Yeah, I know, everyone says he's a socialist liberal..really ? Why did most Americans vote for him then. Although I don't agree with everything he does at least he actually does something. Healthcare- 1) he closed the donut hole for seniors. Why was that never done before. 2) you cannot be denied coverage for an existing condition 3) you cannot be thrown off the plan based on an expensive illness 4) you cannot be thrown off a plan due to some bull shiX technicality. Insurance companies are great at that, looking for every small loophole..no more.. 5) there is a cap as to how much insurance companies can raise premiums due to costs incurred by recipients who are very sick and have expensive medical bills. 6) children are covered under a parents plan until 26 . This makes sense because a family already struggling to pay for college no longer has this extra burden of worrying about the cost of insurance. 7) everyone has to get insurance or they are fined..this is unconstitutional ? I think not. If someone doesn't have insurance rather than going to a doctor for a minor ailment, they wait til the last minute and end up in an emergency room with a serious/ expensive condition and that effects all of us. 8) no more co pays for preventative testing such as mammograms and colonoscopies. Again, this makes sense. 9) setting up " exchanges" in order to make pricing for policies more competitive. At least this guy did something rather than just talk about it. Gotta give him that. Taxes..he raised takes almost 5% on the top 1% ..he also raised payroll taxes on everyone by 2% .. That's 80 bucks a month for someone making 50k a year. He also raised taxes on capital gains back to 20% for those making over 400k per year. there has also been job growth and if it's so bad out there, why are the markets rallying? Say what you want about this guy, at least he gets things done and walks the walk. The next challenge is the debt ceiling and spending cuts. Let's see how that plays out. One thing I am very disappointed in is this; Obama needs to address the black community regarding their irresponsible behavior such as children out of wedlock, single parent households, and emphasis on spurts and rap music opposed to more conventional ways of making a living. He needs to do this now, it's the perfect opportunity.