On Your Marks, Get Set, Vote

By Jennarose DiGiacomo
October 31, 2012

I was never into politics, and for some reason this year has made me get involved and want to vote. Maybe because a big part of who is elected will affect me, a student in the long run, but also I just think it’s exciting because this will be my very first time voting.

What if President Barack Obama won the election…well for starters if he is elected again, I want to see change. Clearly in these past four years nothing really has been done, besides excuses, excuses and more excuses. In 2008 when Barack Obama was running for president he proposed change, with his slogan YES WE CAN. Of course change takes dedication and hard work, but at the same time hopefully something can be done. He was supposed to cut the deficit in half three years ago, but it seems as though were still in that debt today.

In his current term right now Obama is about big government, more people are on welfare, food stamps are up, but the questions still lies where does the money come from? Less people are working, and he promised to cut unemployment in half, yet he didn’t. Without jobs, the economy doesn’t grow, the more regulations the more things are going to cost more.

The Republican Party believes Obama hasn’t done much to create change. Instead there’s high unemployment, which causes a slow economic recovery, and federal deficits continue to rise, therefore debt increases.

I’m a college student and quite frankly I’m nervous for what the future brings. President Obama said he would make it easier for students attending college, but unemployment rates are at 7.80% as of September 2012. I’m sure every college student’s fear is not finding a job after college, and then having to worry about the burden of paying back student loans without a job to support it.

Like previous presidents they always say what there going to do, but at the same time it’s hard to follow through. Something is always going to be in the way, but there comes a point in time where one must tackle the issue, stop making excuses, and grab the bull by the horns and go with it.

If Obama is elected into a second term, his first primary issues are to tackle to deficit and then immigration reform. One can only hope that if he is elected president these changes will be made right away. The sole fact of the matter is that in the end not everyone is going to be happy, it’s just the way the cookie crumbles. But my focus is that the Republican and Democratic parties can come to some consensus on certain issues, so change can happen and not have to wait until a president’s second term.






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Jennarose DiGiacomo

Cabrini College '15,
Lifestyles Editor
Creator and Host of the show Bless Your Heart

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