Barack Obama

Justin Austin

I chose Barack Obama because he has helped lots of people and is a great person. I think Barack is a hero because he has tried his best to help people and create things to help.

  • Obama has overhauled the food safety system
  • Advanced women's rights in the work place
  • Ended Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) in our military
  • Stopped defending DOMA in court.
  • Passed the Hate Crimes bill.
  • Appointed two pro-choice women to the Supreme Court.
  • Expanded access to medical care and provided subsidies for people who can't afford it.
  • Expanded the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Fixed the preexisting conditions travesty [and rescissions] in health insurance.
  • Invested in clean energy.
  • Overhauled the credit card industry, making it much more consumer-friendly.
  • He's done a lot for veterans
  • He got help for people whose health was injured during the clean-up after the 9/11 attacks

I think to be heroic you need to have certain characteristics as a person. You need to be caring, respectful, nice, and not cocky. Most heoric people have

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