Jacob Bell – 1851 Staff
With the presidential election drawing closer, the candidates are trying harder to obtain your votes. They smile, wave and proclaim that they will do nothing but good for our country. Yet, in reality, all politicians want to do is win. So, who is going to do well and follow through with their claims? I’ll give you a hint: America already voted him four years ago.
Every politician speaks of health care reform, but President Obama aims to do something about it. According to Healthcare.gov, the Affordable Care Act removes the power from insurance companies over your policies and gives it back to you. This act lifts restrictions on conditions that existed before you start a policy. It also makes healthcare more affordable for everyone and it lifts the lifetime caps that parents can hold on their children’s policies. If you’re a college student, you could certainly use the extra time and assistance as you begin paying back student loans.
Obama raised the maximum Pell Grant award to $5,550 with 9.5 million students receiving this grant in the 2012-2013 school year. He is helping middle class families afford college educations. The more young minds earning a college education, the more resources will be produced, leading to a strong economic state.
Furthermore, Obama, an advocate for women’s rights, believes women should have free preventative and contraceptive healthcare. He signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to create equal pay for women within the workforce. According to the National Partnership’s website, this bill also prevents discrimination of pay based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, and disability.
President Obama realizes that in order for Americans to collect paychecks, they have to have jobs. He inherited the worst debt in national history and high unemployment upon stepping into office. In response to this, Obama has increased the number of private sector jobs pushing innovation and technology as main priorities. This increases jobs and stimulates the economy. Obama has the foresight, dedication, and perseverance to make America stronger.
He has also apprehended one of the greatest villains and terrorists in the world. With the death of Osama bin Laden, Obama dealt the justice that Republicans promised under George W. Bush. The president is a man of his word.
When you go to the polls in November, vote for whoever you feel is going to deliver to the American people. It comes down to what you feel is just and fair: tax cuts for the wealthy upper class, or relief for a strong middle class to further generate and stimulate the economy. In simpler terms, either the rich will get richer, or we can work to move forward and create a balance and sense of stability for all with President Obama.