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Has Obama's Govt. Ever Lied To You?
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Tracey12
2013-08-22 05:19:33 UTC
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Now that you've had five years of Obama's form of government, do you trust
the government?


Has Obama's government ever lied to you?
wy
2013-08-22 05:28:42 UTC
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Post by Tracey12
Now that you've had five years of Obama's form of government, do you trust
the government?
Has Obama's government ever lied to you?
A better question is: Have you ever lied to us? Yeah, you did. Right wingnut religious wackos always do. It's the hypocrisy in them.
t***@gmail.com
2013-08-22 05:34:14 UTC
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Post by wy
Post by Tracey12
Now that you've had five years of Obama's form of government, do you trust
the government?
Has Obama's government ever lied to you?
A better question is: Have you ever lied to us? Yeah, you did. Right wingnut religious wackos always do. It's the hypocrisy in them.
wE DON'T CARE WHAT CANUCKS THINK.
Traycon Martin's Rotting Corpse
2013-09-15 01:08:29 UTC
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In article <baa40a37-6ff3-4548-8529-
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wy <***@myself.com> wrote:
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin
Luther King Jr.

Race is a touchy subject in America. In fact it's an obsession.
When I ended up with this picture (click here) via an e-mail
chat group, I was skeptical. After all, I live in Bristol
Virginia/Tennessee only 90 miles from Knoxville. This horror
story never made it into the local press that I know of. Anna
Nicole Smith, the Duke Rape Case fraud, and Imus drowned us out.

If it had been reported, it was certain we would never know the
race of the felons, or that at least one of the five was a
released felon. Because of the explosive issue of race,
accusations of media bias, and lack of information from
Knoxville authorities, we have far more than just two wonderful
young people slaughtered by some savages. It's a political
correctness freak show.

Like it or note Christian-Newsom murders had became a racial
flashpoint. The leftwing press has run a relentless propaganda
blitz attacking whites savagely for the smallest violation of
political correctness, while playing down minority violence,
crime and anti-white racism. Since this case first exploded onto
the scene via the internet America has elected a black president
- yet race relations are worse than ever. Liberals have
exploited race at every opportunity for political gain.

The internet has changed everything. Stories from local press
reports, small city-town news sources, and bloggers doing their
own reporting has taken at curbed the power of big media setting
the political agenda and silencing dissent. That is what this is
about.

I have compiled via many sources to counter what I and thousands
of other believe is media bias. One will not find political
correctness censorship and I will challenge anyone to disprove
what I present. Equally I want nothing to do with blatant
racists on the right or left. I revile race hustlers be they
David Duke as much as Al Sharpton. The left is simply racists
and because of censorship and slanting the news create even more
racial tension. So let's explore the following.

But to quote Dr. Walter Williams:

What have we heard from the NAACP, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton
and others who rushed to judgment and outrage as they condemned
whites in the cases of the "Jena 6" and Don Imus when he
referred to the Rutgers ladies basketball team as "nappy-headed
ho's"? Where were the national news media and public officials?
You can bet the rent money that were the victims black and the
perpetrators white, Knoxville would have been inundated with TV
crews, with Jackson, Sharpton and other civil rights spokesmen
and politicians from both parties condemning racism, possibly
blaming it all on George Bush...

Now the Associated Press (August 17, 2009) plays the race card.
To quote,

A jury was brought in for the case from Davidson County, 150
miles away, in an unusual move to ensure jurors weren't tainted
by pretrial publicity. They are sequestered in a hotel and
barred by the judge from following news coverage of the trial.
The victims were white and middle class, and the defendants are
poor and black. Some conservative Internet commentators and
white supremacist agitators accused the national media of
reverse discrimination by failing to give the case the same
attention paid to white-on-black hate crimes.


First the social class of the victims doesn't have a damn thing
to do with this. The usual liberal racist' nonsense is to imply
all minority criminals because they are "poor" or "down trodden"
or whatever somehow excuses their behavior. On the other hand
the victims being better off somehow and white had it coming to
them or as the liberal racists always imply, the criminal
actions of a "coward" like Cobbins is rooted in a racist' white
society.

Then statements such as "conservative Internet commentators and
white supremacist agitators" suggests everyone into the racist
category.

The same press went into a feeding frenzy at the time over Imus'
comments about the Rutgers girls basketball team, a total non-
crime, and participated in the press lynching of three white
members of the Duke lacrosse team over the non-rape of a black
prostitute. The press, Jackson, Sharpton, etc. never even
offered an apology.

In another biased news report:
Conservative commentators and Internet bloggers latched onto the
Christian-Newsom killings soon after the crimes occurred. They
demonized the national media for ignoring what they considered a
black-on-white hate crime and contrasted it to the heavily
reported white-on-black Duke lacrosse rape case. But two rallies
in Knoxville in 2007 led by white supremacist sympathizers were
met with significant anti-protester response and failed to gain
traction. No demonstrations are expected now.

Knoxville's black community has had problems with selective
enforcement by police, but that is in the past, said Knoxville
NAACP president Sheryl Rollins, an attorney. "In no way does the
NAACP condone or support anybody - black, white, Chinese,
greenies, whatever - that would do what those people (allegedly)
did to those children," she said.

The "white supremacists" were a whopping total of three people.
Everyone else protesting this news bias got lumped in with these
three. The reason the three got no traction is they represented
nobody because they were just idiots trying to take advantage of
the situation. As for Sheryl Rollins, that was the same racist'
NAACP that lynched the Duke lacrosse players in the press and
never apologized for it.

Quoting Nicholas Stix, AR News, May 14, 2007, he claimed the
Knoxville police won't give him the cause of death either. (I
tried find too at the time.)

Police and reporters have promoted the view that this crime was
a simple carjacking that got out of hand, and that the rapists
poured cleaning fluid down Miss Christian's throat to destroy
DNA evidence. This appears to be wrong on both counts. The
killers ditched Miss Christian's SUV just a few hours after they
stole it, which suggests they had no great interest in it. Also,
according to court documents, they had already planned on
killing Miss Christian, so they could have used the cleaning
fluid after she was dead.

They did not bother to "clean" her vagina and anus, which were
stuffed with DNA evidence. It appears to this reporter that the
carjacking was just a way to kidnap, gang rape, torture, and
murder whites, and that the killers used the cleaning fluid for
the sole purpose of further torturing Miss Christian.

Quoting an article by James H. Lilley, also stated in other
blogs, etc:

On Saturday January 6, 2007 Hugh Christopher Newsom, age 23 and
Channon Gail Christian, age 21, both students at the University
of Tennessee went out on a date. They were driving in Channon's
Toyota 4-Runner when they were carjacked at gunpoint. Suddenly
the crime turned far more savage than an armed car theft. Chris
and Channon were kidnapped and driven to 2316 Chipman Street
where they were forced into the home at gunpoint. While Channon
was forced to watch, her boyfriend was raped prison style and
then his penis was cut off. He was later driven to nearby
railroad tracks where he was shot and set afire.

But Channon's hell was just beginning. She was beaten; gang
raped repeatedly in many ways, had one of her breasts cut off
and bleach poured down her throat to destroy DNA evidence-all
while she was still alive. To add to Channon's degradation the
suspects took turns urinating on her. They too set her body
afire, apparently inside the residence, but for some reason left
her body there-in five separate trash bags...

No wonder the police were not releasing this information if it's
true. (Turns out part of it wasn't.) There are endless
conflicting news reports on this story at the time. Also, it has
been reported by some this was a crack house where people came
and went that nobody tried to help them or call police. For the
whole article from Mr. Lilly see click here.

This comment at www.vdare.com from a reader in Knoxville,
Tennessee:

Here we go again, the depths of depravity are pushed deeper by
black hooligans in sleepy Knoxville, TN. First they were just
going to carjack, then they decided to abduct and take the
couple back to the criminal's house.

So they tied them up, beat the boyfriend in front of his girl,
shoot him, pour gasoline on him and lit him on fire. They
disposed of his body near some railroad tracks.

Next, it is her turn as they rape and sodomize her for several
days, maybe as many as four black men took part! They pour drain
cleaner into her throat to clean up the evidence, wrap her in
plastic and throw her into their garbage can outside their house.

Except that they didn't know she was alive! She later died from
the cold. No mention of the perpetrator's or victim's ancestry
is mentioned. Although in Knoxville, their faces are all on the
news channels...

As of this news article, even with trial dates set, to quote:
"Groups wondering why prosecutors haven't demanded the death
penalty yet. "We've had some discussions of course, we're still
putting evidence together," says Knox County District Attorney
General Randy Nichols." I'm wondering the same.

http://www.sullivan-county.com/wcva/liberal_racism.htm


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For all you assbags who thought voting for that racist jackoff
Obama twice was such a great idea, this couple's death is your
legacy.

Remind the racists at the DOJ about this black on white crime
the American liberal biased media is attempting to obfuscate.

Email the Eric Holder ("report Zimmerman for racism" DOJ email
address) racist club at: ***@usdoj.gov.
t***@gmail.com
2013-09-15 15:14:01 UTC
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We true Americans don't care what YOU claim, Tracey12.

. . .
FirstPost
2013-09-15 16:50:22 UTC
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We true Americans don't care what YOU claim, Tracey12.
. . .
Unable to refute noted.

And we have been lied to time and time again by your heroes.
We were lied to about many aspects of Obamacare.
This administration has commited more illegalities and shady deals
than you could ever possibly lay on Bush. Hell, even the ones you can
partially blame Bush for, Obama has not only continued but also
expanded.

http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/obama-271/
1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional
approval

In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that
Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military
operations in Libya without Congressional approval.

2) Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton – just like Bush did

In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had
selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid
contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011, just hours after
the Justice Department had said it would pursue a lawsuit accusing the
Houston-based company of using kickbacks to get foreign contracts.

3) Has an administration full of lobbyists, after promising he
wouldn’t have any

While running for President, Obama had promised that, unlike Bush, he
would not have any lobbyists working in his administration. However,
by February 2010, he had more than 40 lobbyists working in his
administration.

4) Has close ties to Wall St., but pretends to support Occupy Wall St.

Although Obama claims to support the Occupy Wall St. movement, the
truth is that he has raised more money from Wall St. than any other
candidate during the last 20 years. In early 2012, Obama held a
fundraiser where Wall St. investment bankers and hedge fund managers
each paid $35,800 to attend. In October 2011, Obama hired Broderick
Johnson, a longtime Wall Street lobbyist, to be his new senior
campaign adviser. Johnson had worked as a lobbyist for JP Morgan
Chase, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Comcast, Microsoft, and the oil
industry.

5) Broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay

Obama broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay.

6) Supported the $700 billion TARP corporate-welfare bailout just like
Bush

While Senator, Obama voted for the $700 billion TARP bank bailout
bill. The bailout rewarded irresponsible and illegal behavior. It
redirected resources from more productive uses to less productive
uses. It punished the hard working taxpayers who had played by the
rules and obeyed the law. It created horrible incentives, and sent the
wrong message. The bailout was evil because it rewarded the bad people
and punished the good people. No society that does this can expect to
remain free or prosperous. Instead of bailing out these corrupt
corporations, we should have let them cease to exist, like we did with
Enron.

7) Waged the biggest war against medical marijuana of any president,
which was the opposite of what he had promised

In May 2008, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt said that Obama
would end DEA raids on medical marijuana in states where it’s legal.
Also in 2008, Obama said that he supported the “basic concept of using
medical marijuana for the same purposes and with the same controls as
other drugs” and that he was “not going to be using Justice Department
resources to try to circumvent state laws.”

However, in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana
grower in Highlands Ranch in Colorado, a state where medical marijuana
is legal. Also in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana
dispensary in Culver City in California, a state where medical
marijuana is legal. In July 2010, the DEA raided at least four medical
marijuana growers in San Diego, California. Also in July 2010, the DEA
raided a medical marijuana facility in Covelo, California. Then in
September 2010, the DEA conducted raids on at least five medical
marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas, Nevada, where medical marijuana
is legal. In 2011, the DEA conducted raids on medical marijuana in
Seattle, Washington, West Hollywood, California, and Helena, Montana,
all places where it is legal. In April 2012, the DEA carried out
several raids on medical marijuana in Oakland, California.

In February 2012, Rolling Stone magazine wrote that Obama’s war
against medical marijuana went “far beyond anything undertaken by
George W. Bush.” In April 2012, Mother Jones magazine wrote: “The
president campaigned on the promise that he’d stop federal raids on
medical marijuana operations that were in compliance with state laws,
a vow that Attorney General Eric Holder repeated after the election.
But then the Obama administration raided more than 100 dispensaries in
its first three years and is now poised to outpace the Bush
administration’s crackdown record.” In May 2012, the Washington Post
wrote: “Obama has become more hostile to medical marijuana patients
than any president in U.S. history.” In May 2012, U.S. Congressperson
Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said she had “strong concerns” about
Obama’s forced closure of five medical marijuana facilities in
Pelosi’s congressional district. In April 2012, commenting on Obama’s
crackdown on medical marijuana, U.S. Congressman Barney Frank
(D-Massachusetts) said, “I’m very disappointed… They look more like
the Bush administration than the Clinton administration.”

In July 2012, federal prosecutors filed civil forfeiture actions
against Harborside Health Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in
Oakland, CA, which claims to be the world’s largest, and which claims
to serve more than 100,000 medical marijuana patients. In April 2012,
federal agents raided Oaksterdam University, an educational
institution in Oakland, CA, which teaches people about medical
marijuana. In April 2012, federal agents raided a medical marijuana
facility which had been serving 1,500 patients near Lake Elsinore, CA.
In June 2012, the Obama administration filed asset-forfeiture lawsuits
against two landlords who rented their buildings to medical marijuana
stores in Santa Fe Springs, CA. The Obama administration also sent
warning letters which threatened similar legal action to dozens of
other, nearby landlords. During the first seven months of 2012, the
DEA shut down 40 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, all of
which had been operating in compliance with state and local law.

In July 2013, the DEA conducted multiple medical marijuana raids in
Washington state, including the cities of Olympia, Tacoma, and
Seattle.

In May 2012, ABC News reported that during Obama’s youth, he often
smoked large quantities of recreational marijuana. Obama’s marijuana
smoking wasn’t even medical – it was recreational. And yet now, he is
taking large scale, widespread action to prevent people with AIDS,
cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and other illnesses, who have
prescriptions from their doctors, from using their prescription
medicine – how cold hearted can a person be?

8) Nominated a six-time tax cheater to head the government agency that
enforces the tax laws

Obama nominated Timothy Geithner, a repeat tax cheater, to head the
government agency that enforces the tax laws.

Prior to his nomination, Geithner had:

1) Illegally failed to pay more than $34,000 in social security and
medicare taxes

2) Illegally declared the cost of his children’s summer camp as a form
of day care.

3) Illegally failed to pay the early withdrawal penalty when he took
money out of his retirement plan

4) Illegally declared non-eligible items as a charitable deduction

5) Illegally declared something which was ineligible as a small
business deduction

6) Illegally declared utility expenses which had actually been for his
personal use

9) Gave tax dollars to AIG executives, then pretended to be outraged
about it

Obama signed a stimulus bill that spent money on bonuses for AIG
executives. Prior to signing this bill, Obama had said, “when I’m
president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not
spending money unwisely.” However, after reading “line by line” and
signing the stimulus bill that protected the AIG bonuses, Obama
pretended to be shocked and outraged at the bonuses, and said, “Under
these circumstances, it’s hard to understand how derivative traders at
A.I.G. warranted any bonuses at all, much less $165 million in extra
pay… How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping
the company afloat?” and also said that he would “pursue every single
legal avenue to block these bonuses.”

10) Expanded Bush’s unconstitutional government faith based programs

Obama expanded the federal government’s faith based programs which had
been started by President George W. Bush.

11) Supported Bush’s unconstitutional Patriot Act

In May 2011, Obama signed a renewal of the Patriot Act.

12) Increased the national debt more in one term than Bush did in two

The national debt increased more during Obama’s first three years and
two months than it did during all eight years of George W. Bush’s
presidency.

13) Agrees with Bush’s support of unconstitutional, indefinite
detention of U.S. citizens without filing any charges

In December 2011, ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero criticized
Obama for signing a bill that gave the U.S. government the power to
indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without any charges being filed or
any trial taking place.

14) Agrees with Bush’s support of unconstitutional, warrantless
wiretapping

President Obama has defended warrantless wiretapping.

15) Avoided prosecution of Wall. St criminals

Although Obama had promised to prosecute Wall St. criminals, during
his entire first term, his administration did not file any criminal
charges against any of the top financial executives.

16) Had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process

Obama had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process.

The ACLU accused Obama of violating the U.S. Constitution for doing
this.

U.S. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) said that Obama’s actions might be an
impeachable offense.

17) Ordered private company to fire 1,000 employees

In 2011, after Boeing had hired 1,000 new employees to work at its new
factory in South Carolina, the Obama administration ordered Boeing to
shut down the factory, because the factory was non-union.

18) Stole money from retired teachers and police officers

During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and
more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured
creditors worse than unsecured creditors. Some of these secured
creditors were retired teachers and police officers from Indiana.
Richard A. Epstein, a law professor at New York University School of
Law, wrote, “Upsetting this fixed hierarchy among creditors is just an
illegal taking of property from one group of creditors for the benefit
of another, which should be struck down on both statutory and
constitutional grounds.” Todd Zywicki, Professor of Law at George
Mason University School of Law, wrote that Obama’s treatment of
secured creditors was “dangerous to the rule of law.” The Economist
wrote that Obama’s actions could “establish a terrible precedent.
Bankruptcy exists to sort legal claims on assets. If it becomes a tool
of social policy, who will then lend to struggling firms in which the
government has a political interest?” Francis Cianfrocca, the CEO of
Bayshore Networks, wrote that Obama’s actions were “an astonishingly
reckless abrogation of contract law that will introduce a new level of
uncertainty into business transactions at all levels, and make wealth
generation more difficult going forward… An extraordinary uncertainty
has been created when the most powerful man in the world can rewrite
contracts and choose winners and losers in private negotiations as he
sees fit. Since this is an unquantifiable uncertainty, and not a
quantifiable risk, its effect on business and investor confidence will
be large and unpredictable. As in the 1930s, a time when government
also cavalierly rewrote private contracts, the prudent approach for
business will be to invest minimally and wait for another
administration.”

19) Supported release of convicted mass murderer

In 2010, Obama supported releasing Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset
al-Megrahi (who had been convicted of murdering 270 people) from
prison.

20) Illegally put thousands of guns into hands of criminals

In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration ordered gun
storeowners to illegally sell thousands of guns to criminals.

21) Fired Inspector General for discovering that Obama’s friend had
embezzled government funds

In June 2009, Obama fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin, after
Walpin accused Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, an Obama supporter, of
misuse of AmeriCorps funding to pay for school-board political
activities. In a letter to Congress, the White House said that Walpin
was fired because he was “confused, disoriented, unable to answer
questions and exhibited other behavior that led the Board to question
his capacity to serve.” A bipartisan group of 145 current and former
public officials, attorneys, and legal scholars signed a letter that
was sent to the White House, which defended Walpin, said the
criticisms of him were not true, and said that his firing was
politically motivated. The letter can be read here.

22) Lied about putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN

Although Obama had made a campaign promise to have all of the health
care reform negotiations broadcast on C-SPAN, he broke that promise
after he was elected.

The secrecy of these negotiations was so strong that U.S.
Congresswoman and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California)
said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in
it.”

23) Lied about letting people keep their health insurance

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:

“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the
American people… If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to
keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no
matter what.”

Also before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:

“Here is a guarantee that I’ve made. If you have insurance that you
like, then you will be able to keep that insurance.”

However, after Obamacare was passed, the Congressional Budget Office
said that the law would cause seven million people to lose their
employer provided insurance.

After Obamacare was passed, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
announced that it would drop health insurance for the children of more
than 30,000 low-wage home attendants. Mitra Behroozi, executive
director of benefit and pension funds for 1199SEIU stated

“… new federal health-care reform legislation requires plans with
dependent coverage to expand that coverage up to age 26… meeting this
new requirement would be financially impossible.”

Also, after Obamacare was passed, the Franciscan University of
Steubenville dropped its coverage in response to the law.

Universal Orlando dropped its coverage for part time employees in
response to Obamacare.

In addition, after Obamacare was passed, Forbes reported

“The House Ways and Means Committee has released a new report that
sheds light onto how Obamacare incentivizes companies to dump their
workers onto the new law’s subsidized exchanges.”

Also after Obamacare was passed, MSN reported

“The Affordable Care Act mandate most commonly known as Obamacare has
some tight stipulations that, CNN says, are forcing health care
companies to rip up most of their current plans and draft new ones
that comply. According to a University of Chicago study, just about
half of the individual health care plans currently on the market won’t
cut it once key provisions of the Affordable Care Act kick in next
year.”

Furthermore, it was reported that Obamacare would cause 58,000 Aetna
and UnitedHealth Group customers in California to lose their
insurance.

In response to Obamacare, some employers have dropped coverage for
their employees’ spouses. In August 2013, it was reported that UPS had
announced that it would be dropping 15,000 spouses of its employees
from its health insurance, and that it had cited Obamacare as the
reason it was doing this.

The chain of Wegmans supermarkets cancelled the policies of its part
time employees in response to Obamacare.

In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a
letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare

“will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits… these
restrictions will make non-profit plans like ours unsustainable… we
can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable
Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our
members along with millions of other hardworking Americans”

In August 2013, it was reported that 106,000 New Jersey citizens would
lose their health insurance because of Obamacare.

24) Lied about the cost of Obamacare

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama promised

“I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either
now or in the future. I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the
deficit, now or in the future, period. And to prove that I’m serious,
there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to come
forward with more spending cuts if the savings we promised don’t
materialize.”

However, after Obama signed it, the Washington Post reported that it
would add more than $340 billion to the budget deficit over the next
decade.

In March 2012, the Congressional Budget Office said that over the next
decade, Obamacare would cost twice as much as what Obama had promised.

In May 2013, it was reported that Obamacare’s program for high risk
patients was more expensive than what Obama had promised.

25) Gave tax dollars to campaign contributors and lobbyists, and
falsely claimed the money was for “green energy”

In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra,
claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of
creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later
revealed that the company’s shareholders and executives had made
substantial donations to Obama’s campaign, that the company had spent
a large sum of money on lobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had
many meetings with White House officials.

It was also revealed that the Obama administration had already been
aware of Solyndra’s financial troubles. For example, according to the
company’s security filings in 2009, the company had been selling its
product for less than the cost of production. In 2010, Obama visited
the Solyndra factory and cited it as a role model for his stimulus
program, saying “It’s here that companies like Solyndra are leading
the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future.” The Washington
Post wrote of this, “Administration officials and outside advisers
warned that President Obama should consider dropping plans to visit a
solar startup company in 2010 because its mounting financial problems
might ultimately embarrass the White House.” Solyndra was a private
company, but had been planning to use its government loans as a means
of going public – so when Obama knowingly overstated the company’s
condition in order to help his friends at Solyndra, he broke the same
law that Martha Stewart had been sent to prison for breaking.

In September 2011, federal agents visited the homes of Brian Harrison,
the company’s CEO, and Chris Gronet, the company’s founder, to examine
computer files and documents. Also in September 2011, the U.S.
Treasury Department launched an investigation.

On September 13, 2011, the Washington Post reported on emails which
showed that the Obama administration had tried to rush federal
reviewers to approve the loan so Vice President Joe Biden could
announce it at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company’s
factory. The company was a hallmark of President Obama’s plan to
support clean energy technologies.

The New York Times reported that government auditors and industry
analysts had faulted the Obama administration for failing to properly
evaluate the company’s business proposals, as well as for failing to
take note of troubling signs which were already evident. In addition,
Frank Rusco, a program director at the Government Accountability
Office, had found that the preliminary loan approval had been granted
before officials had completed the legally mandated evaluations of the
company.

The New York Times quoted Shyam Mehta, a senior analyst at GTM
Research, as saying “There was just too much misplaced zeal at the
Department of Energy for this company.” Among 143 companies that had
expressed an interest in getting a loan guarantee, Solyndra was the
first one to get approval. During the period when Solyndra’s loan
guarantee was under review, the company had spent nearly $1.8 million
on lobbying. Tim Harris, the CEO of Solopower, a different solar panel
company which had obtained a $197 million loan guarantee, told the New
York Times that his company had never considered spending any money on
lobbying, and that “It was made clear to us early in the process that
that was clearly verboten… We were told that it was not only not
helpful but it was not acceptable.”

The Washington Post reported that Solyndra had used some of the loan
money to purchase new equipment which it never used, and then sold
that new equipment, still in its plastic wrap, for pennies on the
dollar. Former Solyndra engineer Lindsey Eastburn told the Washington
Post, “After we got the loan guarantee, they were just spending money
left and right… Because we were doing well, nobody cared. Because of
that infusion of money, it made people sloppy.”

On September 29, 2011, the Washington Post reported that the Obama
administration had continued to allow Solyndra to receive taxpayer
money even after it had defaulted on its $535 million loan.

On October 7, 2011, The Washington Post reported that newly revealed
emails showed that Energy Department officials had been warned that
their plan to help Solyndra by restructuring the loan might be
illegal, and should be cleared with the Justice Department first.
However, Energy Department officials moved ahead with the
restructuring anyway, with a new deal that would repay company
investors before taxpayers if the company were to default. The emails
showed concerns within the Obama administration about the legality of
the Energy Department’s actions. In addition, an Energy Department
stimulus adviser, Steve Spinner, had pushed for the loan, despite
having recused himself because his wife’s law firm had done work for
the company.

In January 2012, CBS News reported that Solyndra had thrown millions
of dollars worth of brand new glass tubes into garbage dumpsters,
where they ended up being shattered. Solyndra told CBS that it had
conducted an exhaustive search for buyers of the glass tubes, and that
no one had wanted them. However, CBS discovered that Solyndra had not
offered the glass tubes for sale at either one of its two asset
auctions that took place in 2011. In addition, David Lucky, a buyer
and seller of such equipment, told CBS that he would have bought the
tubes if he had had a chance to do so. Greg Smestad, a solar scientist
who had consulted for the Department of Energy, also agreed that the
tubes had value, and had asked Solyndra to donate any unwanted tubes
to Santa Clara University. Smestad stated, “That really makes me sad…
Those tubes represent intellectual investment. These could have had a
better value to do public good. I think they owed the U.S. taxpayer
that.”

In April 2012, CBS News reported that Solyndra had left a substantial
amount of toxic waste at its abandoned facility in Milpitas,
California.

Solyndra was not the only “green energy” company involved in this type
of fraud. After Obama gave Raser Technologies $33 million to build a
power plant, the company declared bankruptcy, and owed $1.5 million in
back taxes. After Obama gave Abound Solar, Inc. a $400 million loan
guarantee to build photovoltaic panel factories, the company halted
production and laid off 180 employees. After Obama gave Beacon Power a
$43 million loan guarantee to build green energy storage, the company
filed for bankruptcy. After Obama approved $2.1 billion in loan
guarantees for Solar Trust of America so it could build solar power
plants, the company filed for bankruptcy.

Although Obama stated that all of the “green energy” companies that
received taxpayer money were chosen “based solely on their merits,”
the truth is that 71% of these grants and loans went to Obama donors
and fundraisers, who raised $457,834 for his campaign, and were later
approved for grants and loans totaling more than $11 billion. By
November 2011, the Energy Department’s inspector general had begun
more than 100 criminal investigations related to Obama’s stimulus.
Although an “independent” review said that Obama had not done anything
wrong, it was later reported that Herbert M. Allison Jr., the person
who had conducted this “independent” review, donated $52,500 to
Obama’s campaign.

26) Had “off the record” meetings with lobbyists

In June 2010, the New York Times reported that Obama administration
officials had held hundreds of meetings with lobbyists at coffee
houses near the White House, in order to avoid the disclosure
requirements for White House visitors, and that these meetings “reveal
a disconnect between the Obama administration’s public rhetoric — with
Mr. Obama himself frequently thrashing big industries’ ‘battalions’ of
lobbyists as enemies of reform — and the administration’s continuing,
private dealings with them.”

27) Falsely claimed to believe in public education

Although Obama said, “We need to uphold the ideal of public
education,” he expressed his true opinion of America’s public
education system by sending his own children to private schools while
living in Chicago and Washington D.C.

28) Had armed SWAT agents raid a law-abiding guitar factory because it
was owned by a Republican

President Obama had armed SWAT agents raid the Gibson guitar factory,
ordered the employees to leave, and seized guitars and other property
from the factory – and all of this happened without any charges being
filed.

It was later reported that Gibson had not broken any U.S. laws.

Obama’s so-called justification for the raid was that Gibson had
broken environmental laws from India regarding the imported wood that
Gibson had been using.

However, Gibson claimed that it had not broken any Indian laws – and
no charges were filed against it.

In addition, it was also reported that Henry E. Juszkiewicz, the CEO
of Gibson, was a Republican donor.

Meanwhile, C.F. Martin & Company, Gibsons’s competitor, had used the
exact same imported wood, but had not gotten raided. Chris Martin IV,
the CEO of Martin, was a Democratic donor.

29) Shut down Amish farm

In February 2012, Obama shut down an Amish farm for selling
unpasteurized milk across state lines, even though the customers were
happy with what they were buying.

30) Rewarded his fundraisers by giving them federal jobs

Although Obama had promised to have “the most sweeping ethics reform
in history,” and had often criticized the role of money in politics,
the truth is that after he was elected, he gave administration jobs to
more than half of his 47 biggest fundraisers.

31) Ignored constitutional requirements for appointees

In February 2009, U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) expressed
concern that Obama’s dozens of czars might violate the U.S.
Constitution, because they were not approved by the U.S. Senate. U.S.
Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) expressed a similar concern in
September 2009.

32) Gave tax dollars to corrupt private contractors

While Obama was a state Senator in Illinois, he used tax dollars to
build 504 units of slum housing, which had mice and backed up sewage.
Federal inspectors graded the condition of the housing so bad that the
buildings faced demolition.

33) Used tax dollars to glorify murderers

The Obama administration spent $1.6 million to restore graffiti that
glorified communist murderers Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.

34) Falsely claimed that the U.S. Supreme Court had never overturned
any laws that had been passed by Congress

Despite having taught constitutional law at one of the most
prestigious law schools in the country, in April 2012 Obama falsely
claimed that the U.S. Supreme Court had never overturned any laws that
had been passed by Congress.

35) Supported new bailouts for speculators who caused housing bubble

In March 2012, Obama announced a new set of bailouts for speculators
who had caused the housing bubble.

36) Spent $205,075 of taxpayer money on a shrubbery which nurseries
sell for $16

As part of his economic stimulus, Obama spent $205,075 of taxpayer
money to relocate and care for a single specimen of Arctostaphylos
franciscana, a shrubbery which nurseries sell for $16.

37) Spent taxpayer money to see if using cocaine helped rats to enjoy
the music of Miles Davis

Obama’s administration funded a study to see whether or not rats’
enjoyment of the music of Miles Davis was increased when the rats were
high on cocaine.

38) Tried to outlaw family farms

In April 2012, the Obama administration proposed new regulations which
would prohibit farm children under 18 from working at grain elevators,
silos, feed lots, stockyards, and livestock auctions, as well as from
storing, marketing and transporting farm product raw materials.
Critics claimed that this would prevent children from the common
practice of working on their friends’ and relatives’ farms, and that
farm children did not need “help” from a community organizer in
Washington.

39) Auctioned off ambassadorship to the Netherlands

In April 2012, Obama nominated Timothy Broas, who had “bundled” more
than $500,000 for Obama’s 2012 campaign, to be U.S. ambassador to the
Netherlands.

40) Claimed that written tests are a form of “racial discrimination”

The Obama administration accused fire and police departments in
Jacksonville, Florida, New York City, and Dayton, Ohio of “racial
discrimination” because they required potential firefighters and
police officers to take a written test. Ten real examples of these
“racist” questions from the New York test can be read here.

41) Made the TSA even more abusive and ridiculous than it had been
under Bush

The Obama administration gave a very invasive patdown to a
three-year-old boy in a wheelchair, which caused the boy to tremble in
fear. The Obama administration gave an aggressive patdown to a
seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. The Obama administration said
that a four-year-old girl was a “high security threat.” The Obama
administration placed an 18-month-old girl on its no fly list. The
Obama administration gave a patdown to Henry Kissinger. The Obama
administration forced a 95-year-old cancer patient to remove her adult
diaper and fly without it. The Obama administration ripped open the
urostomy bag of a 61-year-old bladder cancer survivor, and forced him
to fly covered in his own urine.

