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Obama: The First Two Years
By Mick McKenzie / Mick553

President Obama has been in office a little over two years and has accomplished so much. The problem is, if he accomplishes much more the country will be bankrupt. I recently received an email from someone and it reiterated many of the issues and socalled accomplishments of the Obama administration so far. In just two years: Obama has taken the national debt from just over $10 trillion to over $14 trillion dollars and it is still rising at an alarming rate. That is an unsustainable increase of $4 trillion dollars of added debt in only two years. The national debt is growing at an astonishing $4 billion dollars a day with over a billion dollars of that going to pay interest on the debt itself. That is over a billion dollars a day in interest payments. Interest rates are low now, what happens when they start to rise? If you think that is bad, through his planned spending programs, Obama is proposing to double the national debt within the next 10 years. He has set this country on a collision course with economic disaster and if he is not stopped that is exactly what is going to happen. Obama took unemployment from 7.2% to 9.7% in less than a year and said we were on the right track. Instead of focusing on jobs as promised, Obama spent the first two years of his administration forcing on an unpopular healthcare plan down the throats of all Americans. Obama has criticized an Arizona state law that he admitted, along with others in his administration, he never read. He then joined with Mexico in a law suit against Arizona to force Arizona to continue to allow illegal immigration. In a speech, Obama pronounced the Marine Corps as the Marine Corpse. Not that it was intentional or even malice, but unlike what they would do if it had been George Bush, the media simply ignored it. They would have called George Bush an idiot. In the midst of a recession, it appears very likely that Obama used a forged document as the basis of his decision to put 87,000 workers out of work by arbitrarily placing a

moratorium on offshore oil drilling on companies that have one of the best safety records of any industry in the world because one company had an accident. Look it up. Obama is the first U.S. President to use a TelePrompTer to get through a press conference. And then there was the time Obama felt he needed a TelePrompTer in order to get through a visit to a kindergarten class. Obama spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take his wife to a play in NYC at tax payer¶s expense. I know Broadway shows have gotten expensive, but this was ridiculous. Obama reduced the retirement plan's holdings of GM¶s stock by 90% and gave the unions a majority stake in GM. Thinking he was being funny, Obama actually made a joke at the expense of the participants in the Special Olympics. As usual, the media made excuses for him and his humor. Obama gave the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches. No comment even needed for this narcissistic gift. Instead of acting like the President of the United States, Obama traveled, and still travels the world bowing before leaders of other countries and apologizes for the United States. Maybe we should be apologizing to the world for him instead. While visiting Austria, Obama made reference to their nonexistent "Austrian language.´ Odd, the media keeps telling us how smart he is and how dumb George Bush was. Once elected, Obama filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who don¶t even keep their own income taxes in order. In a speech, Obama once stated that there were 57 states in the United States. That is funny considering how the main stream liberal media keeps telling us how ³stupid´ Sara Palin is and how smart Obama is. Obama flew all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would help benefit him, I mean the United States, at taxpayers¶ expense. Obama referred to "Cinco de Cuatro," instead of Cinco de Mayo, to the Mexican ambassador, again showing the world how smart he is. The main stream media completely ignored the fact that Obama misspelled the word "advice" when years ago the media pronounced Dan Quayle a dunce for misspelling the word potato. Obama burned over 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, proving once again how concerned he is when it comes to energy conservation. I forgot.

He is a part of the political elite and like Al Gore, conservation does not apply to him. Obama actually allowed Air Force One to fly low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan. He had to have known that this would almost certainly cause panic for many people considering what they went through on September 11, 2001. My question is, Is he that insensitive or is he just that ³stupid?´ Obama failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest, which actually had more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans, and rather than report it as in the past administration, the main stream media made into a major political issue with claims of racism and incompetence. It appears that maybe the true incompetence and the true racism here may lie within the media itself. Obama created the positions of 32 Czars who report directly to him, allowing him to try and bypass the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America today. Sounds more like the Soviet Union than the United States, especially considering some of his czars are admitted communists. Obama and his administration illegally passed a national healthcare plan against the will of the American people through bribes and backroom deals. They passed this bill in the dead of night behind closed doors without anyone reading it, including Republican and Democrat legislators. The American people were told that Congress would have to pass it before anyone would be allowed to know what is in it. Obama ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so. Could you imagine if George Bush had said or done any of these things? The far left and the so called main stream media, like NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, would have crucified him. Instead they continue to look at Obama as some kind of messiah allowing him to do and say as he pleases without questioning his motives. Instead of doing their jobs as true journalists, they continue to go after conservatives like Sara Palin, the Tea Party movement, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity simply because they don¶t blindly buy in to the Obama agenda like they do. They continue to write Sara Palin off as ³stupid,´ although if she was a liberal they would praise her as the smartest woman to come along in a hundred years. The main stream media continues to falsely accuse Tea Partiers of being angry and racists and they continue to mock Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity as being fools, while they continue to spread their lies and propaganda disguised as news on a daily basis. Most recently, they actually blamed Sara Palin, the Tea Party movement, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and other conservatives for the actions of a single lunatic in a Tuscon, Arizona shooting. It is a very dangerous what is going on today and it is quite reminiscent of the Soviet Union of years ago. If Obama had been around in the 1950¶s, I believe he would have almost certainly been considered a Communist and would have

never been considered a serious candidate for President. In fact, he would probably have been run out of town. So, what is it about Obama the media loves? There is no logical answer. He is a socialist who does not believe in American exceptionalism or American capitalism. He believes in the redistribution of wealth to those who are unwilling to work. He believes that those who work hard and become successful should be penalized for their efforts through higher taxes and more regulations. He continues to play the race card when dealing with those that oppose his political views. Obama spent the first two years of his administration dividing this country racially and politically in order to fulfill his liberal agenda. He has never tried to reach across the political aisle, as promised, in order to work with both Democrats and Republicans alike on issues that affect all Americans. Now that the House is controlled by Republicans, he may have no choice but to reach across the aisle, but it will surely not be to his liking. The 2010 election was a result of those two years of bad policies and unsustainable spending by the Obama administration and the Democrats. This election has hopefully shown us that the American people are now paying attention and it will not be business as usual in Washington DC anymore. Common sense conservatives were elected for a reason and they were elected to go to Washington and start making true changes that will impact this country for the better, socially and economically. Americans were making a statement in the 2010 elections. There was a message sent and that message was sent loud and clear. It is ³We the people,´ not ³We the government.´ It is ³We the people´ are now demanding that we be heard. It is ³We the people´ are now demanding economic accountability in government spending. It is ³We the people´ are now demanding that our legislators adhere to the U.S. Constitution. It is ³We the people´ are now demanding the repeal of ³Obamacare,´ that was passed illegally through bribes and backroom deals. It is ³We the people´ are now demanding a balanced budget. It is ³We the people´ are now demanding spending cuts to help lower the national debt. It is ³We the people´ are now demanding lower taxes in order to help stimulate the economy by creating jobs in the private sector and it is ³We the people´ are now demanding that our elected representatives do what is best for the country and not what is best for their own political ideology and agenda. There is another election coming in 2012 and we must continue to pay attention to what is happening in Washington DC, our State capitals and our local municipalities. We must hold our representatives accountable for their actions. Remember, they are supposed to be working for us. That is why we have elections.

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