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The media won’t expose the truth, so many will continue to believe his lies….about the budget, about Benghazi, about….well, you name it, and he’s lied about it. Is it possible that this narcissist is incapable of telling the truth? I seriously wonder.
I realize politicians lie for a living. This is why most people can’t stand them. We want the unvarnished truth, whether we like it or not. Just tell us the truth! We aren’t children, we are capable of making our own decisions about each issue. And we are smart enough to know that this continuous spending spree can NOT be sustained! Well, at least us grown ups do. The low/no information voters, those ‘you owe me’ types, will not care that their children and grandchildren are being deprived of a prosperous future. Self gratification has put us on this road, and it’s way past time to put a stop to this freight train, and switch tracks!
Obama’s Fake Budget Marketing Exposed
Romina Boccia and Amy Payne – The Foundry
President Obama is marketing his new budget by saying it has “more than $2 in spending cuts for every $1 of new revenue.” Is this true?
In a word, no.
In fact, his spending increases and advertised spending cuts cancel each other out—leaving only a massive tax increase.
The President cancels sequestration’s spending cuts—therefore raising spending—by the same amount that he reduces spending. When that’s done, all that’s left is a $1.1 trillion tax hike.
- The President increases spending by $1.1 trillion by cancelling sequestration. Sequestration, the automatic spending cuts adopted in the Budget Control Act of August 2011, is already in effect. Thus, cancelling these reductions in spending increases spending by $1.1 trillion over 10 years.
- The President reduces spending by $1.1 trillion. The President lists a number of additional spending reductions based on a December offer to Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH). These total about $1.1 trillion and are completely offset by the cancellation of sequestration.
- The President raises taxes by $1.1 trillion. The official total tax increase in President Obama’s budget is available in the Treasury Department’s “Green Book.” Treasury scores the total net tax increase from all President Obama’s tax policies at more than $1.1 trillion over 10 years.
So President Obama’s spending cut claim doesn’t hold up, and Americans get stuck with a $1.1 trillion tax bill. Real math hurts.
The White House lashed out Monday at Republican lawmakers threatening to filibuster gun control legislation in the Senate, accusing them of trying to pull “political stunts” and “hide” behind procedural maneuvers — as support for the filibuster continued to grow.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, announced early Monday that 13 senators had signed a letter to Majority Leader Harry Reid threatening to oppose “any legislation that would infringe on the American people’s constitutional right to bear arms.”
Lee, along with Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, have led efforts to hold up the legislation. The lawmakers would do so by trying to require a 60-vote threshold, which could kill the legislation.
They were joined later in the day by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, bringing the total to 14.
Excuse me, but where are the rest of the GOPer Senators???? Are those who have not signed on saying they oppose the 2nd Amendment, and our, WE, The People’s God given right to self defense, no matter what form it takes, even if it’s with a misnamed weapon? Y’all better get off the stick, and damn soon!
President Obama criticized the proposed filibuster during a campaign-style event at the University of Hartford in Connecticut about 45 miles from the elementary school where 20 first-graders were shot and killed in December.
“Some back in Washington are already floating the idea that they might use political stunts,” said Obama, who was introduced by Nicole Hockley, whose son, Dylan, was one of the victims. “They’re not just saying they’ll vote ‘no’ on ideas that almost all Americans support. They’re saying they won’t allow any votes on them at all.”
That’s real damn funny coming from the king of political stunts! You know, the king that uses children as political props and tools, and is on a never ending campaign. And where the hell does he get this ‘almost all Americans support’ crap? Has he ever talked to any REAL Americans? I don’t mean those with the marionette strings attached… I mean REAL, day to day, trying to make ends meet, working Americans!! I wonder what would happen if, just once, his lackeys didn’t stack the crowd with the pussified, you owe me, crowd? Yep, I think it would be downright interesting m’self as well.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
In case you aren’t familiar, that’s the first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence. It goes on to state:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Well now, it seems to me that we are at an impasse with the absurd bunch we have now. There’s another document, one I’m fairly sure those who hold public office at the present time is just as unfamiliar….it’s called the Constitution of The United States, and starts off with an equally important, if not more so, statement:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Neither are very long documents, and could be read in one sitting, if those who actually cared about the nation would bother to do so. In the second document, the powers that are delegated to the federal government, with the consent of the people, and not delegated to the individual states, are laid out in fairly plain language, seven separate articles. It should be quite easy for all those supposedly educated “representatives” to understand. I’m quite baffled as to why they are having such a problem.
