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By: Wayne Brown
President Obama is once again on the transparency bandwagon in his urgency to regain some momentum for the mid-term elections which are now just three weeks away. He has accused those on the other side of the aisle of attempting to bury the issues of this upcoming election with untruths and false claims paid for by unknown mystery sources that do not have the America’s interest in mind.
What an outrageous accusation! Is the desperation to reclaim some level of credibility at such a level with this man that he is willing to resort to such claims to achieve success at the polls? If America has been misled, the blame surely lies squarely at the feet of this President. The unfortunate side of it all is that he has every intention to continue that slight of hand as he exercises his powers as President over the next two years. Admittedly, it will be more difficult for him in the future if he loses party control in the Congress. But he will still wield some executive powers which could easily be applied to changing America as he sees fit.
Let’s talk about this slight of hand that the President so willing accuses others of attempting. Who was it that pushed healthcare reform down the throats of the American taxpayer with the promise that each citizen would continue to have choices regarding insurance selection? Who was that appointed a new “Dr. Death” to run the Medicare Program and modify it to fit the standards established under the ObamaCare bill basically depriving seniors in America of quality healthcare? Who was it that allowed a 3.8% tax on home sales to be buried in this healthcare bill without as much as a public discussion of the matter?
Who withheld information on the Gulf oil spill and continues to withhold worse case information as to the residual oil in the Gulf? Who snobbishly turned his back on the coastal state governors and all but denied them the requested assistance in their fight to contain the oil from the Gulf spill? Who refused to tell the EPA to step back and relax their oversight to assist in this dilemma? Who refused to relax the stipulations of the Jones Act in order to allow assistance in the Gulf by other countries? Whose wife ran off to Spain to spend $300,000 in taxpayer funds on a vacation that could have been taken on the U.S. Gulf Coast at a time when that area needed some symbolic encouragement? Who enacted a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf continuing to stifle the economy of the southern coastal states?
Who has all but totally ignored the disasterous illegal immigration flow into Arizona? Who has encouraged the Justice Department under his administration to file court action against the State of Arizona when it enacted legislation to protect its own citizens in this situation? Who continues to use the Arizona situation as a political bargaining chip to leverage for immigration reform rather than border security? Who has refused to even visit the State of Arizona to observe the situation first-hand yet continues to demand to be the controlling authority over the situation?
Who has used his “environmental concerns” to further promote his desire to pass “Cap & Trade” legislation for the U.S.A.? Cap & Trade will only bring higher prices and more penalties to the average person on the street; yet who is willing to impose that burden even though America currently struggles under a poor economy?
Who has nominated poorly experienced candidates to the highest court in the land? Who has appointed more avowed Socialist, Marxist, and Communist to high offices in the Federal Government that any President in history citing only that these people were trusted friends? Who has created a “Czar” in almost every sector of our life here in America? Who has grown the Federal Government by a factor of 25% in less than two years? Who is more than willing to increase taxes on the small business sector of the economy in a time when jobs are so needed by over 15 million Americans?
Whose administration cannot account for $162 billion dollars of the bailout money designated under the TARP legislation? Who pushed for over $800 billion dollars in stimulus money for the economy under a program that has not even shown marginal success in moving the economy or creating jobs? Who has slammed the financial sector of America for the failures in the home loan mortgage industry when the government created the environment that brought on the failure in the first place?
Who is it that is reluctant to produce any real documents as proof of U.S. citizenship? Who is that has traveled the world as President of the United States bowing down to those hostile toward America and then apologizing for our actions? Who is that has essentially telegraphed our policies for Iraq, Iran, and Afghanistan to our enemies in those areas? Who is it that has turned his back on honoring our war dead on those days set aside for just such ceremony?
This litany of questions could continue from sun up to sundown and they all point to the same place in our country. Let’s give the American public a little credit for not being too overly stupid. Making accusations like the President made this weekend only confirms the fact that he honestly believes the American public is stupid and can be led around by its nose quite easily in any manner he chooses.
The truth of the matter is that it is past time for change, real change in America. It’s time to change some of the things that have gone horribly wrong in the past two years and get America back on track to being the great country that it is. It is time to restore the democratic way to America and get those people out of office who are willing to lie, cheat, and steal the American taxpayer. That is the only vision the American public needs for the next three weeks and the next two years. Hopefully, the next two elections will allow America to be America once again.
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