Barack Obama Unveils $500 Million Gun Violence Package Including Putting 1,000 Police Officers in Schools … I Thought the LEFT Scoffed at Police in Schools Suggested by the NRA?
TALK ABOUT LOST IN SMALLNESS … OBAMA UNVEILS $500 Million GUN VIOLENCE PACKAGE AND PLANS TO PUT 1000 POLICE OFFICERS IN SCHOOLS.
Today President Barack Obama unveiled a $500 million gun violence plan that included plans to put 1000 police officers in schools. Ok, three things come to mind here that are quite telling and somewhat interesting with regards to Obama’s anti-2nd Amendment agenda in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shootings. He also proposed his 23 executive orders that in retrospect looked rather weak and lame.
500 million dollars!!!
One, $500 million, that’s it? Barack Obama throws billions around like its water. Obama gave failed green energy companies Solyndra $535 million, Fisker Automotive $529 million, Abound Solar $400 million, Willard and Kelsey Solar Group $700,981, let alone the rest of the green energy boondoggle failures. Yet, when it comes to the safety of the children Obama can only muster a measly $500 million. WOW, how big of him. The above referenced failed companies were provided over $2 billion of tax payer dollars, yet he comes up with $500 million for the children’s safety. NICE!
Two, 1000 police officers? That’s it? How small can this president be? As of 2010, from the National Center for Educational Statistics there were a reported approximate 98,000 schools in the United States of which 67,000 were elementary schools. To put this in its proper perspective, 1000 police officers represents 1% of all schools and 1.5% of elementary schools. Really Mr. President, that’s your plan to keep the children safe from gun violence like what occurred at Sandy Hook, placing police in 1% of schools in America? “We the People” can you understand now why I say that Obama is not serious at all?
Three, how is it that Obama is putting any police officers in schools after NBC’s David Gregory and the collective LEFT mocked the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. The LEFT lost their collective minds when this was suggested, yet Obama considered it, well kinda. So instead Obama split the difference and suggested putting police officers in 1% of the schools. Meanwhile his children are well protected by armed men with guns. No one is saying that Obama’s children should not be protected, of course they should. However, they are no more important than other American parents children. How is it that “We the People’s” children are not deemed worthy of protection as well?
Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.
But the president, speaking at White House ceremony, focused his attention on the divided Congress, saying only lawmakers could enact the most effective measures for preventing more mass shootings.
“To make a real and lasting difference, Congress must act,” Obama said. “And Congress must act soon.”
The president vowed to use “whatever weight this office holds” to press lawmakers into action on his $500 million plan. He is also calling for improvements in school safety, including putting 1,000 police officers in schools and bolstering mental health care by training more health professionals to deal with young people who may be at risk.
Even supportive lawmakers say the president’s gun control proposals – most of which are opposed by the powerful National Rifle Association – face long odds on Capitol Hill.
Posted January 16, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Former VP Dick Cheney Calls Obama an ‘Unmitigated Disaster to the country’ … As They Say, If the “Unmitigated” Shoe Fits …
Well is the “unmitigated disaster” fits Mr President …
Dick Cheney can best be described as new heart, same passion … Just three weeks after Dick Cheney’s heart transplant surgery, the former Vice President made the following comment referring to President Barack Obama, “He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country.” Cheney went on to say that he could not remember a more important time to defeat an incumbent President like Barack Obama. Cheney certainly knows how to drive the LEFT crazy. However, if one actually looks at Obama’s record, even the LEFT, they know that Obama has been a failure as President.
Dick Cheney, just weeks after undergoing heart transplant surgery, plunged back into the political theater Saturday — praising presumptive nominee Mitt Romney while slamming President Obama as an “unmitigated disaster.”
The tough words came during an hour-and-15-minute talk at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention in Cheyenne on Saturday.
He sat in a plush chair throughout the long chat with daughter Liz Cheney and looked decidedly healthier than recent appearances where he has been gaunt and used a cane.
The United States has record federal debt, record people of food stamps, 8.2% unemployment, a 30 year low of employer participation in the work force, wasted Stimulus tax payer funds, continued housing foreclosures and gas prices doubled during his tenure. Add in Obamacare, the failed green energy scandals like Solyndra and the “Fast & Furious” scandal. So how is Obama not an “unmitigated disaster”?
Another White House Document Dump Shows the Obama White House Was “All Hands on Deck” in Reaction to Solyndra’s Imminent Collapse
How come President Barack Obama does not take the same credit for his involvement in Solyndra as he falsely tries to now do for the Keystone XL Pipeline?
