Following an expose by Fox News, President Obama is going to write a $20,000 check to the U.S. Treasury this year, according to his press secretary, in a sign of solidarity with federal workers who face furloughs due to the sequester. However, he will keep going on family vacations, including his annual trip to Hawaii that costs taxpayers approximately $4 million per trip (according to estimates by the Hawaiian Reporter.) And that is supposing that Michelle goes to the same place this time. For the last several vacations, they have gone to separate locations, costing taxpayers double or triple what it should cost for one.
There is so much going on in Washington that it is really getting disturbing. The “Sequester” amounts to a 2% cut in the INCREASE in SPENDING, not the actual spending; and yet Obama is cutting the heart out of the public’s access to the White House or the ability to control illegal border crossings or reducing drug smuggling operations. For some reason, our president is forcing the average person to fear that the government is going to take something away from them. The latest is Medicare and cancer patients. All of the cuts are designed to inflict as much pain as possible on the average American; that is the only way Obama feels that he can get his way. He reminds me of a 6-year old who wants a certain toy and drives his parents crazy so they will give in and get him the toy.
Do you think he really feels your pain, or is he a very shrewd politician given his background in Chicago’s South Side?
President Obama has said on many occasions: “I am not a dictator; I am president.” What he really means is that he wants to be a dictator president. He is using everything at his disposal to inflict as much pain as possible to make the American people demand that Congress give him what he wants. When Congress resists his intimidating or tricky posturing and Harry Reid’s shenanigans, he uses his executive power to circumvent what Congress has put in place. For the life of me, I don’t know why Congress is letting him get away with slapping them in the face. They are becoming irrelevant. Congress could stop him, but they choose not to. Instead of thinking about what’s best for the country, they concentrate on what’s best for them and their continued stay in Washington. If we had term limits on Senators especially, it would do a lot to make them more compliant with their constituents and not their careers.
Since his drum-beating and scare tactics relating to the sequester is falling short, he is now traveling around the country as Campaigner in Chief, raising money and positioning his supporters to help make sure the Democrats take back the House in 2014. That way, he can push his programs through, just like he did with Obamacare. I think we all know what a disaster Obamacare is turning out to be. If he has his way, America will follow Europe into oblivion so that he and his supporters can install a Socialist system.
Remember when Nancy Pelosi said “you have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it”. Well, I think we know what is in it; and it is not good for anyone except Obama’s elite Liberal supporters who favor socialized medicine for you, but not for them. Under their system, the average American will have to buy health insurance from exchanges they control at an inflated cost; and you will have no choice but to purchase or pay a hefty fine.
President Obama wants his legacy to be that he brought about a fundamental change in America. He wants to be able to say that in 8 years, he was able to undo more than 300 years of tradition and render the Constitution irrelevant in the world theater. If he can neutralize the First and Second Amendments, he will have succeeded in fundamentally changing the American system of government to closely resemble the European model.
That is what he wants. But I think he will get a fundamental change in the Senate in 2014. Harry Reid will retire under a cloud of suspicion about his activities in Nevada. The remainder of President Obama’s second term will be spent defending his stances on issues with a steady erosion of his influence around the world.
The next president will have his work cut out for him. He will have to undo most of the regulatory morass Obama leaves him so he can get the country back to work. Once America becomes energy independent, it will regain its rightful place as the strong influence for good in the world.