Attached to this important document, the laws laid out by our Founders, is a Bill of Rights. The first 10 amendments were called this because those very brilliant men didn’t want any misunderstanding as to what the government could, and could NOT do. They are imperative to our continuance as a free nation! The first has been violated on a regular basis, yet no one seems to notice. Now we have a battle brewing for the second, which states, in plain English:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
I don’t know why Congress, and this administration is having such a problem with this one little sentence. It seems pretty cut and dried to me. As Richard Henry Lee stated in 1788:
“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
Could it be stated any more plainly?
How about Patrick Henry, a firebrand, and quite outspoken patriot:
“The great object is that every man be armed.”
Even Alexander Hamilton, who was considered the ‘liberal’ of his day:
“The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”
Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, while not perfect, was a brilliant man:
“What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.”
The recent actions of this Congress, the administration, and several of the states, are in COMPLETE violation of the Constitution. We already have unconstitutional laws on the books, that are not enforced, or completely ignored. Think ‘Fast and Furious’. The proposals of each governmental body, federal, state, or local, are contrary to the intent of the 2nd Amendment. To disarm the population is to leave the citizenry helpless…against tyrants. We have examples of what happens when the government insists on disarming the people. Do we really want to repeat history? I certainly don’t!
No, I do not want any type of weapon in the hands of criminals and crazies, but that is an issue left to the local jurisdiction. Such proposals to limit the rights of law abiding citizens plays well into the hands of criminals. An unarmed becomes the victim. A well trained armed population is a crime fighting militia. There is NO “common sense” to any of the proposed laws of this administration, and it’s lackeys. The ‘we must do something’ mentality is based solely on emotion, and not logic. We are currently being invaded on several sides, not the least of which are criminal cartels. There groups who have quietly been infiltrating our society for the sole purpose of creating a completely different sort of society, one which is completely contrary to our foundings. I, for one, do not wish to be left helpless in the face of such catastrophes, do you? It seems our federal and state governments are pushing for just that scenario.
Guns, Background Checks, and Your Rights
Amy Payne – The Foundry
Harry Reid has a doozy of a gun plan, but President Obama wants to reassure you that it’s just “common sense.”
In a speech Wednesday, Obama said that “opponents of some of these common-sense laws have ginned up fears among responsible gun owners that have nothing to do with what’s being proposed and nothing to do with the facts, but feeds into this suspicion about government.”
As Heritage’s David Addington reminds us, America’s founders were the first to have this suspicion of government, and that’s part of the reason why they made certain that the Second Amendment protected our right to keep and bear arms. And as for the facts, the proposals from Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) have major problems.
Ratcheting up pressure for Congress to limit access to guns, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that recent steps by Colorado to tighten its gun laws show “there doesn’t have to be a conflict” between keeping citizens safe and protecting Second Amendment rights to gun ownership.
“I believe there doesn’t have to be a conflict in reconciling these realities,” Obama said in Denver, where he stepped up his call for background checks for all gun purchases and renewed his demand that Congress at least vote on banning assault weapons and limiting access to large-capacity ammunition magazines.
“There doesn’t have to be a conflict between protecting our citizens and protecting our Second Amendment rights,” he said.
If this clown was serious about protecting citizens, he’d secure the damn border! And THEM protecting the citizens has nothing to do with the 2nd Amendment, or hunting!
Obama noted that more than 100 days have passed since the shooting rampage that killed 20 first-graders and six adults at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., and reignited the national debate over access to guns.
“Every day that we wait to do something about it even more of our fellow citizens are stolen from our lives by a bullet from a gun. Now the good news is Colorado has already chosen to do something about it,” he said.
Obama also spoke about the people who say the government is coming after their guns.
“You hear some of these quotes: ‘I need a gun to protect myself from the government.’ ‘We can’t do background checks because the government is going to come take my guns away,’ Obama said. “Well, the government is us. These officials are elected by you. They are elected by you. I am elected by you. I am constrained, as they are constrained, by a system that our Founders put in place. It’s a government of and by and for the people.”
