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570.) Barack Obama has given aid to the Mexican government to fight wild fires, he claims that he is standing with the victims of massive tornados, but after seeing his idea of help, I am not sure the victims are any better off.  Here is a picture of what FEMA has deemed a house safe to live in, and that is not eligable for financial aid because of insufficient damage.

 


 

 

 

This is a great example of the big government utopia that President Obama has invisoned for us. Don’t worry kids the government will help us.

571.) President Obama said in his campaign that he wanted to bankrupt the Coal Industry, and that under his plan of a cap and trade system energy prices would “necessarily sky rocket”. Well cap and trade fell flat on its face when it was exposed for the con job that is, but will that stop our devoted President from bringing down the coal industry and making our energy prices jump, of course not. President Obama has kept pushing for new reforms, he just has decided to do it through regulation sense he cannot do it within the confines of the law. The EPA is pushing new regulations which have pressured AEP to shut down 11 power plants, eliminating over 500 jobs. What do you think that is going to do to the price of our electricity? Is that going to help our economy? Oh I know we could replace them with solar or wind farms…. right….

572.) During his 2008 campaign against George W. Bush, I mean John McCain, President Obama vowed to banish special intrest groups from Washington D.C., changing the culture of Washington D.C. So the question arises, has he, is this one of the few campaign promises that he kept? Well 184 of 556 of President Obama’s bundlers (large donors) or their spouses, landed nice jobs in the administration, or very nice federal contracts. Now it is true that President Bush did give jobs to bundlers, but in just the last two years President Obama has hired more than President Bush did in eight. Payin off them there good ol’ boys who gots you elected, yup he’s changed the culture of corruption in Washington alright, he made it worse.

573.) The economy, that thing that President Obama keeps saying is getting better dispite all evidence pointing to the contrary, is most likely to be the key issue of the election of 2012.  President Obama being an brilliant politician knows this, and knows he is going to have to defend his miserable track record. Now rather than saying he was wrong, his plan didn’t work, and he is going to try a different direction, one not documented in the tomes of history as a perpetual failure, President Obama has decided to do what it is he does best and pass the blame.  “The other thing that happened though, this goes to the point you were just making, is there are some structural issues with our economy where a lot of businesses have learned to become much more efficient with a lot fewer workers,” President Obama said about unemployment.  “If you see it when you go to a bank you use the ATM, you don’t go to a bank teller. Or you go to the airport and you use a kiosk instead of checking in at the gate.” So efficency, automation, the new fangled age of technogagets is causing the down fall of our economy…. right.  What President Obama is claiming is that ATM’s are a 21st century invention that are just now bringing a downfall to the American way of life.  ATM’s have been around sense at least the late 1980’s. So they aren’t new, they have been around for a while.  The second half of President Obama’s claim implies that the use of these fancy automated teller machines is causing the removal of hundreds of jobs from the American economy. Well unfortunatly for President Obama, like most things he says the facts do not back his claims. from 1998 to 2008 the number of ATM’s in the country more or less doubled, from 187,000 to 401,500. So if what President Obama says is true that means that the market for bank tellers dried up and disapeared. Well, from 1998 to 2008 the number of bank tellers went from 560,000 to 600,500. Why then did the President make these comments which are plainly false? Well I believe the answer is fairly simple and comes in two parts. First, President Obama likes to behave like a child, he refuses to accept blame for anything, and he will not and cannot allow himself to be viewed as wrong. He always tries to pass the blame off onto someone else. This brings me to the second point. President Obama only has a few people that he likes to shift blame to, George W. Bush, Republicans, the evil middle class Americans of the Tea Party, and of course the banks. By claiming ATM’s are displacing people from their jobs he is able to keep the blame of the failing economy on those evil monsters who live on walstreet, rather than on the power hungry beasts of corruption that lurk within the once noble halls of Washington D.C.

