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.