42) Illegally demanded monetary payment for Freedom of Information Act
request

The Obama administration demanded that the Goldwater Institute pay
$78,935.80 before it would share public records which it had requested
under the Freedom of Information Act.

43) Fined public school $15,000 for selling soda

The Obama administration fined a high school $15,000 for selling soda
to students during lunch.

44) Conducted dangerous and illegal scientific experiments on people

From January 2010 through June 2011, the Obama administration
conducted illegal scientific experiments which exposed 42 people to
dangerous levels of toxins.

45) Gave middle finger to Vietnam veterans, their families, and their
friends

On Memorial Day 2012, Obama prevented Vietnam veterans and their
friends and families from visiting the Vietnam memorial for seven
hours, so Obama could have his picture taken.

46) Had the government take 60.8% ownership of General Motors

In July 2009, Obama had the government take 60.8% ownership of General
Motors, and fired the CEO.

47) Forced banks to give mortgages to people who could not afford to
pay them back

While working as a “community organizer,” Obama filed lawsuits which
forced banks to give mortgages to people with bad credit and low
incomes. As a result, many of these people ended up defaulting on
their mortgages. As their attorney, Obama collected $23,000 in legal
fees for himself.

Then in April 2013, during Obama’s second term as President, the
Washington Post reported that President Obama was still pressuring
banks “to make home loans to people with weaker credit.”

48) Stole money from retired Delphi employees

In 2009, Obama eliminated the pensions of 20,000 retired Delphi
employees.

49) Used taxpayer money to buy soda for $3.40 per can

During Obama’s presidency, the federal government repeatedly purchased
soda for a cost of $3.40 per can. Obama did not express any desire to
switch to a cheaper seller, such as Costco, amazon.com, or Wal-Mart –
or to an even still cheaper seller such as a wholesaler. Instead,
Obama repeatedly forced taxpayers to pay these outrageous prices for
soda.

50) Paid $7 million per household to connect people to the internet

Obama’s stimulus paid to connect some households in Montana to the
internet, at a cost of $7 million per household.

51) Had a double standard for Bain Capital

Although Obama criticized Mitt Romney for his involvement with Bain
Capital, Obama hired Jeff Zients, a former consultant at Bain (and who
had an estimated personal wealth of $200 million) to be his budget
director.

52) Broke promise to teen campaign volunteers

Obama had promised to his teen campaign volunteers that if they each
spent nine hours going door to door on Obama’s behalf, he would invite
them to attend his speech of September 6, 2012. However, after the
teens did the volunteer work, Obama broke his promise. One of these
volunteers, Madeline Frank, age 16, of Charlotte, North Carolina, said
of this “I’ve been looking forward to this for a really long time. I
am just feeling really let down and like bummed. It was kind of my
dream to see him speak, so definitely really sad.”

53) Falsely claimed to know more about Judaism than any other
President

Obama falsely claimed to know more about Judaism than any other
President.

54) Exempted wind farms from the penalties that other electric
producers get for killing birds

In May 2013, NPR reported:

The Obama administration has charged oil companies for drowning birds
in their waste pits, and power companies for electrocuting birds on
power lines.

But the administration has never fined or prosecuted a wind-energy
company, even those that flout the law repeatedly.

“What it boils down to is this: If you electrocute an eagle, that is
bad, but if you chop it to pieces, that is OK,” said Tim Eicher, a
former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforcement agent based in Cody.

More than 573,000 birds are killed by the country’s wind farms each
year, including 83,000 hunting birds such as hawks, falcons and
eagles, according to an estimate published in March in the
peer-reviewed Wildlife Society Bulletin.

Nearly all the birds being killed are protected under federal
environmental laws, which prosecutors have used to generate tens of
millions of dollars in fines and settlements from businesses,
including oil and gas companies, over the past five years.

Wind farms are clusters of turbines as tall as 30-story buildings,
with spinning rotors as wide as a passenger jet’s wingspan. Though the
blades appear to move slowly, they can reach speeds up to 170 mph at
the tips, creating tornado-like vortexes.

Flying eagles behave like drivers texting on their cellphones; they
don’t look up. As they scan for food, they don’t notice the industrial
turbine blades until it’s too late.

The rehabilitation coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program,
Michael Tincher, said he euthanized two golden eagles found starving
and near death near wind farms. Both had injuries he’d never seen
before: One of their wings appeared to be twisted off.

“There is nothing in the evolution of eagles that would come near to
describing a wind turbine. There has never been an opportunity to
adapt to that sort of threat,” said Grainger Hunt, an eagle expert who
researches the U.S. wind-power industry’s deadliest location, a
northern California area known as Altamont Pass. Wind farms built
there decades ago kill more than 60 per year.

Under both the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle
Protection Act, the death of a single bird without a permit is
illegal.

But under the Obama administration’s new guidelines, wind-energy
companies — and only wind-energy companies — are held to a different
standard.

Eagles take five years to reach the age when they can reproduce, and
often they only produce one chick a year.

55) Falsely claimed that he had never belonged to the New Party

Obama falsely claimed that he had never belonged to the New Party,
which is a third political party.

56) Supported punishing students based on their race instead of on
their behavior

Obama expressed support for a proposal which would punish students
based on their race instead of on their behavior.

57) Used “off the books” funding for military interventionism

In April 2009, antiwar activists who helped elect Obama accused him of
using the same “off the books” funding as his predecessor George W.
Bush when Obama requested an additional $83.4 billion from Congress
for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – a provision which Obama had
voted against when he was a Senator.

58) Tried to silence criticism of auto-bailouts

The Obama administration pressured Ford Motor Company to stop airing a
TV ad that criticized Obama’s bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler.

59) Dismissed charges of voter intimidation, despite video evidence

In May 2009, the Obama administration dismissed charges that had been
filed by the Bush administration against members of the New Black
Panther Party who had been videotaped intimidating voters and
brandishing a police-style baton at a Philadelphia polling station
during the November 2008 election. In August 2009, the U.S. Commission
on Civil Rights demanded that the Justice Department explain why it
dismissed the charges. In July 2010, J. Christian Adams, a former
lawyer for the Justice Department, testified before the Commission on
Civil Rights that the case was dropped because the Justice Department
did not want to protect the civil rights of white people.

60) Falsely claimed to support the second amendment

Although Obama stated, “I have always believed that the Second
Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms,” the
National Rifle Association gave Obama a rating of ‘F’ based on his
voting record.

61) Nominated a communist who said 9-11 was an inside job

In September 2009, Obama’s green czar Van Jones resigned after it was
reported that he was a self described “communist” and had blamed
George W. Bush for the September 11 attacks.

62) Falsely said he would not raise taxes on the poor and middle class

On September 12, 2008, Obama promised, “I can make a firm pledge.
Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any
form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not
your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” However, less than
three months into his Presidency, he broke that promise when he raised
the cigarette tax. Studies show that poor people are more likely to
smoke than rich people.

63) Falsely said he wanted to simplify the tax code, when he actually
wanted to make it more complex

Although Obama said that he wanted to simplify the tax code, his
proposals would actually add thousands of pages to the tax code.

64) Oversaw some of the world’s worst increases in corruption

In December 2010, Transparency International reported that corruption
was increasing faster in the U.S. than anywhere else except Cuba,
Dominica, and Burkina Faso.

65) Falsely said “This is the most transparent administration in
history.”

In February 2013, Obama said, “This is the most transparent
administration in history”

However, that same month, ABC News White House reporter Ann Compton,
who covered Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, both Bushes, and
Obama, said “The president’s day-to-day policy development… is almost
totally opaque to the reporters trying to do a responsible job of
covering it. There are no readouts from big meetings he has with
people from the outside, and many of them aren’t even on his schedule.
This is different from every president I covered. This White House
goes to extreme lengths to keep the press away.”

In July 2009, White House reporter Helen Thomas criticized the Obama
administration for its lack of transparency.

Also, this list contains a huge number of things that Obama has done
which contradict his statement.

66) Falsely claimed he would wait five days before signing bills

Although Obama had promised to wait five days before signing all
non-emergency bills, he broke that promise at least 10 times during
his first three months in office.

67) Falsely claimed stimulus spending would be transparent

Although Obama had promised that the website recovery.gov would list
all stimulus spending in detail, a 400 page report issued by the
Government Accountability Office stated that only 25% of the projects
listed on the website provided clear and complete information
regarding their cost, schedule, purpose, location and status.

68) Announced plans to send military to Australia

In November 2011, Obama announced that he would send 2,500 Marines to
Australia.

69) Falsely promised to accept public campaign financing and spending
limits

During the 2008 campaign, Obama broke his promise to accept public
campaign financing and the spending limits that came with it.

70) Tried to silence video on YouTube

In June 2011, Obama asked a Jewish singing group to remove its video
from the internet.

71) Rejected international help to clean up BP oil spill

After the BP oil spill, Obama rejected offers of cleanup help from
Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands,
Norway, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and
the United Nations.

72) Falsely said he opposed government waste, when he actually loves
it

On September 22, 2008, Obama said, “I am not a Democrat who believes
that we can or should defend every government program just because
it’s there… We will fire government managers who aren’t getting
results, we will cut funding for programs that are wasting your money
and we will use technology and lessons from the private sector to
improve efficiency across every level of government… The only way we
can do all this without leaving our children with an even larger debt
is if Washington starts taking responsibility for every dime that it
spends.” However, Citizens Against Government Waste gave Obama a 2007
rating of only 10%, and a lifetime rating of only 18%.

73) Nominated past frequent user of illegal drugs to keep illegal
drugs out of schools

In September 2009, it was reported that Kevin Jennings, Obama’s
Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free
Schools, had written about Jenning’s own past frequent illegal drug
use in his 2007 autobiography.

74) Avoids firing aides who owe back taxes

In January 2012, it was reported that 36 Obama aides owed a combined
total of $833,000 in back taxes.

75) Used Abbott and Costello style economics as a basis for national
policy

In 2010, Obama gave $16.3 million to First Solar, a company that
manufactures solar panels, so the company could sell solar panels to
itself.

76) Sent U.S. troops to Africa

Obama sent U.S. troops to Uganda, Congo, South Sudan and the Central
African Republic.

77) Made secret plans for his second term

In March 2012, when Obama was talking to Russian President Dmitri
Medvedev and did not know that the microphone was turned on, Obama
stated, “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this,
this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space… This
is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”

78) Holds double standard for people who use crude and vulgar language
toward women

Concerned Women for America accused Obama of hypocrisy after Obama
criticized Rush Limbaugh for using crude and vulgar language to
describe Sandra Fluke, but Obama did not criticize Bill Maher (who had
donated one million dollars to an Obama PAC) for using the same kind
of crude and vulgar language to describe Sarah Palin.

79) Illegally gave Obamacare exemptions to unions that supported the
passage of Obamacare

Obama gave some organizations an exemption from some of the
requirements of Obamacare. Many of these organizations were unions
that had supported the passage of Obamacare, but now wanted exemptions
from the very same law that they wanted to force everyone else to
obey. This reveals an extreme level of hypocrisy among many of the
supporters of Obamacare.

In addition, these exemptions are illegal, because the Constitution
requires the law to treat everyone the same.

The Washington Times wrote of this:

“Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A
government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside
the rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and
those with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism
inevitably leads to corruption, and corruption invites extortion.
Ultimately, the rule of law ceases to exist in any recognizable form,
and what is left is tyranny.”

“The now-familiar monthly trickling down of new waivers is, at best, a
tacit admission that Obamacare is a failure. So far, seven entire
states and 1,372 businesses, unions and other institutions have
received waivers from the law. The list includes the administration’s
friends and allies and, of course, those who have the best lobbyists.”

“More than 50 percent of the Obamacare waiver beneficiaries are union
members, which is striking because union members account for less than
12 percent of the American work force. The same unions that provided
more than $120 million to Democrats in the last two elections and, in
many cases, openly campaigned in favor of the government takeover of
your health care, now celebrate that Obamacare is not their problem.”

80) Defended Bush administration’s unconstitutional, unwarranted use
of GPS device

In January 2012, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Bush
administration for having put a GPS tracking device on someone’s car
without having a warrant, the Obama administration opposed the court
ruling

81) Opposes newspapers reporting the news

Obama spokesman Jay Carney criticized the Los Angeles Times for
publishing photographs of U.S. soldiers posing with corpses in
Afghanistan.

82) Supported Bush administration for fining CBS for showing Janet
Jackson’s breast

Obama came out in favor of the FCC’s fining of the CBS TV network
$550,000 for showing Janet Jackson’s breast during the 2004 Super
Bowl.

83) Allowed campaign contributors to bring lobbyists into White House

In April 2012, the New York Times reported, “Although Mr. Obama has
made a point of not accepting contributions from registered lobbyists,
a review of campaign donations and White House visitor logs shows that
special interests have had little trouble making themselves heard.
Many of the president’s biggest donors, while not lobbyists, took
lobbyists with them to the White House…”

84) Falsely said that criminal background checks constituted “racial
discrimination”

In 2012, the Obama administration accused Pepsico of “race
discrimination” because it used criminal background checks to screen
out job applicants.

85) Was cited by nine states for committing 21 illegal acts

Attorneys General from nine states issued a report, titled “A Report
on Obama Administration Violations of Law,” which cited 21 illegal
acts which had been committed by the Obama administration.

86) Tried to seize hotel because some of its customers had used
illegal drugs

The Obama administration tried to seize a mom-and-pop
bed-and-breakfast because some if its guests had used illegal drugs.

87) Falsely said his campaign was not funded by large donors

Although Obama has received many large campaign donations from
corporate executives and Hollywood celebrities, his spokesperson said
that his campaign was funded “not from huge donors at all.”

88) Holds double standard for subsidizing solar power companies

Although Obama gave taxpayer money to numerous American solar power
companies, he placed a 30% tariff on solar panels imported from China,
because he was against the Chinese government giving subsidies to its
own companies.

89) Tried to create an administration full of tax cheaters

Obama nominated tax cheater Tom Daschle to be Secretary of Health and
Human Services. After Daschle said he didn’t want the job, Obama then
nominated tax cheater Kathleen Sebelius for the same position. Obama
nominated tax cheater Nancy Killefer to be his administration’s Chief
Performance Officer. Obama nominated tax cheater Hilda Solis to be
the Secretary of Labor. Obama nominated tax cheater Ron Kirk be the
White House Chief Trade Representative.

90) Hired a Communications Director who admires a mass murderer

Anita Dunn, Obama’s White House Communications Director, said that one
of her favorite political philosophers was Mao Tse-tung, the Chinese
dictator who murdered tens of millions of innocent civilians.

91) Tried to replace science with political correctness

In July 2010, Charles Bolden, the administrator of NASA, said that
Obama had told him that the primary purpose of NASA was “to reach out
to the Muslim world.”

92) Made recess appointments when Congress was not in recess

In January 2012, Obama violated the Constitution by making four recess
appointments when Congress was not in recess. Recess appointments
themselves are constitutional, but only if they are made when Congress
is actually in recess.

In January 2013, a federal appeals court ruled that Obama’s
appointments had violated the Constitution.

In May 2013, a second federal appeals court also ruled that Obama’s
appointments had violated the Constitution.

In July 2013, a third federal appeals court also ruled that Obama’s
appointments had violated the Constitution.

93) Said the health insurance mandate was not a tax, but later told
the Supreme Court that it was

Before Obama’s health care reform was passed, he said that the mandate
was not a tax. However, after it was passed, the Obama administration
argued in front of the Supreme Court that the mandate really was a
tax.

94 ) Lied about being his “brother’s keeper”

Although Barack Obama likes to cite the Bible phrase “We are our
brother’s keeper,” when his real life poverty stricken brother George
Obama needed $1,000 for health care bills, Barack Obama refused to pay
it, so conservative author Dinesh D’Souza paid it.

95) Punishes hospitals for saving the lives of patients with heart
disease

Obama’s health care reform contains a provision that reduces Medicare
payments to hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates. Sunil
Kripalani, MD, a professor with Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
said of this, “Among patients with heart failure, hospitals that have
higher readmission rates actually have lower mortality rates. So,
which would we rather have — a hospital readmission or a death?”

96) Supports guns for himself and his wife, but opposes them for
everyone else

On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed a bill that provides armed
guards to himself and his wife for the rest of the lives.

However, in 2004, when Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted
against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect
themselves and their families from rapists and murderers.

97) Falsely claimed that he “cut spending by over a trillion dollars
in 2011?

On “Meet the Press” on December 30, 2012, Obama said:

“I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011?

In reality, spending during that time period was not cut at all, and
was actually increased by $147 billion.

98) Practices environmental hypocrisy

In May 2008, Obama said, “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as
we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just
expect that other countries are going to say OK.”

However, just one week later, Obama was photographed exiting an SUV.

In addition, Obama keeps the White House thermostat turned up so high
that David Axelrod, Obama’s senior adviser, said, “He likes it warm.
You could grow orchids in there.”

Environmentalists criticized Obama for eating Wagyu beef, which was
called “the Hummer of beef.”

Obama had a chef fly round trip from St. Louis to Washington D.C. so
he could make Obama’s favorite pizza.

99) Pressured public schools to replace Catcher in the Rye with a
book on window insulation

The Huffington Post reported that Obama’s education policies

“are increasingly worrying English-lovers and English teachers, who
feel they must replace literary greats like The Great Gatsby and
Catcher in the Rye with Common Core-suggested ‘exemplars,’ like the
Environmental Protection Agency’s Recommended Levels of Insulation.”

100) Approved giving 20 F-16 fighter jets to a Sharia dictatorship

Obama approved giving 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, which is a Sharia
dictatorship.

101) Falsely claimed that his “Cash for Clunkers” program would help
the environment

Although Obama claimed that his “Cash for Clunkers” program would help
the environment, it actually caused net harm to the environment.
Because the program required cars to be shredded instead of recycled,
it wasted 24 million barrels of oil. Many of the cars that were
destroyed were in perfectly good condition. Because the program’s
minimum requirement for so-called “fuel efficiency” was only 22 mpg,
the reduction in pollution was negligible.

102) Violated the very same campaign finance laws that he claims to
support

In January 2013, it was reported that Obama’s campaign had been fined
$375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violating campaign
finance laws.

103) Lied about how he had answered a questionnaire on gun control

In 1996, when Obama was answering a questionnaire on his political
views, one of the questions was “Do you support state legislation to:
ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns?”

Obama’s answer to the question was “Yes.”

However, in 2008, Obama said “My writing wasn’t on that particular
questionnaire.”

However, ABC News later reported that the questionnaire “appears to
have Obama’s handwriting.”

104) Falsely claimed that his 2013 inauguration was not funded by
lobbyists

Although Obama claimed that his 2013 inauguration was not funded by
lobbyists, its sponsors had actually spent $160 million on lobbying
during Obama’s first presidential term.

105) Encouraged medical device manufacturers to lay off employees

In response to the medical device tax that is part of Obamacare, some
medical device manufacturers have announced plans to layoff employees,
including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker (1,170 planned
layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs).

In December 2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, and 15
other Democrats who supported the passage of Obamacare wrote a letter
to Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices,
claiming that the tax would hurt job creation in their districts.

106) Encouraged employers to switch their employees from full time to
part time

The New York Times reported that Obamacare

“sharply penalizes full-time employment in favor of part-time
employment.”

In response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, some restaurants
have announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time
to part time, including some franchises of Olive Garden, Red Lobster,
Wendy’s, Taco Bell, White Castle, and Fatburger.

Community College of Allegheny County switched 200 professors and 200
other employees from full time to part time in response to Obamacare.
Clint Benjamin, an English professor at Community College of Allegheny
County, said that this would reduce his own monthly pay by $600.

Also in response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, other colleges
have announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time
to part time, including Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Ohio’s
Youngstown State University, and New Jersey’s Kean University.

In Virginia, thousands of government employees had their hours reduced
because of Obamacare.

The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh reduced the hours of 48 of its
employees in response to Obamacare.

Regal Entertainment Group, the largest chain of movie theaters in the
country, announced that it would be switching thousands of its
employees from full time to part time in response to the Obamacare
mandate.

Utah’s Granite School District reduced the hours of 1,200 of its
employees in response to Obamacare.

In response to Obamacare, many Wal-Mart stores have stopped hiring
full time workers.

In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a
letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare will

“destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone
of the American middle class… the law creates an incentive for
employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week.
Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this
obligation.”

In response to Obamacare, Forever 21 reduced its employees’ hours.

107) Broke his promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his
first term

On February 23, 2009, Obama said “Today, I’m pledging to cut the
deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office.”
Obama broke that promise.

108) Had Freedom of Information Act record worse than Bush’s

In September 2012, it was reported that when it came to honoring
requests under the Freedom of Information Act, Obama’s record was
worse than that of George W. Bush.

109) Supports installation of hidden cameras on private property
without a search warrant

In October 2012, Obama’s Justice Department argued in favor of
installing hidden cameras on private property without a search
warrant.

110) Used “stimulus” money to pay people to play cards, board games,
and video games

In October 2012, it was reported that LG Chem, a lithium-ion battery
plant in Holland, Michigan, was using money from Obama’s “stimulus” to
pay its employees to play cards, board games, and video games.

111) Spent half a million tax dollars on “Prom Week” video game

In 2012, the Obama administration spent $516,000 on a video game
called “Prom Week.”

112) Hypocritically pays his female employees less than his male
employees

Although Obama claims to support equal pay for men and women, his own
adminstration pays its female employees 18% less than its male
employees.

113) Falsely said that Romney’s pension was bigger than his own

During a debate in October 2012, Obama falsely stated that Mitt
Romney’s pension was bigger than his own.

114) Has a double standard for investing in China and the Cayman
Islands

Although Obama criticized Mitt Romney for having investments in China
and the Cayman Islands, Obama himself has investments in both of
those places.

115) Spent $27 million on “ineffective” pottery classes in Morocco

Obama spent $27 million on pottery classes in Morocco. The class used
an American teacher, but the translater who was hired did not actually
know how to speak English fluently, and made many mistakes. The
instructor often did not bring the right materials to class. The dyes
and clays that the instructor did use were not available in Morocco,
which prevented the students from being able to copy what they had
learned. It was concluded that the classes were “ineffective.”

116) Caused large amounts of perfectly good food to be thrown into the
garbage

In one year, Obama’s new school lunch program caused the schools in
Lake County, Florida, to throw away $75,000 of perfectly good fruits
and vegetables.

117) Accepted illegal campaign contributions from foreign citizens

During an experiment, a non-U.S. citizen attempted to make two $5
donations to both Obama’s campaign website and Mitt Romney’s campaign
website. While the Romney website rejected both donations, the Obama
website accepted them.

118) Labels opponents of TSA sexual harassment as “domestic
extremists”

The Obama administration labels anyone who objects to the TSA’s sexual
harassment as a “domestic extremist.”

119) Lied about the Benghazi attack

In September 2012, after four U.S. citizens were killed in a terrorist
attack in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration falsely said that
the attack was a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim video at
YouTube.

CBS News reported that although it was obviously a terrorist attack,
it took an entire week before the Obama administration was willing to
acknowledge it as such.

The Washington Post reported that Obama had falsely said that he had
called it a terrorist attack from the very start.

After the attack began, someone (there is a debate over who this
someone was) ordered the nearby U.S. military to “stand down,”, i.e.,
not offer any assistance. Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S.
military. Obama later falsely claimed that the “stand down” order had
not been made.

Although the Obama administration made a dozen revisions to its
talking points on this incident, White House Press Secretary Jay
Carney falsely stated that only a “single adjustment” had been made,
and that it simply involved changing the wording of “consulate” to
“diplomatic facility.” ABC News published a complete list of all the
changes to the talking points, which can be read here.

Among the changes was the deletion of this entire paragraph:

“The Agency has produced numerous pieces on the threat of extremists
linked to al-Qa’ida in Benghazi and eastern Libya. These noted that,
since April, there have been at least five other attacks against
foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants, including
the June attack against the British Ambassador’s convoy. We cannot
rule out the individuals has previously surveilled the U.S.
facilities, also contributing to the efficacy of the attacks.”

Victoria Nuland, a State Department spokeswoman, played a key role in
the editing of the talking points. But instead of firing her for this,
Obama offered her a promotion.

120) Paid a train carrying biofuel to cross the U.S.-Canadian border
24 times without unloading

As part of Obama’s “green energy” program, Obama used tax money to pay
for a train full of biofuel to cross the U.S.-Canadian border 24 times
without unloading its cargo.

121) Falsely said that “we got back every dime” of the bailout

In October 2012, Obama said that “we got back every dime” of the
bailout. However, at the same time, the Congressional Budget Office
that said there was still $24 billion that had not been paid back.

122) Spent $50,000 of taxpayer money on a George S. Patton
impersonator

In the summer of 2011, the Obama administration spent $50,000 on a
George S. Patton impersonator

123) Spent $75,000 of taxpayer money on a bicycle

The Obama administration spent $75,000 of taxpayer money on a bicycle.

124) Complained to YouTube about an anti-Muslim video

In September 2012, the Obama administration phoned YouTube to complain
about an anti-Muslim video.

Ben Wizner of the ACLU said that of this, “It does make us nervous
when the government throws its weight behind any requests for
censorship.”

Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation said of this, “I
am actually kind of distressed by this… Even though there are all
these great quotes from inside the White House saying they support
free speech….by calling YouTube from the White House, they were
sending a message no matter how much they say we don’t want them to
take it down, when the White House calls and asks you to review it, it
sends a message and has a certain chilling effect.”

125) Falsely said that Fast and Furious was started when Bush was
President

In September 2012, Obama said that Fast and Furious had “begun under
the previous administration.” In reality, Fast and Furious began in
October 2009.

126) Is a “war criminal” who is “more aggressive, more illegal
worldwide” than Bush, according to Ralph Nader

In September 2012, Ralph Nader said that Obama was a “war criminal”
who was “more aggressive, more illegal worldwide” than George W. Bush.

127) Illegally refused to fire Kathleen Sebelius after she violated
campaign finance laws

In February 2012, Kathleen Sebelius, Obama’s Secretary of Health and
Human Services, violated campaign finance laws. Although federal law
required Obama to fire Sebelius for her illegal activity, he refused
to do so.

128) Supports policies that hurt small businesses

In September 2012, a survery of small business owners showed that 69%
of them said that Obama’s regulatory policies have hurt small
businesses. 55% said that they would not start a business under the
current environment.

129) Spent $102,000 per year of taxpayer money on a “dog handler”

In September 2012, it was reported that Obama spent $102,000 of
taxpayer money each year on a “dog handler.”

130) Refused to fire federal employee who sent email to 17,000 people
praising terrorist who wanted to destroy U.S.

In 2012, an employee of Obama’s administration sent an email to more
than 17,000 federal employees which praised Che Guevara, a terrorist
who had wanted to destroy the U.S. Obama refused to fire the employee.

131) Called Fort Hood shooting “workplace violence” instead of
“Islamic terrorism”

After Nidal Malik Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar!” and murdered 13 people
on U.S. soil, instead of referring to it as “Islamic terrorism,” Obama
said that it was “workplace violence.”

132) Falsely said that switching to electronic medical records would
make health care cheaper

Although Obama claimed that switching to electronic record keeping as
part of Obamacare would make health care cheaper, it actually made it
more expensive.

133) Spent $495,000 of “stimulus” money for ads on MSNBC

Obama spent $495,000 of “stimulus” money for commercials on MSNBC.

134) Lied about the cost of federal regulations

In September 2012, it was reported that the cost of federal
regulations to citizens and business owners was more than 20 times as
much as what Obama had said it was.

135) Broke his promise to pass immigration bill, and then lied about
why he broke it

In 2008, Obama promised that he would pass an immigration bill during
his first year in office. He broke that promise. He then blamed this
on Republicans, even though both the House and Senate were controlled
by Democrats during Obama’s first year.

136) Made it much harder for start ups to raise capital and create
jobs

In July 2010, Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act. The Wall St. Journal
wrote of this:

“Senator Chris Dodd’s 1,400-page financial reform bill contains many
economic land mines, and here’s one of the worst: Provisions that
would make it harder for business start-ups to raise seed capital.”

“Currently, wealthy individuals who want to invest directly in a new
business can do so with minimum interference from regulators. The law
requires only that the investor be “accredited” by meeting thresholds
for net worth ($1 million) or income ($250,000). Entrepreneurs depend
on these “angel” investors, since many new businesses lack the
collateral for bank loans and are too small to interest venture
capitalists. “

“Amazon, Yahoo, Google and Facebook all benefited from angel
investors, who typically target companies under five years old.
According to a 2009 Kaufman Foundation study, such firms are less than
1% of all companies yet generate about 10% of new jobs. Between 1980
and 2005, companies less than five years old accounted for all net job
growth in the U.S. In 2008, angels invested some $19 billion in more
than 55,000 companies. “

“Mr. Dodd’s bill would change all this for the worse. Most
preposterously, it would require that start-ups seeking angel
investments file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and
endure a 120-day review. Rare is the new company that doesn’t need
immediate access to the capital it raises, and a four-month delay is
the kind of rule popular in banana republics that create few new
businesses. “

“The Dodd bill also raises the net worth and income thresholds to $2.3
million and $450,000, respectively. The Angel Capital Association, a
trade group, estimates that these provisions would disqualify about
77% of current accredited investors.”

137) Paid six figure salaries to federal employees so they could watch
pornography all day long

In April 2010, ABC News reported:

“On a day when President Obama argued for more government regulation
over the financial industry, a new government report reveals that some
high-level regulators have spent more time looking at porn than
policing Wall Street. “

“The Securities and Exchange Commission is supposed to be the sheriff
of the financial industry, looking for financial crimes like Bernard
Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. But the new report, obtained by ABC News, says
senior employees of the SEC spent hours on the commission’s computers
looking at sites like naughty.com, skankwire, youporn, and others. “

“The investigation, which was conducted by the SEC’s internal watchdog
at the request of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, found 31 serious
offenders over the past two and a half years. Seventeen of the
offenders were senior SEC officers with salaries ranging from $100,000
to $222,000 per year. “

“Eight Hours a Day Spent on Porn Sites”

“One senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington spent up to
eight hours a day accessing Internet porn. When he filled all the
space on his government computer with pornographic images, he
downloaded more to CDs and DVDs that accumulated in boxes in his
offices. “

“An SEC accountant attempted to access porn websites 1,800 times in a
two-week period and had 600 pornographic images on her computer hard
drive.”

“Another SEC accountant attempted to access porn sites 16,000 times in
a single month.”

138) Spent tax dollars on a “mindreader”

Obama used taxpayer money to hire a “mindreader.”

139) Used tax dollars to build a million dollar bus stop

Obama spent federal tax dollars to pay for part of the cost of a
million dollar bus stop which opened in Arlington, Virginia in March
2013. Despite its huge cost, the bus stop can only accommodate 15
people, and does not even protect them from the wind and rain.

140) Filed a lawsuit against a non-existent “monopoly” in the beer
industry

Although the number of breweries in the U.S. increased from 89 to
2,336 between 1978 and 2013, the Obama administration sued
Anheuser-Busch InBev, which already owned half of Mexico’s Grupo
Modelo, to prevent if from buying the other half, despite the fact
that there were no laws on the books against such a purchase. The
Obama administration’s so-called justification for this lawsuit
against a law abiding company was that the company might, possibly,
maybe, break some unspecified law, at some unspecified, distant point
in the future.

141) Falsely said the sequester would cause janitors to take a pay cut

In February 2013, while talking about the sequester, Obama said

“The folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol — now that
Congress has left, somebody is going to be vacuuming and cleaning
those floors and throwing out the garbage — they’re going to have less
pay… The janitors, the security guards, they just got a pay cut, and
they’ve got to figure out how to manage that. That’s real.”

CBS News reported that Obama’s statement was false.

142) Falsely said that he goes skeet shooting “all the time”

At the beginning of Obama’s second term, he said that he goes skeet
shooting “all the time.” However, a witness said that when he saw
Obama go skeet shooting, Obama acted as if he had never fired a gun
before, that he appeared to be uncomfortable with a gun, and that he
only stayed for five minutes. In addition, during his first term, the
media had never reported on his alleged skeet shooting, although it
never failed to cover the more than 100 rounds of golf that he played
during his first term.

143) Gave special access to people who raised or donated $500,000

In February 2013, the New York Times reported that people who raised
or donated at least $500,000 to Organizing for Action, a political
group that supported Obama, would be given “the privilege of attending
quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at
the White House.”

