For those of you who praise President Obama, let me say this. He was and is a great man, extraordinary speaker, sweet husband, wonderful father, and probably a marvelous friend. He picked one of the strongest men in politics and for that matter, throughout life, to be his Vice-President. Joe Biden, who lost his wife and daughter in a car accident and later on, lost his son Beau to brain cancer while still upholding his duties in office. Yes, President Obama has done had accomplishments, but he has also failed in the people of America in many ways.
1) The $20 Trillion Debt Crisis
Mr. Obama’s spending agreement with Congress will suspend the nation’s debt limit and allow the Treasury to borrow another $1.5 trillion or so by the end of his presidency in 2017. Add that to the current total national debt of more than $18.15 trillion, the $20 trillion mark will hit right around the time Mr. Obama leaves the White House.
When President Obama took over in January 2009, the total national debt stood at $10.6 trillion. That means the debt will have very nearly doubled during his eight years in office, and there is much more debt ahead with the abandonment of “sequestration” spending caps enacted in 2011.
2) The Affordable Care Act
After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act in 2010. According to the Obama administration, it was supposed to cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014. It was also supposed to mandate a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems. It was also predicted that by 2016, 23 million people would be on the Affordable Care Act. The actual number? 11.6 million. President Obama also promised that if you like your plan, you can keep it. The reality? Health insurance companies canceled plans for one million people because they didn’t comply with the ACA’s ten essential health benefits.
Between three to five million people lost their company-sponsored health care plans. Many businesses found it was more cost-effective to pay the penalty and let their employees purchase their plans on the exchanges. Other small businesses found their workers could get a better plan through the state-run exchanges. While the Affordable Care Act has helped people in need that may not have found another way of getting the care needed, this stimulus package has done more harm than good. There are better ways that a health care system can broaden it’s scope of helping people in need without breaking people’s wallets.
Unfortunately, Barack Obama has not finished the job in Afghanistan where a war was taking place. There is the rise of ISIS. The President who won’t even speak the name of the group. We have no plan to combat them, even though ISIS has made it known that they hate Americans. Don’t believe me? They’ve killed and tortured our own as well. Yet President Obama refuses to rebuke ISIS and instead says ISIL, because he doesn’t want to offend those who are Islamic and not murderers.
4) Eliminated Osama bin laden: In 2011, Barack Obama ordered a special forces raid of secret compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Osama Bin Laden was killed during the raid. A trove of al-Qaeda documents were discovered. President Obama did not even acknowledge Team 6. The Team of soldiers who actually killed the terrorist. A former Navy Seal wrote the President a letter, stating
“You Sir are trying to take the credit for what the American People have achieved in killing Bin Laden. Your use of the SEALs accomplishment as a campaign slogan is nothing less than despicable. I, as a former Navy SEAL do not accept your taking credit for Osama Bin Laden’s death. The American Military accomplished that feat.
Yet now that it is useful, you Mr. President, continue to refer to the event as if it were YOU and you alone which accomplished the worthy task of slaying one of America’s greatest enemies. You say “I directed”, “I Continued”, “My Intelligence Community”, “My national security team”, “I determined that I had enough….”, “My direction…” “