Obama’s Lies, Half Truth’s, Broken Promises and Failed Policies
As I’ve stressed, I am not a partisan republican. I support good policy and truth. I don’t care where it comes from. I actually agree with many of Obama’s actual positions and policies. However, the points of agreement are dwarfed by the almost innumerable lies and half truths that I simply feel disqualify him for office.
Following are about 100 flat out lies. Unfortunately, more will be added… almost daily.
Most of what follows are short comments regarding misstatements and policy. However, a few are of such a magnitude with underlying complexity that they required in-depth details.
Lie– Energy—what about oil. He states that under his administration drilling and production has never been higher.
Fact– Virtually, every time he had the opportunity to stop drilling in the US offshore, he killed it. Virtually, every drop of production is the direct result of Bush policies opening up markets and fields. The only reason they weren’t shut down is that it was not politically expedient to do so.
Lie– Obama has had the lowest rate of increase in spending since World War II.
Truth– He speaks of lowering the budget but the facts are that, in spite of the actual gargantuan budgets that he signed, in every case he actually had asked for more! As to the “slow” rate of growth, although technically accurate, it is again, smoke. When stated as a percentage of growth from one year to the next, it’s almost true not because of any restraint, but rather because he actually made the historically high budgets created by the “stimulus” package the new “baseline”.
If last year’s budget was $1,000 and this year I spent $1.500, I increased the budget 50% but actually only spent an additional $500 dollars. Probably not anything that will bankrupt me.
However, if last year the budget was 1 Trillion Dollars and this year I spent 1.3 Trillion Dollars, I actually lowered the rate of growth… yea! But I just spent an additional THREE HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS! This is the kind of numbers game (half truths) that Obama is playing.
For those that want to wade through the data see… http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/25/wapo-three-pinocchios-to-wh-over-their-defense-of-obama-spending/
How does an economist trying see it? They look to the percentage of increase in government spending to Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
In FY2008, federal spending equaled 20.8% of GDP. In FY2009, it jumped to 25.4% — an increase of 22% in the rate of spending. In the post-war era, federal spending as a percentage of the U.S. economy has hovered around 20 percent, give or take a couple of percentage points. Under Obama, it has hit highs not seen since the end of World War II — completely the opposite of the point asserted by the administration.
Obama can spin the numbers any way he wants but in what world can any rational human being oversee and sign into law the most staggering deficits in the history of the world, borrow forty cents of every dollar spent, while at the same time bragging that he has slowed the rate of government spending?
Republicans want to kill Medicare and that Obama would never turn Medicare into a voucher system.
Less than 24 hours after making that statement it was announced that a pilot program would be implemented with what?… what that appears to be a voucher plan. Great, he may be doing the right thing… and I will never have a problem with that. What I object to is hypocrisy and lies.
Killing Medicare?– The only person to hurt Medicare has been Obama and the Democrats. They will spin and lie but the fact is that they took $716 Billion dollars from Medicare to fund Obama care. They say they didn’t. Guess what, surprise surprise… they are lying, again. They took it, it’s a fact. The goal is to subsume Medicare and everything else into what is sure to be another bloated inefficient government program, Obama Care. How’s the DMV and post office working for you? Do you really think the government can run Medicare?… the entire healthcare system? They know this. That’s why this past week of 9-10-12 the department of health and human services is starting a pilot program to do exactly what the Romney/Ryan plan would do! Amazing! On one hand they allege that Ryan will destroy Medicare on the other, they consider implementing their plan. Is there a more striking example of the lies and hypocrisy of this administration? Obama is not about truth, facts or what’s right or wrong… he is about re-election and power.
If something isn’t done, Medicare will cease to exist for anyone. That is another fact. The Ryan plan proposes that NO ONE who is currently on it, have anything change. Nothing! It also proposes that anyone that will soon be going on will have NOTHING change. Those, for which, there will be a change will have options. They will have a system in which they control the money, they decide which policy to purchase. It injects competition into the system and we all know that competition always creates innovation and lowers costs. To anyone that doesn’t like this idea (although, I see no reason not to), by rejecting it and doing NOTHING which is the Democratic plan, Medicare will die… for everyone. your medicare coverage will change. It will cease to exist.
Romney when he left the office of governor of Mass, it was 47th in jobs creation.
