American Disaster

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By: Wayne Brown

President Obama and his family have spent yet another vacation on those grounds of the northeastern USA reserved for the ultra rich of America. As you might remember, when the oil spill in the Gulf was just getting started, he was bent on vacationing in Hawaii. Now he takes his business to Maine at a time when a real leader would have rearranged his schedule and reserved space along the GulfCoast for his vacation.  A real leader would have symbolically sent a message to the rest of America that a vacation in the Gulf area was still a real and enjoyable possibility.  Not this guy, it’s all about him and “him” takes a second seat to no one or nothing. That requirement does not even merit thought to arrive at the conclusion.

 

The truth of the matter is Mr. Obama probably would not sleep well on the GulfCoast. After all, it is the southern edge of redneck America. It is the place where slavery once existed in this nation. It is still a place where evil lives in his mind. One might be hard pressed to find a positive comment on the record that Obama has ever made regarding the southern portions of this country that was not aimed at rhetoric for gaining votes in the upcoming election.

 

As you can gather from his focus, the oil spill and its aftermath is history that Obama would rather see disappear from the media as it has no value in the current scheme of gaining votes in the mid-term elections.  Now he is riding the “unemployment payment extension” pony in the hopes of gaining the votes of the unemployed in this country. This is a particular irony in his administration in that their lack of employment may lie squarely with the actions taken by Obama in the early days of his reign.

 

Here is a President who wants to paint his actions as “bipartisan” in terms of pointing out the assistance that he needs from the Republicans to pass an extension of benefits.  Yet here is also a so-called leader who cannot identify anything the government is currently spending money on that could be cut or reduced in the name of providing additional benefits to these people.  Perhaps it is time for the President to reconsider his approach to the private sector and to attempt some actions on the part of the government that will stimulate an interest in investment and production.  This just might create jobs for these people.  At present, his continued expansion of the government and the government’s increasing need for funds is painting a very bleak picture for those who would invest in manufacturing and production in America.  The Republicans are not sending this message. Obama and his liberal cronies are the source. America needs to see this for what it truly is in terms of our economic strength.

 

The government, under Bill Clinton, essentially mandated the changes in the home mortgage industry and turned Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac loose on America.  Suddenly, everyone in America was to be qualified for a home loan.  There are many fools among us and many of them swallowed this “opportunity” hook, line, and sinker.  The housing industry grew exponentially and many jobs were created.  The housing market and home values boomed. Unfortunately, many of us recognize what was going on here. The housing market in America was falsely expanded until it finally and predictably collapsed.  Suddenly, the market shrank rapidly back to its normal levels prior to this false infusion of growth.  The Bush Administration warned of the precarious situation only to have their warnings ignored by those in Congress.  Finally, the financial markets began to tumble in late 2008 reflecting the foundation of sand that the government had basically created in those markets. The morale of this story:  the government does not create economic growth and it does not create jobs other than the federal kind.

 

We can criticize the banking and mortgage institutions that made use of the “loop-holes” provided to them by the government but we also need to put the blame where it belongs as the government’s door steps. This is the same government that turned its head when warnings were issued regarding the financial situations that were developing.  This is the same government that now looks in the financial sector for the guilty.  In this process, a significant number of banking institutions have suffered and continue to suffer under the weight of “non-performing assets”.  Many of these banks have been forced into closure by the FDIC or remain closely monitored on the FDIC’s Watch List.  Had the government been as aggressive on the front side of this equation, perhaps these steps would not be necessary.  The Obama Administration has spent approximately $800 billion dollars to stimulate the economy yet these banks are still strapped with their “non-performing assets” in a time when profits are extremely difficult to earn in the banking industry.  Obama has only used this as cannon fodder for gaining his “Comprehensive Financial Reforms.”

 

The Obama Administration has spent all this taxpayer money for things yet to be accounted for to the public and done nothing to secure our southern borders from illegal immigration and smugglers not to mention terrorists.  In fact, this administration has done less by stopping the fence building efforts and reducing employer monitoring of illegal hiring by more than 70%.  Meanwhile, illegal immigrants, drugs, arms, criminals, and yes, terrorist, continue to spill across our border.  Now, Obama wants to blame the lack of security on the Republicans willing to come forward with a “bipartisan effort”.  What an atrocious lie!

