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OBAMA’S FIVE YEAR REPORT CARD!

My old neighbor, Mike Neal and his mom, Ida provided me with the “When’s” to share with you. With a resume of these accomplishments Obama could probably defeat Putin as President of Russia when he hopefully disappears in 2017. He has achieved renaming the USA as the “Divided States of America.

WHEN – he refused to disclose who donated money to his election campaign, as other candidates had done, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he received endorsements from people like Louis Farrakhan, Miramar Kaddafi and Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – it was pointed out that he was a total newcomer and had absolutely no experience at anything except community organizing, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he chose friends and acquaintances such as Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn who were revolutionary radicals, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – his voting record in the Illinois Senate and in the U.S. Senate came into question, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – people started treating him as a Messiah and children in schools were taught to sing his praises, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he surrounded himself in the White House with advisors who were pro-gun control, pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage and wanting to curtail freedom of speech to silence the opposition, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he said he favors sex education in kindergarten, including homosexual indoctrination, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – his personal background was either scrubbed or hidden and nothing could be found about him, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – the place of his birth was called into question, and he refused to produce a birth certificate, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he had an association in Chicago with Tony Rezco – a man of questionable character and who is now in prison and had helped Obama to a sweet deal on the purchase of his home – people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – it became known that George Soros, a Multi-billionaire Marxist, spent a ton of money to get him elected, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he started appointing White House Czars that were radicals, revolutionaries, and even avowed Marxist/Communists, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he stood before the Nation and told us that his intentions were to “fundamentally transform this Nation” into something else, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – it became known that he had trained ACORN workers in Chicago and served as an attorney for ACORN, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed cabinet members and several advisers who were tax cheats and socialists, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed a Science Czar, John Holdren, who believes in forced abortions, mass sterilizations and seizing babies from teen mothers, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Cass Sunstein as Regulatory Czar who believes in “Explicit Consent,” harvesting human organs without family consent and allowing animals to be represented in court, while banning all hunting, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Kevin Jennings, a homosexual and organizer of a group called Gay, Lesbian, Straight, Education Network as Safe School Czar and it became known that he had a history of bad advice to teenagers, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Mark Lloyd as Diversity Czar who believes in curtailing free speech, taking from one and giving to another to spread the wealth, who supports Hugo Chavez, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – Valerie Jarrett, an avowed Socialist, was selected as Obama’s Senior White House Advisor, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – Anita Dunn, White House Communications Director, said Mao Tse Tung was her favorite philosopher and the person she turned to most for inspiration, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN -he appointed Carol Browner, a well-known socialist as Global Warming Czar working on Cap and Trade as the nation’s largest tax, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he appointed Van Jones, an ex-con and avowed Communist as Green Energy Czar, who since had to resign when this was made known, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – Tom Daschle, Obama’s pick for Health and Human Services Secretary could not be confirmed because he was a tax cheat, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – as President of the United States, he bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he traveled around the world criticizing America and never once talking of her greatness, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – his actions concerning the Middle East seemed to support the Palestinians over Israel, our longtime ally, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took American tax dollars to resettle thousands of Palestinians from Gaza to the United States, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he upset the Europeans by removing plans for missile defense system against the Russians, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he played politics in Afghanistan by not sending troops early-on when the Field Commanders said they were necessary to win, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he started spending us into a debt that was so big we could not pay it off, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took a huge spending bill under the guise of stimulus and used it to pay off organizations, unions,and individuals that got him elected, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took over insurance companies, car companies, banks, etc., people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he took away student loans from the banks and put it through the government, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he designed plans to take over the health care system and put it under government control, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he claimed he was a Christian during the election and tapes were later made public that showed Obama speaking to a Muslim group and ‘stating’ that he was raised a Muslim, was educated as a Muslim, and is still a Muslim, people said it didn’t matter.

WHEN – he set into motion a plan to take over the control of all energy in the United States through Cap and Trade, people said it didn’t matter.

