Obama broke another promise...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Lue C Fur, May 24, 2010.

  1. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    A year after President Obama pledged to end the practice of funding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq with "emergency" spending bills, the Senate is taking up a $60 billion request that would do exactly that.

    The Bush administration routinely used supplemental spending bills to fund the wars in Irag and Afghanistan. Obama criticized the practice as a candidate and when he came into office pledged to keep war funding within the traditional budget request.
    "For seven years, we have been a nation at war. No longer will we hide its price," he said in his February 2009 address to a joint session of Congress.
    When Obama requested $83 billion in additional funding last spring for the wars, he said he would draw the line there.
    "This is the last planned war supplemental," he wrote in April 2009 to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling for "an honest, more accurate and fiscally responsible estimate of federal spending" after years of "budget gimmicks and wasteful spending."

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...rgency-war-despite-obama-pledge-end-practice/
     
  2. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    We finally agree on something. The new British PM already said he wants to pull out a.s.a.p. The Dutch and Canadains are pulling out in 6 mths.

    Time for the US to pull out , too !

    Or do they want to stick around for the oil ?
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    No, we just want to bomb the whole place and put them out of their misery !!:funny:
     
  4. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

     
  5. PMSair

    PMSair Member

    they are politicians they are ALL liars every one of them
     
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    But, but, but.....Where is the CHANGE????
     
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Keep hoping !!
     
  8. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    I never wanted change........I wanted dollars
     
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Oh, good Lord! Nobody is going to bomb Arizona! Stop being so paranoid.:happy-very:
     
  10. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I thought we were talking about Afghanistan !!
     
  11. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Who knows ? Then mexicans might ! LOL

    Forget drugs for guns - they will want drugs for bombs now ! :funny:
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Let's just bomb all the miserable people. Afganistan, Arizona, it's all the same.
     
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    "A" is a good starting point for bombing........look out Berkeley, you're next !!!
     
  14. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    This could be a scandal of epic proportions and one that makes Nixon's Watergate or Clinton 's Monica Lewinsky affair pale by comparison. Why was there neither rhyme nor reason as to which dealerships of the Chrysler Corporation were to be closed?

    Roll the clock back to the weeks just before Chrysler declared bankruptcy. Chrysler, like GM, was in dire financial straits and federal government "graciously" offered to "buy the company" and keep them out of bankruptcy and "save jobs."


    Chrysler was, in the words of Obama and his administration, "Too big to fail" same story with GM.

    The feds organized their "Automotive Task Force" to fix Chrysler and GM. Obama, "in an act that is 100% unconstitutional"appointed a guy named Steve Rattner to be the White House's official Car Czar -literally, that's what his title is.

    Rattner is liaison between Obama, Chrysler and GM.

    Initially, the national media reported that Chrysler 'had made this list of dealerships'. Not true!

    The Washington Examiner, Newsmax, Fox New and a host of other news agencies discovered that the list of dealerships was put together by the "Automotive Task Force" headed by no one other than Mr. Steve Rattner.

    Now the plot thickens. Remember earlier we said that there was neither rhyme nor reason why certain dealerships were closed?

    Actually there's a very interesting pattern as to who was closed down. Again, on May 27, 2009, The Washington Examiner and Newsmax exposed the connection. Amazingly, of the 789 dealerships closed by the federal government, 788 had donated money, exclusively to Republicanpolitical causes, while contributing nothing to Democratic political causes. The only "Democratic" dealership on the list was found to have donated $7,700 to Hillary's campaign, and a bit over $2,000 to John Edwards. This same dealership, reportedly, also gave $200.00 to Obama's campaign. Does that seem a little odd to you?

    Steve Rattner is the guy who put the list together. Well, he happens to be married to a "Maureen White". Maureen "happens" to be the former nationalfinance chairman of the Democratic National Committee. As such, she has access to campaign donation records from everyone in the nation- Republican or Democrat. But of course, this is just a wacky "coincidence," we're certain.

    Then comes another really wacky "coincidence." On that list of dealerships being closed down, a weird thing happened in Arkansas , North Louisiana, and Southern Missouri . It seems that Bill Clinton's former White House Chief of Staff, Mack McClarty, owns a chain of dealership in that region, partnered with a fellow by the name of Robert Johnson. Johnson happens to be founder of Black Entertainment Television and was a huge Obama supporter and financier.

    These guys own a half dozen Chrysler stores under the company title of RLJ-McClarty-Landers. Interestingly, none of their dealerships were ordered closed - not one! While all of their competing Chrysler/Dodge and Jeep dealership were!

    Eight dealerships located near the dealerships owned by McClarty and Johnson were ordered shut down. Thus by pure luck, these two major "Obama supporters now have virtual monopoly" on Chrysler sales in their zone. Isn't that amazing?

    Go look in The Washington Examiner, the story's there, and it's in a dozen or so other web-based news organizations; this isn't being made up.

    Now if you thought Chrysler was owned by Fiat, you are mistaken. Under the federal court ruling, "65% of Chrysler is now owned by the federal government and the United Auto Workers union!" Fiat owns 20%.The other 15% is still privately owned and presumably will be traded on the stock market. Obama smiles and says he doesn't want to run the auto industry.

    As horrifying as this is to comprehend, and being as how this used to be the United States of America , it would appear that the president has the power to destroy private businesses and eliminate upwards of 100,000 jobs just because they don't agree with his political agenda. This is Nazi Germany stuff, and it's happening right here, right now, in our back yard.

    There are voices in Washington demanding an explanation, but the "Automotive Task Force" has released no information to the public or to any of the senators demanding answers for what has been done.

    Keep your ear to the ground for more on this story. If you've ever wanted to make a difference about anything in your life, get on the phone to your national senator or representative in the House and demand an investigation into this.

    Benjamin Franklin had it right when he said, "All that's necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

    *Car Czar No More* An amazing thing happened as this story was going to press. Obama's Car Czar, Steve Rattner, resigned and was promptly replaced by former *steel workers union boss Ron Bloom. *According to CBS News, Rattner left "to return to private life and spend time with his family."

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said, "I hope that he takes another opportunity to bring his unique skills to government service in the future."

    By the way, Rattner is under investigation for a multi-million dollar pay-to-play investment bank scandal in New York . Uh-oh! But, we're certain that had nothing to do with his resignation.

    And, according to several news sources out there, there are rumors he's being investigated for what could be pay-to-play scandal involving the closing of Chrysler and GM dealerships. Really? Again, that couldn't have anything to with his resignation-that's ridiculous! Like CBS said, this guy just wants to "spend more quality time with his family."

    Obama has 32 personally appointed "czars" who answer to no one but him, all of whom are acting without any Constitutional authority. But hey, we're sure they all have "unique skills,"......as Tim Geithner likes to say!