 

In November, the people of America are going to vote.  This will include the people of the GulfCoast who have watched as Obama and company have drug their feet and made life exceedingly difficult.  It will include those in Arizona who live in fear daily due to the lack of a secure border on the southern edge of their state.  It will include those people who work in banks and daily fear that their jobs are hanging by threads.  It will include those in the Tea Party Movement who have been falsely labeled as “racist”.  It will include those Jewish Americans who watch time and again as Obama turns away from Israel.  It will include those in the unemployment lines who were told jobs would be created while they watch unemployment rise.  It will include those who did not want the government running the healthcare sector in America and they are many, possibly a majority. It will include those who have watched a President bow and apologize, watched a President turn away from our war dead remembrance, watched a President not willing to place his hand over his heart to salute our flag.  It will include those who watch the likes of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi as they lead the single greatest spending spree in American history.  And buddy, this time we do want change!

 

America still has an opportunity to take back this country and head it back in the direction that fits the “will of the people”.  We still have our voice, our vote, and we need to use them come November.  Until then, we need to continue to point out the lies and the wasteful spending of those who currently “represent us” both in the White House and in the Congress.  Mr. Obama can then take his vacations any damn place he pleases and no one will care, especially those who live along the Gulf Coast of America.  WB

 

 

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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Excellent article Wayne. It is a relief to read that it was the government who forced the lenders to make all these risky loans. I am sick to death of the Democratic Fairy tales that this group is spinning. Does anyone know how to tell the truth anymore?


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dabeaner 6 years ago from Nibiru

Since the President (regardless of who and what party) is essentially royalty, and they are protected, he and his family would have to wear "hazmat suits" if they vacationed in the Gulf. There are pictures of "commoners" of the beach cleaning crews in hazmat suits, but pictures of our ruler in one would really get attention to the problems. Those problems are not just the oil, but the toxic hydrocarbons released at the same time, and when the oil decomposes.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Bpop...Yes Poppy, the government, I don't care who is running it, needs to get out of our lives and our economy. Stimulus is only a "voter trap" that dangles from the "glory" of Roosevelt's New Deal...or better stated..."The Philosphy of Living Beyond Your Means!"

@dabeaner...if things are so bad down there that hazmat suits are required, then they need to shut down the tourism advertising. Survey there is somewhere along the Florida Coast that the President could have used. Besides, he would have been playing golf anyway! Thanks for the comments! WB


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

Rated this article up and useful as you give some great detail. I am sick and tired of the lies from both sides. I wish we could find some true, good leaders for a change. thx a lot!


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sheila b. 6 years ago

Remember in November.


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American Romance 6 years ago from America

Excellent write! rated up! Wayne now I have it! you keep changing pics thats why sometimes we see the shirt! LOL,


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@American Romance...Thanks, AR...you got it right! LOL! I appreciate the good comment. This guy is a train wreck. We will walk with a limp long after he is gone! WB


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CYBERSUPE 6 years ago from MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.

Very interesting Wayne. Thanks for sharing.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@CYBERSUPE...Thanks for stopping by and commenting! WB


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masaa 6 years ago from Kenya

Am Kenyan and even i think Obama is a joke.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@masaa...I think all reasonable people who love freedom and liberty can see what is going on here and Obama is orchestrating it no doubt. Americans have become too comfortable in their "democratic" society to believe that communism could be lurking outside the door but believe me, the monster is there scratching at the door! WB


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garynew 6 years ago from Dallas, TX and Sampran, Thailand

He can vacation where he wants, but where is the "man of the people" who got elected? Just like just about everything else, that image was a lie.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@garynew....Amen, brother! WB


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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

I wish I could get 1/2 of the vacation this guy gets. Its about one a month, isn't it?

