Just the facts as I see it

January 25, 2012

Obama: What He Has Done Wrong


I want to first point out that I am a Obama supporter, but that does not mean that he has been a perfect president. He has laid the foundation for future generations to come and build on. On the other side Obama has (at least in my eyes) made some rather serious mistakes during his tenure as president.

Illegal Immigration:

The DREAM Act – While this act doe s seem to offer some promise what it actually is doing is encouraging illegal immigrants to come to this country with their children before the bill gets passed. I’m all for giving people a chance but if you came to this country illegally then you broke the law knowingly or unknowingly. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. If you want to come to this country than there are rules you need to follow. What services do you bring or are you going to be a burden on our country. Another consequence of this bill is, if the minor is under the age of 18 and found to be in the country illegally then what happens to his parents if he is allowed to stay. The answer is they get to stay.

In my line of work I have come across many people born and raised in different countries, do you know what all of them had in common? They all came here the right way. There are many ways that someone may get into this country. You have student Visas, work Visas, Hell my ex-wife came here illegally but still got her green card (before I married her) So If you have been in this country for years and you have not learned the language, or even attempted to get a greencard then you need to leave. Your lazy and we have enough lazy people here already.

The Fix:

If we want to fix illegal immigration then here is what you do. Pass a federal law that states unless the child going to school has a SSN then they cannot attend school. Pass another federal law that makes companies have to pay a huge fine ( like $500,000 +) per undocumented worker. Expedite the deportation process.

On the flip side I think that since we do have so many illegals here already one quick fix if they want their citizenship, if they qualify for military service then they should do 4yrs of service with full citizenship status after 4 successful years of service. You can stream line the process of getting your greencard/citizenship for those who have received their work visas or student visas. After 4 years of study/work in this country then the process is complete. If you graduate college with a 4 yr degree or better than you are automatically a citizen. This will give illegals something to work toward and root out the ones that don’t want to do anything. Right now the system is to lax on illegals.

Economic Collapse:

Yes Obama inherited this F.U.B.A.R. (for those of you who do not know: Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition) of an economic mess from George W. Bush. But that does not mean he had to try the same exact methods to fix it. For godsakes Obama you were against the bailouts in the first go around but then you turned around and did the exact same thing. Now I know the bailouts worked to some degree but you made the exact same mistake that predecessor made. You put no restrictions on what the banks could and could not do with the money.  All the banks did was to pay out huge bonuses to their executives that put us in this mess and then horde the money for themselves. I know the money was meant to go to the small businesses but you gave them the money with no strings attached. All you said was pay it back and some of them have yet to do that. Many companies went under because the money you gave the banks was not given to the small businesses and this only served to further worsen the crisis. It was only when the banks realized oh shit we have to give some of this money away or they would still fail because the people would take action did they start giving away.

The Fix:

Simple, hold companies liable for their past and future actions. Stop letting companies get “to big to fail” Our economic wellbeing should not lie on the backs of a handful of international companies. If we continue that practice then we are doomed to failure.

National Defense Authorization Act: 

Where do I start with this one. You have given the United States Military the right to detain American Citizens indefinitely. WTF PREZ. Detain our own people because they are suspected of having ties with terrorist. Well what qualifies as suspected ties. Some one who shakes hands with a terrorist, or how about uses the same bank, lives on the same block. This is a very slippery slope. Who determines if these ties are real.
The real issue here is the blanent disregard of our highest law, This law is a slap in the face every American citizen natural born or not. It’s bad enough that we have to look over our shoulders because of the patriot act but now we have to worry about the U.S. Army kicking in our door because u think we support terrorist. Then on top of that you take away one of the main rights that our brave young men and women have died for. The right to due process. That is a spit in the face of the American people. It’s things like this that cause us not to trust you. This one bill is enough for me to second guess giving you my vote. I understand you had “reservations” about signing this bill. I even understand that you signed it because it had a lot of great items in the bill. But this is one that you should have passed on.

The Fix:

Repeal that section of the bill, or the entire bill, then pass it again with out this section. The people are on your side. This is no time to play politics.

