from institutions to community-based facilities when possible.

6.Increased funding for low-interest loan programs to help people with disabilities purchase devices to assist them.

7. Revised the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Section 8 rent subsidies to disabled people, permitting them to use up to a year's worth of vouchers to finance down payments on homes. HUD has started pilot programs in 11 states.

8. Committed US funds to purchase medicine for millions of men, women and children now suffering with AIDS in Africa.

9. Heeding the words of our own Declaration of Independence, the president laid out the non-negotiable demands of human dignity for all people everywhere. On January 29, 2002, he said, "No nation owns these aspirations, and no nation is exempt from them. We have no intention of imposing our culture. But America will always stand firm for the non-negotiable demands of human dignity." As stated by the President, they are a virtual manifesto of conservative principles:

Equal Justice Freedom of Speech Limited Government Power Private Property Rights Religious Tolerance Respect for Women Rule of Law


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KEYWORDS: 2004; accomplishments; bush43; bushcheney2004; bushlegacy; bushrecord; bushresume; georgewbush; immigrantlist; presdientbush; president
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My apologies to any Freeper who may be the author....please take credit here. I don't have an author's name and I don't have the date I saved this, but I did, a while back, and it is truly worth dusting off and spreading around as the election draws near. Also, I didn't update it at all, so if you can make it more current, please do. We might not ALL agree with EVERYTHING he's done, but you must agree, this is one hard working, truly inspirational man, who I am so proud to call my President!!
1 posted on 06/30/2004 3:34:00 PM PDT by soozla
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To: soozla

The Bush haters on the Right are going to call you a Bushbot.


2 posted on 06/30/2004 3:38:41 PM PDT by Consort
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To: soozla; MeekOneGOP; devolve
Long list of rehire points for President Bush.

(Lots of work here - kudos to the original author.)

3 posted on 06/30/2004 3:39:43 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Ronald Reagan to Islamic Terrorism: YOU CAN RUN - BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE!)
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I, for one, thank you. As I have never read this.


4 posted on 06/30/2004 3:40:11 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (<a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">Hatriotism)
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To: soozla

Well done. I've been off FP for a month or two (family emergency).

Thank you.


5 posted on 06/30/2004 3:41:12 PM PDT by mykroar
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"12. Signed the workplace verification bill to prevent hiring of illegal aliens."

I'd like to see this one grow more teeth.

6 posted on 06/30/2004 3:41:12 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (Ronald Reagan to Islamic Terrorism: YOU CAN RUN - BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE!)
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That's OK, I can take it. I admire anyone who is a "roll-your-sleeves-up and let's get it done" type of person. Heck, I married one!! But I hope that the person who wrote this identifies himself/herself........it took some kind of work and there are many, including me, who truly appreciate this compilation.

They can ame-call, if they must, but when you see President Bush's accomplishments in black and white, it truly is AMAZING!!


7 posted on 06/30/2004 3:46:08 PM PDT by soozla ("F.U. - LONG OVERDUE!!" - BUSH/CHENEY '04)
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Fabulous...amazing how soon we forget!

Gooooo Bush! Our Great President!

8 posted on 06/30/2004 4:04:29 PM PDT by what's up
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BTTT-Great post.


9 posted on 06/30/2004 4:08:58 PM PDT by MattinNJ (America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our people.)
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To: soozla

Bump


10 posted on 06/30/2004 4:19:09 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.)
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To: soozla

BTTT


11 posted on 06/30/2004 4:30:17 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: soozla


12 posted on 06/30/2004 4:42:27 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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CREDIT DUE TO SOUTHACK - 11/23/03??
13 posted on 06/30/2004 5:22:17 PM PDT by soozla ("F.U. - LONG OVERDUE!!" - BUSH/CHENEY '04)
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To: Happy2BMe; Grampa Dave

14 posted on 06/30/2004 6:36:23 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Call me the Will Rogers voter: I never met a Democrat I didn't like - to vote OUT OF POWER !)
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To: soozla; Southack

Southack came out with this list as rebuttal to the back stabbers last year.

However, I think that you have added a lot more or I missed Southack's updates!

Thanks!


