Can we really afford four more years of Obama misery? hill&obama The answer is a resounding No! Hillary Clinton has embraced Obama’s agenda, perhaps in desperation. She has abandoned her husband’s legacy of a balanced budget, tax cuts, welfare reform and reducing crime (admittedly these legacies came about because the GOP took over both the House & Senate because of his disastrous first two years). She has violated her country’s trust with her illegal email server, her handling of Benghazi and her influence peddling to enrich herself through the Clinton Foundation.

Let’s look at Obama’s legacy.

  • Our nation’s debt has more than doubled to over $20 Trillion.
  • There are 14 million more Americans that are no longer in the workforce since Obama took office. The real unemployment rate peaked at over 16% and is still over 10%.
  • There are 45 million people receiving food stamps. This was 28 million before Obama took office.
  • The median household income has declined by 3% under Obama. For blacks it is 6% lower.
  • The average deficit per year has been $914 Billion.
  • The percent of Americans below the poverty level grew from 18.5% to 20.7% under Obama, for blacks it grew from 34.7% to 37.1%.
  • The morale in the military is at all time low levels. Military readiness has suffered considerably under Obama. A Military Times poll found Obama’s popularity at a dismal 15 percent among soldiers in 2014.
  • The progress in Iraq was squandered by Obama’s political decision to pull out all troops without a transition plan.
  • The average growth in GDP under Obama has been 1.5%, which is paltry. He is the first President to not have a year with 3% growth.
  • Our esteem in the world is at record lows. Nations do not trust us because of Obama’s lack of leadership. Democrat ex-President Carter said “I would say the U.S.’s influence and prestige and respect in the world is probably lower than it was six or seven years ago.”
  • Our educational system has continued to slide. Teenagers in the U.S. slipped from 25th to 31st in math since 2009; from 20th to 24th in science; and from 11th to 21st in reading, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Despite his promise to bring us together Obama has been one of the most divisive Presidents in history. Fifty-three percent of respondents said race relations have gotten worse under Obama.
  • Obamacare has been an utter failure. When ObamaCare was passed, we were assured that it would provide insurance for 32 million people who didn’t have any coverage. Four years later, it looks like ObamaCare has covered far fewer new people, between 10% and 20% of what was promised, and about half of those were through an expansion of Medicaid—a burden that will eventually bankrupt the states—rather than through ObamaCare’s insurance exchanges. Many working Americans have their health insurance lost coverage and many work fewer hours.
  • Obama failed to reform immigration. He has told the Border Control to not enforce our laws and he has told States the same. Over 2.5 million illegal aliens have entered the US during Obama’s term.
  • Obama and Secretary Clinton failed to recognize the threat that Russia poses to the world.
  • Obama bypassed Congress and made an illegal treaty with Iran lifted sanctions with them. Essentially he gave them billions of dollars to accelerate development of nuclear weapons.
  • He refuses to acknowledge terrorism but rather calls acts of terrorism such things a workplace violence or lone wolf killings. Since taking office, the U.S. has either been attacked or threatened by attacks by Islamist at least 11+ times. After 9-11 we did not have any terrorist attacks under George Bush.
  • 2015 was a record-setting year for the Federal Register, according to numbers the Competitive Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., released Wednesday.
  • The number of federal regulations has proliferated under Obama. For 2015 the number of proposed rules and notices amounted to 81,611 pages, higher than 2014’s 77,687 pages and higher than the all-time high of 81,405 pages in 2010. These regulations help explain the anemic job growth and GDP growth.
  • The President & Secretary of State Hillary Clinton failed to protect the Benghazi mission dispute repeated warnings and ignored requests for additional security. The result was an Islamic terrorist attack on the compound resulting in the death of the American Ambassador and three other Americans on 9-11-2012. Obama, Clinton and several of Obama’s staff repeated a lie that the attack was due to a YouTube video. Hillary Clinton, despite the fact that the video story was debunked, lied to the families of the four dead Americans who were victims of the terrorist attack and told them that the attack was due to the video.
  • The ATF “Fast and Furious” scheme allowed weapons from the U.S. to “walk” across the border into the hands of Mexican drug dealers. The ATF lost track of hundreds of firearms, many of which were used in crimes, including the December 2010 killing of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. This was a scheme to help Obama’s war on the 2nd Amendment. Eric Holder, Obama’s Attorney General who oversees the ATF lied about this claiming that he was not aware of it. Holder told Congress in May 2011 that he had just recently heard about the Fast and Furious gun walking scheme when there is evidence he knew about it much earlier.
  • Obama used the IRS to target his enemies: The IRS targeted conservative and pro-Israel groups prior to the 2012 election. Questions are being raised about why this occurred, who ordered it, whether there was any White House involvement and whether there was an initial effort to hide who knew about the targeting and when. Lois Lerner was in charge of the tax-exempt division of the IRS and oversaw this. Rather than firing her she was put on leave. Commissioner John Koskinen has lied and stonewalled Congress about this but was not fired. The IRS released the conservative groups that were targeted only after being forced by court action.
  • The Veterans Health Administration scandal of 2014 is a reported case of negligence in the treatment of United States military veterans. CNN reported on April 30, 2014 that at least 40 United States Armed Forces veterans died while waiting for care at the Phoenix, Arizona, Veterans Health Administration facilities. An internal VA audit released June 9, 2014 found that more than 120,000 veterans were left waiting or never got care and that schedulers were pressured to use unofficial lists or engage in inappropriate practices to make waiting times appear more favorable. Obama did not hold anyone accountable and in 2016 there have been little or no improvements.
  • Obama traded five Muslim Terrorists for “POW” Bowe Bergdahl,a soldier who deserted his post.