Here we go again. Election year. Most people usually sleep walk through this time of year or only watch the debates for the weird entertainment value.
What were we promised… Real Hope and Change?
The gig’s up. I have a feeling this year will be different. I know this sounds cliche, but I can’t think of a time where there was more at stake for our country than there is today.
More and more people realize this, and I truly believe (and hope!) that more people will turn off American Idol and Survivor long enough to get out and vote this year.
This post is NOT to try and convince you to vote for a particular candidate.
Rather, it’s simply to give you a summary of the accomplishments of this Administration’s first 3 years. Look it over, do your homework and then go out and vote your conscience, wherever that leads you.
(You’ll also see that this Administration was an Administration of never-seen-before-”firsts”…)
My little disclaimer: I’m NOT a “Bush/Republican” apologist. The elephants have many of their own problems, too. I’m more of a “Principles over Party” kind of guy.
YES, this country was in a mess when this President took office… but when you inherit a mess, you don’t clean it up by making it even worse.
Here we go with the “Hope and Change” that was promised us- All of this occurred within the last 3 years and is easily verifiable, but do your own homework if you don’t trust me.
If you agree with this, please forward and pass it on. Help us wake the people up!
1. A gallon of gas on the day Obama was inaugurated was $1.84 in the U.S. Today that average price is $3.59, a 100.6% increase.
2. The number of food stamp recipients has risen from 31, 983,716 to 43,200,878 – a 35.1% jump.
3. Long term unemployment soared 146.2% during the same 32 month period from 2,600,000 to 6,400,000.
4. American citizens living in poverty have risen 9.5% from 39,800,000 to 43,600,000.
5. The number of unemployed African Americans has risen from 12.6% to 15.8%, a 25.4% increase.
6. Our national debt is up 34.4% from 10.627 Trillion to 14,278 Trillion.
Keep these figures in mind as we recount the number of “Firsts” for this Administration:
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States.
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President t0 be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require ALL Americans to purchase a product from a 3rd party.
First President to spend nearly $1 TRILLION on “shovel-ready jobs” and to later admit there was no such thing as “shovel-ready jobs”.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through Executive Fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal aliens across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand over $20 Billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
First President to encourage racial discrimination and intimidation at polling places.
First President to have a law signed by “auto-pen” without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly speak out on the reasons of their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state they’re allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN)
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-Corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 “czars” to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first 2 1/2 years in Office.
First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Price for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to coddle American enemies while alienating American allies.
First President to publicly bow to America’s enemies while refusing to salute the U.S. flag.
First President to go on multiple global apology tours.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening parties at the White House for his friends, paid for by the U.S. taxpayers.
First President to have 20+ personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog-trainer on retainer for $102,000/year at taxpayer expense.
First President to repeat what the Koran tells us, and to openly admit that the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
Holy cow… I get angry just typing all of this.
Remember that under 32 months of this Administration, we the people have accumulated more national debt at a rate of more than 27X as fast as during our nation’s entire history!
(All while the President plans his next vacation to the Island of Bali…)
Hope and Change? YOU decide.
Now do your homework, get behind a candidate, and VOTE!
This DOES affect you and everyone you know and love. No more excuses. It’s time for everyone to wake up and take action. This means everyone.
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