Obama inherited a mess, and he's cleaned up much of it

The Republicans say that President Obama has been a failure. But he inherited a housing crisis, a health care crisis, Wall Street problems; a near-bankrupt domestic automobile industry and two wars, in which thousands of American  lives were lost. He inherited a recession and high unemployment.

But we must not forget the accomplishments of President Obama and his administration. The housing industry has rebounded strongly. A new health insurance law passed —  one that Congress, for decades, talked about but never accomplished. The solvent banks are doing well, legislation on welfare reform passed, the automobile and parts businesses are now thriving and countless jobs saved. We’re out of Iraq and bin Laden is no more, and we’ll be out of Afghanistan in 2014. The recession has slowed and we’re coming out the other side.

Now is not the time to undo and redo — it’s the time to continue moving forward.

Jerome Gunderson 


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