Sunday, July 29, 2012

Obama’s Lowlights (7/30/12)

ObamaCare – A CNN report claims under the employer mandate, businesses with 50 or more full-time employees have to provide coverage or pay a $2,000 penalty for every worker minus the first 30. Growing businesses have discovered that expanding their workforce beyond 50 fulltime workers is simply too burdensome. In order to survive, many of these companies will have to either scale back the hours of existing employees so that they are no longer classified as fulltime or let them go altogether.

Chuck Schumer – While discussing the Disclosure Act, Schumer said there should be limits to the first amendment. These are the same Democrats that pushed for the first amendment to also cover freedom of expression so it is legal to burn the American Flag. They made their bed, they should sleep in it.

Filibuster – Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, is now openly promising to pass filibuster reform in the beginning of the next Congress if Democrats manage to hold onto a simple majority in the Senate and if Obama is reelected.

Navy Seals – Former members of Team Six have formed a Super PAC to take down Obama claiming he took credit for the Osama Bin Laden killing for political gain. “The President has failed and he is jeopardizing the safety of our troops, their families and our National security for political gain. Obama has exposed the identity of special operations units, leaked classified information, and limited the rules of engagement of forces on the ground,” said Mr. Zinke. “For those who have taken an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, it is a call of duty to take back America from a Commander-in-Chief that is incapable of understanding the sacrifices that have been made for the values that have made America great.”

Jobs - President Barack Obama’s Jobs Council hasn’t met publicly for six months because the President claims he is too busy. However, apparently not busy enough to skip a golf outing though.

Steny Hoyer - House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday that food stamps and unemployment insurance are the two "most stimulative" things you can do for the economy.

DOE – The Department of Energy was given 2 billion dollars in stimulus funds to spend on battery making companies, but the department admits to misplacing about a half million dollars in this program.

TSA – Twenty-Five illegal aliens have attended flight school since a “weakness” in TSA’s Alien Flight Student Program, noted by GAO, is that it does not check for immigration status.

Romney’s Taxes - Facing questions about why she and other top Congressional officials won’t release their tax returns, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) downplayed her previous demands for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to release his, calling the issue a distraction

Harry Reid - If solar panel production at the Amonix’s Nevada facility permanently ceases, it could prove awkward for Harry Reid, who touted the “permanent green jobs” that the Amonix business supposedly represented. The company laid off 200 employees in January.

Ford - Ford Motor Co. is telling owners of one version of the brand-new Ford Escape not to drive the SUVs until dealers can fix fuel lines that can crack and spill gasoline, causing engine fires.

Aurora CO Shooting – “The Colorado Tea Party Patriots and the Tea Party Patriots are saddened to hear of the death and wounding of theater goers in Aurora, Colorado. The member of the Colorado Tea Party Patriots, Jim Holmes, age 52 is not the same person who has been identified as the shooter. The attempts of some media organizations to characterize the shooter as a Tea Party member without having made any effort to contact our organization are shameless and reprehensible.”

Syria - Russia and China vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on Syria for the third time, sparking outrage by the Western nations which demanded sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad. 

Olympics - Olympic officials are wondering if McDonald's should continue sponsoring the Olympics. Health campaigners have attacked the London games for its links with the fast-food restaurant and brands such as Coca-Cola that they say contribute to obesity.


  1. >>”Steny Hoyer said Tuesday that food stamps and unemployment insurance are the two "most stimulative" things you can do for the economy.”

    Based on that logic we should all take a dollar from our right pocket and move it to our left pocket. That ought to really get the economy going!

    Great lowlight summary, Patrick. I didn’t know about the Navy Seal thing. That’s VERY interesting.

    1. CW, that is hysterical. that would be the best stimulus that the Obama Campaign would offer - at least it would not cost taxpayers more.