In danger of losing congressional momentum on the issue, Obama went to Colorado — which has a deep-rooted hunting tradition and where gun ownership is a cherished right — to use its example and public pressure to prod Congress to act.
I am dumbfounded! It never ceases to amaze me that there are people who actually voted for this clown! The knee jerk reaction of the mentally disturbed Democrats will continue to destroy what those self same Founders did to protect US from THEM! It is all too apparent that way too many in elected office do not understand that document they swore to uphold.
There’s more of his garbage, and the slant of the media, plus video…and teleprompters. Funny how this video doesn’t show the unenthusiastic response of the LEOs which I saw on the news yesterday. Hmmmm….
Gun companies are leaving Colorado. More loss of jobs for the state. The Outdoor Channel will no longer be filming any of their shows in Colorado. Less promotion for the state. Hunters are canceling trips to Colorado. More loss of jobs. Excuse me, but do any of these fools realize there are consequences for their idiocy?
None of the tragedies in Colorado, or in Connecticut, or any other state, were caused by law abiding citizens. If there had been a legally, open or concealed, weapon in any of these place where the mass shootings occurred, then more than likely, some of those people would still be alive. But political correctness, and irrational fear, has constrained our citizens from protecting themselves, and their fellow man, woman, and child.
A record-breaking 47.8 million Americans are on food stamps, an increase of about 1.3 million from a year earlier. The official unemployment rate is 7.7 percent, a number that obscures the reality that millions of Americans who have given up looking for work aren’t counted, and that the labor force participation rate of 63.6 percent measured in December 2012, is the lowest in 32 years. The national debt is $16.7 trillion and growing. White House tours have been cancelled due to sequestration. And amidst it all, Barack Obama and his family have taken four lavish vacations in three months.
Every president deserves time off. Yet the unabashed luxuriousness of the Obamas’ lifestyle reflects a genuine tone-deafness with regard to the pressing concerns of millions of Americans, as well as the president’s priorities. Even as he blamed sequestration for the decision to cancel White House tours that would have cost a total of $2 million for the rest of the year, it was revealed that the known cost of Obama’s Christmas vacation in Hawaii last year was at least $4 million. That vacation was also the fourth one taken in Hawaii in four years, three of which involved separate flights First Lady Michelle Obama took to get there ahead of her husband. This year’s separate flight, necessitated by the president’s trip back to Washington to complete the fiscal cliff deal before returning to Honolulu, cost taxpayers an additional $3.24, and ran the total tab for the 2012-13 trip to more than $7 million.
The total for the four trips combined? More than $20 million.
There are many on the left, one in particular comes to mind, that believe it doesn’t matter how much the Obamas spend on vacations, or that they even take such vacations. I read with amusement, and disgust, a person making comments on the Breitbart piece about the White House induced scrubbed news story. I’m sure you can figure out which “person” I’m referring to as you read.
The issue is not whether or not the Obamas take some time off now and then. All presidents need some down time. However, let me ask the obvious question: Do you think if the Bush’s had taken as many vacations, together and separately, to such lavish locales, that the media, and the left (but I repeat myself), would be silent? That it would be just honky dory that the family spent and exorbitant amount of taxpayer dollars while the economy is damn near in the tank, and so many have given up even looking for a job, living on handouts from their fellow taxpayers? Aw HELL no! They’d be screaming bloody murder! Yet, when the right asks what right do the Obamas have to continue their lavish lifestyle at the expense of the taxpayers, WE are the bad guys? I don’t FREAKIN’ think so! Bush gave up golf during a time of war. What has Obama given up during these extremely tough economic times? Not a DAMN thing. As a matter of fact, I actually he is spending even MORE on himself and his family, than the Bushes would ever have dreamed of doing.
When President Bush took a vacation, he went to a property he owned, and did physical labor. He spent a few hours, or days, at Camp David, working. The job is 24/7, and we all know that. The Obamas spend our money to have their freakin’ dog groomed to the tune of 100K a year, plus have him flown separately at the cost of several hundred thousand more. What? His kids are too good to give a dog a bath, and blow dry him? Seriously?
