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President Obama On 2012 Election Campaign Trail

Updated on October 12, 2015

President Obama on 2012 election campaign trail

On 4/22/11, President Obama on 2012 election campaign trail announced that he is naming a panel to investigate the rising price of oil and if speculators in crude oil prices are breaking the US commodity trading laws. He commented that using foreign oil is putting $ millions of US dollars in the hands of people who do not like us.

For whatever reasons President Barack Obama has failed to release oil drilling permits and has curtailed the oil companies from restarting production here in the United States. The head of our government is exposing his opposition to the oil, gas and coal industries.

The high oil prices are not helping the poor, middle class and small businesses to get out of the recession. When President Obama took office in Jan 2009, a gallon of gasoline was $1.843. On 4/23/11 gasoline prices hit $5.16 a gallon in Florida and California. In Jan. 2009 a barrel of oil was $37.74, today on the world market crude oil prices hit $124 a barrel and here in the US IT HIT $112 a barrel. One must wonder when the Pesident will understand that the national security is at risk and that Obama’s inactions are not in the best interest of the American people and the economy.

When the Democrats won majority control of Congress in 2006, oil prices began to escalate. Than Senator Mc Caskill held a hearing in June of. 2007, in that hearing a witness testified that the rise in speculative commodity oil trading was due to Congress amending the commodity laws in Dec 1999, President Clinton’s last year in office.

The witness, Michael Greenberg ** testified that Congress could by a simple vote restore the law as it was in 1999 . He claimed that just an announcement by Congress and the President, oil prices would drop 25%. Needless to say the Democrats did nothing. Oil went from $45 to $124 a barrel.

End result was another cause to the worst recession in the nation's history. I have e-mailed the Senator and have reminded her of the hearing, S.HRG. 110-235 Excessive Speculation in the Natural Gas Market dated June 25/2007. Mr. Greenberg’s written testimony starts on pg 137 and ends on pg 146, pg 10 of his testimony.**"SENATOR+MCCASKILL+SENATE+HEARING+2007+ON+OIL+PRICES+SPECULATORS"

The present President of the United States has taken a ‘’do nothing ‘’position and is content with his push for alternate fuels while home gasoline prices hit $5.16 a gallon.

The news media reports that President Barak Obama will raise $1 billion dollars for the 2012 election campaign which was started months ago. Unions and big business contributors are supporting his run for a second term. The AFL-CIO unions, Goldman Saks, wall street bankers including speculators, George Soros funded special interest groups, General Electric, News Media organizations, Google, Face book, organizations that have received federal grant monies and large banking firms many of which received Stimulus Funds and an assortment of tax breaks.

In 2007 as a presidential candidate, Obama said ‘’he will rid Washington of special interest lobbyist if elected’’. Many associates of the above have been appointed to special committees by the President.

When President Obama speaks of the Republicans supporting tax breaks for the wealthy, one must wonder why his contributors are not mentioned. When President Obama than candidate Obama , once said ‘’you need to see who I surround myself with’’. at that time he was naming some of the people that he would enlist in his cabinet.

Mr. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO stated that he either meets with the President on a weekly basis, in the Whitehouse or has telephone conversations with the President. The president of SEIU unions, Andy Stern was a regular guest shortly after his election. On occasions, Mr. George Soros had meetings with President Obama. In the early days before the Presidents political career began he worked for Acorn in Chicago. Before Acorn was investigated by the government for voter fraud, Acorn was receiving $ millions in federal grant money. Many associates of his from the past have been given direct contact to members of the President’s administration.

Big union money got him elected and there should be no doubt that thru his efforts, unions have been a recipient of much of the stimulus money and the saving of union jobs throughout the country .The $700 billion Tarp bill passed in Nov 2008 under the Bush administration was left for President Obama and the super majority controlled Democrat Congress to administer to the financial banking industry. It has been reported that only $325 billion of the Tarp bill was needed. The CBO reported that all the funds would be returned plus interest, hence the taxpayers would make money. If that’s a fact, the Bush 2008 deficit would have been only $600 BILLION rather than the $1.3 trillion that the Democrats claim. Another true statement except that the statement is not the whole truth.

