As Obama Pulls Troops from Afghanistan – Here Are 5 Things to Look For in Upcoming Disaster

Posted by Jim Hoft Jul 18th, 2015 10:15 am at www.thegatewaypundit.com

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Obama has promised to remove troops from Afghanistan, like he did in Iraq, by the end of 2016 around the time he leaves office.

He has told the enemy his timing and they now all they must do is sit and wait until the US is gone.

Since when did winning a war mean anything to Obama or Liberals?

As Obama prepares to remove troops from Afghanistan, here are the five things sure to happen –

  1. Resurgence of the Taliban and/or ISIS

ISIS Marching

Any sixth grader knows that leaving Afghanistan will create a vacuum similar to the one created when Obama pulled troops from Iraq. But what does this matter to Obama? Why does he not learn? How can he forget that an al Qaeda in Afghanistan killed thousands of innocent Americans on 911?

  1. Multiple Deaths and Beheadings

ISIS Beheadings

How can Obama or any liberal be for freedom, individual rights or caring for his brethren when he they hand over Afghanistan to terrorists? Death, murder, chaos, savagery, slavery, pain, terror and suffering are all in the future for the Afghanistan people similar to the hell Obama created in Iraq by pulling troops before creating and guaranteeing peace and stability.

  1. Women Not Just Losing their Rights but Becoming Sex Slaves

Afghan Girls in Mini skirts

(Picture from Amnesty International)

How can Obama or any liberal support women’s rights and agree with giving Afghanistan back to the Taliban, al Qaeda or ISIS? Although not yet back to the freedom they enjoyed in the 1970’s when women wore miniskirts in Kabal, after the Taliban were removed from power in Afghanistan by courageous US and coalition troops, women’s rights greatly improved. Under the Taliban women were discriminated against for the crime of being born a girl. After the Taliban were ousted in 2001, “many schools opened their doors to girls and women went back to work. There was progress towards equality: a new constitution in 2003 enshrined women’s rights in it, and in 2009 Afghanistan adopted the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW) law.” When the US troops leave Afghanistan, all this will be for naught.

  1. Taliban 5 Back in the Saddle Again

Taliban 5

What are the odds that the 5 demons released for Bowe Bergdahl and all other Taliban inmates released from Gitmo will be back in Afghanistan terrorizing and killing? It was reported that Obama traded the Taliban 5 and $5 billion for deserter Bergdahl. This was the worst deal in US history before the recent Iran deal.

  1. After Afghanistan Quickly Goes to Hell Obama Will be Sure to Deny it was his Idea in the First Place

When Obama was running for reelection in 2012, he repeatedly took credit for “ending the war in Iraq.” Then in August 2014, when he sent troops back to Iraq to fight ISIS, Obama said removing U.S. troops from Iraq was not “my decision.” The horror of Obama’s Iraq blunder will be felt for generations. The same horrors will soon appear in Afghanistan.

 

Here Are Barack Obama’s FIVE BIGGEST LIES – Can You Guess Them?

Posted by Jim Hoft at www.thegatewaypundit.com on June 11, 2015

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Have we ever seen a president more dishonest than Barack Obama? Have we ever seen a president who could lie so often and with such ease? After six years of Obama here are his five biggest and most outlandish lies.

1.) If you like your insurance plan, you can keep your insurance plan Number of mentions: 37 times

As Obama was pushing the tremendously unpopular legislation now known as ‘Obamacare’, at least 37 different times he promised that – If you like your insurance plan you can keep your insurance plan. Even the liberal media could not ignore it. This was lie of the year in 2013. After cancellation letters were sent to 4 million Americans, the public finally realized his breezy assurances were wrong. Above is a montage of Obama repeating this lie over and over.

2.) With Obamacare we will reduce your insurance premiums by $2,500, per family per year Number of mentions: At least 22 times

Barack Obama promised repeatedly that Obamacare would reduce your premiums by $2,500 per year. It was a lie. The exact opposite happened. Average premiums have skyrocketed, for some groups as much as 78 percent.

