"Barack Obama has just been reelected as President of the United States." When you heard these words on Election Day this year, you may not have been very ecstatic about the outcome. Personally, I was extremely happy about the decision that was made. Both candidates presented many policies throughout each of their campaigns, some being both positive or negative. Three mainly stuck out to me, those were; Presidents Obama's policies for same sex marriage, governor Romney's new plan for taxes, and also the issue of drilling for fossil fuels presented by the President. I see that President Obama had some downsides to his campaign, although, I did understand his policies to be more beneficial for the United States as a whole country.
To begin with, Mr. President said he was for same sex marriage in the United States in his campaign (I personall don't agree with it), but never the less choosing the style of life isd each individual person's choice to make for themselves, and they should have the choice to if they would like to do that or not. in the passage, the very las line says," he still wouldn't give him that fundemental American right: To put on some fancy clothes and say " I do."" This statement is explicitly saying if Walter were to vote for Governor Romney, he wouldn't allow same sex marriages in the United States.
Continuing right along, another policy that I thought on a a lot was the new tax plan presented by both candidates. Romney's plan felt entirely based around helping make the wealthy peoples' lives easier than they already are. For instance, in the passage, paragraph 11, line 1, it says," Walter would keep a lot of his money under Romney: A whopping $254,551." That amount is compared to the $5,535 he would keep from President Obama's tax plan. As you can see, there is a mind blowingly large difference between those two numbers. Mr. Obama's plan mainly will try focusing to help out middle and lower class families instead of higher class families. This is good because many of our American families today are in the middle and lower class range.
Last but not least, Mr. President's policy on drilling for fossil fuels is a great idea. I think America uses too many fossil fuels as resources anyway. President Obama presented multiple ideas tthat were aiming to help try to stop so many companies from digging up every last bit of natural gas, coal, and oil we have left on Earth. For example, in paragraph 9, line 8 the author says," The Obama administration has cut the number of new permits and leases for offshore oil and gas drilling by more than half." This is a good thing for two main reasons. One, it makes digging for fossil fuels offshore less abundant in our oceans, and two it will also keep our oceans cleaner and safer for sea creatures.
To sum it all up, I believe that President Obama had better and stronger policies than Governor Romney. Simply due to the fact that most of Romney's plans will help higher class people more than a well-rounded base of citizens. Also, Mr. President's plans will help out the United States more as a united country and not just help out each individual state more than another.
Kimberly Barrett, NBCT, Bachelor of Arts of English, Murray State University, 1996, Master's Degree in English, MSU, 2004
Blessed to teach since 1996, I spend my days doing exactly what I've always wanted to do . . . TEACH. I'm married to the sweetest man alive, Tim, and we have two beautiful babies, Marlee Rose and Beau Wilson.