Monday, August 1, 2016
MEDIA MONDAY / PAUL KRUGMAN ON DEFENSE OF OBAMA
Recently, Rolling Stone magazine named President Barack Obama as one of America’s most historically successful Presidents.
Writer Paul Krugman beautiful breaks down why all the Obama-bashing is ill-suited and “misguided”. Critics from all angles tear apart the Obama administration but in the Rolling Stone article, Krugman comes to the defense of Barack Obama, even crowning him as one of our most successful presidents. In the article, Krugman breaks down Obama’s presidency into six parts: financial reform, health care, social, economical and environmental changes and national security.
Here’s an excerpt from the article written by Paul Krugman:
“...Obama faces trash talk left, right and center – literally – and doesn’t deserve it. Despite bitter opposition, despite having come close to self-inflicted disaster, Obama has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history. His health reform is imperfect but still a huge step forward – and it’s working better than anyone expected. Financial reform fell far short of what should have happened, but it’s much more effective than you’d think. Economic management has been half-crippled by Republican obstruction, but has nonetheless been much better than in other advanced countries. And environmental policy is starting to look like it could be a major legacy.
Rolling Stone is asking for your reactions to Barack Obama’s presidency in the comments section. See link: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/in-defense-of-obama-20141008#ixzz3ztJ2zS5r