In a recent story about President Obama proposing sanctions against Russia for its roll in cyberattacks targeting the United States, CNN grabbed a screenshot of the hacking mini-game from the extremely popular RPG Fallout 4. First spotted by Reddit, the screenshot shows the menacing neon green letters that gamers will instantly recognize as being from the game.
The New York Post reported in August that “Obama’s leaving his successor a national debt nightmare!” Under Obama the US is now clearly a debtor nation with an economy that is growing at the worst post-recession pace since the Great Depression.
By the time Barack Obama leaves office in January of 2017, he will have amassed a national debt of $20 trillion dollars. When he took over as President in January 2009 the US debt was $10.6 trillion. Obama will have doubled the US debt in his 8 years in office. This means that Obama will have added to the US debt as much as all prior 43 presidents have done cumulatively.
In his first 6 years in office, Obama broke the world record for largest annual deficits accumulated under a President of any country ever. He went from $1.4 trillion in 2009, to $1.3 trillion in 2010, to $1.3 trillion in 2011 to $1.1 trillion in 2012, to $0.7 trillion in 2013 to $0.5 trillion in 2014. No other president has surpassed $0.5 trillion in a single year. George W Bush incurred $5 trillion in national debt over 8 years (which included 911, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the 2008 recession) but Obama matched Bush’s debt in his first 4 years in office alone.
After such horrible numbers, Obama then brags about cutting the deficit by a third. This is true in that Obama cut the deficit from $1.4 trillion record amount set in 2009 to $0.5 trillion in 2015, but what Obama doesn’t share is that no other president came close to the more than $1 trillion deficits Obama incurred in his first 4 years in office. GW had a $0.5 trillion deficit but that was in 2008.
What’s really sad about Obama’s spending is that there isn’t much to show for it. No major infrastructure improvements have taken place. The military is in shambles and it appears NASA spends more time on global warming than on space exploration. The majority of the costs that led to Obama’s debts were in social programs.
In 2015 25% of the federal budget went to health programs including Medicaid, Medicare and Obamacare; 24% of the 2015 budget went towards Social Security; another 13% went towards more subsidies like benefits for federal retirees and veterans, education, science and medical research; and another 10% went to the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit, which assist low- and moderate-income working families and programs that provide cash payments to eligible individuals or households (referred to as safety net programs).
In total 72% of the US federal budget goes towards social programs. Only 16% goes towards goes towards defense and international security assistance (whatever that is), 6% goes towards interest on the debt and the remaining 6% goes towards infrastructure and other.
As the US continues to increase its debt and with rising interest rates, the portion of the federal budget spent on interest will drastically increase. Rates are very low now but even slight increases will increase the US debt interest payments significantly.
The $20 trillion in debt also does not include the more than $100 trillion in estimated unfunded liabilities related to these social programs and government employee pensions.
Obama’s spending is immoral and has left the country with a tremendous burden especially when rates go up. What a mess Obama has left the US from his Presidency in debt alone!
In the 2nd Presidential debate in St. Louis on October 9, 2016, Hillary Clinton said: “The situation in Syria is catastrophic.”
For once, Hillary was right. The US’s involvement in Syria under Obama is nothing short of a nightmare. This was not the case in early 2009 when Obama was sworn in as President. Today US-backed and armed Syrian groups are fighting other US-backed groups because the Obama White House stirred up war in Syria but then lost control in the process.
According to Eric Margolis via Strategic-Culture.org, because of the Obama Administration’s astounding incompetence the US military decided to support its own rebel groups and the CIA did the same. As would be expected, fighting soon erupted between the US backed groups which no one could keep track of.
Ultimately, Obama’s plan in Syria included the US, Saudi Arabia and Turkey arming and financing ISIS to attack Syria. As a result 450,000 Syrians are dead and at least half of the 23 million have become refugees.
Because ISIS went rogue the US turned to the Kurds to assist who were then attacked by US ally Turkey. Russia next entered the mess and supported Bashar Assad, the leader of Syria. Predictably Russia attacked US backed groups while claiming to attack ISIS.
“Hatred for the US is now seething in Turkey and across the Mideast.”
To address the Syrian mess that Obama and his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton created, Obama decided to bring US troops back to Iraq to help clean up the mess.
In a recent speech by Obama about the disaster in Syria, Obama indicated that the mess is not the fault of the US and other outsiders, who imported jihadis and even weapons from Libya to overthrow Syrian president Assad. Obama believes the mess is Assad’s fault for resisting the foreign-backed overthrow of his government.
To sum it all up –
Obama and Hillary gave arms to al-Qaeda in Syria who morphed into ISIS. The US military and CIA believing Obama and Hillary were incompetent started funding their own groups. Everybody started killing everybody including heads being cut off. People that survived became refugees some of which include ISIS. Obama brought US troops to Syria to clean up his mess and then brought Syrian refugees, including ISIS, to the US to get them out of the mess. Russia and the US are bombing opposing sides.
