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  1. Standard membervivify
    08 Mar '11
    16 Dec '17 03:442 edits
    Not in order.

    ---Trump ordered a ban on 7 Muslim-majority countries, but made exceptions for any Christians from those nations

    ---Appointed Scott Pruitt, a man who overturned a ban on a pesticide found to cause brain cancer in children (after meeting with executives of the pesticide's company).

    ---- Overturned an Obama-era presidential order banning the dumping of coal into U.S. waters

    ---- Gave highly classified info to government officials of Russia, a nation proven to have tampered in American elections, and had hostile relations with the U.S. for decades

    ----- used the largest ever non-nuclear bomb—the "mother of all bombs"—just to kill a handful of suspected terrorists

    ----- Put Betsy Devos in charge of the Department of Education: a woman with no who spent millions lobbying for laws that drain resources from public schools, and fought for the deregulation of taxpayer-funded charter schools, She's currently being sued for failing to process more than 50,000 debt relief claims of former college students.

    ----- Tried to ban Transgender people from serving in the military

    ----- Pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a man who ignored a federal court's order to stop violating civil rights of those he arrested. Arpaio targeted Hispanics, and jailed them without due process. He was also known for degrading the inmates he jailed, and bragged that his jails were "concentration camps".

    ----- Appointed Ajit Pai as head of the FCC, a man who tirelessly to kill net neutrality, and had countless private, backroom deals with USTelecom lobbyists, despite claiming he wanted "transparency" in the FCC. Ajit Pai also reversed a decision by his Democratic predecessor, Tom Wheeler, which would've allowed ISPs the ability to provide low-cost Internet access to poorer Americans.

    ----- Pulled the U.S. out of the Paris accord

    ---- Inflamed military tensions between the U.S. and North Korea

    ---- Trump canceled the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would have promoted U.S. trade at the expense of China.

    ---- Openly supported an accused child molester with credible evidence against him, to be elected senator.

    ---- Caused havoc and riots in the Middle East after naming Jerusalem Israel's capital

    ---- Severely damaged America's global reputation

    ---- Frequently put out false information or blatant lies, while hypocritically complaining about "fake news". This resulted in a Libyan investigation of slave trading being questioned (and possibly stopped), because the slave trading was uncovered by a CNN reporter. Libya used a Trump tweet about "fake news" to discredit CNN's report. This means that Trump could be the reason why slave trade continues in Libya.

    I'm sure you all know that this isn't an exhaustive list. That would take FAR too long, and no one would have the patience to read it all. Keep in mind, that I've only named Trump's direction actions; I haven't even gotten the actions of the GOP as a whole.
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    16 Dec '17 03:48
    Originally posted by @vivify
    Not in order.

    ---Trump ordered a ban on 7 Muslim-majority countries, but made exceptions for any Christians from those nations

    ---Appointed Scott Pruitt, a man who overturned a ban on a pesticide found to cause brain cancer in children (after meeting with executives of the pesticide's company).

    ---- Overturned an Obama-era presidential order banni ...[text shortened]... e only named Trump's direction actions; I haven't even gotten the actions of the GOP as a whole.
    Now Trump is being blamed for the slave trade in Libya ? That's funny right there!
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    08 Aug '03
    16 Dec '17 03:56
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    Now Trump is being blamed for the slave trade in Libya ? That's funny right there!
    What's "funny" is that what most normal people consider abhorrent, you consider "funny".
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    Originally posted by @vivify
    Not in order.

    ---Trump ordered a ban on 7 Muslim-majority countries, but made exceptions for any Christians from those nations

    ---Appointed Scott Pruitt, a man who overturned a ban on a pesticide found to cause brain cancer in children (after meeting with executives of the pesticide's company).

    ---- Overturned an Obama-era presidential order banni ...[text shortened]... e only named Trump's direction actions; I haven't even gotten the actions of the GOP as a whole.
    How obama systematically tried to destroy America.

    1) Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval
    In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations in Libyawithout Congressional approval.
    2) Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton – just like Bush did
    In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, just hours after the Justice Department had said it would pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work.
    3) Has an administration full of lobbyists, after promising he wouldn’t have any
    While running for President, Obama had promised that, unlike Bush, he would not have any lobbyists working in his administration. However, by February 2010, he had more than 40 lobbyists working in his administration.

    4) Has close ties to Wall St., but pretends to support Occupy Wall St.
    Although Obama claims to support the Occupy Wall St. movement, the truth is that he has raised more money from Wall St. than any other candidate during the last 20 years. In early 2012, Obama held a fundraiser where Wall St. investment bankers and hedge fund managers each paid $35,800 to attend. In October 2011, Obama hired Broderick Johnson, a longtime Wall Street lobbyist, to be his new senior campaign adviser. Johnson had worked as a lobbyist for JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Comcast, Microsoft, and the oil industry.
    5) Allowed abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to become even worse than it was under Bush
    Under President Obama, abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay became evenworse than it had been under President Bush.
    6) Supported the $700 billion TARP corporate-welfare bailout just like Bush
    While Senator, Obama voted for the $700 billion TARP bank bailout bill. The bailout rewarded irresponsible and illegal behavior. It redirected resources from more productive uses to less productive uses. It punished the hard working taxpayers who had played by the rules and obeyed the law. It created horrible incentives, and sent the wrong message. The bailout was evil because it rewarded the bad people and punished the good people. No society that does this can expect to remain free or prosperous. Instead of bailing out these corrupt corporations, we should have let them cease to exist, like we did with Enron.

