Here are 17 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:
1,091) Obamacare punished small business owners who paid directly for their employees’ health care
Beginning on July 1, 2015, Obamacare punished small business owners who paid directly for their employees’ health care. If a private business had fewer than 50 employees, and the employer paid directly for their health care, Obamacare required the employer to pay a tax of $100 per day per employee.
1,092) 16 of the countries that donated to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foundation ended up getting a 143% increase in arms sales from the U.S. government
In May 2015, it was reported that 16 of the countries that had donated to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foundation ended up getting a 143% increase in arms sales from the U.S. government, compared to the amount of sales that had occurred during the same time frame during the Bush administration.
1,093) Spent taxpayers’ money on corporate welfare for corporations that donated to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foundation
In May 2015, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent taxpayers’ money on corporate welfare for corporations that donated to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foundation, including Boeing and General Electric.
1,094) The “most transparent administration in history” allowed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to use a shell company to hide the income that her husband made from giving speeches during the time that Hillary was Secretary of State
In May 2015, it was reported that the Obama administration had allowed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to use a shell company to hide the income that her husband made from giving speeches during the four years that Hillary was Secretary of State. Associated Press reported that although this shell company had “no apparent employees or assets,” it allowed Bill to hide “as much as $50 million” in income from giving speeches during the four years that Hillary was Secretary of State.
1,095) The Obama administration illegally refused to pay the $25,000 in legal fees that Tom and Marla Bednar owed as a result of the Obama administration wrongly confiscating, and then returning, $115,000 of their money
In September 2014, the Obama administration seized $115,000 from Tom and Marla Bednar of Raleigh, North Carolina. The Obama administration later returned the money, and admitted that it never should have seized it in the first place. However, even though the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act required the Obama administration to pay the Bednar’s $25,000 in legal fees that had resulted from their attempt to get their money back, the Obama administration refused to pay it.
1,096) Illegally gave employment authorization eligibility to the dependent spouses of H-1B immigrants
In May 2015, the Obama administration began giving employment authorization eligibility to the dependent spouses of H-1B immigrants. Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.
1,097) Illegally expanded the Clean Water Act
In May 2015, the Obama administration expanded the Clean Water Act without approval from Congress. Previously, two different rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court had stated that the President did not have the legal authority to change the Clean Water Act without approval from Congress.
1,098) Abandoned the old system for getting qualified air-traffic controller applicants because too many of them were white males, and replaced it with a new system that asks applicants how many different sports they played when they were in high school
In 2014, it was reported that the Federal Aviation Administration had stopped giving preferential treatment to air-traffic controller applicants who had passed classes from the 36 FAA-approved college aviation programs across the U.S., because too many of the people who passed these classes were white males.
At the same time, the FAA also stopped giving preference to applicants who were military veterans with aviation experience.
Under the new system, applicants were asked how many different high school sports they had participated in.
In May 2014, the Wall St. Journal reported:
For years, aspiring air-traffic controllers in the U.S. have enrolled in schools selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to offer special courses that could smooth the way for a job at the agency.
But at the end of December, the FAA abruptly ended that special status for the 36 participating colleges and universities…
… some critics suspect it is intended partly to increase the share of minorities and women among controllers, who are now 83% male and white…
Some school officials say their controller enrollment already has fallen off because of the FAA change.
The FAA’s new stance “just doesn’t make sense,” said Douglas Williams, aviation-program director at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, Md… “They’re not getting the best-qualified applicants this way,” he said.
Students who have studied for the controller degrees fear they wasted time and money. Navy veteran Oscar Vega recently completed the two-year air-traffic program at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. He said he passed the FAA controller aptitude test last year, so he was shocked when, in February, he failed the biographical assessment.
“They say you can take it again,” said the 28-year-old. “But it’s not a test you can study for. And we don’t know why we failed because we don’t get any feedback.”
The schools estimate that more than 3,000 graduates have been removed from the FAA’s hiring pool because of the new policy.
In July 2014, the Chicago Tribune reported:
More than half of the latest batch of air-traffic controller job offers nationwide went to people with no aviation experience…
The hiring breakdown marks a major shift in FAA recruitment strategy, which is now geared toward… attracting more minorities and women to the nation’s largely white and male controller work force
For almost the last 25 years, until the off-the-street hiring process was implemented in February, the FAA recruited controllers heavily from among military veterans possessing aviation experience and from the 36 FAA-approved college aviation programs across the U.S.
A sample version of the new test includes the following question:
21. The number of different high school sports I participated in was:
A- 4 or more
E- didn’t play sports
1,099) After the Algerian government donated $500,000 to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foundation, the Obama administration authorized the Algerian government to buy toxic, chemical, and biological agents from the U.S., even though the Obama administration had previously criticized the Algerian government for its human rights abuses
In 2011, the Obama administration criticized Algeria’s government for imposing “restrictions on freedom of assembly and association,” tolerating “arbitrary killing,” “widespread corruption,” and a “lack of judicial independence.”
However, in 2012, after the Algerian government donated $500,000 to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foundation, the Obama administration authorized the Algerian government to buy “toxicological agents, including chemical agents, biological agents and associated equipment” from the U.S.
1,100) Illegally gave confidential taxpayer information to a private law firm
In May 2015, it was reported that the IRS had given confidential taxpayer information to Quinn Emanuel, a private law firm. It is illegal for the IRS to share confidential taxpayer information with third parties.
1,101) Spent $3.2 million of taxpayers’ money at casinos
1,102) Spent $100,000 of taxpayers’ money at strip clubs
1,103) “Lost” $475 million worth of oil
In September 2012, it was reported that the Department of Defense had “lost” $475 million worth of oil.
1,104) The “most transparent administration in history” told a reporter that it would honor his Freedom of Information request only if he never made any more Freedom of Information requests
In June 2015, the Washington Post reported that the Pentagon had told Jason Leopold, a reporter for Vice News, that it would honor his Freedom of Information request only if he never made any more Freedom of Information requests.
1,105) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foundation set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that the Swedish government was lobbying for Clinton to avoid any sanctions that could interfere with Sweden’s business with Iran
In June 2015, it was reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s foundation had set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that the Swedish government was lobbying for Clinton to avoid any sanctions that could interfere with Sweden’s business with Iran.
1,106) Conducted military training exercises with house rattling explosions in a U.S. civilian neighborhood, and only gave the residents a three hour advance warning
In June 2015, the U.S. military conducted training exercises in Flint, Michigan. The exercises included explosions that were so powerful that people’s homes shook. The residents were warned only three hours in advance.
1,107) Continued the harmful ethanol mandates of Clinton and Bush
In June 2015, it was reported that the Obama administration had been continuing implementing the ethanol mandates of Clinton and Bush, even though ethanol production emits 33 percent more global warming gases than gasoline.
Also in June 2015, the International Institute for Sustainable Development wrote of the U.S. ethanol mandates:
“The grain required to fill a 25-gallon gas tank with ethanol can feed one person for a year, so the amount of corn used to make [the government-required] 13 billion gallons of ethanol will not feed the almost 500 million people it was feeding in 2000. In addition, because corn is the most common animal feed and has many other uses in the food industry, the price of milk, cheese, eggs, meat, corn-based sweeteners and cereals increased as well.”