Here are 996 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc.

By Dan from Squirrel Hill

Posted on August 15, 2013. Updated on February 23, 2015.

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Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of. His campaign promises were so much better sounding than anyone else’s – no lobbyists in his administration, waiting five days before signing all non-emergency bills so people would have time to read them, putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN, reading every bill line by line to make sure money isn’t being wasted, prosecution of Wall St. criminals, ending raids against medical marijuana in states where it’s legal, high levels of transparency. Obama’s promises of these wonderful things sounded inspiring and sincere. They sounded so much better than the promises of any other President. So when Obama broke these promises, it felt so much worse than when other Presidents broke their promises.

In the 2008 United States election, I wrote in Ron Paul for President. In the 2012 election, I voted for Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Those who are of a more leftist persuasion than myself might want to consider voting for the Green Party in future elections.

Some of the things on this list are major events that should scare the daylights out of any true liberal who cares about civil liberties.

Other things on this list are medium things that some Obama supporters may dislike, but would be willing to overlook in light of the things that Obama has done which they like.

And some of the things on this list may seem trivial, but I still think they are an interesting reflection of the kinds of policies that Obama supports.

Every claim that I make in this list is sourced. Click on the underlined text to see the sources. I have cited a wide variety of sources, from right wing, to left wing, to middle of the road.

I welcome any comments and criticisms that you may have. If you say my list is wrong, please back up your claim by citing specific examples.

And now, on with the list:

1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval

In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations in Libya without Congressional approval.

In April 2014, Ralph Nader said that Obama should be impeached for his actions in Libya.

2) Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton cronies – just like Bush did

In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011, just hours after the Justice Department had said it would pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of using kickbacks to get foreign contracts.

Don’t be fooled by the words “former subsidiary.” These are the same Halliburton cronies that Bush gave a no-bid contract to.

3) Has an administration full of lobbyists, after promising he wouldn’t have any

On November 15, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Obama said that lobbyists

“… will not work in my White House.”

However, by February 2010, he had more than 40 lobbyists working in his administration. A list of them can be seen here.

4) Has close ties to Wall St., but pretends to support Occupy Wall St.

Although Obama claims to support the Occupy Wall St. movement, the truth is that he has raised more money from Wall St. than any other candidate during the last 20 years. In early 2012, Obama held a fundraiser where Wall St. investment bankers and hedge fund managers each paid $35,800 to attend. In October 2011, Obama hired Broderick Johnson, a longtime Wall Street lobbyist, to be his new senior campaign adviser. Johnson had worked as a lobbyist for JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Comcast, Microsoft, and the oil industry.

5) Broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay

Obama broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay.

6) Supported the $700 billion TARP corporate-welfare bailout just like Bush

While Senator, Obama voted for the $700 billion TARP bank bailout bill. The bailout rewarded irresponsible and illegal behavior. It redirected resources from more productive uses to less productive uses. It punished the hard working taxpayers who had played by the rules and obeyed the law. It created horrible incentives, and sent the wrong message. The bailout was evil because it rewarded the bad people and punished the good people. No society that does this can expect to remain free or prosperous. Instead of bailing out these corrupt corporations, we should have let them cease to exist, like we did with Enron.

7) Waged the biggest war against medical marijuana of any president, which was the opposite of what he had promised

In May 2008, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt said that Obama would end DEA raids on medical marijuana in states where it’s legal. Also in 2008, Obama said that he supported the “basic concept of using medical marijuana for the same purposes and with the same controls as other drugs” and that he was “not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws.”

However, in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana grower in Highlands Ranch in Colorado, a state where medical marijuana is legal. Also in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana dispensary in Culver City in California, a state where medical marijuana is legal. In July 2010, the DEA raided at least four medical marijuana growers in San Diego, California. Also in July 2010, the DEA raided a medical marijuana facility in Covelo, California. Then in September 2010, the DEA conducted raids on at least five medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas, Nevada, where medical marijuana is legal. In 2011, the DEA conducted raids on medical marijuana in Seattle, Washington, West Hollywood, California, and Helena, Montana, all places where it is legal. In April 2012, the DEA carried out several raids on medical marijuana in Oakland, California.

In February 2012, Rolling Stone magazine wrote that Obama’s war against medical marijuana went “far beyond anything undertaken by George W. Bush.” In April 2012, Mother Jones magazine wrote: “The president campaigned on the promise that he’d stop federal raids on medical marijuana operations that were in compliance with state laws, a vow that Attorney General Eric Holder repeated after the election. But then the Obama administration raided more than 100 dispensaries in its first three years and is now poised to outpace the Bush administration’s crackdown record.” In May 2012, the Washington Post wrote: “Obama has become more hostile to medical marijuana patients than any president in U.S. history.” In May 2012, U.S. Congressperson Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said she had “strong concerns” about Obama’s forced closure of five medical marijuana facilities in Pelosi’s congressional district. In April 2012, commenting on Obama’s crackdown on medical marijuana, U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) said, “I’m very disappointed… They look more like the Bush administration than the Clinton administration.”

In July 2012, federal prosecutors filed civil forfeiture actions against  Harborside Health Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, CA, which claims to be the world’s largest, and which claims to serve more than 100,000 medical marijuana patients. In April 2012, federal agents raided Oaksterdam University, an educational institution in Oakland, CA, which teaches people about medical marijuana. In April 2012, federal agents raided a medical marijuana facility which had been serving 1,500 patients near Lake Elsinore, CA. In June 2012, the Obama administration filed asset-forfeiture lawsuits against two landlords who rented their buildings to medical marijuana stores in Santa Fe Springs, CA. The Obama administration also sent warning letters which threatened similar legal action to dozens of other, nearby landlords. During the first seven months of 2012, the DEA shut down 40 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, all of which had been operating in compliance with state and local law.

In April 2013, the DEA raided four medical  marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, California. Also in April 2013, the DEA raided a medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego, California. In July 2013, the DEA conducted multiple medical marijuana raids in Washington state, including the cities of Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle. In August 2013, the DEA raided People’s Choice Alternative Medicine, a medical marijuana facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In October 2013, the DEA raided 28 medical marijuana facilities in Michigan. In November 2013, the DEA raided 12 medical marijuana facilities in Denver, Colorado.

In May 2012, ABC News reported that during Obama’s youth, he often smoked large quantities of recreational marijuana.  Obama’s marijuana smoking wasn’t even medical – it was recreational. And yet now, he is taking large scale, widespread action to prevent people with AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and other illnesses, who have prescriptions from their doctors, from using their prescription medicine – how cold hearted can a person be?

8) Nominated a six-time tax cheater to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws

Obama nominated Timothy Geithner, a repeat tax cheater, to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws.

Prior to his nomination, Geithner had:

1) Illegally failed to pay more than $34,000 in social security and medicare taxes

2) Illegally declared the cost of his children’s summer camp as a form of day care.

3) Illegally failed to pay the early withdrawal penalty when he took money out of his retirement plan

4) Illegally declared non-eligible items as a charitable deduction

5) Illegally declared something which was ineligible as a small business deduction

6) Illegally declared utility expenses which had actually been for his personal use

9) Gave tax dollars to AIG executives, then pretended to be outraged about it

Obama signed a “stimulus” bill that spent money on bonuses for AIG executives. Prior to signing this bill, Obama had said, “when I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.” However, after reading “line by line” and signing the “stimulus” bill that protected the AIG bonuses, Obama pretended to be shocked and outraged at the bonuses, and said, “Under these circumstances, it’s hard to understand how derivative traders at A.I.G. warranted any bonuses at all, much less $165 million in extra pay… How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?” and also said that he would “pursue every single legal avenue to block these bonuses.”

10) Expanded Bush’s unconstitutional government faith based programs

Obama expanded the federal government’s faith based programs which had been started by President George W. Bush.

11) Supported Bush’s unconstitutional Patriot Act

In May 2011, Obama signed a renewal of the Patriot Act.

12) Increased the national debt more in one term than Bush did in two

The national debt increased more during Obama’s first three years and two months than it did during all eight years of George W. Bush’s presidency.

13) Agrees with Bush’s support of unconstitutional, indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without filing any charges

In December 2011, ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero criticized Obama for signing a bill that gave the U.S. government the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without any charges being filed or any trial taking place.

14) Agrees with Bush’s support of unconstitutional, warrantless wiretapping

President Obama has defended warrantless wiretapping.

15) Avoided prosecution of Wall. St criminals

Although Obama had promised to prosecute Wall St. criminals, during his entire first term, his administration did not file any criminal charges against any of the top financial executives.

16) Had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process

Obama had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process.

The ACLU accused Obama of violating the U.S. Constitution for doing this.

U.S. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) said that Obama’s actions might be an impeachable offense.

Ralph Nader wrote that Obama

“has extended the Bush doctrine by declaring his unilateral right, as secret prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner, to destroy anybody, anywhere in the world, including American citizens, suspected to be engaged in alleged terrorist activities, all this vaguely and loosely defined as anti-U.S. security.”

17) Ordered private company to fire 1,000 employees

In 2011, after Boeing had hired 1,000 new employees to work at its new factory in South Carolina, the Obama administration ordered Boeing to shut down the factory, because the factory was non-union.

18) Stole money from retired teachers and police officers

During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors. Some of these secured creditors were retired teachers and police officers from Indiana.

Richard A. Epstein, a law professor at New York University School of Law, wrote of this:

“Upsetting this fixed hierarchy among creditors is just an illegal taking of property from one group of creditors for the benefit of another, which should be struck down on both statutory and constitutional grounds.”

Todd Zywicki, Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, wrote that Obama’s treatment of secured creditors was

“dangerous to the rule of law.”

The Economist wrote that Obama’s actions could

“establish a terrible precedent. Bankruptcy exists to sort legal claims on assets. If it becomes a tool of social policy, who will then lend to struggling firms in which the government has a political interest?”

Francis Cianfrocca, the CEO of Bayshore Networks, wrote that Obama’s actions were

“an astonishingly reckless abrogation of contract law that will introduce a new level of uncertainty into business transactions at all levels, and make wealth generation more difficult going forward… An extraordinary uncertainty has been created when the most powerful man in the world can rewrite contracts and choose winners and losers in private negotiations as he sees fit. Since this is an unquantifiable uncertainty, and not a quantifiable risk, its effect on business and investor confidence will be large and unpredictable. As in the 1930s, a time when government also cavalierly rewrote private contracts, the prudent approach for business will be to invest minimally and wait for another administration.”

19) Supported release of convicted mass murderer

In 2010, Obama  supported releasing Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (who had been convicted of murdering 270 people) from prison.

20) Illegally put thousands of guns into hands of criminals

In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration ordered gun storeowners to illegally sell thousands of guns to criminals.

U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered with one of these guns.

The murderer was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but his accomplices, Eric Holder and Barack Obama, haven’t even been arrested or charged.

21) Fired Inspector General for discovering that Obama’s friend had embezzled government funds

In June 2009, Obama fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin, after Walpin accused Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, an Obama supporter, of misuse of AmeriCorps funding to pay for school-board political activities. In a letter to Congress, the White House said that Walpin was fired because he was “confused, disoriented, unable to answer questions and exhibited other behavior that led the Board to question his capacity to serve.” A bipartisan group of 145 current and former public officials, attorneys, and legal scholars signed a letter that was sent to the White House, which defended Walpin, said the criticisms of him were not true, and said that his firing was politically motivated. The letter can be read here.

22) Lied about putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN

Although Obama had made a campaign promise to have all of the health care reform negotiations broadcast on C-SPAN, he broke that promise after he was elected.

The secrecy of these negotiations was so strong that U.S. Congresswoman and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

23) Lied about letting people keep their health insurance

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:

“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people… If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

Also before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:

“Here is a guarantee that I’ve made. If you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance.”

However, after Obamacare was passed, the Congressional Budget Office said that the law would cause seven million people to lose their employer provided insurance.

After Obamacare was passed, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East announced that it would drop health insurance for the children of more than 30,000 low-wage home attendants. Mitra Behroozi, executive director of benefit and pension funds for 1199SEIU stated

“… new federal health-care reform legislation requires plans with dependent coverage to expand that coverage up to age 26… meeting this new requirement would be financially impossible.”

Also, after Obamacare was passed, the Franciscan University of Steubenville dropped its coverage in response to the law.

Universal Orlando dropped its coverage for part time employees in response to Obamacare.

In addition, after Obamacare was passed, Forbes reported

“The House Ways and Means Committee has released a new report that sheds light onto how Obamacare incentivizes companies to dump their workers onto the new law’s subsidized exchanges.”

Also after Obamacare was passed, MSN reported

“The Affordable Care Act mandate most commonly known as Obamacare has some tight stipulations that, CNN says, are forcing health care companies to rip up most of their current plans and draft new ones that comply. According to a University of Chicago study, just about half of the individual health care plans currently on the market won’t cut it once key provisions of the Affordable Care Act kick in next year.”

Furthermore, it was reported that Obamacare would cause 58,000 Aetna and UnitedHealth Group customers in California to lose their insurance.

In response to Obamacare, some employers have dropped coverage for their employees’ spouses. In August 2013, it was reported that UPS had announced that it would be dropping 15,000 spouses of its employees from its health insurance, and that it had cited Obamacare as the reason it was doing this.

The chain of Wegmans supermarkets cancelled the policies of its part time employees in response to Obamacare.

In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare

“will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits… these restrictions will make non-profit plans like ours unsustainable… we can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans”

In August 2013, it was reported that 106,000 New Jersey citizens would lose their health insurance because of Obamacare.

In September 2013, IBM announced that it would be switching 110,000 of its retirees from their current IBM-provided health insurance to the Obamacare exchanges.

In September 2013, Trader Joe’s announced that, in response to Obamacare, it would stop providing insurance to its part time employees.

In October 2013, it was reported that at least 146,000 people in Michigan would be losing their insurance because of Obamacare.

In October 2013, it was reported that Florida Blue would be dropping 300,000 customers because of Obamacare.

In October 2013, it was reported that 491,977 individual insurance plans in California would be canceled because of Obamacare.

In October 2013, it was reported that, in response to Obamacare, Home Depot would stop providing insurance to its part time employees.

In October 2013, it was reported that Obamacare was forcing CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to cancel the insurance of 76,000 people in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., because their policies did not meet the minimum requirements of Obamacare.

In October 2013, it was reported that hundreds of thousands of people in Washington state would be losing their insurance because of Obamacare.

In November 2013, it was reported that nearly nearly 250,000 people in Colorado would lose their insurance because of Obamacare.

In January 2014, it was reported that, in response to Obamacare, Target was planning to stop offering insurance to its part time employees.

24) Lied about the cost of Obamacare

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama promised

“I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either now or in the future. I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period. And to prove that I’m serious, there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to come forward with more spending cuts if the savings we promised don’t materialize.”

However, after Obama signed it, the Washington Post reported that it would add more than $340 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.

In March 2012, the Congressional Budget Office said that over the next decade, Obamacare would cost twice as much as what Obama had promised.

In May 2013, it was reported that Obamacare’s program for high risk patients was more expensive than what Obama had promised.

25) Gave tax dollars to campaign contributors and lobbyists, and falsely claimed the money was for “green energy”

In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the company’s shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign, that the company had spent a large sum of money on lobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings with White House officials.

It was also revealed that the Obama administration had already been aware of Solyndra’s financial troubles. For example, according to the company’s security filings in 2009, the company had been selling its product for less than the cost of production. In 2010, Obama visited the Solyndra factory and cited it as a role model for his “stimulus” program, saying “It’s here that companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future.” The Washington Post wrote of this, “Administration officials and outside advisers warned that President Obama should consider dropping plans to visit a solar startup company in 2010 because its mounting financial problems might ultimately embarrass the White House.” Solyndra was a private company, but had been planning to use its government loans as a means of going public – so when Obama knowingly overstated the company’s condition in order to help his friends at Solyndra, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart had been sent to prison for breaking.

In September 2011, federal agents visited the homes of Brian Harrison, the company’s CEO, and Chris Gronet, the company’s founder, to examine computer files and documents.  Also in September 2011, the U.S. Treasury Department launched an investigation.

On September 13, 2011, the Washington Post reported on emails which showed that the Obama administration had tried to rush federal reviewers to approve the loan so Vice President Joe Biden could announce it at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company’s factory. The company was a hallmark of President Obama’s plan to support clean energy technologies.

The New York Times reported that government auditors and industry analysts had faulted the Obama administration for failing to properly evaluate the company’s business proposals, as well as for failing to take note of troubling signs which were already evident. In addition, Frank Rusco, a program director at the Government Accountability Office, had found that the preliminary loan approval had been granted before officials had completed the legally mandated evaluations of the company.

The New York Times quoted Shyam Mehta, a senior analyst at GTM Research, as saying “There was just too much misplaced zeal at the Department of Energy for this company.” Among 143 companies that had expressed an interest in getting a loan guarantee, Solyndra was the first one to get approval. During the period when Solyndra’s loan guarantee was under review, the company had spent nearly $1.8 million on lobbying. Tim Harris, the CEO of Solopower, a different solar panel company which had obtained a $197 million loan guarantee, told the New York Times that his company had never considered spending any money on lobbying, and that “It was made clear to us early in the process that that was clearly verboten… We were told that it was not only not helpful but it was not acceptable.”

The Washington Post reported that Solyndra had used some of the loan money to purchase new equipment which it never used, and then sold that new equipment, still in its plastic wrap, for pennies on the dollar. Former Solyndra engineer Lindsey Eastburn told the Washington Post, “After we got the loan guarantee, they were just spending money left and right… Because we were doing well, nobody cared. Because of that infusion of money, it made people sloppy.”

On September 29, 2011, the Washington Post reported that the Obama administration had continued to allow Solyndra to receive taxpayer money even after it had defaulted on its $535 million loan.

On October 7, 2011, The Washington Post reported that newly revealed emails showed that Energy Department officials had been warned that their plan to help Solyndra by restructuring the loan might be illegal, and should be cleared with the Justice Department first. However, Energy Department officials moved ahead with the restructuring anyway, with a new deal that would repay company investors before taxpayers if the company were to default. The emails showed concerns within the Obama administration about the legality of the Energy Department’s actions. In addition, an Energy Department “stimulus” adviser, Steve Spinner, had pushed for the loan, despite having recused himself because his wife’s law firm had done work for the company.

In January 2012, CBS News reported that Solyndra had thrown millions of dollars worth of brand new glass tubes into garbage dumpsters, where they ended up being shattered. Solyndra told CBS that it had conducted an exhaustive search for buyers of the glass tubes, and that no one had wanted them. However, CBS discovered that Solyndra had not offered the glass tubes for sale at either one of its two asset auctions that took place in 2011. In addition, David Lucky, a buyer and seller of such equipment, told CBS that he would have bought the tubes if he had had a chance to do so. Greg Smestad, a solar scientist who had consulted for the Department of Energy, also agreed that the tubes had value, and had asked Solyndra to donate any unwanted tubes to Santa Clara University. Smestad stated, “That really makes me sad… Those tubes represent intellectual investment. These could have had a better value to do public good. I think they owed the U.S. taxpayer that.”

Solyndra was not the only “green energy” company involved in this type of fraud. After Obama gave Raser Technologies $33 million to build a power plant, the company declared bankruptcy, and owed $1.5 million in back taxes. After Obama gave Abound Solar, Inc. a $400 million loan guarantee to build photovoltaic panel factories, the company halted production and laid off 180 employees. After Obama gave Beacon Power a $43 million loan guarantee to build green energy storage, the company filed for bankruptcy. After Obama approved $2.1 billion in loan guarantees for Solar Trust of America so it could build solar power plants, the company filed for bankruptcy.

In April 2012, CBS News reported that Solyndra had left a substantial amount of toxic waste at its abandoned facility in Milpitas, California. In May 2014, it was reported that the building in Longmont, Colorado that had been abandoned by Abound Solar in 2012 was still contaminated with cadmium, a toxic metal which can cause cancer.

Although Obama stated that all of the “green energy” companies that received taxpayer money were chosen “based solely on their merits,” the truth is that 71% of these grants and loans went to Obama donors and fundraisers, who raised $457,834 for his campaign, and were later approved for grants and loans totaling more than $11 billion. By November 2011, the Energy Department’s inspector general had begun more than 100 criminal investigations related to Obama’s “stimulus.” Although an “independent” review said that Obama had not done anything wrong, it was later reported that Herbert M. Allison Jr., the person who had conducted this “independent” review, donated $52,500 to Obama’s campaign.

26) Had “off the record” meetings with lobbyists

In June 2010, the New York Times reported that Obama administration officials had held hundreds of meetings with lobbyists at coffee houses near the White House, in order to avoid the disclosure requirements for White House visitors, and that these meetings “reveal a disconnect between the Obama administration’s public rhetoric — with Mr. Obama himself frequently thrashing big industries’ ‘battalions’ of lobbyists as enemies of reform — and the administration’s continuing, private dealings with them.”

27) Falsely claimed to believe in public education

Although Obama said, “We need to uphold the ideal of public education,” he expressed his true opinion of America’s public education system by sending his own children to private schools while living in Chicago and Washington D.C.

28) Falsely promised that Obamacare would give people “the same kind of insurance that Senator McCain and I enjoy”

In 2008, Obama said:

“If you don’t have health insurance, you’re going to be able to buy the same kind of insurance that Senator McCain and I enjoy as federal employees.”

However, the New York Times reported:

“No patient gets closer medical attention than the president of the United States. Wherever he goes, a doctor, nurse or paramedic trails a few footsteps behind, ready for any medical need. It is the ultimate in concierge medicine.” 

29) Shut down Amish farm

In February 2012, Obama shut down an Amish farm for selling unpasteurized milk across state lines, even though the customers were happy with what they were buying.

30) Rewarded his fundraisers by giving them federal jobs

Although Obama had promised to have “the most sweeping ethics reform in history,” and had often criticized the role of money in politics, the truth is that after he was elected, he gave administration jobs to more than half of his 47 biggest fundraisers.

31) Ignored constitutional requirements for appointees

In February 2009, U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) expressed concern that Obama’s dozens of czars might violate the U.S. Constitution, because they were not approved by the U.S. Senate. U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) expressed a similar concern in September 2009.

32) Gave tax dollars to corrupt private contractors to build 504 units of mice infested, slum housing, with backed up sewage

While Obama was a state Senator in Illinois, he used tax dollars to build 504 units of slum housing, which had mice and backed up sewage. Federal inspectors graded the condition of the housing so bad that the buildings faced demolition.

33) Used tax dollars to glorify murderers

The Obama administration spent $1.6 million to restore graffiti that glorified communist murderers Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.

34) Falsely claimed that the U.S. Supreme Court had never overturned any laws that had been passed by Congress

Despite having taught constitutional law at one of the most prestigious law schools in the country, in April 2012 Obama falsely claimed that the U.S. Supreme Court had never overturned any laws that had been passed by Congress.

35) Supported new bailouts for speculators who caused housing bubble

In March 2012, Obama announced a new set of bailouts for speculators who had caused the housing bubble.

36) Spent $205,075 on a shrubbery which nurseries sell for $16

During one of Obama’s “stimulus” projects, $205,075 of combined federal and local government funding was spent to relocate and care for a single specimen of Arctostaphylos franciscana, a shrubbery which nurseries sell for $16.

37) Spent taxpayer money to see if using cocaine helped rats to enjoy the music of Miles Davis

Obama’s administration funded a study to see whether or not rats’ enjoyment of the music of Miles Davis was increased when the rats were high on cocaine.

38) Tried to outlaw family farms

In April 2012, the Obama administration proposed new regulations which would prohibit farm children under 18 from working at grain elevators, silos, feed lots, stockyards, and livestock auctions, as well as from storing, marketing and transporting farm product raw materials. Critics claimed that this would prevent children from the common practice of working on their friends’ and relatives’ farms, and that farm children did not need “help” from a community organizer in Washington.

39) Auctioned off ambassadorship to the Netherlands

In April 2012, Obama nominated Timothy Broas, who had “bundled” more than $500,000 for Obama’s 2012 campaign, to be U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.

40) Claimed that written tests are a form of “racial discrimination”

The Obama administration accused fire and police departments in Jacksonville, Florida, New York City, and Dayton, Ohio of “racial discrimination” because they required potential firefighters and police officers to take a written test. Ten real examples of these “racist” questions from the New York test can be read here.

41) Made the TSA even more abusive and ridiculous than it had been under Bush

The Obama administration gave a very invasive patdown to a three-year-old boy in a wheelchair, which caused the boy to tremble in fear. The Obama administration gave an aggressive patdown to a seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. The Obama administration said that a four-year-old girl was a “high security threat.” The Obama administration placed an 18-month-old girl on its no fly list. The Obama administration gave a patdown to Henry Kissinger. The Obama administration forced a 95-year-old cancer patient to remove her adult diaper and fly without it. The Obama administration ripped open the urostomy bag of a 61-year-old bladder cancer survivor, and forced him to fly covered in his own urine. The Obama administration harassed a sick 3-year-old boy, and caused him to miss his flight.

42) Illegally demanded monetary payment for Freedom of Information Act request

The Obama administration demanded that the Goldwater Institute pay $78,935.80 before it would share public records which it had requested under the Freedom of Information Act.

43) Fined public school $15,000 for selling soda

The Obama administration fined a high school $15,000 for selling soda to students during lunch.

44) Conducted dangerous and illegal scientific experiments on sick people without always informing them of the risks

In 2010 and 2011, the Obama administration conducted illegal scientific experiments which exposed people to dangerous levels of toxins. Some of these people had asthma and heart problems, and were exposed to levels of pollutants as high as 50 times what the EPA considers to be safe . The government did not always tell them about the risks of cancer and death.

45) Closed the Vietnam Memorial for seven hours on Memorial Day so he could have his picture taken

On Memorial Day 2012, Obama prevented Vietnam veterans and their friends and families from visiting the Vietnam Memorial for seven hours so he could have his picture taken.

46) Had the government take 60.8% ownership of General Motors

In July 2009, Obama had the government take 60.8% ownership of General Motors, and fired the CEO.

47) Forced banks to give mortgages to people who could not afford to pay them back, and collected $23,000 in legal fees for himself for doing so

While working as a “community organizer,” Obama filed lawsuits which forced banks to give mortgages to people with bad credit and low incomes. As a result, many of these people ended up defaulting on their mortgages. As their attorney, Obama collected $23,000 in legal fees for himself.

Then in April 2013, during Obama’s second term as President, the Washington Post reported that President Obama was still pressuring banks “to make home loans to people with weaker credit.”

48) Stole money from retired Delphi employees

In 2009, Obama eliminated the pensions of 20,000 retired Delphi employees.

49) Used taxpayer money to buy soda for $3.40 per can

During Obama’s presidency, the federal government repeatedly purchased soda for a cost of $3.40 per can. Obama did not express any desire to switch to a cheaper seller, such as Costco, amazon.com, or Wal-Mart – or to an even still cheaper seller such as a wholesaler. Instead, Obama repeatedly forced taxpayers to pay these outrageous prices for soda.

50) Paid $7 million per household to connect people to the internet

Obama’s “stimulus” paid to connect some households in Montana to the internet, at a cost of $7 million per household.

51) Had a double standard for Bain Capital

Although Obama criticized Mitt Romney for his involvement with Bain Capital, Obama hired Jeff Zients, a former consultant at Bain (and who had an estimated personal wealth of $200 million) to be his budget director.

52) Broke promise to teen campaign volunteers

Obama had promised to his teen campaign volunteers that if they each spent nine hours going door to door on Obama’s behalf, he would invite them to attend his speech of September 6, 2012. However, after the teens did the volunteer work, Obama broke his promise. One of these volunteers, Madeline Frank, age 16, of Charlotte, North Carolina, said of this “I’ve been looking forward to this for a really long time. I am just feeling really let down and like bummed. It was kind of my dream to see him speak, so definitely really sad.”

53) Falsely claimed to know more about Judaism than any other President

Obama falsely claimed to know more about Judaism than any other President.

54) Exempted wind farms from the penalties that other companies get for killing birds

In May 2013, it was reported that Obama had fined oil and electric companies for illegally killing endangered birds, but that he had never fined wind power companies even though they had broken the exact same laws.

55) Falsely claimed that he had never belonged to the New Party

Obama falsely claimed that he had never belonged to the New Party, which is a third political party.

56) Supported punishing students based on their race instead of on their behavior

Obama expressed support for a proposal which would punish students based on their race instead of on their behavior.

57) Used “off the books” funding for military interventionism

In April 2009, antiwar activists who helped elect Obama accused him of using the same “off the books” funding as his predecessor George W. Bush when Obama requested an additional $83.4 billion from Congress for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – a provision which Obama had voted against when he was a Senator.

58) Tried to silence criticism of auto-bailouts

The Obama administration pressured Ford Motor Company to stop airing a TV ad that criticized Obama’s bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler.

59)  Dismissed charges of voter intimidation, despite video evidence

In May 2009, the Obama administration dismissed charges that had been filed by the Bush administration against members of the New Black Panther Party who had been videotaped intimidating voters and brandishing a police-style baton at a Philadelphia polling station during the November 2008 election. In August 2009, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights demanded that the Justice Department explain why it dismissed the charges.  In July 2010, J. Christian Adams, a former lawyer for the Justice Department, testified before the Commission on Civil Rights that the case was dropped because the Justice Department did not want to protect the civil rights of white people.

60) Falsely claimed to support the second amendment

Although Obama stated, “I have always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms,” the National Rifle Association gave Obama a rating of ‘F’ based on his voting record.

61) Nominated a communist who said 9-11 was an inside job

In September 2009, Obama’s green czar Van Jones resigned after it was reported that he was a self described “communist” and had blamed George W. Bush for the September 11 attacks.

62) Falsely said he would not raise taxes on the poor and middle class

On September 12, 2008, Obama promised:

“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”

However, less than three months into his Presidency, he broke that promise when he raised the cigarette tax. Studies show that poor people are more likely to smoke than rich people.

63) Falsely said he wanted to simplify the tax code, when he actually wanted to make it more complex

Although Obama said that he wanted to simplify the tax code, his proposals would actually add thousands of pages to the tax code.

64) Oversaw some of the world’s worst increases in corruption

In December 2010, Transparency International reported that corruption was increasing faster in the U.S. than anywhere else except Cuba, Dominica, and Burkina Faso.

65) Falsely said “This is the most transparent administration in history”

In February 2013, Obama said, “This is the most transparent administration in history.”

However, that same month, ABC News White House reporter Ann Compton, who covered Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, both Bushes, and Obama, said “The president’s day-to-day policy development… is almost totally opaque to the reporters trying to do a responsible job of covering it. There are no readouts from big meetings he has with people from the outside, and many of them aren’t even on his schedule. This is different from every president I covered. This White House goes to extreme lengths to keep the press away.”

In July 2009, White House reporter Helen Thomas criticized the Obama administration for its lack of transparency.

In October 2013, ABC News correspondent Ann Compton said that Obama was the “least transparent of the seven presidents I’ve covered in terms of how he does his daily business.”

Also, this list contains a huge number of things that Obama has done which contradict his statement.

66) Falsely claimed he would wait five days before signing bills

Although Obama had promised to wait five days before signing all non-emergency bills, he broke that promise at least 10 times during his first three months in office.

67) Falsely claimed “stimulus” spending would be transparent

Although Obama had promised that the website recovery.gov would list all “stimulus” spending in detail, a 400 page report issued by the Government Accountability Office stated that only 25% of the projects listed on the website provided clear and complete information regarding their cost, schedule, purpose, location and status.

68) Announced plans to send military to Australia

In November 2011, Obama announced that he would send 2,500 Marines to Australia.

69) Falsely promised to accept public campaign financing and spending limits

During the 2008 campaign, Obama broke his promise to accept public campaign financing and the spending limits that came with it.

70) Tried to silence video on YouTube

In June 2011, Obama asked a Jewish singing group to remove its video from the internet.

71) Rejected international help to clean up BP oil spill

After the BP oil spill, Obama rejected offers of cleanup help from Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations.

72) Falsely said he opposed government waste, when he actually loves it

On September 22, 2008, Obama said, “I am not a Democrat who believes that we can or should defend every government program just because it’s there… We will fire government managers who aren’t getting results, we will cut funding for programs that are wasting your money and we will use technology and lessons from the private sector to improve efficiency across every level of government… The only way we can do all this without leaving our children with an even larger debt is if Washington starts taking responsibility for every dime that it spends.” However, Citizens Against Government Waste gave Obama a 2007 rating of only 10%, and a lifetime rating of only 18%.

73) Nominated past frequent user of illegal drugs to keep illegal drugs out of schools

In September 2009, it was reported that Kevin Jennings, Obama’s Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, had written about  Jenning’s own past frequent illegal drug use in his 2007 autobiography.

74) Avoids firing aides who owe back taxes

In January 2012, it was reported that 36 Obama aides owed a combined total of $833,000 in back taxes.

75) Used Abbott and Costello style economics as a basis for national policy

In 2010, Obama gave $16.3 million to First Solar, a company that manufactures solar panels, so the company could sell solar panels to itself.

76) Sent U.S. troops to Africa

Obama sent U.S. troops to Uganda, Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

77) Made secret plans for his second term

In March 2012, when Obama was talking to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and did not know that the microphone was turned on, Obama stated, “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space… This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”

78) Holds double standard for people who use crude and vulgar language toward women

Concerned Women for America accused Obama of hypocrisy after Obama criticized Rush Limbaugh for using crude and vulgar language to describe Sandra Fluke, but Obama did not criticize Bill Maher (who had donated one million dollars to an Obama PAC) for using the same kind of crude and vulgar language to describe Sarah Palin.

79) Illegally gave Obamacare exemptions to unions that supported the passage of Obamacare

Obama gave some organizations an exemption from some of the requirements of Obamacare.  Many of these organizations were unions that had supported the passage of Obamacare, but now wanted exemptions from the very same law that they wanted to force everyone else to obey. This reveals an extreme level of hypocrisy among many of the supporters of Obamacare.

In addition, these exemptions are illegal, because the Constitution requires the law to treat everyone the same.

The Washington Times wrote of this:

“Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside the rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and those with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism inevitably leads to corruption, and corruption invites extortion. Ultimately, the rule of law ceases to exist in any recognizable form, and what is left is tyranny.”

“The now-familiar monthly trickling down of new waivers is, at best, a tacit admission that Obamacare is a failure. So far, seven entire states and 1,372 businesses, unions and other institutions have received waivers from the law. The list includes the administration’s friends and allies and, of course, those who have the best lobbyists.”

“More than 50 percent of the Obamacare waiver beneficiaries are union members, which is striking because union members account for less than 12 percent of the American work force. The same unions that provided more than $120 million to Democrats in the last two elections and, in many cases, openly campaigned in favor of the government takeover of your health care, now celebrate that Obamacare is not their problem.”

80) Defended Bush administration’s unconstitutional, unwarranted use of GPS device

In January 2012, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Bush administration for having put a GPS tracking device on someone’s car without having a warrant, the Obama administration opposed the court ruling

81) Opposes newspapers reporting the news

Obama spokesman Jay Carney criticized the Los Angeles Times for publishing photographs of U.S. soldiers posing with corpses in Afghanistan.

82) Supported Bush administration for fining CBS for showing Janet Jackson’s breast

Obama came out in favor of the FCC’s fining of the CBS TV network $550,000 for showing Janet Jackson’s breast during the 2004 Super Bowl.

83) Allowed campaign contributors to bring lobbyists into White House

In April 2012, the New York Times reported, “Although Mr. Obama has made a point of not accepting contributions from registered lobbyists, a review of campaign donations and White House visitor logs shows that special interests have had little trouble making themselves heard. Many of the president’s biggest donors, while not lobbyists, took lobbyists with them to the White House…”

84) Falsely said that criminal background checks constituted “racial discrimination”

In 2012, the Obama administration accused Pepsico of “race discrimination” because it used criminal background checks to screen out job applicants.

85) Was cited by nine states for committing 21 illegal acts

Attorneys General from nine states issued a report, titled “A Report on Obama Administration Violations of Law,” which cited 21 illegal acts which had been committed by the Obama administration.

86) Tried to seize hotel because some of its customers had used illegal drugs

The Obama administration tried to seize a mom-and-pop bed-and-breakfast because some if its guests had used illegal drugs.

87) Falsely said his campaign was not funded by large donors

Although Obama has received many large campaign donations from corporate executives and Hollywood celebrities, his spokesperson said that his campaign was funded “not from huge donors at all.”

88) Holds double standard for subsidizing solar power companies

Although Obama gave taxpayer money to numerous American solar power companies, he placed a 30% tariff on solar panels imported from China, because he was against the Chinese government giving subsidies to its own companies.

89) Tried to create an administration full of tax cheaters

Obama nominated tax cheater Tom Daschle to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. After Daschle said he didn’t want the job, Obama then nominated tax cheater Kathleen Sebelius for the same position. Obama nominated tax cheater Nancy Killefer to be his administration’s Chief Performance Officer. Obama nominated  tax cheater Hilda Solis to be the Secretary of Labor. Obama nominated tax cheater Ron Kirk be the White House Chief Trade Representative.

90) Hired a Communications Director who admires a mass murderer

Anita Dunn, Obama’s White House Communications Director, said that one of her favorite political philosophers was Mao Tse-tung, the Chinese dictator who murdered tens of millions of innocent civilians.

91) Tried to replace science with political correctness

In July 2010, Charles Bolden, the administrator of NASA, said that Obama had told him that the primary purpose of NASA was “to reach out to the Muslim world.”

92) Illegally made recess appointments when Congress was not in recess

In January 2012, Obama violated the Constitution by making four recess appointments when Congress was not in recess. Recess appointments themselves are constitutional, but only if they are made when Congress is actually in recess.

In January 2013, a federal appeals court ruled that Obama’s appointments had violated the Constitution.

In May 2013, a second federal appeals court also ruled that Obama’s appointments had violated the Constitution.

In July 2013, a third federal appeals court also ruled that Obama’s appointments had violated the Constitution.

In June 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that Obama’s appointments had violated the Constitution.

93) Said the health insurance mandate was not a tax, but later told the Supreme Court that it was

Before Obama’s health care reform was passed, he said that the mandate was not a tax. However, after it was passed, the Obama administration argued in front of the Supreme Court that the mandate really was a tax.

94 ) Lied about being his “brother’s keeper”

Although Barack Obama likes to cite  the Bible phrase “We are our brother’s keeper,” when his real life poverty stricken brother George Obama needed $1,000 for health care bills, Barack Obama refused to pay it, so conservative author Dinesh D’Souza paid it.

95) Punishes hospitals for saving the lives of patients with heart disease

Obama’s health care reform contains a provision that reduces  Medicare payments to hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates. Sunil Kripalani, MD, a professor with Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said of this, “Among patients with heart failure, hospitals that have higher readmission rates actually have lower mortality rates. So, which would we rather have — a hospital readmission or a death?”

96) Supports guns for himself and his wife, but opposes them for everyone else

On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed a bill that provides armed guards to himself and his wife for the rest of the lives.

However, in 2004, when Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their families from rapists and murderers.

97) Falsely claimed that he  “cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011″

On “Meet the Press” on December 30, 2012, Obama said:

“I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011″

In reality, spending during that time period was not cut at all, and was actually increased by $147 billion.

98) Practices environmental hypocrisy

In May 2008, Obama said, “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK.”

However, just one week later, Obama was photographed exiting an SUV.

In addition, Obama keeps the White House thermostat turned up so high that David Axelrod, Obama’s senior adviser, said, “He likes it warm. You could grow orchids in there.”

Environmentalists criticized Obama for eating Wagyu beef, which was called “the Hummer of beef.”

Obama had a chef fly round trip from St. Louis to Washington D.C. so he could make Obama’s favorite pizza.

99) Pressured public schools to replace Catcher in the Rye  with a book on window insulation

The Huffington Post reported that Obama’s education policies

“are increasingly worrying English-lovers and English teachers, who feel they must replace literary greats like The Great Gatsby and Catcher in the Rye with Common Core-suggested ‘exemplars,’ like the Environmental Protection Agency’s Recommended Levels of Insulation.”

100) Approved giving 20 F-16 fighter jets to a Sharia dictatorship

Obama approved giving 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, which is a Sharia dictatorship.

101) Falsely claimed that his “Cash for Clunkers” program would help the environment

Although Obama claimed that his “Cash for Clunkers” program would help the environment, it actually caused net harm to the environment. Because the program required cars to be shredded instead of recycled, it wasted 24 million barrels of oil. Many of the cars that were destroyed were in perfectly good condition. Because the program’s minimum requirement for so-called “fuel efficiency” was only 22 mpg, the reduction in pollution was negligible.

102) Violated the very same campaign finance laws that he claims to support

In January 2013, it was reported that Obama’s campaign had been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violating campaign finance laws.

103) Lied about how he had answered a questionnaire on gun control

In 1996, when Obama was answering a questionnaire on his political views, one of the questions was “Do you support state legislation to: ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns?”

Obama’s answer to the question was “Yes.”

However, in 2008, Obama said “My writing wasn’t on that particular questionnaire.”

However, ABC News later reported that the questionnaire “appears to have Obama’s handwriting.”

104) Falsely claimed that his 2013 inauguration was not funded by lobbyists

Although Obama claimed that his 2013 inauguration was not funded by lobbyists, its sponsors had actually spent $160 million on lobbying during Obama’s first presidential term.

105) Encouraged medical device manufacturers to lay off employees

In November 2012, it was reported that in response to the medical device tax that is part of Obamacare, some medical device manufacturers had announced plans to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker (1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs).

In December 2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, and 15 other Democrats who supported the passage of Obamacare wrote a letter to Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices, claiming that the tax would hurt job creation in their districts.

In February 2014, it was reported that Obamacare’s medical device tax had destroyed 14,000 jobs, and prevented an additional 19,000 new jobs from being created.

106) Encouraged employers to switch their employees from full time to part time

The New York Times reported that Obamacare

“sharply penalizes full-time employment in favor of part-time employment.”

In response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, some restaurants have announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time to part time, including some franchises of Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, White Castle, and Fatburger.

Community College of Allegheny County switched 200 professors and 200 other employees from full time to part time in response to Obamacare. Clint Benjamin, an English professor at Community College of Allegheny County, said that this would reduce his own monthly pay by $600.

Also in response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, other colleges have announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time to part time, including Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Ohio’s Youngstown State University, and New Jersey’s Kean University.

In Virginia, thousands of government employees had their hours reduced because of Obamacare.

The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh reduced the hours of 48 of its employees in response to Obamacare.

Regal Entertainment Group, the largest chain of movie theaters in the country, announced that it would be switching thousands of its employees from full time to part time in response to the Obamacare mandate.

Utah’s Granite School District reduced the hours of 1,200 of its employees in response to Obamacare.

In response to Obamacare, many Wal-Mart stores have stopped hiring full time workers.

In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare will

“destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class… the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this obligation.”

In response to Obamacare, Forever 21 reduced its employees’ hours.

As of September 2013, more than 200 public-sector employers had reduced their employees’ hours in response to Obamacare.

Sea World reduced the weekly hours of its part time employees from 32 to 28 in response to Obamacare.

Lands’ End limited its part time employees to 29 hours per week in response to Obamacare.

As of September 2013, at least 34 universities and colleges had reduced some of their employees’ hours in response to Obamacare.

On October 23, 2013, Investor’s Business Daily wrote:

IBD has a running list that now includes 351 employers that have opted to cut work hours below 30 per week or take related steps to limit liability under ObamaCare’s employer mandate. Each entry is documented with links to news sources and public records.

About 275 entries on IBD’s list come from the public sector, including more than 100 school districts.

107) Broke his promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term

On February 23, 2009, Obama said “Today, I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office.” Obama broke that promise.

108) Had Freedom of Information Act record worse than Bush’s

In September 2012, it was reported that when it came to honoring requests under the Freedom of Information Act, Obama’s record was worse than that of George W. Bush.

109) Supports installation of hidden cameras on private property without a search warrant

In October 2012, Obama’s Justice  Department argued in favor of installing hidden cameras on private property without a search warrant.

110) Used “stimulus” money to pay people to play cards, board games, and video games

In October 2012, it was reported that LG Chem, a lithium-ion battery plant in Holland, Michigan, was using money from Obama’s “stimulus” to pay its employees to play cards, board games, and video games.

111) Spent half a million tax dollars on “Prom Week” video game

In 2012, the Obama administration spent $516,000 on a video game called  “Prom Week.”

112) Hypocritically paid his female employees less than his male employees

Although Obama claimed to support equal pay for men and women, his own administration paid its female employees 18% less than its male employees.

113) Falsely said that  Romney’s pension was bigger than his own

During a debate in October 2012, Obama falsely stated that Mitt Romney’s pension was bigger than his own.

114) Has a double standard for investing in China and the Cayman Islands

Although Obama criticized Mitt Romney for having investments in China and the Cayman Islands,  Obama himself has investments in both of those places.

115) Spent $27 million on “ineffective” pottery classes in Morocco

Obama spent $27 million on pottery classes in Morocco. The class used an American teacher, but the translater who was hired did not actually know how to speak English fluently, and made many mistakes. The instructor often did not bring the right materials to class. The dyes and clays that the instructor did use were not available in Morocco, which prevented the students from being able to copy what they had learned. It was concluded that the classes were “ineffective.”

116) Caused large amounts of perfectly good food to be thrown into the garbage

In one year, Obama’s new school lunch program caused the schools in Lake County, Florida, to throw away $75,000 of perfectly good fruits and vegetables.

117) Accepted illegal campaign contributions from foreign citizens

During an experiment, a non-U.S. citizen attempted to make two $5 donations to both Obama’s campaign website and Mitt Romney’s campaign website. While the Romney website rejected both donations, the Obama website accepted them.

118) Labels opponents of TSA sexual harassment as “domestic extremists”

The Obama administration labels anyone who objects to the TSA’s sexual harassment as a “domestic extremist.”

119) Lied about the Benghazi attack

In September 2012, after four U.S. citizens were killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration falsely said that the attack was a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim video at YouTube.

CBS News reported that although it was obviously a terrorist attack, it took an entire week before the Obama administration was willing to acknowledge it as such.

The Washington Post reported that Obama had falsely said that he had called it a terrorist attack from the very start.

After the attack began, someone (there is a debate over who this someone was) ordered the nearby U.S. military to “stand down,”, i.e., not offer any assistance. Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military. Obama later falsely claimed that the “stand down” order had not been made.

Although the Obama administration made a dozen revisions to its talking points on this incident, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney falsely stated that only a “single adjustment” had been made, and that it simply involved changing the wording of “consulate” to “diplomatic facility.” ABC News published a complete list of all the changes to the talking points, which can be read here.

Among the changes was the deletion of this entire paragraph:

“The Agency has produced numerous pieces on the threat of extremists linked to al-Qa’ida in Benghazi and eastern Libya.  These noted that, since April, there have been at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants, including the June attack against the British Ambassador’s convoy. We cannot rule out the individuals has previously surveilled the U.S. facilities, also contributing to the efficacy of the attacks.”

Victoria Nuland, a State Department spokeswoman, played a key role in the editing of the talking points. But instead of firing her for this, Obama offered her a promotion.

The Obama administration asked Fox News to stop reporting on Benghazi.

120) Paid a train carrying biofuel to cross the U.S.-Canadian border 24 times without unloading

As part of Obama’s “green energy” program, Obama used tax money to pay for a train full of biofuel to cross the U.S.-Canadian border 24 times without unloading its cargo.

121) Falsely said that “we got back every dime” of the bailout

In October 2012, Obama said that “we got back every dime” of the bailout. However, at the same time, the Congressional Budget Office that said there was still $24 billion that had not been paid back.

122) Spent $50,000 of taxpayer money on a George S. Patton impersonator

In the summer of 2011, the Obama administration spent $50,000 on a George S. Patton impersonator

123) Spent $75,000 of taxpayer money on a bicycle

The Obama administration spent $75,000 of taxpayer money on a bicycle.

124) Complained to YouTube about an anti-Muslim video

In September 2012, the Obama administration phoned YouTube to complain about an anti-Muslim video.

Ben Wizner of the ACLU said that of this, “It does make us nervous when the government throws its weight behind any requests for censorship.”

Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation  said of this, “I am actually kind of distressed by this… Even though there are all these great quotes from inside the White House saying they support free speech….by calling YouTube from the White House, they were sending a message no matter how much they say we don’t want them to take it down, when the White House calls and asks you to review it, it sends a message and has a certain chilling effect.”

125) Falsely said that Fast and Furious was started when Bush was President

In September 2012, Obama said that Fast and Furious had “begun under the previous administration.” In reality, Fast and Furious began in October 2009.

126) Is a “war criminal” who is  “more aggressive, more illegal worldwide” than Bush, according to Ralph Nader

In September 2012, Ralph Nader said that Obama was a “war criminal” who was “more aggressive, more illegal worldwide” than George W. Bush.

127) Illegally refused to fire Kathleen Sebelius after she violated campaign finance laws

In February 2012, Kathleen Sebelius, Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, violated campaign finance laws. Although federal law required Obama to fire Sebelius for her illegal activity, he refused to do so.

128) Supports policies that hurt small businesses

In September 2012, a survery of small business owners showed that 69% of them said that Obama’s regulatory policies have hurt small businesses. 55% said that they would not start a business under the current environment.

129) Spent $102,000 per year of taxpayer money on a “dog handler”

In September 2012, it was reported that Obama spent $102,000 of taxpayer money each year on a “dog handler.”

130) Refused to fire federal employee who sent email to 17,000 people praising terrorist who wanted to destroy U.S.

In 2012, an employee of Obama’s administration sent an email to more than 17,000 federal employees which praised Che Guevara, a terrorist who had wanted to destroy the U.S. Obama refused to fire the employee.

131) Called Fort Hood shooting “workplace violence” instead of “Islamic terrorism”

After Nidal Malik Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar!” and murdered 13 people on U.S. soil, instead of referring to it as “Islamic terrorism,” Obama said that it was “workplace violence.”

132) Falsely said that switching to electronic medical records would make health care cheaper

Although Obama claimed that switching to electronic record keeping as part of Obamacare would make health care cheaper, it actually made it more expensive.

133) Spent $495,000 of “stimulus” money for ads on MSNBC

Obama spent $495,000 of “stimulus” money for commercials on MSNBC.

134) Lied about the cost of federal regulations

In September 2012, it was reported that the cost of federal regulations to citizens and business owners was more than 20 times as much as what Obama had said it was.

135) Broke his promise to pass immigration bill, and then lied about why he broke it

In 2008, Obama promised that he would pass an immigration bill during his first year in office. He broke that promise. He then blamed this on Republicans, even though both the House and Senate were controlled by Democrats during Obama’s first year.

136) Made it much harder for start ups to raise capital and create jobs

In July 2010, Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act. The Wall St. Journal wrote of this:

“Senator Chris Dodd’s 1,400-page financial reform bill contains many economic land mines, and here’s one of the worst: Provisions that would make it harder for business start-ups to raise seed capital.”

“Currently, wealthy individuals who want to invest directly in a new business can do so with minimum interference from regulators. The law requires only that the investor be “accredited” by meeting thresholds for net worth ($1 million) or income ($250,000). Entrepreneurs depend on these “angel” investors, since many new businesses lack the collateral for bank loans and are too small to interest venture capitalists. “

“Amazon, Yahoo, Google and Facebook all benefited from angel investors, who typically target companies under five years old. According to a 2009 Kaufman Foundation study, such firms are less than 1% of all companies yet generate about 10% of new jobs. Between 1980 and 2005, companies less than five years old accounted for all net job growth in the U.S. In 2008, angels invested some $19 billion in more than 55,000 companies. “

“Mr. Dodd’s bill would change all this for the worse. Most preposterously, it would require that start-ups seeking angel investments file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and endure a 120-day review. Rare is the new company that doesn’t need immediate access to the capital it raises, and a four-month delay is the kind of rule popular in banana republics that create few new businesses. “

“The Dodd bill also raises the net worth and income thresholds to $2.3 million and $450,000, respectively. The Angel Capital Association, a trade group, estimates that these provisions would disqualify about 77% of current accredited investors.”

137) Paid six figure salaries to federal employees so they could watch pornography all day long

In April 2010, ABC News reported:

“On a day when President Obama argued for more government regulation over the financial industry, a new government report reveals that some high-level regulators have spent more time looking at porn than policing Wall Street. “

“The Securities and Exchange Commission is supposed to be the sheriff of the financial industry, looking for financial crimes like Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. But the new report, obtained by ABC News, says senior employees of the SEC spent hours on the commission’s computers looking at sites like naughty.com, skankwire, youporn, and others. “

“The investigation, which was conducted by the SEC’s internal watchdog at the request of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, found 31 serious offenders over the past two and a half years. Seventeen of the offenders were senior SEC officers with salaries ranging from $100,000 to $222,000 per year. “

“Eight Hours a Day Spent on Porn Sites”

“One senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington spent up to eight hours a day accessing Internet porn. When he filled all the space on his government computer with pornographic images, he downloaded more to CDs and DVDs that accumulated in boxes in his offices. “

“An SEC accountant attempted to access porn websites 1,800 times in a two-week period and had 600 pornographic images on her computer hard drive.”

“Another SEC accountant attempted to access porn sites 16,000 times in a single month.”

In May 2014, Bloomberg News reported:

An employee at the Environmental Protection Agency downloaded more than 7,000 pornographic files onto a government computer and viewed them for two to six hours a day, according to the agency’s independent watchdog.

The employee caught viewing pornography is still on the payroll, earning about $120,000 a year.

138) Spent tax dollars on a “mindreader”

Obama used taxpayer money to hire a “mindreader.”

139) Used tax dollars to build a million dollar bus stop

Obama spent federal tax dollars to pay for part of the cost of a million dollar bus stop which opened in Arlington, Virginia in March 2013. Despite its huge cost, the bus stop can only accommodate 15 people, and does not even protect them from the wind and rain.

140) Filed a lawsuit against a non-existent “monopoly” in the beer industry

Although the number of  breweries in the U.S. increased from 89 to 2,336  between 1978 and 2013, the Obama administration sued Anheuser-Busch InBev, which already owned half of Mexico’s Grupo Modelo, to prevent if from buying the other half, despite the fact that there were no laws on the books against such a purchase. The Obama administration’s so-called justification for this lawsuit against a law abiding company was that the company might, possibly, maybe, break some unspecified law, at some unspecified, distant point in the future.

141) Falsely said the sequester would cause janitors to take a pay cut

In February 2013, while talking about the sequester, Obama said

“The folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol — now that Congress has left, somebody is going to be vacuuming and cleaning those floors and throwing out the garbage — they’re going to have less pay… The janitors, the security guards, they just got a pay cut, and they’ve got to figure out how to manage that. That’s real.”

CBS News reported that Obama’s statement was false.

142) Falsely said that he goes skeet shooting “all the time”

At the beginning of Obama’s second term, he said that he goes skeet shooting “all the time.” However, a witness said that when he saw Obama go skeet shooting, Obama acted as if he had never fired a gun before, that he appeared to be uncomfortable with a gun, and that he only stayed for five minutes. In addition, during his first term, the media had never reported on his alleged skeet shooting, although it never failed to cover the more than 100 rounds of golf that he played during his first term.

143)  Gave special access to people who raised or donated $500,000

In February 2013, the New York Times reported that people who raised or donated at least $500,000 to Organizing for Action, a political group that supported Obama, would be given “the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House.”

144) Said the deficit had gone down when it had actually gone up

In February 2013, Obama said that the federal deficit had gone down by $2.5 trillion since he had taken office. In reality, it had actually increased by $5.9 trillion during that time.

