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Ron Klain

Georgetown speech on Obama

1 Jul, 2013

Klain gives a speech as part of a panel at the university on what he says will be the legacy of Obama’s presidency. He says there are four main parts, the economy; healthcare; the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the war against Al Qaeda, including the death of Bin Laden; and inclusiveness, where aside from becoming the first non-white President he says Obama has advanced Hispanic issues like recognizing around 11 million immigrants, and things like gay marriage and gays serving in the military. On the economy:

You can agree or disagree with [Obama’s] economic policies but just on the math, on the numbers, he will finish his presidency with the greatest percentrage growth in the stock market, national wealth house prices, and the greatest reduction in the deficit

He says that before Obamacare, people could lose their homes or bank accounts if they didn’t have medical insurance. On the wars:

That those wars have come to an end under this president is historic


Those are four historic changes under [Obama’s] presidency

Chris Niedermeier: President Obama's Second Term Legacy Forum in Washington, D.C.