15 posted on 06/30/2004 10:25:30 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Moore has not only insulted the nation, he has insulted the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks!)
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btt!


16 posted on 06/30/2004 10:28:07 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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Bump.


17 posted on 06/30/2004 10:39:02 PM PDT by Joe_October (Saddam supported Terrorists. Al Qaeda are Terrorists. I can't find the link.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Presidency of George W. Bush -- the first 41 months

 


President Bush signing a federal ban on Partial Birth Abortion

Banned Partial Birth Abortion

Reversed Clinton's move to strike Reagan's anti-abortion Mexico Policy

Stopped foreign aid that would be used to fund abortions.

Supported and upheld the ban on abortions at military hospitals

Signed E.O. reversing Clinton's policy of not requiring parental consent for abortions under the Medical Privacy Act

Killed the Kyoto Global Warming Treaty

Killed U.S. involvement in the International Criminal Court

Killed Clinton's CO2 rules that were choking off all of the electricity surplus to California

Killed Clinton's "ergonomic" rules that OSHA was about to implement; rules that would have shut down every home business in America

Killed the U.S. - CCCP ABM Treaty that was preventing the U.S. from deploying our ABM defenses


Has CONSTRUCTION in process on the first ten ABM silos in Alaska and California so that America has a defense against North Korean nukes

President Bush pledged to Israel on 4/14/2004 that it could keep parts of the West Bank, giving international legitimacy to Jewish settlements there

Denied Palestinian refugees any right of return to what is now Israel, saying they should be resettled in a future Palestinian state instead

Part of coalition (Russia, Israel, EU, Palestine, USA) for Israeli/Palestinian "Roadmap to Peace"

Pushed through THREE raises for our military

Increased Defense Dept funding which had deteriorated during the previous 8 years

President Bush's Grand Strategy (click here)

President Bush's Environmental Record - 2004 (click here)

Signed TWO bills into law that arm our pilots with handguns in the cockpit

Currently pushing for full immunity from lawsuits for our national gun manufacturers

Ordered Attorney-General Ashcroft to formally notify the Supreme Court that the OFFICIAL U.S. government position on the 2nd Amendment is that it supports INDIVIDUAL rights to own firearms, NOT a leftist-imagined *collective* right


Told the United Nations we weren't interested in their plans for gun control (i.e. the International Ban on Small Arms Trafficking Treaty)

Signed the 2004 Omnibus Budget 1/26/2004 that now MANDATES that gun buyers' background check information be fully and permanently destroyed within 24 hours of the completion of the check, no matter what.


Disarmed Libya of its Chemical, Nuclear, and biological WMD's without bribes or bloodshed

Won an agreement that U.S. Navy sailors may now freely board thousands of commercial ships in international waters to search for weapons of mass destruction under a landmark pact between the United States and Liberia, the world's No. 2 shipping registry (signed Feb 11, 2004), and Panama 5/10/2004 http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/11/international/americas/11ship.html).

Successfully executed 2 wars: Afghanistan and Iraq. 50 million people who had lived under tyrannical regimes now live in freedom

 

Executed a WAR ON TERROR by getting world-wide cooperation to track funds/terrorists (has cut off much of the terrorist's funding and captured or killed many key leaders of the al Qaeda network)

Bush Administration diplomacy led to the 5/25/2004 peace accord that ended a massive 20-year civil war between Sudan's north and south after two million deaths Click Here

 

Brought back our EP-3 intel plane and crew from China without any bribes or bloodshed

Started withdrawing our troops from Bosnia and has announced withdrawal of our troops from Germany and the Korean DMZ.

Signed the LARGEST nuclear arms reduction in world history with Russia

Initiated comprehensive review of our military, which was completed just prior to 9/11/01, accurately reported that ASYMMETRICAL WARFARE was critical.
Created NATO's Rapid Response Force

Changed the tone in the White House, restoring HONOR and DIGNITY to the Presidency

Reorganized bureaucracy...after 9/11, condensed 20+ overlapping agencies and their intelligence sectors into one agency: the Department of Homeland Security.

Initiated discussion on privatizing Social Security and individual investment accounts.