If the American people weren’t hurting, I’m sure there’d be nothing more than a few raised eyebrows. However, when President Pantywaist cancels all White House tours, for kids on Spring Break, run by volunteers, yet sends his kids to a few days in the Bahamas, and a few to go skiing, what does that say about HIS priorities? We KNOW they don’t include the American people. That much has been proven time and time again!
I have no problem with the Obama girls attending Sidwell. Public school would be a security nightmare! Yet he doesn’t want YOUR kids to have the same opportunities for a decent education by denying them school vouchers, which would allow parents to choose a successful school over a failing school.
Why don’t the Obamas ever go spend time at that house they bought in Chicago? Maybe spend some time with some REAL people, ask them how THEY are doing, instead of sucking the life out of the country and her citizens in their own selfish pursuits?
Following President Obama’s lunch meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill, Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins described the food served and said the president was not able to eat since his “taster” was not present.
Much to my surprise, this is not uncommon. Although, I find that if the Senate Republicans can eat it, wouldn’t they be the ‘tasters’? According to Senator Collins, yes.
“He looked longingly at it,” Collins continued. “He honestly did look longingly at it, but apparently he has to have essentially a taster, and I pointed out to him that we were all tasters for him, that if the food had been poisoned all of us would have keeled over so, but he did look longingly at it and he remarked that we have far better food than the Democrats do, and I said that was because I was hosting.”
Obama didn’t have any Secret Service around him to play taster? Just to be sure? Seriously? One thing Obama can be sure of though….it won’t be the Republicans who would try to off him in a restaurant, or anywhere else, for that matter. Why would they, or anyone, even want to? If something happened to Obama, then we’d have to deal with the biggest buffoon ever to sit in the Vice Presidential seat as POTUS! UGH!
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, in an extensive interview with Fox News, alleged that the injured survivors of the Benghazi terror attack have been “told to be quiet” and feel they can’t come forward to tell their stories — as he urged the House to subpoena the administration for details if necessary.
The South Carolina senator said he’s “had contact” with some of the survivors, calling their story “chilling.” He told Fox News that “the bottom line is they feel that they can’t come forth, they’ve been told to be quiet.”
The White House is denying any attempt to exert pressure on the surviving victims.
“I’m sure that the White House is not preventing anyone from speaking,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, when asked about the survivors.
Yeah….like Jay Carney has any credibility! Pfft! We know that his instructions are to lie and deny. I’ll believe the survivors before I’d ever believe anything coming out of this White House!
But Graham said he thinks the administration is “trying to cover it up,” citing the valuable information the survivors hold.
“The best evidence of what happened in Benghazi is not a bunch of politicians in Washington trying to cover their political ass,” Graham said. “This is the people who lived through the debacle, and I’m going to do all I can to get them before the Congress and American people.”
I’m rather glad at least someone in D.C. isn’t letting this go! If it’s Graham, so be it! I’d like to know why every single member in the Senate isn’t raising a ruckus!?! This administration has failed the American people time and time again. Four Americans are dead, and they are nothing more than ‘bumps in the road‘? I don’t freakin’ think so! This was a major failure, and the families have a right to know why their loved ones were murdered. I mean other than the fact that muzzies are insane, and will kill at the drop of a hat!
The State Department ducked a hearing Friday that will focus on the case of imprisoned American pastor Saeed Abedini, just days after the leading U.S. representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council declined to specifically address the pastor’s case during a meeting on Iran’s human rights record.
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., chairman of the Capitol Hill commission holding the hearing, slammed the Obama administration for turning down the invitation to testify.
“It is amazing,” Wolf told FoxNews.com. “I can’t, almost, believe it.”
I can believe it with no problem at all! When it comes to American citizens whose lives are in imminent danger, they turn their backs. Just take a real good look at Benghazi, and remember 4 dead Americans because no one had the decency to provide adequate protection!
A Wolf aide said despite repeated attempts they didn’t hear back from the department until Thursday, when the department said no one was available.
Wolf voiced skepticism at the excuse. “The building is loaded with people,” he said of the State Department.
“The very fact that the United States government is not speaking out sends a very powerful message,” Wolf said.