The Barack Obama Administration gave millions to Solyndra in wasted tax payer stimulus money and touted it as their “shining green energy company on the hill”. Now Obama and his minions cannot run fast enough away from the bankrupt solar energy panel. Just a couple of days ago, Obama said that Solyndra “was not our program per se.” Obama actually blamed Congress for its failure. Dear Mr. President, you can run but you cannot hide. This scandal is going to follow you to election day. Barack Obama can not run from the truth even if they attempt to continue Friday night document dumps when they think no one is looking.
Obama & WH minions, all hands on deck, per se …
The latest document dump as reported by The Hill shows that the Obama White House was all-hands-on-deck as the Solyndra collapse neared. Obama and his minions knew how deep they were in the Solyndra mess and also knew this was a political mess for Obama.
Several key White House offices were involved with the Obama administration’s messaging plans and other preparations as the collapse of the taxpayer-backed solar company Solyndra was imminent, newly released documents show.
The latest White House documents delivered to House Republicans on Friday again highlight the extent to which senior administration officials braced for the fallout as Solyndra – a company President Obama had personally visited – was about to go under.
A White House memo that noted the danger of “imminent bankruptcy” at the end of August 2011 says, “OMB, DPC and NEC have been working with press and OLA to be prepared for this news to break.”
Just curious, why would the Obama White House be so concerned and be in panic mode about Solyndra going belly up if as Doug Powers opines at Michelle Malkin.com, “the bad news from a program that wasn’t theirs… per se.” Touché!!! The PJ Tatler asks the same question that has become obvious to all, “Why Was His Administration in Fire Drill Mode as it Collapsed? Instead, Obama shamefully blamed Congress for Solyndra’s failure and tried to distance himself from his hand picked green company. Listen HERE to Obama’s unbelievable comments that where The “Lying” King told Marketplace that “this was not our program.”
It is obvious that Solyndra was nothing about job creation, it was politics that dominated Obama’s green energy program, not job creation. The voters might want to remember in November.
Barack Obama & Eric Holder Make Judicial Watch’s 2011 List of 10 Most Corrupt Washington, DC Politicians
KUDOS to President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, they made the list of most corrupt Inside the Beltway DC politicians. Where have all the Statesmen gone?
Judicial Watch has their 2011 list of top 10 most corrupt Washington, DC politicians. Among those on the list were President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. For the GOP, former US Senator John Ensign of Nevada and US Rep. Bachus if Alabama. Do any of “We the People” think that we would be able to get away as private citizens what these politicians get away with every day?
TOP 10 LIST that One Does Not Want to be On
•Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-AL)
•Former Senator John Ensign (R-NV)
•Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL)
•Attorney General Eric Holder
•Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
•President Barack Obama
•Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
•Rep. David Rivera (R-FL)
•Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
•Rep. Don Young (R-AK)
AG Eric Holder:
The Fast and Furious operation by itself should have resulted in Holder’s resignation, but it is the cover-up that has prompted serious calls for Holder’s ouster.
On May 3, 2011, in a House Judiciary Committee hearing chaired by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), Holder testified: “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” Newly released documents show he was receiving weekly briefings on Fast and Furious as far back as July 5, 2010. It appears Holder lied to Congress. (Judicial Watch sued the DOJ and the ATF to obtain Fast and Furious records. The Judicial Watch investigation continues.)
Unfortunately, when it comes to Holder corruption and abuse of office, Fast and Furious is just the tip of the iceberg.
President Barack Obama:
President Barack Obama: President Obama makes Judicial Watch’s “Ten Most Wanted” list for a fifth consecutive year. (The former Illinois Senator was also a “Dishonorable Mention” in 2006.) And when it comes to Obama corruption, it may not get any bigger than Solyndra. Solyndra was once known as the poster child for the Obama administration’s massive “green energy” initiative, but it has become the poster child for the corruption that ensues when the government meddles in the private sector. Solyndra filed for bankruptcy in September 2011, leaving 1,100 workers without jobs and the American taxpayers on the hook for $535 million thanks to an Obama administration stimulus loan guarantee.
America, how’s that “Hopey, Changey” green jobs working out for you?