Watching the President speak at his rallies on the 2012 election campaign trail about his deficit reduction plans which lack much details of how he will accomplish them, the President will change the subjects to chastising the opposition party for keeping the Bush tax cuts and berate the Ryan 2012 budget.

Obama now says that the deal that he brokered in Dec 2010 to extend the Bush tax cuts for the rich will not again be extended when they are due for expiration in 2012. He went on to say that in his plan, MILLIONAIRES AND BILLIONAIRES need to be taxed more. Somehow one must wonder why the millionaires/politicians end up paying far less than the highest tax rate. For taxpayers making over $200,000 to $250,000 ,the rate will go up to 39%,that rate includes millionaires and billionaires. Many small businesses are not millionaires for making $200,000 to $999,000.

President Obama, the Democrat controlled Senate and the Republican controlled House of Representatives will have a need to work in a bipartisan way to control spending and reduce the national debt. The Democrats have had control of Congress since 2006 and after the 2010 elections, the Democrats still control 2/3 of our government.

Under the Obama Administration the yearly deficits has increased the national debt $4.5 trillion. A second round of oil speculation and rising prices in food, gasoline, corn, wheat, clothing , healthcare costs and a stagnant economy with the devaluation of the American dollar ( loss of 20% value ) requires our governments immediate attention.

The campaign for the 2012 presidential race has begun by President Obama. For him to say that the Bush tax cuts benefit millionaires and billionaires without mentioning small businesses is disingenuous and a distortion of the whole truth about the Bush tax cuts. Allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire is nothing but a tax increase on small businesses and the working poor. The president needs to tell the American people the truth regarding his budget, how he intends to reduce the national debt and control yearly deficits. The people have not forgotten what he promised in the last election. Can you remember when candidate Barak Obama said that he would reduce the DEFICIT 50% in his first term. Really!

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      Rodney 3 years ago

      YES! CT is FOR Barack Obama! Im a 21 yr old college steudnt and I can honestly say my teachers during class have expressed admiration for Obama's new ideas stating At first I wasn't sure but he's looking to be the real deal and He seems to be the voice the country needs . Also, there is an overwhelming steudnt support for Barack and Michelle's Change campaign, and one that deserves recognition.Last night at dinner with my mother and father, (All supporters of Barack), I was giving info about voting and my mother cut me off and said Hillary's going to win anyway . But to see these early poll showing things neck and neck? For every one person that assumes Hillarys going to grab CT there, in my case, is 4 votes that support Barack Obama (including my brother). Needless to say, we will ALL be voting on Super Duper Tuesday to pull off an East-Coast UPSET! =)

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      Kris 3 years ago

      That takes us up to the next level. Great pontisg.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa


      An update

      On 9/06/12, the Democrat convention ended, the battle for the whitehouse has officially begun. The Democrat platform originally excluded any mention of the word ''God'' and Jerusalem. On Thurs an amendment was made to reverse the above because of the so-called exclusion.

      The President made an interesting statement in his acceptance speech. The President said that by ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the deficit can be reduced by saving the cost of the wars and by using the savings to reduce the deficit. FUZZY MATH? HOKUS POKUS ?

      How can that statement be possible if all the money is borrowed money?

      The first Presidential debate will be on Oct.03, 2012. Mark your calendar.

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      JON EWALL 5 years ago from usa


      Who owns big oil? Obama and the Democrats want to tax them?

      The Truth on big oil earnings. The big government wants ‘’ fairness ‘’


      4/22/11 OIL


      President Barack Obama – [ F ] Address to Joint Session of Congress

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa



      Not too much has changed since I wrote this hub except that the poor are getting poorer, the middle class is hurting and the so called rich are not being taxed enough. Almost 50 % of our citizens pay no federal taxes, middle class is as always paying the way and the rich are getting richer.