Keep on hubbing!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@eovery...Probably more like 6 to 8 weeks a year I would guess! WB


Texasbeta 6 years ago

Would this be like when Bush was on vacation before Katrina hit, and stayed on it for 3 days afterward? I didn't see you mention that in your article.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Texasbeta...I will give you that opportunity here. Might I say this. For all the things that happened in the Bush Administration that I did not particularly think were stellar, this current Presidency is an absolute train wreck. Thanks for your comments. I appreciate the visit. WB


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magnoliazz 6 years ago from Wisconsin

Great Hub! I always knew Obama was too good to be real, too slick! It made no sense at all to me.

What really has me whipped into a frenzy is his treatement of Arizona. My God, Phoenix is the kidnapping capital of the world, the Mexican Mafia has a hit on the sherrif of Phoenix, and what does Obama do to help? Nothing, in fact he is suing Arizona over their immigration bill! I do not understand this at all.

The federal gov should be building a Berlin type wall on the entire Mexican border. Maybe arm it with a bunch of mean skinheads, because they would probably work for free.

Its Obama's DUTY to vacation in the gulf, it could bring millions of dollars back to that area. I am thinking he did not go down there because he wanted to avoid the endless press etc, but that is his JOB! He could go on a vacation to Maine later if he wants.

I always believe in giving people a chance, so I tried to stay opened minded, but it did not take long for Obama to show us what he really is....A POLITICIAN who worries more about votes than the American people.

You are also right about Clinton, he is the one who relaxed the standards so that anyone with a heartbeat could get a housing loan, and then everyone blamed Bush for the entire econmic fiaso, with Obama in the lead. Over and over again, we get to hear about how Bush caused all these problems.

I am voting independent the next time around, I am sick of all of them!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@magnoliazz...Thanks for the visit and the comments. As you have probably gathered from today's news, Obama will vacation on the Gulf (Florida) in August...glad it was his idea!). Maybe we need to let technology run the country...all our representatives would be programmed robots with no greed! WB


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svencill 6 years ago from Florida

I don't even have time right now to point out the SERIOUS flaws in this. But I'd like to remind everyone to take a look at the eight years with BUSH and the start of the economic issues.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@svencill....I will trade 100 years of Bush for the last 18 months in a heart beat. Come by again when you have take to consider us seriously flawed people so you can straighten out our thinking. Thanks for the comment. WB


cattleships 5 years ago

@Wayne and those who will listen to the real political heartbeat: http://www.financialsense.com/contributors/william... Please give this a read. It's just one example in just one industry of what the marriage between government and money has accomplished for the socialists. It reaks of everything "not American", yet done by American and foreign (European and Asian)elites to Americans and the rest of the world in an attempt to bring the masses (middle class) into "The New World Order". New, as opposed to Old; World as opposed to Solitary Sovereignties; Order, as in I no longer have any choice in the recipe of my life; only to follow and Sub-Serve to purposes I know nothing about and have no interest in.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@cattleships...I did not get the full length so I was unable to find the article you cited. No doubt the effort is on-going and much on the mind of George Soros to get to one world of Socialism...money will be much easier to steal once he has accomplished that task. Freedom is at risk everyday in this country but most of us don't see it. Thanks much. WB


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GClark 5 years ago from United States

Well-written article with opinions I totally support. Never have we had a "leader" who was such an empty suit! Canada is now upset with him on axing their latest pipeline. Brazil loves him since he is supporting their off-shore oil drilling and promising to be their best customer while all of our companies have had their oil drilling permits frozen. Just the kind of sense you would expect from a President who doesn't even know the number of states that comprise the U.S.A. Keep up your great writing!!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@gclark...Yes, his investments of taxpayer money in offshore drilling in South America will do more to make George Soros rich than anything else. He also bought into a refinery in Venezula...no one transports refined gasoline that far...a total waste of resource with regard to the USA. Now he has blocked the Canadian pipeline simply as a political move to hang on to his environmentally rabid shrinking base. This move is the most hypocritical yet in terms of saying that he wants to create jobs but surpresses projects which promote them. Thanks much. WB


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Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

Great Hub and superb writing -- not to mention that you are spot on where this president and his bumbling are concerned. I live in Texas and we're struggling with the illegal immigration thing -- none to little help from this president -- and we agree -- he's less than concerned with any part of the Gulf Coast. Voted this HUB UP! Best, Sis


