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The Interminable Presidential Extravaganza is Over. Obama Wins a 2nd Term. What Now?

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-          Global warming and the environment- will there be a serious effort to lead in curbing man made environmental degradation?

-          Will the Keystone XL pipeline carrying Canadian tar sands oil be permanently ended?

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-          Will fracking operations in many states that are despoiling the environment and underwater aquifers be halted?

-          Will a depression era type WPA work program be introduced to dramatically reduce unemployment while rebuilding deteriorating infrastructure, upgrade the nations rail system consistent with other first world countries such as in Europe and Japan?

-          Will there be an end to NAFTA and other globalization agreements that have killed domestic industry, sent it to 3 rd world countries and reduced and/or outsourced middle class jobs?

-          Will college student debt be forgiven?

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-            Will the rich be taxed at a rate commensurate with their income, including raising the social security and Medicare tax on all earned income?

-          Will a single payer, Medicare for all health care system be proposed to compete with the private health insurers to reduce health care costs as well as cover everyone under all conditions?

-          Will marijuana be legalized and the costly war on drugs be ended?

-          Will domestic surveillance, warrantless wiretapping, indefinite detention, suspension of habeas corpus and torture be officially ended? How about finally closing Guantanamo?

-          Will the president restore the rule of law, habeas corpus and due process for all and end the practice of his targeting suspects, including American citizens with his being the "assassinator in chief"?

-          Will he issue an executive order repealing the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) as an unnecessary and draconian measure and an unlawful infringement on citizens rights protected under the Constitution?

-          Will the practice of targeting government whistleblowers be ended?

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-          Will the militarization of local and state police be ended with the unnecessary targeting of peaceful demonstrations and protestors protected under the Constitution?

-          Will the big banks and the financial industry finally be held accountable for the economic devastation it perpetrated in 2008?

-          Will the big banks responsible for the financial meltdown be properly regulated and/or broken up as entities too big to fail and a threat to bring on another financial calamity and with it another economic depression?

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