145) Refused to make available necessary tax forms to taxpayers

On February 21, 2013, CBS News reported that the Obama administration had not yet made available dozens of different tax forms that taxpayers would need in order to meet the legal deadline of April 15 for filing their taxes.

146) Nominated someone to be Secretary of the Treasury who had participated in “the biggest tax scam on record”

Obama nominated Jack Lew to be Secretary of the Treasury. Lew had previously invested in the Cayman Islands, which Obama had referred to as “the biggest tax scam on record.”

147) Adopted harmful new restrictions on prescription painkillers – even though the House had already voted against them

After the U.S. House voted against new restrictions on prescription painkillers, the Obama administration ignored the House’s vote, and adopted the new restrictions anyway. Dr. Lynn Webster, president-elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine said of these new restrictions, “It will have an impact on a lot of patients who have been receiving them for some time for legitimate purposes.”

148) Rolled back union transparency rules

The Obama administration rolled back  union transparency rules, which had been created so that union members could find out how their union was spending their union dues.

149) Tried to eliminate workers’ right to a secret ballot when voting on whether or not to unionize

Obama supported the elimination of workers’ right to a secret ballot when voting on whether or not to form a union

150) Gave “supervised release” to a convicted criminal who later went on to murder a nun

Obama gave “supervised release” to a convicted criminal, who then went on to murder a nun.

151) Falsely said that he did not propose the sequester

On October 22, 2012, Obama said, “The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed.” However, on February 22, 2013, the Washington Post reported that “the automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White House” and that “Obama personally approved of the plan.”

152) Illegally refused to submit a budget on time during four of his first five years

The President is legally required to submit a budget by the first Monday in February. Obama broke this law during four of his first five years in office. Since 1921, no President had missed this deadline more than once.

153) Canceled White House tours for thousands of people so he could use the money to play golf with Tiger Woods

During the sequester in early 2013, the Obama administration said it would save $18,000 per week by cancelling all White house tours, despite the fact that thousands of people had planned their vacations far in advance. However, Obama had no problem with spending more than $1 million in tax money so he could go golfing with Tiger Woods for one weekend.

154) Falsely said the Newton shooter used a “fully automatic weapon”

In April 2013, four months after Adam Lanza murdered 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Obama falsely stated that the shooter had used a “fully automatic weapon.”

155) Broke his own deadline for creating healthcare exchanges

Three years after Obama signed Obamacare, the New York Times reported that Obama would miss his own deadline for creating some of the insurance exchanges for small businesses.

156) Falsely said that surgeons get paid between $30,000 and $50,000 for amputating a leg

In August 2009, while trying to justify the passage of Obamacare, Obama stated

“Let’s take the example of something like diabetes, one of — a disease that’s skyrocketing, partly because of obesity, partly because it’s not treated as effectively as it could be. Right now if we paid a family — if a family care physician works with his or her patient to help them lose weight, modify diet, monitors whether they’re taking their medications in a timely fashion, they might get reimbursed a pittance. But if that same diabetic ends up getting their foot amputated, that’s $30,000, $40,000, $50,000 — immediately the surgeon is reimbursed. Well, why not make sure that we’re also reimbursing the care that prevents the amputation, right? That will save us money.”

The American College of Surgeons responded to this by saying

“President Obama got his facts completely wrong. He stated that a surgeon gets paid $50,000 for a leg amputation when, in fact, Medicare pays a surgeon between $740 and $1,140 for a leg amputation. This payment also includes the evaluation of the patient on the day of the operation plus patient follow-up care that is provided for 90 days after the operation. Private insurers pay some variation of the Medicare reimbursement for this service.”

157) Falsely said that doctors perform unnecessary tonsillectomies to make more money
In July 2009, Obama said

“Right now, doctors, a lot of times, are forced to make decisions based on the fee payment schedule that’s out there. So if … your child has a bad sore throat, or has repeated sore throats, the doctor may look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, ‘You know what? I make a lot more money if I take this kid’s tonsils out.'”

“Now, that may be the right thing to do. But I’d rather have that doctor making those decisions just based on whether you really need your kid’s tonsils out or whether it might make more sense just to change — maybe they have allergies. Maybe they have something else that would make a difference.”

The  American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery responded by saying

“The AAO-HNS is disappointed by the President’s portrayal of the decision making processes by the physicians who perform these surgeries. In many cases, tonsillectomy may be a more effective treatment, and less costly, than prolonged or repeated treatments for an infected throat.”

158) Purchased 2,717 mine resistant armor protected vehicles for use on civilian streets in the U.S.

In March 2013 it was reported that the Obama administration had purchased 2,717 mine resistant armor protected vehicles for use on civilian streets in the U.S.

159) Spends $277,050 per year for three professional calligraphists

In March 2013, it was reported that Obama was spending $277,050 of tax money per year for three professional calligraphists. It was also reported that cheap computer software could produce the exact same calligraphy for a tiny fraction of that cost.

160) Allowed 311,566 federal employees and retirees to get away with $3.5 billion in unpaid federal taxes

In 2011, Obama allowed 311,566 federal employees and retirees to get away with $3.5 billion in unpaid federal taxes.

161) Spent $2.6 million to teach Chinese prostitutes how to drink responsibly on the job

Obama spent $2.6 million to teach Chinese prostitutes how to drink responsibly on the job.

162) Fined UPS $40 million because some of its customers had used UPS to ship illegal drugs

In March 2013, Obama forced UPS to pay $40 million because some of its customers had used UPS to ship illegal drugs.

163) Added 20,000 extra pages to Obamacare without Congressional approval

After Obamacare was passed, Obama added 20,000 extra pages to it, even though those extra 20,000 pages had not been voted on by Congress.

164 ) Signed health care reform law whose own authors called it a “huge train wreck” that was “beyond comprehension”

U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana), one of the authors of Obamacare, said of it, “I just see a huge train wreck coming down.”

U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia), another author of the law, said it was “beyond comprehension.”

165) Eliminated disclosure requirements for most federal employees in the executive and legislative branches

In April 2013, Obama eliminated the disclosure requirements for most federal employees in the executive and legislative branches.

166) Waited until after the 2012 election to release unpopular Obamacare rules

In April 2013, the New York Times reported:

… even fervent supporters of the law admit that things are going worse than expected.

…  the Obama administration didn’t want to release unpopular rules before the election.

Everything is turning out to be more complicated than originally envisioned.

A law that was very confusing has become mind-boggling… Americans are just going to be overwhelmed and befuddled. Many are just going to stay away, even if they are eligible for benefits.

167) Made it easy for people to fraudulently collect $50,000 by falsely claiming to be “farmers”

In April 2013, the New York Times reported

the Obama administration’s political appointees at the Justice and Agriculture Departments engineered a stunning turnabout: they committed $1.33 billion to compensate…

The deal… was fashioned in White House meetings… the $50,000 payouts to black farmers had proved a magnet for fraud.

the claims process prompted allegations of widespread fraud and criticism that its very design encouraged people to lie… Agriculture Department reviewers found reams of suspicious claims, from nursery-school-age children and pockets of urban dwellers, sometimes in the same handwriting with nearly identical accounts of discrimination.

As a senator, Barack Obama supported expanding compensation for black farmers, and then as president he pressed for $1.15 billion to pay those new claims.

In 16 ZIP codes in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and North Carolina, the number of successful claimants exceeded the total number of farms operated by people of any race in 1997, the year the lawsuit was filed. Those applicants received nearly $100 million.

In Maple Hill, a struggling town in southeastern North Carolina, the number of people paid was nearly four times the total number of farms. More than one in nine African-American adults there received checks. In Little Rock, Ark., a confidential list of payments shows, 10 members of one extended family collected a total of $500,000, and dozens of other successful claimants shared addresses, phone numbers or close family connections.

In Arkansas, prosecutors rejected a test case against a Pine Bluff police officer who had admitted lying on his claim form.

in one ZIP code in Columbus, Ohio, nearly everyone in two adjoining apartment buildings had filed, according to the former high-ranking agency official.

She cinched the claim, he said to a ripple of laughter, by asserting that her father had whispered on his deathbed, “I was discriminated against by U.S.D.A.”

168) Tried to rig federal auctions of radio spectrum space

In April 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration was trying to rig federal auctions of radio spectrum space in a manner that would favor Sprint and T-Mobile, and make it harder for AT&T and Verizon.

169) Put someone in jail for making an anti-Muslim video

In May 2013, Politico reported:

“Nakoula Basseley Nakoula deserves a place in American history. He is the first person in this country jailed for violating Islamic anti-blasphemy laws.”

“You won’t find that anywhere in the charges against him, of course. As a practical matter, though, everyone knows that Nakoula wouldn’t be in jail today if he hadn’t produced a video crudely lampooning the prophet Muhammad.”

“In the weeks after the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, the Obama administration claimed the terrorist assault had been the outgrowth of a demonstration against the Nakoula video. The administration ran public service announcements in Pakistan featuring President Barack Obama saying the U.S. had nothing to do with it. In a speech at the United Nations around this time, the president declared — no doubt with Nakoula in mind — ‘The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.'”

“After Benghazi, the administration was evidently filled with a fierce resolve — to bring Nakoula Basseley Nakoula to justice. Charles Woods, the father of a Navy SEAL killed in Benghazi, said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told him when his son’s body returned to Andrews Air Force Base: ‘We will make sure that the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted.'”

“Lo and behold, Nakoula was brought in for questioning by five Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at midnight, eventually arrested and held without bond, and finally thrown into jail for a year. He sits in La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution in Texas right now, even as the deceptive spin that blamed his video for the Benghazi attack looks more egregious by the day.”

170) Oversaw IRS whose employees illegally targeted conservative groups

In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations with the words “tea party” or “patriot” were singled out for harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social networking websites, and information about their family members.

When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal activities, claimed that only low level employees had known about it, and that no high level IRS officials had known about it. However, soon afterward, NPR reported that an Inspector General report showed that Lerner had been lying, and that she herself had actually been aware of it since June 29, 2011. Even worse, during March and April of 2012, Lerner herself had actually written such letters to fifteen different conservative groups. One of these letters can be read here.

While testifying in May 2013, Lerner said, “I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations. And I have not provided false information to this or any other congressional committee.” However, afterward, she invoked her fifth amendment right to remain silent. The Washington Post reported that there was disagreement as to whether or not Lerner’s statement constituted a waiving of her fifth amendment right to remain silent. Soon afterward, she was placed on paid administrative leave. At a later hearing in March 2014, Lerner again invoked her fifth amendment right to remain silent.

In September 2013, a House committee released several of Lerner’s emails, which showed that she had targeted tea party groups, and that she had asked that their applications be delayed. In one of the emails from 2011, she had written “Tea Party Matter very dangerous.”

In September 2013, after having been on paid leave for four months, Lerner had still not been fired by Obama.

In October 2013, it was reported that newly discovered emails proved that Lerner had violated federal law by giving the Federal Election Commission confidential tax information of several Tea party groups.

The Washington Post reported that IRS officials at the IRS headquarters in Washington D.C. had sent such letters to conservatives groups. Reuters reported that higher level IRS officials had taken part in discussions about it as early as August 2011. However, 21 months later, on May 10, 2013, the Washington Post reported that President Obama had not done anything to investigate or fire the IRS employees who had engaged in this illegal harassment. As of May 14, 2013, none of the IRS employees who engaged in any of this illegal behavior had been disciplined, despite the fact that higher level IRS officials had known about their illegal behavior at least since August 2011. Despite all of these media reports about the involvement of high level IRS officials, in February 2014, Obama said that these things had come from “a local office.”

On May 15, 2013, it was reported that Steven Miller, the acting IRS commissioner, had resigned. However, it was also reported that his assignment would have ended in early June anyway. He resigned – Obama did not fire him.

The IRS gave out confidential information about conservative groups. ProPublica wrote:

“The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year.”

“In response to a request for the applications for 67 different nonprofits last November, the Cincinnati office of the IRS sent ProPublica applications or documentation for 31 groups. Nine of those applications had not yet been approved—meaning they were not supposed to be made public.”

“No unapproved applications from liberal groups were sent to ProPublica.”

President Obama either lied about when he first knew about this – or was too busy playing golf and attending fundraisers to read the memos that were sent to him. The Daily Caller wrote:

“White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a press conference Tuesday that the White House was notified about the IRS targeting tea party groups ‘several weeks ago.’ This comes a day after President Obama said he found out about it from news reports on Friday of last week.”

“During a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, President Obama was asked about the IRS scandal. He responded, ‘I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this. I think it was on Friday.’

“However, Carney said Tuesday that first a report had to be compiled by the IRS’s inspector general and then when it was completed, it was passed on to the administration.”

“‘A notification is appropriate and routine and that is what happened and that happened several weeks ago,’ Carney said.”

When Media Trackers, a conservative organization, applied to the IRS for non-profit status, after waiting 16 months, it got no response. But when it reapplied with a liberal sounding name, it got approval in just three weeks. Yahoo wrote:

“In May 2011, Drew Ryun, a conservative activist and former Republican National Committee staffer, began filling out the Internal Revenue Service application to achieve nonprofit status for a new conservative watchdog group.”

“When September 2012 arrived with still no word from the IRS, Ryun determined that Media Trackers would likely never obtain standalone nonprofit status, and he tried a new approach: He applied for permanent nonprofit status for a separate group called Greenhouse Solutions, a pre-existing organization that was reaching the end of its determination period.”

“The IRS approved Greenhouse Solutions’ request for permanent nonprofit status in three weeks.”

Politico reported:

“The same Internal Revenue Service office that singled out Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny also challenged Israel-related organizations, at least one of which filed suit over the agency’s handling of its application for tax-exempt status.”

“The trouble for the Israel-focused groups seems to have had different origins than that experienced by conservative groups, but at times the effort seems to have been equally ham-handed.”

The IRS asked conservative groups what books they were reading.

Although the IRS went 18 months or longer without responding to conservative organizations’ applications, the IRS demanded that these same organizations answer the IRS’s intrusive questions within a few weeks.

After the Waco Tea Party sent an application to the IRS, the IRS waited 19 months to respond. In its response, the IRS asked for printouts of its web page and social networking sites, copies of all of its newsletters, bulletins and fliers, and copies of all stories written about it. The IRS also asked for transcripts of its radio interviews.

As one example of how the IRS treated conservative organizations differently from liberal ones, Politico reported:

“Chris Littleton, one of the co-founders of the Ohio Liberty Coalition, said the group got a grilling from the IRS when it submitted its application, in letters the group has posted on its website. The IRS also gave him so much grief when he tried to apply for tax-exempt status for another group, American Junto, that ‘we just gave up on it,’ he said.”

“But when he submitted an application for a third group — Ohioans for Health Care Freedom, now renamed Ohio Rising — ‘it went through just fine,’ Littleton said. ‘They never asked a single set of questions.'”

After the  Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots sent in their application, it took  two years for the IRS to respond. The IRS response included 35 questions. When the group’s cofounder called the IRS, the IRS agent claimed that he had their group’s file right in front of him. But when the group’s confounder asked the IRS agent a question, the IRS agent asked, “What’s your group’s name again?”

Tea Party groups who spoke with each other said they were all getting the same questions from the IRS.

The Washington Post reported that some IRS employees were “ignorant about tax laws, defiant of their supervisors, and blind to the appearance of impropriety.”

In 2012, the IRS leaked confidential information about Mitt Romney to the co-chairman of President Obama’s re-election committee.

For a 27 month period that began in February 2010, the IRS gave exactly zero approvals to Tea Party organizations that had sent in applications. During that same time period, numerous  liberal organizations with names including words such as “progress” or “progressive” did get approval.

After True the Vote, a conservative organization which was founded by Catherine Engelbrecht, sent its application to the IRS, the IRS went three years without responding. During that three year period, Engelbrecht and her family’s small manufacturing business were audited by the IRS, and were investigated by OSHA, the ATF, and the FBI.

Democratic U.S. Senators pressured the IRS to target conservative groups. In May 2013, U.S. News & World Report wrote:

“Over the last three years, Democratic senators repeatedly and publicly pressured the IRS to engage in the very activities that they are only now condemning today. At the same time, Republicans repeatedly and publicly warned against this abuse of government power and pointed to a series of red flags that strongly suggested conservative political organizations were being targeted by the IRS. Those warnings were deliberately ignored by the Obama administration and Democratic leaders in Congress.”

“From Max Baucus to Chuck Schumer to Jeanne Shaheen, key Senate Democrats publicly pressured the IRS to target groups that held differing political views and who, in their view, had the temerity to engage in the political process. The IRS listened to them and acted.”

In order to get approval, the IRS required members of Coalition for Life of Iowa, a pro-life organization, to sign a promise to avoid protesting in front of Planned Parenthood.

The IRS asked Christian Voices for Life, a pro-life organization, questions about its prayer vigils.

According to the official White House visitor’s log, during Obama’s first four years as President, IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman made 157 visits to the White House. This is more visits to the White House – by a very large margin – than any other cabinet member during Obama’s first term. By comparison, during the four years that Mark Everson was IRS commissioner when Bush was president, Everson made only one visit to the White House.

Shulman donated $500 to the Democratic National Committee in October 2004.

During Congressional testimony that had taken place in March 2012, Shulman falsely said that the IRS had not targeted conservative groups.

Shulman’s wife, Susan L. Anderson, is the senior program advisor for Public Campaign, a liberal organization. The Dailer Caller wrote of this group:

Public Campaign receives “major funding” from the pro-Obamacare alliance Health Care for America NOW!, which is comprised of the labor unions AFL-CIO, AFSCME, SEIU, and the progressive activist organization Move On, among others.

Public Campaign also receives funding from the liberal Ford Foundation, the Common Cause Education Fund, and Barbra Streisand’s The Streisand Foundation, among other foundations and private donors.

Stephen Seok was one of the IRS agents who wrote threatening letters to conservative groups. After doing so, he was given a  promotion.

In June 2013, it was reported that two IRS employees had violated government ethics rules at a 2010 conference when they received $1,100 in free food and other items. One of them was Fred Schindler, the director of implementation oversight at the IRS Affordable Care Act office. The other was Donald Toda, a California-based employee. Obama did not fire them. Instead, he gave both of them paid leave. By comparison, in 1981, President Reagan fired 11,359 air-traffic controllers who had been illegally striking.

In June 2013, it was reported that The National Organization for Marriage, a conservative organization, had forensic evidence which proved that its donors’ private information had been illegally leaked by the IRS. The IRS employees who illegally leaked this private information could get five years in prison. However, Obama refused to file any charges against these IRS criminals.

The IRS illegally leaked the private information of Christine O’Donnell the same day that she announced that she would run for U.S. Senate as a tea party candidate.

According to White House visitor logs, Obama met with Colleen Kelley, the president of the National Treasury Employees Union, on March 31, 2010. The very next day, IRS employees who belonged to that union union started to target tea party organizations.

In June 2013, Associated Press claimed that the IRS had  targeted liberal groups, but refused to actually name any of those liberal groups.

In July 2013, it was reported that Obama had met with a key IRS official who was involved in the targeting just two days before the key official had told his colleagues how to target tea party groups. The Daily Caller reported:

The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.

IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, visited the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 24, 2012, according to White House visitor logs.

On April 25, 2012, Wilkins’ office sent the exempt organizations determinations unit “additional comments on the draft guidance” for approving or denying tea party tax-exempt applications, according to the IRS inspector general’s report.

Jon Stewart said of this:

“Well, congratulations, President Barack Obama. Conspiracy theorists who generally can survive in anaerobic environments have just had an algae bloom dropped on their f***ing heads, thus removing the last arrow in your pro-governance quiver: skepticism about your opponents.”

Michael Macleod-Ball, chief of staff at the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, said of this:

“Even the appearance of playing partisan politics with the tax code is about as constitutionally troubling as it gets. With the recent push to grant federal agencies broad new powers to mandate donor disclosure for advocacy groups on both the left and the right, there must be clear checks in place to prevent this from ever happening again.”

In January 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had chosen Barbara Kay Bosserman to head the investigation of the IRS’s targeting of tea party groups. Bosserman had donated more than $6,000 to Obama’s two presidential campaigns.

In January 2014, it was reported that since Sarah Palin had announced her candidacy for vice-President in 2008, the IRS had harassed her father six different times. Prior to that, the IRS had never contacted him during the 50 years that he had worked. The report did not specify how many of these six incidents happened under President Bush, or how many happened under President Obama.

In January 2014, it was reported that during the FBI’s so-called “investigation” of the IRS’s harassment of tea party groups, the FBI had not actually interviewed any tea party groups.

In January 2014, it was reported that the IRS had demanded that Friends of Abe (a conservative organization whose members work in the entertainment industry) give the IRS enhanced access to its security protected website (which included its secret membership list), even though such a demand was not standard IRS procedure. In addition, even though the organization had applied to the IRS for tax free status two years earlier, the IRS had still not made a decision regarding the application.

In February 2014, Obama said that there was “not even a smidgeon of corruption” in the IRS’s actions.

In February 2014, it was reported that during Obama’s presidency, 100% of the established 501(c)(4) groups that had been audited by the IRS were conservative.

In February 2014, when Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly asked Obama about the IRS harassment of tea party groups, Obama said “These kinds of things keep on surfacing, in part because you and your TV station will promote them.”

In May 2014, it was reported that tea party donors had been audited by the IRS at ten times the rate of the general population.

In May 2014, it was reported that the IRS had illegally ignored four Freedom of Information requests from Judicial Watch between May 2013 and October 2013. Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit in October 2013, and was finally able to get the information in May 2014. It showed that the orders for the IRS to harass tea party members had come from IRS headquarters in Washington D.C. It also showed that U.S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan) had pressured the IRS to shut down tea party organizations.

In June 2014, the IRS claimed that Lerner’s emails to outside agencies from January 2009 through April 2011 had been “lost” when her hard drive “crashed.” Also in June 2014, the IRS claimed to have “lost” the emails from six additional IRS employees who were relevant to this scandal when their hard drives “crashed.” One of these IRS employees was Nikole Flax, who had been chief of staff to former IRS commissioner Steven Miller. Flax had made 31 visits to the White House during the time that the IRS had been targeting tea party groups. However, a private company called Sonasoft had a contract with the IRS since 2005 to back up all of the IRS’s emails. The company keeps multiple and redundant backup copies of all the IRS’s emails. The company advertised itself by saying “If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to back up their servers why wouldn’t you choose them to protect your servers?” In addition, Norman Cillo, an Army veteran who had worked in intelligence, and who had also worked as a program manager at Microsoft, listed six reasons why the IRS’s claim about “losing” the emails must be false. Also, federal law requires the IRS to keep permanent, backup copies of all of its emails at an external location. And finally, the NSA has copies of all of the emails.

Although federal law requires the IRS to keep permanent, backup copies of all of its emails at an external location, in June 2014, it was reported that the IRS has canceled its email archiving contract with Sonasoft weeks after Lerner’s computer “crashed.”

In June 2014, it was reported that emails showed that Lerner had suggested that the IRS audit U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa).

In June 2014, the IRS admitted that it had illegally given out information about the conservative group National Organization for Marriage.

In July 2014, it was reported that Lerner had called Republicans “crazies” and “assholes” in her emails.

In July 2014, it was reported that after Lerner’s hard drive “crashed,” the IRS deliberately destroyed it, without making any attempt to recover her emails. Top IRS officials told Congressional investigators that the hard drive was irreparably damaged before they destroyed it. However, IRS technical experts who had examined the hard drive before the IRS destroyed it said that this was not true, and that the data could have been recovered. Bruce Webster, partner at Provo, Utah-based IT consulting and expert witness firm Ironwood Experts, who has served as a consulting and IT expert in more than 80 civil lawsuits, said of this:

“… the IRS has no excuses for having handled this so poorly… This happens all the time… There are little storefront companies in just about every major city that can do this and there are forensic companies that can restore files and even do higher end recovery of data.”

In August 2014, the IRS admitted in a court filing that it had deliberately destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry after her computer “crashed.” In addition, an IRS official admitted, under penalty of perjury, that Lerner’s Blackberry had contained the same emails that had been on her computer.

In August 2014, the IRS finally admitted, under penalty of perjury, that Lerner’s emails had never really been “lost.” The IRS said the “missing” emails had been on its backup system all along.

On November 5, 2014, it was reported that the IRS had admitted to the court that it had not even tried to find Lerner’s “missing” emails in its backup system.

On November 21, 2014, it was reported that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration had obtained as many as 30,000 of Lerner’s “missing” emails from IRS disaster recovery tapes.

171) Spent $402,721 on underwear that detects the presence of cigarette smoke

In May 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent $402,721 on underwear that detects the presence of  cigarette smoke.

172) Rewarded one of his biggest campaign fundraisers by nominating him for the ambassadorship to Canada

In April 2013, it was reported that Obama had nominated Bruce Heyman to be the ambassador to Canada. During Obama’s election campaign, Heyman had raised more than $1 million for Obama.

173) Hired a retarded man to sell illegal drugs and guns, and then arrested him for doing so

In April 2013, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported:

“ATF agents running an undercover storefront in Milwaukee used a brain-damaged man with a low IQ to set up gun and drug deals, paying him in cigarettes, merchandise and money, according to federal documents obtained by the Journal Sentinel.”

“For more than six months, federal agents relied on Chauncey Wright to promote ‘Fearless Distributing’ by handing out fliers as he rode his bike around town recommending the store to friends, family and strangers, according to federal prosecutors and family members.”

“Wright, unaware that the store was an undercover operation being run by agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, also stocked shelves with shoes, clothing, drug paraphernalia and auto parts, according to his family.”

“Once authorities shut down the operation, they charged the 28-year-old man with federal gun and drug counts.”

“Wright’s IQ measures in the 50s, about half of a normal IQ, according to those familiar with him. Wright’s score is classified as mildly or moderately disabled, depending on the IQ scale used.”

174) Secretly obtained phone records from Associated Press reporters and editors

In May 2013, Associated Press reported:

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if the records also included incoming calls or the duration of calls.

In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of 2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government and other matters.

In a letter of protest sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said the government sought and obtained information far beyond anything that could be justified by any specific investigation. He demanded the return of the phone records and destruction of all copies.

“There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP’s newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP’s activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know,” Pruitt said.

Soon afterward, it was reported that obtaining these phone records had required approval from Eric Holder, Obama’s Attorney General.

This has had a very dangerous and harmful effect on the media’s ability to report the news. In June 2013, Gary Pruitt, the president and chief executive  of Associated Presssaid:

“Some longtime trusted sources have become nervous and anxious about talking with us… In some cases, government employees we once checked in with regularly will no longer speak to us by phone. Others are reluctant to meet in person … This chilling effect on newsgathering is not just limited to AP… Journalists from other news organizations have personally told me that it has intimidated both official and nonofficial sources from speaking to them as well.”

175) Asked contractors to disclose their political donations before bidding on government contracts

In April 2011, Obama asked contractors to disclose their political donations before bidding on government contracts.

176) Tried to deport German family that had fled Germany over Hitler’s ban on homeschooling

In Germany in 1938, Adolf Hitler outlawed homeschooling. He said “Give me a child when he’s seven and he’s mine forever.”

Hitler’s ban on homeschooling is still in effect today. In 2006, Katharina Plett was arrested for homeschooling her own children. Her husband and their children fled the country. In 2008, Juergen and Rosemary Dudek were sentenced to 90 days in jail for homeschooling their own children.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their homeschooled children fled Germany after the police showed up at their house to enforce Germany’s ban on homeschooling. They came to the United States in 2010 and were granted political asylum, which gave them legal permission to live in the U.S. as political refugees  However, in March 2013, the Obama administration argued in federal court in favor of deporting them and sending them back to Germany. This means that Obama does not consider them to be political refugees, and that he does not consider Germany’s policy of jailing homeschooling parents to be a form of persecution.

177) Said, “We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends”

Obama said (the bolding is mine)

“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us’ — if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election — then I think it’s going to be harder. And that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2nd.”

This is a rare instance of a promise that Obama has actually kept instead of broken. A huge number of the things on this list can be explained by that one simple sentence that Obama said.

178) Falsely accused a law abiding news reporter of being “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation

James Rosen is a law abiding reporter for Fox News. However, the Obama administration falsely labeled him as “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation when it applied for a warrant to read his emails.

The New York Times wrote of this:

With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible “co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news.

Leak investigations usually focus on the source, not the reporter. But, in this case, federal prosecutors also asked a federal judge for permission to examine Mr. Rosen’s personal e-mails, arguing that “there is probable cause to believe” Mr. Rosen is “an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in the leak.

Though Mr. Rosen was not charged, the F.B.I. request for his e-mail account was granted secretly in late May 2010. The government was allowed to rummage through Mr. Rosen’s e-mails for at least 30 days.

Michael Clemente, the executive vice president of Fox News, said on Monday that it was “downright chilling” that Mr. Rosen “was named a criminal co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter.” Bruce Brown, the executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, added on Tuesday that treating “routine news-gathering efforts as evidence of criminality is extremely troubling and corrodes time-honored understandings between the public and the government about the role of the free press.”

Obama administration officials often talk about the balance between protecting secrets and protecting the constitutional rights of a free press. Accusing a reporter of being a “co-conspirator”… shows a heavy tilt toward secrecy and insufficient concern about a free press.

The Washington Post wrote of this:

The Rosen affair is as flagrant an assault on civil liberties as anything done by George W. Bush’s administration, and it uses technology to silence critics in a way Richard Nixon could only have dreamed of.

To treat a reporter as a criminal for doing his job — seeking out information the government doesn’t want made public — deprives Americans of the First Amendment freedom on which all other constitutional rights are based. Guns? Privacy? Due process? Equal protection? If you can’t speak out, you can’t defend those rights, either.

Beyond that, the administration’s actions shatter the president’s credibility and discourage allies who would otherwise defend the administration against bogus accusations such as those involving the Benghazi “talking points.” If the administration is spying on reporters and accusing them of criminality just for asking questions — well, who knows what else this crowd is capable of doing?

My Post colleague Ann E. Marimow, who broke the Rosen story, obtained the affidavit by FBI agent Reginald Reyes seeking access to Rosen’s private e-mails. In the affidavit, Reyes stated that “there is probable cause to believe that the reporter has committed or is committing a violation” of the law against national security leaks. The affidavit detailed how the FBI had monitored Rosen’s comings and goings from the State Department and tracked his various phone calls with the suspected leaker, analyst Stephen Jin-Woo Kim.

Rosen’s supposed crime? Reyes got his evidence from an e-mail from the reporter: “I want to report authoritatively, and ahead of my competitors, on new initiatives or shifts in U.S. policy, events on the ground in [North Korea], what intelligence is picking up, etc. . . . I’d love to see some internal State Department analyses. . . . In short: Let’s break some news, and expose muddle-headed policy when we see it, or force the administration’s hand to go in the right direction, if possible.”

That is indeed compelling evidence — of good journalism.

Obama is establishing an ominous precedent.

179) Asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate himself for lying under oath

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath. He said that he had nothing to do with monitoring the emails of Fox News reporter James Rosen. But it turns out that it was Holder’s own signature on the search warrant.

Even the liberal Huffington Post said that Holder should be fired over this.

Holder could get five years in prison.

So, did President Obama fire Holder?

Of course not!

Instead, Obama asked that Holder be investigated – not by an independent investigating committee – but by Holder himself!

I can see it now…

Obama: “Did you lie?”

Holder: “No.”

Obama: “OK. That’s good enough for me. You’re cleared of any wrongdoing.”

180) Used Obamacare to illegally give the IRS additional powers without approval from Congress

In May 2013 the Washington Post wrote:

The law allows the Department of Health and Human Services to set up federal health exchanges in the holdout states. But the statute makes no mention of the IRS providing credits and subsidies through federal exchanges.

The IRS resolved this conundrum by denying its existence. In a May 2012 regulatory ruling, it asserted its own right to provide credits outside the state exchanges as the reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous law. But the language of the law is not ambiguous. And health scholars Jonathan Adler and Michael Cannon, in an exhaustive recent analysis, find no justification for the IRS’s ruling in the legislative history of Obamacare. “The statute,” they argue, “and the lack of any support for the IRS rule in the legislative record put defenders of the IRS rule in the awkward position of arguing that it was so obviously Congress’ intent to offer tax credits in federal exchanges that despite a year of debate over the PPACA, it never occurred to anyone to express that intent out loud. A better explanation is that the PPACA’s authors miscalculated when they assumed states would establish exchanges.”

So: The IRS seized the authority to spend about $800 billion over 10 years on benefits that were not authorized by Congress. And the current IRS scandal puts this decision in a new light. What was the role of politics in shaping this regulatory decision? What pressure was applied?

181) Used environmental regulations to shut down an ambulance while it was taking a patient to the hospital

In May 2013 the Washington Post reported:

A Wednesday shootout on the streets of Washington Highlands left a cop injured and a carjacking suspect dead. But before the suspect expired, he went on an unusual ambulance ride that involved moving him from one vehicle to another on the shoulder of Interstate 295. While this might appear to be another story of Fire and Emergency Medical Services dysfunction, the story is rather more complicated. As WUSA-TV explains, newer-model diesel engines are required by federal regulations to have emission-control features that, in some circumstances, require the motor to shut down for “regeneration” — a process in which the exhaust system burns off trapped soot. The need for regeneration can be unpredictable. The transfer to a second ambulance delayed 34-year-old Nathaniel McRae’s arrival at a hospital by seven minutes. FEMS insists the wait did not play a role in his death.

182) Had “a serious management problem” with his refusal to fire bad workers

A 2011 USA Today article on federal employees states:

“The federal government fired 0.55% of its workers in the budget year that ended Sept. 30 — 11,668 employees in its 2.1 million workforce.”

“White-collar federal workers have almost total job security after a few years on the job. Last year, the government fired none of its 3,000 meteorologists, 2,500 health insurance administrators, 1,000 optometrists, 800 historians or 500 industrial property managers.”

Wow! Those must be excellent workers, right?

Actually, no. The article also says:

“San Francisco State University management professor John Sullivan, an expert on employee turnover, says the low departure rates show a failure to release poor performers and those with obsolete skills. ‘Rather than indicating something positive, rates below 1% in the firing and layoff components would indicate a serious management problem,’ he says.”

A serious management problem?

So who exactly is the highest ranking manager of the federal government?

It’s President Obama.

183) Illegally solicited donations from health insurers

In May 2013, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius solicited donations from health insurers to help pay for Obamacare. Such soliciting is illegal.

184) Chose an economic advisor who wanted roads and bridges to be built by unqualified workers

Obama chose to have Robert Reich be his economic advisor. Regarding Obama’s “stimulus,” Reich said:

“I am concerned, as I’m sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high skilled people… And therefore, in my remarks I have suggested to you, and I’m certainly happy to talk about it more, ways in which the money can be — criteria can be set so that they money does go to others…  people who are not necessarily construction workers or high-skilled professionals.”

185) Pressured unions to reduce the amount of health insurance coverage for their employees

In May 2013, the New York Times reported:

Say goodbye to that $500 deductible insurance plan and the $20 co-payment for a doctor’s office visit. They are likely to become luxuries of the past.

Expect to have your blood pressure checked or a prescription filled at a clinic at your office, rather than by your private doctor.

Then blame the so-called Cadillac tax, which penalizes companies that offer high-end health care plans to their employees.

Although the tax does not start until 2018, employers say they have to start now to meet the deadline and they are doing whatever they can to bring down the cost of their plans. Under the law, an employer or health insurer offering a plan that costs more than $10,200 for an individual and $27,500 for a family would typically pay a 40 percent excise tax on the amount exceeding the threshold.

Tom Leibfried, a legislative director for the A.F.L.-C.I.O., one of the unions whose plans are vulnerable to the tax, says the demands that workers pay more for their care is a perennial aspect of labor negotiations. “We’re very concerned about the hollowing out of benefits in general,” he said. “What the excise tax will do is just fuel that.”

186) Falsely said “We believe in the free market”

In June 2013, Obama said,

We don’t think that top-down solutions are the right way to go.  We believe in the free market.  We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations. – See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-we-dont-want-tax-all-businesses-out-business#sthash.NDb17lc6.dpufWe believe in the free market.  We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations.

“We believe in the free market.”

Obama was lying. The free market means that in the business world, it is the customers, not the government, who pick winners and losers. But this list contains a huge number of instances where Obama tried to  use the government to pick winners and losers in the business world.

187) Falsely said “We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations”

In June 2013, Obama said, “We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations.”

He lied. For example, after Obamacare was passed, Obama added 20,000 extra pages of regulations to to it.

188) Said Catholic schools are “divisive” but did not say the same thing about other religious schools

In June 2013, Obama said:

“If towns remain divided – if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden – that too encourages division and discourages cooperation.”

I can understand why a person might criticize religious schools in general – although I myself happen to think that religious schools are a superior alternative to public schools. But for Obama to single out one religion in particular as being divisive, while not saying the same thing about all religious schools in general, is a double standard.

189) Favored a new tax on Christmas trees so the money could be used to subsidize Christmas trees

In November 2011, Obama proposed a new tax on Christmas trees, so that the money could be used to subsidize Christmas trees. If this had been a Rube Goldberg cartoon it would have been funny. But to suggest it as an actual government policy is absurd.

190) Betrayed the people of the city that helped him launch his political career

As part of his effort to get Obamacare passed, Obama repeatedly promised that people could keep their current health insurance if they liked it.

More than any other city, the people of Chicago helped to get Obamacare passed. Chicago is where Obama chose to live when he first got into politics. The people there launched his political career and voted him into office.

And this is how Obama repays them. In May 2013, the Chicago Tribune reported:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage next year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting them to President Barack Obama’s new federal system.

The move is aimed at saving the city money

Once the phaseout is complete, those retired workers would have to pay for their own health insurance or get subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The city-subsidized coverage is particularly important to retired workers who aren’t yet eligible for Medicare

Henry Bayer, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31, said the uncertainties of the Affordable Care Act and the state insurance exchanges they would create make the city’s plan hard to assess.

“This uncertainty will cause anxiety and fear for tens of thousands of seniors who gave their working lives to public service — men and women whose retirement savings are already under attack in the name of ‘pension reform.'” Bayer said.

191) Proposed military interventionism in Syria

In June 2013, Obama proposed that the U.S. get involved in Syria’s military conflicts.

192) Planned to use military snipers to shoot innocent lions and cheetahs in the wild

In June 2013, Obama was planning to use military snipers to shoot innocent lions and cheetahs in the wild.

However, after the media reported on his plans, Obama got embarrassed, and cancelled his plans.

193) Refused to fire or prosecute more than 1,000 IRS employees who illegally used their IRS credit cards for their own personal use

During Obama’s first term, more than 1,000 IRS employees illegally used their IRS credit cards for personal purchases, but Obama refused to fire or prosecute them.

194) Defended intelligence chief who lied under oath

In March 2013,  James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, falsely stated under oath that the NSA was not gathering data on millions of U.S. citizens. In June 2013, after it was reported that Clapper had lied under oath, Obama defended him, instead of firing him.

195) Had the Secret Service visit a law abiding citizen who had criticized his policies on Twitter

In April 2013, Obama sent the Secret Service to visit the home of Tom Francois, a law abiding citizen who had criticized Obama’s policies on Twitter.

The Secret Service admitted that Francois had not made any threats against Obama.

196) Had the IRS grant special, illegal favors for his brother’s so-called “charity”

In May 2013, the Dailer Caller reported that the IRS had taken the “unprecedented” step of approving a non-profit application within just one month. In this particular case, the application was from the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a so-called “charity” which was headed by Malik Obama, Barack Obama’s brother.

In addition, the IRS  illegally gave retroactive approval for the organization’s tax exempt status. Prior to getting this approval, the organization had illegally solicited tax deductible donations even though it did not have legal approval to do so.

197) Raised the interest rate on student loans to pay for Obamacare

Obamacare raised the interest rate on students loans from  5.3% to 6.8%. The money is used to fund Obamacare.

198) Refused to fire or prosecute 15 IRS agents who illegally seized the medical records of 10 million people

In March 2011, 15 IRS agents illegally seized the medical records of 10 million people without a warrant. Obama refused to fire or prosecute them.

199) Hired 16,500 new IRS agents to run Obamacare

In June 2013, it was reported that Obama had hired 16,500 new IRS agents to run Obamacare.

200) Tried to reward wasteful IRS spending with an increase in funding

In June 2013, Danny Werfel, Obama’s new nominee to head the IRS, asked Congress for an increase in funding. At the same time, NPR reported on this waste of taxpayer money at an IRS conference:

Some of the 2,600 attendees received benefits, including baseball tickets and stays in presidential suites that normally cost $1,500 to $3,500 per night. In addition, 15 outside speakers were paid a total of $135,000 in fees, with one paid $17,000 to talk about “leadership through art,” the committee said.

Considering how the IRS wasted all that money on luxury hotel rooms and worthless speeches, Werfel really had some nerve asking Congress for more money. By proposing to reward wasteful spending with a budget increase, Werfel proved that he is incompetent to head the IRS. The fact that Obama nominated such an incompetent person does not surprise me one bit.

201) Illegally bypassed Congress to delay Obamacare’s employer mandate

As the Obamacare law was written, the employer mandate was to begin in January 2014. This is what the law said when it was passed by the House and Senate, and signed by President Obama.

However, in July 2013, Obama delayed the employer mandate part of Obamacare until January 2015. Obama did this without approval from Congress.

For Obama to change a law that was passed by Congress, without first getting approval from Congress, is a violation of the Presidential oath that Obama took to uphold and defend the Constitution.

What Obama did here is an action of a dictator, not an action of a President whose power is limited by a written constitution.

If Obama can get away with this, then it sets a horribly dangerous precedent, and means that the President can arbitrarily make any change to any law that has been passed by Congress, without first getting approval from Congress.

202) Made it too hard for some doctors to continue their practices

In July 2013, ABC News reported that some doctors were shutting down their practices in response to Obamacare.

Dr. Robert WcWilliams, an obstetrician/gynecologist with more than 5,000 patients, said:

“It’s going to be run by bureaucrats – and it’s going to be run by politicians – who have no idea what is in your best interests, then I’m getting out.”

203) Falsely told Africans that contaminated water is a smaller problem than global warming

In July 2013, while speaking in Johannesburg, South Africa, President Obama said that global warming was “the biggest challenge we have environmentally” and that it was worse than “dirty water, dirty air.”

However, according to the World Health Organization, while global warming kills 140,000 people each year, air pollution kills 3 million people per year.

According to UNESCO, each year, contaminated water causes 4 billion cases of diarrhea, 120,000 cases of cholera, 300 million cases of malaria, 12 million cases of typhoid, 6 million cases of trachoma, 200 million cases of schistosomiesis, and more than 1 billion incidents of intestinal parasites.

You know what’s worse than global warming? How about living your entire life without ever having access to a toilet?

The World Health Organization says that dirty water is “the leading cause of disease and death around the world.”

That Obama would downplay these problems shows how scientifically illiterate he is.

That he would do so while giving a speech in Africa, which has the highest rate of water borne illness of any continent, shows how thoughtless and insensitive he is.

204) Spent $630,000 of taxpayers’ money to get more Facebook “likes”

In July 2013, it was reported that Obama had spent $630,000 of taxpayers’ money in order to get more Facebook “likes.”

205) Declared that hacking was an act of war, then hacked the EU

In 2011, the Obama administration issued a statement which said that when one country hacked another country’s computers, the hacking constituted an “act of war.”

In July 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had hacked computers which were owned by the European Union.

206) Said “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”

In Florida, after a school security camera showed Trayvon Martin marking graffiti, a search of his backpack showed that it contained 12 pieces of women’s jewelry, including silver wedding rings, and earrings with diamonds. The backpack also had a screwdriver, which is often used as a tool by burglars. Martin said that the jewelry belonged to a friend, but refused to say who that friend was.

Why would a teenage boy bring a backpack full of silver wedding rings and diamond earrings to school? Do Martin’s millions of defenders really think that he was not a burglar?

The fact that Martin was in possession of stolen jewelry at school is perfectly in line with George Zimmerman’s claim on the 911 call that Martin was acting suspiciously. And there had been quite a few burglaries in the area recently.

Also on the 911 call, Zimmerman had said that Martin was acting as if he was on drugs. Martin’s autopsy showed that there was THC in his system. And while other parts of marijuana can stay in the system for weeks after it’s smoked, the THC only stays in the person’s system for a few hours. Therefore, Martin was indeed high when Zimmerman saw him.

So Trayvon Martin was a burglar, used illegal drugs, broke Zimmerman’s nose, and smashed Zimmerman’s head against the concrete.

And how does Obama respond to all of this?

Obama said:

“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

207) Falsely said that Secretary of State John Kerry had not been on his yacht during the regime change in Egypt

In July 2013, the Obama administration falsely said that Secretary of State John Kerry had not been on his yacht during the regime change in Egypt.

Evan after CBS news presented the Obama administration with photographic evidence that Kerry had been on his yacht during that time, the Obama administration still continued to falsely claim that Kerry had not been on his yacht.

CBS News reported:

On Thursday night, CBS News obtained a photo of Kerry on his boat and sent it to the State Department, asking whether they still stand by their denial that Kerry was on a boat.

The response: “Yes.”

208) Said “the planet will boil over” if African citizens adopt a first world standard of living

In July 2013, Obama said “the planet will boil over” if African citizens adopt a first world standard of living.

“the planet will boil over

209) “Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, more fear the Tea Party than radical Muslims.”

In June 2013, Rasmussen conducted a poll to find out what people considered to be the “nation’s top terror threat.”

Reporting on the results of the poll, Rasmussen wrote:

“Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, more fear the Tea Party than radical Muslims.”

210) Illegally forced 2,200 privately owned auto dealerships to close, which destroyed 120,000 jobs

In 2009, Obama illegally forced 2,200 privately owned auto dealerships to close. These dealerships had employed 120,000 people.

211) Subsidized the production of alcoholic beverages

In June 2013, Breitbart reported:

The USDA Rural Development agency also touted a program to subsidize the Wine Barn LLC in “marketing and increasing production of its Kansas produced wine.” That cost $25,000. The USDA Rural Development also said it would hand $300,000 to the Mackinaw Trail Winery in Michigan, $100,000 for the Appleton Creek Winery in New York, $162,500 for the Old Westminster Winery in Maryland, and tens of thousands of dollars to wineries in Nebraska and Iowa.

Liquor is the name of the game for the USDA, apparently – they’re also subsidizing the production of vodka in North Carolina, Bloody Mary mix in West Virginia, and hard cider in Virginia.

212) Gave 23,994 tax refunds worth a total of $46,378,040 to illegal aliens who all used the same address

In 2011, the IRS gave 23,994 tax refunds worth a total of $46,378,040 to illegal aliens who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga.

213) Sued private businesses for using “racist” criminal background checks to screen employees

In June 2013, the Obama administration filed lawsuits against Dollar General and BMW for using criminal background checks to screen employees. The Obama administration claimed that such background checks were “racist.”

214) Used tax money to pay federal employees to organize protests against George Zimmerman

In March and April of 2012, Obama used tax money to pay federal employees to organize protests against George Zimmerman.

215) Illegally continued giving foreign aid to Egypt after it had a coup

Federal law requires that U.S.  foreign aid to Egypt be ended if and when Egypt has a coup. However, after Egypt had a coup in July 2013, the Obama administration said that it would continue giving foreign aid to Egypt.

216) Broke promise to end Bush’s surveillance of U.S. citizens who were not suspected of committing a crime

In August 2007, Obama promised that he would end Bush’s surveillance of U.S. citizens who were not suspected of committing a crime. However, in June 2013, such surveillance was still being conducted.

217) Spent $3 million to study the health risks of dating Mexican prostitutes

In July 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent $3 million to study the health risks of dating Mexican prostitutes.

218) Lied about the cost of IRS conferences

In June 2013 it was reported that the Obama administration had lied about the cost of IRS conferences. While the actual cost was $50 million, the Obama administration had claimed that the cost was only 1% of that mount.

219) Spent $890,000 per year on service fees for bank accounts that had no money

In April 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration was spending $890,000 each year on service fees for bank accounts that did not have any money in them. At the time, the government had 13,712 empty accounts which it was supposed to have closed, but which it had kept open anyway.

220) Spent $34 million to construct a new military headquarters in Afghanistan after U.S. military commanders said they did not want it

After U.S. military commanders said in 2010 that they did not want a new headquarters in Afghanistan, the Obama administration spent $34 million to build it anyway.

221) Falsely said that his scandals were “phony”

In July 2013, Obama said

“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball.”

These scandals are not “phony.” I have cited a huge number of sources in this list to show that these scandals are real.

222) Falsely guaranteed that people could keep their doctor

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:

“Here is a guarantee that I’ve made… If you’ve got a doctor that you like, you will be able to keep your doctor.”

However, in July 2013, the Obama administration said that people “may” be able to keep their doctor.

223) Falsely said the auto bailouts prevented Detroit from going bankrupt

Obama falsely stated that the auto bailouts prevented Detroit from going bankrupt.

224) Illegally seized a privately owned gun from a law abiding citizen

After a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty, the Obama administration announced that it would seize his gun. This violated the double jeopardy clause of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the takings clause of the fifth amendment.

225) Broke his promise to have real time verifiability of Obamacare subsidies

In July 2013, Investor’s Business Daily wrote:

Meanwhile, the administration tacitly admitted last week that its promise of real-time verification of a consumer’s eligibility to buy subsidized coverage at an ObamaCare exchange wasn’t exactly panning out.

Under ObamaCare, only those who don’t have access to “affordable” insurance at work can buy coverage in an exchange, and only those below certain income levels are eligible for tax subsidies.

Rather than a high-tech instant check, the administration told states they could simply take the applicants’ word for it when it comes to their employer-provided coverage, as well as their “projected annual household income,” without the need for “further verification.”

226) Signed health care reform whose rules contradicted each other

Obamacare allows insurance companies to charge higher premiums for smokers. At the same time, it prohibits insurance companies from charging more than three times as much for older people as it does for younger people. In June 2013, Obama’s computer programmers said that they had been unable to write a computer program that simultaneously agreed with both of these rules.

227) Signed a health care reform plan that is so horrible that even the IRS agents who run it don’t want to participate in it

Obama hired 16,500 new IRS agents to run Obamacare.

But Obamacare is so awful that even the IRS agents who run it don’t want to participate in it.

In July 2013, the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents the IRS employees who will be running Obamacare, provided a form letter to its members to send to their Congressmen. The letter stated:

“I am very concerned about legislation that has been introduced by Congressman Dave Camp to push federal employees out of the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and into the insurance exchanges established under the Affordable Care Act.”

When asked about this, IRS chief Daniel Werfel responded by saying:

“I don’t want to speak for the NTEU, but I’ll offer a perspective as a federal employee myself and a federal employee at the IRS. And that is, we have right now as employees of the government, of the IRS, affordable health care coverage. I think the ACA was designed to provide an option or an alternative for individuals that do not. And all else being equal, I think if you’re an individual who is satisfied with your health care coverage, you’re probably in a better position to stick with that coverage than go through the change of moving into a different environment and going through that process. So I think for a federal employee, I think more likely, and I would — can speak for myself, I would prefer to stay with the current policy that I’m pleased with rather than go through a change if I don’t need to go through that change.”

228) Tried to tax small businesses at a higher rate than corporations

Obama raised the top tax rate on small businesses to 39.6%, and tried to lower the top tax rate on corporations to 28%.

229) Illegally prevented individual employees of small businesses from choosing their own plan during the first year of Obamacare

Obamacare requires that individual employees of small businesses be allowed to choose their own insurance plan during the first year of Obamacare. However, in March 2013, the Obama administration announced that it would not be allowing them to make this choice during the first year.

230) Falsely said that Obamacare had not hurt jobs

In July 2013, the Obama administration said that Obamacare had not hurt jobs.

However, in the real world, in response to the medical device tax that is part of Obamacare, some medical device manufacturers have announced plans to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker (1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs). In December 2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, and 15 other Democrats who supported the passage of Obamacare wrote a letter to Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices, claiming that the tax would hurt job creation in their districts. The New York Times reported that Obamacare “sharply penalizes full-time employment in favor of part-time employment.” In response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, some restaurants have announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time to part time, including some franchises of Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Wendy’s, Taco Bell, White Castle, and Fatburger. Community College of Allegheny County switched 200 professors and 200 other employees from full time to part time in response to Obamacare. Clint Benjamin, an English professor at Community College of Allegheny County, said that this would reduce his own monthly pay by $600. Also in response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, other colleges have announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time to part time, including Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Ohio’s Youngstown State University, and New Jersey’s Kean University. In Virginia, thousands of government employees had their hours reduced because of Obamacare. The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh reduced the hours of 48 of its employees in response to Obamacare. Regal Entertainment Group, the largest chain of movie theaters in the country, announced that it would be switching thousands of its employees from full time to part time in response to the Obamacare mandate. Utah’s Granite School District reduced the hours of 1,200 of its employees in response to Obamacare. In response to Obamacare, many Wal-Mart stores have stopped hiring full time workers. In response to Obamacare, Forever 21 reduced its employees’ hours. As of September 2013, more than 200 public-sector employers had reduced their employees’ hours in response to Obamacare. Sea World reduced the weekly hours of its part time employees from 32 to 28 in response to Obamacare. Lands’ End limited its part time employees to 29 hours per week in response to Obamacare. As of September 2013, at least 34 universities and colleges had reduced some of their employees’ hours in response to Obamacare. In September 2013, it was reported that in response to Obamacare, Indiana University would be laying off 50 of its employees and switching them to a temp agency. In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare will “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class… the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this obligation.”

231) Falsely said that health insurance premiums would be reduced by $2,500 per family by the end of his first term

In February 2008, Obama said:

We are going to work with you to lower your premiums by $2,500. We will not wait 20 years from now to do it, or 10 years from now to do it. We will do it by the end of my first term as president.”

However, by the time his first term was over, family premiums had gotten bigger, not smaller. The increase was $3,065 per family.

232) Illegally gave Obamacare waiver to Massachusetts

In August 2013, Obama gave an Obamacare waiver to Massachusetts.

This waiver was illegal for two reasons. First, the waiver was not approved by the U.S. Congress. Second, the U.S. Constitution requires that the federal government treat all states the same.

233) Betrayed the unions that helped him to get elected

In January 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported:

Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed

Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul when it was up for debate. Now that the law is rolling out, some are turning sour.

Union leaders say many of the law’s requirements will drive up the costs for their health-care plans and make unionized workers less competitive. Among other things, the law eliminates the caps on medical benefits and prescription drugs used as cost-containment measures in many health-care plans. It also allows children to stay on their parents’ plans until they turn 26.

Some 20 million Americans are covered by the health-care plans at issue

Top officers at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the AFL-CIO and other large labor groups plan to keep pressing the Obama administration to expand the federal subsidies to these jointly run plans, warning that unionized employers may otherwise drop coverage. A handful of unions say they already have examined whether it makes sense to shift workers off their current plans

“We are going back to the administration to say that this is not acceptable,” said Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer for the Teamsters, which has 1.6 million members and dependents in health-care plans. Other unions involved in the push include the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and Unite Here

Sheet Metal Workers Local 85 in Atlanta, which has about 1,900 members. Next year it must lift the $250,000 annual cap on the amount it will pay for medical claims. The law’s requirements will add between 50 cents to $1 an hour to the cost of members’ compensation package

234) Illegally changed Obamacare to benefit members of Congress and their staff

Obamacare was passed by the House and Senate, and signed by President Obama.

