By Stephanie Madrigal |Staff Writer|
Here are five reasons why I believe we should reelect President Obama.
First, universal healthcare has always been something I want for my country. I believe it will benefit the majority of the population.
Obama passed health care reform with universal health care coverage to begin in 2014, wherein all Americans will have health insurance.
It saddens me to see families struggling to keep their loved ones alive, who are not able to afford the cost of doctor visits and medicine. I believe ObamaCare will alleviate some of that struggling.
Secondly, I support Obama’s position on gay marriage and acknowledging the fact that homosexuals should have the same benefits as heterosexuals.
Obama accepting the notion to support gay marriage is a huge step to take with all of society watching. I believe it was a strong decision that was made and will benefit our country.
Along the lines of homosexuality, the third reason is Obama’s repeal on “Don’t ask don’t tell” which enabled homosexuals to openly serve for our country’s military.
Fourth, if Romney is elected it would mean middle-class investments would take away federal Pell Grants for nearly 9.6 million students and eliminate Obama’s college tax credit.
As a student at CSUSB, I know that many students can’t afford tuition on their own and rely on financial aid to help them get through college.
Cutting middle-class investments will not only hold students back from achieving their dreams, but I believe it will also hurt the country due to the lack of educated people.
Some of the smartest students are the ones that cannot afford college without government funding. I believe that getting an education should not be based on a student’s financial state.
It should be based on the student’s ambition to want higher education.
In addition, Obama wants to make higher education available to millions more of Americans. He plans to double the funding for Pell Grants and establish a college tax credit.
Even though I am graduating in 2013, I feel strongly that motivated students who want to make the future better for themselves should be able to obtain federal grants to pay for higher education
Lastly, Obama understands that a stable, positive teacher can change a student’s life.
Obama supports thousands of jobs for educators and feels the need for incentives to be given to keep the best teachers in the classrooms.
I have seen some of my best CSUSB professors suffer the pay cuts from furlough days. Teachers have marched the CSUSB campus protesting to keep their jobs.
I side with Obama and his plan to offer rewards to the educators who want to be that life changing factor in a student’s life
Obama came into office with a mess to clean up after President Bush and I believe four years was not enough time to make things better.
I have faith that Obama can complete the process of change if given another 4 years as president.
Vote for Obama tomorrow.