144) Said the deficit had gone down when it had actually gone up

In February 2013, Obama said that the federal deficit had gone down by
$2.5 trillion since he had taken office. In reality, it had actually
increased by $5.9 trillion during that time.

145) Refused to make available necessary tax forms to taxpayers

On February 21, 2013, CBS News reported that the Obama administration
had not yet made available dozens of different tax forms that
taxpayers would need in order to meet the legal deadline of April 15
for filing their taxes.

146) Nominated someone to be Secretary of the Treasury who had
participated in “the biggest tax scam on record”

Obama nominated Jack Lew to be Secretary of the Treasury. Lew had
previously invested in the Cayman Islands, which Obama had referred to
as “the biggest tax scam on record.”

147) Adopted harmful new restrictions on prescription painkillers –
even though the House had already voted against them

After the U.S. House voted against new restrictions on prescription
painkillers, the Obama administration ignored the House’s vote, and
adopted the new restrictions anyway. Dr. Lynn Webster, president-elect
of the American Academy of Pain Medicine said of these new
restrictions, “It will have an impact on a lot of patients who have
been receiving them for some time for legitimate purposes.”

148) Rolled back union transparency rules

The Obama administration rolled back union transparency rules, which
had been created so that union members could find out how their union
was spending their union dues.

149) Tried to eliminate workers’ right to a secret ballot when voting
on whether or not to unionize

Obama supported the elimination of workers’ right to a secret ballot
when voting on whether or not to form a union

150) Gave “supervised release” to a convicted criminal who later went
on to murder a nun

Obama gave “supervised release” to a convicted criminal, who then went
on to murder a nun.

151) Falsely said that he did not propose the sequester

On October 22, 2012, Obama said, “The sequester is not something that
I’ve proposed.” However, on February 22, 2013, the Washington Post
reported that “the automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White
House” and that “Obama personally approved of the plan.”

152) Illegally refused to submit a budget on time during four of his
first five years

The President is legally required to submit a budget by the first
Monday in February. Obama broke this law during four of his first five
years in office. Since 1921, no President had missed this deadline
more than once.

153) Canceled White House tours for thousands of people so he could
use the money to play golf with Tiger Woods

During the sequester in early 2013, the Obama administration said it
would save $18,000 per week by cancelling all White house tours,
despite the fact that thousands of people had planned their vacations
far in advance. However, Obama had no problem with spending more than
$1 million in tax money so he could go golfing with Tiger Woods for
one weekend.

154) Falsely said the Newton shooter used a “fully automatic weapon”

In April 2013, four months after Adam Lanza murdered 26 people at
Sandy Hook Elementary School, Obama falsely stated that the shooter
had used a “fully automatic weapon.”

155) Broke his own deadline for creating healthcare exchanges

Three years after Obama signed Obamacare, the New York Times reported
that Obama would miss his own deadline for creating some of the
insurance exchanges for small businesses.

156) Falsely said that surgeons get paid between $30,000 and $50,000
for amputating a leg

In August 2009, while trying to justify the passage of Obamacare,
Obama stated

“Let’s take the example of something like diabetes, one of — a disease
that’s skyrocketing, partly because of obesity, partly because it’s
not treated as effectively as it could be. Right now if we paid a
family — if a family care physician works with his or her patient to
help them lose weight, modify diet, monitors whether they’re taking
their medications in a timely fashion, they might get reimbursed a
pittance. But if that same diabetic ends up getting their foot
amputated, that’s $30,000, $40,000, $50,000 — immediately the surgeon
is reimbursed. Well, why not make sure that we’re also reimbursing the
care that prevents the amputation, right? That will save us money.”

The American College of Surgeons responded to this by saying

“President Obama got his facts completely wrong. He stated that a
surgeon gets paid $50,000 for a leg amputation when, in fact, Medicare
pays a surgeon between $740 and $1,140 for a leg amputation. This
payment also includes the evaluation of the patient on the day of the
operation plus patient follow-up care that is provided for 90 days
after the operation. Private insurers pay some variation of the
Medicare reimbursement for this service.”

157) Falsely said that doctors perform unnecessary tonsillectomies to
make more money
In July 2009, Obama said

“Right now, doctors, a lot of times, are forced to make decisions
based on the fee payment schedule that’s out there. So if … your child
has a bad sore throat, or has repeated sore throats, the doctor may
look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, ‘You know what? I
make a lot more money if I take this kid’s tonsils out.’”

“Now, that may be the right thing to do. But I’d rather have that
doctor making those decisions just based on whether you really need
your kid’s tonsils out or whether it might make more sense just to
change — maybe they have allergies. Maybe they have something else
that would make a difference.”

The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
responded by saying

“The AAO-HNS is disappointed by the President’s portrayal of the
decision making processes by the physicians who perform these
surgeries. In many cases, tonsillectomy may be a more effective
treatment, and less costly, than prolonged or repeated treatments for
an infected throat.”

158) Purchased 2,717 mine resistant armor protected vehicles for use
on civilian streets in the U.S.

In March 2013 it was reported that the Obama administration had
purchased 2,717 mine resistant armor protected vehicles for use on
civilian streets in the U.S.

159) Spends $277,050 per year for three professional calligraphists

In March 2013, it was reported that Obama was spending $277,050 of tax
money per year for three professional calligraphists. It was also
reported that cheap computer software could produce the exact same
calligraphy for a tiny fraction of that cost.

160) Allowed 311,566 federal employees and retirees to get away with
$3.5 billion in unpaid federal taxes

In 2011, Obama allowed 311,566 federal employees and retirees to get
away with $3.5 billion in unpaid federal taxes.

161) Spent $2.6 million to teach Chinese prostitutes how to drink
responsibly on the job

Obama spent $2.6 million to teach Chinese prostitutes how to drink
responsibly on the job.

162) Fined UPS $40 million because some of its customers had used UPS
to ship illegal drugs

In March 2013, Obama forced UPS to pay $40 million because some of its
customers had used UPS to ship illegal drugs.

163) Added 20,000 extra pages to Obamacare without Congressional
approval

After Obamacare was passed, Obama added 20,000 extra pages to it, even
though those extra 20,000 pages had not been voted on by Congress.

164 ) Signed health care reform law whose own authors called it a
“huge train wreck” that was “beyond comprehension”

U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana), one of the authors of Obamacare,
said of it, “I just see a huge train wreck coming down.”

U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia), another author of the
law, said it was “beyond comprehension.”

165) Eliminated disclosure requirements for most federal employees in
the executive and legislative branches

In April 2013, Obama eliminated the disclosure requirements for most
federal employees in the executive and legislative branches.

166) Waited until after the 2012 election to release unpopular
Obamacare rules

In April 2013, the New York Times reported:

… even fervent supporters of the law admit that things are going worse
than expected.

… the Obama administration didn’t want to release unpopular rules
before the election.

Everything is turning out to be more complicated than originally
envisioned.

A law that was very confusing has become mind-boggling… Americans are
just going to be overwhelmed and befuddled. Many are just going to
stay away, even if they are eligible for benefits.

167) Made it easy for people to fraudulently collect $50,000 by
falsely claiming to be “farmers”

In April 2013, the New York Times reported

the Obama administration’s political appointees at the Justice and
Agriculture Departments engineered a stunning turnabout: they
committed $1.33 billion to compensate…

The deal… was fashioned in White House meetings… the $50,000 payouts
to black farmers had proved a magnet for fraud.

the claims process prompted allegations of widespread fraud and
criticism that its very design encouraged people to lie… Agriculture
Department reviewers found reams of suspicious claims, from
nursery-school-age children and pockets of urban dwellers, sometimes
in the same handwriting with nearly identical accounts of
discrimination.

As a senator, Barack Obama supported expanding compensation for black
farmers, and then as president he pressed for $1.15 billion to pay
those new claims.

In 16 ZIP codes in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and North Carolina,
the number of successful claimants exceeded the total number of farms
operated by people of any race in 1997, the year the lawsuit was
filed. Those applicants received nearly $100 million.

In Maple Hill, a struggling town in southeastern North Carolina, the
number of people paid was nearly four times the total number of farms.
More than one in nine African-American adults there received checks.
In Little Rock, Ark., a confidential list of payments shows, 10
members of one extended family collected a total of $500,000, and
dozens of other successful claimants shared addresses, phone numbers
or close family connections.

In Arkansas, prosecutors rejected a test case against a Pine Bluff
police officer who had admitted lying on his claim form.

in one ZIP code in Columbus, Ohio, nearly everyone in two adjoining
apartment buildings had filed, according to the former high-ranking
agency official.

She cinched the claim, he said to a ripple of laughter, by asserting
that her father had whispered on his deathbed, “I was discriminated
against by U.S.D.A.”

168) Tried to rig federal auctions of radio spectrum space

In April 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration was
trying to rig federal auctions of radio spectrum space in a manner
that would favor Sprint and T-Mobile, and make it harder for AT&T and
Verizon.

169) Put someone in jail for making an anti-Muslim video

In May 2013, Politico reported:

“Nakoula Basseley Nakoula deserves a place in American history. He is
the first person in this country jailed for violating Islamic
anti-blasphemy laws.”

“You won’t find that anywhere in the charges against him, of course.
As a practical matter, though, everyone knows that Nakoula wouldn’t be
in jail today if he hadn’t produced a video crudely lampooning the
prophet Muhammad.”

“In the weeks after the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi that
killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, the Obama
administration claimed the terrorist assault had been the outgrowth of
a demonstration against the Nakoula video. The administration ran
public service announcements in Pakistan featuring President Barack
Obama saying the U.S. had nothing to do with it. In a speech at the
United Nations around this time, the president declared — no doubt
with Nakoula in mind — ‘The future must not belong to those who
slander the prophet of Islam.’”

“After Benghazi, the administration was evidently filled with a fierce
resolve — to bring Nakoula Basseley Nakoula to justice. Charles Woods,
the father of a Navy SEAL killed in Benghazi, said Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton told him when his son’s body returned to Andrews Air
Force Base: ‘We will make sure that the person who made that film is
arrested and prosecuted.’”

“Lo and behold, Nakoula was brought in for questioning by five Los
Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at midnight, eventually arrested and
held without bond, and finally thrown into jail for a year. He sits in
La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution in Texas right now, even as
the deceptive spin that blamed his video for the Benghazi attack looks
more egregious by the day.”

170) Oversaw IRS whose employees illegally targeted conservative
groups

In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally
targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations
with the words “tea party” or “patriot” were singled out for
harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors,
details about their internet postings on social networking websites,
and information about their family members.

When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner,
who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal
activities, claimed that only low level employees had known about it,
and that no high level IRS officials had known about it. However, soon
afterward, NPR reported that an Inspector General report showed that
Lerner had been lying, and that she herself had actually been aware of
it since June 29, 2011. Even worse, during March and April of 2012,
Lerner herself had actually written such letters to fifteen different
conservative groups. One of these letters can be read here.

While testifying in May 2013, Lerner said, “I have not done anything
wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules
or regulations. And I have not provided false information to this or
any other congressional committee.” However, afterward, she invoked
her fifth amendment right to remain silent. The Washington Post
reported that there was disagreement as to whether or not Lerner’s
statement constituted a waiving of her fifth amendment right to remain
silent. Soon afterward, she was placed on paid administrative leave.

The Washington Post reported that IRS officials at the IRS
headquarters in Washington D.C. had sent such letters to conservatives
groups. Reuters reported that higher level IRS officials had taken
part in discussions about it as early as August 2011. However, 21
months later, on May 10, 2013, the Washington Post reported that
President Obama had not done anything to investigate or fire the IRS
employees who had engaged in this illegal harassment. As of May 14,
2013, none of the IRS employees who engaged in any of this illegal
behavior had been disciplined, despite the fact that higher level IRS
officials had known about their illegal behavior at least since August
2011.

On May 15, 2013, it was reported that Steven Miller, the acting IRS
commissioner, had resigned. However, it was also reported that his
assignment would have ended in early June anyway. He resigned – Obama
did not fire him.

The IRS gave out confidential information about conservative groups.
ProPublica wrote:

“The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups
applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election
released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups
to ProPublica late last year.”

“In response to a request for the applications for 67 different
nonprofits last November, the Cincinnati office of the IRS sent
ProPublica applications or documentation for 31 groups. Nine of those
applications had not yet been approved—meaning they were not supposed
to be made public.”

“No unapproved applications from liberal groups were sent to
ProPublica.”

President Obama either lied about when he first knew about this – or
was too busy playing golf and attending fundraisers to read the memos
that were sent to him. The Daily Caller wrote:

“White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a press conference
Tuesday that the White House was notified about the IRS targeting tea
party groups ‘several weeks ago.’ This comes a day after President
Obama said he found out about it from news reports on Friday of last
week.”

“During a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron
on Monday, President Obama was asked about the IRS scandal. He
responded, ‘I first learned about it from the same news reports that I
think most people learned about this. I think it was on Friday.’ “

“However, Carney said Tuesday that first a report had to be compiled
by the IRS’s inspector general and then when it was completed, it was
passed on to the administration.”

“‘A notification is appropriate and routine and that is what happened
and that happened several weeks ago,’ Carney said.”

When Media Trackers, a conservative organization, applied to the IRS
for non-profit status, after waiting 16 months, it got no response.
But when it reapplied with a liberal sounding name, it got approval in
just three weeks. Yahoo wrote:

“In May 2011, Drew Ryun, a conservative activist and former Republican
National Committee staffer, began filling out the Internal Revenue
Service application to achieve nonprofit status for a new conservative
watchdog group.”

“When September 2012 arrived with still no word from the IRS, Ryun
determined that Media Trackers would likely never obtain standalone
nonprofit status, and he tried a new approach: He applied for
permanent nonprofit status for a separate group called Greenhouse
Solutions, a pre-existing organization that was reaching the end of
its determination period.”

“The IRS approved Greenhouse Solutions’ request for permanent
nonprofit status in three weeks.”

Politico reported:

“The same Internal Revenue Service office that singled out Tea Party
groups for extra scrutiny also challenged Israel-related
organizations, at least one of which filed suit over the agency’s
handling of its application for tax-exempt status.”

“The trouble for the Israel-focused groups seems to have had different
origins than that experienced by conservative groups, but at times the
effort seems to have been equally ham-handed.”

The IRS asked conservative groups what books they were reading.

Although the IRS went 18 months or longer without responding to
conservative organizations’ applications, the IRS demanded that these
same organizations answer the IRS’s intrusive questions within a few
weeks.

After the Waco Tea Party sent an application to the IRS, the IRS
waited 19 months to respond. In its response, the IRS asked for
printouts of its web page and social networking sites, copies of all
of its newsletters, bulletins and fliers, and copies of all stories
written about it. The IRS also asked for transcripts of its radio
interviews.

As one example of how the IRS treated conservative organizations
differently from liberal ones, Politico reported:

“Chris Littleton, one of the co-founders of the Ohio Liberty
Coalition, said the group got a grilling from the IRS when it
submitted its application, in letters the group has posted on its
website. The IRS also gave him so much grief when he tried to apply
for tax-exempt status for another group, American Junto, that ‘we just
gave up on it,’ he said.”

“But when he submitted an application for a third group — Ohioans for
Health Care Freedom, now renamed Ohio Rising — ‘it went through just
fine,’ Littleton said. ‘They never asked a single set of questions.’”

After the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots sent in their
application, it took two years for the IRS to respond. The IRS
response included 35 questions. When the group’s cofounder called the
IRS, the IRS agent claimed that he had their group’s file right in
front of him. But when the group’s confounder asked the IRS agent a
question, the IRS agent asked, “What’s your group’s name again?”

Tea Party groups who spoke with each other said they were all getting
the same questions from the IRS.

The Washington Post reported that some IRS employees were “ignorant
about tax laws, defiant of their supervisors, and blind to the
appearance of impropriety.”

In 2012, the IRS leaked confidential information about Mitt Romney to
the co-chairman of President Obama’s re-election committee.

For a 27 month period that began in February 2010, the IRS gave
exactly zero approvals to Tea Party organizations that had sent in
applications. During that same time period, numerous liberal
organizations with names including words such as “progress” or
“progressive” did get approval.

After True the Vote, a conservative organization which was founded by
Catherine Engelbrecht, sent its application to the IRS, the IRS went
three years without responding. During that three year period,
Engelbrecht and her family’s small manufacturing business were audited
by the IRS, and were investigated by OSHA, the ATF, and the FBI.

Democratic U.S. Senators pressured the IRS to target conservative
groups. In May 2013, U.S. News & World Report wrote:

“Over the last three years, Democratic senators repeatedly and
publicly pressured the IRS to engage in the very activities that they
are only now condemning today. At the same time, Republicans
repeatedly and publicly warned against this abuse of government power
and pointed to a series of red flags that strongly suggested
conservative political organizations were being targeted by the IRS.
Those warnings were deliberately ignored by the Obama administration
and Democratic leaders in Congress.”

“From Max Baucus to Chuck Schumer to Jeanne Shaheen, key Senate
Democrats publicly pressured the IRS to target groups that held
differing political views and who, in their view, had the temerity to
engage in the political process. The IRS listened to them and acted.”

In order to get approval, the IRS required members of Coalition for
Life of Iowa, a pro-life organization, to sign a promise to avoid
protesting in front of Planned Parenthood.

The IRS asked Christian Voices for Life, a pro-life organization,
questions about its prayer vigils.

According to the official White House visitor’s log, during Obama’s
first four years as President, IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman made
157 visits to the White House. This is more visits to the White House
– by a very large margin – than any other cabinet member during
Obama’s first term. By comparison, during the four years that Mark
Everson was IRS commissioner when Bush was president, Everson made
only one visit to the White House.

Shulman donated $500 to the Democratic National Committee in October
2004.

During Congressional testimony that had taken place in March 2012,
Shulman falsely said that the IRS had not targeted conservative
groups.

Shulman’s wife, Susan L. Anderson, is the senior program advisor for
Public Campaign, a liberal organization. The Dailer Caller wrote of
this group:

Public Campaign receives “major funding” from the pro-Obamacare
alliance Health Care for America NOW!, which is comprised of the labor
unions AFL-CIO, AFSCME, SEIU, and the progressive activist
organization Move On, among others.

Public Campaign also receives funding from the liberal Ford
Foundation, the Common Cause Education Fund, and Barbra Streisand’s
The Streisand Foundation, among other foundations and private donors.

Stephen Seok was one of the IRS agents who wrote threatening letters
to conservative groups. After doing so, he was given a promotion.

In June 2013, it was reported that two IRS employees had violated
government ethics rules at a 2010 conference when they received $1,100
in free food and other items. One of them was Fred Schindler, the
director of implementation oversight at the IRS Affordable Care Act
office. The other was Donald Toda, a California-based employee. Obama
did not fire them. Instead, he gave both of them paid leave. By
comparison, in 1981, President Reagan fired 11,359 air-traffic
controllers who had been illegally striking.

In June 2013, it was reported that The National Organization for
Marriage, a conservative organization, had forensic evidence which
proved that its donors’ private information had been illegally leaked
by the IRS. The IRS employee(s) who illegally leaked this private
information could get five years in prison.

In July 2013, it was reported that Obama had met with a key IRS
official who was involved in the targeting just two days before the
key official had told his colleagues how to target tea party groups.
The Daily Caller reported:

The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS
targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days
before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to
scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt
status.

IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight
testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors
in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in
the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’
boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, visited the Eisenhower
Executive Office Building on April 24, 2012, according to White House
visitor logs.

On April 25, 2012, Wilkins’ office sent the exempt organizations
determinations unit “additional comments on the draft guidance” for
approving or denying tea party tax-exempt applications, according to
the IRS inspector general’s report.

Jon Stewart said of this:

“Well, congratulations, President Barack Obama. Conspiracy theorists
who generally can survive in anaerobic environments have just had an
algae bloom dropped on their f***ing heads, thus removing the last
arrow in your pro-governance quiver: skepticism about your opponents.”

Michael Macleod-Ball, chief of staff at the ACLU’s Washington
Legislative Office, said of this:

“Even the appearance of playing partisan politics with the tax code is
about as constitutionally troubling as it gets. With the recent push
to grant federal agencies broad new powers to mandate donor disclosure
for advocacy groups on both the left and the right, there must be
clear checks in place to prevent this from ever happening again.”

171) Spent $402,721 on underwear that detects the presence of
cigarette smoke

In May 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent
$402,721 on underwear that detects the presence of cigarette smoke.

172) Rewarded one of his biggest campaign fundraisers by nominating
him for the ambassadorship to Canada

In April 2013, it was reported that Obama had nominated Bruce Heyman
to be the ambassador to Canada. During Obama’s election campaign,
Heyman had raised more than $1 million for Obama.

173) Hired a retarded man to sell illegal drugs and guns, and then
arrested him for doing so

In April 2013, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported:

“ATF agents running an undercover storefront in Milwaukee used a
brain-damaged man with a low IQ to set up gun and drug deals, paying
him in cigarettes, merchandise and money, according to federal
documents obtained by the Journal Sentinel.”

“For more than six months, federal agents relied on Chauncey Wright to
promote ‘Fearless Distributing’ by handing out fliers as he rode his
bike around town recommending the store to friends, family and
strangers, according to federal prosecutors and family members.”

“Wright, unaware that the store was an undercover operation being run
by agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives, also stocked shelves with shoes, clothing, drug
paraphernalia and auto parts, according to his family.”

“Once authorities shut down the operation, they charged the
28-year-old man with federal gun and drug counts.”

“Wright’s IQ measures in the 50s, about half of a normal IQ, according
to those familiar with him. Wright’s score is classified as mildly or
moderately disabled, depending on the IQ scale used.”

174) Secretly obtained phone records from Associated Press reporters
and editors

In May 2013, Associated Press reported:

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone
records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the
news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented
intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls
for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters,
general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn.,
and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives
press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if
the records also included incoming calls or the duration of calls.

In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate
telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of
2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during
that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the
offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories
about government and other matters.

In a letter of protest sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday,
AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said the
government sought and obtained information far beyond anything that
could be justified by any specific investigation. He demanded the
return of the phone records and destruction of all copies.

“There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad
collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and
its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with
confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities
undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to
AP’s newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP’s
activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right
to know,” Pruitt said.

Soon afterward, it was reported that obtaining these phone records had
required approval from Eric Holder, Obama’s Attorney General.

This has had a very dangerous and harmful effect on the media’s
ability to report the news. In June 2013, Gary Pruitt, the president
and chief executive of Associated Press said:

“Some longtime trusted sources have become nervous and anxious about
talking with us… In some cases, government employees we once checked
in with regularly will no longer speak to us by phone. Others are
reluctant to meet in person … This chilling effect on newsgathering is
not just limited to AP… Journalists from other news organizations have
personally told me that it has intimidated both official and
nonofficial sources from speaking to them as well.”

175) Asked contractors to disclose their political donations before
bidding on government contracts

In April 2011, Obama asked contractors to disclose their political
donations before bidding on government contracts.

176) Tried to deport German family that had fled Germany over Hitler’s
ban on homeschooling

In Germany in 1938, Adolf Hitler outlawed homeschooling. He said “Give
me a child when he’s seven and he’s mine forever.”

Hitler’s ban on homeschooling is still in effect today. In 2006,
Katharina Plett was arrested for homeschooling her own children. Her
husband and their children fled the country. In 2008, Juergen and
Rosemary Dudek were sentenced to 90 days in jail for homeschooling
their own children.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their homeschooled children fled Germany
after the police showed up at their house to enforce Germany’s ban on
homeschooling. They came to the United States in 2010 and were granted
political asylum, which gave them legal permission to live in the U.S.
as political refugees However, in March 2013, the Obama
administration argued in federal court in favor of deporting them and
sending them back to Germany. This means that Obama does not consider
them to be political refugees, and that he does not consider Germany’s
policy of jailing homeschooling parents to be a form of persecution.

177) Said, “We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our
friends”

Obama said (the bolding is mine)

“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna
punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with
us on issues that are important to us’ — if they don’t see that kind
of upsurge in voting in this election — then I think it’s going to be
harder. And that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on
voting on November 2nd.”

This is a rare instance of a promise that Obama has actually kept
instead of broken. A huge number of the things on this list can be
explained by that one simple sentence that Obama said.

178) Falsely accused a law abiding news reporter of being “an aider
and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation

James Rosen is a law abiding reporter for Fox News. However, the Obama
administration falsely labeled him as “an aider and abettor and/or
co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation when it applied for a
warrant to read his emails.

The New York Times wrote of this:

With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible
“co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama
administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to
threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news.

Leak investigations usually focus on the source, not the reporter.
But, in this case, federal prosecutors also asked a federal judge for
permission to examine Mr. Rosen’s personal e-mails, arguing that
“there is probable cause to believe” Mr. Rosen is “an aider and
abettor and/or co-conspirator” in the leak.

Though Mr. Rosen was not charged, the F.B.I. request for his e-mail
account was granted secretly in late May 2010. The government was
allowed to rummage through Mr. Rosen’s e-mails for at least 30 days.

Michael Clemente, the executive vice president of Fox News, said on
Monday that it was “downright chilling” that Mr. Rosen “was named a
criminal co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter.” Bruce
Brown, the executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom
of the Press, added on Tuesday that treating “routine news-gathering
efforts as evidence of criminality is extremely troubling and corrodes
time-honored understandings between the public and the government
about the role of the free press.”

Obama administration officials often talk about the balance between
protecting secrets and protecting the constitutional rights of a free
press. Accusing a reporter of being a “co-conspirator”… shows a heavy
tilt toward secrecy and insufficient concern about a free press.

The Washington Post wrote of this:

The Rosen affair is as flagrant an assault on civil liberties as
anything done by George W. Bush’s administration, and it uses
technology to silence critics in a way Richard Nixon could only have
dreamed of.

To treat a reporter as a criminal for doing his job — seeking out
information the government doesn’t want made public — deprives
Americans of the First Amendment freedom on which all other
constitutional rights are based. Guns? Privacy? Due process? Equal
protection? If you can’t speak out, you can’t defend those rights,
either.

Beyond that, the administration’s actions shatter the president’s
credibility and discourage allies who would otherwise defend the
administration against bogus accusations such as those involving the
Benghazi “talking points.” If the administration is spying on
reporters and accusing them of criminality just for asking questions —
well, who knows what else this crowd is capable of doing?

My Post colleague Ann E. Marimow, who broke the Rosen story, obtained
the affidavit by FBI agent Reginald Reyes seeking access to Rosen’s
private e-mails. In the affidavit, Reyes stated that “there is
probable cause to believe that the reporter has committed or is
committing a violation” of the law against national security leaks.
The affidavit detailed how the FBI had monitored Rosen’s comings and
goings from the State Department and tracked his various phone calls
with the suspected leaker, analyst Stephen Jin-Woo Kim.

Rosen’s supposed crime? Reyes got his evidence from an e-mail from the
reporter: “I want to report authoritatively, and ahead of my
competitors, on new initiatives or shifts in U.S. policy, events on
the ground in [North Korea], what intelligence is picking up, etc. . .
. I’d love to see some internal State Department analyses. . . . In
short: Let’s break some news, and expose muddle-headed policy when we
see it, or force the administration’s hand to go in the right
direction, if possible.”

That is indeed compelling evidence — of good journalism.

Obama is establishing an ominous precedent.

179) Asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate himself for
lying under oath

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath. He said that he had
nothing to do with monitoring the emails of Fox News reporter James
Rosen. But it turns out that it was Holder’s own signature on the
search warrant.

Even the liberal Huffington Post said that Holder should be fired over
this.

Holder could get five years in prison.

So, did President Obama fire Holder?

Of course not!

Instead, Obama asked that Holder be investigated – not by an
independent investigating committee – but by Holder himself!

I can see it now…

Obama: “Did you lie?”

Holder: “No.”

Obama: “OK. That’s good enough for me. You’re cleared of any
wrongdoing.”

180) Used Obamacare to illegally give the IRS additional powers
without approval from Congress

In May 2013 the Washington Post wrote:

The law allows the Department of Health and Human Services to set up
federal health exchanges in the holdout states. But the statute makes
no mention of the IRS providing credits and subsidies through federal
exchanges.

The IRS resolved this conundrum by denying its existence. In a May
2012 regulatory ruling, it asserted its own right to provide credits
outside the state exchanges as the reasonable interpretation of an
ambiguous law. But the language of the law is not ambiguous. And
health scholars Jonathan Adler and Michael Cannon, in an exhaustive
recent analysis, find no justification for the IRS’s ruling in the
legislative history of Obamacare. “The statute,” they argue, “and the
lack of any support for the IRS rule in the legislative record put
defenders of the IRS rule in the awkward position of arguing that it
was so obviously Congress’ intent to offer tax credits in federal
exchanges that despite a year of debate over the PPACA, it never
occurred to anyone to express that intent out loud. A better
explanation is that the PPACA’s authors miscalculated when they
assumed states would establish exchanges.”

So: The IRS seized the authority to spend about $800 billion over 10
years on benefits that were not authorized by Congress. And the
current IRS scandal puts this decision in a new light. What was the
role of politics in shaping this regulatory decision? What pressure
was applied?

181) Used environmental regulations to shut down an ambulance while it
was taking a patient to the hospital

In May 2013 the Washington Post reported:

A Wednesday shootout on the streets of Washington Highlands left a cop
injured and a carjacking suspect dead. But before the suspect expired,
he went on an unusual ambulance ride that involved moving him from one
vehicle to another on the shoulder of Interstate 295. While this might
appear to be another story of Fire and Emergency Medical Services
dysfunction, the story is rather more complicated. As WUSA-TV
explains, newer-model diesel engines are required by federal
regulations to have emission-control features that, in some
circumstances, require the motor to shut down for “regeneration” — a
process in which the exhaust system burns off trapped soot. The need
for regeneration can be unpredictable. The transfer to a second
ambulance delayed 34-year-old Nathaniel McRae’s arrival at a hospital
by seven minutes. FEMS insists the wait did not play a role in his
death.

182) Had “a serious management problem” with his refusal to fire bad
workers

A 2011 USA Today article on federal employees states:

“The federal government fired 0.55% of its workers in the budget year
that ended Sept. 30 — 11,668 employees in its 2.1 million workforce.”

“White-collar federal workers have almost total job security after a
few years on the job. Last year, the government fired none of its
3,000 meteorologists, 2,500 health insurance administrators, 1,000
optometrists, 800 historians or 500 industrial property managers.”

Wow! Those must be excellent workers, right?

Actually, no. The article also says:

“San Francisco State University management professor John Sullivan, an
expert on employee turnover, says the low departure rates show a
failure to release poor performers and those with obsolete skills.
‘Rather than indicating something positive, rates below 1% in the
firing and layoff components would indicate a serious management
problem,’ he says.”

A serious management problem?

So who exactly is the highest ranking manager of the federal
government?

It’s President Obama.

183) Illegally solicited donations from health insurers

In May 2013, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
solicited donations from health insurers to help pay for Obamacare.
Such soliciting is illegal.

184) Chose an economic advisor who wanted roads and bridges to be
built by unqualified workers

Obama chose to have Robert Reich be his economic advisor. Regarding
Obama’s stimulus, Reich said:

“I am concerned, as I’m sure many of you are, that these jobs not
simply go to high skilled people… And therefore, in my remarks I have
suggested to you, and I’m certainly happy to talk about it more, ways
in which the money can be — criteria can be set so that they money
does go to others… people who are not necessarily construction
workers or high-skilled professionals.”

185) Pressured unions to reduce the amount of health insurance
coverage for their employees

In May 2013, the New York Times reported:

Say goodbye to that $500 deductible insurance plan and the $20
co-payment for a doctor’s office visit. They are likely to become
luxuries of the past.

Expect to have your blood pressure checked or a prescription filled at
a clinic at your office, rather than by your private doctor.

Then blame the so-called Cadillac tax, which penalizes companies that
offer high-end health care plans to their employees.

Although the tax does not start until 2018, employers say they have to
start now to meet the deadline and they are doing whatever they can to
bring down the cost of their plans. Under the law, an employer or
health insurer offering a plan that costs more than $10,200 for an
individual and $27,500 for a family would typically pay a 40 percent
excise tax on the amount exceeding the threshold.

Tom Leibfried, a legislative director for the A.F.L.-C.I.O., one of
the unions whose plans are vulnerable to the tax, says the demands
that workers pay more for their care is a perennial aspect of labor
negotiations. “We’re very concerned about the hollowing out of
benefits in general,” he said. “What the excise tax will do is just
fuel that.”

