Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Obama’s Lowlights (9/27/12)

Fed – They are doing another round of quantitative easing in an attempt to right the economy. They are buying up 40 billion in bonds per month.

Libya – From the UK Independent ‘According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and "lockdown", under which movement is severely restricted.”

Social Security disability – The government paid out 591 billion in benefits this past year.

Military - The Pentagon is buying Chevrolet Volts to help “green up” the military—while propping up sales of the bailed-out automaker’s most politicized car.

Arab Fall – The spring may have been good, but the fall is looking bad – The US embassy in Tunisia is the latest to get attacked, meanwhile Muslim protestors are outside of several dozen U.S. embassies around the world including the US embassy in London. In other news, the Obama administration is sticking to its position that the deadly attack in Benghazi wasn't premeditated, contradicting U.S. lawmakers and Libya's own president.

First Amendment - In the Daily Caller, Neil Munro reports that the Obama administration has asked YouTube to suppress the offensive film that is the pretext for some of the Islamist rioting. This is, of course, in accordance with the demands of the Muslim brotherhood.

Economy – Consumer Price Index jumps 0.6%, the largest increase since 2009. In other news, the ratings agency Egan-Jones gave the U.S. a credit rating of AA-, down from its solid AA rating.

Media – In an interview where Romney clearly stated a middle class family makes less than 250 or 200 thousand dollars, the media claims he said a middle class family makes between 200 and 250 thousand dollars. Romney has employed hundreds of people, he knows what a middle class family earns.

Chicago Teachers Strike – Word is Mayor Emanuel threatened to sue the union if they failed to get back to work. This is amazing; Democrats love unions so long as they are not using their collective bargaining powers on the Democrats turf. It is okay to rally union support in Wisconsin, but not in Chicago. In fact, Emanuel said the strike was illegal because it endangers the health and safety of students and concerned issues - evaluations, layoffs and recall rights - that state law says cannot be grounds for a work stoppage. "This was a strike of choice and is now a delay of choice that is wrong for our children," Emanuel said in a written statement.

Auto Companies - The Treasury Department is resisting General Motors' push for the government to sell off its stake in the auto maker, The Wall Street Journal reports. Following a $50 billion bailout in 2009, the U.S. taxpayers now own almost 27% of the company.

ObamaCare Propaganda - Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has been hired by California's health care exchange (the body implementing ObamaCare in the once-Golden-State) using taxpayer money. Part of what it intends to do includes pitching a reality show about families without health insurance -- and seeking to have popular prime-time television shows (like "Grey's Anatomy" and "Modern Family") work the health care law into their plots.

Tax Cuts – The president mocked tax cuts in an Ohio campaign speech “Tax cuts in good times, tax cuts in bad times. Tax cuts in peace, tax cuts in war. Want to make a plane reservation? You don't need a new iPhone, try a tax cut."

Bomb Threats – Following the embassy attacks there have been dozens of bomb threats at major universities across the country.

Occupy Wall Street – The one year anniversary of the movement came and passed with more arrests in New York City.

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