      The Obama Administration continues to place more regulations on businesses and has done nothing to reduce high gas prices that are effecting the economy.

      An update on the oil industry Obama feeling the heat from oil producers

      The TRUTH


      4/25/08 Obama you tube propaganda video.2008 NOW OBAMA IS THE CHIEF!

      Today the price of gas is over $5 a gallon. A year ago the price of gas was the same. The President tells the American people that we need more oil production. The truth is that he has done a lot to kill the production of producing oil in the US

      In November, we the people will have an opportunity to correct the situation.

      President Barak Obama current news articles on hub pages

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      on 12/04/11,Key Lawmakers on Extending Payroll Tax Cut

      Sens. Coburn, Conrad on 'Fox News Sunday'

      Somehow President Obama and Congress forgets Pay-Go law


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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      Congress has passed an extension of the payroll tax cut and long-term jobless benefits, handing to President Obama one of his election-year PRIORITIES despite widespread concerns about the bill's DEFICT implications. For the 2012 election, Barak Obama wants legislation to be ‘’FAIR’’, REALLY!

      Read more:

      Today Feb. 17,2012, the Republican house voted to pass a 1 year extension to the Obama pay-roll tax credit for 160 million working Americans. The Senate followed within minutes approved the measure 60-36.Republicans GAVE UP on their demands that the tax cuts BE PAID FOR. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the package will INCREASE the budget deficit by $126 billion over the next five years.

      "I cannot and I will not support legislation that extends the payroll tax holiday WITHOUT PAYING for it," said Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga. "This will add $100 billion to the deficit and it will create an even greater shortfall within the Social Security trust fund that already has over $100 billion SHORTFALL just in the last two years."

      ON 2/13/10 President Obama signed PAY-GO legislation that require new spending to be offset with budgeted cuts. The legislation pushed thru by the President and a Democrat super majority Congress required all new spending to be deficit neutral.

      The end result of passing the bill without reducing spending, as required by the pay-go law, will be at the expense of the American taxpayer. The funds to supplement the social security trust fund will be borrowed and increase the National Debt. At a congressional hearing today, a Congressman stated that the actual unfunded liabilities of our government is $96 TRILLION, parts of which is Medicare, Social Security, government Pensions and other non mentionables.

      WE HAVE A CORRUPT GOVERNMENT! President Lincoln once said, ‘’ To remain silent is to be a coward ‘’. Senator Coburn needs support. The Senator Coburn report '' WASTE IN GOVERNMENT'' fellow Americans there are many places to cut spending!

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa

      tom hellert

      BARAK OBAMA has been low keyed regarding Obamacare. Much of what is bad about the law is coming out, especially the taxes being imposed on the industry.If you sell a house,there is a 3.8% government tax. Tanning businesses are taxed 10%, MANY WILL BE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS.

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home


      you dont have to convince me o buma is a menace to the very fiber of the country-

      I just want the GOP to sack-up and FIGHT like they want to win-not being nice guys like mcCain- look where that got us yet lets not be fruits like ron paul either i hope that jack hole doesnt run either....We all have to have three goals

      1. get rid of barry

      2. close the borders n send those that dont belong here somewhere else up our military because China is really starting to look fierce....


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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa

      An update FEB 10,2012

      The President’s plan in the 2012 election is for everything to be ‘’FAIR''.

      During the 2008

      presidential election campaign for the


      candidate Obama promised hope and change will be coming to

      Washington. The reform legislation that Obama and the majority

      Democrat party are pushing for have confirmed his intentions of changing the ways in American government.

