President Barack Obama is on track to be one of the worst presidents in history. Having been in office less than a year, he has built a track record in failure like no other president before him. As his stated goals have been to change the very ideals of America, Obama’s failures may be a great success for our country. Likewise, should Obama actually find some sort of success in the future, it is likely to be the cause of great trouble for the United States.
Straightaway as he took office, President Obama promoted the so-called “economic stimulus bill.” This three-quarter of a trillion dollar corporate-welfare swindle was pushed on America as the only way to stop the economic slowdown. By not addressing the true causes of the bad economy, congressional interference in the mortgage, automotive, and energy sectors, it was easier to blame President Bush, and bankers for situations both were forced to endure. The result? Massive erosion of freedom, as Congress used the stimulus as an excuse to control individual wages, a contiunuation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to exist in economically harmful ways, and an unemployment rate far above what Obama promised should the stimulus not be passed.
With the stimulus, Obama succeeded in legislation, but failed massively in result. America is in worse shape because of its passing.
Onward to the next major emergency legislation that must be passed RIGHT NOW. Obama supported the “cap and trade” legislation to “fight global warming” long before he took office. He actually said, “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.” Obama’s goal wasn’t just to promote so-called “green technologies,” but to force the forms of energy we rely on every day out of the market. His stated intention was to run out of business an industry that many thousands of working men and women across many states relied on for a living.
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives complied, passing one of the most egregious infringements on freedom known to America.
Luckily, word got out about what damage the bill would cause. The bill would cause increases in energy costs, resulting in increases in costs on everything else. After all, it takes energy to manufacture, warehouse, transport, display, and retail pretty much everything you buy. Since the end consumer pays all those costs in the final price, the end consumer would pay the bill. That would damage the economy further, likely resulting in an economic spiral when we need it least.
As it looks now, the Senate is unlikely to continue work on this piece of “emergency” legislation until at least next year. So much for the “if we don’t pass this now” horse manure Obama tried to foist on us so many weeks ago.
With one emergency bill not yet completed, another was brought up. Now it’s time, apparently, to completely upturn everything concerning the healthcare industry. Painting the insurance industry’s profit margin of 3.3% as exhorbitant, Obama and the Democrats maneuvered (manured?) to wrest control of healthcare from their hands. With deficits, and debt piling on daily, the trillion dollar “healthcare reform” bill had to be passed RIGHT NOW.
Then, people started actually reading the bill. By people, I mean actual citizens. I do not mean Obama or Congress. Obama, asked about a detail of the bill, replied, “You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about.” John Conyers said, “I love these members that get up and say, ‘Read the bill. What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”
You know what? I haven’t read the whole bill. I have read quite a bit of it, though. It is convoluted, and boring, but I took some time to actually research the issue. I don’t even have a vote in the matter. You might think, though, that Obama and Congress would bother reading a bill before insulting MY intelligence for opposing it on the issues.
Let me give you a hint, Mr President. You don’t gain the support of America by insulting your opponents, especially when dealing with an issue in which over half of America is in the opposition.
Obama even went on TV multiple times to push the health care bill. He continually referred to his plan, even though he has yet to actually propose a plan. He claimed he would veto a bill presented to him if it contained unpopular provisions, but many of those provisions are in the house bill. Unlike Congress, many citizens could find the time to research this information, which is why Obama’s televised appeals each resulted in a DROP in popularity for the bill.
Oh yeah, the Senate probably won’t get to this piece of emergency legislation until next year. They’re debating over which provisions Obama said he would veto they want to include (really!) and to what extent.
Obama says the economy is turning around, and jobless claims are levelling off. Almost immediately, new jobless reports show the opposite. Obama promotes the Olympics to Chicagoans, and Chicagoans demonstrate opposition.
The latest? Obama goes to the International Olympic Committee to promote Chicago for the Olympics, and the IOC completely snubs him, knocking Chicago out in the first round of voting.
He’s not the savior. He’s not bringing prosperity. He’s not bringing America together. He’s not leading an ethical government. He’s not, apparently, capable of speaking coherently without a teleprompter. Heck, he has yet to demonstrate he’s all that smart.
President Barack Hussein Obama has proven that he is really only good at one thing. He’s a miserable failure, on his way toward having arguably the worst presidency in the history of the United States.