Saturday, February 16, 2013

Conservative Corner returns for one day!

I continue to learn the news for myself, and as usual I like to keep track of the patterns and actions of this Administration over time.  With that in mind, I wrote the following well researched column.  It always amazes me as to how much this President is trying to do to America. - Conservative Corner

Observations of Obama and Democrats in Congress since his reelection:
1)      President Obama touted Obamacare as the cure for some “folks” not having health insurance.  In truth, it is fraught with problems, including the recently learned fact that due to a “glitch”, many families who can't afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. In addition about 7 million Americans will just lose their employer-provided insurance.  Unions which back Obama are now surprised to learn that new health care premiums are surprisingly high.  Our government is having trouble finding people who will agree to sit on the 15-member Death Panels mandated by Obamacare.  Who would want to be underpaid to have their names on the regulations that ration care?  ​The law states that taxpayer-financed subsidies can only be funneled through state-based exchanges, and not through federal ones. Since 26 states have refused to create the health care exchanges upon which the whole law depends, the whole law is in trouble. 
2)      President Obama formed his Jobs Council so that he could look so caring and so involved in job creation during the election cycle.  He has now disbanded the Jobs Council after having met with them only once in the last year, even though unemployment remains high (youth unemployment is 13%) and economic activity is so low as to have some predicting a double-dip recession.  As companies either reduce employees’ hours to part time, or only hire part time workers in order to avoid the Obamacare tax, employees are being harmed and our President will once again pretend to care.  He does, however, continue to expand the number of government jobs.
3)      In the recent fiscal cliff deal, Obama crowed that he got the Republicans to back down by raising the amount Americans can earn without being “evil” from $250,000 to $400,000.  He thereby got a lot more money to spend without having to outline proposed budget cuts or passing a budget.  He seems not to have noticed the Republican victory: the “evil” Bush Tax Cuts are now permanent for 99% of Americans. 
4)      During his first month in office in 2009, Obama signed an Executive Order to close Gitmo within one year.  Following his reelection, he has closed the office which was tasked to close the prison down.
5)      President Obama hid from us one of the first items on his agenda if he were to be reelected: gun control.  His approach, however, will not keep guns from the hands of criminals, but will infringe on the Constitutional rights of law-abiding Americans.  As former Detroit News columnist Bill Johnson wrote, “The unintended consequences of weapon-control requirements could actually trigger a reduction in registrations and increase guns purchased via the underground market. They would not affect the criminal use of guns, or the ability of the criminally insane to get their hands on a weapon of their choice. 
      6)      During his gun control speech, Obama said that if it keeps just one child from dying, gun control is             necessary, that it is the number one duty of a President to protect children.  We should ask, however, why it is not his duty then to prevent the killing of hundreds of thousands of children via abortion.  He defends the practice of partial birth abortions, as well as letting those children who survive abortion attempts to just be put in a hospital closet and left to die, as his votes as an Illinois Senator prove.  I will add that it is my understanding that the first job of a President is to keep America safe from its enemies. 

