Skip to comments.Obama’s Unthinkable 2013 Agenda
Posted on 03/08/2012 1:18:26 PM PST by Kaslin
If you thought Barack Obamas first term was bad, you dont want to see a second.
The verdict is in on the last three years. President Obama has produced a steady stream of broken promises, failed policies, and misplaced priorities. However, he still claims a second term will be different. It will. It just wont be better.
We have seen the liberal agenda the president has pursued over the last three years: government run healthcare, cap-and-trade, pet projects disguised as stimulus, card-check, taxpayer-funded loans to now-bankrupt energy companies, and reckless deficit spending.
Now imagine what he would do in a second termwhen he does not have to face reelection. We already know what the year 2013 would look like, and its not pretty.
By President Obamas own admission, he wants higher taxes. In 2011, he remarked at a press briefing, Nobodys looking to raise taxes right now. Were talking about potentially 2013 and the out-years.
Now, his fiscal year 2013 budget calls for exactly that$1.9 trillion in higher taxes. But if he cannot get that budget through Congress, he has another option: do nothing. If the president and Congress take no action, taxes will automatically increase by $3.6 trillion in 2013.
The president once described himself as agnostic on the idea of raising everyones taxes. As a first-term president, he wouldnt dare do it, but as a second-term president not facing reelection, he has no incentive to stop the tax increases if he is truly indifferent.
Along with his plans for tax increases, the presidents 2013 budget also calls for increased spendingmuch of it in the same style as the failed $833 billion stimulus. Voters are demanding responsible government, but the president wants more budget deficits, which will require raising the debt ceiling yet again.
The credit rating agency Fitch has warned that unless the United States comes up with a credible plan to reduce the budget deficit, it will join Standard and Poors in revoking Americas AAA credit rating. Obama earned one credit downgrade in his first term. Without any plan for deficit reduction, it seems he wants another downgrade for a second term.
The 2013 forecast also includes a weak economy and unacceptably high unemployment, thanks to the presidents policies. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said in January, The economy will continue to grow at a sluggish pace over the next two years. They also predict the unemployment rate will remain above 8 percent in 2013.
Without a Republican president to lead the repeal of ObamaCare, the unpopular act would come alive in 2013. Medicare taxes would increase, and taxes on medical devices would be imposed as well. Those new taxes could make some medical device companies unprofitable, leading them to fire employees or cut services.
In a second Obama term, regulatory agencies would ramp up their assault on jobs and domestic energy. The president has promised that the EPA can consider imposing more regulations in 2013, which the agency has estimated would cost affected businesses as much as $90 billion a year. The inevitable result: fewer jobs and higher prices.
Thats not all. If President Obama resurrects cap-and-trade, the added regulatory burden could cost taxpayers another $200 billion annuallyas much as $1,761 for a family.
While the president pursues his agenda, other areas of the budget would be inexplicably sacrificed. His 2013 budget would force military families and retirees to pay substantially higher prices for their healthcareeven as civil defense workers are unaffected.
Under the debt ceiling agreement from last year, military spending would be drastically cut if the president fails to lead on deficit reduction. As Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said, that would devastate our national security.
America has already been devastated by the first term of President Obama. But for those who would still consider casting a vote for him in November, just consider what a second Obama term would bringand hope we never see it.
Here’s the problem.
What we see as a sheer terror of goverment control they see as a huge positive. It’s not that they don’t understand, they do, they want the government to take over everything, take the wealth away from those who have it and (supposedly give it to them, boy do they have a surprise coming).
Also, above all, they dispise the Christian faith, and much of what is going on is geared toward snuffing that out.
Go ahead, talk to them until you are blue in the face, it’s not that they don’t get, they do, and they want it. End of story, and every day, our school systems turns out 10 to 1 liberals vs conservatives, so, it’s a battle that within 10 years will be lost, the very precepts that hold dear they will know nothing of, nor ever want again.
We would definitely see the true side of Obama if he is elected for a second term. And it will be as ugly as anyone can imagine. That is when the real “change” will take place and America will be devastated
All too true.
But according to some Freepers Santorum/Romney/Gingrich/Insertnameofguywhoaintmyguy would be worse.
If Obama does get re-elected I hope the uglier the better? Why? Because Americans need to see the kinds of fruit that collectivism bears up close and personal and can’t be excused away. If it comes down to Obama mass murdering Americans with starvation or the military so be it.
Those who worshiped Uncle Joe never really accepted that he murdered millions upon millions of Ukrainians and others who disagreed with him even though the evidence has become common knowledge. When they see Obama doing it in their own country it will take quite a bit to deny the obvious. And if they speak out against him? They get to join the rest already dead.
>> Because Americans need to see the kinds of fruit that collectivism bears up close and personal
Wishful thinking. Consider the welcome spread of Communism within the unions.
And in academia.
How do you tell a communist? Well, it’s someone who reads Marx and Lenin.
And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It’s someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
We all wish that the left would get slapped upside the head with the consequences of their beliefs.
Unfortunately, the rest of us get slapped harder, and know it’s coming,
and there won’t be any rolling it back once they entrench themselves.
Conservative groups such as the Tea Party being attacked by the IRS.
Attack on freedom of religion, failed attempt to attack the 2nd amendment through fast and furious and commerce clause via O-bozo care.
Not to mention the NDAA, Patriot Act, authorization of 30K surveillance drones over our skies, out of control TSA, DHS.
I dunno bout y'all, but Uncle Sugar already looks to be out of control well before an O-bozo 2nd term.
so damned true and so damned sad.
Yep. We conservatives ( and a lot of FReepers) had better grow up to the fact that if they pursue these childish arguments, decide to stay home because “their guy”didn’t get it...or whatever, then Obama will have another four years.
Actually, he will have a lot more than four years....until the last Supreme Court justice he gets in there dies.
Reagan once said something to the effect that
“Never let the perfect be the enemy of the good”.
I don't believe that Romney would be nessicarily be worse, just that he won't be better. Primarily because many will think that changing the "D" to an "R" for the president means there's an actual [policy] change.
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