Here are the Top 20 reasons a regime change is imperative, now:
1. $5 Trillion in New Debt – By the end of FY 2012, Obama had added $5.3 trillion to the National Debt – almost one-third of the total ($16 trillion). He rolled up more debt in three years than the first 41 presidents combined, more in four years than George W. Bush did in 8. By 2011, foreigners owned 54% of our total debt – China alone has $1.2 trillion. If Obama is reelected, what exciting times lie ahead – China calls in its debt, the dollar crashes, the U.S. joins Greece and Italy in bankruptcy court? During the 2008 campaign, Obama called Bush’s contribution to the national debt (half of his own) “irresponsible and unpatriotic.” That would make Obama the fiscal equivalent of Charlie Sheen and Jane Fonda.
2. Chronic Unemployment – Under the regime in power, we’ve had 44 straight months of unemployment above 8% – the longest sustained high unemployment since the Great Depression. Long-term unemployment (more than 12 months) went from 2.7 million the day Obama took office to around 5 million today. The number of Americans in poverty increased by 6.4 million, and food-stamp recipients are up 46%. Obama’s answer? More stimulus spending. “My president spent $780 billion on stimulus and all I got was this lousy 8% unemployment rate.”
3. Atlas Mugged: Asking the Rich to Pay a Little More – President Income-Redistribution plans to let the Bush-era tax cuts expire on January 1, raising the top rate from 35% to 39.6%. But the rich already pay a disproportionate share of the federal income tax. The top 1% of income earners pays 36.7% of the federal income tax, while earning 16% of all income. Under Obama’s definition, “rich” includes couples earning more than $250,000, as well as the owners of 750,000 small businesses, who file as individuals. Raising taxes on upper-income individuals will do wonders for the economy and jobs. It’s not as if this president understood the connection between wealth, investment and employment.
4. You Didn’t Build That! – The man who never ran a business, never had to meet a payroll, never worked in the private sector (academia doesn’t count), told businessmen: “Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made it happen.” Did somebody else risk their life’s savings gambling, against the odds, that a new business would succeed? Did somebody else put in 80-hour weeks? And he wonders why we think he’s a socialist.
5. Obamacare – Turn the finest health care system in the world over to the wonderful folks who’ve bankrupted Social Security? Swell idea. The Democrats passed it (not a single House Republican voted for the bill) without even reading the 2,400-page act. Since it was signed into law, it’s never had majority support. We’re going to provide coverage to millions currently uninsured, encourage doctors to give up their practices, and set a ceiling on costs – and they’ll be no rationing of medical services. Pie-in-the-sky is now being served in the cafeteria of Mount Big Rock Candy Hospital.
6. Benghazi: The Defining Moment in Obama’s Foreign Policy – Just as the Tehran hostage crisis has come to epitomize Jimmy Carter’s feckless foreign policy, the body of a U.S. ambassador being dragged through the streets of Benghazi symbolizes Obama’s. The State Department had live video streaming of the attack. Calls for U.S. military intervention to save the consulate staff were repeatedly rebuffed over the course of seven hours when we had military assets an hour away. And the president lied about the reason for the attack for 10 days. When challenged during the second presidential debate, Obama feigned indignation saying those murdered in Benghazi were “my people,” and he was there “when the coffins came home.” That’s fitting; he helped to fill them.
7. Planned Parenthood’s Mammograms – Also in the second debate, the president defended taxpayer funding of the largest abortion provider in the nation, claiming “There are millions of women all across the country who rely on Planned Parenthood for mammograms” – which the group doesn’t provide. As a state senator, Obama opposed a ban on partial-birth abortion. As a member of the U.S. Senate, he voted to increase taxpayer funding of overseas abortion providers. Obamacare will cover abortion. The administration’s dogmatic embrace of the Planned Parenthood agenda led to Vice President Biden saying, on a trip to China, he wasn’t going to “second guess” its policy of forced abortions. The president has never given any indication that there’s any type of abortion (anywhere, at any time, under any circumstances) that he doesn’t support.
8. The First Gay President – The cover of the May 21st Newsweek showed Obama with a rainbow halo over his head. This came the week after his startling announcement that he had reversed his long-standing support for marriage a la what’s-good-for-kids-and-society. Actually, the president’s position is a matter of convenience. In 1996, he said “I favor legalizing same-sex marriage and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” In 2004, as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, his position had morphed to “What I believe is that marriage is between a man and a woman.” There followed 8 years of being for mixed-sex marriage, thinking it through, in transition, etc. (And he calls Mitt Romney a flip-flopper.) At the beginning of his administration, he announced he would not defend the Defense of Marriage Act, in violation of his oath to see that the laws are faithfully executed. He appointed a record number of open homosexuals. Last year, U.S. diplomats abroad were told to participate in gay pride parades. How far could this go in a second term – the 31 states that have passed defense of marriage amendments being forced to accept unnatural unions contracted elsewhere, churches which refuse to perform mock marriages losing their tax-exempt status, Mendelssohn’s Wedding March replaced by the Village People’s rendition of “Y.M.C.A.”?
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