    7) Waged the biggest war against medical marijuana of any president, which was the opposite of what he had promised
    In May 2008, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt said that Obama would end DEA raids on medical marijuana in states where it’s legal. Also in 2008, Obama said that he supported the “basic concept of using medical marijuana for the same purposes and with the same controls as other drugs” and that he was “not going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws.”
    However, in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana grower in Highlands Ranch in Colorado, a state where medical marijuana is legal. Also in February 2010, DEA agents raided a medical marijuana dispensary in Culver City in California, a state where medical marijuana is legal. In July 2010, the DEA raided at least four medical marijuana growers in San Diego, California. Also in July 2010, the DEA raided a medical marijuana facility in Covelo, California. Then in September 2010, the DEA conducted raids on at least five medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas, Nevada, where medical marijuana is legal. In 2011, the DEA conducted raids on medical marijuana in Seattle, Washington, West Hollywood, California, and Helena, Montana, all places where it is legal. In April 2012, the DEA carried out several raids on medical marijuana in Oakland, California.
    In February 2012, Rolling Stone magazine wrote that Obama’s war against medical marijuana went “far beyond anything undertaken by George W. Bush.” In April 2012, Mother Jones magazine wrote: “The president campaigned on the promise that he’d stop federal raids on medical marijuana operations that were in compliance with state laws, a vow that Attorney General Eric Holder repeated after the election. But then the Obama administration raided more than 100 dispensaries in its first three years and is now poised to outpace the Bush administration’s crackdown record.” In May 2012, the Washington Post wrote: “Obama has become more hostile to medical marijuana patients than any president in U.S. history.” In May 2012, U.S. Congressperson Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said she had “strong concerns” about Obama’s forced closure of five medical marijuana facilities in Pelosi’s congressional district. In April 2012, commenting on Obama’s crackdown on medical marijuana, U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) said, “I’m very disappointed… They look more like the Bush administration than the Clinton administration.”
    In July 2012, federal prosecutors filed civil forfeiture actions against Harborside Health Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, CA, which claims to be the world’s largest, and which claims to serve more than 100,000 medical marijuana patients. In April 2012, federal agents raidedOaksterdam University, an educational institution in Oakland, CA, which teaches people about medical marijuana. In April 2012, federal agents raideda medical marijuana facility which had been serving 1,500 patients near Lake Elsinore, CA. In June 2012, the Obama administration filed asset-forfeiture lawsuits against two landlords who rented their buildings to medical marijuana stores in Santa Fe Springs, CA. The Obama administration also sent warning letters which threatened similar legal action to dozens of other, nearby landlords. During the first seven months of 2012, the DEA shut down40 medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, all of which had been operating in compliance with state and local law.
    In July 2013, the DEA conducted multiple medical marijuana raids in Washington state, including the cities of Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle.
    In May 2012, ABC News reported that during Obama’s youth, he often smoked large quantities of recreational marijuana. Obama’s marijuana smoking wasn’t even medical – it was recreational. And yet now, he is taking large scale, widespread action to prevent people with AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and other illnesses, who have prescriptions from their doctors, from using their prescription medicine – how cold hearted can a person be?
    8) Nominated a six-time tax cheater to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws
    Obama nominated Timothy Geithner, a repeat tax cheater, to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws.
    Prior to his nomination, Geithner had:
    1) Illegally failed to pay more than $34,000 in social security and medicare taxes
    2) Illegally declared the cost of his children’s summer camp as a form of day care.
    3) Illegally failed to pay the early withdrawal penalty when he took money out of his retirement plan
    4) Illegally declared non-eligible items as a charitable deduction
    5) Illegally declared something which was ineligible as a small businessdeduction
    6) Illegally declared utility expenses which had actually been for his personal use
    9) Gave tax dollars to AIG executives, then pretended to be outraged about it
    Obama signed a stimulus bill that spent money on bonuses for AIG executives. Prior to signing this bill, Obama had said, “when I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.” However, after reading “line by line” and signing the stimulus bill that protected the AIG bonuses, Obama pretended to be shocked and outraged at the bonuses, and said, “Under these circumstances, it’s hard to understand how derivative traders at A.I.G. warranted any bonuses at all, much less $165 million in extra pay… How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?” and also said that he would “pursue every single legal avenue to block these bonuses.”
    10) Expanded Bush’s unconstitutional government faith based programs
    Obama expanded the federal government’s faith based programs which had been started by President George W. Bush.
    11) Supported Bush’s unconstitutional Patriot Act
    In May 2011, Obama signed a renewal of the Patriot Act.
    12) Increased the national debt more in one term than Bush did in two
    The national debt increased more during Obama’s first three years and two months than it did during all eight years of George W. Bush’s presidency.
    13) Agrees with Bush’s support of unconstitutional, indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without filing any charges
    In December 2011, ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero criticized Obama for signing a bill that gave the U.S. government the power toindefinitely detain U.S. citizens without any charges being filed or any trial taking place.
    14) Agrees with Bush’s support of unconstitutional, warrantless wiretapping
    President Obama has defended warrantless wiretapping.
    15) Avoided prosecution of Wall. St criminals
    Although Obama had promised to prosecute Wall St. criminals, during his entire first term, his administration did not file any criminal charges against any of the top financial executives.
    16) Had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process
    Obama had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process.
    The ACLU accused Obama of violating the U.S. Constitution for doing this.
    U.S. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) said that Obama’s actions might be an impeachable offense.
    17) Ordered private company to fire 1,000 employ...
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    In 2011, after Boeing had hired 1,000 new employees to work at its new factory in South Carolina, the Obama administration ordered Boeing to shut down the factory, because the factory was non-union.
    18) Stole money from retired teachers and police officers
    During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured creditorsworse than unsecured creditors. Some of these secured creditors were retired teachers and police officers from Indiana. Richard A. Epstein, a law professor at New York University School of Law, wrote, “Upsetting this fixed hierarchy among creditors is just an illegal taking of property from one group of creditors for the benefit of another, which should be struck down on both statutory and constitutional grounds.” Todd Zywicki, Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, wrote that Obama’s treatment of secured creditors was “dangerous to the rule of law.” The Economist wrotethat Obama’s actions could “establish a terrible precedent. Bankruptcy exists to sort legal claims on assets. If it becomes a tool of social policy, who will then lend to struggling firms in which the government has a political interest?” Francis Cianfrocca, the CEO of Bayshore Networks, wrote that Obama’s actions were “an astonishingly reckless abrogation of contract law that will introduce a new level of uncertainty into business transactions at all levels, and make wealth generation more difficult going forward… An extraordinary uncertainty has been created when the most powerful man in the world can rewrite contracts and choose winners and losers in private negotiations as he sees fit. Since this is an unquantifiable uncertainty, and not a quantifiable risk, its effect on business and investor confidence will be large and unpredictable. As in the 1930s, a time when government also cavalierly rewrote private contracts, the prudent approach for business will be to invest minimally and wait for another administration.”
    19) Supported release of convicted mass murderer
    In 2010, Obama supported releasing Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (who had been convicted of murdering 270 people) from prison.
    20) Illegally put thousands of guns into hands of criminals
    In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration ordered gun storeowners to illegally sell thousands of guns to criminals.
    21) Fired Inspector General for discovering that Obama’s friend had embezzled government funds
    In June 2009, Obama fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin, after Walpin accused Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, an Obama supporter, of misuse of AmeriCorps funding to pay for school-board political activities. In a letter to Congress, the White House said that Walpin was fired because he was “confused, disoriented, unable to answer questions and exhibited other behavior that led the Board to question his capacity to serve.” A bipartisan group of 145 current and former public officials, attorneys, and legal scholarssigned a letter that was sent to the White House, which defended Walpin, said the criticisms of him were not true, and said that his firing was politically motivated. The letter can be read here.
    22) Lied about putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN
    Although Obama had made a campaign promise to have all of the health care reform negotiations broadcast on C-SPAN, he broke that promise after he was elected.
    The secrecy of these negotiations was so strong that U.S. Congresswoman and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
    23) Lied about letting people keep their health insurance
    Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:
    “No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people… If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”
    Also before Obamacare was passed, Obama said:
    “Here is a guarantee that I’ve made. If you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance.”
    However, after Obamacare was passed, the Congressional Budget Office said that the law would cause seven million people to lose their employer provided insurance.
    After Obamacare was passed, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East announced that it would drop health insurance for the children of more than 30,000 low-wage home attendants. Mitra Behroozi, executive director of benefit and pension funds for 1199SEIU stated
    “… new federal health-care reform legislation requires plans with dependent coverage to expand that coverage up to age 26… meeting this new requirement would be financially impossible.”
    Also, after Obamacare was passed, the Franciscan University of Steubenvilledropped its coverage in response to the law.
    Universal Orlando dropped its coverage for part time employees in response to Obamacare.
    In addition, after Obamacare was passed, Forbes reported
    “The House Ways and Means Committee has released a new report that sheds light onto how Obamacare incentivizes companies to dump their workers onto the new law’s subsidized exchanges.”
    Also after Obamacare was passed, MSN reported