Improving govt. efficiency with .8 million jobs put up for bid...weakening unions and cutting undeserved pay raises. Wants merit based promotions/raises only.

Orchestrated Republican control of the White House, the House AND the Senate.

Killed the liberal ABA's role in vetting federal judges for Congress.

GWB signed an executive order enforcing the Supreme Court's Beck decision (re: union dues being used for political campaigns against individual's wishes)

Turned around an inherited economy that was in recession.

Passed tough new laws to hold corporate criminals to account as a result of corporate scandals.

Signed 2 income tax cuts ---- 1 of which was the largest Dollar-value tax cut in world history

Reduced taxes on dividends and capital gains

In process of eliminating IRS marriage penalty.

Increased small business incentives to expand and to hire new people

Eliminated the Estate Tax (AKA "Death Tax") that was taking small farms and businesses from families


Signed into law the No Child Left Behind legislation delivering the most dramatic education reforms in a generation (challenging the soft bigotry of low expectations)

Reorganized the INS in an attempt to safeguard the borders and ports of America and to eliminate bureaucratic redundancies and lack of accountability.

Signed trade promotion authority

Committed US funds to purchase medicine for millions of men and women and children now suffering with AIDS in Africa

Passed Medicare Reform (authorized $39.5 Billion per year for preventive medicine such as drugs and doctor visits as well as included a ten year Privatization option)

Urging federal liability reform to eliminate frivolous lawsuits

Supports class action reform bill which limits lawyer fees so that more settlement money goes to victims


Submitted comprehensive Energy Plan--awaits Congressional action (works to develop cleaner technology, produce more natural gas here at home, make America less dependent on foreign sources of energy, improve national grid, etc.)

Endorses and promotes The Responsibility Era ("In a compassionate society, people respect one another and take responsibility for the decisions they make in life. My hope is to change the culture from one that has said, if it feels good, do it; if you've got a problem, blame somebody else -- to one in which every single American understands that he or she are responsible for the decisions that you make; you're responsible for loving your children with all your heart and all your soul; you're responsible for being involved with the quality of the education of your children; you're responsible for making sure the community in which you live is safe; you're responsible for loving your neighbor, just like you would like to be loved yourself. " -----this quote was too good to leave out)

Started the USA Freedom Corps

Initiated review of all federal agencies with a goal to eliminate federal jobs (completed September 2003) in an effort to reduce the size of federal gov while increasing private sector jobs.

Challenged the United Nations to live up to their responsibilities and not become The League of Nations ( in other words, completely irrelevant)

Nominated strong, conservative judges to the judiciary.

Changed parts of the Forestry Management Act to allow necessary clean-up of the national forests in order to reduce fire danger.

As part of the national forests clean-up, the President restricted judicial challenges (based on the Endangered Species Act and other challenges) and removed the need for an EIS (Environmental Impact Statement) before removing fuels/logging to reduce fire danger.

Significantly eased field-testing controls of genetically engineered crops.

President Bush signed the workplace verification bill to prevent hiring of illegal Aliens
S. 1685, the Basic Pilot Extension Act of 2003, was signed by President Bush on December 3, 2003.
It extends for five years the workplace employment eligibility authorization pilot programs created in 1996. It expands the pilot programs from the original five states to all 50 states.


U.S. Forces In Baghdad

18 posted on 06/30/2004 11:48:32 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Grampa Dave
"Southack came out with this list as rebuttal to the back stabbers last year."

Not last year, but in 2001. The backstabbers on the far Right were already claiming that President Bush was a "do nothing" Chief Executive within his first 3 months in office. I've tried to add at least one major accomplishment of our President from each month since he took Office.

In truth, no President in our entire history has *accomplished* so many things. Sure, some Presidents may have achieved greater accomplishments (e.g. beating the Soviet Union), but that's what I would consider a home run.

In baseball terms, President Bush bats just about 1.000 with base hit after base hit.

But the sad things are that our own side started attacking President Bush right from the start...and continue to do so even to this very day...in spite of his outstanding track record of scoring conservative goal after goal.

