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Normally I steer away from Rolling Stone and their articles. However, this one makes some very good points and arguments in regards to the Obama administration’s catastrophically negative impact on the U.S. economy. As in the author of the article Obama’s Big Sellout stated, “This new team of bubble-fattened ex-bankers and laissez-faire intellectuals then proceeded to sell us all out, instituting a massive, trickle-up bailout and systematically gutting regulatory reform from the inside.” Which in my opinion, is putting it mildly. It is and has been a buy out of the major banks and automobile companies in aspirations to gain even more of a government foothold. And as the article points out, “… the extensive series of loophole-rich financial “reforms” that the Democrats are currently pushing may ultimately do more harm than good.”
It is also explains that during the campaign Obama had advisers which focused heavily on helping the poor and middle class, and condemned the bankers of Wall Street. But the day after Barack Obama was elected to office, he did away with those advisers and replaced them with the total opposite, Wall Street bankers. Which “Leading the search for the president’s new economic team was his close friend and Harvard Law classmate Michael Froman, a high-ranking executive at Citigroup.” And it wasn’t long after he was made official in his office that Obama made the $306 billion bailout of Citigroup and agreed to make taxpayers pay up to $277 billion in losses for the Citi assets.
It is very interesting to say the least to see how the web of Obama’s economic team was formed. There is no interest in helping the poor or middle class. It is about making more money and expanding government control. The author of the cited article does well showing the timeline of events and the connections of the appointees. However, he is clearly a democrat and was at one time for Obama. He also uses a fair amount of profanity, which is completely unnecessary for getting his point across. But I do think it is a worthwhile read for informational purposes if you read it to the end.
WARNING THE FOLLOWING LINK DOES CONTAIN PROFANITY (very unnecessarily)
District 22 Congressional candidate Lieutenant Colonel West is on fire! His conviction, beliefs, and lack of teleprompter are quite impressive and inspirational. I wish he was more publicly recognized during the 2008 elections and that we could have more candidates like him.
We hear little on the news now of the declining economy here in the United States, in fact, we hear that the Stimulus has gone as planned. We hear that the economy is slowly picking up again and that consumer spending is growing. But how can this be when the jobs are being lost at record rates, homes are still being lost, and government is still trying to “spend” it’s way out of a recession? It’s not true, that’s how. And the whole world can see it, and they can see that the tactics of the Obama administration are only making matters worse.
Click here to read a very eye opening article about the current economy of the United States of America.
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The Geneva talks, also being called the P5 plus 1, were supposed to put a halt to any unauthorized enrichment of uranium. President Obama was telling the media that he would impose tougher sanctions if Iran did not cooperate and would demand that inspections of the previously undisclosed nuclear facility near Qom to be within 2 weeks. Before the talks, Obama stated, “We’re committed to serious and meaningful engagement, but we’re not interested in talking for the sake of talking. If Iran does not take steps in the near future to live up to its obligations, then the United States will not continue to negotiate indefinitely. And we are prepared to move towards increased pressure.”
One would take President Obama’s remarks as a warning to Iran that they must live up to the obligations set by previous UN agreements and to cooperate with the proposals in the Geneva talks. But that is not what happened. Obama’s administration spokesman, on the next day, took back the two week deadline and said there was no “hard and fast deadline,” and “we don’t have like a drop-dead date.” Which is just what the so-called UN Security Council decided on, giving Iran a date of October the 25th for the inspections to begin. This is plenty of time for them to “clean up” any suspicious activity in the hidden facility.
The supposed “deal” that was concluded from the Geneva talks was to send approximately one nuclear-weapon’s worth of Iran’s low enriched uranium (LEU) to Russia for enrichment to 19.75% and fabrication into fuel rods for Tehran’s research reactor. But an unnamed Iranian official said that this deal “is just based on principles. We have not agreed on any amount or any numbers.” Even if it is, this is undermining the UN’s Resolution 1696 which required Iran to “suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including research and development.”