    “The Affordable Care Act mandate most commonly known as Obamacare has some tight stipulations that, CNN says, are forcing health care companies to rip up most of their current plans and draft new ones that comply. According to a University of Chicago study, just about half of the individual health care plans currently on the market won’t cut it once key provisions of the Affordable Care Act kick in next year.”
    Furthermore, it was reported that Obamacare would cause 58,000 Aetna and UnitedHealth Group customers in California to lose their insurance.
    In response to Obamacare, some employers have dropped coverage for their employees’ spouses.
    The chain of Wegmans supermarkets cancelled the policies of its part time employees in response to Obamacare.
    In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a letterto Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare
    “will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits… these restrictions will make non-profit plans like ours unsustainable… we can no longer stand silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other hardworking Americans”
    24) Lied about the cost of Obamacare
    Before Obamacare was passed, Obama promised
    “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either now or in the future. I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now or in the future, period. And to prove that I’m serious, there will be a provision in this plan that requires us to come forward with more spending cuts if the savings we promised don’t materialize.”
    However, after Obama signed it, the Washington Post reported that it would add more than $340 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.
    In March 2012, the Congressional Budget Office said that over the next decade, Obamacare would cost twice as much as what Obama had promised.
    In May 2013, it was reported that Obamacare’s program for high risk patients was more expensive than what Obama had promised.
    25) Gave tax dollars to campaign contributors and lobbyists, and falsely claimed the money was for “green energy”
    In 2009 the Obama administration gave $535 million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create 4,000 new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the company’s shareholders and executives had made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign, that the company had spent a large sum of money onlobbying, and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings with White House officials.
    It was also revealed that the Obama administration had already been aware of Solyndra’s financial troubles. For example, according to the company’s security filings in 2009, the company had been selling its product for less than the cost of production. In 2010, Obama visited the Solyndra factory and cited it as a role model for his stimulus program, saying “It’s here that companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter and more prosperous future.” The Washington Post wrote of this, “Administration officials and outside advisers warned that President Obama should consider dropping plans to visit a solar startup company in 2010 because its mounting financial problems might ultimately embarrass the White House.” Solyndra was a private company, but had been planning to use its government loans as a means of going public – so when Obama knowingly overstated the company’s condition in order to help his friends at Solyndra, he broke the same law that Martha Stewart had been sent to prison for breaking.
    In September 2011, federal agents visited the homes of Brian Harrison, the company’s CEO, and Chris Gronet, the company’s founder, to examine computer files and documents. Also in September 2011, the U.S. Treasury Department launched an investigation.
    On September 13, 2011, the Washington Post reported on emails which showed that the Obama administration had tried to rush federal reviewers to approve the loan so Vice President Joe Biden could announce it at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company’s factory. The company was a hallmark of President Obama’s plan to support clean energy technologies.
    The New York Times reported that government auditors and industry analysts had faulted the Obama administration for failing to properly evaluate the company’s business proposals, as well as for failing to take note of troubling signs which were already evident. In addition, Frank Rusco, a program director at the Government Accountability Office, had found that the preliminary loan approval had been granted before officials had completed the legally mandated eval...
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    President Obama had armed SWAT agents raid the Gibson guitar factory, ordered the employees to leave, and seized guitars and other property from the factory – and all of this happened without any charges being filed.
    It was later reported that Gibson had not broken any U.S. laws.
    Obama’s so-called justification for the raid was that Gibson had broken environmental laws from India regarding the imported wood that Gibson had been using.
    However, Gibson claimed that it had not broken any Indian laws – and no charges were filed against it.
    In addition, it was also reported that Henry E. Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson, was a Republican donor.
    Meanwhile, C.F. Martin & Company, Gibsons’s competitor, had used the exact same imported wood, but had not gotten raided. Chris Martin IV, the CEO of Martin, was a Democratic donor.
    29) Shut down Amish farm
    In February 2012, Obama shut down an Amish farm for selling unpasteurized milk across state lines, even though the customers were happy with what they were buying.
    30) Rewarded his fundraisers by giving them federal jobs
    Although Obama had promised to have “the most sweeping ethics reform in history,” and had often criticized the role of money in politics, the truth is that after he was elected, he gave administration jobs to more than half of his 47 biggest fundraisers.
    31) Ignored constitutional requirements for appointees
    In February 2009, U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) expressedconcern that Obama’s dozens of czars might violate the U.S. Constitution, because they were not approved by the U.S. Senate. U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) expressed a similar concern in September 2009.
    32) Gave tax dollars to corrupt private contractors
    While Obama was a state Senator in Illinois, he used tax dollars to build 504 units of slum housing, which had mice and backed up sewage. Federal inspectors graded the condition of the housing so bad that the buildings faced demolition.
    33) Used tax dollars to glorify murderers
    The Obama administration spent $1.6 million to restore graffiti that glorifiedcommunist murderers Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.
    34) Falsely claimed that the U.S. Supreme Court had never overturned any laws that had been passed by Congress
    Despite having taught constitutional law at one of the most prestigious law schools in the country, in April 2012 Obama falsely claimed that the U.S. Supreme Court had never overturned any laws that had been passed by Congress.
    35) Supported new bailouts for speculators who caused housing bubble
    In March 2012, Obama announced a new set of bailouts for speculators who had caused the housing bubble.
    36) Spent $205,075 of taxpayer money on a shrubbery which nurseries sell for $16
    As part of his economic stimulus, Obama spent $205,075 of taxpayer money to relocate and care for a single specimen of Arctostaphylos franciscana, a shrubbery which nurseries sell for $16.
    37) Spent taxpayer money to see if using cocaine helped rats to enjoy the music of Miles Davis
    Obama’s administration funded a study to see whether or not rats’ enjoyment of the music of Miles Davis was increased when the rats were high on cocaine.
    38) Tried to outlaw family farms
    In April 2012, the Obama administration proposed new regulations which would prohibit farm children under 18 from working at grain elevators, silos, feed lots, stockyards, and livestock auctions, as well as from storing, marketing and transporting farm product raw materials. Critics claimed that this would prevent children from the common practice of working on their friends’ and relatives’ farms, and that farm children did not need “help” from a community organizer in Washington.
    39) Auctioned off ambassadorship to the Netherlands
    In April 2012, Obama nominated Timothy Broas, who had “bundled” more than $500,000 for Obama’s 2012 campaign, to be U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.
    40) Claimed that written tests are a form of “racial discrimination”
    The Obama administration accused fire and police departments in Jacksonville, Florida, New York City, and Dayton, Ohio of “racial discrimination” because they required potential firefighters and police officers to take a written test. Ten real examples of these “racist” questions from the New York test can be read here.
    41) Made the TSA even more abusive and ridiculous than it had been under Bush
    The Obama administration gave a very invasive patdown to a three-year-oldboy in a wheelchair, which caused the boy to tremble in fear. The Obama administration gave an aggressive patdown to a seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. The Obama administration said that a four-year-old girl was a “high security threat.” The Obama administration placed an 18-month-old girl on its no fly list. The Obama administration gave a patdown to Henry Kissinger. The Obama administration forced a 95-year-old cancer patient to remove her adult diaper and fly without it. The Obama administration ripped open the urostomy bag of a 61-year-old bladder cancer survivor, and forced him to fly covered in his own urine.
    42) Illegally demanded monetary payment for Freedom of Information Act request
    The Obama administration demanded that the Goldwater Institute pay$78,935.80 before it would share public records which it had requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
    43) Fined public school $15,000 for selling soda
    The Obama administration fined a high school $15,000 for selling soda to students during lunch.
    44) Conducted dangerous and illegal scientific experiments on people
    From January 2010 through June 2011, the Obama administration conducted illegal scientific experiments which exposed 42 people to dangerous levels of toxins.
    45) Gave middle finger to Vietnam veterans, their families, and their friends
    On Memorial Day 2012, Obama prevented Vietnam veterans and their friends and families from visiting the Vietnam memorial for seven hours, so Obama could have his picture taken.
    46) Had the government take 60.8% ownership of General Motors
    In July 2009, Obama had the government take 60.8% ownership of General Motors, and fired the CEO.
    47) Forced banks to give mortgages to people who could not afford to pay them back
    While working as a “community organizer,” Obama filed lawsuits which forced banks to give mortgages to people with bad credit and low incomes. As a result, many of these people ended up defaulting on their mortgages. As their attorney, Obama collected $23,000 in legal fees for himself.
    Then in April 2013, during Obama’s second term as President, the Washington Post reported that President Obama was still pressuring banks “to make home loans to people with weaker credit.”
    48) Stole money from retired Delphi employees
    In 2009, Obama eliminated the pensions of 20,000 retired Delphi employees.
    49) Used taxpayer money to buy soda for $3.40 per can
    During Obama’s presidency, the federal government repeatedly purchased soda for a cost of $3.40 per can. Obama did not express any desire to switch to a cheaper seller, such as Costco,, or Wal-Mart – or to an even still cheaper seller such as a wholesaler. Instead, Obama repeatedly forced taxpayers to pay these outrageous prices for soda.
    50) Paid $7 million per household to connect people to the internet
    Obama’s stimulus paid to connect some households in Montana to the internet, at a cost of $7 million per household.
    51) Had a double standard for Bain Capital
    Although Obama criticized Mitt Romney for his involvement with Bain Capital, Obama hired Jeff Zients, a former consultant at Bain (and who had an estimated personal wealth of $200 million) to be his budget director.
    52) Broke promise to teen campaign volunteers
