With the 2012 Presidential Election having been conclude and as many of us predicted President Obama would be re-elected to a second term. While this fiscal cliff debate continues to drawn the major attention and the Presidents future agenda 2012-2016 for job creation and immigration reform appears to take the present spotlight as well, I wonder if he has the political will or political capital to tackle a very feckless embargo against Cuba.
Much of the opposition to lifting the trade embargo was generated by Anti-Castro groups and individuals in the Miami, Florida communities, however in the past election the Obama Administration won the Cuban vote. If the major opposition has subsided and the American business communities supports lifting the embargo...would it be reasonable for the Obama adminstration to engage the battle once and for all?
Absolutely. The time is long overdue for lifting this embargo. Cuba is isolated and no longer a threat in any way to our country.
I think one could argue that the embargo does more harm than good
Much has changed in Cuba over the past 50 years and much would change even further with a new approach to U.S. relationships if the trade embargo were lifted. Greater cultural exchange would take place and new economic opportunities for both countries would occur as well.
The current policy is certainly hurting both sides and if a new approach comes forth we would see a amazing transformation that could be uplifting for the region and a "spark" to jumpstart the U.S. economy.
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