These are the worse things that
Obama has done. But he has done plenty of good. (check Obama: why we should vote him in a second time) I wrote this to show that no matter who you vote for there will be things that they do that will not seem right. Make sure you educated about who you vote for and don’t follow the crowd just because.

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6 Comments »

  1. You forgot he hasn’t come up with a budget plan, which is more congress, but he’s not talking about it. He also was very “soft,” with the republicans during his 1st 2 and half years. He does understand now that the Republicans play for keeps and don’t care about anything, but beating him. But, they’ve been liked that from day one and not enough people are smart enough to know what he’s actually responsible for. I watch the SOTU and he made some bold statements, but with Congress I doubt that anything will get done, because to sign his policies would mean that he might be successful and we know “they,” don’t want that. But, I agree he has done wrong and its OK to call him on it, when its TRUTHFUL, not that crap the Repubs and Fox news put out there. But, again that’s only design to fool the uneducated public and it’s a lot those folks, unfortunately! You get better if you think everything is perfect, so any president should be criticize if the shoe fits. Obama 2012!

    Comment by Ray B. — January 25, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

    • I wasn’t holding the budget against him because he has put forward several budgets. But congress has shut him down. Mostly the GOP but there were some dems involved. I didn’t think about how soft he has been. Which is funny, I was just talking about all the concessions he made to the GOP a few months ago. I just wish people would educate themselves, we should be in an uproar about the defense authoritarian act but most people don’t even know about it.

      Comment by truth_seeker — January 25, 2012 @ 10:28 pm

      • Yeah, the NDAA, is scary and I’m upset he signed it. I understand that he put a “signing,” statement on the bill stating that his administration wouldn’t use the NDAA in any fashion, but what’s stopping another president for getting crazy with such a powerful piece of legislation. Definitely one of his worse moves in office, but you know it works in our government. The NDAA was part of the defense bill, was he not gonna sign that? Of coarse not…….I hate those packaged bills, which is just about every bill coming out of congress to appease all the special interest. I’m with you, I wish people would educate themselves and stop allowing Fox News(Got keep up with the lunatic fringe) and MSNBC(a center left media channel) tell them whats what. I’ll be the first to admit I watch both, along with current TV and when I need to watch paint dry, C-span, but that’s only for a foundation of truth. I google what I can, when I can………..in this age where information is so readily accessible you’d think more people would do the same.

        Comment by Ray B. — January 26, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

      • Why would people do the research. They have a study stream of of “news” and TMZ coming in. Gotta know Kim, J-lo, Brad, and George are doing. I bet you the majority of Americans can’t name 4 members of congress sigh out googling. But can name all the actors the nominated for an emmy

        Comment by truth_seeker — January 26, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

  2. That’s why I get hype(to hype sometimes) when I see people speaking out of context about the POTUS. Because a lot times people talk in such extremes and applying such extremes could damage any president repub, dem. And they talk that way because they lack actual knowledge about the issue. So they only quote what they hear on Fox News. Like I’ve said before I watch the lefties and righties because the real problem is somewhere in the middle, which where google comes in.

    Truthseeker, america is trapped by the sin of greed. We’ve sacraficed our voice and education for the almighty dollar. To me the education of america is even more important than the deficit we face. I can’t imagine what our future will be like 10 years from now. We don’t even know what progression is, anytime you can’t admit to climate change and don’t really foucs on clean energy, your lacking in how the world truly operates. How are political system is bought and paid for, creating apathy to change because we just don’t see the results we want. In the hyprocracy with religion, but I don’t even want to get started there. A smarter society knows how to make better choices that will impact those few issues above. I give Obama credit for wanted to lead us in those categories, he just doesn’t push hard enough on those issues. But, I think that’s about to change. I get a strong vibe that if he’s relected he’ll be the Obama we see now and not the one that we saw the first two years in office.

    Comment by Ray B — January 27, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

  3. Reblogged this on Mr. Analytical.

    Comment by Just Some Dude — January 29, 2012 @ 1:20 pm


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