      1.To bring back the jobs lost in 2007 and 2008

      2.To fix the economic problems by passing the $787 billion Tarp bill (Congress passed the bill without reading or debating the bill

      3.To have fiscal responsibility and control spending, Barak Obama promised to go line for line and strike out pork in the Tarp bill

      6.To have an open transparent government and to allow C-Span to

      televise the debates and congressional hearings.

      11. To reduce the deficit by 50% in his first term.

      Let’s be FAIR when President Obama talks about what his administration and Congress was left with after the past

      administration. The simple facts are that then Senator Obama and

      the present Democrat party took full control of Congress in January

      2007 and in 2008

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      12/27/11,The latest is that the Whitehouse, Obama & company, will be requesting Congress to increase the national debt limits another $1.2 trillion when they come back in Jan.2012.The CRISIS PRESIDENT forgets that the PAY-GO LAW was suppose to fix the Congress's spending be continued

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      ''Allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire is nothing but a tax increase on small businesses and the working poor.’’ Who are the wealthiest 1% that President Obama and the ’’occupy wall street’’ 99% protesters refer to? Ceo’s, executives, wall street bankers and other financiers make up 45% of the 1%, according to a review of tax returns by three economists. Boone Pickens said that he paid $665 million in taxes and remarked that it didn’t sound like he was not paying his fair share.

      Within the 1%group there are wide variations in income, millionaires and billionaires at the top of the list. A study found that the top 1% includes medical professionals (15.7%),lawyers (8.4% ),computer, mathematics, engineering and technical workers (4.6% ), salespeople (4.2% ),workers in blue collar and miscellaneous service jobs( 3.8% ), people in the real estate industry ( 3.2% ), business operations workers (3% ), entrepreneurs ( 2.3% ), professional and scientists ( 1.8% ) and the arts, media and sports.professionals (1.6% ).

      The question remains as to what is the best direction for the country. Do we raise taxes or do we cut spending? The national debt has exceeded $15 trillion and counting. In order to prevent a collapse of our system, Congress/ Government must cut spending.

      The 1% cannot be taxed as to completely solve the problems of our nation. Without Small business providing working class jobs, the necessary revenues to manage the government will never occur.

      Where are the jobs? Check this site.

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      President '' I'' obama, warrior for the middle class ( doesn't mention the poor lately ), '' pass the jobs bill''.

      Here’s the truth, on Sept.28,2011 Senate Democrats say that they WILL NOT MOVE immediately to take up President Obama’s jobs bill when they return next week from a short recess. Senator Reid said ‘’we’ll get to that (jobs bill) , but let’s get some of these ( pending ) things done that we have to get done first’’

      The Republican House has passed 8 jobs bills that the Senate has yet to approve, including a 2012 budget. The fiscal year 2012 starts on Oct.1,2011. The House passed a CR bill to keep the government running to Nov.18,2011. Senator Reid made a statement ‘’consideration of the President’s jobs plan, on the other hand, WILL PROBABLY be blocked by the Senate Republicans. The President and the media will PROBABLY report the Republicans are holding the bill ‘’ HOSTAGE’’.

      Next time one hears the President speak, you will know that he is telling a half truth as always. The press isn’t reporting all the facts either. REALLY

      The Federal Government hasn’t set aside MONEY or created a revenue source similar to Social Security’s payroll tax to help pay for the benefits, so the retirement costs MUST be paid every year through TAXES and BORROWING.

      The US Government paid a RECORD $268 BILLION in Pension and Health benefits last year to 10 million former civil servants, military personnel and their dependents. The retirement now have a $5.7 Trillion UNFUNDED LIABILITY, compared with a $6.5 Trillion SHORTFALL for Social Security.

      It was recently reported that for the past 5 years, the Social Security Trust fund has paid $400 billion to DEAD Federal employees. Forging one’s name is a crime, the taxpayers need to demand repayment and prosecution of the law breakers and the idiots running our country.

    • profile image 6 years ago from upstate, NY

      Jon- Reagan wasn’t kidding when he said, “government is not the solution, government is the problem!’’ We’re starting to feel the pain for our foolishness as a nation; maybe the good news is that we’ll finally decide to get back to God and the Constitution.

