If President Obama weakens America, will the world be more “fair?”
Back on September 20th of 2009, I authored a column that pondered this very question.
At that time, our President was still holding frequent press briefings in which he reminded us of the terrible $1.3 trillion deficit that he “inherited” from his successor, while ignoring the fact that he had spent more than half that amount in one, so-called “economic stimulus” bill, and had implemented an annual budget costing an additional $3.6 trillion.
At that time, our President had also alienated a good bit of Europe (factor in the countries of England, France, Poland, and the Czech Republic) by capitulating to Russia and abandoning America’s role in a Western European missile shield program. The President seemed not to care that Western Europe fears the resurgence of a brutal, dictatorial Soviet Union-styled Russia about as much as the U.S. frets over a nuclear Iran.
And today, things are worse. On fiscal matters, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says that President Barack Obama’s budget and spending will incur $9.3 trillion in federal deficits between 2010 and 2019 --$2.3 trillion higher than what President Obama claims.
The healthcare legislation that President Obama is still “selling” – the legislation that he promised would bring a greater quantity and quality of healthcare for less money without raising taxes on anyone earning less that $250,000 a year – imposes new taxes and “surcharges” and “fees” on everyone, for purchases of everything from medications to wheelchairs to tanning salon services (yes, Obamacare imposes new taxes on tanning salons).
On foreign policy and national defense, Liz Cheney’s recent description of Obama’s three-pronged approach seems frighteningly accurate: "apologize for America, abandon our allies and appease our enemies.”
And then there’s President Obama de-facto disarmament of our nation, with his new “policy” on the use of nuclear weapons. After Sarah Palin criticized the President’s course of action, likening it to a kid who tells his peers “punch me in the face, and I’m not going to retaliate,” the President could only respond by declaring that “last I checked, Sarah Palin’s not much of an expert on nuclear issues…”
Indeed, it’s been a destructive seventeen months for America since Barack Obama placed his hand upon Lincoln’s Bible, and recited the “oath of office.” And this past week, alone, seems to have been especially destructive.
Austin Hill is an Author, Consultant, and Host of "Austin Hill's Big World of Small Business," a syndicated talk show about small business ownership and entrepreneurship. He is Co-Author of the new release "The Virtues Of Capitalism: A Moral Case For Free Markets." , Author of "White House Confidential: The Little Book Of Weird Presidential History," and a frequent guest host for Washington, DC's 105.9 WMAL Talk Radio.