The Obama Years: What Could Have Been

In 2009, Obama had the rare modern historical incidence of having a filibuster proof majority with 60 votes for a few short months. Keeping his caucus in line, he could have quickly passed several massive priorities. If worse came to worse, he could attempt to pass most of these measures through the 50 vote reconciliation process. Among the programs he could have passed during this time:

-Pass card check, which would have strengthened unions

-Pass Cap and Trade (a move with 60% public support)