On the Left: Barack Obama

By Marcos Duran-Salcedo Posted October 3, 2012

Why should we reelect President Barack Obama? The answer is simple. He prevented a massive economic meltdown, created more jobs, and gave the order to the navy Seals to kill Osama bin Laden. Additionally, he began the withdrawal of the troops from Iraq, funded high-speed internet connections for schools, and began the closure of Guantanamo Bay on January 11, 2011.

If President Obama had not prevented an economic meltdown, we would be in a second Great Depression. Our country’s economy would have dropped, and all of a sudden, your family’s investments would have been worth almost nothing. You would have found Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg selling apples and oranges on the streets, and the number of homeless people would have increased drastically.

President Bush saddled the nation with increased unemployment. Thanks to the efforts of President Obama, we now have more jobs, and the unemployment rate is slowly decreasing. Bush also promised we would see the death of Osama bin Laden before he left office. Instead, his death was delayed for four years until his hideout was located and President Obama gave the order for the navy Seals to kill the man who orchestrated 9/11.

President Obama also began the closure of Guantanamo Bay. This detention facility was a controversial issue and resulted in the Supreme Court declaring that its detainees were protected by the Constitution and it was President Obama who decided that it was time to close it down.

Many people say that he needlessly increased the nation’s debt to 16 trillion dollars, but this isn’t true. Even though he did raise it, that was the price to prevent the economic meltdown. Some of President Obama’s plans if he is reelected are to lower taxes for the middle class and raise taxes for millionaires. This is good because it would mean the millionaires would pay a little more, so we, the middle class, pay less. Romney wants to do the exact opposite of this.

You’ve heard the facts, now it’s up to you to decide who to give your support to in the upcoming election.