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      A past President once said ‘’ government is not the solution, government is the problem’’.

      This past week, President Obama on the campaign trail said that Speaker Boehner and Senator Mc Connell needs to past the jobs bill. The president said that he is fighting for the middle class and that teachers and construction workers need to have jobs.

      The shovel ready jobs are in the mid west and the east coast. Mr. President, Barack Obama ,the Senate needs to pass the bill HR 2698 and get to work on the other bills approved by the House

      Last night 9/22/11, the House passed a CR Bill HR 2698 to fund the government to Nov. 18,2011. Included in the bill was $3.7 million to Fema for emergency funding for states devastated by the hurricane and tornado in Joplin and the east coast. The bill went to the Senate today, the Senate did not vote to pass the bill.

      In order to follow the Pay-Go Legislation signed by President Obama and pass the bill, the House transferred $ 1.5 billion from the Vehicle Electric Car Manufacturing bill that was passed 3 years ago. The $4 billion bill was for putting people back to work, one must wonder how much interest has been paid on top of the $4 billion without getting the promised jobs.

      THE WASTE IS IN THE GOVERNMENT, the money to pay needs to come out of the government not the taxpayers. Today it was reported that for the past 5 years, the Social Security Trust fund has paid $400 billion to dead federal employees. Forging one’s name is a crime, the taxpayers need to demand repayment and prosecution.

      see Back in the black, the SOLUTION

    • profile image 6 years ago from upstate, NY

      Hi Jon- I guess you’re right; the president wasn’t kidding when he promised to “spread the wealth around” but you would think that even he wouldn’t want to kill that goose that lays the golden eggs, by raising taxes on small businesses in a recession. Maybe he thinks he can shift blame to republicans or the wealthy, he’s been pretty successful so far!-WBA

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home


      Barry just keeps getting worse-

      everytime we move another stone-we find more sludg and slime- companies like cylindra- who opened got milions of $$$ and then -*poof* disappear...

      how many others are there???

      how many other fraud jobs are there??

      I seem to remember jobs being created in non-existing voting district....


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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      '' I have difficulty believing the president is NOT aware of the effects of raising taxes on small businesses!''

      BEFORE THE ELECTIONN, candidate obama preached '' yes we can ''. the plan is to transfer the wealth of the nation to not the poor but to the unions and those who supported his campaign. ge, soros, afi-cio, google,apple,nbc and other media groups,al gore and others who got appointment jobs and stimulus funding.

      a $26 million stimulus grant to a california school district was to hire teachers. the money went into the teacher's union pension and no teachers were hire as intended. waste and corruption, who is looking out for the taxpayer?

      This week the Super Committee met and held an OPEN door meeting. Some DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN want the Super Committee to go after $ 4 trillion in savings instead of the $ 1.5 that they were instructed to find. The recent elections of 3 republicans may have open their eyes to what the people want Congress to accomplish. Leader Boehner has put Congress on notice that the House will not approve taxing the American people.

      Senator Coburn’s ‘’back in the black’’ the SOLUTION

    • profile image 6 years ago from upstate, NY

      It seems impossible Jon but somehow the president manages to be on the wrong side of every issue! The oil issue is a no brainer; remove all possible barriers and-DRILL!!! This is a major step that could jump start the economy! I’d like to get to the bottom of how that $375 billion dollars in tarp money disappeared; it might be worth looking into! I have difficulty believing the president is NOT aware of the effects of raising taxes on small businesses! The question I’m ALMOST afraid to ask is WHY! Regards WBA

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      Today,Aug.31,2011 President Obama spoke in the rose garden regarding a Jobs Bill that he will release in Sept. As usual, no questions were taken from the audience. Although he didn't mention that later in the day he was planning to speak to a joint session of Congress on Sept.7,2011 at 8:00 PM. His administration released a press notice some 15 minutes after the announcement on the cable news channels. Later in the day Speaker Boehner sent President Obama a letter requesting him to change the date to Sept.8,2011. The Speaker of the House was not notified of the President's request prior to the announcement. Another sad event by the President.