Three years later, members of Congress and their staff complained that Obamacare was going to cost them a lot of money, and said that this would likely cause a brain drain among their staff. In response to this, Obama made changes to Obamacare so that these things would not happen. However, Obama’s actions were illegal, because he made these changes without Congress voting on them first.

The New York Times wrote of this:

… the language of the health care law requires Congressional employees to obtain health insurance through an exchange created by the law, but other parts of the federal legal code restrict the ability of the federal government to pay the usual employer share for group insurance programs approved by the Office of Personnel Management.

A straightforward reading of the law thus means that Congressional staff members, starting in January 2014, will have to obtain insurance through the Affordable Care Act but pay for it on their own without the normal contribution from their employer — Congress. This would be a multi-thousand-dollar income hit for those affected… many… would potentially feel the pain, giving rise to concerns over a potential brain drain of Congressional staff members finding other employment.

… the federal personnel office initially ruled that Congressional staff members would not be eligible for the subsidies, and then changed this decision under pressure from the White House…

235) Told General Mills to stop making true claims about Cheerios

For quite some time, advertisements for the breakfast cereal Cheerios made the true and accurate claim that eating Cheerios lowers a person’s cholesterol.

However, even though this claim is true and accurate, in May 2009, the Obama administration ordered General Mills, the maker of Cheerios, to stop making this claim in its commercials.

236) Illegally avoided enforcing the required income verification of people who receive subsidies for Obamacare exchanges

Even though Obamacare requires the government to verify the income of people who receive subsidies for Obamacare exchanges, in August 2013 it was reported that Obama would not be verifying their incomes.

237) Placed a 40% tax on so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans

Obamacare includes a 40% tax on so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans. In August 2013, unions that supported the passage of Obamacare complained about this tax.

238) Made medical care for special needs children more expensive

In August 2013, it was reported that Obamacare would make it more expensive for the parents of special needs children to pay for their children’s medical equipment and specialized private schools that cater to their medical needs.

239) Responded to the Benghazi attack by going back to bed, and then later got up and headed off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser

In September 2012, after Obama found out that U.S. citizens were being killed in Benghazi, Libya, he went back to bed. After he got up in the morning, he went off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser.

240) Illegally delayed the caps on out of pocket health care payments without Congressional approval

As it was passed by the House and Senate and signed by Obama, Obamacare sets caps on the out of pocket payments that people pay for health care, and these caps were legally required to take effect in January 2014.

However, in August 2013, Obama delayed these caps until January 2015.

Because Obama imposed this delay without it first being approved by Congress, Obama’s action was illegal. The President does not have the legal authority to change an Act that was passed by Congress, without that change first being approved by Congress. What Obama did here is not the act of a President whose power is limited by a written constitution, but is, instead, the action of a dictator.

241) Holds a double standard when it comes to supporting “gun free” zones

In December 2012, a petition at whitehouse.gov stated:

“Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them”

“Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those same politicians and their families are currently under the protection of armed Secret Service agents. If Gun Free Zones are sufficient protection for our children, then Gun Free Zones should be good enough for politicians.”

The Obama administration rejected the proposal.

242) Outlawed the low-premium, high-deductible health insurance that some people prefer

Obamacare bans to the low-premium, high-deductible health insurance that some people prefer.

243) Lied about how many people he had helped to protect from mortgage fraud

In August 2013, it was reported that less than one month before the 2012 election, the Obama administration had lied about the number of people that it had helped to protect from mortgage fraud, as well as the total amount of money involved. In August 2013, when the truth was revealed, Newsbusters reported:

“Thus, the number of defendants fell by 80% from what DOJ claimed less than a month before the presidential election. The number of victims fell by 76%. The amount of losses involved dropped by over 90%.”

244) Falsely said the NSA review was being conducted by an “independent” body

In August 2013, Obama said that he would establish an “independent” investigation of NSA surveillance.

However, three days later, it was reported that this so-called “independent” investigation would be run by James Clapper, who had falsely testified to Congress that the NSA was not collecting information on U.S. citizens.

245) Used tax money to pay for a separate flight just for his dog

In August 2013, Obama forced taxpayers to pay for a separate airplane flight just for his dog Bo.

246) Closed off public roads so he could buy books

In August 2013, Obama had public roads closed to the public so he could go to a bookstore. Why didn’t he just order the books online?

247) Gave illegal EPA exemption to one oil refinery, and would not say which refinery it was

The EPA has a very expensive ethanol mandate that applies to all oil refineries.  However, in August 2013, it was reported that Obama had given one oil refinery an exemption from this mandate.

This exemption is illegal for two reasons. First, the exemption was not approved by Congress. And secondly, the Constitution requires that federal laws apply equally to everyone.

In addition, Obama refused to say which refinery it was that received this exemption, which is completely contrary to his repeated promises of “transparency.”

248) Created new fines for charitable hospitals that give treatment to uninsured people

In August 2013, it was reported that Obamacare creates new fines for charitable hospitals that give treatment to uninsured people.

249) Blamed poverty on zip codes instead of on behavior

In July 2013, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said:

“Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest-hit communities, no matter how hard a child or her parents work, the life chances of that child, even her lifespan, is determined by the ZIP Code she grows up in. This is simply wrong.”

However, let’s consider two groups of people in the U.S. The first group has a poverty rate of 2%. The second group has a poverty rate of 76%.

The first group consists of people who followed all three of these steps:

1) Finish high school.

2) Get a full-time job.

3) Wait until age 21 and get married before having children.

The second group consists of people who followed zero of those three steps.

Among people who follow all three of these steps, the poverty rate is 2%.

Among people who follow zero of these steps, the poverty rate is 76%.

(My source for that information is this article, which refers to this PDF, and the relevant data is on page 15 of the PDF. The study uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau.)

250) Nominated a telecommunications lobbyist and Obama fundraiser to head the FCC

In May 2013, Obama nominated Tom Wheeler to head the FCC. Wheeler had previously been the head of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, which is a lobbying organization for the cable TV industry. He had also been the head of CTIA, a lobbying organization for cellphone carriers. In addition, he had also been a fundraiser for Obama.

251) Tried to violate defendants’ right to a fair trial

In August 2013, Reuters reported:

A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin – not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.

The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to “recreate” the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant’s Constitutional right to a fair trial. If defendants don’t know how an investigation began, they cannot know to ask to review potential sources of exculpatory evidence – information that could reveal entrapment, mistakes or biased witnesses.

“I have never heard of anything like this at all,” said Nancy Gertner, a Harvard Law School professor who served as a federal judge from 1994 to 2011. Gertner and other legal experts said the program sounds more troubling than recent disclosures that the National Security Agency has been collecting domestic phone records. The NSA effort is geared toward stopping terrorists; the DEA program targets common criminals, primarily drug dealers.

“It is one thing to create special rules for national security,” Gertner said. “Ordinary crime is entirely different. It sounds like they are phonying up investigations.”

252) Threatened internet service providers with contempt of court if they did not install surveillance software

In August 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had pressured internet service providers to install surveillance software, so that it could monitor internet traffic without a warrant. Internet service providers who did not cave in to this pressure were threatened by the Obama administration with contempt of court.  This violated the Constitution’s ban on warrantless searches. In addition, the executive branch does not have the legal authority to declare contempt of court, as this power is reserved exclusively for the judicial branch.

253) Sued Louisiana to keep low income blacks trapped in bad schools, and lied about why he did it

In August 2013, the Obama administration sued Louisiana to try to bring an end to its school voucher program – a program which had just been passed in 2012.

Under the Louisiana program, both of the following criteria had to be met in order for a student to get a school voucher. First, the student must come from a family whose income is below 250% of the poverty level. And second, the current public school that the student is attending must be rated as “C” or below.

86% of students who received vouchers had used those vouchers to flee from public schools which had been rated as “D” or “F.”

Only the most vulnerable children were eligible for the vouchers – the poorest students attending the worst schools.

Obama’s reason for filing the lawsuit was that “many of those vouchers impeded the desegregation process.”

However, in response to Obama’s claim that the vouchers discriminated against blacks, Louisiana Education Superintendent John White pointed out that almost all of the students using the vouchers were black, and said that “it’s a little ridiculous” for Obama to claim that these vouchers caused discrimination against blacks. The Washington Post reported that 90% of the students who receive the vouchers are black.

It’s also worth noting that only students whose parents request such vouchers are eligible to participate in the voucher program. Obama is therefore claiming that parents want their own children to be discriminated against. Obama is extremely wrong on this. These parents do not want their children to be discriminated against. In reality, what these parents want is for their children to have a chance at a better education.

This also makes Obama a hypocrite, because while he was living in both Chicago and Washington D.C., he always sent his own children to private schools. Does Obama really want us to believe that he subjected his own children to racial discrimination by sending them to private schools?

254) Encouraged 40,000 longshoremen to quit the AFL-CIO

In September 2013, it was reported that 40,000 longshoremen had quit the AFL-CIO, and that they had cited Obamacare as one of their reasons for doing so.

255) Paid $67 million to so-called “volunteers”

In August 2013, it was reported that Obama has paid $67 million to so-called “volunteers” to teach people about Obamacare.

256) Illegally used Obamacare to fund pre-K education without approval from Congress

In August 2013, it was reported that Obama had illegally used Obamacare to fund pre-K education without approval from Congress.

257) Obama’s “hunger-free” program left students feeling hungry

In December 2010, Obama signed the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act,” which limited school lunches to a maximum of 850 calories. Students complained that this so-called “hunger-free” program left them feeling hungry.

258) Signed health care reform that is so terrible that less than 3% of federal employees want to join it

In August 2013, it was reported that less than 3% of federal employees wanted to participate in Obamacare.

259) Avoided doing background checks on Obamacare “navigators”

In August 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration would not be doing background checks on Obamacare “navigators,” despite the fact that these “navigators” would have access to people’s personal, private, and financial information.

260) Illegally paid White House interns less than minimum wage

In June 2013, a federal court ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures had violated the minimum wage law by using unpaid interns. Two months later, it was reported that the Obama administration was using unpaid interns. In addition to this being illegal, it also makes Obama a hypocrite, because he had previously spoken out in favor of raising the minimum wage.

261) Said broccoli was his favorite food

In July 2013, Obama said that broccoli was his favorite food. However, before he made this claim, even though the media showed many pictures of him eating, and even though there were many articles published about the foods that he ate, as far as I know, none of those pictures or articles ever showed or mentioned him eating broccoli. While this may seem trivial, it shows that there is nothing – absolutely nothing at all – that Obama is not willing to lie about.

262)  Illegally missed half of Obamacare’s deadlines

In August 2013, it was reported that Obama had illegally missed 41 of Obamacare’s 82 deadlines.

263) Tried to give illegal Obamacare subsidies to unions without Congressional approval

In August 2013 it was reported that Obama was trying to give illegal Obamacare subsidies to unions, without approval from Congress.

264) Made it harder for writers, actors, artists, and musicians to obtain health insurance

In September 2013, the Weekly Standard reported:

Nancy Pelosi waxed rhapsodic in 2010 as she imagined the benefits of Obamacare: “Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.”

But as Obamacare begins to kick in, artists, photographers, writers, and other members of the “creative class” who have access to health insurance programs through numerous professional organizations will lose that coverage.

Up until now professional organizations have worked with insurance providers to craft reduced-rate plans for their members. But thanks to the fine print in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), on January 1, 2014, many of these plans will fail to pass legal muster.

The College Art Association website posted a notice this month: “The New York Life Insurance Company recently informed CAA that it will no longer offer catastrophic healthcare coverage previously available to CAA members.”

The Entertainment Industry Group Insurance Trust (TEIGIT) website posts the following notice: “All individual and/or Sole Proprietor Health Insurance will terminate January 1, 2014. This includes plans acquired as Members of our Affiliated Associations & their groups.” Those affiliated associations include the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Dramatists Guild, the Graphic Arts Guild, NY Women in Film and Television, and many others.

This will affect huge numbers of freelance artists, musicians, disc jockeys, and so forth.

freelance artists, designers, and musicians forced to enter the state-run exchanges are far more likely to see their rates go up

Pelosi’s vision of a world full of carefree artists, musicians, and writers is a mirage and becoming fainter the closer we get to January 1.

265) Banned the sale of flavored cigarettes, but gave an exemption to the most dangerous flavor

In September 2009, the Obama administration banned the sale of flavored cigarettes, but exempted menthol from the ban. Although I am opposed to this ban, it’s this exemption that I find to be the most troubling. If Obama thinks that flavored cigarettes are so dangerous that they deserve to be banned, then why did he exempt one particular flavor?

The Obama administration later announced that menthol cigarettes were more dangerous than other flavors such as cherry, cloves, chocolate, coconut, and cinnamon, but still continued to exempt menthol from the ban. If Obama thinks that flavored cigarettes are so dangerous that they should be banned, then why did he knowingly continue to give an exemption to the most dangerous flavor?

266) Tried to censor the Washington Post

In August 2013, the Washington Post reported:

The Obama administration referred all questions for this article to John DeLong, the NSA’s director of compliance, who answered questions freely in a 90-minute interview. DeLong and members of the NSA communications staff said he could be quoted “by name and title” on some of his answers after an unspecified internal review. The Post said it would not permit the editing of quotes. Two days later, White House and NSA spokesmen said that none of DeLong’s comments could be quoted on the record and sent instead a prepared statement in his name. The Post declines to accept the substitute language as quotations from DeLong.

267) Dumbed down math education to make wrong answers acceptable

In August 2013, the Daily Caller reported:

Quick: what’s 3 x 4?

If you said 11 — or, hell, if you said 7, pi, or infinity squared — that’s just fine under the Common Core, the new national curriculum that the Obama administration will impose on American public school students this fall.

In a pretty amazing YouTube video, Amanda August, a curriculum coordinator in a suburb of Chicago called Grayslake, explains that getting the right answer in math just doesn’t matter as long as kids can explain the necessarily faulty reasoning they used to get to that wrong answer.

“Even if they said, ’3 x 4 was 11,’ if they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer really in, umm, words and oral explanation, and they showed it in the picture but they just got the final number wrong, we’re really more focused on the how,” August says in the video.

268) Broke his promise to label genetically modified food

Before the 2008 election, Obama promised to require labeling of genetically modified food. He broke that promise.

269) Asked the Supreme Court to allow warrantless cell phone searches

In August 2013, the Obama administration asked the U.S Supreme Court to allow warrantless cell phone searches.

270) Used an armed SWAT team to check for water pollution

In September 2013, the Alaska Dispatch reported:

When agents with the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force surged out of the wilderness around the remote community of Chicken wearing body armor and jackets emblazoned with POLICE in big, bold letters, local placer miners didn’t quite know what to think.

Did it really take eight armed men and a squad-size display of paramilitary force to check for dirty water? Some of the miners, who run small businesses, say they felt intimidated.

Miners suggest it might have been better all around if officials had just shown up at the door — as they used to do — and said they wanted to check the water.

The EPA has refused to publicly explain why it used armed officers as part of what it called a “multi-jurisdictional” investigation of possible Clean Water Act violations in the area.

271) Purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition for the Department of Homeland Security to use in the U.S.

In March 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition for the Department of Homeland Security to use in the U.S.

272) Released 2,837 convicted sex offenders from prison

In September 2013, the Obama administration released 2,837 convicted sex offenders from prison.

Although the Obama administration had released these sex offenders in response to a court order to alleviate prison overcrowding, it could have released non-violent drug offenders instead. See #7 on this list for how Obama has carried out the biggest war against medical marijuana of any President in history.

Apparently, Obama thinks that people with doctors’ prescriptions for medical marijuana are a bigger threat than rapists and child molesters.

273) Refused to fire or prosecute Obamacare employee who released private info of 2,400 people

In September 2013, it was reported that an Obamacare employee had released the private information of 2,400 people. Obama refused to fire or prosecute this Obamacare employee.

274) Tried to monitor 80% of all credit card transactions

In September 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration was trying to monitor 80% of all credit card transactions.

275) Tried to censor the AFL-CIO

In September 2013, Associated Press reported:

The AFL-CIO on Wednesday approved a resolution critical of parts of President Barack Obama’s health care law in spite of efforts by White House officials to discourage the labor federation from making its concerns so prominent.

The strongly worded resolution says the Affordable Care Act will drive up the costs of union-sponsored health plans to the point that workers and employers are forced to abandon them. Labor unions still support the law’s overall goals of reducing health costs and bringing coverage to all Americans, the resolution says, but adds that the law is being implemented in a way that is “highly disruptive” to union health care plans.

Some individual unions have complained about the law’s impact for months. The resolution marks the first time the nation’s largest labor federation has gone on record embracing that view. Unions were among the most enthusiastic backers of the law when it passed in 2010.

A labor official told The Associated Press that White House officials had been calling labor leaders for days to urge them not to voice their concerns in the form of a resolution.

276) Falsely said that he had not declared a “red line” on Syria

In August 2012, while talking about Syria, Obama said:

“A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized.”

However, in September 2013, while talking about Syria, Obama said:

“I didn’t set a red line.”

277) Falsely gave himself credit for John Kerry’s idea about Syria

In September 2013, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggested that Syria turn over all of its chemical weapons to an international body.

The Obama’s administration initially responded to Kerry’s statement by saying that Kerry had not been serious, and that his statement had just been a “rhetorical” answer to a hypothetical question.

However, after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Kerry’s idea made sense, Obama falsely stated that he had talked about the idea a week earlier.

278) Made it more difficult and bureaucratic for restaurant employees to collect automatic tips from parties of eight or more

In September 2013, the Obama administration announced new paperwork requirements for restaurants that collect automatic tips from parties of eight or more. These new regulations create additional paperwork for restaurants each and every time a party of eight or more leaves an automatic tip. It also means that restaurant employees would have to wait extra time to receive these automatic tips from parties of eight or more. In addition, in some cases, restaurant employees might not get any tip at all from some parties of eight or more, because their employer might decide that the paperwork is too burdensome, and stop collecting automatic tips altogether.

There’s also the fact that Obama imposed these new regualations without approval from Congress, which means that Obama’s actions were illegal.

279) Secretly and illegally reversed NSA restrictions without approval from Congress

In September 2013, the Washington Post reported:

The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search deliberately for Americans’ communications in its massive databases, according to interviews with government officials and recently declassified material.

In addition, the court extended the length of time that the NSA is allowed to retain intercepted U.S. communications from five years to six years — and more under special circumstances, according to the documents, which include a recently released 2011 opinion by U.S. District Judge John D. Bates, then chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Together the permission to search and to keep data longer expanded the NSA’s authority in significant ways without public debate or any specific authority from Congress. The enlarged authority is part of a fundamental shift in the government’s approach to surveillance: collecting first, and protecting Americans’ privacy later.

The court decision allowed the NSA “to query the vast majority” of its e-mail and phone call databases using the e-mail addresses and phone numbers of Americans and legal residents without a warrant, according to Bates’s opinion.

The court in 2008 imposed a wholesale ban on such searches at the government’s request, said Alex Joel, civil liberties protection officer at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The government included this restriction “to remain consistent with NSA policies and procedures that NSA applied to other authorized collection activities,” he said.

280) Encouraged employers to use temp agencies

In September 2013, it was reported that in response to Obamacare, Indiana University would be laying off 50 of its employees and switching them to a temp agency.

In June 2013, Time magazine wrote:

Why Temp Agencies Are Learning to Love the Affordable Care Act

Staffing companies like Robert Half International and On Assignment have seen their stock prices soar since President Obama’s reelection in November, as the election made it nearly certain that the implementation of the law would continue as planned. “In general [Obamacare] is viewed as something that will lead to increases in the penetration rate of temporary workers,” says Tobey Sommer, an analyst with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Firms like Robert Half International are especially well positioned to benefit from the law, Sommer says, because they specialize in small and medium-sized companies, the very sort that may be using temporary workers to help them stay below that all-important 50-worker mark.

There’s also an opening for staffing companies to present themselves as experts in the labor rules of the Obamacare law, and as a resource that other businesses can turn to for help with its many rules and regulations. “The increasing burden of these regulations will cause some clients to throw up their hands and say, ‘I can’t deal with all of this,” says Sommer. And when that happens, a full-service staffing company could be the perfect place to seek help navigating the unknown waters of Obamacare.

281) Encouraged layoffs of health care workers

In September 2013, it was reported that in response to Obamacare, Emory Healthcare, which is in Georgia, would be laying off more than 100 of its employees.

In September 2013, it was reported that in response to Obamacare, the Cleveland Clinic would be laying off some of its employees.

282) Encouraged insurance companies to reduce their customers’ choices of doctors and hospitals

In September 2013, the Los Angeles Times reported:

The doctor can’t see you now.

Consumers may hear that a lot more often after getting health insurance under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

To hold down premiums, major insurers in California have sharply limited the number of doctors and hospitals available to patients in the state’s new health insurance market opening Oct. 1.

New data reveal the extent of those cuts in California, a crucial test bed for the federal healthcare law.

These diminished medical networks are fueling growing concerns that many patients will still struggle to get care despite the nation’s biggest healthcare expansion in half a century.

Consumers could see long wait times, a scarcity of specialists and loss of a longtime doctor.

In September 2013, the New York Times reported:

… under President Obama’s health care law… many insurers are significantly limiting the choices of doctors and hospitals available to consumers.

From California to Illinois to New Hampshire, and in many states in between, insurers are… restricting the number of providers who will treat patients in their new health plans.

… insurers… have created smaller networks of doctors and hospitals than are typically found in commercial insurance.

Consumers should be prepared for “much tighter, narrower networks” of doctors and hospitals, said Adam M. Linker, a health policy analyst at the North Carolina Justice Center, a statewide advocacy group.

In a new study, the Health Research Institute of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the consulting company, says that “insurers passed over major medical centers” when selecting providers in California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, among other states.

Juan Carlos Davila, an executive vice president of Blue Shield of California, said the network for its exchange plans… did not include the five medical centers of the University of California.

Daniel R. Hawkins Jr., a senior vice president of the National Association of Community Health Centers, which represents 9,000 clinics around the country, said: “… insurers have shown little interest in including us in their provider networks.”

Dr. Bruce Siegel, the president of America’s Essential Hospitals, formerly known as the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, said insurers were telling his members: “We don’t want you in our network. We are worried about having your patients, who are sick and have complicated conditions.”

In New Hampshire, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a unit of WellPoint, one of the nation’s largest insurers, has touched off a furor by excluding 10 of the state’s 26 hospitals from the health plans that it will sell through the insurance exchange.

283) Encouraged a hospital to close

In September 2013, WCYB reported:

Jonesville, Va. – A local hospital is closing its doors.

Wellmont Health System is citing unprecedented changes in health care as the reason for closing Lee Regional Medical Center.

Company officials say three reasons led to the decision reimbursement cuts associated with the Affordable Care Act, extremely low community use of the hospital and a lack of consistent physician coverage.

Lee Regional will cease all operations on October 1.

284) Required doctors to ask patients sexual questions and put their answers in an electronic database

In September 2013, it was reported that Obamacare requires doctors to ask patients personal questions about their sex lives, and to put their answers into an electronic database. Doctors who avoid doing this will be penalized.

Dr. Adam Budzikowski, a New York cardiologist, said these sex question were “insensitive, stupid and very intrusive,” and that he could not think of any reason why a cardiologist would need such information.

Dr. Richard Amerling, an associate professor of medicine at Albert Einstein Medical College, said that a patient’s medical record should be “a story created by you and your doctor solely for your treatment and benefit,” and that Obamacare turns doctor appointments “into an interrogation, and the data will not be confidential.”

The New York Civil Liberties Union said that these requirements were a violation of patients’ privacy.

The Obama administration said that patients who wished to keep their information out of the electronic database should pay in cash.

285) Listed wrong prices for Obamacare

On September 20, 2013, just 10 days before the Obamacare exchanges were legally required to be ready, it was reported that they had the wrong prices.

286) Made it easier for people to commit health care fraud

In September 2013, CNBC reported:

Deep staff cuts are hitting a federal agency responsible for investigating health care fraud just as Obamacare is due to kick in, leaving less people to investigate an ever-growing crime that costs taxpayers billions of dollars.

And in a perverse twist, the funding cuts at the Health and Human Services Department’s Inspector General’s Office might save money in the short term for the U.S. taxpayer. But over the long run, more money that could have been recouped from the fraud cases now going unpursued, is being left on the table, the agency said.

For every $1 spent on health-care fraud probes, nearly $8 is recouped in fines, restitution or settlements, according to HHS.

287) Included a so-called “family glitch” in his health care reform

In September 2013, USA Today reported:

A so-called “family glitch” in the 2010 health care law threatens to cost some families thousands of dollars in health insurance costs and leave up to 500,000 children without coverage, insurance and health care analysts say.

 That’s unless Congress fixes the problem, which seems unlikely given the House’s latest move Friday to strip funding from the law, which is also called the Affordable Care Act.

Congress defined “affordable” as 9.5% or less of an employee’s household income, mostly to make sure people did not leave their workplace plans for subsidized coverage through the exchanges. But the “error” was that it only applies to the employee — and not his or her family. So, if an employer offers a woman affordable insurance, but doesn’t provide it for her family, they cannot get subsidized help through the state health exchanges.

That can make a huge difference; the Kaiser Family Foundation said an average plan for an individual is about $5,600, but it goes up to $15,700 for families.

288) Made it harder for Canadian politicians to get health care

Canada has had so-called “universal health care” for a long time.

However, when Robert Bourassa, the premier of Quebec, Canada, needed cancer treatment, he came to the United States and paid for his health care with his own money.

And when Canadian Liberal MP Belinda Stronach needed cancer treatment, she also came to the United States and paid for her health care with her own money.

And when Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams needed heart surgery, he, too, came to the United States and paid for his health care with his own money.

Now that Obama has given the U.S. so-called “universal health care,” where will Canadian politicians go when they get sick?

289) Gave married couples an annual tax of up to $11,028 for being married instead of single

In front of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Obama administration argued that Obamacare is a tax.

According to the Obamacare calulator, Obamacare places an annual tax on married couples for being married instead of single. The amount of this tax depends upon the ages, incomes, and parental status of the married couple.

According to the Obamacare calculator, the extreme case of this tax occurs with a 60-year-old married couple with no children, where the two spouses have identical incomes totaling $62,041 per year. Under this scenario, according to the Obamacare calculator, Obamacare gives them an annual tax of $11,028 for being married instead of single.

290) Gave people an annual tax increase of up to $12,214 for earning one more dollar of income

In front of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Obama administration argued that Obamacare is a tax.

Obamacare gives some people a tax increase if they increase their income by one dollar. The amount of this tax increase depends upon the person’s age, income, and marital status.

According to the Obamacare calculator, the extreme case of this occurs with a 64-year-old married couple with a combined income of $62,041. Under this scenario, according to the Obamacare calulator, Obamacare gives them an annual tax increase of $12,214 when their income increases by one dollar, in the case of their income going from $62,040 to $62,041.

This amounts to a marginal tax rate of 1,221,400%. That’s not a typo – the marginal tax rate on that one dollar of additional income is more than one million per cent.

291) Refused to fire IRS employees who “lost” $67 million from Obamacare “slush fund”

In September 2013, it was reported that IRS employees had “lost” $67 million from a “slush fund.” Obama refused to fire those employees. Obama had created the “slush fund” as part of Obamacare.

292) Refused to fire ATF employees who “lost” 420 million cigarettes

In September 2013, it was reported that ATF employees had “lost” 420 million cigarettes. Obama refused to fire them.

293) Falsely said his mother’s insurance company had refused to pay for her cancer treatment

During the 2008 election campaign, Obama falsely said that his mother’s health insurance company had refused to pay for her cancer treatment.

294) Had 19.5 million fake Twitter followers

As of September 2013, Obama had 19.5 million fake Twitter followers.

295) Illegally delayed online registration of Obamacare for small businesses

Obamacare requires that the online registration for small businesses be ready by October 1, 2013. However, five days before that date, Associated Press reported that this deadline would not be met.

296) Encouraged 30,000 Puget Sound grocery workers to vote in favor of authorizing a strike

In September 2013, a union representing 30,000 employees at Safeway, Fred Meyer, QFC, and Albertson’s in the Puget Sound area of Washington state voted in favor of authorizing a strike. Union members said that one of their reasons for voting in favor of the strike was that their employers were trying to switch their part time employees form employer provided insurance to the Obamacare exchanges.

297) Waived the U.S. ban on arming terrorists

In September 2013, the Washington Examiner reported:

Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition

President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to “vetted” opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda

The law allows the president to waive those prohibitions if he “determines that the transaction is essential to the national security interests of the United States.”

298) Caused a family’s monthly insurance premium to increase from $333 to $965

Andy and Amy Mangione and their two sons live in Louisville, Kentucky. In September 2013, they received a letter from Humana, their insurance company, which said that Obamacare would be causing their monthly premium to increase from $333 to $965.

299) Caused Michelle Malkin’s family to lose their health insurance policy

In September 2013, conservative writer Michelle Malkin, who has always opposed Obamacare, wrote:

Like an estimated 22 million other Americans, I am a self-employed small-business owner who buys health insurance for my family directly on the individual market. We have a high-deductible PPO plan that allows us to choose from a wide range of doctors.

Or rather, we had such a plan.

Last week, our family received notice from Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of Colorado that we can no longer keep the plan we like because of “changes from health care reform (also called the Affordable Care Act or ACA).” The letter informed us that “(t)o meet the requirements of the new laws, your current plan can no longer be continued beyond your 2014 renewal date.”

This isn’t just partisan business. It’s personal. Our cancellation letter states that Anthem is “not going to be selling new individual PPO plans.” When we asked whether we could keep our children’s doctors, an agent for Anthem told my husband and me she didn’t know.

300) Tried to force Little Sisters of the Poor and other Catholic organizations to violate their religious principles

In September 2013, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty sued the Obama administration on behalf of Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity. Other Catholic organizations were also represented in the lawsuit.

Sister Loraine Marie said of this lawsuit:

“We cannot violate our vows by participating in the government’s program to provide access to abortion-inducing drugs.”

Mark Rienzi, one of the lawyers representing these Catholic organizations, said:

“These women just want to take care of the elderly poor without being forced to violate the faith that animates their work. The money they collect should be used to care for the poor like it always has — and not to pay the IRS.”

301) Signed health care reform that broke his promise not to increase taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year

On September 12, 2008, Obama promised:

“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”

In 2010, Obama signed Obamacare.

In 2012, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Obama administration argued that Obamacare is a tax.

302) Pushed millions of working people “into a regulatory health coverage no man’s land”

In February 2013, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (Democrat-Oregon) said:

“We’ve got millions of people — working-class, middle-class people — who are going to be pushed into a regulatory health coverage no man’s land. They are unable to afford the family coverage through their employer and ineligible for the subsidy that could be used by dependents on the exchange.”

303) “Unfairly” forced federal lawmakers and their aides to participate in the same health care reform as everyone else

In June 2013, U.S. Congressman John Larson (Democrat-Connecticut) said that it is “not fair” to force federal lawmakers and their aides to participate in the same health care reform as everyone else.

304) Encouraged SEIU union to go on strike

The Service Employees International Union supported Obama in both elections, and also supported the passage of Obamacare.

However, in September 2013, member of the Chicago chapter of the SEIU went on strike over jobs cuts that were caused by Obamacare.

305) Removed promise of “free” health care from Obamacare website

In September 2013, the Obamacare website removed its promise of “free” health care.

306) Exposed the hypocrisy of MSNBC host Ed Schultz

After Obamacare was passed, MSNBC host Ed Schultz praised it almost every day for three years. However, on Sepotember 26, 2013, just five days before the Obamacare exchanges were to begin, Schultz said that unions should be exempt from it.

307) Punished people who were unable to accurately predict their income a year in advance

Obamacare requires people to predict their income a year in advance. If their prediction is wrong, they can be punished by the IRS.

308) Created Obamacare website where less than 1% of the people who visited on its first day actually registered for Obamacare

U.S. Congressman Congressman Jim Himes (Democrat-Connecticut) said that out of the 28,000 people from Connecticut who had visited the Obamacare website on its first day, only 167 had actually signed up for Obamacare.

309) Obama administration falsely said it did not know how many people had enrolled in Obamacare

On October 3, 2013, the third day that the Obamacare website was in operation, White House spokesman Jay Carney said that “7 million” people had visited the Obamacare website so far. However, when asked how many of those people had actually enrolled in Obamacare, he said, “We don’t have that data.”

Carney was lying. Of course the Obama administration had that data. CBS News was able to get a copy of that data, and reported that during the first 24 hours after the Obamacare website went online, only six people had used the website to enroll in Obamacare.

310) Broke promise that Obamacare “navigators” would not go door to door

On October 1, 2013, the very first day that Obamacare registration was taking place, the Obama administration broke its promise that Obamacare “navigators” would not go door to door.

311) Created Obamacare website where reporters from various news agencies were unable to register on its first day

On October 1, 2013, a CNN reporter was unable to register at the Obamacare website.

On October 1, 2013, an MSNBC reporter was unable to register at the Obamacare website.

On October 1, 2013, a reporter from the Tennessean was unable to register at the Obamacare website.

312) Created Obamacare phone line that was answered by “navigators” who had no training

President Obama signed Obamacare in March 2010. The Obama administration had three and a half years to hire and train the “navigators” who answer the Obamacare phone line.

However, on October 1, 2013, one of the “navigators” who answered the Obamacare phone line said “We have not been trained yet.”

313) Created Obamacare website that can’t handle as much traffic as a website which is run by one guy in his pajamas from his apartment

drudgereport.com is run by Matt Drudge, who runs the website in his pajamas from his apartment. I’ve visited his website just about every day since the late 20th century. It runs very well. His website has gotten as many as 45 million hits per day.

On the first day of the Obamacare website, it had 5 million visitors. It could not handle that amount of traffic.

314) Created Obamacare phone line where “navigators” told people to go to a building that turned out to be empty

Obamacare “navigators” who answered the Obamacare phone line told people to go to a building that turned out to be empty.

315) Created Obamacare phone line with a number that when spelled out is “F*** YO”

When spelled out, the Obamacare phone number is “F*** YO.”

This is not a complaint on my part. On the contrary, I consider this to be truth in advertising. For once, the Obama administration is telling us the truth about Obamacare.

316) Tried to censor a book about the “Fast and Furious” scandal

In October 2013, the ACLU announced that it would be defending John Dodson’s first amendment right to free speech, against the Obama administration, which was trying to prevent Dodson from publishing a book about Obama’s “Fast and Furious” scandal.

317) Michelle Obama said she could not tweet as often after the federal shutdown caused layoffs of her 16 “assistants,” who have salaries as high as $172,200

Michelle Obama has 16 taxpayer funded “assistants,” whose salaries are as high as $172,200.

During the government shutdown in October 2013, her 16 “assistants” were laid off, and her twitter account said:

“Due to Congress’s failure to pass legislation to fund the government, updates to this account will be limited.”

318) Hypocritically blocked Texas’s voter ID law for being “racist”

In March 2012, Obama’s Justice Department blocked Texas’s voter ID law, claiming that it was “racist.”

However, the very same Obama Justice Department that did this, also requires photo ID for everyone who enters it. In this video, beginning at 2:39, we see that a security guard at Obama’s Justice Department requires photo ID for everyone who enters.

319) Falsely said that his negotiating over the debt ceiling would be unprecedented

In October 2013, Obama falsely said that his negotiating over the debt ceiling would be unprecedented.

320) Blocked access to outdoor memorials and monuments during the government shutdown, even though it would have been cheaper to leave them open

During the government shutdown in October 2013, Obama shut down the Vietnam Memorial, despite the fact that it would have been cheaper to leave it open.

Obama also shut down the World War II Memorial. Obama used metal fences and yellow police tape to block the entrances.

Obama put up orange cones to prevent drivers from stopping and taking pictures of Mount Rushmore.

Obama put up yellow police tape in front of the Lincoln Memorial to prevent people from entering.

During previous government shutdowns, these memorials and monuments had remained open.

Since it’s more expensive to close these outdoor memorials and monuments than it is to leave them open, I have to wonder what Obama’s reason was for shutting them down.

321) Kicked people out of their privately owned vacation homes on federal land during government shutdown

During the government shutdown in October 2013, Obama forced people to leave their privately owned vacation homes along Lake Mead. The privately owned homes were situated on land owned by the federal government. All of the homes in question were vacation homes, not primary residences, so no one was forced into homelessness. Nevertheless, there was no legitimate justification for Obama to do this.

322) Forced private businesses on federal land to close during government shutdown

During the October 2013 government shutdown, Obama forced privately owned marinas, restaurants, inns, and concessions stands which were situated on federal land to close. Although the Obama administration claimed that this was done because the government did not have enough money to allow them to stay open, the government actually spent extra money to have federal guards prevent people from entering these private businesses.

323) Kept one of his favorite golf courses open during government shutdown

During the October 2013 government shutdown, while Obama was busying closing federal parks, monuments, and memorials, he made one exception – he allowed one of his favorite golf courses to stay open.

324) Spent $98,670 to build an outhouse

In September 2013, the Obama administration spent $98,670 to build an outhouse at the Swede Park Trail Head in Alaska.

325) Engages in “a sign of leadership failure”

In March 2006, Senator Obama said:

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.”

However, in September 2013, President Obama argued in favor of raising the debt ceiling.

326) Used armed guards to imprison law abiding tourists inside a locked building at Yellowstone National Park

During the October 2013 government shutdown, Obama used armed guards to imprison law abiding tourists inside a locked building at Yellowstone National Park.

327) Illegally denied death benefits to the families of dead U.S. soldiers

During the October 2013 government shutdown, Obama illegally denied death benefits to the families of dead U.S. soldiers. Prior to the government shutdown, the funding for these death benefits had already been authorized by law.

328) Spent $47,174 on a mechanical bull during government shutdown

During the October 2013 government shutdown, while Obama was busy closing parks, memorials, and monuments, and denying death benefits to the families of dead U.S. military personnel, he did manage to spend $47,174 on a mechanical bull.

329) Seized $35,000 from a law abiding owner of a grocery store without any warning , explanation, or charges

For 30 years, Terry Dehko has been legally operating a grocery store near Detroit, Michigan. In January 2013, the Obama administration seized $35,000 from Dehko’s bank account, without giving any warning or explanation, and without charging Dehko with any crime.

330)  Ran “the most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered”

For the past 20 years, David Sanger has been a New York Times reporter stationed in Washington, D.C. In October 2013, he said:

“This is the most closed, control-freak administration I’ve ever covered.”

331) Fined a runner $100 for running in Valley Forge

During the October 2013 government shutdown, the Obama administration fined a runner $100 for running in Valley Forge.

332) Ordered Claude Moore Colonial Farm to shut down, even though it was privately funded

During the October 2013 government shutdown, the Obama administration ordered Claude Moore Colonial Farm to shut down, even though it was privately funded.

333) Ordered a volunteer to stop cleaning up the National Mall

During the October 2013 government shutdown, the Obama administration ordered Chris Cox, a volunteer, to stop cleaning up the National Mall.

334) Told students to remove two amendments from the “outdated” Bill of Rights

As part of Obama’s “Common Core” education program, students in a sixth-grade history class in Bryant, Arkansas, were told to removed two amendments from the “outdated” Bill of Rights.

335) Ordered people to appear in federal court because they had entered the Grand Canyon

During the October 2013 government shutdown, the Obama administration ordered people to appear in federal court because they had entered the Grand Canyon.

336) Ordered volunteers to stop bringing therapy dogs to visit sick children in the hospital

During the October 2013 government shutdown, the Obama administration ordered volunteers to stop bringing therapy dogs to visit sick children in the hospital.

337) Had veterans arrested for visiting the Vietnam Memorial

During the October 2013 government shutdown, Obama had veterans arrested for visiting the Vietnam Memorial

338) A “lead navigator” for Obamacare falsely told applicants that they must provide their credit score

In October 2013, Anne Packham, a “lead navigator” for Obamacare, falsely told applicants that they had to provide their credit score.

339) Created Obamacare website which “looks like nobody tested it”

President Obama signed Obamacare in March 2010. He had three and a half years to create and test the Obamacare website.

However, in October 2013, CBS News quoted Luke Chung, an online database programmer who supports Obamacare, as saying the following about the Obamacare website:

“It wasn’t designed well, it wasn’t implemented well, and it looks like nobody tested it… It’s not even close. It’s not even ready for beta testing for my book. I would be ashamed and embarrassed if my organization delivered something like that.”

340) Obamacare’s first publicized “enrollee” turned out to be a Democratic activist who had not actually enrolled in Obamacare

After the Obamacare website went online, the media tried and tried to find someone who had actually enrolled, but could not find anyone, because the website was so badly designed.

After much searching, they finally reported that they had found someone – a 21-year-old guy from Georgia named Chad Henderson.

On October 3, 2013, the Washington Post reported:

Meet Chad Henderson, the Obamacare enrollee tons of reporters are calling

Ask and, apparently, you shall receive.

Just moments after writing a blog post Thursday morning, about the lack of information on Obamacare enrollees, Enroll America reached out with contact information for Chad Henderson, a 21-year-old in Georgia who had successfully enrolled in coverage on the federal marketplace.

It was a little difficult to reach Henderson, mostly because so many other reporters wanted to talk to him. “I’m supposed to talk to the Chattanooga Times Free Press in a half hour,” Henderson said. “And The Wall Street Journal is supposed to call.”

Luckily, Henderson managed to squeeze me in for a few minutes. He’s a student at Chattanooga State University who lives across the state border in Flintstone, Ga.

Politico reported:

Rare health exchange enrollee gets 15 minutes of Obamacare fame

Chad Henderson, a college student who is one of the few people to have signed up for health insurance on a federal exchange, is having his 15 minutes of Obamacare fame.

But wait.

It turns out that Henderson had not actually enrolled in Obamcare.

In addition, Henderson is actually a member of Organizing for Action, the organization that ran Obama’s election campaign.

341) Said it’s “unfair” to ask for Obamacare enrollment numbers just one week after Obamacare website went online

U.S. Congressional reperestentative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Democrat-Florida) is the chairperson for the Democratic National Committee. When a reporter asked her how many people had enrolled in Obamacare during its first week, she said it was “unfair” to ask that question so early.

When a new movie comes out, we know how many people bought tickets in the first week. When a new video game, or a new CD, or a new book comes out, we know how many people bought it in the first week.

But when a news reporter asks “the most transparent administration in history” how many people signed up for its new health care program during its first week, we are told that such a question is “unfair.”

342) Declined to idenifty the private contractors who screwed up the Obamacare website

When the New York Times asked the Obama administration to identify the private contractors who had screwed up the Obamacare website, the Obama administration refused to answer.

343) Refused to answer why businesses, but not individuals, were able to delay the Obamacare mandate for a year

When Jon Stewart asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius why businesses, but not individuals, were able to delay the Obamacare mandate for a year, Sebelius refused to answer.

344) Gave people Obamacare “rate shock”

Many news sources, including the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, the Daily Caller, CBS News, Forbes, CNN, the San Jose Mercury News,  and the San Francisco Chronicle, have been reporting on something called Obamacare “rate shock.”

For example, Tom Waschura, a self employed engineer who lives in Portola Valley, California, said that he supports Obamacare, and that he voted for Obama in both elections.

However, on October 5, 2013, Waschura said:

“I was laughing at Boehner — until the mail came today.”

“I really don’t like the Republican tactics, but at least now I can understand why they are so pissed about this. When you take $10,000 out of my family’s pocket each year, that’s otherwise disposable income or retirement savings that will not be going into our local economy.”

This next quote is one of the funniest things that I’ve heard anyone say about Obamacare so far. It comes from Cindy Vinson, a retired teacher from San Jose, California, who said that she supports Obamacare, and that she voted for Obama in both elections. This is what she said in October 2013, after she found out that Obamacare would be causing her insurance premium to increase:

“Of course, I want people to have health care. I just didn’t realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally.”

CNN reported:

One North Carolina reader was upset to learn her current $267 a month plan was being canceled and the cheapest option on the exchange would cost her family $750 a month. They don’t qualify for a subsidy.

“Obamacare is a nightmare for my family,” she wrote.

345) Made sure that Obamacare “rate shock” did not happen until after the 2012 election

Obamacare was deliberately written so that Obamacare “rate shock” would not occur until after the 2012 election.

On October 9, 2013, Obama’s approval rating was only 37%. Obamacare “rate shock” was a significant factor in this low approval rating. If Obamacare “rate shock” had happened in October 2012 instead of in October 2013, it’s highly unlikley that Obama would have won the 2012 election.

346) Had the Obamacare website built by cronies instead of by qualified programmers

Obama had the Obamacare website built by cronies instead of by qualified programmers.

347) Used 55 different contractors to build the Obamacare website

Instead of choosing just one contractor or a few contractors who could properly build the Obamacare website, Obama decided to spread the work out over 55 different contractors, which made it much harder to get all the parts to run together properly.

348) Waited until after the 2012 election to issue major rules for the Obamacare website

Obama signed the Obamacare law in March 2010. The law requires the online exchanges to be up and running by October 2013. So Obama had three and a half years to get the website ready.

However, Obama waited until after the 2012 election to release some of the major rules for how the website was supposed to be designed. So instead of having three and a half years to get the website ready, Obama made sure the programmers had less than one year.

349) New York Times reporter was never able to log in to Obamamacare website during more than 40 attempts over 11 days

During more than 40 attempts to log in to the Obamacare website over a period of 11 days beginning on October 1, 2013, a New York Times reported was never able to log in.

350) Hired illegal immigrant as Obamacare “navigator”

Obama hired an illegal immigrant to work as an Obamacare “navigator.”

351) Hired someone with an outstanding arrest warrant as Obamacare “navigator”

Obama hired someone with an outstanding arrest warrant to work as an Obamacare “navigator.”

352) IRS collected taxes but did not send out refunds during government shutdown

During the October 2013 government shutdown, the IRS collected taxes but did not send out tax refunds.

353) Prevented Catholic volunteers from practicing their religion at military bases during government shutdown

During the October 2013 government shutdown, the Obama administration prevented Catholic volunteers from practicing their religion on military bases.

354) Spent more than $500 million to build unusable Obamacare website

Obama spent more than $500 million of taxpayers’ money to build the unusable Obamacare website.

355) Refused to fire Kathleen Sebelius, even after the failure of the Obamacare website

Even after the Obamacare website failed, Obama still refused to fire Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

356) There is “no reasonable expectation of privacy” at Obamacare website

The source code for the Obamacare website states:

“You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system. At any time, and for any lawful Government purpose, the government may monitor, intercept, and search and seize any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system. Any communication or data transiting or stored on this information system may be disclosed or used for any lawful Government purpose.”

357) Requires users to reveal private info before shopping at Obamacare website

Legitimate shopping websites such as amazon.com allow users to browse merchandise without having to enter their personal information. However, the Obamacare website requires users to enter their name, social security number, and other personal information before they are allowed to look at the insurance plans.

358) Michelle Obama refused to pick vegetables from her own garden without federal help

During the October 2013 government shutdown, Michelle Obama decided to avoid picking her own vegetables from her own garden, and instead, allowed them to rot.

Reuters reported:

In the famous White House kitchen garden, tomatoes are rotting on the vine. Herbs have gone to seed. And the sweet potatoes – a favorite of President Barack Obama – have become worm food.

It’s another impact of the government shutdown, one that only the fox and the many squirrels that live on the White House grounds could love.

359) The Obamacare website is “a hacker’s wet dream”

John McAfee, the computer programmer who founded McAfee, Inc., said the Obamacare website is “a hacker’s wet dream.”

360) Caused a leukemia patient to lose his insurance

Michael Cerpok lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona. He has leukemia.

In 2012, his health care cost more than $350,000. But because he had insurance, he only had to pay $4,500 of that amount.

However, in October 2013, his insurance company sent him a letter which said that because of Obamacare, his insurance policy would be canceled on January 1, 2014.

361) Added 11 million words of regulations to Obamacare, which is 30 times as many words as the law itself

The regulations that Obama addded to Obamacare after he signed it are 11 million words long. That’s 30 times as many words as the actual Obamacare law that Obama signed in March 2010. Because Obama added these 11 million words without approval from Congress, his actions are illegal.

362) Threatened to arrest people for telling jokes

In October 2013, the Obama administration announced the following on loudspeakers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas:

“Inappropriate remarks or jokes concerning security may result in your arrest.”

363) Changed Obamacare registration deadline at the last minute

For three and a half years, the Obama administration repeatedly said that people had to register for Obamacare by March 31, 2014.

However, in October 2013, the Obama administration changed that deadline to February 14, 2014.

364) Ignored the  successful methods of eHealthInsurance.com

The website eHealthInsurance.com has been successfully selling health insurance since 1998. The website is simple and easy to use.

However, when Obama created the Obamacare website, he chose to ignore the successful methods that are used by eHealthInsurance.com.

365) For two weeks, CNN reporter was never able to log in to Obamacare website

During the first two weeks of October 2013, a reporter from CNN repeatedly tried to log in to the Obamacare website, and was never able to log in.

366) Paid $500 per gallon for gasoline

In October 2013 it was reported that the Obama administration had paid $500 per gallon for gasoline.

367) Referred people to uncertified Obamacare “navigagtors” and “assisters”

In October 2013, the Obamacare website referred people to uncertified “navigagtors” and “assisters.”

368) While the Obamacare website was not working, 700 counterfeit Obamacare websites were working

It’s not Obama’s fault that criminals created 700 counterfeit Obamacare websites. However, it is interesting to note that while the Obamacare website was not working, those 700 counterfeit websites were working.

369) Asked Blue Cross Blue Shield not to release Obamacare exchange numbers

On October 22, 2013, three weeks after the failed Obamacare website went online, the Obama administration asked Blue Cross Blue Shield not to release information on the number of people who had signed up for their policies through the Obamacare website.

370) 100% of Senate Democrats up for reelection planned to support a delay in Obamacare’s individual mandate

On October 23, 2013, CNN’s Dana Bash tweeted:

“new: senior dem source tells me to expect every sen dem running in 2014 to back @JeanneShaheen proposal to delay #ACA enrollment deadline”

371) Sold aircraft carrier for scrap metal for one cent

In October 2013 it was reported that the Obama administration had sold the 1,067-foot long U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Forrestal for scrap metal for one cent, to a Texas company called All Star Metals.

372) Obamacare website gave wrong prices

In October 2013, CBS News reported:

A new online feature can dramatically underestimate the cost of insurance.

In some cases, people could end up paying double of what they see on the website.

Industry executives CBS News spoke with could not believe the government is providing these estimates, which they said were useless and could easily mislead consumers. They also said that the website repeatedly states the actual prices could be lower, but it makes no mention that they could be higher. 

373) Obamacare website sent false information to insurance companies

In October 2013, it was reported that the Obamacare website was sending false information to insurance companies

374) Threatened to punish people for not buying health insurance from a website that wasn’t even working

The Obama administration threatened to impose tax penalties on people who did not buy health insurance from the Obamacare website, even though the website was not working.

375) In the first two weeks of the Obamacare website, “no more than 5,000″ enrollees had successfully completed the enrollment process

Two weeks after the Obamacare website went online, it was reported that “no more than 5,000″ enrollees had successfully completed the enrollment process.

376) Falsely said “No one is more frustrated than I am” regarding the Obamacare website

On October 21, 2013, regarding the failure of the Obamacare website, Obama said:

“No one is more frustrated than I am.”

Obama has absolutely no right to be “frustrated” about any of the Obamacare webstie’s problems, because he is the person who chose to cause those problems in the first place.

It was Obama who signed a 2,600 page law that he hadn’t read.

It was Obama who added an additional 20,000 pages of regulations that he hadn’t read to Obamacare without Congressional approval.

It was Obama who chose to hire cronies instead of competent programmers to create the Obamacare website.

It was Obama who waited until after the 2012 election to issue some of the main rules for the Obamacare website, which gave the programmers less than one year to comply with those rules, instead of the three and half years they would have had if Obama hadn’t waited.

It was Obama who falsely said that the price of annual family insurance premiums would fall by $2,500.

It was Obama who falsely told people that they could keep their insurance if they were happy with it.

It was Obama who gave employers a huge financial incentive to switch their full time employees to a part time, 29 hour week.

It was Obama who refused to fire Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius after the Obamacare website failed.

Every thing that’s bad about the Obamacare website is the direct result of choices that Obama made.

Obama has no right to be “frustrated” at the website’s failure.

You want to know the people who really do have the right to be “frustrated” at Obamacare’s problems? It’s the people who have opposed Obamacare from the start. It’s the people who predicted that these problems would happen. It’s the people who called the bluff from the very start on Obama’s many lies about Obamacare. These are the people who have the right to be “frustrated” at Obamacare’s problems.

And yet somehow, not only does Obama falsely say that he is “frustrated,” but he also falsely says that he is more frustrated than anyone else.

The people who are truly “frustrated” are the millions of people who were against Obamacare but are now being forced to participate in it.

Obama owns this – he created it. He has no right to be “frustrated” about it.

377) Obamacare website was built using 10-year-old technology

The Obamacare website was built using 10-year-old technology.

378) Required note from doctor for a mother to feed her own child

A federal preschool program sent a note home to the parents of the students. The note said:

Dear Parents,

I have received word from Federal Programs Preschool pertaining to lunches from home. Parents are to be informed that students can only bring lunches from home if there is a medical condition meriting a specific diet, along with a physicians note to that regard.

I am sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact [name redacted], the Health Coordinator for Federal Programs Preschool at [number redacted].

379) Obamacare website violates copyright laws

The Obamacare website violates copyright laws.

380) Repeatedly promised that the Obamacare website would be ready on October 1, 2013

This video shows Kathleen Sebelius, Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, repeatedly promising that the Obamacare website would be ready on October 1, 2013.

381) Called the Obamacare website “the easiest, most consumer friendly website to use”

Beginnging at 0:44 in this video, Kathleen Sebelius, Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, calls the Obamacare website “the easiest, most consumer friendly website to use.”

382) Obamacare website had between 10 and 20 times as many lines of code as it should have had

The Obamacare website has 500 million lines of code.

Dave Kennedy, the CEO of information-security company Trusted Sec, said that a website for a project on the scale of Obamacare should actually have between 25 million and 50 million lines of code.

383) Jared Polis opposes delaying Obamacare’s individual mandate for the entire country, but favors such a delay for his own district

U.S. Congressional representative Jared Polis (Democrat-Colorado) voted against delaying Obamacare’s individual mandate for the entire country, but later requested such a delay for his own district.

When Polis requested a special delay for his own district, he said:

“We will be encouraging a waiver. It will be difficult for Summit County residents to become insured. For the vast majority, it’s too high a price to pay.”

384) Gave a no-bid contract to CGI Federal to build the Obamacare website

Obama gave a no-bid contract to CGI Federal to build the Obamacare website.

385) Broke promise to have Spanish version of Obamacare website up and running on October 1, 2013

Obama broke his promise to have a Spanish version of the Obamacare website up and running by October 1, 2013.

386) Broke promise that Spanish version of Obamacare website would be up and running by “mid October” 2013

After Obama broke his promise to have the Spanish version of the Obamacare website up running by October 1, 2013, his administration made a new promise to have it up and running by “mid-October.” However, Obama broke that promise too – as of October 25, 2013, the Spanish version of the website was still not up and running.

387) Fired an Obamcare phone operator for truthfully answering a caller’s question

In October 2013, a caller to the Obama phone line asked:

“Have you ever gotten anyone who really likes it yet?”

The phone operator, a woman named Earline Davis, answered:

“Um, not really.”

Davis was fired for her answer.