574.) The Constitution of the United States is a document that outlines the exact parameters of the government. It sets up each of the three branches then defines the powers that each of them has. Then with the Tenth Ammendment binds the federal government to the powers outlined in the consitution. This document does not give the government power, it limits its power. Legally the government is only allowed to opperate within these laws. Under the consitution the power to declare war lies souly with the congress. For the United States to go to war there must be approval from congress. Once war is declared the President is commander and cheif of the armed forces. Congress did give the President the ability to wage war for 60 days without consent from congress in what is known as the War Powers Act.  President Barack Obama believes the consitution and the concept of a country of law is old fashion and most likley racist. He is more of a “country of men” sort of man. Were laws don’t really apply to the people in power, unless they aren’t him. You see President Obama has brought upon this country a third military conflict in the middle east with his non-war war in Libya. By law, passed by congress, the President of the United States has the ability to wage war for 60 days without the approval of congress. This window of military action expired for the Libyan campaign on May 20th 2011. President Obama has shown no signs of ending the war as he is required by law. He has basically said to congress that he doesn’t need their approval.  The justification for continueing the non-war war is that the United States has not been involved in hostilities sense NATO took over on April 7th. What he hopes that we the American people are too stupid to understand is that the United States is a major part of NATO. How the military alliance is set up basically means that the United States is still to some degree spear heading the operation. He is hoping that we buy the idea that just because boots aren’t on the ground we aren’t involved in hostilities, although call me a simpleton but I am pretty sure air strikes are pretty hostile.  It is not just right wing anti-Obama power hungry monsters who think the President is in violation of the law, the Pentagon’s General Counsel Jeh C. Johnson, and the acting head of the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Council Caroline D. Krass both say that the United States activities in the NATO air war amount to hostilities under the War Powers Resolution. President Obama has decided in a rare move to reject this view and adopt the one of his administration own legal counsel.  Presidents do have the power to make this choice but it has very rarely been done. This is an exellent example of President Obama’s arrogance, to ignore advice from Military Counsel, someone who might have a little more military experince, AND ignore the advice from a member of the  Justice Department’s Legal Council who might know more about how the legal system will view these actions highlights his arrogance. No no experts ha what fools they stand against me so clearly they are wrong, I am only going to listen to people who bend the laws to meet what I want them to be, what a great way to think, and run a country.  If George W. Bush did this President Obama would have been one of the first people in line to start crying to the hills how horrible he is.

575.) President Obama’s Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsacks went on the offensive the other day when the Senate put their sites on ending the waste that comes from the government subside for Ethanol production. “The Administration supports efforts currently underway in the Senate to reform and modernize tax incentives and other programs that support biofuels. However, today’s amendments are not reforms and are ill advised. They will lead to job loss as our nation begins its economic recovery and pull the rug out from under industry, which will lead to less choice for consumers and greater dependence on foreign oil”. There are some nice buzz words in there, Foreign Oil, Economic Reccovery,  Pull the Rug Out, those all are words that get people fired up. Pulling the rug out from under and industry, oh no!  What Secretary Vilsacks forgot to mention is that Ethanol is nothing more than a pipe dream. How nice would it be to be able to just grow our fuel. The problem is that Ethanol is horribly inefficient; it takes more energy to make ethanol than it produces.  In the United States we have a lot of corn that is why these people want to use it to produce ethanol. The question that the Obama Administration doesn’t want to address is why is it that we have a lot of corn in this country. Well, we have a lot of corn because we like to eat a lot of corn. We feed corn to our cows, and we like to eat cows. We use corn to make sweeteners for soft drinks and candies. President Obama master plan to save the planet and our economy is to burn our fuel in our cars. What does he think, what do you think, will happen to the prices of food when we start using it for gas? Perhaps you have already seen the consequences. Our food prices are going up, because we are taking a massive portion of what we eat to fulfill a pipe dream of a progressive movement gone wild.  Do high foods prices help stimulate the economy? You know I think we tried something like this in the Great Depression.  Many thought that the problem was brought on by low prices so the government bought up a bunch of cotton to try to drive up the cost of cotton to help the economy. The government paid people to not farm parts of their land to help drive up prices. If I remember correctly, this plan didn’t work well.  

565.) President Barack Obama, “the great orator of our time”, was giving a speech in a jeep plant in Toledo about his administration saved Chrysler. In this speech President Obama said, “There are always going to be bumps on the road to recovery. We’re going to pass through some rough terrain that even a Wrangler would have a hard time with “. Let me get this streight, President Barack Obama, supposedly this outstanding speaker and man of the people, went into a plant where they build jeeps, Jeep of course being world renowned for their ability to go anywhere, rugged, indistructable, and told them the people who build the Wrangler that their product couldn’t handle something? This just shows the mans lack of connection to the people, common sense, and of course his arrogance. He is telling these people that the best off road vehicle you have ever built is no match for my omnipotent power. It is like spitting in the face of the people who spend their lives designing, testing, and building these icons of the American driver.  The Jeep employees let the President know that he had done wrong, by intrupting him and shouting at him No!

566.) In the same speech mentioned above President Obama stood firmly by his economic policies of stand in a bucket and try to pull yourself up. He defended his policies in the face of dismal economic performance by saying, “You know, it’s just like if you had a bad illness, if you got hit by a truck, it’s going to take a while for you to mend. And that’s what’s happened to our economy. It’s taking a while to mend.” Taking a while to mend, well hopefully it takes less time than when FDR or Hoover tried your policies, because that was a lost decade (plus a little more). Spend, spend, spend, and then spend some more, then tell the American people that while your country is on the verge of going bankrupt and the economy is stalling, not to worry it is just a mater of time now, this seems to be all that President Barack H. Obama is capable of doing, and it is clearly not working.