186) Falsely said “We believe in the free market”

In June 2013, Obama said,
We don’t think that top-down solutions are the right way to go. We
believe in the free market. We believe in a light touch when it comes
to regulations. – See more at:
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-we-dont-want-tax-all-businesses-out-business#sthash.NDb17lc6.dpufWe
believe in the free market. We believe in a light touch when it comes
to regulations.

“We believe in the free market.”

Obama was lying. The free market means that in the business world, it
is the customers, not the government, who pick winners and losers. But
this list contains a huge number of instances where Obama tried to use
the government to pick winners and losers in the business world.

187) Falsely said “We believe in a light touch when it comes to
regulations”

In June 2013, Obama said, “We believe in a light touch when it comes
to regulations.”

He lied. For example, after Obamacare was passed, Obama added 20,000
extra pages of regulations to to it.

188) Said Catholic schools are “divisive” but did not say the same
thing about other religious schools

In June 2013, Obama said:

“If towns remain divided – if Catholics have their schools and
buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in
one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden – that too
encourages division and discourages cooperation.”

I can understand why a person might criticize religious schools in
general – although I myself happen to think that religious schools are
a superior alternative to public schools. But for Obama to single out
one religion in particular as being divisive, while not saying the
same thing about all religious schools in general, is a double
standard.

189) Favored a new tax on Christmas trees so the money could be used
to subsidize Christmas trees

In November 2011, Obama proposed a new tax on Christmas trees, so that
the money could be used to subsidize Christmas trees. If this had been
a Rube Goldberg cartoon it would have been funny. But to suggest it as
an actual government policy is absurd.

190) Betrayed the people of the city that helped him launch his
political career

As part of his effort to get Obamacare passed, Obama repeatedly
promised that people could keep their current health insurance if they
liked it.

More than any other city, the people of Chicago helped to get
Obamacare passed. Chicago is where Obama chose to live when he first
got into politics. The people there launched his political career and
voted him into office.

And this is how Obama repays them. In May 2013, the Chicago Tribune
reported:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage
next year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting
them to President Barack Obama’s new federal system.

The move is aimed at saving the city money

Once the phaseout is complete, those retired workers would have to pay
for their own health insurance or get subsidies under the Affordable
Care Act. The city-subsidized coverage is particularly important to
retired workers who aren’t yet eligible for Medicare

Henry Bayer, executive director of the American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees Council 31, said the uncertainties of
the Affordable Care Act and the state insurance exchanges they would
create make the city’s plan hard to assess.

“This uncertainty will cause anxiety and fear for tens of thousands of
seniors who gave their working lives to public service — men and women
whose retirement savings are already under attack in the name of
‘pension reform.’” Bayer said.

191) Proposed military interventionism in Syria

In June 2013, Obama proposed that the U.S. get involved in Syria’s
military conflicts.

192) Planned to use military snipers to shoot innocent lions and
cheetahs in the wild

In June 2013, Obama was planning to use military snipers to shoot
innocent lions and cheetahs in the wild.

However, after the media reported on his plans, Obama got embarrassed,
and cancelled his plans.

193) Refused to fire or prosecute more than 1,000 IRS employees who
illegally used their IRS credit cards for their own personal use

During Obama’s first term, more than 1,000 IRS employees illegally
used their IRS credit cards for personal purchases, but Obama refused
to fire or prosecute them.

194) Defended intelligence chief who lied under oath

In March 2013, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence,
falsely stated under oath that the NSA was not gathering data on
millions of U.S. citizens. In June 2013, after it was reported that
Clapper had lied under oath, Obama defended him, instead of firing
him.

195) Had the Secret Service visit a law abiding citizen who had
criticized his policies on Twitter

In April 2013, Obama sent the Secret Service to visit the home of Tom
Francois, a law abiding citizen who had criticized Obama’s policies on
Twitter.

The Secret Service admitted that Francois had not made any threats
against Obama.

196) Had the IRS grant special, illegal favors for his brother’s
so-called “charity”

In May 2013, the Dailer Caller reported that the IRS had taken the
“unprecedented” step of approving a non-profit application within just
one month. In this particular case, the application was from the
Barack H. Obama Foundation, a so-called “charity” which was headed by
Malik Obama, Barack Obama’s brother.

In addition, the IRS illegally gave retroactive approval for the
organization’s tax exempt status. Prior to getting this approval, the
organization had illegally solicited tax deductible donations even
though it did not have legal approval to do so.

197) Raised the interest rate on student loans to pay for Obamacare

Obamacare raised the interest rate on students loans from 5.3% to
6.8%. The money is used to fund Obamacare.

198) Refused to fire or prosecute 15 IRS agents who illegally seized
the medical records of 10 million people

In March 2011, 15 IRS agents illegally seized the medical records of
10 million people without a warrant. Obama refused to fire or
prosecute them.

199) Hired 16,500 new IRS agents to run Obamacare

In June 2013, it was reported that Obama had hired 16,500 new IRS
agents to run Obamacare.

200) Tried to reward wasteful IRS spending with an increase in funding

In June 2013, Danny Werfel, Obama’s new nominee to head the IRS, asked
Congress for an increase in funding. At the same time, NPR reported on
this waste of taxpayer money at an IRS conference:

Some of the 2,600 attendees received benefits, including baseball
tickets and stays in presidential suites that normally cost $1,500 to
$3,500 per night. In addition, 15 outside speakers were paid a total
of $135,000 in fees, with one paid $17,000 to talk about “leadership
through art,” the committee said.

Considering how the IRS wasted all that money on luxury hotel rooms
and worthless speeches, Werfel really had some nerve asking Congress
for more money. By proposing to reward wasteful spending with a budget
increase, Werfel proved that he is incompetent to head the IRS. The
fact that Obama nominated such an incompetent person does not surprise
me one bit.

201) Illegally bypassed Congress to delay Obamacare’s employer mandate

As the Obamacare law was written, the employer mandate was to begin in
January 2014. This is what the law said when it was passed by the
House and Senate, and signed by President Obama.

However, in July 2013, Obama delayed the employer mandate part of
Obamacare until January 2015. Obama did this without approval from
Congress.

For Obama to change a law that was passed by Congress, without first
getting approval from Congress, is a violation of the Presidential
oath that Obama took to uphold and defend the Constitution.

What Obama did here is an action of a dictator, not an action of a
President whose power is limited by a written constitution.

If Obama can get away with this, then it sets a horribly dangerous
precedent, and means that the President can arbitrarily make any
change to any law that has been passed by Congress, without first
getting approval from Congress.

202) Made it too hard for some doctors to continue their practices

In July 2013, ABC News reported that some doctors were shutting down
their practices in response to Obamacare.

Dr. Robert WcWilliams, an obstetrician/gynecologist with more than
5,000 patients, said:

“It’s going to be run by bureaucrats – and it’s going to be run by
politicians – who have no idea what is in your best interests, then
I’m getting out.”

203) Falsely told Africans that contaminated water is a smaller
problem than global warming

In July 2013, while speaking in Johannesburg, South Africa, President
Obama said that global warming was “the biggest challenge we have
environmentally” and that it was worse than “dirty water, dirty air.”

However, according to the World Health Organization, while global
warming kills 140,000 people each year, air pollution kills 3 million
people per year.

According to UNESCO, each year, contaminated water causes 4 billion
cases of diarrhea, 120,000 cases of cholera, 300 million cases of
malaria, 12 million cases of typhoid, 6 million cases of trachoma, 200
million cases of schistosomiesis, and more than 1 billion incidents of
intestinal parasites.

You know what’s worse than global warming? How about living your
entire life without ever having access to a toilet?

The World Health Organization says that dirty water is “the leading
cause of disease and death around the world.”

That Obama would downplay these problems shows how scientifically
illiterate he is.

That he would do so while giving a speech in Africa, which has the
highest rate of water borne illness of any continent, shows how
thoughtless and insensitive he is.

204) Spent $630,000 to get more Facebook “likes”

In July 2013, it was reported that Obama had spent $630,000 of
taxpayers’ money in order to get more Facebook “likes.”

205) Declared that hacking was an act of war, then hacked the EU

In 2011, the Obama administration issued a statement which said that
when one country hacked another country’s computers, the hacking
constituted an “act of war.”

In July 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had hacked
computers which were owned by the European Union.

206) Said “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”

In Florida, after a school security camera showed Trayvon Martin
marking graffiti, a search of his backpack showed that it contained 12
pieces of women’s jewelry, including silver wedding rings, and
earrings with diamonds. The backpack also had a screwdriver, which is
often used as a tool by burglars. Martin said that the jewelry
belonged to a friend, but refused to say who that friend was.

Why would a teenage boy bring a backpack full of silver wedding rings
and diamond earrings to school? Do Martin’s millions of defenders
really think that he was not a burglar?

The fact that Martin was in possession of stolen jewelry at school is
perfectly in line with George Zimmerman’s claim on the 911 call that
Martin was acting suspiciously. And there had been quite a few
burglaries in the area recently.

Also on the 911 call, Zimmerman had said that Martin was acting as if
he was on drugs. Martin’s autopsy showed that there was THC in his
system. And while other parts of marijuana can stay in the system for
weeks after it’s smoked, the THC only stays in the person’s system for
a few hours. Therefore, Martin was indeed high when Zimmerman saw him.

So Trayvon Martin was a burglar, used illegal drugs, broke Zimmerman’s
nose, and smashed Zimmerman’s head against the concrete.

And how does Obama respond to all of this?

Obama said:

“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

207) Falsely said that Secretary of State John Kerry had not been on
his yacht during the regime change in Egypt

In July 2013, the Obama administration falsely said that Secretary of
State John Kerry had not been on his yacht during the regime change in
Egypt.

Evan after CBS news presented the Obama administration with
photographic evidence that Kerry had been on his yacht during that
time, the Obama administration still continued to falsely claim that
Kerry had not been on his yacht.

CBS News reported:

On Thursday night, CBS News obtained a photo of Kerry on his boat and
sent it to the State Department, asking whether they still stand by
their denial that Kerry was on a boat.

The response: “Yes.”

208) Said “the planet will boil over” if African citizens adopt a
first world standard of living

In July 2013, Obama said “the planet will boil over” if African
citizens adopt a first world standard of living.
“the planet will boil over

209) “Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, more fear the
Tea Party than radical Muslims.”

In June 2013, Rasmussen conducted a poll to find out what people
considered to be the “nation’s top terror threat.”

Reporting on the results of the poll, Rasmussen wrote:

“Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, more fear the Tea
Party than radical Muslims.”

210) Illegally forced 2,200 privately owned auto dealerships to close,
which destroyed 120,000 jobs

In 2009, Obama illegally forced 2,200 privately owned auto dealerships
to close. These dealerships had employed 120,000 people.

211) Subsidized the production of alcoholic beverages

In June 2013, Breitbart reported:

The USDA Rural Development agency also touted a program to subsidize
the Wine Barn LLC in “marketing and increasing production of its
Kansas produced wine.” That cost $25,000. The USDA Rural Development
also said it would hand $300,000 to the Mackinaw Trail Winery in
Michigan, $100,000 for the Appleton Creek Winery in New York, $162,500
for the Old Westminster Winery in Maryland, and tens of thousands of
dollars to wineries in Nebraska and Iowa.

Liquor is the name of the game for the USDA, apparently – they’re also
subsidizing the production of vodka in North Carolina, Bloody Mary mix
in West Virginia, and hard cider in Virginia.

212) Gave 23,994 tax refunds worth a total of $46,378,040 to illegal
aliens who all used the same address

In 2011, the IRS gave 23,994 tax refunds worth a total of $46,378,040
to illegal aliens who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga.

213) Sued private businesses for using “racist” criminal background
checks to screen employees

In June 2013, the Obama administration filed lawsuits against Dollar
General and BMW for using criminal background checks to screen
employees. The Obama administration claimed that such background
checks were “racist.”

214) Used tax money to pay federal employees to organize protests
against George Zimmerman

In March and April of 2012, Obama used tax money to pay federal
employees to organize protests against George Zimmerman.

215) Illegally continued giving foreign aid to Egypt after it had a
coup

Federal law requires that U.S. foreign aid to Egypt be ended if and
when Egypt has a coup. However, after Egypt had a coup in July 2013,
the Obama administration said that it would continue giving foreign
aid to Egypt.

216) Broke promise to end Bush’s surveillance of U.S. citizens who
were not suspected of committing a crime

In August 2007, Obama promised that he would end Bush’s surveillance
of U.S. citizens who were not suspected of committing a crime.
However, in June 2013, such surveillance was still being conducted.

217) Spent $3 million to study the health risks of dating Mexican
prostitutes

In July 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent
$3 million to study the health risks of dating Mexican prostitutes.

218) Lied about the cost of IRS conferences

In June 2013 it was reported that the Obama administration had lied
about the cost of IRS conferences. While the actual cost was $50
million, the Obama administration had claimed that the cost was only
1% of that mount.

219) Spent $890,000 per year on service fees for bank accounts that
had no money

In April 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration was
spending $890,000 each year on service fees for bank accounts that did
not have any money in them. At the time, the government had 13,712
empty accounts which it was supposed to have closed, but which it had
kept open anyway.

220) Spent $34 million to construct a new military headquarters in
Afghanistan after U.S. military commanders said they did not want it

After U.S. military commanders said in 2010 that they did not want a
new headquarters in Afghanistan, the Obama administration spent $34
million to build it anyway.

221) Falsely said that his scandals were “phony”

In July 2013, Obama said

“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony
scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball.”

These scandals are not “phony.” I have cited a huge number of sources
in this list to show that these scandals are real.

222) Falsely guaranteed that people could keep their doctor

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:

“Here is a guarantee that I’ve made… If you’ve got a doctor that you
like, you will be able to keep your doctor.”

However, in July 2013, the Obama administration said that people “may”
be able to keep their doctor.

223) Falsely said the auto bailouts prevented Detroit from going
bankrupt

Obama falsely stated that the auto bailouts prevented Detroit from
going bankrupt.

224) Illegally seized a privately owned gun from a law abiding citizen

After a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty, the Obama
administration announced that it would seize his gun. This violated
the double jeopardy clause of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the
takings clause of the fifth amendment.

225) Broke his promise to have real time verifiability of Obamacare
subsidies

In July 2013, Investor’s Business Daily wrote:

Meanwhile, the administration tacitly admitted last week that its
promise of real-time verification of a consumer’s eligibility to buy
subsidized coverage at an ObamaCare exchange wasn’t exactly panning
out.

Under ObamaCare, only those who don’t have access to “affordable”
insurance at work can buy coverage in an exchange, and only those
below certain income levels are eligible for tax subsidies.

Rather than a high-tech instant check, the administration told states
they could simply take the applicants’ word for it when it comes to
their employer-provided coverage, as well as their “projected annual
household income,” without the need for “further verification.”

226) Signed health care reform whose rules contradicted each other

Obamacare allows insurance companies to charge higher premiums for
smokers. At the same time, it prohibits insurance companies from
charging more than three times as much for older people as it does for
younger people. In June 2013, Obama’s computer programmers said that
they had been unable to write a computer program that simultaneously
agreed with both of these rules.

227) Signed a health care reform plan that is so horrible that even
the IRS agents who run it don’t want to participate in it

Obama hired 16,500 new IRS agents to run Obamacare.

But Obamacare is so awful that even the IRS agents who run it don’t
want to participate in it.

In July 2013, the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents
the IRS employees who will be running Obamacare, provided a form
letter to its members to send to their Congressmen. The letter stated:

“I am very concerned about legislation that has been introduced by
Congressman Dave Camp to push federal employees out of the Federal
Employees Health Benefits Program and into the insurance exchanges
established under the Affordable Care Act.”

When asked about this, IRS chief Daniel Werfel responded by saying:

“I don’t want to speak for the NTEU, but I’ll offer a perspective as a
federal employee myself and a federal employee at the IRS. And that
is, we have right now as employees of the government, of the IRS,
affordable health care coverage. I think the ACA was designed to
provide an option or an alternative for individuals that do not. And
all else being equal, I think if you’re an individual who is satisfied
with your health care coverage, you’re probably in a better position
to stick with that coverage than go through the change of moving into
a different environment and going through that process. So I think for
a federal employee, I think more likely, and I would — can speak for
myself, I would prefer to stay with the current policy that I’m
pleased with rather than go through a change if I don’t need to go
through that change.”

228) Tried to tax small businesses at a higher rate than corporations

Obama raised the top tax rate on small businesses to 39.6%, and tried
to lower the top tax rate on corporations to 28%.

229) Illegally prevented individual employees of small businesses from
choosing their own plan during the first year of Obamacare

Obamacare requires that individual employees of small businesses be
allowed to choose their own insurance plan during the first year of
Obamacare. However, in March 2013, the Obama administration announced
that it would not be allowing them to make this choice during the
first year.

230) Falsely said that Obamacare had not hurt jobs

In July 2013, the Obama administration said that Obamacare had not
hurt jobs.

However, in the real world, in response to the medical device tax that
is part of Obamacare, some medical device manufacturers have announced
plans to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned
layoffs), Stryker (1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000
planned layoffs). In December 2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John
Kerry, and 15 other Democrats who supported the passage of Obamacare
wrote a letter to Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical
devices, claiming that the tax would hurt job creation in their
districts. The New York Times reported that Obamacare “sharply
penalizes full-time employment in favor of part-time employment.” In
response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, some restaurants have
announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time to
part time, including some franchises of Olive Garden, Red Lobster,
Wendy’s, Taco Bell, White Castle, and Fatburger. Community College of
Allegheny County switched 200 professors and 200 other employees from
full time to part time in response to Obamacare. Clint Benjamin, an
English professor at Community College of Allegheny County, said that
this would reduce his own monthly pay by $600. Also in response to the
employer mandate of Obamacare, other colleges have announced plans to
switch some of their employees from full time to part time, including
Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Ohio’s Youngstown State
University, and New Jersey’s Kean University. In Virginia, thousands
of government employees had their hours reduced because of Obamacare.
The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh reduced the hours of 48 of its
employees in response to Obamacare. Regal Entertainment Group, the
largest chain of movie theaters in the country, announced that it
would be switching thousands of its employees from full time to part
time in response to the Obamacare mandate. Utah’s Granite School
District reduced the hours of 1,200 of its employees in response to
Obamacare. In response to Obamacare, many Wal-Mart stores have stopped
hiring full time workers. In response to Obamacare, Forever 21 reduced
its employees’ hours. In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW,
and UNITE-HERE sent a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said
that Obamacare will “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week
that is the backbone of the American middle class… the law creates an
incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a
week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid
this obligation.”

231) Falsely said that health insurance premiums would be reduced by
$2,500 per family by the end of his first term

In February 2008, Obama said:

“We are going to work with you to lower your premiums by $2,500. We
will not wait 20 years from now to do it, or 10 years from now to do
it. We will do it by the end of my first term as president.”

However, by the time his first term was over, family premiums had
gotten bigger, not smaller. The increase was $3,065 per family.

232) Illegally gave Obamacare waiver to Massachusetts

In August 2013, Obama gave an Obamacare waiver to Massachusetts.

This waiver was illegal for two reasons. First, the waiver was not
approved by the U.S. Congress. Second, the U.S. Constitution requires
that the federal government treat all states the same.

233) Betrayed the unions that helped him to get elected

In January 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported:

Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed

Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration’s
health-care overhaul when it was up for debate. Now that the law is
rolling out, some are turning sour.

Union leaders say many of the law’s requirements will drive up the
costs for their health-care plans and make unionized workers less
competitive. Among other things, the law eliminates the caps on
medical benefits and prescription drugs used as cost-containment
measures in many health-care plans. It also allows children to stay on
their parents’ plans until they turn 26.

Some 20 million Americans are covered by the health-care plans at
issue

Top officers at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the
AFL-CIO and other large labor groups plan to keep pressing the Obama
administration to expand the federal subsidies to these jointly run
plans, warning that unionized employers may otherwise drop coverage. A
handful of unions say they already have examined whether it makes
sense to shift workers off their current plans

“We are going back to the administration to say that this is not
acceptable,” said Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer for the
Teamsters, which has 1.6 million members and dependents in health-care
plans. Other unions involved in the push include the United Food and
Commercial Workers International Union and Unite Here

Sheet Metal Workers Local 85 in Atlanta, which has about 1,900
members. Next year it must lift the $250,000 annual cap on the amount
it will pay for medical claims. The law’s requirements will add
between 50 cents to $1 an hour to the cost of members’ compensation
package

234) Illegally changed Obamacare to benefit members of Congress and
their staff

Obamacare was passed by the House and Senate, and signed by President
Obama.

Three years later, members of Congress and their staff complained that
Obamacare was going to cost them a lot of money, and said that this
would likely cause a brain drain among their staff. In response to
this, Obama made changes to Obamacare so that these things would not
happen. However, Obama’s actions were illegal, because he made these
changes without Congress voting on them first.

235) Told General Mills to stop making true claims about Cheerios

For quite some time, advertisements for the breakfast cereal Cheerios
made the true and accurate claim that eating Cheerios lowers a
person’s cholesterol.

However, even though this claim is true and accurate, in May 2009, the
Obama administration ordered General Mills, the maker of Cheerios, to
stop making this claim in its commercials.

236) Illegally avoided enforcing the required income verification of
people who receive subsidies for Obamacare exchanges

Even though Obamacare requires the government to verify the income of
people who receive subsidies for Obamacare exchanges, in August 2013
it was reported that Obama would not be verifying their incomes.

237) Placed a 40% tax on so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans

Obamacare includes a 40% tax on so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans.
In August 2013, unions that supported the passage of Obamacare
complained about this tax.

238) Made medical care for special needs children more expensive

In August 2013, it was reported that Obamacare would make it more
expensive for the parents of special needs children to pay for their
children’s medical equipment and specialized private schools that
cater to their medical needs.

239) Responded to the Benghazi attack by going back to bed, and then
later got up and headed off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser

In September 2012, after Obama found out that U.S. citizens were being
killed in Benghazi, Libya, he went back to bed. After he got up in the
morning, he went off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser.

240) Illegally delayed the caps on out of pocket health care payments
without Congressional approval

As it was passed by the House and Senate and signed by Obama,
Obamacare sets caps on the out of pocket payments that people pay for
health care, and these caps were legally required to take effect in
January 2014.

However, in August 2013, Obama delayed these caps until January 2015.

Because Obama imposed this delay without it first being approved by
Congress, Obama’s action was illegal. The President does not have the
legal authority to change an Act that was passed by Congress, without
that change first being approved by Congress. What Obama did here is
not the act of a President whose power is limited by a written
constitution, but is, instead, the action of a dictator.

241) Holds a double standard when it comes to supporting “gun free”
zones

In December 2012, a petition at whitehouse.gov stated:

“Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their
families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them”

“Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some
politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those
same politicians and their families are currently under the protection
of armed Secret Service agents. If Gun Free Zones are sufficient
protection for our children, then Gun Free Zones should be good enough
for politicians.”

The Obama administration rejected the proposal.

242) Outlawed the low-premium, high-deductible health insurance that
some people prefer

In August 2013, it was reported that Obamacare would bring an end to
the low-premium, high-deductible health insurance that some people
prefer.

243) Lied about how many people he had helped to protect from mortgage
fraud

In August 2013, it was reported that less than one month before the
2012 election, the Obama administration had lied about the number of
people that it had helped to protect from mortgage fraud, as well as
the total amount of money involved. In August 2013, when the truth was
revealed, Newsbusters reported:

“Thus, the number of defendants fell by 80% from what DOJ claimed less
than a month before the presidential election. The number of victims
fell by 76%. The amount of losses involved dropped by over 90%.”

244) Falsely said the NSA review was being conducted by an
“independent” body

In August 2013, Obama said that he would establish an “independent”
investigation of NSA surveillance.

However, three days later, it was reported that this so-called
“independent” investigation would be run by James Clapper, who had
falsely testified to Congress that the NSA was not collecting
information on U.S. citizens.

245) Used tax money to pay for a separate flight just for his dog

In August 2013, Obama forced taxpayers to pay for a separate airplane
flight just for his dog Bo.

246) Closed off public roads so he could buy books

In August 2013, Obama had public roads closed to the public so he
could go to a bookstore. Why didn’t he just order the books online?

247) Gave illegal EPA exemption to one oil refinery, and would not say
which refinery it was

The EPA has a very expensive ethanol mandate that applies to all oil
refineries. However, in August 2013, it was reported that Obama had
given one oil refinery an exemption from this mandate.

This exemption is illegal for two reasons. First, the exemption was
not approved by Congress. And secondly, the Constitution requires that
federal laws apply equally to everyone.

In addition, Obama refused to say which refinery it was that received
this exemption, which is completely contrary to his repeated promises
of “transparency.”

248) Created new fines for charitable hospitals that give treatment to
uninsured people

In August 2013, it was reported that Obamacare creates new fines for
charitable hospitals that give treatment to uninsured people.

249) Blamed poverty on zip codes instead of on behavior

In July 2013, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said:

“Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest-hit communities, no matter
how hard a child or her parents work, the life chances of that child,
even her lifespan, is determined by the ZIP Code she grows up in. This
is simply wrong.”

However, let’s consider two groups of people in the U.S. The first
group has a poverty rate of 2%. The second group has a poverty rate of
76%.

The first group consists of people who followed all three of these
steps:

1) Finish high school.

2) Get a full-time job.

3) Wait until age 21 and get married before having children.

The second group consists of people who followed zero of those three
steps.

Among people who follow all three of these steps, the poverty rate is
2%.

Among people who follow zero of these steps, the poverty rate is 76%.

(My source for that information is this article, which refers to this
PDF, and the relevant data is on page 15 of the PDF. The study uses
data from the U.S. Census Bureau.)

250) Nominated a telecommunications lobbyist and Obama fundraiser to
head the FCC

In May 2013, Obama nominated Tom Wheeler to head the FCC. Wheeler had
previously been the head of the National Cable and Telecommunications
Association, which is a lobbying organization for the cable TV
industry. He had also been the head of CTIA, a lobbying organization
for cellphone carriers. In addition, he had also been a fundraiser for
Obama.

251) Tried to violate defendants’ right to a fair trial

In August 2013, Reuters reported:

A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling
information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a
massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation
to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

Although these cases rarely involve national security issues,
documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have
been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin – not
only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and
judges.

The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to
“recreate” the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the
information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a
defendant’s Constitutional right to a fair trial. If defendants don’t
know how an investigation began, they cannot know to ask to review
potential sources of exculpatory evidence – information that could
reveal entrapment, mistakes or biased witnesses.

“I have never heard of anything like this at all,” said Nancy Gertner,
a Harvard Law School professor who served as a federal judge from 1994
to 2011. Gertner and other legal experts said the program sounds more
troubling than recent disclosures that the National Security Agency
has been collecting domestic phone records. The NSA effort is geared
toward stopping terrorists; the DEA program targets common criminals,
primarily drug dealers.

“It is one thing to create special rules for national security,”
Gertner said. “Ordinary crime is entirely different. It sounds like
they are phonying up investigations.”

252) Threatened internet service providers with contempt of court if
they did not install surveillance software

In August 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had
pressured internet service providers to install surveillance software,
so that it could monitor internet traffic without a warrant. Internet
service providers who did not cave in to this pressure were threatened
by the Obama administration with contempt of court. This violated the
Constitution’s ban on warrantless searches. In addition, the executive
branch does not have the legal authority to declare contempt of court,
as this power is reserved exclusively for the judicial branch.

253) Sued Louisiana to keep low income blacks trapped in bad schools,
and lied about why he did it

In August 2013, the Obama administration sued Louisiana to try to
bring an end to its school voucher program – a program which had just
been passed in 2012.

Under the Louisiana program, both of the following criteria had to be
met in order for a student to get a school voucher. First, the student
must come from a family whose income is below 250% of the poverty
level. And second, the current public school that the student is
attending must be rated as “C” or below.

86% of students who received vouchers had used those vouchers to flee
from public schools which had been rated as “D” or “F.”

Only the most vulnerable children were eligible for the vouchers – the
poorest students attending the worst schools.

Obama’s reason for filing the lawsuit was that “many of those vouchers
impeded the desegregation process.”

However, in response to Obama’s claim that the vouchers discriminated
against blacks, Louisiana Education Superintendent John White pointed
out that almost all of the students using the vouchers were black, and
said that “it’s a little ridiculous” for Obama to claim that these
vouchers caused discrimination against blacks. The Washington Post
reported that 90% of the students who receive the vouchers are black.

It’s also worth noting that only students whose parents request such
vouchers are eligible to participate in the voucher program. Obama is
therefore claiming that parents want their own children to be
discriminated against. Obama is extremely wrong on this. These parents
do not want their children to be discriminated against. In reality,
what these parents want is for their children to have a chance at a
better education.

This also makes Obama a hypocrite, because while he was living in both
Chicago and Washington D.C., he always sent his own children to
private schools. Does Obama really want us to believe that he
subjected his own children to racial discrimination by sending them to
private schools?

254) Encouraged 40,000 longshoremen to quit the AFL-CIO

In September 2013, it was reported that 40,000 longshoremen had quit
the AFL-CIO, and that they had cited Obamacare as one of their reasons
for doing so.

255) Paid $67 million to so-called “volunteers”

In August 2013, it was reported that Obama has paid $67 million to
so-called “volunteers” to teach people about Obamacare.

256) Illegally used Obamacare to fund pre-K education without approval
from Congress

In August 2013, it was reported that Obama had illegally used
Obamacare to fund pre-K education without approval from Congress.

257) Signed so-called “hunger-free” act that left students feeling
hungry

In December 2010, Obama signed the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act,”
which limited school lunches to a maximum of 850 calories. Students
complained that this so-called “hunger-free” program left them feeling
hungry.

Meanwhile, the lunch that Obama served to his guests at his 2013
inauguration contained more than 3,000 calories.

258) Signed health care reform that is so terrible that less than 3%
of federal employees want to join it

In August 2013, it was reported that less than 3% of federal employees
wanted to participate in Obamacare.

259) Avoided doing background checks on Obamacare “navigators”

In August 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration would
not be doing background check on Obamacare “navigators,” despite the
fact that these “navigators” would have access to people’s personal,
private, and financial information.

260) Illegally paid White House interns less than minimum wage

In June 2013, a federal court ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures had
violated the minimum wage law by using unpaid interns. Two months
later, it was reported that the Obama administration was using unpaid
interns. In addition to this being illegal, it also makes Obama a
hypocrite, because he had previously spoken out in favor of a raising
the minimum wage.

261) Said broccoli was his favorite food

In July 2013, Obama said that broccoli was his favorite food. However,
before he made this claim, even though the media showed many pictures
of him eating, and even though there were many articles published
about the foods that he ate, as far as I know, none of those pictures
or articles ever showed or mentioned him eating broccoli. While this
may seem trivial, it shows that there is nothing – absolutely nothing
at all – that Obama is not willing to lie about.

262) Illegally missed half of Obamacare’s deadlines

In August 2013, it was reported that Obama had illegally missed 41 of
Obamacare’s 82 deadlines.

263) Tried to give illegal Obamacare subsidies to unions without
Congressional approval

In August 2013 it was reported that Obama was trying to give illegal
Obamacare subsidies to unions, without approval from Congress.

264) Made it harder for writers, actors, artists, and musicians to
obtain health insurance

In September 2013, the Weekly Standard reported:

Nancy Pelosi waxed rhapsodic in 2010 as she imagined the benefits of
Obamacare: “Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a
photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job
in order to have health insurance.”

But as Obamacare begins to kick in, artists, photographers, writers,
and other members of the “creative class” who have access to health
insurance programs through numerous professional organizations will
lose that coverage.

Up until now professional organizations have worked with insurance
providers to craft reduced-rate plans for their members. But thanks to
the fine print in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
(PPACA), on January 1, 2014, many of these plans will fail to pass
legal muster.

The College Art Association website posted a notice this month: “The
New York Life Insurance Company recently informed CAA that it will no
longer offer catastrophic healthcare coverage previously available to
CAA members.”

The Entertainment Industry Group Insurance Trust (TEIGIT) website
posts the following notice: “All individual and/or Sole Proprietor
Health Insurance will terminate January 1, 2014. This includes plans
acquired as Members of our Affiliated Associations & their groups.”
Those affiliated associations include the American Federation of
Television and Radio Artists, the Dramatists Guild, the Graphic Arts
Guild, NY Women in Film and Television, and many others.