Truth– when he took over from a liberal administration, Mass was 50th, when he left it was 28th. A huge improvement. What was the difference? Conservative policies.
Liberal policies are good for economics and job creation?
Truth– Take a look around the country. The states that are most quickly heading off a financial cliff are the ones with the most liberal administrations. California, NY, etc… The states with the most job growth are those with republican governors… Ohio, Virginia, Texas… If liberal policies did anything other than create bloated government… if liberal policies were good for the economy and for sustained job creation, California and New York would be beacons of economic strength rather than leaning towards bankruptcy.
The country’s moving in the right direction.
Truth– The number of people on food stamps has increased by 50% since Obama took office. It can only be considered that we are going in the right direction, if we are headed towards Greece; if the right direction is more and more of our citizens relying on government handouts rather than personal initiative. Unfortunately, it appears that is actually the goal. The fact is the more people that rely on the government for support, the more votes the democrats can count on. The Obama administration recently actually started advertising to get more people to get on food stamps.
Lie– The Obama Campaign is telling us unemployment dropped from 8.3% to 8.1% and that it proves the economy is improving under his leadership, that we’re going in the right direction, we just need more time to complete the job. What a croc. The only thing this “improvement” proves is that we have millions of people who have lost all hope.
Fact- if the people who had become so discouraged that they stopped even looking were factored into the calculations, the unemployment rate would be 11.1 percent!… and they are trying to tell us we’ve turned a corner? Which corner would that be, Mr. President?
Here are the bare factual numbers:
• Since January of 2009- 240,000 fewer people are working today than when he took office.
• Just last month 368,000 gave up hope and stopped even looking for employment in the last month alone.
• 3,500,000 are no longer even counted in the unemployment numbers (they dropped out).
• Per Capita Median Income- Down $4,000.
• 46.7 Million Americans on Food Stamps.
• Real Unemployment Rate- 11% +
• Unemployed and Underemployed 14.7%
• Want a Job? You get one from a business—business startups are down 30% this last year.
• Labor force participation the percentage of people have jobs or are at least looking work has fallen to 63.5% of the population! This puts the labor force at its lowest in 38 years and the lowest in history for men. This is worse than the great depression.
• National Debt over 16 TRILLION DOLLARS! If government spending “stimulus” actually worked, shouldn’t we be in a bit better economic shape?
Obama inherited the worst economic crisis since the great depression.
Truth– Ronald Reagan inherited a much worse situation.
Interest rates of 18% and prime rate peaking at 21.5%
Inflation of 13.5%
Unemployment on an incredible upward spiral i.e. May of 1979 it was 5.6% and by May of 1980 7.5%
Under Carter the poverty rate soared by 33% from 1978 to 1980 (when Reagan took office).
When Reagan took office, not only was it bad, it was getting worse, quickly.
The Reagan prescription?
Deregulation, including elimination of price controls on oil and gas. This allowed markets and competition to determine prices, rather than our “all knowing bureaucrats”. As with Obama, he inherited a problem, a big one. Big issues aren’t solved overnight. Not by Reagan and not by Obama. But if policies are on the right course, the economy will follow. Compare the policies and results of Obama and Reagan.
We already know Obama’s results. What were the results of Reagan’s heartless “radical policies”?
• Because of de-regulation, consumers saved an estimated 100 billion per year in lower prices. Production soared and the price of oil declined by approximately 50%
• Nearly 20 million new jobs were created.
• Employment dropped to 5.3%.
• By this time in Reagan’s presidency, economic growth was almost 6.8%, almost 6 times what we are getting under Obama!
President Obama has chosen to EXACTLY the opposite of what has been proven to create economic growth. Is it any surprise that we are getting EXACTLY the opposite results? Is it possible that Obama is more in love with his quasi-socialistic ideology than the American ideal? Is he more concerned about equality of result rather than equality of opportunity? I can’t get in his head, but generally actions reveal more of who we are and what we think, than do speeches.
Conservative policies caused this mess and it would be irresponsible to repeat them. He states that we need more government intervention and rules to protect the public.
Truth– that is a simple lie.
Because the truth won’t fit on a bumper sticker, it’s rarely discussed. But for anyone who cares, what follows is a brief synopsis of what really happened.
