The Lies and Lawbreaking of Barack Obama

During his tenure as President of the United States, Barack Obama engaged in a wide range of actions and policies that resulted in negative consequences and harmed the country. From illegal surveillance to unconstitutional suspensions of habeas corpus, here are 1,375 well sourced examples of Barack Obama's lies, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc.

  1. Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval Obama administration officials have stated that the President does not need explicit congressional authorization to carry out the military operations in Libya. However, the US Constitution grants Congress the power to declare war.
  2. Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton cronies Just hours after the Justice Department announced its intention to sue Halliburiburton for using kickbacks to obtain foreign contracts, the Obama administration awarded the company a no-bid contract worth up to $568 million. This marked a repeat of questionable no-bid contracts given to Halliburton by the Bush administration.
  3. Had an administration full of lobbyists, after promising he wouldn't Despite Obama's pledge to keep lobbyists out of his administration, he went on to appoint dozens of them to key positions.
  4. Had close ties to Wall St., but pretended to support Occupy Wall St. While publicly supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement, Obama was simultaneously raising enormous funds from Wall Street bankers and hedge fund managers, and hiring senior campaign advisors from Wall Street corporations.
  5. Broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay Obama promised to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility during his presidency. However, despite attempts to transfer prisoners to the mainland, Guantanamo Bay remains open and operates largely unchanged.
  6. Supported the $700 billion TARP corporate-welfare bailout just like Bush As a senator, Obama voted in favor of the TARP bank bailout bill that rewarded irresponsible and illegal behavior, punished hard-working taxpayers, and created horrible incentives.
  7. Waged the biggest war against medical marijuana of any president, which was the opposite of what he had promised Despite campaign pledges to end federal interference in medical marijuana states and assurances from Attorney General Eric Holder that the Obama administration would not challenge those states, the Obama administration conducted over 100 raids on medical marijuana facilities, surpassing the Bush administration's crackdown record.
  8. Nominated a six-time tax cheater to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws Timothy Geithner, Obama's pick for Treasury Secretary, had repeatedly violated tax laws, including failing to pay more than $34,000 in Social Security and Medicare taxes, declaring his children's summer camp as a tax-exempt day care, and withdrawing money from his retirement plan without paying the early withdrawal penalty.
  9. Gave tax dollars to AIG executives, then pretended to be outraged about it Obama signed a stimulus bill that included taxpayer dollars for AIG executive bonuses, despite promising to scrutinize every line of the bill before signing it. After the bill's passage, Obama pretended to be outraged about the bonuses, pursuing legal action to block them.
  10. Expanded Bush's unconstitutional government faith based programs Obama's federal faith-based program initiatives exceeded those of George W. Bush, including increased funding and new programs.
  11. Supported Bush's unconstitutional Patriot Act Obama signed a renewal of the Patriot Act, allowing the government to conduct searches and seizures, obtain business records, and monitor communications without warrants.
  12. Increased the national debt more in one term than Bush did in two Under Obama, the national debt increased more during his first three years and two months than it did during all eight years of the Bush presidency.
  13. Agrees with Bush's support of unconstitutional, indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without filing any charges Obama signed a bill that granted the government the power to detain U.S. citizens indefinitely without filing any charges or providing a trial.
  14. Agrees with Bush's support of unconstitutional, warrantless wiretapping President Obama has defended the National Security Agency's warrantless wiretapping program.
  15. Avoided prosecution of Wall St. criminals Despite promises to prosecute Wall Street executives, not a single top financial executive was charged during Obama's first term.
  16. Had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process Obama ordered the extrajudicial killing of American citizens and non-combatants, including a CIA drone attack that killed an American citizen linked to Al Qaeda.
  17. Ordered a private company to fire 1,000 employees After Boeing hired 1,000 new employees for its

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