    Obama had promised to his teen campaign volunteers that if they each spent nine hours going door to door on Obama’s behalf, he would invite them to attend his speech of September 6, 2012. However, after the teens did the volunteer work, Obama broke his promise. One of these volunteers, Madeline Frank, age 16, of Charlotte, North Carolina, said of this “I’ve been looking forward to this for a really long time. I am just feeling really let down and like bummed. It was kind of my dream to see him speak, so definitely really sad.”
    53) Falsely claimed to know more about Judaism than any other President
    Obama falsely claimed to know more about Judaism than any other President.
    54) Exempted wind farms from the penalties that other electric producers get for killing birds
    In May 2013, NPR reported:
    The Obama administration has charged oil companies for drowning birds in their waste pits, and power companies for electrocuting birds on power lines.
    But the administration has never fined or prosecuted a wind-energy company, even those that flout the law repeatedly.
    “What it boils down to is this: If you electrocute an eagle, that is bad, but if you chop it to pieces, that is OK,” said Tim Eicher, a former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforcement agent based in Cody.
    More than 573,000 birds are killed by the country’s wind farms each year, including 83,000 hunting birds such as hawks, falcons and eagles, according to an estimate published in March in the peer-reviewed Wildlife Society Bulletin.
    Nearly all the birds being killed are protected under federal environmental laws, which prosecutors have used to generate tens of millions of dollars in fines and settlements from businesses, including oil and gas companies, over the past five years.
    Wind farms are clusters of turbines as tall as 30-story buildings, with spinning rotors as wide as a passenger jet’s wingspan. Though the blades appear to move slowly, they can reach speeds up to 170 mph at the tips, creating tornado-like vortexes.
    Flying eagles behave like drivers texting on their cellphones; they don’t look up. As they scan for food, they don’t notice the industrial turbine blades until it’s too late.
    The rehabilitation coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, Michael...
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    Obama expressed support for a proposal which would punish students based on their race instead of on their behavior.
    57) Used “off the books” funding for military interventionism
    In April 2009, antiwar activists who helped elect Obama accused him of using the same “off the books” funding as his predecessor George W. Bush when Obama requested an additional $83.4 billion from Congress for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – a provision which Obama had voted against when he was a Senator.
    58) Tried to silence criticism of auto-bailouts
    The Obama administration pressured Ford Motor Company to stop airing a TV ad that criticized Obama’s bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler.
    59) Dismissed charges of voter intimidation, despite video evidence
    In May 2009, the Obama administration dismissed charges that had been filed by the Bush administration against members of the New Black Panther Party who had been videotaped intimidating voters and brandishing a police-style baton at a Philadelphia polling station during the November 2008 election. In August 2009, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights demanded that the Justice Department explain why it dismissed the charges. In July 2010, J. Christian Adams, a former lawyer for the Justice Department, testified before the Commission on Civil Rights that the case was dropped because the Justice Department did not want to protect the civil rights of white people.
    60) Falsely claimed to support the second amendment
    Although Obama stated, “I have always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of individuals to bear arms,” the National Rifle Associationgave Obama a rating of ‘F’ based on his voting record.
    61) Nominated a communist who said 9-11 was an inside job
    In September 2009, Obama’s green czar Van Jones resigned after it was reported that he was a self described “communist” and had blamed George W. Bush for the September 11 attacks.
    62) Falsely said he would not raise taxes on the poor and middle class
    On September 12, 2008, Obama promised, “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.” However, less than three months into his Presidency, he broke that promise when he raised the cigarette tax. Studies show that poor people are more likely to smoke than rich people.
    63) Falsely said he wanted to simplify the tax code, when he actually wanted to make it more complex
    Although Obama said that he wanted to simplify the tax code, his proposals would actually add thousands of pages to the tax code.
    64) Oversaw some of the world’s worst increases in corruption
    In December 2010, Transparency International reported that corruption was increasing faster in the U.S. than anywhere else except Cuba, Dominica, and Burkina Faso.
    65) Falsely said “This is the most transparent administration in history.”
    In February 2013, Obama said, “This is the most transparent administration in history”
    However, that same month, ABC News White House reporter Ann Compton, who covered Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, both Bushes, and Obama, said “The president’s day-to-day policy development… is almost totally opaque to the reporters trying to do a responsible job of covering it. There are no readouts from big meetings he has with people from the outside, and many of them aren’t even on his schedule. This is different from every president I covered. This White House goes to extreme lengths to keep the press away.”
    In July 2009, White House reporter Helen Thomas criticized the Obama administration for its lack of transparency.
    Also, this list contains a huge number of things that Obama has done which contradict his statement.
    66) Falsely claimed he would wait five days before signing bills
    Although Obama had promised to wait five days before signing all non-emergency bills, he broke that promise at least 10 times during his first three months in office.
    67) Falsely claimed stimulus spending would be transparent
    Although Obama had promised that the website would list all stimulus spending in detail, a 400 page report issued by the Government Accountability Office stated that only 25% of the projects listed on the website provided clear and complete information regarding their cost, schedule, purpose, location and status.
    68) Announced plans to send military to Australia
    In November 2011, Obama announced that he would send 2,500 Marines toAustralia.
    69) Falsely promised to accept public campaign financing and spending limits
    During the 2008 campaign, Obama broke his promise to accept public campaign financing and the spending limits that came with it.
    70) Tried to silence video on YouTube
    In June 2011, Obama asked a Jewish singing group to remove its video from the internet.
    71) Rejected international help to clean up BP oil spill
    After the BP oil spill, Obama rejected offers of cleanup help from Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations.
    72) Falsely said he opposed government waste, when he actually loves it
    On September 22, 2008, Obama said, “I am not a Democrat who believes that we can or should defend every government program just because it’s there… We will fire government managers who aren’t getting results, we will cut funding for programs that are wasting your money and we will use technology and lessons from the private sector to improve efficiency across every level of government… The only way we can do all this without leaving our children with an even larger debt is if Washington starts taking responsibility for every dime that it spends.” However, Citizens Against Government Waste gaveObama a 2007 rating of only 10%, and a lifetime rating of only 18%.
    73) Nominated past frequent user of illegal drugs to keep illegal drugs out of schools
    In September 2009, it was reported that Kevin Jennings, Obama’s Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, had written about Jenning’s own past frequent illegal drug use in his 2007 autobiography.
    74) Avoids firing aides who owe back taxes
    In January 2012, it was reported that 36 Obama aides owed a combined total of $833,000 in back taxes.
    75) Used Abbott and Costello style economics as a basis for national policy
    In 2010, Obama gave $16.3 million to First Solar, a company that manufactures solar panels, so the company could sell solar panels to itself.
    76) Sent U.S. troops to Africa
    Obama sent U.S. troops to Uganda, Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
    77) Made secret plans for his second term
    In March 2012, when Obama was talking to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev and did not know that the microphone was turned on, Obamastated, “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space… This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.”
    78) Holds double standard for people who use crude and vulgar language toward women
    Concerned Women for America accused Obama of hypocrisy after Obama criticized Rush Limbaugh for using crude and vulgar language to describe Sandra Fluke, but Obama did not criticize Bill Maher (who had donated one million dollars to an Obama PAC) for using the same kind of crude and vulgar language to describe Sarah Palin.
    79) Illegally gave Obamacare exemptions to unions that supported the passage of Obamacare
    Obama gave some organizations an exemption from some of the requirements of Obamacare. Many of these organizations were unions that had supported the passage of Obamacare, but now wanted exemptions from the very same law that they wanted to force everyone else to obey. This reveals an extreme level of hypocrisy among many of the supporters of Obamacare.
    In addition, these exemptions are illegal, because the Constitution requires the law to treat everyone the same.
    The Washington Times wrote of this:
    “Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside the rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and those with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism inevitably leads to corruption, and corruption invites extortion. Ultimately, the rule of law ceases to exist in any recognizable form, and what is left is tyranny.”
    “The now-familiar monthly trickling down of new waivers is, at best, a tacit admission that Obamacare is a failure. So far, seven entire states and 1,372 businesses, unions and other institutions have received waivers from the law. The list includes the administration’s friends and allies and, of course, those who have the best lobbyists.”
    “More than 50 percent of the Obamacare waiver beneficiaries are union members, which is striking because union members account for less than 12 percent of the American work force. The same unions that provided more than $120 million to Democrats in the last two elections and, in many cases, openly campaigned in favor of the government takeover of your health care, now celebrate that Obamacare is not their problem.”
    80) Defended Bush administration’s unconstitutional, unwarranted use of GPS device
    In January 2012, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Bush administration for having put a GPS tracking device on someone’s car without having a warrant, the Obama administration opposed the court ruling
    81) Opposes newspapers reporting the news
    Obama spokesman Jay Carney criticized the Los Angeles Times for publishing photographs of U.S. soldiers posing with corpses in Afghanistan.
    82) Supported Bush administration for fining CBS for showing Janet Jackson’s breast
    Obama came out in favor of the FCC’s fining of the CBS TV network $550,000 for showing Janet Jackson’s breast dur...
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    Many of the cars that were destroyed were in perfectly good condition. Because the program’s minimum requirement for so-called “fuel efficiency” was only 22 mpg, the reduction in pollution was negligible.
    102) Violated the very same campaign finance laws that he claims to support
    In January 2013, it was reported that Obama’s campaign had been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for violating campaign finance laws.
    103) Lied about how he had answered a questionnaire on gun control
    In 1996, when Obama was answering a questionnaire on his political views, one of the questions was “Do you support state legislation to: ban the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns?”
    Obama’s answer to the question was “Yes.”