      Simply put ,it appears that Obama’s actions are just the opposite of calling for civility and cooperation of the parties.

      note that Sept.7th at 8:00pm is the Republican party's Presidential debate that was scheduled many months ago.

      Who is looking for political points? The Obama campaign getting ready for the campaign

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      winchesters ghost 6 years ago


      obama will never quit he and his ego believe he is right...he will never quit- i wish he would.... hhe is the worst president ever...ever

      winchesters ghost

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      Darcy 6 years ago

      Unfortunately-his ego and ideology will not let Barry quit. He will fight to his death pushing he leftist-socialist ideology.


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      mib56789 6 years ago

      Quite frankly, if I were Obama I would even run for a second term. I'd say: "Screw it! I tried!" And then I'd expatriate and move my family to The Bahamas. He could easily adjust. Bahamas? Hawaii? What's the difference?

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      Another weekend expose.


      President Obama signs executive order even after Congress in Nov 2010 voted against a simular situation.

      Order was to release none violent immigrants ( illegals), only depart those guilty of a criminal offense.

      Congress needs to wake up ! LET THEM KNOW HOW THE PEOPLE FEEL.

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      Writeme ASmile 6 years ago from

      Love your articles, Jon. Keep them coming.

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa

      hubbers an update.

      on 8/18/11 President Obama started the families 10 day vacation at Martha's Vineyards after finishing his midwest states bus tour.

      The battle for political positions will not change when Congress comes back to Washington in Sept. The President's announcing his plan after labor day will be nothing but political posturing. President Obama will propose another stimulus to boost the economy knowing that the House Republicans will not except. his plan as it is similar to the previous failed $ 1 trillion stimulus package plan. Upon Congress returning, Speaker Boehner should prioritize working on the approval of the 2012 budget, the budget needs to debated before any new legislation is on the Senate floor. The Senate has not yet submitted a 2012 budget. Fiscal year 2012 begins oct. 1,2011.

      Congress should be reminded that any increase in spending requires cuts to support the spending as per the PAY-GO LAW signed by President Barack Obama. On 6/29/10 I Wrote About PAY-GO

      2/13/10 2:04 PM EST

      President Barack Obama is hailing pay-as-you-go budget legislation he signed Friday night as one in a series of crucial steps needed to snap Washington out of a destructive pattern of overspending.

      “Now, Congress will have to pay for what it spends, just like everybody

      else,” Obama said in his radio and Internet address released Saturday morning. “After a decade of profligacy, the American people are tired of

      politicians who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk when it comes to fiscal responsibility. It’s easy to get up in front of the cameras and rant against exploding deficits. What’s hard is actually getting deficits under

      control. But that’s what we must do.”

      President Barak Obama promised open and transparent government.

      Where is the 2012 BUDGET Mr. President. What is the hold up in next years spending budget?

      The PAYGO compels new spending or tax changes to not add to the federal deficit. Not to be confused with pay-as-you-go financing, which is when a government saves up money to fund a specific project. Under the PAYGO rules a new proposal must either be "budget neutral"

      or offset with savings derived from existing funds.[1] The goal of this is to require those in control of the budget to engage in the diligence of prioritizing expenses and exercising fiscal restraint. The interest on the national debt is $1 billion a day and rising. The unfunded liabilities of the country is $104 trillion.

      The President and the Democrat controlled Congress neglected to follow the law not to long after signing the PAY-GO law, THE DEFICITS CONTINUED TO GROW AT A RECORD PACE

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      JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa


      Just a 4 month update.