This will affect huge numbers of freelance artists, musicians, disc
jockeys, and so forth.

freelance artists, designers, and musicians forced to enter the
state-run exchanges are far more likely to see their rates go up

Pelosi’s vision of a world full of carefree artists, musicians, and
writers is a mirage and becoming fainter the closer we get to January
1.

265) Banned the sale of flavored cigarettes, but gave an exemption to
the most dangerous flavor

In September 2009, the Obama administration banned the sale of
flavored cigarettes, but exempted menthol from the ban. Although I am
opposed to this ban, it’s this exemption that I find to be the most
troubling. If Obama thinks that flavored cigarettes are so dangerous
that they deserve to be banned, then why did he exempt one particular
flavor?

The Obama administration later announced that menthol cigarettes were
more dangerous than other flavors such as cherry, cloves, chocolate,
coconut, and cinnamon, but still continued to exempt menthol from the
ban. If Obama thinks that flavored cigarettes are so dangerous that
they should be banned, then why did he knowingly continue to give an
exemption to the most dangerous flavor?

266) Tried to censor the Washington Post

In August 2013, the Washington Post reported:

The Obama administration referred all questions for this article to
John DeLong, the NSA’s director of compliance, who answered questions
freely in a 90-minute interview. DeLong and members of the NSA
communications staff said he could be quoted “by name and title” on
some of his answers after an unspecified internal review. The Post
said it would not permit the editing of quotes. Two days later, White
House and NSA spokesmen said that none of DeLong’s comments could be
quoted on the record and sent instead a prepared statement in his
name. The Post declines to accept the substitute language as
quotations from DeLong.

267) Dumbed down math education to make wrong answers acceptable

In August 2013, the Daily Caller reported:

Quick: what’s 3 x 4?

If you said 11 — or, hell, if you said 7, pi, or infinity squared —
that’s just fine under the Common Core, the new national curriculum
that the Obama administration will impose on American public school
students this fall.

In a pretty amazing YouTube video, Amanda August, a curriculum
coordinator in a suburb of Chicago called Grayslake, explains that
getting the right answer in math just doesn’t matter as long as kids
can explain the necessarily faulty reasoning they used to get to that
wrong answer.

“Even if they said, ’3 x 4 was 11,’ if they were able to explain their
reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer really in,
umm, words and oral explanation, and they showed it in the picture but
they just got the final number wrong, we’re really more focused on the
how,” August says in the video.

268) Broke his promise to label genetically modified food

Before the 2008 election, Obama promised to require labeling of
genetically modified food. He broke that promise.

269) Asked the Supreme Court to allow warrantless cell phone searches

In August 2013, the Obama administration asked the U.S Supreme Court
to allow warrantless cell phone searches.

270) Used an armed SWAT team to check for water pollution

In September 2013, the Alaska Dispatch reported:

When agents with the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force surged out
of the wilderness around the remote community of Chicken wearing body
armor and jackets emblazoned with POLICE in big, bold letters, local
placer miners didn’t quite know what to think.

Did it really take eight armed men and a squad-size display of
paramilitary force to check for dirty water? Some of the miners, who
run small businesses, say they felt intimidated.

Miners suggest it might have been better all around if officials had
just shown up at the door — as they used to do — and said they wanted
to check the water.

The EPA has refused to publicly explain why it used armed officers as
part of what it called a “multi-jurisdictional” investigation of
possible Clean Water Act violations in the area.

271) Purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition for the Department of
Homeland Security to use in the U.S.

In March 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had
purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition for the Department of
Homeland Security to use in the U.S.
Y***@Jurgis.net
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Post by FirstPost
And we have been lied to time and time again by your heroes.
We were lied to about many aspects of Obamacare.
Damn right you were

But NOT by Obama

Faux snooze, Rush limpballs, WorldNutDaily, TownHall, Heritage
foundation, the GOP leadership, GOPAC, ACU----all have lied, lied lied

Because Dumb assholes like you----slurp it up
Import Identity
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On Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:50:22 -0500, FirstPost
Post by FirstPost
And we have been lied to time and time again by your heroes.
We were lied to about many aspects of Obamacare.
Damn right you were
But NOT by Obama
Faux snooze, Rush limpballs, WorldNutDaily, TownHall, Heritage
foundation, the GOP leadership, GOPAC, ACU----all have lied, lied lied
Name some. Name any.



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FirstPost
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Post by Import Identity
Post by Y***@Jurgis.net
On Sun, 15 Sep 2013 11:50:22 -0500, FirstPost
Post by FirstPost
And we have been lied to time and time again by your heroes.
We were lied to about many aspects of Obamacare.
Damn right you were
But NOT by Obama
Faux snooze, Rush limpballs, WorldNutDaily, TownHall, Heritage
foundation, the GOP leadership, GOPAC, ACU----all have lied, lied lied
Name some. Name any.
You'll get either nothing, an attempt to distract, or an ad hominem
attack from Gary as a response.

In the meantime, what Rozelles snipped out for him to claim Obama
never lied:

http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/obama-271/
1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional
approval

In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that
Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military
operations in Libya without Congressional approval.

2) Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton – just like Bush did

In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had
selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid
contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011, just hours after
the Justice Department had said it would pursue a lawsuit accusing the
Houston-based company of using kickbacks to get foreign contracts.

3) Has an administration full of lobbyists, after promising he
wouldn’t have any

While running for President, Obama had promised that, unlike Bush, he
would not have any lobbyists working in his administration. However,
by February 2010, he had more than 40 lobbyists working in his
administration.

4) Has close ties to Wall St., but pretends to support Occupy Wall St.

Although Obama claims to support the Occupy Wall St. movement, the
truth is that he has raised more money from Wall St. than any other
candidate during the last 20 years. In early 2012, Obama held a
fundraiser where Wall St. investment bankers and hedge fund managers
each paid $35,800 to attend. In October 2011, Obama hired Broderick
Johnson, a longtime Wall Street lobbyist, to be his new senior
campaign adviser. Johnson had worked as a lobbyist for JP Morgan
Chase, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Comcast, Microsoft, and the oil
industry.

5) Broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay

Obama broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay.

6) Supported the $700 billion TARP corporate-welfare bailout just like
Bush

While Senator, Obama voted for the $700 billion TARP bank bailout
bill. The bailout rewarded irresponsible and illegal behavior. It
redirected resources from more productive uses to less productive
uses. It punished the hard working taxpayers who had played by the
rules and obeyed the law. It created horrible incentives, and sent the
wrong message. The bailout was evil because it rewarded the bad people
and punished the good people. No society that does this can expect to
remain free or prosperous. Instead of bailing out these corrupt
corporations, we should have let them cease to exist, like we did with
Enron.

7) Waged the biggest war against medical marijuana of any president,
which was the opposite of what he had promised

In May 2008, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt said that Obama
would end DEA raids on medical marijuana in states where it’s legal.
Also in 2008, Obama said that he supported the “basic concept of using
medical marijuana for the same purposes and with the same controls as
other drugs” and that he was “not going to be using Justice Department
resources to try to circumvent state laws.”

However, in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana
grower in Highlands Ranch in Colorado, a state where medical marijuana
is legal. Also in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana
dispensary in Culver City in California, a state where medical
marijuana is legal. In July 2010, the DEA raided at least four medical
marijuana growers in San Diego, California. Also in July 2010, the DEA
raided a medical marijuana facility in Covelo, California. Then in
September 2010, the DEA conducted raids on at least five medical
marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas, Nevada, where medical marijuana
is legal. In 2011, the DEA conducted raids on medical marijuana in
Seattle, Washington, West Hollywood, California, and Helena, Montana,
all places where it is legal. In April 2012, the DEA carried out
several raids on medical marijuana in Oakland, California.

In February 2012, Rolling Stone magazine wrote that Obama’s war
against medical marijuana went “far beyond anything undertaken by
George W. Bush.” In April 2012, Mother Jones magazine wrote: “The
president campaigned on the promise that he’d stop federal raids on
medical marijuana operations that were in compliance with state laws,
a vow that Attorney General Eric Holder repeated after the election.
But then the Obama administration raided more than 100 dispensaries in
its first three years and is now poised to outpace the Bush
administration’s crackdown record.” In May 2012, the Washington Post
wrote: “Obama has become more hostile to medical marijuana patients
than any president in U.S. history.” In May 2012, U.S. Congressperson
Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said she had “strong concerns” about
Obama’s forced closure of five medical marijuana facilities in
Pelosi’s congressional district. In April 2012, commenting on Obama’s
crackdown on medical marijuana, U.S. Congressman Barney Frank
(D-Massachusetts) said, “I’m very disappointed… They look more like
the Bush administration than the Clinton administration.”

In July 2012, federal prosecutors filed civil forfeiture actions
against Harborside Health Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in
Oakland, CA, which claims to be the world’s largest, and which claims
to serve more than 100,000 medical marijuana patients. In April 2012,
federal agents raided Oaksterdam University, an educational
institution in Oakland, CA, which teaches people about medical
marijuana. In April 2012, federal agents raided a medical marijuana
facility which had been serving 1,500 patients near Lake Elsinore, CA.
In June 2012, the Obama administration filed asset-forfeiture lawsuits
against two landlords who rented their buildings to medical marijuana
stores in Santa Fe Springs, CA. The Obama administration also sent
warning letters which threatened similar legal action to dozens of
other, nearby landlords. During the first seven months of 2012, the
DEA shut down 40 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, all of
which had been operating in compliance with state and local law.

In July 2013, the DEA conducted multiple medical marijuana raids in
Washington state, including the cities of Olympia, Tacoma, and
Seattle.

In May 2012, ABC News reported that during Obama’s youth, he often
smoked large quantities of recreational marijuana. Obama’s marijuana
smoking wasn’t even medical – it was recreational. And yet now, he is
taking large scale, widespread action to prevent people with AIDS,
cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and other illnesses, who have
prescriptions from their doctors, from using their prescription
medicine – how cold hearted can a person be?

8) Nominated a six-time tax cheater to head the government agency that
enforces the tax laws

Obama nominated Timothy Geithner, a repeat tax cheater, to head the
government agency that enforces the tax laws.

Prior to his nomination, Geithner had:

1) Illegally failed to pay more than $34,000 in social security and
medicare taxes

2) Illegally declared the cost of his children’s summer camp as a form
of day care.

3) Illegally failed to pay the early withdrawal penalty when he took
money out of his retirement plan

4) Illegally declared non-eligible items as a charitable deduction

5) Illegally declared something which was ineligible as a small
business deduction

6) Illegally declared utility expenses which had actually been for his
personal use

9) Gave tax dollars to AIG executives, then pretended to be outraged
about it

Obama signed a stimulus bill that spent money on bonuses for AIG
executives. Prior to signing this bill, Obama had said, “when I’m
president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not
spending money unwisely.” However, after reading “line by line” and
signing the stimulus bill that protected the AIG bonuses, Obama
pretended to be shocked and outraged at the bonuses, and said, “Under
these circumstances, it’s hard to understand how derivative traders at
A.I.G. warranted any bonuses at all, much less $165 million in extra
pay… How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping
the company afloat?” and also said that he would “pursue every single
legal avenue to block these bonuses.”

10) Expanded Bush’s unconstitutional government faith based programs

Obama expanded the federal government’s faith based programs which had
been started by President George W. Bush.

11) Supported Bush’s unconstitutional Patriot Act

In May 2011, Obama signed a renewal of the Patriot Act.

12) Increased the national debt more in one term than Bush did in two

The national debt increased more during Obama’s first three years and
two months than it did during all eight years of George W. Bush’s
presidency.

13) Agrees with Bush’s support of unconstitutional, indefinite
detention of U.S. citizens without filing any charges

In December 2011, ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero criticized
Obama for signing a bill that gave the U.S. government the power to
indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without any charges being filed or
any trial taking place.

14) Agrees with Bush’s support of unconstitutional, warrantless
wiretapping

President Obama has defended warrantless wiretapping.

15) Avoided prosecution of Wall. St criminals

Although Obama had promised to prosecute Wall St. criminals, during
his entire first term, his administration did not file any criminal
charges against any of the top financial executives.

16) Had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process

Obama had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process.

The ACLU accused Obama of violating the U.S. Constitution for doing
this.

U.S. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) said that Obama’s actions might be an
impeachable offense.

17) Ordered private company to fire 1,000 employees

In 2011, after Boeing had hired 1,000 new employees to work at its new
factory in South Carolina, the Obama administration ordered Boeing to
shut down the factory, because the factory was non-union.

18) Stole money from retired teachers and police officers

During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and
more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured
creditors worse than unsecured creditors. Some of these secured
creditors were retired teachers and police officers from Indiana.
Richard A. Epstein, a law professor at New York University School of
Law, wrote, “Upsetting this fixed hierarchy among creditors is just an
illegal taking of property from one group of creditors for the benefit
of another, which should be struck down on both statutory and
constitutional grounds.” Todd Zywicki, Professor of Law at George
Mason University School of Law, wrote that Obama’s treatment of
secured creditors was “dangerous to the rule of law.” The Economist
wrote that Obama’s actions could “establish a terrible precedent.
Bankruptcy exists to sort legal claims on assets. If it becomes a tool
of social policy, who will then lend to struggling firms in which the
government has a political interest?” Francis Cianfrocca, the CEO of
Bayshore Networks, wrote that Obama’s actions were “an astonishingly
reckless abrogation of contract law that will introduce a new level of
uncertainty into business transactions at all levels, and make wealth
generation more difficult going forward… An extraordinary uncertainty
has been created when the most powerful man in the world can rewrite
contracts and choose winners and losers in private negotiations as he
sees fit. Since this is an unquantifiable uncertainty, and not a
quantifiable risk, its effect on business and investor confidence will
be large and unpredictable. As in the 1930s, a time when government
also cavalierly rewrote private contracts, the prudent approach for
business will be to invest minimally and wait for another
administration.”

19) Supported release of convicted mass murderer

In 2010, Obama supported releasing Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset
al-Megrahi (who had been convicted of murdering 270 people) from
prison.

20) Illegally put thousands of guns into hands of criminals

In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration ordered gun
storeowners to illegally sell thousands of guns to criminals.

21) Fired Inspector General for discovering that Obama’s friend had
embezzled government funds

In June 2009, Obama fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin, after
Walpin accused Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, an Obama supporter, of
misuse of AmeriCorps funding to pay for school-board political
activities. In a letter to Congress, the White House said that Walpin
was fired because he was “confused, disoriented, unable to answer
questions and exhibited other behavior that led the Board to question
his capacity to serve.” A bipartisan group of 145 current and former
public officials, attorneys, and legal scholars signed a letter that
was sent to the White House, which defended Walpin, said the
criticisms of him were not true, and said that his firing was
politically motivated. The letter can be read here.

22) Lied about putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN

Although Obama had made a campaign promise to have all of the health
care reform negotiations broadcast on C-SPAN, he broke that promise
after he was elected.

The secrecy of these negotiations was so strong that U.S.
Congresswoman and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California)
said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in
it.”

23) Lied about letting people keep their health insurance

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:

“No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the
American people… If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to
keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no
matter what.”

Also before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:

“Here is a guarantee that I’ve made. If you have insurance that you
like, then you will be able to keep that insurance.”

However, after Obamacare was passed, the Congressional Budget Office
said that the law would cause seven million people to lose their
employer provided insurance.

After Obamacare was passed, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
announced that it would drop health insurance for the children of more
than 30,000 low-wage home attendants. Mitra Behroozi, executive
director of benefit and pension funds for 1199SEIU stated

“… new federal health-care reform legislation requires plans with
dependent coverage to expand that coverage up to age 26… meeting this
new requirement would be financially impossible.”

Also, after Obamacare was passed, the Franciscan University of
Steubenville dropped its coverage in response to the law.

Universal Orlando dropped its coverage for part time employees in
response to Obamacare.

In addition, after Obamacare was passed, Forbes reported

“The House Ways and Means Committee has released a new report that
sheds light onto how Obamacare incentivizes companies to dump their
workers onto the new law’s subsidized exchanges.”

Also after Obamacare was passed, MSN reported

“The Affordable Care Act mandate most commonly known as Obamacare has
some tight stipulations that, CNN says, are forcing health care
companies to rip up most of their current plans and draft new ones
that comply. According to a University of Chicago study, just about
half of the individual health care plans currently on the market won’t
cut it once key provisions of the Affordable Care Act kick in next
year.”

Furthermore, it was reported that Obamacare would cause 58,000 Aetna
and UnitedHealth Group customers in California to lose their
insurance.

In response to Obamacare, some employers have dropped coverage for
their employees’ spouses. In August 2013, it was reported that UPS had
announced that it would be dropping 15,000 spouses of its employees
from its health insurance, and that it had cited Obamacare as the
reason it was doing this.

The chain of Wegmans supermarkets cancelled the policies of its part
time employees in response to Obamacare.

In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a
letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare

“will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits… these
restrictions will make non-profit plans like ours unsustainable… we
can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable
Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our
members along with millions of other hardworking Americans”

In August 2013, it was reported that 106,000 New Jersey citizens would
lose their health insurance because of Obamacare.

24) Lied about the cost of Obamacare

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama promised

“I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either
now or in the future. I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the
deficit, now or in the future, period. And to prove that I’m serious,
there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to come
forward with more spending cuts if the savings we promised don’t
materialize.”

However, after Obama signed it, the Washington Post reported that it
would add more than $340 billion to the budget deficit over the next
decade.

In March 2012, the Congressional Budget Office said that over the next
decade, Obamacare would cost twice as much as what Obama had promised.

In May 2013, it was reported that Obamacare’s program for high risk
patients was more expensive than what Obama had promised.

25) Gave tax dollars to campaign contributors and lobbyists, and
falsely claimed the money was for “green energy”

In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra,
claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of
creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later
revealed that the company’s shareholders and executives had made
substantial donations to Obama’s campaign, that the company had spent
a large sum of money on lobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had
many meetings with White House officials.

It was also revealed that the Obama administration had already been
aware of Solyndra’s financial troubles. For example, according to the
company’s security filings in 2009, the company had been selling its
product for less than the cost of production. In 2010, Obama visited
the Solyndra factory and cited it as a role model for his stimulus
program, saying “It’s here that companies like Solyndra are leading
the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future.” The Washington
Post wrote of this, “Administration officials and outside advisers
warned that President Obama should consider dropping plans to visit a
solar startup company in 2010 because its mounting financial problems
might ultimately embarrass the White House.” Solyndra was a private
company, but had been planning to use its government loans as a means
of going public – so when Obama knowingly overstated the company’s
condition in order to help his friends at Solyndra, he broke the same
law that Martha Stewart had been sent to prison for breaking.

In September 2011, federal agents visited the homes of Brian Harrison,
the company’s CEO, and Chris Gronet, the company’s founder, to examine
computer files and documents. Also in September 2011, the U.S.
Treasury Department launched an investigation.

On September 13, 2011, the Washington Post reported on emails which
showed that the Obama administration had tried to rush federal
reviewers to approve the loan so Vice President Joe Biden could
announce it at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company’s
factory. The company was a hallmark of President Obama’s plan to
support clean energy technologies.

The New York Times reported that government auditors and industry
analysts had faulted the Obama administration for failing to properly
evaluate the company’s business proposals, as well as for failing to
take note of troubling signs which were already evident. In addition,
Frank Rusco, a program director at the Government Accountability
Office, had found that the preliminary loan approval had been granted
before officials had completed the legally mandated evaluations of the
company.

The New York Times quoted Shyam Mehta, a senior analyst at GTM
Research, as saying “There was just too much misplaced zeal at the
Department of Energy for this company.” Among 143 companies that had
expressed an interest in getting a loan guarantee, Solyndra was the
first one to get approval. During the period when Solyndra’s loan
guarantee was under review, the company had spent nearly $1.8 million
on lobbying. Tim Harris, the CEO of Solopower, a different solar panel
company which had obtained a $197 million loan guarantee, told the New
York Times that his company had never considered spending any money on
lobbying, and that “It was made clear to us early in the process that
that was clearly verboten… We were told that it was not only not
helpful but it was not acceptable.”

The Washington Post reported that Solyndra had used some of the loan
money to purchase new equipment which it never used, and then sold
that new equipment, still in its plastic wrap, for pennies on the
dollar. Former Solyndra engineer Lindsey Eastburn told the Washington
Post, “After we got the loan guarantee, they were just spending money
left and right… Because we were doing well, nobody cared. Because of
that infusion of money, it made people sloppy.”

On September 29, 2011, the Washington Post reported that the Obama
administration had continued to allow Solyndra to receive taxpayer
money even after it had defaulted on its $535 million loan.

On October 7, 2011, The Washington Post reported that newly revealed
emails showed that Energy Department officials had been warned that
their plan to help Solyndra by restructuring the loan might be
illegal, and should be cleared with the Justice Department first.
However, Energy Department officials moved ahead with the
restructuring anyway, with a new deal that would repay company
investors before taxpayers if the company were to default. The emails
showed concerns within the Obama administration about the legality of
the Energy Department’s actions. In addition, an Energy Department
stimulus adviser, Steve Spinner, had pushed for the loan, despite
having recused himself because his wife’s law firm had done work for
the company.

In January 2012, CBS News reported that Solyndra had thrown millions
of dollars worth of brand new glass tubes into garbage dumpsters,
where they ended up being shattered. Solyndra told CBS that it had
conducted an exhaustive search for buyers of the glass tubes, and that
no one had wanted them. However, CBS discovered that Solyndra had not
offered the glass tubes for sale at either one of its two asset
auctions that took place in 2011. In addition, David Lucky, a buyer
and seller of such equipment, told CBS that he would have bought the
tubes if he had had a chance to do so. Greg Smestad, a solar scientist
who had consulted for the Department of Energy, also agreed that the
tubes had value, and had asked Solyndra to donate any unwanted tubes
to Santa Clara University. Smestad stated, “That really makes me sad…
Those tubes represent intellectual investment. These could have had a
better value to do public good. I think they owed the U.S. taxpayer
that.”

In April 2012, CBS News reported that Solyndra had left a substantial
amount of toxic waste at its abandoned facility in Milpitas,
California.

Solyndra was not the only “green energy” company involved in this type
of fraud. After Obama gave Raser Technologies $33 million to build a
power plant, the company declared bankruptcy, and owed $1.5 million in
back taxes. After Obama gave Abound Solar, Inc. a $400 million loan
guarantee to build photovoltaic panel factories, the company halted
production and laid off 180 employees. After Obama gave Beacon Power a
$43 million loan guarantee to build green energy storage, the company
filed for bankruptcy. After Obama approved $2.1 billion in loan
guarantees for Solar Trust of America so it could build solar power
plants, the company filed for bankruptcy.

Although Obama stated that all of the “green energy” companies that
received taxpayer money were chosen “based solely on their merits,”
the truth is that 71% of these grants and loans went to Obama donors
and fundraisers, who raised $457,834 for his campaign, and were later
approved for grants and loans totaling more than $11 billion. By
November 2011, the Energy Department’s inspector general had begun
more than 100 criminal investigations related to Obama’s stimulus.
Although an “independent” review said that Obama had not done anything
wrong, it was later reported that Herbert M. Allison Jr., the person
who had conducted this “independent” review, donated $52,500 to
Obama’s campaign.

26) Had “off the record” meetings with lobbyists

In June 2010, the New York Times reported that Obama administration
officials had held hundreds of meetings with lobbyists at coffee
houses near the White House, in order to avoid the disclosure
requirements for White House visitors, and that these meetings “reveal
a disconnect between the Obama administration’s public rhetoric — with
Mr. Obama himself frequently thrashing big industries’ ‘battalions’ of
lobbyists as enemies of reform — and the administration’s continuing,
private dealings with them.”

27) Falsely claimed to believe in public education

Although Obama said, “We need to uphold the ideal of public
education,” he expressed his true opinion of America’s public
education system by sending his own children to private schools while
living in Chicago and Washington D.C.

28) Had armed SWAT agents raid a law-abiding guitar factory because it
was owned by a Republican

President Obama had armed SWAT agents raid the Gibson guitar factory,
ordered the employees to leave, and seized guitars and other property
from the factory – and all of this happened without any charges being
filed.

It was later reported that Gibson had not broken any U.S. laws.

Obama’s so-called justification for the raid was that Gibson had
broken environmental laws from India regarding the imported wood that
Gibson had been using.

However, Gibson claimed that it had not broken any Indian laws – and
no charges were filed against it.

In addition, it was also reported that Henry E. Juszkiewicz, the CEO
of Gibson, was a Republican donor.

Meanwhile, C.F. Martin & Company, Gibsons’s competitor, had used the
exact same imported wood, but had not gotten raided. Chris Martin IV,
the CEO of Martin, was a Democratic donor.

29) Shut down Amish farm

In February 2012, Obama shut down an Amish farm for selling
unpasteurized milk across state lines, even though the customers were
happy with what they were buying.

30) Rewarded his fundraisers by giving them federal jobs

Although Obama had promised to have “the most sweeping ethics reform
in history,” and had often criticized the role of money in politics,
the truth is that after he was elected, he gave administration jobs to
more than half of his 47 biggest fundraisers.

31) Ignored constitutional requirements for appointees

In February 2009, U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) expressed
concern that Obama’s dozens of czars might violate the U.S.
Constitution, because they were not approved by the U.S. Senate. U.S.
Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) expressed a similar concern in
September 2009.

32) Gave tax dollars to corrupt private contractors

While Obama was a state Senator in Illinois, he used tax dollars to
build 504 units of slum housing, which had mice and backed up sewage.
Federal inspectors graded the condition of the housing so bad that the
buildings faced demolition.

33) Used tax dollars to glorify murderers

The Obama administration spent $1.6 million to restore graffiti that
glorified communist murderers Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.

34) Falsely claimed that the U.S. Supreme Court had never overturned
any laws that had been passed by Congress

Despite having taught constitutional law at one of the most
prestigious law schools in the country, in April 2012 Obama falsely
claimed that the U.S. Supreme Court had never overturned any laws that
had been passed by Congress.

35) Supported new bailouts for speculators who caused housing bubble

In March 2012, Obama announced a new set of bailouts for speculators
who had caused the housing bubble.

36) Spent $205,075 of taxpayer money on a shrubbery which nurseries
sell for $16

As part of his economic stimulus, Obama spent $205,075 of taxpayer
money to relocate and care for a single specimen of Arctostaphylos
franciscana, a shrubbery which nurseries sell for $16.

37) Spent taxpayer money to see if using cocaine helped rats to enjoy
the music of Miles Davis

Obama’s administration funded a study to see whether or not rats’
enjoyment of the music of Miles Davis was increased when the rats were
high on cocaine.

38) Tried to outlaw family farms

In April 2012, the Obama administration proposed new regulations which
would prohibit farm children under 18 from working at grain elevators,
silos, feed lots, stockyards, and livestock auctions, as well as from
storing, marketing and transporting farm product raw materials.
Critics claimed that this would prevent children from the common
practice of working on their friends’ and relatives’ farms, and that
farm children did not need “help” from a community organizer in
Washington.

39) Auctioned off ambassadorship to the Netherlands

In April 2012, Obama nominated Timothy Broas, who had “bundled” more
than $500,000 for Obama’s 2012 campaign, to be U.S. ambassador to the
Netherlands.

40) Claimed that written tests are a form of “racial discrimination”

The Obama administration accused fire and police departments in
Jacksonville, Florida, New York City, and Dayton, Ohio of “racial
discrimination” because they required potential firefighters and
police officers to take a written test. Ten real examples of these
“racist” questions from the New York test can be read here.

41) Made the TSA even more abusive and ridiculous than it had been
under Bush

The Obama administration gave a very invasive patdown to a
three-year-old boy in a wheelchair, which caused the boy to tremble in
fear. The Obama administration gave an aggressive patdown to a
seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. The Obama administration said
that a four-year-old girl was a “high security threat.” The Obama
administration placed an 18-month-old girl on its no fly list. The
Obama administration gave a patdown to Henry Kissinger. The Obama
administration forced a 95-year-old cancer patient to remove her adult
diaper and fly without it. The Obama administration ripped open the
urostomy bag of a 61-year-old bladder cancer survivor, and forced him
to fly covered in his own urine.

42) Illegally demanded monetary payment for Freedom of Information Act
request

The Obama administration demanded that the Goldwater Institute pay
$78,935.80 before it would share public records which it had requested
under the Freedom of Information Act.

43) Fined public school $15,000 for selling soda

The Obama administration fined a high school $15,000 for selling soda
to students during lunch.

44) Conducted dangerous and illegal scientific experiments on people

From January 2010 through June 2011, the Obama administration
conducted illegal scientific experiments which exposed 42 people to
dangerous levels of toxins.

45) Gave middle finger to Vietnam veterans, their families, and their
friends

On Memorial Day 2012, Obama prevented Vietnam veterans and their
friends and families from visiting the Vietnam memorial for seven
hours, so Obama could have his picture taken.

46) Had the government take 60.8% ownership of General Motors

In July 2009, Obama had the government take 60.8% ownership of General
Motors, and fired the CEO.

47) Forced banks to give mortgages to people who could not afford to
pay them back

While working as a “community organizer,” Obama filed lawsuits which
forced banks to give mortgages to people with bad credit and low
incomes. As a result, many of these people ended up defaulting on
their mortgages. As their attorney, Obama collected $23,000 in legal
fees for himself.

Then in April 2013, during Obama’s second term as President, the
Washington Post reported that President Obama was still pressuring
banks “to make home loans to people with weaker credit.”

48) Stole money from retired Delphi employees

In 2009, Obama eliminated the pensions of 20,000 retired Delphi
employees.

49) Used taxpayer money to buy soda for $3.40 per can

During Obama’s presidency, the federal government repeatedly purchased
soda for a cost of $3.40 per can. Obama did not express any desire to
switch to a cheaper seller, such as Costco, amazon.com, or Wal-Mart –
or to an even still cheaper seller such as a wholesaler. Instead,
Obama repeatedly forced taxpayers to pay these outrageous prices for
soda.

50) Paid $7 million per household to connect people to the internet

Obama’s stimulus paid to connect some households in Montana to the
internet, at a cost of $7 million per household.

51) Had a double standard for Bain Capital

Although Obama criticized Mitt Romney for his involvement with Bain
Capital, Obama hired Jeff Zients, a former consultant at Bain (and who
had an estimated personal wealth of $200 million) to be his budget
director.

52) Broke promise to teen campaign volunteers

Obama had promised to his teen campaign volunteers that if they each
spent nine hours going door to door on Obama’s behalf, he would invite
them to attend his speech of September 6, 2012. However, after the
teens did the volunteer work, Obama broke his promise. One of these
volunteers, Madeline Frank, age 16, of Charlotte, North Carolina, said
of this “I’ve been looking forward to this for a really long time. I
am just feeling really let down and like bummed. It was kind of my
dream to see him speak, so definitely really sad.”

53) Falsely claimed to know more about Judaism than any other
President

Obama falsely claimed to know more about Judaism than any other
President.

54) Exempted wind farms from the penalties that other electric
producers get for killing birds

In May 2013, NPR reported:

The Obama administration has charged oil companies for drowning birds
in their waste pits, and power companies for electrocuting birds on
power lines.

But the administration has never fined or prosecuted a wind-energy
company, even those that flout the law repeatedly.

“What it boils down to is this: If you electrocute an eagle, that is
bad, but if you chop it to pieces, that is OK,” said Tim Eicher, a
former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforcement agent based in Cody.

More than 573,000 birds are killed by the country’s wind farms each
year, including 83,000 hunting birds such as hawks, falcons and
eagles, according to an estimate published in March in the
peer-reviewed Wildlife Society Bulletin.

Nearly all the birds being killed are protected under federal
environmental laws, which prosecutors have used to generate tens of
millions of dollars in fines and settlements from businesses,
including oil and gas companies, over the past five years.

Wind farms are clusters of turbines as tall as 30-story buildings,
with spinning rotors as wide as a passenger jet’s wingspan. Though the
blades appear to move slowly, they can reach speeds up to 170 mph at
the tips, creating tornado-like vortexes.

Flying eagles behave like drivers texting on their cellphones; they
don’t look up. As they scan for food, they don’t notice the industrial
turbine blades until it’s too late.

The rehabilitation coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program,
Michael Tincher, said he euthanized two golden eagles found starving
and near death near wind farms. Both had injuries he’d never seen
before: One of their wings appeared to be twisted off.

“There is nothing in the evolution of eagles that would come near to
describing a wind turbine. There has never been an opportunity to
adapt to that sort of threat,” said Grainger Hunt, an eagle expert who
researches the U.S. wind-power industry’s deadliest location, a
northern California area known as Altamont Pass. Wind farms built
there decades ago kill more than 60 per year.

