Obama’s Watch: How Times Have Changed
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H/T: Kai Bun De’ng
(CNN) Iraq Green Zone & Parliament Stormed by Protesters Following Shiite Cleric’s Speech — Video Flashback: Remember When Obama said: ‘We’re Leaving Behind a Sovereign, Stable and Self Reliant Iraq’
(NY Times) Despite Obama’s rosy economic perception and claims that the economy is in much better shape than the public appreciates, together with his delusional claims of falling budget deficits (by roughly three quarters) since he took office — numbers just don’t lie unlike someone else that I won’t mention.
Flashback: Remember When Obama Claimed George Bush Was Irresponsible and Unpatriotic for Adding $4 Trillion to the Federal Budget Deficit?
What Does This Make Obama???
(MarketWatch) The rate that Americans own their own homes fell in the first quarter to the third lowest on record and indication that worsening finances as well as changing preferences since the great recession are altering behavior.
The U.S. Dept of Commerce reported that the homeownership rate fell to 63.6% in the first quarter marking the third lowest figure since the 63.5% low in the second quarter 2015 — the homeownership rate was 67.8% in the quarter when the U.S. entered recession.
On Thursday I wrote here that the U.S. Dept of Commerce GDP report shows the nation’s economy growing at just an anemic 0.5% the slowest pace in two years.
According to the U.S. Dept of Commerce GDP report shows the economy stalling, slowing to just 0.5% annual growth during the 1st quarter — the U.S. economy had grown at an anemic 1.4% – 2% – 3.9% and 0.6% in the previous four quarters.
Huh? Hillary Clinton’s Accomplishments??? — Remember…
Hillary Clinton on Benghazi: “What Difference at This Point Does It Make”
When Four American Heroes Were Murdered
(WaPo) Hillary Clinton takes to Twitter cheering ObamaCare as Affordable Huh??? – Obama promised the ACA would lower premiums by $2500 for a typical family per year however even Obama’s former Medicare Chief Marilyn Tavenner who ran ObamaCare has forecast ACA premiums will rise faster next year.
As they do, young healthy people will be forced out of the ObamaCare exchanges and the only people that will be able to afford ObamaCare will be high risk patients who qualify for federal subsidies (government handouts) and without enough young healthy people in the exchanges to pay for the less healthy and sick ones, taxpayers will be stuck with more-and-more of the costs over time – a situation that is unsustainable in the long run.
(Catholic Online) Insurance companies are telling Obama and the American people, they must raise premiums, others are pulling out of the ObamaCare Exchanges” just this week we’ve learned that United Healthcare, the biggest health insurer in the U.S. is pulling out of most of the so called marketplaces in 2017 — this is more proof that ObamaCare, rammed down our throats by the Democrats that controlled Congress during the first two years of Obama’s presidency, haphazardly designed a system destined to fail.
Gone are the day’s of Obama’s grandiose promises that ObamaCare would drive down healthcare costs by $2500 a year — where oh where are those promised savings? I digress.
Insurance companies are complaining they cannot generate profits while treating patients–businesses often change what markets will bear and because health care is related to survival, people will pay premium costs. However without meaningful competition, regulation and government collusion, prices naturally rise to a premium cost that prices out those at the bottom and may bankrupt the middle.
Compelling the middle-class to make installments in their pending bankruptcies — Many Americans have realized there is nothing “Affordable” about the Democrat passage of the so called ‘Affordable Care Act’ – On the 10 November, I wrote here that ObamaCare deductibles were rising faster faster than premiums or wages and that a majority of the co-ops were failing and at significant cost to the taxpayers.
Hopefully the rallying call this year during the presidential race will be to repeal and replace this monstrosity called ObamaCare with health insurance which Americans can purchase across state lines (as they do life and car insurance today) which will drive competition, lowering insurance premiums and the sky-high deductibles which have resulted when government meddles in the marketplace.
Breaking News: After Obama’s Pep-Talk this Week, ISIS Overwhelms Rebel Forces –Terror Monitor.org
(AMN) ISIS has established full control over Tall Sha’ir in Northern Aleppo despite rebel commanders inside the town preparing for the attack, their rebel army was just overwhelmed by ISIS Jihadists charging from three flanks, forcing the rebels to cut-n-run.
Heavy clashes are still ongoing in Northern Aleppo with the death toll already in the hundreds on both sides — in related news, ISIS Jihadists have set fire to nearby refugee camps set up by NGOs.
Despite U.S. led airstrikes to prevent ISIS advances, ISIS were able to raise their flag in the town center of Tall Sha’ir — So much for Obama’s latest game changing strategy.
Wang Chunyan and his Sister One Time Persecuted Christians in China Display Signs on Saturday Outside White House of China Regime Ongoing Persecution of Christians -Images Courtesy: Milppitas
H/T: Chen Guangcheng