Obama Turns 50, America Turns Gray

Michael Reagan, FloydReports.com

Like everybody else, presidents have birthdays and have a right to celebrate them and invite others to join them in the festivities. But taking advantage of the occasion to bash the rich and then charge some of them a whopping $40,000 to be able to sit near him as he observes his birthday is nothing short of outrageous.

The only thing President Obama excels in is fundraising — after all, when a president puts the arm on you, you can hardly say no. And the president has been putting the arm on a lot of his rich friends lately and raising big bucks for his upcoming reelection campaign. It’s a shame he can’t create jobs as efficiently as he raises money for himself. If he did I might even vote for him. However, he doesn’t, and so I won’t.

He should quit blaming the rich for being successful and take a look in the mirror. Instead of quoting my father to justify himself and his shocking incompetence he should try to imitate my Dad and try to govern as well as my Dad did.

In barely two years he has driven the economy into a ditch, yet has the gall to blame our economic troubles on President Bush, who has been out of office for two years. Moreover, during the last four years of the Bush presidency, Congress — which controls the purse strings and thus the economy — was controlled by the Democrats. It wasn’t George W. Bush alone who overspent; it was the Democrats on Capitol Hill who did their best to imitate the most drunken of the legendary drunken sailors.

“Spend and elect” has long been the policy….

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Taxpayers Finance Obama’s $2 Million Fundraising Tour

Judicial Watch

President Obama’s frantic fundraising spree to help Democrats win midterm elections cost U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars and the carbon emissions spewed by the cross-country travel in a customized Boeing 747 undoubtedly contributed to global warming.

In the last few days alone, the commander-in-chief has visited Wisconsin, California, Washington State and Florida to raise millions of dollars for his scandal-plagued party. Once on the ground, the president got whisked away in motorcades that required vast public resources. Rush-hour traffic was so heavily impacted in Los Angeles that Obama returned to his jet, Air Force One, in a helicopter amid fury from local residents.

All this costs big bucks and Americans are picking up the tab. One analyst quoted in a national news report estimates that the three-day, 8,000-mile tour cost taxpayers about $2 million. That includes a conservative estimate of $75,000 an hour to ferry the president around in Air Force One, an additional $25,000 for a back-up airplane and $8,000 for a cargo plane that carries the presidential limousine and other vehicles. Throw in another half a million dollars for secret service.

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I think Obama says it best: "There is a time to campaign, and there is a time to govern."

Throughout this last year, as our debt grows to monstrous proportions, Iran steps closer to a nuclear bomb, and unemployment remains around 10 percent, Obama has consistently shown by his actions that for him, it is never the time to govern.