So Iran has already, numerous times, broken sanction resolutions and yet they find it okay to help them enrich the Uranium in Russia bringing it to just under the 20% definition of weapons-grade? The Obama administration is trying to say that after the uranium is fashioned into fuel rods that it cannot be enriched any further. But this is a lie, this is making it easier for Iran to make a nuclear weapon. As stated online in the Wall Street Journal:
“The 19.75% enriched uranium could be reconverted into uranium hexafluoride gas and quickly enriched to 90%. Iran could also “burn” its uranium fuel (including the Russian LEU available for the Bushehr reactor) and then chemically extract plutonium from the spent fuel to produce nuclear weapons.”
This is clearly not the direction that we were hoping the Geneva talks would be headed. But as we have seen repeatedly in the past 10 months, Obama cowtows to the foreign leaders and lets Iran leave the talks with a victory that will inevitably come back to haunt us. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is even boasting to the Iranian people that he has won without war and without sanctions. The bottom line is that the UN asked Iran not to enrich uranium and Obama and the UN Security Council has just given Iran the green light to go ahead an do it anyways even in light of the recent reveal of Iran having plans to build WMD and Russian scientists assisting with the program.
Today, September 23, 2009, President Obama addressed the United Nations General Assembly for the first time in his presidency. In what sounded like more of a sales pitch than a speech, Obama almost immediately starts with summing up what he has “accomplished” during his first 9 months in office. Recapping everything from closing Guantanamo Bay to the billions of dollars flushed down the toilet investing in “clean energy”. He seemed anxious to make himself look good for the very little he has done. And, of course, there was heavy focus on climate change and what we should supposedly do about this non existing problem that will inevitably bring about the world’s economic collapse all on it’s own. But, I will not go into the whole “climate” issues discussed (the very last link at the bottom of this post goes into climate change) because I am personally growing tired of the same old rhetoric and lies in regards to the false notion that man can somehow destroy what God himself has made.
One of the President’s other main focuses was on what seems to me promises and hopes of a false peace. One of the ways is by a treaty to have every nation end having nuclear weapons. He told the U.N. General Assembly, “I have outlined a comprehensive agenda to seek the goal of a world without nuclear weapons.” Obama thinks that through this treaty that the world will somehow negotiate a “world without nuclear weapons.” If that isn’t the biggest load of manure I have ever heard! Yes, I can see every nation trusting the others to lay down all their weapons. I really doubt that will truly happen. Obama even suggested that countries such as Iran and North Korea “must face consequences,” but he did not specify what that would be. He did say that America would be holding up their end of the bargain, so we can look forward to Obama further weakening our military and our means of protecting our nation.
The other false peace, that which we know will never happen, Israel and Palestine living peacefully with a 2 state solution. First of all, it is not our land to give Palestine. We have no right to try to force the Israelis out of their land. But, Mr. Obama seems to think that he does. He said “the time has come to re-launch negotiations without preconditions that address the permanent status issues: security for Israelis and Palestinians, borders, refugees, and Jerusalem.” I do not know what the solution is for the Palestinians, but I do know that we can not force Israel to give up their own land. This will never bring peace.
Now, the part of President Obama’s speech that caught my attention the most was a seemingly sneaky way of talking about world order. Or maybe not so sneaky, this is the first part that really opened up that topic with Obama stating:
“In an era when our destiny is shared, power is no longer a zero-sum game. No one nation can or should try to dominate another nation. No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. No balance of power among nations will hold.”
President Obama then continues to tell the General Assembly that they don’t want to be the generation that dragged the arguments of the 20th century into the 21st, but rather they should be the generation “that comes together to serve the common interests of human beings, and finally gives meaning to the promise embedded in the name given to this institution: the United Nations.” So, the ground work for a “new world order” is being placed. It seems that Obama feels more at home being the “President” of the world, than he does the President of the United States.
