Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Letter from President Obama

Got a letter from President Barack Obama on May 12, 2014

March 20 2014
The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear President Obama,
 My name is Matthew Winick and I’m a community college student studying history with some business.  My favorite part in history is studying how minorities, gender, famous people, and along with U.S. Presidents working hard to make our country better. I’m proud of using my history perspective to help support museum and memorials to help make a difference and teach people how to make a better world. I volunteer at Hands On Museum in Ann Arbor to help youth learn education through demonstrations and hands on approach. You are my favorite president because of your speeches and your achievements. Your achievements really made an impact on my life. For example the Affordable Care Act help me stay on my parent’s insurance until I’m 26. The Recovery Act in 2009 helped me learn how to work through job training. I believe that there should be more job training programs to help other people. Your commitment to help protect people with disabilities, minorities, gender, and people with different orientation to be protected against hate crime and discrimination has made a difference in my life and many others who have suffered through discrimination.
 In 2012 Presidential election I really had a great experience becoming a 1st time voter and helping your campaign for reelection.  Your goals really helped me feel that these issues are important like using clean along with alternative energy to reduce global warming, put laws to make student loans from being jacked up by financial institutions, protect women’s right to choose, support equal pay, and creating good, reasonable, and common sense ideas to allow federal spending to help create jobs. In your State of The Union speech I was proud to hear your commitment to raise the minimum wage. My job is a minimum wage job at a sorority house in Ann Arbor Michigan as a busser where I take care of the dining room including help around the kitchen. I make about $8 per hour. Even if I make $8 per hour it is hard for me in the future to own a place to live or even get health insurance. I’m proud to support your idea about raising the minimum wage to $10.10 to help me and other people who work at minimum wage jobs to help support themselves along with family and children including making money to afford health insurance.
 As an American I feel disappointed that special interest groups, news medias, and Congress use harsh scare tactics to make it hard for your ideas to help the people get passed because they care about getting money from special interest groups and pay raises for themselves. However I’m still proud of you coming into the White House and work hard to help this country move forward. I wish you the best luck for your second term along with your family and I hope you can accomplish more of your achievements. Another thing I wish that history can be kind to your presidency and can shred some light to your achievements. I believe you have work hard as President of United States with great achievements like President FDR, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton.


Matthew B. Winick