    However, in 2008, Obama said “My writing wasn’t on that particular questionnaire.”
    However, ABC News later reported that the questionnaire “appears to have Obama’s handwriting.”
    104) Falsely claimed that his 2013 inauguration was not funded by lobbyists
    Although Obama claimed that his 2013 inauguration was not funded by lobbyists, its sponsors had actually spent $160 million on lobbying during Obama’s first presidential term.
    105) Encouraged medical device manufacturers to lay off employees
    In response to the medical device tax that is part of Obamacare, some medical device manufacturers have announced plans to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker (1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs).
    In December 2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, and 15 other Democrats who supported the passage of Obamacare wrote a letter to Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices, claiming that the tax would hurt job creation in their districts.
    106) Encouraged employers to switch their employees from full time to part time
    The New York Times reported that Obamacare
    “sharply penalizes full-time employment in favor of part-time employment.”
    In response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, some restaurants have announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time to part time, including some franchises of Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Wendy’s, Taco Bell,White Castle, and Fatburger.
    Community College of Allegheny County switched 200 professors and 200 other employees from full time to part time in response to Obamacare. Clint Benjamin, an English professor at Community College of Allegheny County,said that this would reduce his own monthly pay by $600.
    Also in response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, other colleges haveannounced plans to switch some of their employees from full time to part time, including Florida’s Palm Beach State College, Ohio’s Youngstown State University, and New Jersey’s Kean University.
    In Virginia, thousands of government employees had their hours reducedbecause of Obamacare.
    The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh reduced the hours of 48 of its employees in response to Obamacare.
    Regal Entertainment Group, the largest chain of movie theaters in the country,announced that it would be switching thousands of its employees from full time to part time in response to the Obamacare mandate.
    Utah’s Granite School District reduced the hours of 1,200 of its employees in response to Obamacare.
    In response to Obamacare, many Wal-Mart stores have stopped hiring full time workers.
    In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a letterto Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare will
    “destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class… the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees’ work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut workers’ hours to avoid this obligation.”
    107) Broke his promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term
    On February 23, 2009, Obama said “Today, I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office.” Obama broke that promise.
    108) Had Freedom of Information Act record worse than Bush’s
    In September 2012, it was reported that when it came to honoring requests under the Freedom of Information Act, Obama’s record was worse than that of George W. Bush.
    109) Supports installation of hidden cameras on private property without a search warrant
    In October 2012, Obama’s Justice Department argued in favor of installing hidden cameras on private property without a search warrant.
    110) Used “stimulus” money to pay people to play cards, board games, and video games
    In October 2012, it was reported that LG Chem, a lithium-ion battery plant in Holland, Michigan, was using money from Obama’s “stimulus” to pay its employees to play cards, board games, and video games.
    111) Spent half a million tax dollars on “Prom Week” video game
    In 2012, the Obama administration spent $516,000 on a video game called “Prom Week.”
    112) Hypocritically pays his female employees less than his male employees
    Although Obama claims to support equal pay for men and women, his own adminstration pays its female employees 18% less than its male employees.
    113) Falsely said that Romney’s pension was bigger than his own
    During a debate in October 2012, Obama falsely stated that Mitt Romney’s pension was bigger than his own.
    114) Has a double standard for investing in China and the Cayman Islands
    Although Obama criticized Mitt Romney for having investments in China and the Cayman Islands, Obama himself has investments in both of those places.
    115) Spent $27 million on “ineffective” pottery classes in Morocco
    Obama spent $27 million on pottery classes in Morocco. The class used an American teacher, but the translater who was hired did not actually know how to speak English fluently, and made many mistakes. The instructor often did not bring the right materials to class. The dyes and clays that the instructor did use were not available in Morocco, which prevented the students from being able to copy what they had learned. It was concluded that the classes were “ineffective.”
    116) Caused large amounts of perfectly good food to be thrown into the garbage
    In one year, Obama’s new school lunch program caused the schools in Lake County, Florida, to throw away $75,000 of perfectly good fruits and vegetables.
    117) Accepted illegal campaign contributions from foreign citizens
    During an experiment, a non-U.S. citizen attempted to make two $5 donations to both Obama’s campaign website and Mitt Romney’s campaign website. While the Romney website rejected both donations, the Obama website accepted them.
    118) Labels opponents of TSA sexual harassment as “domestic extremists”
    The Obama administration labels anyone who objects to the TSA’s sexual harassment as a “domestic extremist.”
    119) Lied about the Benghazi attack
    In September 2012, after four U.S. citizens were killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration falsely said that the attack was a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim video at YouTube.
    CBS News reported that although it was obviously a terrorist attack, it took an entire week before the Obama administration was willing to acknowledge it as such.
    The Washington Post reported that Obama had falsely said that he had called it a terrorist attack from the very start.
    After the attack began, someone (there is a debate over who this someone was) ordered the nearby U.S. military to “stand down,”, i.e., not offer any assistance. Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military. Obama later falsely claimed that the “stand down” order had not been made.
    Although the Obama administration made a dozen revisions to its talking points on this incident, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney falsely stated that only a “single adjustment” had been made, and that it simply involved changing the wording of “consulate” to “diplomatic facility.” ABC News published a complete list of all the changes to the talking points, which can be read here.
    Among the changes was the deletion of this entire paragraph:
    “The Agency has produced numerous pieces on the threat of extremists linked to al-Qa’ida in Benghazi and eastern Libya. These noted that, since April, there have been at least five other attacks against foreign interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants, including the June attack against the British Ambassador’s convoy. We cannot rule out the individuals has previously surveilled the U.S. facilities, also contributing to the efficacy of the attacks.”
    Victoria Nuland, a State Department spokeswoman, played a key role in the editing of the talking points. But instead of firing her for this, Obama offered her a promotion.
    120) Paid a train carrying biofuel to cross the U.S.-Canadian border 24 times without unloading
    As part of Obama’s “green energy” program, Obama used tax money to pay for a train full of biofuel to cross the U.S.-Canadian border 24 times without unloading its cargo.
    121) Falsely said that “we got back every dime” of the bailout
    In October 2012, Obama said that “we got back every dime” of the bailout. However, at the same time, the Congressional Budget Office that said there was still $24 billion that had not been paid back.
    122) Spent $50,000 of taxpayer money on a George S. Patton impersonator
    In the summer of 2011, the Obama administration spent $50,000 on a George S. Patton impersonator
    123) Spent $75,000 of taxpayer money on a bicycle
    The Obama administration spent $75,000 of taxpayer money on a bicycle.
    124) Complained to YouTube about an anti-Muslim video
    In September 2012, the Obama administration phoned YouTube to complain about an anti-Muslim video.
    Ben Wizner of the ACLU said that of this, “It does make us nervous when the government throws its weight behind any requests for censorship.”
    Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation said of this, “I am actually kind of distressed by this… Even though there are all these great quotes from i...
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    In September 2012, it was reported that the cost of federal regulations to citizens and business owners was more than 20 times as much as what Obama had said it was.
    135) Broke his promise to pass immigration bill, and then lied about why he broke it
    In 2008, Obama promised that he would pass an immigration bill during his first year in office. He broke that promise. He then blamed this on Republicans, even though both the House and Senate were controlled by Democrats during Obama’s first year.
    136) Made it much harder for start ups to raise capital and create jobs
    In July 2010, Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act. The Wall St. Journal wrote of this:
    “Senator Chris Dodd’s 1,400-page financial reform bill contains many economic land mines, and here’s one of the worst: Provisions that would make it harder for business start-ups to raise seed capital.”
    “Currently, wealthy individuals who want to invest directly in a new business can do so with minimum interference from regulators. The law requires only that the investor be “accredited” by meeting thresholds for net worth ($1 million) or income ($250,000). Entrepreneurs depend on these “angel” investors, since many new businesses lack the collateral for bank loans and are too small to interest venture capitalists. “
    “Amazon, Yahoo, Google and Facebook all benefited from angel investors, who typically target companies under five years old. According to a 2009 Kaufman Foundation study, such firms are less than 1% of all companies yet generate about 10% of new jobs. Between 1980 and 2005, companies less than five years old accounted for all net job growth in the U.S. In 2008, angels invested some $19 billion in more than 55,000 companies. “
    “Mr. Dodd’s bill would change all this for the worse. Most preposterously, it would require that start-ups seeking angel investments file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and endure a 120-day review. Rare is the new company that doesn’t need immediate access to the capital it raises, and a four-month delay is the kind of rule popular in banana republics that create few new businesses. “
    “The Dodd bill also raises the net worth and income thresholds to $2.3 million and $450,000, respectively. The Angel Capital Association, a trade group, estimates that these provisions would disqualify about 77% of current accredited investors.”
    137) Paid six figure salaries to federal employees so they could watch pornography all day long
    In April 2010, ABC News reported:
    “On a day when President Obama argued for more government regulation over the financial industry, a new government report reveals that some high-level regulators have spent more time looking at porn than policing Wall Street. “
    “The Securities and Exchange Commission is supposed to be the sheriff of the financial industry, looking for financial crimes like Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme. But the new report, obtained by ABC News, says senior employees of the SEC spent hours on the commission’s computers looking at sites like, skankwire, youporn, and others. “