3.) I cannot pass amnesty through executive action… I am not a dictator Number of mentions: At least 22 times

At least 22 times Obama said he couldn’t do executive amnesty himself. Then he implemented an immunity scheme via executive fiat. “In bypassing Congress, Obama blatantly ignored the rule of law that is the foundation of our democracy and violated his presidential oath to uphold the laws of this land.”

4.) Not one dime of Obamacare will go for abortions Number of mentions: At least 12 times

1,036 Obamacare plans cover abortions.

In spite of repeated promises that Obamacare would not pay for abortions, it is now clear that Obama lied. The GAO confirmed that Obama lied about this and if fact 1,036 Obamacare plans pay for abortions. In fact, the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Catholic nuns who provide care for the poor, were forced to file a class action mandate to obtain a judgment so they could refrain from providing access to abortion-inducing drugs.

5.) It was not my decision to pull all the troops from Iraq Number of mentions: 2 times, maybe more

When Obama was running for reelection in 2012, he repeatedly took credit for “ending the war in Iraq.” Then in August 2014, when he sent troops back to Iraq to fight ISIS, Obama said removing U.S. troops from Iraq was not “my decision.” As a result of this reckless move, thousands of innocents have been murdered (including many beheadings), enslaved, relocated forcefully, terrorized and tortured. The horror of Obama’s Iraq blunder will be felt for generations.

These are just President Obama’s most notorious lies. Earlier this week Barack Obama accused the Pentagon of not providing him with a strategy to defeat ISIS. Another lie. Obama also claimed in the same press conference that he brought the deficit down by two-thirds since he came into office. Another lie. That was just one speech. We still have two more years of this. Two more years of nonstop lies.

Read more: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/06/here-they-are-barack-obamas-five-biggest-lies-can-you-guess-them-video/#ixzz3ckhKWgQq

After Six Years of Obamanomics: Five Things You Need to Know

Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, June 1, 2015, 7:48 AM at www.thegatewaypundit.com

Guest post by Joe Hoft

After six years of Obamanomics, here are five things you need to know:

Obama Reagan on Time

1.) Worst Recovery Ever

When Obama’s non recovery is compared to Reagan’s, there’s no contest!

As already noted by the GWP, the Obama economic recovery is dismal when compared to Reagan’s. Ronald Reagan’s economic plan saw GDP surge at a 3.5% clip – 4.9% after the recession. That’s a 32% bump. During the Obama years, thanks to his big government policies, the US economy has stalled. The US economy has grown an anemic 9.6% during the Obama years (excluding the 1st Quarter 2015’s dismal number). With the 1st Quarter of 2015 GDP declining at -0.7%, Obama has the lowest average 1st Quarter GDP growth of any president in history. In addition, using the number of jobs recovered after the recession as the measurement, then Obama’s recovery is the worst recovery ever.

Obama Labor Participation Rate

2.) Worst Labor Participation Ever

The labor participation rate since Obama took over has plummeted to rates not seen since the Carter years (see chart above). The Obama regime has set the record for more Americans not working (more than 102 million) than at any time in US history. Obama touts the unemployment rate dipping since his first years in office but all of the decline in the unemployment rate since President Obama entered office has been due to workers leaving the work force, and therefore no longer counted as unemployed, rather than new jobs being created.

Fed Debt Chart

3.) Record Debt and Deficits

Currently the US the government has more than $18 trillion in Debt. Obama has nearly doubled the national debt in his 6 years with it somewhere near $9 to $10 trillion when he took office. Per www.whitehouse.gov, the accumulative total for all US Deficits for all presidents combined was $11.6 trillion through the end of 2014. A closer look at the deficits shows that the Obama Administration has accumulated more in deficits in six years than all prior years combined! (Note that the debt and deficits don’t even account for the estimated $205 trillion in unfunded liabilities now owed by the government, much of which has been accumulated during the Obama administration.) How will we ever pay any of this back?

