[cryptome] 1,063 Documented Examples of Barack Obama’s Lying, Lawbreaking, Corruption, Cronyism, Hypocrisy, Waste, Etc.

  • From: Chien Fume <chien.fume@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:42:25 +0300

[There will certainly be a slough (not slew) of *tu quoque*, moral
relativism responses to this. Be certain to include the well-known fact
that Trump shamelessly hesitated on the doorstep when meeting with
Russians. He also turned off the lights in his room, proving he's trying to
hide something. Treason! Obama, on the other hand, is a saint who's only
doing what he think's best for the elites he represents and, like Hillary,
didn't intend to break the law so many times.]
1,063 Documented Examples of Barack Obama’s Lying, Lawbreaking, Corruption,
Cronyism, Hypocrisy, Waste, Etc.

http://freedomoutpost.com/1063-documented-examples-of-barack-obamas-lying-lawbreaking-corruption-cronyism-hypocrisy-waste-etc/

*Editor's Note*: Our friend, Dan from Squirrel Hill
<http://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/>, has
updated his list to 1,063 documented examples of Barack Obama's lying,
lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc. He began with 252 examples
<http://freedomoutpost.com/2013/08/252-documented-examples-of-barack-obamas-lying-lawbreaking-corruption-cronyism-etc/>,
then quickly grew to 504
<http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/01/504-documented-examples-obamas-lies-lawbreaking-corruption-cronyism-etc/>
and
later to 694
<http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/06/694-documented-examples-obamas-lies-lawbreaking-corruption-cronyism-etc/>.
In November 2014, he added more than 200 more examples
<http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/11/900-documented-examples-obamas-lawbreaking-lying-corruption-cronyism-hypocrisy-waste/>
of the usurper-in-chief's unlawful acts.  Today, that number has grown to
1,063.

Every President, every politician, and every human being tells lies and
engages in acts of hypocrisy. But Barack Obama does these things to a far
greater degree than anyone else that I have ever known of. His campaign
promises were so much better sounding than anyone else's – no lobbyists in
his administration, waiting five days before signing all non-emergency
bills so people would have time to read them, putting health care
negotiations on C-SPAN, reading every bill line by line to make sure money
isn't being wasted, prosecution of Wall St. criminals, ending raids against
medical marijuana in states where it's legal, high levels of transparency.
Obama's promises of these wonderful things sounded inspiring and sincere.
They sounded so much better than the promises of any other President. So
when Obama broke these promises, it felt so much worse than when other
Presidents broke their promises.

Some of the things on this list are major events that should scare the
daylights out of any true liberal who cares about civil liberties.

Other things on this list are medium things that some Obama supporters may
dislike, but would be willing to overlook in light of the things that Obama
has done which they like.

And some of the things on this list may seem trivial, but I still think
they are an interesting reflection of the kinds of policies that Obama
supports.

Every claim that I make in this list is sourced. Click on the blue text to
see the sources. I have cited a wide variety of sources, from right wing,
to left wing, to middle of the road.

I welcome any comments and criticisms that you may have. If you say my list
is wrong, please back up your claim by citing specific examples.

And now, on with the list:

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
<http://thehill.com/homenews/house/166577-kucinich-jones-sue-white-house-over-libya-war>
without
Congressional approval.

In April 2014, Ralph Nader said
<http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/power-players-abc-news/ralph-naders-america-impeach-obama-decriminalize-drugs-libertarians-progressives-unite-110418813.html?vp=1>
that
Obama should be impeached for his actions in Libya.

2) *Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton cronies – just like Bush did*

In May 2010, it was reported
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/13/obamas-mounting-hypocrisy/>
that
the Obama administration had selected KBR, a former subsidiary of
Halliburton, for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through
2011, just hours after the Justice Department had said it would pursue a
lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of using kickbacks to get
foreign contracts.

Don't be fooled by the words "former subsidiary." These are the same
Halliburton cronies that Bush gave a no-bid contract to.

3) *Has an administration full of lobbyists, after promising he wouldn't
have any*

On November 15, 2007, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Obama said
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SlBlvirqA0> that lobbyists

*"… will not work in my White House."*

However, by February 2010, he had more than 40 lobbyists working in his
administration. A list of them can be seen here
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-makes-a-mockery-of-his-own-lobbyist-ban/article/17568>
.

4) *Has close ties to Wall St., but pretends to support Occupy Wall St.*

Although Obama claims to support the Occupy Wall St. movement, the truth is
that he has raised more
<http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/10/obama-attacks-banks-while-raking-in-wall-street-dough/>
money
from Wall St. than any other candidate during the last 20 years. In early
2012, Obama held a fundraiser where Wall St. investment bankers and hedge
fund managers each paid $35,800
<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-14/obama-returns-to-nyc-for-first-wall-street-fundraiser-of-year.html>
to
attend. In October 2011, Obama hired
<http://dailycaller.com/2011/10/25/obama-defies-base-hires-wall-street-lobbyist-for-re-election-campaign/>
Broderick
Johnson, a longtime Wall Street lobbyist, to be his new senior campaign
adviser. Johnson had worked as a lobbyist for JP Morgan Chase, Bank of
America, Fannie Mae, Comcast, Microsoft, and the oil industry.

5)* Broke his promise to close Guantanamo Bay*

Obama broke
<http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/guantanamo-bay-open-promises/story?id=16698768>
his
promise to close Guantanamo Bay.

6) *Supported the $700 billion TARP corporate-welfare bailout just like
Bush*

While Senator, Obama voted
<http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=2&vote=00213>
for
the $700 billion TARP bank bailout bill. The bailout rewarded irresponsible
and illegal behavior. It redirected resources from more productive uses to
less productive uses. It punished the hard working taxpayers who had played
by the rules and obeyed the law. It created horrible incentives, and sent
the wrong message. The bailout was evil because it rewarded the bad people
and punished the good people. No society that does this can expect to
remain free or prosperous. Instead of bailing out these corrupt
corporations, we should have let them cease to exist, like we did with
Enron.

7) *Waged the biggest war against medical marijuana of any president, which
was the opposite of what he had promised*

In May 2008, Obama campaign spokesperson Ben LaBolt said
<http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/05/12/MNKK10FD53.DTL>
that
Obama would end DEA raids on medical marijuana in states where it's legal.
Also in 2008, Obamasaid
<https://www.thcfarmer.com/community/threads/obamas-pot-promise-a-pipe-dream.47950/>
that
he supported the "basic concept of using medical marijuana for the same
purposes and with the same controls as other drugs" and that he was "not
going to be using Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state
laws."

However, in February 2010, DEA agents raided
<http://www.9news.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=132606> a medical marijuana
grower in Highlands Ranch in Colorado, a state where medical marijuana is
legal. Also in February 2010, DEA agents raided
<http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/02/federal-agents-raid-marina-del-rey-marijuana-dispensary.html>
a
medical marijuana dispensary in Culver City in California, a state where
medical marijuana is legal. In July 2010, the DEA raided
<http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/02/federal-agents-raid-marina-del-rey-marijuana-dispensary.html>
at
least four medical marijuana growers in San Diego, California. Also in July
2010, the DEA raided
<http://reason.com/blog/2010/07/09/in-the-obama-age-of-no-more-fe> a
medical marijuana facility in Covelo, California. Then in September 2010,
the DEA conducted raids <http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?id=6115> on
at least five medical marijuana dispensaries in Las Vegas, Nevada, where
medical marijuana is legal. In 2011, the DEA conducted raids
<http://www.npr.org/2011/07/12/137791944/obama-cracks-down-on-medical-marijuana%20Obama%20Cracks%20Down%20On%20Medical%20Marijuana%5D,%20NPR,%20July%2012,%202011%3C/ref%3E>
on
medical marijuana in Seattle, Washington, West Hollywood, California, and
Helena, Montana, all places where it is legal. In April 2012, the DEA
carried out several raids
<http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/02/BABJ1NTK9T.DTL&tsp=1>
on
medical marijuana in Oakland, California.

In February 2012, Rolling Stone magazine wrote
<http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/obamas-war-on-pot-20120216> that
Obama's war against medical marijuana went "far beyond anything undertaken
by George W. Bush." In April 2012, Mother Jones magazine wrote
<http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/04/federal-raid-oaksterdam-oakland-marijuana>:
"The president campaigned on the promise that he'd stop federal raids on
medical marijuana operations that were in compliance with state laws, a vow
that Attorney General Eric Holder repeated after the election. But then the
Obama administration raided more than 100 dispensaries in its first three
years and is now poised to outpace the Bush administration's crackdown
record." In May 2012, the Washington Post wrote
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/medical-marijuana-meets-hostility-from-obama-administration/2012/05/04/gIQA80GK2T_story.html>:
"Obama has become more hostile to medical marijuana patients than any
president in U.S. history." In May 2012, U.S. Congressperson Nancy Pelosi
(D-California) said
<http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Pelosi-Questions-Obama-Marijuana-Policy-150252035.html>
she
had "strong concerns" about Obama's forced closure of five medical
marijuana facilities in Pelosi's congressional district. In April 2012,
commenting on Obama's crackdown on medical marijuana, U.S. Congressman
Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) said
<https://www.thcfarmer.com/community/threads/obamas-pot-promise-a-pipe-dream.47950/>,
"I'm very disappointed… They look more like the Bush administration than
the Clinton administration."

In July 2012, federal prosecutors filed
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/12/us-usa-marijuana-california-idUSBRE86B02I20120712>
civil
forfeiture actions against Harborside Health Center, a medical marijuana
dispensary in Oakland, CA, which claims to be the world's largest, and
which claims to serve more than 100,000 medical marijuana patients. In
April 2012, federal agents raided
<http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Oaksterdam-University-Raided-by-Feds-145765015.html>
Oaksterdam
University, an educational institution in Oakland, CA, which teaches people
about medical marijuana. In April 2012, federal agents raided
<http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/lake-elsinore/lake-elsinore-headlines-index/20120404-lake-elsinore-medical-marijuana-dispensary-raided.ece>
a
medical marijuana facility which had been serving 1,500 patients near Lake
Elsinore, CA. In June 2012, the Obama administration filed
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/14/us-usa-marijuana-landlords-idUSBRE85D0JA20120614>
asset-forfeiture
lawsuits against two landlords who rented their buildings to medical
marijuana stores in Santa Fe Springs, CA. The Obama administration also
sent warning letters which threatened similar legal action to dozens of
other, nearby landlords. During the first seven months of 2012, the DEA shut
down <http://www.salon.com/2012/07/19/obamas_pot_problem/> 40 medical
marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, all of which had been operating in
compliance with state and local law.

In April 2013, the DEA raided
<http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2013/04/16/dea-raids-marina-caregivers-and-zen-in-west-hollywood/>
four
medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles, California. Also in April
2013, the DEA raided
<http://fox5sandiego.com/2013/04/23/feds-raid-medical-marijuana-facilities/> a
medical marijuana dispensary in San Diego, California. In July 2013, the
DEA conducted multiple medical marijuana raids
<http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/3e3b3bb3811441e0acf07bd73b10dcd6/WA--Marijuana-Dispensaries-Raids/>
in
Washington state, including the cities of Olympia, Tacoma, and Seattle. In
August 2013, the DEA raided
<http://www.annarbor.com/news/crime/ann-arbor-medical-marijuana-dispensary-raided-by-dea/>People's
Choice Alternative Medicine, a medical marijuana facility in Ann Arbor,
Michigan. In October 2013, the DEA raided
<http://reason.com/blog/2013/10/30/michigan-medical-marijuana-raids-involve> 28
medical marijuana facilities in Michigan. In November 2013, the DEA raided
<http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24570937/feds-involved-raid-at-denver-area-marijuana>
12
medical marijuana facilities in Denver, Colorado.

In May 2012, ABC News reported
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/obama-and-his-pot-smoking-choom-gang/>
that
during Obama's youth, he often smoked large quantities of recreational
marijuana. Obama's marijuana smoking wasn't even medical – it was
recreational. And yet now, he is taking large scale, widespread action to
prevent people with AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, and other
illnesses, who have prescriptions from their doctors, from using their
prescription medicine – how cold hearted can a person be?

8) *Nominated a six-time tax cheater to head the government agency that
enforces the tax laws*

Obama nominated Timothy Geithner, a repeat tax cheater
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/18/AR2009011802070.html>,
to head the government agency that enforces the tax laws.

Prior to his nomination, Geithner had:

1) Illegally failed to pay more than $34,000
<http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/us/politics/15tax.html?_r=1&;> in social
security and medicare taxes

2) Illegally declared the cost of his children's summer camp
<http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1872925,00.html> as a
form of day care.

3) Illegally failed to pay the early withdrawal penalty
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123187503629378119.html> when he took
money out of his retirement plan

4) Illegally declared non-eligible items as a charitable
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123187503629378119.html> deduction

5) Illegally declared something which was ineligible as a small business
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123187503629378119.html> deduction

6) Illegally declared utility expenses
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123187503629378119.html> which had
actually been for his personal use

9) *Gave tax dollars to AIG executives, then pretended to be outraged about
it*

Obama signed <http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/17/aig.bonuses.congress/> a
"stimulus" bill that spent money on bonuses for AIG executives. Prior to
signing this bill, Obama had said
<http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/promise/512/go-line-line-over-earmarks-make-sure-money-being-s/>,
"when I'm president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not
spending money unwisely." However, after reading "line by line" and signing
the "stimulus" bill that protected the AIG bonuses, Obamapretended
<http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/17/us/politics/17obama.html?fta=y> to be
shocked and outraged at the bonuses, and said, "Under these circumstances,
it's hard to understand how derivative traders at A.I.G. warranted any
bonuses at all, much less $165 million in extra pay… How do they justify
this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?" and also
said that he would "pursue every single legal avenue to block these
bonuses."

10) *Expanded Bush's unconstitutional government faith based programs*

Obama expanded
<http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/05/obama-calls-for-expansion-of-faith-program/>
the
federal government's faith based programs which had been started by
President George W. Bush.

11) *Supported Bush's unconstitutional Patriot Act*

In May 2011, Obama signed
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/patriot-act-extension-signed-into-law-despite-bipartisan-resistance-in-congress/2011/05/27/AGbVlsCH_story.html>
a
renewal of the Patriot Act.

12) *Increased the national debt more in one term than Bush did in two*

The national debt increased
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57400369-503544/national-debt-has-increased-more-under-obama-than-under-bush/>
more
during Obama's first three years and two months than it did during all
eight years of George W. Bush's presidency.

13) *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
<http://www.aclu.org/national-security/president-obama-signs-indefinite-detention-bill-law>
U.S.
citizens without any charges being filed or any trial taking place.

14) *Agrees with Bush's support of unconstitutional, warrantless
wiretapping*

President Obama has defended
<http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Obama_Administration_quietly_expands_Bushs_legal_0407.html>
warrantless
wiretapping.

15) *Avoided prosecution of Wall. St criminals*

Although Obama had promised
<http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/05/06/why-can-t-obama-bring-wall-street-to-justice.html>
to
prosecute Wall St. criminals, during his entire first term
<http://www.businessinsider.com/why-wall-street-execs-werent-prosecuted-2013-1>,
his administration did not file any criminal charges against any of the top
financial executives.

16) *Had four U.S. citizens killed without judicial process*

Obama had four
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-acknowledges-killing-of-four-us-citizens-in-counterterrorism-operations/2013/05/22/7a21cf84-c31d-11e2-8c3b-0b5e9247e8ca_print.html>
U.S.
citizens killed without judicial process.

The ACLU accused
<http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/aclu-lens-american-citizen-anwar-al-aulaqi-killed-without-judicial-process>
Obama
of violating the U.S. Constitution for doing this.

U.S. Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) said
<http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/65035.html> that Obama's actions
might be an impeachable offense.

Ralph Nader wrote
<http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/ralph-nader-book-103908.html> 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, suspected to be engaged
in alleged terrorist activities, all this vaguely and loosely defined as
anti-U.S. security."*

17) *Ordered private company to fire 1,000 employees*

In 2011, after Boeing had hired 1,000 new employees to work at its new
factory in South Carolina, the Obama administration ordered Boeing to shut
down <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/business/21boeing.html?_r=2> the
factory, because the factory was non-union.

18) *Stole money from retired teachers and police officers*

During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and more
than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured creditors
worse <http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=32074> than unsecured
creditors. Some of these secured creditors were retired teachers and police
officers from Indiana. Richard A. Epstein, a law professor at New York
University School of Law, wrote
<http://www.forbes.com/2009/05/11/chrysler-bankruptcy-mortgage-opinions-columnists-epstein.html>,
"Upsetting this fixed hierarchy among creditors is just an illegal taking
of property from one group of creditors for the benefit of another, which
should be struck down on both statutory and constitutional grounds." Todd
Zywicki, Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law, wrote
<http://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/the-auto-bailout-and-the-rule-of-law>
that
Obama's treatment of secured creditors was "dangerous to the rule of law."
The Economist wrote
<http://www.economist.com/node/13610871?story_id=13610871> that Obama's
actions could "establish a terrible precedent. Bankruptcy exists to sort
legal claims on assets. If it becomes a tool of social policy, who will
then lend to struggling firms in which the government has a political
interest?" Francis Cianfrocca, the CEO of Bayshore Networks, wrote
<http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article/wealth-creation-under-attack/> that
Obama's actions were "an astonishingly reckless abrogation of contract law
that will introduce a new level of uncertainty into business transactions
at all levels, and make wealth generation more difficult going forward… An
extraordinary uncertainty has been created when the most powerful man in
the world can rewrite contracts and choose winners and losers in private
negotiations as he sees fit. Since this is an unquantifiable uncertainty,
and not a quantifiable risk, its effect on business and investor confidence
will be large and unpredictable. As in the 1930s, a time when government
also cavalierly rewrote private contracts, the prudent approach for
business will be to invest minimally and wait for another administration."

19) *Supported release of convicted mass murderer*

In 2010, Obama supported releasing
<http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/white-house-backed-release-of-lockerbie-bomber-abdel-baset-al-megrahi/story-e6frg6so-1225896741041>
Lockerbie
bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (who had been convicted
<http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/a/airplane_accidents_and_incidents/pan_am_flight_103/index.html>
of
murdering 270 people) from prison.

20) *Illegally put thousands of guns into hands of criminals*

In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration ordered
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2011/09/28/fast-and-furious-just-might-be-president-obamas-watergate/>
gun
storeowners to illegally sell thousands of guns to criminals.

U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57559582/brian-terry-family-sues-atf-officials-in-fast-and-furious/>
with
one of these guns.

The murderer was sentenced to 30 years
<http://www.abc15.com/news/region-central-southern-az/other/brian-terry-fast-and-furious-manuel-osorio-arellanes-sentenced-to-30-years-in-border-agents-death>
in
prison, but his accomplices, Eric Holder and Barack Obama, haven't even
been arrested or charged.

21) *Fired Inspector General for discovering that Obama's friend had
embezzled government funds*

In June 2009, Obama fired
<http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/23831.html> Inspector General
Gerald Walpin, after Walpin accused Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, an
Obama supporter, of misuse of AmeriCorps funding to pay for school-board
political activities. In a letter to Congress, the White House said that
Walpin was fired because he was "confused, disoriented, unable to answer
questions and exhibited other behavior that led the Board to question his
capacity to serve." A bipartisan group of 145 current and former public
officials, attorneys, and legal scholars signed
<http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/47280-allies-of-official-fired-by-obama-mount-defense>
a
letter that was sent to the White House, which defended Walpin, said the
criticisms of him were not true, and said that his firing was politically
motivated. The letter can be read here
<http://static.usnews.com/documents/whispers/Walpin.pdf>.

22)* Lied about putting health care negotiations on C-SPAN*

Although Obama had made a campaign promise
<http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-18563_162-6064298.html> to have all of the
health care reform negotiations broadcast on C-SPAN, he broke that promise
after he was elected.

The secrecy of these negotiations was so strong that U.S. Congresswoman and
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoE1R-xH5To>, "We have to pass the bill so
that you can find out what is in it."

23) *Lied about letting people keep their health insurance*

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/06/what-does-the-presidents-promise-youll-be-able-to-keep-your-health-care-plan-period-really-mean/>
:

*"No matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the
American people… If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep
your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what."*

Also before Obamacare was passed, Obama said
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/hhs-admits-you-might-not-be-able-keep-your-doctor-under-obamacare_740093.html>
:

*"Here is a guarantee that I've made. If you have insurance that you like,
then you will be able to keep that insurance."*

However, after Obamacare was passed, the Congressional Budget Office said
that the law would cause seven million people
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2013/feb/5/obama-health-law-will-cost-7-million/>
to
lose their employer provided insurance.

After Obamacare was passed, 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East
announced that it would drop
<http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2010/11/20/union-drops-health-coverage-for-workers-children/>
health
insurance for the children of more than 30,000 low-wage home attendants.
Mitra Behroozi, executive director of benefit and pension funds for
1199SEIU stated

*"… new federal health-care reform legislation requires plans with
dependent coverage to expand that coverage up to age 26… meeting this new
requirement would be financially impossible."*

Also, after Obamacare was passed, the Franciscan University of Steubenville
dropped
<http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/16/college-drops-health-care-plan-over-religious-objections-to-new-law/>
its
coverage in response to the law.

Universal Orlando dropped
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/universal-orlando-obamacare_n_2732447.html>
its
coverage for part time employees in response to Obamacare.

In addition, after Obamacare was passed, Forbes reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/aroy/2012/05/01/fortune-100-survey-employers-could-save-422-billion-by-dropping-health-coverage/>

*"The House Ways and Means Committee has released a new report that sheds
light onto how Obamacare incentivizes companies to dump their workers onto
the new law's subsidized exchanges."*

Also after Obamacare was passed, MSN reported
<http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx?post=fce28676-f98c-462e-a19d-2f2d8c7e2260>

*"The Affordable Care Act mandate most commonly known as Obamacare has some
tight stipulations that, CNN says, are forcing health care companies to rip
up most of their current plans and draft new ones that comply. According to
a University of Chicago study, just about half of the individual health
care plans currently on the market won't cut it once key provisions of the
Affordable Care Act kick in next year."*

Furthermore, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/02/58000-californians-to-lose-current-insurance-under-obamacare/>
that
Obamacare would cause 58,000 Aetna and UnitedHealth Group customers in
California to lose their insurance.

In response to Obamacare, some employers have dropped
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/022813-646270-affordable-care-act-pushes-women-off-insurance.htm?p=full>
coverage
for their employees' spouses. In August 2013, it was reported
<http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/morning_call/2013/08/ups-to-drop-15000-spouses-from.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bizj_atlanta+%28Atlanta+Business+Chronicle%29>
that
UPS had announced that it would be dropping 15,000 spouses of its employees
from its health insurance, and that it had cited Obamacare as the reason it
was doing this.

The chain of Wegmans supermarkets cancelled
<http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130710/BUSINESS/130719892/1003>
the
policies of its part time employees in response to Obamacare.

In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a letter
<http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/07/now-they-tell-us-union-leaders-now-say-obamacare-will-destroy-health-well-being-of-us-workers/>
to
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare

*"will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits… these restrictions
will make non-profit plans like ours unsustainable… we can no longer stand
silent in the face of elements of the Affordable Care Act that will destroy
the very health and wellbeing of our members along with millions of other
hardworking Americans"*

In August 2013, it was reported
<http://nationalreview.com/corner/356140/over-100k-new-jersey-residents-lose-their-affordable-health-plans-under-obamacare>
that
106,000 New Jersey citizens would lose their health insurance because of
Obamacare.

In September 2013, IBM announced
<http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/07/ibm-to-move-retirees-off-health-plan/>
that
it would be switching 110,000 of its retirees from their current
IBM-provided health insurance to the Obamacare exchanges.

In September 2013, Trader Joe's announced
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/11/trader-joes-obamacare_n_3902341.html>
that,
in response to Obamacare, it would stop providing insurance to its part
time employees.

In October 2013, it was reported
<http://www.freep.com/article/20131013/NEWS06/310130056/Individual-polices-being-dropped-Obamacare-Michigan>
that
at least 146,000 people in Michigan would be losing their insurance because
of Obamacare.

In October 2013, it was reported
<http://finance.yahoo.com/news/fla-blue-dropping-300-000-142302560.html> that
Florida Blue would be dropping 300,000 customers because of Obamacare.

In October 2013, it was reported
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/362263/500000-californians-lose-health-policies-wesley-j-smith>
that
491,977 individual insurance plans in California would be canceled because
of Obamacare.

In October 2013, it was reported
<http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/michael-santoli/cheap-chickens-pricey-stock-costco-wows-shoppers-investors-212625421.html>
that,
in response to Obamacare, Home Depot would stop providing insurance to its
part time employees.

In October 2013, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/carefirst-says-76000-customers-will-lose-current-coverage-due-to-obamacare/article/2537782>
that
Obamacare was forcing CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to cancel the
insurance of 76,000 people in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.,
because their policies did not meet the minimum requirements of Obamacare.

In October 2013, it was reported
<http://www.king5.com/health/If-you-like-your-plan-you-can-keep-it-not-true-for--229319701.html>
that
hundreds of thousands of people in Washington state would be losing their
insurance because of Obamacare.

In November 2013, it was reported
<http://kdvr.com/2013/11/06/nearly-250000-colorado-healthcare-plans-cancelled-under-obamacare/>
that
nearly nearly 250,000 people in Colorado would lose their insurance because
of Obamacare.

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-21/target-to-drop-health-insurance-for-part-time-workers.html?cmpid=yhoo>
that,
in response to Obamacare, Target was planning to stop offering insurance to
its part time employees.

24)* Lied about the cost of Obamacare*

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama promised
<http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/3756>

*"I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits – either now or
in the future. I will not sign it if it adds one dime to the deficit, now
or in the future, period. And to prove that I'm serious, there will be a
provision in this plan that requires us to come forward with more spending
cuts if the savings we promised don't materialize."*

However, after Obama signed it, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/health-care-law-will-add-340-billion-to-deficit-new-study-finds/2012/04/09/gIQAti1o6S_story.html>
that
it would add more than $340 billion to the budget deficit over the next
decade.

In March 2012, the Congressional Budget Office said that over the next
decade, Obamacare would cost twice as much
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/14/cbo-health-law-estimate-shows-much-higher-spending-beyond-first-10-years/>
as
what Obama had promised.

In May 2013, it was reported
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/03/state-officials-health-care-aid_n_3209257.html>
that
Obamacare's program for high risk patients was more expensive than what
Obama had promised.

25) *Gave tax dollars to campaign contributors and lobbyists, and falsely
claimed the money was for "green energy"*

In 2009 the Obama administration gave
<http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/01/bankrupt-solar-company-with-fed-backing-has-cozy-ties-to-obama-admin/>
$535
million to Solyndra, claiming that it would create
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/solar-energy-company-touted-by-obama-goes-bankrupt/>
4,000
new jobs. However, instead of creating those 4,000 new jobs, the company
went bankrupt. It was later revealed that the company's shareholders and
executives had made
<http://reason.com/archives/2011/09/09/obamas-crony-capitalism> substantial
donations
<http://www.latimes.com/news/la-na-solyndra-donor-20110917,0,2125785.story> to
Obama's campaign, that the company had spent a large sum of money on
lobbying
<http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/09/16/16greenwire-solyndra-spent-liberally-to-woo-lawmakers-unti-81006.html?partner=rss&emc=rss>,
and that Solyndra executives had had many meetings
<http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/01/bankrupt-solar-company-with-fed-backing-has-cozy-ties-to-obama-admin/>
with
White House officials.

It was also revealed that the Obama administration had already been aware
of Solyndra's financial troubles. For example, according to the company's
security filings in 2009, the company had been selling its product for less
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904491704576572872256772948.html>than
the cost of production. In 2010, Obama visited the Solyndra factory and
cited it as a role model for his "stimulus" program, saying
<http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/81895.html> "It's here that
companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter and more
prosperous future." The Washington Post wrote
<http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-10-03/politics/35276920_1_obama-fundraiser-review-process-and-people-obama-white-house>
of
this, "Administration officials and outside advisers warned that President
Obama should consider dropping plans to visit a solar startup company in
2010 because its mounting financial problems might ultimately embarrass the
White House." Solyndra was a private company, but had been planning to use
its government loans as a means of going public – so when Obama knowingly
overstated the company's condition in order to help his friends at
Solyndra, he broke
<http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/277512/solyndra-fraud-andrew-c-mccarthy?pg=1>
the
same law that Martha Stewart had been sent to prison for breaking.

In September 2011, federal agents visited
<http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/feds-visit-homes-solyndra-ceo-execs/story?id=14476848>
the
homes of Brian Harrison, the company's CEO, and Chris Gronet, the company's
founder, to examine computer files and documents. Also in September 2011,
the U.S. Treasury Department launched
<http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/solyndra-loan-now-treasury-launching-investigation/story?id=14521917>
an
investigation.

On September 13, 2011, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-pushed-500-million-loan-to-solar-company-now-under-investigation/2011/09/13/gIQAr3WbQK_story.html>
on
emails which showed that the Obama administration had tried to rush federal
reviewers to approve the loan so Vice President Joe Biden could announce it
at a September 2009 groundbreaking for the company's factory. The company
was a hallmark of President Obama's plan to support clean energy
technologies.

The New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/us/politics/in-rush-to-assist-solyndra-united-states-missed-warning-signs.html?_r=1&ref=politics>
that
government auditors and industry analysts had faulted the Obama
administration for failing to properly evaluate the company's business
proposals, as well as for failing to take note of troubling signs which
were already evident. In addition, Frank Rusco, a program director at the
Government Accountability Office, had found that the preliminary loan
approval had been granted before officials had completed the legally
mandated evaluations of the company.

The New York Times quoted
<http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/us/politics/in-rush-to-assist-solyndra-united-states-missed-warning-signs.html?_r=1&ref=politics>
Shyam
Mehta, a senior analyst at GTM Research, as saying "There was just too much
misplaced zeal at the Department of Energy for this company." Among 143
companies that had expressed an interest in getting a loan guarantee,
Solyndra was the first one to get approval. During the period when
Solyndra's loan guarantee was under review, the company had spent nearly
$1.8 million on lobbying. Tim Harris, the CEO of Solopower, a different
solar panel company which had obtained a $197 million loan guarantee, told
the New York Times that his company had never considered spending any money
on lobbying, and that "It was made clear to us early in the process that
that was clearly verboten… We were told that it was not only not helpful
but it was not acceptable."

The Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/solyndra-employees-company-suffered-from-mismanagement-heavy-spending/2011/09/20/gIQAMHC3lK_story.html>
that
Solyndra had used some of the loan money to purchase new equipment which it
never used, and then sold that new equipment, still in its plastic wrap,
for pennies on the dollar. Former Solyndra engineer Lindsey Eastburn told
the Washington Post, "After we got the loan guarantee, they were just
spending money left and right… Because we were doing well, nobody cared.
Because of that infusion of money, it made people sloppy."

On September 29, 2011, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/chu-takes-responsibility-for-a-loan-deal-that-put-more-taxpayer-money-at-risk-in-solyndra/2011/09/29/gIQArdYQ8K_story.html>
that
the Obama administration had continued to allow Solyndra to receive
taxpayer money even after it had defaulted on its $535 million loan.

On October 7, 2011, The Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/solyndra-obama-and-rahm-emanuel-pushed-to-spotlight-energy-company/2011/10/07/gIQACDqSTL_story.html>
that
newly revealed emails showed that Energy Department officials had been
warned that their plan to help Solyndra by restructuring the loan might be
illegal, and should be cleared with the Justice Department first. However,
Energy Department officials moved ahead with the restructuring anyway, with
a new deal that would repay company investors before taxpayers if the
company were to default. The emails showed concerns within the Obama
administration about the legality of the Energy Department's actions. In
addition, an Energy Department "stimulus" adviser, Steve Spinner, had
pushed for the loan, despite having recused himself because his wife's law
firm had done work for the company.

In January 2012, CBS News reported
<http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/01/19/bankrupt-solyndra-caught-destroying-brand-new-parts/>
that
Solyndra had thrown millions of dollars worth of brand new glass tubes into
garbage dumpsters, where they ended up being shattered. Solyndra told CBS
that it had conducted an exhaustive search for buyers of the glass tubes,
and that no one had wanted them. However, CBS discovered that Solyndra had
not offered the glass tubes for sale at either one of its two asset
auctions that took place in 2011. In addition, David Lucky, a buyer and
seller of such equipment, told CBS that he would have bought the tubes if
he had had a chance to do so. Greg Smestad, a solar scientist who had
consulted for the Department of Energy, also agreed that the tubes had
value, and had asked Solyndra to donate any unwanted tubes to Santa Clara
University. Smestad stated, "That really makes me sad… Those tubes
represent intellectual investment. These could have had a better value to
do public good. I think they owed the U.S. taxpayer that."

Solyndra was not the only "green energy" company involved in this type of
fraud. After Obama gave Raser Technologies $33 million to build a power
plant, the company declared bankruptcy
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/forget-bain-obamas-public-equity-record-is-the-real-scandal/2012/05/24/gJQAXnXCnU_story.html>,
and owed $1.5 million in back taxes. After Obama gave Abound Solar, Inc. a
$400 million loan guarantee to build photovoltaic panel factories, the
company halted
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/forget-bain-obamas-public-equity-record-is-the-real-scandal/2012/05/24/gJQAXnXCnU_story.html>
production
and laid off 180 employees. After Obama gave Beacon Power a $43 million
loan guarantee to build green energy storage, the company filed for
bankruptcy
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/forget-bain-obamas-public-equity-record-is-the-real-scandal/2012/05/24/gJQAXnXCnU_story.html>.
After Obama approved $2.1 billion in loan guarantees for Solar Trust of
America so it could build solar power plants, the company filed for
bankruptcy
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/02/us-solartrust-bankruptcy-idUSBRE8310ZV20120402>
.

In April 2012, CBS News reported that Solyndra had left a substantial
amount oftoxic waste
<http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/04/28/solyndra-not-dealing-with-toxic-waste-at-milpitas-facility/>
at
its abandoned facility in Milpitas, California. In May 2014, it was reported
<http://www.bcbr.com/article/20140502/EDITION/140439975> that the building
in Longmont, Colorado that had been abandoned by Abound Solar in 2012 was
still contaminated with cadmium, a toxic metal which can cause cancer.

Although Obama stated that all of the "green energy" companies that
received taxpayer money were chosen "based solely on their merits," the
truth is that 71% of these grants and loans went to Obama donors and
fundraisers
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/forget-bain-obamas-public-equity-record-is-the-real-scandal/2012/05/24/gJQAXnXCnU_story.html>,
who raised $457,834 for his campaign, and were later approved for grants
and loans totaling more than $11 billion. By November 2011, the Energy
Department's inspector general had begun more than 100 criminal
investigations related to Obama's "stimulus
<http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67444.html>." Although an
"independent" review said that Obama had not done anything wrong, it was
later reported that Herbert M. Allison Jr., the person who had conducted
this "independent" review, donated
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/23/herbert-m-allison-jr-obama-donor_n_1824839.html>
$52,500
to Obama's campaign.

26) *Had "off the record" meetings with lobbyists*

In June 2010, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/25/us/politics/25caribou.html> that Obama
administration officials had held hundreds of meetings with lobbyists at
coffee houses near the White House, in order to avoid the disclosure
requirements for White House visitors, and that these meetings "reveal a
disconnect between the Obama administration's public rhetoric — with Mr.
Obama himself frequently thrashing big industries' 'battalions' of
lobbyists as enemies of reform — and the administration's continuing,
private dealings with them."

27) *Falsely claimed to believe in public education*

Although Obama said
<http://www.issues2000.org/2012/Barack_Obama_Education.htm>, "We need to
uphold the ideal of public education," he expressed his true opinion of
America's public education system by sending
<http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008419946_apobamaschool.html>
his
own children to private schools while living in Chicago and Washington D.C.

28) *Had armed SWAT agents raid a law-abiding guitar factory because it was
owned by a Republican*

President Obama had armed
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/12/us-guitar-idUSTRE79B7PT20111012>
SWAT
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/052313-657569-gibson-guitar-raid-like-tea-party-intimidation.htm>
agents
raid the Gibson guitar factory, ordered the employees to leave, and seized
guitars and other property from the factory – and all of this happened
without
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/12/us-guitar-idUSTRE79B7PT20111012> any
charges being filed.

It was later reported
<http://landmarkreport.com/andrew/2011/08/ceo-of-gibson-guitar-a-republican-donor>
that
Gibson had not broken any U.S. laws.

Obama's so-called
<http://landmarkreport.com/andrew/2011/08/ceo-of-gibson-guitar-a-republican-donor>
justification
for the raid was that Gibson had broken environmental laws from India
regarding the imported wood that Gibson had been using.

However, Gibson claimed
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/052313-657569-gibson-guitar-raid-like-tea-party-intimidation.htm>
that
it had not broken any Indian laws – and no charges
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/12/us-guitar-idUSTRE79B7PT20111012>
were
filed against it.

In addition, it was also reported
<http://landmarkreport.com/andrew/2011/08/ceo-of-gibson-guitar-a-republican-donor>
that
Henry E. Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson, was a Republican
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/052313-657569-gibson-guitar-raid-like-tea-party-intimidation.htm>
 donor.

Meanwhile, C.F. Martin & Company, Gibsons's competitor, had used the exact
same imported wood, but had not
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/052313-657569-gibson-guitar-raid-like-tea-party-intimidation.htm>
gotten
raided. Chris Martin IV, the CEO of Martin, was a Democratic
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/052313-657569-gibson-guitar-raid-like-tea-party-intimidation.htm>
 donor.

29) *Shut down Amish farm*

In February 2012, Obama shut down an Amish farm
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/13/feds-shut-down-amish-farm-selling-fresh-milk/print/>
for
selling unpasteurized milk across state lines, even though the customers
were happy with what they were buying.

30) *Rewarded his fundraisers by giving them federal jobs*

Although Obama had promised to have "the most sweeping ethics reform in
history," and had often criticized the role of money in politics, the truth
is that after he was elected, he gave
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-influence-industry-obama-gives-administration-jobs-to-some-big-fundraisers/2012/03/06/gIQA9y3txR_story.html?hpid=z2>
administration
jobs to more than half of his 47 biggest fundraisers.

31) *Ignored constitutional requirements for appointees*

In February 2009, U.S. Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia) expressed
<http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0209/19303.html> concern that Obama's
dozens of czars might violate the U.S. Constitution, because they were not
approved by the U.S. Senate. U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin)
expressed
<http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/59071-feingold-questions-obama-czars>
a
similar concern in September 2009.

32) *Gave tax dollars to corrupt private contractors to build 504 units of
mice infested, slum housing, with backed up sewage*

While Obama was a state Senator in Illinois, he used tax dollars to build
504 units of slum housing, which had mice and backed up sewage. Federal
inspectors graded the condition of the housing so bad
<http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2008/06/27/grim_proving_ground_for_obamas_housing_policy/?page=full>
that
the buildings faced demolition.

33) *Used tax dollars to glorify murderers*

The Obama administration spent $1.6 million to restore graffiti that
glorified
<http://standwitharizona.com/blog/2012/01/17/outrage-feds-spend-1-6-million-to-restore-la-raza-murals-celebrating-aztlan-and-che-guevara/>
communist
murderers Che Guevara and Fidel Castro.

34) *Falsely claimed that the U.S. Supreme Court had never overturned any
laws that had been passed by Congress*

Despite having taught constitutional law at one of the most prestigious law
schools in the country, in April 2012 Obama falsely claimed
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303816504577321844137787970.html>
that
the U.S. Supreme Court had never overturned any laws that had been passed
by Congress.

35) *Supported new bailouts for speculators who caused housing bubble*

In March 2012, Obama announced a new
<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-05/boom-era-property-speculators-to-get-foreclosure-aid-mortgages.html>
set
of bailouts for speculators who had caused the housing bubble.

36)* Spent $205,075 of taxpayer money on a shrubbery which nurseries sell
for $16*

As part of his economic "stimulus," Obama spent
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/shovel-ready-san-fran-205075-translocate-one-shrub-path-stimulus-project>
$205,075
of taxpayer money to relocate and care for a single specimen of *Arctostaphylos
franciscana*, a shrubbery which nurseries sell for $16.

37) *Spent taxpayer money to see if using cocaine helped rats to enjoy the
music of Miles Davis*

Obama's administration funded a study
<http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/rats-cocaine-love-miles-davis-dumb-animal-research-paid-tax-dollars-article-1.1063528>
to
see whether or not rats' enjoyment of the music of Miles Davis was
increased when the rats were high on cocaine.

38) *Tried to outlaw family farms*

In April 2012, the Obama administration proposed
<http://news.investors.com/article/609421/201204261900/regulators-wont-let-farm-parents-raise-their-own-kids.htm>
new
regulations which would prohibit farm children under 18 from working at
grain elevators, silos, feed lots, stockyards, and livestock auctions, as
well as from storing, marketing and transporting farm product raw
materials. Critics claimed that this would prevent children from the common
practice of working on their friends' and relatives' farms, and that farm
children did not need "help" from a community organizer in Washington.

39) *Auctioned off ambassadorship to the Netherlands*

In April 2012, Obama nominated
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/apr/27/major-obama-bundler-gets-dutch-ambassadors-post/>
Timothy
Broas, who had "bundled" more than $500,000 for Obama's 2012 campaign, to
be U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands.

40) *Claimed that written tests are a form of "racial discrimination"*

The Obama administration accused fire and police departments in Jacksonville,
Florida
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/23/us-usa-florida-firefighters-idUSBRE83M1KQ20120423>
, New York City
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/mar/7/firehouse-flunkies/>,
and Dayton,
Ohio
<http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/12/dayton-police-lower-standards-f-now-a-passing-score-for-recruits/>
of
"racial discrimination" because they required potential firefighters and
police officers to take a written test. Ten real examples of these "racist"
questions from the New York test can be read here
<http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2010/12/the_10_most_idi.php>.

41) *Made the TSA even more abusive and ridiculous than it had been under
Bush*

The Obama administration gave a very invasive patdown to a three-year-old
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2116881/TSA-subject-child-wheelchair-invasive-airport-security-tests-Chicago.html>
boy
in a wheelchair, which caused the boy to tremble in fear. The Obama
administration gave an aggressive patdown to a seven-year-old
<http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/04/25/family-misses-flight-after-tsa-gives-pat-down-to-girl-with-cerebral-palsy/>
girl
with cerebral palsy. The Obama administration said that a four-year-old
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134280/Weeping-year-old-girl-accused-carrying-GUN-TSA-officers-hugged-grandmother-passing-security.html>
girl
was a "high security threat." The Obama administration placed an
18-month-old
<http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/Baby-18-months-old-ordered-off-plane-at-Fort-Lauderdale-airport/-/8788880/13038550/-/fhxhp7/-/index.html>
girl
on its no fly list. The Obama administration gave a patdown to Henry
Kissinger
<http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/05/14/tsa-agents-conduct-full-monty-pat-down-on-henry-kissinger/>.
The Obama administration forced a 95-year-old
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/070111-577134-tsa-totally-screwed-up-administration.htm>
cancer
patient to remove her adult diaper and fly without it. The Obama
administration ripped open the urostomy bag of a 61-year-old
<http://www.nbcnews.com/id/40291856/ns/travel-news/> bladder cancer
survivor, and forced him to fly covered in his own urine. The Obama
administration harassed
<http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/tsa-harasses-sick-kid--family-misses-flight-154956391.html>
a
sick 3-year-old boy, and caused him to miss his flight.

42)* Illegally demanded monetary payment for Freedom of Information Act
request*

The Obama administration demanded that the Goldwater Institute pay
$78,935.80 <http://www.knst.com/pages/garretlewis.html?article=10095213> before
it would share public records which it had requested under the Freedom of
Information Act.

43) *Fined public school $15,000 for selling soda*

The Obama administration fined
<http://www.kutv.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_768.shtml> a high school
$15,000 for selling soda to students during lunch.

44) *Conducted dangerous and illegal scientific experiments on sick people
without always informing them of the risks*

In 2010 and 2011, the Obama administration conducted
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/02/report-epa-tested-deadly-pollutants-on-humans-to-push-obama-admins-agenda/>
illegal
scientific experiments which exposed people to dangerous levels of toxins.
Some of these people had asthma and heart problems, and were exposed to
levels of pollutants as high as 50 times what the EPA considers to be safe
. The government did not always tell them about the risks of cancer and
death.

45) *Closed the Vietnam Memorial for seven hours on Memorial Day so he
could have his picture taken*

On Memorial Day 2012, Obama prevented
<http://frontpagemag.com/2012/06/05/obama%E2%80%99s-memorial-day-photo-op-blocks-families-vets-from-d-c-vietnam-memorial-wall-for-7-hours/>
Vietnam
veterans and their friends and families from visiting the Vietnam Memorial
for seven hours so he could have his picture taken.

46) *Had the government take 60.8% ownership of General Motors*

In July 2009, Obama had the government take 60.8% ownership
<http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/us_owned_gm_rolls_off_the_lot_7MTALtVxWbRUK0OCm4uQgK>
of
General Motors, and fired
<http://nation.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/29/obama-fires-gm-ceo> the CEO.

47) *Forced banks to give mortgages to people who could not afford to pay
them back, and collected $23,000 in legal fees for himself for doing so*

While working as a "community organizer," Obama filed lawsuits
<http://news.investors.com/article/615028/201206151805/fingerprints-of-obama-on-subprime-foreclosure-crisis.htm?p=full>
which
forced banks to give mortgages to people with bad credit and low incomes.
As a result, many of these people ended up defaulting on their mortgages.
As their attorney, Obama collected $23,000 in legal fees for himself.

Then in April 2013, during Obama's second term as President, the Washington
Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/obama-administration-pushes-banks-to-make-home-loans-to-people-with-weaker-credit/2013/04/02/a8b4370c-9aef-11e2-a941-a19bce7af755_story.html>
that
President Obama was still pressuring banks "to make home loans to people
with weaker credit."

48) *Stole money from retired Delphi employees*

In 2009, Obama eliminated
<http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/07/emails-geithner-treasury-drove-cutoff-of-non-union-delphi-workers-pensions/>
the
pensions of 20,000 retired Delphi employees.

49) *Used taxpayer money to buy soda for $3.40 per can*

During Obama's presidency, the federal government repeatedly purchased soda
for a cost of $3.40 per can
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/amtrak-lost-800m-on-cheeseburgers-and-soda/article/2503832>.
Obama did not express any desire to switch to a cheaper seller, such as
Costco, amazon.com, or Wal-Mart – or to an even still cheaper seller such
as a wholesaler. Instead, Obama repeatedly forced taxpayers to pay these
outrageous prices for soda.

50) *Paid $7 million per household to connect people to the internet*

Obama's "stimulus" paid to connect some households in Montana to the
internet, at a cost of $7 million per household
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickschulz/2011/07/05/how-effective-was-the-2009-stimulus-program/>
.

51) *Had a double standard for Bain Capital*

Although Obama criticized Mitt Romney for his involvement with Bain
Capital, Obama hired Jeff Zients
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obamas-budget-director-bain-guy-married-bain-gal_648652.html>,
a former consultant at Bain (and who had an estimated personal wealth of
$200 million) to be his budget director.

52) *Broke promise to teen campaign volunteers*

Obama had promised
<http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/obamas-teen-volunteers-disinvited-speech/story?id=17163654>
to
his teen campaign volunteers that if they each spent nine hours going door
to door on Obama's behalf, he would invite them to attend his speech of
September 6, 2012. However, after the teens did the volunteer work, Obama
broke his promise. One of these volunteers, Madeline Frank, age 16, of
Charlotte, North Carolina, said of this "I've been looking forward to this
for a really long time. I am just feeling really let down and like bummed.
It was kind of my dream to see him speak, so definitely really sad."

53) *Falsely claimed to know more about Judaism than any other President*

Obama falsely
<http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/jack-kelly/barack-obamas-knowledge-of-judaism-doubted-639065/>
claimed
to know more about Judaism than any other President.

54) *Exempted wind farms from the penalties that other companies get for
killing birds*

In May 2013, it was reported
<http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-impact-wind-farms-get-pass-eagle-deaths>
that
Obama had fined oil and electric companies for illegally killing endangered
birds, but that he had never fined wind power companies even though they
had broken the exact same laws.

55) *Falsely claimed that he had never belonged to the New Party*

Obama falsely
<http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/302031/obamas-third-party-history-stanley-kurtz>
claimed
that he had never belonged to the New Party, which is a third political
party.

56) *Supported punishing students based on their race instead of on their
behavior*

Obama expressed support
<http://dailycaller.com/2012/07/27/obama-backs-race-based-school-discipline-policies/>
for
a proposal which would punish students based on their race instead of on
their behavior.

57) *Used "off the books" funding for military interventionism*

In April 2009, antiwar activists who helped elect Obama accused
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/5133899/Barack-Obama-uses-Bush-funding-tactics-to-finance-wars-in-Iraq-and-Afghanistan.html>
him
of using the same "off the books" funding as his predecessor George W. Bush
when Obama requested an additional $83.4 billion from Congress for the wars
in Iraq and Afghanistan – a provision which Obama had voted against when he
was a Senator.

58)* Tried to silence criticism of auto-bailouts*

The Obama administration pressured
<http://nation.foxnews.com/obama-administration/2011/09/27/wh-pressures-ford-pull-bailout-ad>
Ford
Motor Company to stop airing a TV ad that criticized Obama's bailouts of
General Motors and Chrysler.

59) *Dismissed charges of voter intimidation, despite video evidence*

In May 2009, the Obama administration dismissed
<http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2009/05/28/justice-department-drops-charges-in-voter-intimidation-case/>
charges
that had been filed by the Bush administration against members of the New
Black Panther Party who had been videotaped intimidating voters and
brandishing a police-style baton at a Philadelphia polling station during
the November 2008 election. In August 2009, the U.S. Commission on Civil
Rights demanded
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/04/panel-demands-panther-answers/>
that
the Justice Department explain why it dismissed the charges. In July 2010,
J. Christian Adams, a former lawyer for the Justice Department, testified
<http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/07/us/07rights.html> before the Commission
on Civil Rights that the case was dropped because the Justice Department
did not want to protect the civil rights of white people.

60)* Falsely claimed to support the second amendment*

Although Obama stated
<http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1818334,00.html?imw=Y>,
"I have always believed that the Second Amendment protects the right of
individuals to bear arms," the National Rifle Association gave
<http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,427347,00.html> Obama a rating of 'F'
based on his voting record.

61)* Nominated a communist who said 9-11 was an inside job*

In September 2009, Obama's green czar Van Jones resigned
<http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2009/09/06/phil-kerpen-van-jones-resign/> after
it was reported that he was a self described "communist" and had blamed
George W. Bush for the September 11 attacks.

62)* Falsely said he would not raise taxes on the poor and middle class*

On September 12, 2008, Obama promised
<http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/obamacare-shatters-obamas-promise-fifth-anniversary-no-tax-hike-pledge>
:

*"I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than
$250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not
your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."*

However, less than three months into his Presidency, he broke that promise
when he raised
<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-05/obama-tobacco-tax-for-pre-kindergarten-draws-opposition.html>
the
cigarette tax. Studies show that poor people are more likely
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stanton-peele/why-do-poor-people-smoke_b_627057.html>
to
smoke than rich people.

63)* Falsely said he wanted to simplify the tax code, when he actually
wanted to make it more complex*

Although Obama said <http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30228444/> that he wanted
to simplify the tax code, his proposals would actually add
<http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=are4y0wpjqXU> thousands
of pages to the tax code.

64)* Oversaw some of the world's worst increases in corruption*

In December 2010, Transparency International reported
<http://www.businessinsider.com/transparency-corruption-increased-2010-12> that
corruption was increasing faster in the U.S. than anywhere else except
Cuba, Dominica, and Burkina Faso.

65)* Falsely said "This is the most transparent administration in history"*

In February 2013, Obama said
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/obama-the-puppet-master-87764.html>,
"This is the most transparent administration in history."

However, that same month, ABC News White House reporter Ann Compton, who
covered Presidents Ford, Carter, Reagan, Clinton, both Bushes, and Obama,
said
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/obama-the-puppet-master-87764.html> "The
president's day-to-day policy development… is almost totally opaque to the
reporters trying to do a responsible job of covering it. There are no
readouts from big meetings he has with people from the outside, and many of
them aren't even on his schedule. This is different from every president I
covered. This White House goes to extreme lengths to keep the press away."

In July 2009, White House reporter Helen Thomas criticized
<http://www.breitbart.tv/white-house-reporters-grill-gibbs-over-selected-questions-for-obama/>
the
Obama administration for its lack of transparency.

In October 2013, ABC News correspondent Ann Compton said
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/10/obama-press-freedom-cpj_n_4073037.html>
that
Obama was the "least transparent of the seven presidents I've covered in
terms of how he does his daily business."

Also, this list contains a huge number of things that Obama has done which
contradict his statement.

66)* Falsely claimed he would wait five days before signing bills*

Although Obama had promised to wait five days before signing all
non-emergency bills, he broke
<http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=11449> that promise at least 10
times during his first three months in office.

67)* Falsely claimed "stimulus" spending would be transparent*

Although Obama had promised
<http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/107441-gao-stimulus-transparency-site-needs-work>
that
the website recovery.gov would list all "stimulus" spending in detail, a
400 page report issued by the Government Accountability Office stated that
only 25% of the projects listed on the website provided clear and complete
information regarding their cost, schedule, purpose, location and status.

68)* Announced plans to send military to Australia*

In November 2011, Obama announced that he would send 2,500 Marines to
Australia
<http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/world/asia/obama-and-gillard-expand-us-australia-military-ties.html?_r=2>
.

69)* Falsely promised to accept public campaign financing and spending
limits*

During the 2008 campaign, Obama broke
<http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/20/us/politics/20obama.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1323637278-m52eRc9C/U5pezt5K4PZMg>
his
promise to accept public campaign financing and the spending limits that
came with it.

70)* Tried to silence video on YouTube*

In June 2011, Obama asked
<http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/06/the_jewish_video_obama_doesnt_want_on_the_web.html>
a
Jewish singing group to remove its video from the internet.

71)* Rejected international help to clean up BP oil spill*

After the BP oil spill, Obama rejected
<http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-the-real-reason-america-refused-international-help-on-the-oil-spill-2010-6>
offers
of cleanup help from Canada, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, the
Netherlands, Norway, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the United
Kingdom, and the United Nations.

72)* Falsely said he opposed government waste, when he actually loves it*

On September 22, 2008, Obama said
<http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2008/Sep/22/obama_vows_deep_cuts_in_spending.html>,
"I am not a Democrat who believes that we can or should defend every
government program just because it's there… We will fire government
managers who aren't getting results, we will cut funding for programs that
are wasting your money and we will use technology and lessons from the
private sector to improve efficiency across every level of government… The
only way we can do all this without leaving our children with an even
larger debt is if Washington starts taking responsibility for every dime
that it spends." However, Citizens Against Government Waste gave
<http://councilfor.cagw.org/site/DocServer/2007_Senate_Ratings_Final.pdf?docID=3282>
Obama
a 2007 rating of only 10%, and a lifetime rating of only 18%.

73)* Nominated past frequent user of illegal drugs to keep illegal drugs
out of schools*

In September 2009, it was reported
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/23/critics-assail-obamas-safe-schools-czar-say-hes-wrong-man-job/>
that
Kevin Jennings, Obama's Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe
and Drug-Free Schools, had written about Jenning's own past frequent
illegal drug use in his 2007 autobiography.

74)* Avoids firing aides who owe back taxes*

In January 2012, it was reported that 36 Obama aides owed a combined total
of $833,000 in back taxes
<http://news.investors.com/Article/599002/201201260818/obama-white-house-staff-back-taxes.htm>
.

75)* Used Abbott and Costello style economics as a basis for national
policy*

In 2010, Obama gave $16.3 million to First Solar, a company that
manufactures solar panels, so the company could sell solar panels to itself
<http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/firm-sells-solar-panels-itself-taxpayers-pay/434251>
.

76)* Sent U.S. troops to Africa*

Obama sent <http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501710_162-57382547.html> U.S.
troops to Uganda, Congo, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.

77)* Made secret plans for his second term*

In March 2012, when Obama was talking to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev
and did not know that the microphone was turned on, Obama stated
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/president-obama-asks-medvedev-for-space-on-missile-defense-after-my-election-i-have-more-flexibility/>,
"On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be
solved but it's important for him to give me space… This is my last
election. After my election I have more flexibility."

78)* Holds double standard for people who use crude and vulgar language
toward women*

Concerned Women for America accused Obama of hypocrisy after Obama
criticized Rush Limbaugh for using crude and vulgar language to describe
Sandra Fluke, but Obama did not
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/03/womens-group-presses-obama-on-limbaughmaher-double-standard/>
criticize
Bill Maher (who had donated one million dollars to an Obama PAC) for using
the same kind of crude and vulgar language to describe Sarah Palin.

79)* Illegally gave Obamacare exemptions to unions that supported the
passage of Obamacare*

Obama gave some organizations an exemption
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/may/20/obamacare-waiver-corruption-must-stop/>
from
some of the requirements of Obamacare. Many of these organizations were
unions that had supported the passage of Obamacare, but now wanted
exemptions from the very same law that they wanted to force everyone else
to obey. This reveals an extreme level of hypocrisy among many of the
supporters of Obamacare.

In addition, these exemptions are illegal, because the Constitution
requires the law to treat everyone the same.

The Washington Times wrote
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/may/20/obamacare-waiver-corruption-must-stop/>
of
this:

*"Selective enforcement of the law is the first sign of tyranny. A
government empowered to determine arbitrarily who may operate outside the
rule of law invariably embraces favoritism as friends, allies and those
with the best-funded lobbyists are rewarded. Favoritism inevitably leads to
corruption, and corruption invites extortion. Ultimately, the rule of law
ceases to exist in any recognizable form, and what is left is tyranny."*

*"The now-familiar monthly trickling down of new waivers is, at best, a
tacit admission that Obamacare is a failure. So far, seven entire states
and 1,372 businesses, unions and other institutions have received waivers
from the law. The list includes the administration's friends and allies
and, of course, those who have the best lobbyists."*

*"More than 50 percent of the Obamacare waiver beneficiaries are union
members, which is striking because union members account for less than 12
percent of the American work force. The same unions that provided more than
$120 million to Democrats in the last two elections and, in many cases,
openly campaigned in favor of the government takeover of your health care,
now celebrate that Obamacare is not their problem."*

80)* Defended Bush administration's unconstitutional, unwarranted use of
GPS device*

In January 2012, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Bush
administration for having put a GPS tracking device on someone's car without
having a warrant
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/24/us-usa-police-gps-idUSTRE80M1E120120124>,
the Obama administration opposed the court ruling

81)* Opposes newspapers reporting the news*

Obama spokesman Jay Carney criticized
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wh-disappointed-la-times-published-photos-two-years-after-incident_640402.html>
the
Los Angeles Times for publishing photographs of U.S. soldiers posing with
corpses in Afghanistan.

82)* Supported Bush administration for fining CBS for showing Janet
Jackson's breast*

Obama came out in favor
<http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75305.html> of the FCC's fining
of the CBS TV network $550,000 for showing Janet Jackson's breast during
the 2004 Super Bowl.

83)* Allowed campaign contributors to bring lobbyists into White House*

In April 2012, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/us/politics/white-house-doors-open-for-big-donors.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all?src=tp%20White%20House%20Opens%20Door%20to%20Big%20Donors,%20and%20Lobbyists%20Slip%20In%5d,%20New%20York%20Times,%20April%2014,%202012%3C/ref%3E>,
"Although Mr. Obama has made a point of not accepting contributions from
registered lobbyists, a review of campaign donations and White House
visitor logs shows that special interests have had little trouble making
themselves heard. Many of the president's biggest donors, while not
lobbyists, took lobbyists with them to the White House…"

84)* Falsely said that criminal background checks constituted "racial
discrimination"*

In 2012, the Obama administration accused
<http://news.yahoo.com/pepsi-beverages-pays-3-1m-racial-bias-case-163722194.html>
Pepsico
of "race discrimination" because it used criminal background checks to
screen out job applicants.

85)* Was cited by nine states for committing 21 illegal acts*

Attorneys General from nine states issued
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/nine-state-ags-cite-21-illegal-actions-obama-administration>
a
report, titled "A Report on Obama Administration Violations of Law," which
cited 21 illegal acts which had been committed by the Obama administration.

86)* Tried to seize hotel because some of its customers had used illegal
drugs*

The Obama administration tried to seize
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/when-government-is-the-looter/2012/05/18/gIQAUIKVZU_story.html>
a
mom-and-pop bed-and-breakfast because some if its guests had used illegal
drugs.

87)* Falsely said his campaign was not funded by large donors*

Although Obama has received many large campaign donations from corporate
executives and Hollywood celebrities, his spokesperson said
<http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/22/white-house-obama-campaign-funded-not-from-huge-donors-at-all/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter>
that
his campaign was funded "not from huge donors at all."