Add these up one by one and you get a score that points to the fact that Barrack Hussein Obama is determined to turn America into a Marxist-Socialist society. All of the items in the preceding paragraphs have been put into place. All can be documented very easily. This list is not complete but if we listed all of the “When’s” it would be longer than the 2700 pages in the Affordable Care Act.

We need to seek the truth and take action for it will keep us FREE. Our biggest enemy is not China, Russia, North Korea or Iran. Our biggest enemy is our complacent selves. The government will not help, so we need to do it ourselves.

Remember that alone he would be useless. Without Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and the blind mice Democrats in Congress he would be in Hawaii now. Come to think about this, they are all worse than useless as they continue to bankrupt America.

I am one American who believes that it does matter. Will this matter for you when you enter the voting booth next November?

C Brewer

HOSTESS BANKRUPTCY – GREED STRIKES AGAIN!

I have spent several days reading articles related to the loss of 18,000 jobs because of labor demands. The liberal mainstream media has decided that the cause was due to poor management and greedy investors. Without doubt the Democrats in government will be the first to agree.

Anyone with a scintilla of common sense will discover that regardless of the union propaganda, the reason Hostess and the upcoming deluge of business failures will be caused by our “share the wealth”, union driven government regulators.

When any economy severely turns down, wages have to decrease. We have watched employment become a constant and growing concern. When taxes rise to support a ballooning unemployment and welfare need, less money is available in general circulation to support businesses.  Combine this with drastic increases in energy costs and in Hostess case increased cost of raw materials, you have a dangerous situation of costs exceeding income. Another factor is the inability to increase prices to cover labor demands.

Corn alone is used in the manufacture of things you might not know. Government regulations that require gasoline to contain 10% ethanol have forced the price of corn out of sight. This year weather conditions in the Midwest and increased demand has nearly tripled the price of corn alone. Shipping cost of everything has drastically increased on everything in America. Can anyone believe that Hostess management or investors created these conditions?

Economic issues worldwide have resulted in hardship and insurrection in some countries this year. Some poorer nations are experiencing starvation. Did the people cause the economic failures?

When the cost of wheat, sugar, corn and fuels are increasing the costs of doing business and there is no way to increase prices due to competition, there is no money available to pay the workers what they demand. At Hostess the Teamsters union attempted to talk the strikers into halting the strike before they forced the company to close. The Teamsters, after seeing the books, agreed that no hope existed for getting what they wanted.

In my opinion union workers got what they deserved for forcing Hostess into bankruptcy.

Review the facts.

Following the union’s leadership the workers have now completed their mission. 18,500 jobs have disappeared.

Hostess posted a $341 million loss in 2011 on revenues of about $2.5 billion. The media reports do not include the following factors for people with common sense to know;

a) $52 million in Workers’ Comp Claims;

b) Dealing with 372 Distinct Collective-Bargaining Contracts;

c) Administration of 80 Separate Health and Benefits Plans;

d) Funding and Tending to 40 Discrete Pension Plans;

e) $31 million in year-over-year increases in wages and health care benefits for 2012 v. 2011

In addition were some of the outrageous union-imposed rules that made for a too-high-to-bear cost of sales:

f)  No truck could carry both bread and snacks even when going to the same location;

g) Drivers were not permitted to load their own trucks;

h) Workers who loaded bread were not allowed to also load snacks and,

i)   Bringing products from back rooms to shelves required another set of union employees.

Other expenses hidden from view by the media included Multi-Employer pension obligations made Hostess liable for other, previously bankrupted, retirement plan contributions from employees that never worked for Hostess.

Why has our government created these conditions? Americans wake up and stop these insane demands and their union forcing businesses into bankruptcy.

Our government stole the investor’s equity in General Motors and Chrysler. They gave it to the unions and we the people got to pay for the unfunded pension plans. The automotive unions must have priority over the Food Service Unions and the Teamsters or the government would have given Hostess to them.

We are a Republic of Laws, our Congress and President just follow the ones that they desire. Apparently over half of American voters really don’t care.

C Brewer 

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