    “The investigation, which was conducted by the SEC’s internal watchdog at the request of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, found 31 serious offenders over the past two and a half years. Seventeen of the offenders were senior SEC officers with salaries ranging from $100,000 to $222,000 per year. “
    “Eight Hours a Day Spent on Porn Sites”
    “One senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington spent up to eight hours a day accessing Internet porn. When he filled all the space on his government computer with pornographic images, he downloaded more to CDs and DVDs that accumulated in boxes in his offices.”
    “An SEC accountant attempted to access porn websites 1,800 times in a two-week period and had 600 pornographic images on her computer hard drive.”
    “Another SEC accountant attempted to access porn sites 16,000 times in a single month.”
    138) Spent tax dollars on a “mindreader”
    Obama used taxpayer money to hire a “mindreader.”
    139) Used tax dollars to build a million dollar bus stop
    Obama spent federal tax dollars to pay for part of the cost of a million dollar bus stop which opened in Arlington, Virginia in March 2013. Despite its huge cost, the bus stop can only accommodate 15 people, and does not even protect them from the wind and rain.
    140) Filed a lawsuit against a non-existent “monopoly” in the beer industry
    Although the number of breweries in the U.S. increased from 89 to 2,336 between 1978 and 2013, the Obama administration sued Anheuser-Busch InBev, which already owned half of Mexico’s Grupo Modelo, to prevent if from buying the other half, despite the fact that there were no laws on the books against such a purchase. The Obama administration’s so-called justification for this lawsuit against a law abiding company was that the company might, possibly, maybe, break some unspecified law, at some unspecified, distant point in the future.
    141) Falsely said the sequester would cause janitors to take a pay cut
    In February 2013, while talking about the sequester, Obama said
    “The folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol — now that Congress has left, somebody is going to be vacuuming and cleaning those floors and throwing out the garbage — they’re going to have less pay… The janitors, the security guards, they just got a pay cut, and they’ve got to figure out how to manage that. That’s real.”
    CBS News reported that Obama’s statement was false.
    142) Falsely said that he goes skeet shooting “all the time”
    At the beginning of Obama’s second term, he said that he goes skeet shooting “all the time.” However, a witness said that when he saw Obama go skeet shooting, Obama acted as if he had never fired a gun before, that he appeared to be uncomfortable with a gun, and that he only stayed for five minutes. In addition, during his first term, the media had never reported on his alleged skeet shooting, although it never failed to cover the more than100 rounds of golf that he played during his first term.
    143) Gave special access to people who raised or donated $500,000
    In February 2013, the New York Times reported that people who raised or donated at least $500,000 to Organizing for Action, a political group that supported Obama, would be given “the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House.”
    144) Said the deficit had gone down when it had actually gone up
    In February 2013, Obama said that the federal deficit had gone down by $2.5 trillion since he had taken office. In reality, it had actually increased by $5.9 trillion during that time.
    145) Refused to make available necessary tax forms to taxpayers
    On February 21, 2013, CBS News reported that the Obama administration had not yet made available dozens of different tax forms that taxpayers would need in order to meet the legal deadline of April 15 for filing their taxes.
    146) Nominated someone to be Secretary of the Treasury who had participated in “the biggest tax scam on record”
    Obama nominated Jack Lew to be Secretary of the Treasury. Lew had previously invested in the Cayman Islands, which Obama had referred to as “the biggest tax scam on record.”
    147) Adopted harmful new restrictions on prescription painkillers – even though the House had already voted against them
    After the U.S. House voted against new restrictions on prescription painkillers, the Obama administration ignored the House’s vote, and adopted the new restrictions anyway. Dr. Lynn Webster, president-elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine said of these new restrictions, “It will have an impact on a lot of patients who have been receiving them for some time for legitimate purposes.”
    148) Rolled back union transparency rules
    The Obama administration rolled back union transparency rules, which had been created so that union members could find out how their union was spending their union dues.
    149) Tried to eliminate workers’ right to a secret ballot when voting on whether or not to unionize
    Obama supported the elimination of workers’ right to a secret ballot when voting on whether or not to form a union
    150) Gave “supervised release” to a convicted criminal who later went on to murder a nun
    Obama gave “supervised release” to a convicted criminal, who then went on to murder a nun.
    151) Falsely said that he did not propose the sequester
    On October 22, 2012, Obama said, “The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed.” However, on February 22, 2013, the Washington Post reportedthat “the automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White House” and that “Obama personally approved of the plan.”
    152) Illegally refused to submit a budget on time during four of his first five years
    The President is legally required to submit a budget by the first Monday in February. Obama broke this law during four of his first five years in office. Since 1921, no President had missed this deadline more than once.
    153) Canceled White House tours for thousands of people so he could use the money to play golf with Tiger Woods
    During the sequester in early 2013, the Obama administration said it would save $18,000 per week by cancelling all White house tours, despite the fact that thousands of people had planned their vacations far in advance. However, Obama had no problem with spending more than $1 million in tax money so he could go golfing with Tiger Woods for one weekend.
    154) Falsely said the Newton shooter used a “fully automatic weapon”
    In April 2013, four months after Adam Lanza murdered 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Obama falsely stated that the shooter had used a “fully automatic weapon.”
    155) Broke his own deadline for creating healthcare exchanges
    Three years after Obama signed Obamacare, the New York Times reportedthat Obama would miss his own deadline for creating some of the insurance exchanges for small businesses.
    156) Falsely said that surgeons get paid between $30,...
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    After the Waco Tea Party sent an application to the IRS, the IRS waited 19 months to respond. In its response, the IRS asked for printouts of its web page and social networking sites, copies of all of its newsletters, bulletins and fliers, and copies of all stories written about it. The IRS also asked for transcripts of its radio interviews.
    As one example of how the IRS treated conservative organizations differently from liberal ones, Politico reported:
    “Chris Littleton, one of the co-founders of the Ohio Liberty Coalition, said the group got a grilling from the IRS when it submitted its application, in letters the group has posted on its website. The IRS also gave him so much grief when he tried to apply for tax-exempt status for another group, American Junto, that ‘we just gave up on it,’ he said.”
    “But when he submitted an application for a third group — Ohioans for Health Care Freedom, now renamed Ohio Rising — ‘it went through just fine,’ Littleton said. ‘They never asked a single set of questions.’”
    After the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots sent in their application, it took two years for the IRS to respond. The IRS response included 35 questions. When the group’s cofounder called the IRS, the IRS agent claimed that he had their group’s file right in front of him. But when the group’s confounder asked the IRS agent a question, the IRS agent asked, “What’s your group’s name again?”
    Tea Party groups who spoke with each other said they were all getting the same questions from the IRS.
    The Washington Post reported that some IRS employees were “ignorant about tax laws, defiant of their supervisors, and blind to the appearance of impropriety.”
    In 2012, the IRS leaked confidential information about Mitt Romney to the co-chairman of President Obama’s re-election committee.
    For a 27 month period that began in February 2010, the IRS gave exactly zero approvals to Tea Party organizations that had sent in applications. During that same time period, numerous liberal organizations with names including words such as “progress” or “progressive” did get approval.
    After True the Vote, a conservative organization which was founded by Catherine Engelbrecht, sent its application to the IRS, the IRS went three years without responding. During that three year period, Engelbrecht and her family’s small manufacturing business were audited by the IRS, and wereinvestigated by OSHA, the ATF, and the FBI.
    Democratic U.S. Senators pressured the IRS to target conservative groups. In May 2013, U.S. News & World Report wrote:
    “Over the last three years, Democratic senators repeatedly and publicly pressured the IRS to engage in the very activities that they are only now condemning today. At the same time, Republicans repeatedly and publicly warned against this abuse of government power and pointed to a series of red flags that strongly suggested conservative political organizations were being targeted by the IRS. Those warnings were deliberately ignored by the Obama administration and Democratic leaders in Congress.”
    “From Max Baucus to Chuck Schumer to Jeanne Shaheen, key Senate Democrats publicly pressured the IRS to target groups that held differing political views and who, in their view, had the temerity to engage in the political process. The IRS listened to them and acted.”
    In order to get approval, the IRS required members of Coalition for Life of Iowa, a pro-life organization, to sign a promise to avoid protesting in front of Planned Parenthood.
    The IRS asked Christian Voices for Life, a pro-life organization, questions about its prayer vigils.
    According to the official White House visitor’s log, during Obama’s first four years as President, IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman made 157 visits to the White House. This is more visits to the White House – by a very large margin – than any other cabinet member during Obama’s first term. By comparison, during the four years that Mark Everson was IRS commissioner when Bush was president, Everson made only one visit to the White House.
    Shulman donated $500 to the Democratic National Committee in October 2004.
    During Congressional testimony that had taken place in March 2012, Shulmanfalsely said that the IRS had not targeted conservative groups.
    Shulman’s wife, Susan L. Anderson, is the senior program advisor for Public Campaign, a liberal organization. The Dailer Caller wrote of this group:
    Public Campaign receives “major funding” from the pro-Obamacare alliance Health Care for America NOW!, which is comprised of the labor unions AFL-CIO, AFSCME, SEIU, and the progressive activist organization Move On, among others.
    Public Campaign also receives funding from the liberal Ford Foundation, the Common Cause Education Fund, and Barbra Streisand’s The Streisand Foundation, among other foundations and private donors.
    Stephen Seok was one of the IRS agents who wrote threatening letters to conservative groups. After doing so, he was given a promotion.
    In June 2013, it was reported that two IRS employees had violatedgovernment ethics rules at a 2010 conference when they received $1,100 in free food and other items. One of them was Fred Schindler, the director of implementation oversight at the IRS Affordable Care Act office. The other was Donald Toda, a California-based employee. Obama did not fire them. Instead, he gave both of them paid leave. By comparison, in 1981, President Reaganfired 11,359 air-traffic controllers who had been illegally striking.
    In June 2013, it was reported that The National Organization for Marriage, a conservative organization, had forensic evidence which proved that its donors’ private information had been illegally leaked by the IRS. The IRS employee(s) who illegally leaked this private information could get five yearsin prison.