88)* Holds double standard for subsidizing solar power companies*

Although Obama gave taxpayer money to numerous American solar power
companies, he placed a 30% tariff
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/17/us-china-trade-idUSBRE84G19U20120517?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FtopNews+%28News+%2F+US+%2F+Top+News%29&utm_content=Google+Reader>on
solar panels imported from China, because he was against the Chinese
government giving subsidies to its own companies.

89)* Tried to create an administration full of tax cheaters*

Obama nominated tax cheater Tom Daschle
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/03/tom-daschle-withdraws-nom_n_163557.html>
to
be Secretary of Health and Human Services. After Daschle said he didn't
want the job, Obama then nominated tax cheater Kathleen Sebelius
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-4908247-503544.html> for the same
position. Obama nominated tax cheater Nancy Killefer
<http://articles.cnn.com/2009-02-03/politics/performance.nominee.withdraws_1_nancy-killefer-chief-performance-officer-unemployment-tax?_s=PM:POLITICS>
to
be his administration's Chief Performance Officer. Obama nominated tax
cheater Hilda Solis
<http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/02/05/Tax_problems_delay_vote_on_Hilda_Solis/UPI-61081233871528/>
to
be the Secretary of Labor. Obama nominated tax cheater Ron Kirk
<http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/03/obama-kirk-taxe.html> be
the White House Chief Trade Representative.

90)* Hired a Communications Director who admires a mass murderer*

Anita Dunn
<http://articles.cnn.com/2009-10-16/politics/beck.dunn_1_mao-mein-kampf-lee-atwater?_s=PM:POLITICS>,
Obama's White House Communications Director, said that one of her favorite
political philosophers was Mao Tse-tung, the Chinese dictator who murdered
tens of millions of innocent civilians.

91)* Tried to replace science with political correctness*

In July 2010, Charles Bolden
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2010/07/white-house-nasa-defend-comments-about-nasa-outreach-to-muslim-world-criticized-by-conservatives/>,
the administrator of NASA, said that Obama had told him that the primary
purpose of NASA was "to reach out to the Muslim world."

92) *Made recess appointments when Congress was not in recess*

In January 2012, Obama violated
<http://www.tnr.com/blog/timothy-noah/99229/cordrays-recess-appointment-sure-doesnt-look-constitutional-me>
the
Constitution by making four recess appointments when Congress was not in
recess. Recess appointments themselves are constitutional, but only if they
are made when Congress is actually in recess.

In January 2013, a federal appeals court ruled
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/court-says-obama-exceeded-authority-in-making-appointments/2013/01/25/b7e1b692-6713-11e2-9e1b-07db1d2ccd5b_story.html>
that
Obama's appointments had violated the Constitution.

In May 2013, a second
<http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2013/05/second-appeals-court-invalidates-obamas-nlrb-recess-164150.html?hp=l9>
federal
appeals court also ruled that Obama's appointments had violated the
Constitution.

In July 2013, a third
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/17/third-court-overturns-obama-recess-appointments/>
federal
appeals court also ruled that Obama's appointments had violated the
Constitution.

93) *Said the health insurance mandate was not a tax, but later told the
Supreme Court that it was*

Before Obama's health care reform was passed, he said
<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/health/policy/arguing-that-health-mandate-is-not-a-tax-except-when-it-is.html>
that
the mandate was not a tax. However, after it was passed, the Obama
administration argued in front of the Supreme Court that the mandate really
was a tax.

94 ) *Lied about being his "brother's keeper"*

Although Barack Obama likes to cite the Bible phrase "We are our brother's
keeper," when his real life poverty stricken brother George Obama needed
$1,000 for health care bills, Barack Obama refused
<http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/08/16/how-became-george-obama-brother/> to
pay it, so conservative author Dinesh D'Souza paid it.

95) *Punishes hospitals for saving the lives of patients with heart disease*

Obama's health care reform contains a provision
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/23/more-than-2200-hospitals-face-penalties-for-high-readmissions/>
that
reduces Medicare payments to hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates.
Sunil Kripalani, MD, a professor with Vanderbilt University Medical Center,
said of this, "Among patients with heart failure, hospitals that have
higher readmission rates actually have lower mortality rates. So, which
would we rather have — a hospital readmission or a death?"

96) *Supports guns for himself and his wife, but opposes them for everyone
else*

On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed
<http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/10/obama-signs-bill-gets-secret-service-protection-for-life/>
a
bill that provides armed guards to himself and his wife for the rest of the
lives.

However, in 2004, when Obama was an Illinois state Senator, he voted against
<http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/01/11/obama-opposed-gun-ban-exception-defend-home/>
allowing
people in their own homes to use guns to protect themselves and their
families from rapists and murderers.

97) *Falsely claimed that he "cut spending by over a trillion dollars in
2011″*

On "Meet the Press" on December 30, 2012, Obama said
<http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50314590/ns/meet_the_press-transcripts/t/december-president-barack-obama-tom-brokaw-jon-meacham-doris-kearns-goodwin-david-brooks-chuck-todd/>
:

*"I cut spending by over a trillion dollars in 2011″*

In reality, spending during that time period was not cut at all
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-i-cut-spending-over-trillion-dollars-2011>,
and was actually increased
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-i-cut-spending-over-trillion-dollars-2011>by
$147 billion.

98) *Practices environmental hypocrisy*

In May 2008, Obama said
<http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h-wpxs1Re-8vx2Zk5xnYygW1W67w>, "We
can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72
degrees at all times … and then just expect that other countries are going
to say OK."

However, just one week later, Obama was photographed exiting an SUV
<http://www.nationalreview.com/planet-gore/17677/speaking-truth-horsepower/henry-payne>
.

In addition, Obama keeps the White House thermostat turned up so high
<http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/29/us/politics/29whitehouse.html?hp&_r=0> that
David Axelrod, Obama's senior adviser, said, "He likes it warm. You could
grow orchids in there."

Environmentalists criticized Obama for eating Wagyu beef
<http://voices.yahoo.com/wagyu-steak-gets-obama-hot-water-2588010.html>,
which was called "theHummer
<http://www.newser.com/story/35559/wagyu-the-hummer-of-beef.html> of beef."

Obama had a chef fly round trip
<http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2009/04/obama-dissing-chicago-deep-dish/7365/>
from
St. Louis to Washington D.C. so he could make Obama's favorite pizza.

99) *Pressured public schools to replace Catcher in the Rye with a book on
window insulation*

The Huffington Post reported
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/common-core-nonfiction-reading-standards_n_2271229.html>
that
Obama's education policies

*"are increasingly worrying English-lovers and English teachers, who feel
they must replace literary greats like *The Great Gatsby* and *Catcher in
the Rye* with Common Core-suggested 'exemplars,' like the Environmental
Protection Agency's *Recommended Levels of Insulation*."*

100) *Approved giving 20 F-16 fighter jets to a Sharia dictatorship*

Obama approved giving 20 F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, which is a Sharia
dictatorship
<http://aclj.org/middle-east-turmoil/jay-sekulow-no-us-warplanes-to-muslim-brotherhood>
.

101) *Falsely claimed that his "Cash for Clunkers" program would help the
environment*

Although Obama claimed that his "Cash for Clunkers" program would help the
environment, it actually caused net harm
<http://news.yahoo.com/why-cash-clunkers-hurt-environment-more-helped-024848694.html>
to
the environment. Because the program required cars to be shredded instead
of recycled, it wasted
<http://news.yahoo.com/why-cash-clunkers-hurt-environment-more-helped-024848694.html>
24
million barrels of oil. Many of the cars that were destroyed were in perfectly
good condition
<http://news.yahoo.com/why-cash-clunkers-hurt-environment-more-helped-024848694.html>.
Because the program's minimum requirement for so-called "fuel efficiency"
was only 22 mpg
<http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/06/congress-close-on-cash-for-clunkers/?hp>,
the reduction in pollution was negligible
<http://news.yahoo.com/why-cash-clunkers-hurt-environment-more-helped-024848694.html>
.

102) *Violated the very same campaign finance laws that he claims to
support*

In January 2013, it was reported
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/obama-2008-campaign-fined_n_2412720.html>
that
Obama's campaign had been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission
for violating campaign finance laws.

103) *Lied about how he had answered a questionnaire on gun control*

In 1996, when Obama was answering a questionnaire on his political views,
one of the questions
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/04/obama-forgets-w/> was "Do you
support state legislation to: ban the manufacture, sale and possession of
handguns?"

Obama's answer
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/04/obama-forgets-w/> to the
question was "Yes."

However, in 2008, Obama said
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/04/obama-forgets-w/> "My writing
wasn't on that particular questionnaire."

However, ABC News later reported
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2008/04/obama-forgets-w/> that the
questionnaire "appears to have Obama's handwriting."

104) *Falsely claimed that his 2013 inauguration was not funded by
lobbyists*

Although Obama claimed
<http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/18/inaugural-sponsors-spent-160-million-lobbying-government>
that
his 2013 inauguration was not funded by lobbyists, its sponsors had
actually spent $160 million
<http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/18/inaugural-sponsors-spent-160-million-lobbying-government>
on
lobbying during Obama's first presidential term.

105) *Encouraged medical device manufacturers to lay off employees*

In November 2012, it was reported that in response to the medical device
tax that is part of Obamacare, some medical device manufacturers had
announced
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/nov/8/picket-companies-plan-massive-layoffs-obamacare-be/>
plans
to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker
(1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs).

In December 2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, and 15 other
Democrats who supported the passage of Obamacare wrote a letter
<http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/MedDeviceLetter12102012.pdf>
to
Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices, claiming that
the tax would hurt job creation in their districts.

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/18/health-industry-group-yes-weve-suffered-massive-obamacare-job-losses/>
that
Obamacare's medical device tax had destroyed 14,000 jobs, and prevented an
additional 19,000 new jobs from being created.

106) *Encouraged employers to switch their employees from full time to part
time*

The New York Times reported
<http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/10/taxing-employers-and-employees/?partner=yahoofinance&_r=0>
that
Obamacare

*"sharply penalizes full-time employment in favor of part-time employment."*

In response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, some restaurants have
announced plans to switch some of their employees from full time to part
time, including some franchises of Olive Garden
<http://gawker.com/5950331/olive-garden-red-lobster-scale-back-employee-work-hours-to-avoid-paying-for-health-insurance>
, Red Lobster
<http://gawker.com/5950331/olive-garden-red-lobster-scale-back-employee-work-hours-to-avoid-paying-for-health-insurance>
, Wendy's,
<http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/obamacare-wendys-cuts-hours/2013/01/08/id/470528>
 Taco Bell
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/taco-bell-obamacare_n_2433947.html?view=print&comm_ref=false>
, White Castle
<http://www.nrcc.org/2013/07/24/no-you-cant-have-fries-with-that-fast-food-chain-white-castle-cutting-back-on-employees-hours-and-hiring-thanks-to-obamacare/>,
and Fatburger
<http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/08/smallbusiness/obamacare-fatburger/index.html>
.

Community College of Allegheny County switched
<http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/07/02/local-institutions-employees-feeling-effects-of-obamacare/>
200
professors and 200 other employees from full time to part time in response
to Obamacare. Clint Benjamin, an English professor at Community College of
Allegheny County, said
<http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/11/20/college-cuts-adjuncts-hours-avoid-affordable-care-act-costs>
that
this would reduce his own monthly pay by $600.

Also in response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, other colleges have
announced
<http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/four-colleges-to-cut-faculty-hours-to-part-time-status-blames-obamacare-60307/>
plans
to switch some of their employees from full time to part time, including
Florida's Palm Beach State College, Ohio's Youngstown State University, and
New Jersey's Kean University.

In Virginia, thousands of government employees had their hours reduced
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/health-care-law-is-tied-to-new-caps-on-work-hours-for-part-timers/2013/07/23/e6272544-e96a-11e2-aa9f-c03a72e2d342_story.html>
because
of Obamacare.

The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh reduced
<http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/07/02/local-institutions-employees-feeling-effects-of-obamacare/>
the
hours of 48 of its employees in response to Obamacare.

Regal Entertainment Group, the largest chain of movie theaters in the
country, announced
<http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/16/ObamaCare-Regal-Employee-hours>
that
it would be switching thousands of its employees from full time to part
time in response to the Obamacare mandate.

Utah's Granite School District reduced
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/health-care-law-is-tied-to-new-caps-on-work-hours-for-part-timers/2013/07/23/e6272544-e96a-11e2-aa9f-c03a72e2d342_story_1.html>
the
hours of 1,200 of its employees in response to Obamacare.

In response to Obamacare, many Wal-Mart stores have stopped
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauraheller/2013/06/14/obamacare-is-turning-walmart-workers-into-temps/?partner=yahootix>
hiring
full time workers.

In July 2013, leaders of the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a letter
<http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/07/now-they-tell-us-union-leaders-now-say-obamacare-will-destroy-health-well-being-of-us-workers/>
to
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare will

*"destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of
the American middle class… the law creates an incentive for employers to
keep employees' work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have
begun to cut workers' hours to avoid this obligation."*

In response to Obamacare, Forever 21 reduced
<http://www.policymic.com/articles/59981/obamacare-strikes-and-forever-21-cuts-employees-hours>
its
employees' hours.

As of September 2013, more than 200 public-sector employers had reduced
<http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/09/11/with-eye-on-obamacare-companies-move-to-cut-workers-hours/>
their
employees' hours in response to Obamacare.

Sea World reduced
<http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/09/11/with-eye-on-obamacare-companies-move-to-cut-workers-hours/>
the
weekly hours of its part time employees from 32 to 28 in response to
Obamacare.

Lands' End limited
<http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/09/11/with-eye-on-obamacare-companies-move-to-cut-workers-hours/>
its
part time employees to 29 hours per week in response to Obamacare.

As of September 2013, at least 34 universities and colleges had reduced
<http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/09/11/with-eye-on-obamacare-companies-move-to-cut-workers-hours/>
some
of their employees' hours in response to Obamacare.

On October 23, 2013, Investor's Business Daily wrote
<http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/102313-676326-obamacare-employer-mandate-impact-on-hours.htm?p=2>
:

*IBD has a running list that now includes 351 employers
<http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/101713-669013-obamacare-employer-mandate-a-list-of-cuts-to-work-hours-jobs.htm>
that
have opted to cut work hours below 30 per week or take related steps to
limit liability under ObamaCare's employer mandate. Each entry is
documented with links to news sources and public records.*

*About 275 entries on IBD's list come from the public sector, including
more than 100 school districts
<http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/101813-675710-100-school-districts-blame-obamacare-for-cuts-to-work-hours.htm>.*

107) *Broke his promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first
term*

On February 23, 2009, Obama said
<http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=FC135ED0-A4C9-47B5-8350-E062845AA2C6>
"Today,
I'm pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first
term in office." Obama broke
<http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=FC135ED0-A4C9-47B5-8350-E062845AA2C6>
that
promise.

108) *Had Freedom of Information Act record worse than Bush's*

In September 2012, it was reported that when it came to honoring requests
under the Freedom of Information Act, Obama's record was worse
<http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/156227/obama-administrations-foia-record-worse-than-bushs/>
than
that of George W. Bush.

109) *Supports installation of hidden cameras on private property without a
search warrant*

In October 2012, Obama's Justice Department argued in favor
<http://www.salon.com/2012/10/31/federal_court_oks_warrantless_use_of_hidden_cameras/>
of
installing hidden cameras on private property without a search warrant.

110) *Used "stimulus" money to pay people to play cards, board games, and
video games*

In October 2012, it was reported
<http://www.woodtv.com/dpp/news/target_8/Volt-no-jolt-LG-Chem-employees-idle>
that
LG Chem*,* a lithium-ion battery plant in Holland, Michigan, was using
money from Obama's "stimulus" to pay its employees to play cards, board
games, and video games.

111) *Spent half a million tax dollars on "Prom Week" video game*

In 2012, the Obama administration spent $516,000
<http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/10/16/Feds-drop-516K-on-prom-week-video-game>
on
a video game called "Prom Week."

112) *Hypocritically paid his female employees less than his male employees*

Although Obama claimed
<http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/16/obama-touts-fair-pay-for-women-despite-records-showing-women-paid-less-in-his-own-white-house/>
to
support equal pay for men and women, his own administration paid its female
employees 18% less
<http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/16/obama-touts-fair-pay-for-women-despite-records-showing-women-paid-less-in-his-own-white-house/>
than
its male employees.

113) *Falsely said that Romney's pension was bigger than his own*

During a debate in October 2012, Obama falsely stated
<http://www.cnbc.com/id/49450057> that Mitt Romney's pension was bigger
than his own.

114) *Has a double standard for investing in China and the Cayman Islands*

Although Obama criticized
<http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2012/oct/17/mitt-romney/romney-says-obama-also-has-investments-chinese-com/>
Mitt
Romney for having investments in China and the Cayman Islands, Obama himself
<http://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2012/oct/17/mitt-romney/romney-says-obama-also-has-investments-chinese-com/>
has
investments in both of those places.

115) *Spent $27 million on "ineffective" pottery classes in Morocco*

Obama spent $27 million on pottery classes in Morocco
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/us-spent-27-million-ineffective-pottery-classes-morocco>.
The class used an American teacher, but the translater who was hired did
not actually know how to speak English fluently, and made many mistakes.
The instructor often did not bring the right materials to class. The dyes
and clays that the instructor did use were not available in Morocco, which
prevented the students from being able to copy what they had learned. It
was concluded that the classes were "ineffective."

116) *Caused large amounts of perfectly good food to be thrown into the
garbage*

In one year, Obama's new school lunch program caused the schools in Lake
County, Florida, to throw away $75,000
<http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-school-food-waste-20120930,0,1993800.story>
of
perfectly good fruits and vegetables.

117) *Accepted illegal campaign contributions from foreign citizens*

During an experiment
<http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/bam_blind_eye_to_illegal_donors_8SWotytr1RvbhyDCRyyrEL>,
a non-U.S. citizen attempted to make two $5 donations to both Obama's
campaign website and Mitt Romney's campaign website. While the Romney
website rejected both donations, the Obama website accepted them.

118) *Labels opponents of TSA sexual harassment as "domestic extremists"*

The Obama administration labels
<http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-administrative-directive-opt-outters-to-be-considered-%E2%80%9Cdomestic-extremists%E2%80%9D.html>
anyone
who objects to the TSA's sexual harassment as a "domestic extremist."

119) *Lied about the Benghazi attack*

In September 2012, after four U.S. citizens were killed in a terrorist
attack
<http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/09/21/why-did-the-white-house-take-so-long-to-admit-libya-attack-was-terrorism/>
in
Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration falsely
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/billflax/2012/10/18/benghazi-four-americans-died-obama-lied-and-the-press-complied/>
said
that the attack was a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim video at
YouTube.

CBS News reported that although it was obviously
<http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/09/21/why-did-the-white-house-take-so-long-to-admit-libya-attack-was-terrorism/>
a
terrorist attack, it took an entire week
<http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/09/21/why-did-the-white-house-take-so-long-to-admit-libya-attack-was-terrorism/>
before
the Obama administration was willing to acknowledge it as such.

The Washington Post reported that Obama had falsely
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/obamas-claim-he-called-benghazi-an-act-of-terrorism/2013/05/13/7b65b83e-bc14-11e2-97d4-a479289a31f9_blog.html>
said
that he had called it a terrorist attack from the very start.

After the attack began, someone (there is a debate over who this someone
was) ordered the nearby U.S. military to "stand down,"
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57583014/diplomat-u.s-special-forces-told-you-cant-go-to-benghazi-during-attacks/>,
i.e., not offer any assistance. Obama is the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S.
military. Obama later falsely claimed
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57583014/diplomat-u.s-special-forces-told-you-cant-go-to-benghazi-during-attacks/>
that
the "stand down" order had not been made.

Although the Obama administration made a dozen revisions
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/exclusive-benghazi-talking-points-underwent-12-revisions-scrubbed-of-terror-references/>
to
its talking points on this incident, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney
falsely
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/exclusive-benghazi-talking-points-underwent-12-revisions-scrubbed-of-terror-references/>
stated
that only a "single adjustment" had been made, and that it simply involved
changing the wording of "consulate" to "diplomatic facility." ABC News
published a complete list of all the changes to the talking points, which
can be read here
<http://abcnews.go.com/images/Politics/Benghazi%20Talking%20Points%20Timeline.pdf>
.

Among the changes was the deletion
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/exclusive-benghazi-talking-points-underwent-12-revisions-scrubbed-of-terror-references/>
of
this entire paragraph:

*"The Agency has produced numerous pieces on the threat of extremists
linked to al-Qa'ida in Benghazi and eastern Libya. These noted that, since
April, there have been at least five other attacks against foreign
interests in Benghazi by unidentified assailants, including the June attack
against the British Ambassador's convoy. We cannot rule out the individuals
has previously surveilled the U.S. facilities, also contributing to the
efficacy of the attacks."*

Victoria Nuland
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/24/victoria-nuland-state-department_n_3332297.html>,
a State Department spokeswoman, played a key role in the editing of the
talking points. But instead of firing her for this, Obama offered her a
promotion
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/24/victoria-nuland-state-department_n_3332297.html>
.

The Obama administration asked
<http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/2014/01/16/obama-administration-and-new-york-times-have-some-explaining-to-do/?dtoc>
Fox
News to stop reporting on Benghazi.

120) *Paid a train carrying biofuel to cross the U.S.-Canadian border 24
times without unloading*

As part of Obama's "green energy" program, Obama used tax money
<http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-01-02/why-did-train-carrying-biofuel-cross-border-24-times-and-never-unload>
to
pay for a train full of biofuel to cross the U.S.-Canadian border 24 times
without unloading its cargo.

121) *Falsely said that "we got back every dime" of the bailout*

In October 2012, Obama said
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-we-got-back-every-dime-bailout-cbo-bailout-will-lose-24-billion>
that
"we got back every dime" of the bailout. However, at the same time, the
Congressional Budget Office that said there was still $24 billion that had
not been paid back.

122) *Spent $50,000 of taxpayer money on a George S. Patton impersonator*

In the summer of 2011, the Obama administration spent $50,000
<http://www.thedaily.com/article/2012/10/02/100212-news-va-report/> on a
George S. Patton impersonator

123) *Spent $75,000 of taxpayer money on a bicycle*

The Obama administration spent $75,000
<http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/04/taxpayerfunded-clown-mindreader-brings-down-gsa-chief-119396.html>
of
taxpayer money on a bicycle.

124) *Complained to YouTube about an anti-Muslim video*

In September 2012, the Obama administration phoned
<http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2012/09/activists-troubled-by-white-house-call-to-youtube-135618.html>
YouTube
to complain about an anti-Muslim video.

Ben Wizner of the ACLU said
<http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2012/09/activists-troubled-by-white-house-call-to-youtube-135618.html>
that
of this, "It does make us nervous when the government throws its weight
behind any requests for censorship."

Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation said
<http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2012/09/activists-troubled-by-white-house-call-to-youtube-135618.html>
of
this, "I am actually kind of distressed by this… Even though there are all
these great quotes from inside the White House saying they support free
speech….by calling YouTube from the White House, they were sending a
message no matter how much they say we don't want them to take it down,
when the White House calls and asks you to review it, it sends a message
and has a certain chilling effect."

125) *Falsely said that Fast and Furious was started when Bush was
President*

In September 2012, Obama said
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/president-obama-falsely-claims-fast-and-furious-program-begun-under-the-previous-administration/>
that
Fast and Furious had "begun under the previous administration." In reality,
Fast and Furious began in October 2009
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/president-obama-falsely-claims-fast-and-furious-program-begun-under-the-previous-administration/>
.

126)* Is a "war criminal" who is "more aggressive, more illegal worldwide"
than Bush, according to Ralph Nader*

In September 2012, Ralph Nader said
<http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/81649.html> that Obama was a
"war criminal" who was "more aggressive, more illegal worldwide" than
George W. Bush.

127) *Illegally refused to fire Kathleen Sebelius after she violated
campaign finance laws*

In February 2012, Kathleen Sebelius, Obama's Secretary of Health and Human
Services, violated
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/sebelius-to-hit-campaign-trail-again-after-hatch-act-violation/article/2509096>
campaign
finance laws. Although federal law required
<http://nation.foxnews.com/white-house/2012/09/19/wh-calls-sebelius-lawbreaking-inadvertent-error>
Obama
to fire Sebelius for her illegal activity, he refused
<http://nation.foxnews.com/white-house/2012/09/19/wh-calls-sebelius-lawbreaking-inadvertent-error>
to
do so.

128) *Supports policies that hurt small businesses*

In September 2012, a survery of small business owners showed
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/55-percent-of-small-business-owners-would-not-start-company-today-blame-obama/article/2509069>
that
69% of them said that Obama's regulatory policies have hurt small
businesses. 55% said that they would not start a business under the current
environment.

129) *Spent $102,000 per year of taxpayer money on a "dog handler"*

In September 2012, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/26/taxpayers-spent-1-4-billion-on-obama-family-last-year-perks-questioned-in-new-book/?print=1>
that
Obama spent $102,000 of taxpayer money each year on a "dog handler."

130) *Refused to fire federal employee who sent email to 17,000 people
praising terrorist who wanted to destroy U.S.*

In 2012, an employee of Obama's administration sent
<http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/epa-accidentally-celebrates-che-the-terrorist-who-craved-to-take-down-the-u-s/>
an
email to more than 17,000 federal employees which praised Che Guevara, a
terrorist who had wanted to destroy the U.S. Obama refused to fire the
employee.

131) *Called Fort Hood shooting "workplace violence" instead of "Islamic
terrorism"*

After Nidal Malik Hasan shouted "Allahu Akbar!" and murdered 13 people on
U.S. soil, instead of referring to it as "Islamic terrorism," Obama said
<http://spectator.org/blog/2012/09/11/obama-still-doesnt-get-911> that it
was "workplace violence."

132) *Falsely said that switching to electronic medical records would make
health care cheaper*

Although Obama claimed that switching to electronic record keeping as part
of Obamacare would make health care cheaper, it actually made it more
expensive
<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/business/medicare-billing-rises-at-hospitals-with-electronic-records.html?_r=0>
.

133) *Spent $495,000 of "stimulus" money for ads on MSNBC*

Obama spent $495,000 of "stimulus" money for commercials
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/21/stimulus-funds-spent-obama-ads-olbermann-maddow/>
on
MSNBC.

134) *Lied about the cost of federal regulations*

In September 2012, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/1.8-trillion-shock-obama-regs-cost-20-times-estimate/article/2508466>
that
the cost of federal regulations to citizens and business owners was more
than 20 times as much as what Obama had said it was.

135) *Broke his promise to pass immigration bill, and then lied about why
he broke it*

In 2008, Obama promised
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-refuses-to-admit-that-he-broke-his-promise-to-hispanic-voters/article/2508569>
that
he would pass an immigration bill during his first year in office. He broke
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-refuses-to-admit-that-he-broke-his-promise-to-hispanic-voters/article/2508569>
that
promise. He then blamed
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-refuses-to-admit-that-he-broke-his-promise-to-hispanic-voters/article/2508569>
this
on Republicans, even though both the House and Senate were controlled by
Democrats
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-refuses-to-admit-that-he-broke-his-promise-to-hispanic-voters/article/2508569>
during
Obama's first year.

136) *Made it much harder for start ups to raise capital and create jobs*

In July 2010, Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Act. The Wall St. Journal wrote
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704671904575194483171910348.html?mod=rss_opinion_main>
of
this:

*"Senator Chris Dodd's 1,400-page financial reform bill contains many
economic land mines, and here's one of the worst: Provisions that would
make it harder for business start-ups to raise seed capital."*

*"Currently, wealthy individuals who want to invest directly in a new
business can do so with minimum interference from regulators. The law
requires only that the investor be "accredited" by meeting thresholds for
net worth ($1 million) or income ($250,000). Entrepreneurs depend on these
"angel" investors, since many new businesses lack the collateral for bank
loans and are too small to interest venture capitalists. "*

*"Amazon, Yahoo, Google and Facebook all benefited from angel investors,
who typically target companies under five years old. According to a 2009
Kaufman Foundation study, such firms are less than 1% of all companies yet
generate about 10% of new jobs. Between 1980 and 2005, companies less than
five years old accounted for all net job growth in the U.S. In 2008, angels
invested some $19 billion in more than 55,000 companies. "*

*"Mr. Dodd's bill would change all this for the worse. Most preposterously,
it would require that start-ups seeking angel investments file with the
Securities and Exchange Commission and endure a 120-day review. Rare is the
new company that doesn't need immediate access to the capital it raises,
and a four-month delay is the kind of rule popular in banana republics that
create few new businesses. "*

*"The Dodd bill also raises the net worth and income thresholds to $2.3
million and $450,000, respectively. The Angel Capital Association, a trade
group, estimates that these provisions would disqualify about 77% of
current accredited investors."*

137) *Paid six figure salaries to federal employees so they could watch
pornography all day long*

In April 2010, ABC News reported
<http://abcnews.go.com/WN/sec-pornography-employees-spent-hours-surfing-porn-sites/story?id=10451508>
:

*"On a day when President Obama argued for more government regulation over
the financial industry, a new government report reveals that some
high-level regulators have spent more time looking at porn than policing
Wall Street. "*

*"The Securities and Exchange Commission is supposed to be the sheriff of
the financial industry, looking for financial crimes like Bernard Madoff's
Ponzi scheme. But the new report, obtained by ABC News, says senior
employees of the SEC spent hours on the commission's computers looking at
sites like naughty.com <http://naughty.com>, skankwire, youporn, and
others. "*

*"The investigation, which was conducted by the SEC's internal watchdog at
the request of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, found 31 serious offenders over
the past two and a half years. Seventeen of the offenders were senior SEC
officers with salaries ranging from $100,000 to $222,000 per year. "*

*"Eight Hours a Day Spent on Porn Sites"*

*"One senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington spent up to eight
hours a day accessing Internet porn. When he filled all the space on his
government computer with pornographic images, he downloaded more to CDs and
DVDs that accumulated in boxes in his offices. "*

*"An SEC accountant attempted to access porn websites 1,800 times in a
two-week period and had 600 pornographic images on her computer hard
drive."*

*"Another SEC accountant attempted to access porn sites 16,000 times in a
single month."*

In May 2014, Bloomberg News reported
<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-05-07/porn-watching-epa-employee-found-by-agency-watchdog.html>
:

*An employee at the Environmental Protection Agency downloaded more than
7,000 pornographic files onto a government computer and viewed them for two
to six hours a day, according to the agency's independent watchdog.*

*The employee caught viewing pornography is still on the payroll, earning
about $120,000 a year.*

138) *Spent tax dollars on a "mindreader"*

Obama used
<http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/04/taxpayerfunded-clown-mindreader-brings-down-gsa-chief-119396.html>
taxpayer
money to hire a "mindreader."