Under both the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle
Protection Act, the death of a single bird without a permit is
illegal.

But under the Obama administration’s new guidelines, wind-energy
companies — and only wind-energy companies — are held to a different
standard.

Eagles take five years to reach the age when they can reproduce, and
often they only produce one chick a year.

55) Falsely claimed that he had never belonged to the New Party

Obama falsely claimed that he had never belonged to the New Party,
which is a third political party.

56) Supported punishing students based on their race instead of on
their behavior

Obama expressed support for a proposal which would punish students
based on their race instead of on their behavior.

57) Used “off the books” funding for military interventionism

In April 2009, antiwar activists who helped elect Obama accused him of
using the same “off the books” funding as his predecessor George W.
Bush when Obama requested an additional $83.4 billion from Congress
for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – a provision which Obama had
voted against when he was a Senator.

58) Tried to silence criticism of auto-bailouts

The Obama administration pressured Ford Motor Company to stop airing a
TV ad that criticized Obama’s bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler.

59) Dismissed charges of voter intimidation, despite video evidence

In May 2009, the Obama administration dismissed charges that had been
filed by the Bush administration against members of the New Black
Panther Party who had been videotaped intimidating voters and
brandishing a police-style baton at a Philadelphia polling station
during the November 2008 election. In August 2009, the U.S. Commission
on Civil Rights demanded that the Justice Department explain why it
dismissed the charges. In July 2010, J. Christian Adams, a former
lawyer for the Justice Department, testified before the Commission on
Civil Rights that the case was dropped because the Justice Department
did not want to protect the civil rights of white people.

60) Falsely claimed to support the second amendment

Although Obama stated, “I have always believed that the Second
Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms,” the
National Rifle Association gave Obama a rating of ‘F’ based on his
voting record.

61) Nominated a communist who said 9-11 was an inside job

In September 2009, Obama’s green czar Van Jones resigned after it was
reported that he was a self described “communist” and had blamed
George W. Bush for the September 11 attacks.

62) Falsely said he would not raise taxes on the poor and middle class

On September 12, 2008, Obama promised, “I can make a firm pledge.
Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any
form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not
your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” However, less than
three months into his Presidency, he broke that promise when he raised
the cigarette tax. Studies show that poor people are more likely to
smoke than rich people.

63) Falsely said he wanted to simplify the tax code, when he actually
wanted to make it more complex

Although Obama said that he wanted to simplify the tax code, his
proposals would actually add thousands of pages to the tax code.

64) Oversaw some of the world’s worst increases in corruption

In December 2010, Transparency International reported that corruption
was increasing faster in the U.S. than anywhere else except Cuba,
Dominica, and Burkina Faso.

65) Falsely said “This is the most transparent administration in
history.”

In February 2013, Obama said, “This is the most transparent
administration in history”

However, that same month, ABC News White House reporter Ann Compton,
who covered Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, both Bushes, and
Obama, said “The president’s day-to-day policy development… is almost
totally opaque to the reporters trying to do a responsible job of
covering it. There are no readouts from big meetings he has with
people from the outside, and many of them aren’t even on his schedule.
This is different from every president I covered. This White House
goes to extreme lengths to keep the press away.”

In July 2009, White House reporter Helen Thomas criticized the Obama
administration for its lack of transparency.

Also, this list contains a huge number of things that Obama has done
which contradict his statement.

66) Falsely claimed he would wait five days before signing bills

Although Obama had promised to wait five days before signing all
non-emergency bills, he broke that promise at least 10 times during
his first three months in office.

67) Falsely claimed stimulus spending would be transparent

Although Obama had promised that the website recovery.gov would list
all stimulus spending in detail, a 400 page report issued by the
Government Accountability Office stated that only 25% of the projects
listed on the website provided clear and complete information
regarding their cost, schedule, purpose, location and status.

68) Announced plans to send military to Australia

In November 2011, Obama announced that he would send 2,500 Marines to
Australia.

69) Falsely promised to accept public campaign financing and spending
limits

During the 2008 campaign, Obama broke his promise to accept public
campaign financing and the spending limits that came with it.

70) Tried to silence video on YouTube

In June 2011, Obama asked a Jewish singing group to remove its video
from the internet.

71) Rejected international help to clean up BP oil spill

After the BP oil spill, Obama rejected offers of cleanup help from
Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands,
Norway, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and
the United Nations.

72) Falsely said he opposed government waste, when he actually loves
it

On September 22, 2008, Obama said, “I am not a Democrat who believes
that we can or should defend every government program just because
it’s there… We will fire government managers who aren’t getting
results, we will cut funding for programs that are wasting your money
and we will use technology and lessons from the private sector to
improve efficiency across every level of government… The only way we
can do all this without leaving our children with an even larger debt
is if Washington starts taking responsibility for every dime that it
spends.” However, Citizens Against Government Waste gave Obama a 2007
rating of only 10%, and a lifetime rating of only 18%.

73) Nominated past frequent user of illegal drugs to keep illegal
drugs out of schools

In September 2009, it was reported that Kevin Jennings, Obama’s
Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free
Schools, had written about Jenning’s own past frequent illegal drug
use in his 2007 autobiography.

74) Avoids firing aides who owe back taxes

In January 2012, it was reported that 36 Obama aides owed a combined
total of $833,000 in back taxes.

75) Used Abbott and Costello style economics as a basis for national
policy

In 2010, Obama gave $16.3 million to First Solar, a company that
manufactures solar panels, so the company could sell solar panels to
itself.

76) Sent U.S. troops to Africa

Obama sent U.S. troops to Uganda, Congo, South Sudan and the Central
African Republic.

77) Made secret plans for his second term

In March 2012, when Obama was talking to Russian President Dmitri
Medvedev and did not know that the microphone was turned on, Obama
stated, “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this,
this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space… This
is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”

78) Holds double standard for people who use crude and vulgar language
toward women

Concerned Women for America accused Obama of hypocrisy after Obama
criticized Rush Limbaugh for using crude and vulgar language to
describe Sandra Fluke, but Obama did not criticize Bill Maher (who had
donated one million dollars to an Obama PAC) for using the same kind
of crude and vulgar language to describe Sarah Palin.

79) Illegally gave Obamacare exemptions to unions that supported the
passage of Obamacare

Obama gave some organizations an exemption from some of the
requirements of Obamacare. Many of these organizations were unions
that had supported the passage of Obamacare, but now wanted exemptions
from the very same law that they wanted to force everyone else to
obey. This reveals an extreme level of hypocrisy among many of the
supporters of Obamacare.

In addition, these exemptions are illegal, because the Constitution
requires the law to treat everyone the same.

The Washington Times wrote of this:

“Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A
government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside
the rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and
those with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism
inevitably leads to corruption, and corruption invites extortion.
Ultimately, the rule of law ceases to exist in any recognizable form,
and what is left is tyranny.”

“The now-familiar monthly trickling down of new waivers is, at best, a
tacit admission that Obamacare is a failure. So far, seven entire
states and 1,372 businesses, unions and other institutions have
received waivers from the law. The list includes the administration’s
friends and allies and, of course, those who have the best lobbyists.”

“More than 50 percent of the Obamacare waiver beneficiaries are union
members, which is striking because union members account for less than
12 percent of the American work force. The same unions that provided
more than $120 million to Democrats in the last two elections and, in
many cases, openly campaigned in favor of the government takeover of
your health care, now celebrate that Obamacare is not their problem.”

80) Defended Bush administration’s unconstitutional, unwarranted use
of GPS device

In January 2012, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Bush
administration for having put a GPS tracking device on someone’s car
without having a warrant, the Obama administration opposed the court
ruling

81) Opposes newspapers reporting the news

Obama spokesman Jay Carney criticized the Los Angeles Times for
publishing photographs of U.S. soldiers posing with corpses in
Afghanistan.

82) Supported Bush administration for fining CBS for showing Janet
Jackson’s breast

Obama came out in favor of the FCC’s fining of the CBS TV network
$550,000 for showing Janet Jackson’s breast during the 2004 Super
Bowl.

83) Allowed campaign contributors to bring lobbyists into White House

In April 2012, the New York Times reported, “Although Mr. Obama has
made a point of not accepting contributions from registered lobbyists,
a review of campaign donations and White House visitor logs shows that
special interests have had little trouble making themselves heard.
Many of the president’s biggest donors, while not lobbyists, took
lobbyists with them to the White House…”

84) Falsely said that criminal background checks constituted “racial
discrimination”

In 2012, the Obama administration accused Pepsico of “race
discrimination” because it used criminal background checks to screen
out job applicants.

85) Was cited by nine states for committing 21 illegal acts

Attorneys General from nine states issued a report, titled “A Report
on Obama Administration Violations of Law,” which cited 21 illegal
acts which had been committed by the Obama administration.

86) Tried to seize hotel because some of its customers had used
illegal drugs

The Obama administration tried to seize a mom-and-pop
bed-and-breakfast because some if its guests had used illegal drugs.

87) Falsely said his campaign was not funded by large donors

Although Obama has received many large campaign donations from
corporate executives and Hollywood celebrities, his spokesperson said
that his campaign was funded “not from huge donors at all.”

88) Holds double standard for subsidizing solar power companies

Although Obama gave taxpayer money to numerous American solar power
companies, he placed a 30% tariff on solar panels imported from China,
because he was against the Chinese government giving subsidies to its
own companies.

89) Tried to create an administration full of tax cheaters

Obama nominated tax cheater Tom Daschle to be Secretary of Health and
Human Services. After Daschle said he didn’t want the job, Obama then
nominated tax cheater Kathleen Sebelius for the same position. Obama
nominated tax cheater Nancy Killefer to be his administration’s Chief
Performance Officer. Obama nominated tax cheater Hilda Solis to be
the Secretary of Labor. Obama nominated tax cheater Ron Kirk be the
White House Chief Trade Representative.

90) Hired a Communications Director who admires a mass murderer

Anita Dunn, Obama’s White House Communications Director, said that one
of her favorite political philosophers was Mao Tse-tung, the Chinese
dictator who murdered tens of millions of innocent civilians.

91) Tried to replace science with political correctness

In July 2010, Charles Bolden, the administrator of NASA, said that
Obama had told him that the primary purpose of NASA was “to reach out
to the Muslim world.”

92) Made recess appointments when Congress was not in recess

In January 2012, Obama violated the Constitution by making four recess
appointments when Congress was not in recess. Recess appointments
themselves are constitutional, but only if they are made when Congress
is actually in recess.

In January 2013, a federal appeals court ruled that Obama’s
appointments had violated the Constitution.

In May 2013, a second federal appeals court also ruled that Obama’s
appointments had violated the Constitution.

In July 2013, a third federal appeals court also ruled that Obama’s
appointments had violated the Constitution.

93) Said the health insurance mandate was not a tax, but later told
the Supreme Court that it was

Before Obama’s health care reform was passed, he said that the mandate
was not a tax. However, after it was passed, the Obama administration
argued in front of the Supreme Court that the mandate really was a
tax.

94 ) Lied about being his “brother’s keeper”

Although Barack Obama likes to cite the Bible phrase “We are our
brother’s keeper,” when his real life poverty stricken brother George
Obama needed $1,000 for health care bills, Barack Obama refused to pay
it, so conservative author Dinesh D’Souza paid it.

95) Punishes hospitals for saving the lives of patients with heart
disease

Obama’s health care reform contains a provision that reduces Medicare
payments to hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates. Sunil
Kripalani, MD, a professor with Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
said of this, “Among patients with heart failure, hospitals that have
higher readmission rates actually have lower mortality rates. So,
which would we rather have — a hospital readmission or a death?”

96) Supports guns for himself and his wife, but opposes them for
everyone else

On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed a bill that provides armed
guards to himself and his wife for the rest of the lives.

However, in 2004, when Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted
against allowing people in their own homes to use guns to protect
themselves and their families from rapists and murderers.

97) Falsely claimed that he “cut spending by over a trillion dollars
in 2011?

On “Meet the Press” on December 30, 2012, Obama said:

“I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011?

In reality, spending during that time period was not cut at all, and
was actually increased by $147 billion.

98) Practices environmental hypocrisy

In May 2008, Obama said, “We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as
we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times … and then just
expect that other countries are going to say OK.”

However, just one week later, Obama was photographed exiting an SUV.

In addition, Obama keeps the White House thermostat turned up so high
that David Axelrod, Obama’s senior adviser, said, “He likes it warm.
You could grow orchids in there.”

Environmentalists criticized Obama for eating Wagyu beef, which was
called “the Hummer of beef.”

Obama had a chef fly round trip from St. Louis to Washington D.C. so
he could make Obama’s favorite pizza.

99) Pressured public schools to replace Catcher in the Rye with a
book on window insulation

The Huffington Post reported that Obama’s education policies

“are increasingly worrying English-lovers and English teachers, who
feel they must replace literary greats like The Great Gatsby and
Catcher in the Rye with Common Core-suggested ‘exemplars,’ like the
Environmental Protection Agency’s Recommended Levels of Insulation.”

100) Approved giving 20 F-16 fighter jets to a Sharia dictatorship

Obama approved giving 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, which is a Sharia
dictatorship.

101) Falsely claimed that his “Cash for Clunkers” program would help
the environment

Although Obama claimed that his “Cash for Clunkers” program would help
the environment, it actually caused net harm to the environment.
Because the program required cars to be shredded instead of recycled,
it wasted 24 million barrels of oil. Many of the cars that were
destroyed were in perfectly good condition. Because the program’s
minimum requirement for so-called “fuel efficiency” was only 22 mpg,
the reduction in pollution was negligible.

102) Violated the very same campaign finance laws that he claims to
support

In January 2013, it was reported that Obama’s campaign had been fined
$375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violating campaign
finance laws.

103) Lied about how he had answered a questionnaire on gun control

In 1996, when Obama was answering a questionnaire on his political
views, one of the questions was “Do you support state legislation to:
ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns?”

Obama’s answer to the question was “Yes.”

However, in 2008, Obama said “My writing wasn’t on that particular
questionnaire.”

However, ABC News later reported that the questionnaire “appears to
have Obama’s handwriting.”

104) Falsely claimed that his 2013 inauguration was not funded by
lobbyists

Although Obama claimed that his 2013 inauguration was not funded by
lobbyists, its sponsors had actually spent $160 million on lobbying
during Obama’s first presidential term.

105) Encouraged medical device manufacturers to lay off employees

In response to the medical device tax that is part of Obamacare, some
medical device manufacturers have announced plans to layoff employees,
including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker (1,170 planned
layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs).

In December 2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, and 15
other Democrats who supported the passage of Obamacare wrote a letter
to Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices,
claiming that the tax would hurt job creation in their districts.

106) Encouraged employers to switch their employees from full time to
part time

The New York Times reported that Obamacare

“sharply penalizes full-time employment in favor of part-time
employment.”

In response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, some restaurants
have announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time
to part time, including some franchises of Olive Garden, Red Lobster,
Wendy’s, Taco Bell, White Castle, and Fatburger.

Community College of Allegheny County switched 200 professors and 200
other employees from full time to part time in response to Obamacare.
Clint Benjamin, an English professor at Community College of Allegheny
County, said that this would reduce his own monthly pay by $600.

Also in response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, other colleges
have announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time
to part time, including Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Ohio’s
Youngstown State University, and New Jersey’s Kean University.

In Virginia, thousands of government employees had their hours reduced
because of Obamacare.

The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh reduced the hours of 48 of its
employees in response to Obamacare.

Regal Entertainment Group, the largest chain of movie theaters in the
country, announced that it would be switching thousands of its
employees from full time to part time in response to the Obamacare
mandate.

Utah’s Granite School District reduced the hours of 1,200 of its
employees in response to Obamacare.

In response to Obamacare, many Wal-Mart stores have stopped hiring
full time workers.

In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a
letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare will

“destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone
of the American middle class… the law creates an incentive for
employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week.
Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this
obligation.”

In response to Obamacare, Forever 21 reduced its employees’ hours.

107) Broke his promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his
first term

On February 23, 2009, Obama said “Today, I’m pledging to cut the
deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office.”
Obama broke that promise.

108) Had Freedom of Information Act record worse than Bush’s

In September 2012, it was reported that when it came to honoring
requests under the Freedom of Information Act, Obama’s record was
worse than that of George W. Bush.

109) Supports installation of hidden cameras on private property
without a search warrant

In October 2012, Obama’s Justice Department argued in favor of
installing hidden cameras on private property without a search
warrant.

110) Used “stimulus” money to pay people to play cards, board games,
and video games

In October 2012, it was reported that LG Chem, a lithium-ion battery
plant in Holland, Michigan, was using money from Obama’s “stimulus” to
pay its employees to play cards, board games, and video games.

111) Spent half a million tax dollars on “Prom Week” video game

In 2012, the Obama administration spent $516,000 on a video game
called “Prom Week.”

112) Hypocritically pays his female employees less than his male
employees

Although Obama claims to support equal pay for men and women, his own
adminstration pays its female employees 18% less than its male
employees.

113) Falsely said that Romney’s pension was bigger than his own

During a debate in October 2012, Obama falsely stated that Mitt
Romney’s pension was bigger than his own.

114) Has a double standard for investing in China and the Cayman
Islands

Although Obama criticized Mitt Romney for having investments in China
and the Cayman Islands, Obama himself has investments in both of
those places.

115) Spent $27 million on “ineffective” pottery classes in Morocco

Obama spent $27 million on pottery classes in Morocco. The class used
an American teacher, but the translater who was hired did not actually
know how to speak English fluently, and made many mistakes. The
instructor often did not bring the right materials to class. The dyes
and clays that the instructor did use were not available in Morocco,
which prevented the students from being able to copy what they had
learned. It was concluded that the classes were “ineffective.”

116) Caused large amounts of perfectly good food to be thrown into the
garbage

In one year, Obama’s new school lunch program caused the schools in
Lake County, Florida, to throw away $75,000 of perfectly good fruits
and vegetables.

117) Accepted illegal campaign contributions from foreign citizens

During an experiment, a non-U.S. citizen attempted to make two $5
donations to both Obama’s campaign website and Mitt Romney’s campaign
website. While the Romney website rejected both donations, the Obama
website accepted them.

118) Labels opponents of TSA sexual harassment as “domestic
extremists”

The Obama administration labels anyone who objects to the TSA’s sexual
harassment as a “domestic extremist.”

119) Lied about the Benghazi attack

In September 2012, after four U.S. citizens were killed in a terrorist
attack in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration falsely said that
the attack was a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim video at
YouTube.

CBS News reported that although it was obviously a terrorist attack,
it took an entire week before the Obama administration was willing to
acknowledge it as such.

The Washington Post reported that Obama had falsely said that he had
called it a terrorist attack from the very start.

After the attack began, someone (there is a debate over who this
someone was) ordered the nearby U.S. military to “stand down,”, i.e.,
not offer any assistance. Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S.
military. Obama later falsely claimed that the “stand down” order had
not been made.

Although the Obama administration made a dozen revisions to its
talking points on this incident, White House Press Secretary Jay
Carney falsely stated that only a “single adjustment” had been made,
and that it simply involved changing the wording of “consulate” to
“diplomatic facility.” ABC News published a complete list of all the
changes to the talking points, which can be read here.

Among the changes was the deletion of this entire paragraph:

“The Agency has produced numerous pieces on the threat of extremists
linked to al-Qa’ida in Benghazi and eastern Libya. These noted that,
since April, there have been at least five other attacks against
foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants, including
the June attack against the British Ambassador’s convoy. We cannot
rule out the individuals has previously surveilled the U.S.
facilities, also contributing to the efficacy of the attacks.”

Victoria Nuland, a State Department spokeswoman, played a key role in
the editing of the talking points. But instead of firing her for this,
Obama offered her a promotion.

120) Paid a train carrying biofuel to cross the U.S.-Canadian border
24 times without unloading

As part of Obama’s “green energy” program, Obama used tax money to pay
for a train full of biofuel to cross the U.S.-Canadian border 24 times
without unloading its cargo.

121) Falsely said that “we got back every dime” of the bailout

In October 2012, Obama said that “we got back every dime” of the
bailout. However, at the same time, the Congressional Budget Office
that said there was still $24 billion that had not been paid back.

122) Spent $50,000 of taxpayer money on a George S. Patton
impersonator

In the summer of 2011, the Obama administration spent $50,000 on a
George S. Patton impersonator

123) Spent $75,000 of taxpayer money on a bicycle

The Obama administration spent $75,000 of taxpayer money on a bicycle.

124) Complained to YouTube about an anti-Muslim video

In September 2012, the Obama administration phoned YouTube to complain
about an anti-Muslim video.

Ben Wizner of the ACLU said that of this, “It does make us nervous
when the government throws its weight behind any requests for
censorship.”

Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation said of this, “I
am actually kind of distressed by this… Even though there are all
these great quotes from inside the White House saying they support
free speech….by calling YouTube from the White House, they were
sending a message no matter how much they say we don’t want them to
take it down, when the White House calls and asks you to review it, it
sends a message and has a certain chilling effect.”

125) Falsely said that Fast and Furious was started when Bush was
President

In September 2012, Obama said that Fast and Furious had “begun under
the previous administration.” In reality, Fast and Furious began in
October 2009.

126) Is a “war criminal” who is “more aggressive, more illegal
worldwide” than Bush, according to Ralph Nader

In September 2012, Ralph Nader said that Obama was a “war criminal”
who was “more aggressive, more illegal worldwide” than George W. Bush.

127) Illegally refused to fire Kathleen Sebelius after she violated
campaign finance laws

In February 2012, Kathleen Sebelius, Obama’s Secretary of Health and
Human Services, violated campaign finance laws. Although federal law
required Obama to fire Sebelius for her illegal activity, he refused
to do so.

128) Supports policies that hurt small businesses

In September 2012, a survery of small business owners showed that 69%
of them said that Obama’s regulatory policies have hurt small
businesses. 55% said that they would not start a business under the
current environment.

129) Spent $102,000 per year of taxpayer money on a “dog handler”

In September 2012, it was reported that Obama spent $102,000 of
taxpayer money each year on a “dog handler.”

130) Refused to fire federal employee who sent email to 17,000 people
praising terrorist who wanted to destroy U.S.

In 2012, an employee of Obama’s administration sent an email to more
than 17,000 federal employees which praised Che Guevara, a terrorist
who had wanted to destroy the U.S. Obama refused to fire the employee.

131) Called Fort Hood shooting “workplace violence” instead of
“Islamic terrorism”

After Nidal Malik Hasan shouted “Allahu Akbar!” and murdered 13 people
on U.S. soil, instead of referring to it as “Islamic terrorism,” Obama
said that it was “workplace violence.”

132) Falsely said that switching to electronic medical records would
make health care cheaper

Although Obama claimed that switching to electronic record keeping as
part of Obamacare would make health care cheaper, it actually made it
more expensive.

133) Spent $495,000 of “stimulus” money for ads on MSNBC

Obama spent $495,000 of “stimulus” money for commercials on MSNBC.

134) Lied about the cost of federal regulations

In September 2012, it was reported that the cost of federal
regulations to citizens and business owners was more than 20 times as
much as what Obama had said it was.

135) Broke his promise to pass immigration bill, and then lied about
why he broke it

In 2008, Obama promised that he would pass an immigration bill during
his first year in office. He broke that promise. He then blamed this
on Republicans, even though both the House and Senate were controlled
by Democrats during Obama’s first year.

136) Made it much harder for start ups to raise capital and create
jobs

In July 2010, Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act. The Wall St. Journal
wrote of this:

“Senator Chris Dodd’s 1,400-page financial reform bill contains many
economic land mines, and here’s one of the worst: Provisions that
would make it harder for business start-ups to raise seed capital.”

“Currently, wealthy individuals who want to invest directly in a new
business can do so with minimum interference from regulators. The law
requires only that the investor be “accredited” by meeting thresholds
for net worth ($1 million) or income ($250,000). Entrepreneurs depend
on these “angel” investors, since many new businesses lack the
collateral for bank loans and are too small to interest venture
capitalists. “

“Amazon, Yahoo, Google and Facebook all benefited from angel
investors, who typically target companies under five years old.
According to a 2009 Kaufman Foundation study, such firms are less than
1% of all companies yet generate about 10% of new jobs. Between 1980
and 2005, companies less than five years old accounted for all net job
growth in the U.S. In 2008, angels invested some $19 billion in more
than 55,000 companies. “

“Mr. Dodd’s bill would change all this for the worse. Most
preposterously, it would require that start-ups seeking angel
investments file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and
endure a 120-day review. Rare is the new company that doesn’t need
immediate access to the capital it raises, and a four-month delay is
the kind of rule popular in banana republics that create few new
businesses. “

“The Dodd bill also raises the net worth and income thresholds to $2.3
million and $450,000, respectively. The Angel Capital Association, a
trade group, estimates that these provisions would disqualify about
77% of current accredited investors.”

137) Paid six figure salaries to federal employees so they could watch
pornography all day long

In April 2010, ABC News reported:

“On a day when President Obama argued for more government regulation
over the financial industry, a new government report reveals that some
high-level regulators have spent more time looking at porn than
policing Wall Street. “

“The Securities and Exchange Commission is supposed to be the sheriff
of the financial industry, looking for financial crimes like Bernard
Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. But the new report, obtained by ABC News, says
senior employees of the SEC spent hours on the commission’s computers
looking at sites like naughty.com, skankwire, youporn, and others. “

“The investigation, which was conducted by the SEC’s internal watchdog
at the request of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, found 31 serious
offenders over the past two and a half years. Seventeen of the
offenders were senior SEC officers with salaries ranging from $100,000
to $222,000 per year. “

“Eight Hours a Day Spent on Porn Sites”

“One senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington spent up to
eight hours a day accessing Internet porn. When he filled all the
space on his government computer with pornographic images, he
downloaded more to CDs and DVDs that accumulated in boxes in his
offices. “

“An SEC accountant attempted to access porn websites 1,800 times in a
two-week period and had 600 pornographic images on her computer hard
drive.”

“Another SEC accountant attempted to access porn sites 16,000 times in
a single month.”

138) Spent tax dollars on a “mindreader”

Obama used taxpayer money to hire a “mindreader.”

139) Used tax dollars to build a million dollar bus stop

Obama spent federal tax dollars to pay for part of the cost of a
million dollar bus stop which opened in Arlington, Virginia in March
2013. Despite its huge cost, the bus stop can only accommodate 15
people, and does not even protect them from the wind and rain.

140) Filed a lawsuit against a non-existent “monopoly” in the beer
industry

Although the number of breweries in the U.S. increased from 89 to
2,336 between 1978 and 2013, the Obama administration sued
Anheuser-Busch InBev, which already owned half of Mexico’s Grupo
Modelo, to prevent if from buying the other half, despite the fact
that there were no laws on the books against such a purchase. The
Obama administration’s so-called justification for this lawsuit
against a law abiding company was that the company might, possibly,
maybe, break some unspecified law, at some unspecified, distant point
in the future.

141) Falsely said the sequester would cause janitors to take a pay cut

In February 2013, while talking about the sequester, Obama said

“The folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol — now that
Congress has left, somebody is going to be vacuuming and cleaning
those floors and throwing out the garbage — they’re going to have less
pay… The janitors, the security guards, they just got a pay cut, and
they’ve got to figure out how to manage that. That’s real.”

CBS News reported that Obama’s statement was false.

142) Falsely said that he goes skeet shooting “all the time”

At the beginning of Obama’s second term, he said that he goes skeet
shooting “all the time.” However, a witness said that when he saw
Obama go skeet shooting, Obama acted as if he had never fired a gun
before, that he appeared to be uncomfortable with a gun, and that he
only stayed for five minutes. In addition, during his first term, the
media had never reported on his alleged skeet shooting, although it
never failed to cover the more than 100 rounds of golf that he played
during his first term.

143) Gave special access to people who raised or donated $500,000

In February 2013, the New York Times reported that people who raised
or donated at least $500,000 to Organizing for Action, a political
group that supported Obama, would be given “the privilege of attending
quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at
the White House.”

144) Said the deficit had gone down when it had actually gone up

In February 2013, Obama said that the federal deficit had gone down by
$2.5 trillion since he had taken office. In reality, it had actually
increased by $5.9 trillion during that time.

145) Refused to make available necessary tax forms to taxpayers

On February 21, 2013, CBS News reported that the Obama administration
had not yet made available dozens of different tax forms that
taxpayers would need in order to meet the legal deadline of April 15
for filing their taxes.

146) Nominated someone to be Secretary of the Treasury who had
participated in “the biggest tax scam on record”

Obama nominated Jack Lew to be Secretary of the Treasury. Lew had
previously invested in the Cayman Islands, which Obama had referred to
as “the biggest tax scam on record.”

147) Adopted harmful new restrictions on prescription painkillers –
even though the House had already voted against them

After the U.S. House voted against new restrictions on prescription
painkillers, the Obama administration ignored the House’s vote, and
adopted the new restrictions anyway. Dr. Lynn Webster, president-elect
of the American Academy of Pain Medicine said of these new
restrictions, “It will have an impact on a lot of patients who have
been receiving them for some time for legitimate purposes.”

148) Rolled back union transparency rules

The Obama administration rolled back union transparency rules, which
had been created so that union members could find out how their union
was spending their union dues.

149) Tried to eliminate workers’ right to a secret ballot when voting
on whether or not to unionize

Obama supported the elimination of workers’ right to a secret ballot
when voting on whether or not to form a union

150) Gave “supervised release” to a convicted criminal who later went
on to murder a nun

Obama gave “supervised release” to a convicted criminal, who then went
on to murder a nun.

151) Falsely said that he did not propose the sequester

On October 22, 2012, Obama said, “The sequester is not something that
I’ve proposed.” However, on February 22, 2013, the Washington Post
reported that “the automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White
House” and that “Obama personally approved of the plan.”

152) Illegally refused to submit a budget on time during four of his
first five years

The President is legally required to submit a budget by the first
Monday in February. Obama broke this law during four of his first five
years in office. Since 1921, no President had missed this deadline
more than once.

153) Canceled White House tours for thousands of people so he could
use the money to play golf with Tiger Woods

During the sequester in early 2013, the Obama administration said it
would save $18,000 per week by cancelling all White house tours,
despite the fact that thousands of people had planned their vacations
far in advance. However, Obama had no problem with spending more than
$1 million in tax money so he could go golfing with Tiger Woods for
one weekend.

154) Falsely said the Newton shooter used a “fully automatic weapon”

In April 2013, four months after Adam Lanza murdered 26 people at
Sandy Hook Elementary School, Obama falsely stated that the shooter
had used a “fully automatic weapon.”

155) Broke his own deadline for creating healthcare exchanges

Three years after Obama signed Obamacare, the New York Times reported
that Obama would miss his own deadline for creating some of the
insurance exchanges for small businesses.

156) Falsely said that surgeons get paid between $30,000 and $50,000
for amputating a leg

In August 2009, while trying to justify the passage of Obamacare,
Obama stated

“Let’s take the example of something like diabetes, one of — a disease
that’s skyrocketing, partly because of obesity, partly because it’s
not treated as effectively as it could be. Right now if we paid a
family — if a family care physician works with his or her patient to
help them lose weight, modify diet, monitors whether they’re taking
their medications in a timely fashion, they might get reimbursed a
pittance. But if that same diabetic ends up getting their foot
amputated, that’s $30,000, $40,000, $50,000 — immediately the surgeon
is reimbursed. Well, why not make sure that we’re also reimbursing the
care that prevents the amputation, right? That will save us money.”

The American College of Surgeons responded to this by saying

“President Obama got his facts completely wrong. He stated that a
surgeon gets paid $50,000 for a leg amputation when, in fact, Medicare
pays a surgeon between $740 and $1,140 for a leg amputation. This
payment also includes the evaluation of the patient on the day of the
operation plus patient follow-up care that is provided for 90 days
after the operation. Private insurers pay some variation of the
Medicare reimbursement for this service.”

157) Falsely said that doctors perform unnecessary tonsillectomies to
make more money
In July 2009, Obama said

“Right now, doctors, a lot of times, are forced to make decisions
based on the fee payment schedule that’s out there. So if … your child
has a bad sore throat, or has repeated sore throats, the doctor may
look at the reimbursement system and say to himself, ‘You know what? I
make a lot more money if I take this kid’s tonsils out.’”

“Now, that may be the right thing to do. But I’d rather have that
doctor making those decisions just based on whether you really need
your kid’s tonsils out or whether it might make more sense just to
change — maybe they have allergies. Maybe they have something else
that would make a difference.”

