Throughout his initial presidential campaign, Barack H. Obama made quite a few lofty promises, but how many did he intend to deliver on? How many did he deliver on? How many outright lies did Barack Obama tell the American people in order to get elected? How many lies has he told the American people during his presidency?
Lie #1- I Will End Wars
During his campaign, President Obama stated that he would end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by the end of the first year. Soon after, he changed that to 16 months. At the end of 2011, the United States began withdrawing combat troops from the area while leaving “non-combat advisors” in the area to assist the Iraqi and Afghani armies. In 2011, President Barack Obama began a war with our ally, Libya, without the approval required in Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution. He even had the audacity to say that he was acting at the behest of the “international community” and not from the authorization of Congress, as is required in Article 1, Section 8.
Lie #2- There Will Be No New Taxes on the Middle Class
In this video, President Obama states that there will be no tax increases for any family that makes less than 250 thousand dollars per year, yet he introduce a health care plan that requires every American to purchase something or face penalties is a tax. Obama’s plan to let the Bush tax plans expire is also an increase on the income tax, a tax that Obama specifically said would not be raised. When the Bush tax rates expire, all taxes, regardless of income, will return to the rates under Clinton, which were higher across the board than they were during the Bush administration. Obama has also frequently called for Cap and Trade legislation, which is a tax on carbon dioxide emissions (a natural byproduct of human life).
Lie #3- I Will Make Healthcare Affordable For All Americans
Obama’s Healthcare Reform Act was misnamed from the beginning. It would be more aptly named the Health Insurance Requirement Act. As I mentioned above, this act included a mandate that all individuals purchase health insurance. This requirement creates a false health insurance economy and allows insurance providers to arbitrarily raise premiums on their customers without running the risk of losing those customers. This act also works to destroy homeopathic medicine and replace it with the more profitable pharmaceutical medicine.
Lie #4- If I Don’t Fix the Economy, I Will Be a One Term President
In this video, President Obama tells the interviewer that, if he does not turn the economy around in three years, he will not seek reelection. In the second half, he goes back on that promise, saying that problems can’t be fixed overnight. The problem is that President Obama has not even begun to fix the economy. Since his election, the national debt has increased by around 4 trillion dollars. The true unemployment rate is around 36%, and industry is constantly being outsourced to countries that use child labor in less than favorable conditions. In the face of all these facts, President Obama has broken his promise to not seek reelection if the economy wasn’t fixed in 3 years.
Lie #5- I Am Against Wall Street
Throughout the life of the Occupy movement, President Obama has said that he was against Wall Street and on the side of “the 99%.” A list of Obama’s campaign donors reads as a who’s who of Wall Street companies. Through his policies of crony collectivism which include giving healthcare waivers to campaign donors, using taxpayer money to purchase private companies, such as GM, and giving top cabinet positions to heads of such corporations as Goldman Sachs, General Electric, and Monsanto, President Obama has demonstrated deep ties to Wall Street.
Lie #6- I Will Close Guantanamo Bay
On January 22, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order that would close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by January 22, 2010. As of this writing, that prison is still open.
Lie #7- I Will Not Reauthorize the PATRIOT ACT
Throughout his 2008 campaign, Barack Obama railed against the PATRIOT ACT, yet on February 27, 2010, he signed into law an extension of the PATRIOT ACT which was actually more intrusive and constrictive than the original.
Lie #8- I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
When Obama took his Oath of Office, he not only made a promise to the American people, but entered into an oath to service. The Constitution is very clear that any violation of this oath should be taken very seriously. Obama has broken this oath numerous times. He signed a bill into place that throws out the basic civil liberties that this country is based on, the NDAA. He introduced legislation that would require all American citizens to purchase a service, even if they did not want it. He served as the head of the United Nations Security Council, an act punishable under the Logan Act. He declared war on Libya without the consent of Congress. Dig a little deeper, and you will find many more occasions of this President’s flagrant disregard for the law of the land.
If he has told so many lies, why is he still in office? This answer is not as simple as one might wish. It’s a large combination of members of Congress being controlled by the same people Obama is, a cartel of offshore banks determined to control all aspects of the political and economic realm, and the American people being intellectually castrated and uninformed. The only thing that can be done about this dire situation is to inform people of his lies and educate people that the solution is not found in the false left-right paradigm of US politics, but in electing public servants that will uphold the Constitution of the United States of America, and holding those accountable who don’t.