(All print in italics indicate MY comments about the preceding Obama quotes)
Today being Sunday, the beginning of a new week, I feel the need to refresh everyone’s memory.? Both political Conventions are over, lots of money was spent, lots of bloviating taking place, some particularly making fools of themselves.? precious few capable of thinking for themselves.
It seems appropriate leading into an election season to reflect on some of President Obama’s comments he has made over the last 3-4 years.
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I, therefore, intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt.”
I am not sure exactly when he said this, but he still has not lived up to his effort to oppose himself increasing America’s debt.? If I recall, we are in a LOT more debt now than when Obama took office.? Some please correct me if I am in error.
“And we can see the positive impacts right here at Solyndra. Less than a year ago, we were standing on what was an empty lot.But through the Recovery Act, this company received a loan to expand its operations. This new factory is the result of those loans.”
Yes, Solyndra was a landmark piece of leadership and showmanship.? American taxpayers expanded Solyndra’s operations so that it could erect a new building and almost? immediately declare bankruptcy. Solyndra, a California-based solar panel manufacturer, declared bankruptcy in August 2011 after having received $528 million in federal loan guarantees.
Solyndra was the flagship of the DOE loan program, before it went under. ?Solyndra expects to hire a thousand workers to manufacture solar panels and sell them across America and around the world,? Obama said during his visit. ?And this in turn will generate business for companies throughout our country who will create jobs supplying this factory with parts and materials.? So there?s a ripple effect.? It?s not just localized to this area.?
Today, glass tubes used at the company comprise part of a modern art exhibit in California.
This week, court documents revealed that George Kaiser ? the Obama bundler who invested so heavily in Solyndra ? stands to receive more corporate welfare than the initial loan provided.
We need earmark reform, and when I’m President, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.
What exactly are Obama’s economic and financial qualifications to ascertain what spending wisely is?? Something similar to the Solyndra redistribution of money from the taxpayers’ pockiets to Obama’s cronies?
“And so our goal on health care is, if we can get, instead of health care costs going up 6 percent a year, it’s going up at the level of inflation, maybe just slightly above inflation, we’ve made huge progress. And by the way, that is the single most important thing we could do in terms of reducing our deficit. That’s why we did it.”
Obamacare is reducing our deficit?? Reducing our deficit?? By how much is it reducing it?? Does everyone else get the idea that this is nothing but sheer flim-flam designed to speak in terms most Americans cannot relate to?? That’s certainly what I think it is:? flim-flam that would make any good communist grin about what suckers we are.
But, then, what about this quote:? “But if you – if what – the reports are true, what they’re saying is, is that as a consequence of us getting 30 million additional people health care, at the margins that’s going to increase our costs, we knew that.
We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times… and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK. That’s not leadership. That’s not going to happen.”
“That’s not going to happen, huh??? Which of us cares what other countries are going to say?? I know I couldn’t care less what Iran, Iraq, Germany, France, Russia, Venzuela, Brazil think, and I don’t think any American cares what other countries think.? They are not responsible for us and we are not responsible for them.? What’s the problem?? And in what ways will you force your will upon us, Sir Tyrant?? Exactly who do you believe you are leading?? Definitely not the American people!
I have many, many more and may in future post some of them.? We need to remember!
All quotes of President Obama came from:? ?http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/barack_obama_