Obama's Next 4 Years -- Back to the Future
President Obama's victory means it's back to the future for economic as well as social policies.
It means he now has the mandate to implement what the electorate chose him for -- a functioning government to not only fix disasters such as
Hurricane Sandy, but the economy; to lead the United States of America into the future, rather than backward with Republican economic policies of the
Yes, that does mean government creates jobs, contrary to the Bain Capital ethos -- whether in Detroit, or with clean energy investments,
infrastructure building, better regulations that prevent economic disasters, and lower cost student loans that enable a better educated
The future belongs to those who have recognized that the richest have been helping themselves, rather than the country. It belongs to those who
see that government is for the common good, rather than the few.
I see the next 4 years will be a scaling down of American participation in the violent out breaks in the Mideast as we play less of an active role in
those politics and more of a supporting role for Israel.
I see some inoperative useless military equipment NOT being purchased for the first time in a decade just because we were loyal to the defense
contractor that made them.
I see even MORE homeless veterans being pulled off the streets, and given jobs and the position of respect they deserve in the communities they
Meanwhile US gun sales will continue to skyrocket making gun makers rich while right wingers maintain their 2nd amendment is being threatened and
meanwhile more innocent people will die from gun violence than ever before in the nations history.
I see movement on immigration reform and a path to citizen ship finally created.
I see some compromise reached on Student debt.
I see Wall Street Regulations begin to work and grow the economy.
I see housing prices continue to raise and people getting back to work.
I see great improvements in the stock market and the economic outlook for the country.
I see the world's opinion of the USA grow favorable.
I see reasonable tax increases on the wealthy and a gradual lowering of our National Debt.
I see rights for Unions, workers and the people who build this country from the bottom up finally strengthened and supported.
Reproductive and personal rights of women protected.
The environment finally has a spokesperson in charge.
Gays will not be forced back into a closet.
Teachers will be supported and their demands answered, their rights protected.
I see education actually matters, kids excelling in science and math and finally able to take the jobs we typically send out to Asia because they are
"better at it."
Social security and medicare will be strengthened, protections for the elderly will be enforced.
Rather than advertisements for fattening junk food I see the first lady out front pushing a healthy agenda and diet for American kids, finally doing
justice by them and giving them a shot at a healthy life.
Thanks to Obamacare many parents will be able to keep their kids on their insurance and be saved the financial hardship outrageous medical bills they
would have stepped in and assumed anyway.
I see men and women living longer because they have regular diagnostic testing and can take preventative measures to stop an illness before it gets
out of control and ends their lives prematurely.
I see people with pre-existing conditions living longer with treatment
to the delight of their families and children.
edit on 19-11-2012 by newcovenant because: (no reason given)