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The President has started his “Economic Tour” in July of 2013. He’s only about five years late. It’s a shame he can’t be three years later. With no concept of how economics work, with no experience in the working economy, and with his history as president, those with an understanding of the working economy know that the only thing Obama can do is make things worse. And that’s hard to imagine.
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Would You Hire This Man To Run Your Company?
Barack Obama’s resume can be viewed at http://cdn.theladders.net/static/pdf/Senator_Obama_Resume.pdf. Take a look at it. An objective look. Take out all of the hog wash elements like “spearheaded,” “co-sponsored,” “first to recognize”, “facilitated,” “championed and supported”. What does that leave you with? Very little.
Huck Huckabee’s Challenge To Obama Supporters
Take the resume above, the information available from Wikipedia, or any other credible source and create a resume that would entice a board of directors of a major business or organization to hire this man as it’s CEO. Many of us would like to see it.
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Imagine someone had come to you in the spring of 2008 and told you we would be where we are today. You would not have believed such a transformation could occur. In less than 18 months we have added $2 Trillion to our national debt. Our economy is in it’s worst period since the Great Depression. Our political leaders are contemplating granting amnesty to illegal aliens. And a bill has passed to nationalize the health care system. But it will not be implemented until Obama has left office.
If someone had told you this is where we would be, you would have laughed. Well, here we are.
Obama’s Trip To Buffalo
Obama gives himself credit for saving us from another great depression. You can see it in the video below. He is too short sited to see that our economy didn’t start it’s free fall until he came on the scene in the political arena. The investors in our country saw a man on the way in early 2008. A man who was making promises that couldn’t be kept. Fear caused them to pull there assets our of the US economy. They took their money to China and India. Our stock market plummeted and employers started laying off workers.
President Obama complains about being left with a $1.3 Trillion deficit. But he has added more that $2 Trillion to the deficit in less than 18 months. Where will this be by the time he is thrown out of office in 2012?
Obama talks about keeping the American dream alive, but he is doing nothing to keep the American dream alive. Americans are more dependent on government than they ever have been. Our economy is growing again despite a President who has no experience in how the economy works. Why is it growing? It is growing because we are getting closer to his final days in power.
The Small Business Agenda
Obama tells us we are “on a course that is working”. He talks about the incentives and the loans small businesses are now able to get thanks to legislation he has signed. Factories, stores and other businesses have closed their doors as a result of Obama’s pre-election threats. He threatened higher taxes and he threatened tighter restrictions on businesses. As a result, large businesses with adequate assets took the route of caution. They stopped investing their money in growth. And this killed many small businesses.
Watch The Newly Clothed Emperor Praise Himself:
We ask you to connect us with businesses that are receiving the benefits Obama talks about. We can’t find them.
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This is an editorial from the Wall Street Journal on March 23, 2010
Without adequate skills in international relations Obama could lead the world into a situation that puts nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists. Israel will not allow this to happen. They will not sit by and leave their security in the hands of Obama. Benjamin Netanyahu will protect the citizens of his Israel like a national leader should do.
The Netanyahu Diaries
What Israel’s prime minister really thinks.
By BRET STEPHENS
The following note was discovered aboard the plane that brought Benjamin Netanyahu to Washington yesterday. It appears to be the Israeli prime minister’s personal talking points—with deletions in brackets—for his meeting today with President Obama. Handwriting experts are unable to confirm the note’s authenticity.
Good to see you again, Mr. President. [And thanks for not having me skulk out the side door like the last time I was here].
And congratulations on your big health care victory! Well done, Mr. President, on your historic achievement. As you probably know, we Israelis have a similar system, and it has worked out pretty well for decades [though our doctors don't labor under ruinous medmal premiums and the constant threat of tort bar annihilation and also we're a tiny country with a huge tax burden that drives one in nine people, including many doctors, to live abroad.]
Point is, we’re a nice little liberal democracy, with women’s rights and gay rights, and Arab Israelis and black Israelis in parliament, and welfare and universal health care. Even when we go to war we don’t just carpet bomb our enemies, [like your hero Franklin Roosevelt did to the innocent civilians of Dresden and Tokyo]. I don’t get why we rate most-hated-nation status from all those so-called progressives [wearing your face on their tee-shirts].
[Question to self: Why are the same people who erupt at the thought of prayer in school so often more in sympathy with Hamas in Gaza than with us?]
But on to more pressing matters. We’ve had a bad few weeks, your administration and mine. I’m glad we can talk them over face-to-face. As Hillary told me the other day [isn't she a charmer?], it takes a true friend to tell the hard truth. I’m sure you’ll agree that in our friendship that works both ways.
I know that, from your part, you think the hard truth is that we’ve got to get out of the settlements. You don’t have to sell me on that score. I’ve said repeatedly that we don’t want to rule over the Palestinians; I’m all for a two-state solution in theory. It’s the practice of it that’s got me concerned. In fact, it’s what got me elected.
So here’s the first hard truth: Just as you’ve got your Ben Nelsons and Bart Stupaks, I’ve got my Avigdor Lieberman ultra-nationalists and Eli Yishai ultra-Orthodox. Some of them have ideological red lines; some of them just want stuff. That’s how politics works. So what’s my Cornhusker kickback, or my executive order on abortion funding? I’d welcome your ideas; [you're obviously good at this].
This brings me to the second hard truth, Mr. President: Most Israelis don’t trust you, the way they trusted George W. Bush or [even] Bill Clinton. And let me tell you why that’s a problem.
When my predecessor Arik Sharon pulled out of Gaza, he didn’t do so through negotiations with the Palestinians. Those negotiations fail time and again, in part because the Palestinians figure they can hold out for more, in part because they’re cutting their own deals with Hamas.
So what Sharon did was negotiate with you, the United States. And what he got was a promise, in writing, that the U.S. would not insist on a full withdrawal to the 1967 lines in any final settlement agreement.
My problem is that Hillary disavowed that promise last year, and you did so again by treating a neighborhood in Jerusalem as a “settlement.” So when you pledge your commitment to Israel’s everlasting security, how can we take your word for it, or know that your successor won’t also renege? We don’t want to wind up like Belgium before World War I, relying on phony guarantees of neutrality.
Mr. President, you need to start building some serious trust with Israelis if you mean to give me the political tools to negotiate with the Palestinians. Honestly, you didn’t help yourself by ratcheting up the rhetoric against us the way you did. If your purpose was to show the Palestinians that you’re going to play hardball with us, all you did was give them a reason to be even more uncompromising than before. And if your purpose was to try to drive me from office, it didn’t work either: To Israelis, you came across not as anti-Bibi, but as anti-Israel.
But the hardest truth is that Israelis are losing faith that you’ll do whatever it takes to stop Iran’s nuclear bid. The sanctions you promise keep getting delayed and watered down. Hillary gave a fine speech at AIPAC yesterday, but we all know that you’re already planning on containing a nuclear Iran. That’s not acceptable to me.
Let’s make a deal, Mr. President: Our settlements for your bombers. We can’t fully destroy Iran’s nuclear sites—but you can. You can’t dismantle our settlements—but we can. We’ll all come out the better for it, including the Palestinians. Think about it, Barack.
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