Thanks Obama

By Kyler Telge, Staff Writer

Well, it is 2017 and it is almost time for President-elect Donald Trump to take office. Looking back on the past eight years many people will hold different opinions about how Barack Obama’s presidency has affected America; but, there have been some undeniable victories for the people.

Obama established the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in 2010, which would help many in need of medication who couldn’t afford to obtain it. Same-sex marriage was legalized across the nation in the summer of 2015 to the joy of many. The Keystone XL pipeline proposal was stopped in concerns of environmental impact, and the Dakota Access Pipeline was put on hold by the Obama administration. Obama has also recently gone to Cuba; opening up the island country to the American people for the first time in many years.

To me these things are great for the people as a whole but you can hold a very different opinion and that is okay. This is just how I have seen our 44th president in the past eight years and will be looking forward to an always brighter future.