As far as I know, no sitting President in the United States has ever made so many apologies or bashed America so much as Obama has in his thus far short term. He has insulted our past presidents and the American people as a whole in the way that he bows down (literally and figuratively) before foreign leaders with no regard for the dignity and exceptionalism of the United States of America. No country has ever so deeply sacrificed or given so much blood for the cause of freedom and happiness around the world. Yet, Obama seems only to be concerned in selling him self to the rest of the nations on earth. God help us all.
This article is 100% opinion based solely on the script of the actual UN speech by President Obama as seen here:
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I am proud of the response we have received in the recent weeks from the government. We, those of a conservative mind set, have been speaking out and making it well known what we will and will not stand for recently. And it seems to have had some effect. At least on the topics of Van Jones’ resignation and the presidential school speech. Having visited the www.ed.gov website frequently in the past weeks I had noticed the wording of the activities, questions, and the speech itself changed numerous times. This had caused great concern among conservative parents that there maybe indoctrination included in the speech given to the school children by our President. After all, with the brief but controversial past of President Obama and his administration it is our right to question what would possibly be next.
Of course, there had to be a tidbit about the environment in there as all public education does, as Obama said, “You’ll need the knowledge and problem-solving skills you learn in science and math to cure diseases like cancer and AIDS, and to develop new energy technologies and protect our environment.” And naturally to keep it politically correct, we have to throw in some statements about discrimination and fairness. But all in all, the revised and finished product was one in which I do not have a problem. In fact, I have a favorite quote from the speech. It is, “if you quit on school — you’re not just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on your country.”
I also liked how he ended it with “God bless you. God bless America.” We all know that if a republican president had said those words the liberals would be all over it screaming “separation between church and state.” But that wouldn’t be good for supporting their choice in presidency, so we won’t be hearing any of that this time. Unlike when President George H.W. Bush gave his school speech and the democrats went crazy with investigations, hearings, accusations, and being denounced by the National Education Association itself. Yes, we have heard, “You won’t be saying this if it was a republican president.” No, probably not so much, but you (the left) would. Check out this article from The Washington Examiner, When Bush Spoke To Students, Democrats investigated, held hearings, it explains the great lengths the opposition went to denounce President George H.W. Bush’s very similar speech.
I think we can take this two ways. One, is what I mentioned earlier, a victory in having shaped the change in what could have quite possibly been indoctrination (due to the many changes to the curriculum and speech I think it may have been). The second, is to watch for possible future speeches to the youth that may have indoctrination. We can’t let our guard down if there is a second or third speech. We must always be informed as to what is being presented to our children.
Around 1200 veterans across the country recently received a letter from the Veterans Administration falsely telling them that they had a fatal neurological disease. Panicked veterans from across the country notified National Gulf War Resource Center, who in turn notified the VA of the mistake. The VA blamed it on a coding error. Add this to another long list of complaints that our veterans have against this government ran health care program, and it is no wonder why so many Americans do not want national health care ran by our government.
Just thought some of you might find this a little amusing. I thought it was quite creative myself.
As I was searching the web this morning for what I felt was really important to my readers this article really caught my attention. In it is explained that since Obama and the Democrats on board with the health care reform have been some what unsuccessful in their efforts to win over the rest of the senate, they want to use the reconciliation process to get their bill passed. That would make it only require 51 votes to pass. This would not only bypass the Republican and Independents who are opposed to this, but also the Democrats that are opposed or absent. Not to mention make it filibuster proof, or in other words, not up for discussion. As stated in the article by Heidi Przybyla, “The president and his advisers have started devising a strategy to pass a measure by relying only on the Democratic majority in each house of Congress[…].”
I have to agree with Senator Orinn Hatch who said using the reconciliation process is “an abuse of the process. In fact, I think it is a huge misuse of power! We have voted these senators and congressmen into office to represent us, the people of the United States of America. And Obama sees it okay to pass a bill that would cost up ward of a trillion dollars or more without most of our elected officials. Even the independent senator, Joseph Lieberman, feels it is a mistake to hurry this through the houses of Congress. And it is, because there are other options to make over health care without putting the federal government in control and without putting America into yet another unnecessary trillion dollars of debt.