10/29/2013

The President Who Has Done the Most Damage

The President Who Has Done the Most Damage

Prager | Posted by Chou Chou


Read more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/10/29/the_president_who_has_done_the_most_damage_120488.html#ixzz2j7yED2N6

 

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by Gene Tew with permission

Prager article condensed:

1. Domestically

a. He has overseen the weakest recovery from a recession in modern American history

b. He has mired the country in unprecedented levels of debt: about $6.5 trillion dollars in five years

c. He has fashioned a country in which more Americans now receive government aid -- means-tested, let alone non-means tested -- than work full-time.

d. He has no method of paying for this debt other than printing more money

e. With his 2,500-page Affordable Care Act, he has made it impossible for hundreds of thousands, soon millions, of Americans to keep their individual or employee-sponsored group health insurance; he has stymied American medical innovation with an utterly destructive tax on medical devices; and he has caused hundreds of thousands of workers to lose full-time jobs because of the health care costs imposed by Obamacare on employers.

f. His Internal Revenue Service used its unparalleled power to stymie political dissent.

g. His ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were murdered by terrorists in Benghazi, Libya.

h. Among presidents in modern American history, he has also been a uniquely divisive force. [H]e has not only not helped heal racial tensions, he has exacerbated them. He has also divided the country by economic class, using classic Marxist language against "the rich" and "corporate profits."

2. World

a. The United States is at its weakest, has fewer allies, and has less military and diplomatic influence than at any time since before World War I.

b. One wonders if there is a remaining ally nation that trusts him. And worse, no American enemy fears him. If you are a free movement (the democratic Iranian and Syrian oppositions) or a free country (Israel), you have little or no reason to believe that you have a steadfast ally in the United States.

c. Even non-democratic allies no longer trust America. Barack Obama has alienated our most important and longest standing Arab allies, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Both the anti-Muslim Brotherhood and the anti-Iran Arab states have lost respect for him.

d. Nearly everything he has touched has been made worse.

3. Conclusion

a. "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." That is the one promise he has kept.