    In July 2013, it was reported that Obama had met with a key IRS official who was involved in the targeting just two days before the key official had told his colleagues how to target tea party groups. The Daily Caller reported:
    The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
    IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins’ boss, then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, visited the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 24, 2012, according to White House visitor logs.
    On April 25, 2012, Wilkins’ office sent the exempt organizations determinations unit “additional comments on the draft guidance” for approving or denying tea party tax-exempt applications, according to the IRS inspector general’s report.
    Jon Stewart said of this:
    “Well, congratulations, President Barack Obama. Conspiracy theorists who generally can survive in anaerobic environments have just had an algae bloom dropped on their f***ing heads, thus removing the last arrow in your pro-governance quiver: skepticism about your opponents.”
    Michael Macleod-Ball, chief of staff at the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office, said of this:
    “Even the appearance of playing partisan politics with the tax code is about as constitutionally troubling as it gets. With the recent push to grant federal agencies broad new powers to mandate donor disclosure for advocacy groups on both the left and the right, there must be clear checks in place to prevent this from ever happening again.”
    171) Spent $402,721 on underwear that detects the presence of cigarette smoke
    In May 2013, it was reported that the Obama administration had spent $402,721 on underwear that detects the presence of cigarette smoke.
    172) Rewarded one of his biggest campaign fundraisers by nominating him for the ambassadorship to Canada
    In April 2013, it was reported that Obama had nominated Bruce Heyman to be the ambassador to Canada. During Obama’s election campaign, Heyman had raised more than $1 million for Obama.
    173) Hired a retarded man to sell illegal drugs and guns, and then arrested him for doing so
    In April 2013, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported:
    “ATF agents running an undercover storefront in Milwaukee used a brain-damaged man with a low IQ to set up gun and drug deals, paying him in cigarettes, merchandise and money, according to federal documents obtained by the Journal Sentinel.”
    “For more than six months, federal agents relied on Chauncey Wright to promote ‘Fearless Distributing’ by handing out fliers as he rode his bike around town recommending the store to friends, family and strangers, according to federal prosecutors and family members.”
    “Wright, unaware that the store was an undercover operation being run by agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, also stocked shelves with shoes, clothing, drug paraphernalia and auto parts, according to his family.”
    “Once authorities shut down the operation, they charged the 28-year-old man with federal gun and drug counts.”
    “Wright’s IQ measures in the 50s, about half of a normal IQ, according to those familiar with him. Wright’s score is classified as mildly or moderately disabled, depending on the IQ scale used.”
    174) Secretly obtained phone records from Associated Press reporters and editors
    In May 2013, Associated Press reported:
    The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.
    The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP office nu...
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    the suspect expired, he went on an unusual ambulance ride that involved moving him from one vehicle to another on the shoulder of Interstate 295. While this might appear to be another story of Fire and Emergency Medical Services dysfunction, the story is rather more complicated. As WUSA-TV explains, newer-model diesel engines are required by federal regulations to have emission-control features that, in some circumstances, require the motor to shut down for “regeneration” — a process in which the exhaust system burns off trapped soot. The need for regeneration can be unpredictable. The transfer to a second ambulance delayed 34-year-old Nathaniel McRae’s arrival at a hospital by seven minutes. FEMS insists the wait did not play a role in his death.
    182) Had “a serious management problem” with his refusal to fire bad workers
    A 2011 USA Today article on federal employees states:
    “The federal government fired 0.55% of its workers in the budget year that ended Sept. 30 — 11,668 employees in its 2.1 million workforce.”
    “White-collar federal workers have almost total job security after a few years on the job. Last year, the government fired none of its 3,000 meteorologists, 2,500 health insurance administrators, 1,000 optometrists, 800 historians or 500 industrial property managers.”
    Wow! Those must be excellent workers, right?
    Actually, no. The article also says:
    “San Francisco State University management professor John Sullivan, an expert on employee turnover, says the low departure rates show a failure to release poor performers and those with obsolete skills. ‘Rather than indicating something positive, rates below 1% in the firing and layoff components would indicate a serious management problem,’ he says.”
    A serious management problem?
    So who exactly is the highest ranking manager of the federal government?
    It’s President Obama.
    183) Illegally solicited donations from health insurers
    In May 2013, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius soliciteddonations from health insurers to help pay for Obamacare. Such soliciting isillegal.
    184) Chose an economic advisor who wanted roads and bridges to be built by unqualified workers
    Obama chose to have Robert Reich be his economic advisor. Regarding Obama’s stimulus, Reich said:
    “I am concerned, as I’m sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high skilled people… And therefore, in my remarks I have suggested to you, and I’m certainly happy to talk about it more, ways in which the money can be — criteria can be set so that they money does go to others… people who are not necessarily construction workers or high-skilled professionals.”
    185) Pressured unions to reduce the amount of health insurance coverage for their employees
    In May 2013, the New York Times reported:
    Say goodbye to that $500 deductible insurance plan and the $20 co-payment for a doctor’s office visit. They are likely to become luxuries of the past.
    Expect to have your blood pressure checked or a prescription filled at a clinic at your office, rather than by your private doctor.
    Then blame the so-called Cadillac tax, which penalizes companies that offer high-end health care plans to their employees.
    Although the tax does not start until 2018, employers say they have to start now to meet the deadline and they are doing whatever they can to bring down the cost of their plans. Under the law, an employer or health insurer offering a plan that costs more than $10,200 for an individual and $27,500 for a family would typically pay a 40 percent excise tax on the amount exceeding the threshold.
    Tom Leibfried, a legislative director for the A.F.L.-C.I.O., one of the unions whose plans are vulnerable to the tax, says the demands that workers pay more for their care is a perennial aspect of labor negotiations. “We’re very concerned about the hollowing out of benefits in general,” he said. “What the excise tax will do is just fuel that.”
    186) Falsely said “We believe in the free market”
    In June 2013, Obama said,
    We don’t think that top-down solutions are the right way to go. We believe in the free market. We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations. – See more at: believe in the free market. We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations.
    “We believe in the free market.”
    Obama was lying. The free market means that in the business world, it is the customers, not the government, who pick winners and losers. But this list contains a huge number of instances where Obama tried to use the government to pick winners and losers in the business world.
    187) Falsely said “We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations”
    In June 2013, Obama said, “We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations.”
    He lied. For example, after Obamacare was passed, Obama added 20,000extra pages of regulations to to it.
    188) Said Catholic schools are “divisive” but did not say the same thing about other religious schools
    In June 2013, Obama said:
    “If towns remain divided – if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden – that too encourages division and discourages cooperation.”
    I can understand why a person might criticize religious schools in general – although I myself happen to think that religious schools are a superior alternative to public schools. But for Obama to single out one religion in particular as being divisive, while not saying the same thing about all religious schools in general, is a double standard.
    189) Favored a new tax on Christmas trees so the money could be used to subsidize Christmas trees
    In November 2011, Obama proposed a new tax on Christmas trees, so that the money could be used to subsidize Christmas trees. If this had been a Rube Goldberg cartoon it would have been funny. But to suggest it as an actual government policy is absurd.
    190) Betrayed the people of the city that helped him launch his political career
    As part of his effort to get Obamacare passed, Obama repeatedly promised that people could keep their current health insurance if they liked it.
    More than any other city, the people of Chicago helped to get Obamacare passed. Chicago is where Obama chose to live when he first got into politics. The people there launched his political career and voted him into office.
    And this is how Obama repays them. In May 2013, the Chicago Tribunereported:
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage next year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting them to President Barack Obama’s new federal system.
    The move is aimed at saving the city money
    Once the phaseout is complete, those retired workers would have to pay for their own health insurance or get subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The city-subsidized coverage is particularly important to retired workers who aren’t yet eligible for Medicare
    Henry Bayer, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 31, said the uncertainties of the Affordable Care Act and the state insurance exchanges they would create make the city’s plan hard to assess.
    “This uncertainty will cause anxiety and fear for tens of thousands of seniors who gave their working lives to public service — men and women whose retirement savings are already under attack in the name of ‘pension reform.’” Bayer said.
    191) Proposed military interventionism in Syria
    In June 2013, Obama proposed that the U.S. get involved in Syria’s military conflicts.
    192) Planned to use military snipers to shoot innocent lions and cheetahs in the wild
    In June 2013, Obama was planning to use military snipers to shoot innocent lions and cheetahs in the wild.
    However, after the media reported on his plans, Obama got embarrassed, and cancelled his plans.
    193) Refused to fire or prosecute more than 1,000 IRS employees who illegally used their IRS credit cards for their own personal use
    During Obama’s first term, more than 1,000 IRS employees illegally used their IRS credit cards for personal purchases, but Obama refused to fire or prosecute them.
    194) Defended intelligence chief who lied under oath
    In March 2013, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, falselystated under oath that the NSA was not gathering data on millions of U.S. citizens. In June 2013, after it was reported that Clapper had lied under oath, Obama defended him, instead of firing him.
    195) Had the Secret Service visit a law abiding citizen who had criticized his policies on Twitter
    In April 2013, Obama sent the Secret Service to visit the home of Tom Francois, a law abiding citizen who had criticized Obama’s policies on Twitter.
    The Secret Service admitted that Francois had not made any threats against Obama.
    196) Had the IRS grant special, illegal favors for his brother’s so-called “charity”
