What type of legacy is President Obama going to leave for America?
Over $3 trillion of the debt is tied into fighting two wars which he voted against. The country’s annual deficit is the difference between what the government collects in revenues & spends in one year. Taxes were cut after Clinton not spending.
Was that Legacy or Lethargy?
Spending his first two years as President putting Chaos into an already unstable Healthcare System, instead of fixing the elephant, no political reference, just the pink elephant in the room was a misuse of the Democratic Congress.
The Economy was the problem and two presidents spend 1.5 Trillion dollars and all we got was another TAX called ACA.
It will be a mixed bag.
Naturally whether one personally likes him or not will have a major bearing. However I believe when history looks back on the "Great Recession" when he came into office compared to where he will leave it KPI or key performance indicators will show that GDP grew.
Unemployment went down, record foreclosures went down, and the stock market broke records, real estate values began to recover, and gas prices fell below $2 in some areas.
Osama bin Laden the planner of the events of 9/11 was killed, relations with Cuba were normalized (Note: We already were doing business with Communist China and Russia for many years.), Marriage Equality became legal for those who had been discriminated against, and the controversial ACA aka Obamacare was passed.
Much like when Social Security passed in the 1930s it has been ridiculed by many. Only time will tell if it becomes another "sacred cow" which most won't want to get rid of in 20 years like Social Security and Medicare is today.
My point is history books simply record (what took place) under a president's terms. All of the above actually have taken place.
However the adults of any given era are more prone to blame a president for anything that goes bad and not give them any credit for anything that goes good. There are always "underlying explanations" for both. How we (feel) about someone also has a bearing on how we view them. Political party (agenda) and stances also matters.
One thing is for certain if the next president is a Democrat it will mean the nation wants to continue to move in the same direction. For it is unlikely a Democrat will repeal Obamacare or undo any of Obama's executive orders.
The next election will be about party platform and ideology more than ever. Naturally if the person one votes for does not win they are going to be upset with just about everything the new president does.
I think he will leave a good legacy, and go on to do a lot more after he is President. He kept plodding away even when the Do Nothing Congress opposed anything he wanted. Now he's seeing results: Gay people can marry, and today he got enough votes for the Iran nuclear inspections that he needed. He is also trying to disarm police departments who have war equipment to fight small community issues, and trying to do what he can for climate change. He is a hard worker, and inherited a huge mess from George W. Bush. Sadly, Republicans will never forgive him for winning another term as President, and don't care if they ruin our country by opposing him. I suspect he doesn't care anymore, and will just keep working on what he deems important. Now if only somebody could talk some sense into the R's about gun control. We are the only civilized nation to constantly have people gunned down in the streets. And the argument, "Guns don't kill people, people kill people" is wrong. Too many crazy people have easy access to guns, and when children can't even be safe at school, it's obvious something is seriously wrong. All the people who say, "I believe in the Constitution" only know the 2nd amendment.
by Grace Marguerite Williams23 months ago
What will be the legacy of President Obama to America?
by ChenardRobinson5 years ago
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by Kawai14 months ago
Is Obama a good president?I don't live in the states so it would be interesting get a feel of how people living there think of him..did you personally benefited from his presidency?
by Alexander A. Villarasa4 years ago
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by quatrain5 years ago
I don't know about you but this request actually scares me. Hasn't he done enough to America? With more time, could he finish us off?
by Stacie L3 years ago
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