139) *Used tax dollars to build a million dollar bus stop*

Obama spent federal tax dollars to pay for part of the cost of a million
dollar bus
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/1-million-bus-stop-opens-in-arlington/2013/03/24/49e5c47e-917c-11e2-9abd-e4c5c9dc5e90_story.html>
stop
which opened in Arlington, Virginia in March 2013. Despite its huge cost,
the bus stop can only accommodate 15 people, and does not even protect them
from the wind and rain.

140) *Filed a lawsuit against a non-existent "monopoly" in the beer
industry*

Although the number of breweries in the U.S. increased from 89 to 2,336
between 1978 and 2013, the Obama administration sued Anheuser-Busch InBev,
which already owned half of Mexico's Grupo Modelo, to prevent if from
buying the other half, despite the fact that there were no laws on the
books against such a purchase. The Obama administration's so-called
justification
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/03/magazine/beer-mergers.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&;>
for
this lawsuit against a law abiding company was that the company might,
possibly, maybe, break some unspecified law, at some unspecified, distant
point in the future.

141) *Falsely said the sequester would cause janitors to take a pay cut*

In February 2013, while talking about the sequester, Obama said
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57572180/u.s-capitol-official-obama-wrong-on-janitors-pay-cut/>

*"The folks who are cleaning the floors at the Capitol — now that Congress
has left, somebody is going to be vacuuming and cleaning those floors and
throwing out the garbage — they're going to have less pay… The janitors,
the security guards, they just got a pay cut, and they've got to figure out
how to manage that. That's real."*

CBS News reported
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57572180/u.s-capitol-official-obama-wrong-on-janitors-pay-cut/>
that
Obama's statement was false.

142) *Falsely said that he goes skeet shooting "all the time"*

At the beginning of Obama's second term, he said
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/01/30/obama-keet-shooting-all-time-hardly-sources-say/>
that
he goes skeet shooting "all the time." However, a witness said that when he
saw Obama go skeet shooting, Obama acted as if he had never fired a gun
before, that he appeared to be uncomfortable with a gun, and that he only
stayed for five minutes. In addition, during his first term, the media had
never
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/the-white-houses-curious-silence-about-obamas-claim-of-skeet-shooting/2013/01/30/be78bb10-6b35-11e2-95b3-272d604a10a3_blog.html>
reported
on his alleged skeet shooting, although it never failed to cover the more
than 100 rounds of golf
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57454890-503544/president-obama-plays-100th-round-of-golf-draws-fire-from-critics/>
that
he played during his first term.

143) *Gave special access to people who raised or donated $500,000*

In February 2013, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/23/us/politics/obamas-backers-seek-deep-pockets-to-press-agenda.html?pagewanted=1&%2359&ref=politics&%2359;_r=0&_r=1&;>
that
people who raised or donated at least $500,000 to Organizing for Action, a
political group that supported Obama, would be given "the privilege of
attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings
at the White House."

144) *Said the deficit had gone down when it had actually gone up*

In February 2013, Obama said
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/having-added-record-59t-debt-obama-claims-he-s-cut-deficit-25t>
that
the federal deficit had gone down by $2.5 trillion since he had taken
office. In reality
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/having-added-record-59t-debt-obama-claims-he-s-cut-deficit-25t>,
it had actually increased by $5.9 trillion during that time.

145) *Refused to make available necessary tax forms to taxpayers*

On February 21, 2013, CBS News reported
<http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2013/02/21/new-tax-codes-causing-delays-in-filing-2012-returns/>
that
the Obama administration had not yet made available dozens of different tax
forms that taxpayers would need in order to meet the legal deadline of
April 15 for filing their taxes.

146) *Nominated someone to be Secretary of the Treasury who had
participated in "the biggest tax scam on record"*

Obama nominated Jack Lew to be Secretary of the Treasury. Lew had
previously invested in the Cayman Islands, which Obama had referred
<http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/lews-cayman-islands-fund-a-likely-issue-at-confirmation-hearings/>
to
as "the biggest tax scam on record."

147) *Adopted harmful new restrictions on prescription painkillers – even
though the House had already voted against them*

After the U.S. House voted against new restrictions on prescription
painkillers, the Obama administration ignored
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/after-mike-bloombergu2019s-rule-for-hospitals-fda-panel-votes-to-restrict-use-of-painkillers/article/2519743>
the
House's vote, and adopted the new restrictions anyway. Dr. Lynn Webster,
president-elect of the American Academy of Pain Medicine said of these new
restrictions, "It will have an impact on a lot of patients who have been
receiving them for some time for legitimate purposes."

148) *Rolled back union transparency rules*

The Obama administration rolled back
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/furchtgott-roth-why-the-unions-are-shrinking/article/2519391>
union
transparency rules, which had been created so that union members could find
out how their union was spending their union dues.

149) *Tried to eliminate workers' right to a secret ballot when voting on
whether or not to unionize*

Obama supported the elimination of workers' right to a secret ballot
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/furchtgott-roth-why-the-unions-are-shrinking/article/2519391>
when
voting on whether or not to form a union

150) *Gave "supervised release" to a convicted criminal who later went on
to murder a nun*

Obama gave "supervised release" to a convicted criminal
<http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/jw-forces-release-of-dhs-report-on-illegal-alien-charged-with-killing-virginia-nun-in-august-2010-drunk-driving-incident/>,
who then went on to murder a nun
<http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2013/02/illegal-alien-who-killed-nun-was-on-obamas-supervised-release/>
.

151) *Falsely said that he did not propose the sequester*

On October 22, 2012, Obama said
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/bob-woodward-obamas-sequester-deal-changer/2013/02/22/c0b65b5e-7ce1-11e2-9a75-dab0201670da_story.html>,
"The sequester is not something that I've proposed." However, on February
22, 2013, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/bob-woodward-obamas-sequester-deal-changer/2013/02/22/c0b65b5e-7ce1-11e2-9a75-dab0201670da_story.html>
that
"the automatic spending cuts were initiated by the White House" and that
"Obama personally approved of the plan."

152) *Illegally refused to submit a budget on time during four of his first
five years*

The President is legally required to submit a budget by the first Monday in
February. Obama broke this law during four
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/once-again-obama-suggests-laws-don-t-apply-him_706540.html?utm_source=co2hog>
of
his first five years in office. Since 1921, no President had missed this
deadline more than once.

153) *Canceled White House tours for thousands of people so he could use
the money to play golf with Tiger Woods*

During the sequester in early 2013, the Obama administration said it would
save $18,000 per week
<http://pjmedia.com/blog/our-petty-country-be-damned-president/> by
cancelling all White house tours, despite the fact that thousands of people
had planned their vacations far in advance. However, Obama had no problem
with spending more than $1 million
<http://pjmedia.com/blog/our-petty-country-be-damned-president/> in tax
money so he could go golfing with Tiger Woods for one weekend.

154) *Falsely said the Newton shooter used a "fully automatic weapon"*

In April 2013, four months after Adam Lanza murdered 26 people at Sandy
Hook Elementary School, Obama falsely
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-newtown-shooter-gunned-down-20-children-fully-automatic-weapon_714527.html>
stated
that the shooter had used a "fully automatic weapon."

155) *Broke his own deadline for creating healthcare exchanges*

Three years after Obama signed Obamacare, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/us/politics/option-for-small-business-health-plan-delayed.html?_r=1&;>
that
Obama would miss his own deadline for creating some of the insurance
exchanges for small businesses.

156) *Falsely said that surgeons get paid between $30,000 and $50,000 for
amputating a leg*

In August 2009, while trying to justify the passage of Obamacare, Obama
stated
<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2009/08/13/surgical-strike-surgeons-group-blasts-obamas-30k-50k-leg-amputation-clai>

*"Let's take the example of something like diabetes, one of — a disease
that's skyrocketing, partly because of obesity, partly because it's not
treated as effectively as it could be. Right now if we paid a family — if a
family care physician works with his or her patient to help them lose
weight, modify diet, monitors whether they're taking their medications in a
timely fashion, they might get reimbursed a pittance. But if that same
diabetic ends up getting their foot amputated, that's $30,000, $40,000,
$50,000 — immediately the surgeon is reimbursed. Well, why not make sure
that we're also reimbursing the care that prevents the amputation, right?
That will save us money."*

The American College of Surgeons responded to this by saying
<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2009/08/13/surgical-strike-surgeons-group-blasts-obamas-30k-50k-leg-amputation-clai>

*"President Obama got his facts completely wrong. He stated that a surgeon
gets paid $50,000 for a leg amputation when, in fact, Medicare pays a
surgeon between $740 and $1,140 for a leg amputation. This payment also
includes the evaluation of the patient on the day of the operation plus
patient follow-up care that is provided for 90 days after the operation.
Private insurers pay some variation of the Medicare reimbursement for this
service."*

157) *Falsely said that doctors perform unnecessary tonsillectomies to make
more money*

In July 2009, Obama said
<http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/archive/Tonsil-Doctors-Fight-Obama-Smear.html>

*"Right now, doctors, a lot of times, are forced to make decisions based on
the fee payment schedule that's out there. So if … your child has a bad
sore throat, or has repeated sore throats, the doctor may look at the
reimbursement system and say to himself, 'You know what? I make a lot more
money if I take this kid's tonsils out.'"*

*"Now, that may be the right thing to do. But I'd rather have that doctor
making those decisions just based on whether you really need your kid's
tonsils out or whether it might make more sense just to change — maybe they
have allergies. Maybe they have something else that would make a
difference."*

The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery responded by
saying
<http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/archive/Tonsil-Doctors-Fight-Obama-Smear.html>

*"The AAO-HNS is disappointed by the President's portrayal of the decision
making processes by the physicians who perform these surgeries. In many
cases, tonsillectomy may be a more effective treatment, and less costly,
than prolonged or repeated treatments for an infected throat."*

158) *Purchased 2,717 mine resistant armor protected vehicles for use on
civilian streets in the U.S.*

In March 2013 it was reported
<http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/03/obama-dhs-purchases-2700-light-armored-tanks-to-go-with-their-1-6-billion-bullet-stockpile/?ModPagespeed=noscript>
that
the Obama administration had purchased 2,717 mine resistant armor protected
vehicles for use on civilian streets in the U.S.

159) *Spends $277,050 per year for three professional calligraphists*

In March 2013, it was reported
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/chief-white-house-calligrapher-gets-paid-96725-year_706521.html>
that
Obama was spending $277,050 of tax money per year for three professional
calligraphists. It was also reported
<http://www.wusa9.com/news/article/248315/158/White-House-277K-Staff-Invitations-Vs-Cheap-Fake>
that
cheap computer software could produce the exact same calligraphy for a tiny
fraction of that cost.

160) *Allowed 311,566 federal employees and retirees to get away with $3.5
billion in unpaid federal taxes*

In 2011, Obama allowed
<http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-08/number-of-tax-delinquent-government-workers-up-11-5-.html>
311,566
federal employees and retirees to get away with $3.5 billion in unpaid
federal taxes.

161) *Spent $2.6 million to teach Chinese prostitutes how to drink
responsibly on the job*

Obama spent <http://www.cnsnews.com/node/47976> $2.6 million to teach
Chinese prostitutes how to drink responsibly on the job.

162) *Fined UPS $40 million because some of its customers had used UPS to
ship illegal drugs*

In March 2013, Obama forced UPS to pay $40 million
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-57577051/ups-to-pay-$40-million-to-end-federal-investigation-into-illicit-drug-deliveries/>
because
some of its customers had used UPS to ship illegal drugs.

163) *Added 20,000 extra pages to Obamacare without Congressional approval*

After Obamacare was passed, Obama added 20,000 extra pages
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/342771/its-such-reasonable-law-jonah-goldberg>
to
it, even though those extra 20,000 pages had not been voted on by Congress.

164 ) *Signed health care reform law whose own authors called it a "huge
train wreck" that was "beyond comprehension"*

U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana), one of the authors of Obamacare, said
<http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/294501-baucus-warns-of-huge-train-wreck-in-obamacare-implementation>
of
it, "I just see a huge train wreck coming down."

U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-West Virginia), another author of the law,
said
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/obamacare-architect-rockefeller-its-beyond-comprehension/article/2526681>
it
was "beyond comprehension."

165) *Eliminated disclosure requirements for most federal employees in the
executive and legislative branches*

In April 2013, Obama eliminated
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-signs-bill-eliminates-disclosure-requirement-govt-employees_716387.html>
the
disclosure requirements for most federal employees in the executive and
legislative branches.

166) *Waited until after the 2012 election to release unpopular Obamacare
rules*

In April 2013, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/opinion/brooks-health-chaos-ahead.html?_r=1&;>
:

*… even fervent supporters of the law admit that things are going worse
than expected.*

*… the Obama administration didn't want to release unpopular rules before
the election.*

*Everything is turning out to be more complicated than originally
envisioned.*

*A law that was very confusing has become mind-boggling… Americans are just
going to be overwhelmed and befuddled. Many are just going to stay away,
even if they are eligible for benefits.*

167) *Made it easy for people to fraudulently collect $50,000 by falsely
claiming to be "farmers"*

In April 2013, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/us/farm-loan-bias-claims-often-unsupported-cost-us-millions.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&pagewanted=all>

*the Obama administration's political appointees at the Justice and
Agriculture Departments engineered a stunning turnabout: they committed
$1.33 billion to compensate…*

*The deal… was fashioned in White House meetings… the $50,000 payouts to
black farmers had proved a magnet for fraud.*

*the claims process prompted allegations of widespread fraud and criticism
that its very design encouraged people to lie… Agriculture Department
reviewers found reams of suspicious claims, from nursery-school-age
children and pockets of urban dwellers, sometimes in the same handwriting
with nearly identical accounts of discrimination.*

*As a senator, Barack Obama supported expanding compensation for black
farmers, and then as president he pressed for $1.15 billion to pay those
new claims.*

*In 16 ZIP codes in Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi and North Carolina, the
number of successful claimants exceeded the total number of farms operated
by people of any race in 1997, the year the lawsuit was filed. Those
applicants received nearly $100 million.*

*In Maple Hill, a struggling town in southeastern North Carolina, the
number of people paid was nearly four times the total number of farms. More
than one in nine African-American adults there received checks. In Little
Rock, Ark., a confidential list of payments shows, 10 members of one
extended family collected a total of $500,000, and dozens of other
successful claimants shared addresses, phone numbers or close family
connections.*

*In Arkansas, prosecutors rejected a test case against a Pine Bluff police
officer who had admitted lying on his claim form.*

*in one ZIP code in Columbus, Ohio, nearly everyone in two adjoining
apartment buildings had filed, according to the former high-ranking agency
official.*

*She cinched the claim, he said to a ripple of laughter, by asserting that
her father had whispered on his deathbed, "I was discriminated against by
U.S.D.A."*

168) *Tried to rig federal auctions of radio spectrum space*

In April 2013, it was reported
<http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/04/15/how-the-feds-want-to-put-heat-on-att-and-verizon.aspx>
that
the Obama administration was trying to rig federal auctions of radio
spectrum space in a manner that would favor Sprint and T-Mobile, and make
it harder for AT&T and Verizon.

169) *Put someone in jail for making an anti-Muslim video*

In May 2013, Politico reported
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/the-benghazi-patsy-91101.html>:

*"Nakoula Basseley Nakoula deserves a place in American history. He is the
first person in this country jailed for violating Islamic anti-blasphemy
laws."*

*"You won't find that anywhere in the charges against him, of course. As a
practical matter, though, everyone knows that Nakoula wouldn't be in jail
today if he hadn't produced a video crudely lampooning the prophet
Muhammad."*

*"In the weeks after the attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi that killed
Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, the Obama administration claimed
the terrorist assault had been the outgrowth of a demonstration against the
Nakoula video. The administration ran public service announcements in
Pakistan featuring President Barack Obama saying the U.S. had nothing to do
with it. In a speech at the United Nations around this time, the president
declared — no doubt with Nakoula in mind — 'The future must not belong to
those who slander the prophet of Islam.'"*

*"After Benghazi, the administration was evidently filled with a fierce
resolve — to bring Nakoula Basseley Nakoula to justice. Charles Woods, the
father of a Navy SEAL killed in Benghazi, said Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton told him when his son's body returned to Andrews Air Force Base:
'We will make sure that the person who made that film is arrested and
prosecuted.'"*

*"Lo and behold, Nakoula was brought in for questioning by five Los Angeles
County sheriff's deputies at midnight, eventually arrested and held without
bond, and finally thrown into jail for a year. He sits in La Tuna Federal
Correctional Institution in Texas right now, even as the deceptive spin
that blamed his video for the Benghazi attack looks more egregious by the
day."*

170)* Oversaw IRS whose employees illegally targeted conservative groups*

In May 2013, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/05/10/conservatives-have-themselves-a-real-scandal-on-their-hands/>
that
the IRS had illegally targeted conservative groups for additional reviews.
Organizations with the words "tea party" or "patriot" were singled out for
harassment, such as requiring
<http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=183057320> them to
provide a list of donors, details about their internet postings on social
networking websites, and information about their family members.

When this was first reported by the media in May 2013, Lois Lerner, who
heads the IRS division that had conducted these illegal activities, claimed
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/05/10/conservatives-have-themselves-a-real-scandal-on-their-hands/>
that
only low level employees had known about it, and that no high level IRS
officials had known about it. However, soon afterward, NPR reported that an
Inspector General report showed that Lerner had been lying
<http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=183057320>, and that
she herself had actually been aware of it since June 29, 2011. Even
worse, during March and April of 2012, Lerner herself had actually written
such letters to fifteen
<http://aclj.org/free-speech-2/jay-sekulow-letters-of-intimidation-to-tea-party-groups-from-lois-lerner-irs-director-exempt-organizations>
different
conservative groups. One of these letters can be read here
<http://media.aclj.org/pdf/lois-lerner-targeted-irs-inquiry-letter-3-16-2012.pdf>
.

While testifying in May 2013, Lerner said
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/lois-lerner-invokes-fifth-amendment-in-house-hearing-on-irs-targeting/2013/05/22/03539900-c2e6-11e2-8c3b-0b5e9247e8ca_story.html>,
"I have not done anything wrong. I have not broken any laws. I have not
violated any IRS rules or regulations. And I have not provided false
information to this or any other congressional committee." However,
afterward, she invoked her fifth amendment
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/lois-lerner-invokes-fifth-amendment-in-house-hearing-on-irs-targeting/2013/05/22/03539900-c2e6-11e2-8c3b-0b5e9247e8ca_story.html>
right
to remain silent. The Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/05/22/did-lois-lerner-waive-her-right-to-invoke-the-fifth-amendment/>
that
there was disagreement as to whether or not Lerner's statement constituted
a waiving of her fifth amendment right to remain silent. Soon afterward,
she was placed on paid
<http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-05-23/politics/39472640_1_lois-lerner-irs-senate-committee>
administrative
leave. At a later hearing in March 2014, Lerner again
<http://news.yahoo.com/former-irs-official-refuses-testify-hearing-144624481--finance.html>
invoked
her fifth amendment right to remain silent.

In September 2013, a House committee released several of Lerner's emails
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/sep/12/emails-ois-lerner-specifically-targeted-tea-party/>,
which showed that she had targeted tea party groups, and that she had asked
that their applications be delayed. In one of the emails from 2011, she had
written "Tea Party Matter very dangerous."

In September 2013, after having been on paid leave for four months,
<http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=225453650> Lerner had
still not been fired by Obama.

In October 2013, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/irs-lois-lerner-gave-confidential-tea-party-group-tax-info-to-fec-violating-law/article/2538263>
that
newly discovered emails proved that Lerner had violated federal law by
giving the Federal Election Commission confidential tax information of
several Tea party groups.

The Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-denounces-reported-irs-targeting-of-conservative-groups/2013/05/13/a0185644-bbdf-11e2-97d4-a479289a31f9_print.html>
that
IRS officials at the IRS headquarters in Washington D.C. had sent such
letters to conservatives groups. Reuters reported
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/14/us-usa-tax-irs-idUSBRE94B08I20130514>
that
higher level IRS officials had taken part in discussions about it as early
as August 2011. However, 21 months later, on May 10, 2013, the Washington
Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/playing-politics-with-tax-records/2013/05/10/e36dfe5a-b9b7-11e2-aa9e-a02b765ff0ea_story.html>
that
President Obama had not done anything to investigate or fire the IRS
employees who had engaged in this illegal harassment. As of May 14, 2013,
none
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/holder-orders-fbi-justice-probe-of-irs/2013/05/14/7891fde6-bcc0-11e2-9b09-1638acc3942e_story.html?hpid=z1>
of
the IRS employees who engaged in any of this illegal behavior had been
disciplined, despite the fact that higher level IRS officials had known
about their illegal behavior at least since August 2011
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/05/14/us-usa-tax-irs-idUSBRE94B08I20130514>.
Despite all of these media reports about the involvement of high level IRS
officials, in February 2014, Obama said
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/02/transcript-bill-oreilly-interviews-president-obama/>
that
these things had come from "a local office."

On May 15, 2013, it was reported
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57584707/acting-irs-commissioner-steps-down-obama-announces/>
that
Steven Miller, the acting IRS commissioner, had resigned. However, it was
also reported that his assignment would have ended in early June anyway. He
resigned – Obama did not fire him.

The IRS gave out confidential information about conservative groups.
ProPublica wrote
<http://www.propublica.org/article/irs-office-that-targeted-tea-party-also-disclosed-confidential-docs>
:

*"The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups
applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released
nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica
late last year."*

*"In response to a request for the applications for 67 different nonprofits
last November, the Cincinnati office of the IRS sent ProPublica
applications or documentation for 31 groups. Nine of those applications had
not yet been approved—meaning they were not supposed to be made public."*

*"No unapproved applications from liberal groups were sent to ProPublica."*

President Obama either lied about when he first knew about this – or was
too busy playing golf and attending fundraisers to read the memos that were
sent to him. The Daily Caller wrote
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/14/carney-white-house-notified-of-irs-targeting-tea-party-several-weeks-ago-obama-i-found-out-friday-video/>
:

*"White House press secretary Jay Carney said in a press conference Tuesday
that the White House was notified about the IRS targeting tea party groups
'several weeks ago.' This comes a day after President Obama said he found
out about it from news reports on Friday of last week."*

*"During a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron on
Monday, President Obama was asked about the IRS scandal. He responded, 'I
first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people
learned about this. I think it was on Friday.' *"

*"However, Carney said Tuesday that first a report had to be compiled by
the IRS's inspector general and then when it was completed, it was passed
on to the administration."*

*"'A notification is appropriate and routine and that is what happened and
that happened several weeks ago,' Carney said."*

When Media Trackers, a conservative organization, applied to the IRS for
non-profit status, after waiting 16 months, it got no response. But when it
reapplied with a liberal sounding name, it got approval in just three
weeks. Yahoo wrote
<http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/conservative-activist-green-name-gets-irs-stamp-approval-193457897.html>
:

*"In May 2011, Drew Ryun, a conservative activist and former Republican
National Committee staffer, began filling out the Internal Revenue Service
application to achieve nonprofit status for a new conservative watchdog
group."*

*"When September 2012 arrived with still no word from the IRS, Ryun
determined that Media Trackers would likely never obtain standalone
nonprofit status, and he tried a new approach: He applied for permanent
nonprofit status for a separate group called Greenhouse Solutions, a
pre-existing organization that was reaching the end of its determination
period."*

*"The IRS approved Greenhouse Solutions' request for permanent nonprofit
status in three weeks."*

Politico reported
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/israel-related-groups-also-pointed-to-irs-scrutiny-91298.html>
:

*"The same Internal Revenue Service office that singled out Tea Party
groups for extra scrutiny also challenged Israel-related organizations, at
least one of which filed suit over the agency's handling of its application
for tax-exempt status."*

*"The trouble for the Israel-focused groups seems to have had different
origins than that experienced by conservative groups, but at times the
effort seems to have been equally ham-handed."*

The IRS asked conservative groups what books
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/the-irs-wants-you-to-share-everything-91378.html>
they
were reading.

Although the IRS went 18 months or longer without responding to
conservative organizations' applications, the IRS demanded that these same
organizations answer the IRS's intrusive questions within a few weeks
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/the-irs-wants-you-to-share-everything-91378.html>
.

After the Waco Tea Party sent an application to the IRS, the IRS waited 19
months
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/the-irs-wants-you-to-share-everything-91378.html>
to
respond. In its response, the IRS asked
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/the-irs-wants-you-to-share-everything-91378.html>
for
printouts of its web page and social networking sites, copies of all of its
newsletters, bulletins and fliers, and copies of all stories written about
it. The IRS also asked
<http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/05/14/irs-tea-party-progressive-groups/2158831/>
for
transcripts of its radio interviews.

As one example of how the IRS treated conservative organizations
differently from liberal ones, Politico reported
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/the-irs-wants-you-to-share-everything-91378.html>
:

*"Chris Littleton, one of the co-founders of the Ohio Liberty Coalition,
said the group got a grilling from the IRS when it submitted its
application, in letters the group has posted on its website. The IRS also
gave him so much grief when he tried to apply for tax-exempt status for
another group, American Junto, that 'we just gave up on it,' he said."*

*"But when he submitted an application for a third group — Ohioans for
Health Care Freedom, now renamed Ohio Rising — 'it went through just fine,'
Littleton said. 'They never asked a single set of questions.'"*

After the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots sent in their application, it
took two years
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/the-irs-wants-you-to-share-everything-91378.html>
for
the IRS to respond. The IRS response included 35 questions. When the
group's cofounder called the IRS, the IRS agent claimed that he had their
group's file right in front of him. But when the group's confounder asked
the IRS agent a question, the IRS agent asked, "What's your group's name
again?"

Tea Party groups who spoke with each other said
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/05/the-irs-wants-you-to-share-everything-91378.html>
they
were all getting the same questions from the IRS.

The Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/holder-orders-fbi-justice-probe-of-irs/2013/05/14/7891fde6-bcc0-11e2-9b09-1638acc3942e_story.html?hpid=z1>
that
some IRS employees were "ignorant about tax laws, defiant of their
supervisors, and blind to the appearance of impropriety."

In 2012, the IRS leaked
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/13/the-irs-admits-to-targeting-conservative-groups-but-were-they-also-leaking/>
confidential
information about Mitt Romney to the co-chairman of President Obama's
re-election committee.

For a 27 month period that began in February 2010, the IRS gave exactly zero
approvals
<http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/05/14/irs-tea-party-progressive-groups/2158831/>
to
Tea Party organizations that had sent in applications. During that same
time period, numerous liberal organizations with names including words such
as "progress" or "progressive" did get approval.

After True the Vote, a conservative organization which was founded by
Catherine Engelbrecht, sent its application to the IRS, the IRS went three
years
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/348961/true-vote-files-suit-against-irs-ian-tuttle>
without
responding. During that three year period, Engelbrecht and her family's
small manufacturing business were audited by the IRS, and were investigated
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/348961/true-vote-files-suit-against-irs-ian-tuttle>
by
OSHA, the ATF, and the FBI.

Democratic U.S. Senators pressured the IRS to target conservative groups.
In May 2013, U.S. News & World Report wrote
<http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/brian-walsh/2013/05/14/senate-democrats-pushed-for-irs-tea-party-snooping-before-criticizing-it>
:

*"Over the last three years, Democratic senators repeatedly and publicly
pressured the IRS to engage in the very activities that they are only now
condemning today. At the same time, Republicans repeatedly and publicly
warned against this abuse of government power and pointed to a series of
red flags that strongly suggested conservative political organizations were
being targeted by the IRS. Those warnings were deliberately ignored by the
Obama administration and Democratic leaders in Congress."*

*"From Max Baucus to Chuck Schumer to Jeanne Shaheen, key Senate Democrats
publicly pressured the IRS to target groups that held differing political
views and who, in their view, had the temerity to engage in the political
process. The IRS listened to them and acted."*

In order to get approval, the IRS required
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/report-irs-denied-tax-exempt-status-to-pro-lifers-on-behalf-of-planned-parenthood/article/2529750>
members
of Coalition for Life of Iowa*, *a pro-life organization, to sign a promise
to avoid protesting in front of Planned Parenthood.

The IRS asked Christian Voices for Life, a pro-life organization, questions
about its prayer
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/report-irs-denied-tax-exempt-status-to-pro-lifers-on-behalf-of-planned-parenthood/article/2529750>
 vigils.

According to the official White House visitor's log, during Obama's first
four years as President, IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman made 157 visits
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/29/irss-shulman-had-more-public-white-house-visits-than-any-cabinet-member/>
to
the White House. This is more
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/29/irss-shulman-had-more-public-white-house-visits-than-any-cabinet-member/>
visits
to the White House – by a very large margin – than any other cabinet member
during Obama's first term. By comparison, during the four years that Mark
Everson was IRS commissioner when Bush was president, Everson made only one
visit
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/29/irss-shulman-had-more-public-white-house-visits-than-any-cabinet-member/>
to
the White House.

Shulman donated $500
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/349814/former-irs-commissioner-shulman-bush-appointee-democratic-donor-eliana-johnson>
to
the Democratic National Committee in October 2004.

During Congressional testimony that had taken place in March 2012, Shulman
falsely
<http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/sns-rt-us-usa-tax-irs-teapartybre94a0fj-20130511,0,5765903.story>
said
that the IRS had not targeted conservative groups.

Shulman's wife, Susan L. Anderson, is the senior program advisor for Public
Campaign
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/31/former-irs-commissioner-shulmans-wife-works-for-liberal-group-fighting-open-campaign-spending/>,
a liberal organization. The Dailer Caller wrote
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/31/former-irs-commissioner-shulmans-wife-works-for-liberal-group-fighting-open-campaign-spending/>
of
this group:

*Public Campaign receives "major funding" from the pro-Obamacare alliance
Health Care for America NOW!, which is comprised of the labor unions
AFL-CIO, AFSCME, SEIU, and the progressive activist organization Move On,
among others.*

*Public Campaign also receives funding from the liberal Ford Foundation,
the Common Cause Education Fund, and Barbra Streisand's The Streisand
Foundation, among other foundations and private donors.*

Stephen Seok was one of the IRS agents who wrote threatening letters to
conservative groups. After doing so, he was given a promotion
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/irs-agent-at-center-of-tea-party-probe-promoted/article/2530811>
.

