The (Partially) Hidden Truths About Obama's Administrations

Obama's Broken Promises

  1. Carried out military interventionism in Libya without Congressional approval In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations in Libya without Congressional approval. In April 2014, Ralph Nader said that Obama should be impeached for his actions in Libya.
  2. Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton cronies
    • Just like Bush did, the Obama administration gave a no-bid contract to KBR, a former subsidiary of Halliburton. This contract was worth as much as $568 million through 2011.
  3. Had an administration full of lobbyists
    • After promising he wouldn't have any, Obama's administration was full of lobbyists. Specifically, Obama had more than 40 lobbyists working in his administration.
  4. Broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay As noted by PolitiFact, Obama's campaign promise to close Guantanamo Bay was rated as "promise broken". In July 2012, ABC News reported that this might be President Obama's biggest broken promise.
  5. Supported the $700 billion TARP corporate-welfare bailout just like Bush Senator Obama voted for the $700 billion TARP bank bailout bill. As noted in the source for this fact, the bailout rewarded irresponsible and illegal behavior, and should have never happened.
  6. Waged the biggest war against medical marijuana of any president In 2008, Obama said that he would end DEA raids on medical marijuana in states where it's legal. However, as President, he took large-scale, widespread action to prevent people with AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and other illnesses who had prescriptions from their doctors from using their prescription medicine.
  7. Nominated a six-time tax cheater to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws Obama nominated Timothy Geithner, a repeat tax cheater, to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws. Before his nomination, Geithner had failed to pay more than $34,000 in social security and Medicare taxes, and had illegally declared the cost of his children's summer camp as a form of day care.

Obama's Corruption and Cronyism

  1. Gave tax dollars to AIG executives, then pretended to be outraged about it Obama signed a "stimulus" bill that spent money on bonuses for AIG executives. Before signing this bill, Obama had said that he would "go line by line" to make sure that they were not spending money unwisely. However, after reading "line by line" and signing the "stimulus" bill that protected the AIG bonuses, Obama pretended to be shocked and outraged at the bonuses.
  2. Expanded Bush's unconstitutional government faith based programs President Obama expanded the federal government's faith based programs which had been started by President George W. Bush.
  3. Supported Bush's unconstitutional Patriot Act In May 2011, Obama signed a renewal of the Patriot Act.
  4. Increased the national debt more in one term than Bush did in two The national debt increased more during Obama's first three years and two months than it did during all eight years of George W. Bush's presidency.

Obama's Hypocrisy and Waste

  1. Agrees with Bush's support of unconstitutional, indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without filing any charges In December 2011, ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero criticized Obama for signing a bill that gave the U.S. government the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without any charges being filed or any trial taking place.
  2. Agrees with Bush's support of unconstitutional, warrantless wiretapping President Obama has defended warrantless wiretapping.
  3. Avoided prosecution of Wall St. criminals Although Obama had promised to prosecute Wall St. criminals, during his entire first term, his administration did not file any criminal charges against any of the top financial executives.
  4. Had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process Obama had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process. The ACLU accused Obama of violating the U.S. Constitution for doing this. U.S. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) said that Obama's actions might be an impeachable offense, and Ralph Nader wrote that Obama "has extended the Bush doctrine by declaring his unilateral right, as secret prosecutor, judge, jury, and executioner, to destroy anybody, anywhere in the world, including American citizens

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