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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Happy Birthday, President Obama!

President Barack Obama.

Yessir. Today, Tuesday, August 4 is President Obama's 54th birthday. And while part of this is to wish him well on his day, part of it for me and a lot of us is to thank him for all his work these last 7 years.

Herewith, some links to pages showing just some of his accomplishments for we, the people. Each has citations and links to their sources:

14 Facts About Obama's Presidency Most People Don’t Know

Like did you know...
  • We've now had 65 straight months of economic expansion.
  • We are currently enjoying the longest period of private sector job creation in American history.
  • Unemployment has dropped from 10.1% in October of 2009 to 5.4% by Spring of 2015.
  • The stock market continues to set new record highs since President Obama took office.
  • The Federal budget deficit is shrinking. It’s been reduced by two-thirds since 2009.
  • Under President Obama, government spending has increased only 3.3% annually, the lowest rate since Eisenhower was president.
  • For 95% of American taxpayers, income taxes are as low or lower than they were at almost any point in the last 50 years.
  • Nearly 20 million more Americans now have health insurance that didn't have it before President Obama. More Americans have health insurance, and fewer are without, in at least decades.
And that's just a short, very short list. There's lots more.

And then there's these, from the world community:

President Obama Named ‘Most Admired Man In The World

Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton Extend Run as Most Admired

Barack Obama is most admired man for 7th year in a row...

And as if that isn't enough for the Right Wing, there's this, too, from that same article:  Hillary Clinton is most admired woman for 17 th time in 18 years.

Like it, all of it--or accept it--or not.

So here's to you, President Obama, on your day.

Thanks, very much, for all your work.

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