Despite being just a few weeks away from the Cheeto Man possibly being in the oval office, President Obama still maintains his belief that this country’s best days are still ahead. Now, in his farewell letter, he’s taking a look back at all the progress he’s made during his Presidency as well as looking to the future.
In the emotional letter, he writes, “Today, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, another 20 million American adults know the financial security and peace of mind that comes with health insurance. Another three million children have gained health insurance. For the firs time ever, more than ninety precent of Americans are insured, the highest rate ever.”
Of course, he also touched on many of his other accomplishments, including an increasingly high graduation rate, renewable energy production, economic growth, achieving marriage equality nationwide and the “longest streak of job creation” on record. The letter is part of his Cabinet Exit Memos series on Medium.
He continues, “By so many measures, our country is stronger and more prosperous than it was when we started – a situation I’m proud to leave for my successor. And it’s thanks to you – to the hard work you’ve put in; the sacrifices you’ve made for your families and communities; the way you’ve looked out for one another.”
In conclusion, he pointed out what the American point don’t want from any future administrations, “What won’t help is taking health care away from 30 million American, most of them white and working class; denying overtime pay to workers, most of whom have more than earned it; or privatizing Medicare and Social Security and letting Wall Street regulate itself again, none of which middle-class Americans voted for.”
Hopefully, Republicans will keep this in mind. In the meantime, we say farewell to President Obama and wish him the best of luck. We’ll certainly miss him.