So Much More To Do

24 Mar

Health Care, just one check on a long list

Yesterday marked a monumental day not only for President Obama’s presidency, but for the history of the United States.  Health care has been on the forefront of Obama’s agenda since day one.  The journey was a long one, with times of glory and times of near tragedy.  The final product is far from perfect, but it is a crucial first step.  So much of the Obama Team’s time and energy went into making this legislation pass, that it is hard to think about what might come next.  It would be nice if they could just stop, celebrate, and relax after such a great victory.   Yet the unfortunate reality is that he only has 1032 days left, and he can’t even pause for a second.  Here is a list of 5 equally as important issues I would like to see Obama tackle next.

  1. The Economy – The jobs bills and economic stimulus packages have helped, but we still have a long way to go.  Getting America back to work and back to spending those hard earned dollars will take much more work and commitment.
  2. Major Climate Change Policy Reform – It is time America took climate change seriously, by creating stricter regulations for factories, automobiles, agricultural practices and so much more.  We need to cut out cap and trade policies all together, providing a strong and more sustainable solution.  Obama should be pushing America to be a leader in green energy.  Not just saying, but doing.
  3. Ending the Wars – We need a complete withdrawal from Iraq, and a strict scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan.  The wars should be back in the media and back on people’s minds.  Obama should keep his campaign promises, and truly end the war in Iraq.
  4. Immigration Reform – We need to create a path to citizenship now.
  5. Elections – Obama needs the Democratic majority in both the House and the Senate.  I would like to see him solidify that majority in November, but not by campaigning, by making real policy changes that bring positive impacts to Americans.  If you are doing it right, they can’t not vote for you.

Anything else I left out?

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One Response to “So Much More To Do”

  1. Roommate April 23, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    Blog Fail.

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