We, students of EMS have researched some of the jobs of the president then have graded how well he reaches the expectations that our country has on his job. These are our results, for YOU!
Manager of Prosperity
The manager of prosperity job is to serve as the economic leader of our country. He’s concerned with business profits, unemployment, economic advisers, and encourages congress to make laws that help the economy. If it has to do with money, the president is all over it. Being the manager of prosperity is a big job, one of the most important to keep our country running. If our president were failing when it came to economy…honestly, I wouldn’t even want to know what America would be like, much less live here! Succeeding at being manager of prosperity verses achieving what you need to do for a presidential job like oh I don’t know, Chief-of-state. Being the economic leader of all our 50 states is way more important and much crucial than chief-of-state events.
When many American citizens lost their jobs, Obama knew that something needed to happen to save the pain and poverty of millions of Americans. Therefore, he proposed a tax credits to companies so that they’ll hire more employees and bring more jobs to the US. Since this caused our country to go into huge debt, he pulled of tax cuts for 60 million Americans and had the million and billionaires pay just a little more money so we can get back on our feet at a balanced rate. Additionally, the tax cut that our president wanted to extend cut an average American’s taxes down about 1000$! Since we are talking about extending things, Obama wanted to extend the unemployment period so that the unfortunate citizens who lost their jobs and are now unemployed wont go into big poverty while searching for a job.
Obama also proposed a Trade Enforcement Unit so we know that all the other countries are being fair when we trade with them. He accused China of pampering allowances on their own companies and not doing enough to stop the replication of American products. The reasoning for that is to protect his country.
I give Barack Obama an A as a grade for being manager of prosperity. I give him an A because he is fair when it comes to taxes he knows that the not so wealthy need a tax cut because of the bad economy that we went through. So he’s asking the wealthy to pay a little more so it’ll be fair. The wealthy might disagree, but when you look at it percentage wise the citizens that have more money, should be paying a little more towards our country so we can keep it agreeable. Also I think that Obama deserves an A because he also shows that he cares for the people who are struggling. For example he wants to extend unemployment so the people that are out looking a place to work so that they don’t need to rush and accept a job that isn’t good for them. By extending the time of unemployment it shows that he wants the US citizens to find the right job for them so that they’ll be happy with their life. Not wake up every morning and being miserable because of work.
Here are some videos and websites I found that says this information. (I forgot to copy some of the websites)
Here is an article I read about Obama’s trade plan.
“(Reuters) – President Barack Obama, following through on a promise to beef up enforcement of trade agreements, on Tuesday will sign an executive order creating a new government team to make sure China and others play by the rules, the White House said.
The move comes as Obama has faced criticism from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney over his handling of China and the U.S. trade deficit with the world’s second largest economy has soared to record $295.5 billion in 2011.
In addition, two new reports on Tuesday raise concerns about state-supported competition from China and call for the United States to take a variety of steps to respond.
Obama outlined his plan to create a new Interagency Trade Enforcement Unit (ITEC) in his annual State of the Union speech last month to Congress.
He took particular aim at China, which he accused of lavishing subsidies on its companies and not doing enough to stop counterfeiting of American goods.
The White House earlier this month proposed spending $26 million dollars to hire 50 to 60 new people to help crack down on unfair foreign trade practices.
The executive order to be signed on Tuesday directs U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk to select a director to lead the new unit, with a deputy director chosen by U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson.
“The ITEC will be supported by the Departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security, Justice, State and the Treasury, as well as the Intelligence Community,” a White House official said.
Romney, who has struggled recently to hold onto his front-runner status in Republican presidential primaries, has criticized Obama for not doing more to “crack down on China for stealing jobs” and promised to get tough with China over its currency practices if elected president.
The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a Washington think tank, in a new report on Tuesday accused China of using currency manipulation, subsidies, tariffs, forced technology transfers, export restrictions, standard setting and other policies to gain an “absolute advantage” for its companies in a wide array of industries.
“While virtually all governments have crafted economic development policies to boost competitive advantage, China has developed the most comprehensive set of policies, with most of them violating the spirit, if not the letter of the law of the WTO,” the report said. “It’s time to say ‘enough is enough’.”
It recommended overcoming the concern many companies have that filing a WTO case will trigger Chinese retaliation “by making it national policy that USTR will bring cases whenever U.S. interests are being hurt through trade rule violations, even if U.S. companies don’t want them to proceed.”
It also called for a tax credit to help companies pay for WTO cases and urged the United States to “build a global free-trade coalition” with the European Union, Canada, Australia, Japan and others to push back against China.
A second report by the office of Senator Ron Wyden warned that the United States is “losing the environmental goods economy to China” because of Beijing’s aggressive push to promote its wind, solar and other renewable technology sectors.
“The (global trading) system breaks down when the world’s participants fail to abide by its rules. That is especially true when the country that appears to be breaking the rules has the world’s second largest economy,” Wyden’s office said.
Along with tougher enforcement of trade agreements, the United States needs vigorous government polices to support production of environmentally friendly goods, the report said.
(Reporting By Doug Palmer; editing by Todd Eastham)”
Valerie Sara Courtemanche
The President of the United States has to be very responsible and organized in order to survive the job that they have, because it isn’t really only one job. In reality, it is many different roles rolled into one. One of these roles is that of the chief legislator, who is the main influence on Congress. The chief legislator is the role where the President has the power to sign bills into law, or veto and deny them. The chief legislator can also stress or pressure for a certain bill to be passed if they really care about it. It is a very important role, and cannot be taken lightly. This is because not many realize that in the president’s hands, already nearly full with the other responsibilities and expectations hand-packaged, and not sold separately, with the job of being President, is the pen that will precariously write the unique, curly, signature, in black or blue ink, that may very well change the way our country runs, for better or for worse.