The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
responded by saying

“The AAO-HNS is disappointed by the President’s portrayal of the
decision making processes by the physicians who perform these
surgeries. In many cases, tonsillectomy may be a more effective
treatment, and less costly, than prolonged or repeated treatments for
an infected throat.”

158) Purchased 2,717 mine resistant armor protected vehicles for use
on civilian streets in the U.S.

In March 2013 it was reported that the Obama administration had
purchased 2,717 mine resistant armor protected vehicles for use on
civilian streets in the U.S.

159) Spends $277,050 per year for three professional calligraphists

In March 2013, it was reported that Obama was spending $277,050 of tax
money per year for three professional calligraphists. It was also
reported that cheap computer software could produce the exact same
calligraphy for a tiny fraction of that cost.

160) Allowed 311,566 federal employees and retirees to get away with
$3.5 billion in unpaid federal taxes

In 2011, Obama allowed 311,566 federal employees and retirees to get
away with $3.5 billion in unpaid federal taxes.

161) Spent $2.6 million to teach Chinese prostitutes how to drink
responsibly on the job

Obama spent $2.6 million to teach Chinese prostitutes how to drink
responsibly on the job.

162) Fined UPS $40 million because some of its customers had used UPS
to ship illegal drugs

In March 2013, Obama forced UPS to pay $40 million because some of its
customers had used UPS to ship illegal drugs.

163) Added 20,000 extra pages to Obamacare without Congressional
approval

After Obamacare was passed, Obama added 20,000 extra pages to it, even
though those extra 20,000 pages had not been voted on by Congress.

164 ) Signed health care reform law whose own authors called it a
“huge train wreck” that was “beyond comprehension”

U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana), one of the authors of Obamacare,
said of it, “I just see a huge train wreck coming down.”

U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia), another author of the
law, said it was “beyond comprehension.”

165) Eliminated disclosure requirements for most federal employees in
the executive and legislative branches

In April 2013, Obama eliminated the disclosure requirements for most
federal employees in the executive and legislative branches.

166) Waited until after the 2012 election to release unpopular
Obamacare rules

In April 2013, the New York Times reported:

… even fervent supporters of the law admit that things are going worse
than expected.

… the Obama administration didn’t want to release unpopular rules
before the election.

Everything is turning out to be more complicated than originally
envisioned.

A law that was very confusing has become mind-boggling… Americans are
just going to be overwhelmed and befuddled. Many are just going to
stay away, even if they are eligible for benefits.

167) Made it easy for people to fraudulently collect $50,000 by
falsely claiming to be “farmers”

In April 2013, the New York Times reported

the Obama administration’s political appointees at the Justice and
Agriculture Departments engineered a stunning turnabout: they
committed $1.33 billion to compensate…

The deal… was fashioned in White House meetings… the $50,000 payouts
to black farmers had proved a magnet for fraud.

the claims process prompted allegations of widespread fraud and
criticism that its very design encouraged people to lie… Agriculture
Department reviewers found reams of suspicious claims, from
nursery-school-age children and pockets of urban dwellers, sometimes
in the same handwriting with nearly identical accounts of
discrimination.

As a senator, Barack Obama supported expanding compensation for black
farmers, and then as president he pressed for $1.15 billion to pay
those new claims.

In 16 ZIP codes in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and North Carolina,
the number of successful claimants exceeded the total number of farms
operated by people of any race in 1997, the year the lawsuit was
filed. Those applicants received nearly $100 million.

In Maple Hill, a struggling town in southeastern North Carolina, the
number of people paid was nearly four times the total number of farms.
More than one in nine African-American adults there received checks.
In Little Rock, Ark., a confidential list of payments shows, 10
members of one extended family collected a total of $500,000, and
dozens of other successful claimants shared addresses, phone numbers
or close family connections.

In Arkansas, prosecutors rejected a test case against a Pine Bluff
police officer who had admitted lying on his claim form.

in one ZIP code in Columbus, Ohio, nearly everyone in two adjoining
apartment buildings had filed, according to the former high-ranking
agency official.

She cinched the claim, he said to a ripple of laughter, by asserting
that her father had whispered on his deathbed, “I was discriminated
against by U.S.D.A.”

168) Tried to rig federal auctions of radio spectrum space

In April 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration was
trying to rig federal auctions of radio spectrum space in a manner
that would favor Sprint and T-Mobile, and make it harder for AT&T and
Verizon.

169) Put someone in jail for making an anti-Muslim video

In May 2013, Politico reported:

“Nakoula Basseley Nakoula deserves a place in American history. He is
the first person in this country jailed for violating Islamic
anti-blasphemy laws.”

“You won’t find that anywhere in the charges against him, of course.
As a practical matter, though, everyone knows that Nakoula wouldn’t be
in jail today if he hadn’t produced a video crudely lampooning the
prophet Muhammad.”

“In the weeks after the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi that
killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, the Obama
administration claimed the terrorist assault had been the outgrowth of
a demonstration against the Nakoula video. The administration ran
public service announcements in Pakistan featuring President Barack
Obama saying the U.S. had nothing to do with it. In a speech at the
United Nations around this time, the president declared — no doubt
with Nakoula in mind — ‘The future must not belong to those who
slander the prophet of Islam.’”

“After Benghazi, the administration was evidently filled with a fierce
resolve — to bring Nakoula Basseley Nakoula to justice. Charles Woods,
the father of a Navy SEAL killed in Benghazi, said Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton told him when his son’s body returned to Andrews Air
Force Base: ‘We will make sure that the person who made that film is
arrested and prosecuted.’”

“Lo and behold, Nakoula was brought in for questioning by five Los
Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at midnight, eventually arrested and
held without bond, and finally thrown into jail for a year. He sits in
La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution in Texas right now, even as
the deceptive spin that blamed his video for the Benghazi attack looks
more egregious by the day.”

170) Oversaw IRS whose employees illegally targeted conservative
groups

In May 2013, the Washington Post reported that the IRS had illegally
targeted conservative groups for additional reviews. Organizations
with the words “tea party” or “patriot” were singled out for
harassment, such as requiring them to provide a list of donors,
details about their internet postings on social networking websites,
and information about their family members.

When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner,
who heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal
activities, claimed that only low level employees had known about it,
and that no high level IRS officials had known about it. However, soon
afterward, NPR reported that an Inspector General report showed that
Lerner had been lying, and that she herself had actually been aware of
it since June 29, 2011. Even worse, during March and April of 2012,
Lerner herself had actually written such letters to fifteen different
conservative groups. One of these letters can be read here.

While testifying in May 2013, Lerner said, “I have not done anything
wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not violated any IRS rules
or regulations. And I have not provided false information to this or
any other congressional committee.” However, afterward, she invoked
her fifth amendment right to remain silent. The Washington Post
reported that there was disagreement as to whether or not Lerner’s
statement constituted a waiving of her fifth amendment right to remain
silent. Soon afterward, she was placed on paid administrative leave.

The Washington Post reported that IRS officials at the IRS
headquarters in Washington D.C. had sent such letters to conservatives
groups. Reuters reported that higher level IRS officials had taken
part in discussions about it as early as August 2011. However, 21
months later, on May 10, 2013, the Washington Post reported that
President Obama had not done anything to investigate or fire the IRS
employees who had engaged in this illegal harassment. As of May 14,
2013, none of the IRS employees who engaged in any of this illegal
behavior had been disciplined, despite the fact that higher level IRS
officials had known about their illegal behavior at least since August
2011.

On May 15, 2013, it was reported that Steven Miller, the acting IRS
commissioner, had resigned. However, it was also reported that his
assignment would have ended in early June anyway. He resigned – Obama
did not fire him.

The IRS gave out confidential information about conservative groups.
ProPublica wrote:

“The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups
applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election
released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups
to ProPublica late last year.”

“In response to a request for the applications for 67 different
nonprofits last November, the Cincinnati office of the IRS sent
ProPublica applications or documentation for 31 groups. Nine of those
applications had not yet been approved—meaning they were not supposed
to be made public.”

“No unapproved applications from liberal groups were sent to
ProPublica.”

President Obama either lied about when he first knew about this – or
was too busy playing golf and attending fundraisers to read the memos
that were sent to him. The Daily Caller wrote:

“White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a press conference
Tuesday that the White House was notified about the IRS targeting tea
party groups ‘several weeks ago.’ This comes a day after President
Obama said he found out about it from news reports on Friday of last
week.”

“During a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron
on Monday, President Obama was asked about the IRS scandal. He
responded, ‘I first learned about it from the same news reports that I
think most people learned about this. I think it was on Friday.’ “

“However, Carney said Tuesday that first a report had to be compiled
by the IRS’s inspector general and then when it was completed, it was
passed on to the administration.”

“‘A notification is appropriate and routine and that is what happened
and that happened several weeks ago,’ Carney said.”

When Media Trackers, a conservative organization, applied to the IRS
for non-profit status, after waiting 16 months, it got no response.
But when it reapplied with a liberal sounding name, it got approval in
just three weeks. Yahoo wrote:

“In May 2011, Drew Ryun, a conservative activist and former Republican
National Committee staffer, began filling out the Internal Revenue
Service application to achieve nonprofit status for a new conservative
watchdog group.”

“When September 2012 arrived with still no word from the IRS, Ryun
determined that Media Trackers would likely never obtain standalone
nonprofit status, and he tried a new approach: He applied for
permanent nonprofit status for a separate group called Greenhouse
Solutions, a pre-existing organization that was reaching the end of
its determination period.”

“The IRS approved Greenhouse Solutions’ request for permanent
nonprofit status in three weeks.”

Politico reported:

“The same Internal Revenue Service office that singled out Tea Party
groups for extra scrutiny also challenged Israel-related
organizations, at least one of which filed suit over the agency’s
handling of its application for tax-exempt status.”

“The trouble for the Israel-focused groups seems to have had different
origins than that experienced by conservative groups, but at times the
effort seems to have been equally ham-handed.”

The IRS asked conservative groups what books they were reading.

Although the IRS went 18 months or longer without responding to
conservative organizations’ applications, the IRS demanded that these
same organizations answer the IRS’s intrusive questions within a few
weeks.

After the Waco Tea Party sent an application to the IRS, the IRS
waited 19 months to respond. In its response, the IRS asked for
printouts of its web page and social networking sites, copies of all
of its newsletters, bulletins and fliers, and copies of all stories
written about it. The IRS also asked for transcripts of its radio
interviews.

As one example of how the IRS treated conservative organizations
differently from liberal ones, Politico reported:

“Chris Littleton, one of the co-founders of the Ohio Liberty
Coalition, said the group got a grilling from the IRS when it
submitted its application, in letters the group has posted on its
website. The IRS also gave him so much grief when he tried to apply
for tax-exempt status for another group, American Junto, that ‘we just
gave up on it,’ he said.”

“But when he submitted an application for a third group — Ohioans for
Health Care Freedom, now renamed Ohio Rising — ‘it went through just
fine,’ Littleton said. ‘They never asked a single set of questions.’”

After the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots sent in their
application, it took two years for the IRS to respond. The IRS
response included 35 questions. When the group’s cofounder called the
IRS, the IRS agent claimed that he had their group’s file right in
front of him. But when the group’s confounder asked the IRS agent a
question, the IRS agent asked, “What’s your group’s name again?”

Tea Party groups who spoke with each other said they were all getting
the same questions from the IRS.

The Washington Post reported that some IRS employees were “ignorant
about tax laws, defiant of their supervisors, and blind to the
appearance of impropriety.”

In 2012, the IRS leaked confidential information about Mitt Romney to
the co-chairman of President Obama’s re-election committee.

For a 27 month period that began in February 2010, the IRS gave
exactly zero approvals to Tea Party organizations that had sent in
applications. During that same time period, numerous liberal
organizations with names including words such as “progress” or
“progressive” did get approval.

After True the Vote, a conservative organization which was founded by
Catherine Engelbrecht, sent its application to the IRS, the IRS went
three years without responding. During that three year period,
Engelbrecht and her family’s small manufacturing business were audited
by the IRS, and were investigated by OSHA, the ATF, and the FBI.

Democratic U.S. Senators pressured the IRS to target conservative
groups. In May 2013, U.S. News & World Report wrote:

“Over the last three years, Democratic senators repeatedly and
publicly pressured the IRS to engage in the very activities that they
are only now condemning today. At the same time, Republicans
repeatedly and publicly warned against this abuse of government power
and pointed to a series of red flags that strongly suggested
conservative political organizations were being targeted by the IRS.
Those warnings were deliberately ignored by the Obama administration
and Democratic leaders in Congress.”

“From Max Baucus to Chuck Schumer to Jeanne Shaheen, key Senate
Democrats publicly pressured the IRS to target groups that held
differing political views and who, in their view, had the temerity to
engage in the political process. The IRS listened to them and acted.”

In order to get approval, the IRS required members of Coalition for
Life of Iowa, a pro-life organization, to sign a promise to avoid
protesting in front of Planned Parenthood.

The IRS asked Christian Voices for Life, a pro-life organization,
questions about its prayer vigils.

According to the official White House visitor’s log, during Obama’s
first four years as President, IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman made
157 visits to the White House. This is more visits to the White House
– by a very large margin – than any other cabinet member during
Obama’s first term. By comparison, during the four years that Mark
Everson was IRS commissioner when Bush was president, Everson made
only one visit to the White House.

Shulman donated $500 to the Democratic National Committee in October
2004.

During Congressional testimony that had taken place in March 2012,
Shulman falsely said that the IRS had not targeted conservative
groups.

Shulman’s wife, Susan L. Anderson, is the senior program advisor for
Public Campaign, a liberal organization. The Dailer Caller wrote of
this group:

Public Campaign receives “major funding” from the pro-Obamacare
alliance Health Care for America NOW!, which is comprised of the labor
unions AFL-CIO, AFSCME, SEIU, and the progressive activist
organization Move On, among others.

Public Campaign also receives funding from the liberal Ford
Foundation, the Common Cause Education Fund, and Barbra Streisand’s
The Streisand Foundation, among other foundations and private donors.

Stephen Seok was one of the IRS agents who wrote threatening letters
to conservative groups. After doing so, he was given a promotion.

In June 2013, it was reported that two IRS employees had violated
government ethics rules at a 2010 conference when they received $1,100
in free food and other items. One of them was Fred Schindler, the
director of implementation oversight at the IRS Affordable Care Act
office. The other was Donald Toda, a California-based employee. Obama
did not fire them. Instead, he gave both of them paid leave. By
comparison, in 1981, President Reagan fired 11,359 air-traffic
controllers who had been illegally striking.

In June 2013, it was reported that The National Organization for
Marriage, a conservative organization, had forensic evidence which
proved that its donors’ private information had been illegally leaked
by the IRS. The IRS employee(s) who illegally leaked this private
information could get five years in prison.

In July 2013, it was reported that Obama had met with a key IRS
official who was involved in the targeting just two days before the
key official had told his colleagues how to target tea party groups.
The Daily Caller reported:

The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS
targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days
before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to
scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt
status.

IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight
testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors
in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in
the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’
boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, visited the Eisenhower
Executive Office Building on April 24, 2012, according to White House
visitor logs.

On April 25, 2012, Wilkins’ office sent the exempt organizations
determinations unit “additional comments on the draft guidance” for
approving or denying tea party tax-exempt applications, according to
the IRS inspector general’s report.

Jon Stewart said of this:

“Well, congratulations, President Barack Obama. Conspiracy theorists
who generally can survive in anaerobic environments have just had an
algae bloom dropped on their f***ing heads, thus removing the last
arrow in your pro-governance quiver: skepticism about your opponents.”

Michael Macleod-Ball, chief of staff at the ACLU’s Washington
Legislative Office, said of this:

“Even the appearance of playing partisan politics with the tax code is
about as constitutionally troubling as it gets. With the recent push
to grant federal agencies broad new powers to mandate donor disclosure
for advocacy groups on both the left and the right, there must be
clear checks in place to prevent this from ever happening again.”

171) Spent $402,721 on underwear that detects the presence of
cigarette smoke

In May 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent
$402,721 on underwear that detects the presence of cigarette smoke.

172) Rewarded one of his biggest campaign fundraisers by nominating
him for the ambassadorship to Canada

In April 2013, it was reported that Obama had nominated Bruce Heyman
to be the ambassador to Canada. During Obama’s election campaign,
Heyman had raised more than $1 million for Obama.

173) Hired a retarded man to sell illegal drugs and guns, and then
arrested him for doing so

In April 2013, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported:

“ATF agents running an undercover storefront in Milwaukee used a
brain-damaged man with a low IQ to set up gun and drug deals, paying
him in cigarettes, merchandise and money, according to federal
documents obtained by the Journal Sentinel.”

“For more than six months, federal agents relied on Chauncey Wright to
promote ‘Fearless Distributing’ by handing out fliers as he rode his
bike around town recommending the store to friends, family and
strangers, according to federal prosecutors and family members.”

“Wright, unaware that the store was an undercover operation being run
by agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives, also stocked shelves with shoes, clothing, drug
paraphernalia and auto parts, according to his family.”

“Once authorities shut down the operation, they charged the
28-year-old man with federal gun and drug counts.”

“Wright’s IQ measures in the 50s, about half of a normal IQ, according
to those familiar with him. Wright’s score is classified as mildly or
moderately disabled, depending on the IQ scale used.”

174) Secretly obtained phone records from Associated Press reporters
and editors

In May 2013, Associated Press reported:

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone
records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the
news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented
intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls
for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters,
general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn.,
and the main number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives
press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if
the records also included incoming calls or the duration of calls.

In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate
telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of
2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during
that period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the
offices where phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories
about government and other matters.

In a letter of protest sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday,
AP President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said the
government sought and obtained information far beyond anything that
could be justified by any specific investigation. He demanded the
return of the phone records and destruction of all copies.

“There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad
collection of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and
its reporters. These records potentially reveal communications with
confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities
undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to
AP’s newsgathering operations, and disclose information about AP’s
activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right
to know,” Pruitt said.

Soon afterward, it was reported that obtaining these phone records had
required approval from Eric Holder, Obama’s Attorney General.

This has had a very dangerous and harmful effect on the media’s
ability to report the news. In June 2013, Gary Pruitt, the president
and chief executive of Associated Press said:

“Some longtime trusted sources have become nervous and anxious about
talking with us… In some cases, government employees we once checked
in with regularly will no longer speak to us by phone. Others are
reluctant to meet in person … This chilling effect on newsgathering is
not just limited to AP… Journalists from other news organizations have
personally told me that it has intimidated both official and
nonofficial sources from speaking to them as well.”

175) Asked contractors to disclose their political donations before
bidding on government contracts

In April 2011, Obama asked contractors to disclose their political
donations before bidding on government contracts.

176) Tried to deport German family that had fled Germany over Hitler’s
ban on homeschooling

In Germany in 1938, Adolf Hitler outlawed homeschooling. He said “Give
me a child when he’s seven and he’s mine forever.”

Hitler’s ban on homeschooling is still in effect today. In 2006,
Katharina Plett was arrested for homeschooling her own children. Her
husband and their children fled the country. In 2008, Juergen and
Rosemary Dudek were sentenced to 90 days in jail for homeschooling
their own children.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their homeschooled children fled Germany
after the police showed up at their house to enforce Germany’s ban on
homeschooling. They came to the United States in 2010 and were granted
political asylum, which gave them legal permission to live in the U.S.
as political refugees However, in March 2013, the Obama
administration argued in federal court in favor of deporting them and
sending them back to Germany. This means that Obama does not consider
them to be political refugees, and that he does not consider Germany’s
policy of jailing homeschooling parents to be a form of persecution.

177) Said, “We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our
friends”

Obama said (the bolding is mine)

“If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna
punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with
us on issues that are important to us’ — if they don’t see that kind
of upsurge in voting in this election — then I think it’s going to be
harder. And that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on
voting on November 2nd.”

This is a rare instance of a promise that Obama has actually kept
instead of broken. A huge number of the things on this list can be
explained by that one simple sentence that Obama said.

178) Falsely accused a law abiding news reporter of being “an aider
and abettor and/or co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation

James Rosen is a law abiding reporter for Fox News. However, the Obama
administration falsely labeled him as “an aider and abettor and/or
co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation when it applied for a
warrant to read his emails.

The New York Times wrote of this:

With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible
“co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama
administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to
threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news.

Leak investigations usually focus on the source, not the reporter.
But, in this case, federal prosecutors also asked a federal judge for
permission to examine Mr. Rosen’s personal e-mails, arguing that
“there is probable cause to believe” Mr. Rosen is “an aider and
abettor and/or co-conspirator” in the leak.

Though Mr. Rosen was not charged, the F.B.I. request for his e-mail
account was granted secretly in late May 2010. The government was
allowed to rummage through Mr. Rosen’s e-mails for at least 30 days.

Michael Clemente, the executive vice president of Fox News, said on
Monday that it was “downright chilling” that Mr. Rosen “was named a
criminal co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter.” Bruce
Brown, the executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom
of the Press, added on Tuesday that treating “routine news-gathering
efforts as evidence of criminality is extremely troubling and corrodes
time-honored understandings between the public and the government
about the role of the free press.”

Obama administration officials often talk about the balance between
protecting secrets and protecting the constitutional rights of a free
press. Accusing a reporter of being a “co-conspirator”… shows a heavy
tilt toward secrecy and insufficient concern about a free press.

The Washington Post wrote of this:

The Rosen affair is as flagrant an assault on civil liberties as
anything done by George W. Bush’s administration, and it uses
technology to silence critics in a way Richard Nixon could only have
dreamed of.

To treat a reporter as a criminal for doing his job — seeking out
information the government doesn’t want made public — deprives
Americans of the First Amendment freedom on which all other
constitutional rights are based. Guns? Privacy? Due process? Equal
protection? If you can’t speak out, you can’t defend those rights,
either.

Beyond that, the administration’s actions shatter the president’s
credibility and discourage allies who would otherwise defend the
administration against bogus accusations such as those involving the
Benghazi “talking points.” If the administration is spying on
reporters and accusing them of criminality just for asking questions —
well, who knows what else this crowd is capable of doing?

My Post colleague Ann E. Marimow, who broke the Rosen story, obtained
the affidavit by FBI agent Reginald Reyes seeking access to Rosen’s
private e-mails. In the affidavit, Reyes stated that “there is
probable cause to believe that the reporter has committed or is
committing a violation” of the law against national security leaks.
The affidavit detailed how the FBI had monitored Rosen’s comings and
goings from the State Department and tracked his various phone calls
with the suspected leaker, analyst Stephen Jin-Woo Kim.

Rosen’s supposed crime? Reyes got his evidence from an e-mail from the
reporter: “I want to report authoritatively, and ahead of my
competitors, on new initiatives or shifts in U.S. policy, events on
the ground in [North Korea], what intelligence is picking up, etc. . .
. I’d love to see some internal State Department analyses. . . . In
short: Let’s break some news, and expose muddle-headed policy when we
see it, or force the administration’s hand to go in the right
direction, if possible.”

That is indeed compelling evidence — of good journalism.

Obama is establishing an ominous precedent.

179) Asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate himself for
lying under oath

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder lied under oath. He said that he had
nothing to do with monitoring the emails of Fox News reporter James
Rosen. But it turns out that it was Holder’s own signature on the
search warrant.

Even the liberal Huffington Post said that Holder should be fired over
this.

Holder could get five years in prison.

So, did President Obama fire Holder?

Of course not!

Instead, Obama asked that Holder be investigated – not by an
independent investigating committee – but by Holder himself!

I can see it now…

Obama: “Did you lie?”

Holder: “No.”

Obama: “OK. That’s good enough for me. You’re cleared of any
wrongdoing.”

180) Used Obamacare to illegally give the IRS additional powers
without approval from Congress

In May 2013 the Washington Post wrote:

The law allows the Department of Health and Human Services to set up
federal health exchanges in the holdout states. But the statute makes
no mention of the IRS providing credits and subsidies through federal
exchanges.

The IRS resolved this conundrum by denying its existence. In a May
2012 regulatory ruling, it asserted its own right to provide credits
outside the state exchanges as the reasonable interpretation of an
ambiguous law. But the language of the law is not ambiguous. And
health scholars Jonathan Adler and Michael Cannon, in an exhaustive
recent analysis, find no justification for the IRS’s ruling in the
legislative history of Obamacare. “The statute,” they argue, “and the
lack of any support for the IRS rule in the legislative record put
defenders of the IRS rule in the awkward position of arguing that it
was so obviously Congress’ intent to offer tax credits in federal
exchanges that despite a year of debate over the PPACA, it never
occurred to anyone to express that intent out loud. A better
explanation is that the PPACA’s authors miscalculated when they
assumed states would establish exchanges.”

So: The IRS seized the authority to spend about $800 billion over 10
years on benefits that were not authorized by Congress. And the
current IRS scandal puts this decision in a new light. What was the
role of politics in shaping this regulatory decision? What pressure
was applied?

181) Used environmental regulations to shut down an ambulance while it
was taking a patient to the hospital

In May 2013 the Washington Post reported:

A Wednesday shootout on the streets of Washington Highlands left a cop
injured and a carjacking suspect dead. But before the suspect expired,
he went on an unusual ambulance ride that involved moving him from one
vehicle to another on the shoulder of Interstate 295. While this might
appear to be another story of Fire and Emergency Medical Services
dysfunction, the story is rather more complicated. As WUSA-TV
explains, newer-model diesel engines are required by federal
regulations to have emission-control features that, in some
circumstances, require the motor to shut down for “regeneration” — a
process in which the exhaust system burns off trapped soot. The need
for regeneration can be unpredictable. The transfer to a second
ambulance delayed 34-year-old Nathaniel McRae’s arrival at a hospital
by seven minutes. FEMS insists the wait did not play a role in his
death.

182) Had “a serious management problem” with his refusal to fire bad
workers

A 2011 USA Today article on federal employees states:

“The federal government fired 0.55% of its workers in the budget year
that ended Sept. 30 — 11,668 employees in its 2.1 million workforce.”

“White-collar federal workers have almost total job security after a
few years on the job. Last year, the government fired none of its
3,000 meteorologists, 2,500 health insurance administrators, 1,000
optometrists, 800 historians or 500 industrial property managers.”

Wow! Those must be excellent workers, right?

Actually, no. The article also says:

“San Francisco State University management professor John Sullivan, an
expert on employee turnover, says the low departure rates show a
failure to release poor performers and those with obsolete skills.
‘Rather than indicating something positive, rates below 1% in the
firing and layoff components would indicate a serious management
problem,’ he says.”

A serious management problem?

So who exactly is the highest ranking manager of the federal
government?

It’s President Obama.

183) Illegally solicited donations from health insurers

In May 2013, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
solicited donations from health insurers to help pay for Obamacare.
Such soliciting is illegal.

184) Chose an economic advisor who wanted roads and bridges to be
built by unqualified workers

Obama chose to have Robert Reich be his economic advisor. Regarding
Obama’s stimulus, Reich said:

“I am concerned, as I’m sure many of you are, that these jobs not
simply go to high skilled people… And therefore, in my remarks I have
suggested to you, and I’m certainly happy to talk about it more, ways
in which the money can be — criteria can be set so that they money
does go to others… people who are not necessarily construction
workers or high-skilled professionals.”

185) Pressured unions to reduce the amount of health insurance
coverage for their employees

In May 2013, the New York Times reported:

Say goodbye to that $500 deductible insurance plan and the $20
co-payment for a doctor’s office visit. They are likely to become
luxuries of the past.

Expect to have your blood pressure checked or a prescription filled at
a clinic at your office, rather than by your private doctor.

Then blame the so-called Cadillac tax, which penalizes companies that
offer high-end health care plans to their employees.

Although the tax does not start until 2018, employers say they have to
start now to meet the deadline and they are doing whatever they can to
bring down the cost of their plans. Under the law, an employer or
health insurer offering a plan that costs more than $10,200 for an
individual and $27,500 for a family would typically pay a 40 percent
excise tax on the amount exceeding the threshold.

Tom Leibfried, a legislative director for the A.F.L.-C.I.O., one of
the unions whose plans are vulnerable to the tax, says the demands
that workers pay more for their care is a perennial aspect of labor
negotiations. “We’re very concerned about the hollowing out of
benefits in general,” he said. “What the excise tax will do is just
fuel that.”

186) Falsely said “We believe in the free market”

In June 2013, Obama said,
We don’t think that top-down solutions are the right way to go. We
believe in the free market. We believe in a light touch when it comes
to regulations. – See more at:
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-we-dont-want-tax-all-businesses-out-business#sthash.NDb17lc6.dpufWe
believe in the free market. We believe in a light touch when it comes
to regulations.

“We believe in the free market.”

Obama was lying. The free market means that in the business world, it
is the customers, not the government, who pick winners and losers. But
this list contains a huge number of instances where Obama tried to use
the government to pick winners and losers in the business world.

187) Falsely said “We believe in a light touch when it comes to
regulations”

In June 2013, Obama said, “We believe in a light touch when it comes
to regulations.”

He lied. For example, after Obamacare was passed, Obama added 20,000
extra pages of regulations to to it.

188) Said Catholic schools are “divisive” but did not say the same
thing about other religious schools

In June 2013, Obama said:

“If towns remain divided – if Catholics have their schools and
buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in
one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden – that too
encourages division and discourages cooperation.”

I can understand why a person might criticize religious schools in
general – although I myself happen to think that religious schools are
a superior alternative to public schools. But for Obama to single out
one religion in particular as being divisive, while not saying the
same thing about all religious schools in general, is a double
standard.

189) Favored a new tax on Christmas trees so the money could be used
to subsidize Christmas trees

In November 2011, Obama proposed a new tax on Christmas trees, so that
the money could be used to subsidize Christmas trees. If this had been
a Rube Goldberg cartoon it would have been funny. But to suggest it as
an actual government policy is absurd.

190) Betrayed the people of the city that helped him launch his
political career

As part of his effort to get Obamacare passed, Obama repeatedly
promised that people could keep their current health insurance if they
liked it.

More than any other city, the people of Chicago helped to get
Obamacare passed. Chicago is where Obama chose to live when he first
got into politics. The people there launched his political career and
voted him into office.

And this is how Obama repays them. In May 2013, the Chicago Tribune
reported:

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage
next year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting
them to President Barack Obama’s new federal system.

The move is aimed at saving the city money

Once the phaseout is complete, those retired workers would have to pay
for their own health insurance or get subsidies under the Affordable
Care Act. The city-subsidized coverage is particularly important to
retired workers who aren’t yet eligible for Medicare

Henry Bayer, executive director of the American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees Council 31, said the uncertainties of
the Affordable Care Act and the state insurance exchanges they would
create make the city’s plan hard to assess.

“This uncertainty will cause anxiety and fear for tens of thousands of
seniors who gave their working lives to public service — men and women
whose retirement savings are already under attack in the name of
‘pension reform.’” Bayer said.

191) Proposed military interventionism in Syria

In June 2013, Obama proposed that the U.S. get involved in Syria’s
military conflicts.

192) Planned to use military snipers to shoot innocent lions and
cheetahs in the wild

In June 2013, Obama was planning to use military snipers to shoot
innocent lions and cheetahs in the wild.

However, after the media reported on his plans, Obama got embarrassed,
and cancelled his plans.

193) Refused to fire or prosecute more than 1,000 IRS employees who
illegally used their IRS credit cards for their own personal use

During Obama’s first term, more than 1,000 IRS employees illegally
used their IRS credit cards for personal purchases, but Obama refused
to fire or prosecute them.

194) Defended intelligence chief who lied under oath

In March 2013, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence,
falsely stated under oath that the NSA was not gathering data on
millions of U.S. citizens. In June 2013, after it was reported that
Clapper had lied under oath, Obama defended him, instead of firing
him.

195) Had the Secret Service visit a law abiding citizen who had
criticized his policies on Twitter

In April 2013, Obama sent the Secret Service to visit the home of Tom
Francois, a law abiding citizen who had criticized Obama’s policies on
Twitter.

The Secret Service admitted that Francois had not made any threats
against Obama.

196) Had the IRS grant special, illegal favors for his brother’s
so-called “charity”

In May 2013, the Dailer Caller reported that the IRS had taken the
“unprecedented” step of approving a non-profit application within just
one month. In this particular case, the application was from the
Barack H. Obama Foundation, a so-called “charity” which was headed by
Malik Obama, Barack Obama’s brother.

