President - Read More Congratulations on a remarkable run. Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure. Still, let me offer a few reflections from the past 8 years.
This article is over 1 year old Barack Obama: The very heartbeat of American manufacturing — the American auto industry — was on the brink of collapse.
In some communities, nearly one in five Americans were out of work. But in the depths of that winter, on January 20,I stood before you and swore a sacred oath.
I told you that day that the challenges we faced would not be met easily or in a short span of time — but they would be met. Businesses that were bleeding jobs unleashed the longest streak of job creation on record.
The auto industry has roared its way back, saving one million jobs across the country and fueling a manufacturing sector that, after a decade of decline, has added new jobs for the first time since the s.
And wages have grown faster over the past few years than at any time in the past Today, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, another 20 million American adults know the financial security and peace of mind that comes with health insurance. Another three million children have gained health insurance.
We also enacted the most sweeping reforms since the Great Depression to protect consumers and prevent a crisis on Wall Street from punishing Main Street ever again. Instead, the stock market has nearly tripled. And the economy is undoubtedly more durable than it was in the days when we relied on oil from unstable nations and banks took risky bets with your money.
Add it all up, and last year, the poverty rate fell at the fastest rate in almost 50 years while the median household income grew at the fastest rate on record.
Meanwhile, over the past eight years, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland.
Plots have been disrupted. Terrorists like Osama bin Laden have been taken off the battlefield. At the same time, America has led the world to meet a set of global challenges. With new models for development, American assistance is helping people around the world feed themselves, care for their sick, and power communities across Africa.
And almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than they did eight years ago. All of this progress is due to the service of millions of Americans in intelligence, law enforcement, homeland security, diplomacy, and the brave men and women of our Armed Forces — the most diverse institution in America.
I appointed two extraordinary women to the Supreme Court, marking the first time in history that three women sit on the bench, including the first Latina. And today in America, marriage equality is finally a reality across all 50 states. This is where America stands after eight years of progress.
And for all the incredible progress our economy has made in just eight years, we still have more work to do for every American still in need of a good job or a raise, paid leave or a dignified retirement.
We have to acknowledge the inequality that has come from an increasingly globalized economy while committing ourselves to making it work better for everyone, not just those at the top, and give everyone who works hard a fair shot at success.
Last year, income gains were actually larger for households at the bottom and the middle than for those at the top. As a people who believe that out of many, we are one; that we are bound not by any one race or religion, but rather an adherence to a common creed; that all of us are created equal in the eyes of God.
It was about you. It is you, the American people, who have made the progress of the last eight years possible. It is you who will make our future progress possible.
That, after all, is the story of America — a story of progress. However halting, however incomplete, however harshly challenged at each point on our journey — the story of America is a story of progress.
|You are here||I wanted to say one final thank you for the honor of serving as your 44th President. President Obama sent this final message to the White House email list this morning.|
It has been the privilege of my life to serve as your President. A new future is ours to write.Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama shared a message offline to Parkland school shooting survivors, dated March The letter, which was first obtained my Mic News.
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