Here are 10 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:
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
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.