19 posted on 06/30/2004 11:55:24 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Consort

Bu\sh haters on the Right are going to call you a Bushbot.

____I have been called a Bushbot by the Right, but we Bushbackers have a right to be proud of our man...thanks for putting that list
together.


20 posted on 07/01/2004 12:01:50 AM PDT by Bushbacker
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To: soozla

Did you also add that the Bush administration has signed a pact with Mexico giving Mexicans American Social Security?

Of course, the Administration has said it would only cost American taxpayers $105 million a year. Chump change.


21 posted on 07/01/2004 12:02:36 AM PDT by texastoo (a "has-been" Republican)
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To: Southack
This has been posted and posted and posted and POSTED to VFR for years now,with President Bush's accomplishments growing even more wonderfully,as time progressed. This should be required reading of EVERY member of FR!

Sadly,there are far too many here who don't care what he's done.They like those over on DU, hate him.There is NOTHING he could ever do or say,that would be enough.They'd always come up with yet one more thing he hasn't done,or complain that what he did just wasn't enough,in some way or another.And THAT is shameful.

22 posted on 07/01/2004 12:02:53 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: soozla
Jeez. All that "failure". No wonder the liberals are having cartwheeling defecational episodes.

4. Disarmed Libya of its chemical, nuclear and biological WMD's without bribes or bloodshed.

Scary, though, 'cause Khadaffi wants deniability. We haven't seen the last of the terrorist crowd yet.

23 posted on 07/01/2004 12:05:58 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (If it seems like a good idea, imagine it diabolically twisted in the hands of your worst enemies.)
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To: texastoo
"Did you also add that the Bush administration has signed a pact with Mexico giving Mexicans American Social Security?"

That applies to Americans working in Mexico and to legal, repeat, legal Mexicans working in the U.S.

They get SS deducted from their paychecks and when they move back to Mexico they now get full credit as if they had been making contributions into the Mexican SS system.

Ditto for Americans working in Mexico who get full SS credit when they move back to the U.S.

But I have to admit, it gets the adrenaline pumping more when you spin it like you did. That's much more fun and plays with peoples' emotions better (at least, for those who don't know the whole story).

24 posted on 07/01/2004 12:06:36 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Happy2BMe
"12. Signed the workplace verification bill to prevent hiring of illegal aliens."

Kerry just today came out for 100% full legalization for all illegals !

25 posted on 07/01/2004 12:09:44 AM PDT by america-rules (It's US or THEM so what part don't you understand ?)
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To: Southack

Mexicans will get credit for working in Mexico and can add their years of experience to social security. They didn't pay into our social security in Mexico. Why do you think it will cost American taxpayers if they paid into it?


26 posted on 07/01/2004 12:13:41 AM PDT by texastoo (a "has-been" Republican)
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To: texastoo
It's a reciprocal arrangement. Legal Americans working in Mexico now get the same treatment as legal Mexicans in the U.S.

It prevents legal workers from getting gypped out of SS plans, or ripped off by not getting credit for years that they worked in their home country.

27 posted on 07/01/2004 12:17:58 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Southack

Are you talking about Mexicans not getting credit in their home country? Why is that our responsibility?


28 posted on 07/01/2004 12:22:50 AM PDT by texastoo (a "has-been" Republican)
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To: Southack

Thanks!

What an impressive list for Americans who are not back stabbing GW haters!


29 posted on 07/01/2004 3:41:09 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Moore has not only insulted the nation, he has insulted the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks!)
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To: america-rules; B4Ranch; JackelopeBreeder
"Kerry just today came out for 100% full legalization for all illegals !"

Do you have any links for that please?

30 posted on 07/01/2004 7:00:42 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (Ronald Reagan to Islamic Terrorism: YOU CAN RUN - BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE!)
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To: RandallFlagg

BTTT


31 posted on 07/01/2004 7:08:11 AM PDT by Unicorn (Two many wimps around The democrats would rather win the WH then win the war-Tom Delay)
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To: soozla

Bump for a statesman


32 posted on 07/01/2004 7:16:29 AM PDT by Freee-dame
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To: soozla
20 years from now W will be walking shoulder to shoulder w/President Ronald Wilson Reagan! He is a truly Great President.