388) Gave contract for Obamacare website to Michelle Obama’s college classmate

Instead of having the Obamacare website built by someone who was qualified, Obama had it built by CGI Federal, a company that was run by Toni Townes-Whitley, who attended Princeton University with Michelle Obama.

389) Spent $634 million for Obamacare website as of October 1, 2013, even though it was only supposed to cost $94 million

The Obamacare website was originally supposed to cost $94 million. However, when it went online on October 1, 2013, it had already cost $634 million.

390) New York Times writer gave Obama a grade of ‘F’ for rollout of Obamacare website

On October 25, 2013, New York Times writer Uwe E. Reinhardt wrote:

“… who exactly should be assigned the F for the troubled rollout of HealthCare.gov?”

“Once elected, a president becomes chief executive of a giant federal enterprise. Anyone familiar with corporate management would have thought that for as ambitious and technically a complex project as the initial rollout of HealthCare.gov – so important to many uninsured Americans and so politically important to the White House – the chief executive would have remained in very close touch with the management team overseeing the project and thus would have been briefed daily or at least weekly on the progress of the project and especially on any problems with it.”

“… the blame for the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov goes to its entire management team, to be sure, but primarily to the chief executive on top of that project. In my view, not only the proverbial buck stops on the chief executive’s desk, but, for the management of this particular project, the grade of F goes there as well.”

391) Said “Don’t believe what you’ve heard” regarding criticism of Obamacare

On October 25, 2013, regarding the various criticisms of Obamacare, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius said:

“Don’t believe what you’ve heard.”

In other words, the Obama administration says we shouldn’t believe the Washington Post, the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, NPR, Politico, the Wall St. Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, Forbes, the BBC, Huffington Post, the Nation, Mother Jones, or New Republic.

392) Closed a public beach and prevented a private charity from raising money for art in the schools

For the past 30 years, a privately run charity in San Francisco called Leap has had a charity event where they build sand castles to raise money to support art in the schools. In 2012, this contest raised more than $250,000 for art in the schools.

However, during the October 2013 government shutdown, Obama closed the public beach where the charity event was to take place, and prevented it from happening.

393) Monitored phone calls of 35 world leaders

In October 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had monitored the phone calls of 35 world leaders.

394) Refused to answer question about whether or not Obama administration had monitored Angela Merkel’s phone

In October 2013, the New York Times wrote:

… yesterday, Der Spiegel reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Mr. Obama “for a thorough explanation of serious indications that U.S. intelligence agencies had declared her private mobile phone to be a target in their operations.”

The White House press secretary, Jay Carney said, “The president assured [Merkel] that the United States is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications” of the chancellor.” Please note: IS not monitoring and WILL NOT monitor. The allegation, unaddressed, was that the United States HAD been monitoring her calls (until it was caught in the act).

395) Hacked the email of Mexican presidential candidate

In October 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had hacked the email account of Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, who later won the election.

396) Illegally seized documents from reporter Audrey Hudson

Audrey Hudson is a reporter who lives in Shady Side, Maryland. In 1986, her husband, Paul Flanagan, was convicted of resisting arrest. Because of this, he is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm.

In August 2013, federal agents entered their home, with a warrant that specifically said they were allowed to search for firearms. However, the federal agents illegally seized documents that belonged to Hudson, which were not listed on the warrant.

397) Required law abiding citizens to purchase insurance coverage for treatment for heroin addiction

Obamacare requires law abiding citizens to purchase coverage for treatment for heroin addiction.

398) Required men to purchase insurance coverage for maternity care

Obamacare requires men to purchase coverage for maternity care.

399) Obamacare website could not even handle “just a few hundred people” at the same time

The Washington Post reported that during testing, the Obamacare website could not even handle “just a few hundred people” at the same time.

400) Falsely blamed the Obamacare webstie’s problems on too much traffic

The Obama administration blamed the problems of the Obamacare website on too much traffic.

However, the Washington Post reported that during testing, the Obamacare website could not even handle “just a few hundred people” at the same time.

In addition, CBS News quoted Luke Chung, an online database programmer who supports Obamacare, as saying the following about the Obamacare website:

“It wasn’t designed well, it wasn’t implemented well, and it looks like nobody tested it… It’s not even close. It’s not even ready for beta testing for my book. I would be ashamed and embarrassed if my organization delivered something like that.”

401) “Health insurance cancellation notices soar above Obamacare enrollment rates”

On October 24, 2013, the Daily Caller reported:

Health insurance cancellation notices soar above Obamacare enrollment rates

Hundreds of thousands of Americans who purchase their own health insurance have received cancellation notices since August because the plans do not meet Obamacare’s requirements.

The number of cancellation notices greatly exceed the number of Obamacare enrollees.

402) Was still falsely claiming that people could keep their insurance on October 28, 2013

Even as late as October 28, 2013, the Obama administration was still falsely claiming that people could keep their insurance if they liked it.

403) Kathleen Sebelius falsely said that Obama did not know about the Obamacare website’s problems before October 1, 2013

On October 22, 2013, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that Obama did not know about the Obamacare website’s problem’s before October 1, 2013.

However, on October 30, 2013, CNN reported that Obama had known about the defective Obamacare website a month before it went online.

404) Before Kathleen Sebelius ran Obamacare website, she had long track record of failure at running websites in Kansas

In October 2013, the Daily Caller reported that before Obama hired Kathleen Sebelius to run the Obamacare website, she had had a long track record of failure at running websites when she was governor of Kansas.

Kansas state representative Scott Schwab said of this:

“We pretty much expected HealthCare.gov to fail, because she has a pattern of failing on these big initiatives.”

405) Federal employees who tested Obamacare website gave it their approval

Federal employees who had tested the Obamacare website before October 1, 2013, gave it their approval.

406) Said he was “mad” over botched Obamacare website, but refused to fire anyone

Obama said he was “mad” over the botched Obamacare website, but refused to actually fire anyone over it.

407) Kathleen Sebelius said “I don’t work for” the people whose taxes pay her salary

On October 24, 2013, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius said:

 “The majority of people calling for me to resign I would say are people who I don’t work for.”

408) Obamacare website had only six enrollments in the first 24 hours

During the first 24 hours after the Obamacare website went online, only six people used the website to enroll in Obamacare.

409) Obama falsely blamed insurance companies for canceling policies that did not meet Obamacare’s minimum requirements

Obamacare requires all insurance policies to cover pre-existing conditions, maternity care, treatment for heroin addiction, and certain other things.

Therefore, based on simple logic, any policies that do not cover these things are rendered illegal by Obamacare, and must be canceled.

The Washington Post said of this:

“Beginning Jan. 1, the new plans must cover 10 essential benefits including pediatric care, prescription drugs, mental-health services and maternity care. In general, policies that don’t offer those can’t be sold after 2013.”

However, after insurance companies canceled these policies, Obama blamed the cancellations on the insurance companies instead of on Obamacare.

410) Obama administration told insurance company executives not to criticize Obamacare

On October 30, 2013, CNN reported that the Obama administration had told insurance company executives not to criticize Obamacare.

411) In July 2010, Obama knew that Obamacare would cause millions of people to lose their insurance, but he continued to falsely say they could keep it

On October 28, 2013, NBC reported that in July 2010, Obama had known that Obamacare would cause millions of people to lose their insurance, but that he continued to falsely say that they could keep it.

412) Obamacare covers “a narrow network of doctors and hospitals”

On October 29, 2013, CNN reported that Obamacare covers “a narrow network of doctors and hospitals.”

413) Obama knew about the defective Obamacare website a month before it went online, but he let it go online anyway

On October 30, 2013, CNN reported that Obama had known about the defective Obamacare website a month before it went online.

414) Valerie Jarrett falsely said “Nothing in Obamacare forces people out of their health plans”

On October 28, 2013, Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s senior advisor, tweeted:

“Nothing in Obamacare forces people out of their health plans.”

However, the very next day, CBS News reported:

CBS News has learned more than two million Americans have been told they cannot renew their current insurance policies — more than triple the number of people said to be buying insurance under the new Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.

415) Kathleen Sebelius said the Obamacare website “has never crashed” at the exact same time that it was crashing

On October 30, 2013, while giving federal testimony on the Obamacare website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that the Obamacare website

“has never crashed.”

However, at the exact same time that Sebelius was making  her statement, the Obamacare website said:

“The system is down at the moment.”

“We are experiencing technical difficulties and hope to have them resolved soon. Please try again later.”

416) “Top Hospitals Opt Out of Obamacare”

On October 30, 2013, U.S. News and World Report reported that “Top Hospitals Opt Out of Obamacare”

417) Obama falsely said that using the Obamacare website would be like shopping at amazon.com

Before the Obamacare website went online, Obama falsely said that using it would be like shopping at amazon.com.

418) Obama said Obamacare could cause premiums to “fall by as much as 3,000%”

At 1:17 in this video, Obama says:

“your employer, it’s estimated, would see premiums fall by as much as 3,000%”

419) Threatened to prosecute someone for selling “Department of Homeland Stupidity” coffee mugs

Merchant Dan McCall sells items that parody the U.S. government, such as coffee mugs that say “Department of Homeland Stupidity.” Although such parody speech is protected by the first amendment, the Obama administration sent him a “cease and desist” letter, and threatened to prosecute him if he did not stop selling the products.

420) Monitored phone calls and emails regarding future Pope Francis

In October 2013, it was reported that during late 2012 and early 2013, the Obama administration had monitored phone calls and emails which concerned future Pope Francis before and during the Vatican conclave at which he was chosen to be the next Pope.

421) Used drones to kill dozens of civilians in Yemen and Pakistan

In October 2013, the Washington Post reported that Obama, the Commander-in-Cheif of the U.S. military, had used drones to kill at least 57 civilians in Yemen, and at least 31 civilians in Pakistan. In December 2013, the Guardian reported that an additional 15 civilians in Yemen had been killed by a U.S. drone.

422) High ranking Obama administration official said the U.S. is an “Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution”

Mohamed Elibiary is a member of the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council. In October 2013, a Twitter user asked him:

“show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are treated with equality.”

 Elibiary responded by Tweeting:

 “America and yes I do consider the United States of America an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution. Move On!”

423) Obama “puts a chill on what is really a healthy discourse between journalists and their sources”

In October 2013, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said:

“… the Obama administration has initiated seven criminal leak investigations… these seven leak investigations are more than double, all of the criminal leak investigations in all administrations before the Obama administration. And it puts a chill on what is really a healthy discourse between journalists and their sources. And it’s our sources who mainly risk going to prison.”

424) Obamacare website sent some people the eligibility letters of other people

In November 2013, it was reported that the Obamacare website had sent some people the eligibility letters of other people – people who were total strangers, who lived in other states.

425) Falsely said that his promise of letting people keep their insurance had included the words “if it hasn’t changed since the law passed”

On June 15, 2009, Obama said:

“That means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

However, on November 4, 2013, Obama said:

“Now, if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you can keep it if it hasn’t changed since the law passed.”

426) Three people built a healthcare exchange website that works

On November 2, 2013, it was reported that three people in San Francisco – George Kalogeropoulos, Ning Liang, and Michael Wasser – had read about the defective Obamacare website – which had cost $634 million – and decided to try and build their own health care exchange website that actually worked. And they succeeded. Their website actually works. It’s located at http://www.thehealthsherpa.com/

427) White House gave itself waiver which allowed the Obamacare website to go online, despite the fact that it was deemed to be a high security risk

Four days before the defective Obamacare website went online, the White House gave itself a waiver which allowed the website to go online, despite the fact that it was deemed to be a high security risk.

428) Denied saying that people could keep their insurance even though it was on video from more than 20 different occasions

Obama denied saying that people could keep their insurance even though it was on video from more than 20 different occasions. The video of him saying it more than 20 different times can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCUpJDzyRnY

429) Broke his promise to “call out” people who lie about Obamacare

In September 2009, Obama said:

“If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.”

However, as of November 2013, Obama has not “called himself out” for lying about what was in Obamacare. He has not “called himself out” for falsely saying that people could keep their insurance. He has not “called himself out” for falsely saying that families’ premiums would fall by $2,500 by the end of his first term. He has not “called himself out” on any of his many Obamacare lies that are on this list.

430) Gave CGI Federal new contracts after the launch of its defective Obamacare website

CGI Federal is the company that created the defective Obamacare website, which went online October 1, 2013. After that date, the Obama administration gave new contracts to the company.

431) Obama apologized – not for lying – but for the fact that people believed his lie

On November 7, 2013, NBC News reported:

President Obama said Thursday that he is “sorry” that some Americans are losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act, despite his promise that no one would have to give up a health plan they liked.

“I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” he told NBC News in an exclusive interview at the White House.

“We’ve got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this.”

432) On November 8, 2013, the White House website still said, “If you like your plan you can keep it”

On November 8, 2013, the White House website still said, “If you like your plan you can keep it”

433) Obama used fraudulent accounting to overstate the number of people who had “enrolled” in Obamacare

In November 2013, the Washington Post reported:

Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee? The Obama administration settles on a definition.

The fight over how to define the new health law’s success is coming down to one question: Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee?

Health insurance plans only count subscribers as enrolled in a health plan once they’ve submitted a payment. That is when the carrier sends out a member card and begins paying doctor bills.

When the Obama administration releases health law enrollment figures later this week, though, it will use a more expansive definition. It will count people who have purchased a plan as well as those who have a plan sitting in their online shopping cart but have not yet paid.

434) In June 2010, the Obama administration estimated that 93 million people would lose their insurance because of Obamacare

In June 2010, the Obama administration estimated that 93 million people would lose their insurance because of Obamacare.

435) Obamacare czar Ezekiel J. Emanuel said people should skip their free annual Obamacare physical exam because it was “basically worthless”

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said that it would provide a free annual physical exam for everyone. However, after Obamacare was passed, Obamacare czar Ezekiel J. Emanuel said that people should skip this exam because it was “basically worthless.”

436) Five minute CNN video of Obamacare supporter complaining and complaining and complaining about her insurance being canceled

Here’s a five minute CNN video of an Obamacare supporter complaining and complaining and complaining about her insurance being canceled: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F0z-Hxi5s8

437) In December 2013, Obama gave unions even more illegal exemptions from Obamacare

In December 2013, it was reported that Obama had illegally exempted some unions from some of the Obamacare fees, without approval from Congress.

438) Obamacare website gave someone’s password, address, and social security number to three complete strangers

In November 2013, MKOV reported that the Obamacare website had given the password, address, and social security number of a woman in St. Louis, Missouri, to three complete strangers.

439) Obamacare “navigators” encouraged applicants to lie about their income and smoking

In November 2013, undercover video footage showed Obamacare navigators encouraging applicants to lie about their income and smoking status. A second video with more examples was also released.

440) “4 Things The US Government Accomplished In Less Time Than A Working Obamacare Website”

In November 2013, camharris.us reported:

4 Things The US Government Accomplished In Less Time Than A Working Obamacare Website

From the day that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into effect to the morning that the federal healthcare exchange went live, 1288 days passed. 3 years, 6 months, and 8 days. In all that time, our federal government could not construct a website that actually worked, and we are still waiting for a final product.

Here are 4 things the United States government accomplished in less time than it has taken to build a working website:

 1. We Fought World War I

April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918

1 years, 7 months, 6 days

2. We Fought A Bigger War

December 7, 1941-May 8, 1945

3 years, 5 months, 2 days

3. We Built The Bomb

June 17, 1942-July 16,1945

3 years, 1 month

4. We Orbited A Man Around The Earth

October 7, 1958-February 20, 1962

3 years, 4 months, 13 days

441) Falsely claimed credit for the increase in domestic oil production

During Obama’s Presidency, domestic oil production increased, and the Obama administration claimed credit for it. However, this increase only happened on privately owned land and state owned land, which Obama had no control over. On land that is owned by the federal government, oil production actually went down.

442) Falsely said “I actually respect the Constitution.”

In 2007, Obama said:

“I actually respect the Constitution.”

However, this list contains a huge number of examples which prove that Obama’s statement is false.

443) Senator Obama repeatedly voted in favor of funding the Iraq War

In March 2007, the Boston Globe reported:

Obama defends votes in favor of Iraq funding

Senator Barack Obama yesterday defended his votes on behalf of funding the Iraq war

Obama has voted for all of the president’s war funding requests since coming to the Senate

444) Banned Navy SEALs from wearing the “Don’t Tread on Me” Navy Jack patch on their uniforms

For more than 200 years, the “Don’t Tread on Me” Navy Jack flag has been a well respected symbol of the U.S. Navy.

However, in October 2013, the Obama administration banned Navy SEALs from wearing a patch of it on their uniforms.

445) Gave 655 “tax refunds” to a single address in Lithuania, and 343 to a single address in Shanghai

In 2012, the Obama administration gave 655 “tax refunds” to a single address in Lithuania, and 343 to a single address in Shanghai.

446) Banned the linking of terrorism to radical Islam during training of anti-terrorism agents

Although the Fort Hood shooter, the shoe bomber, and underwear bomber, and 100% of the 9-11 terrorists were all radical Muslims, the Obama administration enacted a ban on associating terrorism with radical Islam during training exercises of anti-terrrorism agents.

447) During Obamacare’s first month, only 106,185 people enrolled

On November 12, 2013, it was reported that during October 2013, only 106,185 people had enrolled in Obamacare. And even this pathetically low number is fraudulently overstated, because it includes people who had left insurance policies in their shopping cart without paying for them. No legitimate online retailer counts unpaid items left in the shopping cart as a sale.

448) Less than 1% of Massachusetts citizens who lost their insurance because of Obamacare have signed up for a new policy at the Obamacare website

On November 9, 2013, the Boston Herald reported:

Just weeks before a Jan. 1 enrollment deadline, state officials admitted yesterday that just 1 percent of the 150,000 Bay Staters facing canceled heath insurance under Obamacare rules have signed up for new plans.

Massachusetts Health Connector officials told the Herald that only 549 applicants — out of the 150,000 Bay Staters forced to switch their health plans to comply with Obamacare rules — are poised to receive insurance through the new system.

449) “The Obamacare Exchange Scorecard: Around 100,000 Enrollees And Five Million Cancellations”

On November 12, 2013, Forbes reported:

The Obamacare Exchange Scorecard: Around 100,000 Enrollees And Five Million Cancellations

HHS has released the official numbers here. The HHS report states that only 26,794 people enrolled in the federal exchange—which amounts to 23 per state per day—and 79,391 enrolled in the state-based exchanges, for a total of 106,185.

In the market for individually-purchased health insurance, more than 4.8 million Americans have received notices that their preexisting plans are soon to be illegal, and will be cancelled. Many more cancellation notices are imminent.

450) Obama told insurance companies to break the law

On November 14, 2013, after insurance companies had canceled policies that did not meet the minimum requirements of Obamacare, Obama told them to restore these policies. However, he did this without Congress voting to approve these changes to Obamacare. The President does not have the legal authority to change a law that was passed by Congress, without those changes first being approved by Congress.

451) Obama falsely said “In the first month alone, we’ve seen more than 100 million Americans already successfully enroll in the new insurance plans”

On November 18, 2013, Obama said:

“In the first month alone, we’ve seen more than 100 million Americans already successfully enroll in the new insurance plans.”

In reality, the actual number was 106,185.

452) Jessica Sanford, whom Obama had cited as an Obamacare success story, later said she could not afford to buy an Obamacare policy

Jessica Sanford  is a a self-employed single mother from Washington state, who earns slightly less than $50,000 a year, and has not had health insurance for 15 years.

On October 21, 2013, Obama cited Sanford as an Obamacare success story, because she would be able to purchase an Obamacare policy for herself and her son for only $169 per month.

However, a month later, it was reported that the Obamacare website had quoted the wrong price for Sanford. Her true, actual price was $621. She said that she could not afford this, and that she would just pay the penalty instead.

453) Video shows students at historically black college complaining that Obamacare caused them to lose their insurance

Bowie University is a historically black college in Maryland. This video shows students from the college complaining about how Obamacare caused them to lose their insurance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPuFt6g_0a8

454) “Obama brings chilling effect on journalism”

In October 2013, Associated Press reported:

Obama brings chilling effect on journalism

A report finds the U.S. government’s aggressive prosecution of leaks and efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers.

The Committee to Protect Journalists released its first examination of U.S. press freedoms Thursday, focusing on changes under the Obama administration.

Leonard Downie Jr., a former executive editor of The Washington Post, wrote the 30-page analysis entitled “The Obama Administration and the Press.” Downie interviewed reporters and editors who described a chilling effect in which “government officials are increasingly afraid to talk to the press.”

Those suspected of discussing classified information are subject to investigation, lie-detector tests and scrutiny of telephone and email records.

455) Sued a trucking company that fired Muslim truck drivers for refusing to drive trucks carrying alcoholic beverages

In May 2013, the Obama administration sued Star Transport, Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Illinois, because it fired Muslim truck drivers who had refused to drive trucks that were carrying alcoholic beverages.

456) Gave personal information of thousands of bookstore customers to dozens of federal agencies

In November 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had given the names, social security numbers, and other personal information of thousands of bookstore customers to dozens of fedeal agencies, including the IRS, CIA, NSA, and FDA.

457) Created fake unemployment statistics before the 2012 election

Soon before the 2012 election, the Obama administration created fake statistics to make the unemployment rate appear lower than it actually was.

458) “White House blocks access to Obama events, news groups say”

In November 2013, McClatchy reported:

White House blocks access to Obama events, news groups say

The nation’s largest news organizations lodged a complaint Thursday against the White House for imposing unprecedented limitations on photojournalists covering President Barack Obama, which they say have harmed the public’s ability to monitor its own government.

The organizations accuse the White House of banning photojournalists from covering Obama at some events, and then later releasing its own photos and videos of the same events.

“Journalists are routinely being denied the right to photograph or videotape the president while he is performing his official duties,” according to a letter the organizations sent to the White House. “As surely as if they were placing a hand over a journalist’s camera lens, officials in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent view of important functions of the executive branch of government.”

“You are only seeing what they want you to see,” said Lucy Dalglish, the dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

the news organizations stressed that they’re referring only to presidential activities of a “fundamentally public nature,” not private or restricted events, including ones that may affect national security.

Examples cited in the letter are Obama’s meetings with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on July 10, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on July 29 and Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai on Oct. 11.

In each case, journalists weren’t allowed – and sometimes were unaware – of the event. The White House later released written summaries of the events, along with photos taken by a government photographer.

On Thursday, the presidents of the American Society of News Editors and the Associated Press Media Editors sent a letter to their members urging them to stop using handout photos and video from the White House.

“We must accept that we, the press, have been enablers,” the letter says. “We urge those of you in news organizations to immediately refrain from publishing any of the photographs or videos released by the White House, just as you would refuse to run verbatim a press release from them.”

Harry Walker, the director of the McClatchy-Tribune Photo Service, said opening access to events was “the foundation for journalism, not just photojournalism.”

The letter was signed by 38 news organizations, including all the major broadcast and cable networks, wire services, online services and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and the McClatchy Co., which owns 30 daily newspapers across the nation.

459) Three days after the Egyptian government murdered dozens of Egyptian civilians, the Obama administration announced it would give military aid to the Egyptian government, which, soon afterward, murdered hundreds of additional Egyptian civilians

On April 12, 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had just given four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, and that it had also given them eight others on earlier dates.

On July 8, 2013, it was reported that the Egyptian government had murdered at least 51 Egyptian civilians who had been protesting against the Egyptian government.

Three days later, it was reported that the Obama administration would be giving four additional F-16 fighter jets to the Egyptian government.

On July 27, 2013, it was reported that the Egyptian government had murdered at least 72 additional Egyptian civilians who had been protesting against the Egyptian government.

On August 15, 2013, it was reported that the Egyptian government had murdered more than 600 additional Egyptian civilians who had been protesting against the Egyptian government.

460) Spent $1.5 million to help women in Brazil quit smoking

In August 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration would be spending $1.5 million to help women in Brazil quit smoking.

461) “NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds”

In August 2013, the Washington Post reported:

NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds

The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents.

Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are restricted by statute and executive order.

The NSA audit obtained by The Post, dated May 2012, counted 2,776 incidents in the preceding 12 months of unauthorized collection, storage, access to or distribution of legally protected communications.

462) Announced plans to illegally regulate greenhouse gas emissions without approval from Congress

In August 2013, the Obama administration announced that it planned to regulate greenhouse gas emissions without approval from Congress. Without approval from Congress, Obama’s actions would be illegal.

463) Refused to answer question about whether or not people who don’t buy insurance should be put in jail

The Obama administration argued in front of the Supreme Court that the Obamacare mandate was a tax. Obama hired 16,500 new IRS agents to run Obamacare. In this video, ABC News asked Obama whether or not he thinks that people who don’t buy insurance should be put in jail. Obama refused to answer the question. Even after the interviewer asked Obama the question a second time, Obama still refused to answer it.

464) An estimated 70% of California doctors will not participate in Obamacare

In December 2013, the California Medical Association estimated that 70% of California doctors would not be participating in Obamacare.

465) California’s Obamacare website gave out the contact information of tens of thousands of people without their permission

In December 2013,  it was reported that California’s Obamacare website had given private insurance agents the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of tens of thousands of people without their permission.

466) Made it easy for a future Republican President to give every U.S. citizen a permanent Obamacare waiver, without approval from Congress

The President does not have any legal authority to change the law without those changes first being approved by Congress. However, this list contains many examples of Obama making changes to Obamacare without approval from Congress. Some of these changes involve Obama giving Obamacare waivers to unions who supported the passage of Obamacare. Other changes include Obama delaying certain parts of Obamacare. Obama made these changes illegally, because they were not approved by Congress. With a small number of exceptions, Democrats have not criticized Obama for doing this.

Therefore, in the future, if a Republican President were to give permanent Obamacare waivers to every U.S. citizens without approval from Congress, the vast majority of Democrats would be hypocrites if they objected to it.

467) Obamacare encourages patients to rig the system to rip off doctors, repeatedly, year after year after year

In November 2013, Forbes reported:

Obamacare has… a 90-day grace period. This means people can buy an Obamacare policy, have costly procedures done and then cancel the policy within 90 days. If the cancellation comes during the first 30 days, the insurer is responsible for trying to collect payment, but after that, doctors are on their own. They would have to spend time and money chasing patients for payments. California Healthline reported that deadbeats “would not receive a fine, a premium rate increase or a repayment order. They also would not be barred from purchasing another subsidized plan during the next enrollment period.” No other type of health insurance has a 90-day grace period like this.

468) Tech experts said that a properly working Obamacare website should not have cost more than $10 million, whereas the defective version built by Michelle Obama’s incompetent Princeton classmate had actually cost $634 million

Instead of hiring competent programmers to create the Obamacare website, Obama hired CGI Federal, a company that was run by Toni Townes-Whitley, who attended Princeton University with Michelle Obama. When the defective Obamacare website went online on October 1, 2013, it had already cost $634 million.

However, David Kennedy, president of the technology firm TrustedSec, said that even if the Obamacare website had worked properly, it should not have cost more than $10 million. Luke Chung, president and founder of the technology firm FMS, said he agreed with Mr. Kennedy.

469) Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, and several other Democratic Senators who voted for Obamacare, have exempted their own staff from Obamacare

In December 2013, Yahoo News reported:

Harry Reid exempts some of his Senate staff from Obamacare exchanges

One of the biggest public supporters of the Affordable Care Act has reportedly decided that some of his staff should be exempted from the new law.

CNN reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the only top congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.

Yahoo News has reached out to the offices of all 100 U.S. senators to see if any other members have exempted committee staff from the federal exchange. So far, the offices of 42 senators have responded to our inquiry, with 37 saying that the senator and their entire staff will switch over to the exchanges in January.

The offices of Ron Wyden, Tim Johnson, Barbara Boxer, Patty Murray and Thomas Carper, all Democrats, said they were exempting some of their staff. Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, has not responded.

470) In a contest for videos to promote Obamacare, the Obama administration gave first prize to a video called “Forget About the Price Tag”

The Obama administration held a contest where it asked people to make videos to support Obamacare. The Obama administration awarded first prize to a video called “Forget About the Price Tag.” The video can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpRNAkG-Nx0

471) Broke his promise to have the Obamacare website fixed by November 30, 2013

On October 25, 2013, White House spokesman Jeffrey Zients  said:

“By the end of November, the vast majority of consumers will be able to successfully and smoothly enroll through Healthcare.gov”

However, on December 1, 2013, the New York Times reported:

Insurers Claim Health Website Is Still Flawed

The problem is that the systems that are supposed to deliver consumer information to insurers still have not been fixed. And with coverage for many people scheduled to begin in just 30 days, insurers are worried the repairs may not be completed in time.

“Until the enrollment process is working from end to end, many consumers will not be able to enroll in coverage,” said Karen M. Ignagni, president of America’s Health Insurance Plans, a trade group.

The issues are vexing and complex. Some insurers say they have been deluged with phone calls from people who believe they have signed up for a particular health plan, only to find that the company has no record of the enrollment.

472) Democratic aides who supported the passage of Obamacare said their new Obamacare premiums are “simply unacceptable”

In December 2013, Politico reported:

Older Hill aides shocked by Obamacare prices

Veteran House Democratic aides are sick over the insurance prices they’ll pay under Obamacare, and they’re scrambling to find a cure.

“In a shock to the system, the older staff in my office (folks over 59) have now found out their personal health insurance costs (even with the government contribution) have gone up 3-4 times what they were paying before,” Minh Ta, chief of staff to Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), wrote to fellow Democratic chiefs of staff in an email message obtained by POLITICO. “Simply unacceptable.”

In the email, Ta noted that older congressional staffs may leave their jobs because of the change to their health insurance.

473) Members of Congress and their staff are exempt from the income limits for Obamacare subsidies that apply to everyone else

Most people are eligible for Obamacare subsidies only if their income is no more than 400% of the poverty level. For a family of four, 400% of the poverty level is $94,200. A family of four with income higher than that amount it not eligible for an Obamacare subsidy.

However, members of Congress and their staff are exempt from this limit. Members of Congress are paid $174,000 a year. Because of their special exemption, a middle aged member of Congress who is married and has children, will get a special Obamacare subsidy of $10,000.

474) Obamacare website often doesn’t tell insurance companies about customers who “bought” insurance

On December 1, 2013, the New York Times reported:

Some insurers say they have been deluged with phone calls from people who believe they have signed up for a particular health plan, only to find that the company has no record of the enrollment.

475) Obama’s nominee to head the IRS has “little tax experience”

In December 2013, Reuters reported:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Senate panel hearing on President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service was set to resume Wednesday after it was abruptly halted on Tuesday at a Republican senator’s request, committee aides said.

John Koskinen, a 74-year-old lawyer with little tax experience chosen by Obama to take over the beleaguered IRS, traveled up to Capitol Hill to face the Senate Finance Committee, but the session did not last long.

476) Obama said we should raise the minimum wage, but barackobama.com advertised for “unpaid” interns

In February 2013, Obama said:

“Tonight, let’s declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour. This single step would raise the incomes of millions of working families. It could mean the difference between groceries or the food bank; rent or eviction; scraping by or finally getting ahead. For businesses across the country, it would mean customers with more money in their pockets. In fact, working folks shouldn’t have to wait year after year for the minimum wage to go up while CEO pay has never been higher. So here’s an idea that Governor Romney and I actually agreed on last year: let’s tie the minimum wage to the cost of living, so that it finally becomes a wage you can live on.”

However, barackobama.com advertised for “unpaid” interns. The bolding is mine:

https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/organizing-for-action-hq-internship—chicago

HQ Internship Opportunity:

OFA is now accepting applications for full-time and part-time HQ Interns for the Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 HQ Internship Programs in Chicago, IL. HQ Interns will have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff in advancing the President’s agenda. Departmental placements available include Grassroots Organizing, Training, Issue Campaigns, Digital, Press and Finance. Please include your departmental placement preferences in your cover letter. Accepted HQ Interns will be paired with departments based on their stated interest, qualifications and availability. This is a 14-week, unpaid internship program.

Please note that our Washington, D.C. location is not our primary location and has a limited number of staff and, accordingly, internship positions available. As a result, we are no longer considering candidates for this location.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with a strong desire to learn and a deep commitment to OFA’s mission. Requirements of the candidate include:

Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills

Strong desire to learn and work in the field of public service, grassroots organizing, and political engagement

Strong project management skills

Detail oriented, thinking critically and creatively

Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment

Strong commitment to changing the world

Spring Program Dates: January 2014 – May 2014

Summer Program Dates: May 2014 – August 2014

If you are interested in volunteering in your state, consider applying to the Organizing for Action Organizing Fellowship Program.

Organizing for Action is an equal opportunity employer.

477) Falsely said that he had never lived with his drunk driving, illegal alien uncle

In 2011, the Obama administration said that Obama had never lived with his drunk driving, illegal alien uncle. However, in December 2013, it was reported that Obama actually had lived with him.

478) In New York City, thousands of Obama voting, well educated, upper class professionals complained about losing their insurance because of Obamacare

In December 2013, the New York Times reported:

With Affordable Care Act, Canceled Policies for New York Professionals

Many in New York’s professional and cultural elite have long supported President Obama’s health care plan. But now, to their surprise, thousands of writers, opera singers, music teachers, photographers, doctors, lawyers and others are learning that their health insurance plans are being canceled and they may have to pay more to get comparable coverage, if they can find it.

“I couldn’t sleep because of it,” said Barbara Meinwald, a solo practitioner lawyer in Manhattan.

Ms. Meinwald, 61, has been paying $10,000 a year for her insurance through the New York City Bar. A broker told her that a new temporary plan with fewer doctors would cost $5,000 more, after factoring in the cost of her medications.

Roy Lyons, managing director of Marsh U.S. Consumer, an insurance brokerage, said he had heard complaints from physicians, lawyers, pharmacists and optometrists.

Among those affected are members of the Authors Guild; the Advertising Photographers of America; the Suzuki Association of the Americas, a music teachers organization; the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators; the New York City Bar Association; and the New York County Medical Society.

It is not lost on many of the professionals that they are exactly the sort of people — liberal, concerned with social justice — who supported the Obama health plan in the first place. Ms. Meinwald, the lawyer, said she was a lifelong Democrat who still supported better health care for all, but had she known what was in store for her, she would have voted for Mitt Romney.

It is an uncomfortable position for many members of the creative classes to be in.

“We are the Obama people,” said Camille Sweeney, a New York writer and member of the Authors Guild. Her insurance is being canceled, and she is dismayed that neither her pediatrician nor her general practitioner appears to be on the exchange plans. What to do has become a hot topic on Facebook and at dinner parties frequented by her fellow writers and artists.

“I’m for it,” she said. “But what is the reality of it?”

479) Washington state’s Obamacare website stole money from people’s checking accounts

In December 2013, KGW reported that the Obamacare website for Washington state had stolen money from people’s checking accounts.

480) Illegally ordered insurance companies to cover “customers” who had never paid any premiums

In December 2013, Obama ordered insurance companies to cover “customers” who had never paid any premiums. Obama’s action was illegal because it violated the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment. It was also illegal because he did not have approval from Congress.

481) Millennials who voted for Obama and supported the passage of Obamacare did not want to purchase Obamacare insurance for themselves

In December 2013, it was reported that most of the Millennials who had voted for Obama and had supported the passage of Obamacare did not want to purchase Obamacare insurance for themselves.

482) Obamcare website violated federal security laws

In December 2013, it was reported that the Obamacare website was in violation of federal security laws.

483) Refused to answer questions about how many of Obamacare’s so-called “enrollees” had actually paid their first month’s premium

On December 11, 2013, more than two months after the Obamacare website had gone online, the Obama administration still refused to answer questions about how many of Obamacare’s so-called “enrollees” had actually paid their first month’s premium. Instead, the Obama administration was still fraudulently counting as “enrollees” people who had put Obamacare policies into their shopping cart without actually paying for them. No legitimate online retailer counts unpaid items left in the shopping cart as sales.

484) Illegally delayed Obamacare’s online SHOP enrollment by one year

In November 2013, it was reported that Obama had delayed Obamacare’s online SHOP enrollment by one year. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

485) Ten different Obamacare “customer service” representatives refused to let cancer survivor Lynn Baklor sign up for Obamacare

Lynn Baklor lives in Maryland, and is a survivor of breast cancer. Over a period of two months, she spoke on the phone with ten different “customer service” representatives from Obamacare, and none of them allowed her to sign up for Obamacare. The Obamacare website was not working either. A WBAL news report on her situation can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F79acewkZ78

486) Obama’s nominee to head the defense department said he did not know much about the military

In January 2013, Chuck Hagel, Obama’s nominee to head the defense department, said he did not know much about the military.

487) Federal judge said Obama’s bulk collection of phone records was unconstitutional

In December 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said that Obama’s bulk collection of phone records violated the fourth amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches. It was Edward Snowden, a former NSA employee, who had first revealed to the public that Obama had been engaging in this unconstitutional activity.

488) Gave out even more illegal Obamacare waivers

On December 19, 2013, Obama gave exemptions from the Obamacare mandate to people whose insurance had been canceled due to Obamacare. Because Obama gave out these exemptions without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

489) Obamacare creates a new 2% tax on every insurance plan

Obamacare creates a new 2% tax on every insurance plan. This breaks Obama’s promise that he would not raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 per year.

490) Obamacare requires some people to pay 19% of their income for premiums

In December 2013, the New York Times reported:

A 60-year-old living in Polk County, in northwestern Wisconsin, and earning $50,000 a year, for example, would have to spend more than 19 percent of his income, or $9,801 annually, to buy one of the cheapest plans available there.

491) Six Democratic Senators who voted for Obamacare complained that it was causing voters in their districts to lose insurance

In December 2013, six Democratic Senators who had voted for Obamacare wrote a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, complaining that Obamacare was causing voters in their districts to lose insurance.

492) Admitted that the so-called “Affordable” Care Act was actually “unaffordable” for some people

In December 2013, the Obama administration admitted that the so-called “Affordable” Care Act was actually “unaffordable” for some people.

493) 53% of people without insurance disapprove of Obamacare

In December 2013, the New York Times reported:

Americans who lack medical coverage disapprove of President Obama’s health care law at roughly the same rate as the insured, even though most say they struggle to pay for basic care, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

Fifty-three percent of the uninsured disapprove of the law, the poll found, compared with 51 percent of those who have health coverage. A third of the uninsured say the law will help them personally, but about the same number think it will hurt them, with cost a leading concern.

494) Under certain circumstances, Obamacare recipients between the ages of 55 and 64 can have their homes seized by the government after they die

Under certain circumstances, when someone between the ages of 55 and 64 participates in Obamacare, then after they die, the government can seize their home, preventing their children from inheriting it.

495) PolitiFact repeatedly changed its rating of Obama’s promise that people could keep their insurance, based on how many Presidential elections he still had left

PolitiFact is a left wing organization that rates the truthfulness of statements made by politicians. Regarding Obama’s promise that people could keep their insurance, PolitiFact has given out three different ratings.

In October 2008, when Obama still had two Presidential elections coming up, PolitiFact rated his statement as “true.”

In June 2012, when Obama only had one more Presidential election coming up, PolitiFact rated his statement as  “half true.”

In December 2013, when Obama could no longer run for President ever again, PolitiFact rated his statement as “lie of the year.”

In all three of these cases, PolitiFact was rating the exact same statement. So why did they keep changing their rating? The best explanation that I can think of is that as Obama had fewer and fewer Presidential elections coming up, they were willing to be more and more accurate in their ratings. So only when he was no longer able to run for President again, were they finally willing to admit the truth about his statement.

496) Obamacare supporters at Democratic Underground later complained about it

For some really hilarious displays of shock and outrage by supporters of Obamacare at how it’s harming people, check out these threads at Democratic Underground: one, two, three, fourfivesix, and seven.

497) Commander-in-Chief Obama adopted lower military standards so unqualified women could serve in combat

In December 2013, NPR reported:

Starting Jan. 1, every woman in the Marines Corps was supposed to meet a new physical standard by performing three pullups. But that has been put off.

The three pullups is already the minimum required for all male Marines. Now the Marine Corps has postponed the plan, and that’s raising questions about whether women have the physical strength to handle ground combat, which they’ll be allowed to do beginning in 2016.

Why does this matter?

Well, the same NPR article continued:

The Marine Corps has been using it to test upper body strength for men for more than 40 years. And that upper body strength, they say, is necessary to serve in ground combat: to pull yourself out of a canal in Afghanistan, to climb over a mud wall, to carry an ammunition box.

And a CNS News article on the subject stated:

Pull-ups have been used to test Marines’ upper body strength for over 40 years. The ability to pull-up one’s own body weight over a bar shows the upper body strength that, in combat, is needed to lift fallen comrades, pull one’s self over a wall, and carry heavy munitions. Combat Marines also carry a pack that weighs around 90 pounds, with gunners carrying an additional 50 or 60 pounds.

In other words, this qualification is by no means trivial. On the contrary, this involves skills that are necessary in combat – necessary for saving the soldier’s own life, as well as for saving the lives of other soldiers.

Obama, who is Commander-in-Chief of the military, is saying that he’s perfectly OK with allowing unqualified women to go into combat, even if it means that their lack of qualifications could end up killing them, as well as killing other U.S. soldiers who depend on them.

498) Had double standard for hate crime laws

When someone participated in the so-called “knockout game,” the Obama administration filed hate crime charges when a white person attacked a black person, but not when a black person attacked a white person.

499) Tried to prevent federal judge from ruling on NSA surveillance

In December 2013, the Obama administration tried to prevent a federal judge from ruling on NSA surveillance efforts.

500) Illegally tried to avoid disclosure of a foreign aid directive that he had signed

In December 2013, a federal judge ruled that Obama’s attempt to avoid disclosure of a foreign aid directive that he had signed in 2010 was illegal.

501) Forced a woman to undergo a strip search, an observed bowel movement, and a CT scan without a warrant

In December 2012, federal agents forced a New Mexico woman to undergo a strip search, an observed bowel movement, and a CT scan, all without a warrant.

Laura Schauer Ives, the legal director for the New Mexico ACLU, said of this:

“What is truly frightening about this incident is that it could have happened to anyone… The failed drug war and militarized border region have created an environment in which law enforcement officials increasingly inflict extreme and illegal searches on innocent Americans.”

502) Spent $914,000 to study fictional romance

In December 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent $914,000 to study “romance as told in novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction.”

503) Spent $65 million on television ads to promote tourism in New York and New Jersey

In December 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent $65 million on television ads to promote tourism in New York and New Jersey

504) Spent $1.5 million per year to tell the movie industry how to portray the FBI in movies

In December 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent $1.5 million each year to tell the movie industry how to portray the FBI in movies.

505) Threatened to fine Catholic nuns over Obamacare’s birth control mandate, all the way to the Supreme Court

Little Sisters of the Poor is a group of Catholic nuns that runs hospice care, i.e., medical care for people who are dying.

Obama doesn’t like letting these nuns practice their freedom of religion. He threatened to fine them for violating Obamacare’s birth control mandate, and planned to take his meddling all the way to the Supreme Court.

506) Michelle Snyder, the Obama official who oversaw the building of the defective Obamacare website, announced her retirement soon after the website’s defective rollout

In December 2013, Michelle Snyder, the Obama official who oversaw the building of the defective Obamacare website, announced her retirement. Obama did not fire her. By retiring, she will be allowed to collect her full pension and benefits.

507) AmeriCorps “volunteers” support Obamacare but want an exemption for themselves

AmeriCorps is a federal agency that pays so-called “volunteers” to do “charity” work.

In December 2013, it was reported that the insurance that AmeriCorps provided to its “volunteers” did not meet Obamacare’s minimum standards, and that, as a result, these “volunteers” may have to pay the Obamacare tax penalty for not having insurance.

Abby Grosslein, an AmeriCorps “volunteer” who lives in New Orleans, said:

“It would be nice if the government waived the penalty.”

Note she she did not say that the penalty was wrong, or that the penalty should be repealed. Instead, she merely wants certain people to be exempt from the penalty. This is typical of the huge number of examples on this list of liberals who support Obamacare for everyone else, but want exemptions for themselves.

508) Falsely said that he had never set a target of 7 million Obamacare enrollees by March 31, 2014

In June 2013, the Obama administration said that its goal was to have 7 million Obamacare enrollees by March 31, 2014.

However, in December 2013, the Obama administration claimed that it had never said such a thing.

509) May force thousands of volunteer firefighter departments to close

In Janaury 2014, it was reported that thousands of volunteer firefighter departments might be forced to close because they could not afford the cost of Obamacare.

510) Falsely said that 2.1 million people had signed up for private insurance under Obaamacare by the end of 2013

At the end of December 2013, the Obama administration claimed that 2.1 million people had signed up for private insurance under Obamacare. However, this number included people who had left the insurance in their shopping cart without actually paying for it. No legitimate online retailer counts as sales items that people had left in their shopping cart without paying for.

511) Self described “cheerleader” for Obamacare says she can’t afford it for her and her son

In January 2014, CBS News reported:

One Oregon mother says that she is unable to afford health insurance for her and her 18-month-old son because it’s too expensive.

The woman — who wishes to remain anonymous — tells KOIN-TV that she originally championed President Barack Obama’s signature health care law because she thought it would help people in her situation.

“I’ve been a cheerleader for the Affordable Care Act since I heard about it and I assumed that it was designed for people in my situation,” she told KOIN. “I was planning on using the Affordable Care Act and I had done the online calculator in advance to make sure I was going to be able to afford it.”

512) Obamacare website can’t handle it when someone has a new baby

In January 2014, Associated Press reported:

For now, the HealthCare.gov website can’t handle new baby updates

513) Supports bailouts for private insurance companies

In January 2014, it was reported that Obamacare includes bailouts for private insurance companies.

514) Wal-Mart’s insurance was better and cheaper than Obamacare

In January 2014, it was reported that the insurance that Wal-Mart had been giving its employees was better and cheaper than Obamacare.

515) Made it far more expensive for parents of disabled children to pay for their health care

The Davert family lives in Bay City, Michigan. They have twins with brittle bone disease.

Under their children’s old insurance, the combined expenses for the two children were capped at $2,500 per year. However, Obamacare forced their old insurance to be canceled. Under their new Obaamacare insurance, the combined expenses for the two children are capped at $10,200 per year.

516) Illegally extended the Obamacare enrollment deadline for people with preexisting conditions

In January 2014, Obama delayed the Obamacare enrollment deadline for people with preexisting conditions. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

517) Gave illegal Obamacare subsidies to people in the 36 states that did not set up their own state exchanges

Only 14 states created their own Obamacare exchange.

As the Obamacare law was written, it says that Obamacare subsidies are to be given out

“through an Exchange established by the State.”

Despite the wording of the Obamacare law, Obama illegally gave Obamacare subsidies to people in the 36 states that did not set up their own exchanges.

518) Caused Bill Clinton’s favorite Washington D.C. restaurant to shut down its buffet

Filomena is Bill Clinton’s favorite Washington D.C. restaurant. On January 1, 2014, it shut down its buffet because of Obamacare.

519) Illegally delayed Obamacare’s rules on equal coverage

Obamacare prohibits private employers from giving better insurance to top executives than to other employees. In January 2014, Obama delayed this provision of Obamacare. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

520) Told reporters to stop reporting his low poll numbers

In Decmember 2013, Joel Benenson, Obama’s pollster, told reporters to stop reporting Obama’s low poll numbers.

521) Falsely said that he had met his half brother only recently

Obama first met Mark Obama Ndesandjo, his half bother, in the 1980s. However, in 2013, Obama said that the two had recently met for the first time.

522) Spent $544,338 for an “Enhanced Company Profile” on LinkedIn

In January 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent $544,338 for an “Enhanced Company Profile” on LinkedIn.

523) Illegally tried to force private businesses to post pro-union notices

In January 2014, two federal appeals courts struck down Obama’s attempt to force private businesses to post pro-union notices.

524) In 2013, Obamacare caused a net reduction in the number of people who had insurance

On January 1, 2014, the Daily Caller reported that during 2013, Obamacare had caused a net reduction in the number of people who had insurance.

525) Criticized the Daily Caller for truthfully reporting that in 2013, Obamacare had caused a net reduction in the number of people who had insurance

On January 1, 2014, the Daily Caller reported that during 2013, Obamacare had caused a net reduction in the number of people who had insurance. On January 2, 2014, the Obama administration criticized the Daily Caller for truthfully reporting this information.

526) Obamacare website had such horrible security that it was hacked by one person in less than four minutes with nothing but a regular web browser

In January 2014, hacking expert David Kennedy was able to hack into the Obamacare website in less than four minutes, using nothing but a regular web browser. During that time, he was able to access the private information of 70,000 people.

527) Obamacare website is exempt from laws that require other websites to report security breaches to their customers

The Obamacare website is exempt from laws that require other websites to tell their customers when their private information has been breached.

528) Less than one third of Obamacare enrollees were previously uninsured

In January 2014, it was reported that less than one third of the people who had enrolled at the Obamacare website were previously uninsured.

529) Gave early release to a lawyer who had been convicted of aiding Islamic terrorists

In December 2013, the Obama administration gave early release to Lynne Stewart, who had been convicted of aiding Islamic terrorists.

530) Forced U.S. taxpayers to bailout Fiat, an Italian company

In January 2014, it was reported that some of the money that Obama had used to bailout Chrysler ended up being used to bailout Fiat, an Italian company.

531) U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 against Obama administration’s attack on religious freedom

The Obama administration tried to force Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School in Redford, Michigan, to hire someone whom it did not want to hire. In January 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 against the Obama administration’s attack on religious freedom.

532) Revoked trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people thought it was offensive

In June 2014, the Obama administration revoked trademark protection for the Washington Redskins’ name because some people thought it was offensive.

This sets a horrible precedent.

Just about every R-rated movie includes content that someone would consider offensive, whether that content be violence, sex, profanity, etc. The same can be said for the content of many books, the lyrics of many songs, the content of many paintings, etc. If any copyright, patent, trademark, etc., can be revoked because someone finds it offensive, then I can’t even begin to imagine how much damage this would cause to the concept of intellectual property, as well as to the arts, sciences, music, literature, movies, etc.

There is no such thing as a right to not be offended. The whole point of protecting free speech in the first place is to protect speech that some people might find offensive. If we only protected speech that was dull, bland, and non-controversial, there wouldn’t be much point to having such protection in the first place.

533) Said Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard was no longer a “significant threat” to the United States, and planned to release him

In January 2014, the Obama administration said that Mahmoud Abd Al Aziz Al Mujahid, Osama bin Laden’s former bodyguard, was no longer a “significant threat” to the United States, and planned to release him.

534) Lied about his involvement with ACORN

During a 2008 debate with John McCain, Obama falsely said that the only time he had ever been involved with ACORN was when he had represented them in a lawsuit where they tried to get Illinois to adopt a “motor-voter” law.

In realty, there were several other times that Obama had been involved with ACORN.

For example, Obama had taught leadership training sessions for ACORN.

In addition, Obama had also worked as an organizer for Project Vote, an ACORN offshoot. The New York Times quoted Obama as saying:

“Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drives in Illinois, Acorn was smack dab in the middle of it.”

Furthermore, Obama had been on the board of directors of the Woods Fund when it gave ACORN $75,000 in 2001, and $70,000 in 2002.

Also, during the 2008 primary campaign, Obama’s campaign had given Citizens Services Inc., an ACORN affiliate, more than $800,000 for “get out the vote” efforts. However, Obama’s campaign had falsely told the FEC that the money was for “staging, sound, lighting.”

535) Although Obama complains about income inequality, his own policies have made income inequality even worse

In January 2014, President Obama complained about income inequality, Wall St., wealthy investors, and bankers.

However, while Senator, Obama had voted for the $700 billion TARP bank bailout bill, which worsened the problem of income inequality, and forced poor and middle class taxpayers to bail out the very same Wall St., wealthy investors, and bankers that Obama had complained about.

Obamacare has also worsened the problem of income inequality because it has caused many employers to replace full time jobs with part time jobs in order to avoid the Obamacare employer mandate.

536) Accused lenders of “racism” without actually knowing the races of the people who had been “discriminated” against

In January 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had accused lenders in the auto industry of “racism.” However, the auto industry does not report or keep track of the race of the people whom it lends money too, and the Obama administration’s accusation of “racism” was based on guessing the races of the people who had borrowed money.

537) Illegally gave out private info of farmers and ranchers

In July 2012, the Obama administration illegally gave out the home addresses, phone numbers, GPS coordinates, and medical histories of up to 100,000 agricultural workers.

538) Proposed giving wind farms 30 year permits to kill bald and golden eagles

Federal law prohibits the killing of bald and golden eagles, regardless of whether the killing is done on purpose or by accident. However, in January 2014, the Obama administration proposed giving wind farms 30 year permits that would allow them to kill these birds.

539) Allowed members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization, to skip TSA screening

The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization. In April 2012, the Obama administration allowed members of the Muslim Brotherhood to skip TSA screening.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration gave a very invasive patdown to a three-year-old boy in a wheelchair, which caused the boy to tremble in fear. The Obama administration gave an aggressive patdown to a seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. The Obama administration said that a four-year-old girl was a “high security threat.” The Obama administration placed an 18-month-old girl on its no fly list. The Obama administration gave a patdown to Henry Kissinger. The Obama administration forced a 95-year-old cancer patient to remove her adult diaper and fly without it. The Obama administration ripped open the urostomy bag of a 61-year-old bladder cancer survivor, and forced him to fly covered in his own urine. The Obama administration harassed a sick 3-year-old boy, and caused him to miss his flight.

540) Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Norway “displayed total ignorance” about Norway, but he did raise more than half a million dollars for Obama’s 2012 campaign

In January 2014, the Norway edition of The Local reported that George Tsunis, Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Norway, had “displayed total ignorance” about Norway during a U.S. Senate hearing.  At the same time, the Huffington Post reported that Tsunis had raised more than half a million dollars for Obama’s 2012 campaign.

541) Obamacare encourages employers to limit the size of their workforce to no more than 49 employees

Obamacare’s employer mandate only applies to employers with 50 or more employees. This gives employers an incentive to limit the size of their workforce to no more than 49 employees.

542) Spent $2,797,979 so people in Veitnam could watch television

In January 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent $2,797,979 so people in Veitnam could watch television.

543) Obama had anti-Obama filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza arrested for violating campaign finance laws, even though Obama himself had violated campaign finance laws three different times without being arrested

In August 2012, Dinesh D’Souza released 2016: Obama’s America, a movie that was critical of Obama.

In January 2014, D’Souza was arrested for violating campaign finance laws.

In May 2014, D’Souza pled guilty to violating campaign finance laws.

In September 2014, D’Souza was sentenced to live in a halfway house for eight months, pay a $30,000 fine, perform 260 days of community service, and receive counseling.

However, even though Obama himself had violated campaign finance laws on three different occasions (see here, here, and here), Obama never had himself arrested.

Numerous legal experts have said that D’Souza’s arrest was politically motivated.

Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said of D’Souza’s arrest:

“This is clearly a case of selective prosecution for one of the most common things done during elections, which is to get people to raise money for you…If they went after everyone who did this, there would be no room in jails for murderers.”

“This is an outrageous prosecution and is certainly a misuse of resources. It raises the question of why he is being selected for prosecution among the many, many people who commit similar crimes… This sounds to me like it is coming from higher places. It is hard for me to believe this did not come out of Washington or at least get the approval of those in Washington.”

Former Federal Election Commissioner David Mason said of D’Souza’s arrest:

“What struck me first was that it is unusual in cases like these for the FBI to go out and actually arrest someone, simply because it is not necessary… And even less so in this case because [D’Souza] has enough prominence that it is fairly obvious that he is not a flight risk. White-collar indictments are made lots of times without an arrest being made.”