Welfare Costs Chart Heritage

4.) Poverty, Food Stamps and Welfare Programs at Record Highs

Under Obama the poverty rate has stood at greater than 15% for three consecutive years (2010-12), the first time that has happened since the mid-1960’s. A record number of people have been on Medicaid (72 million or 1 out of 4 Americans) and Medicare (more than 47 million Americans) during Obama’s presidency. When Obama entered office in 2009, 31.9 million individuals received food stamp benefits. As of January 2015, 46 million people received food stamps for a 44% increase in food stamp usage since Obama took over and record numbers. Food stamp users had topped 46 million for 38 straight months as of January 2015. (People don’t reach out for food stamps when good paying jobs are plentiful.) Due in part to the increase in food stamps, Welfare spending (not counting social security) reached nearly $1 trillion in 2013.

American Family Being Destroyed

5.) Assault on the Middle Class

The middle class has struggled since Obama became President. According to Reuters, Federal Reserve survey data show families in the middle fifth of the income scale now earn less and their net worth is lower than when Obama took office. Thanks to Obamanomics the American Middle Class is no longer the world’s richest. In the six years through 2013, that have spanned Obama’s tenure, middle class jobs have been slashed— whether in traditional trades like machining or electrical work, white-collar jobs in human resources, or technical ones like computer operators. Obama’s legacy includes a shrinking middle class.

The Three Worst Obama Military Disses

tomb of unk soldier

(Tomb of the Unknown Soldier)

On Memorial Day it is customary to thank our troops for all the sacrifices they and their families have given for this country. However, President Obama doesn’t seem to see the troops as the heroes they are and his policies show it. Here are three of the worst disses Obama has made towards those who have given their lives for our freedom and the freedom of millions around the globe, in descending order:

3. One huge clue that Obama doesn’t care much for the troops is the way he cuts their paychecks. Obama has cut the troops’ pay increase as they were on active duty in Afghanistan. He also is now proposing cutting military retirement pay by as much as 20%.

2. When our troops caught bad guys rather than killing them on the battlefield the terrorists were round up and sent to facilities to house them and protect the rest of the world from them. Obama has released many of these prisoners but none as puzzling as the five major terrorist leaders released to appease the Taliban into releasing one America-hating deserter. One report even stated that Obama gave $5 billion along with the Taliban 5.

1. In spite of the sacrifice of thousands of troops who gave their lives in Iraq and the peace that finally came as a result, Obama pulled US troops from Iraq as he had promised. He later denied he had anything to do with pulling troops out of Iraq after he decided to place a small number of troops back in Iraq after the country had gone to ISIS hell. Not providing for peace for the Iraqi people after our soldiers had given their lives to build a democracy there was his biggest diss. Thousands of troops remained in Germany and Japan at the end of WWII. Their presence was to keep the peace. These two countries are now great allies and world powers. Pulling the troops from Iraq was probably the single biggest foreign policy blunder by a US President ever and his biggest slap in the face to all Americans and especially our troops.

Update – US Spending on Social Programs 17 times that of Socialist China

Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10:28 PM at www.thegatewaypundit.com

Guest post by Joe Hoft

US in Red China w Stars

The US spends more than 17 times that of socialist China on social programs! According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China, the total amount of outflows for China’s social programs in 2013 was $451 billion USD (2.8 trillion CNY). On the other side of the Pacific, the US spent $2.2 trillion USD in 2013 on health, welfare and pension (old age) benefits. Assuming these numbers are correct, then the US spent roughly five times that of socialist China in social program costs. However, when accounting for these numbers on a per capita basis, with China having more than 1.361 billion people and the US with 316 million people in 2013, then the result is that the US spends 17 times that of socialist China. These results again lead to the question – Which is the socialist country – the US or China?

This ratio is actually better than reported previously for the year 2011. In 2011 the US spent more than 30 times that of China on social programs. The reason for the drop in this ratio is not due to the US spending less but rather it is due to China reporting more in social program outlays. In 2011 China reported social program outlays of $287 USD (1.8 trillion CNY) while the US spent somewhere near $2 trillion.