In June 2013, it was reported that two IRS employees had violated
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/more-irs-staffers-on-leave-92280.html?hp=l1>
government
ethics rules at a 2010 conference when they received $1,100 in free food
and other items. One of them was Fred Schindler, the director of
implementation oversight at the IRS Affordable Care Act office. The other
was Donald Toda, a California-based employee. Obama did not fire them.
Instead, he gave both of them paid
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/more-irs-staffers-on-leave-92280.html?hp=l1>
leave.
By comparison, in 1981, President Reagan fired
<http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-fires-11359-air-traffic-controllers>
11,359
air-traffic controllers who had been illegally striking.

In June 2013, it was reported that The National Organization for Marriage,
a conservative organization, had forensic
<http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/06/04/here-are-4-of-the-most-memorable-moments-from-tuesdays-irs-hearing/>
evidence
which proved that its donors' private information had been illegally leaked
by the IRS. The IRS employees who illegally leaked this private information
could get five years
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323844804578529713576219412.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_sections_opinion>
in
prison. However, Obama refused
<http://freebeacon.com/irs-sued-by-the-national-organization-for-marriage-for-leaking-tax-information/>
to
file any charges against these IRS criminals.

The IRS illegally leaked
<http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/07/18/irs-leaked-christine-odonnells-info-the-day-she-announced-her-candidacy/>
the
private information of Christine O'Donnell the same day that she announced
that she would run for U.S. Senate as a tea party candidate.

According to White House visitor logs, Obama met
<http://spectator.org/archives/2013/05/20/obama-and-the-irs-the-smoking> with
Colleen Kelley, the president of the National Treasury Employees Union, on
March 31, 2010. The very
<http://spectator.org/archives/2013/05/20/obama-and-the-irs-the-smoking> next
day, IRS employees who belonged to that union union started to target tea
party organizations.

In July 2013, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/22/embattled-irs-chief-counsel-met-with-obama-2-days-before-writing-new-targeting-criteria/>
that
Obama had met with a key IRS official who was involved in the targeting
just two days before the key official had told his colleagues how to target
tea party groups. The Daily Caller reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/22/embattled-irs-chief-counsel-met-with-obama-2-days-before-writing-new-targeting-criteria/>
:

*The Obama appointee implicated in congressional testimony in the IRS
targeting scandal met with President Obama in the White House two days
before offering his colleagues a new set of advice on how to scrutinize tea
party and conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.*

*IRS chief counsel William Wilkins, who was named in House Oversight
testimony by retiring IRS agent Carter Hull as one of his supervisors in
the improper targeting of conservative groups, met with Obama in the
Roosevelt Room of the White House on April 23, 2012. Wilkins' boss,
then-IRS commissioner Douglas Shulman, visited the Eisenhower Executive
Office Building on April 24, 2012, according to White House visitor logs.*

*On April 25, 2012, Wilkins' office sent the exempt organizations
determinations unit "additional comments on the draft guidance" for
approving or denying tea party tax-exempt applications, according to the
IRS inspector general's report.*

Jon Stewart said
<http://www.mediaite.com/tv/stewart-destroys-obama-over-irs-scandal-lack-of-managerial-competence-youve-vindicated-conspiracy-theorists/>
of
this:

*"Well, congratulations, President Barack Obama. Conspiracy theorists who
generally can survive in anaerobic environments have just had an algae
bloom dropped on their f***ing heads, thus removing the last arrow in your
pro-governance quiver: skepticism about your opponents."*

Michael Macleod-Ball, chief of staff at the ACLU's Washington Legislative
Office, said
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2013/05/10/irs-to-tea-party-were-sorry-we-targeted-your-taxes/>
of
this:

*"Even the appearance of playing partisan politics with the tax code is
about as constitutionally troubling as it gets. With the recent push to
grant federal agencies broad new powers to mandate donor disclosure for
advocacy groups on both the left and the right, there must be clear checks
in place to prevent this from ever happening again."*

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/8/feds-pick-obama-supporter-lead-irs-tea-party-probe/>
that
the Obama administration had chosen Barbara Kay Bosserman to head the
investigation of the IRS's targeting of tea party groups. Bosserman had
donated
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/8/feds-pick-obama-supporter-lead-irs-tea-party-probe/>
more
than $6,000 to Obama's two presidential campaigns.

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/01/13/report-irs-harasses-sarah-palins-father/>
that
since Sarah Palin had announced her candidacy for vice-President in 2008,
the IRS had harassed her father six different times. Prior to that, the IRS
had never contacted him during the 50 years that he had worked. The report
did not specify how many of these six incidents happened under President
Bush, or how many happened under President Obama.

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304049704579318870529059830?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304049704579318870529059830.html>
that
during the FBI's so-called "investigation" of the IRS's harassment of tea
party groups, the FBI had not actually interviewed any tea party groups.

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/us/politics/leaning-right-in-hollywood-under-a-lens.html?_r=2>
that
the IRS had demanded that Friends of Abe (a conservative organization whose
members work in the entertainment industry) give the IRS enhanced access to
its security protected website (which included its secret membership list),
even though such a demand was not standard IRS procedure. In addition, even
though the organization had applied to the IRS for tax free status two years
<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/23/us/politics/leaning-right-in-hollywood-under-a-lens.html?_r=2>
earlier,
the IRS had still not made a decision regarding the application.

In February 2014, Obama said
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/02/transcript-bill-oreilly-interviews-president-obama/>
that
there was "not even a smidgeon of corruption" in the IRS's actions.

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/02/confirmed-100-of-501c4-groups-audited-by-irs-were-conservative/>
that
during Obama's presidency, 100% of the established 501(c)(4) groups that
had been audited by the IRS were conservative.

In February 2014, when Fox News's Bill O'Reilly asked Obama about the IRS
harassment of tea party groups, Obama said
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/02/transcript-bill-oreilly-interviews-president-obama/>
"These
kinds of things keep on surfacing, in part because you and your TV station
will promote them."

In May 2014, it was reported
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/7/house-republicans-find-10-of-tea-party-donors-audi/>
that
tea party donors had been audited by the IRS at ten times the rate of the
general population.

In June 2014, the IRS claimed
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2657545/IRS-claims-LOST-two-years-worth-email-embattled-former-official-Lois-Lerner-tea-party-targeting-scandal-heats-again.html>
that
Lerner's emails to outside agencies from January 2009 through April 2011
had been "lost" when her hard drive "crashed." Also in June 2014, the IRS
claimed
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/19/irs-lost-emails-from-official-that-met-with-top-obama-assistant/>
to
have "lost" the emails from six additional IRS employees who were relevant
to this scandal when their hard drives "crashed." One of these IRS
employees was Nikole Flax, who had been chief of staff to former IRS
commissioner Steven Miller. Flax had made 31 visits
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/19/irs-lost-emails-from-official-that-met-with-top-obama-assistant/>
to
the White House during the time that the IRS had been targeting tea party
groups. However, a private company called Sonasoft had a contract
<http://reason.com/blog/2014/06/20/the-irs-had-a-contract-with-an-email-bac?fb_action_ids=10203926514421456&fb_action_types=og.likes>
with
the IRS since 2005 to back up all of the IRS's emails. The company keeps
multiple and redundant backup copies of all the IRS's emails. The company
advertised itself by saying
<http://reason.com/blog/2014/06/20/the-irs-had-a-contract-with-an-email-bac?fb_action_ids=10203926514421456&fb_action_types=og.likes>
"If
the IRS uses Sonasoft products to back up their servers why wouldn't you
choose them to protect your servers?" In addition, Norman Cillo, an Army
veteran who had worked in intelligence, and who had also worked as a
program manager at Microsoft, listed six reasons
<http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/06/13/veteran-it-professional-gives-six-reasons-why-the-irs-claim-that-it-lost-two-years-of-lois-lerners-emails-is-simply-not-feasible/>
why
the IRS's claim about "losing" the emails must be false. Also, federal law
requires
<http://hotair.com/archives/2014/06/17/irs-regulations-require-e-mails-that-are-federal-records-to-be-stored-in-separate-permanent-system/>
the
IRS to keep permanent, backup copies of all of its emails at an external
location. And finally, the NSA
<http://www.thedailysheeple.com/we-know-the-whereabouts-of-lost-irs-emails_062014>
has
copies of all of the emails.

171) *Spent $402,721 on underwear that detects the presence of cigarette
smoke*

In May 2013, it was reported
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/feds-spend-402721-underwear-senses-cigarette-smoke>
that
the Obama administration had spent $402,721 on underwear that detects the
presence of cigarette smoke.

172) *Rewarded one of his biggest campaign fundraisers by nominating him
for the ambassadorship to Canada*

In April 2013, it was reported
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/04/03/pol-us-ambassador-to-canada-obama.html>
that
Obama had nominated Bruce Heyman to be the ambassador to Canada. During
Obama's election campaign, Heyman had raised more than $1 million for Obama.

173) *Hired a retarded man to sell illegal drugs and guns, and then
arrested him for doing so*

In April 2013, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported:
<http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/watchdogreports/botched-atf-sting-in-milwaukee-ensnares-braindamaged-man-pk9d6or-201794871.html>

*"ATF agents running an undercover storefront in Milwaukee used a
brain-damaged man with a low IQ to set up gun and drug deals, paying him in
cigarettes, merchandise and money, according to federal documents obtained
by the Journal Sentinel."*

*"For more than six months, federal agents relied on Chauncey Wright to
promote 'Fearless Distributing' by handing out fliers as he rode his bike
around town recommending the store to friends, family and strangers,
according to federal prosecutors and family members."*

*"Wright, unaware that the store was an undercover operation being run by
agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,
also stocked shelves with shoes, clothing, drug paraphernalia and auto
parts, according to his family."*

*"Once authorities shut down the operation, they charged the 28-year-old
man with federal gun and drug counts."*

*"Wright's IQ measures in the 50s, about half of a normal IQ, according to
those familiar with him. Wright's score is classified as mildly or
moderately disabled, depending on the IQ scale used."*

174) *Secretly obtained phone records from Associated Press reporters and
editors*

In May 2013, Associated Press reported
<http://news.yahoo.com/govt-obtains-wide-ap-phone-records-probe-202010831.html>
:

*The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records
of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news
cooperative's top executive called a "massive and unprecedented intrusion"
into how news organizations gather the news.*

*The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for
the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, general AP
office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and the main
number for AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery,
according to attorneys for the AP. It was not clear if the records also
included incoming calls or the duration of calls.*

*In all, the government seized the records for more than 20 separate
telephone lines assigned to AP and its journalists in April and May of
2012. The exact number of journalists who used the phone lines during that
period is unknown but more than 100 journalists work in the offices where
phone records were targeted, on a wide array of stories about government
and other matters.*

*In a letter of protest sent to Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday, AP
President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt said the government
sought and obtained information far beyond anything that could be justified
by any specific investigation. He demanded the return of the phone records
and destruction of all copies.*

*"There can be no possible justification for such an overbroad collection
of the telephone communications of The Associated Press and its reporters.
These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources
across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a
two-month period, provide a road map to AP's newsgathering operations, and
disclose information about AP's activities and operations that the
government has no conceivable right to know," Pruitt said.*

Soon afterward, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/obtaining-ap-phone-records-required-holders-approval/article/2529585>
that
obtaining these phone records had required approval from Eric Holder,
Obama's Attorney General.

This has had a very dangerous and harmful effect on the media's ability to
report the news. In June 2013, Gary Pruitt, the president and chief
executive of Associated Presssaid
<http://www.france24.com/en/20130619-us-seizure-journalist-records-called-chilling>
:

*"Some longtime trusted sources have become nervous and anxious about
talking with us… In some cases, government employees we once checked in
with regularly will no longer speak to us by phone. Others are reluctant to
meet in person … This chilling effect on newsgathering is not just limited
to AP…* *Journalists from other news organizations have personally told me
that it has intimidated both official and nonofficial sources from speaking
to them as well." *

175) *Asked contractors to disclose their political donations before
bidding on government contracts*

In April 2011, Obama asked
<http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/05/flashback-white-house-asks-contractors-to-release-political-donations-before-bidding/?ModPagespeed=noscript>
contractors
to disclose their political donations before bidding on government
contracts.

176) *Tried to deport German family that had fled Germany over Hitler's ban
on homeschooling*

In Germany in 1938, Adolf Hitler outlawed
<http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/139> homeschooling. He said
<http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Scinto-Hitler-quote-used-to-stress-early-432121.php>
"Give
me a child when he's seven and he's mine forever."

Hitler's ban on homeschooling is still in effect
<http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1968099,00.html> today.
In 2006, Katharina Plett was arrested
<http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/1330> for homeschooling her own
children. Her husband and their children fled the country. In 2008, Juergen
and Rosemary Dudek were sentenced
<http://www.hslda.org/hs/international/Germany/200911200.asp> to 90 days
in jail for homeschooling their own children.

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike and their homeschooled children fled
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2300568/Obama-administration-wants-DEPORT-home-schooling-family-Germany-fined-threatened-prosecution-teaching-children.html>
Germany
after the police showed up at their house to enforce Germany's ban on
homeschooling. They came to the United States in 2010 and were granted
political asylum, which gave them legal
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2300568/Obama-administration-wants-DEPORT-home-schooling-family-Germany-fined-threatened-prosecution-teaching-children.html>
permission
to live in the U.S. as political refugees However, in March 2013, the Obama
administration argued
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2300568/Obama-administration-wants-DEPORT-home-schooling-family-Germany-fined-threatened-prosecution-teaching-children.html>
in
federal court in favor of deporting them and sending them back to Germany.
This means that Obama does not consider them to be political refugees, and
that he does not consider Germany's policy of jailing homeschooling parents
to be a form of persecution.

177) *Said, "We're gonna punish our enemies, and we're gonna reward our
friends"*

Obama said
<http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-explains-his-remark-about-punishing-enemies/>
(the
bolding is mine)

*"If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're gonna punish
our enemies, and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues
that are important to us' — if they don't see that kind of upsurge in
voting in this election — then I think it's going to be harder. And that's
why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2nd."*

This is a rare instance of a promise that Obama has actually kept instead
of broken. A huge number of the things on this list can be explained by
that one simple sentence that Obama said.

178) *Falsely accused a law abiding news reporter of being "an aider and
abettor and/or co-conspirator" in a criminal investigation*

James Rosen is a law abiding reporter for Fox News. However, the Obama
administration falsely
<http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2013/05/the-doj-versus-journalist-gmail.html>
labeled
him as "an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator" in a criminal
investigation when it applied for a warrant to read his emails.

The New York Times wrote
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/22/opinion/another-chilling-leak-investigation.html?_r=0>
of
this:

*With the decision to label a Fox News television reporter a possible
"co-conspirator" in a criminal investigation of a news leak, the Obama
administration has moved beyond protecting government secrets to
threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news.*

*Leak investigations usually focus on the source, not the reporter. But, in
this case, federal prosecutors also asked a federal judge for permission to
examine Mr. Rosen's personal e-mails, arguing that "there is probable cause
to believe" Mr. Rosen is "an aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator" in
the leak.*

*Though Mr. Rosen was not charged, the F.B.I. request for his e-mail
account was granted secretly in late May 2010. The government was allowed
to rummage through Mr. Rosen's e-mails for at least 30 days.*

*Michael Clemente, the executive vice president of Fox News, said on Monday
that it was "downright chilling" that Mr. Rosen "was named a criminal
co-conspirator for simply doing his job as a reporter." Bruce Brown, the
executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press,
added on Tuesday that treating "routine news-gathering efforts as evidence
of criminality is extremely troubling and corrodes time-honored
understandings between the public and the government about the role of the
free press."*

*Obama administration officials often talk about the balance between
protecting secrets and protecting the constitutional rights of a free
press. Accusing a reporter of being a "co-conspirator"… shows a heavy tilt
toward secrecy and insufficient concern about a free press.*

The Washington Post wrote
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-in-ap-rosen-investigations-government-makes-criminals-of-reporters/2013/05/21/377af392-c24e-11e2-914f-a7aba60512a7_story.html?hpid=z2>
of
this:

*The Rosen affair is as flagrant an assault on civil liberties as anything
done by George W. Bush's administration, and it uses technology to silence
critics in a way Richard Nixon could only have dreamed of.*

*To treat a reporter as a criminal for doing his job — seeking out
information the government doesn't want made public — deprives Americans of
the First Amendment freedom on which all other constitutional rights are
based. Guns? Privacy? Due process? Equal protection? If you can't speak
out, you can't defend those rights, either.*

*Beyond that, the administration's actions shatter the president's
credibility and discourage allies who would otherwise defend the
administration against bogus accusations such as those involving the
Benghazi "talking points." If the administration is spying on reporters and
accusing them of criminality just for asking questions — well, who knows
what else this crowd is capable of doing?*

*My Post colleague Ann E. Marimow, who broke the Rosen story, obtained the
affidavit by FBI agent Reginald Reyes seeking access to Rosen's private
e-mails. In the affidavit, Reyes stated that "there is probable cause to
believe that the reporter has committed or is committing a violation" of
the law against national security leaks. The affidavit detailed how the FBI
had monitored Rosen's comings and goings from the State Department and
tracked his various phone calls with the suspected leaker, analyst Stephen
Jin-Woo Kim.*

*Rosen's supposed crime? Reyes got his evidence from an e-mail from the
reporter: "I want to report authoritatively, and ahead of my competitors,
on new initiatives or shifts in U.S. policy, events on the ground in [North
Korea], what intelligence is picking up, etc. . . . I'd love to see some
internal State Department analyses. . . . In short: Let's break some news,
and expose muddle-headed policy when we see it, or force the
administration's hand to go in the right direction, if possible."*

*That is indeed compelling evidence — of good journalism.*

*Obama is establishing an ominous precedent.*

179) *Asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate himself for lying
under oath*

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder lied
<http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/24/did-eric-holder-lie-under-oath-to-congress-heres-the-evidence-being-presented/>
under
oath. He said that he had nothing to do with monitoring the emails of Fox
News reporter James Rosen. But it turns out that it was Holder's own
signature on the search warrant.

Even the liberal Huffington Post said
<https://twitter.com/MichelleFields/status/337726515645136896> that Holder
should be fired over this.

Holder could get five years
<http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/05/24/did-eric-holder-lie-under-oath-to-congress-heres-the-evidence-being-presented/>
in
prison.

So, did President Obama fire Holder?

Of course not!

Instead, Obama asked
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/24/obama-asks-holder-to-investigate-holders-investigation/>
that
Holder be investigated – not by an independent investigating committee –
but by Holder himself!

I can see it now…

Obama: "Did you lie?"

Holder: "No."

Obama: "OK. That's good enough for me. You're cleared of any wrongdoing."

180) *Used Obamacare to illegally give the IRS additional powers without
approval from Congress*

In May 2013 the Washington Post wrote
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/michael-gerson-the-irs-has-an-unwelcome-role-in-obamacare/2013/05/23/b4e10550-c3df-11e2-8c3b-0b5e9247e8ca_story.html>
:

*The law allows the Department of Health and Human Services to set up
federal health exchanges in the holdout states. But the statute makes no
mention of the IRS providing credits and subsidies through federal
exchanges.*

*The IRS resolved this conundrum by denying its existence. In a May 2012
regulatory ruling, it asserted its own right to provide credits outside the
state exchanges as the reasonable interpretation of an ambiguous law. But
the language of the law is not ambiguous. And health scholars Jonathan
Adler and Michael Cannon, in an exhaustive recent analysis, find no
justification for the IRS's ruling in the legislative history of Obamacare.
"The statute," they argue, "and the lack of any support for the IRS rule in
the legislative record put defenders of the IRS rule in the awkward
position of arguing that it was so obviously Congress' intent to offer tax
credits in federal exchanges that despite a year of debate over the PPACA,
it never occurred to anyone to express that intent out loud. A better
explanation is that the PPACA's authors miscalculated when they assumed
states would establish exchanges."*

*So: The IRS seized the authority to spend about $800 billion over 10 years
on benefits that were not authorized by Congress. And the current IRS
scandal puts this decision in a new light. What was the role of politics in
shaping this regulatory decision? What pressure was applied?*

181) *Used environmental regulations to shut down an ambulance while it was
taking a patient to the hospital*

In May 2013 the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/mike-debonis/wp/2013/05/30/how-the-epa-caused-a-seven-minute-ambulance-delay/>
:

*A Wednesday shootout on the streets of Washington Highlands left a cop
injured and a carjacking suspect dead. But before the suspect expired, he
went on an unusual ambulance ride that involved moving him from one vehicle
to another on the shoulder of Interstate 295. While this might appear to be
another story of Fire and Emergency Medical Services dysfunction, the story
is rather more complicated. As WUSA-TV explains, newer-model diesel engines
are required by federal regulations to have emission-control features that,
in some circumstances, require the motor to shut down for "regeneration" —
a process in which the exhaust system burns off trapped soot. The need for
regeneration can be unpredictable. The transfer to a second ambulance
delayed 34-year-old Nathaniel McRae's arrival at a hospital by seven
minutes. FEMS insists the wait did not play a role in his death.*

182) *Had "a serious management problem" with his refusal to fire bad
workers*

A 2011 USA Today article on federal employees states
<http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-07-18-fderal-job-security_n.htm>
:

*"The federal government fired 0.55% of its workers in the budget year that
ended Sept. 30 — 11,668 employees in its 2.1 million workforce."*

*"White-collar federal workers have almost total job security after a few
years on the job. Last year, the government fired none of its 3,000
meteorologists, 2,500 health insurance administrators, 1,000 optometrists,
800 historians or 500 industrial property managers."*

Wow! Those must be excellent workers, right?

Actually, no. The article also says:

*"San Francisco State University management professor John Sullivan, an
expert on employee turnover, says the low departure rates show a failure to
release poor performers and those with obsolete skills. 'Rather than
indicating something positive, rates below 1% in the firing and layoff
components would indicate a serious management problem,' he says."*

A serious management problem?

So who exactly is the highest ranking manager of the federal government?

It's President Obama.

183) *Illegally solicited donations from health insurers*

In May 2013, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius solicited
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/05/10/budget-request-denied-sebelius-turns-to-health-executives-to-finance-obamacare/?hpid=z3>
donations
from health insurers to help pay for Obamacare. Such soliciting is illegal
<http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/tygrrrr-express/2013/may/29/president-obama-drowning-corruption-scandals/>
.

184) *Chose an economic advisor who wanted roads and bridges to be built by
unqualified workers*

Obama chose to have Robert Reich be his economic advisor. Regarding Obama's
"stimulus," Reich said
<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/01/22/obama-adviser-stimulus-shouldnt-only-aid-white-male-construction-work>
:

*"I am concerned, as I'm sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply
go to high skilled people… And therefore, in my remarks I have suggested to
you, and I'm certainly happy to talk about it more, ways in which the money
can be — criteria can be set so that they money does go to others… people
who are not necessarily construction workers or high-skilled
professionals."*

185) *Pressured unions to reduce the amount of health insurance coverage
for their employees*

In May 2013, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/business/cadillac-tax-health-insurance.html?partner=yahoofinance&_r=0>
:

*Say goodbye to that $500 deductible insurance plan and the $20 co-payment
for a doctor's office visit. They are likely to become luxuries of the
past.*

*Expect to have your blood pressure checked or a prescription filled at a
clinic at your office, rather than by your private doctor.*

*Then blame the so-called Cadillac tax, which penalizes companies that
offer high-end health care plans to their employees.*

*Although the tax does not start until 2018, employers say they have to
start now to meet the deadline and they are doing whatever they can to
bring down the cost of their plans. Under the law, an employer or health
insurer offering a plan that costs more than $10,200 for an individual and
$27,500 for a family would typically pay a 40 percent excise tax on the
amount exceeding the threshold.*

*Tom Leibfried, a legislative director for the A.F.L.-C.I.O., one of the
unions whose plans are vulnerable to the tax, says the demands that workers
pay more for their care is a perennial aspect of labor negotiations. "We're
very concerned about the hollowing out of benefits in general," he said.
"What the excise tax will do is just fuel that."*

186) *Falsely said "We believe in the free market"*

In June 2013, Obama said,
<http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-we-dont-want-tax-all-businesses-out-business>

We don't think that top-down solutions are the right way to go. We believe
in the free market. We believe in a light touch when it comes to
regulations. – See more at:
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-we-dont-want-tax-all-businesses-out-business#sthash.NDb17lc6.dpufWe
<http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-we-dont-want-tax-all-businesses-out-business>
believe
in the free market. We believe in a light touch when it comes to
regulations.

"We believe in the free market."

Obama was lying. The free market means that in the business world, it is
the customers, not the government, who pick winners and losers. But this
list contains a huge number of instances where Obama tried to use the
government to pick winners and losers in the business world.

187) *Falsely said "We believe in a light touch when it comes to
regulations"*

In June 2013, Obama said
<http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-we-dont-want-tax-all-businesses-out-business>,
"We believe in a light touch when it comes to regulations."

He lied. For example, after Obamacare was passed, Obama added 20,000
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/342771/its-such-reasonable-law-jonah-goldberg>
extra
pages of regulations to to it.

188) *Said Catholic schools are "divisive" but did not say the same thing
about other religious schools*

In June 2013, Obama said
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/g8/10124854/Barack-Obama-Northern-Irelands-peace-is-not-yet-secure.html>
:

*"If towns remain divided – if Catholics have their schools and buildings
and Protestants have theirs, if we can't see ourselves in one another and
fear or resentment are allowed to harden – that too encourages division and
discourages cooperation."*

I can understand why a person might criticize religious schools in general
– although I myself happen to think that religious schools are a superior
alternative to public schools. But for Obama to single out one religion in
particular as being divisive, while not saying the same thing about all
religious schools in general, is a double standard.

189) *Favored a new tax on Christmas trees so the money could be used to
subsidize Christmas trees*

In November 2011, Obama proposed
<http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2011/1109/Christmas-tree-tax-derided-by-conservatives-denied-by-White-House>
a
new tax on Christmas trees, so that the money could be used to subsidize
Christmas trees. If this had been a Rube Goldberg cartoon it would have
been funny. But to suggest it as an actual government policy is absurd.

190) *Betrayed the people of the city that helped him launch his political
career*

As part of his effort to get Obamacare passed, Obama repeatedly
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoV0NeHNklk> promised that people could
keep their current health insurance if they liked it.

More than any other city, the people of Chicago helped to get Obamacare
passed. Chicago is where Obama chose to live when he first got into
politics. The people there launched his political career and voted him into
office.

And this is how Obama repays them. In May 2013, the Chicago Tribune reported
<http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-05-15/news/chi-emanuel-to-shift-retired-city-workers-to-obamacare-20130515_1_retired-city-workers-health-care-health-insurance>
:

*Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to start reducing health insurance coverage next
year for more than 30,000 retired city workers and begin shifting them to
President Barack Obama's new federal system.*

*The move is aimed at saving the city money*

*Once the phaseout is complete, those retired workers would have to pay for
their own health insurance or get subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
The city-subsidized coverage is particularly important to retired workers
who aren't yet eligible for Medicare*

*Henry Bayer, executive director of the American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employees Council 31, said the uncertainties of the
Affordable Care Act and the state insurance exchanges they would create
make the city's plan hard to assess.*

*"This uncertainty will cause anxiety and fear for tens of thousands of
seniors who gave their working lives to public service — men and women
whose retirement savings are already under attack in the name of 'pension
reform.'" Bayer said.*

191) *Proposed military interventionism in Syria*

In June 2013, Obama proposed
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22899289> that the U.S. get
involved in Syria's military conflicts.

192) *Planned to use military snipers to shoot innocent lions and cheetahs
in the wild*

In June 2013, Obama was planning to use military snipers
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2341276/White-House-cancels-Obamas-African-safari-plans-revealed-include-SWAT-team-SNIPERS-high-powered-rifles.html>
to
shoot innocent lions and cheetahs in the wild.

However, after the media reported on his plans, Obama got embarrassed
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2341276/White-House-cancels-Obamas-African-safari-plans-revealed-include-SWAT-team-SNIPERS-high-powered-rifles.html>,
and cancelled his plans.

193) *Refused to fire or prosecute more than 1,000 IRS employees who
illegally used their IRS credit cards for their own personal use*

During Obama's first term, more than 1,000
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ig-more-1000-irs-employees-misused-government-charge-cards-wrote-325-bad-checks>
IRS
employees illegally used their IRS credit cards for personal purchases, but
Obama refused to fire or prosecute them.

194) *Defended intelligence chief who lied under oath*

In March 2013, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, falsely
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/us/nsa-disclosures-put-awkward-light-on-official-statements.html?hp&_r=1&;>
stated
under oath that the NSA was not gathering data on millions of U.S.
citizens. In June 2013, after it was reported that Clapper had lied under
oath, Obama defended
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/12/james-clapper-intelligence-chief-criticism?guni=Network%20front:network-front%20aux-1%20top-stories-1:Bento%20box%208%20col:Position1:sublinks>
him,
instead of firing him.

195) *Had the Secret Service visit a law abiding citizen who had criticized
his policies on Twitter*

In April 2013, Obama sent
<http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/secret-service-visits-outspoken-obama-critic-because-of-tweets/?ModPagespeed=noscript>
the
Secret Service to visit the home of Tom Francois, a law abiding citizen who
had criticized Obama's policies on Twitter.

The Secret Service admitted
<http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/06/secret-service-visits-outspoken-obama-critic-because-of-tweets/?ModPagespeed=noscript>
that
Francois had not made any threats against Obama.

196) *Had the IRS grant special, illegal favors for his brother's so-called
"charity"*

In May 2013, the Dailer Caller reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/14/irs-official-lerner-approved-exemption-for-obama-brothers-charity/>
that
the IRS had taken the "unprecedented" step of approving a non-profit
application within just one month. In this particular case, the application
was from the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a so-called "charity" which was
headed by Malik Obama, Barack Obama's brother.

In addition, the IRS illegally
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/14/irs-official-lerner-approved-exemption-for-obama-brothers-charity/>
gave
retroactive approval for the organization's tax exempt status. Prior to
getting this approval, the organization had illegally
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/14/irs-official-lerner-approved-exemption-for-obama-brothers-charity/>
solicited
tax deductible donations even though it did not have legal approval to do
so.

197) *Raised the interest rate on student loans to pay for Obamacare*

Obamacare raised
<http://thehill.com/opinion/columnists/dick-morris/302247-loans-subsidize-obamacare>
the
interest rate on students loans from 5.3% to 6.8%. The money is used to
fund Obamacare.

