Sunday, June 30, 2013

Obama's $100,000,000 gaggle.

July 1, 2013

"Government exists to serve the people, not the other way around"  Barack Obama's speech in South Africa.

Let's talk about Obama and family vacation that is costing us $100,000,000.  What have we received for our wasted money?

First the $100,000,000:  Obama brought his wife, kids and Mother-in-law plus ? Who knows.  FLOTUS also took up to 21 staff members with her.  How would you like a vacation like that: body guards, all expenses paid and not by you.  Her airfare,alone, for this boondoggle was $424,000, This does include guests and her staff.  Talk about a free ride.

"Obama blamed the upsurge of terrorist groups on the fact that “countries are not delivering for their people and where there sources of conflict and underlining frustrations that have not been adequately dealt with".  Stated at a town hall meeting for African youths.  Apparently he was not thinking about the conflict and underlying frustrations that the majority of Americans are feeling now. Higher taxes, high unemployment, mistrust of government are all contributing factors.

(CNN) -
U.S. President Barack Obama pledged $7 billion Sunday to help combat frequent power blackouts in sub-Saharan Africa.  Where does Mr. Obama going to receive the funding for this?  Maybe he can ask the Chinese since we owe them so much now.  Oh the Chinese are angry at us, in case you forgot.  I know: we will just print more money, money that we don't have. Oh yeah, while were at it we will increase taxes (everyone can chip in more).

President Obama visited Robbins Island Prison where Nelson Mandela was held for years. News outlets reported this a very solemn event, as well it should be.  Mr. Obama signed the guest book "On behalf of my family".  Appears he forgot who paid for his trip, We The People.  Not a mention of the
United States.  This is arrogance.

To sum this trip up so, Obama's trip is all about him, as is his presidency.  In a little over two days he has spent 7.1 billion of your money.  Hardly wait to see the remainder of his trip.  Back to the quote at the beginning of this post.  Who is serving who in Obama's mind.



The NSA debacle gives rise to the thoughts and realities of recent government activities that have and are still emerging. By activities I am referring to the "scandals".  These scandals have created an atmosphere of mistrust and suspicion which affects the credibility of government in a very adverse manner.  The NSA may have a very important mission with regard to this untimely disclosure, which was aided by Edward Snowden, however, to paraphrase by their action you will know them.  Not just the actions of the NSA but of this government in it's entirety.  Recent history tells us to doubt, prompts us to mistrust and leads us to proper suspicion.

The current administration created the doubt, mistrust and suspicion.  To overcome these the administration must mover from opaque to transparent.  Read transparency, not how the government redefined this word.  This move must happen sooner than later in order to attempt to regain the trust of the government's employers:  We The People.