Work Ethic and Success of America and Its Citizens Essay

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“Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest levels in more than three decades. An entrepreneur flipped on the lights in her tech startup, and did her part to add to the more than eight million new jobs our businesses have created over the past four years. An autoworker fine-tuned some of the best, most fuel-efficient cars in the world, and did his part to help America wean itself off foreign oil. A farmer prepared for the spring after the strongest five-year stretch of farm exports in our history. A rural doctor gave a young child the first prescription to treat asthma that his mother could afford. A man took the bus home from the graveyard …show more content…

Traditional automakers, such as Ford and GM have also increased their output of more fuel efficient vehicles. A recent example is the new, 2014 F-150, which replaces significant portions of the chassis that was primarily made with steel with lightweight, robust aluminum. American autoworkers and their advanced skill set in automotive manufacturing have been integral in permitting these companies to transition. According to the USDA, American agricultural exports hit a new record of $140.9 billion for the fiscal year, making 2009-2013 the strongest agricultural export period in our history according to the Secretary of agriculture. This shows the affordability and widespread use of medication in this day and age. The statement is likely a reference to the Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as Obamacare, which is supposed to help reduce the cost of healthcare and whose website is now being helped by tech companies. In May 2013, Obama gave a speech at the National Defense University in Washington that laid out the political groundwork to wind down the “War on Terror” that began when al Qaeda destroyed the World Trade Center and a wing of the Pentagon 12 years ago. Recently, the U.S. has been considering pulling all troops out of Afghanistan by the end of 2014 in response to Afghan president Karzai’s obduracy in negotiating an agreement to keep some American troops in the country past that deadline. This comment suggests that the Obama administration is

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