198) *Refused to fire or prosecute 15 IRS agents who illegally seized the
medical records of 10 million people*

In March 2011, 15 IRS agents
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/12/house-committee-looks-into-irs-seizure-of-60-million-medical-records/>
illegally
seized the medical records of 10 million
<http://www.courthousenews.com/2013/03/14/55707.htm> people without a
warrant. Obama refused to fire or prosecute them.

199) *Hired 16,500 new IRS agents to run Obamacare*

In June 2013, it was reported that Obama had hired 16,500
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/060313-658637-congress-must-impose-hiring-freeze-at-irs.htm?p=full>
new
IRS agents to run Obamacare.

200) *Tried to reward wasteful IRS spending with an increase in funding*

In June 2013, Danny Werfel, Obama's new nominee to head the IRS, asked
<http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=188226911> Congress
for an increase in funding. At the same time, NPR reported
<http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=188226911> on this
waste of taxpayer money at an IRS conference:

*Some of the 2,600 attendees received benefits, including baseball tickets
and stays in presidential suites that normally cost $1,500 to $3,500 per
night. In addition, 15 outside speakers were paid a total of $135,000 in
fees, with one paid $17,000 to talk about "leadership through art," the
committee said.*

Considering how the IRS wasted all that money on luxury hotel rooms and
worthless speeches, Werfel really had some nerve asking Congress for more
money. By proposing to reward wasteful spending with a budget increase,
Werfel proved that he is incompetent to head the IRS. The fact that Obama
nominated such an incompetent person does not surprise me one bit.

201) *Illegally bypassed Congress to delay Obamacare's employer mandate*

As the Obamacare law was written, the employer mandate was to begin in
January 2014. This is what the law said when it was passed by the House and
Senate, and signed by President Obama.

However, in July 2013, Obama delayed
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/07/02/white-house-delays-employer-mandate-requirement-until-2015/?print=1>
the
employer mandate part of Obamacare until January 2015. Obama did this
without approval from Congress.

For Obama to change a law that was passed by Congress, without first
getting approval from Congress, is a violation of the Presidential oath
that Obama took to uphold and defend the Constitution.

What Obama did here is an action of a dictator, not an action of a
President whose power is limited by a written constitution.

If Obama can get away with this, then it sets a horribly dangerous
precedent, and means that the President can arbitrarily make any change to
any law that has been passed by Congress, without first getting approval
from Congress.

202) *Made it too hard for some doctors to continue their practices*

In July 2013, ABC News reported
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VBzWHTMHvs> that
some doctors were shutting down their practices in response to Obamacare.

Dr. Robert WcWilliams, an obstetrician/gynecologist with more than 5,000
patients, said <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VBzWHTMHvs>:

*"It's going to be run by bureaucrats – and it's going to be run by
politicians – who have no idea what is in your best interests, then I'm
getting out."*

203) *Falsely told Africans that contaminated water is a smaller problem
than global warming*

In July 2013, while speaking in Johannesburg, South Africa, President Obama
said
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-planet-will-boil-over-if-young-africans-are-allowed-cars-air-conditioning-big>
that
global warming was "the biggest challenge we have environmentally" and that
it was worse than "dirty water, dirty air."

However, according
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-planet-will-boil-over-if-young-africans-are-allowed-cars-air-conditioning-big>
to
the World Health Organization, while global warming kills 140,000 people
each year, air pollution kills 3 million people per year.

According
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-planet-will-boil-over-if-young-africans-are-allowed-cars-air-conditioning-big>
to
UNESCO, each year, contaminated water causes 4 billion cases of diarrhea,
120,000 cases of cholera, 300 million cases of malaria, 12 million cases of
typhoid, 6 million cases of trachoma, 200 million cases of schistosomiesis,
and more than 1 billion incidents of intestinal parasites.

You know what's worse than global warming? How about living your entire
life without ever having access to a toilet
<http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/5387512.stm>?

The World Health Organization says
<http://www.voanews.com/content/a-13-2005-03-17-voa34-67381152/274768.html>
that
dirty water is "the leading cause of disease and death around the world."

That Obama would downplay these problems shows how scientifically
illiterate he is.

That he would do so while giving a speech in Africa, which has the highest
rate of water borne illness of any continent, shows how thoughtless and
insensitive he is.

204) *Spent $630,000 of taxpayers' money to get more Facebook "likes"*

In July 2013, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/state-department-bureau-spent-630000-on-facebook-likes/article/2532629>
that
Obama had spent $630,000 of taxpayers' money in order to get more Facebook
"likes."

205) *Declared that hacking was an act of war, then hacked the EU*

In 2011, the Obama administration issued
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/us-government-declares-hacking-an-act-of-war-then-hacks-allies/article/2532594>
a
statement which said that when one country hacked another country's
computers, the hacking constituted an "act of war."

In July 2013, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/us-government-declares-hacking-an-act-of-war-then-hacks-allies/article/2532594>
that
the Obama administration had hacked computers which were owned by the
European Union.

206) *Said "If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon"*

In Florida, after a school security camera showed Trayvon Martin marking
graffiti, a search
<http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/26/2714778/thousands-expected-at-trayvon.html>
of
his backpack showed that it contained 12 pieces of women's jewelry,
including silver wedding rings, and earrings with diamonds. The backpack
also had a screwdriver, which is often used as a tool by burglars. Martin
said that the jewelry belonged to a friend, but refused to say who that
friend was.

Why would a teenage boy bring a backpack full of silver wedding rings and
diamond earrings to school? Do Martin's millions of defenders really think
that he was not a burglar?

The fact that Martin was in possession of stolen jewelry at school is
perfectly in line with George Zimmerman's claim on the 911 call that Martin
was acting suspiciously. And there had been quite a few burglaries in the
area recently.

Also on the 911 call, Zimmerman had said that Martin was acting as if he
was on drugs. Martin's autopsy showed that there was THC
<http://healthland.time.com/2012/05/18/traces-of-marijuana-found-in-trayvon-martins-body-does-it-matter-2/>
in
his system. And while other parts of marijuana can stay in the system for
weeks after it's smoked, the THC only stays in the person's system for a few
hours <http://alcoholism.about.com/od/pot/a/marijuana_test.htm>. Therefore,
Martin was indeed high when Zimmerman saw him.

So Trayvon Martin was a burglar, used illegal drugs, broke
<http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-medical-report-sheds-light-injuries-trayvon/story?id=16353532>
Zimmerman's
nose, and smashed
<http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-medical-report-sheds-light-injuries-trayvon/story?id=16353532>
Zimmerman's
head against the concrete.

And how does Obama respond to all of this?

Obama said
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57403200-503544/obama-if-i-had-a-son-hed-look-like-trayvon/>
:

"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon."

207) *Falsely said that Secretary of State John Kerry had not been on his
yacht during the regime change in Egypt*

In July 2013, the Obama administration falsely
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57592465/john-kerry-on-his-boat-during-egypt-upheaval-state-dept-concedes/>
said
that Secretary of State John Kerry had not been on his yacht during the
regime change in Egypt.

Evan after CBS news presented the Obama administration with photographic
evidence
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57592465/john-kerry-on-his-boat-during-egypt-upheaval-state-dept-concedes/>
that
Kerry had been on his yacht during that time, the Obama administration
still continued to falsely claim that Kerry had not been on his yacht.

CBS News reported
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57592465/john-kerry-on-his-boat-during-egypt-upheaval-state-dept-concedes/>
:

*On Thursday night, CBS News obtained a photo of Kerry on his boat and sent
it to the State Department, asking whether they still stand by their denial
that Kerry was on a boat.*

*The response: "Yes."*

208) *Said "the planet will boil over" if African citizens adopt a first
world standard of living*

In July 2013, Obama said
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-planet-will-boil-over-if-young-africans-are-allowed-cars-air-conditioning-big>
"the
planet will boil over" if African citizens adopt a first world standard of
living.

"the planet will boil over

209) *"Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, more fear the Tea
Party than radical Muslims."*

In June 2013, Rasmussen conducted
<http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2013/26_of_obama_supporters_view_tea_party_as_nation_s_top_terror_threat>
a
poll to find out what people considered to be the "nation's top terror
threat."

Reporting on the results of the poll, Rasmussen wrote
<http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2013/26_of_obama_supporters_view_tea_party_as_nation_s_top_terror_threat>
:

*"Among those who Strongly Approve of the president, more fear the Tea
Party than radical Muslims."*

210) *Illegally forced 2,200 privately owned auto dealerships to close,
which destroyed 120,000 jobs*

In 2009, Obama illegally forced 2,200 privately owned auto dealerships to
close
<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/liz-thatcher/2012/10/25/real-bailout-gm-s-alive-many-small-businesses-aren-t>.
These dealerships had employed 120,000 people.

211) *Subsidized the production of alcoholic beverages*

In June 2013, Breitbart reported
<http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/20/USDA-slashes-care-subsidies>
:

*The USDA Rural Development agency also touted a program to subsidize the
Wine Barn LLC in "marketing and increasing production of its Kansas
produced wine." That cost $25,000. The USDA Rural Development also said it
would hand $300,000 to the Mackinaw Trail Winery in Michigan, $100,000 for
the Appleton Creek Winery in New York, $162,500 for the Old Westminster
Winery in Maryland, and tens of thousands of dollars to wineries in
Nebraska and Iowa.*

*Liquor is the name of the game for the USDA, apparently – they're also
subsidizing the production of vodka in North Carolina, Bloody Mary mix in
West Virginia, and hard cider in Virginia.*

212) *Gave 23,994 tax refunds worth a total of $46,378,040 to illegal
aliens who all used the same address*

In 2011, the IRS gave 23,994 tax refunds worth a total of $46,378,040 to
illegal aliens who all used the same address
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/irs-sent-46378040-refunds-23994-unauthorized-aliens-1-atlanta-address>
in
Atlanta, Ga.

213) *Sued private businesses for using "racist" criminal background checks
to screen employees*

In June 2013, the Obama administration filed lawsuits
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/background-check-discriminate-eeoc-criminal_n_3428484.html>
against
Dollar General and BMW for using criminal background checks to screen
employees. The Obama administration claimed that such background checks
were "racist
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/background-check-discriminate-eeoc-criminal_n_3428484.html>
."

214) *Used tax money to pay federal employees to organize protests against
George Zimmerman*

In March and April of 2012, Obama used tax money to pay federal employees
to organize protests
<http://www.judicialwatch.org./press-room/press-releases/documents-obtained-by-judicial-watch-detail-role-of-justice-department-in-organizing-trayvon-martin-protests/>
against
George Zimmerman.

215) *Illegally continued giving foreign aid to Egypt after it had a coup*

Federal law requires
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/05/law-requires-obama-administration-to-cut-off-egyptian-aid/>
that
U.S. foreign aid to Egypt be ended if and when Egypt has a coup. However,
after Egypt had a coup in July 2013, the Obama administration said
<http://news.yahoo.com/u-wont-cut-off-aid-egypt-immediately-white-193942559.html>
that
it would continue giving foreign aid to Egypt.

216) *Broke promise to end Bush's surveillance of U.S. citizens who were
not suspected of committing a crime*

In August 2007, Obama promised
<http://www.ijreview.com/2013/06/57946-obama-in-2007-no-more-spying-on-citizens-not-suspected-of-crime/>
that
he would end Bush's surveillance of U.S. citizens who were not suspected of
committing a crime. However, in June 2013, such surveillance was still
<http://www.ijreview.com/2013/06/57946-obama-in-2007-no-more-spying-on-citizens-not-suspected-of-crime/>
being
conducted.

217) *Spent $3 million to study the health risks of dating Mexican
prostitutes*

In July 2013, it was reported
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/nih-spends-3-million-study-health-risks-dating-mexican-prostitutes>
that
the Obama administration had spent $3 million to study the health risks of
dating Mexican prostitutes.

218) *Lied about the cost of IRS conferences*

In June 2013 it was reported
<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2013/06/09/treasury-omits-all-irs-and-other-bureau-conference-costs-2012-response-c>
that
the Obama administration had lied about the cost of IRS conferences. While
the actual cost was $50 million, the Obama administration had claimed that
the cost was only 1% of that mount.

219) *Spent $890,000 per year on service fees for bank accounts that had no
money*

In April 2013, it was reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/feds-spend-at-least-890000-on-fees-for-empty-accounts/2013/04/24/35700728-ac3b-11e2-8559-85e32b44d524_story.html>
that
the Obama administration was spending $890,000 each year on service fees
for bank accounts that did not have any money in them. At the time, the
government had 13,712 empty accounts which it was supposed to have closed,
but which it had kept open anyway.

220) *Spent $34 million to construct a new military headquarters in
Afghanistan after U.S. military commanders said they did not want it*

After U.S. military commanders said
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/a-brand-new-us-military-headquarters-in-afghanistan-and-nobody-to-use-it/2013/07/09/2bb73728-e8cd-11e2-a301-ea5a8116d211_story.html>
in
2010 that they did not want a new headquarters in Afghanistan, the Obama
administration spent $34 million to build it anyway.

221) *Falsely said that his scandals were "phony"*

In July 2013, Obama said
<http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/economy/313191-obama-talks-up-economy-hits-gop-focus-on-phoney-scandals>

*"With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony
scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball."*

These scandals are not "phony." I have cited a huge number of sources in
this list to show that these scandals are real.

222) *Falsely guaranteed that people could keep their doctor*

Before Obamacare was passed, Obama said
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/hhs-admits-you-might-not-be-able-keep-your-doctor-under-obamacare_740093.html>
:

*"Here is a guarantee that I've made… If you've got a doctor that you like,
you will be able to keep your doctor."*

However, in July 2013, the Obama administration said
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/hhs-admits-you-might-not-be-able-keep-your-doctor-under-obamacare_740093.html>
that
people "may" be able to keep their doctor.

223) *Falsely said the auto bailouts prevented Detroit from going bankrupt*

Obama falsely
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/flashback-obama-2012-we-refused-to-let-detroit-go-bankrupt/article/2533249>
stated
that the auto bailouts prevented Detroit from going bankrupt.

224) *Illegally seized a privately owned gun from a law abiding citizen*

After a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty, the Obama administration
announced
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2369592/Justice-Department-places-hold-Trayvon-Martin-trial-evidence-including-George-Zimmermans-gun--Florida-law-says-returned-him.html>
that
it would seize his gun. This violated the double jeopardy clause of the
U.S. Constitution, as well as the takings clause of the fifth amendment.

225) *Broke his promise to have real time verifiability of Obamacare
subsidies*

In July 2013, Investor's Business Daily wrote
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/070913-663050-obama-fails-to-deliver-tech-savvy-government-webhed-heres-obamas-smart-government-at-work.htm?fromcampaign=1>
:

*Meanwhile, the administration tacitly admitted last week that its promise
of real-time verification of a consumer's eligibility to buy subsidized
coverage at an ObamaCare exchange wasn't exactly panning out.*

*Under ObamaCare, only those who don't have access to "affordable"
insurance at work can buy coverage in an exchange, and only those below
certain income levels are eligible for tax subsidies.*

*Rather than a high-tech instant check, the administration told states they
could simply take the applicants' word for it when it comes to their
employer-provided coverage, as well as their "projected annual household
income," without the need for "further verification."*

226) *Signed health care reform whose rules contradicted each other*

Obamacare allows
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/070913-663050-obama-fails-to-deliver-tech-savvy-government-webhed-heres-obamas-smart-government-at-work.htm?fromcampaign=1>
insurance
companies to charge higher premiums for smokers. At the same time, it
prohibits
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/070913-663050-obama-fails-to-deliver-tech-savvy-government-webhed-heres-obamas-smart-government-at-work.htm?fromcampaign=1>
insurance
companies from charging more than three times as much for older people as
it does for younger people. In June 2013, Obama's computer programmers said
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/070913-663050-obama-fails-to-deliver-tech-savvy-government-webhed-heres-obamas-smart-government-at-work.htm?fromcampaign=1>
that
they had been unable to write a computer program that simultaneously agreed
with both of these rules.

227) *Signed a health care reform plan that is so horrible that even the
IRS agents who run it don't want to participate in it*

Obama hired
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/060313-658637-congress-must-impose-hiring-freeze-at-irs.htm?p=full>
16,500
new IRS agents to run Obamacare.

But Obamacare is so awful that even the IRS agents who run it don't want to
participate in it.

In July 2013, the National Treasury Employees Union, which represents the
IRS employees who will be running Obamacare, provided a form letter to its
members to send to their Congressmen. The letter stated
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/irs-employee-union-we-dont-want-obamacare/article/2533520>
:

*"I am very concerned about legislation that has been introduced by
Congressman Dave Camp to push federal employees out of the Federal
Employees Health Benefits Program and into the insurance exchanges
established under the Affordable Care Act."*

When asked about this, IRS chief Daniel Werfel responded by saying
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/irs-chief-i-want-keep-my-health-care-plan-not-switch-obamacare_742429.html>
:

*"I don't want to speak for the NTEU, but I'll offer a perspective as a
federal employee myself and a federal employee at the IRS. And that is, we
have right now as employees of the government, of the IRS, affordable
health care coverage. I think the ACA was designed to provide an option or
an alternative for individuals that do not. And all else being equal, I
think if you're an individual who is satisfied with your health care
coverage, you're probably in a better position to stick with that coverage
than go through the change of moving into a different environment and going
through that process. So I think for a federal employee, I think more
likely, and I would — can speak for myself, I would prefer to stay with the
current policy that I'm pleased with rather than go through a change if I
don't need to go through that change."*

228) *Tried to tax small businesses at a higher rate than corporations*

Obama raised
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-top-tax-rate-should-be-28-corporations-40-small-business_742312.html>
the
top tax rate on small businesses to 39.6%, and tried
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-top-tax-rate-should-be-28-corporations-40-small-business_742312.html>
to
lower the top tax rate on corporations to 28%.

229) *Illegally prevented individual employees of small businesses from
choosing their own plan during the first year of Obamacare*

Obamacare requires
<http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/is-obamacare-in-trouble-20130404> that
individual employees of small businesses be allowed to choose their own
insurance plan during the first year of Obamacare. However, in March 2013,
the Obama administration announced
<http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/is-obamacare-in-trouble-20130404> that
it would not be allowing them to make this choice during the first year.

230) *Falsely said that Obamacare had not hurt jobs*

In July 2013, the Obama administration said
<http://www.nbcnews.com/health/white-house-health-reform-hasnt-hurt-jobs-6C10790502>
that
Obamacare had not hurt jobs.

However, in the real world, in response to the medical device tax that is
part of Obamacare, some medical device manufacturers have announced
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/nov/8/picket-companies-plan-massive-layoffs-obamacare-be/>
plans
to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker
(1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs). In December
2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, and 15 other Democrats who
supported the passage of Obamacare wrote a letter
<http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/MedDeviceLetter12102012.pdf>
to
Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices, claiming that
the tax would hurt job creation in their districts. The New York Times
reported
<http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/10/taxing-employers-and-employees/?partner=yahoofinance&_r=0>
that
Obamacare "sharply penalizes full-time employment in favor of part-time
employment." In response to the employer mandate of Obamacare, some
restaurants have announced plans to switch some of their employees from
full time to part time, including some franchises of Olive Garden
<http://gawker.com/5950331/olive-garden-red-lobster-scale-back-employee-work-hours-to-avoid-paying-for-health-insurance>
, Red Lobster
<http://gawker.com/5950331/olive-garden-red-lobster-scale-back-employee-work-hours-to-avoid-paying-for-health-insurance>
, Wendy's,
<http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/obamacare-wendys-cuts-hours/2013/01/08/id/470528>
 Taco Bell
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/taco-bell-obamacare_n_2433947.html?view=print&comm_ref=false>
, White Castle
<http://www.nrcc.org/2013/07/24/no-you-cant-have-fries-with-that-fast-food-chain-white-castle-cutting-back-on-employees-hours-and-hiring-thanks-to-obamacare/>,
and Fatburger
<http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/08/smallbusiness/obamacare-fatburger/index.html>.
Community College of Allegheny County switched
<http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/07/02/local-institutions-employees-feeling-effects-of-obamacare/>
200
professors and 200 other employees from full time to part time in response
to Obamacare. Clint Benjamin, an English professor at Community College of
Allegheny County, said
<http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/11/20/college-cuts-adjuncts-hours-avoid-affordable-care-act-costs>
that
this would reduce his own monthly pay by $600. Also in response to the
employer mandate of Obamacare, other colleges have announced
<http://www.theglobaldispatch.com/four-colleges-to-cut-faculty-hours-to-part-time-status-blames-obamacare-60307/>
plans
to switch some of their employees from full time to part time, including
Florida's Palm Beach State College, Ohio's Youngstown State University, and
New Jersey's Kean University. In Virginia, thousands of government
employees had their hours reduced
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/health-care-law-is-tied-to-new-caps-on-work-hours-for-part-timers/2013/07/23/e6272544-e96a-11e2-aa9f-c03a72e2d342_story.html>
because
of Obamacare. The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh reduced
<http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2013/07/02/local-institutions-employees-feeling-effects-of-obamacare/>
the
hours of 48 of its employees in response to Obamacare. Regal Entertainment
Group, the largest chain of movie theaters in the country, announced
<http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/04/16/ObamaCare-Regal-Employee-hours>
that
it would be switching thousands of its employees from full time to part
time in response to the Obamacare mandate. Utah's Granite School District
reduced
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/health-care-law-is-tied-to-new-caps-on-work-hours-for-part-timers/2013/07/23/e6272544-e96a-11e2-aa9f-c03a72e2d342_story_1.html>
the
hours of 1,200 of its employees in response to Obamacare. In response to
Obamacare, many Wal-Mart stores have stopped
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/lauraheller/2013/06/14/obamacare-is-turning-walmart-workers-into-temps/?partner=yahootix>
hiring
full time workers. In response to Obamacare, Forever 21 reduced
<http://www.policymic.com/articles/59981/obamacare-strikes-and-forever-21-cuts-employees-hours>
its
employees' hours. As of September 2013, more than 200 public-sector
employers had reduced
<http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/09/11/with-eye-on-obamacare-companies-move-to-cut-workers-hours/>
their
employees' hours in response to Obamacare. Sea World reduced
<http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/09/11/with-eye-on-obamacare-companies-move-to-cut-workers-hours/>
the
weekly hours of its part time employees from 32 to 28 in response to
Obamacare. Lands' End limited
<http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/09/11/with-eye-on-obamacare-companies-move-to-cut-workers-hours/>
its
part time employees to 29 hours per week in response to Obamacare. As of
September 2013, at least 34 universities and colleges had reduced
<http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2013/09/11/with-eye-on-obamacare-companies-move-to-cut-workers-hours/>
some
of their employees' hours in response to Obamacare. In September 2013, it
was reported
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/358363/indiana-university-lays-50-workers-because-obamacare-sterling-beard>
that
in response to Obamacare, Indiana University would be laying off 50 of its
employees and switching them to a temp agency. In July 2013, leaders of the
Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE sent a letter
<http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/07/now-they-tell-us-union-leaders-now-say-obamacare-will-destroy-health-well-being-of-us-workers/>
to
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi which said that Obamacare will "destroy the
foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American
middle class… the law creates an incentive for employers to keep employees'
work hours below 30 hours a week. Numerous employers have begun to cut
workers' hours to avoid this obligation."

231) *Falsely said that health insurance premiums would be reduced by
$2,500 per family by the end of his first term*

In February 2008, Obama said
<http://finance.yahoo.com/news/health-premiums-3-065-obama-224300715.html>:

"*We are going to work with you to lower your premiums by $2,500. We will
not wait 20 years from now to do it, or 10 years from now to do it. We will
do it by the end of my first term as president."*

However, by the time his first term was over, family premiums had gotten
bigger
<http://finance.yahoo.com/news/health-premiums-3-065-obama-224300715.html>,
not smaller. The increase was $3,065 per family.

232) *Illegally gave Obamacare waiver to Massachusetts*

In August 2013, Obama gave
<http://www.nationalreview.com/article/354997/obamacares-rocky-start-josh-archambault>
an
Obamacare waiver to Massachusetts.

This waiver was illegal for two reasons. First, the waiver was not approved
by the U.S. Congress. Second, the U.S. Constitution requires that the
federal government treat all states the same.

233) *Betrayed the unions that helped him to get elected*

In January 2013, the Wall Street Journal reported
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323854904578260313912570432.html>
:

*Some Unions Grow Wary of Health Law They Backed*

*Labor unions enthusiastically backed the Obama administration's
health-care overhaul when it was up for debate. Now that the law is rolling
out, some are turning sour.*

*Union leaders say many of the law's requirements will drive up the costs
for their health-care plans and make unionized workers less competitive.
Among other things, the law eliminates the caps on medical benefits and
prescription drugs used as cost-containment measures in many health-care
plans. It also allows children to stay on their parents' plans until they
turn 26.*

*Some 20 million Americans are covered by the health-care plans at issue*

*Top officers at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the AFL-CIO
and other large labor groups plan to keep pressing the Obama administration
to expand the federal subsidies to these jointly run plans, warning that
unionized employers may otherwise drop coverage. A handful of unions say
they already have examined whether it makes sense to shift workers off
their current plans*

*"We are going back to the administration to say that this is not
acceptable," said Ken Hall, general secretary-treasurer for the Teamsters,
which has 1.6 million members and dependents in health-care plans. Other
unions involved in the push include the United Food and Commercial Workers
International Union and Unite Here*

*Sheet Metal Workers Local 85 in Atlanta, which has about 1,900 members.
Next year it must lift the $250,000 annual cap on the amount it will pay
for medical claims. The law's requirements will add between 50 cents to $1
an hour to the cost of members' compensation package*

234) *Illegally changed Obamacare to benefit members of Congress and their
staff*

Obamacare was passed by the House and Senate, and signed by President Obama.

Three years later, members of Congress and their staff complained
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/obamacare-lawmakers-health-insurance-92691.html>
that
Obamacare was going to cost them a lot of money, and said that this would
likely cause a brain drain
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/04/25/congress-fearing-brain-drain-seeks-to-opt-out-of-participating-in-obamacares-exchanges/>
among
their staff. In response to this, Obama made changes
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/01/in-2014-congress-gets-obamacare-heres-how-theyll-pay-for-it/>
to
Obamacare so that these things would not happen. However, Obama's actions
were illegal, because he made these changes without Congress voting on them
first.

The New York Times wrote
<http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/dealing-with-drafting-errors-in-the-health-care-law/>
of
this:

*… the language of the health care law requires Congressional employees to
obtain health insurance through an exchange created by the law, but other
parts of the federal legal code restrict the ability of the federal
government to pay the usual employer share for group insurance programs
approved by the Office of Personnel Management.*

*A straightforward reading of the law thus means that Congressional staff
members, starting in January 2014, will have to obtain insurance through
the Affordable Care Act but pay for it on their own without the normal
contribution from their employer — Congress. This would be a
multi-thousand-dollar income hit for those affected… many… would
potentially feel the pain, giving rise to concerns over a potential brain
drain of Congressional staff members finding other employment.*

*… the federal personnel office initially ruled that Congressional staff
members would not be eligible for the subsidies, and then changed this
decision under pressure from the White House…*

235) *Told General Mills to stop making true claims about Cheerios*

For quite some time, advertisements for the breakfast cereal Cheerios made
the true and accurate claim that eating Cheerios lowers a person's
cholesterol.

However, even though this claim is true and accurate, in May 2009, the
Obama administration ordered
<http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/money_co/2009/05/fda-warns-general-mills-over-cheerios-cholesterol-claims.html>
General
Mills, the maker of Cheerios, to stop making this claim in its commercials.

236) *Illegally avoided enforcing the required income verification of
people who receive subsidies for Obamacare exchanges*

Even though Obamacare requires the government to verify the income of
people who receive subsidies for Obamacare exchanges, in August 2013 it was
reported
<http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/08/05/198552/critics-say-obamacare-may-tempt.html>
that
Obama would not be verifying their incomes.

237) *Placed a 40% tax on so-called "Cadillac" insurance plans*

Obamacare includes a 40% tax on so-called "Cadillac" insurance plans. In
August 2013, unions that supported the passage of Obamacare complained
<http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/obamacares-cadillac-tax-poses-problem-for-unions-and-city-finances.html/?ref=YF>
about
this tax.

238) *Made medical care for special needs children more expensive*

In August 2013, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/01/obamacare-hurts-parents-of-special-needs-children/>
that
Obamacare would make it more expensive for the parents of special needs
children to pay for their children's medical equipment and specialized
private schools that cater to their medical needs.

239) *Responded to the Benghazi attack by going back to bed, and then later
got up and headed off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser*

In September 2012, after Obama found out that U.S. citizens were being
killed in Benghazi, Libya, he went back to bed. After he got up in the
morning, he went off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser
<http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/02/11/now-know-president-obama-was-mia-on-benghazi/>
.

240) *Illegally delayed the caps on out of pocket health care payments
without Congressional approval*

As it was passed by the House and Senate and signed by Obama, Obamacare
sets caps on the out of pocket payments that people pay for health care,
and these caps were legally required to take effect in January 2014.

However, in August 2013, Obama delayed
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/08/13/yet-another-white-house-obamacare-delay-out-of-pocket-caps-waived-until-2015/?partner=yahootix>
these
caps until January 2015.

Because Obama imposed this delay without it first being approved by
Congress, Obama's action was illegal. The President does not have the legal
authority to change an Act that was passed by Congress, without that change
first being approved by Congress. What Obama did here is not the act of a
President whose power is limited by a written constitution, but is,
instead, the action of a dictator.

241) *Holds a double standard when it comes to supporting "gun free" zones*

In December 2012, a petition at whitehouse.gov stated
<https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/eliminate-armed-guards-president-vice-president-and-their-families-and-establish-gun-free-zones/6RDGkxLK>
:

*"Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President, and their
families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them"*

*"Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some politicians
wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those same politicians
and their families are currently under the protection of armed Secret
Service agents. If Gun Free Zones are sufficient protection for our
children, then Gun Free Zones should be good enough for politicians."*

The Obama administration rejected
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/13/white-house-responds-to-gun-free-zone-petition-politicians-need-armed-security/>
the
proposal.

242) *Outlawed the low-premium, high-deductible health insurance that some
people prefer*

Obamacare bans
<http://news.yahoo.com/obama-lied-health-plan-died-070000532.html> to the
low-premium, high-deductible health insurance that some people prefer.

