Facts… Figures… Reality.

Facts and Figures: (Jan 09 vs Jan 14)

Obama’s approval rating.

Then: 68%
Now: 39%

(Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/116479/barack-obama-presidential-job-approval.aspx)

US Nat’l Debt. 

Then: $10.6 Trillion
Now: $17.3 TRILLION

(US Treasury Dept: http://www.treasurydirect.gov/NP/debt/current)

Poverty Rate.

Then: 13.2%
Now: 15%. 46.5 million people living in poverty today.

(US Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/data/incpovhlth/2012/figure4.pdf)

Median Household Income.

Then: $55,939
Now: $52,163

(Sentier Research: http://www.sentierresearch.com/HouseholdIncomeIndex.html)

Americans on Food Stamps (politically correct term: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

Then: 32 Million
Now: 47.4 Million

(FNS.USDA.GOV: http://www.fns.usda.gov/pd/SNAPsummary.htm)

Economic Freedom Index.

Then: 6.
Now: 12.

(The 2009 Index of Economic Freedom: http://blog.heritage.org/2009/01/13/the-2009-index-of-economic-freedom/
The 2014 Index of Economic Freedom: http://www.heritage.org/index/ranking)

Reality.

There will always be those who will claim the current condition of the United States economy “is Bush’s fault.” However let’s consider this reality.

  • BO has been in office since 2009.
  • For the last two years (07-08) of Bush’s term, the Leftists also has control of both houses of Congress.
  • For his first two years (09-10) in office, the Leftists had control of both houses of Congress.
  • Even after the Republicans took control of the House in 2010, based on the talking points of his campaign, Obama should have had the capability to talk amongst all the people in the government and “draw consensus.” 

More importantly, the Leftists have taken to “managing” the Democrat Party in much the same way petting zoos are operated. The “managers” have no qualms about keeping the legislators behind stockade fencing where they can be effectively fed three square meals a day, given just enough run of the space without too much difficulty yet kept at just fingers length so only the children among society will be able to touch them. Of course, it is the parents of the children who bring the kiddies to see the legislators and they are the do-gooders in society who always like to think they know what is best for the rest of the world. Honestly, when you look at the reality of what has been going on over the last six years, one really has to wonder what the real problem is with BO. After all, he had everything given to him.

There are those who will claim that he was struggling with lots of “problems.” Yet I have yet to actually read a list of these supposed “problems.” There will be those who bemoan the “gridlock” began when the Leftists lost the House to the Republicans in 2010. But one has to really wonder about the validity of this claim. After all, he is touted as someone so finely educated at the best schools. And he is supposedly such a capable orator and can express ideas with such clarity and ability, you would think he would be able to articulate ideas and plans that would be seen as acceptable.

But, in the parlance of the street, “He hasn’t gotten shit done.” In fact, the few things he has touched didn’t need to be fixed. But he “fixed” them and has created greater hardship for others. There is this reality: He has harmed the people of this Country.

The everyday folks are now being dragged to the petting zoo to preen the legislators. But more importantly, they are being dragged to see the star of the show, BO himself. Over the course of the last six years, the incessant pandering of the media keeps telling the world how great he is and how he has either done something tremendous or he is still fighting for us. Yet at no time have they ever stated the reality that the man has yet to fix one damn pre-existing issue. Instead he has started new ones. Those who still bother to think, evaluate and comprehend the world around them recognize this reality: This has gone from the self-proclaimed “Most Transparent Administration to the biggest train wreck in history.

When you have the President of the United States making statements like he did on Tuesday, it is clear we have slipped into a dictatorship. Through all prior administrations, there was the effort made to work with Congress, both House and Senate, to bridge gaps and come to either a consensus on a topic or some type of middle ground from which laws could be written. 

But when Obama stated that he will ignore the need for legislation and issue executive actions to implement his desired policies, he is no longer a leader of the Free World. He is stating actions of a dictator.

Consider this following quote from our dear leader’s lips: “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions.” 

For those of us who were brought up in the Era of Reagan, that is an unconstitutionally treasonous statement. 

And why is he saying this? Because he wants more unemployment benefits renewed. Where the hell is the money going to come from to pay for this? Oh yeah, taxes. And if you tax “The Rich”, will they bother to seek new ventures to fund that will develop new opportunities for employment? Hardly.

This man was a disaster as president from the start because he had no experience in the working world. He had no experience in integrated society. He only “knew” or, more correctly, pretended to know politics. The sad reality is, this guy is fully cognizant of his intentions, fully aware of his is actions, and has a very specific agenda supported by every Leftist in Congress and his Cabinet: the marginalization, if not out-right destruction, of the United States of America.

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