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Angela Blair...Thanks much, Sis! I am personally offended as a citizen of the United States of America by this President and his actions. Never, as a citizen, have I felt more threatened or felt that our government and our foundation as a democracy were more in danger. We are in dire circumstance as a nation and several miles down the road to full socialism. Another Obama term will seal the deal. We have to mass our forces! WB


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Ken Burgess 4 years ago from Florida

We will either vote in new leadership on Nov 6th, or we will be faced with a worsening economy and the loss of millions more jobs, it is simple as that.

Obama wants to make drastic cuts to the military, but no one (media or Obama) is willing to tell you the cost of those cuts.

1,149,464 Jobs will be Lost according to:

Source: Center for Security Policy, 9/10/12

Obama says he saved GM, and jobs were saved, yet GM is moving Volt research & production jobs to CHINA because Volt is selling for $49,000 and losing money.

Obama has banned all new drilling by American companies (and hence costing Americans jobs) yet he gave $1 Billion to PEMEX (Mex.) for Drilling in Gulf.

Everything Obama has done, and wants to do if he gets four more years, will be a detriment to America.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Ken Burgess...Last night I saw a picture posted on FaceBook of a OWS protester holding up a poster that stated..."Why Should I Look For A Job...I'm Part of the 47%?" This bunch claims they are not being manipulated yet the poster board was imprinted on the bottom "Socialist PartyUSA in large red letters. This bunch is "so manipulated" that the "Party" is even supplying the poster board. If I said that the person holding it appeared to have any analytical intelligence, I would be lying. When there are potential voters like that with such a warped view of America....how does keep Obama out of office? Lots of hearts and minds have already been swayed to a socialist perspective....sad, sad thing. Thanks much, Ken! ~WB


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Ken Burgess 4 years ago from Florida

Wayne, you bring up a good point.

It is a terrible situation we have in our country because our colleges teach our brightest minds that socialism is the correct way to go.

One of the most credible minds I know in the economic field, often tells me that for a long time he believed in what the Democrats peddle, and he advocated strongly for positions the likes of which Obama stands for.

And then he went back to school to become an economics expert, and he learned about what really works. The LESS government intervention the better, he actually says that Texas has one of the best models for economic growth and expansion in the world. And that the biggest problem Texas has is that it has to contend with Federal intervention, over regulation, and taxing.

I had a young (compared to me) man working for me a couple years back, a very sharp kid, with a college degree in some useless major like history, I trained him up to be an excellent auditor in our field, and then convinced him to go off in the private sector where he could make a lot more money in commissions. He was an avid socialist, and Obama supporter. He even had a red star tattooed on his shoulder, that was how much this young man had bought into the whole idea, some day he will be making a lot of money, and a lot of it will be taken by the government if Obama has his way, I think he won't find it so wonderful when he works 80 hour weeks to make a lot of money, and the government is taking more than half of it.

Those that support Obama, will be the ones that suffer the most if he gets re-elected, the young and inexperienced that are foolish enough to believe his nonsense, who can't find work or are underpaid; the uneducated minorities that always suffer the most when there is a poor economy; and the elderly who will see the dollar devalued even more, which means what little income they have will be worth even less. And should the economy falter, they will be left with nothing.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Ken Burgess....Our youth no longer believes in the life that has been provided to them. Instead, they would willingtly trade it away for what they hear as the promise of fairness and equality. No one directly create those concepts in society...they only provide an environment in wich they are nurtured. Government can only regulate and legislate...fairness and equality must come indirectly to society. The Founding Fathers understood that when they acknowledged Inalienable Rights....given by God that no man could put asunder. In America, we currently have the RIGHT to live, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness without no guarantees bey9nd that scope...what more could a free man or woman ask for? The various agenda which are being promoted continuing to fog the background of our basic founding principles and when that happens, we lose sight of who we are as a people and as a nation. We must either come together in compromise and consensus or we must go down in flames together...it is our choice. This President is not making that apparent. ~WB


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Obama Irritates me

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