Barack Obama’s second 4 year term is coming to an end on January 20th, 2017 when Donald Trump is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. to start his new role as president of the United States. Durango High School students share their opinions and feelings about Obama leaving the white house and what he has been able to accomplish since 2009.
Reporter: What do you think Obama’s biggest accomplishments during the past 8 years are?
Sarah Von Tersch: In the past 8 years Obama has passed a health care reform, he has signed a $787 billion American Revolution and reinvestment Act in 2009 to spur economic growth. He ended the war in Iraq. He eliminated Osama Bin Laden. He repealed “Don’t ask don’t tell” ending the policy that didn’t allow men to openly join the military. He increased support for veterans, and signed a new GI bill offering $78 billion in tuition assistance offers
Aaron Clark: ObamaCare and solving conflicts in Iran
Mary Fenberg: Personally some of the biggest things I think Obama has accomplished is he removed the last troops from Iraq, he signed off on the mission that killed Osama Bin Laden, and he created, however unsuccessful, an affordable healthcare act to target everyone in America.
R: What will you miss most about Obama after he is no longer president?
S: Dealing with a president who isn’t as accepting as Obama.
A: Not having such a great person in office.
M: His calm persona.
R: Do you think there are any other friendships stronger than Jobama (Joe Biden and Barack Obama)?
S: No! They are stronger than an apache helicopter and Apache helicopters have guns and missiles.
A: No, they are the bestest friends ever.
M: Haha nope.