567.) While Toledo President Obama said, “Chrysler has repaid every dime and more of what it owes American taxpayers for their support during my presidency, and it repaid that money six years ahead of schedule. And this week, we reached a deal to sell our remaining stake. That means soon, Chrysler will be 100 percent in private hands.” Well that is all really great news, and shockingly true thanks to typical Obamian slide of hand. You see where he says during my presidency, this was a crucial step in making this statment true. You see under President Barack Obama Chrysler was loaned $8.5 billion dollars, and to date Chrysler has paid back $11.2 billion dollars. So they have paid back the amount of President Obama’s loan with interest. However this is nothing more than a vague attempt to create support for his keynesian beliefs. What the President has failed to tell you, and hopes that we don’t think about, is that in the last month of the Presidency of George W. Bush the United States federal government gave Chrysler $4,000,000,000.00 (four billion) dollars of the tax payers money. Then President Elect Obama said it was a, “necessary step… to help avoid a collapse of our auto industry that would have had devastating consequences for our economy and our workers”. So by my math you and I gave Chrysler a $12,500,000,000.00 (12.5 billion) dollar loan, and they have paid back only $11.2 billion of it, that leaves us on the hook for $1,300,000,000.00 (1.3 billion) dollars, and the President is telling everyone hey they paid it all back lets talk about how great it is that I did this. The Administration has said that telling this lie is okay because that money was already spent when President Obama took office. This serves as nothing more than proof positive President Obama is nothing more than just one more dirty politician more focused on winning elections than actualy doing his job.

568.) In that same speech President Obama said, “In the year before I was President, this industry lost more than 400,000 jobs, and two great American companies, Chrysler and GM, stood on the brink of Collapse. Now, we had a few options. We could have done what a lot of folks in Washington thought we should do, nothing.” Yes do nothing and the auto industry would have faded into oblivion. Why did the government buy GM and Chrsyler, what was the justification… Oh that is right, to prevent them from filing bankruptcy. They painted this as the end of the world, if they went bankrupt they would just disappear. What is ironic is that once they were bought by the government they filed for bankruptcy and here they are today. The only reason President Obama wanted government action was to insure the saftey of the union bosses with in the company. If GM and Chrysler had been allowed to file for bankruptcy, they would have been able to renegotiate the union contracts, which would have hurt their power and been bad politically for the President. Just more evidence of political strawman tactics from President Barack H. Obama.

569.) President Obama’s beloved health care law has come under attack and is now in the court systems. He cannot allow his trade mark legislation to be defeated so he has decided to defend it. President Obama’s Solicitor General Neal Kumar Katyal made a very interesting statement while in the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. Judge Jeffery Sutton asked Katyal if he could name one supreme court case which considered the question of Congress being able to use the commerce clause of the United States Consitution as a tool to compel action. Mr. Katyal conceeded that the courts had never been confronted directly by this issue. He did however cite a court case where the courts ruled congress could use the commerce clause to ban discrimination in the private sector. Judge Sutton responed by saying that business can get around this provision by exiting the business, but private individuals cannot do that.  Mr. Katyal had an answer for this though, “If we’re going to play that game, I think that game can be played here as well, because after all, the minimum coverage provision only kicks in after people have earned a minimum amount of income. So it’s a penalty on earning a certain amount of income and self insuring. It’s not just on self insuring on its own. So I guess one could say, just as the restaurant owner could depart the market in Heart of Atlanta Motel, someone doesn’t need to earn that much income.” So the Obama administration’s justification to the individual mandate is that you can get out of it by just not making as much money. I like how Mr. Katyal called it penalty for making money. So once again the beliefs of the President Barack Obama and his progressive allies are clearly highlighted for everyone to see.  They want to punish sucess to reward a lack there of. They want to punish you for being successful enough to make enough money to buy whatever health insurance you want.  This is a way for the government to tell us what they feel is an appropriate amount to earn. Attacking our freedoms to shrink our wallets, wow, if that is not the American Dream I don’t know what is.

 

564.) President Obama’s administration is finally admiting that the United States tax payers will have lost $14,000,000,000.00 (14 billion) dollars on bailing out the United American Auto Wor…I mean the American Auto Makers. I am pretty sure we saw commercials telling how GM paid back its government loans, and how we were going to make a killing on the ISO. I guess $14,000,000,000.00  is the price we have to pay to keep Chyrsler and GM from going bankrupt… oh wait, they did go bankrupt.