It’s Official – Obama’s Deficits in 6 Years more than all Prior Years Combined

Office of Mgmt and Budget

Posted by Jim Hoft at www.thegatewaypundit.com

Guest post by Joe Hoft

A deficit occurs when annual government spending is greater than its revenues. When a government overspends resulting in a deficit, it must borrow money to stay afloat. Currently the US the government has over $18 Trillion in US Debt. This is the result of years of overspending. Of the $18 Trillion in US Debt, $13 Trillion is debt owed to the public but $5 Trillion is debt the government owes to other government agencies, like Social Security, where the government borrowed from these agencies when it needed money. The $13 Trillion in debt owed to the public is due to deficit spending and the accumulated interest payables related to the large amount of debt.

Per www.whitehouse.gov, the accumulative total for all US Deficits combined was $11.6 Trillion through the end of 2014 (see Table 1.1—SUMMARY OF RECEIPTS, OUTLAYS, AND SURPLUSES OR DEFICITS (–): 1789–2020). This $11.6 Trillion along with accumulated interest payables are what account for the $13 Trillion in US debt outstanding.

A closer look at the deficits recorded at www.whitehouse.gov shows that the Obama Administration has accumulated more in deficits in six years than all prior years combined!

At the end of 2008, the accumulated total of all US Deficits for all administrations since 1789 was $5.3 Trillion. For the six years 2009 through 2014, the Obama Administration has racked up an impressive $6.3 Trillion in deficits which are now more than all of the accumulated deficits before he took office.

The GW Bush Administration racked up $2.0 Trillion in deficits in the 8 years it held the realm (2001 – 2008). The highest annual deficit the Bush administration amassed over its eight years was a $459 Billion deficit in 2008, a record at that time. This is far less than each of the Obama years. The Obama administration holds the record for the top six annual budget deficits all accumulated in its first six years, with more than $1 Trillion deficits in each of its first four years alone.

There are people that say the Obama Administration is not to blame. Proponents of the current administration argue that because the US fiscal year ends in September, the $1 Trillion ‘Stimulus’ bill passed by Democrats and signed by the Obama administration in early 2009 should be associated with the Bush administration. This is clearly nonsense since it was passed after Obama was sworn in and Bush was long gone.

Alternatively, most of the TARP funds created in 2008 to ‘stabilize’ the economy and loaned by the Federal government to banks, auto companies and government entities FNMA and Freddie Mac were repaid by these entities in years after 2008 when the first loans were made. The bailout money loaned was $614 Billion and the government receipts to date from these loans are $667 Billion. The Obama administration has benefited from the payoff of these one-off loans since 2009, and would have reported even higher deficit spending over the past six years without these inflows.

Without a doubt and as clearly shown on its own White House website, Obama is king and world record holder of US deficits.

The Beginning of the End? J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. to Charge Fees on Deposits

Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:55 AM at www.thegatewaypundit.com

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Cold Hard Cash

(Google Images)

What economists have feared has now officially begun – a US bank has announced it will begin charging fees on deposits.

According to the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch,

“J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. is preparing to charge large institutional customers for some deposits, citing new rules that make holding money for the clients too costly, according to a memo reviewed by The Wall Street Journal and people familiar with the plan.”

The article mentions that J.P. Morgan Chase and Co., which is “the largest U.S. bank by assets, is aiming to reduce the affected deposits by billions of dollars… to discourage certain deposits due to new regulations and low interest rates”.

The overall concern is related to the negative impact of negative interest rates. If it is cheaper to hold money rather than pay a bank for holding your cash, individuals will begin to hoard their cash. This will result in the US Government having to print more money to meet the need for cold hard cash. This in turn may lead to a run on the bank or hyperinflation or any number of unintended consequences – only time will tell but most scenarios are not good.  The uncertainty of what this means may impact the markets the most.