In addition, the IRS illegally gave retroactive approval for the
organization’s tax exempt status. Prior to getting this approval, the
organization had illegally solicited tax deductible donations even
though it did not have legal approval to do so.

197) Raised the interest rate on student loans to pay for Obamacare

Obamacare raised the interest rate on students loans from 5.3% to
6.8%. The money is used to fund Obamacare.

198) Refused to fire or prosecute 15 IRS agents who illegally seized
the medical records of 10 million people

In March 2011, 15 IRS agents illegally seized the medical records of
10 million people without a warrant. Obama refused to fire or
prosecute them.

199) Hired 16,500 new IRS agents to run Obamacare

In June 2013, it was reported that Obama had hired 16,500 new IRS
agents to run Obamacare.

200) Tried to reward wasteful IRS spending with an increase in funding

In June 2013, Danny Werfel, Obama’s new nominee to head the IRS, asked
Congress for an increase in funding. At the same time, NPR reported on
this waste of taxpayer money at an IRS conference:

Some of the 2,600 attendees received benefits, including baseball
tickets and stays in presidential suites that normally cost $1,500 to
$3,500 per night. In addition, 15 outside speakers were paid a total
of $135,000 in fees, with one paid $17,000 to talk about “leadership
through art,” the committee said.

Considering how the IRS wasted all that money on luxury hotel rooms
and worthless speeches, Werfel really had some nerve asking Congress
for more money. By proposing to reward wasteful spending with a budget
increase, Werfel proved that he is incompetent to head the IRS. The
fact that Obama nominated such an incompetent person does not surprise
me one bit.

201) Illegally bypassed Congress to delay Obamacare’s employer mandate

As the Obamacare law was written, the employer mandate was to begin in
January 2014. This is what the law said when it was passed by the
House and Senate, and signed by President Obama.

However, in July 2013, Obama delayed the employer mandate part of
Obamacare until January 2015. Obama did this without approval from
Congress.

For Obama to change a law that was passed by Congress, without first
getting approval from Congress, is a violation of the Presidential
oath that Obama took to uphold and defend the Constitution.

What Obama did here is an action of a dictator, not an action of a
President whose power is limited by a written constitution.

If Obama can get away with this, then it sets a horribly dangerous
precedent, and means that the President can arbitrarily make any
change to any law that has been passed by Congress, without first
getting approval from Congress.

202) Made it too hard for some doctors to continue their practices

In July 2013, ABC News reported that some doctors were shutting down
their practices in response to Obamacare.

Dr. Robert WcWilliams, an obstetrician/gynecologist with more than
5,000 patients, said:

“It’s going to be run by bureaucrats – and it’s going to be run by
politicians – who have no idea what is in your best interests, then
I’m getting out.”

203) Falsely told Africans that contaminated water is a smaller
problem than global warming

In July 2013, while speaking in Johannesburg, South Africa, President
Obama said that global warming was “the biggest challenge we have
environmentally” and that it was worse than “dirty water, dirty air.”

However, according to the World Health Organization, while global
warming kills 140,000 people each year, air pollution kills 3 million
people per year.

According to UNESCO, each year, contaminated water causes 4 billion
cases of diarrhea, 120,000 cases of cholera, 300 million cases of
malaria, 12 million cases of typhoid, 6 million cases of trachoma, 200
million cases of schistosomiesis, and more than 1 billion incidents of
intestinal parasites.

You know what’s worse than global warming? How about living your
entire life without ever having access to a toilet?

The World Health Organization says that dirty water is “the leading
cause of disease and death around the world.”

That Obama would downplay these problems shows how scientifically
illiterate he is.

That he would do so while giving a speech in Africa, which has the
highest rate of water borne illness of any continent, shows how
thoughtless and insensitive he is.

204) Spent $630,000 to get more Facebook “likes”

In July 2013, it was reported that Obama had spent $630,000 of
taxpayers’ money in order to get more Facebook “likes.”

205) Declared that hacking was an act of war, then hacked the EU

In 2011, the Obama administration issued a statement which said that
when one country hacked another country’s computers, the hacking
constituted an “act of war.”

In July 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had hacked
computers which were owned by the European Union.

206) Said “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”

In Florida, after a school security camera showed Trayvon Martin
marking graffiti, a search of his backpack showed that it contained 12
pieces of women’s jewelry, including silver wedding rings, and
earrings with diamonds. The backpack also had a screwdriver, which is
often used as a tool by burglars. Martin said that the jewelry
belonged to a friend, but refused to say who that friend was.

Why would a teenage boy bring a backpack full of silver wedding rings
and diamond earrings to school? Do Martin’s millions of defenders
really think that he was not a burglar?

The fact that Martin was in possession of stolen jewelry at school is
perfectly in line with George Zimmerman’s claim on the 911 call that
Martin was acting suspiciously. And there had been quite a few
burglaries in the area recently.

Also on the 911 call, Zimmerman had said that Martin was acting as if
he was on drugs. Martin’s autopsy showed that there was THC in his
system. And while other parts of marijuana can stay in the system for
weeks after it’s smoked, the THC only stays in the person’s system for
a few hours. Therefore, Martin was indeed high when Zimmerman saw him.

So Trayvon Martin was a burglar, used illegal drugs, broke Zimmerman’s
nose, and smashed Zimmerman’s head against the concrete.

And how does Obama respond to all of this?

Obama said:

“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

207) Falsely said that Secretary of State John Kerry had not been on
his yacht during the regime change in Egypt

In July 2013, the Obama administration falsely said that Secretary of
State John Kerry had not been on his yacht during the regime change in
Egypt.

Evan after CBS news presented the Obama administration with
photographic evidence that Kerry had been on his yacht during that
time, the Obama administration still continued to falsely claim that
Kerry had not been on his yacht.

CBS News reported:

On Thursday night, CBS News obtained a photo of Kerry on his boat and
sent it to the State Department, asking whether they still stand by
their denial that Kerry was on a boat.

The response: “Yes.”

208) Said “the planet will boil over” if African citizens adopt a
first world standard of living

In July 2013, Obama said “the planet will boil over” if African
citizens adopt a first world standard of living.
“the planet will boil over

209) “Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, more fear the
Tea Party than radical Muslims.”

In June 2013, Rasmussen conducted a poll to find out what people
considered to be the “nation’s top terror threat.”

Reporting on the results of the poll, Rasmussen wrote:

“Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, more fear the Tea
Party than radical Muslims.”

210) Illegally forced 2,200 privately owned auto dealerships to close,
which destroyed 120,000 jobs

In 2009, Obama illegally forced 2,200 privately owned auto dealerships
to close. These dealerships had employed 120,000 people.

211) Subsidized the production of alcoholic beverages

In June 2013, Breitbart reported:

The USDA Rural Development agency also touted a program to subsidize
the Wine Barn LLC in “marketing and increasing production of its
Kansas produced wine.” That cost $25,000. The USDA Rural Development
also said it would hand $300,000 to the Mackinaw Trail Winery in
Michigan, $100,000 for the Appleton Creek Winery in New York, $162,500
for the Old Westminster Winery in Maryland, and tens of thousands of
dollars to wineries in Nebraska and Iowa.

Liquor is the name of the game for the USDA, apparently – they’re also
subsidizing the production of vodka in North Carolina, Bloody Mary mix
in West Virginia, and hard cider in Virginia.

212) Gave 23,994 tax refunds worth a total of $46,378,040 to illegal
aliens who all used the same address

In 2011, the IRS gave 23,994 tax refunds worth a total of $46,378,040
to illegal aliens who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga.

213) Sued private businesses for using “racist” criminal background
checks to screen employees

In June 2013, the Obama administration filed lawsuits against Dollar
General and BMW for using criminal background checks to screen
employees. The Obama administration claimed that such background
checks were “racist.”

214) Used tax money to pay federal employees to organize protests
against George Zimmerman

In March and April of 2012, Obama used tax money to pay federal
employees to organize protests against George Zimmerman.

215) Illegally continued giving foreign aid to Egypt after it had a
coup

Federal law requires that U.S. foreign aid to Egypt be ended if and
when Egypt has a coup. However, after Egypt had a coup in July 2013,
the Obama administration said that it would continue giving foreign
aid to Egypt.

216) Broke promise to end Bush’s surveillance of U.S. citizens who
were not suspected of committing a crime

In August 2007, Obama promised that he would end Bush’s surveillance
of U.S. citizens who were not suspected of committing a crime.
However, in June 2013, such surveillance was still being conducted.

217) Spent $3 million to study the health risks of dating Mexican
prostitutes

In July 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent
$3 million to study the health risks of dating Mexican prostitutes.

218) Lied about the cost of IRS conferences

In June 2013 it was reported that the Obama administration had lied
about the cost of IRS conferences. While the actual cost was $50
million, the Obama administration had claimed that the cost was only
1% of that mount.

219) Spent $890,000 per year on service fees for bank accounts that
had no money

In April 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration was
spending $890,000 each year on service fees for bank accounts that did
not have any money in them. At the time, the government had 13,712
empty accounts which it was supposed to have closed, but which it had
kept open anyway.

220) Spent $34 million to construct a new military headquarters in
Afghanistan after U.S. military commanders said they did not want it

After U.S. military commanders said in 2010 that they did not want a
new headquarters in Afghanistan, the Obama administration spent $34
million to build it anyway.

221) Falsely said that his scandals were “phony”

In July 2013, Obama said

“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony
scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball.”

These scandals are not “phony.” I have cited a huge number of sources
in this list to show that these scandals are real.

222) Falsely guaranteed that people could keep their doctor

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:

“Here is a guarantee that I’ve made… If you’ve got a doctor that you
like, you will be able to keep your doctor.”

However, in July 2013, the Obama administration said that people “may”
be able to keep their doctor.

223) Falsely said the auto bailouts prevented Detroit from going
bankrupt

Obama falsely stated that the auto bailouts prevented Detroit from
going bankrupt.

224) Illegally seized a privately owned gun from a law abiding citizen

After a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty, the Obama
administration announced that it would seize his gun. This violated
the double jeopardy clause of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the
takings clause of the fifth amendment.

225) Broke his promise to have real time verifiability of Obamacare
subsidies

In July 2013, Investor’s Business Daily wrote:

Meanwhile, the administration tacitly admitted last week that its
promise of real-time verification of a consumer’s eligibility to buy
subsidized coverage at an ObamaCare exchange wasn’t exactly panning
out.

Under ObamaCare, only those who don’t have access to “affordable”
insurance at work can buy coverage in an exchange, and only those
below certain income levels are eligible for tax subsidies.

Rather than a high-tech instant check, the administration told states
they could simply take the applicants’ word for it when it comes to
their employer-provided coverage, as well as their “projected annual
household income,” without the need for “further verification.”

226) Signed health care reform whose rules contradicted each other

Obamacare allows insurance companies to charge higher premiums for
smokers. At the same time, it prohibits insurance companies from
charging more than three times as much for older people as it does for
younger people. In June 2013, Obama’s computer programmers said that
they had been unable to write a computer program that simultaneously
agreed with both of these rules.

227) Signed a health care reform plan that is so horrible that even
the IRS agents who run it don’t want to participate in it

Obama hired 16,500 new IRS agents to run Obamacare.

But Obamacare is so awful that even the IRS agents who run it don’t
want to participate in it.

In July 2013, the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents
the IRS employees who will be running Obamacare, provided a form
letter to its members to send to their Congressmen. The letter stated:

“I am very concerned about legislation that has been introduced by
Congressman Dave Camp to push federal employees out of the Federal
Employees Health Benefits Program and into the insurance exchanges
established under the Affordable Care Act.”

When asked about this, IRS chief Daniel Werfel responded by saying:

“I don’t want to speak for the NTEU, but I’ll offer a perspective as a
federal employee myself and a federal employee at the IRS. And that
is, we have right now as employees of the government, of the IRS,
affordable health care coverage. I think the ACA was designed to
provide an option or an alternative for individuals that do not. And
all else being equal, I think if you’re an individual who is satisfied
with your health care coverage, you’re probably in a better position
to stick with that coverage than go through the change of moving into
a different environment and going through that process. So I think for
a federal employee, I think more likely, and I would — can speak for
myself, I would prefer to stay with the current policy that I’m
pleased with rather than go through a change if I don’t need to go
through that change.”

228) Tried to tax small businesses at a higher rate than corporations

Obama raised the top tax rate on small businesses to 39.6%, and tried
to lower the top tax rate on corporations to 28%.

229) Illegally prevented individual employees of small businesses from
choosing their own plan during the first year of Obamacare

Obamacare requires that individual employees of small businesses be
allowed to choose their own insurance plan during the first year of
Obamacare. However, in March 2013, the Obama administration announced
that it would not be allowing them to make this choice during the
first year.

230) Falsely said that Obamacare had not hurt jobs

In July 2013, the Obama administration said that Obamacare had not
hurt jobs.

However, in the real world, in response to the medical device tax that
is part of Obamacare, some medical device manufacturers have announced
plans to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned
layoffs), Stryker (1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000
planned layoffs). In December 2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John
Kerry, and 15 other Democrats who supported the passage of Obamacare
wrote a letter to Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical
devices, claiming that the tax would hurt job creation in their
districts. The New York Times reported that Obamacare “sharply
penalizes full-time employment in favor of part-time employment.” In
response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, some restaurants have
announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time to
part time, including some franchises of Olive Garden, Red Lobster,
Wendy’s, Taco Bell, White Castle, and Fatburger. Community College of
Allegheny County switched 200 professors and 200 other employees from
full time to part time in response to Obamacare. Clint Benjamin, an
English professor at Community College of Allegheny County, said that
this would reduce his own monthly pay by $600. Also in response to the
employer mandate of Obamacare, other colleges have announced plans to
switch some of their employees from full time to part time, including
Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Ohio’s Youngstown State
University, and New Jersey’s Kean University. In Virginia, thousands
of government employees had their hours reduced because of Obamacare.
The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh reduced the hours of 48 of its
employees in response to Obamacare. Regal Entertainment Group, the
largest chain of movie theaters in the country, announced that it
would be switching thousands of its employees from full time to part
time in response to the Obamacare mandate. Utah’s Granite School
District reduced the hours of 1,200 of its employees in response to
Obamacare. In response to Obamacare, many Wal-Mart stores have stopped
hiring full time workers. In response to Obamacare, Forever 21 reduced
its employees’ hours. In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW,
and UNITE-HERE sent a letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said
that Obamacare will “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week
that is the backbone of the American middle class… the law creates an
incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a
week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid
this obligation.”

231) Falsely said that health insurance premiums would be reduced by
$2,500 per family by the end of his first term

In February 2008, Obama said:

“We are going to work with you to lower your premiums by $2,500. We
will not wait 20 years from now to do it, or 10 years from now to do
it. We will do it by the end of my first term as president.”

However, by the time his first term was over, family premiums had
gotten bigger, not smaller. The increase was $3,065 per family.

232) Illegally gave Obamacare waiver to Massachusetts

In August 2013, Obama gave an Obamacare waiver to Massachusetts.

This waiver was illegal for two reasons. First, the waiver was not
approved by the U.S. Congress. Second, the U.S. Constitution requires
that the federal government treat all states the same.

233) Betrayed the unions that helped him to get elected

In January 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported:

Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed

Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration’s
health-care overhaul when it was up for debate. Now that the law is
rolling out, some are turning sour.

Union leaders say many of the law’s requirements will drive up the
costs for their health-care plans and make unionized workers less
competitive. Among other things, the law eliminates the caps on
medical benefits and prescription drugs used as cost-containment
measures in many health-care plans. It also allows children to stay on
their parents’ plans until they turn 26.

Some 20 million Americans are covered by the health-care plans at
issue

Top officers at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the
AFL-CIO and other large labor groups plan to keep pressing the Obama
administration to expand the federal subsidies to these jointly run
plans, warning that unionized employers may otherwise drop coverage. A
handful of unions say they already have examined whether it makes
sense to shift workers off their current plans

“We are going back to the administration to say that this is not
acceptable,” said Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer for the
Teamsters, which has 1.6 million members and dependents in health-care
plans. Other unions involved in the push include the United Food and
Commercial Workers International Union and Unite Here

Sheet Metal Workers Local 85 in Atlanta, which has about 1,900
members. Next year it must lift the $250,000 annual cap on the amount
it will pay for medical claims. The law’s requirements will add
between 50 cents to $1 an hour to the cost of members’ compensation
package

234) Illegally changed Obamacare to benefit members of Congress and
their staff

Obamacare was passed by the House and Senate, and signed by President
Obama.

Three years later, members of Congress and their staff complained that
Obamacare was going to cost them a lot of money, and said that this
would likely cause a brain drain among their staff. In response to
this, Obama made changes to Obamacare so that these things would not
happen. However, Obama’s actions were illegal, because he made these
changes without Congress voting on them first.

235) Told General Mills to stop making true claims about Cheerios

For quite some time, advertisements for the breakfast cereal Cheerios
made the true and accurate claim that eating Cheerios lowers a
person’s cholesterol.

However, even though this claim is true and accurate, in May 2009, the
Obama administration ordered General Mills, the maker of Cheerios, to
stop making this claim in its commercials.

236) Illegally avoided enforcing the required income verification of
people who receive subsidies for Obamacare exchanges

Even though Obamacare requires the government to verify the income of
people who receive subsidies for Obamacare exchanges, in August 2013
it was reported that Obama would not be verifying their incomes.

237) Placed a 40% tax on so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans

Obamacare includes a 40% tax on so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans.
In August 2013, unions that supported the passage of Obamacare
complained about this tax.

238) Made medical care for special needs children more expensive

In August 2013, it was reported that Obamacare would make it more
expensive for the parents of special needs children to pay for their
children’s medical equipment and specialized private schools that
cater to their medical needs.

239) Responded to the Benghazi attack by going back to bed, and then
later got up and headed off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser

In September 2012, after Obama found out that U.S. citizens were being
killed in Benghazi, Libya, he went back to bed. After he got up in the
morning, he went off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser.

240) Illegally delayed the caps on out of pocket health care payments
without Congressional approval

As it was passed by the House and Senate and signed by Obama,
Obamacare sets caps on the out of pocket payments that people pay for
health care, and these caps were legally required to take effect in
January 2014.

However, in August 2013, Obama delayed these caps until January 2015.

Because Obama imposed this delay without it first being approved by
Congress, Obama’s action was illegal. The President does not have the
legal authority to change an Act that was passed by Congress, without
that change first being approved by Congress. What Obama did here is
not the act of a President whose power is limited by a written
constitution, but is, instead, the action of a dictator.

241) Holds a double standard when it comes to supporting “gun free”
zones

In December 2012, a petition at whitehouse.gov stated:

“Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their
families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them”

“Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some
politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those
same politicians and their families are currently under the protection
of armed Secret Service agents. If Gun Free Zones are sufficient
protection for our children, then Gun Free Zones should be good enough
for politicians.”

The Obama administration rejected the proposal.

242) Outlawed the low-premium, high-deductible health insurance that
some people prefer

In August 2013, it was reported that Obamacare would bring an end to
the low-premium, high-deductible health insurance that some people
prefer.

243) Lied about how many people he had helped to protect from mortgage
fraud

In August 2013, it was reported that less than one month before the
2012 election, the Obama administration had lied about the number of
people that it had helped to protect from mortgage fraud, as well as
the total amount of money involved. In August 2013, when the truth was
revealed, Newsbusters reported:

“Thus, the number of defendants fell by 80% from what DOJ claimed less
than a month before the presidential election. The number of victims
fell by 76%. The amount of losses involved dropped by over 90%.”

244) Falsely said the NSA review was being conducted by an
“independent” body

In August 2013, Obama said that he would establish an “independent”
investigation of NSA surveillance.

However, three days later, it was reported that this so-called
“independent” investigation would be run by James Clapper, who had
falsely testified to Congress that the NSA was not collecting
information on U.S. citizens.

245) Used tax money to pay for a separate flight just for his dog

In August 2013, Obama forced taxpayers to pay for a separate airplane
flight just for his dog Bo.

246) Closed off public roads so he could buy books

In August 2013, Obama had public roads closed to the public so he
could go to a bookstore. Why didn’t he just order the books online?

247) Gave illegal EPA exemption to one oil refinery, and would not say
which refinery it was

The EPA has a very expensive ethanol mandate that applies to all oil
refineries. However, in August 2013, it was reported that Obama had
given one oil refinery an exemption from this mandate.

This exemption is illegal for two reasons. First, the exemption was
not approved by Congress. And secondly, the Constitution requires that
federal laws apply equally to everyone.

In addition, Obama refused to say which refinery it was that received
this exemption, which is completely contrary to his repeated promises
of “transparency.”

248) Created new fines for charitable hospitals that give treatment to
uninsured people

In August 2013, it was reported that Obamacare creates new fines for
charitable hospitals that give treatment to uninsured people.

249) Blamed poverty on zip codes instead of on behavior

In July 2013, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said:

“Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest-hit communities, no matter
how hard a child or her parents work, the life chances of that child,
even her lifespan, is determined by the ZIP Code she grows up in. This
is simply wrong.”

However, let’s consider two groups of people in the U.S. The first
group has a poverty rate of 2%. The second group has a poverty rate of
76%.

The first group consists of people who followed all three of these
steps:

1) Finish high school.

2) Get a full-time job.

3) Wait until age 21 and get married before having children.

The second group consists of people who followed zero of those three
steps.

Among people who follow all three of these steps, the poverty rate is
2%.

Among people who follow zero of these steps, the poverty rate is 76%.

(My source for that information is this article, which refers to this
PDF, and the relevant data is on page 15 of the PDF. The study uses
data from the U.S. Census Bureau.)

250) Nominated a telecommunications lobbyist and Obama fundraiser to
head the FCC

In May 2013, Obama nominated Tom Wheeler to head the FCC. Wheeler had
previously been the head of the National Cable and Telecommunications
Association, which is a lobbying organization for the cable TV
industry. He had also been the head of CTIA, a lobbying organization
for cellphone carriers. In addition, he had also been a fundraiser for
Obama.

251) Tried to violate defendants’ right to a fair trial

In August 2013, Reuters reported:

A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling
information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a
massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation
to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.

Although these cases rarely involve national security issues,
documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have
been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin – not
only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and
judges.

The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to
“recreate” the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the
information originated, a practice that some experts say violates a
defendant’s Constitutional right to a fair trial. If defendants don’t
know how an investigation began, they cannot know to ask to review
potential sources of exculpatory evidence – information that could
reveal entrapment, mistakes or biased witnesses.

“I have never heard of anything like this at all,” said Nancy Gertner,
a Harvard Law School professor who served as a federal judge from 1994
to 2011. Gertner and other legal experts said the program sounds more
troubling than recent disclosures that the National Security Agency
has been collecting domestic phone records. The NSA effort is geared
toward stopping terrorists; the DEA program targets common criminals,
primarily drug dealers.

“It is one thing to create special rules for national security,”
Gertner said. “Ordinary crime is entirely different. It sounds like
they are phonying up investigations.”

252) Threatened internet service providers with contempt of court if
they did not install surveillance software

In August 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had
pressured internet service providers to install surveillance software,
so that it could monitor internet traffic without a warrant. Internet
service providers who did not cave in to this pressure were threatened
by the Obama administration with contempt of court. This violated the
Constitution’s ban on warrantless searches. In addition, the executive
branch does not have the legal authority to declare contempt of court,
as this power is reserved exclusively for the judicial branch.

253) Sued Louisiana to keep low income blacks trapped in bad schools,
and lied about why he did it

In August 2013, the Obama administration sued Louisiana to try to
bring an end to its school voucher program – a program which had just
been passed in 2012.

Under the Louisiana program, both of the following criteria had to be
met in order for a student to get a school voucher. First, the student
must come from a family whose income is below 250% of the poverty
level. And second, the current public school that the student is
attending must be rated as “C” or below.

86% of students who received vouchers had used those vouchers to flee
from public schools which had been rated as “D” or “F.”

Only the most vulnerable children were eligible for the vouchers – the
poorest students attending the worst schools.

Obama’s reason for filing the lawsuit was that “many of those vouchers
impeded the desegregation process.”

However, in response to Obama’s claim that the vouchers discriminated
against blacks, Louisiana Education Superintendent John White pointed
out that almost all of the students using the vouchers were black, and
said that “it’s a little ridiculous” for Obama to claim that these
vouchers caused discrimination against blacks. The Washington Post
reported that 90% of the students who receive the vouchers are black.

It’s also worth noting that only students whose parents request such
vouchers are eligible to participate in the voucher program. Obama is
therefore claiming that parents want their own children to be
discriminated against. Obama is extremely wrong on this. These parents
do not want their children to be discriminated against. In reality,
what these parents want is for their children to have a chance at a
better education.

This also makes Obama a hypocrite, because while he was living in both
Chicago and Washington D.C., he always sent his own children to
private schools. Does Obama really want us to believe that he
subjected his own children to racial discrimination by sending them to
private schools?

254) Encouraged 40,000 longshoremen to quit the AFL-CIO

In September 2013, it was reported that 40,000 longshoremen had quit
the AFL-CIO, and that they had cited Obamacare as one of their reasons
for doing so.

255) Paid $67 million to so-called “volunteers”

In August 2013, it was reported that Obama has paid $67 million to
so-called “volunteers” to teach people about Obamacare.

256) Illegally used Obamacare to fund pre-K education without approval
from Congress

In August 2013, it was reported that Obama had illegally used
Obamacare to fund pre-K education without approval from Congress.

257) Signed so-called “hunger-free” act that left students feeling
hungry

In December 2010, Obama signed the “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act,”
which limited school lunches to a maximum of 850 calories. Students
complained that this so-called “hunger-free” program left them feeling
hungry.

Meanwhile, the lunch that Obama served to his guests at his 2013
inauguration contained more than 3,000 calories.

258) Signed health care reform that is so terrible that less than 3%
of federal employees want to join it

In August 2013, it was reported that less than 3% of federal employees
wanted to participate in Obamacare.

259) Avoided doing background checks on Obamacare “navigators”

In August 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration would
not be doing background check on Obamacare “navigators,” despite the
fact that these “navigators” would have access to people’s personal,
private, and financial information.

260) Illegally paid White House interns less than minimum wage

In June 2013, a federal court ruled that Fox Searchlight Pictures had
violated the minimum wage law by using unpaid interns. Two months
later, it was reported that the Obama administration was using unpaid
interns. In addition to this being illegal, it also makes Obama a
hypocrite, because he had previously spoken out in favor of a raising
the minimum wage.

261) Said broccoli was his favorite food

In July 2013, Obama said that broccoli was his favorite food. However,
before he made this claim, even though the media showed many pictures
of him eating, and even though there were many articles published
about the foods that he ate, as far as I know, none of those pictures
or articles ever showed or mentioned him eating broccoli. While this
may seem trivial, it shows that there is nothing – absolutely nothing
at all – that Obama is not willing to lie about.

262) Illegally missed half of Obamacare’s deadlines

In August 2013, it was reported that Obama had illegally missed 41 of
Obamacare’s 82 deadlines.

263) Tried to give illegal Obamacare subsidies to unions without
Congressional approval

In August 2013 it was reported that Obama was trying to give illegal
Obamacare subsidies to unions, without approval from Congress.

264) Made it harder for writers, actors, artists, and musicians to
obtain health insurance

In September 2013, the Weekly Standard reported:

Nancy Pelosi waxed rhapsodic in 2010 as she imagined the benefits of
Obamacare: “Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a
photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job
in order to have health insurance.”

But as Obamacare begins to kick in, artists, photographers, writers,
and other members of the “creative class” who have access to health
insurance programs through numerous professional organizations will
lose that coverage.

Up until now professional organizations have worked with insurance
providers to craft reduced-rate plans for their members. But thanks to
the fine print in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
(PPACA), on January 1, 2014, many of these plans will fail to pass
legal muster.

The College Art Association website posted a notice this month: “The
New York Life Insurance Company recently informed CAA that it will no
longer offer catastrophic healthcare coverage previously available to
CAA members.”

The Entertainment Industry Group Insurance Trust (TEIGIT) website
posts the following notice: “All individual and/or Sole Proprietor
Health Insurance will terminate January 1, 2014. This includes plans
acquired as Members of our Affiliated Associations & their groups.”
Those affiliated associations include the American Federation of
Television and Radio Artists, the Dramatists Guild, the Graphic Arts
Guild, NY Women in Film and Television, and many others.

This will affect huge numbers of freelance artists, musicians, disc
jockeys, and so forth.

freelance artists, designers, and musicians forced to enter the
state-run exchanges are far more likely to see their rates go up

Pelosi’s vision of a world full of carefree artists, musicians, and
writers is a mirage and becoming fainter the closer we get to January
1.

265) Banned the sale of flavored cigarettes, but gave an exemption to
the most dangerous flavor

In September 2009, the Obama administration banned the sale of
flavored cigarettes, but exempted menthol from the ban. Although I am
opposed to this ban, it’s this exemption that I find to be the most
troubling. If Obama thinks that flavored cigarettes are so dangerous
that they deserve to be banned, then why did he exempt one particular
flavor?

The Obama administration later announced that menthol cigarettes were
more dangerous than other flavors such as cherry, cloves, chocolate,
coconut, and cinnamon, but still continued to exempt menthol from the
ban. If Obama thinks that flavored cigarettes are so dangerous that
they should be banned, then why did he knowingly continue to give an
exemption to the most dangerous flavor?

266) Tried to censor the Washington Post

In August 2013, the Washington Post reported:

The Obama administration referred all questions for this article to
John DeLong, the NSA’s director of compliance, who answered questions
freely in a 90-minute interview. DeLong and members of the NSA
communications staff said he could be quoted “by name and title” on
some of his answers after an unspecified internal review. The Post
said it would not permit the editing of quotes. Two days later, White
House and NSA spokesmen said that none of DeLong’s comments could be
quoted on the record and sent instead a prepared statement in his
name. The Post declines to accept the substitute language as
quotations from DeLong.

267) Dumbed down math education to make wrong answers acceptable

In August 2013, the Daily Caller reported:

Quick: what’s 3 x 4?

If you said 11 — or, hell, if you said 7, pi, or infinity squared —
that’s just fine under the Common Core, the new national curriculum
that the Obama administration will impose on American public school
students this fall.

In a pretty amazing YouTube video, Amanda August, a curriculum
coordinator in a suburb of Chicago called Grayslake, explains that
getting the right answer in math just doesn’t matter as long as kids
can explain the necessarily faulty reasoning they used to get to that
wrong answer.

“Even if they said, ’3 x 4 was 11,’ if they were able to explain their
reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer really in,
umm, words and oral explanation, and they showed it in the picture but
they just got the final number wrong, we’re really more focused on the
how,” August says in the video.

268) Broke his promise to label genetically modified food

Before the 2008 election, Obama promised to require labeling of
genetically modified food. He broke that promise.

269) Asked the Supreme Court to allow warrantless cell phone searches

In August 2013, the Obama administration asked the U.S Supreme Court
to allow warrantless cell phone searches.

270) Used an armed SWAT team to check for water pollution

In September 2013, the Alaska Dispatch reported:

When agents with the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force surged out
of the wilderness around the remote community of Chicken wearing body
armor and jackets emblazoned with POLICE in big, bold letters, local
placer miners didn’t quite know what to think.

Did it really take eight armed men and a squad-size display of
paramilitary force to check for dirty water? Some of the miners, who
run small businesses, say they felt intimidated.

Miners suggest it might have been better all around if officials had
just shown up at the door — as they used to do — and said they wanted
to check the water.

The EPA has refused to publicly explain why it used armed officers as
part of what it called a “multi-jurisdictional” investigation of
possible Clean Water Act violations in the area.

271) Purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition for the Department of
Homeland Security to use in the U.S.

In March 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had
purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition for the Department of
Homeland Security to use in the U.S.

v***@gmail.com
2013-09-15 15:05:51 UTC
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Post by Tracey12
Now that you've had five years of Obama's form of government, do you trust
the government?
Has Obama's government ever lied to you?
Everything is relative. Obama is very honest compared to Bush/Cheney and their wars and deregulation. How come you anal retentive control freaks want to regulate sex but not financial institutions?
Y***@Jurgis.net
2013-09-15 18:07:58 UTC
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Post by v***@gmail.com
Post by Tracey12
Has Obama's government ever lied to you?
Everything is relative. Obama is very honest compared to Bush/Cheney
and their wars and deregulation. How come you anal retentive control
freaks want to regulate sex but not financial institutions?
You forget:

God loves the Republican party---raygun said so (but not under oath
like in Iran/contra deposition)
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