243) *Lied about how many people he had helped to protect from mortgage
fraud*

In August 2013, it was reported
<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2013/08/12/holders-book-cooking-mortgage-fraud-enforcement-stats-not-news-outside-b>
that
less than one month before the 2012 election, the Obama administration had
lied about the number of people that it had helped to protect from mortgage
fraud, as well as the total amount of money involved. In August 2013, when
the truth was revealed, Newsbusters reported
<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2013/08/12/holders-book-cooking-mortgage-fraud-enforcement-stats-not-news-outside-b>
:

*"Thus, the number of defendants fell by 80% from what DOJ claimed less
than a month before the presidential election. The number of victims fell
by 76%. The amount of losses involved dropped by over 90%."*

244) *Falsely said the NSA review was being conducted by an "independent"
body*

In August 2013, Obama said
<http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Obama-s-Independent-Review-Of-Mass-Spying-Is-4727421.php>
that
he would establish an "independent" investigation of NSA surveillance.

However, three days later, it was reported
<http://www.sfgate.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Obama-s-Independent-Review-Of-Mass-Spying-Is-4727421.php>
that
this so-called "independent" investigation would be run by James Clapper,
who had falsely testified to Congress that the NSA was not collecting
information on U.S. citizens.

245) *Used tax money to pay for a separate flight just for his dog*

In August 2013, Obama forced taxpayers to pay for a separate
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/10236302/First-dog-Bo-is-airlifted-to-Obama-holiday-home.html>
airplane
flight just for his dog Bo.

246) *Closed off public roads so he could buy books*

In August 2013, Obama had public roads closed
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/10236302/First-dog-Bo-is-airlifted-to-Obama-holiday-home.html>
to
the public so he could go to a bookstore. Why didn't he just order the
books online?

247) *Gave illegal EPA exemption to one oil refinery, and would not say
which refinery it was*

The EPA has a very expensive ethanol mandate that applies to all oil
refineries. However, in August 2013, it was reported
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324522504579000792763966698.html>
that
Obama had given one oil refinery an exemption from this mandate.

This exemption is illegal for two reasons. First, the exemption was not
approved by Congress. And secondly, the Constitution requires that federal
laws apply equally to everyone.

In addition, Obama refused
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324522504579000792763966698.html>
to
say which refinery it was that received this exemption, which is completely
contrary to his repeated promises of "transparency."

248) *Created new fines for charitable hospitals that give treatment to
uninsured people*

In August 2013, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/08/obamacare-installs-new-scrutiny-fines-for-charitable-hospitals-that-treat-uninsured-people/>
that
Obamacare creates new fines for charitable hospitals that give treatment to
uninsured people.

249) *Blamed poverty on zip codes instead of on behavior*

In July 2013, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said
<http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2013/0809/Fair-housing-or-social-engineering-HUD-proposal-stirs-controversy>
:

*"Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest-hit communities, no matter how
hard a child or her parents work, the life chances of that child, even her
lifespan, is determined by the ZIP Code she grows up in. This is simply
wrong."*

However, let's consider two groups of people in the U.S. The first group
has a poverty rate of 2%. The second group has a poverty rate of 76%.

The first group consists of people who followed all three of these steps:

1) Finish high school.

2) Get a full-time job.

3) Wait until age 21 and get married before having children.

The second group consists of people who followed zero of those three steps.

Among people who follow all three of these steps, the poverty rate is 2%.

Among people who follow zero of these steps, the poverty rate is 76%.

(My source for that information is this
<http://www.brookings.edu/up-front/posts/2011/12/23-mobility-opportunity-haskins>
article,
which refers to this
<http://www.brookings.edu/%7E/media/events/2009/10/27%20opportunity%20society/1027_opportunity_society_presentation.pdf>
PDF,
and the relevant data is on page 15 of the PDF. The study uses data from
the U.S. Census Bureau.)

250) *Nominated a telecommunications lobbyist and Obama fundraiser to head
the FCC*

In May 2013, Obama nominated
<http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/314055-senate-panel-to-vote-on-wheelers-nomination-for-fcc-chief>
Tom
Wheeler to head the FCC. Wheeler had previously been the head of the
National Cable and Telecommunications Association, which is a lobbying
organization for the cable TV industry. He had also been the head of CTIA,
a lobbying organization for cellphone carriers. In addition, he had also
been a fundraiser for Obama.

251) *Tried to violate defendants' right to a fair trial*

In August 2013, Reuters reported
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/05/us-dea-sod-idUSBRE97409R20130805>
:

*A secretive U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unit is funneling
information from intelligence intercepts, wiretaps, informants and a
massive database of telephone records to authorities across the nation to
help them launch criminal investigations of Americans.*

*Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents
reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to
conceal how such investigations truly begin – not only from defense lawyers
but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.*

*The undated documents show that federal agents are trained to "recreate"
the investigative trail to effectively cover up where the information
originated, a practice that some experts say violates a defendant's
Constitutional right to a fair trial. If defendants don't know how an
investigation began, they cannot know to ask to review potential sources of
exculpatory evidence – information that could reveal entrapment, mistakes
or biased witnesses.*

*"I have never heard of anything like this at all," said Nancy Gertner, a
Harvard Law School professor who served as a federal judge from 1994 to
2011. Gertner and other legal experts said the program sounds more
troubling than recent disclosures that the National Security Agency has
been collecting domestic phone records. The NSA effort is geared toward
stopping terrorists; the DEA program targets common criminals, primarily
drug dealers.*

*"It is one thing to create special rules for national security," Gertner
said. "Ordinary crime is entirely different. It sounds like they are
phonying up investigations."*

252) *Threatened internet service providers with contempt of court if they
did not install surveillance software*

In August 2013, it was reported
<http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57596791-38/fbi-pressures-internet-providers-to-install-surveillance-software/>
that
the Obama administration had pressured internet service providers to
install surveillance software, so that it could monitor internet traffic
without a warrant. Internet service providers who did not cave in to this
pressure were threatened by the Obama administration with contempt of
court. This violated the Constitution's ban on warrantless searches. In
addition, the executive branch does not have the legal authority to declare
contempt of court, as this power is reserved exclusively for the judicial
branch.

253) *Sued Louisiana to keep low income blacks trapped in bad schools, and
lied about why he did it*

In August 2013, the Obama administration sued
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/083013-669445-holder-sues-to-block-louisiana-school-choice.htm>
Louisiana
to try to bring an end to its school voucher program – a program which had
just been passed in 2012.

Under the Louisiana program, both of the following criteria
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/083013-669445-holder-sues-to-block-louisiana-school-choice.htm>
had
to be met in order for a student to get a school voucher. First, the
student must come from a family whose income is below 250% of the poverty
level. And second, the current public school that the student is attending
must be rated as "C" or below.

86% of students
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-justice-department-bids-to-trap-poor-black-children-in-ineffective-schools/2013/09/01/2173e5a6-0f77-11e3-85b6-d27422650fd5_story.html>
who
received vouchers had used those vouchers to flee from public schools which
had been rated as "D" or "F."

Only the most vulnerable children were eligible for the vouchers – the
poorest students attending the worst schools.

Obama's reason
<http://bigstory.ap.org/article/justice-dept-sues-louisiana-over-school-vouchers>
for
filing the lawsuit was that "many of those vouchers impeded the
desegregation process."

However, in response to Obama's claim that the vouchers discriminated
against blacks, Louisiana Education Superintendent John White pointed
<http://bigstory.ap.org/article/justice-dept-sues-louisiana-over-school-vouchers>
out
that almost all of the students using the vouchers were black, and said
<http://bigstory.ap.org/article/justice-dept-sues-louisiana-over-school-vouchers>
that
"it's a little ridiculous" for Obama to claim that these vouchers caused
discrimination against blacks. The Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-justice-department-bids-to-trap-poor-black-children-in-ineffective-schools/2013/09/01/2173e5a6-0f77-11e3-85b6-d27422650fd5_story.html>
that
90% of the students who receive the vouchers are black.

It's also worth noting that only students whose parents request
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/gov-jindal-obama-should-drop-suit-opposing-school-choice/2013/09/04/01fd4d98-14cc-11e3-880b-7503237cc69d_story.html>
such
vouchers are eligible to participate in the voucher program. Obama is
therefore claiming that parents want their own children to be discriminated
against. Obama is extremely wrong on this. These parents do not want their
children to be discriminated against. In reality, what these parents want
is for their children to have a chance at a better education.

This also makes Obama a hypocrite, because while he was living in both
Chicago and Washington D.C., he always
<http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2008419946_apobamaschool.html>
sent
his own children to private schools. Does Obama really want us to believe
that he subjected his own children to racial discrimination by sending them
to private schools?

254) *Encouraged 40,000 longshoremen to quit the AFL-CIO*

In September 2013, it was reported
<http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/09/01/Citing-Obamacare-40-000-Longshoremen-Quit-the-AFL-CIO>
that
40,000 longshoremen had quit the AFL-CIO, and that they had cited Obamacare
as one of their reasons for doing so.

255) *Paid $67 million to so-called "volunteers"*

In August 2013, it was reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucejapsen/2013/08/15/to-help-navigate-obamacare-united-way-catholic-church-others-get-67-million/?partner=yahootix>
that
Obama has paid $67 million to so-called "volunteers" to teach people about
Obamacare.

256) *Illegally used Obamacare to fund pre-K education without approval
from Congress*

In August 2013, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/14/obama-skirts-congress-funds-pre-k-through-obamacare/>
that
Obama had illegally used Obamacare to fund pre-K education without approval
from Congress.

257) *Signed so-called "hunger-free" act that left students feeling hungry*

In December 2010, Obama signed
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/2/michelle-obamas-school-lunch-program-leaves-childr/>
the
"Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act," which limited school lunches to a maximum
of 850 calories. Students complained
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/2/michelle-obamas-school-lunch-program-leaves-childr/>
that
this so-called "hunger-free" program left them feeling hungry.

Meanwhile, the lunch that Obama served to his guests at his 2013
inauguration contained more than 3,000 calories
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/21/obama-gut-busting-lunch-menu-tops-3000-calories/>
.

258) *Signed health care reform that is so terrible that less than 3% of
federal employees want to join it*

In August 2013, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/13/poll-less-than-3-percent-of-federal-workers-want-to-join-obamacare/>
that
less than 3% of federal employees wanted to participate in Obamacare.

259) *Avoided doing background checks on Obamacare "navigators"*

In August 2013, it was reported
<http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/317513-state-attorneys-general-raise-privacy-concerns-over-obamacare-navigators>
that
the Obama administration would not be doing background checks on Obamacare
"navigators," despite the fact that these "navigators" would have access to
people's personal, private, and financial information.

260) *Illegally paid White House interns less than minimum wage*

In June 2013, a federal court ruled
<http://theweek.com/article/index/248475/should-white-house-interns-be-paid>
that
Fox Searchlight Pictures had violated the minimum wage law by using unpaid
interns. Two months later, it was reported
<http://theweek.com/article/index/248475/should-white-house-interns-be-paid>
that
the Obama administration was using unpaid interns. In addition to this
being illegal, it also makes Obama a hypocrite, because he had previously
spoken <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/sotu_n_2653324.html> out
in favor of raising the minimum wage.

261) *Said broccoli was his favorite food*

In July 2013, Obama said
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/09/us-usa-obama-broccoli-idUSBRE96819X20130709>
that
broccoli was his favorite food. However, before he made this claim, even
though the media showed many pictures of him eating, and even though there
were many articles published about the foods that he ate, as far as I know,
none of those pictures or articles ever showed or mentioned him eating
broccoli. While this may seem trivial, it shows that there is nothing –
absolutely nothing at all – that Obama is not willing to lie about.

262) *Illegally missed half of Obamacare's deadlines*

In August 2013, it was reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/08/18/unpublished-crs-memo-obama-administration-has-missed-half-of-obamacares-legally-imposed-implementation-deadlines/?partner=yahootix>
that
Obama had illegally missed 41 of Obamacare's 82 deadlines.

263) *Tried to give illegal Obamacare subsidies to unions without
Congressional approval*

In August 2013 it was reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/08/30/white-house-considers-awarding-obamacare-subsidies-intended-for-the-uninsured-to-labor-unions/?partner=yahootix>
that
Obama was trying to give illegal Obamacare subsidies to unions, without
approval from Congress.

264)* Made it harder for writers, actors, artists, and musicians to obtain
health insurance*

In September 2013, the Weekly Standard reported
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/creative-destruction_751425.html>:

*Nancy Pelosi waxed rhapsodic in 2010 as she imagined the benefits of
Obamacare: "Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a
photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in
order to have health insurance."*

*But as Obamacare begins to kick in, artists, photographers, writers, and
other members of the "creative class" who have access to health insurance
programs through numerous professional organizations will lose that
coverage.*

*Up until now professional organizations have worked with insurance
providers to craft reduced-rate plans for their members. But thanks to the
fine print in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), on
January 1, 2014, many of these plans will fail to pass legal muster.*

*The College Art Association website posted a notice this month: "The New
York Life Insurance Company recently informed CAA that it will no longer
offer catastrophic healthcare coverage previously available to CAA
members."*

*The Entertainment Industry Group Insurance Trust (TEIGIT) website posts
the following notice: "All individual and/or Sole Proprietor Health
Insurance will terminate January 1, 2014. This includes plans acquired as
Members of our Affiliated Associations & their groups." Those affiliated
associations include the American Federation of Television and Radio
Artists, the Dramatists Guild, the Graphic Arts Guild, NY Women in Film and
Television, and many others.*

*This will affect huge numbers of freelance artists, musicians, disc
jockeys, and so forth.*

*freelance artists, designers, and musicians forced to enter the state-run
exchanges are far more likely to see their rates go up*

*Pelosi's vision of a world full of carefree artists, musicians, and
writers is a mirage and becoming fainter the closer we get to January 1.*

265) *Banned the sale of flavored cigarettes, but gave an exemption to the
most dangerous flavor*

In September 2009, the Obama administration banned
<http://abcnews.go.com/Health/QuitToLive/law-bans-sale-flavored-cigarettes/story?id=8640262>
the
sale of flavored cigarettes, but exempted
<http://abcnews.go.com/Health/QuitToLive/law-bans-sale-flavored-cigarettes/story?id=8640262>
menthol
from the ban. Although I am opposed to this ban, it's this exemption that I
find to be the most troubling. If Obama thinks that flavored cigarettes are
so dangerous that they deserve to be banned, then why did he exempt one
particular flavor?

The Obama administration later announced
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23428070> that menthol
cigarettes were more dangerous than other flavors such as cherry, cloves,
chocolate, coconut, and cinnamon, but still continued
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23428070> to exempt menthol from
the ban. If Obama thinks that flavored cigarettes are so dangerous that
they should be banned, then why did he knowingly continue to give an
exemption to the most dangerous flavor?

266) *Tried to censor the Washington Post*

In August 2013, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-statements-to-the-post/2013/08/15/f40dd2c4-05d6-11e3-a07f-49ddc7417125_story.html>
:

*The Obama administration referred all questions for this article to John
DeLong, the NSA's director of compliance, who answered questions freely in
a 90-minute interview. DeLong and members of the NSA communications staff
said he could be quoted "by name and title" on some of his answers after an
unspecified internal review. The Post said it would not permit the editing
of quotes. Two days later, White House and NSA spokesmen said that none of
DeLong's comments could be quoted on the record and sent instead a prepared
statement in his name. The Post declines to accept the substitute language
as quotations from DeLong.*

267) *Dumbed down math education to make wrong answers acceptable*

In August 2013, the Daily Caller reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/08/18/obama-math-under-new-common-core-3-x-4-11-video/>
:

*Quick: what's 3 x 4?*

*If you said 11 — or, hell, if you said 7, pi, or infinity squared — that's
just fine under the Common Core, the new national curriculum that the Obama
administration will impose on American public school students this fall.*

*In a pretty amazing YouTube video, Amanda August, a curriculum coordinator
in a suburb of Chicago called Grayslake, explains that getting the right
answer in math just doesn't matter as long as kids can explain the
necessarily faulty reasoning they used to get to that wrong answer.*

*"Even if they said, '3 x 4 was 11,' if they were able to explain their
reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer really in, umm,
words and oral explanation, and they showed it in the picture but they just
got the final number wrong, we're really more focused on the how," August
says in the video.*

268) *Broke his promise to label genetically modified food*

Before the 2008 election, Obama promised
<https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/09-4> to require labeling of
genetically modified food. He broke
<https://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/09-4> that promise.

269) *Asked the Supreme Court to allow warrantless cell phone searches*

In August 2013, the Obama administration asked
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/08/19/obama-administration-asks-supreme-court-to-allow-warrantless-cellphone-searches/?print=1>
the
U.S Supreme Court to allow warrantless cell phone searches.

270) *Used an armed SWAT team to check for water pollution*

In September 2013, the Alaska Dispatch reported
<http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130903/gold-miners-near-chicken-cry-foul-over-heavy-handed-epa-raids>
:

*When agents with the Alaska Environmental Crimes Task Force surged out of
the wilderness around the remote community of Chicken wearing body armor
and jackets emblazoned with POLICE in big, bold letters, local placer
miners didn't quite know what to think.*

*Did it really take eight armed men and a squad-size display of
paramilitary force to check for dirty water? Some of the miners, who run
small businesses, say they felt intimidated.*

*Miners suggest it might have been better all around if officials had just
shown up at the door — as they used to do — and said they wanted to check
the water.*

*The EPA has refused to publicly explain why it used armed officers as part
of what it called a "multi-jurisdictional" investigation of possible Clean
Water Act violations in the area.*

271) *Purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition for the Department of
Homeland Security to use in the U.S.*

In March 2013, it was reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2013/03/11/1-6-billion-rounds-of-ammo-for-homeland-security-its-time-for-a-national-conversation/>
that
the Obama administration had purchased 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition for
the Department of Homeland Security to use in the U.S.

272) *Released 2,837 convicted sex offenders from prison*

In September 2013, the Obama administration released
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/alissa-tabirian/ice-released-2837-convicted-alien-sex-offenders-comply-supreme-court>
2,837
convicted sex offenders from prison.

Although the Obama administration had released these sex offenders in
response to a court order to alleviate prison overcrowding, it could have
released non-violent drug offenders instead. See #7 on this list for how
Obama has carried out the biggest war against medical marijuana of any
President in history.

Apparently, Obama thinks that people with doctors' prescriptions for
medical marijuana are a bigger threat than rapists and child molesters.

273) *Refused to fire or prosecute Obamacare employee who released private
info of 2,400 people*

In September 2013, it was reported
<http://www.startribune.com/business/223564521.html> that an Obamacare
employee had released the private information of 2,400 people. Obama
refused to fire or prosecute this Obamacare employee.

274) *Tried to monitor 80% of all credit card transactions*

In September 2013, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/cfpbs-data-mining-on-consumer-credit-cards-challenged-in-heated-house-hearing/article/2535726>
that
the Obama administration was trying to monitor 80% of all credit card
transactions.

275) *Tried to censor the AFL-CIO*

In September 2013, Associated Press reported
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/afl-cio-health-care_n_3912513.html?utm_hp_ref=politics>
:

*The AFL-CIO on Wednesday approved a resolution critical of parts of
President Barack Obama's health care law in spite of efforts by White House
officials to discourage the labor federation from making its concerns so
prominent.*

*The strongly worded resolution says the Affordable Care Act will drive up
the costs of union-sponsored health plans to the point that workers and
employers are forced to abandon them. Labor unions still support the law's
overall goals of reducing health costs and bringing coverage to all
Americans, the resolution says, but adds that the law is being implemented
in a way that is "highly disruptive" to union health care plans.*

*Some individual unions have complained about the law's impact for months.
The resolution marks the first time the nation's largest labor federation
has gone on record embracing that view. Unions were among the most
enthusiastic backers of the law when it passed in 2010.*

*A labor official told The Associated Press that White House officials had
been calling labor leaders for days to urge them not to voice their
concerns in the form of a resolution.*

276) *Falsely said that he had not declared a "red line" on Syria*

In August 2012, while talking about Syria, Obama said
<http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/04/politics/us-syria/index.html>:

*"A red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons
moving around or being utilized."*

However, in September 2013, while talking about Syria, Obama said
<http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/04/politics/us-syria/index.html>:

*"I didn't set a red line."*

277) *Falsely gave himself credit for John Kerry's idea about Syria*

In September 2013, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggested
<http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/09/10/putin-is-one-who-really-deserves-that-nobel-peace-prize/>
that
Syria turn over all of its chemical weapons to an international body.

The Obama's administration initially
<http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/09/10/putin-is-one-who-really-deserves-that-nobel-peace-prize/>
responded
to Kerry's statement by saying that Kerry had not been serious, and that
his statement had just been a "rhetorical" answer to a hypothetical
question.

However, after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Kerry's
idea made sense, Obama falsely stated
<http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/09/10/putin-is-one-who-really-deserves-that-nobel-peace-prize/>
that
he had talked about the idea a week earlier.

278) *Made it more difficult and bureaucratic for restaurant employees to
collect automatic tips from parties of eight or more*

In September 2013, the Obama administration announced
<http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/09/07/will-these-2-new-guidelines-cripple-the-restaurant.aspx>
new
paperwork requirements for restaurants that collect automatic tips from
parties of eight or more. These new regulations create additional paperwork
for restaurants each and every time a party of eight or more leaves an
automatic tip. It also means that restaurant employees would have to wait
extra time to receive these automatic tips from parties of eight or more.
In addition, in some cases, restaurant employees might not get any tip at
all from some parties of eight or more, because their employer might decide
that the paperwork is too burdensome, and stop collecting automatic tips
altogether.

There's also the fact that Obama imposed these new regualations without
approval from Congress, which means that Obama's actions were illegal.

279) *Secretly and illegally reversed NSA restrictions without approval
from Congress*

In September 2013, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obama-administration-had-restrictions-on-nsa-reversed-in-2011/2013/09/07/c26ef658-0fe5-11e3-85b6-d27422650fd5_story.html>
:

*The Obama administration secretly won permission from a surveillance court
in 2011 to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency's use of
intercepted phone calls and e-mails, permitting the agency to search
deliberately for Americans' communications in its massive databases,
according to interviews with government officials and recently declassified
material.*

*In addition, the court extended the length of time that the NSA is allowed
to retain intercepted U.S. communications from five years to six years —
and more under special circumstances, according to the documents, which
include a recently released 2011 opinion by U.S. District Judge John D.
Bates, then chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.*

*Together the permission to search and to keep data longer expanded the
NSA's authority in significant ways without public debate or any specific
authority from Congress. The enlarged authority is part of a fundamental
shift in the government's approach to surveillance: collecting first, and
protecting Americans' privacy later.*

*The court decision allowed the NSA "to query the vast majority" of its
e-mail and phone call databases using the e-mail addresses and phone
numbers of Americans and legal residents without a warrant, according to
Bates's opinion.*

*The court in 2008 imposed a wholesale ban on such searches at the
government's request, said Alex Joel, civil liberties protection officer at
the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). The government
included this restriction "to remain consistent with NSA policies and
procedures that NSA applied to other authorized collection activities," he
said.*

280) *Encouraged employers to use temp agencies*

In September 2013, it was reported
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/358363/indiana-university-lays-50-workers-because-obamacare-sterling-beard>
that
in response to Obamacare, Indiana University would be laying off 50 of its
employees and switching them to a temp agency.

In June 2013, Time magazine wrote
<http://business.time.com/2013/06/27/how-temp-agencies-learned-to-love-the-affordable-care-act/>
:

Why Temp Agencies Are Learning to Love the Affordable Care Act

Staffing companies like Robert Half International and On Assignment have
seen their stock prices soar since President Obama's reelection in
November, as the election made it nearly certain that the implementation of
the law would continue as planned. "In general [Obamacare] is viewed as
something that will lead to increases in the penetration rate of temporary
workers," says Tobey Sommer, an analyst with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey.
Firms like Robert Half International are especially well positioned to
benefit from the law, Sommer says, because they specialize in small and
medium-sized companies, the very sort that may be using temporary workers
to help them stay below that all-important 50-worker mark.

There's also an opening for staffing companies to present themselves as
experts in the labor rules of the Obamacare law, and as a resource that
other businesses can turn to for help with its many rules and regulations.
"The increasing burden of these regulations will cause some clients to
throw up their hands and say, 'I can't deal with all of this," says Sommer.
And when that happens, a full-service staffing company could be the perfect
place to seek help navigating the unknown waters of Obamacare.

281) *Encouraged layoffs of health care workers*

In September 2013, it was reported
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/georgia-healthcare-company-lay-over-100-because-obamacare_754008.html>
that
in response to Obamacare, Emory Healthcare, which is in Georgia, would be
laying off more than 100 of its employees.

In September 2013, it was reported
<http://www.wkyc.com/news/article/314788/33/Cleveland-Clinic-layoffs-coming-as-part-of-cost-reductions>
that
in response to Obamacare, the Cleveland Clinic would be laying off some of
its employees.

282) *Encouraged insurance companies to reduce their customers' choices of
doctors and hospitals*

In September 2013, the Los Angeles Times reported
<http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-insure-doctor-networks-20130915,0,2814725.story>
:

*The doctor can't see you now.*

*Consumers may hear that a lot more often after getting health insurance
under President Obama's Affordable Care Act.*

*To hold down premiums, major insurers in California have sharply limited
the number of doctors and hospitals available to patients in the state's
new health insurance market opening Oct. 1.*

*New data reveal the extent of those cuts in California, a crucial test bed
for the federal healthcare law.*

*These diminished medical networks are fueling growing concerns that many
patients will still struggle to get care despite the nation's biggest
healthcare expansion in half a century.*

*Consumers could see long wait times, a scarcity of specialists and loss of
a longtime doctor.*

In September 2013, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/health/lower-health-insurance-premiums-to-come-at-cost-of-fewer-choices.html>
:

*… under President Obama's health care law… many insurers are significantly
limiting the choices of doctors and hospitals available to consumers.*

*From California to Illinois to New Hampshire, and in many states in
between, insurers are… restricting the number of providers who will treat
patients in their new health plans.*

*… insurers… have created smaller networks of doctors and hospitals than
are typically found in commercial insurance.*

*Consumers should be prepared for "much tighter, narrower networks" of
doctors and hospitals, said Adam M. Linker, a health policy analyst at the
North Carolina Justice Center, a statewide advocacy group.*

*In a new study, the Health Research Institute of PricewaterhouseCoopers,
the consulting company, says that "insurers passed over major medical
centers" when selecting providers in California, Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky and Tennessee, among other states.*

*Juan Carlos Davila, an executive vice president of Blue Shield of
California, said the network for its exchange plans… did not include the
five medical centers of the University of California.*

*Daniel R. Hawkins Jr., a senior vice president of the National Association
of Community Health Centers, which represents 9,000 clinics around the
country, said: "… insurers have shown little interest in including us in
their provider networks."*

*Dr. Bruce Siegel, the president of America's Essential Hospitals, formerly
known as the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems,
said insurers were telling his members: "We don't want you in our network.
We are worried about having your patients, who are sick and have
complicated conditions."*

*In New Hampshire, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a unit of WellPoint,
one of the nation's largest insurers, has touched off a furor by excluding
10 of the state's 26 hospitals from the health plans that it will sell
through the insurance exchange.*

283) *Encouraged a hospital to close*

In September 2013, WCYB reported
<http://www.wcyb.com/news/wellmont-closing-lee-regional-medical-center/-/14590844/21881814/-/i1y8tx/-/index.html>
:

*Jonesville, Va. – A local hospital is closing its doors.*

*Wellmont Health System is citing unprecedented changes in health care as
the reason for closing Lee Regional Medical Center.*

*Company officials say three reasons led to the decision reimbursement cuts
associated with the Affordable Care Act, extremely low community use of the
hospital and a lack of consistent physician coverage.*

*Lee Regional will cease all operations on October 1.*

284) *Required doctors to ask patients sexual questions and put their
answers in an electronic database*

In September 2013, it was reported
<http://www.humanevents.com/2013/09/11/obama-wants-your-sexual-history/?utm_content=buffer93ee2&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer>
that
Obamacare requires doctors to ask patients personal questions about their
sex lives, and to put their answers into an electronic database. Doctors
who avoid doing this will be penalized.

Dr. Adam Budzikowski, a New York cardiologist, said
<http://www.humanevents.com/2013/09/11/obama-wants-your-sexual-history/?utm_content=buffer93ee2&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer>
these
sex question were "insensitive, stupid and very intrusive," and that he
could not think of any reason why a cardiologist would need such
information.

Dr. Richard Amerling, an associate professor of medicine at Albert Einstein
Medical College, said
<http://www.humanevents.com/2013/09/11/obama-wants-your-sexual-history/?utm_content=buffer93ee2&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer>
that
a patient's medical record should be "a story created by you and your
doctor solely for your treatment and benefit," and that Obamacare turns
doctor appointments "into an interrogation, and the data will not be
confidential."

The New York Civil Liberties Union said
<http://www.humanevents.com/2013/09/11/obama-wants-your-sexual-history/?utm_content=buffer93ee2&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer>
that
these requirements were a violation of patients' privacy.

The Obama administration said
<http://nypost.com/2013/09/15/obamacare-will-question-your-sex-life/> that
patients who wished to keep their information out of the electronic
database should pay in cash.

285) *Listed wrong prices for Obamacare*

On September 20, 2013, just 10 days before the Obamacare exchanges were
legally required to be ready, it was reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/09/20/wsj-obamacare-software-cant-reliably-determine-enrollees-eligibility-for-subsidies/>
that
they had the wrong prices.

286) *Made it easier for people to commit health care fraud*

In September 2013, CNBC reported <http://www.cnbc.com/id/101041552>:

*Deep staff cuts are hitting a federal agency responsible for investigating
health care fraud just as Obamacare is due to kick in, leaving less people
to investigate an ever-growing crime that costs taxpayers billions of
dollars.*

*And in a perverse twist, the funding cuts at the Health and Human Services
Department's Inspector General's Office might save money in the short term
for the U.S. taxpayer. But over the long run, more money that could have
been recouped from the fraud cases now going unpursued, is being left on
the table, the agency said.*

*For every $1 spent on health-care fraud probes, nearly $8 is recouped in
fines, restitution or settlements, according to HHS.*

287) *Included a so-called "family glitch" in his health care reform*

In September 2013, USA Today reported
<http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/09/23/aca-family-glitch-issues/2804017/>
:

*A so-called "family glitch" in the 2010 health care law threatens to cost
some families thousands of dollars in health insurance costs and leave up
to 500,000 children without coverage, insurance and health care analysts
say.*

*That's unless Congress fixes the problem, which seems unlikely given the
House's latest move Friday to strip funding from the law, which is also
called the Affordable Care Act.*

*Congress defined "affordable" as 9.5% or less of an employee's household
income, mostly to make sure people did not leave their workplace plans for
subsidized coverage through the exchanges. But the "error" was that it only
applies to the employee — and not his or her family. So, if an employer
offers a woman affordable insurance, but doesn't provide it for her family,
they cannot get subsidized help through the state health exchanges.*

*That can make a huge difference; the Kaiser Family Foundation said an
average plan for an individual is about $5,600, but it goes up to $15,700
for families.*

288) *Made it harder for Canadian politicians to get health care*

Canada has had so-called "universal health care" for a long time.