Commenting on D’Souza’s arrest, former acting U.S. attorney general George Terwilliger of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius said that there were

“legitimate questions that could be asked about the political motivation for bringing the case.”

Dominic Gentile of Gordon Silver, an expert on the enforcement of campaign finance law, conducted extensive research on other people who had done the same thing as D’Souza, and concluded:

“Twenty thousand dollars?”I’ve never heard of a $20,000 criminal case for campaign finance violations.”

Those legal experts are correct. The real reason D’Souza was arrested was because he made an anti-Obama movie. As long as Obama never makes an anti-Obama movie, Obama will never be arrested for this three violations of campaign finance law.

544) Obamacare makes it harder for patients to get knee replacements, hip replacements, angioplasty, bypass surgery, and cataract operations

In January 2014, it was reported that Obamacare makes it harder for patients to get knee replacements, hip replacements, angioplasty, bypass surgery, and cataract operations.

545) Obama’s administration is “the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering”

In January 2014, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said that Obama’s administration

“is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering, and that includes — I spent 22 years of my career in Washington and covered presidents from President Reagan on up through now, and I was Washington bureau chief of the Times during George W. Bush’s first term.”

546) Made even more illegal changes to Obamacare

In February 2014, the New York Times reported:

The “employer mandate,” which was originally supposed to take effect last month, had already been delayed to Jan. 1, 2015, and now the administration says that employers with 50 to 99 employees will not have to comply until 2016 — allowing Democrats to placate business concerns and pushing the issue well beyond this year’s midterm elections.

In addition, the administration said the requirement would be put into effect gradually for employers with 100 or more employees. Employers in this category will need to offer coverage to 70 percent of full-time employees in 2015 and 95 percent in 2016 and later years, or they will be subject to tax penalties.

Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

547) Illegally banned employers from firing any of their employees to avoid the Obamacare mandate

In a February 2014 article about Obamacare’s employer mandate, the Washington Post reported that Obama had banned employers from “cutting back on positions just to fall below the threshold.” Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

548) Obamacare caused sick children in Seattle, Washington, to lose access to doctors

In February 2014, CBS News reported that Obamacare had caused sick children in Seattle, Washington, to lose access to doctors.

In the report, Dr. Sandy Melzer said:

“The exclusion of a major provider like Seattle Children’s from a major insurance network in this market is unprecedented… We’re seeing denials in care, disruptions in care. We’re seeing a great deal of confusion, and at times, anger and frustration on the part of these families who bought insurance, thinking that their children were going to be covered, and they’ve in fact found that it’s a false promise.”

The report can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0FHI0vFNgY

549) Falsely said that Obamacare “will cover every American”

In June 2007, Obama said

“I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American.”

However, in September 2013, the Washington Post reported

“The Congressional Budget Office estimated back in 2012, before the Supreme Court even gave states the option of opting out of the Medicaid expansion, that there would be 27 million people who lacked health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act.”

550) Obamacare’s tax on tanning salons applies to gym members who never use the gym’s tanning salons

Obamacare includes a tax on tanning salons, and this tax applies to gym members who never use the gym’s tanning salons.

551) Although Obama sued states for their “racist” requirement of voter ID, Obamacare requires ID

Obama’s Justice Department blocked Texas’s voter ID law, claiming that it was “racist.”  Obama also sued North Carolina for requiring voter ID.

However, Obamacare requires people to provide ID.

552) Falsely said, “When I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely”

In September 2008, Obama said,

“When I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.”

However, if you search this list for the word “spent,” you will find many examples of Obama wasting the taxpayers’ money.

553) Obama refused to file charges against Hilda Solis, his Secretary of Labor, for illegally avoided reporting thousands of dollars worth of free private jet travel

In February 2014, it was reported that during conformation hearings in 2009, Hilda Solis, Obama’s Secretary of Labor, had illegally avoided reporting to the Federal Election Commission the thousands of dollars worth of free private jet travel that she had been given by the International Union of Operating Engineers. Obama refused to file any charges against her.

554) Obama falsely said, “That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.”

In February 2014, Obama said:

“That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.”

Obama was lying. In truth, the powers of the President are defined and limited by the U.S. Constitution. Obama does not have the legal authority to do whatever he wants. Unfortunately, that hasn’t stopped him from doing a huge number of illegal things that are on this list.

555) Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Argentina has never been to Argentina, but did raise more than $500,000 for Obama’s re-election campaign

In February 2014, it was reported that Noah Mamet,  Obama’s nominee for ambassador to Argentina, had never been to Argentina, but that he had raised more than $500,000 for Obama’s re-election campaign.

556) Falsely claimed he never said he wanted to “fundamentally transform the United States of America”

Five days before the 2008 election, Obama said:

“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

You can see and hear him saying those exact words in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrefKCaV8m4

However, on February 2, 2014, Obama told Bill O’Reilly that he never said those words. Here is the transcript from the interview:

O’Reilly: OK. I got a letter from Kathy LaMaster, Fresno, California. I said I would read one letter from the folks, all right?

Obama: All right.

O’Reilly: “Mr. President, why do you feel it’s necessary to fundamentally transform the nation that has afforded you so much opportunity and success?”

Obama: I don’t think we have to fundamentally transform the nation.

O’Reilly: But those are your words.

557) Spent $464,272 to find out why gay men in Peru get Syphilis

In February 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent $464,272 to find out why gay men in Peru get Syphilis.

558) Obamacare may cause the government to seize homes from the estates of poor people

Between 1993 and 2013, the state of California seized $978.5 million worth of assets from the estates of medicaid recipients.

Obamacare requires everyone in the U.S. whose income is less than 138% of the poverty level to enroll in medicaid.

Based on those two pieces of information, it seems likely that Obamacare will result in the homes of quite a few poor people being seized by the government.

In February 2014, the Los Angeles Times reported:

One thing the ACA didn’t change was Medicaid’s estate recovery rule. Under a law enacted in 1993, states are required to seek recovery from the estates of deceased enrollees for the costs of long-term care, such as nursing-home care. The recovery rule applied to those who received that care when they were 55 and older, or who were permanently institutionalized at any age.

Medicaid eligibility for the expanded programs is based on income alone, which means there might be some new members with low incomes but sizable illiquid estates, such as homes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The prospect of asset seizures raises people’s hackles, especially since under the Affordable Care Act, those earning less than 138% of the poverty level may be offered no choice for subsidized health insurance except Medicaid.

On the whole, the estate recovery program hasn’t been a big moneymaker for government at any level. Since 1993, California has collected $978.5 million

559) Contradicted his own advice that everyone in California should conserve water during the drought

In February 2014, when there was a drought in California, Obama said:

“It can’t just be a matter of there’s going to be less and less water so I’m going to grab more and more of a shrinking share of water… Instead what we have to do is all come together and figure out how we all are going to make sure that agricultural needs, urban needs, industrial needs, environmental and conservation concerns are all addressed.”

However, during this very same drought, Time magazine reported:

On Saturday, Obama played at the Sunnylands estate, built by the late billionaire Walter Annenberg, which features a nine-hole course that is played like 18 holes. The following day he golfed at billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison’s 19-hole Porcupine Creek. On Presidents’ Day, Obama hit the links at Sunnylands once again.

The 124 golf courses in the Coachella Valley consume roughly 17% of all water there, and one-quarter of the water pumped out of the region’s at-risk groundwater aquifer… Each of the 124 Coachella Valley courses, on average, uses nearly 1 million gallons (3.8 million L) a day because of the hot and dry climate, three to four times more water per day than the average American golf course.

560) Falsely claimed to have increased the number of deportations of illegal immigrants

In April 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had falsely claimed to have increased the number of deportations of illegal immigrants.

561) Illegally changed the immigration laws to allow entry into the U.S. by immigrants who had supplied “limited material support” to terrorists

In February 2014, Obama changed the immigration laws to allow entry into the U.S. by immigrants who had supplied “limited material support” to terrorists. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

562) Falsely said Obamacare would not cover illegal aliens

In September 2009, Obama said:

“There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants. This, too, is false – the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.”

However, in February 2014, the Spanish version of California’s Obamacare website said:

“No temas si eres indocumentado/a y quieres inscribir a tu familia en un seguro médico.”

In English, this means:

“Fear not if you are undocumented and want to enroll your family in health insurance.”

563) A judge who was nominated by Obama confused the Declaration of Independence with the U.S. Constitution in one of her rulings

In December 2010, Obama nominated Arenda L. Wright Allen to be on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

In a February 2014 federal court ruling, judge Allen wrote

“Our Constitution declares that ‘all men’ are created equal”

Those words are in the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

It’s perfectly understandable why a person with no legal training might make this mistake. But for a federal judge, there’s no excuse.

564) Although Obama has always supported the U.S. income tax, he complained about the fact that U.S. Olympic athletes had to pay income taxes on their winnings

Obama has always supported the U.S. federal income tax. However, during the 2012 summer Olympics, and then again during the 2014 winter Olympics, Obama complained about the fact that U.S. Olympic athletes had to pay income taxes on their winnings.

565) Planned to illegally put government bureaucrats inside TV stations and newspaper offices to monitor their activities

In February 2014, Ajit Pai, a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, wrote the following in the Wall St. Journal:

Last May the FCC proposed an initiative to thrust the federal government into newsrooms across the country. With its “Multi-Market Study of Critical Information Needs,” or CIN, the agency plans to send researchers to grill reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories to run.

… the FCC’s queries may be hard for the broadcasters to ignore. They would be out of business without an FCC license…

… why does the CIN study include newspapers when the FCC has no authority to regulate print media?

Also in February 2014, the Washington Examiner wrote:

The First Amendment says “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…” But under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission is planning to send government contractors into the nation’s newsrooms to determine whether journalists are producing articles, television reports, Internet content, and commentary that meets the public’s “critical information needs.” Those “needs” will be defined by the administration, and news outlets that do not comply with the government’s standards could face an uncertain future. It’s hard to imagine a project more at odds with the First Amendment.

If the FCC goes forward, it’s not clear what will happen to news organizations that fall short of the new government standards. Perhaps they will be disciplined. Or perhaps the very threat of investigating their methods will nudge them into compliance with the administration’s journalistic agenda. What is sure is that it will be a gross violation of constitutional rights.

566) Illegally raised the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors

In February 2014, Obama raised the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors. Because he did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

567) Obamacare requires pizza restaurants to post the calorie counts for 34 million different combinations of pizza toppings

In February 2014, it was reported that Obamacare requires pizza restaurants to post the calorie counts for 34 million different combinations of pizza toppings.

568) Commander-in-Chief Obama allowed U.S. soldiers to wear Islamic beards, turbans, and hijabs as part of their military uniform

In January 2014, Commander-in-Chief Obama began allowing U.S. soldiers to wear Islamic beards, turbans, and hijabs as part of their military uniform.

569) Illegally gave Massachusetts another Obamacare waiver

In February 2014, Obama gave Massachusetts a three month extension to fix its defective Obamacare website and get people enrolled in Obamacare. This was illegal for two reasons. First, Obama did it without approval from Congress. And second, the Constitution requires that federal law apply equally to every state.

570) Obamacare prevented Chris Dunn, who was in terrible pain, from getting back surgery

In February 2014, it was reported that Obamacare had prevented Chris Dunn, of Sonora, California, who was in terrible pain, from getting back surgery.

571) Obamacare caused leukemia patient Julie Boonstra to lose her insurance

In February 2014, it was reported that Obamacare had caused leukemia patient Julie Boonstra, of Michigan, to lose her insurance. A video of her can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpjyr1x7mC0

572) Obamacare caused lupus patient Emilie Lamb to lose her insurance

In February 2014, it was reported that Obamacare had caused lupus patient Emilie Lamb to lose her insurance, and that her new insurance was costing her an extra $6,000 a year in higher premiums and co-pays. A video of her can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxImgr13N1k

573) More than 12,000 Congressional staffers enrolled in Obamacare’s “small-business” exchange even though they did not own or work for a small business

In February 2014, it was reported that more than 12,000 Congressional staffers had enrolled in Obamacare’s “small-business” exchange even though they did not own or work for a small business.

574) Obamacare caused cancer patient and Republican U.S. Senator Tom Coburn to lose his oncologist

Tom Coburn is a Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. He voted against Obamacare. He has prostate cancer. In January 2014, it was reported that Obamacare had caused his insurance coverage to be reduced, and his oncologist was no longer covered. Coburn started paying out of his own pocket to continue seeing the doctor who was treating his cancer.

575) Obamacare’s 29 hour work week disproportionately hurt women

In January 2014, the New York Times wrote:

A “29er” refers to someone working 29 hours per week, the maximum that an hourly employee can work and still be considered part time by the federal government, as defined under the Affordable Care Act.

Part-time employees do not create a health-insurance requirement or a penalty for their employer, which gives large and small employers an incentive to reduce at least some employees’ hours to 29 hours.

I used the Census Bureau’s data to put together a sample of people likely to be 29ers over the next couple of years, based on working 30 to 37 hours per week before this year and not having health insurance available through a spouse (if married). Women outnumber men more than 2 to 1 among likely 29ers. The 29ers are also likely to be less than 30 years old.

Naturally, working fewer hours means less pay. By disproportionately reducing women’s work hours, health reform may have the unintended consequence of increasing the gap between men’s and women’s wages and salaries.

576) Some Obamacare “navigators” had been previously convicted of identity theft

In January 2014, it was reported that some Obamacare “navigators” had been previously convicted of forgery. In August 2013, it had been reported that the Obama administration would not be doing background checks on Obamacare “navigators,” despite the fact that these “navigators” would have access to people’s personal, private, and financial information. Obama considers background checks to be “racist.”

577) WTAE shows small business employees complaining about the high cost of Obamacare

WTAE is the ABC TV station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In this video, they show small business employees complaining about the high cost of Obamacare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuA2_P-m4Sk

578) “Public Sector Cuts Part-Time Shifts to Bypass Insurance Law”

In February 2014, the New York Times reported:

Public Sector Cuts Part-Time Shifts to Bypass Insurance Law

Cities, counties, public schools and community colleges around the country have limited or reduced the work hours of part-time employees to avoid having to provide them with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, state and local officials say.

Among those whose hours have been restricted in recent months are police dispatchers, prison guards, substitute teachers, bus drivers, athletic coaches, school custodians, cafeteria workers and part-time professors.

In Medina, Ohio, about 30 miles south of Cleveland, Mayor Dennis Hanwell said the city had lowered the limit for part-time employees to 29 hours a week, from 35. Workers’ wages were reduced accordingly, he said.

Lawrence County, in western Pennsylvania, reduced the limit for part-time employees to 28 hours a week, from 32. Dan Vogler, the Republican chairman of the county Board of Commissioners, said the cuts affected prison guards and emergency service personnel at the county’s 911 call center.

In Virginia, part-time state employees are generally not allowed to work more than 29 hours a week on average over a 12-month period. Thousands of part-time state employees had been working more than that

To hold down the work hours of school bus drivers, Vigo County has reduced field trips for children and cut back transportation to athletic events. School employees who had two part-time jobs totaling more than 30 hours a week — for example, bus driver and basketball coach — were required to give up one of the jobs.

The Obama administration says “there is absolutely no evidence” of any job loss related to the Affordable Care Act.

The American Federation of Teachers lists on its website three dozen public colleges and universities in 15 states that it says have restricted the work assignments of adjunct or part-time faculty members to avoid the cost of providing health insurance.

The University of Akron, in Ohio, has cut back the hours of 400 part-time faculty members who were teaching more than 29 hours a week, said Eileen Korey, a spokeswoman for the school.

579) Kathleen Sebelius falsely said “There is absolutely no evidence — and every economist will tell you this — that there is any job loss related to the Affordable Care Act.”

In February 2014, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said:

“There is absolutely no evidence — and every economist will tell you this — that there is any job loss related to the Affordable Care Act.”

However, in November 2012, in response to the Obamacare’s medical device tax, some medical device manufacturers announced plans to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker (1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs).

In February 2014, it was reported that Obamacare’s medical device tax had destroyed 14,000 jobs, and prevented an additional 19,000 new jobs from being created.

In December 2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, and 15 other Democratic hypocrites who supported the passage of Obamacare wrote a letter to Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices, claiming that the tax would hurt job creation in their districts.

580) “Labor union officials say Obama betrayed them in health-care rollout”

In January 2014, the Washington Post reported:

Labor union officials say Obama betrayed them in health-care rollout

Leaders of two major unions, including the first to endorse Obama in 2008, said they have been betrayed by an administration that wooed their support for the 2009 legislation with promises to later address the peculiar needs of union-negotiated insurance plans that cover millions of workers.

Their complaints reflect a broad sense of disappointment among many labor leaders, who say the Affordable Care Act has subjected union health plans to new taxes and mandates while not allowing them to share in the subsidies that have gone to private insurance companies competing on the newly created exchanges.

After dozens of frustrating meetings with White House officials over the past year, including one with Obama, a number of angry labor officials say their members are far less likely to campaign and turn out for Democratic candidates in the midterm elections.

“We want to hold the president to his word: If you like your health-care coverage, you can keep it, and that just hasn’t been the case,” said Donald “D.” Taylor, president of Unite Here, the union that represents about 400,000 hotel and restaurant workers and provided a crucial boost to Obama by endorsing him just after his rival Hillary Rodham Clinton had won the New Hampshire primary.

Taylor and Terry O’Sullivan, president of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, laid out their grievances this week in a terse letter to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), saying they are “bitterly disappointed” in the administration.

581) Illegally seized more than one million dollars in tip money from a stripper

In January 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had illegally seized more than one million dollars in tip money from a stripper.

582) Part of the Obamacare website was created by a “repressive dictatorship” in Eastern Europe

In February 2014, it was reported that part of the Obamacare website was created by Belarus, a “repressive dictatorship” in Eastern Europe.

583) 70% of California doctors boycotted Obamacare, but California’s Obamacare website falsely said they were participating

In December 2013, it was reported that 70% of California doctors were boycotting Obamacare. However, many of these doctors were falsely listed on California’s Obamacare website as participating in Obamacare.

584) A self described “complete fan of the Affordable Care Act” who had cancer complained that Obamacare had caused her to lose coverage for her oncologist

Danielle Nelson lives in Aliso Viejo, California. She has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. After she found out that Obamacare had caused her to lose coverage for her oncologist, she said:

“I’m a complete fan of the Affordable Care Act, but now I can’t sleep at night.”

585) Caused U.S. ranking in the World Press Freedom Index to fall by 14 places in just one year

The World Press Freedom Index in an annual ranking of countries created by Reporters Without Borders. During just one year of Obama’s presidency, from 2013 to 2014, the U.S. ranking on the list fell by 14 places, dropping from #32 to #46.

586) During Obama’s first five years as President, marketable U.S. debt more than doubled

During the five year period that ended at the end of January 2014, marketable U.S. debt increased from $5.7 trillion at to $11.8 trillion.

587) Obama gave Oregon $304 million to build its defective Obamacare website that enrolled zero people

Obama gave Oregon $304 million to build its defective Obamacare website. As of February 28, 2014, exactly zero people had signed up at Oregon’s Obamacare website.

588) Illegally shut down a privately owned farm in Tehama County, California

In early 2013, the Obama administration shut down Duarte Nursery in Tehama County, California, without due process.

589) Obamacare’s medical device tax destroyed or prevented the creation of 33,000 jobs

In February 2014, it was reported that Obamacare’s medical device tax had destroyed 14,000 jobs, and had prevented an additional 19,000 new jobs from being created.

590) A convicted terrorist who murdered two people was hired as an Obamacare “navigator”

In Israel, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was convicted of putting a bomb in a box of candy on a grocery store shelf, which killed two people. In 2013, she was hired as an Obamacare “navigator.” Obamacare “navigators” are not subject to federal background checks, because Obama considers them to be “racist.”

591)  Harry Reid falsely said that “all” Obamacare horror stories were “untrue”

In February 2014, Senate majority leader Harry Read said:

“There’s plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue.”

You can see him saying it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSJOLivL-NU

He was lying. This list contains many true Obamacare horror stories.

592) Congressman Gary Peters threatened to revoke the licenses of TV stations if they continued airing an anti-Obamacare ad

In February 2014, Congressman Gary Peters (D-Michigan) had his lawyers sent a letter to TV stations, threatening to revoke their licenses if they continued airing an anti-Obamacare ad. The ad can see seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpjyr1x7mC0

593) Obamacare caused Catherine Blackwood to lose coverage for her cancer medications

Catherine Blackwood lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and manages the Family Medicine Center. She has cancer. In November 2013, Obamacare caused her to lose her insurance policy that had been paying for her cancer medications. Her new Obamacare policy does not cover her cancer medications.

594) Approved giving 200 Abrams tanks to a Shariah dictatorship

Obama approved giving 200 Abrams tanks to Egypt, which is a Shariah dictatorship.

595) Obamacare won’t let people switch from one Obamacare plan to another

Andrew Robinson lives in Orlando, Florida. In early 2014, after he enrolled in one Obamacare plan, he changed his mind and decided that he wanted a different plan. Over a period of several weeks, he spent 50 hours on the phone trying to cancel his original Obamacare plan, but was not allowed to do so.

596) Falsely said “You can’t say the Affordable Care Act has killed job growth”

In February 2014, White House health care adviser Phil Schiliro said:

“You can’t say the Affordable Care Act has killed job growth.”

However, in November 2012, in response to the medical device tax that is part of Obamacare, some medical device manufacturers announced plans to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker (1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs).

In February 2014, it was reported that Obamacare’s medical device tax had destroyed 14,000 jobs, and prevented an additional 19,000 new jobs from being created.

In December 2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, and 15 other Democrats who supported the passage of Obamacare wrote a letter to Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices, claiming that the tax would hurt job creation in their districts.

597) A doctor summed up Obamacare in one sentence

In August 2012, Dr. Barbara Bellar of Chicago, Illinois, summed up Obamacare with the following sentence:

 “So, let me get this straight (this is a long sentence), we’re going to be gifted with a healthcare plan we are forced to purchase, and fined if we don’t, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a congress that didn’t read it, but exempted themselves from it, and signed by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before any benefits take effect, by a government which has already bankrupted Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke… so what the blank could possibly go wrong?”

You can see a video of her saying it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdnY8r7_fLw

598) Tried to shut down organic farms that had not done anything wrong

In February 2014, the Los Angeles Times reported:

Now, farmers are discovering that the FDA’s proposed rules would curtail many techniques that are common among organic growers, including spreading house-made fertilizers, tilling cropland with grazing animals, and irrigating from open creeks.

Suddenly, from small family operations nestled in the foothills of Appalachia to the sophisticated organic-grower networks that serve Los Angeles and San Francisco, the farms that celebrity chefs and food-conscious consumers jostle to buy from are facing an unexpected adversary.

They’re fighting back. Even though full enforcement of the rules is still years away, they are warning customers that some farms would have to close.

“They are going to drive farms out of business,” said Dave Runsten, policy director for Community Alliance with Family Farmers in Davis, Calif.

“The consumer groups behind this don’t understand farming,” Runsten says. “They talk out of both sides of their mouth. They demand these one-size-fits-all regulations, then say, ‘I don’t want to hurt those cute little farmers at the farmers market. I shop at the farmers market.’ It is frustrating.”

Many farmers who take part in the locally grown food movement argue that contamination is a problem of industrial-sized farms and that some of the practices the FDA might ban actually make consumers safer.

599) Illegally put the medical and financial information of more than 5,000 veterans on the internet, after ignoring warnings about problems with security

In February 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had illegally put the medical and financial information of more than 5,000 veterans on the internet, after ignoring warnings about problems with security.

600) New York Times and Ralph Nader criticized Obama for illegally seizing private property and violating disclosure laws

In February 2014, the New York Times and Ralph Nader criticized Obama for illegally seizing assets from shareholders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and for illegally avoiding disclosing this information to shareholders.

The fifth amendment requires that compensation be given for such seizures, but Obama did not do this.

Federal disclosure laws require that shareholders be informed of this information immediately, but Obama waited more than three years to tell them.

In February 2014, the New York Times wrote:

Would you buy stock in a company that barred you from sharing in its future earnings? Of course not. Participating in the upside is what stock ownership is all about.

And yet, as of December 2010, holders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac common stock were subject to such a restriction by the United States government. They didn’t know it at the time, though, because the policy was not disclosed.

This month, an internal United States Treasury memo that outlined this restriction came up at a forum in Washington.

The memo was addressed to Timothy F. Geithner, then the Treasury secretary, from Jeffrey A. Goldstein, then the under secretary for domestic finance. In discussing Fannie and Freddie, the beleaguered government-sponsored enterprises rescued by taxpayers in September 2008, the memo referred to “the administration’s commitment to ensure existing common equity holders will not have access to any positive earnings from the G.S.E.’s in the future.”

The memo, which was produced in a lawsuit filed by Fannie and Freddie shareholders, was dated Dec. 20, 2010. Securities laws require material information — that is, information that might affect an investor’s view of a company — to be disclosed. That the government would deny a company’s shareholders all its profits certainly seems material, but the existence of this policy cannot be found in the financial filings of Fannie Mae. Neither have the Treasury’s discussions about the future of the two finance giants mentioned the administration’s commitment to shut common stockholders out of future earnings.

In February 2014, Ralph Nader wrote:

“What legal authority does the Administration have, as this section of the memo intimates, to completely wipe out shareholders — even after taxpayers have been repaid (as is likely to happen soon)?”

“Contrary to this statement, neither the memo — nor Treasury’s actions by unilaterally amending the PSPAs — leaves one with the impression that this point in the memo is meant to highlight the importance of repaying the taxpayers. It seems to be setting a precedent for using and abusing the GSEs’ shareholders.”

“Taxpayers should recoup their investment in the GSEs; but the Administration does not have to wipe out shareholders in order for this to happen.”

“This need not be an issue of choosing taxpayers over shareholders. The federal government has similarly recouped taxpayer money used to bailout other corporations (A.I.G., Citigroup, etc.) involved in the financial collapse, but has allowed the shareholders of those companies to share in their recovery. The same should be the case with the GSEs.”

601) Illegally gave Obamacare subsidies to people who bought insurance from somewhere other than the Obamacare website

As it was passed by Congress, Obamacare only gives subsidies to people who buy insurance at the Obamacare website. However, in February 2014, Obama allowed people who bought insurance from somewhere other than the Obamacare website to get these subsidies. Because Obama made this change without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

602) An estimated 65% of small businesses that already had insurance will pay higher premiums because of Obamacare

In February 2014, it was reported that an estimated 65% of small businesses that already had insurance would pay higher premiums because of Obamacare.

603) Allowed anti-gay Muslim preacher who wants homosexuals to be executed into the U.S. to spread his message to mosques in 17 U.S. cities

Sheikh Mohammad Rateb al-Nabulsi is a Muslim preacher from Syria who has called for homosexuals to be executed. In March 2014, Obama gave him a visa so he could spread his message to mosques in 17 U.S. cities.

604) Illegally gave unions an exemption from Obamacare’s “reinsurance” tax

Obamacare includes a so-called “reinsurance” tax. In March 2014, Obama gave unions an exemption from this tax. This was illegal for two reasons. First, Obama made this change without approval from Congress. And second, the Constitution requires that laws apply equally to everyone.

605) Illegally delayed Obamacare’s minimum standards for certain insurance policies until after the 2016 election

Obamacare’s minimum standards for insurance policies were required to take effect on January 1, 2014. However, in March 2014, Obama delayed these standards for certain insurance policies until after the 2016 election. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

606) Illegally extended Obamacare’s open enrollment period for 2015

In March 2014, Obama extended Obamacare’s open enrollment period for 2015. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

607) Unite Here said Obamacare “threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours, and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage.”

Unite Here is a union that represents 300,000 employees in the hotel and restaurant industries. It supported Obama in both elections.

In March 2014, Unite Here said:

“If employers follow the incentives in the law, they will push families onto the exchanges to buy coverage. This will force low-wage service industry employees to spend $2.00, $3.00 or even $5.00 an hour of their pay to buy similar coverage.”

“… the ACA threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours, and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage.”

“Obamacare will cost our members the equivalent of a significant pay cut to keep their hard-won benefits.”

“… it will inevitably lead to the destruction of the health care plans we were promised we could keep.”

608) Doctor who survived breast cancer said “Under Obamacare, I’d be dead.”

Dr. Katherine Albrecht lives in Nashua, New Hampshire. After she was diagnosed with breast cancer, doctors at her local hospital told her there was nothing they could do for her. So, she went to experts at the Dana Farber Cancer Center in Boston, Massachusettes, who saved her life. She later received follow up care at Cornell Breast Cancer Center in New York City. Her insurance paid for her treatment at both of these out-of-state facilities.

Afterward, her insurance policy was canceled, because it did not meet Obamacare’s minimum requirements.

Her new, Obamacare-compliant policy does not cover treatment in Boston, New York, or any other out-of-state medical facility.

She said of this:

“Under Obamacare, I’d be dead.”

609) Tried to censor the Center for American Progress

In March 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had called the Center for American Progress to complain about its accurate report that Obama’s troop surge in Afghanistan had more troops than the highest number during Bush’s presidency.

610) Told border guards to run away from illegal immigrants who were throwing rocks

In March 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had told border guards to run away from illegal immigrants who were throwing rocks at them.

611) Illegally read the emails of two law abiding, adult citizens who were engaged in a consensual sexual relationship

In February 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had illegally read the emails of two law abiding, adult citizens who were engaged in a consensual sexual relationship.

612) Tried to prevent Florida from removing ineligible people from its voter rolls

In March 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had tried to stop Florida from removing ineligible people from its voter rolls.

613) Threatened to veto a bill that would require the President to enforce federal laws

In March 2014, it was reported that Obama had threatened to veto a bill that would require the President to enforce federal laws.

614) Obamacare refused to provide insurance to a business which had paid its Obamacare premiums for three months

United Reported Publishing is a business in Folsom, California. As of March 2014, it had paid its Obamacare premiums for the past three months, but had not received the insurance that it had paid for. When the company called the Obamacare customer service phone number to try to find out why, the Obamacare customer service refused to do anything to help them.

615) Threatened to fine a law abiding citizen $75,000 a day for legally building a stock pond on his own private property

Andy Johnson lives in Wyoming. He obtained a permit to legally build a stock pond on his own private property. However, in March 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had threatened to fine him $75,000 a day for building it.

616) Skipped National Security meeting so he could attend a film festival

In March 2014, it was reported that Obama had skipped a National Security meeting so he could attend a film festival.

617) Prohibited Catholic military personnel from practicing their religion during off-duty hours

In March 2014, it was reported that Commander-in-Chief Obama had prohibited Catholic military personnel from practicing their religion during off-duty hours.

618) Got even worse regarding his violations of the Freedom of Information Act

In 2013, Obama’s violations of the Freedom of Information Act were even worse than during the previous years of his presidency.

619) Illegally changed Obamacare’s medical loss ratio provision

Obamacare has a medical loss ratio provision which requires insurers to spend at least 80% of premiums on health care. In March 2014, Obama changed this percentage. Because Obama made this change without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

620) Tried to censor the ACLU and NAACP

In March 2014, it was reported that the ACLU and the NAACP had criticized the Obama administration’s proposal for new regulations that would restrict the speech of non-profit organizations during election campaigns.

621) Gave up U.S. control over certain aspects of the internet.

The U.S. invented the internet. However, in March 2014, it was reported that Obama had given up U.S. control of certain aspects of the internet.

622) Democratic Underground’s WilliamPitt said Obamacare caused his wife to lose coverage for her multiple sclerosis medicine, and called Obama a “used-car salesman”

In March 2014, Democratic Underground’s WilliamPitt wrote: (I have redacted the vulgar language from the original)

What I’ve learned about the Affordable Care Act

What I’ve learned after a three-month war with these fiends: the ACA says the insurance companies cannot deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions, which is true as far as it goes. But they can deny coverage for the life-saving medications necessary to treat those conditions. The insurance company I signed up with through the ACA exchange just denied coverage of my wife’s multiple sclerosis medication. We’re “covered,” to the tune of $700 a month…just not for what she really needs.

A cozy loophole, that.

F*** you, insurance industry.

F*** you, Mr. President, you piece of s*** used-car salesman.

From my heart and soul, f*** you.

623) More than one third of people who receive Obamacare subsidies will have to repay part or all of their subsidy when they do their taxes the following year

In March 2014, it was reported that more than one third of people who receive Obamacare subsidies will have to repay part or all of their subsidy when they do their taxes the following year.

624) Illegally rewrote the Freedom of Information Act to prevent the release of politically sensitive documents

In March 2014, it was reported that in April 2009, Obama had rewritten the freedom of Information Act to prevent the release of politically sensitive documents. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

625) Man received $407,000 in medical bills for care that he had received after his Obamacare policy had taken effect

Larry Basich lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. He started paying his Obamacare premiums in November 2013, for coverage that was supposed to start on January 1, 2014. He paid his premiums every month. However, in March 2014, he was billed $407,000 for medical care that he had received during January and February 2014.

626) Under Commander-in-Chief Obama, the military kept track of civilians’ parking tickets, traffic citations, and fender-benders

In March 2014, it was reported that under Commander-in-Chief Obama, the military was keeping track of civilians’ parking tickets, traffic citations, and fender-benders.

627) Obama Motors refused to recall defective cars that killed 12 people

In July 2009, Obama had the government take 60.8% ownership of General Motors.

In December 2013, ownership of Obama Motors was returned to the private sector.

In March 2014, it was reported that during the time that Obama had been in charge of Obama Motors, he refused to recall defective cars that had killed 12 people. This is very unusual, because typical car recalls happen before anyone dies.

628) Proposed illegally building skyscrapers out of wood

In March 2013, Obama proposed building skyscrapers out of wood. To do so would be in violation of numerous safety regulations and building codes, not to mention the laws of physics.

629) Falsely accused Matt Drudge of lying when Drudge said he had just paid his Obamacare tax

Since Matt Drudge runs a business, he pays his income taxes on a quarterly based. However, in March 2014, after Drudge truthfully commented on this, the Obama administration falsely accused him of lying.

630) New York Times reporter James Risen said Obama was “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation”

In March 2014, New York Times reporter James Risen said Obama was:

“the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation”

631) Spied on Chinese politicians and companies

In March 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had spied on Chinese politicians and companies

632) Eric Holder illegally avoided reporting and paying taxes on his use of government aircraft for personal trips

In March 2014, it was reported that Attorney General Eric Holder had illegally avoided reporting and paying taxes on his use of government aircraft for personal trips.

633) Illegally delayed the Obamacare enrollment deadline

Obamacare sets the enrollment deadline at March 31, 2014. However, a week before this deadline, Obama granted extensions. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

634) Obamacare author said it will cause most employers to stop offering insurance

In March 2014, the New York Times reported:

Why Employers Will Stop Offering Health Insurance

Here’s a prediction: By 2025, “fewer than 20 percent of workers in the private sector will receive traditional employer-sponsored health insurance.” The source of this claim? Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, in his just-published book, “Reinventing American Health Care.”

Dr. Emanuel is an accomplished oncologist, medical ethicist and academic (and contributing opinion writer to The New York Times). And, of course, he’s no stranger to politics: He helped craft the Affordable Care Act as a health policy adviser to the Obama administration, when his brother, Rahm, now the mayor of Chicago, was chief of staff.

… he argues, the so-called Cadillac tax on especially generous health plans, set to take effect in 2018, will help pave the way by discouraging companies from offering those plans.

635) Conducted a DEA raid on someone’s home based on the fact that she had purchased a 16 ounce bottle of fertilizer at a gardening store

In October 2013, the DEA raided the home of a woman in Shorewood, Illinois, based on the fact that she had purchased a 16 ounce bottle of fertilizer at a gardening store.

636) Used more than 200 armed agents and snipers to confront a farmer who was trespassing on federal land

In April 2014, the Obama administration used more than 200 armed agents and snipers to confront a farmer who was trespassing on federal land.

637) Ordered a high school to undo improvements that parents had made to its bleachers

Plymouth Canton Community Schools is a high school in Michigan. The students’ parents used their own money to improve the bleachers at the school’s baseball field. In March 2014, the Obama administration ordered the school to undo these improvements.

638) Spied on private companies in Germany

In March 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had spied on private companies in Germany.

639) Spied on 122 world leaders

In March 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had spied on 122 world leaders.

640) California’s Obamacare website gave people voter registration cards that were pre-marked as Democrat

In March 2014, it was reported that California’s Obamacare website had given people voter registration cards that were pre-marked as Democrat.

641) Secretly gave military equipment to Russia after Russia invaded Ukraine

In March 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had secretly given military equipment to Russia after Russia invaded Ukraine.

642) Released 68,000 convicted criminal aliens in one year

In 2013, the Obama administration released 68,000 convicted criminal aliens.

643) Obama’s press secretary had Soviet communist propaganda posters on the walls of his house

In April 2014, it was reported that Jay Carney, Obama’s press secretary, had Soviet communist propaganda posters on the walls of his house.

644) Obama administration removed info from its own website about why it wanted a farmer to get off of federal land

In April 2014, the Obama administration used more than 200 armed agents and snipers to confront a farmer who was trespassing on federal land. After the standoff had been going on for several days, it was reported that the Obama administration had been planning to let a Chinese company use the land to build a solar farm, and that the Obama administration had removed information about these plans from its own website.

645) Obamacare caused a Kansas hospital to layoff 15 employees

In April 2014, it was reported that Obamacare had caused Newman Regional Health hospital in Emporia, Kansas, to layoff 15 employees.

646) Voted against requiring medical care for babies who were born alive after botched abortions

In Illinois, it was discovered that an abortion clinic was refusing to provide medical care to babies who were born alive after botched abortions – medical workers at the clinic were letting these babies die. When Obama was an Illinois state senator, he voted against requiring medical care for these babies who were born alive after botched abortions.

647) Targeted companies with Republican CEOs so the Justice Department could block their mergers

In April 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had targeted companies with Republican CEOs so the Justice Department could block their mergers.

648) Of the 7.1 million people who enrolled in the Obamacare exchanges, only 20% had been previously uninsured

In April 2014, it was reported that of the 7.1 million people who had enrolled in the Obamacare exchanges, only 20% had been previously uninsured.

649) Illegally regulated banks in Canada and Europe, and illegally required them to violate the privacy of their own citizens

In March 2010, Obama signed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which takes effect on July 1, 2014. This law imposes new regulations on banks in Canada and Europe, and requires them to violate the privacy of their own citizens. The U.S. Constitution does not give these powers to the U.S. President.

650) Proposed 442 different tax increases as of April 14, 2014

As of April 14, 2014, President Obama had proposed 442 different tax increases.

651) Obamacare caused a woman who was six months pregnant to lose coverage for her obstetrician

Susan Estrich is a law professor at the University of Southern California. In April 2014, she said that Obamacare had caused her pharmacy technician, who was six months pregnant, to lose coverage for her obstetrician.

652) Obamacare caused New York City brain surgery patient to lose all her doctors and anti-pain medications

Margaret Figueroa lives in New York City. She has had four brain surgeries. On January 1, 2014, Obamacare caused her to lose all her doctors and anti-pain medications. Three months later, she said:

“I have been in pain. I’ve been vomiting. I lost 22 pounds. The pain is unbearable.”

653) Obamacare pediatric dental coverage for Scot Vorse’s two children covered zero dentists within a 100 mile radius

Scot Vorse lives in Los Angeles, California. He purchased Obamacare pediatric dental coverage for his two children. However, when he searched the Obamacare website for dentists who were covered by his children’s policy, it said that there were zero participating dentists within a 100 mile radius.

654) Obama voters in San Francsico area complained that Obamacare does not actually give them access to a doctor

Mountain View, California, is part of the San Francisco area, where Obama won both elections by a huge percentage. In April 2014, Obama voters in this area complained that Obamacare did not actually give them access to a doctor.

655) Illegally shot and killed cattle, and lied about the reason why

In April 2014 in Nevada, the Obama administration illegally shot and killed cattle, in violation of a court order. Although the cattle had been safely enclosed inside a fenced area, the Obama administration falsely claimed that the cattle had been running around loose and were a threat.

656) Illegally rounded up wild horses so they could be sent to a slaughterhouse, and lied about the reason why

In April 2014 in Wyoming, the Obama administration rounded up wild horses so they could be sent to a slaughterhouse, despite the fact that these wild horses were legally protected from such actions. The Obama administration falsely claimed that these wild horses were not actually wild.

657) Threatened to veto a bill that would change Obamacare’s defintion of “full time” from 30 hours per week to 40

Obamacare’s employer mandate only applies to “full time” employees, which Obamacare defines as those who work at least 30 hours per week. This has encouraged many employers to reduce their employees’ weekly hours to 29. In response to this, in April 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that redefines Obamacare’s definition of “full time” work to 40 hours per week. Obama threatened to veto this proposal.

658) Forced New Jersey to eliminate its FamilyCare Advantage health care program

In 2008, New Jersaey started running a program called FamilyCare Advantage, which provided affordable health insurance to families. However, in 2014, Obamacare forced New Jersey to eliminate this program.

659) Obama’s State Department “misplaced and lost” $6 billion

In April 2014, it was reported that Obama’s State Department had “misplaced and lost” $6 billion.

660) Obamacare patient got rejected by all 96 doctors that she contacted

In an April 2014 article in Ebony magazine, Danielle Kimberly wrote:

As a proud new beneficiary of the Affordable Health Care Act, I’d like to report that I am doctorless. Ninety-six. Ninety-six is the number of soul crushing rejections that greeted me as I attempted to find one. It’s the number of physicians whose secretaries feigned empathy while rehearsing the “I’m so sorry” line before curtly hanging up.

661) Ann Coulter said her friend’s sister died because of Obamacare

In February 2014, Ann Coulter said that her friend’s sister died because she could not afford to get medical care, because her insurance had been canceled because of Obamacare.

662) Obama ad falsely said women get paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the “same work” as men

In June 2012, an Obama ad said:

“President Obama knows that women being paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men isn’t just unfair, it hurts families.”

While women do indeed get paid 77 cents for every dollar that a man gets, it is not for the “same work.” The Huffington Post reported that the claim that women get paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the “same work” as men is wrong: the comparison is not for the “same work,” the comparison does not adjust for education, job, experience, hours worked per week, etc., and when you do adjust for those things, the gap disappears. People who claim that the gap exists count a male lawyer and a female librarian as having the “same” job, even though lawyers earn far more than librarians.

663) Tea party donors were audited by the IRS at ten times the rate of the general population

In May 2014, it was reported that tea party donors had been audited by the IRS at ten times the rate of the general population.

664) Obama gave taxpayers’ money to Obamacare contractor to hire employees to do nothing

In May 2014, it was reported that Obama had given taxpayers’ money to Serco, an Obamacare contractor, to hire employees to do nothing. The more employees that Serco hired to do nothing, the more taxpayer money it got from Obama. At the time of the report, Serco was still hiring new employees.

665) Obamacare customers filed class action lawsuit because even though they had paid their premiums, they did not receive the coverage that they had paid for

In April 2014, a class action lawsuit was filed in Nevada by Obamacare customers because even though they had paid their premiums, they did not receive the coverage that they had paid for.

666) Obama hired a top criminal attorney as his new White House council

In April 2014, it was reported that Obama had hired Neil Eggleston, a top criminal attorney, as his new White House council.

667) Broke his promise to end Bush’s policy of circumventing Congress

In 2008, Obama said:

“The biggest problems we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States of America.”

However, as of February 2014, Obama had broken that promise 168 times.

668) Said “Earth Day is about taking action” and then burned more than 35,000 gallons of fuel

On Earth Day 2014, the Obama administration said:

“Earth Day is about taking action”

Obama then spent the day burning more than 35,000 gallons of fuel.

669) Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services spent $146 each month for each employee for email

In April 2014, it was reported that the Department of Health and Human Services was spending $146 each month for each employee for email.

670) Removed 1.5 million medical orders from waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals without actually providing any medical care

In May 2014, the Washington Examiner reported:

More than 1.5 million medical orders were canceled by the Department of Veterans Affairs without any guarantee the patients received the treatment or tests they needed, the Washington Examiner has found.

Since May 2013, veterans’ medical centers nationwide have been under pressure to clear out 2 million backlogged orders for patient care or services.

They were given wide latitude to cancel unfilled appointments more than 90 days old. By April 2014, the backlog of what the agency calls “unresolved consults” was down to about 450,000.

What happened to other 1.5 million appointments is something that no one, including top officials at the veterans’ agency, can answer.

In May 2014, CNN reported:

At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret waiting list.

The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600 sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources.

671) Falsely said that he found out about long waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals on the news in 2014

In May 2014, the Obama administration said that it had just found out about the long waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals on the news.

However, Obama had previously talked about this problem in 2008.

672) Sued a trucking company because it would not allow an alcoholic employee to drive a truck

In September 2011, the Obama administration sued Old Dominion Freight Line because it would not allow an alcoholic employee to drive a truck.

673) Sued a private company for using the same kind of background checks as the Obama administration

In 2012, the EEOC sued Kaplan, a for-profit education company, for using credit checks on its employees, which were described as being “the same type of background check that the EEOC itself uses.”

674) Defended a Muslim airline that illegally bans Israeli Jews from flights that originate in the U.S.

In 2013, a passenger who wanted to fly from New York to London on Kuwait Airways was illegally rejected by the airline for being an Israeli Jew. The passenger filed a discrimination complaint with the Obama administration. The Obama administration dismissed the complaint, claiming that the airline was subject to Kuwaiti law, and not U.S. law, even though the flight originated in the U.S.

675) Illegally seized money from the bank account of a law abiding grocery store

Terry Dehko is a law abiding citizen who owns a grocery store in Fraser, Michigan. 35% of the store’s sales are done in cash. The store regularly deposits this cash into a bank account. In January 2013, the Obama administration illegally seized the contents of the store’s bank account.

676) Illegally pressured banks to close the accounts of porn stars

In May 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had illegally pressured banks to close the accounts of porn stars.

677) Huffington Post said Obamacare will leave 40 million Americans uninsured

In February 2014, the Huffington Post reported that Obamacare would leave 40 million Americans uninsured.

678) Obamacare is illegal because it originated in the Senate instead of in the House

The Obama administration argued in front of the Supreme Court that the Obamacare mandate was a tax.

The U.S. Constitution requires all tax bills to originate in the House, but Obamacare originated in the Senate.

679) Moved control of the Census Bureau from the commerce secretary to the White House

In March 2009, Obama moved control of the Census Bureau from the commerce secretary to the White House. Larry Sabato, a professor at the University of Virginia, said of this:

“The last thing the census needs is for any hard-bitten partisan (either a Karl Rove or a Rahm Emanuel) to manipulate these critical numbers… Partisans have a natural impulse to tilt the playing field in their favor, and this has to be resisted.”

680) Changed questions in the census to falsely inflate the number of people who gained insurance from Obamacare

In April 2014, the New York Times reported:

Census Survey Revisions Mask Health Law Effects

The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall…

… the new questions are so different that the findings will not be comparable…

An internal Census Bureau document said that the new questionnaire included a “total revision to health insurance questions” and, in a test last year, produced lower estimates of the uninsured. Thus, officials said, it will be difficult to say how much of any change is attributable to the Affordable Care Act and how much to the use of a new survey instrument.

“We are expecting much lower numbers just because of the questions and how they are asked,” said Brett J. O’Hara, chief of the health statistics branch at the Census Bureau.

681) Illegally created a new Obamacare rule and penalty without approval from Congress

In May 2014, the New York Times reported:

Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange with a tax-free contribution of cash to help pay premiums, but the Obama administration has squelched the idea in a new ruling. Such arrangements do not satisfy the health care law, the administration said, and employers may be subject to a tax penalty of $100 a day — or $36,500 a year — for each employee who goes into the individual marketplace.

Obama’s actions here are illegal. There is nothing in Obamacare that gives Obama or the IRS the power to prohibit employers from dumping employees onto Obamacare exchanges, or for fining them $100 a day per employee for doing so. The President does not have the legal authority to change the law without those changes first being approved by Congress.

682) Obamacare forced colon cancer survivor Janet Grigg to lose her doctor. Her new Obamacare policy covers zero doctors within a 400 mile radius of her home.

Janet Grigg lives in Oklahoma and is a survivor of colon cancer. Obamacare caused her to lose coverage for her doctor. Her new Obamacare policy covers zero doctors within a 400 mile radius of her home. You can see a video of her at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FoyREgDH_8

683) Paid $150 per gallon for green jet fuel

In May 2014, it was reported that the Pentagon had paid $150 per gallon for green jet fuel.

684) Gave $20 million loan to an Obama donor and “very good friend” of Joe Biden to open a Porsche dealership in Ukraine

In May 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had given a $20 million loan to John Hynanksy to open a Porsche dealership in Ukraine. Vice President Joe Biden has referred to Hynanksy as “my very good friend.” Hynanksy has donated to Obama’s campaign.

685) Obama broke the same law that Martha Stewart had gone to prison for breaking

Solyndra’s shareholders and executives made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign, the company spent a large sum of money on lobbying the Obama administration, and its executives had many meetings with Obama White House officials. Afterward, Obama gave $535 million of taxpayers’ money to Solyndra. Before Obama gave the money to Solyndra, Obama had already been aware of Solyndra’s financial troubles. For example, according to the company’s security filings in 2009, the company had been selling its product for less than the cost of production. In 2010, Obama visited the Solyndra factory and cited it as a role model for his “stimulus” program, saying “It’s here that companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future.” The Washington Post wrote of this, “Administration officials and outside advisers warned that President Obama should consider dropping plans to visit a solar startup company in 2010 because its mounting financial problems might ultimately embarrass the White House.” Solyndra was a private company, but had been planning to use its government funding as a means of going public – so when Obama knowingly overstated the company’s condition in order to help his friends at Solyndra, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart had been sent to prison for breaking.

686) Refused to explain why he waited two years to label Boko Haram as a terrorist organization

In 2011, an organization called Boko Haram bombed the Abuja U.N. headquarters. However, the Obama administration waited two years to label it as a terrorist organization, and would not explain why it waited.

687) Falsely claimed that Republicans had “filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation”

In May 2014, Obama falsely claimed that Republicans had “filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation.”

688) Refused to prosecute Hilda Solis, his labor secretary, for violating campaign finance laws

In March 2012, Hilda Solis, Obama’s labor secretary, illegally asked federal employees to donate to Obama’s campaign. Obama refused to prosecute her.

689) Illegally ordered two Secret Service agents to leave their White House post and guard the home of a top official’s aide

During the summer of 2011, the Obama administration illegally ordered two Secret Service agents to leave their White House post and guard the home of a top official’s aide.

690) Spent $194,788 to study how transwomen use Facebook

In April 2014, the Obama administration spent $194,788 to study how transwomen use Facebook.

691) Illegally released five “high risk” Taliban terrorists

Federal law requires the President to notify Congress 30 days before releasing terrorists. However, in May 2014, Obama released five “high risk” Taliban terrorists without giving advance notification.

692) Under Commander-in-Chief Obama, a military deserter was given promotions instead of a court-martial

In June 2009, private first class Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post. Afterward, instead of being court-martialed, he was promoted to the rank of specialist in June 2010, and later promoted to the rank of sergeant in June 2011.

693) Falsely said a military deserter had been “captured on the battlefield” and had served “with honor and distinction”

In June 2009, private first class Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post. However, in June 2014, Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, said that Bergdahl had been “captured on the battlefield” and had served “with honor and distinction.”

694) Commander-in-Chief Obama did not know that the letter “p” in the word “corpsman” was silent

Commander-in-Chief Obama pronounced the letter “p” in the world “corpsman” twice in less than a minute. For a young child who is learning how to read, such a pronunciation makes perfect sense. But for the Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful military in the world, it is inexcusable.

695) Referred to the Taliban Five as “gentlemen”

At 3:25 in this video from June 2014, Marie Harf, the deputy spokesperson for Obama’s State Department, refers to the five then-recently released Taliban terrorists as “gentlemen.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWQ28sUBvwE

696) Illegally invited, encouraged, and allowed tens of thousands of unaccompanied minor illegal immigrants to enter and stay in the U.S., and then pretended to be surprised when they showed up

In 2012, the Obama administration announced that unaccompanied minor illegal immigrant children would not be deported.

In January 2014, the Obama administration placed an advertisement requesting contract services to care for 65,000 “unaccompanied alien children.” The advertisement can be read here. However, afterward, when these illegal immigrants entered the U.S., the Obama administration pretended to be surprised at their arrival.

They are largely from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.

95% of them said the main reason they came was because of Obama’s new promise for amnesty.

In June 2014, Associated Press reported:

The number of unaccompanied minors detained on the U.S. border has more than tripled since 2011.

The migrants also uniformly said they decided to head north because they had heard that a change in U.S. law requires the Border Patrol to swiftly release children and their mothers and let them stay in the United States.

The Central American minors who cross the border alone have generally been released into the care of relatives already in the U.S…

… many are reporting in calls back home that they’re free to move around the U.S.

Also in June 2014, Associated Press reported:

The Obama administration has released into the U.S. an untold number of immigrant families caught traveling illegally from Central America in recent months — and although the government knows how many it’s released, it won’t say publicly.

Senior U.S. officials directly familiar with the issue, including at the Homeland Security Department and White House, have so far dodged the answer on at least seven occasions over two weeks, alternately saying that they did not know the figure or didn’t have it immediately at hand. “We will get back to you,” the Homeland Security deputy secretary said Friday.

The figure is widely believed to exceed 40,000 since October. It’s believed to be slightly below the roughly 52,000 children caught traveling illegally from Central America over the same period, an extraordinary increase since last year that is driving a humanitarian crisis at the border.

Instead of returning these illegal immigrants to south of the border, the Obama administration made plans to ship some them to Virginia and New York.

In June 2014, the Obama administration announced that it would give $254.6 million to the countries that sent these illegal immigrants to the U.S. Obama was planning to reward illegal immigration by subsidizing it. Whatever you subsidize, you get more of it. When you subsidize illegal immigration, you get more of it.

697) Falsely claimed to have “lost” Lois Lerner’s emails

In June 2014, the IRS claimed that emails from Lois Lerner (a high level IRS employee) to outside agencies from January 2009 through April 2011 had been “lost” when her hard drive “crashed.” However, a private company called Sonasoft had a contract with the IRS since 2005 to back up all of the IRS’s emails. The company keeps multiple and redundant backup copies of all the IRS’s emails. The company advertised itself by saying “If the IRS uses Sonasoft products to back up their servers why wouldn’t you choose them to protect your servers?” In addition, Norman Cillo, an Army veteran who had worked in intelligence, and who had also worked as a program manager at Microsoft, listed six reasons why the IRS’s claim about “losing” the emails must be false. Also, federal law requires the IRS to keep permanent, backup copies of all of its emails at an external location. And finally, the NSA has copies of all of the emails.

698) Obama’s so-called “indepentent” investigator of the Solyndra scandal donated $52,500 to Obama’s campaign

Although a so-called “independent” review said that Obama had not done anything wrong in the Solyndra scandal, it was later reported that Herbert M. Allison Jr., the person who had conducted this “independent” review, donated $52,500 to Obama’s campaign.

699) Gave bonuses to employees who created Oregon’s defective Obamacare website

Obama gave Oregon $304 million to build its defective Obamacare website. As of February 28, 2014, exactly zero people had signed up at Oregon’s Obamacare website.

However, in June 2014, it was reported that the employees who had built Oregon’s defective Obamacare website had been given $650,000 in taxpayer funded bonuses.

700) Gave news organizations the secret identity of the CIA’s top officer in Kabul 

In May 2014, the Obama administration gave news organizations the secret identity of the CIA’s top officer in Kabul.

701) Obama nominated a judge who had written memos in favor of using drones to kill U.S. citizens without a trial, and Obama would not let people read those memos

In May 2014, Obama nominated David J. Barron to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Before that, when Barron was an official in the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel, he had written two memos arguing in favor of using drones to kill U.S. citizens without a trial. When it was requested that these memos be made public, Obama refused to do so.

702) In 2013, Obama released hundreds of illegal aliens who had been convicted of violent crimes

In 2013, the Obama administration released  hundreds of illegal aliens who had been convicted of violent crimes. The violent crimes that they had been convicted of included 193 murder convictions, 426 sexual assault convictions, 303 kidnapping convictions, and 1,075 aggravated assault convictions.

703) Obama’s Department of Agriculture ordered submachine guns with 30 round capacity

In May 2014, the Department of Agriculture ordered submachine guns with 30 round capacity. The order can be read here.

704) Illegally pressured banks to stop doing business with gun sellers

In May 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had imposed new regulations on banks which pressured them to stop doing business with gun sellers. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his actions were illegal.

705) Illegally seized industrial hemp seeds

In May 2014, the DEA illegally seized industrial hemp seeds in Kentucky.

706) Falsely promised to end the problem of long waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals

In 2008, Obama falsely promised to fix the problem of long waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals.

707) Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau holds its meetings in secret

In 2010, Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act, which created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which holds its meetings in secret.

708) Falsely said he was “madder than hell” about long waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals

In May 2014, Denis McDonough, Obama’s chief of staff, said that Obama was “madder than hell” about long waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals. However, even though Obama had talked about this problem in 2008, he had not done anything to fix it during his first five years as President.

709) Illegally ignored Judical Watch’s Freedom of Information requests regarding Fast and Furious

Obama illegally ignored Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information requests regarding Fast and Furious.

710) Illegally ignored Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information requests regarding the Benghazi attacks

Obama illegally ignored Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information requests regarding the Benghazi attacks.

711) Gave $499,479 of taxpayers’ money to an organization that published a list of “Pitfalls of Working With White People”

In May 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had given $499,479 to Beyond Diversity Resource Center, a New Jersey organization that published a list of 29 “Pitfalls of Working With White People.” Some of these “pitfalls” said that white people “ask stupid questions,”  “are arrogant,” “say something stupid,” and “get too friendly too fast.”

712) Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stopped conducting employee evaluations because they were “racist”

In May 2014, it was reported that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau had stopped conducting employee evaluations because they were “racist.” The agency’s new policy would pay all employees as if they had received the highest score. This new policy will cost more than $5 million.

713) Fined Toyota $1.2 billion for the non-existent “problem” of “unintended acceleration” after a government study proved that Toyota had done nothing wrong

Beginning in 2009, there were media reports that Toyota cars had a “problem” called “unintended acceleration.” Allegedly, when drivers stepped on the break, their cars would go faster instead of stopping. However, this “unintended accelelarion” was happening far more often with elderly drivers than with other drivers, which suggested that the problem was caused by the driver hitting the wrong pedal, and not by some defect in the car. In February 2011, a study by NHTSA and NAA  proved that Toyota was innocent. The study can be read here. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said, “The verdict is in. There is no electronic-based cause for unintended high-speed acceleration in Toyotas.” However, despite Toyota’s innocence, Obama fined them $1.2 billion.

714) Proposed that Hawaii’s legal system treat people differently depending on their race

In May 2014, it was reported that Obama had proposed that Hawaii adopt different taxing, spending, and law enforcement policies for people, depending on their race.

715) Spent $430,000 of taxpayers’ money to renovate a house in Detroit, and then sold it for $80,000

In May 2014, it was reported that the Obama adminitration had spent $430,000 to renovate a house in Detroit, and then sold it for $80,000.

716) Illegally violated Freedom of Information request regarding the closing of Mt. Rushmore during the October 2013 federal shutdown

During the federal shutdown of October 2013, South Dakota governor Dennis Daugaard proposed using state and private funds to keep Mount Rushmore open, but the Obama administration did not allow this to happen. In October 2013, National Review filed a Freedom of Information request on this subject, but the Obama administration illegally ignored the 20 day deadline for providing this information, and did not provide it until May 2014.

717) Union that represents 16,500 border patrol agents complained that Obama was forcing them to change the diapers of illegal aliens

In June 2014, the union that represents 16,500 border patrol agents complained that Obama was forcing them to change the diapers of illegal aliens.

718) Turned U.S. military bases into day care centers for illegal aliens

In July 2014, it was reported that Obama had turned four U.S. military bases into day care centers for illegal aliens.

719) Prohibited a U.S. Congressman from visiting a U.S. military base in his own state that was being used to house illegal aliens

In July 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had prohibited U.S. Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-Oklahoma) from visiting Ft. Sill, a military base in Lawton, Oklahoma, which the Obama administration was using to house illegal aliens.

720) Spent $252 per day per child to house illegal aliens

In July 2014, it reported that the Obama administration was spending $252 per day per child to house illegal aliens.

721) Flew illegal aliens to Massachusetts and then released them

In June 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had flown illegal aliens to Massachusetts and then released them.

722) Fraudulently declared meadow jumping mouse “endangered” in order to hurt ranchers

On May 24, 2014, Wikipedia’s article on the meadow jumping mouse stated:

The meadow jumping mouse (Zapus hudsonius) is the most widely distributed mouse in the subfamily Zapodinae. It may be found from the Atlantic coast, to the Great Plains, as far north as the arctic tree lines in Canada and Alaska, and as far south as Georgia, Alabama, Arizona, and New Mexico.

The meadow jumping mouse is currently not in any kind of danger. According to the IUCN Red list, it is widely spread, common, and not declining throughout most of its extensive range. It is also present in many protected areas, and so does not have any major threats of it becoming an endangered species.

However, on July 3, 2014, the Daily Caller reported:

Feds Declare Mouse Endangered, Family Might Lose Everything

A family’s livestock enterprise in New Mexico is in danger of being completely shut down now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared the meadow jumping mouse to be an endangered species…

The new regulations came into effect from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month, and as a result, the U.S. Forest Service is considering installing 8-foot high fences to protect the mouse, which would permanently prevent the Lucero family’s livestock from grazing.

The family is already in possession of grazing permits from the federal government, but the permits become irrelevant in the event that a new species is declared endangered.

The Lucero family has had their livestock graze on the land in the Santa Fe National Forest for more than a century, starting first with sheep, but then switching to cattle in the 1920s.

Obama’s declaration of this animal as being “endangered” is contrary to all scientific evidence, and is just a cover for his war on ranchers.

723) After cancer patient Linda Rolain paid her Obamacare premiums, Obamacare refused to pay for her medical treatment, and she died

Linda Rolain lived in Las Vegas. She had brain cancer. After she paid her Obamacare premiums, Obamacare refused to pay for her medical treatment, and she died.

724) Sued a private company for “discrimination” because it required its employees to speak English

In July 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had sued Wisconsin Plastics, Inc. for “discrimination” because it required its employees to speak English.

725) Gave thousands of illegal aliens bus tickets to the U.S. city of their choice

In June 2014, it was reported that Obama had given thousands of illegal aliens bus tickets to the U.S. city of their choice.

726) “Thugs Run L.A. Classrooms, Thanks To Obama Suspension Ban”

In July 2014, Investor’s Daily reported:

Thugs Run L.A. Classrooms, Thanks To Obama Suspension Ban

As we predicted, the Obama regime’s anti-suspension policy is backfiring. Los Angeles teachers complain unsuspended violent kids are intimidating them and effectively ruling their classrooms.

In 2011, the Education Department accused the Los Angeles Unified School District of discriminating against black boys, who were suspended for bad behavior at a disproportionate rate. The agency ordered it to reduce suspensions in the hopes that unruly minority students would stay in school and graduate.

Last year, Los Angeles schools became the first in the state to ban “willful defiance” as grounds for suspension. As a result, their overall suspension rate dropped to 1.5% from 8% in 2008.

Offenders just aren’t being sent home at the same rate they were before the federal order. And they’re getting younger and bolder.

“Last week I was terrified and bullied by a fourth-grade student,” a teacher at an urban L.A. school said. “The black student told me to ‘back off, bitch.’ I told him to go to the office and he said, ‘No, bitch, and you and no one can make me.'”

Complained another LAUSD teacher:

“Kids aren’t even suspended for fights or drugs.”

Even threats against teachers are ignored, as administrators’ hands are tied by the new policy. Knowing there won’t be consequences, thugs can control the classroom, disrupting lessons for other kids, including minorities, who want to learn.

727) Sent 200 U.S. troops to Iraq in June 2014, even though the Iraq War had allegedly ended in December 2011

In June 2014, Obama sent 200 U.S. troops to Iraq, even though the Iraq War had allegedly ended in December 2011.

728) Served cake on Air Force One, but pressured public schools to ban it

In June 2014, Obama served cake on Air Force One, but pressured public schools to ban it.

729) Threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they talked about the contagious diseases that illegal aliens were bringing into the U.S.

In July 2014, the Obama administration threatened to arrest doctors and nurses if they talked about the contagious diseases that illegal aliens were bringing into the U.S.

730) Illegally violated the religious freedom of Catholic business owners by forcing them to pay for birth control

In June 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Obama had illegally violated the religious freedom of Catholic business owners by forcing them to pay for birth control.

731) Obama wanted poet Maya Angelou put in jail because she used a gun to protect herself from someone who was trying to break into her home

In an interview with Time magazine, poet Maya Angelou said that she once used a gun to protect herself from someone who was trying to break into her home.  When Obama was a state senator in Illinois, he voted against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their families from murderers and rapists. Obama wanted Maya Angelou put in jail because she used a gun to protect herself, in her own home, from an intruder who could have been planning to rape and murder her.

732) Obama’s Justice Department investigated a parade float that was critical of Obama

In July 2014, the Justice Department launched an investigation into a parade float that was critical of Obama.

733) Awarded a $50 million contract to put illegal aliens in a resort hotel with an indoor Olympic sized swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzis, a sauna, a steam room, tennis courts, racquetball courts, Wi-Fi, and cable TV

In July 2014, the Obama administration awarded a $50 million contract to put illegal aliens in a resort hotel with an indoor Olympic sized swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzis, a sauna, a steam room, tennis courts, racquetball courts, Wi-Fi, and cable TV.

734) Allowed illegal aliens into the U.S. without performing proper medical screening

In July 2014, the Obama administration allowed illegal aliens into the U.S. without providing proper medical screening.

735) “Border Patrol Agent Hospitalized with Pneumonia Caught from an Illegal Immigrant, Expected to Have Lifelong Complications”

In July 2014, National Review reported:

Border Patrol Agent Hospitalized with Pneumonia Caught from an Illegal Immigrant, Expected to Have Lifelong Complications

A Border Patrol agent from the Laredo, Texas, Sector has been hospitalized for seven days with bacterial pneumonia, which the agent contracted while processing illegal immigrants, officials from National Border Patrol Council 2455 tell National Review Online.

Agent Jarrad Seely, vice president of NBPC 2455, says the agent is expected to have chronic asthmatic symptoms for life, according to information relayed by the agent. The illness has so swollen the agent’s throat that it’s difficult for the agent to speak, Seely says.

“It’s a very traumatic experience for [the agent] and [the agent’s] family,” he says. “[The agent’s] got small children.” He says that it’s too soon to tell if the agent will be able to make a full recovery and return to work, and says the agent was healthy prior to processing the immigrants.

736) Allowed illegal aliens with active cases of tuberculosis, scabies, lice, and chicken pox to enter the U.S.

In July 2014, it was reported that Obama had allowed illegal aliens with active cases of tuberculosis, scabies, lice, and chicken pox to enter the U.S.

737) Put illegal alien children into foster homes in the U.S. without doing proper background checks of the foster parents

In July 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had put illegal alien children into foster homes in the U.S. without doing proper background checks of the foster parents.

738) Less than a month after Obama allowed illegal alien Pedro Alberto Monterroso Navas to enter the U.S., Navas murdered someone in Louisiana

On June 26, 2014, illegal alien Pedro Alberto Monterroso Navas was caught trying to enter the U.S. The Obama administration released him, and allowed him to stay in the U.S. On July 13, 2014, Navas murdered someone in Louisiana.

739) Falsely said “… we would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting with Congress.”

In June 2013, White House press secretary Jay Carney said:

“… we would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting with Congress.”

However, in May 2014, the Obama administration broke this promise.

740) Repeatedly violated a judge’s orders to stop destroying NSA records that could have been used to prove that the NSA had broken the law

In June 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had repeatedly violated a judge’s orders to stop destroying NSA records that could have been used to prove that the NSA had broken the law.

741) Noam Chomsky said Obama “… seems determined to demolish the foundations of our civil liberties.”

In June 2014, Noam Chomsky said that Obama

“… seems determined to demolish the foundations of our civil liberties.”

742) Encouraged college students to take out loans that they could not afford to pay back

In 2010, Obama signed a law that limited the monthly payments for student loans to 10% of their discretionary income, and would forgive all remaining debt after 20 years of payments. Since students know they won’t have to pay back the money, this encourages them to borrow more money than they could afford to pay back.

743) Illegally expanded student debt forgiveness

in June 2014, Obama expanded student debt forgiveness. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

744) Broke his promise to end no-bid contracts above $25,000

In January 2010, it was reported that Obama had broken his promise to end no-bid contracts above $25,000.

745) Planned to free an al Qaeda terrorist because he had started doing yoga

In June 2014, it was reported that Obama was planning to free an al Qaeda terrorist because he had started doing yoga.

746) Obamacare call center employee left confidential info of Obamacare customers at a deli

In June 2014, it was reported that an employee of an Obamacare call center had left a backpack containing handwritten notepads at a deli in Hartford, Connecticut. The notepads contained names, addresses, and social security numbers of 151 Obamacare customers.

747) Obama proposed housing almost 30,000 illegal aliens in the U.S. for one year for $126,000 each, would is 200 times the cost of flying them back to their home country

In July 2014, Obama proposed spending $3.8 billion to house almost 30,000 illegal aliens in the U.S. for one year. That works out to $126,000 to house each illegal alien for one year. Flying them back to their home country would only cost 1/200th of that amount.

748) In the name of “diversity,” Obama chose a non-pilot to head the Air Force in the Pacific

In July 2014, in the name of “diversity,” Obama chose a non-pilot to head the Air Force in the Pacific. A retired pilot explained why this was a terrible thing for Obama to do:

“It is because you make operational decisions that require the understanding of what you are going to ask pilots to execute in combat where the wrong decisions mean the difference between life and death.”

749) In the name of “protecting” the environment, Obama made it harder for firefighters to fight wildfires

In July 2014, it was reported that in the name of “protecting” the environment, Obama made it harder for firefighters to fight wildfires.

750) In the name of “safety,” Obama banned the use of wood in cheese-making, even though it has zero safety risk when done properly

In June 2014, in the name of “safety,” the Obama administration banned the use of wood in cheese-making, even though it has zero safety risk when done properly.

Chris Roelli, a Wisconsin cheese maker, said of this:

“… the flavor produced by aging on wood cannot be duplicated. This is a major game changer for the dairy industry in Wisconsin, and many other states.”

“We do not have a viable option available to us that will do the same things that the wood does to the cheese… The wood provides a way of controlling moisture, wood provides flavor, and the wood provides a stable environment for the beneficial microbes to grow that allow the cheese rind to develop.”

“Wood has been used in cheese making in Europe for thousands of years, from day one of cheese… it would severely hamper what we are doing at this point. 85% of the product I manufacture is made to be aged on wood.”

751) Veterans Administration hospital spent $20 million on solar panels while its patients died from lack of treatment

In June 2014, it was reported that the Phoenix VA Health Care System spent $20 million on solar panels while as many as 40 of its patients died while waiting for care.

752) Prohibited members of Congress from bringing cameras or audio recorders when they visited a shelter housing illegal aliens

In June 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had prohibited members of Congress from bringing cameras or audio recorders when they visited a shelter housing illegal aliens.

753) Threatened to arrest border patrol agents if they talked to reporters

In June 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had threatened to arrest border patrol agents if they talked to reporters.

754) Allowed known gang member illegal aliens to enter the U.S.

In June 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had allowed known gang member illegal aliens to enter the U.S.

755) Covered up deaths at a Veterans Administration hospital to make its statistics look better

In June 2014, CNN reported:

Records of dead veterans were changed or physically altered, some even in recent weeks, to hide how many people died while waiting for care at the Phoenix VA hospital, a whistle-blower told CNN in stunning revelations that point to a new coverup in the ongoing VA scandal.

“Deceased” notes on files were removed to make statistics look better, so veterans would not be counted as having died while waiting for care, Pauline DeWenter said.

756) Punished a whistleblower for exposing abuse of patients at a Veterans Administration hospital

In June 2014, it was reported that Val Riviello had worked at a Veterans Administration hospital in Albany, New York for 28 years, first as as a nurse, and later as a nursing manger. She had always been considered an outstanding employee. However, after she exposed the abuse of patients, she was moved to an office cubicle, was prohibited from working as a nurse or as a nursing manager, and faced a possible 30 day suspension without pay.

757) “Military Bans Bibles But Forces Soldiers to Adhere to Ramadan Rules”

In June 2014, the Getaway Pundit reported:

Military Bans Bibles But Forces Soldiers to Adhere to Ramadan Rules

The US Air Force kicked Christian Gideon’s volunteers off base in March. The Bibles were too offensive and violated the separation of church and state rule.

But US military personnel are expected to adhere Islamic practices during Ramadan.

758) Obama supporters who repeatedly criticized Bush’s “tax cuts for the rich” don’t seem to care that Obama signed a two year extension of them

Obama supporters who repeatedly criticized Bush’s “tax cuts for the rich” don’t seem to care that Obama signed a two year extension of them.

759) Veterans Administration employees avoided helping veterans so they could work on Obamacare

In July 2014, it was reported that Veterans Administration employees had avoided helping veterans so they could work on Obamacare.

760) U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that Obama did not have the legal authority to tell churches who their ministers should be

In January 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that Obama did not have the legal authority to tell churches who their ministers should be.

761) Illegally seized raisins from farmers

Ever since FDR’s New Deal, every President, including Obama, has been seizing raisins from farmers without paying them the compensation that was required by the takings clause of the fifth amendment.

762) Prohibited members of the media from bringing cameras or audio recorders when they visited a shelter housing illegal aliens

In July 2014, it was reported that Obama had prohibited members of the media from bringing cameras or audio recorders when they visited a shelter housing illegal aliens.

763) Falsely blamed the shrinking economy on winter weather

In July 2014, Obama blamed the shrinking economy on the previous winter’s weather. However, during four of the five worst winter storms since 1947, the economy got bigger, not smaller.

764) Even after illegal alien gang members admitted to having committed torture and murder, Obama still allowed them into the U.S.

In July 2014, it was reported that even after illegal alien gang members admitted to having committed torture and murder, Obama still allowed them into the U.S.

765) Allowed illegal alien gang members to spray graffiti on the walls of a federal building

In July 2014, it was reported that Obama had allowed illegal alien gang members to spray graffiti on the walls of a federal building.

766) 38 media organizations complained to Obama about his lack of transparency

In July 2014, 38 media organizations sent a letter to Obama complaining about his lack of transparency. The letter can be read here.

767) Prohibited school children from sending U.S. troops Christmas cards that said “Merry Christmas” or “God Bless You”

In December 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had prohibited school children from sending U.S. troops Christmas cards that said “Merry Christmas” or “God Bless You.”

768) Filed charges against FedEx because some of its customers had shipped prescription medications without a prescription

In July 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had filed charges against FedEx because some of its customers had shipped prescription medications without a prescription.

769) Illegally gave Obamacare waivers to U.S. territories

In July 2014, it was reported that Obama had given Obamacare waivers to U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, etc.,), which exempted them from certain Obamacare regulations. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

770) Secretly flew four planeloads of illegal aliens to Massachusetts without notifying local communities

In July 2014, it was discovered that the Obama administration had secretly flown four planeloads of illegal aliens to Massachusetts without notifying local communities.

771) Illegally aided and abetted the smuggling of illegal aliens

After Obama ordered border patrol agents not to talk to the media, border patrol agent Hector Garza ignored the gag order, and told CNN that Obama was aiding and abetting the smuggling of illegal aliens. The CNN report can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K3o35uS8lg

772) Sent hundreds of unaccompanied illegal alien children to Chicago

In July 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had sent hundreds of unaccompanied illegal alien children to Chicago.

773) Pulled 70% of border patrol agents off their patrols and made them do paperwork instead

In July 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had pulled 70% of border patrol agents off their patrols and made them do paperwork instead.

774) Allowed illegal aliens to fly on commercial airlines without proper ID

In July 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration was allowing illegal aliens to fly on commercial airlines without proper ID

775) Falsely said “Today border security is stronger than it ever has been.”

In July 2014, the Obama administration said:

“Today border security is stronger than it ever has been.”

Many of the entries on this list prove that the Obama administration was lying.

776) Allowed illegal alien gang members to use a federal building as a recruitment center for gangs

In July 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration was allowing illegal alien gang members to use a federal building as a recruitment center for gangs.

777) Spent as much as $1,000 each on beds for illegal alien children

In July 2014, Sylvia Burwell, Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, said the government was spending as much as $1,000 each on beds for illegal alien children. amazon.com has many fine children’s beds for far lower prices.

778) Ordered a U.S. Congressman to stop criticizing Obama’s policy on illegal aliens

In July 2014, U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-Texas) told CNN that the White House had called him and ordered him to stop criticizing Obama’s policy on illegal aliens. The CNN report can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhSB0WWBGYI

779) Falsely said that his policies had not caused an increase in illegal immigration

In July 2014, Obama falsely said that his policies had not caused an increase in illegal immigration.

780) Gave taxpayers’ money to terrorists who launched rockets at Israel

In July 2014, it was reported that Obama had given taxpayers’ money to terrorists who launched rockets at Israel.

781) Helen Thomas said Obama’s administration was less transparent than Nixon’s

In July 2009, White House reporter Helen Thomas said:

“The point is the control from here. We have never had that in the White House. And we have had some control but not this control. I mean I’m amazed, I’m amazed at you people who call for openness and transparency and have controlled… Nixon didn’t try to do that… They couldn’t control (the media). They didn’t try. What the hell do they think we are, puppets? They’re supposed to stay out of our business. They are our public servants. We pay them.”

782) “The president’s day-to-day policy development… is almost totally opaque”

In February 2013, ABC News White House reporter Ann Compton, who covered Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, both Bushes, and Obama, said:

“The president’s day-to-day policy development… is almost totally opaque to the reporters trying to do a responsible job of covering it. There are no readouts from big meetings he has with people from the outside, and many of them aren’t even on his schedule. This is different from every president I covered. This White House goes to extreme lengths to keep the press away.”

783) Obama is the “least transparent of the seven presidents I’ve covered”

In October 2013, ABC News correspondent Ann Compton said that Obama was the

“least transparent of the seven presidents I’ve covered in terms of how he does his daily business.”

784) “The Obama administration has been extremely controlling and extremely resistant to journalistic intervention.”

In October 2013, Michael Oreskes, a senior managing editor at Associated Press, said:

“the Obama administration has been extremely controlling and extremely resistant to journalistic intervention.”

785) Gave one of his campaign donors and fundraisers an exemption from rules that govern airway auctions

In July 2014, Obama gave Grain Management LLC an exemption from rules that govern airway auctions. The company is controlled by David Grain, who had donated more than $60,000 to Obama’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee in 2008, and $22,500 in 2012, and had raised between $200,000 and $500,000 for Obama’s campaign during the 2008 election.

786) Tried to keep White House emails secret during the Breitbart-Sherrod libel lawsuit

In July 2014, during the Breitbart-Sherrod libel lawsuit, the Obama administration tried to keep the relevant White House emails secret.

787) NSA often shared private photos of people who were under surveillance

In July 2014, the New York Times reported that the NSA often shared private photos of people who were under surveillance.

788) Contradicted his own claim that he had learned about many of his scandals from the news

Before July 2014, Obama had said that he had learned about many of his scandals from the news. However, in July 2014, he said that he doesn’t watch the news, because

“Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.”

789) Gave Obamacare policies and subsidies to non-existent people with fake ID

In July 2014, it was reported that Obamacare had given policies and subsidies to non-existent people with fake ID.

790) Obama’s fundraiser prevented a woman in labor from getting to the hospital

In July 2014 in Los Angeles, Obama’s fundraiser prevented a woman in labor from getting to the hospital.

791) Falsely said “It’s pretty hard to find an economic measure where we’re not significantly better off.”
In July 2014, Obama said:

“It’s pretty hard to find an economic measure where we’re not significantly better off.”

However, in May 2014, it had been reported that the labor participation rate had fallen to its lowest level since 1978. Furthermore, in April 2014, one million discouraged workers quit looking for a job. In addition, during Obama’s “recovery,” median annual household income fell by 4.4%,  the poverty rate went up, the percentage of the population on food stamps increased, the home ownership rate fell, and income inequality got bigger.

792) Pressured schools to stop having bake sales

In July 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had pressured schools to stop having bake sales.

793) Served his own guests lunch with more than 3,000 calories, but limited students’ school lunches to 850 calories

In December 2010, Obama signed a law that limited students’ school lunches to no more than 850 calories. However, at his iauguration in January 2013, he served his guests a lunch that contained more than 3,000 calories.

794) Pointed a loaded gun at Iowa Boy Scouts troops, confiscated one of their cameras, and threatened to put them in prison

In July 2014, at the Canada-Alaska border, Obama’s border patrol pointed a loaded gun at Iowa Boy Scout troops, confiscated one of their cameras, and threatened to put them in prison.

795) For four years, IRS supervisors were too dumb to notice that their own employee was embezzling money from the IRS

In mid-2009, IRS employee Yetunde Oseni was given an IRS credit card for work related purchases. Over the next four years, she used it to purchase hundreds of items for herself from amazon.com, including a chocolate fondue fountain, Bollywood movies, Pampers, Harlequin romance novels, Omaha Steaks, Apple Bottoms skinny jeans, mango body wash, a Ginsu knife set, a snow-cone maker, a pinata, and two trench coats. During those four years, her supervisors were too stupid to notice the fake receipts that she was giving them for these  purchases.

796) Lent $105 million of taxpayers’ money to build an aquarium in Fortaleza, Brazil

In July 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had lent $105 million of taxpayers’ money to build an aquarium in Fortaleza, Brazil.

797) Spent $34 million of taxpayers’ money to try to convince the people of Afghanistan to grow and eat soybeans, even though it’s not part of their traditional diet, and the climate does not favor it

Between 2010 and 2014, the Obama administration spent a total of $34 million of taxpayers’ money to try to convince the people of Afghanistan to grow and eat soybeans. The Obama administration ignored the warnings from agronomists that the country’s climate was not appropriate for growing soybeans. In addition, soybeans are not part of the traditional Afghan diet.

798) “Surveillance Programs Hinder Journalists, Lawyers, Report Says”

In July 2014, the Wall St. Journal reported:

Surveillance Programs Hinder Journalists, Lawyers, Report Says

Large-scale U.S. surveillance programs hinder the ability of journalists to communicate confidentially with sources and restrain lawyers from adequately representing clients, according to a report issued Monday by two advocacy groups.

As a result, journalists and lawyers face challenges—both to their ability to disseminate information and to hold the U.S. government accountable—said the report by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. The groups said the government’s “massively powerful surveillance apparatus” limits and jeopardizes the privacy required by both groups.”

Journalists and their sources, as well as lawyers and their clients, are changing their behavior in ways that undermine basic rights and corrode democratic processes,” it said.

799) Purchased gears for $8,123.50 each, even though they could have been purchased for $445.06 each

In July 2014, it was reported that the Pentagon had purchased gears for $8,123.50 each, even though they could have been purchased for $445.06 each.

800) Hundreds of thousands of machine guns and rifles that Obama gave to Afghanistan were “missing”

In July 2014, it was reported that hundreds of thousands of machine guns and rifles that Obama had given to Afghanistan were “missing.”

801) Obama illegally ignored Obamacare author Jonathan Gruber’s comments that subsidies only apply to state exchanges

On January 18, 2012, Jonathan Gruber, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology economist who helped write Obamacare, said:

“What’s important to remember politically about this is if you’re a state and you don’t set up an exchange, that means your citizens don’t get their tax credits.”

You can see him saying it in this video. Link set to start video at 31:25, the relevant point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtnEmPXEpr0&feature=youtu.be&t=31m25s

On January 10, 2012, Gruber said:

“… if your governor doesn’t set up an exchange, you’re losing hundreds of millions of dollars of tax credits to be delivered to your citizens…”

You can hear him saying it in this video. Link set to start at 1:16, the relevant point: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbMmWhfZyEI&t=1m16s

So how is it that the federal government is giving subsidies through the federal exchange?

It’s because under the corrupt leadership of President Obama, the IRS illegally gave itself new power without approval from Congress.

802) Paid dozens of federal paralegals $60,000 to $80,000 a year even though they had no work to do

On July 31, 2014, the Washington Post reported:

Dozens of federal employees at an obscure agency that handles appeals of patent applications went years with so little work to do that they collected salaries — and even bonuses — while they surfed the Internet, did laundry, exercised and watched television, an investigation has found.

The employees, paralegals making $60,000 to $80,000 a year, were idle with full knowledge of their immediate bosses and multiple layers of managers and judges who “sat on their hands” waiting for work to give them, a year-long probe by the Commerce Department inspector general’s office uncovered.

803) Obama illegally allowed the IRS to strike a deal with atheists to monitor churches

In July 2014, it was reported that Obama had illegally allowed the IRS to strike a deal with atheists to monitor churches.

804) Refused to prosecute federal employees who committed time and attendance fraud

In July 2014, it was reported that Obama had refused to prosecute federal employees who committed time and attendance fraud.

805) Used the Department of Homeland Security to raid the home of someone who was not suspected of terrorism

In July 2014, the Department of Homeland Security raided the home of Jennifer Brinkley of North Carolinian, even though she was not suspected of terrorism.

806) Falsely accused the Pennsylvania State Police of “employment discrimination against women” because it held male and female applicants to the same standard

In July 2014, Obama’s Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania State Police, accusing it of “employment discrimination against women,” because it held male and female applicants to the same standard.

807) Helped Hamas obtain the construction materials that it used to dig its terror tunnels

In August 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had helped Hamas obtain the construction materials that it used to dig its terror tunnels.

808) Obama’s Securities and Exchange Commission bypassed the courts, which is unconstitutional

In August 2014, it was reported that Obama’s Securities and Exchange Commission had bypassed the courts, which is unconstitutional.

809) Obama’s “transparency” website was missing information about how $619 billion had been spent

In August 2014, it was reported that Obama’s “transparency” website was missing information about how $619 billion had been spent.

810) Repealed the 1983 ban on Libyans receiving training as pilots and nuclear scientists in the U.S.

In August 2014, Obama repealed the 1983 ban on Libyans receiving training as pilots and nuclear scientists in the U.S.

811) Hid important information from federal torture report

In August 2014, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) accused the Obama administration of hiding important information from a federal report on torture.

812) Criticized corporations for using legal methods to reduce their taxes

In August 2014, Obama criticized corporations for using legal methods to reduce their taxes.

813) Illegally planned to change the tax laws without approval from Congress

Article I, section 7 of the U.S. Constitution states:

“All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives”

President Obama took the following oath at both of his inaugurations:

“I do solemnly swear 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.”

You can see him taking the oath here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvEANPi1c6k

In addition, Obama has a Harvard Law degree.

Furthermore, Obama taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years.

However, in August 2014, Associated Press reported:

“Aiming to sidestep a logjam in Congress, the Obama administration is looking for steps it could take on its own to prevent American companies from reincorporating overseas to shirk U.S. taxes, officials said Tuesday.”

814) “US inspectors general say gov’t has blocked access”

In August 2014, Associated Press reported:

US inspectors general say gov’t has blocked access

Independent watchdogs of dozens of federal agencies decried on Tuesday what they said were Obama administration efforts to delay or stall their investigations.

A letter to Congress from a broad cross-section of inspectors general cites specific instances in which watchdogs for the Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency and the Peace Corps said they were denied timely access to documents and other information while doing their investigations. The letter says other inspectors general have faced similar obstacles, and that congressional action may be needed to ensure cooperation from government agencies.

815) Lied about the reason U.S. corporations incorporate overseas

In August 2014, Obama said the reason U.S. corporations incorporate overseas is that

“They’re basically renouncing their citizenship and declaring they’re based somewhere else, just to avoid paying their fair share.”

Despite Obama’s claim, these corporations are still paying taxes to the U.S. government on the profits that they earn in the U.S. The only tax they are avoiding is the U.S. tax on the profits that they earn overseas. But the U.S. is the only major country in the world that taxes overseas profits.

816) Helped one corporation use a certain tax loophole, but later criticized other corporations for using the exact same tax loophole

In 2009, the Obama administration helped Delphi, a U.S. corporation, reduce its taxes by declaring it to be a British company. However, in 2014, Obama criticized other U.S. corporations for doing the exact same thing.

817) Said we should pass an equal pay law, while ignoring the fact that such a law has already been in place since 1963

In August 2014, Obama said we should pass a law that requires men and women to be paid the same for doing the same work. However, such a law has already been in place since 1963.

818) Bombed Iraq in August 2014, even though the Iraq War had allegedly ended in December 2011

In August 2014, Obama bombed Iraq, even though the Iraq War had allegedly ended in December 2011.

819) Lied about the reason he sent U.S. troops to Iraq

In June 2014, when Obama sent U.S. troops to Iraq, he said they would only have an advisory role, and would not participate in combat. However, in August 2014, he ordered those troops to bomb Iraq.

820) Lied about which President removed U.S. troops from Iraq

Obama repeatedly gave himself credit for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq that happened in late 2011. However, in August 2014, he blamed the troop withdrawal on Bush. I’m not going to say which of Obama’s two statements is true, and which is a lie. But one of them must be a lie.

821) Illegally tried to block a Freedom of Information release of the video that shows Michael Brown committing theft and assault

On August 15, 2014, NRP reported:

[Ferguson Police Chief Thomas] Jackson said he had gotten numerous Freedom of Information Act requests from the media to release the video. “I had to release it,” he said.

“I had been sitting on it and too many people put in FOIA requests for it and I had to release it,” he said.

On August 16, 2014, CBS News reported:

Feds opposed releasing Ferguson robbery video

Federal authorities opposed Friday’s release of a surveillance video showing a man resembling Michael Brown committing a robbery at a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo., CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports.

The Justice Department asked Ferguson police not to release the video, believing that it would roil the community further, and were able to successfully prevent the video from being released Thursday, the U.S. law enforcement official said.

Friday’s release occurred over the objection of federal authorities, the official said.

Here is the video that Obama illegally tried to prevent people from seeing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2z5-H8NSGA

822) Obama sued Bank of America because it did exactly what he had told it to do. Obama then gave some of the settlement money to left wing groups that he had worked for.

While working as a “community organizer,” Obama filed lawsuits which forced banks to give mortgages to people with bad credit and low incomes. As a result, many of these people ended up defaulting on their mortgages. As their attorney, Obama collected $23,000 in legal fees for himself.

Then in April 2013, during Obama’s second term as President, the Washington Post reported that President Obama was still pressuring banks “to make home loans to people with weaker credit.”

However, in August 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had sued Bank of America for giving mortgages to people who could not afford to pay them back, and the bank had agreed to pay $16.6 billion in order to avoid further prosecution from the federal government.

In August 2014, it was reported that Obama had given some of the settlement money from Bank of America to left wing organizations including the National Council of La Raza, Operation Hope, and National Community Reinvestment Coalition. These groups used to be known, collectively, as ACORN. In the past, these organizations had pressured banks to give mortgages to people who could not afford to pay them back.

In addition, Obama had worked with ACORN in the past. Obama had represented them in a lawsuit where they tried to get Illinois to adopt a “motor-voter” law. On top of that, Obama had taught leadership training sessions for ACORN. Also, Obama had worked as an organizer for Project Vote, an ACORN offshoot. Furthermore, Obama had been on the board of directors of the Woods Fund when it gave ACORN $75,000 in 2001, and $70,000 in 2002. Finally, during the 2008 primary campaign, Obama’s campaign had given Citizens Services Inc., an ACORN affiliate, more than $800,000 for “get out the vote” efforts.

823) 47 out of 73 Inspectors General wrote a letter to Congress complaining about Obama’s lack of transparency

In August 2014, 47 out of 73 Inspectors General wrote a letter to Congress complaining about Obama’s lack of transparency. The letter can be read here.

824) Illegally treated independently owned McDonald’s franchises as a big corporation

In July 2014, the Obama administration illegally treated independently owned McDonald’s franchises as a big corporation.

825) Broke his promise not to take any vacations during his presidency

In 2008, Obama falsely promised not to take any vacations during his presidency. You can see the video of him saying it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68WS5B19LC4

826) Operated an illegal lottery

During Obama’s 2008 campaign, he used a lottery to raise money, which is illegal.

827) Obama’s lottery fraudulently continued to sell tickets after one of the winners had already been chosen

In 2008, Obama’s lottery fraudulently continued to sell tickets after one of the winners had already been chosen.

828) Veterans Administration spent $399 million of Obama’s “stimulus” on green energy while patients were dying due to lack of care

In August 2014, it was reported that the Veterans Administration had spent $399 million of Obama’s “stimulus” on green energy while patients were dying due to lack of care.

829) Obama’s so-called “recovery” actually hurt blacks, women, and the poor

In August 2014, the Wall St. Journal wrote:

If the Obama recovery had been as strong as the average of the previous 10 postwar recoveries, 13.9 million more Americans would be working today and the average real per capita income of every man, woman and child in America would be $6,308 higher.

But the real scorecard on the Senate Democrats elected in 2008 is in the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey data. While all Democrats claimed to be champions of the middle class and defenders of minorities and women, census data show how their program did not live up to their campaign promises.

Since the Senate Democratic Class of 2008 took control, the average real income of the poorest one-fifth of American families has declined every year, falling to $15,534 in 2012 from $16,962 in 2008 (the 2013 data will be released Sept. 16). The average real income of the lowest quintile of Americans is now below the level it was in 1968, the year when the War on Poverty began its spending surge.

The next-highest income quintile, often referred to as the working class, has also experienced a continuous decline in real income since January 2009. The average income of these Americans has fallen 6.5% and is now $1,182 lower than it was when President Reagan left office.

The third quintile—America’s middle class—has seen its average income decline to $62,464 from $65,672. More than half of this decline has occurred since the recovery officially began in the second quarter of 2009.

Under the Obama administration, the median income of women has fallen more during the recovery than it did during the recession, an unprecedented economic failure in postwar America.

The real median income of African-American households has fallen by 9.5%, more than any other major census classification.

830) Obama criticized local police for using the military gear that he had given them

In 2013, the Obama administration gave nearly $450 million of military gear to local police. However, in 2014, Obama criticized local police for actually using that military gear.

831) Obama’s “job training” program left many participants unemployed and in debt

In August 2014, it was reported that Obama’s “job training” program had actually left many of its participants unemployed and in debt.

832) Obama helped fund the construction of a solar power plant that incinerated as many as 28,000 birds each year

Obama gave Ivanpah a $1.6 billion federal loan guarantee to build a solar power plant. After the plant began operation, it incinerated as many as 28,000 birds each year. During an early inspection, it was discovered that the birds killed by the plant included “a peregrine falcon, a grebe, two hawks, four nighthawks, and a variety of warblers and sparrows.”

833) Illegally ignored a subpoena which had ordered the release of 1,300 pages of information on Fast and Furious

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder illegally refused to release 1,300 pages of information on Operation Fast and Furious, even after he had been subpoenaed to do so.

834) Cause of Action sued twelve federal agencies for violating the Freedom of Information Act

In August 2014, Cause of Action, a civic watchdog group, sued twelve federal agencies for violating the Freedom of Information Act.

835) Banned school cafeterias from serving the following nutritious foods:

Obama banned school cafeterias from serving the following nutritious foods:

grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup

spaghetti with meatballs

turkey sandwich

hard boiled eggs

falafel with flatbread and rice pilaf

pasta primavera with roasted vegetables and olive oil

hummus

836) Set limits on how much milk and juice students could drink at school cafeterias

Obama limited elementary school students to eight ounces of milk or juice at school cafeterias, and limited middle school students to twelve ounces.

837) Forced school cafeterias to throw away more than one billion dollars worth of perfectly good fruits and vegetables

Obama required that fruits and vegetables be placed on students’ lunch trays, even if the students did not want to eat them. The food that they didn’t eat was then thrown into the garbage. In September 2014, it was reported that Obama had forced school cafeterias to throw away more than one billion dollars worth of perfectly good fruits and vegetables.

838) Exempted his own children from the very same food rules that he forced everyone else’s children to follow

While Obama was busy forcing everyone else’s children to obey a very strict and very ridiculous set of food rules, he allowed his own daughter to have bacon and eggs covered in a buttery sauce, with no fruits and no vegetables.

839) Falsely claimed that his “Cash for Clunkers” would help the auto industry

Although Obama claimed that his “Cash for Clunkers” program would help the auto industry, it actually hurt the auto industry, because it encouraged buyers to purchase vehicles that were less profitable than what they would have purchased if the program had not been in effect.

840) 46% of doctors gave Obamacare a “D” or an “F”

In a September 2014 survey by the Physicians Foundation, 46% of doctors gave Obamacare a “D” or an “F.”

841) Spent taxpayers’ money on elevator operators

Obama spent taxpayers’ money on elevator operators so U.S. Senators wouldn’t have to press the buttons themselves.

842) When Obama’s approval rating was only 35%, he said, “All around the country, wherever I see folks, they always say… you’re so great.”

In September 2014, when Obama’s approval rating was only 35%, he said:

“All around the country, wherever I see folks, they always say, oh, Barack, we’re praying for you – boy, you’re so great.”

843) Although Obama banned school vending machines from selling sugary snacks with more than 200 calories, he allowed a White House vending machine to sell honey buns with 590 calories

Although Obama banned school vending machines from selling sugary snacks with more than 200 calories, he allowed a White House vending machine to sell honey buns with 590 calories.

844) Illegally transported two illegal aliens

In October 2014, Obama gave two illegal aliens a ride. Giving a ride to an illegal alien is a crime that could get the person as much as five years in prison.

845) Falsely said it was “unlikely” that anyone from Africa with Ebola would fly to the U.S. because the “necessary precautions” were being taken

On September 16, 2014, Obama said:

“First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low. We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our shores, we’ve taken new measures so that we’re prepared here at home.”

However, on September 19, 2014, just three days after Obama made the above statement, the only thing that Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan had to do to get past these “necessary precautions,” was to lie on an airport questionnaire. After Duncan lied, he was allowed to fly from Liberia to Dallas, Texas.

846) Refused to answer reporter’s question about whether or not the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. was a U.S. citizen

On September 30, 2014, during a press conference, the Obama administration refused to answer a reporter’s question about whether or not an Ebola patient who traveled from Liberia to Dallas, Texas, was a U.S. citizen. Afterward, the Liberian government identified the patient as Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian citizen.

847) Allowed people under “quarantine” for having had contact with an Ebola patient to go to the store

Although the Centers for Disease Control had placed people who had come into contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan under “quarantine,” it allowed them to go to the store during their so-called “quarantine.”

848) As President, Obama urged Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank and said it “pays for itself,” after having previously referred to it as “corporate welfare” during his election campaign

During his 2008 election campaign, Obama said the Export-Import Bank was “corporate welfare.” However, in 2014, he urged Congress to reauthorize it, and said it “pays for itself.”

849) Cornel West said of Obama: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency.”

Cornel West, a professor at Union Theological Seminary, said of Obama:

“He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency.”

850) Ordered reporters to stop filming Michelle Obama on a public sidewalk at Martha’s Vineyard

In August 2014, the Obama administration ordered reporters to stop filming Michelle Obama on a public sidewalk at Martha’s Vineyard.

851) Illegally pressured banks to stop doing business with pawn shops and payday lenders

In August 2014, Obama pressured banks to stop doing business with pawn shops and payday lenders. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his actions were illegal.

852) Illegally pursued an international climate agreement without approval from Congress

In August 2014, Obama illegally pursued an international climate agreement without approval from Congress.

853) Continued Bush’s illegal policy of trying to force New York Times reporter James Risen to reveal his confidential source

Obama continued Bush’s illegal policy of trying to force New York Times reporter James Risen to reveal his confidential source.

854) Ordered a reporter not to talk to the people in the crowd at a Michelle Obama event

In September 2014, the Obama administration ordered a reporter not to talk to the people in the crowd at a Michelle Obama event.

855) Falsely said that U.S. intelligence agents had “underestimated” ISIS

In September 2014, Obama said that U.S. intelligence agents had “underestimated” ISIS. However, during three previous occasions, Obama had been given information which was contrary to his September 2014 claim.

856) Falsely said that a travel ban on people from Ebola infected countries could make the Ebola outbreak worse

In October 2014, CDC Director Tom Frieden said that a travel ban on people from Ebola infected countries could make the Ebola outbreak worse. However, the first people to contract Ebola in the U.S. got it from Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian Ebola patient who had flown to the U.S.

857) Falsely told nurse who had cared for Ebola patient and who had a fever that it was OK for her to fly on a commercial flight

In October 2014, the CDC told Amber Vinson, a nurse who had cared for Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, and who had a fever, that it was OK for her to fly on a commercial flight. However, after she took the flight, she was diagnosed with Ebola, and the CDC started to monitor the 132 passengers.

858) Lied about the results of an Ebola study that had been funded by his own administration

After a federally funded study concluded that there was a nearly 25% chance of Ebola reaching the U.S. in September 2014, Obama said:

“First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low.”

859) Said you can give, but can’t get, Ebola on a bus

In October 2014, CDC Director Tom Frieden said that you cannot get Ebola on a bus, but also said that people with Ebola should not ride on buses because they might give Ebola to someone else.

860) The first 500 U.S. soldiers that Obama sent to Africa to fight Ebola were given only four hours of Ebola-related training

In October 2014, it was reported that the first 500 U.S. soldiers that Obama had sent to Africa to fight Ebola had been given only four hours of Ebola-related training.

861) Obama’s Ebola czar had zero background in medicine or health care, but was a “key player” in Obama’s Solyndra con game

In October 2014, it was reported that Ron Klain, Obama’s newly appointed Ebola czar, had zero background in medicine or health care, but was a “key player” in Obama’s Solyndra con game. (See #25 on this list for a thorough explanation of Obama’s Solyndra con game.)

862) Broke his promise to finish his first term in the U.S. Senate and not run for President in 2008

Obama broke his promise to finish his first term in the U.S. Senate and not run for President in 2008.

863) Obama’s biggest lie of all

President Obama falsely took the following oath at both of his inaugurations:

“I do solemnly swear 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.”

864) Broke his promise to “walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America”

On November 3, 2007, Obama falsely said:

“And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I’ll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner.”

865) Spent $466,642 of taxpayers’ money to find out why obese teenage girls have a hard time getting dates

In October 2014, it was reported that Obama had spent $466,642 of taxpayers’ money to find out why obese teenage girls have a hard time getting dates.

866) Planned to illegally let thousands of Haitians into the U.S.

In October 2014, Obama announced that he would let thousands of Haitians into the U.S., even though Congress had not approved it.

867) Created a fake Facebook account using a woman’s name and photos without her permission

In October 2014, it was reported that the DEA had created a fake Facebook account using a woman’s name and photos without her permission.

868) Obama’s new Ebola czar did not attend his very first Ebola meeting

In October 2014, Ron Klain, Obama’s newly appointed Ebola czar, did not attend his very first Ebola meeting.

869) Did not answer reporter who asked what the Ebola czar knew about Ebola

Ron Klain was Obama’s Ebola czar. In October 2014, White House press secretary Josh Earnest refused to answer a reporter who asked “What does Ron Klain know about Ebola?”

870) Banned U.S. flights to Israel, and lied about the reason for the ban

In July 2014, the the Obama administration banned U.S. flights to Israel, based on the Obama administration’s false claim that Hamas rockets were being fired at the Israeli airport. Once this lie was exposed, the flight ban was lifted.

871) Planned to illegally let illegal aliens join the U.S. military

In October 2014, it was reported that Obama was planning to illegally let illegal aliens join the U.S. military.

872) Planned to illegally give guns to illegal aliens

In October 2014, it was reported that Obama was planning to illegally give guns to illegal aliens.

873) Refused to answer reporters’ questions about the cost of his fundraising trips

In October 2014, White House spokesman Eric Schultz refused to answer reporters’ questions about the cost of Obama’s fundraising trips.

874) Spent $667,000 of taxpayers’ money to study the health benefits of watching reruns on television

In October 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent $667,000 of taxpayers’ money to study the health benefits of watching reruns on television.

875) Spent $600,000 of taxpayers’ money to find out why chimpanzees throw their poop

In October 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent $600,000 of taxpayers’ money to find out why chimpanzees throw their poop.

876) Spent $350,000 of taxpayers’ money to study the importance of imagination while golfing

In October 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent $350,000 of taxpayers’ money to study the importance of imagination while golfing.

877) Lied about the results of an investigation into White House employees’ involvement with a prostitute in Cartagena, Colombia

On April 23, 2012, White House press secretary Jay Carney said that there were

“… no specific, credible allegations of misconduct by anyone on the White House advance team or the White House staff.”

“Nevertheless… out of due diligence, the White House Counsel’s office has conducted a review . . . [and] came to the conclusion that there’s no indication that any member of the White House advance team engaged in any improper conduct or behavior.”

However, in October 2014, it was discovered that Carney had been lying.

878) Tried to help illegal aliens get driver’s licenses

In September 2014, the Obama administration tried to help illegal aliens in Arizona get driver’s licenses.

879) CDCs “enhanced screening” allowed an Ebola patient to ride the New York City subway

Craig Spencer is a U.S. doctor who, as a participant in Doctors Without Borders, went to Guinea to treat Ebola patients. After he got back to the U.S., he passed the so-called “enhanced screening” that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control gives to all returning travelers from West Africa. After he passed this “enhanced screening,” he rode on the New York City subway system, went to a bowling alley, and rode in a taxi. After that, he tested positive for Ebola. CDC Director Tom Frieden said that people with Ebola should not ride on mass transit because they might give Ebola to someone else.

880) CDC said health care workers being “quarantined” for possible exposure to Ebola could go “jogging in the park”

In October 2014, the CDC said that health care workers being “quarantined” for possible exposure to Ebola could go “jogging in the park.”

881) Illegally hacked into and monitored the computer of CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson

In October 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had illegally hacked into and monitored the computer of CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson.

882) Was “more restrictive” and “more dangerous” to the press than any other president in history

In October 2014, USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page said that Obama was “more restrictive” and “more dangerous” to the press than any other president in history.

883) “This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did.”

In October 2013, Bob Schieffer, a TV news anchor for CBS, as well as its chief Washington correspondent, said, “This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did.”

884) Stopped telling reporters what wine he was serving

Historically, the White House has always told reporters what wine it was serving. However, after the media reported that one of the wines served by the Obama administration had originally sold for $115 per bottle bottle and was selling for $399 per bottle at the time it was served, the Obama administration stopped telling reporters what wines it was serving.

885) Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said Obamacare was passed due to “lack of transparency” and “the stupidity of the American voter”

In October 2013, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said:

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO [Congressional Budget Office] scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that. In terms of risk rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in – you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed… Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass….Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”

886) Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber lied to the New York Times in a disclosure contract that he signed

In January 2010, the New York Times wrote:

Corrections

January 9, 2010

Editors’ note

On July 12, the Op-Ed page published an article by Jonathan Gruber, a professor of economics at M.I.T., on health insurance and taxation. On Friday, Professor Gruber confirmed reports that he is a paid consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services, and that his contract was in effect when he published his article. The article did not disclose this relationship to readers.

Like other writers for the Op-Ed page, Professor Gruber signed a contract that obligated him to tell editors of such a relationship. Had editors been aware of Professor Gruber’s government ties, the Op-Ed page would have insisted on disclosure or not published his article.

887) When M.I.T. economics professor Jonathan Gruber wrote a pro-Obamacare opinion piece for the Washington Post, he did not disclose the fact that the Obama administration had paid him $392,000 to help write Obamacare

In December 2009, when M.I.T. economics professor Jonathan Gruber wrote a pro-Obamacare opinion piece for the Washington Post, he did not disclose the fact that the Obama administration had paid him $392,000 to help write Obamacare.

888) Obama ordered Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber to lie about Obamacare’s Cadillac tax

In July 2009, Obama ordered Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber to lie about Obamacare’s Cadillac tax.

889) Falsely said that he had never worked with Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber at the White House

Although the Obama administration said that Obama had never worked with Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber at the White House, White House visitor logs show that Obama and Gruber were together in the same room in the White House for nearly four hours on July 20, 2009.

890) Nancy Pelosi gave Obamacare waivers to 38 restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels in her own Congressional district

Although Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-California) voted for Obamacare, in April 2011, she gave Obamacare waivers to 38 restaurants, nightclubs, and hotels in her own Congressional district.

891) Falsely said, “If you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”

In June 2009, Obama said:

“If you actually took the number of Muslim Americans, we’d be one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”

However, at the time Obama made his statement, there were 57 countries that had more Muslims than the U.S.

892) Illegally ignored Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Request regarding the FCC’s plan to put government bureaucrats inside TV stations and newspaper offices to monitor their activities

In November 2014, the Obama administration illegally ignored Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Request regarding the FCC’s plan to put government bureaucrats inside TV stations and newspaper offices to monitor their activities.

893) Announced plans to illegally send 1,500 U.S. troops to Iraq in November 2014, even though the Iraq War had allegedly ended in December 2011

In November 2014, Obama announced plans to send 1,500 U.S. troops to Iraq, even though the Iraq War had allegedly ended in December 2011.

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) said of this:

“I do not think president has the ability under current authority to authorize 1,500 troops without Congress acting.”

894) Falsely said he would not send U.S. troops to Iraq

In June 2014, Obama said he would not send U.S. troops to Iraq. However, in November 2014, he announced plans to send 1,500 U.S. troops to Iraq.

895) In Obama’s own words, his actions on illegal aliens mean that he is “ignoring the law”

In September 2013, Obama said that if he allowed illegal aliens to stay in the U.S. without approval from Congress, it would mean that

“… I’ll be ignoring the law…”

However, in November 2014, Obama said he would allow up to five million illegal aliens to stay in the U.S., even though he did not have approval from Congress.

896) In Obama’s own words, he has declared himself to be “emperor of the United States”

In February 2013, when Obama was talking about what he could and couldn’t do for illegal aliens when Congress was not cooperating with him, he said:

“This is something that I have struggled with throughout my presidency… The problem is, is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.”

However, in November 2014, Obama said he would allow up to five million illegal aliens to stay in the U.S., even though he did not have approval from Congress.

897) Falsely said “All we’re saying is we’re not going to deport you.”

In Obama’s November 2014 immigration reform speech, he said:

“All we’re saying is we’re not going to deport you.”

However, Associated Press responded with the following:

“He’s saying, and doing, more than that. The changes also will make those covered eligible for work permits, allowing them to be employed in the country legally and compete with citizens and legal residents for better-paying jobs.”

898) Falsely said “…  this summer, there was a brief spike in unaccompanied children being apprehended at our border.”

In Obama’s November 2014 immigration reform speech, he said:

“… this summer, there was a brief spike in unaccompanied children being apprehended at our border.”

