According to the Democrat party, the current president accomplished a lot in 2014:
- Millions more people gained health insurance coverage.
- Executive actions on immigration.
- Landmark climate change initiatives.
- More jobs created so far in 2014 than any year under George W. Bush.
While millions more people may have purchased insurance in the market place, premiums are due on January 1, 2015. I will be anxious to see how many people actually pay their first month’s premium. We’ll know a little more as we get into January. And while millions of people may have purchased insurance, many of us who already had insurance, but were forced into the market place to purchase insurance saw their premiums skyrocket, along with their deductibles and co-pays. Maybe the Democrats who can’t seem to see past their noses and don’t care about facts and statistics think this is a good thing, but for the American people overall, this is a bad thing.
So, the current president used his pen to sign an executive order granting illegal amnesty to millions. Executive orders by a president, any president make me nervous and I would rather presidents not use them. Furthermore, most presidents in the past have signed executive orders and kept their mouths shut about them, not wanting to advertise. However, this president touts his executive orders and has threated to do what the hell he wants if Congress won’t authorize what he wants. That sounds like a dictator to me. Of course, there are many Obama zombies out there that think he cares so much about them and the United States of America. They think everything he does is wonderful and they trust him to care for all of us and do the right things. Well, let me tell you something, this country was not set up to be a dictatorship. If you like dictatorships, please move to one of the many places on the planet where the government is a dictatorship.
According to whitehouse.gov, the current president launched a Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution, prepare communities for the impacts of climate change, and lead international efforts to address the global challenge. Delivering on a commitment in the President’s Climate Action Plan, the Obama Administration launched the Climate Data Initiative on March 19, 2014, a broad effort to leverage the Federal Government’s extensive, freely-available climate relevant data resources to stimulate innovation and private-sector entrepreneurship in support of national climate-change preparedness. So, this president is spending time on a problem that a lot of us think doesn’t exist. Even though there is credible evidence to refute man-made climate change, the current administration still forces it down our throats, stating that it is a fact and refuses to discuss it any further. Again, THIS IS TOLERANCE! Sorry, but I’m just not impressed.
According to washingtontimes.com, nearly six years after the current president’s election, America is as bad off as it was on that day. Even though the unemployment rate has dropped from 6.8 to 6.1 percent, the number of Americans actually working has plunged since the current president was elected. Then, about 66 percent of Americans were employed. Now it is 62.8 percent, the lowest since January 1978. Slashing the workforce participation rate means dropping millions of unemployed people from the pool of workers. Once eliminated, the unemployment rate calculated by the federal government is lowered. Can you say, “Cooking the books?”
With millions unemployed, millions more underemployed (Gallup puts that number at 15.3 percent), millions forced to work just part time so employers can avoid the burdensome Affordable Care Act, and millions of 18 to 30 year olds moving back in with the parents, the president still insists that the economy is great.
At a recent Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner, the president indicated that 10 million new jobs have been created over the last 54 months. He called it the longest uninterrupted stretch of job growth in this nation’s history. However, the current president took office in January 2009, so he’s into his 70th month as president. Why does he only talk about the last 54 months? The answer is that the economy lost nearly 5 million jobs in his first 15 months in office. Once again, he’s cooking the books.
When Ronald Reagan was president, some 16 million jobs were created. During the Internet boom and housing bubble days when Bill Clinton was president, more than 22 million jobs were created. So, for the current president, the number is 5.1 million. Furthermore, the job report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics published in September showed just 142,000 jobs having been created, down from an average monthly increase of 298,000. Meanwhile, more than 500,000 fulltime jobs were lost as some 800,000 part time jobs were created. Also, the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia said that about 18 percent of employers cut full-time workers because of the Affordable Care Act. So, while the number of uninsured may be down, the cost to the U.S. economy has just begun.
I know the stock market is up and the price of gas is down. But my health insurance premiums have gone up 50% because of ACA. My portfolio should be a little fatter and I’m not paying as much for gasoline. So, the extra in my portfolio will probably be offset by the increased cost of my health insurance.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, when the price of gas falls and we have a Democrat president, falling gas prices are due to the wonderful Democrat president and his policies. If the price goes up on a Democrat’s watch, the president doesn’t have anything to do with the price of gas. On the other side of the coin, if a Republican is in office and the price of gas falls, the president doesn’t have anything to do with the price of gas. Lastly, if a Republican is in office and the price of gas increases, it is due to the Republican president and his policies.