America bids farewell to Obama

Sarah Smith, Feature Reporter

Everybody has their own opinion when it comes to politics and how the government should be run.
Some agree whole-heartedly with everything President Obama and his administration have done throughout the past seven years, while others may disagree.
But there is no denying the fact that during his two term presidency the country has changed. Whether it has been for the better or worse remains largely based upon personal opinion.
There have been several life altering events that have occurred that will forever be etched in history. A largely controversial issue that is still discussed today is Obama Care, which is officially called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
This was signed and became law in 2010. The main, positive points of Obama Care would be that it makes Medicaid more accessible to low income families, requires all Americans to have health insurance, allows people to stay on their parent’s insurance plan until they are twenty-six, and makes it illegal for a health insurance agency to deny a client based upon past medical history.
The negative side to Obama Care is that taxes were raised so that the government could provide assistance to those who could not afford health insurance.
People also lost health care options they had previously had. Small and medium sized businesses bore the brunt of most of the negative effects of ObamaCare.
The next big event that shocked the nation was the killing of Osama bin Laden. May 2, 2011 will forever be a day the American people remember because it was the day that President Obama announced that the ten year search for the man behind the 9/11 attacks was finally over.
This caused great celebration and excitement all over the country. The killing of bin Laden happened when US special forces led a raid on a compound in Pakistan.
Under the Obama administration, people saw harsher sanctions enacted on Iran. The sanctions were tightened to help try and prevent further expansion of Iran’s nuclear program.
Obama worked with other countries to strengthen the sanctions and enact penalties for other countries that did not follow the economic sanctions agreed upon.
The Obama administration also signed the Iran Nuclear deal just recently, which states that the U.S. and their counterparts will lift the sanctions on Iran if they comply with their nuclear plants.
This basically means that Iran is limited in how many plants they can have and that the nuclear reactors can only be used to produce power and not nuclear weapons.
The Iran Nuclear Deal has become a very controversial issue in recent times. A lot of things have changed in the last seven years: the economy, the job market, and even the American people themselves.
Americans are now growing up in a technology friendly world where it is so much easier to find out about what is going on in the world, in a place where politicians cannot hide from their decisions.
The 24 hour news cycle allows citizens to know what is going on immediately and allows people to give their own opinions when it comes to things such as politics.
The media makes it is easier for everyone to be more critical of the government and it keeps the government accountable for its actions.
As the Obama administration comes to a close, the American people have experienced both good and bad times between controversial issuses such as the Iran deal and the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Now how people remember the Obama administration is up to them and their personal opinion but whether it be for him being a great president or a terrible one he will forever go down in hi

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