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President Barak Obama 2010
President Barak Obama
President Barak Obama and a Democrat majority controlled Congress RECENTLY COMPLETED the second year of the Obama Presidency.
The Obama Administration and a Democrat Congress passed important legislation without the need of the minority party Republicans. The November 2010 election resulted in the Democrats losing the House of Representatives but still retaining control of the Senate.
Many of the promises made by the President when campaigning and when taking the oath of office in 2009 remain to be accomplished. Previously, I wrote regarding the Presidents first year in the Whitehouse a list of his promises to the American people if elected.http://hubpages.com/hub/obamacampaignfailedpromises
In the article I listed 11 promises that President Obama made to the American people. After reviewing the list it should be noted that items 1, 3,4,6,7,10 and 11 are yet to be completed. He has failed to bring the jobs back lost in the recession, failed to control spending, failed to rid Washington of special interest and lobbyist, failed to have open and transparent government, failed to close Gitmo, failed to end the war in Afghanistan and failed to reduce the deficit by 50% in his first term.
The only accomplishments that one could possibly consider a kept promise is on items 2. spending on the $825 billion Stimulus Bill , item 5. surround himself with experienced and capable people ( could be questionable) and item 9. give 95% of the people a tax break ( really not a tax break but he didn‘t raise everyone’s taxes)
President Barak Obama’s second year in office deserves a rating of a ‘’D’’. Surely the economy, jobs, high yearly deficits, wasteful spending in US government programs, increasing the size of government and government regulations all contribute to his ’’D ’’ rating.
Major other accomplishments of the administration under the Democrat led Congress include passing the Stimulus Bill, Healthcare Reform bill ( presently being contested by the states as unconstitutional ),Banking Regulations Bill, ‘’don’t ask don’t tell’’ Bill, an extension of the Bush tax cuts, bail out of the auto industry, take over of the Student Loan programs, Arms Control Agreement with Russia , Pay-Go legislation and his financial support of Alternate Energy industries.
THE YEAR 2010
Shortly after President Obama took office in Jan. 2009 The Obama administration approved a $ 2 billion loan to a Brazilian oil company to drill for offshore oil in Brazil that would create jobs in Brazil. It was reported that one of Obama’s campaign donors( George Soros ) purchased $ 900 million in stock of that company ( Petrobas ). Coincidence or simply taking care of friends and associates? If a moratorium was reinstated, many of the rigs would leave the gulf for other parts of the world. One destination was the waters off Brazil.
As with President George Bush’s Administration ( Katrina disaster ) , President Barak Obama had the BP Oil spill disaster in March 2010.The handling of the disaster by the Obama administration has been criticize as being inadequate and incompetent by oil industry professionals. As of today, the testing of the shut off valve apparatus has not been completed.
The government is delaying the final reporting and hindering the final testing to be completed. Who, what and why is the government delaying the report. The Obama administration’s actions during and after the disaster , today due to the problems in the middle east and the moratorium that the Obama Administration placed on US oil drilling production, have created an economical crisis in the US. With the rising cost of gasoline and rising food prices the economy and the job recovery are at risk again. My previous articles that I wrote back in 2010 now seem to support what is occurring today. BP Oil leak 5/30/10
The oil companies can drill in Alaska if the US Government would release the permits. Drilling for oil in Alaska at 100+ feet instead of 5000 feet in the gulf don't make any sense. The safety of divers, if a repair had to be done, diving that deep is unconscionable and dangerous. Not to use our nation's natural resources first before buying foreign oil is a pitiful example of stupidity and arrogance. The high cost of gasoline in 2008 was part of the cause of the recession.
On 6/14/10, I wrote Hubbers President Barak Obama visited 3 gulf states today, didn’t say anything new in his press conferences, just another Photo Opt and Hollywood production. Elected State and Federal Officials requests to President Obama to remove the moratorium ( because of the economical damages to their economies) have been ignored. This President is showing his incompetence , inexperience and inability to understand the impact on the US economy, unemployment and the loss of US oil suppliers. Drilling platforms are leaving the gulf area and relocating them to other parts of the world which will require the need for more foreign oil . Day 56 and the oil leak continues without resolve.
On Tues. 6/15/10, President Obama will speak to the nation and hopefully give an honest true assessment of the calamity. The people would like answers as to why the government did not consider help offered from other nations in the 3 days after the accident. Why did the EPA delay approvals of corrective actions promptly? Why did the government refuse BP’s offer of $ millions to form berms dredged from the Mississippi river ? A reminder for all to realize that ‘’ we are a nation of the rule of law. ‘’
Today, 7/3/10, Obama made his third trip to Louisiana to inspect the sands and to access the damages to the area caused by the BP oil leak. Placing a moratorium ( because of 1 accident )on drilling will cost 30,000 jobs and the need for foreign oil will escalate the price of gas.
ON 7/27/10 I WROTE Oil Moratorium In The Gulf
The Obama administration and the Democrat Congress continues to impose a moratorium on oil drilling A federal judge on two occasions has overruled the directive by President Barak Obama. In these troubled economical times President Obama’s actions seem to be suspect as to why a loss of some possibly 100,000 jobs is of no concern to him or the Democrat Congress.
Drilling companies are relocating the platforms to other countries due to the uncertainty of government’s actions to continue the moratorium. It was reported that some of the platforms are relocating in Brazilian waters. Is there a connection between our government’s actions, Barak Obama’s political backers , a government loan to Brazilian oil companies to drill for oil in Brazil and George Soros’s recent investments in the oil company who received the loan? Their idea to place moratoriums on oil drilling and withholding approval of permits to drill simply don’t make a lot of sense. It’s ok to fund foreign companies to drill and hire more workers than to support our workers and companies in the USA.
ON 3/1/11 I recently wrote
HUBBERS, The Obama Administration approved the first permit in 314 days since the BP oil spill to allow drilling in 6000 feet deep water in the gulf. It should be noted that Obama has defied court orders ( 2 TIMES ) to lift moratoriums on shallow water drilling permits. There are 4 permits that could be approved which could employ some 50,000 workers and help relieve the high oil prices hurting the US economy.
One must wonder why President Barak Obama would not immediately order the permit approvals because of the dangers to the security of the United States with all the turmoil in the middle east. Congress is not without blame since they have voted to not drill for offshore and Alaskan oil. Maybe the newly elected members to Congress can help to change the mentality of the political brain dead members.
Wake up America, Congress and President Obama needs to act NOW. The Middle East protests continues and the price of a barrel of oil on 3/7/11 hit $105.00 and gasoline prices rose to $5.00 a gallon in parts of the country. The Obama Administration is being asked to release some of the strategic oil supplies. Some wonder why President Obama and Congress are delaying actions to avoid another disaster in the economy.
Wake up America, the US Government’s actions are not in the best interest of it’s citizens in these troubled times. Think about it ‘’ you can fool some of the people some of the times but you can’t fool all the people all the times ‘’
Your Author Jon Ewall
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