Pray for W and Our Awesome Troops

33 posted on 07/01/2004 7:23:43 AM PDT by bray (Let's win one more for the Gipper)
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To: soozla

Bumpin' the truth.


34 posted on 07/02/2004 3:05:44 PM PDT by Barlowmaker
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To: Happy2BMe

BTTT


35 posted on 07/02/2004 5:17:51 PM PDT by Unicorn (Two many wimps around The democrats would rather win the WH then win the war-Tom Delay)
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To: Happy2BMe

"12. Signed the workplace verification bill to prevent hiring of illegal aliens."


36 posted on 07/14/2004 12:32:42 AM PDT by america-rules (It's US or THEM so what part don't you understand ?)
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To: america-rules; JohnHuang2; keri; international american; Kay Soze; jpsb; hershey; TomInNJ; ...
"12. Signed the workplace verification bill to prevent hiring of illegal aliens."

________________________________

True. Now let's see him follow through with it by giving the Attorney General the teeth necessary to make it bite where it counts - in the employer's who are violating it (and there are THOUSANDS) checking accounts.

Until then, it's not worth the paper it's written on.

37 posted on 07/14/2004 4:09:17 AM PDT by Happy2BMe (Ronald Reagan to Islamic Terrorism: YOU CAN RUN - BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE!)
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To: soozla

Bookmark...


38 posted on 07/14/2004 4:15:27 AM PDT by ez (TERRORISTS FOR KERRY!!!)
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To: Consort
The Bush haters on the Right are going to call you a Bushbot.

The shoe fits. I wear it.


39 posted on 07/14/2004 1:53:28 PM PDT by My2Cents ("Well.....there you go again.")
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To: soozla
While we're discussing Dubya's accomplishments, might I interject this.

Stay Strong
Fuzzy


40 posted on 08/20/2004 8:23:12 PM PDT by fuzzy122
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To: soozla

I really needed this tonight PING!!!!!


41 posted on 08/20/2004 8:33:08 PM PDT by pop-aye (For every journey, there is a higher path.)
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To: pop-aye
I just want to add:

The First US President to land Air Force One in Baghdad.

42 posted on 08/20/2004 8:40:47 PM PDT by ChadGore (Vote Bush. He's Earned It.)
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To: ChadGore
The First US President to land Air Force One in Baghdad.

And don't forget that stunning strike thrown in the World Series just after 911. Grace under pressure.

43 posted on 08/20/2004 8:50:28 PM PDT by myprecious
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To: soozla

This is great...thanks so much remembering it. Just the ammo I need to convince my liberal acquaintances.


44 posted on 08/20/2004 8:52:50 PM PDT by LakeLady ("I'm voting Republican. That dumbocrat left a bad taste in my mouth." - Monica Lewinsky)
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To: soozla
I would add that the President single handedly turned back the metro sexual trend the libs were pushing, and still are, with Kerry. Right and wrong, honor and courage, the military, God, all are back as the pendulum swings from the left back to the right. Or, as I like to think about it, from the darkness to the light.
45 posted on 08/20/2004 9:05:24 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local communist or socialist party chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing.)
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To: soozla

Yeah, that's all well and good but he didn't/did (insert extremely narrow special interest issue here), therefore I'm voting for (Kerry/insert other loser).

That'll show him.


</sarcasm


46 posted on 08/20/2004 9:13:17 PM PDT by itsamelman (“Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh.” -- Al Swearengen)
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To: soozla

Magnifico!

Will use this list intensively.


47 posted on 08/21/2004 11:18:52 AM PDT by eleni121 (Thank God for John Ashcroft: Four more years!)
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To: Southack
Wonder what he does with all his spare time?

GREAT JOB!

48 posted on 08/21/2004 2:56:15 PM PDT by Bigun (IRSsucks@getridof it.com)
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To: savetheidiot
First president in US history to enter office with a criminal record.

As opposed to Bill, who was a rapist when he became president.

Later, troll-boy.

50 posted on 01/28/2006 1:44:07 PM PST by dirtboy (My new years resolution is to quit using taglines...)
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