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Obama is at war with the American people

OLD NEWS:
Obama has imposed intrusive surveillance programs affecting each and every American citizen, and plans to use thousands of surveillance drones in American skies for “public safety” purposes.

Obama’s second term agenda is focused on disarming the American people– while stockpiling millions of rounds of ammunition and more than 2,000 light-armored tanks for his Department of Homeland Security, which has labeled political conservatives and veterans in America as potential terrorists.

But this is getting more disturbing by the day.

NEWSFLASH:
“Recently uncovered government documents reveal that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) unmanned Predator B drone fleet has been custom designed to identify civilians carrying guns and track cell phone signals.” Senator Rand Paul felt compelled to filibuster on the floor of the U.S. Senate because he wasn’t getting straight answers on Obama’s drone program– specifically, Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder indicated that there are circumstances under which it “would be constitutional to carry out a drone strike against an American on American soil” even if that American was not an imminent danger to public safety. It’s incredible that the current U.S. Attorney General would disregard 14th Amendment Due Process rights for American citizens (a fundamental right which is ingrained in all law students across America) and didn’t object to this “slippery slope” toward tyranny.  It was only after Rand Paul’s history-making 13-hour filibuster in the U.S. Senate that Obama’s Attorney General was forced to clarify that “President Obama does not have the authority to kill an American on U.S. soil in a non-combat situation.”  How comforting.

Update: After Rand Paul’s filibuster, the Air Force stopped publishing statistics about U.S. drone strikes and “erased previously published statistics from its website.”

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Fiscal Cliff Deal: ANOTHER Obama disaster.

Obama lied during both presidential campaigns when he promised that “I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.” The fiscal cliff deal raises taxes on 77.1% of U.S. households.

It turns out that Obama didn’t just lie– he actually coerced Congress into passing the 154-page fiscal cliff bill 3 MINUTES after receiving it on the fiscal cliff deadline of January 1, 2013 (since Obama failed to make any progress on the fiscal cliff negotiations and pushed the precarious economic situation out to the last minute).

The bill included gifts for Obama’s thoughtless supporters: Super-rich Hollywood got a tax break (despite record box office profits in 2012), as did NASCAR, algae growers, and rum producers (among others): at a cost of $100 billion in lost tax revenues for the U.S. government.

To add insult to injury (to the United States democratic process), “In a move that is rich in irony, President Obama agreed Tuesday night to sign an emergency deficit reduction bill that does almost nothing to rein in spending and then jetted out to Hawaii to resume his vacation at an extra cost of more than $3 million to taxpayers. The price tag is in addition to more than $4 million that is already being spent on the Obamas’ Hawaii idyll, bringing the total cost of the excursion to well over $7 million.” In an even more condescending move, Obama jetted off for his extended Hawaiian vacation without even bothering to sign the fiscal cliff bill that he pressured Congress to pass at the last minute.

After this entire mess, was the problem solved? NO. “President Barack Obama scheduled another so-called “fiscal cliff” crisis for February by announcing late Jan. 1 he would refuse to negotiate any curbs on his use of the nation’s maxed-out credit card.” So get ready for February 2013!

Update: Obama supporters are ‘shocked’ and ‘angry’ that Obama raised their taxes.

Another Update: Obama mainly harmed low-income Americans by increasing payroll taxes in January 2013– “When asked how their financial situation had changed in January, 32 percent of people with incomes below $75,000 said their pay had dropped, compared with 13 percent who said it had increased. By contrast, 38 percent of people earning more than $75,000 said their wages had gone up last month, and 23 percent said they had gone down. “Mostly it was the payroll tax hurting the lower incomes, while higher-income folks had a boost from things like dividends.””

Obama nominates another loser for his new Cabinet

After nominating an anti-Israel pro-terrorist Defense Secretary, Obama will nominate current White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew as the new Treasury Secretary (can it be any more obvious that Obama’s nominations are political favors?).

In response, the top Republican in the Senate Budget Committee says: “Jack Lew must never be Secretary of Treasury… His testimony before the Senate Budget Committee less than two years ago was so outrageous and false that it alone disqualifies… To ‘look the American people in the eye’ and make such a statement remains the most direct and important false assertion during my entire time in Washington.”

Democrats want to read your e-mails without a warrant, and have been collecting personal information about you.

As we all know, the Democrats are the party of “civil liberties”:

The Democrat-controlled Senate has proposed a law that will allow the federal government to read your e-mails without a search warrant.

In case that didn’t invade your privacy enough, Obama has taken care to compile a “vast campaign database” that “includes information on voters’ magazine subscriptions, car registrations, housing values and hunting licenses, along with scores estimating how likely they were to cast ballots for his reelection.”  It isn’t just Obama– the Democratic Party itself is now pushing to expand the scope of this “vast campaign database” for future elections.

After 2012 Election, Democrat Harry Reid tries to shut Republicans out of the Senate

Tyranny begins.

“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills.”

Obama supports the wrongful detention of a U.S. Senator

Obama supports the TSA’s wrongful detention of U.S. Senator Rand Paul…

… even despite U.S. Senators’ constitutional privilege from arrest en route to the Senate.

Obamacare forced upon the American people

Democrats in Congress with nothing but contempt for the limits on federal power explicitly set forth in the U.S. Constitution:

Nancy Pelosi, House Democrat: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

QUESTION: Where does the Constitution authorize Congress to force Americans to buy health insurance? ANSWER from Nancy Pelosi, House Democrat: “Are you serious?”

Phil Hare, House Democrat: He ADMITS that he doesn’t care what the Constitution says… AND he admits that he doesn’t even know what the Constitution says!!! 

Kathy Hochul, House Democrat: She ADMITS that she and her colleagues in Congress are “not looking to the Constitution.”

John Conyers, House Democrat: Ask the Constitutional scholars!!!

Mary Landrieu, Senate Democrat: “Well, we’re very lucky as members of the Senate to have constitutional lawyers on our staff, so I’ll let them answer that.”

Tragically, Obamacare got passed only because Democrats in Congress got bribed:
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1209/30815.html
The “Louisiana Purchase” of Senator Mary Landrieu and the “Cornhusker Kickback” for Senator Ben Nelson are only two of these notorious backroom deals.