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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

President Barack Obama and the Iowa Caucus

(January 3, 2012) -- Four years ago today, Barack Obama won the Iowa caucus. In his victory speech that night, the then-Senator laid out his vision for what we would accomplish together, from ending the war in Iraq to health care reform.

"I'll be a President who finally makes health care affordable and available to every single American... I'll be a President who ends tax breaks for companies who ship our jobs overseas and put a middle class tax cut into the pockets of working Americans who deserve...I'll be a President who harnesses ingenuity farmers, scientists, and entrepreneurs to free this nation from the tyranny of oil once and for all... and I'll be a president who ends this war in Iraq and finally brings our troops home."

Four years later, here's what we've accomplished:

- Passed the Affordable Care Act to make health care more affordable for more than 30 million Americans.

- Cut taxes for 95% of working families and closed corporate tax loopholes that were sending profits overseas.

- Put in place historic fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks to lower costs at the pump and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

-  Ended the war in Iraq.

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