In the Works rulings on The Obameter

Require automatic enrollment in IRA plans

Require employers who do not offer retirement plans to offer their workers access to automatic IRAs and contribute via payroll deduction.

Develop a comprehensive cyber security and response strategy

"Barack Obama and Joe Biden will ensure that his administration develops a Cyber Security Strategy that ensures that we have the ability to identify our attackers and a plan for how to respond that will be measured but effective."

Mandate standards for securing personal data

"The federal government must partner with industry and our citizens to secure personal data stored on government and private systems. An Obama administration will institute a common standard for securing such data across industries."

Increase the number of high school students taking college-level courses

"We're also going to set a goal of increasing the number of high school students taking college level or AP courses by 50 percent in the coming years."

Expand the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity

Will "place the weight of (his) administration behind...a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act to outlaw workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity."

Double federal funding for basic science research over 10 years

Will "support doubling federal funding for basic research over ten years, changing the posture of our federal government...to one that embraces science and technology. This will foster home-grown innovation, help ensure the competitiveness of US technology-based businesses, and ensure that 21st century jobs can and will grow in America."

Require utilities to reduce electricity demand

"Will set an aggressive energy efficiency goal—to reduce electricity demand 15 percent from DOE's projected levels by 2020. Implementing this program will save consumers a total of $130 billion, reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 5 billion tons through 2030, and create jobs. A portion of this goal would be met by setting annual demand reduction targets that utilities would need to meet. The rest would come from more stringent building and appliance standards."

Make buildings more energy efficient

"Will establish a goal of making all new buildings carbon neutral, or produce zero emissions, by 2030. They will also establish a national goal of improving new building efficiency by 50 percent and existing building efficiency by 25 percent over the next decade to help us meet the 2030 goal."

Invest $50 billion in auto manufacturing facilities for fuel efficient vehicles

Will provide "support to domestic automakers to invest $50 billion to retool their manufacturing facilities in America to produce [fuel efficient] vehicles."

Help victims of superstorm Sandy 'rebuild their lives'

For victims of Superstorm Sandy: "We are going to be with them every step of the way in helping them to rebuild their lives."

Make sure Iran does not get a nuclear weapon

"But to the issue of Iran, as long as I'm president of the United States, Iran will not get a nuclear weapon."

Increase penalties against North Korea if it continues developing nuclear weapons

"President Obama will also continue to confront North Korea, another regime that ignores its international obligations by developing nuclear weapons and missile technology, with a stark choice: take verifiable steps toward denuclearization or face increasing isolation and costs from the United States and the international community."

Oppose efforts to privatize Social Security

"And we will keep the promise of Social Security, strengthen it, but we won't turn it over to Wall Street."

Overhaul the corporate tax code and reduce the rate for manufacturing companies

"Reforming the corporate tax code to bring down tax rates on domestic manufacturers by nearly a quarter -- while closing tax preferences and loopholes to pay for it."

Create a new tax credit for companies that bring jobs to the United States from overseas

"Ending tax deductions for companies shipping jobs overseas, and using the saving to create a new tax credit for companies that bring jobs home."

Create a new trade enforcement unit that will address China's trade practices

Standing up for American workers and businesses in the global marketplace, taking on China's unfair trade practices through a new trade enforcement unit to level the playing field.

Better enforce gun laws

"My belief is that we have to enforce the laws we've already got, make sure that we're keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, those who are mentally ill. We've done a much better job in terms of background checks, but we've got more to do when it comes to enforcement. But weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don't belong on our streets. Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced."

Fix problems of voter access such as long lines on Election Day and on early voting days

"I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time. By the way, we have to fix that."