It isn’t just Obama who regards himself as American Royalty and has no respect for Americans’ hard-earned dollars— others in his Administration feel the same way. “As Leon E. Panetta ends a decades-long Washington career capped by his service as defense secretary, he has said repeatedly that he is ready to get back to his family’s bucolic walnut ranch off the central coast of California. But while serving as CIA director and defense secretary for the past four years, he has been commuting back to Monterey, Calif., nearly every weekend on the taxpayers’ dime. Even though Mr. Panetta acknowledges traveling to California on a near-weekly basis, he has declined to say exactly how many trips he has made and has failed to respond to inquiries asking for copies of receipts of his reimbursements to the federal government for the personal travel… Each flight home and back cost the Pentagon an estimated $32,000.” Not surprisingly, Defense Secretary Panetta’s “repeated arguments about the need to get away from the daily environment and rigors of the job has offended some active-duty servicemen who have endured repeated deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, although they said so only privately out of fear of reprisal.”
After issuing a turkey fryer warning in 2011, Obama’s Department of Homeland Security decided to spend 2012 formulating another oh-so-useful bit of advice using American taxpayer dollars: “Is your workplace getting shot up by a crazed gunman? No problem — just grab a pair of scissors and fight back! That’s some of the helpful advice in a new instructional video from the Department of Homeland Security that was posted on the agency’s Web site just a month after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.”
So, let’s get this straight: Obama wants gun-free zones. And if a criminal (who by definition would break the law) comes in with a gun, Obama wants to reassure the American people that they can fight back with scissors. As for Obama, he’s decided keep his gun-toting 24/7 armed security team for the rest of his life.
Obama enjoys spending American taxpayers’ money on frivolous luxuries and vacations. He refuses to enforce U.S. immigration laws (which is unconstitutional, since his job is to serve as the head of the executive branch of government). So, what’s Obama’s next move?
At a cost of $1.6 million, he’s going to fly to Las Vegas for 3 hours just so he can give an immigration speech. This should ring a bell– he flew all the way to Norway to accept a “Nobel Peace Prize” (which is laughable, when he’s been launching drone strikes, fighting in Afghanistan, attacking Libya, etc.), and Michelle Obama insists on wasting hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars by taking separate vacations. It turns out that Obama and his family cost American taxpayers $1.4 billion per year– that’s 20 times more expensive than the British Royal Family. It’s obvious that Obama regards himself as American Royalty, and has no respect for Americans’ hard-earned dollars.
Obama’s “Cash for Clunkers” program had 2 purposes:
1. Help the U.S. economy
2. Help the environment
Well, we already know that Obama’s “Cash for Clunkers” program was an administrative fiasco and wasted $3 billion of American taxpayer dollars. So, it certainly didn’t help the U.S. economy.
Now, we know that “Cash for Clunkers” actually HARMED the environment! By focusing on car shredding instead of car recycling, the “Cash for Clunkers” program “produced tons of unnecessary waste while doing little to curb greenhouse gas emissions.”
Obama’s “Cash for Clunkers” program impressively spent $3 billion to harm the environment. Shouldn’t there be an investigation?
Despite a record number of needy families, Obama wastes $100 million on a fake inauguration ceremony.
The Salvation Army has reported a record number of families that need financial assistance this year. Meanwhile, Obama insensitively plans to waste $100 million of taxpayer money on a FAKE public “inauguration ceremony”— while his real inauguration ceremony takes place privately indoors.
$1.5 billion of your tax dollars just got sent to Islamic radicals who won the Egyptian election with Obama’s blessings. Obama swore to uphold the Constitution– yet he’s abusing his executive powers and negating the will of Congress. And whether your representatives like it or not, he’s sending your tax dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood (which is a terrorist organization building active terrorist cells on U.S. soil– a clear threat to U.S. national security) in the midst of an economic depression.
By the way, while Islamic radicals destroy a world heritage site in what Obama’s Department of Homeland Security would call a “man-caused disaster”… as soon as the Muslim Brotherhood started to lead Egypt, calls to destroy the Great Pyramids began. So if you haven’t been to the Great Pyramids (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) before, you might want to go before another “man-caused disaster” strikes.
Obama spent $535 million of taxpayers’ money to fund a “green energy” company (Solyndra Inc.)– despite high-risk warnings from White House staffers– which went bankrupt 2 years later. Then, there was a cover-up of this scandal by the Obama Administration before the 2010 midterm election. It turns out that a big Obama donor played a pivotal role in securing federal financing for Solyndra, and that the same guy moved ahead of taxpayers in line for repayment when Solyndra defaulted.
No President should ever declare a “national emergency” requiring Congress to pass his own flawed version of a “jobs bill.” Whenever a President declares a “national emergency,” he’s grabbing more power by taking away more of your liberty.
Update: Among numerous other failures, it’s been revealed that a $249 million grant to A123 Systems only created 400 jobs.