Obamacare is the more familiar term given to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act promoted and eventually signed into law by President Obama in 2010. It was controversial from the start. In the middle of one of the worst recessions in US history, Obama and his Democratic Congress proposed the 2,000 page piece of legislation that overhauled the world’s best health care system.
The controversy to the bill reached a head during the President’s speech to Congress and the nation shortly before the bills passage. After making many bold statements about the legislation, all of which are now proven false, Republican Representative Joe Wilson burst out for all to hear, “You lie!”
The bill was eventually passed in a manner never used before for a bill this size leading many to say it never really was passed. When it went to Supreme Court, new Justice Kagan never recused herself. She had been involved in the legislation prior to becoming a Supreme Court Justice and in any other situation a person of integrity would have recused herself, but not Kagan, her vote was needed to keep Obamacare alive. The bill would never have made it through the Supreme Court without her vote.
Ultimately the Supreme Court ruled that Americans could be forced to purchase something and in this case it was insurance. The Obama administration argued that this was a tax, something they said it wasn’t to get Obamacare passed. Justice Scalia said that the court with their decision could now force Americans to buy broccoli. In response to the ridiculous and scandalous decision Scalia referred to the logic from the supporting Justices as ‘jiggery pokery’.
After Obamacare became law, the bill’s mastermind and spokesperson Jonathan Gruber shared that –
the Obama administration went through “tortuous” measures to keep the facts about the legislation from the American people, including covering up the redistribution of wealth from the healthy to the sick in the legislation that Obamacare is in fact a tax.
Obamacare has been as bad or worse than predicted. Healthcare insurance premiums are rising at astronomical rates and insurance companies can’t stay in the healthcare business without either huge losses or increasing premiums. In April 2016 FOX reported:
The nation’s largest health insurer, fearing massive financial losses, announced Tuesday that it plans to pull back from ObamaCare in a big way and cut its participation in the program’s insurance exchanges to just a handful of states next year – in the latest sign of instability in the marketplace under the law.
UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley said the company expects losses from its exchange business to total more than $1 billion for this year and last.
As insurers leave the market individuals must choose new insurance companies for coverage with huge premium increases –
What an absolute mess Obamacare is. Young Americans have to pay huge tax penalties if they don’t choose to obtain incredibly expensive healthcare plans. The penalties can be thousands of dollars for low income earners. The coverage is terrible, the premiums are high, the deductibles are high and everyone hates it.
Obama is meeting with Democrat Leaders from the House and Senate this week to discuss saving Obamacare but it probably won’t matter as incoming President Donald Trump has promised to get rid of the program.
Obamacare started with lies, lies kept it going and it is still one big lie. Anything so dishonest cannot be good!
But Barack Obama is the worst foreign policy President of our time. Shortly after his inauguration Obama pulled troops out of Iraq. In doing this he handed Iraq over to the very entity that was responsible for the deaths of 500 American soldiers in Iraq – Iran.
Next Obama and his Secretaries of State, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, began building a platform for holding negotiations with Iran. Hillary is referred to as ‘the groundskeeper’ who made the deal possible. Kerry and Obama next stepped in to close the deal.
As explained in Obamabomb: A Dangerous and Growing National Security Fraud, the nuclear deal with Iran and the Obama administration’s defense of it are rife with deceptions and outright lies. False narratives were provided by the Obama administration to the press to praise the terrible deal that involved the Obama administration providing $150 billion in sanctions relief to Iran after Iran complied with certain requirements. Verification of Iran complying with the deal and not working on gaining nuclear bomb capabilities were not in place in the deal and Obama may have broken the law in ensuring the deal’s execution.
Months after it occurred, news broke that the Obama administration secretly sent $400 million in cashequivalents on an unmarked cargo plane to Iran on January 17, 2016, to facilitate a swap that day of four innocent Americans held by Iran. Seven Iranian criminals held by the US were also released. Obama said that it was not a ransom for the release of the prisonersbut later the State Department admitted it was. Another $1.3 billion was later reported as also being provided to Iran.
Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, stated that nobody could have predicted that the US foreign policy with Iran could have failed so decisively as it did with the Obama/Kerry/Clinton deal with Iran.
15yrs ago, no one could’ve imagined US would fail so decisively that we’d be sending cash, like a drug deal, to Iran pic.twitter.com/FBx6KtNqwv
President Barak Obama and his Secretaries of State, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, have made a series of horrible decisions with Iran which have led to disastrous consequences today and will lead to horrors in the near future.
Donald Trump has been a vocal opponent of the Iran nuclear deal. At a February speech before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Trump strongly criticized against the agreement and stated that his “number one priority” if he takes office will be to nix “the disastrous deal with Iran.”
