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As Falls America, So Falls The Rest Of The World

Whether it’s the Ukraine and Russia, Israel and Egypt, Iraq and Iran, or China and Japan, the world itself is beginning to fall into chaos. At the same time our own country has become just as chaotic. Whether it’s the crisis at our border and illegal immigration, the IRS and DOJ targeting, the NSA spying, the out of control debt, or the unilateral action’s taken by the President himself, confusion and disarray have become today’s status quo.

In times such as these the country needs a leader whom isn’t afraid to make basic decisions. One whom set’s aside his political indifference by giving priority to policy for the good of the country. Unfortunately, our country has Barack Obama, whom Col. Ralph Peters describes as, “a man who was elected President of a country he doesn’t really like, and whose population he distrusts, who believes America is the problem, and who’s military he despises”.

Since being sworn into office, Barack Obama has done more damage to our country in 5 years, 5 months, and 29 days, then virtually any President has done before him. Upon his inauguration on January 20, 2009, the national debt was $10.6 trillion. As of July 17, 2014, the national debt stands at $17.6 trillion. Barack Obama has accumulated, in just 5.5 years, close to $7 trillion dollars in debt and is set to literally accumulate more debt by the end of his presidency than any other President before him combined.

With this astronomical accumulation of debt in mind, a CBO report released on Tuesday reminds us that a looming crisis is fast approaching. The CBO report identified the primary drivers of the rising debt to be the aging of the population and rising healthcare spending. This trend was accelerated by Obamacare due to the increase in Medicaid spending and subsidies for individuals to purchase insurance on government-run exchanges.

In short, Barack Obama’s signature health care law will push the debt to unsustainable levels.

This looming crisis is important to remember as the law itself was created by Obama, just as the “humanitarian crisis” at our southern border today was preceded by Obama’s 2012Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program was pushed through unilaterally by Obama and created the so called “Dreamers” as children would not face deportation upon arriving here illegally.

Before 2012 an average of 7,000 to 8,000 undocumented illegal immigrant minors were captured attempting to cross our border each year. This fiscal year, which ends September 30, 2014, federal officials have estimated that number could reach 80,000. Officials further estimate at least 150,000 – 160,000 more will try next year.

With this increase in illegal Aliens set to rise without any plans of deportations, the taxpayers will foot their bill with money we simply do not have. These two policies, Obamacare and DACA, will push our nations debt to a level that is literally unsustainable.

This is the reality of the situation and the illegal immigration crisis will become much worse if the Obama adminstration does not take border security more seriously.Unfortunately, the adminstration won’t, as their party has demonstrated that they live in a reality far removed from what is actually happening.

For instance, on Tuesday Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) asserted that “the border is secure“, despite the massive surge that has overwhelmed federal agencies on our border. Reid wasn’t alone in this belief as Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) on CBS’ Face the Nation stated “the border is secure” due to the, “children handling themselves over to the Border Patrol Agents“. This kind of belief perpetuated by Obama and his party outright rejects the truth of what is actually happening not only here in America, but across the globe.

On Monday, White House press Secretary Josh Ernest epitomized Obama’s detachment from reality in regards to his actions by stating they have “substantially improved the tranquillity of the global community“. Which actions Obama has taken to further such “global tranquillity” is anyones guess as the world we live in today appears to be anything but tranquil.

Read The Rest of the Article Here: PoliticallyShort.com

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Comment by david chaney on July 20, 2014 at 3:05pm

You left out the mistakes being made by the Federal Reserve.  They have zero percent interest rates while targeting a 2% inflation rate that is actually higher than 2%.  This puts baby boomers approaching retirement in a defensive position.  Saving money for retirement doesn't make sense, because by the time you spend it when you're 80 yrs old, it won't buy anything and there is nowhere to invest it where it will stay even close to the inflation rate without taking on high risk.  It makes more sense to not work and spend your money while it will still buy something, assuming you have the opportunity.

Rents are rigged at all time highs and housing prices are rigged too high as well.  Lowering interest rates to get a real economic recovery (what little they did lower interest rates) with overpriced houses (who wants to lose $40,000 when interest rates go up?) is like trying to start a car with a near dead battery.  It's easy to see why the recovery is virtually non-existent.

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