by James Buchanan
It was apparently “Santa Claus” Obama giving the state of the union address Tuesday night, promising everything from free community college to free day care to seven days of sick leave per year for everyone. This of course comes as no major surprise from the most fiscally irresponsible president in US history. The National Debt has soared from (an already too high) 10.6 trillion dollars to 18.1 trillion dollars at the time of the speech. Curiously, Obama made absolutely no mention of the mountain of debt that you and your children and your grandchildren will be trying to pay back to the Chinese.
Obama also failed to mention the nearly 47 million people on food stamps nation-wide. The number of people on food stamps has sharply risen from last month, but why point to a number that’s headed in the wrong direction when you’re trying to invent a legacy for yourself.
For the thousandth time, Obama announced to Americans that we are in that (ever elusive) “Recovery” that the liberal media told us we were in back in 2009 and again in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and yet again in 2015. Unlike the boy who cried “wolf” and who lost all his credibility after two false alarms, Obama and the liberal media continue to claim that we’re in a “Recovery” regardless of those annoying contradictory little things, liberals just hate, known as “facts.”
An article on the Gateway Pundit from August, 2014 reports “11.4 million Americans age 16 and over have left the workforce since President Obama took office in January 2009, according to data released today from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).”
“In July 2014, there were 92,001,000 Americans, 16 and over, who were classified as ‘not in the labor force,’ meaning they not only did not have a job, but they didn’t actively seek one in the last four weeks.”
“This number has increased by 11,472,000 since January 2009, when the number of Americans not in the labor force was 80,529,000.”
This is a catastrophic development for the United States and it happened while Obama was president. Another article reports that “14.1 Million… Americans… Have Joined The Food Stamp Program Since Obama Took Office.”
And don’t forget that Obama is still trying to socialize health care in the US. His ObamaCare scheme has forced thousands of businesses to cut their employees down to 29 hour work weeks while laying off others. Many businesses are reluctant to hire anyone with the ObamaCare mandate looming over their heads. Millions of Americans, who had health care with their employers are still in danger of losing it because of ObamaCare.
To top it all off, Obama still wants to give Amnesty to the 20 to 34 million illegal aliens in the US today. He has ordered the Immigration Service to stop deporting illegal aliens, which should be seen as aiding and abetting criminals to break US law and which should result in an impeachment if the Speaker of the House were not the thoroughly gutless closet liberal John Boehner.
So on one hand, we have Obama promising brand new hand outs for millions of people and claiming that the economy is in great shape and on the other hand we have reality with 47 million people on food stamps, 18.1 trillion dollars of debt and 11.5 million fewer people working in the US than when Obama became president. If we make citizens out of 20 million illegal aliens, our government services will be so badly overstressed that Obama may finally break the back of the US economy, which is what many people suspect was his real mission when he became president.