For the first time, our nation’s president got something passed that made me seriously think about my adult life after Auburn. The problem is, President Obama’s health care plan won’t be around long enough for our country to agree if it was a good idea or not.
Romney has already told the media he plans to end Obama’s health care plan the day he steps into office. Regardless of who wins this year’s election, four to eight years doesn’t give the president long enough to make changes that will stick in America, besides debt.
The longevity of the presidential term is ridiculous. In four years, we want you to fix our economy, end wars and keep a decent approval rating, or else you and your political promises are out of here next election. Nevertheless, the health care law has started an ongoing, tense conversation from Facebook statuses and tweets to Fox News and CNN.
On my voter’s registration, I’m declared as “Independent.” I like it that way to keep myself and my views on our country from having to uphold an agenda of an elephant or a donkey.
Even after weighing both sides of my thoughts on the law and looking for opinions on social media, although I do not recommend it, I still feel unsure on whether this plan is good for our country or not.
I think it’s because hardly anything in life is as black and white as cheering for Auburn over Alabama. It would do our country a lot of good to have a little more perspective on decisions like this.
That perspective is not going to come from party lines.