7)      This President also hid from us the fact that one of his first orders of business would be to attack Global Warming as manmade, in spite of there having been warming cycles every 10,000 years during our planet’s history.  Democrats on the Capitol Hill Climate Task Force are asking more than 300 companies, including the NFL, Wal-Mart, and the NBA, to submit suggestions for federal actions.  At the same time, the UN has admitted that solar flares are responsible for much of global warming, while much of the scare tactics employed by Obama just simply are not true, including that  wild fires and hurricanes are more prevalent over the last decades.  Currently Obama is proposing to approve the Keystone Pipeline, but only in exchange for Cap and Trade taxation and fees.
8)      While spouting that Border Control is of utmost importance, President Obama will on March 15 shut down the Air Force’s Air Defense Radar Systems along the U.S./Mexico border, leaving it more vulnerable to attacks from low flying aircraft and low altitude missiles.  This move comes months after his Executive Order which provided amnesty to millions of illegals, in direct conflict with the vote of  Congress.
9)      During the debates and his campaign, Obama and Democrats pictured the good and decent Mitt Romney as the devil, the filthy rich jobs killer who enabled the death of a woman with cancer.  As it turns out, a “filthy rich” man was just named by him to be Secretary of State, John Kerry.  Another “filthy rich” man, Jack Lew, was named by him to be Secretary of the Treasury despite the fact that he has bank accounts in the Caymans, just as the evil Mitt Romney does.  The jobs Romney “killed” allowed many thousands more to keep their jobs via his Bain Capital investments.  While earning money in America never before was evil, it is now evil when done by the “wrong” people.  Consider the irony of the Democrats sharing a $40,000 per plate dinner hosted by George Clooney to castigate the evil rich Republicans!  During the campaign Romney divulged that GM, which we bailed out, was to be exporting many of its jobs to China.  Obama in effect called him a liar.  Two months later, it is now public knowledge that GM is outsourcing many jobs to China.   Obama’s second largest raiser of funds is the CEO of a company much like Bain - Ariel Capital Management, which owns a large stake in Accenture, which is the nation’s best outsourcer.
10)  President Obama, who made radical union-loving appointments to the National Labor Relations Board while Congress was still in session, has just been told by a Federal judge that those actions were unconstitutional.  He is ignoring the edict, of course.  In jeopardy are not only those people appointed, but the hundreds of regulations they have passed which benefit the unions in America.  Many lawsuits, for which we the people will pay, will ensue.
11)  President Obama has championed the cause of Muslims while in office. Just this week he and the Democrat Senate approved the sale of F-16 fighter jets, along with the scientific technology inherent in them, to our enemies – the Muslim Brotherhood which largely controls Egypt.  This puts the Jews in Israel in much more danger of being annihilated, as Ahmadinajad and other Muslims consistently pledge to do.
12)  Federal agencies are required in April and October to release an accounting of proposed legislation which will have a significant economic impact.  This President’s administration did not do this until late in December, 2012, thereby hiding from voters what he intended to do.
13)  Avoiding disclosure prior to the election, while the law requires a budget to be passed each year, no budget has been passed for three years, because the budget choices in it might have diminished Obama’s and Democrats’ reelection chances.
14)   On January 31, 2012, the White House declared that they would now allow non-profit organizations like churches to NOT provide birth control against their religious beliefs.  In a move that will fool few people, our government said that the churches will buy the insurance policies and it will be the insurance companies which will provide birth control, not the churches.  What?  This new edict leaves out the companies owned by Christians, like Hobby Lobby, having to provide coverage or face $1.3 million a day in fines.  Lawsuits are proceeding, probably going to the Supreme Court.
15)   President Obama has declared that it is ethical and moral for him to have a kill list which includes American citizens, with absolutely no oversight.  While his American targets who have become enemy combatants should have no protection from our Constitution, neither should the enemy terrorists who are not American citizens, but that is not how Obama see it.  Beyond that, he believes that Congress has no right to approve or judge his decision-making process.  Obama condemned in the strongest language the “enhanced interrogation” techniques used at Gitmo, but then declared it is moral to instead just kill possible terrorists without having the chance to gain information from them.  
16)  The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects us against unreasonable government searches and seizures. However, now within 100 miles of the U.S. border the U.S. government can take an electronic device, search through all the files, and keep it for a while for further scrutiny – without any suspicion of wrongdoing whatsoever.  As described on Electron Frontier Foundation:  “for doctors, lawyers, and many business professionals, these border searches can compromise the privacy of sensitive professional information, including trade secrets, attorney-client and doctor-patient communications, research and business strategies, some of which a traveler has legal and contractual obligations to protect. For the rest of us, searches that can reach our personal correspondence, health information, and financial records are reasonably viewed as an affront to privacy and dignity and inconsistent with the values of a free society.”
17)   A further reach into the right to privacy of Americans, the Obamacare regulation which encourages our doctors to be able to even ask us if we have a gun in our house, will allow our government to put that information into their data base, assisting in this case Barack Obama to add to what Representative Maxine Waters describes as “an organization that contains the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life.  That's going to be very, very powerful.” At this time many school systems are adding the gun question to student surveys.  We should warn our children not to answer that question.
18)  Barack Obama has now declared that it is the duty of Americans, the “evil rich” to provide for everyone not just a home, but a safe place to live.  He says we don’t have a spending problem, we have a revenue problem. Federal agencies shall adopt a consensus on the basic concept of a healthy home: “building off eight characteristics, including dry, clean, pest free, safe, contaminant free, well ventilated, and well maintained and thermally controlled – and encourage adoption of this consensus across federal agencies, tribal governments, state and local governments, and non-governmental organizations.”  The evil rich are not through paying.  It is only FAIR, don’t you know.
19) Just this week Obama also declared that every 4 year old should have free daycare, even though the statistics prove that Head Start has really not done much good.  But so  what?  It is just the money of the evil rich which will pay for it.  It's that income redistribution, and fundamentally changing America agenda.