Wednesday, February 25, 2009

President Obama: Commander in Chief of Pork


"And when I'm president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely."
Senator Obama. September, 2008


How things have changed since candidate Obama became President Obama. In his first month in office, President Obama has presided over the largest government expansion the world has ever seen. Let’s not forget that as Senator, Obama requested over $740 million worth of pork barrel earmarks during his short tenure as junior senator of Illinois. Sen. Obama was the most liberal senator in 2007, according to National Journal's 27th annual vote ratings, so none of this government expansion should come to any ones surprise.

Earmarking large sums of money to top supporters and fundraisers is a popular practice in both houses of Congress and to some degree both parties. Sadly, Obama followed a pattern of conspicuous allocations of federal funds during his time as senator. Mr. Clean handed a million dollar earmark to his wife’s employers in 2006 after which her salary increased from $121,910 a year to $316,962. Maybe that was just happenstance but I will let you be the judge.

In 2006, Senator Obama requested an earmark of $300,000 to replace the projector at the Adler Planetarium. In 2008, he requested $3,000,000 for the replacement of the projector system and some other equipment in the Sky Theater. On the surface, this may seem like typical pork requests for a member of congress, but let’s dig down a little further. The Chairman and two of the Vice Chairmen of Adler Planetarium Board raised $250,000 for Sen. Obama’s 2008 Presidential campaign. The Adler Planetarium was probably surprised when they found that their earmark increased by $2.7 million dollars.

The point that I am trying to make is that President Obama is just like Senator Obama but now he is on steroids. Obama just signed the $787 billion dollar pork riddled “stimulus” bill and congress just passed another $410 billion dollar bill that is infested with eight thousand, five hundred earmarks. It is now being reported that Obama is now asking for $634 billion as a down payment of what will be one trillion dollars to transform our health care system into a socialized system.

President Obama is a great orator, but I think he will be better remembered as a European-style socialist when it is all said and done. Is this what America voted for? The diehard liberal-socialist’s are happy campers at present, but I do think that the moderates that voted for Obama will wise up before 2012. I really think that with the socialist troika that is now in charge, it will be really tough to repair the damage in the event a conservative wins in 2012. Mr. President, you promised to cut the deficit in half in four years and all I can say is, good luck!

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31 comments:

  1. I don't get how he'll cut anything in half. Will he set an in-stone tax plan to tax everyone who makes more than 40k a year an extra 17% for the next 100 years. That way, he can write everything off as technically paid?

    As outrageous of a scenario as that is, even scoring more "ridiculous" points for the 5 seconds it took me to make it up, it's even more ridiculous that if Obama said those were his plans, Pelosi would do jumping jacks and the admiring public would swoon and say "thank you."

    America is in desperate need of a role model.

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  2. Josh, We are in trouble my friend and if we do not gain some ground in the midterm elections...Well, this country will be screwed beyond repair.

    Who are your Reps and Senators where you live? We need to get behind as many conservatives running for Federal office as we can. We need to create a conservative firewall and block further damage after 2010.

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  3. I love how he said their were no earmarks in the pork bill he got passed. Oink!

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  4. Casey - there are more than American nazi's on that video post. There are documentaries about russia and other things. Pull down the window shades and stop crusing. How you ever gonna learn anything if you just cruise and go by window dressing. You probably voted for Bush. He played army too, but never saw any shit!

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  5. EuroYank, I realize that their is an increase of anti-semitism in Russia and other parts of Europe, but I didn't have to time to watch all of your posts. If that offends you, well I can't do much about that.

    Yes I did vote for President Bush (twice) and I am very proud of that fact. Pres. Bush was a trained F-102 fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard.

    Eleven Air Guard squadrons entered active duty in Vietnam and 2 fighter squadrons (the 166th and 127th)were sent to S.Korea in light of the Pueblo incident.

    Tread carefully when implying Bush "never saw shit" because he could have and would have in the event his squad had been called up. I realize you saw duty in Vietnam and I thank you for your service, but do not diminish the role of the guard and the role they played.

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  6. Casey - you need to check up on what you said. Bush was put on inactive duty and never would have seen combat. And I remember the role of the guard at Kent state. And being a fighter pilot and in the air force killing three million vietnamese and dropping agent orange is not the same thing as being on the ground as a combat medic! Also people like you always have time to write lengthy comments, but you never have time to research, and are typical REACTIONARY without the fact. Also when you someday have time look into DEPLETED URANIUM and the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN TROOOPS from the Gulf War POISONED by our own RADIOACTIVE MUNITIONS, I have a lengthy researched and documented post you GLANCED OVER. Do your homework!

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  7. Also the documentaries about the Russian Nazis and the American Nazis on the video post say nothing about ANTI-SEMITISM. Its all about what is happening to the middle class AND MORE in both countries. Anti Semitism is NOT even mentioned!