565.) April 29th, 2009 “We’ve begun remaking America,” President Barack Obama touting his beloved Porkulus bill. In 2010 when questioned about the slow economic growth in the supposed “summer of recovery” President Barack Obama  said,”‘No. I don’t regret the notion that we’re moving forward because of the steps that we’ve taken“. One year after signing the porkulus bill President Obama had this to say,”One year later, it is largely thanks to the recovery act that a second depression is no longer a possibility”.  Well two years after its signing, and one year after the summer of recovery, how does the country look now? Housing prices have hit their lowest value sense 2002, unemployement is at 9% (1% higher than President Obama said it would go if the porkulus bill was passed) a number kept down only because people have given up looking. According to AP the real unemployment number is more like 11.5%. Oh don’t forget that inflation has helped lead to $4.00 a gallon gasoline. Man we are in a lot better shape than we were before. At least thanks to the amazing porkulus bill the possibility of a second depression is no longer a threat, or is it? Well Peter Yarstown said on CNBC “We’re on the verge of a Great, Great Depression“. From CNN David Gergen said, “ It is really this picture darkens, and it is — was particularly stark today with manufacturing, with housing, auto sales, jobs, all of these issues. We obviously have a — an economy that’s stalling out, and we’re in very great danger of a double-dip here now which would be a very big disaster for an awful lot of Americans.” A double dip recession, I thought this was a recovery…. Maybe President Obama was… I can’t believe I am saying this… wrong.  Maybe his massive spending has done nothing but create uncertanty, a devalued dollar, and the economy is none the better. Its almost like history is repeating itself, massive government spending to save the economy, Herbert Hoover and FDR come to mind. If i remember those didn’t end in an economic boom.  

560.) Amongst the armed forces, both veterans and those who continue to fight and die for their country, President Barack Obama ranks lower than he does amongst civilians, only about 37% approve of the job that the President is doing.

561.) President Barack Obama is being very generous with our grand children’s money again. He and seven other members of the G8 have decided to give $20,000,000,000.00 (20 billion) dollars to Egypt and Tunsina to help foster the “arab spring”.  I have yet to find out how much of this money will be coming from the United States tax payers. The report that I read said that they would be giving $20,000,000,000.00 dollars, which would include 3.5 billion euros. Are those Euro’s in addition to the dollars being given, or are they part of the overall package? President Obama thinks that money just falls from the sky, blown in on a mystic breeze from the east, so I really doubt that the American involvment in this rather large sum of money will be a small one. I am sorry I cannot be more accurate on how much of this burden President Obama plans to shackle our grand children to.  President Obama wants to “cut” the deficit, but he keeps racking up the credit card. He is asking the legislator to grant him more authority to borrow money, and in the same breath he prooves that he has no intention of cuting the debt, just barrowing and spending more.

562.) This is an very interesting story that almost slipped under the radar, due to the disasters in the mid west, the Presidents crucial trip to Ireland, and of course the visit of the Israeli Prime Minister. President Obama constantly hammers anyone who says that the country has an spending problem, he will insist that the problem is not how much he and the progressives are spending, but rather that the country has an income problem. He will tell you we must tax the evil rich. We have to raise taxes or the country will fall into oblivion, tax and spend, the Obama narrative. This obviously is not news, lets roll back the clocks to the beginning of the President’s first year in office, the heavens where falling down around us, the oceans were threating to swallow up the east coast, the only way that we could ensure the survivial of our nation was to spend almost a trillion dollars in “stimulus”.  Again the porkulus bill is not news in and of itself, but when you link President Obama’s love of tax hikes, and the porkulus bill together a great story appears.  The AP released a story on May 23 that discribed a shocking, trueling shocking story.  Thousands of recipients of porkulus money, 3,700 to be exact, owed the government millions in back taxes. In all these contractors and non-profit groups recieved $24,000,000.00 dollars from the porkulus package, and the sum total of their debt to the United States Government comes in at $757,000,000.00 as of the end of September 30, 2009.  Now I know there will be those out there, those progressive zelots that will say things along the lines of “there where over 60,000 contractors who recieved funds, the President can’t stop all the tax cheats.” To address that concern,  35 percent of the back taxes were from debts incurred as far back as 2003, when someone who has owed money for six years comes to the door with their hand out, wouldn’t it make sense to turn them away before they get to roll around in the tax payers money? This case highlights the problem behind most of President Obama’s philosophies when it comes to getting legislation passed. When you ram rod massive bills worth a trillion dollars through the legislator and attack anyone who stands against it, you get flaws, you create cracks, you allow croocks and cheats to be able to reep the rewards. So tax and spend, I guess I was wrong, President Obama isn’t always so keen on the tax part.

563.) “The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States” under this provision in the United States Consitution the supreme law of the land, congress not the executive branch is granted the power to declare war.   The war powers act grants the President the power to wage war for up to 60 days. President Obama has been using this power to wage his little, none-war war, in libya. He had 60 days to wage war, before getting approval from congress. Well 60 days has come and gone, and the President hasn’t stopped military action.  He is now in violation of the law.