      President Obama on Mon Aug 16,2011 will go on a bus campaign tour to Illinois, Michigan and Iowa just two days after the Iowa caucus election of the Republican Presidential candidates. Congresswoman Bachman was the winner after about 16,000 votes were cast.

      Congress is on summer break and are schedule to return to Washington in Sept. The Senate has yet to produce a 2011- 2012 budget for the start of fiscal year 2012 which starts Oct. 1, 2011. The House approved a 2012 budget in Feb as required by rules of Congress. The Senate did not debate, amend or vote on the bill.

      Since Obama’s last campaign trip, the US Government’s credit rating has been lower to AA+ , first time in the history of the United States of America. The crisis of a default to the national debt was avoided after the House and Senate agreed to a deal on Aug 2,2011. IN THE NEW LAW SIGNED BY PRESIDENT OBAMA there will be no new taxes , the national debt ceiling will be raised $2.5 trillion and a super committee was selected to find $1.5 in cuts by thanksgiving. More information @

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      tom hellert 6 years ago from home


      more and more everyday-Bo reminds me of Carter- except Carter never came off as arrogant like BO-Carter was a likeable country bumpkin, obama a fierce ideolog,

      Great hub- on the target-

      I remember when Dems n media were flipping out about $2/gallon gas- now its almost triple that and not a word...

      i hope the Gop in 2012 hammer that homeDrill Barry drill....


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      Dave Sibole 6 years ago from Leesburg, Oh

      Voted up and useful. Too bad it isn't a joke and I could vote funny. The president's policies are disasterous. Good Hub.

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      Senator Reid and the Democrats lost a vote in the Senate today, 5/18/11, to repeal the $4 billion oil and natural gas companies subsides.

      A news report pointed out that the mining industry in Nevada pays NO royalties to mine gold on federal land. The $20 billion industry in Nevada mines 80% of the gold in the nation and yet they pay $0 in royalties to the government. What a coincidence that Senator Reid represents the state of Nevada. President Obama and Congress attacking oil, natural gas and coal subsidies when those industries pay royalties to the government seems to be unfair. The oil industry pays 18.7% , the coal industry pays 12.5% royalties and the gold industry pays $0 . Obama has not told the public how much the alternate energy industry has received since his election.

      On 5/17/11 Shell Oil starting drilling for oil in the gulf almost 1 year after president Obama’s executive order placed a moratorium on drilling. In order to receive the permit Shell Oil had to agree to hire a designated sub contractor approved by the government. The rig is STATIONED 100 miles off the US coast and the drilling well will be 27,000 feet deep. The BP STATION was drilling 5,000 feet deep when the accident occurred. Shallow water drilling for oil has not been approved as yet by the Obama Administration.

      The US Government under the leadership of Obama and Company are not looking out for the best interest of the people in these troubled times, that’s a fact.

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      Congress is planning to introduce legislation to cut oil subsidies. For an insight to the oil subsidies check out

      Former Shell CEO: Oil Companies Don't Like High Oil Prices

      John Hofmeister on push to end tax breaks for oil companies

      The government receives a 18% royalty on each barrel of oil pumped. Oil companies were pumping 10 million barrels/day before Obama placed drilling moratoriums. Now they pump 7 million a loss of 3 million barrels/day. Not to mention the billions it cost to lease the sites.

      Pumping more oil, government gets more money! So why is Obama restricting oil production in these troubled times? How about the loss JOBS?

      Check out the billions Obama has invested in subsidies for the alternate fuel industry. The alternates represent only 3% of the energy in our country. WAKE UP AMERICA

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      Oil prices escalating is partially caused by government regulation, mostly environmental, President Obama’s directives to close down the oil industry, speculators, many on wall street, union pension funds and large banking investors who participated in 2006,2007 and 2008 that caused gasoline prices to skyrocket during the Bush administration. Note! only 3% of Exxon’s profits were from activities in the USA. Companies making profit is good because the taxpayers benefit because of taxation, companies pay dividends to stock holders who pay taxes on capital gains, companies have extra money to purchase new equipment and expand the workforce, meaning jobs, something the administration talks about but does nothing to help produce jobs.