Government involvement and liberal policies and regulation played an enormous part in our economic collapse. Specifically, the Community Reinvestment Act, overseen by Clinton in 1995. A noble goal but this was instrumental in the ultimate financial collapse. The fact is that governmental regulations incentivized, if not actually, required lenders to make loans that they otherwise would have never made. These policies were with the intent of making home ownership a possibility for all. A noble cause, of which, I generally agree. But as with so many things that government does, it was not well thought out and the law of unintended consequences was never taken into account.
A simple question- would you loan someone $100,000 if you knew you’d probably never get it back? Of course, not… neither would our lenders, but they did… every day. Why? It was done in furtherance of a government objective, combined with governmental guarantees again loss, (ultimately backed by our tax dollars),and penalties for non cooperation. Ill advised loans were made every day that would never have been made in a free market absent government influence and pressure.
The fact is that both liberal and conservative politicians gave broad support to these policies.
AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH
Bush and the Republicans tried to fix it. However, 2 years prior to the crash, it became obvious there was a looming problem on the horizon. Remember, at this time, democrats had control of the house and the senate. Consequently, conservatives could actually force nothing. Bush and conservatives began taking about the coming problem, trying to alert the public, drafted legislation to try to stem the tide of the coming storm. It was brought to a vote on the house. The fact is the democrats blocked it. It was a straight party line vote. All republicans voted to do something… Every democrat voted no; to do nothing!
Not only did they bury their heads in the sand, they went to the normal liberal political playbook… the republicans were labeled as racists and unresponsive to the needs of the poor. So what’s new?
Then, when it finally became apparent even to the media that there might be a problem, Barney Frank Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, when asked about the situation (asserted to the world, everything’s fine). Well, it wasn’t and he knew it… just one more lie from our politicians. (see the “between Bill O’reilly and Frank on Youtube re this situation)
Then, as predicted, the sky actually did fall. Everything the republicans had been trying to warn us of, trying to prevent, in spite of the political attacks they endured for having the audacity to tell the truth… it actually came to pass and the markets crashed… what did the democrats do? They blamed republican policies!!!
How can anyone live with that kind of hypocrisy?
Understand. In spite of appearances, I’m not a partisan. I don’t support a party. I support policies, idea and truth. I actually liked Clinton and agreed with many of the things that he did. But the democratic party of today is not the party of the past. For them, it no longer appears to matter what’s right or what’s wrong. It doesn’t matter what will or will not work. It doesn’t matter what is or is not good for the country. All that seems to matter is what’s good for them… whatever will keep them in power, class warfare and lies. Their agenda seems to contain little else…
And that’s the truth… and it disgusts me.
BROKEN PROMISES, LIES, POLICY FAILURES…
I’ll get rid of earmarks
Source: Any bill passed during presidency
When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have 5 days to review it before I sign it.
My father served in World War II.
The Videos and the Facts
I have visited all 57 states.
Reform will also rein in the abuse and excess that nearly brought down our financial system. It will finally bring transparency to the kinds of complex, risky transactions that helped trigger the financial crisis.
Obama Lies About Financial Reform Bill
The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one dime.
Campaign and Presidency
If you like the health care plan you have you can keep it
“Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., September 9, 2009.
Obama Care is a Fee not a new tax
Obama denies healthcare is a new tax on all Americans
We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil.
Obama’s oval office speech in June 2010
Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you can be harassed, that’s something that could potentially happen.
Arizona Immigration Law
Guantanamo bay to be closed within a year
Council on Foreign Relations.
No more wiretapping of citizens
Mr. Ayers as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” but “not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.
I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Doctors choose amputation because they get better compensation. Greedy Doctors taking out tonsils for more money.
Claims never documented
The Health Care Package will pay for itself
Republicans don’t have a single idea that’s different from George Bush’s ideas — not one.
We shouldn’t Mandate the purchase of health care
Democratic Debate Lies
Obama says he’ll save average family $8,000 in gas
I’ve done more for Israel’s security than any President ever
Obama aided Islamic Extremists take over of Egypt/ Libya – Weapons pour into Gaza
Virtually every Senate Republican voted against the tax cut last week
“Every idea that we’ve put forward are ones that traditionally have been supported by Democrats and Republicans alike.”
Like Raising taxes?
Obama met highly qualified out of work teacher Robert Baroz
He wasn’t out of work and Obama never met him.
GOP Responsible for Obama Jobs Bill Not Passing
Dems Rejected Jobs Bill
These are obligations that the United States has taken on in the past. Congress has run up the credit card, and we now have an obligation to pay our bills.
Looks like it’s been incurred mostly in the years of Obama
Jobs Bill Paid for
Seems not so much Paid for
Then you’ve got their(GOP)which is dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance
Barack Obama, campaiging in Asheville, NC, 10/17/11
I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.
USA producing more oil than ever before
Fence between US and Mexico is “Practically Complete”
Department of Homeland Security says 5%
Rich doesn’t pay their fair share.
National Taxpayers Union
Mitt Romney would deny gay people the right to adopt children.
I am immediately instituting PayGo “Pay as you go”
Said during a speech immediately after the Trillion Dollar “Shovel Ready” bill.
We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs.” – caught cooking the books and now changed to ‘jobs supported’ versus ‘created/saved’
AP fact Checker
Number one, we inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit. … That wasn’t me.” – Congress, under Democratic control in 2007 and 2008, controlled the purse strings that led to the deficit Obama inherited.Obama supported the emergency bailout package in Bush’s final months — a package Democratic leaders wanted to make bigger.
AP fact Checker
Obama calls himself a Christian
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Obama Inauguration. 20 Jan 2009
Recovery Act will save or create jobs
Unemployment rate will be 8.5% without stimulus.
No Earmarks in the $787 Billion Stimulus
Have troops out of Iraq by March 31, 2009
Seniors Making less than 50,000 will not have to pay taxes
Would not vote for any bill supporting troop funding without a firm withdrawal commitment from the Bush Administration.
He has done nothing but continue the Bush admins strategy and to explain how the “surges total failure” has now become his greatest achievement.
I Barely Know Rezko
I don’t Have Lobbyists
My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad
Crooks and Liars
Minimum Wage will increase to $9.50/hr
Ann Dunham spent the months before her death in 1995 fighting with insurance companies that sought to deny her the coverage she needed to pay for treatment.
Mounting Heath Care Lies
Didn’t know Jeremiah Wright was Radical
Dreams of My Father – A radical Socialist.
Would have the most transparent administration in History??
We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.
The price of gas – When Obama took office, a gallon of gas cost you $1.85. Today, it’s up to $3.59 per gallon (July’s rise was 17 cents a gallon).
71% of small business owners believe we’re still in a recession — Despite government claims that the recession actually ended years ago, a majority of small business owners feel very differently.
You have to work 107 days each year just to pay Federal, State, & Local taxes – That means you don’t earn a penny until April 18th.
More than 30% of unemployed Americans have been out of work for more than a year – In 2007, that number was 10%.
Low income America – According to NBC News, virtually half of all Americans are considered to be “low income” or living in poverty.
Propping up the economy by monetizing our massive debt — In 2008, the Federal Reserve bought “negligible” amounts of our debt, last year the Fed purchased 61% of the government debt issued by the Treasury Dept.
Speaking of “no faith in the US Dollar” – The price of gold when Obama was inaugurated, $850 an ounce. Today, gold is over $1500.
The disappearing family farm – In the mid-1930s, America had an estimated 6.8 million farms. Today, the EPA estimates that number to be right around two million (and getting squeezed more and more by constricting regulation).
Another (bad) trade record set with China – In 2011, our trade deficit with China was almost $300 billion dollars. That is the single highest deficit that one country has had with another… ever.
Cut Deficit in Half by end of first term
Associated Press Video
In his 2012 State of the Union Address, President Obama said that American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years.
No signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional instructions as enacted into law
Obama Lies to Keep Czars
No “boots” on the ground Libya
Anyone that has worked with the AC-130 gunship can tell you, you need spotters to let aircraft know where the targets are. Usually it is Special Forces, Rangers etc trained for this mission. It’s CIA Agents in Libya on the ground
I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan
We have launched a housing plan that will help responsible families facing the threat of foreclosure lower their monthly payments and refinance their mortgages.
I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage.
Obama campaign would accept public funding
Present Votes Are Common In Illinois
I Won Michigan
I won Nevada
I Have Always Been Against Iraq
My Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Pride In Country
Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
Obama Campaign Video
My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church
As terrible as all of the above is… every day brings another lie or distortion.
Great smile, great speeches, soaring rhetoric, great lies…
Is this really who we want to lead our country?