As the year comes to an end, we’ve put together a list of the 10 most memorable lines from the 2016 Presidential campaign. 2016 is a year we will never forget.
10. Hillary Clinton said right after having some sort of seizure during a campaign stop, “You guys have got to try the cold chai!” This was one of the many oddities that led to concerns about her health. Clearly there was more to this than her cold chai tea.
9. Donald Trump later gave a speech in Florida and commented about Hillary’s Health. [Hillary] gives a 10 minute speech and then “Go[es] back home and go[es] to sleep”.
8. During the Republican debates Trump coined the term “Lying Ted” Cruz to describe his fellow Republican running for President and he wasn’t scared to say this during the debates.
7. During a Republican debate, Governor Jeb Bush was falling in the polls and Donald Trump let him have it, saying he was “real tough”. It was soon over for Bush.
6. With only a few months before the election, Hillary Clinton posed a question in a video conference call with supporters, “Why aren’t I 50 points ahead, you might ask?” At this exact moment it became clear why she was not 50 points ahead and why she was going to lose – along with being a criminal, she was officially off the charts crazy.
5. At one of the final Republican debates Trump had enough of Senators Rubio and Cruz and said, “First of all, this guy’s a choke artist and this guy’s a liar.”
4. During a Presidential debate with Hillary Clinton, Clinton bumbled about Republican Abraham Lincoln being two faced and Donald Trump took her to task, “Now she’s blaming the lie on the late, great Abraham Lincoln.”
3. At another moment during one of the final Republican debates, Trump encouraged Senators Cruz and Rubio to, “Swing for the Fences!”
2. When Trump was pressed in a Republican debate about a former Mexican President saying that he would not pay for that fxxxing wall, Trump responded with, “the wall just got 10 feet taller!”
1. During the debate in St Louis, Donald Trump gave the best comeback to Hillary Clinton in Presidential debate history, when she said it was awfully good that Mr. Trump was not in charge of the law in our country – “Because you’d be in jail.”
According to Bloomberg, the number of participants on food stamps reached all-time highs during the Obama administration. Nearly 46 million Americans, which is roughly one-seventh of the entire US population, were on food stamps last October.
Even though eligibility rules remained unchanged during the recession, annual spending for the program, administered by states with federal dollars, more than doubled in five years to a record $76.1 billion in 2013.
In 2008, the year before Obama took over the Presidency, there were 28 million Americans on food stamps and it was costing the country $37.6 billion. In 2015 under Obama, the number of individuals had increased to 46 million Americans with a total cost of $74.0 billion.
Every year of Obama’s presidency the number of people and the cost to taxpayers for food stamps was higher than any year prior to the Obama years. Like all of the other social programs administered by the federal government, there have been more people on food stamps at higher costs under Obama than at any other time in history.
On May 31, 2014 President Obama announced that he transferred five Guantanamo Bay detainees to Qatar in exchange for the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl who was held by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Breitbart provided the following information about the Taliban 5 in December of 2015 –
The Taliban Five – Mohammad Fazl, Mohammed Nabi, Abdul Haq Wasiq, Mullah Norullah Nori, and Khairullah Khairkhwa – were freed from Guantánamo in exchange for Bergdahl.
Mohammed Fazl is one of the first freed Guantanamo detainees to be retained from Afghanistan, accused by the UN of committing war crimes, and suspected of taking part in the slaughter of thousands of Shiite Muslims.
Mohammad Nabi, the former chief of Taliban security, arranged cooperative offenses with Al Qaeda, according to declassified files.
Abdul Haq Wasiq, a deputy to the deceased Taliban chief, Mullah Omar, was one of the top intelligence officials for the jihadi leader. He arranged training with top Al Qaeda operatives.
Mullah Norullah Nori is a senior Taliban commander who is also wanted by the UN for war crimes, and also took part in the suspected mass killing campaign against Shiites.
Khairullah Khairkhwa, a Taliban commander, has ties to the Ayatollah’s regime in Tehran. He was reportedly trusted by Taliban chief Mullah Omar to negotiate ties with Iran.
Breitbart also noted more than a year ago that a House of Representatives report stated that at “least three of the five Taliban leaders… have tried to plug back into their old terror network” and there were indications then that Qatar was eager to have the Taliban Five depart their country. Breitbart also noted that, “If the Taliban Five leave (or have already left) Qatar, there is virtually no measure in place to track the former Guantanamo detainees, or prevent them from re-emerging on the battlefield.”
The Government Accountability Office concluded that the Obama Administration broke the law in the Bergdahl swap because Obama failed to notify Congressional Committees at least 30 days in advance of the deal.
In an interview on the O’Reilly Factor shortly after the terrorist exchange, Lt. Colonel Tony Schaffer added that in addition to the Taliban 5, Obama paid $5 Billion in the exchange for Bergdahl.
Today the whereabouts of the Taliban 5 are unknown.