Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November, 2015, Part 6, Political Class Insanity: Obama Drops To Third Place, Paying For Foreign Mosque Repairs and More Bad Economic News

It is the start of another month which means it is time for our monthly review of the latest political class insanity that continually spews forth from America’s politicians. Their actions, words, quotes, incompetency, and general ineptness continue to reinforce our theory that we are currently being served by the worst set of politicians in the history of the nation.

As you read about the latest shenanigans and ineptness of the political class, keep in mind what should be their priorities in these difficult times and compare this list to what they are actually working on:
  • NBC recently reported that ISIS forces are getting larger and stronger despite the Obama administration spending billions of dollars on a failed air campaign and military strategy.
  • The stock market is stalling.
  • Job creation is barely keeping up with population growth.
  • Wage growth is anemic, growing just .2% in the second quarter, the lowest quarterly growth since 1982.
  • The labor participation rate is at the lowest level in decades because the Obama economy cannot generate enough jobs.\Thousands of veterans are still not getting the medical care they were promised by the Federal government.
  • A record number of police officers have been assassinated in the past week.
  • 45 million Americans are still receiving monthly Federal food assistance.
  • Our borders still leak and thousands of illegal immigrant criminals continue to walk our streets.
  • Major programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are hurtling towards insolvency and lose hundreds of billions of dollars every year to fraud and mismanagement.
  • Our kids are still getting lousy public educations at most public schools.
  • The IRS and other government functions seem to be getting their computer systems hacked on a regular basis, exposing tens of millions of Americans to identity theft potential.
  • Obama Care is a failure along so many dimensions as health care costs continue to soar despite the Obama promise that they would decrease.
  • Annual Federal deficits, while down, are still about half a TRILLION a year meaning that even though the Federal government is collecting more in taxes than ever before, it still cannot run a balanced budget.
Again, keep these real crises in mind as you read what our politicians are actually doing, saying and wasting.

1) We have often pointed out how Obama’s foreign policy strategies have been a complete failure in protecting American interests and citizens. The most recent summary of his failures can be seen at:

A recent embarrassment of this administration puts a nice topping on this pile of failure. For the longest time, America has been the strongest, freest, and brightest beacon of hope relative to the rest of the world. As a result, the President of the United States was almost always viewed as the most powerful person in the world, for better or worst.

However, according to the latest annual analysis by Forbes relative to naming the world’s most powerful person, not only is President Obama not viewed as the most powerful person in the world, he has slipped to the the third most powerful person in the world. It is another dubious first for the Obama Presidency: at no other time in the history of the Forbes list has a sitting U.S. President not been at least the first or second most powerful person in the world.

For the third straight year, Russian president Vladimir Putin was at the top of the list and this year, German chancellor Angela Merkel came in second place. How embarrassing is this reality? Consider the following facts:
  • The U.S. has twice the population of Russia and four times the population of Germany.
  • Russia is suffering through crippling economic sanctions because of their invasion of the Ukraine.
  • The U.S. economy as measured by GDP is four times the size of Germany’s and almost ten times the size of Russia's economy.
  • The U.S. spends about 14 times more on their military than Germany every year and almost ten times as much as Russia spends on its military every year.
And despite having overwhelming superiority in population, economic might, and military might, this President still could not crack the top two spots as far as being the most powerful person in the world. Pathetic performance and failure on the international stage.

2) A recent WSB Channel 2 Action News report out of Atlanta reported that the American taxpayer via the Washington political class has been sending millions of dollars to other countries around the world to help rebuild and fix up Muslim mosques. Given that this country’s infrastructure has been falling apart for decades, as an American one would hope that this was not a true statement, that those millions of dollars should be kept within our borders to help our citizens.

But apparently the report is accurate, according to the Snopes rumor website: "The WSB report mentions a "1,300-year-old Egyptian mosque that was almost flooded by contaminated sewer water that is one of many ancient Cairo mosques and churches that were saved from destruction by the U.S. taxpayers." It is true that USAID provided about $2.3 million to help protect the Saleh Talai Mosque in Cairo from rising groundwater contaminated with sewage that had been plaguing the site for decades, making the area safe for tourists and religious visitors. However, that mosque wasn't specifically targeted for preservation due to its religious significance; its restoration was part of a much larger program to revamp flood control and sewage systems throughout Cairo, a project which ran from 1984 to 2006 and encompassed the preservation of many different threatened historical structures, including an ancient Roman Tower, a Greek Orthodox Church, and the Amr Ebn El Aas Mosque (the first mosque in Egypt). 

The WSB report also states that "millions more dollars have been sent to places like Cyprus." USAID did spend about $5 million to preserve the Hala Sultan Tekke mosque in Cyrus, but that amount covered the initial phase of a renovation project which also included the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Apostolos Andreas and was completed back in 2002."

Maybe rather than “making the area safe for tourists and religious visitors” in Egypt, we should be making our roads and tunnels and bridges safe for Americans in this country. I am sure that the $7.5 million spent on just these two mosque renovations overseas could have helped fix a bridge or two in this country. Insanity.

3) One last piece of political class insanity. According to a article that was summarized in the October 16, 2015 issue of The Week magazine, during Obama’s first term in office, American gun manufacturers almost doubled their annual production of guns from 5.6 million to 10.9 million. Remember, this was the Presidential candidate that promised hope and change, the candidate that was going to bring us all together in peace and harmony as the first African-American President. 

For whatever reasons, that hope and change thing never happened. You cannot say you are going to being the nation together when the purchase rate of firearms almost doubles within four years. Another epic fail.

That will do it for this month’s political class insanity. As we say every month, there is no end to how American politicians can waste taxpayer wealth, both in this country and around the world, how their programs and laws usually backfire and leave the original problem unresolved or even make them worse, how little regard they have for American citizens, preferring to take of themselves and their perpetual election campaign fund raisers and donors first, etc. We have been doing this monthly political class insanity theme for years and every month these people creatively come up with new ways to screw the voters, the taxpayers, our freedoms, and our futures.

And worse yet, the rate and depth in which they are doing so seems to be increasing. That is why we ask your help in getting term limits implemented in this country as soon as possible. Because, really, after reviewing the insanity, how much worse could it get if we replaced every member of Congress and the White House after one term? Find out more at:

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