In this article, it tells how Obama signed a $105 billion transportation bill, or the highway bill. Being the chief legislator, his signing this bill brought an end to a three-year fight over road and transit spending. He did this also in hope to bring more construction workers back to work and to get some new projects done. This shows how seriously Obama takes his job as chief legislator, as he is not just going around and signing random bills like a paper-pusher day-in and day-out, he’s actually taking into account what the bill states within it and what it will do for the condition of our country.
In this next article, Obama has signed a Veterans’ Aid bill, to improve veterans’ health care and help homeless veterans. This would also show how Obama is fulfilling his job of being chief legislator because it shows that he not only cares about the state of our economy, but also how much he cares and is grateful for those who are, or who are not currently, risking their lives to protect our country.
In the next article, here, Obama has done the other part of his job as chief legislator, and vetoed the measure to speed foreclosures, which would have made it easier for courts to clear foreclosures. This shows that while it would have been easier to clear foreclosures, Obama probably wanted to make sure that it was really okay to foreclose the house, and not make a mistake in the process.
In this next video, Obama signs the Tax Cut and Unemployment Benefits Bill, which extends all of the tax cuts from when Bush was President by two years, and extends all unemployment benefits for one year. This is also another example of a good chief legislator because it shows Obama is focused on getting our country’s economy back on track little by little. And the video also shows Obama explaining how important compromise is when creating a bill, and how he admitted how there were things in the bill that he didn’t like. To me, it seems like he’s really doing his job when he admits things like that instead of lying to the country and flat-out saying that he loved everything about the bill and how awesome it was.
Not all of these signings are taken as fine and dandy, though, as Obama has signed the very controversial National Defense Authorization Act, despite threatening to veto it beforehand because of things in the bill in which he didn’t like, as seen in the next article and video, which includes indefinite detention of terrorism suspects, even US citizens in its form before being finalized, without trial. This, for some people, crosses the boundaries of the Constitution.
In all, I would probably give the President a B+ for all of his work as our chief legislator. While he has passed some bills that have a lot, at least some, of potential of helping our country’s welfare and economy, he has passed some bills that may prove to help contribute very slightly to our downfall or some that seem a little controversial to our rights in this country, as such stated in the Constitution
Commander in Chief
Barack Obama is the Commander in Chief in the United States of America. The Commander in Chief is like the top general. He makes all of the important military decisions. An example of this is in October 2009; Barak Obama had to decide to send more troops to the war in Iraq. Some other jobs the Commander in Chief has are…
- Talking to other generals of the military to get updates on the troops
- Predict some of Afghanistan’s next moves
- Send weapons like guns and grenades to the war
- Send food to the war
- Manage our moves to destroy Afghanistan
I have looked at an article that describes the evaluation of Obama’s role as being the Commander in Chief. Even though he was never a soldier personally he wanted to learn the job from the ground up.
I have also looked up a video on Obama turning from the president right into one of his other jobs, being the Commander in Chief during the time of Hurricane Sandy.
I finally have a second video but this video will talk about how Obama says that by the end of 2011, the war in Iraq will be over.
I would give Obama an A+ for his job as being Commander in Chief. I would give him this grade because he has ended a war for us and he is handling the one we are battling in now pretty well. He is a man of his words saying in a video I once saw that had Obama saying that the Iraq war would end by the birth of 2012. I also believe that every time his duty is called for Commander in Chief, HE, WILL, BE THERE!!!!
Protector of the Peace:
The president has many important jobs. One of them is protector of the peace. Basically, the president has to give advice about what to do in dangerous times. . As the president, Obama has to inform people of natural disasters or in times of regular disasters, like 9-11. It gives the people the feeling that even the president is in the situation. Imagine you lost a loved one and you were depressed, then the president gives a speech about how sorry he is of all the lost people, you would be happy that a figure that powerful gave a speech about what happened to your loved one
I found this picture of Obama shaking a workers hand thanking him for his work by helping community. This shows Obama cares about the safety of other people. I think that the worker would be proud of himself and his co-workers. Obama is doing his job as protector of the peace.
I found this video of Obama taking of relief efforts. Obama talks about hurricane sandy at Green bay, Wisconsin. Obama did a good job in warning them in what is to come. He did his job by at least talking to the public about it. How would people feel if a disaster struck and the president didn’t say anything about it, people would start second guessing that he should be president. I think that he did a good job of being protector of the peace in this video.
Obama talks about FEMA (federal emergency management agency) and how to prepare for the upcoming storm. Obama made sure that the storm was not a joke and you should take action depending on what your state recommends. Obama gives news about the storm and assures people to be serious about it. If I were the president then I would be in the white house hunkering down and preparing for the storm. I think this goes to show Obama did a good doing his job because of this.
Overall, I think Obama did a reasonable job as the Protector of the peace, considering the fact that he has eight other jobs. The reason I gave Obama a B was he sounded like he was just giving a speech, like he just did his job. I would probably be nervous on national television but he has already been on TV a lot. He sounded like someone else wrote the speech for him. But I gave him a B because they were reassuring speeches that I believe would comfort those in troubled times.
Overall,the average grade our group gave the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, would be an A-. Obama does a good job most of the time, a great job sometimes, but he is human, like all of us, and has the capability to mess up sometimes, as we humans are not perfect. So, he has made some good choices for the country, and some not-so-good ones, but in the end, he’s pretty good at his job.
Thank you! (: