Here are 23 more reasons I’m sooo glad I didn’t vote for Obama

The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

Here are the new entries:

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.

 

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January 12, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics.

2 Comments

  1. 5WarVeteran replied:

    Thumbs up!

  2. Constitution Believer replied:

    Hmm, So much for “expert” opinions.
    When the shoe is on the other foot the troubles and woe’s for the world complains about seems to be hurting the most.

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