President Barrack Obama has won re-elections and is in power for the next four years! His plate was full when he took office in 2008 and he had a lot to sort. The task is no where completed. If anything, there are more challenges.
In fact, this time over, it is doubly challenging as during his last election run, he made a lot of promises, most of which he tackled but they remained unfulfilled. He and his supporters always claimed four years not be a long enough time to deal with all the issues and he needed more time.
Well, now he has more time, but this is all the time he will get. Saying that he has a lot to do, in order to keep his word and justify the votes that got him re-elected, would be an understatement.
Some of the promises he has to keep include:
- Unemployment (Can he create a million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years)
- Educational Reforms
- Tax hike for the rich-make life better for the middle class
- Gun Control
- Enforce better, easier Immigration reform
- Tackle the housing crisis
- Environmental betterment: reduce air pollution and carbon emission; develop new souces of energy, etc. Transition out of Afghanistan by end of 2014.
- Make sure Iran does not get a nuclear weapon
- Get out of Afghanistan by 2014
He promises to do all that for the people of America, whether they voted for him or not. He promised as much in his victory speech when he said, "In the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together: reducing our deficit; reforming our tax code; fixing our immigration system; freeing ourselves from foreign oil. We've got more work to do."
Now the biggest challenge he apparently feels, making the Republicans agree to the changes he want to make.