Thursday, February 4, 2010

Obama Lies in the State of the Union Address - part 2

Lie #2
"I'm proposing to take 30 billion dollars of the money Wall Street banks have repaid and use it to help Community Banks give small businesses the credit they need to stay afloat."
Now, wait a minute I seem to recall another speech he made that said he would give the money back to us taxpayers.  Here's the quote:
"If American tax payers are financing the solution, then they have to be treated as investors.  They should get every penny of their tax dollars back."  Campaign speech - 10/1/08
So, now he's reneging on that campaign promise and promising something else.  Something tells me that promise isn't going to happen either.

Let's talk about these big banks that we bailed out for a minute.  Our problems with these banks started under Bush's watch.  Ben Bernanke was the Chairman of the Federal Reserve under Bush, was nominated by Obama for a second term and confirmed by the Senate on January 28, 2010.  Given what has transpired over the last two years, I'm not certain he has been doing a great job. 

There are 12 Federal Reserve Banks in the U.S.  They are located in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Richmond, Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, and San Francisco.  Each of their Presidents reports to Ben Bernanke.  One of their job descriptions is to supervise and examine commercial banks for safety and soundness (    Here's the kicker!  The President of the New York City Federal Reserve Bank was Timothy Geithner.  Apparently, he was doing such a good job making sure banks were being "sound" that he was promoted by Obama to Secretary of the Treasury! 

Lastly, Obama has decided to put together a Blue Ribbon panel to help figure out what went wrong with the breakdown of the economy.  According to Glenn Beck, on this panel is Ben Bernanke, Timothy Geithner, Dianna Farrell, Stephen Friedman, Gary Gensler, Robert Hormats, Philip Murphy, Mark Patterson, just to name a few.  All of these people in bold seem to have worked for a common employer, Goldman Sachs.  A bank that we bailed out.  Something seems wrong with this picture.

Lie #3
"We are prepared to freeze government discretionary spending for three years.  Spending related to our national security, medicare, medicaid, and social security will not be effected, but ALL other discretionary government programs will."
One day later, 1/28/2010, Jen Psaki, White House Deputy Communication Director, said the following:
"This is not a spending freeze across the board where every single program would be cut, and I think there has been some confusion about that, for example, education.  The Department of Education budget actually goes up by 6% in the budget." 
I don't know about you, America, but I don't trust this president.  I know, I know, you can't trust any politician.  The thing is though, this guy campaigned on change, he said in the State of the Union that Washington needs to "do our work openly. To give our people the government they deserve."  This President either hopes you're not listening or doesn't care.

Benjamin Franklin said,
"Here comes the orator! with his flood of words, and his drop of reason."   Poor Richard's Almanack, 1735

All quotes except Benjamin Franklin's were taken from   Go to this website to see all the lies in the state of the union address.  Benjamin Franklin's is from

Monday, February 1, 2010

Obama Lies in the State of the Union Address

Obama flat out lied in his State of the Union Address. Let me quote some of them and bring to light the truth. Feel free to research it yourself if you don't believe me. I want America to know what is going on in Washington. Without the people, our Republic will die.

Lie #1
-"...We've excluded lobbyists from policy making jobs or seats on federal boards and commissions."

Take a look at the English language used in this sentence -- (have) excluded. It's past-tense, meaning that currently there are no lobbyists in his administration. It's a bold-face lie.

There are more then 30 former lobbyists currently in Obama's administration. By the way, excluding lobbyists from his administration was also a campaign promise. reported in January of 2009 that although Obama had made it a campaign promise to exclude lobbyists from his administration, he had appointed "at least a dozen" to top jobs in his administration. This was right after he took office! To read the entire article, go to

So, now exactly a year later he's going to lie to us again about the same thing! Does anyone else see the irony? Does he think we are that stupid? Or...maybe he's so enamored with himself he thinks he can get away with it. How arrogant. In fact, that's exactly it. He sees himself above us and the other branches of our government.

His arrogance as shown in the State of the Union Address:

--Criticizing the Supreme Court decision regarding campaign donations from companies and unions. His comment was, "I don't think American elections should be bankrolled by America's most powerful interests or worse by foreign enemies." Well, Mr. President, I don't think the Executive Branch (President) should be criticizing the Judicial branch of the government. They are EQUALS. It's not the role of Executive branch.

--The Senate (You know, those people that represent our states. The ones WE voted for. The third branch.) blocked a bill. Well, Obama didn't like it. So, in response he said, "I'll issue an executive order that will allow us to go forward." He's circumventing the Senate. In a nutshell, he's circumventing us.

What happened to the checks and balances of the Constitution? What happened to America NOT being subject to a King? Please, America, don't forget who You are. John Hanncock said,

"Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. ...Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us."
History of the U.S. of America, Vol. II p. 229

Lie #2 will be in my next blog...