Remember when President Obama claimed he “would not rest” until Americans were back to work? Remember how he promised a “laser-like focus” on jobs? Well, it appears Obama has some serious ADD. According to the latest Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report, Obama has only spent 3.6% of his presidency on the economy and jobs….and that is a conservative estimate.
Here are some other key findings in their report:
- In 2013, Obama has spent a total of 6 hours in economic meetings. (Wow…)
- Obama has spent a total of 474.4 hours in economic meetings throughout his presidency, compared to 976 hours playing golf or on vacation.
- Between 2009 and 2012, Obama’s time spent in economic meetings decreased by 79%.
Does that sound like laser-like focus to you? I’m going with No. And he’s looking pretty darn rested to me. So our economy must be on track, right? Again, that would be a No. Unemployment still stands at 7.6%, with real unemployment around a whopping 14%. Our national debt is at 16.8 TRILLION and climbing. The stock market is being artificially inflated by the Federal Reserve, which economists believe is going to lead to an even bigger collapse than we experienced in 2008. Social Security is going broke. Obamacare is a train wreck, costing billions more than anticipated, and is also causing massive losses of jobs or reductions in hours, and causing companies to close their doors.
But these issues appear to be unworthy of Obama’s time. Instead he’s focusing on gun control (despite the fact the majority of Americans do not support it), promoting Planned Parenthood, and pushing immigration reform…a.k.a. amnesty (which the majority of Americans also do not support). These are not the biggest issues facing our country. According to a March Gallup poll, the issues most Americans are concerned with are: 1) economy in general, 2) dissatisfaction with government, 3) unemployment/jobs, and 4) federal budget deficit/debt. See anything interesting in those answers? That’s right….Obama isn’t focused on ANY of them. In fact, he and his Democrat cronies all state that the economy is improving, and in fact, we don’t have a spending problem. Democrat Whip Steny Hoyer claimed we have a “paying for it” problem. Yeah, just like Mike Tyson, Dennis Rodman or MC Hammer had a “paying for it” problem. Are you kidding me?
It’s clear that Obama isn’t focused on helping the middle class, although he consistently claims to be working to protect them. In fact, most of his policies will ultimately destroy the middle class. Obamacare is hitting small business owners the hardest, and middle class workers are losing hours or losing their jobs altogether. Payroll taxes went up 2% this year, despite Obama’s repeated promises of not raising taxes on the middle class “a single dime”. And let’s not forget the new internet sales tax, which will cost Americans more money, and place a tremendous burden on companies. And don’t you love the names of these bills? Note the “Affordable Care Act” and the “Market Fairness Act”. Pfft. What a joke.
Isn’t the President of the United States supposed to represent all Americans? Aren’t they supposed to look out for the interests of all of us, not just those who agree with his ideology? Obama doesn’t even attempt to work with the Republican party, or address the concerns of conservatives. Not only has this president failed to bring Americans together, but he intentionally drives us apart. The only thing this president has accomplished is to make us weaker as a nation.