It is probably fitting the United States and our President, Barack Obama did not attend. After all, this was for world leaders, for those who influence world opinion. The United States and Barak Obama no longer belongs in this category. It was probably better that Obama stayed home and watched football.
Yesterday, leaders of Congress requested the White House meet with them regarding the release of prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay prison. Obama responded by releasing another five overnight. We are at a point where the prisoners remaining are the most ruthless and most dangerous of those left. Five more are now free to start killing Americans again. The White House once again showed its disdain for Congress and is deliberately destroying any attempt for the different branches of the Federal Government to work together for the next two years.
Obama has again promised he will veto the Keystone XL Pipeline, even though all the environmental issues have been resolved. The Administration has told Congress that the legislation will be vetoed regardless of the economic benefits the legislation might provide. The bill that reaches the President’s desk is expected to have bipartisan support strong enough to override Obama’s veto.
On Monday, January 12, Josh Earnest, the White House Press Secretary, told journalists that the White House will step in and stop anti jihad articles written by the American media because they tend to inflame the jihadists into action against America. Earnst said the President will not be shy about expressing a view or taking the steps that are necessary to try to advocate for the safety and security of our men and women in uniform. This attack on free speech is used to bolster the claim by the Administration that al Qaeda is on the run and being defeated by the bombing attacks in the Middle East.
Obama has proposed “free” education through the Community College System. The billions of dollars needed to pay for this “free” education will be paid by the taxpayers. Since the budget is in deficit before this program, any new spending will only increase our national debt. It just means more pressure on other spending like defense or infrastructure. As China continues to buy our debt, their power over our economy grows daily. Put it right next to the free cellphones and free cable the poor currently receive.
Congress is prepared to change the amnesty Executive Order the President issued allowing illegal aliens to stay and work in America. The President has promised a veto of any changes Congress has proposed. We will have to wait and see if Obama’s threats are just a negotiating ploy or is he telling all he has no plans to work with Congress on anything.
We will go into more detail on these items as time goes on. I’m sure the President will give us plenty to explore as the year progresses.