Lying. Dissembling. Peddling half-truths. Redefining words. Taking credit for something in which he had no part. Those words/phrases describe what President Barack Hussein Obama has said or done and is now saying or doing.
- Lying: "Big Oil" and Lobbying
"Big Oil" has become a favorite Obama target. On March 29, 2012, Obama said, "Congress up until this point has thought it was a good idea to send billions more of your tax dollars to the oil industry." Obama appealed to Congress to "stand with the American people" and vote to end subsidies to the oil and gas industry. But there is one problem: "Big Oil" receives tax incentives. In no sense can what "Big Oil" receives be called a subsidy -- the sending of "billions more of your tax dollars to the oil industry." Further, the incentives (sometimes referred to as tax breaks) are available to any US company.
On November 10, 2007, candidate Obama said, "I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over.
•Dissembling: ObamaCare and Oil Reserves
The Obama administration's argument for ObamaCare had been that it will initially increase costs and deficits. But it pays for itself, the administration says, in the long run because it reduces costs in coming decades. However, the CBO says that in its second decade, ObamaCare significantly increases health care costs, increasing deficits even more than in the first decade.
Obama's own first-decade numbers were built on arithmetic trickery. New taxes to support the health care plan began in 2011, but the benefits part of the program doesn't begin until 2015. That excess revenue is one-time-only, making the first-decade numbers look artificially low, but once you pass 2015, the yearly deficits become larger and eternal.
Regarding oil, Obama has said numerous times, "With only 2% of the world's oil reserves, we can't just drill our way to lower gas prices, not when we consume 20% of the world's oil." It turns out President Obama's statement is not entirely accurate.
The 2% figure Obama uses refers to proved oil reserves and greatly undercounts how much oil the U.S. actually has. In fact, far from being oil-poor, the country has vast quantities of oil -- enough to meet all the country's oil needs for hundreds of years.
I have highlighted just a few of Obama's words/sayings/tactics. I'm quite sure you can easily expand on my effort.
Obama's actions will only intensify as November 2012 draws near. The most disheartening part is that the MSM rarely, if ever, says anything about what comes from Obama's mouth or what he does.