We keep reading letters in newspapers insisting that we must reverse the disastrous policies of President Barack Obama. And once again, I will respond.
A Sept. 14 article in this newspaper quotes the facts pulled from the U.S. Census Bureau: Last year poverty fell for children as well as adults, family incomes rose for black and Hispanic households as well as white households. Last year, the median household income was $56,500 — 5 percent higher than it was in 2014.
Back in 2009, soon after Obama took office, the stimulus went into effect and unemployment claims declined. Twelve months after that, the private sector began producing more jobs than it was losing, and it has continued to do so every month since then, creating a total of nearly 9.3 million new private-sector jobs. Unemployment is down to 5 percent from a high of 10 percent. Under the Obama administration, 32 million more people have health insurance, including an expansion of health care for children that will be paid for with increased taxes on tobacco products. Obama increased the budget for veterans affairs and expanded stem cell research, which will benefit those with spinal injuries and life-threatening illnesses. Under Obama, two more women were appointed to the Supreme Court, including the first Latina.
Osama bin Laden is dead, the auto industry is not, and starting July 2010, all students began getting their federal student loans directly from the federal government. This will save the U.S. Treasury $67 billion over 10 years, $36 billion of which will allow the expansion of Pell Grants to lower-income students.
Electing Hillary Clinton will allow us to continue to go forward. Is there any part of this we should reverse?
By : Judy Nying