Letter: Critical of ObamaThe first 100 days of President Barack Obama’s reign deserves a recap. No earmarks in Obama-speak means only 900 or thereabouts. Ethical and transparency means mainly tax cheats and lobbyists need apply for top jobs. Bipartisanship means no Republicans allowed. Cut wasteful spending means Bush’s budget was peanuts.
By: Lee J. Christianson, Baldwin, Hudson Star-Observer
The first 100 days of President Barack Obama’s reign deserves a recap. No earmarks in Obama-speak means only 900 or thereabouts. Ethical and transparency means mainly tax cheats and lobbyists need apply for top jobs. Bipartisanship means no Republicans allowed. Cut wasteful spending means Bush’s budget was peanuts.
With the ridiculous bailouts, mammoth and unaffordable budget and entitlement proposals, aided and abetted by the Democrat majority in both the Congress and Senate, what little wealth left in this country will be gleaned from the minions to be passed out by the government for those deemed worthy.
And even that little bit left over will be gone if the Chosen One gets his “cap and trade” bills passed.
We have a massive strong-arm financial nationalization of private enterprises from banks to Wall Street to General Motors by a tax cheat treasury secretary that literally locked some bank CEOs in a room and told them to “sign or else.”
The Chosen One bowed to the Saudis, shakes hands with Chavez and apologizes for America everywhere he goes. He’s working at cutting the military budgets, decimating our sovereignty and telling the UN that international gun control treaties should be ratified by our Senate. He has chosen a Department of Homeland Security chief who categorizes us veterans, Christians, conservatives and freedom lovers as “right wing extremists,” prone to be anti-government and therefore to be watched and controlled. He sees threats from the tea parties and had the FBI monitor those in attendance.
By selectively declassifying and releasing documents on enhanced interrogation techniques, used by our own military in training specialists, he gives our enemies information they can and will use against us, an action that can easily be defined as treason (treason is the crime of betraying a nation by acts considered dangerous to its security).
Yet, related documents showing that our country has learned of, and thwarted, many attacks based on information gleaned from these interrogations is kept classified.
That’s “hope and change” for you, and there’s over 1,350 days to go.