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  8. IMPORTANT - check out this Bush link and info before you rattle off...
    http://www.discourse.net/archives/2004/10/is_this_the_smoking_gun_on_bush_national_guard_record_and_why_you_should_care.html

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  9. EuroYank, I am the one being "reactionary?" You are as jacked as a pitbull on crack. I have read your work and some is worthy of consideration and some is just crack-pot conspiracy theories.

    The excuses that you offer these Russian/American Nazis is nothing more than propaganda that Hitler used in the early thirties. To equate their ANTI-SEMITISM with economical circumstance is just crap.

    Antisemitism (alternatively spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism; also rarely known as judeophobia) is prejudice and hostility toward Jews as a group. The prejudice is usually characterized by a combination of religious, racial, cultural and ethnic biases. ...

    That is the definition and just because it is not mentioned in your video does not make it so.

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  10. you never even watched the videos, and you are not worth the time. Those videos were a warning what is happening. and if you want to swear let me continue you DUMBASS AMERICAN REPUBLICAN PIG! You helped create a global DEPRESSION with you massive REPUBLICAN DEFICITS and DEREGULATIONS of Wall Street and the Banks. you FUCKING DUMB ASSHOLE!

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  11. You are such a genius with the Kings English. My first reaction to your diatribe is to respond in kind but I will not do that. I would normally delete your spunk that you wrote but I want other readers to witness your calm and rational thinking. A little advice-Lay off the meth and switch to a more mellow drug..maybe like weed or something.

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  12. I have copied this post and all the comments including yours in their entirety including your total blog. I will post this in my online magazine which you have no knowledge of. Lets let the people decide. In 30 days you will get the link, and lets see if your king's english helped you state your case ... you pompous idiot!

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  13. Man, you sure have a lot of time on your hands. I hope they have socialized health care in Luxembourg
    so you can seek some mental help.
    See you in 30 thirty days!

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  14. I am a disabled vet with missing limbs on a respirator, that is why I have the time.

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  15. also I am well-known in military and social circles, and I plan to spend a lot of time who you are behind this blog of yours and especially now with you mental heath remark. Let's see what I can dig out about you, your ISP and your registration on this link!

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  16. Go for it! You want me to send you some of my DNA as well?

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  17. You do not need to send me anything. I may send you something!

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  18. I can't help it. I have to ask, how much pork spending has John McCain submitted to Congress......EVER?

    I'll wager not as much as Dr.O has in 30 days!

    Its a Cracked World isn't it?

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  19. C.C. If I am not mistaken, McCain has never/or very little asked for any local pork. I am leaning that he that he hasn't, but I will check.
    I will agree with your statement, it is a Cracked World that we now live.

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  20. I just noticed something, EuroYank and myself are both wearing sunglasses. Who would win a dual, Max Headroom or that guy from the Matrix? Stay tuned!

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  21. I would like to point out that EuroYank says that he is missing limbs and is on a respirator because he is a war vet. Well, by looking at his profile, he sure did a lot of stuff since Vietnam that would have taken limbs and some good breathing to accomplish. Could he have lost his limbs since Vietnam? Sure, but I am thinking something else.

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  22. I hire all my guns and my pick to pick you off is a guy that looks like you. Schmuck!

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  23. I am like the terminator Schmuck! But happy you are paying attention.

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  24. and I would like to say you Texas cowboys are the stupidest rednecks on earth. Not even those guys from Mississippi or Georgia, or the Carolina confederates can match your stupidity. But for a Texan you are one of the few dumber smart assholes I have had the pleasure to tangle with. (that is not a compliment hehaw guy)

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  25. Euroyank: I don't see the point in coming onto someone's blog just to lay into them. And as far as making personal insults and threats in concerned, that's just downright childish.

    Anyway, it doesn't seem as though Obama has had much success in easing concerns about the alleged pork in his bill. I'm quite certain that all former administrations - Democrat or Republican - will have earmarked funds in one way or another during their time in office; and I'm sure it's a perfectly legitimate way on greasing the wheels in Washington. But to do so on this (alleged) scale in the middle of a financial crisis seems deeply troubling.

    I'm still undecided though. Casey: looking forward to hearing your perspective on Netanyahu's appointment, and also Obama's timetabled withdrawal from Iraq. I find both pretty worrying!

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  26. Martin, Thank you for the comment. I will post something soon either on my blog or yours in regard to Bibi and his failure to form an "unity" government. HeHaw guy out!

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  27. I love the quote you mentioned, "...I will go line by line". How can you do that if you don't even read the thing!

    Excellent blog. Thanks,
    Sandy

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  28. I love the quote you mentioned, "...I will go line by line". How can you do that if you don't even read the thing!

    Excellent blog. Thanks,
    Sandy

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  29. Sandy, Obama is all words and most of them are hollow. He will not let promises get in the way of his agenda because he knows that the MSM will not call him out.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  30. Sandy, If Obama would require his appointees to pay their taxes, he might cut the deficit in half.

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