Abedini converted from Islam to Christianity in 2000 and became a U.S. citizen in 2010 after he married his American wife. The Iranian government does not recognize his American citizenship, though it had enabled him to travel freely between both countries until this past summer, when he was pulled off a bus and placed under house arrest, according to his supporters.
It really should come as no surprise to anyone that the Obama administration would do nothing to aid in the release of this young man. If he was a Muslim, I’ve no doubt the John Kerry himself would be there speaking out against the injustice. But then again, if the man had not converted to Christianity, none of this would even be an issue.
The Obama administration has publicly called for Abedini’s release. But Naghmeh Abedini recently told Fox News that she has not received a phone call from President Obama or the secretary of state.
In prepared testimony for Friday’s hearing, she plans to say she is “disappointed” with the U.S. government.
“I am disappointed that our president and our State Department have not fully engaged this case – disappointed that this great country is not doing more to free my husband, a U.S. citizen. We are both proud to be American citizens. And I expect more from our government,” she plans to say.
Join the club dear lady! There are plenty of us out here whose disappointment in this administration is monumental. The fact that the POTUS and the Secretary of State hasn’t reached out speaks volumes! But the POTUS is too busy with other things, like taking golf vacations. If they aren’t doing anything to aid the man who helped get bin Laden, why on earth would they do anything to help a man imprisoned by a thug nation?
My prayers are with my brother in Christ, his wife and family. I also pray that this administration would snap out of its self centered stupor, and do its Constitutionally mandated JOB….protect American citizens!!!
The families of those murdered deserve answers! And no more lies!! Enough of the bullshit!! Play games with your buddies over in the muzzie world, but not the citizens of the nation you swore to protect! You’ve failed miserably, and IMHO, you should be facing charges! Since we have a Congress full of cowards, who refuse to uphold their oath of office as well, I suppose we can’t expect action or truth from them either.
What We Still Don’t Know About Benghazi
Yesterday, President Obama nominated a new ambassador to Libya to succeed Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the terrorist attack in Benghazi last September 11. Six months after that attack—and two federal investigations later—we still have an alarmingly small amount of information about it.
The Obama Administration made quite a mess in the media with its conflicting accounts of the attack, originally blaming a controversial YouTube video for sparking protests abroad.
Hamas is warning that if President Obama visits the Temple Mount it would be a “declaration of war” against the Islamic world.
Israel National News reports the terror group made the threat during a protest march at the religious site following riots on Friday.
Mushir al-Masri, a Hamas spokesman, called for a third intifada if Obama visits the contested religious site in Jerusalem’s Old City between Israelis and Muslims.
In a way, this is rather amusing. Hamas apparently has forgotten all the money that the U.S. has sent to the so called ‘palestinians’. They also seem to forget that Obama is a better friend to muzzies than he is to Israel. And they also have forgotten that Islam is at war with the non-muzzie world, and have been for a very long time! So, if Obama visits the Temple Mount, they are just going to do the same thing they are already doing? Uh huh.
One morning in late September 2011, a group of American drones took off from an airstrip the C.I.A. had built in the remote southern expanse of Saudi Arabia. The drones crossed the border into Yemen, and were soon hovering over a group of trucks clustered in a desert patch of Jawf Province, a region of the impoverished country once renowned for breeding Arabian horses.
A group of men who had just finished breakfast scrambled to get to their trucks. One was Anwar al-Awlaki, the firebrand preacher, born in New Mexico, who had evolved from a peddler of Internet hatred to a senior operative in Al Qaeda’s branch in Yemen. Another was Samir Khan, another American citizen who had moved to Yemen from North Carolina and was the creative force behind Inspire, the militant group’s English-language Internet magazine.
Two of the Predator drones pointed lasers on the trucks to pinpoint the targets, while the larger Reapers took aim. The Reaper pilots, operating their planes from thousands of miles away, readied for the missile shots, and fired.
The decision to fire those missiles lies solely with the POTUS. He has the final say in when those drones fire. These men who were killed, were an imminent danger to the U.S. Anwar al-Awlaki was an American citizen, but when he plotted against the U.S.to murder innocent people, IMHO, he lost the right and privileges of a citizen. Dead terrorists are NOT a bad thing!