Al Jazeera’s Angry NYC Gitmo Attorney says ‘American Sniper’ Ranks Lower “Than a Meal of Broken Glass”

Posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 10:03 PM at www.thegatewaypundit.com

Guest post by Joe Hoft

American Sniper

An Al Jazeera opinion hit piece by radical NYC Gitmo attorney Ramzi Kassem states that the movie American Sniper is “a racist, self-involved apology for jingoism and military occupation dressed up as a B-movie”. Kassem goes on to call the movie “garbage that all too often passes for art or entertainment in this country.”

Ramzi Kassem

Ramzi Kassem says that American Sniper is about a Navy SEAL who “shoots his way through US-occupied Iraq, wasting people by the dozen without even pausing to contemplate whether Iraqis might have good cause to resist a foreign occupying force. They are simply “savages”, hell-bent on evildoing.” Kassem then calls Kyle and his “comrades-in-arms” savages and states that “almost every Iraqi who appears on screen confirms that verdict”.

Kassem clearly doesn’t want to believe many facts now evident about Iraq-

  • The US government obtained executive and congressional approval for the action to enter Iraq. (The Obama administration has bombed Libya and Syria as well as Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, the current administration is responsible for numerous drone attacks in other countries. Has the current administration requested congressional approval for any of these actions? Where is Kassem’s outrage?)
  • Although twisted by the media, the central reason for entering Iraq was Saddam’s obstinate refusal to comply with promises made emanating from the first Iraq War. His kicking inspectors out of Iraq multiple times during the Clinton years had to end after 9-11. Saddam was given an ultimatum to comply or else, and he chose not to comply.
  • The argument that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was never the focal point of the argument to enter Iraq. However, the fact that weapons of mass destruction were found has now been verified and still ignored and twisted by Kassem and the Left.
  • American soldiers were warriors in Iraq (and Afghanistan). They protected the Iraqis while killing the terrorists trying to kill them and create chaos. The terrorists were not good people protecting their homes as Kassem states with many of the terrorists found to be from countries outside of Iraq.
  • When Bush left office in 2008 Iraq was stabilized with insurgents being brought to the attention of US forces by the Iraqi people themselves. Iraqis knew the US soldiers were the good guys. Kassem does not.
  • Obama’s actions to remove the good and powerful US troops from Iraq have led to the beheadings, rapes, enslavement and other atrocities on a massive scale in Iraq. Where is Kassem’s revolt?

Al Jazeera notes that the hit piece does not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera’s editorial policy. (But if it doesn’t agree with the piece it wouldn’t have been posted.)

Ramzi’s bio touts how he is “Associate Professor of Law at the City University of New York where he directs the Immigrant Refugee Rights Clinic.” He also is proud to represent Gitmo detainees “before US federal district and appellate courts, as well as before the military commissions at Guantanamo.”

Additional shocking news is that “before joining the CUNY law faculty in 2009, Professor Kassem was a Robert M. Cover Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, where he taught in the Civil Liberties and National Security Clinic.” He “also previously served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, where he taught in the International Justice Clinic”. Kassem is a graduate of “Columbia College and holds law degrees from Columbia Law School, where he was a Senior Editor for the Columbia Law Review”.

Why is this man any where near our children?

 

Happy Chinese New Year of the Ram…er…Goat..er.. Sheep

The following was posted by Jim Hoft on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 7:44 AM at www.thegatewaypundit.com

(Guest post by Joe Hoft)

Year of Sheep Year of Goat

 

China welcomes in the Chinese New Year by saying goodbye to the year of the Horse and welcoming in the year of the Ram… or is it the Goat… or the Sheep??? Apparently it is all three. Certainly the Ram and the Sheep are the same because a Ram is a male sheep, but the goat is a different animal, isn’t it? Perhaps the ancient Chinese liked both goats and sheep and didn’t want to slight either?

Shanghai Tallest Bldg

Regardless, China today has some of the world’s greatest skylines and a massive population enjoying growing prosperity.   It has done this with social program costs that are less than 1/30th of those of the US on a per capita basis.

So while the US is being set up for a future trying to figure out how to pay off massive debts, China will continue to celebrate more years of the Ram… er… Goat…er… Sheep.