However, Associated Press responded with the following:

“… it was more than a ‘brief spike.’ The number of unaccompanied children apprehended at the border has been on the rise since the 2011 budget year. That year about 16,000 children were found crossing the border alone. In 2012, the Border Patrol reported more than 24,000 children, followed by more than 38,800 in 2013. In the last budget year, more than 68,361 children were apprehended.”

899) Falsely said “… what I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support and that I’m promoting. And I want to move that forward as quickly as possible.”

In 2008, Obama said:

“… what I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support and that I’m promoting. And I want to move that forward as quickly as possible.”

He broke that promise.

900) Obama used the Department of Homeland Security to buy thousands of pairs of underwear for illegal aliens, even though none of them were actually terrorists

Although the Department of Homeland Security was created to protect the U.S. from terrorism, Obama used it to purchase thousands of pairs of underwear for illegal aliens, none of whom were terrorists. This included 4,800 in size 2X-Large, 4,800 3X-Large  4,800 4X-Large,  3,600 5X-Large, and 2,400 in size 6X-Large, which are for men who weigh as much as 500 pounds.

901) Emails prove that the Obama administration pressured CBS News to stop airing reports by Sharyl Attkisson

On October 3, 2011, CBS News aired a story by Sharyl Attkisson which showed that Attorney General Eric Holder had lied under oath regarding Fast and Furious. The report can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JaDEShZIvQ

On October 4, 2011, Holder’s top press aide, Tracy Schmaler, wrote the following in an email to White House Deputy Press Sectary Eric Schultz:

“I’m also calling Sharryl’s [sic] editor and reaching out to Scheiffer. She’s out of control.”

Schultz responded with an email that said:

“Good. Her piece was really bad for the AG.”

Afterward, CBS made it harder and harder for Attkisson to do reports on Fast and Furious, and she eventually quit her job at CBS.

902) Gave employers a $3,000 annual incentive, per employee, to hire illegal aliens instead of U.S. citizens

Obamacare, when combined with Obama’s November 2014 executive amnesty, gives employers a $3,000 annual incentive, per employee, to hire illegal aliens instead of U.S. citizens.

903) Falsely overstated the number of Obamacare signups by incorrectly including dental subscribers

In November 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had falsely overstated the number of Obamacare signups by incorrectly including 380,000 dental subscribers.

904) Falsely said that his “Power Africa” plan had achieved 25% of its goal during its first 17 months

In June 2013, Obama announced a new program called “Power Africa,” with a goal of building 10,000 megawatts of new electricity generation in Africa. In November 2014, the organization claimed that it had reached 25% of that goal. However, some of that claimed amount included electricity plants that had already been built before the plan was created. Also, some of that claimed amount included electric plants that had not been built at all, which had merely been written down on contracts that had been signed with the promise of getting built in the future.

905) Gave $100,000 of taxpayers’ money to one of his campaign donors to build an urban garden that never actually got built

When Obama was a state Senator in Illinois, he gave $100,000 of taxpayers’ money to Kenny B. Smith, an Obama campaign donor, to build an urban garden that never actually got built. The Chicago Sun-Times wrote of this:

“… what was supposed to be a six-block stretch of trees and paths is now a field of unfulfilled dreams, strewn with weeds, garbage and broken pavement.”

906) IRS employees who did not pay their taxes were still eligible for bonuses

In 2014, IRS employees who did not pay their taxes were still eligible for bonuses.

907) Falsely said that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would be “shipping Canadian oil to world markets, not to the United States”

In November 2014, Obama said that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would be

“… shipping Canadian oil to world markets, not to the United States.”

Afterward, PolitiFact responded with:

We asked several energy economics experts, and they believe that quite a bit — if not most — of the Keystone XL crude oil will be bought and used by American refineries.

“It’s difficult to say with any certainty, but it is most likely that most would be refined in the U.S.,” said Kenneth Medlock, an expert in energy economics at Rice University in Texas.

A recent State Department report argues that it would not be “economically justified” for Canada to primarily export its Keystone XL oil to countries other than the United States, when there are plenty of American refineries to consume it.

Some independent refineries — particularly those in the upper Midwest, but also in Texas — are in desperate need of crude oil, said Charles Ebinger, a senior fellow in energy security at the Brookings Institution. Currently, the refineries have to import crude from places like Venezuela and Mexico — though it would be cheaper and better for overall energy security to buy from a North American source, rather than pay high transport costs.

On Nov. 17, TransCanada told Reuters, it “makes no business sense for our customers to transport oil down to the U.S. Gulf Coast, pay to export it overseas but then pay to transport millions of barrels of higher-priced oil back to the U.S. refineries to create the products we rely on.”

Ebinger added that many American refineries are geared to use heavy crude, which is what Keystone would transport from Canada’s tar sands.

908) Illegally obtained, and illegally released, confidential tax information about the Koch Brothers

In August 2010, the Obama administration illegally obtained confidential tax information about the Koch Brothers from the IRS. White House economic advisor Austan Goolsbee illegally released this confidential information to the media.

909)  After three private companies did exactly what Obamacare told them to do, the Obama administration sued them for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act

Obamacare encourages employers to offer their employees financial incentives to engage in healthy behaviors, such as quitting smoking, losing weight, etc. However, in November 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had sued Honeywell International and two smaller companies for doing exactly that. The Obama administration claimed that by doing what Obamacare told them to do, they were violating the Americans With Disabilities Act.

910) November 2014 Gallup poll showed that Obamacare made health care less affordable, which is the opposite of what Obama had promised

President Obama signed Obamacare in March 2010. In November 2014, the Daily Caller reported:

Gallup: Peak Number Of Americans Delaying Medical Care Over Costs

One in three Americans has put off seeking medical treatment in 2014 due to high costs, according to Gallup — the highest percentage since Gallup began asking the question in 2001. 

Thirty-three percent of Americans have delayed medical treatment for themselves or their families because of the costs they’d have to pay, according to the survey. Obamacare, of course, had promised that it would help make health care more affordable for everyone, but the number of people who can’t afford a trip to the doctor has actually risen three points since 2013, before most Obamacare provisions took effect.

The hardest-hit: the middle-class. Americans with an annual household income of between $30,000 and $75,000 began delaying medical care over costs more in 2014, up to 38 percent in 2014 from 33 percent last year; among households that earn above $75,000, 28 percent delayed care this year, compared to just 17 percent last year.

911) Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber secretly told the Democratic governor of Wisconsin that Obamacare would make premiums more expensive, at the same time that Obama was telling everyone it would make them less expensive

In November 2014, it was reported that in 2010, when Obama was telling everyone that Obamacare would make premiums less expensive, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber secretly told Jim Doyle, the Democratic governor of Wisconsin, that Obamacare would make premiums more expensive.

912) Obama nominated the defender of a convicted cop killer to be the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division

In 2014, Obama nominated Debo Adegbile to be the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Previously, Adegbile had worked as a lawyer for Mumia Abu-Jamal, who had been convicted of murdering a Philadelphia police officer. After Abu-Jamal had been sentenced to death, Adegbile got the death sentence overturned.

913) Illegally made it easier for illegal aliens who were convicted of domestic violence, sexual abuse, burglary, unlawful possession or use of a firearm, drug dealing, and drunk driving, to stay in the U.S. after they finish their prison sentence

In November 2014, Obama made it easier for illegal aliens who were convicted of domestic violence, sexual abuse, burglary, unlawful possession or use of a firearm, drug dealing, and drunk driving, to stay in the U.S. after they finish their prison sentence. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

914) After Palestinian terrorists murdered four Jews at a synagogue in Jerusalem, Obama said, “too many Palestinians have died”

In November 2014, after Palestinian terrorists murdered four Jews at a synagogue in Jerusalem, Obama said, “too many Palestinians have died.”

915) As part of Obama’s “stimulus,” he gave google billionaires a $1.6 billion loan guarantee to build a solar power plant that only produced half as much electricity as what they had predicted

Ivanpah is a solar power company owned by Google, BrightSource Energy, and NRG.

In April 2011, as part of Obama’s “stimulus,” Obama gave Ivanpah a $1.6 billion loan guarantee to build a solar power plant.

In November 2014, when the plant was up and running, Associated Press reported that it was producing only “about half of its expected annual output.” The California Energy Commission blamed this failure on “clouds, jet contrails, and weather.”

In November 2014, Ivanpah asked Obama for a $539 million bailout.

Google is owned by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. At the time they requested this $539 million bailout, Page was the 19th richest person in the world, with assets of $30.4 billion, and Brin was the 20th richest person in the world, with assets of $30 billion.

916) Photographs from 2007 show Obama marching with and speaking to the New Black Panther Party

These photographs from 2007 show Obama marching with and speaking to the New Black Panther Party.

917) Refused to prosecute members of the New Black Panther Party for their plot to commit murder and bombing

In a November 2014 undercover sting operation, the St. Louis police sold a fake bomb to members of the New Black Panther Party, who thought they were buying a real bomb. They tried to buy two additional bombs, but the EBT card that they were using did not have enough money on it. They were planning to murder Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, and bomb the Gateway Arch.

Normally, the federal government would have charged them with terrorism.

However, the Obama administration refused to charge them with terrorism, or with plotting to commit murder and bombing. The only charges filed by the federal government were for making false statements when they attempted to purchase two 0.45 caliber pistols. The federal indictment made no mention whatsoever of their plot to commit murder and bombing.

918) Refused to explain why he nominated a campaign fundraiser who knew nothing about Hungary to be the ambassador of Hungary

In December 2014, Colleen Bell became the new U.S. ambassador to Hungary, even though she had been unable to name even one strategic interest the U.S. had with Hungary during her conformation hearing. When ABC reporter Jon Karl asked White House spokesman Josh Earnest why Bell was given this position, Earnest refused to answer. Bell had helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Obama’s 2012 campaign.

919) Falsely said that letting illegal aliens stay in the U.S. “will help secure the border”

In December 2014, the Obama administration released a fact sheet which falsely said that letting illegal aliens stay in the U.S. “will help secure the border.”

920) Refused to pay Obamacare navigators for work that they had done more than half a year earlier

In November 2014, it was reported that some Obamacare navigators had not been paid for work that they had done at the beginning of the year.

921) Forced some people to buy an Obamacare policy even though they were also enrolled in Medicare

In December 2014, it was reported that some people were being forced to buy an Obamacare policy even though they were already enrolled in Medicare. When these people tried to cancel their Obamacare plans, they were unable to do so.

922) After police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, Obama ignored the testimony from seven black witnesses, and the forensic evidence

On October 23, 2014, the Huffington Post reported:

Over a half-dozen black witnesses who have testified before a grand jury deciding whether to indict the police officer who killed Michael Brown have provided testimony that “largely supports” Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson’s account of events…

… forensic evidence showed that Brown’s blood was on the gun… other evidence was consistent with Wilson’s account of the shooting…

Based on this testimony and evidence, a St. Louis County grand jury decided on November 25, 2014, that it would not file charges against officer Wilson.

When Obama expressed his disappointment with the grand jury’s decision, he made no reference to these “witnesses” or “evidence.” The complete text of Obama’s statement can be read here.

In addition, after the grand jury announced its decision, the Obama administration said that it would continue its own investigation of officer Wilson.

923) For some families, Obamacare’s “affordable” insurance can cost them “almost a quarter of their family income”

In December 2014, NPR reported:

Don Benfield of Taylorsville, N.C., makes $11 an hour…

The situation only gets worse if Benfield decided to add his wife to his employer policy. Adding her would nearly triple the annual cost, driving it up to $6,200 a year, almost a quarter of their family income.

924) Illegally told employers that they could not dump their sick employees onto Obamacare exchanges

Obamacare allows employers to dump their sick employees onto Obamacare exchanges. However, in December 2014, the Obama administration told employers that they were not allowed to do this. Because Obama made this change to Obamacare without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

925) Illegally ordered for cash benefits to be given to illegal aliens

In November 2014, Obama ordered for cash benefits to be given to illegal aliens. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

926) Released 30,862 foreign criminals into U.S. cities and neighborhoods during fiscal year 2014

During fiscal year 2014, Obama released 30,862 foreign criminals into U.S. cities and neighborhoods.

927) Deported less than 1% of illegal aliens during fiscal year 2014

During fiscal year 2014, Obama deported less than 1% of the illegal aliens who were living in the U.S.

928) Falsely said “the good book says don’t throw stones at glass houses”

In December 2014, Obama falsely said, “The good book says don’t throw stones at glass houses.”

929) Illegally made it easier for illegal aliens to vote in U.S. elections

According to federal law, if an illegal alien with a child born in the U.S. wants to apply to become a U.S. citizen, the illegal alien must leave the U.S. and wait 10 years before their U.S. born adult child can sponsor them for citizenship. If and when they eventually do become a U.S. citizen, they would then be allowed to vote in U.S. elections. However, in November 2014, Obama eliminated this 10 year waiting requirement. Because he did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

930) “I’m an Obama supporter. But Obamacare has hurt my family. Obamacare has been far more frustrating than I’d ever dreamed.”

In December 2014, the Washington Post wrote:

I’m an Obama supporter. But Obamacare has hurt my family.

Obamacare has been far more frustrating than I’d ever dreamed.

By Catherine Keefe

December 10, 2014

Obamacare brought us new health insurance options, but cost us our more affordable plans.

In November 2013, Jim learned his small-business policy would be canceled because it didn’t comply with the new mandate to cover pediatric dentistry and maternity care.

The individual plan I had with Blue Cross was canceled, too.

We learned patience, but we couldn’t keep our doctors.

We had applied online and sent copies of our passports to California Covered for verification, but we received no bill, no confirmation of our coverage, no insurance cards. Jim spent an hour and a half on hold once before getting disconnected. He tried again the next day, waiting another two hours before getting disconnected.

… the urologist wouldn’t accept our new Blue Shield plan – even though the Blue Shield website said he did.

We have no choice to opt out of the required pediatric dentistry or maternity coverage we’ll never use…

931) Skipped 57% of his daily intelligence briefings during his first term

During Obama’s first term, he skipped 57% of his daily intelligence briefings.

932) Obama said 20% of female college students are sexually assaulted, but a study by his own Department of Justice said the actual number was 0.61%

Obama said 20% of female college students are sexually assaulted, but a study by his own Department of Justice said the actual number was 0.61%.

The 20% figure came from a study that counted “attempted forced kissing” as sexual assault.

933) Illegally used a racial double standard to decide who would get prosecuted for growing and selling marijuana

In December 2014, the Obama administration said that it would not prosecute Native Americans for growing and selling marijuana. This exemption is illegal for two reasons. First, the exemption was not approved by Congress. And secondly, the Constitution requires that federal laws apply equally to everyone.

934) The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 against the Obama administration’s claim that international law superseded U.S. law

In 1993, the U.S. adopted an international treaty called “Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction.” The purpose of this treaty was to deal with the possible widespread use of chemical weapons against large numbers of people by terrorists.

However, the Obama administration used this treaty to prosecute a woman who, after finding out that her husband had had an affair with another woman, used toxic chemicals to contaminate the mailbox and car of that other woman. The Obama administration argued that international law superseded U.S. law. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that this crime fell under the jurisdiction of state government, and not the international treaty.

935) Harvard faculty members who supported the passage of Obamacare later complained that they had to pay for it

In January 2015, the New York Times reported:

For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar.

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes that would require them and thousands of other Harvard employees to pay more for health care. The university says the increases are in part a result of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard professors championed.

The faculty vote came too late to stop the cost increases from taking effect this month, and the anger on campus remains focused on questions that are agitating many workplaces: How should the burden of health costs be shared by employers and employees? If employees have to bear more of the cost, will they skimp on medically necessary care, curtail the use of less valuable services, or both?

In Harvard’s health care enrollment guide for 2015, the university said it “must respond to the national trend of rising health care costs, including some driven by health care reform,” in the form of the Affordable Care Act. The guide said that Harvard faced “added costs” because of provisions in the health care law that extend coverage for children up to age 26, offer free preventive services like mammograms and colonoscopies and, starting in 2018, add a tax on high-cost insurance, known as the Cadillac tax.

Richard F. Thomas, a Harvard professor of classics and one of the world’s leading authorities on Virgil, called the changes “deplorable, deeply regressive, a sign of the corporatization of the university.”

Mary D. Lewis, a professor who specializes in the history of modern France and has led opposition to the benefit changes, said they were tantamount to a pay cut. “Moreover,” she said, “this pay cut will be timed to come at precisely the moment when you are sick, stressed or facing the challenges of being a new parent.”

Jerry R. Green, a professor of economics and a former provost who has been on the Harvard faculty for more than four decades, said the new out-of-pocket costs could lead people to defer medical care or diagnostic tests, causing more serious illnesses and costly complications in the future.

“It’s equivalent to taxing the sick,” Professor Green said. “I don’t think there’s any government in the world that would tax the sick.”

“It seems that Harvard is trying to save money by shifting costs to sick people,” said Mary C. Waters, a professor of sociology. “I don’t understand why a university with Harvard’s incredible resources would do this. What is the crisis?”

936) Nominated someone for attorney general who had illegally used secret sentencing procedures to reward criminals for their cooperation

In January 2015, it was reported that Loretta Lynch, Obama’s nominee for attorney general, had illegally used secret sentencing procedures to reward criminals for their cooperation.

937) Although Obama said Obamacare would reduce the number of E.R. visits, a Harvard study showed there was actually an increase

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said it would reduce the number of emergency room visits. However, a study published by Harvard University in January 2014 showed that Obamacare had actually caused an increase in emergency room visits.

938) Although Obama claims to be against income inequality, he dined at a restaurant that charges $500,000 to be a “Charter Member,” and $50,000 to be a “Special Member” 

Although Obama claims to be against income inequality, in January 2015 he dined at a restaurant that charges $500,000 to be a “Charter Member,” and $50,000 to be a “Special Member.”

939) Gave federal employees in Cannes, France, a travel allowance of $702 per day, even though a three star hotel in that city only cost about $100 per night

In December 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had given federal employees in Cannes, France, a travel allowance of $702 per day, even though a three star hotel in that city only cost about $100 per night.

940) Illegally seized seven bows from the Budapest Festival Orchestra at JFK International Airport based on a false accusation that they were made from ivory

In June 2014, the Obama administration illegally seized seven bows from the Budapest Festival Orchestra at JFK International Airport based on a false accusation that they were made from ivory. At the time, all seven bows had documentation with letters and and photographs from their makers which proved that they did not contain any ivory.

941) Illegally destroyed 13 handmade flutes belonging to Boujemaa Razgui at JFK International Airport based on a false claim that they were “fresh” bamboo

In December 2013, the Obama administration illegally destroyed 13 handmade flutes belonging to Boujemaa Razgui at JFK International Airport based on a false claim that they were “fresh” bamboo.

942) Spent $550 million of taxpayers’ money on “improvements” to the FBI’s IT system which actually made it worse

In September 2014, it was reported that the FBI had spent $550 million of taxpayers’ money on “improvements” to its IT system which actually made it worse.

943) Falsely said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “is not Islamic”

In September 2014, Obama falsely said the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “is not Islamic.”

944) Signed a law that allows unions to cut the retirement benefits of their workers and retirees if the plan is 20% or more underfunded

In December 2014, Obama signed a law that allows unions to cut the retirement benefits of their workers and retirees if the plan is 20% or more underfunded.

945) Forced a pair of U.S. Army captains to change their wedding plans at the last minute so he could play a round of golf

In December 2014, Obama forced a pair of U.S. Army captains to change their wedding plans at the last minute so he could play a round of golf.

946) After Vermont paid Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber $80,000 for his “research assistants,” Gruber refused to provide the names, W-2’s, and other information to prove that these “research assistants” actually existed

In November 2014, after Vermont paid Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber $80,000 for his “research assistants,” Gruber refused a request to provide the names, W-2’s, and other information to prove that these “research assistants” actually existed.

947) Obama said that it’s wrong to criticize a man who raped a child

When Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, was 53 years old, he raped a girl who was either nine or ten years old at the time.

In September 2012, Obama said:

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

You can see him saying it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPKf5IUGn_Y

948) Falsely said “My job is to communicate to the American people that the Muslim world is filled with extraordinary people who simply want to live their lives and see their children live better lives”

In 2009, Obama said:

“My job is to communicate to the American people that the Muslim world is filled with extraordinary people who simply want to live their lives and see their children live better lives.”

However, there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution which says that that is part of the President’s job.

949) Although 44% of college graduates were already working at jobs that did not require a college degree, Obama proposed that even more people go to college

In January 2015, Obama proposed that anyone with a C+ average should get two years of free tuition at community college. However, in June 2013, 44% of college graduates were already working at jobs that did not require a college degree.

950) Commander-in-Chief Obama gave female Navy recruits an exemption from getting a mandatory short haircut when they arrive at boot camp

Although Obama claims to believe that women and men should be treated the same, in January 2015 Commander-in-Chief Obama gave female Navy recruits an exemption from getting a mandatory short haircut when they arrive at boot camp.

951) Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said “The real substance of cost control is all about a single thing: telling patients they can’t have something they want.”

In October 2009, Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber wrote:

“The real substance of cost control is all about a single thing: telling patients they can’t have something they want.”

Although liberals ignored Gruber’s remark, two months earlier, in August 2009, they were very critical of Sarah Palin’s claim that Obamacare would result in “death panels.”

I don’t know if Palin’s claim about “death panels” is true or false. But I do know that the liberals who criticized Palin’s statement while ignoring Gruber’s statement were being hypocritical.

952) Announced plans to illegally create a new retirement plan

In January 2014, Obama announced that he would order the Treasury to create a new retirement plan. Because Obama was planning to do this without approval from Congress, his plan was illegal.

953) Only 9% of the illegal aliens that Obama had freed during the border surge of 2012-2014 showed up for their mandatory court appearance

In December 2014, it was reported that only 9% of the illegal aliens that Obama had freed during the border surge of 2012-2014 showed up for their mandatory court appearance.

954) Obama gave funding to the Free Syrian Army, which is controlled by Al-Qaeda

In December 2014, it was reported that Obama had given funding to the Free Syrian Army, which was controlled by Al-Qaeda.

955) Obamacare illegally gave the President powers that were not permitted by the Constitution

In December 2014, the American Spectator wrote:

The Constitution does not permit Congress to cede its legislative powers to any other branch of the government. Yet, this is precisely what the Democrats did in the case of IPAB. Prior to the passage of Obamacare only Congress had the power to make changes to Medicare’s payment rates or coverage. But PPACA transferred that power to IPAB, an Executive branch body whose members will be appointed by the President.

956) Instead of prosecuting Alissa Starzak for stealing classified documents from the CIA, Obama nominated her to be the U.S. Army’s top lawyer

In December 2014, it was reported that Alissa Starzak had stolen classified documents from the CIA. However, instead of prosecuting her, Obama nominated her to be the U.S. Army’s top lawyer.

957) Obama refused to fire or prosecute NSA employees who illegally used the NSA’s spying technology to spy on their romantic partners

In December 2014, it was reported that Obama had refused to fire or prosecute NSA employees who illegally used the NSA’s spying technology to spy on their romantic partners.

958) Social Security Administration broke its promise to “immediately” stop collecting debts from the children of people who had been wrongly paid decades earlier

In April 2014, the Social Security Administration said it would “immediately” stop collecting debts from the children of people who had been wrongly paid decades earlier. However, in December 2014, it was still making such collections.

959) Awarded a grant to create a video game which involves the player “consensually slapping her girlfriend in the face”

In 2013, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded a grant to create a video game which involves the player “consensually slapping her girlfriend in the face.”

960) Illegally seized $33,000 from law abiding restaurant owner Carole Hinders

In 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had illegally seized $33,000 from Iowa restaurant owner Carole Hinders, even though she had not been charged with any crime.

961) “Ecuador Family Wins Favors After Donations to Democrats”

In December 2014, the New York Times reported:

Ecuador Family Wins Favors After Donations to Democrats

The Obama administration overturned a ban preventing a wealthy, politically connected Ecuadorean woman from entering the United States after her family gave tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic campaigns, according to finance records and government officials.

The woman, Estefanía Isaías, had been barred from coming to the United States after being caught fraudulently obtaining visas for her maids. But the ban was lifted at the request of the State Department under former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton so that Ms. Isaías could work for an Obama fund-raiser with close ties to the administration.

962) During Obama’s first six years as President, new rules issued by the EPA contained 43 times as many words as the Gutenberg Bible

During Obama’s first six years as President, new rules issued by the EPA contained 43 times as many words as the Gutenberg Bible.

963) For four years after a new NASA rocket program was cancelled, Obama continued construction of a $349 million test facility that had been started by President Bush

In 2007, when Bush was President, NASA started constructing a $349 million test facility for a new rocket program in Gulfport, Misissippi. In 2010, the rocket program was canceled. However, the construction of the test facility continued for four more years. In June 2014, the construction was finished, at which point the test facility was shut down, never having been used.

964) Hired a convicted thief to work at HUD, who then went on to steal more than $800,000 of taxpayers’ money

After Brian Thompson was convicted of theft, HUD hired him as a GS-13 loan guarantee specialist, for an annual salary of nearly $90,000. He then went on to embezzle more than $800,000 of taxpayers’ money. The Obama administration said that criminal background checks were a form of “race discrimination.”

965) Spent $33,341 to find out if gay and lesbian couples lived near stores that sold cigarettes

In December 2014, the Obama administration spent $33,341 to find out if gay and lesbian couples lived near stores that sold cigarettes.

966) Allowed his friend Al Sharpton to avoid being prosecuted for long term non-payment of millions of dollars of taxes

During Obama’s first six years as President, his friend Al Sharpton visited the White House 72 times. In 2009, Sharpton owed $1.1 million in back taxes. As of November 2014, Shaprton owed more than $4.5 million in back taxes.

967) Although carbon dioxide is the bottom of the food chain, John Holdren, Obama’s science adviser, said we should try to get its emissions “close to zero by 2100″

Carbon dioxide is the bottom of the food chain. All plants and algae need to consume it in order to live. Every living person and animal emits it. However, in December 2014, John Holdren, Obama’s science adviser, said we should try to get carbon dioxide emissions “close to zero by 2100.”

968) Used taxpayers’ money to fund a “blacks only” meeting for the All African People’s Revolutionary Party

In December 2014, it was reported that the Obama administration had given taxpayers’ money to the All African People’s Revolutionary Party to fund a “blacks only” meeting in Portland, Oregon.

969) Lied about the rate of economic growth

Although the economic growth rate during the third quarter of 2014 was 2.7%, the Obama administration falsely claimed that it was 5.0%.

970) Eric Schultz, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary, falsely said “We don’t give concessions to terrorist organizations”

In May 2014, Obama released five “high risk” Taliban terrorists in exchange for U.S. military deserter Bowe Bergdahl. However, in January 2015, Eric Schultz, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary, said, “We don’t give concessions to terrorist organizations.”

971) The “most transparent administration in history” said it won’t let the public see its 332 page net neutrality plan until after the FCC voted on its implementation

In February 2015, the Obama administration said that it would not let the public see its 332 page proposal for net neutrality until after the FCC voted on its implementation.

972) Obama’s 332 page net neutrality plan contained excessive levels of taxation and regulation

Republican FCC Commissioner Ajit Paisaid said that Obama’s net neutrality plan was 332 pages long, and that

“It gives the FCC the power to micromanage virtually every aspect of how the Internet works…”

“The plan explicitly opens the door to billions of dollars in new taxes on broadband… These new taxes will mean higher prices for consumers and more hidden fees that they have to pay.”

“The plan saddles small, independent businesses and entrepreneurs with heavy-handed regulations that will push them out of the market… As a result, Americans will have fewer broadband choices. This is no accident. Title II was designed to regulate a monopoly. If we impose that model on a vibrant broadband marketplace, a highly regulated monopoly is what we’ll get.”

The Daily Caller reported:

In his initial cursory overview of the plan, the commissioner said it would hinder broadband investment, slow network speed and expansion, limit outgrowth to rural areas of the country and reduce Internet service provider (ISP) competition.

973) “President Obama’s 2016 budget targets retirement accounts”

In February 2015, MSN published this article titled “President Obama’s 2016 budget targets retirement accounts.”

974) Tax Policy Center, a liberal think tank, said Obama’s proposed “middle class” tax cut was actually an increase in taxes for the middle class

In January 2015, Tax Policy Center, a liberal think tank, said that Obama’s proposed “middle class” tax cut was actually an increase in taxes for the middle class. Specifically, it said Obama’s policy would result in a seven dollar tax increase for the middle quintile.

975) Bill Maher said Obama “… is perhaps the worst president we’ve had on clamping down on the press”

In January 2015, Bill Maher said Obama…

“… is perhaps the worst president we’ve had on clamping down on the press.”

976) George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley said of Obama, “… many of his actions… are violations of his oath of office”

In January 2015, George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley said of Obama:

“The effort to establish unilateral authority presents an existential threat to our system of government. Although the President has insisted that he is merely exercising executive discretion, any such discretion by definition can only occur within the scope of granted authority and only to the extent that it is not curtailed by the language of the Constitution. This includes his obligation to faithfully execute the law. U.S. Const. art. II, § 3, cl. 4. Some of the President’s actions can be viewed as within permissible lines of discretion. However, many of his actions cannot and are violations of his oath of office. That oath is not merely an affirmative pledge to defend the Constitution but to yield to its limitations on his own authority. To put it simply, that was the deal struck on January 20, 2013.”

977) Julie Moreno borrowed $14,000 to pay for cataract surgery because her Obamacare policy refused to pay for it

In February 2015, it was reported that Julie Moreno of Mountain View, California, borrowed $14,000 to pay for cataract surgery because her Obamacare policy refused to pay for it.

978) Lied about the unemployment rate

In February 2015, Gallup CEO Jim Clifton wrote:

The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment

Here’s something that many Americans — including some of the smartest and most educated among us — don’t know: The official unemployment rate, as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading.

Right now, we’re hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall Street about how unemployment is “down” to 5.6%. The cheerleading for this number is deafening. The media loves a comeback story, the White House wants to score political points and Wall Street would like you to stay in the market.

None of them will tell you this: If you, a family member or anyone is unemployed and has subsequently given up on finding a job — if you are so hopelessly out of work that you’ve stopped looking over the past four weeks — the Department of Labor doesn’t count you as unemployed. That’s right. While you are as unemployed as one can possibly be, and tragically may never find work again, you are not counted in the figure we see relentlessly in the news — currently 5.6%. Right now, as many as 30 million Americans are either out of work or severely underemployed. Trust me, the vast majority of them aren’t throwing parties to toast “falling” unemployment.

There’s another reason why the official rate is misleading. Say you’re an out-of-work engineer or healthcare worker or construction worker or retail manager: If you perform a minimum of one hour of work in a week and are paid at least $20 — maybe someone pays you to mow their lawn — you’re not officially counted as unemployed in the much-reported 5.6%. Few Americans know this.

Yet another figure of importance that doesn’t get much press: those working part time but wanting full-time work. If you have a degree in chemistry or math and are working 10 hours part time because it is all you can find — in other words, you are severely underemployed — the government doesn’t count you in the 5.6%. Few Americans know this.

There’s no other way to say this. The official unemployment rate, which cruelly overlooks the suffering of the long-term and often permanently unemployed as well as the depressingly underemployed, amounts to a Big Lie.

979) Instead of deporting illegal aliens, the Obama administration spent taxpayers’ money to give them hormone therapy

In January 2015, it was reported that instead of deporting illegal aliens, the Obama administration spent taxpayers’ money to give them hormone therapy.

980) Illegally gave 982,000 work permits to illegal aliens and other foreign nationals who were not legally qualified for admission

During Obama’s first six years as President, he illegally gave 982,000 work permits to illegal aliens and other foreign nationals who were not legally qualified for admission.

981) Obamacare customer service telephone number connected an Obamacare customer to “someone reading off a script in the Philippines”

In November 2014, a New York Times article on Obamacare said that Health Republic Insurance was

… a new co-op plan created under the law, for people who lived in the area.

In February 2015, the New York Times wrote:

Compounding the problem is the lack of basic information to shop effectively. When Andrea Greenberg, a New York lawyer, called the help line of Health Republic to clarify the difference between two plans, she found herself speaking to someone reading off a script in the Philippines. “I was really outraged,” she said. “This is an important decision with potentially dire consequences. It’s not like you’re choosing a sweater.”

982) During the first year that Obamacare was in effect, the percentage of U.S. citizens who said they had trouble affording health care increased from 36% to 46%

In February 2015, the New York Times wrote:

A recent New York Times/CBS poll found that 46 percent of Americans said they had trouble affording health care, up 10 percentage points in just one year.

983) A year after Obamacare took effect, the New York Times wrote, “For still others, the new fees are so confusing and unsupportable that they just avoid seeing doctors”

A February 2015 New York Times article on Obamacare said:

“For still others, the new fees are so confusing and unsupportable that they just avoid seeing doctors.”

984) Although Obamacare gives employers an incentive to reduce their employees’ hours, Obama criticized companies that actually responded to this incentive

Because Obamacare’s employer mandate only applies to employees who work 30 or more hours per week, it gives employers an incentive to reduce their employees’ hours to 29 hours per week.

In July 2013, the New York Times reported that Obamacare

“… sharply penalizes full-time employment in favor of part-time employment.”

In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare will

“… destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class… the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this obligation.”

Although it was Obama himself who signed Obamacare into law in March 2010, in February 2015 Obama said:

“… when I hear large corporations that make billions of dollars in profits trying to blame our interest in providing health insurance as an excuse for cutting back workers’ wages, shame on them.”

985) Falsely said, “There is no reason for an employer who is not currently providing health care to their workers to discourage them from either getting health insurance on the job or being able to avail themselves of the Affordable Care Act.”

In February 2015, Obama said:

“There is no reason for an employer who is not currently providing health care to their workers to discourage them from either getting health insurance on the job or being able to avail themselves of the Affordable Care Act.”

However, in the same article, Reuters explained that there is indeed such a reason:

“The Affordable Care Act requires companies with more than 50 employees to pay for health insurance for people who work 30 hours a week or more. Reuters has reported that some businesses are keeping staffing numbers below 50 or cutting the work week to less than 30 hours to avoid providing employee health insurance.”

986) In February 2015, Democrats who voted for Obamacare complained that people actually had to pay for it

In February 2015, Associated Press reported:

Democrats seek relief from health law penalties

Senior Democrats seek sign-up extension for people facing health law penalties

Three senior House members told The Associated Press that they plan to strongly urge the administration to grant a special sign-up opportunity for uninsured taxpayers who will be facing fines under the law for the first time this year.

The three are Michigan’s Sander Levin, the ranking Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee, and Democratic Reps. Jim McDermott of Washington, and Lloyd Doggett of Texas. All worked to help steer Obama’s law through rancorous congressional debates from 2009-2010.

“Open enrollment period ended before many Americans filed their taxes,” the three lawmakers said in a statement. “Without a special enrollment period, many people (who will be paying fines) will not have another opportunity to get health coverage this year.

“A special enrollment period will not only help many Americans avoid making an even larger payment next year, but, more importantly, it will help them gain quality health insurance for 2015,” the lawmakers added.

987) “Top teacher” said she resigned because of Obama’s Common Core and Obama’s continuation of Bush’s No Child Left Behind

In February 2015, Stacie Starr, winner of the 2014 “Top Teacher” award by “Live with Kelly and Michael,” said that she was resigning because of Obama’s Common Core and Obama’s continuation of Bush’s No Child Left Behind. She did not quit teaching per se. Instead, she resigned her official teaching position, and said she would be focusing her efforts on alternative systems of education that were not controlled by the federal bureaucracy.

988) Gave out even more illegal exemptions to Obamacare

In February 2015, Obama gave out even more exemptions to Obamacare. Because he did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

989) Sent false tax information to 800,000 Obamacare enrollees

In February 2015, it was reported that the Obama administration had sent false tax information to 800,000 Obamacare enrollees.

990) Falsely said that “economic grievances” were a cause of terrorism

In February 2015, Obama said that “economic grievances” were a contributing factor to terrorism. However, in the real world, many terrorists come from middle class and wealthy backgrounds.

991) Illegally continued part of his illegal amnesty program even after a federal judge blocked it

In February 2015, the Obama administration continued part of its illegal amnesty program even after a federal judge blocked it.

992) Department of Energy spent taxpayers’ money on a casino night, a Super Bowl party, a golf tournament, a banquet on a dinner cruise boat, and dinner at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Between April 2013 and September 2014, the Department of Energy spent taxpayers’ money on a casino night, a Super Bowl party, a golf tournament, a banquet on a dinner cruise boat, and a dinner at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

993) Advised border patrol agents to release drunk drivers

In February 2015, the Obama administration advised border patrol agents to release drunk drivers.

994) Made it possible for illegal aliens to collect back tax refunds even if they had never actually paid any taxes

In February 2015, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress that Obama’s amnesty program for illegal aliens made it possible form them to collect back tax refunds even if they had never actually paid any taxes.

995) After an Islamic terrorist who murdered four Jews at a kosher supermarket in France said he had specifically targeted them because they were Jewish, Obama falsely said the attack was “random”

In January 2015, an Islamic terrorist named Ahmedy Coulibaly murdered four Jews at Hyper Cacher, a kosher supermarket in France.

The Jerusalem Post reported:

Coulibaly called a French TV station from the kosher supermarket and said he was an al-Qaida terrorist and that he chose the kosher supermarket because he wanted to kill Jews.

However, Obama said the murders were “random.”

996) Broke his promise to release a 28 page document which allegedly proved that the Saudi Arabian government had supported the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

In September 2014, it was reported that Obama had broken his promise to release a 28 page document which allegedly proved that the Saudi Arabian government had supported the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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  1. Fritz Bayerlein replied:

    What a bunch of crybaby bigots.

    • hmichaelh replied:

      When you cannot disprove the facts, the best thing to do is attack those who support factual reality. Nice job, Fritz.

  2. texasvetgal replied:

    In short…Obama is a worthless lying traitorous scumbag who should be in Prison…Not DC.

    • poetopoet replied:

      In short and tall of it…Obama is a worthless lying traitorous scumbag who should be in Prison…Not DC. but six feet under or some pile of ash. Right on!

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        You know poet is is not often that we agree on things…probably because I think with my heart instead of my head but that is a personal thing….but your comment about Obama if there is an 18 trillion percentage somewhere out there you sir have it…My grandson just chimed in as said bury a pig with him…what ever the hell that means…
        I do make my apologies for the actions I have done in the past as there is another poetopoet that I have to put up with in one of my IRC chat channels the man is a total pig and believes Obama is the best thing since God made air. He CLAIMS that he is the only poe to poet there is on the internet but I found that to be a lie, typical of a Liberal Democrat.
        Once again sir I do apologize as I was assuming you were he and he was you.
        But back to this Obama thing. Here is my Idea. Put him in prison wait till his term in prison is over, oh say 8 years of hell just like the 8 years of hell he has put us through, then ship his happy ass to a very small island that is not even on the charts and stick him there for the rest of his life. Hell to 25% of America he won’t be missed.

      • Eaglesglen replied:

        Get rid of Obama this way.
        #1) rub it in really painfully to all the democrat voters that Obama clearly lied to his voters (and all America) to get his ObamaCare passed. Big Obama lies like it wont cost a dime more, keep your doctor, keep your policy (Obama then exempted business to make Obama’s voters pay for ObamaCare).
        #2) Get Obama’s voters really upset, go for and obtain complete DE-FUNDING of what Obama seeks to gain from his dishonesty: Obama taxes for abortion, contraception, expand consumer base, give free ObamaCare to all those millions that did not sign up.
        #3) IF Obama fights back to get ObamaCare funding for Obama to profit from Obama’s dishonesty, shut down the federal government, call out Obama the liar to tell all the democrat voter Obama wants ObamaCare for Obama and not his voters. Publicly rip Obama a new ___hole.
        #4) COMPLETEY DE-FUND ANY Obama funding of ANYTHING for illegals so Obamas voters can have jobs and not illegals.
        #5) iF we can get Obama’s voters really upset over both issues we just might be able to get enough senate votes to IMPEACH AND REMOVE OBAMA.

      • poetopoet replied:

        I sent this to bone-head speaker 12/3/2014.

        Dear Mr. Speaker: If what I have read is true? That you John Boehner have waved a Racist White Flag of the surrender of America’s Constitution to a Black Madman, Barack Hussein Obama’s Presidential Executive Order that grants unknown millions upon millions illegal aliens amnesty to stay and benefit off of America’s generous social programs!

        If true Mr. Speaker you are useless Jackass, (rino) when you should be a raging bull Elephant, a true blue American Mr. Speaker you deserve no respect, shelter or pity in your own hell.

        If you want to save your sorry ass, go after Obama’s paranoia ego by declaring President Obama mentally unfit to hold office publicly, because he is a functioning idiot and more dangerous to America than V. P. Joe Biden, under your letter head to every news source.

        No legal or sane president before the world at a G-20 Summit news conference; on foreign soil Australia, November 16, 2014, dare answer this simple question posed by a journalist: Ed Henry:

        “At your Burma town hall a couple of days ago, you tried to inspire young leaders by saying, “governments need to be held accountable, need to be responsive to the people.” I wonder how you square that with your former adviser, Jonathan Gruber claiming you were not transparent about the health law because in his words the American people, the voters are stupid. Did you mislead Americans about the taxes, about keeping your plan in order to get the bill passed?

        President Barack H. Obama: “No, I did not. I just heard about this. I get well briefed before I come out here. The fact that some advisor who never worked on staff expressed an opinion that I disagree with in terms of the voters is in no reflection on the process that was run.”

        Obama needs to leave office politely or be removed from office immediately; for he is speaking in pathetic lies. Very unstable and unable mentally to function as our president, for no one can or shall ever believe him.

        He is mentally unstable enough to not govern 300 million American citizens! Although, during a Brookings Institution panel back in April 2006, then-Sen. Barack Obama claimed he had “stolen” ideas from a gang of liberal economists and academics, including his now now-infamous Obamacare architect naming “Jon Gruber, my dear friend”, as one. The president on numerous other recorded occasions has praised and showered Jon Gruber with tributes and honors for his work implementing his Obamacare-ACA bill through the Congress, Senate and “Stupid” American voters. Obama denies his own trans-parenting overreach; he made to change the law.

        President Obama admits to changing the ACA law, that only congress can change a law! Obama by answering hecklers November 25, 2014: “What you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law!” rewrote many immigration laws himself.

        Only a self-proclaimed despot tyrant would dare change and deny such a fiasco with” No. I did not. I just heard about this. I get well briefed before I come here.” to the world! Obama’s ludicrous “stupid” statement is to the point of being imbecilic, at best! Though, not for a delusional sociopath like President Obama! Obama by all psychiatric accounts is mentally unstable and without question a pathological liar.

        President Obama is unfit to perform his presidential duties as proscribed by law and his Presidential Oath of Office: Thus he must be removed from office, in the invent his psychopathic and psychedelic manifestations from his admitted illicit drug use and dealings cause irreversible harm to the survival America and others by his unconstitutional illegal Executive Orders.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        Not to sound petty but there are a lot of IF’s in your theory.
        Though I like it extremely well I would like you to know this, “IF” is the biggest and most doubtful word in the English language.
        For almost 3 years not from various anti Obama groups I have seen the word IMPEACHMENT, and how they are going to do it, YET Obama is still here.
        People seem to have the impression that when the president is impeached he is removed from office. THAT my friend is furthest from the truth. People “impeached” Clinton yet he stayed out his term.
        Here is what the definition of impeach means …
        verb (used with object)
        1. to accuse (a public official) before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office.
        2. Chiefly Law. to challenge the credibility of: to impeach a witness.
        3. to bring an accusation against.
        4. to call in question; cast an imputation upon: to impeach a person’s motives.
        5. to call to account.

        Really it is a legal term meaning the dude is a liar and cannot be trusted..Obama is all those thing.
        Now Impeachment is a different thing yet almost means the same.
        1. the impeaching of a public official before an appropriate tribunal.
        2. (in Congress or a state legislature) the presentation of formal charges against a public official by the lower house, trial to be before the upper house.
        3. demonstration that a witness is less worthy of belief.
        4. the act of impeaching.
        5. the state of being impeached.

        Now in both of those words there is no mention of the removal from office

        Bottom line LIKE CLINTON WE ARE STUCK WITH OBAMA TILL THE END OF HIS TERM.

        Sorry my friend to burst your bubble it was and still is a good idea…to bad it could not have been done the first 4 years because we never would have had another 4 years.

      • poetopoet replied:

        I like my way, the bastard is insane!

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        Your way DOES sound the best way.

      • poetopoet replied:

        It is, as Rev. Wright would say: “It’s Down and Dirty” but fast, just get him when high or having one of his temper tampons.

      • Eaglesglen replied:

        Maybe not, there is the “Klayman v. Obama Deportation” action in the court system to deport Obama. Couuld be quickest, cheapest way to get rid of Obama.
        Impeachment in progress included Arpaio V. Obama which rips Obama’s word.
        Go to http://www.FreedomWatchUSA.org to see more both these Klayman suits.

      • poetopoet replied:

        I repeat, just declare the bastard insane.

      • hmichaelh replied:

        The dispute here about the word “Impeachment” misses the point, I think. Clearly, your definition of impeachment is correct, Constitution Believer. And we have had two presidents impeached…..Andrew Johnson and William Jefferson Clinton. Neither of these two presidents was removed from office, but they both were actually impeached. (You can find a list of public servants who have actually been impeached and removed from office on line. Most of them are Judges.)

        Now, if Eaglesglen is hoping to just add a third president to that list, in the name of Ohbongo, I must join him in that wish. But I think he means to “Impeach and Remove from Office.” And I think that latter accomplishment is not going to happen in our modern day culture of fear of the Negro. Political Correctness, and the realities of today’s politics, make such a removal from the presidency absolutely impossible. But I think it would really be a good idea to just “Impeach” him. Make him the third president in history to be impeached. Make the history books list him as such. But I don’t think Speaker of the House “Clink” Bonner (sic) has the balls to do it. And he could easily do it if he just had the testicular fortitude.

        So for now, we are left to wait for the passage of two more years, and pray in that period Hillary is not the follow on president.

        PS Do you know from where the term “Clink” Bonner comes? Michael Savage coined the term to make a not-so-subltly comment on the Speakers drinking problem. Ice cubes in a glass make a “Clink” sound.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        As of Obozo I must also join the now growing list of followers to get rid of him. Hell even people in his own party want to get rid of him.

        I also believe that is his intention and like I said previously impeach him yes and yes he can be impeached based only on the lies he said as it has brought dismay and even civil unrest in the country. Remove him from office only when his term is up, which in my opinion is the most ignorant of all the amendments…but then look what we would inherit should Obama be removed Still another idiot Biden, so I don’t know which is worst Obama or Biden

        Hell if I had Bohners job I’d be a slush myself.

      • poetopoet replied:

        I repeat “The Bastard is Insane!” relieve him of duty, he lied to 3 billion people and thought nothing of it, what would hold him back from killing 3 billion people?

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        Well bastard is to kind of a word. The words scumbag and low life son of a bitch comes to mind. Am I closer?

      • poetopoet replied:

        Well something or someone had to put scum in the bag to get the bastard to be called a scumbag, unless they’re Black-Bagging it on the Black-Market.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        I forgot to mention in my last reply to you, must be old age, we have one other problem to consider if we get rid of the vermin in the White House.
        One name comes to mind……Joseph Biden.
        Really the question should be how do we rid BOTH Obama and Biden without putting the country in Jeopardy?

      • poetopoet replied:

        Hit the Head Pin and the Second Pin stands useless!

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        thank God for that.
        Maybe luck will have it that he falls and breaks his back and he will be in the hospital for the next 18 months….(i should live so long)…but as my aunt used to say IF WISHES WERE HORSES THAT BEGGARS MIGHT RIDE.

      • poetopoet replied:

        I thought that was pronounced “Buggers” ?

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        My bad, I stand corrected.

      • Thom* replied:

        There are two good things that comes out of impeaching a President. 1: It must be very unsettling and embarrassing. 2: He becomes even more of a lame duck and can be tried in a civil court of law once his term has been completed.

        I say “just do it” and “get-r-done”.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        I totally agree there Thom, BUT we are forgetting one other moron.
        Though we would be ridding ourselves of as you say the “lame duck” we are forgetting another court jester Joe Biden. Of course he cant fart unless the President tells him to but we would still have to put up with him till 2016.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        As I stated to Poet…we are forgetting one thing…and believe me with this one you cannot have one without the other….the thing we are forgetting is, JOESPH BIDEN….
        We rid the country of the pestilence of Obama and we only have the comedy of the Court Jester Biden…
        Question is how do we rid both without messing up the country?

      • poetopoet replied:

        That person sounds like a total idiot. I confess that I believe I am one of best, though unknown poets around. Something to do in my old age; that
        picture is me in 1974 at “poet.us”

    • Constitution Believer replied:

      Well texas there are 3 letters that come to mind P.O.S. am I close?

  3. Super American replied:

    Well the USA has officially been raped yesterday, 12/13/14 by the OMNIBUS Act which will add just another TRILLION DOLLARS in Spending. Is it just me or do we Americans allow this injustice to happen to us when we should be waterboarding those political traitors and this damn POS POTUS who instigated this massive catastrophe in the first place so when will Americans be brave enough to start a second American Revolution!?

    • Constitution Believer replied:

      Well you HAVE heard of the saying play with fire and you will get burned.
      Well, considering this issue occurred in the mid 50’s this low life president just made a pact with the devil to further the destruction of the United States.
      I don’t like people that embrace communism and THAT today is just what the low life POS did with Cuba.
      60 years of being just 100 miles from communism today Obama just made that span closer by his agreement with Castro or the Cuban Government.
      in 2008 Obama promised the citizens of America that he would CHANGE things in the United States. THAT HE DID…because of his ideas he has drawn a wider line between whites and blacks, he had totally removed our freedom of choices, he has sided with some of the most radical racisrts on this planet, now he has brought us closer to communism than any other president in modern history, and you know something NO ONE CAN DO A DAMN THING ABOUT IT.
      Oh people run their mouths IMPEACH….that should have been thought of with the first time he insulted someone, instead of a beer party in the Rose Garden that person should have presented Obama with a document stating he was impeached. But just like Clinton he would have stayed till the end of his term. Just think of how 2012 would have turned out had Obama been impeached before that.
      Oh well, like the old saying goes YOU SNOOZE YOU LOOSE…

      • Eagles glen of eagles replied:

        And NO PUBLICATIONS that OBAMA was DEFEATED BY ISIS IN IRAQ?
        Obama is still in office? Now this …
        On 12-16-2014 remembering Patton at the “Battle of the Bulge” defining what America is.
        Today an Obama that whip a wet noodle like ISIS.

      • poetopoet replied:

        Obama is insane and must be removed from office!

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        How? Any ideas gracelessly accepted.

      • poetopoet replied:

        I know of five PHDs that will verify Obama is insane.

        I re-post my edited answer to that question:

        No sane person, especially a president before the world at a G-20 Summit, at a live news conference in Australia, November 16, 2014, would dare to lie to the world, but Obama did.

        Obama when answering a simple question posed by a U.S. journalist Ed Henry; viewed around the world; president Barack Hussein Obama outright lied, when he knew the exact opposite to be true, Obama lied to the world!

        Question: “At your Burma town hall a couple of days ago, you tried to inspire young leaders by saying, “governments need to be held accountable, need to be responsive to the people.” I wonder how you square that with your former adviser, Jonathan Gruber claiming you were not transparent about the health law because in his words the American people, the voters are stupid. Did you mislead Americans about the taxes, about keeping your plan in order to get the bill passed?

        Obama: “No, I did not. I just heard about this. I get well briefed before I come out here. The fact that some advisor who never worked on staff expressed an opinion that I disagree with in terms of the voters is in no reflection on the process that was run.”

        Although Obama answered the question with a lie, it’s the fact he lies a lot. Because, Obama, during a live taped Brookings Institution panel in April 2006. A then Senator Barack Hussein Obama claimed he had “stolen” his ideas from a gang of liberal economists and academics, including his now-infamous Obamacare architect “Jon Gruber, my dear friend”. Obama did claim as his friend, comrade and confidante dictate, who helped him implement his Obamacare before congress and We the People, and he denied Grubers many visits to the White House.

        Therefore, Obama appears to be mentally unstable before the world and We the People; the normally and the least educated knowledgeable as a pathetic sick liar. Enough to be proven and claimed to be be mentally unable, even insane to govern 300 million American citizens legal or not, as proof of Obama’s insanity and lawless rule upon “Stupid” and not so “Stupid” population.

        Obama needs to leave office politely or be removed from office immediately; for he is speaking in pathetic lies to the world and America. Obama is very unstable and unable mentally to function as our president, for no nation or citizen can or ever believe him again.

        The president on numerous other recorded occasions has praised and showered Jon Gruber with tributes and honors for his work implementing Obamacare-ACA bill through the Congress, Senate and upon “Stupid” American voters. Obama denies his own trans-parenting overreach; he made to change the same law November 16, 2014.

        When President Obama admits to changing the ACA law, knowingly, that only congress can change a law! Obama by answering hecklers on November 25, 2014: stated “What you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law!”. Obama also rewrote many immigration laws himself.”

        Only a self-proclaimed despot tyrant would dare change and deny such a fiasco with” No. I did not. I just heard about this. I get well briefed before I come here.” to the world! Obama’s ludicrous “stupid” statements are to the point of being imbecilic, at best! Though, not for a delusional sociopathic liar as is President Obama! Obama by all psychiatric professional accounts is mentally unstable and without question, a dangerous pathological liar.

        President Obama is unfit to perform his presidential duties as proscribed by law and his Presidential Oath of Office: Thus he must be removed from office, in the invent his psychopathic and psychedelic manifestations from his admitted illicit drug use and dealings cause irreversible harm to the survival America and others by his unconstitutional illegal Executive Orders and Memorandums.

      • Greg replied:

        Keep in mind that Hillary is also a liar just like Obama with a proven track record of deceit. More to come after this two years are up, if the mass media keeps up their spin on things.

      • poetopoet replied:

        The Clinton’s are more than mere liars, they are War Criminals and killers, for if the public only knew of their role in JFK jr murder, they would be hung in Times Square.

        Obama on the other hand of extremism, is a radical black nation destroyer and can be shot on sight at anytime by anyone legally!

      • hmichaelh replied:

        Now you are making outrageous claims and probably illegal suggestions. You really need to tone down these extremist comments. I despise both the clintons and the Ohbongos, but you need to support your claims with evidence, and be very careful about suggesting violent actions.

      • poetopoet replied:

        OK, I promise never again to order ten thousand Tomahawk Missiles into a Catholic city like B. Clinton did for his Muslims buddies and I promise not to let 20 million illegal aliens into America, some killers and let 30,000 of them out of jail. etc, etc.

        You can keep your sanctimonious sacrilegious appeasements to yourself, period, freedom of speech is all We the People have a right to, right or wrong.

      • hmichaelh replied:

        Since you have neither the legal power not authority to act in the manner clinton did, you comparative comment about what you will NOT do is beyond ridiculous.

        What you say about free speech also lacks a clear understanding of the limits. It is not permissible to scream “FIRE” in a crowded theater, and it is also against the law to call for the assassination of the President. Since you don’t seem to understand those limits, I was kind enough to call them to your attention so you don’t spend anytime with the Secret Service explaining yourself, and possibly end up with a cellmate named “Bubba” in some prison. Instead of graciously accepting the comment in the spirit in which it was given, you rant on with your silly and confused logic.

