Sunday, January 29, 2012

Barack Obama's 32 Month Report Card

Barack Obama's 32 Month Report Card

A gallon of regular gasoline the day Obama was inaugurated averaged $1.79 in the U.S. Today, that price is $3.59, a 100.6% increase.

Since Obama took office, the number of food stamp recipients has risen from 31,983,716 to 43,200,878, an increase of 35.1%.

Long term unemployment soared 146.2% during the same 32 month period - from 2,600,000 to 6,400,000. Staggering "hope and change," isn't it?

The number of Americans living in poverty increased 9.5%, from 39,800,000 to 43,600,000.

The number of unemployed has jumped almost 25%, from 11,616,000 to 14,485,000 as of August 31, 2011.

The number of unemployed blacks has increased from 12.6% at the end of George Bush's term, to 15.8% today - an increase of 25.4%.

Our national debt is up 34.4%, from 10.627 trillion to 14,278 trillion *
Keep the above figures in-mind as we recount some of the "firsts" for this president:
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut in the credit rating of the United States .
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .
First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on shovel-ready jobs, then later admit there is no such thing as shovel-ready jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law in order to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program and to stop the deportation of illegal immigrants, including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate America's ability to put a man in space.
First President to encourage racial discrimination and intimidation at polling places.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional, and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly speak out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company which state they are allowed to locate a factory in.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (Az, WI, OH, IN).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been legally years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general (of Ameri-corps) for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 Czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office.
First President to hide his medical, education, and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing literally NOTHING to earn it.
First President to coddle America's enemies while alienating our allies.
First President to publicly bow to America's enemies while refusing to salute the U.S. Flag.
First President to go on multiple global apology tours.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends, paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to refuse to wear the U.S. Flag lapel pin.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
First President to repeat "the Holy Qur'an tells us," and openly admit "the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth."
First President whose constitutional eligibility to be President was on trial in a court of law, AND who considered himself to be above the law by failing to appear for his trial (yesterday, 1/26/12, in Georgia).

In 34 months of the Obama White House, 'we the people' have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times faster than during the rest of our nation's entire history - as the Obama's plan their next extravagant vacation to the Indonesian Island nation of Bali.

Hope and change, anyone?

* Sources: U.S Energy Information Administration, Wall Street Journal, Bureau of Labor Statistics , US Dept of Labor, Standard & Poors/Case-Shiller, Federal Reserve , US Treasury, Heritage Foundation.


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