My Next President
My next President of the United States of America is going to be someone who is
wise, determined, and most important wants change. Therefore, I have chosen to elect
Barack Obama. Until recent, I did not know much him. I did not have a clear
understanding of who he is, or what he plans to offer our country. Within the last couple
of months I have studied his proposals, and the changes he wants to bring to our nation.
I feel our country is going through so many trying times such as: the financial
crisis in wall street; the thousands of troops who have died fighting for our country
overseas; the lack of healthcare; unemployment and education. These are immediate
concerns run through my mind when I think of who should be elected next to run our
country. As I watched some of the Presidential debate over the last few months, I
opened up my ears and my heart to the issues both Barack Obama and John McCain
addressed, and I was immediately drawn to Obama. Let me state some of the reasons
why I was so drawn to him: first of all he mentions how he will concentrate on cutting
taxes for 95% of families who make less than $250,000 a year. In an article written by
Steven Greenhouse for The New York Times titled “For Incomes Below $100,000, a Better Tax Break in Obama’s Plan.” “The media household income nationwide is
$50,223, according to the Census Bureau. The Tax Policy center found that for married
couples with incomes of $50,000 with two children, and both parents working, income
taxes would be cut by $284 more under Mr. Obama’s plan, and by $1,005 compared with
$721 under Mr. McCain’s plan”. Barack clearly concentrates on the needs of the middle
class family because the percentage of Americans who make less than $250,00 a year
outweighs the ones who do. Obama also proposes he will eliminate all income taxes for
those over 65 with income less than $50,000 a year. I personally feel this would be a
great help for individuals who are over 65 years old, and have many other issues to
worry about such as saving money for future retirement and savings.
Obama realizes the importance of receiving proper healthcare. He unfortunately
lost his mother to cancer who required extensive treatment that was not made available
to her because of the limits which were put on her by her health insurance. He states that
he would work on providing families with basic health coverage, so that our families are
able to receive the necessary treatment and service. Obama has also proposed that he will
work on making college affordable for our children. He says that he will have kids who
are not able to afford their college tuition serve in community service, and as a result
they will receive the proper tuition. I think this is a great idea. This not only keeps our
children off the street, but allows them to experience what it is like to work for the
education provided to them.
One of the biggest reasons I have decided to vote for Obama is because in
February 2007, he decided to opt out of public funding to run his presidential
debate. He decided to walk away from $84 million, and decided to use fund raising
tactics instead. Obama mentioned the following in his Presidential nominee
acceptance speech: “The Public financing of Presidential elections is broken as it exists
today; and we face opponents who’ve become masters at gaming this broken system”.
According to an article found in www.usatoday.com by Emily Cadei, the following was stated: “Obama raised $56.8 million in February alone. He has great fund raising
abilities, he is most likely too have the upper hand by the time conventions come around.
Using public funding would neutralize this”. I think it was a great idea that...
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