As Mr. Awlaki had become one of the world’s most hunted terrorists, his 16-year-old son Abdulrahman had lived the life of a normal adolescent. He liked sports and music and kept his Facebook page regularly updated. But now he sneaked out of the family home in Sana, Yemen’s capital, leaving an apologetic note for his mother saying that he had gone to find his father.
Honestly, I don’t see how the boy could have “lived the life of a normal adolescent.” If your father is a hunted terrorist, normal wouldn’t be exactly the word I’d use.
Then, on Oct. 14, a missile apparently intended for an Egyptian Qaeda operative, Ibrahim al-Banna, hit a modest outdoor eating place in Shabwa. The intelligence was bad: Mr. Banna was not there, and among about a dozen men killed was the young Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, who had no connection to terrorism and would never have been deliberately targeted.
The assumption that the boy had no connection to terrorism isn’t quite accurate. His father preached hatred, so wouldn’t he have been influenced by him? However, he had not, to anyone’s knowledge, committed any acts of terror, nor had planned any such acts.
It was a tragic error and, for the Obama administration, a public relations disaster, further muddying the moral clarity of the previous strike on his father and fueling skepticism about American assertions of drones’ surgical precision. The damage was only compounded when anonymous officials at first gave the younger Mr. Awlaki’s age as 21, prompting his grieving family to make public his birth certificate.
Well, it wouldn’t be the first ‘public relations disaster’ the Obama administration has had to deal with, but unfortunately, he just ignores them, and the media backs him up by not investigating and reporting, which is their intended job. (useless as teats on a boar)
He had been born in Denver, said the certificate from the Colorado health department. In the United States, at the time his government’s missile killed him, the teenager would have just reached driving age.
If the boy lived in the U.S., yes he would be eligible to get his driver’s license. However, since he didn’t, who knows what age he would have to be in Yemen to drive. I tried to find that information, but it doesn’t seem available. The NYT didn’t reiterate this fact. His father lied about where he was born, are we sure this boy was born in Colorado? Either way, killing him was NOT a good idea. What’s to stop this administration from saying “OOOOPS!” and killing Americans on U.S. soil?
H/T: Frank and Gateway Pundit
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America ‘s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ‘s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006
Why, yes, Mr Obama! Yes, we do!!
Shared by Father Sam.
Obama Is Hollowing Out Our Military
by Sara Noble
We are, after all, facing an $88 billion dollar cut to the increase in spending in our three trillion dollar budget but since it will only affect half the year, the cuts are half. This is Obama chump change. The problem comes in when one considers that half the cuts come from defense.
If we can’t cut 2.4% to the INCREASE in spending, we are hopeless and will eventually go bankrupt.
All those teachers, who are not hired by the federal government, were not fired. The day cares are still up and running. The firemen, who are also not hired by the federal government, continue to work. The federal employees, including the janitors, are still employed as Obama knew they would be when he claimed otherwise in his Friday speech.
The one concern that is legitimate and devastating are the continued cuts to our military.
To date, Obama has cut 14 times what the Sequester cuts and all of a sudden he is concerned? That strains credulity.
Defense cuts continue while Obama continues to cut our nuclear armaments. The START Treaty which demands no cuts from the Russians, is only aimed at using them as an excuse to disarm the United States. He plans another treaty with the Russians to bring the destruction of nuclear armaments to 30% with an end goal of 80%. He also wants to look next at destroying small armaments. These are not weapons we can afford to create again. Once they are gone, they are gone.
President Obama refuses to set up defense shields – he is resetting a our relationship with Russia now that he has “more flexibility.”
Read the entire piece here.
Ya know, for a guy who supposedly lectured on the Constitution (no, he was not a professor), it appears that he’s quite unfamiliar with said document. Right there in the Preamble it states “provides for the common defense“.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
See? Right there!! Notice that it also says “insure domestic Tranquility“. I don’t know about you, but I’m not seeing a whole lot of “domestic tranquility“.
So, how is it that Obama thinks gutting the military is a good idea? Well, he hates the military. That’s quite obvious. He’s not too fond of Americans in general. Allowing criminals free run of the country (border security? pfft!), putting enemies in place of prominence and power, refusing to put ships in areas of danger to the U.S. How are these actions ‘providing for the common defense‘?
Apparently, a robotic squirrel is more important to Barack Hussein Obama than the safety and security of the American people.