      • poetopoet replied:

        You have to be a Dumb Blonde M/F (unlike a smart one), I repeat my post: “You can keep your sanctimonious sacrilegious appeasements to yourself, period, freedom of speech is all We the People have a right to, right or wrong.” you have no common sense!

        I believe you are a liberal demonic appeaser! You dare justify President Clinton’s War Crimes by implying Clinton had the legal authority to kill thousands of citizens while you mock my comparison as incredulous and ridiculous by your fictional portrayal of my post as “silly and confused logic.” as logic yourself Bubba!

        Your post: “Since you have neither the legal power not authority to act in the manner clinton did, you comparative comment about what you will NOT do is beyond ridiculous.”

        The manner in which you state and point your finger belies your ignorance to those facts of a War Criminal and illegal unconstitutional foreign national black president, I posted in jest for you to read, not to justify.

      • hmichaelh replied:

        You continue to be delusional about who I am. And you have already lost the argument when you have to revert to calling people vulgar and insulting names instead of dealing with the substantive issues being discussed. Did your mother teach you to talk like that?

        I implied nothing about clinton’s legal authority. If you were able to read and comprehend English, you would understand I simply said YOU did not have the power or authority to do what clinton did. I will help you with your difficulty with the English language by explaining what I said made no mention about whether or not clinton was justified in what he did. However, I will repeat, YOU do not have the power or authority to do what he did.

        It must be troubling and distressful to live with a mind such as yours which lacks contact with reality, confuses history, and incorrectly expresses your ridiculous thoughts in writing.

      • poetopoet replied:

        You have proved yourself an Ebonics major, not a Magi. But your tower of Babble was filling space and time for awhile.

      • hmichaelh replied:

        I repeat myself…..”You continue to be delusional…”

      • poetopoet replied:

        I find it almost hilarious that one cannot insult a liberal democrat, for they keep on coming back for more. No wonder their mascot is a Jackass and lady you take the cup-cake, you’re insane like Obama. Fuck Off!

      • hmichaelh replied:

        Is that why you keep coming back? I know you are a pretend Loony-Liberal in sheeps clothing, but I thought you might be prescient enough to take your own advice. So you keep coming back, as you describe what you are.

      • poetopoet replied:

        Proof, one cannot insult a liberal demonic democrat. I have a legal Prescription Pad, can I write you up for some lithium? I am a doctor you know.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        Michael even with me you have proven to be a dolt, and 1 I am a conservative, 2 though my education is that of Poet’s I did not major in the art of English, and 3. and even at times you annoy me profoundly.
        Yes, there were many times that I cussed him out until one day I decided that enough was enough and I read and I mean READ his posts got out the ENGLISH THESAURUS and sure enough his words started to sound reasonable.
        Even with my you have proven at times to be someone without common sense.
        Sorry but thi8s time I have to side with Poe.
        And another thing LEARN TO AGREE TO DISAGREE.

      • hmichaelh replied:

        You DO remember the difference between “Impeachment” and “Removal from Office”, right? We’ve had two Presidents impeached. We have not had even one removed from Office.

        As I have stated before, I know there is no way Ohbongo is going to be removed from Office. But I would go along with making him the third President impeached, just so his place in history will be preserved. I also know the Republicans who have control of the Congress don’t have the testicles to impeach this POS.

        So you can kick and scream, and make great comments……but the truth is, nothing is going to change. Our political system is so screwed up, the next President will probably be a clinton or a Bush. Who would have ever thought????

      • poetopoet replied:

        History does have a way of repeating itself, no matter the image. I would like the Garden of Eden to repeat just once more.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        Personally I don’t think presidents can be removed from office except being for an act of treason.
        Impeached yes, hell all that does is show his inability to tell the truth.
        But then I am just a lowly Republican and what do I know.

      • eaglesglen replied:

        There may be a quicker way, like deportation.
        Follow Klayman vs Obama Deportation at FreedomWatch.org .

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        Sadly Eagle that piece of shhh was actually born here in this country. Sadly like other anchor babies he went all over hell’s half acre till he returned to the US to attend college.
        Dear friend there is not a day that does not go by that I don’t wish he could be deported.
        He has not committed treason, at least that I know of, so therefore he cannot be deported or removed from office.
        What SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED was back in 2008 during the campaigning people should have stopped to use their heads instead of their wallets.
        You had people voting for him because he was black, you had people voting for him for the dumbest reasons.
        When he came up with his Obamacare HR.3200 people should have seen that red flag and instead of just shrugging their shoulders, and that goes for the idiots in my party, with the exception of my best friend Congressman Latta who, like me read all 1100 pages of this nightmare from hell called Obamacare…THAT is when he should have been impeached. And when Nan Pelosi came up with her wittless comment about passing it before reading it just told me how the Democrats are thinking……nothing like the Democrats that I used to be associated with.
        No, my friend sadly we have be be stuck with him for the next 22 months because it would talk longer then that to get him impeached.

      • poetopoet replied:

        SOS your wish is my command wish list, he is not coming back from Hawaii!

        I asked Santa for that wish.

      • eaglesglen replied:

        Sadly you will find his moither was under age. Do your research. Read the filing or the internet news about the suit filing. You are so funnnnny.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        Look eagle I do do my research. I never thought that the AGE of someone would be a factor in making my decisions or not.
        Lets put it this way…Obama’s mama was a tramp. Lord only knows just how many people she was with before she found one big enough and long enough to suit her purposes.
        SOOOOOOOOOOOOO, for your benefit here is something that may please your attitude.
        Obamas mama was born in 1942, she gave birth to Obama in 1961, which means she was 18 years 8 months and 6 days old to be exact.
        NOW PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE tell me what is the difference between an 18 year old in 1961 and an 18 year old in 2014.
        Look you want to suck up to Obama that is your right. You want to suck up to the GOP that also is your right, and if you want to suck up to the Libertarian, Progressive, Moderate or even the communistic party that is your right as an American citizen and strictly none of my business.
        But when you start twisting the facts that is here I tend to get a little testy.
        You want to split hairs fine I can split them also.
        Now I know why some of the people here on Dan’s take the attitude toward you that they do.

      • hmichaelh replied:

        It would be interesting to get inside your head to understand what your thought process might be. You write, “History does have a way of repeating itself, no matter the image.” What does that mean? History often does repeat itself, but how is it limited by the image? What image?

        And what do you mean when you say, “I would like the Garden of Eden to repeat just once more”? What do you want it to repeat? And how can a garden repeat anything other than some past growing season?

        See what I mean? Your writings are, at a minimum, confusing.

      • poetopoet replied:

        Simple, the main image of Rome’s 700-800 rein fall to so called barbarians, we call Muslim terrorists. As England, France, Spain who once controlled the known world and there again they too fell liberal politics.

        If We the People accept our own demise under a black idiot, let All-Mighty God start all over again, as in the Garden of Eden. God is no racist but God did create everyone different for a reason and never once said fuck a black women.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        I forgot to add to my response …. hmichaelh ……….. I was a little insulted with you thinking I kick and scream over the pos Obama.
        Obviously you feel that because I voted for Bush I am a dolt. Well please tell me who YOU felt would have gotten the job done.
        Lets see we had the inventor of the internet Gore, hmmm I can just see this planet now with his global warming thing, then we had Kerry.
        Now I have no clue what political party you belong to nor do I care as it is none of my business. But at that time I like millions of other voters, both in my party and the opposing party felt that the person they were voting for was the best for the job.
        So buddy i am not the only one you should be bitching and moaning to.
        If you feel you can do a better job in running this phucked up country then please feel free to run for the presidency. What the hell you can’t screw it up with your ideas any more then any of the other past presidents since Washington did.

  4. hmichaelh replied:

    To Constitution Believer I must say, I know you and I agree on more than we disagree. “Kick and Scream” is a term of speech I used to describe your comments opposing Ohbongo, as do I. And I did not mean to insult you, but rather wanted to suggest all that we comment on in opposition to Ohbongo is not going to get anything done to change his presidency, or what he is doing to our Nation.

    Your challenge to me to run for the Presidency is, of course, ludicrous. No common person can run for the Presidency without the support of huge money and power politics……and neither you nor I have that. So, while I recognize your intent is to insult me for my inability to fix the things which need to be fixed in our Country, I will not take it personally. I can’t do it, and neither can you. The best we can do is continue to voice our opinions and hope they influence others to join our opposition to what is destroying our Nation. That’s reality. Another reality is Ohbongo is not going to be impeached, and removed from office. To pretend otherwise is whistling in the wind (another term of speech.)

    I voted for Bush (both of them) as you say you did. The alternative for me was incredibly distasteful (Dukakis, clinton, AlGore, then Kerry.) I even voted for McCain and Romney, given the obvious evil of Ohbongo. FYI, for future reference about who I am, I am a retired Federal (Coast Guardsman, CIA, State Dept, Atomic Energy Commission, Nuclear Regulatory Commission) and International (International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna) employee. I will turn 75 next summer. I have been a registered Independent for as long as I have been able to vote. As a Federal Employee I felt being registered with one of the two political parties would violate my commitment to the taxpaying public who paid my salary. However, my political beliefs are strongly conservative, and I am a great believer in the amazing prescience of the United States Constitution. I believe it to be one of the greatest written documents on earth.

    • Constitution Believer replied:

      Well michael let me be the one to apologize for my ignorance.
      The Constitution is the closer to me then you would ever know.
      My last name is Livingston…and if you know anything about the Constitution you will know that name.
      My family on both sides have fought for this country since the 1700’s and continue to do just that.
      Please feel free to look up Phillip and William as I was named William middle name is totally different therefore I cannot be a III or even IX.
      Michael with the war camps that I go into lately I am always on my guard.
      When someone says something especially after I have just debated with someone over that piece of crap they call president I have a very bad habit of going off on the wrong person.
      Look what I did with poor Poet..hell I bit his head off for no reason what so ever and by the looks of things I did the very same thing to you.
      There are very few here on Dan’s Blog that actually agree with me. Most are Progressives and Liberals.
      Again Michael please accept my apologies. I guess again I zigged when I should have zagged.

      • hmichaelh replied:

        No apology is needed. No offense was taken. It’s just stimulating to have intelligent conversations.

  5. Greg replied:

    The people who are wise vote libertarian, they are tired of the old Democrat-Republican charade. We can sleep better at night knowing we have not been suckered into that tired old con game.

    • Constitution Believer replied:

      Are you saying that the only people with “smarts” should be Libertarians?
      Boy you must have a very small party.
      And I guess anyone that is NOT a Libertarian are the dumbest people in the world…..
      At least that is what your blog is implying…and personall if that is part of your reasoning I think it is extremely rude for you to think that.
      Let’s see
      Libertarian party established 1971
      Republican party established 1854 (year my family joined the GOP)
      Democratic party established 1828 (originally formed as the Democrat-Republican party)
      Now I would say according to your way of thinking between 1828 and 2014 THERE WAS A LOT OF DUMB ASS’S.
      NOW please tell me just how many LIBERTARIANS HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY SINCE 1971?
      Now with the exception of Ron Paul please supply me with a list of the Libertarians in Congress, and a list of Libertarians in the Senate.
      I am willing to bet you will beat around the bush (pardon the paraphrase) and avoid the question all together….
      So far you are the only one lacking “smarts” to even qualify being a Libertarian.

      • Greg replied:

        You do not seem to understand, I do not vote libertarian to see that person win, I vote libertarian because the libertarians have the principles that I believe in, and are true to my convictions. How many get elected to office is an entirely different matter. Most folks would rather go with the herd mentality, and keep voting for the same old poison., whether it be Republican or Democrat, it is the same thing. Happens every election cycle, back and forth. If everybody were to vote libertarian, things would be drastically different. What difference does the date that the party being established, make when it comes to living with modern problems, and living in the here and now? You lost me on that line of reasoning. Later….

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        You said in your comment, which by the way I can agree on not that I know what you are saying how ever this statement is another matter and please explain it further…..”If everybody were to vote libertarian, things would be drastically different. ”
        I am willing to bet that the only difference there would be is it is a different political party.
        You like and believe in the teachings of Ron Paul. I don’t happen to agree with them. NOW, his son Rand that is a different story.
        What I am wanting you to do is tell me just what drastic changes could the Libertarian party do that would get me to change my mind and maybe my party.

      • Greg replied:

        If I were to go explaining I would be on this keyboard for hours, Libertarians are for smaller government, less federal mandates, laws, policy, and rules etc. Like the way government used to be. Look it up, don’t take my word for anything. Being open-minded everything I know is subject to change. Sounds like we are both on the same playing field in that regard.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        I would love to see a smaller government with less federal mandates, laws, policy, and rules. But that is something we will never see.
        However there is one thing that would bother me most.about a smaller government, provided the government we are talking about is the one I am thinking.
        The government employes somewhere around 2.8 million people. That is a lot of people. BUT if we can manage to get this government back down to about where it was in the early to mid 50’s that would mean there would be a lot of people out of work.
        How do we solve that?

      • Thom* replied:

        Drop the commercial taxes down to where they were back then and end all the (BS) regulations. The manufacturing industry has been taxed and regulated out of existence. When ever government gets involved it screws up.

  6. Eaglesglen replied:

    Answering Constitution Believer Dec 19
    Following from an article.
    ” “When enacted in 1952, section 301 (of federal immigration laws at the time) required a U.S. citizen married to an alien to have been physically present in the United States for 10 years, including five after reaching the age of fourteen, to transmit citizenship to foreign-born children. The 10-year transmission requirement remained in effect from 12:01 a.m. EDT December 24, 1952, through midnight November 13, 1986, and still is applicable to persons born during that period,” the Western Journalism Center’s report explained.
    Ann Dunham was only 18 years old upon Barack Hussian Obama’s birth on August 4, 1961. Her own date of birth in Wichita, Kansas, was November 29, 1942. She turned 14 on November 29, 1956. Therefore in contrast to the law’s requirement, she had lived only 4 1/2 years from her 14th birthday up until Barack Hussein Obama’s birth on August 4, 1961 – and apparently not all of those years actually within the United States.”
    This is the research I was referring to.

    • Constitution Believer replied:

      My dear friend, may I please ask a simple question?
      Where DO you get your information. What the hell is your source.

    • Constitution Believer replied:

      One thing bothers me Eagle, this statement “She turned 14 on November 29, 1956. Therefore in contrast to the law’s requirement, she had lived only 4 1/2 years from her 14th birthday up until Barack Hussein Obama’s birth on August 4, 1961 – and apparently not all of those years actually within the United States.”
      Read it and tell me is sounds right…read it several times like I did. ‘;

      • Eaglesglen replied:

        Read the 24 page Klayman filing (also at FredomWatch.org) or read a web pag search on the filing (like WND.com …).
        She is under age for making American citizens per my posting.

  7. Constitution Believer replied:

    Eaglesglen, either you don’t know how to type when giving information to confirm your words or you know nothing of the internet.
    THIS is what was given to me when I went to you fredomwatch.org
    Server not found

    Firefox can’t find the server at http://www.fredomwatch.org.

    Check the address for typing errors such as ww.example.com instead of http://www.example.com
    If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.
    If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

    The same when I went to freedomwatch.org
    Server not found

    Firefox can’t find the server at http://www.freedomwatch.org.

    Check the address for typing errors such as ww.example.com instead of http://www.example.com
    If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.
    If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

    Please supply another link for your proof!

  8. Constitution Believer replied:

    Eaglesglen you might consider this one as I WORKS….

    • poetopoet replied:

      This is not a bow shot, I hope and believe it will hit Obama’s magazine and sink the black bastard’s boat-full of whores and other lying bastards.

    • Eaglesglen replied:

      Klayman founded Judicial Watch, later left to start FreedomWatch

  9. hmichaelh replied:

    To Constitution Believer’s comment on Dec 22 in reply to something I wrote…..I am not sure to which comment you reply. I’m sorry you judge me to be a “Dolt”, as I thought we had arrived at mutual respect, and even agreement on substantive issues. I can disagree with anyone without having to reduce myself to name calling.

    Apparently you are taking offense at something I said about Poet. Poet demonstrates a very fragmented mental state from his writings. He also is delusional about who he is. Look back at this comment he made:

    “poetopoet replied:
    That person sounds like a total idiot. I confess that I believe I am one of best, though unknown poets around. Something to do in my old age; that
    picture is me in 1974 at ‘poet.us’
    December 6, 2014 at 2:06 pm. Permalink.”

    No semi-literate person would judge Poet to be what he thinks he is. To use a 40 year old picture of himself is insight into the fragile mental condition of his ego. He seems to be unable to understand my Conservative beliefs, and seems to get some joy out of calling me a Liberal, and suggesting I am of the Negro Race….which I am not. I am unable to know if he thinks it is the only way he has left to insult me, and attempt to upset me, but it actually is beginning to show his inability to understand what I have written about myself. You “Got it” the very first time I explained myself to you. I also “Got it” when you explained yourself to me. But Poet doesn’t seem able to ever “Get it!”

    But I sense you have develop a need to protect and defend this person, and from what I know of you, I am surprised. We could spend a great deal of time going through each of his writings, and I suspect we would agree on most of the delusional and incomprehensible ways he expresses himself in writing. You actually had trouble for a long time understanding him. I know he hates Ohbongo, as do we all. But I think he is very confused in his writing, his sentences often do not make sense, and some of the things he suggests are either outrageous or downright illegal. One of my short comments points this out to him in an attempt to get him to tone down his threatening suggestions.

    Enough. It’s OK with me if you think I’m a dolt. You’re not the first person to think I’m stupid, and you probably won’t be the last. I know some people with Master Degrees (such as I have) who really are stupid. And I know I can get under some peoples’ skin. I do it to make them think…..and those who don’t respond in a thoughtful manner only prove how superficial they are. You have always responded in a thoughtful manner, for which I respect you. I even have to consider I may actually be a “Dolt!”

    • poetopoet replied:

      You may be Dolt, butt you are Mrs. Stupid, ass Jon Gruber and Obama state that you are, for only white liberal would think I would insult the African American population by considering you a negro, as you claim to be loyal conservative, I shall LOL, LOL. Can you please FUCK OFF !

      • hmichaelh replied:

        Did your mother teach you to talk like that? I’m sure she is proud of you. More of your irrational rantings. What an incredibly incomprehensible use of the English language you demonstrate! The only explanation I can come up with is English is not your primary language, and you are very confused by the written word. Instead of having a substantive exchange of ideas, the best you can do is to be vulgar and crude in your writings. You really are not much of a poet, are you? Perhaps you would consider changing your name?

  10. Eaglesglen replied:

    This is dedicated to all American citizens.
    I found a for Obama to pay respect to all American citizens!
    SAVE $ TRILLIONS USING
    MY PROPOSAL FOR
    NEW U.S. FED LAWS TO SOLVE
    THE ILLEGAL ALIEN PROBLEM.

    A.0)
    RESPECT AMERICAN CITIZENS TAX upon each illegal alien WHO WILL NOW PAY RESPECT TO AMERICAN CITIZENS. About time American citizens were paid respect by illegals!
    PAYMENT OF THIS (Sin) Tax by each illegal alien pays for that illegal aliens illegal occupation of America.
    U.S. government now pays respect to American citizens by collecting this tax paid to American citizens into a single account owned by American citizens, not used by government, use is by Americans to combat illegals.
    (If any of the fed voting congress or Obama objects to paying respect to American citizens, then see ** below).
    A.i) Optional. Each illegal determined as an illegal by law enforcement has that illegal wear a GPS device.

    SELECT A.1 OR A.2 OR EQUAL.
    A.1) Tax upon each illegal at tax of
    $100.00 per illegal per month first calendar month (*plus government cost overhead cost to collect this tax),
    tax upon each illegal at tax of
    $200.00 per illegal per day second month and after.
    A.2) Tax upon each illegal at tax of
    $1.00 per illegal per day first calendar month (*plus government cost overhead cost to collect this tax with 74% of this government cost overhead paid by Mexico (see below herein)),
    $2.00 per illegal per day second calendar month,
    $3.00 per illegal per day third calendar month,
    $4.00 per illegal per day fourth calendar month,
    $5.00 per illegal per day fifth calendar month.
    Payment made each time they encounter law enforcement (minimum),
    $6.00 per illegal per day sixth calendar month, etc.
    This should force illegals to respect the law and price illegals out of the sub-wage industry gold mine illegals operate.
    GOVERNMENT OMISSIONS IN LAW: ALMOST ALL LAWS BY GOVERNMENT OMISSIONS ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
    A.3) OMISSIONS TO EXISTING LAW, HERE IS A REMEDY.
    INTRODUCTION.
    o Remedies for breach of contract are commonplace and whole books on the subject exist.
    o Gov performance of contract is unconditional: as there is no act of god, and no act of war, government executes the contract in a timely manner especially executing laws.
    PROBLEM. ALMOST ALL LAWS MADE BY GOV ARE UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
    o Gov did make omission of timely remedy for breach of contract (law) by gov.
    Remedies reflect inclusion of
    “just compensation” that American citizens get what was paid for, specific performance (comparatively impossible to return to original conditions),
    “the people” are enslaved or overthrown by gov deciding to breach contract seizing power(s) that are not in contract.
    SOLUTION. ATTACH ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONTRACT REMEDIES TO EACH EXISTING LAW THAT OMITS THESE REMEDIES. OTHER REMEDIES MAY APPLY.
    REMEDIES.
    A.3.1) TIMELY APPLICATION OF LIQUIDATED DAMAGE PENALTY FOR ANY GOV FAILURE TO EXECUTE CONTRACT IN THE (MOST) TIMELY MANNER, ALSO INCLUDES AN INJUNCTION AS NECESSARY.
    A.3.2) LIQUIDATED DAMAGE BY THE HOUR OR DAY FOR FAILURE BY DELAY TO EXECUTE CONTRACT IN THE (MOST) TIMELY MANNER UNTIL CONTRACT IS EXECUTED.
    A.3.3) IF PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR EXECUTING CONTRACT CONTINUES TO REFUSE EXECUTE CONTRACT,
    THAT PERSON RELIEVED OF DUTY.
    A.3.3.A) IF NOT TERMINATED, SENT TO MEDICAL EVALUATION FOR (MENTAL) FITNESS TO EXECUTE CONTRACT. IF FOUND UNFIT, TERMINATED.
    A.3.4) AS APPLICABLE. IRS TAX, PAYABLE TO AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO PAID IRS TAXES, PAYABLE BY PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR USE OF TAXPAYER FUNDS WHICH ARE NOT ALLOWED TO FUND WHAT WAS FUNDED. FUNDS USED WRONGFULLY, ILLEGALLY OR OTHER.
    PAID THE (MOST) TIMELY MANNER.
    A.3.5) 5th AMENDMENT “just compensation” BE INCLUDED IN EACH LAW, AND UPON DEMAND OF THE PEOPLE (by timely automatic class action suit paid for by gov) OR EQUAL TO NEGOTIATE PRECISE JUST COMPENSATION, ESPECIALLY THOSE ALREADY ABUSED AND GOV OWES AMERICAN CITIZENS FUNDS (GOV SPENT).

    B.0) Respect American Citizen Tax upon each illegal alien at tax of $1,000.00 per illegal per capture, caught entering the U.S. illegally (*plus government cost overhead cost to collect this tax).
    B.1) see Mexico pays a Respect American Citizen Tax Item “C.1)”
    Mexico pays a Respect American Citizen Tax of $10,000.00 for each violation (of “C.1)”) by Mexico.
    B.2) Respect American Citizens and all illegals are immediately deported (when found). Repeal any law which allows or requires any illegal (including any child) not to be immediately deported. As illegals are of extremely unfit moral turpitude to occupy the U.S. there are no exceptions or excuses (insubordination).
    B.3 DEFUND ILLEGAL ALIENS: COMPLETELY (as includes parameters herein like no anchor babies) & LET THEIR EMBASSY PROVIDE WHATEVER THE ILLEGAL WANTS.

    C.0) RESTRAINING ORDER “OR EQUAL” THEREOF.
    Write a restraining order (or equal) against:
    Obama and Obama’s executive branch,
    and(/or) Mexico,
    to restrain said parties from allowing any illegal into the U.S. from Mexico.
    C.1) All illegals captured entering the U.S. the are immediately returned to the legal custody of Mexico (after doing an ID processing and Mexico gets to do the medical care processing of that illegal).
    C.2) Mexico pays a Respect American Citizen Tax $10,000.00 for each violation (of “C.)”) by Mexico.

    D.0) All illegal aliens are deportable with the same deportation priority. No Obama insubordination to refuse to remove each illegal as found. No such BS thing as prioritizing which illegal is removed. No executive branch (or other branch) insubordination by ANY BS excuse to refuse to deport each and every illegal.
    D.1) Mexico pays all costs related to removal of each illegal that entered the U.S. from Mexico (now in the U.S. Or any time in the future) (phone/email me if you have any questions and I will explain legal basis).
    This funds about 74% of illegal alien deportations paid by Mexico (where the illegal stepped into the U.S. from) and the remaining by the illegal and their country of origin with congress making up the difference.

    E.) Profiling and alleged profiling illegals is lawful. Also includes Workplace Enforcement. Profiling crime and criminals is expected. Re Arizona because one jurisdiction did not want to grant bail to those arrested for felony crimes the judge makes what I believe to be a mistake (to participate in breaking the law) to say law enforcement can not profile crime by illegal aliens.
    Example why profiling does not work: illegal drug mafia operates in areas where it is illegal to law enforcement to profile illegal aliens or by race.

    F.) Illegals that were given special refugee or other exception and that the conditions of special exception no longer exist, all said illegals are notified that they no longer have exception and also thereby notified to return to their country of origin (or otherwise leave the U.S. including all lands under fed jurisdiction).

    G.) Anchor baby law is repealed.
    H.1) All anchor babies that are (claimed as) American citizens per anchor baby law are illegals (as they always were as “tainted fruit bears no fruit” and the naturalization process not performed for the parents FIRST, NO EXCEPTIONS).

    H.) No drivers licenses for illegal aliens.
    No drivers licenses issued by any state to any illegal alien: no driving privileges of any kind for any illegal. Any such drivers licenses already issued are void (by use of fed commerce clause the fed and states will not participate in law breaking).

    I. HUMAN RIGHTS.
    I BELIEVE IT NECESSARY AND PROPER TO NOTIFY ALL AMERICAN CITIZENS OF THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS TO EMPLOYMENT ARE FOREMOST ABOVE ANY ILLEGAL ALIEN:
    United Nations 1948 Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Article 23, right to employment, American citizens human rights violated by (each) illegal aliens.
    I BELIEVE IT HIGH CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS TO VIOLATE AMERICAN CITIZENS HUMAN RIGHTS BY THEIR GOVERNMENT THAT IS SUPPOSE TO PROTECT THEM FROM THESE CRIMES.
    I believe it extremely cowardly:
    not to notify all American citizens of their human rights to employment are first and foremost above any illegal alien,
    illegal immigration,
    any U.S. Fed decision not to deport each illegal when found,
    for Obama to make (lie by) omission in Obama’s Human Rights Report to the United Nations. An impeachable offense? Obama a known liar “period”.

    NOTE **.
    If any of the fed voting congress or Obama objects to paying respect to American citizens then …
    they respect crime and illegal aliens above American citizens, guess what course of action to take:
    by any refusal to pay respect allow that person shall pay all the loss to income American citizens would have received had that person not participated in law breaking criminal organization of disrespecting America, that congressperson (house or senate) or Obama (and his executive branch) get to personally pay for ALL:
    loss of income that American citizens would have received includes the work incomes illegals received
    + loss of income that American citizens pay for welfare and unemployment Americans paid
    + losses that American citizens pay for like medical care for American citizens + the illegal and illegals dependents and American citizens and their dependents, paid for including big costs like medical (emergency) costs,
    + American citizens car and dwelling repair, and all these other overhead costs an employed American would had incomes from a job would pay for
    + have illegals go to their embassy for everything,
    + we American citizens pay a whole lot for goods and services we American citizens do not receive but illegal aliens do.
    Any claim of plight by any illegal describes: why America tells them to use their embassy, why illegals are extreme unfit moral turpitude by disrespect of American citizens.
    A primary purpose of government is to respect American citizens and how would government pay respect to American citizens? Exactly this way of having those who disrespect pay respect by tax!
    If the U.S. Fed performed 5th amendment just compensation correctly, illegals would have to compensate American citizens for attempting to receive incomes from work that are incomes due American citizens from that work that they did not receive.
    If you look at the really huge amount of funding involved because of illegal aliens, imagine how many trillions of dollars we can start saving today by passing these laws to tax and thereby get illegals out of America.

    • poetopoet replied:

      LOL

      • Eaglesglen replied:

        I saw Fed IRS stats for fed tax income and tax percentile groups 0% through 80% were a net tax loss to the fed although percentiles 61% to 80% were just slightly a loss of income to the fed. Point to make is fed is by each incremental creep enslaving the whole population to be reliant upon the fed (get on your knees and beg, got it).
        In this battle re illegal aliens if we American citizens do not prevail and remove all illegals, we become beggar property of the fed as the tax increases to pay for those illegals will enslave America to the fed.
        This is my opening shot in the battle to conquer illegal alien issue.
        My thinking is out of the box or are just trained fed monkeys that can’t win.

      • poetopoet replied:

        lol 2 THANKS FOR THE LAUGH.

        You have heard the Hawaii word Aloha, some will gave you (us) your wish.

  11. Bob replied:

    Missed a big one about auto bail out…

    -“Dealerships were retained because they were … minority- or woman-owned dealerships”;

    -Thousands of jobs were lost, unnecessarily, due specifically to Obama’s “mandate for shared sacrifice”;

    -A disproportionate number of Obama-forced closings were of rural dealerships, in areas unfriendly to Obama, even though such closures could “jeopardize the return to profitability” for GM and Chrysler.

    • danfromsquirrelhill replied:

      Thanks. I did mention this on my list, although I did not include your info about which specific dealerships were forced to close:

      210) Illegally forced 2,200 privately owned auto dealerships to close, which destroyed 120,000 jobs

      In 2009, Obama illegally forced 2,200 privately owned auto dealerships to close. These dealerships had employed 120,000 people.

      Source: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/liz-thatcher/2012/10/25/real-bailout-gm-s-alive-many-small-businesses-aren-t

    • poetopoet replied:

      The best damnation of Obama’s rule, I have ever read.

      The black-mouthed mamba snake Obama needs to be put down, his bite sucks a lot.

    • poetopoet replied:

      Sent for you:

      The best damnation of Obama’s rule, I have ever read.

      The black-mouthed mamba snake Obama needs to be put down, his bite sucks a lot.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        Hey poet you gotta watch that kind of talk the whistleblower Liberals don’t like that kinda talk. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

      • poetopoet replied:

        No Problem, have you read or seen the new taxes that kick in today under Obamacare’s Less?

        They like getting screwed more ways than one and the idiots will still vote for fellow idiot demonic’s one and all.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        Boy did I.
        I was watching him as he made an ass of himself. When he said he needed to raise taxes to fund certain parts of Obama care, Poe I wanted to reach right through that television and strangle the bastard. (oops sorry for the language)

      • hmichaelh replied:

        I’ve called that to his attention several times recently, but he doesn’t seem to understand words actually do have consequences…..especially what he says that might get the attention of the Secret Service. You really should not call “FIRE” in a crowded theater. Poet seems to march to the beat of a different drummer.

      • poetopoet replied:

        I, with many (more than one) will certify (and already have) that Obama is clinically insane! Thereby putting all our political and religious beliefs aside; ready to forfeit our wealth, even imprisonment for America. So their you bitch!

        They already know who the fuck we are!

      • hmichaelh replied:

        It’s such a shame you have to make your comments so vulgar. I continue to believe your mother must be embarrassed when you write such filth.

      • poetopoet replied:

        Shall I, consider your earlier mental survival as possible drug use on LSD and other nefarious methods of self gratification and indigenous life support systems of self medication that you needed to exist on: as good or bad luck?

        A diagnosis of your Jurassic Park Syndrome, for you to be able to walk upright and type O’ Obama piles of shit, that most caged animals throw at their caregivers, is much like Obamacare objectors do, just like me!

        No! You are what you are a “Liberal Idiot”, for there is no cure for you, who are just below being called and classified as in The Zombie Syndrome.

      • hmichaelh replied:

        You continue to ignore the information I have given you about my political persuasion. I suspect it has something to do with your lost contact with reality, and mental inability to acknowledge facts. Perhaps you think it upsets me when you call me a Liberal, and use ugly, vulgar, curse words to express your point. However, the only point it makes is to demonstrate your lack of intellect to express yourself without such crude language, and to use ad hominem attacks to denigrate those who attempt to be constructively critical of your scribblings.

        The primary example is how you respond to people who suggest you should not threaten violence or death to our political leaders, no matter how much you hate them. We have a very different system in this Country for replacing Leaders. I am not alone in having called this to your attention, but you seem unable to mentally process what we have been saying.

        Certainly you have a right to free speech, but even free speech has limits. In America we deal with political opposition in a manner absent violence. You may see yourself as some great liberator of freedom and liberty, but in reality you are a poor, pathetic slub who entertains himself with the poorly written, and difficult to understand, rantings of a mad man.

        It would be interesting (only to me,probably) to know what your Primary Language might be. I know it is NOT English, since your grammar and spelling are so terrible. However, if I understood with what language you developed as a child, perhaps I would try to be more forgiving of your very poor attempts at English writing. However, writing in a foreign language is not an excuse for crude and vulgar language. It only demonstrates a true lack of cultural integration into American society, and a diminished intellect. Perhaps you live in an inner-city, where English has not been spoken for years

        I grow weary of our conversations. I sense you are a person who has a great, compelling need to have the “Last Word,” so it is unlikely I will continue corresponding with you on this thread. Take your best shot, as I probably will ignore whatever words your vulgar, little mind comes up with in response. But then, again, I may not. We’ll see, as I am the one who ultimately gets to make that decision.

      • poetopoet replied:

        Please try the guillotine first, it can be a real head-turner, before you decide.

      • Eaglesglen replied:

        Dan, please ban character attacks by bloggers upon other bloggers.
        I expect a primary result of going public with this evidence of Obama’s dishonesty, corruption…, is to evaluate what to do about it. Demand impeachment; demand financial recovery for Obama funds spent that is wrongly spent and legally only spent by Obama out of Obama’s own finances NOT OUT OF PUBLIC FUNDING, keeping ifemized amount OBSMA owes; what are the BIG IMPEACHMENT ITEMS LIKE OBAMACARE fraudulent statements made to the public, Obama’s DACA and the CURRENT OBAMA AMNESTY, … .

      • poetopoet replied:

        When shoe fits you wear them out.

        “Dan, please ban character attacks by bloggers upon other bloggers.”

      • Greg replied:

        It was not a character attack, he was just telling it like it is. Very well spoken, clear to understand. Unlike many of your post.

      • hmichaelh replied:

        Thank you, Greg, for your comment and reply to P-O-P. I have to laugh at his request to ban anyone, when his vulgar, cursed-filled diatribes are more disgusting and character-assassinating than anyone else who has written on this thread.

      • danfromsquirrelhill replied:

        While I do wish that people here would be civil toward each other, I don’t feel comfortable banning people from expressing their opinions. I will say that when someone does make such a personal attack, it is more a reflection of the attacker than of the attackee.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        Obviously you, unlike Poet, have not the concept of the funny term WINK, WINK, NUDGE, NUDGE.
        I am sure that Poe knew what I was saying otherwise he would have been all over me like black on a chalk board.

  12. Greg replied:

    hmichaelh, and thank you for stating something that I felt weeks ago, reading, and trying to understand that gobbledegook. Whenever somebody post here, in many cases it goes to hundreds of others who are watching this thread. It is amazing how one person can be such an annoying nusiance for so many. At times, if I had been a moderator here, I would have deleted some of that senseless stuff without thinking twice about it.

  13. 5WarVeteran replied:

    Need some more added here. I know he has lied a few times since New Years . . .

    LOL! ( not really) it is not funny that the “beleeder of the free world” Lies more than a tired prostitute . . .

    • poetopoet replied:

      Let me pump you up, blow him up

    • danfromsquirrelhill replied:

      I’ve been working on a lengthy rough draft for updates. I know it’s been four weeks, and I will probably be updating the list within the next week.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        Thank you I appreciate it!. I would offer to help . . . With the research?

      • danfromsquirrelhill replied:

        You and everyone else here are always allowed to post suggestions and links.

      • danfromsquirrelhill replied:

        I just updated the list. The new entries begin at #935.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        Thank you Dan!!!

        Dan

  14. Bill Simmons replied:

    Dan,

    I am the UnPolitically Correct Texan and I have a conservative blog at http://www.UnPoliticallyCorrectTexan.blogspot.com. I have used portions of this list several times so I want to thank you so very much for putting it together.

    I have been entertained by reading the back and fro of poetopoet and hmichaelh. I would like to commend hmichaelh for his patience and tactfulness. Now if I may, I have a suggestion for poetopoet, “Please refrain from referring to yourself as a conservative as long as you to continue your vulgarity, threats and disrespecting other people by name calling. This could have a negative impact on the perception of all conservatives and really is counterproductive.

    To 5WarVeteran, thank you so very much for your sacrifice and service to our country.

    Chaplain (LTC) UPCT, US Army Ret.

    • poetopoet replied:

      Really! “Now if I may, I have a suggestion for poetopoet, “Please refrain from referring to yourself as a conservative as long as you to continue your vulgarity, threats and disrespecting other people by name calling. This could have a negative impact on the perception of all conservatives and really is counterproductive.”

      How nondenominational of you Chappy. As far as your perception and counter-productiveness, how is appeasement and more deaths by suicide than in battle in the ranks working out for you Chappy?

      When Christ said turn your face for another blow and give your brother the shirt off your back. Christ was referring to sane individuals, not the crazies that hang out here. I spew my vulgarity pro-bono on those crazies or the historic Jews who crucified him and all the other antiseptic atheist that deny my Lord and God ever existed.

      Remember Chappy any sin can be forgiven but ignorance of the fact that Christ is God’s Son cannot be Chappy. Odd and funny how much you sound like that crazy bitch or is it a bastard you defend.

      • hmichaelh replied:

        I forgot to mention to Bill that he was sure to become a target of poet. And here’s the proof, although it’s very difficult to translate what he means (as usual.) But I am a little surprised to learn poet is an anti-semite. What a pitiful, sniffling, little worm this person is revealing himself to be. As much as he pretends to oppose the moooslums, it turns out he is just a fellow traveler with them in their hatred for people of the Jewish faith. I guess he has his own “Jihad” going on.

        I wonder if his use of the term “Chappy” reveals he was raised in a foreign land once under the rule of the British Empire? He probably has never gotten over the colonialism…..much as Ohbongo’s father, and Ohbongo, himself, dispise our allies. So poet turns out to be an admirer of mooooslums and Ohbongo! Simply Shocking.

      • poetopoet replied:

        You are your own crazy proof (Bill calls you he) you are a liar and insane, as you claim what I am not and said not, but any compliment is taken in jest from the likes of you pathetic moron.

    • hmichaelh replied:

      Thank you, Bill, for your kind words of recognition. I sometimes wonder if only the poet reads what I have written. I know he fails to comprehend, because he refuses to look at the constructive criticism I hope to offer and make changes in his personae. But I’m glad you are entertain, if nothing else. I have to agree, I also enjoy the idiocy of poet, but am uncomfortable with his threats and his vulgarity. I am convinced he is not a native English Speaker, as his dysfunctional command of the language is noticeable. But it does make for some good laughs, doesn’t it? I second your appreciation for all of us who have served.

      • poetopoet replied:

        A pure narcissistic reply, laced with self pity and disbandment of reality.

    • 5WarVeteran replied:

      Thank YOU Bill! And THANK YOU for your service! Perhaps we may serve again . . .

  15. Bill Simmons replied:

    After spending over 23 years as an Army Chaplain, I can assure you that I have spent a great deal of time around many different personalities. There is one type that I believe we are dealing with here, this is a person with serious codependency issues. Very similar to people that tell other people that they are Atheist when in fact, they are not. They tell other people this because they are perceived as being different from other people and it sets them apart, and in most cases they receive special attention due to others trying to convince them of a true Deity. What they were after the whole time is attention. It turns out that most if not all, are really believers or at the very least, Agnostics.

    Another type of Codependents are people that try build themselves up by attempting to put other people down. It is their “payoff” or “feel good”. These people receive special attention due to their behavior, which is exactly what they are looking for. I believe that this is the case with Poetopoet. Just like you learn to do as a parent when dealing with a child who cries in an effort to receive attention, this behavior often subsidies once the person (or child) is ignored.

    • poetopoet replied:

      Chappy, you really need to leave psychoanalysis to the professionals and stick to your claimed trained divinity training, I question, for you are clearly stating and posting your own systems. To be sane and mentally unaware of what you are doing at the same time, you have split your personalities to survive, which is understandable given your many frustrations in life Chappy.

      Professionally I would consider multiple personalities at work within you; they tend to take over reality in this form or that form you are exposing with delight. You can live with them and enjoy them, but watch out for the one that starts to give you orders and they demand this or that of you.

  16. Jim Brunton. replied:

    President Obama like all politicians, may not be perfect, but I believe he’s an honest man who means well.He’s unfortunate in that his rivals the Republicans have the majority in The U.S. house of Reps.He is very much admired here in Australia, and is seen as a ‘paragon of virtue’ compared to Geo W.Bush, who was barely literate, and who presented badly overseas.We all wish Mr Obama and ordinary Amertican people well.He is their ‘champion’.We certainlky don’t have anyone like him here.Abbott is seen as totally unscrupulous, who has NO CHANCE of getting re-elected at our next election.God bless you Mr Obama.You gring justice and goodness to your Nation.And the world.J.Brunton, Melbourne, Australia.

    • danfromsquirrelhill replied:

      Do you have any comments about any of the 957 things that I wrote about?

      Did you even read what I wrote?

      Given all of Obama’s lies that I wrote about, where is your proof that he is an “honest man”?

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        Dan I really don’t think he has any. Remember this is an Australian and please tell me what do they know about Obama other then what they read in the paper or on the internet?
        HONOR Obama knows not the meaning of the word.

      • danfromsquirrelhill replied:

        The internet is the same in Australia as it is in the U.S. Anything that we can read online, he can read online too.

    • poetopoet replied:

      You are obviously insane and hearing voices from afar, far out there.

      Why do you think normal humans call your type Lunatics from Down Under!

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        Obviously the man still believes in the Easter Bunny.
        Hell I have the Golden Gate Bridge that I can sell to him.
        Frankly I cannot see how anyone with a totally working brain can believe in Oblunder, he says one thing turns around and says another.

      • Greg replied:

        I can’t believe Obama really thinks that he has transformed the foundation of the U.S.A……what he claimed in his state of the union address. Seems to me, after a statement like that he would be a candidate for the psyhco ward.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        He was a candidate for the loony bin long before the Lies of the Union Address. I am just wondering why in the EFF our criminal government is letting him get away with Kim Jong Il level lies.
        Yeah I know it is that criminal part.

      • hmichaelh replied:

        Don’t you keep hoping someone at the State of the Union Address would stand up every time Ohbongo tells a lie, and scream “ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR FUCKING MIND? YOU LIAR! LIAR! LIAR!

        Would that have not made the SOTU Speech much more interesting?

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        Propaganda RIOT!!!

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        I am sure Michael there were plenty of people at home that did it.
        If you remember the first SOTU he gave someone actually DID call him a liar and just what happened to him?
        He was FORCED by the than Democrats to submit a letter of apology and THAN to add insult to injury was forced to give him a face (bluck) to face apology.
        Now were that me I would be telling him to kiss that little brown circle between my butt cheeks.
        I back down from no one. If I am wrong prove me wrong. I am human and am inclined to make mistakes and now that I am an old fart the errors are getting more frequent but I will still stand my ground. When proven wrong I will make my I’M SORRY statements

      • hmichaelh replied:

        We agree. It’s one thing to be wrong and make a mistake. Those situations are easy to forgive. But this POS gets up in front of god and everyone and speaks incredible lies! He says things that are so out of touch with reality, it makes you wonder about his mental health. I continue to believe he is so severely psychotic with narcissism, he cannot even consider he might be wrong about the way he sees the world. When he says, “All is well in the Middle East,” and the whole world sees the Middle East falling apart, he simply cannot even consider what is real. His inability to consider reality which contradicts his beliefs puts him in a class of severely mentally ill people. At this point, if Ohbongo said it sunny outside, I’d get my umbrella and rain coat, for sure.

    • 5WarVeteran replied:

      So completely disconnected from reality.
      Is the fact that most politicians are “little bit” criminal supposed to make it OK? If a person lies once, his bad . . . if he lies constantly then whose problem does it become?
      I have many Australian friends but none remotely hold your views.
      When did they start hiring internet trolls in Oz? Because that is exactly what you are acting like.

    • Constitution Believer replied:

      Sadly, YOU, Jim Brunton DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.
      Obama makes Attila the Hun look like winnine the pooh.
      Try living in the United States for a couple of years under the “rule” of King Obama, YOU, mate, would be returning to the Land Down Under in the beat of a heart.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        I believe the British term YOB is a significant description of Jim’s qualifications.

        Yob –

        The antithesis of what a good boy should be – rude, obnoxious, and stupid. Formed by spelling ‘boy’ backwards, it was coined in England in the 18th century.

        Example the characters in the Movie “Jackass” were a bunch of “Yobs”.

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        I appreciate your input on this comment however in the statement “YOU, mate, would be returning ….. ” I was referring to him as an individual such as would YOU go to the store for me?
        So far the bloke has not responded to me, but then I have not opened all my email yet..
        Again, thank you on your comment.

      • poetopoet replied:

        You learn something new everyday. A toad is a good one too, the most mean word in Ireland is to be called a Ferret

      • Constitution Believer replied:

        Good Lord, Poe, the last time I heard someone called ferret was 1969 when I went to visit family in Dublin. On of the rug rats in their neighborhood ran across his yard, and they have postage stamp yards as it stands, and knocked over some of his flowers. I believe the phrase was YOU $%^KING LITTLE FERRET! and stupid me I am looking for a bloody ferret.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        ROTFLMAO! The “good old days”

      • poetopoet replied:

        Gairiuil balbh breige dluth sna ceilt.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        Gairiuil balbh breige dluth sna ceilt

        Gairiuil dumb demon dense in concealment

        I am Scottish so I could not get it all and probably not right. I grew up in the “melting pot” of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

        I would rather be at a Celidigh ( Kaylee ) than watch anything our present glorious leader spews. I prefer a highland single malt too.

      • poetopoet replied:

        Me Father was born in Glasgow, my mother Ireland, she could speak Gaelic til the day she died at 95. I love Ireland, I have never been to Scotland, though so close. I have been around the world a couple of times though, work and fun; so many nuts out there. Funny, i have been to the UK many times but not Scotland, the Lakes District closest to Scotland, someday?

        Very good, it should reads, Obscene dumb fake dense in denial., but there are to many other words that can be interpenetrated. I wish I never learned Russian, it is always getting in my way, I had to study and speak it though.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        Wow an excellent talent! Valuable! I suggest Glasgow for entertainment but to see the real land head up to the highlands. Unbelievable history all over the place for someone willing to take their time. Check out the vitrified forts. My family “Fraser” is from the west side of the Loch and on the North East coast. My wife’s family is from Dunfermline. My Great Great Great (maybe more) grand parents migrated to Denmark and then to the US as indentured slaves.
        Have you considered a job as a translator? E#specially with all that is happening today?

      • poetopoet replied:

        Great info, But I am going under the surgery, a good thing i am not Jewish or Muslim, because I am getting a pig’s heart valve next week? I got bit by a very bad spider last May in my garden, that caused a lot of damage, 9 days of hell, (hospital, not really) then and three months of healing, then it came back to haunt me 2 weeks ago.

        Sorry friend, I am way over seventy now, I have known to many nuts. For I have run out of excuses for them and me, so I cut to the chase and chance of them getting in the way, I call them as I see or read them.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        I have known quite a few with the Pig valve It serves well. Better than taking Coumaden forever. I agree when we reach a certain age it is not worth holding our tongue because we only have so many words and so much time left.
        Besides no matter how sweet we talk we are not going to get laid unless we pay for it. (and survive)

        22 years of the military and another 19 of permanently disabled and mostly being a quadriplegic. What are they going to do to me for telling the truth? Maim me or kill me? So I will say the truth and I do not care what the PTB thinks. And I am only 57 . . . .

      • poetopoet replied:

        You’re a kid, Sorry the bad hand you got stuck with, you have the correct attitude to survive. Yes frankness saves us for getting trapped in endless lies. Me, after many years of knowing nuts, I have come to the conclusion 75% a lazy (mind) useless liberals who realize they are useless idiots, and act nuts sometimes, even intelligent to confuse and survive in life, who actually cannot apply a thing to life except their delusional points of view.

        I am amazed most veterans know this and defend them with their lives, because it is their job to protect and serve as good angels that they are.
        It is a crime that so many commit suicide because of Obama’s rules of engagement. Muslims on base can carry live ammo and they cannot.

        Fort Hood a prime example. Black and Muslim intimidation has gone on to long and far, they are destroying America, by giving useless liberal idiots a cause.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        It is and was an honor to serve. I am just wired that way. Yes it does seem insanity to choose to protect the idiots but then I have to remember that they are only idiots because of a corrupted system of education and a trail of lies that brought them and us to where we are today.
        Obama is a useful idiot for the Elite, hen and the other Muslim clowns have no clue that their deaths are planned and their actions are being directed by those whose intent is to get them killed with the favor of the population.
        The idiots want Jihad and they will die serving the Elite because of it.
        Population reduction by any means.

      • poetopoet replied:

        Yes and yes, the poster will read:

        “WANTED DEAD NOT ALIVE ALL MUSLIMS”

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        Will we live long enough to see that poster promoted on television? One can only hope.

      • billsimm12 replied:

        Dan, I keep getting a lot emails saying that there are responses to the post that I follow but they aren’t there. Bill

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        Bill that is primarily a “WordPress” thing. It happens on all WordPress based blogs like here and the DC Clothesline.

        Another question for Dan,

        Is it possible to “ban” troll posters on these blogs? There is a specific poster on the DC Clothesline who has been a pain in the ass for over 2 years . . . I cannot understand why he has not been banned ?

      • danfromsquirrelhill replied:

        I can ban anyone, but I choose not to. I prefer the chaos of trolling over the censorship that would be required to make this forum all tidy and neat and clean.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        I would ban to limit personal attacks and of course spamming.

      • poetopoet replied:

        They go to your spam box/folder, sometimes.

      • danfromsquirrelhill replied:

        Here’s how it works:

        When a new person posts here for the first time, it gives me the option to approve it or reject it. I always approve it.

        When someone who has already been approved by me makes any post after their first post, it gets automatically approved. The only exception is if the post contains multiple links, in which case the software marks it as possible spam, and I always approve those too.

        Theoretically, a legitimate post could get marked as spam, and I would never even see it.

        Also, sometimes actual spam from a spam-bot gets listed as a possible first time human poster for me to either accept or reject, and when I see those, I always delete them.

      • danfromsquirrelhill replied:

        I’m sorry. I don’t know why that’s happening, or how to fix it.

      • poetopoet replied:

        Hi, if they do something like Japan did “Pearl Harbor” we locked everyone of them up; this time there will be no mercy if they use a dirty bomb, Open Season on all them, no licence necessary. I hate to say that Bush had the in on 911, for there is way to much info they were in on it.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        I have so much evidence regarding that including on the ground pictures from a photographer who was suicided because of the photos. My favorite video is 9/11 role play on you tube . . . .

      • poetopoet replied:

        Sad but true, I hate the way the U.S. Z.Z. troops in the messed up media treat Sarah Palin and all the idiot trolls that follow them lock step and give her cheap lip service.

        I consider her America’s Joan of Arc.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        I would approve of Sarah over any other woman and most men in politics today.

      • danfromsquirrelhill replied:

        If Sarah Palin runs for President, I will vote for her. She loves this country, and she has a strong distrust and skepticism toward government power.

      • hmichaelh replied:

        I agree with all you say about Sarah Palin, but I think the damage done to her with McCain may be insurmountable. She has come a long way, but the reality is, there simply are not enough voters in America who believe as you and I do. The same holds true for Rand Paul. The American voter has really discovered they can vote themselves money from the public treasury, and there is no turning back from that fact after eight years of serious damage by Ohbongo. Unless some catastrophic incident, even bigger than 9/11, comes along which affects every American, I fear the worst for this Country.

        How many individuals are devastated by the reality of OhbongoCare’s high deductibles, fees, and premiums; and yet it is still in place. All indications point to a Republican Congress incapable of destroying it. Our only hope is the Supreme Court, and I trust Roberts only slightly more than I do Ohbongo. So time will tell, but I’m pessimistic.

      • poetopoet replied:

        Hi Again, I tried to watch your suggested and more, I had to turn away and off. I still cannot comprehend why anyone other than someone insane not a faction would allow that and make it happen. I have interviewed killers before but they are never in power to this scale of things, the worst of the worst had some re-straight for their total kill.

        Only the CIA / Bush could do this for money, lots of money, are we really just useful pawns to them? I have tears in me eyes.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        As you have realized, it was an inside job. It was accomplished through other military services, mainly MOUSSAD Suitcase nukes were used. There are over 77,000 people within one mile of ground zero who have contracted cancer.
        It has always been the penchant of the grossly wealthy to use false flags to foment wars in order to gain even more wealth from both sides of the conflict.
        There is even evidence that high tech energy weapons were also used. Used to punch holes into the buildings from above.
        Moreover the US Army War College accidentally released that WTC-7 the third building that fell was wired for demolition by Moussad.
        SO this crime against America and humanity was planned and with the knowledge of our government.

        Just today it was revealed that “breaching rounds” were use at Sandy Hook. Something Adam Lanza could not have had. They are only purchased by police agencies.

      • poetopoet replied:

        Hi, It was the professional photographer in New Jersey that photographed and timed the explosions on each floor with phosphorous detonation and the steel that was still burning for three months that convinced me. With knowledge of witnesses of the mysterious trucks at the towers weeks before hand and the Jew who paid 15 Million for the towers and in three months collected 9 billion.

        I wonder what Obama and the DOD have in store?

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        Obama already tried to NUKE Port Charleston Harbor nearly a year ago. Instead the Officers in charge dropped it 600 miles off the coast and it caused a 4.1 “quake”. They both were subsequently fired.

        Criminal government serving the wealthy Elite hell bent on population reduction do not care about contamination or fallout.

        We cannot forget Lucky Larry Silverstein. WTC owner.

      • poetopoet replied:

        My last paid for commission was at that site, at clean up time. The high rate of cancer and mental illness is form the the explosion material. Jews, I do not think so, even they would not do it, but Bush and the Muslims yes.

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        I am only going by what the US Army war college reported. As in the Oklahoma FBI building blamed on Mc Veigh. They found multiple unexploded bombs with Israeli component manufacture.
        There were multiple bombs at Columbine but they never mentioned their manufacture.

      • poetopoet replied:

        Hi, again If there is some proof of the Jews involvement, that they knew it and escalated the attack, taking down the towers, then, they are what they are, dirty rotten f… j….!

      • 5WarVeteran replied:

        I feel it is important to recognize the difference between the common Jew and the Ashkenazi Khazarian Zionist Jew. They are two different things all together. A search on the Khazarians will provide plenty of detail including videos where real Jews speak out against the Khazarian Zionists.
        It is a major leap in understanding the difference. It was the Khazars who sacrificed the common Jews (for profit) that led to the Holocaust.
        The same Khazarians who own and run the FED.

        I have no problem with real natural Jews. But few recognize the difference.