Obama's Failures as President
Our Commander and Chief
It All Began In January 2009
Inauguration 2009 - Barack H. Obama becomes president of the United States of America. Liberals everywhere were celebrating the "Hope and Change" they had been promised throughout his illustrious campaign.Gitmo was gonna be closed down, the wars were going to end, the flowers would bloom all year round. Never mind that he thought we had 57 states in our country or that he stated publicly that Hawaii was a part of Asia. He was our President! The most prestigious job in the world now belonged to Mr. Obama. The world was his oyster, well you get my point.
In reality this was the beginning of Obama's failures as President of the United States.
The First Year
Obama had everything he needed to pretty much make any "Hope and Change" he wanted in to a reality. The Democrats had full control, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama were on top of the world. The liberal media was in a frenzy to spread the caviar on the crackers, life was good. But it didn't last long.
Almost immediately Obama got to work getting his mega expensive and utterly unsustainable Health Care Reform bill shoved down our throats, or I mean passed through all the proper but screwed up channels. Nancy Pelosi was oh so helpful when she proclaimed "well we have to pass it so we can see what's in it" huh...... Our children and grandchildren will be paying for this monstrosity their entire lives and beyond.
Also in that first year - Congress proposed a beefing up of the Presidents authority to put sanctions on Iran in order to strengthen efforts toward achieving peace in the Middle East. Obama opposed this move and did not want to sign this proposal into law. In fact he continually refused to sign until Congress passed the bill in the Senate by a 99-0 vote and in the House by 408-8. If nearly one hundred percent of the House and the Senate thought this was a wise proposal - why was it so difficult to get Obama on-board? When first campaigning for the presidency, Mr. Obama criticized “those who would lay all of the problems of the Middle East at the doorstep of Israel and its supporters, as if the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the root of all trouble in the region.” My oh my how that position changed - and so quickly....
What about that HUGE stimulus package - the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 - a whooping $831 billion - that's BILLION dollar deal. Over a 10 year period the ARRA will cost American taxpayers 1.3 TRILLION dollars. My great, great, great grandchildren and their grandchildren will be paying for this one.... This stimulus was supposed to include Infrastructure repairs and upgrades, education, health, and energy (think Solyndra) spending, and huge increases in unemployment benefits and social welfare spending. I know we saw increases in unemployment and social welfare spending - there was an increase in Welfare spending from $491 billion in 2008 to $601 billion in 2009. But it didn't work - and the Liberal hacks said it didn't work because, get this, "it wasn't BIG enough" !!!!
Obama's first year in office - shameful and reckless.
Years 2, 3, and 4 - Spend, Spend, Spend - But Where are the Jobs?
But it's Bush's Fault! Bush did it, Bush put us in this financial crisis. Bush, Bush, Bush.
March 2010 - Obama authorizes another $20 Billion dollars for Highway and Transit programs. I don't know about you but they are not doing 20 billion worth of highway fixing in my part of the country - where is all of that money going?
Obama also signed the Health Care debacle in to law in March 2010 - Health Care for all - at a very hefty price to those who work.
The Unemployment rate is horrendous - the absolute highest rate of unemployment in the United States since 1948. Accorsding to the BLS Employment Household Survey the unemployment record is as follows:
Worst President Ever
Obama's Failures as President of the United States
There are so many failures associated with this President, even Bill Clinton called him an "Amateur" which led to the book of the same name.
Check out this link for even more of Obama's failed Hope and Change:http://www.youtube.com/embed/QXEoQJ7ZMZs?feature=player_detailpage
This could go on and on but maybe I will save the rest of the Obama Failures Part Two.