The Topsy-Turvy World of Obama’s Presidency

Monday, 31 Oct 2011 02:33 PM

By Wayne Allyn Root

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Everything is out of order in President Barack Obama’s world. Up is down, day is night, round is square. None of it makes any sense. None of it has any chance of working. Yet the adoring sheep who support Obama and the national media (I know, I repeat myself) goes along with all of it, believes the lies, and asks no questions. If Obama says the world is flat, the media applaud.

Let’s just examine a few developments in the past week.

First we have the housing crisis. Obama’s solution to the problem that millions of Americans can’t afford to live in their homes, or pay their mortgages (because banks were pushed by government to use the criteria of affirmative action to award mortgages), is to force those same banks to allow people to stay even longer in the homes they can’t afford. Not just insanity, but insanity squared.

The rule of law doesn’t matter. Contracts no longer matter. The ability to pay your bills no longer matters. Bankrupting our banking system no longer matters. All that matters is handing bribes to potential Obama voters. It’s all about overwhelming the system with debt and entitlements, and making every voter possible dependent on big government.

Obama’s voters obviously believe money grows on trees. They also believe the way to solve a debt crisis is by printing more fake money, and therefore creating more debt. Up is down, the world is flat. The adoring media applauds. And you wonder why there are no jobs?

Follow the dots. Obama spends us into bankruptcy and increases the debt more than all other presidents in U.S. history combined, then announces because we are now broke and heavily in debt, we must eliminate or drastically reduce the mortgage interest deduction on upper-income taxpayers.

A successful business owner has to pay his or her mortgage and property taxes in full. Now you’re asking them to also pay for millions of others to live in their homes for free, or at greatly reduced prices, subsidized by the taxpayer. And at the same time, you are taking away the taxpayer's mortgage interest deduction so he or she is now overwhelmed by taxes and bills from all sides.

But Obama is only getting warmed up. Next he came out with his solution for the student loan crisis. Students who borrow from the government, i.e. the U.S. taxpayer, will now have to pay only 10 percent of their income as a maximum, and have all their debt forgiven after 20 years. Sounds great! But once again, I hate to spoil the party, but where will the money come from?

Let’s do simple math. A student graduates college with $100,000 in debt. They land a $25,000 job. They are now asked to pay only $2,500 per year. After 20 years, they’ve paid $50,000. But the original loan with interest has certainly doubled to $200,000 by that time. The remaining $150,000 is erased according to Obama’s rules. Where does that $150,000 come from? It can’t just disappear. Someone has to pay the bill.

Once again, as a “rich taxpayer” no one pays my bills. I’m stuck paying in full. My daughter currently attends an Ivy League university. Because I’m “rich,” my family pays full freight. I have three more young children coming up behind her. Assuming that they study hard and also get admitted to top-tier schools, our family will spend close to $1,000,000 for their college educations.

But Obama now says “the rich” should also pay for everyone else’s kids too. When Obama erases their $150,000 student loan debt, others are stuck with the bill. Multiply that by millions of lower-income students and you get the idea.

Obama’s plan is obviously to overwhelm society’s most productive citizens until they are rich no more and no longer able to employ others. Then everyone becomes dependent on government. Meanwhile, Obama’s voters pay no taxes, but get all the benefits. Under Obama up is down, the world is flat.

But all that pales in comparison to Obama’s “achievements” in the Middle East. Gadhafi is dead. The war in Iraq is over. Mubarak is on trial in Egypt. Victories for freedom and democracy, right? Sadly, no.

Obama and his inept lackeys have once again snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. And who is most hurt — women. How you ask? This week, Libya’s new leaders announced that Shariah would become the law of the land. Egypt is moving in the same direction. And, as soon as the U.S. leaves Iraq, Shariah is sure to be made the law there also.

How does that affect women? Shariah law requires women to cover themselves from head to toe in burqas (so they don’t tempt men to rape them), forbids women from driving or even being out of the home without a male escort, makes them second class citizens by limiting their education and job opportunities, and makes it legal for women to be stoned and murdered in so-called ‘honor killings’ by their ‘enlightened’ husbands, brothers, and uncles.

U.S. taxpayers spent billions of dollars, risking and sacrificing American lives, to install Shariah law that brutalizes women and violates basic human rights toward women and Christians, in countries where the people hate us. Radical Islam wins. Civilization loses. America is a joke. Israel faces extinction. Obama calls this “victory.” U.S. feminists say nothing. Obama says the world is flat — and the media applaud.

Under Obama, up is down, day is night, round is square, the world is flat. It’s all insanity.

Wayne Allyn Root is a former Libertarian vice presidential nominee. He now serves as Chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee. He is the best-selling author of "The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gold & Tax Cuts." His web site: www.ROOTforAmerica.com.





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