      Again President Obama and the Democrats didn’t tell the whole truth about the oil industry. Wake up America! The TRUTH, where is the TRUTH?

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      Turmoil in Libya, food prices escalating, the continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ,yearly $ trillion deficits to the economy and the pending battle to raise the national debt appears to be of no concern to President Obama now that he is campaigning for his re election in 2012. One must wonder if the people’s problems are not more important to take care of or is his re election more important? He once said ‘’ I know your hurt ‘’.REALLY

      The President and the Democrats blame the oil companies for the high price of crude oil and has indicated that Congress will be cutting subsidies to the oil industry. His idea of reducing the need for foreign oil is to push the Alternate Fuel industry. The Alternate Fuels industry is only 3% of our energy use in the country. The government has invested more billions of stimulus money in the industry than the profits made by the oil companies. Nothing will replace cheap coal or oil with the exception of CLEAN natural gas, which is more than plentiful. IN NOV OF 2008 PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCED that the moratorium on oil production in the gulf will be lifted. Within hours the cost of oil dropped from $124 a barrel to $85 a barrel, gasoline prices also dropped.

      President Obama refuses to take actions to announce that the nation will go into full production of US oil pumping and open all areas to drilling, right here in the USA. How many thousands of jobs would be created in all industries when cheap oil is available? Oil prices would drop at least 25% or more.

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa

      Harvey Stelman

      '' more pannels and agency's to explain things to him.'' The man is destroying the country as we once new it.The unions and the enviromentals have been put in the government.CONGRESS non action is puzzling.

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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      OBAMA HAS CREATED 24 new government agencies since being in office.The unemployment rate in the Government at one time was 2% while in the private sector it was 10%.

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      poorconservative1 7 years ago

      Another good one Jon,

      In the above comment you said, 'Since Obama took office the government has hired some 55,000 new employees' and 'the private sector has lost 15 million'. My question is, how many of that 15 million were enticed or even forced to become part or all of that 55,000 out of pure financial necessity?



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      JON EWALL 7 years ago from usa


      Thank you for your input.The hub had to be cut because it was long and windy (Chicago, the windy city )THE CUTS

      Here are some facts that you will not see on ABC,CBS,NBC,

      CNN and other News Medias. Since Obama took office the government has hired some 55,000 new employees including 7,000 in Feb of this year, while the private sector has lost 15 million and in Feb lost another 36,000.

      The average federal worker makes $108,000 compared to

      $69,000 in the private sector. Another comparison is in fringe benefits paid out, the federal employee gets $40,000 and the private employee gets $9,000. Something is dramatically wrong in the marketplace. The government is the largest employer and only 2% were unemployed compared to 9.7% in the private marketplace. Much of the recession blame is due to government spending and mismanagement of taxpayer money.

      Does obama's record QUALIFY HIM FOR ANOTHER TERM?

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      Writeme ASmile 7 years ago from

      Can you imagine the damage Obama will cause before he gets out of office, knowing this is his last term. Oh, that's right, he doesn't know that this is his last term, does he?

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      gitrdun4444 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Great hub Jon! You right on the money with this guy...makes me sick whats happening to our country!

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      The Frog Prince 7 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Just what we need! Oh yeah, pay some panel our tax dollars to look into the obvious.

      Drill - Baby - Drill. Instead he wants to point the finger away from the real problem - HIMSELF!

      Great Hub Jon. Check out my latest. I show him stating something about disclosing the truth.

      The Frog

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      Ghost32 7 years ago

      Nicely delineated, Jon. Of course, when you say, "The President needs to tell the American people the truth" regarding ANYTHING, we do realize that "needs" is code for "ain't gonna happen, eh!".

      Or words to that effect.

      Voted Up and everything but Funny.


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