How I’d Improve America By: Ashley P
Dear President Obama, • I would hope that you keep at least most ofthe promises you made to the American people. I also wonderhow you plan to deal with newly arisen problems.The issues that concern me mostare global warming, the three wars, the economy, car company troubles, and education.
Global Warming • Our global warming condition is worsening with every passing day. We have unstable weather and are frequently making new weather records. • You have claimed throughout your campaign that you were supporting global warming reforms and even suggested making the American auto industry all hybrids. • However, President Obama, records show that you voted against the Kyoto Accords back in 1998. • So what made you change your mind?
Is it the fact that you now had an election to run? • That you needed votes to win and thought no one remembers ten years ago? • Well, I’d hope that your change in view is due to your observations of our damaged and changing environment. Without your help our situation will only get worse. • Ask yourself this question. Do I support global warming reforms? The answer lies in the answer to this question. Is this the future world you want your children and grandchildren to live in?
The Iraqi War • During your campaign you have repeatedly said that once you’re in office you plan to implement a plan that would bring the troops back home and end the war as soon as possible. • Many people support this while the people like me think about the possible consequences. • Pulling out of the war could make America appear weak and afraid and open the door for more devastating terrorist attacks. • It seems to be a lose lose situation and there’s nothing more we can do but trust your decisions.
Mumbai Attacks • The attacksof Pakistani‘freedom fighters’ on the city ofMumbai, Indiahas definitely ripped the scabs off of old wounds. • History shows that therehas always been tensions between these two countries andthis was volunteered as amotivation for theambush. • India blames thePakistani government for the massacre of its peopleand is most likely seeking retribution. • This is another potential war years in the making. • I ask you Mr. President what are your plans to handle this situation?
Gaza Strip Crisis • Another new war has emerged. For the past few days the Israelis have been bombing the Gaza Strip due to the expiration of a ceasefire. It has reached a point where the Arabs are retaliating and sending rockets into Israel. • The death tolls are beginning to climb and peace is seeming more and more impossible. • With the Arabs joining together because of their endurance of a modern holocaust, this poses a threat to Israel and the US. In a protest in Tehran there were shouts of “Death to Israel” and “Death to the USA”. • This definitely interferes with your plans of the Iraqi war what is your modified plan?
Our Economy • The economy is very unstable and continues to be on a roller coaster. • The stock market has become more unpredictable than ever. • People are losing their jobs and homes and have nowhere to turn. • Prices continue to rise while people’s paychecks remain the same. • The cost of living has increased and services are being cut. • I know it will take more than one presidential term to get America back on its feet, but I hope you keep your promise and bring change.
American Car Companies • Recently the American car companies were bailed outfrom looming bankruptcy. • You can infer that these companies would not have the funds to create those hybrid cars you planned to make. • Seeing that the sales of American cars are at an all time low and that was one of your key global warming plans, what do you intend to do now? • How do you plan to convince Americans to buy vehicles?
Education • I have reached my final topic, education, and would like to address the continuous removal of funds from our schools. • As someone who has been educated through the public system, I have noted over the years that the first place to receive budget cuts is education. • Due to this we lose teachers, programs, and resources. We also have a larger group of inadequately educated students and this is our future. • You said that you plan to pay teachers more, but how can you do that from the remnants of our education funds? • Future president, I wish you luck. Bring CHANGE!