Obama’s partisan politics as the MSM covers up a damning story under the cloak of Christmas. As you were celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, opening presents, spending time with family … the Washington Post put out a story regarding Barack Obama, Solyndra and Obama’s energy program that was nothing more than politics. This brought to you from the President who promised every one “Hope & Change”. Obama promised America change, he gave us more of the same. Obama promised jobs and he gave us partisans politics. Solyndra was billed by Obama as the “shining green company on the hill” … it was nothing more than politics.
There was only so much that government could do,
the true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solydra
“It’s not about the people; it’s politics,” said Sterio, who remains jobless and at risk of losing her home. “We all feel betrayed.”
Since the failure of the company, Obama’s entire $80 billion clean- technology program has begun to look like a political liability for an administration about to enter a bruising reelection campaign.
Meant to create jobs and cut reliance on foreign oil, Obama’s green-technology program was infused with politics at every level, The Washington Post found in an analysis of thousands of memos, company records and internal e-mails. Political considerations were raised repeatedly by company investors, Energy Department bureaucrats and White House officials.
The records, some previously unreported, show that when warned that financial disaster might lie ahead, the administration remained steadfast in its support for Solyndra.
Solyndragate and Solargate meet scapegoat.
Jonathan Silver, the head of the federal loan program has resigned in the wake of the Solyndra scandal. Or as the Obama administration refers to him as, the scapegoat. Well some one had to take the fall, but this is not close to being over. Energy Secretary Steven Chu should be the next one out the door.
Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin.com (fantastic header)
The head of the Energy Department’s embattled loan program announced Thursday that he was stepping down amid an expanding probe of the agency’s $535 million loan to a now-shuttered solar company.
The departure of Jonathan Silver comes as the Obama administration faces intense pressure from Capitol Hill about whether it properly vetted the solar start-up Solyndra before providing it with taxpayer backing. President Obama used a Thursday news conference to credit agency officials with using their “best judgment” in approving the loan, part of a $35.9 billion federal effort to invest in breakthrough technologies that could create jobs and spur economic growth.
But wait, whey is any one resigning, didn’t President Barack Obama say that nothing was suspicious with the Solyndra loans and that the government bets on businesses all the time, you win some and you lose some? Of course that is easy to say when you are using other people’s money … the tax payers money.
The next question is, why is Jonathan Silver walking the plank? He was not even in place when the Solyndra deal went down and is a minor player.Barack Obama and his minions are foolish if they think that this resignation is going to make the story go away. The Obama/White House connection to Solyndra and campaign bundlers will make this story have legs.
Silver took over as head of the program after the Solyndra deal went through, so he’s not on the hook for it and he was in charge when the department killed a second $469 million loan to the same company. If he’s guilty of anything, so far as I can see, it was a foolish devotion to the gossamer promises of “green jobs”. There are plenty of people who share his misplaced faith. On the other hand, we shouldn’t applaud him too much. He held on to that second Solyndra loan to the bitter end. The only thing that kept it from going through was a report from Solyndra’s own auditors that the company was on the verge of collapse.
What’s a little scandal to add to Obama’s failed Presidency? Oh yea, then there is that ‘Fast & Furious” thing that the Obama administration is denying involvement. Who will be the next to be thrown under the Obama bus and take the fall?
Once again we are witness to two truths of the Obama Presidency … one, Obama’s the reverse Midas touch and two, “green” jobs are not the engine of the US economy. Has there ever been a better metaphor of the Obama economy?
Solyndra was touted by President Barack Obama as a shining example of “green” jobs and the future of the American economy. During a visit to the California based solar power energy company, Obama had nothing but growing praise for his Obama example of the economy and jobs. Needless to say, Obama’s “green” job masterpiece has filed for bankruptcy.
VIDEO Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
During a visit to the Fremont facility in spring of 2010, the President said the factory “is just a testament to American ingenuity and dynamism and the fact that we continue to have the best universities in the world, the best technology in the world, and most importantly the best workers in the world. ”
It’s not his statements the administration will regret; it’s the loan guarantees. The President was celebrating $535 million in federal promises from the Department of Energy to the solar startup. The administration didn’t do its due diligence, says the Government Accountability Office. “There’s a consequence if you don’t follow a rigorous process that’s transparent,” Franklin Rusco of GAO told the website iWatch News.
Of course let us not forget the $535 million in federal promises from the Department of Energy to the solar startup. Yet more wasted money down the tubes at the hands of the Obama Administration playing favorites.
Obama was supposed to be the birth of a new way of doing business in Washington, DC. It was supposed to be “Hope and Change”. Or so he said. It is just nothing more than “crony capitalism”.