Has Obama helped or hurt America?

Has Obama helped or hurt America?
Al Ritter

President Obama ran his campaign in 2007 on uniting America, but has he really? Policies on taxation and welfare have divided America even further and in many respects served to cause even more class warfare than any time in the past. His answer has been to give more Americans welfare and social programs than any President in the past, thereby raising the bar of any person considered “in poverty.” Following those actions, President Obama has now claimed that the divide between those in poverty and those who are wealth is even farther apart, but is that actually true?

The actual term poverty means different things to different people. The final decider of poverty is the government who raises that level on almost a yearly basis. Most social programs of the government are based on percentages of poverty. Never is the term used in under a 100% basis. For instance the government will use a term such as 120% of poverty to describe the ability for a person to apply for public assistance. In laymen’s terms, that means someone making 20% more than the poverty level can apply to the program. This effectively raises the level of poverty without making the formal decoration by congress. Institution of these floating levels of poverty allows the government to make false claims about how many Americans are poor.

Racial equality has been another issue with this President. Unfortunately African-Americans are taking the brunt of Obama’s isolating remarks dealing with race. When he sides with a college professor before knowing the facts in a criminal investigation and demonizes the police department, he drives a wedge in between white and black America. When he forces the DOJ to drop a case already tried in court and received a conviction for no particular reason other than the people convicted were part of the new Black Panther party that drives a wedge in between black and white America. On the campaign promise of delivering a more united America, the President has failed miserably.In fact Obama's actions may very well have set back race relations 100 years.

President Obama has been the master of promises, both in his campaign and in his presidency, but has failed miserably on his ability to make good on those promises. He has lied repeatedly on Gitmo, Iraq, the economy, the unemployment problem, health care, taxes, cap and trade, illegal immigration, and on and on. His inability to tell the truth not only hurts Americans, but hurts our country in foreign eyes. Even though George Bush’s policies near the end of his presidency didn’t sit well with the American people, there was never an inconsistent word about his need to protect the American people.

The apology tour that President Obama embarked upon in the European nations was a monumental disaster for the good of our country. Obama weakened our stance in the world court of power. His apologies did almost as much to hurt this country as the crumbling of the Berlin Wall did to hurt the USSR. His consistent pandering to foreign countries and enemies of the state, have not only hurt our standing in the world’s eye, but in some cases bordered on treasonable acts according to our Constitution.

The Constitution has always been a firewall against a group intent on hurting our national freedom. Obama and company have done their best to trample that document to the fullest. We have gone from a nation of laws to a nation of mob rule. Right now in Congress laws are being forced through on daily basis without so much as a discussion from both sides of the aisle, in fact most vote counts are done in secret to avoid any involvement from the republican representation. Is this right? Is this the way our founding fathers intended the process to be done? If allowed to continue in this direction we are well on our way to one party rule, and what almost always follows one party rule is dictatorship.

Are we better now than we were on December 31, 2006?..............remember the democrats took over the government in January 2007.