    In May 2013, the Dailer Caller reported that the IRS had taken the “unprecedented” step of approving a non-profit application within just one month. In this particular case, the application was from the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a so-called “charity” which was headed by Malik Obama, Barack Obama’s brother.
    In addition, the IRS illegally gave retroactive approval for the organization’s tax exempt status. Prior to getting this approval, the organization had illegallysolicited tax deductible donations even though it did not have legal approval to do so.
    197) Raised the interest rate on student loans to pay for Obamacare
    Obamacare raised the interest rate on students loans from 5.3% to 6.8%. The money is used to fund Obamacare.
    198) Refused to fire or prosecute 15 IRS agents who illegally seized the medical records of 10 million people
    In March 2011, 15 IRS agents illegally seized the medical records of 10 millionpeopl...
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    In August 2013, Obama gave an Obamacare waiver to Massachusetts.
    This waiver was illegal for two reasons. First, the waiver was not approved by the U.S. Congress. Second, the U.S. Constitution requires that the federal government treat all states the same.
    233) Betrayed the unions that helped him to get elected
    In January 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported:
    Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed
    Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration’s health-care overhaul when it was up for debate. Now that the law is rolling out, some are turning sour.
    Union leaders say many of the law’s requirements will drive up the costs for their health-care plans and make unionized workers less competitive. Among other things, the law eliminates the caps on medical benefits and prescription drugs used as cost-containment measures in many health-care plans. It also allows children to stay on their parents’ plans until they turn 26.
    Some 20 million Americans are covered by the health-care plans at issue
    Top officers at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the AFL-CIO and other large labor groups plan to keep pressing the Obama administration to expand the federal subsidies to these jointly run plans, warning that unionized employers may otherwise drop coverage. A handful of unions say they already have examined whether it makes sense to shift workers off their current plans
    “We are going back to the administration to say that this is not acceptable,” said Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer for the Teamsters, which has 1.6 million members and dependents in health-care plans. Other unions involved in the push include the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union and Unite Here
    Sheet Metal Workers Local 85 in Atlanta, which has about 1,900 members. Next year it must lift the $250,000 annual cap on the amount it will pay for medical claims. The law’s requirements will add between 50 cents to $1 an hour to the cost of members’ compensation package
    234) Illegally changed Obamacare to benefit members of Congress and their staff
    Obamacare was passed by the House and Senate, and signed by President Obama.
    Three years later, members of Congress and their staff complained that Obamacare was going to cost them a lot of money, and said that this would likely cause a brain drain among their staff. In response to this, Obama madechanges to Obamacare so that these things would not happen. However, Obama’s actions were illegal, because he made these changes without Congress voting on them first.
    235) Told General Mills to stop making true claims about Cheerios
    For quite some time, advertisements for the breakfast cereal Cheerios made the true and accurate claim that eating Cheerios lowers a person’s cholesterol.
    However, even though this claim is true and accurate, in May 2009, the Obama administration ordered General Mills, the maker of Cheerios, to stop making this claim in its commercials.
    236) Illegally avoided enforcing the required income verification of people who receive subsidies for Obamacare exchanges
    Even though Obamacare requires the government to verify the income of people who receive subsidies for Obamacare exchanges, in August 2013 it was reported that Obama would not be verifying their incomes.
    237) Placed a 40% tax on so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans
    Obamacare includes a 40% tax on so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans. In August 2013, unions that supported the passage of Obamacare complainedabout this tax.
    238) Made medical care for special needs children more expensive
    In August 2013, it was reported that Obamacare would make it more expensive for the parents of special needs children to pay for their children’s medical equipment and specialized private schools that cater to their medical needs.
    239) Responded to the Benghazi attack by going back to bed, and then later got up and headed off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser
    In September 2012, after Obama found out that U.S. citizens were being killed in Benghazi, Libya, he went back to bed. After he got up in the morning, he went off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser.
    240) Illegally delayed the caps on out of pocket health care payments without Congressional approval
    As it was passed by the House and Senate and signed by Obama, Obamacare sets caps on the out of pocket payments that people pay for health care, and these caps were legally required to take effect in January 2014.
    However, in August 2013, Obama delayed these caps until January 2015.
    Because Obama imposed this delay without it first being approved by Congress, Obama’s action was illegal. The President does not have the legal authority to change an Act that was passed by Congress, without that change first being approved by Congress. What Obama did here is not the act of a President whose power is limited by a written constitution, but is, instead, the action of a dictator.
    241) Holds a double standard when it comes to supporting “gun free” zones
    In December 2012, a petition at stated:
    “Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them”
    “Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those same politicians and their families are currently under the protection of armed Secret Service agents. If Gun Free Zones are sufficient protection for our children, then Gun Free Zones should be good enough for politicians.”
    The Obama administration rejected the proposal.
    242) Outlawed the low-premium, high-deductible health insurance that some people prefer
    In August 2013, it was reported that Obamacare would bring an end to the low-premium, high-deductible health insurance that some people prefer.
    243) Lied about how many people he had helped to protect from mortgage fraud
    In August 2013, it was reported that less than one month before the 2012 election, the Obama administration had lied about the number of people that it had helped to protect from mortgage fraud, as well as the total amount of money involved. In August 2013, when the truth was revealed, Newsbustersreported:
    “Thus, the number of defendants fell by 80% from what DOJ claimed less than a month before the presidential election. The number of victims fell by 76%. The amount of losses involved dropped by over 90%.”
    244) Falsely said the NSA review was being conducted by an “independent” body
    In August 2013, Obama said that he would establish an “independent” investigation of NSA surveillance.
    However, three days later, it was reported that this so-called “independent” investigation would be run by James Clapper, who had falsely testified to Congress that the NSA was not collecting information on U.S. citizens.
    245) Used tax money to pay for a separate flight just for his dog
    In August 2013, Obama forced taxpayers to pay for a separate airplane flight just for his dog Bo.
    246) Closed off public roads so he could buy books
    In August 2013, Obama had public roads closed to the public so he could go to a bookstore. Why didn’t he just order the books online?
    247) Gave illegal EPA exemption to one oil refinery, and would not say which refinery it was
    The EPA has a very expensive ethanol mandate that applies to all oil refineries. However, in August 2013, it was reported that Obama had given one oil refinery an exemption from this mandate.
    This exemption is illegal for two reasons. First, the exemption was not approved by Congress. And secondly, the Constitution requires that federal laws apply equally to everyone.
    In addition, Obama refused to say which refinery it was that received this exemption, which is completely contrary to his repeated promises of “transparency.”
    248) Created new fines for charitable hospitals that give treatment to uninsured people
    In August 2013, it was reported that Obamacare creates new fines for charitable hospitals that give treatment to uninsured people.
    249) Blamed poverty on zip codes instead of on behavior
    In July 2013, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said:
    “Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest-hit communities, no matter how hard a child or her parents work, the life chances of that child, even her lifespan, is determined by the ZIP Code she grows up in. This is simply wrong.”
    However, let’s consider two groups of people in the U.S. The first group has a poverty rate of 2%. The second group has a poverty rate of 76%.
    The first group consists of people who followed all three of these steps:
    1) Finish high school.
    2) Get a full-time job.
    3) Wait until age 21 and get married before having children.
    The second group consists of people who followed zero of those three steps.
    Among people who follow all three of these steps, the poverty rate is 2%.
    Among people who follow zero of these steps, the poverty rate is 76%.
    (My source for that information is this article, which refers to this PDF, and the relevant data is on page 15 of the PDF. The study uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau.)
    250) Nominated a telecommunications lobbyist and Obama fundraiser to head the FCC
    In May 2013, Obama nominated Tom Wheeler to head the FCC. Wheeler had previously been the head of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, which is a lobbying organization for the cable TV industry. He had also been the head of CTIA, a lobbying organization for cellphone carriers. In addition, he had also been a fundraiser for Obama.
    251) Tried to violate defendants’ right to a fair trial
    In August 2013, Reuters reported:
    A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.
    Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enfor...
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    Originally posted by @suzianne
    What's "funny" is that what most normal people consider abhorrent, you consider "funny".
    I agree lying about our president is abhorrent. The fact a mindless liberal made the claim is what it funny.
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    16 Dec '17 09:11
    "249) Blamed poverty on zip codes instead of on behavior
    In July 2013, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said:
    “Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest-hit communities, no matter how hard a child or her parents work, the life chances of that child, even her lifespan, is determined by the ZIP Code she grows up in. This is simply wrong.”
    However, let’s consider two groups of people in the U.S. The first group has a poverty rate of 2%. The second group has a poverty rate of 76%.
    The first group consists of people who followed all three of these steps:
    1) Finish high school.
    2) Get a full-time job.
    3) Wait until age 21 and get married before having children.
    The second group consists of people who followed zero of those three steps.
    Among people who follow all three of these steps, the poverty rate is 2%.
    Among people who follow zero of these steps, the poverty rate is 76%.
    (My source for that information is this article, which refers to this PDF, and the relevant data is on page 15 of the PDF. The study uses data from the U.S. Census Bureau.)"

    What, according to you, is the group that you copied this drivel from trying to say with number 249?
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    Jeez. Somebody's still sour that an uppity n****r had the temerity to get elected president...
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