Saturday, June 18, 2011

Obama's Weekly Lowlights (6/18/11)

ObamaCare – A study by McKinsley Quarterly estimates that 1 in 3 businesses will drop healthcare coverage for their employees for two reasons. First, it will be too costly and secondly, it will cost them a lot less to pay the fine than cover their employees.

GM – CEO Dan Akerson wants the federal government to raise the tax on gas by 50 cents to 1 dollar a gallon so it forces consumers to purchase their expensive hybrid vehicles.

TSA – The house voted to cut 270 million dollars from the TSA budget, which obviously did not go over well with Democrats and union leaders.

Delta Airlines – They welcomed home a group of military personnel, who flew on their airline, with a 2,800 dollar bill for their luggage.

Limos – Apparently the White House fleet of limos has increased by nearly 100% under Obama. This is our hard earned tax dollars at work.

The Economy – More dismal news, first time unemployment claims jumped again this past week.

EPA – Cutting carbon emissions is not enough. The EPA is set to pass laws for corporations to cut sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions. The EPA agues this will save the U.S. billions of dollars in medical costs, but economists also reveal it will cost the U.S. thousands of jobs in the coal business alone. Besides, the EPA should not have the authority to enact laws, under the Constitution, only Congress can enact such laws.

Wisconsin – Union workers picketed Governor Scott Walker’s new anti-collective bargaining law at the states Special Olympics. I have said this many times, it is hard to defend a cause when a group of people try to gain political points by disrespecting other groups of people, especially groups of people that are mutually exclusive from the cause.

Alabama – They are the latest state to sign a bill into a law similar to Arizona’s SB 1070 illegal immigration law. The ACLU is already planning on challenging the law.

Libya – The Financial Times is reporting that the U.S. cost for the conflict is already 274 million over budget.

Bill Clinton – The former President urged Anthony Weiner to resign. This is liberal hypocrisy at its best.

Palin – The liberal press hired volunteers to filter through some 25 thousand emails she sent as governor. Some Politico headlines about the emails indicate she distrusted the media, joked with President Bush, and overall found no bombshells.

The Olympic Torch – This is the latest issue to come under attack by environmentalists who claim the Olympic Torch for the 2012 games in London is not eco-friendly.

Anthony Weiner – The embattled Democrat would have been allowed to earn his salary while he is in sex rehab. Thankfully, he finally resigned.

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