However, when Robert Bourassa, the premier of Quebec, Canada, needed cancer
treatment <http://www.independent.org/publications/article.asp?id=1201>, he
came to the United States and paid for his health care with his own money.

And when Canadian Liberal MP Belinda Stronach needed cancer treatment
<http://www.ctvnews.ca/stronach-went-to-u-s-for-cancer-treatment-report-1.256411>,
she also came to the United States and paid for her health care with her
own money.

And when Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Danny Williams needed heart
surgery
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/story/2010/02/02/nl-williams-heart-010310.html>,
he, too, came to the United States and paid for his health care with his
own money.

Now that Obama has given the U.S. so-called "universal health care," where
will Canadian politicians go when they get sick?

289) *Gave married couples an annual tax of up to $11,028 for being married
instead of single*

In front of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Obama administration argued
<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/health/policy/arguing-that-health-mandate-is-not-a-tax-except-when-it-is.html?_r=0>
that
Obamacare is a tax.

According to the Obamacare calulator, Obamacare places an annual tax
<http://pjmedia.com/blog/the-wedding-tax/?singlepage=true> on married
couples for being married instead of single. The amount of this tax depends
upon the ages, incomes, and parental status of the married couple.

According to the Obamacare calculator, the extreme case of this tax occurs
with a 60-year-old married couple with no children, where the two spouses
have identical incomes totaling $62,041 per year. Under this scenario,
according to the Obamacare calculator, Obamacare gives them an annual tax
of $11, 028 <http://pjmedia.com/blog/the-wedding-tax/?singlepage=true> for
being married instead of single.

290) *Gave people an annual tax increase of up to $12,214 for earning one
more dollar of income*

In front of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Obama administration argued
<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/health/policy/arguing-that-health-mandate-is-not-a-tax-except-when-it-is.html?_r=0>
that
Obamacare is a tax.

Obamacare gives some people a tax increase
<http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamacares-cool-calculator-work-disincentives-like-weve-never-seen-before/?singlepage=true>
if
they increase their income by one dollar. The amount of this tax increase
depends upon the person's age, income, and marital status.

According to the Obamacare calculator, the extreme case of this occurs with
a 64-year-old married couple with a combined income of $62,041. Under this
scenario, according to the Obamacare calulator, Obamacare gives them an
annual tax increase of $12,214
<http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamacares-cool-calculator-work-disincentives-like-weve-never-seen-before/?singlepage=true>
when
their income increases by one dollar, in the case of their income going
from $62,040 to $62,041.

This amounts to a marginal tax rate of 1,221,400%
<http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamacares-cool-calculator-work-disincentives-like-weve-never-seen-before/?singlepage=true>.
That's not a typo – the marginal tax rate on that one dollar of additional
income is more than one million per cent
<http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamacares-cool-calculator-work-disincentives-like-weve-never-seen-before/?singlepage=true>
.

291) *Refused to fire IRS employees who "lost" $67 million from Obamacare
"slush fund"*

In September 2013, it was reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2013/09/25/lost-67-million-if-found-please-return-to-irs/>
that
IRS employees had "lost" $67 million from a "slush fund." Obama refused to
fire those employees. Obama had created the "slush fund" as part of
Obamacare.

292) *Refused to fire ATF employees who "lost" 420 million cigarettes*

In September 2013, it was reported
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/25/atf-cigarettes_n_3989214.html> that
ATF employees had "lost" 420 million cigarettes. Obama refused to fire them.

293) *Falsely said his mother's insurance company had refused to pay for
her cancer treatment*

During the 2008 election campaign, Obama falsely
<http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/03/19/obama-nabbed-again-lying-about-mother-health-insurance-problem/>
said
that his mother's health insurance company had refused to pay for her
cancer treatment.

294) *Had 19.5 million fake Twitter followers*

As of September 2013, Obama had 19.5 million fake
<http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/09/obamas_fake_twitter_followers_explained.html>
Twitter
followers.

295) *Illegally delayed online registration of Obamacare for small
businesses*

Obamacare requires that the online registration for small businesses be
ready by October 1, 2013. However, five days before that date, Associated
Press reported
<http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/09/26/3229587/health-law-online-sign-up-delayed.html>
that
this deadline would not be met.

296) *Encouraged 30,000 Puget Sound grocery workers to vote in favor of
authorizing a strike*

In September 2013, a union representing 30,000 employees at Safeway, Fred
Meyer, QFC, and Albertson's in the Puget Sound area of Washington state
voted
<http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Puget-Sound-grocery-workers-vote-to-authorize-a-strike-225360712.html>
in
favor of authorizing a strike. Union members said that one of their reasons
for voting in favor of the strike was that their employers were trying to
switch their part time employees form employer provided insurance to the
Obamacare exchanges.

297) *Waived the U.S. ban on arming terrorists*

In September 2013, the Washington Examiner reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2535885>:

*Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian opposition*

*President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the
supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide
military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator
Bashar Assad.*

*Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic
terrorist groups, including al Qaeda*

*The law allows the president to waive those prohibitions if he "determines
that the transaction is essential to the national security interests of the
United States."*

298) *Caused a family's monthly insurance premium to increase from $333 to
$965*

Andy and Amy Mangione and their two sons live in Louisville, Kentucky. In
September 2013, they received
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/24/one-man-obamacare-nightmare/>a
letter from Humana, their insurance company, which said that Obamacare
would be causing their monthly premium to increase from $333 to $965.

299) *Caused Michelle Malkin's family to lose their health insurance policy*

In September 2013, conservative writer Michelle Malkin, who has always
opposed Obamacare, wrote
<http://news.yahoo.com/obama-lied-health-plan-died-070000532.html>:

*Like an estimated 22 million other Americans, I am a self-employed
small-business owner who buys health insurance for my family directly on
the individual market. We have a high-deductible PPO plan that allows us to
choose from a wide range of doctors.*

*Or rather, we had such a plan.*

*Last week, our family received notice from Anthem BlueCross BlueShield of
Colorado that we can no longer keep the plan we like because of "changes
from health care reform (also called the Affordable Care Act or ACA)." The
letter informed us that "(t)o meet the requirements of the new laws, your
current plan can no longer be continued beyond your 2014 renewal date."*

*This isn't just partisan business. It's personal. Our cancellation letter
states that Anthem is "not going to be selling new individual PPO plans."
When we asked whether we could keep our children's doctors, an agent for
Anthem told my husband and me she didn't know.*

300) *Tried to force Little Sisters of the Poor and other Catholic
organizations to violate their religious principles*

In September 2013, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty sued
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/little-sisters-of-the-poor-sue-over-obamacare-fines-contraception-requirement/article/2536338>
the
Obama administration on behalf of Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic
charity. Other Catholic organizations were also represented in the lawsuit.

Sister Loraine Marie said
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/little-sisters-of-the-poor-sue-over-obamacare-fines-contraception-requirement/article/2536338>
of
this lawsuit:

*"We cannot violate our vows by participating in the government's program
to provide access to abortion-inducing drugs."*

Mark Rienzi, one of the lawyers representing these Catholic organizations,
said
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/little-sisters-of-the-poor-sue-over-obamacare-fines-contraception-requirement/article/2536338>
:

*"These women just want to take care of the elderly poor without being
forced to violate the faith that animates their work. The money they
collect should be used to care for the poor like it always has — and not to
pay the IRS."*

301) *Signed health care reform that broke his promise not to increase
taxes on families making less than $250,000 a year*

On September 12, 2008, Obama promised:
<http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/obamacare-shatters-obamas-promise-fifth-anniversary-no-tax-hike-pledge>

*"I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than
$250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not
your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."*

In 2010, Obama signed Obamacare.

In 2012, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Obama administration argued
<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/health/policy/arguing-that-health-mandate-is-not-a-tax-except-when-it-is.html?_r=0>
that
Obamacare is a tax.

302) *Pushed millions of working people "into a regulatory health coverage
no man's land"*

In February 2013, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (Democrat-Oregon) said
<http://nationalreview.com/article/359692/democrats-against-obamacare-deroy-murdock>
:

*"We've got millions of people — working-class, middle-class people — who
are going to be pushed into a regulatory health coverage no man's land.
They are unable to afford the family coverage through their employer and
ineligible for the subsidy that could be used by dependents on the
exchange."*

303)* "Unfairly" forced federal lawmakers and their aides to participate in
the same health care reform as everyone else*

In June 2013, U.S. Congressman John Larson (Democrat-Connecticut) said
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/obamacare-lawmakers-health-insurance-92691.html>
that
it is "not fair" to force federal lawmakers and their aides to participate
in the same health care reform as everyone else.

304) *Encouraged SEIU union to go on strike*

The Service Employees International Union supported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/seiu-unionists-strike-over-obamacare-related-cuts/article/2536458>
Obama
in both elections, and also supported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/seiu-unionists-strike-over-obamacare-related-cuts/article/2536458>
the
passage of Obamacare.

However, in September 2013, member of the Chicago chapter of the SEIU went
on strike
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/seiu-unionists-strike-over-obamacare-related-cuts/article/2536458>
over
jobs cuts that were caused by Obamacare.

305) *Removed promise of "free" health care from Obamacare website*

In September 2013, the Obamacare website removed
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obamacare-website-quietly-deletes-reference-free-health-care_757348.html>
its
promise of "free" health care.

306) *Exposed the hypocrisy of MSNBC host Ed Schultz*

After Obamacare was passed, MSNBC host Ed Schultz praised
<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jack-coleman/2013/09/27/ed-schultz-wants-unions-exempt-obamacare>
it
almost every day for three years. However, on Sepotember 26, 2013, just
five days before the Obamacare exchanges were to begin, Schultz said
<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jack-coleman/2013/09/27/ed-schultz-wants-unions-exempt-obamacare>
that
unions should be exempt from it.

307) *Punished people who were unable to accurately predict their income a
year in advance*

Obamacare requires
<http://www.pressherald.com/news/nationworld/health-care-subsidies-carry-tax-risk_2013-04-03.html>
people
to predict their income a year in advance. If their prediction is wrong,
they can be punished
<http://www.pressherald.com/news/nationworld/health-care-subsidies-carry-tax-risk_2013-04-03.html>
by
the IRS.

308) *Created Obamacare website where less than 1% of the people who
visited on its first day actually registered for Obamacare*

U.S. Congressman Congressman Jim Himes (Democrat-Connecticut) said that out
of the 28,000 people from Connecticut who had visited the Obamacare website
on its first day, only 167
<https://twitter.com/jahimes/status/385200777653796864> had actually signed
up for Obamacare.

309) *Obama administration falsely said it did not know how many people had
enrolled in Obamacare*

On October 3, 2013, the third day that the Obamacare website was in
operation, White House spokesman Jay Carney said
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wh-number-enrollees-obamacare-we-dont-have-data_759119.html>
that
"7 million" people had visited the Obamacare website so far. However, when
asked how many of those people had actually enrolled in Obamacare, he said
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wh-number-enrollees-obamacare-we-dont-have-data_759119.html>,
"We don't have that data."

Carney was lying. Of course the Obama administration had that data. CBS
News was able to get a copy of that data, and reported
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57610328/obamacare-enrollments-got-off-to-very-slow-start-documents-show/>
that
during the first 24 hours after the Obamacare website went online, only six
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57610328/obamacare-enrollments-got-off-to-very-slow-start-documents-show/>
people
had used the website to enroll in Obamacare.

310) *Broke promise that Obamacare "navigators" would not go door to door*

On October 1, 2013, the very first day that Obamacare registration was
taking place, the Obama administration broke
<http://freebeacon.com/obamacare-navigators-go-door-to-door-despite-assurance-that-they-wouldnt/>
its
promise that Obamacare "navigators" would not go door to door.

311) *Created Obamacare website where reporters from various news agencies
were unable to register on its first day*

On October 1, 2013, a CNN reporter was unable
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2YUr8vjcm8> to register at the Obamacare
website.

On October 1, 2013, an MSNBC reporter was unable
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOjt35jgmz4> to register at the Obamacare
website.

On October 1, 2013, a reporter from the Tennessean was unable
<http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131002/BUSINESS05/310020123/2265/BUSINESS05?nclick_check=1>
to
register at the Obamacare website.

312) *Created Obamacare phone line that was answered by "navigators" who
had no training*

President Obama signed Obamacare in March 2010. The Obama administration
had three and a half years to hire and train the "navigators" who answer
the Obamacare phone line.

However, on October 1, 2013, one of the "navigators" who answered the
Obamacare phone line said
<http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131002/BUSINESS05/310020123/2265/BUSINESS05?nclick_check=1>
"We
have not been trained yet."

313) *Created Obamacare website that can't handle as much traffic as a
website which is run by one guy in his pajamas from his apartment*

drudgereport.com <http://www.drudgereport.com/> is run by Matt Drudge, who
runs the website in his pajamas from his apartment. I've visited his
website just about every day since the late 20th century. It runs very
well. His website has gotten as many as 45 million
<http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/06/drudge-report-can-thank-obamacare-45-million-page-views/54070/>
hits
per day.

On the first day of the Obamacare website, it had 5 million
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/02/obamacares-biggest-problem-right-now-isnt-glitches-its-traffic/>
visitors.
It could not handle that amount of traffic.

314) *Created Obamacare phone line where "navigators" told people to go to
a building that turned out to be empty*

Obamacare "navigators" who answered the Obamacare phone line told people to
go to a building that turned out to be empty
<http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131002/BUSINESS05/310020123/2265/BUSINESS05?nclick_check=1>
.

315) *Created Obamacare phone line with a number that when spelled out is
"F*** YO"*

When spelled out, the Obamacare phone number is "F*** YO
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/03/need-health-care-coverage-just-dial-1-800-fuckyo-to-reach-obamacares-national-hotline/>
."

This is not a complaint on my part. On the contrary, I consider this to be
truth in advertising. For once, the Obama administration is telling us the
truth about Obamacare.

316) *Tried to censor a book about the "Fast and Furious" scandal*

In October 2013, the ACLU announced
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/6/atf-tries-block-whistleblowing-agents-fast-and-fur/>
that
it would be defending John Dodson's first amendment right to free speech,
against the Obama administration, which was trying to prevent Dodson from
publishing a book about Obama's "Fast and Furious" scandal.

317) *Michelle Obama said she could not tweet as often after the federal
shutdown caused layoffs of her 16 "assistants," who have salaries as high
as $172,200*

Michelle Obama has
<http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/government-shutdown-impacts-michelle-obamas-16-assistants-limiting-her-ability-to-tweet/>
16
taxpayer funded "assistants," whose salaries are as high as $172,200.

During the government shutdown in October 2013, her 16 "assistants" were
laid off, and her twitter account said
<http://frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/government-shutdown-impacts-michelle-obamas-16-assistants-limiting-her-ability-to-tweet/>
:

*"Due to Congress's failure to pass legislation to fund the government,
updates to this account will be limited."*

318) *Hypocritically blocked Texas's voter ID law for being "racist"*

In March 2012, Obama's Justice Department blocked
<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/us/justice-dept-blocks-texas-photo-id-law.html>
Texas's
voter ID law, claiming that it was "racist."

However, the very same Obama Justice Department that did this, also requires
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZf25pmgR4c> photo ID for everyone who
enters it. In this video <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZf25pmgR4c>,
beginning at 2:39, we see that a security guard at Obama's Justice
Department requires photo ID for everyone who enters.

319) *Falsely said that his negotiating over the debt ceiling would be
unprecedented*

In October 2013, Obama falsely said
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/chris-wallace-debt-ceiling-white-house-message-bull-97842.html>
that
his negotiating over the debt ceiling would be unprecedented.

320) *Blocked access to outdoor memorials and monuments during the
government shutdown, even though it would have been cheaper to leave them
open*

During the government shutdown in October 2013, Obama shut down the Vietnam
Memorial, despite the fact that it would have been cheaper
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/nbc-police-remove-vietnam-war-veterans-memorial-wall_759267.html>
to
leave it open.

Obama also shut down
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/national-park-service-ignores-vets-as-they-breach-world-war-ii-memorial-barricades-again/article/2536718>
the
World War II Memorial. Obama used metal fences and yellow police tape to
block the entrances.

Obama put up orange cones to prevent
<http://siouxfallsbusinessjournal.argusleader.com/article/20131004/UPDATES/310040047/S-D-officials-object-feds-barring-visitors-from-highway-viewing-areas-near-Mount-Rushmore>
drivers
from stopping and taking pictures of Mount Rushmore.

Obama put up yellow police tape
<http://www.nytimes.com/news/fiscal-crisis/2013/10/01/disappointed-tourists-find-washington-monuments-closed/?_r=0>
in
front of the Lincoln Memorial to prevent people from entering.

During previous government shutdowns, these memorials and monuments had
remained open
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/02/monuments-and-memorials-remained-open-during-previous-shutdown/>
.

Since it's more expensive
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/nbc-police-remove-vietnam-war-veterans-memorial-wall_759267.html>
to
close these outdoor memorials and monuments than it is to leave them open,
I have to wonder what Obama's reason was for shutting them down.

321) *Kicked people out of their privately owned vacation homes on federal
land during government shutdown*

During the government shutdown in October 2013, Obama forced
<http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/Lake-Mead-Property-Owners-Forced-Out-Until-Gov-Shutdown-Ends-226557661.html>
people
to leave their privately owned vacation homes along Lake Mead. The
privately owned homes were situated on land owned by the federal
government. All of the homes in question were vacation homes, not primary
residences, so no one was forced into homelessness. Nevertheless, there was
no legitimate justification for Obama to do this.

322) *Forced private businesses on federal land to close during government
shutdown*

During the October 2013 government shutdown, Obama forced
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/6/national-park-rangers-ordered-to-keep-visitors-out/>
privately
owned marinas, restaurants, inns, and concessions stands which were
situated on federal land to close. Although the Obama administration
claimed that this was done because the government did not have enough money
to allow them to stay open, the government actually spent extra money to
have federal guards prevent people from entering these private businesses.

323) *Kept one of his favorite golf courses open during government shutdown*

During the October 2013 government shutdown, while Obama was busying
closing federal parks, monuments, and memorials, he made one exception – he
allowed one of his favorite golf courses
<http://www.ijreview.com/2013/10/84773-obamas-golf-course-still-open-public-monuments-shut/>
to
stay open.

324) *Spent $98,670 to build an outhouse*

In September 2013, the Obama administration spent
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/eric-scheiner/open-business-govt-erect-98670-outhouse>
$98,670
to build an outhouse at the Swede Park Trail Head in Alaska.

325) *Engages in "a sign of leadership failure"*

In March 2006, Senator Obama said
<http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/debtlimit.asp>:

*"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is
a sign of leadership failure."*

However, in September 2013, President Obama argued in favor
<http://www.cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/craig-bannister/obama-raising-debt-ceilingdoes-not-increase-our-debt-though-it-has-over>
of
raising the debt ceiling.

326) *Used armed guards to imprison law abiding tourists inside a locked
building at Yellowstone National Park*

During the October 2013 government shutdown, Obama used armed guards
<http://www.eagletribune.com/local/x1442580353/Gestapo-tactics-meet-senior-citizens-at-Yellowstone>
to
imprison law abiding tourists inside a locked building at Yellowstone
National Park.

327) *Illegally denied death benefits to the families of dead U.S. soldiers*

During the October 2013 government shutdown, Obama illegally
<http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/360767/house-we-authorized-death-gratuity-why-wont-they-pay-it-jim-geraghty>
denied
death benefits to the families of dead U.S. soldiers. Prior to the
government shutdown, the funding for these death benefits had already
<http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/360767/house-we-authorized-death-gratuity-why-wont-they-pay-it-jim-geraghty>
been
authorized by law.

328) *Spent $47,174 on a mechanical bull during government shutdown*

During the October 2013 government shutdown, while Obama was busy closing
parks, memorials, and monuments, and denying death benefits to the families
of dead U.S. military personnel, he did manage to spend $47,174 on a mechanical
bull
<http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/eric-scheiner/shutdown-day-7-government-buys-47174-mechanical-bull>
.

329) *Seized $35,000 from a law abiding owner of a grocery store without
any warning , explanation, or charges*

For 30 years, Terry Dehko has been legally operating a grocery store near
Detroit, Michigan. In January 2013, the Obama administration seized
<http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/09/25/grocery-store-detroit-irs-column/2868797/>
$35,000
from Dehko's bank account, without giving any warning or explanation, and
without charging Dehko with any crime.

330) *Ran "the most closed, control-freak administration I've ever covered"*

For the past 20 years, David Sanger has been a New York Times reporter
stationed in Washington, D.C. In October 2013, he said
<http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2013/10/sanger-this-is-the-most-closed-controlfreak-administration-174362.html>
:

*"This is the most closed, control-freak administration I've ever covered."*

331) *Fined a runner $100 for running in Valley Forge*

During the October 2013 government shutdown, the Obama administration fined
<http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/10/07/runner-fined-100-at-valley-forge-amid-shutdown/>
a
runner $100 for running in Valley Forge.

332) *Ordered Claude Moore Colonial Farm to shut down, even though it was
privately funded*

During the October 2013 government shutdown, the Obama administration
ordered <http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/park-police_762277.html> Claude
Moore Colonial Farm to shut down, even though it was privately funded.

333) *Ordered a volunteer to stop cleaning up the National Mall*

During the October 2013 government shutdown, the Obama administration
ordered
<http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/10/09/one-man-militia-cleaning-up-national-mall-for-vets-with-park-service-furloughed/>
Chris
Cox, a volunteer, to stop cleaning up the National Mall.

334) *Told students to remove two amendments from the "outdated" Bill of
Rights*

As part of Obama's "Common Core" education program, students in a
sixth-grade history class in Bryant, Arkansas, were told
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/08/common-core-assignment-makes-sixth-graders-scrap-bill-of-rights-amendments/>
to
removed two amendments from the "outdated" Bill of Rights.

335) *Ordered people to appear in federal court because they had entered
the Grand Canyon*

During the October 2013 government shutdown, the Obama administration
ordered
<http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2013/10/08/grand-canyon-cites-people-for-entering-closed-park/>
people
to appear in federal court because they had entered the Grand Canyon.

336) *Ordered volunteers to stop bringing therapy dogs to visit sick
children in the hospital*

During the October 2013 government shutdown, the Obama administration
ordered
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/nih-stops-therapy-dogs-visiting-sick-children>
volunteers
to stop bringing therapy dogs to visit sick children in the hospital.

337) *Had veterans arrested for visiting the Vietnam Memorial*

During the October 2013 government shutdown, Obama had veterans arrested
<http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/10/obama-follows-through-on-promise-arrests-vietnam-vets-at-war-memorial-for-trespassing-video/>
for
visiting the Vietnam Memorial

338) *A "lead navigator" for Obamacare falsely told applicants that they
must provide their credit score*

In October 2013, Anne Packham, a "lead navigator" for Obamacare, falsely
told
<http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Lead-health-care-navigator-in-Florida-provides-wrong-information-on-credit-scores/-/1637132/22341034/-/md8ohn/-/index.html>
applicants
that they had to provide their credit score.

339) *Created Obamacare website which "looks like nobody tested it"*

President Obama signed Obamacare in March 2010. He had three and a half
years to create and test the Obamacare website.

However, in October 2013, CBS News quoted
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505269_162-57606633/obamacare-website-looks-like-nobody-tested-it-programmer-says/>
Luke
Chung, an online database programmer who supports Obamacare, as saying the
following about the Obamacare website:

*"It wasn't designed well, it wasn't implemented well, and it looks like
nobody tested it… It's not even close. It's not even ready for beta testing
for my book. I would be ashamed and embarrassed if my organization
delivered something like that."*

340) *Obamacare's first publicized "enrollee" turned out to be a Democratic
activist who had not actually enrolled in Obamacare*

After the Obamacare website went online, the media tried and tried
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/03/the-white-house-says-people-have-bought-obamacare-we-havent-met-them-quite-yet/>
to
find someone who had actually enrolled, but could not find anyone
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/03/the-white-house-says-people-have-bought-obamacare-we-havent-met-them-quite-yet/>,
because the website was so badly designed.

After much searching, they finally reported that they had found someone – a
21-year-old guy from Georgia named Chad Henderson.

On October 3, 2013, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/03/meet-chad-henderson-the-obamacare-enrollee-tons-of-reporters-are-calling/>
:

*Meet Chad Henderson, the Obamacare enrollee tons of reporters are calling*

*Ask and, apparently, you shall receive.*

*Just moments after writing a blog post Thursday morning, about the lack of
information on Obamacare enrollees, Enroll America reached out with contact
information for Chad Henderson, a 21-year-old in Georgia who had
successfully enrolled in coverage on the federal marketplace.*

*It was a little difficult to reach Henderson, mostly because so many other
reporters wanted to talk to him. "I'm supposed to talk to the Chattanooga
Times Free Press in a half hour," Henderson said. "And The Wall Street
Journal is supposed to call."*

*Luckily, Henderson managed to squeeze me in for a few minutes. He's a
student at Chattanooga State University who lives across the state border
in Flintstone, Ga.*

Politico reported
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/chad-henderson-obamacare-enrollment-97811.html>
:

*Rare health exchange enrollee gets 15 minutes of Obamacare fame*

*Chad Henderson, a college student who is one of the few people to have
signed up for health insurance on a federal exchange, is having his 15
minutes of Obamacare fame.*

But wait.

It turns out that Henderson had not
<http://nationalreview.com/corner/360408/update-medias-favorite-obamacare-enrollee-did-not-actually-sign-plan-andrew-johnson>
actually
enrolled in Obamcare.

In addition, Henderson is actually a member
<http://nationalreview.com/corner/360408/update-medias-favorite-obamacare-enrollee-did-not-actually-sign-plan-andrew-johnson>
of
Organizing for Action, the organization that ran Obama's election campaign.

341) *Said it's "unfair" to ask for Obamacare enrollment numbers just one
week after Obamacare website went online*

U.S. Congressional reperestentative Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Democrat-Florida) is the chairperson for the Democratic National
Committee. When a reporter asked her how many people had enrolled in
Obamacare during its first week, she said
<http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/10/09/wasserman_schultz_unfair_to_ask_for_obamacare_enrollment_numbers_right_now.html>
it
was "unfair" to ask that question so early.

When a new movie comes out, we know how many people bought tickets in the
first week. When a new video game, or a new CD, or a new book comes out, we
know how many people bought it in the first week.

But when a news reporter asks "the most transparent administration in
history" how many people signed up for its new health care program during
its first week, we are told that such a question is "unfair."

342) *Declined to idenifty the private contractors who screwed up the
Obamacare website*

When the New York Times asked the Obama administration to identify the
private contractors who had screwed up the Obamacare website, the Obama
administration refused
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/08/us/health-exchange-delays-tied-to-software-crash-in-early-rush.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-thecaucus&_r=2&;>
to
answer.

343) *Refused to answer why businesses, but not individuals, were able to
delay the Obamacare mandate for a year*

When Jon Stewart asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen
Sebelius why businesses, but not individuals, were able to delay the
Obamacare mandate for a year, Sebelius refused
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/jon-stewart-kathleen-sebelius-obamacare-97976.html?hp=f2>
to
answer.

344) *Gave people Obamacare "rate shock"*

Many news sources, including the Washington Post
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/06/01/the-shocking-truth-about-obamacares-rate-shock/>,
the Christian Science Monitor
<http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2013/1007/Beyond-Obamacare-glitches-some-consumers-face-dramatically-higher-rates-video>
, Investor's Business Daily
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-obama-care/092613-672772-obamacare-rate-shock-is-real-and-will-get-worse-webhed-obamacare-rate-shock-is-real-and-will-only-get-worse.htm>,
the Daily Caller
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/08/i-like-you-obama-but-im-broke-americans-upset-that-obamacare-costs-money/>
, CBS News
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505144_162-57604782/study-insurance-costs-to-soar-under-obamacare/>
, Forbes
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/09/25/double-down-obamacare-will-increase-avg-individual-market-insurance-premiums-by-99-for-men-62-for-women/>
, CNN
<http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/21/news/economy/obamacare-complaints/index.html?iid=EL>,
the San Jose Mercury News
<http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_24248486/obamacares-winners-and-losers-bay-area>,
and the San Francisco Chronicle
<http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/saunders/article/Obama-sold-voters-bill-of-goods-on-health-care-4876722.php>,
have been reporting on something called Obamacare "rate shock."

For example, Tom Waschura, a self employed engineer who lives in Portola
Valley, California, said
<http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_24248486/obamacares-winners-and-losers-bay-area>
that
he supports Obamacare, and that he voted for Obama in both elections.

However, on October 5, 2013, Waschura said
<http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_24248486/obamacares-winners-and-losers-bay-area>
:

*"I was laughing at Boehner — until the mail came today."*

*"I really don't like the Republican tactics, but at least now I can
understand why they are so pissed about this. When you take $10,000 out of
my family's pocket each year, that's otherwise disposable income or
retirement savings that will not be going into our local economy."*

This next quote is one of the funniest things that I've heard anyone say
about Obamacare so far. It comes from Cindy Vinson, a retired teacher from
San Jose, California, who said
<http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_24248486/obamacares-winners-and-losers-bay-area>
that
she supports Obamacare, and that she voted for Obama in both elections.
This is what she said
<http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_24248486/obamacares-winners-and-losers-bay-area>
in
October 2013, after she found out that Obamacare would be causing her
insurance premium to increase:

*"Of course, I want people to have health care. I just didn't realize I
would be the one who was going to pay for it personally."*

CNN reported
<http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/21/news/economy/obamacare-complaints/index.html?iid=EL>
:

*One North Carolina reader was upset to learn her current $267 a month plan
was being canceled and the cheapest option on the exchange would cost her
family $750 a month. They don't qualify for a subsidy.*

*"Obamacare is a nightmare for my family," she wrote.*

345) *Made sure that Obamacare "rate shock" did not happen until after the
2012 election*

Obamacare was deliberately written so that Obamacare "rate shock" would not
occur until after
<http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_24248486/obamacares-winners-and-losers-bay-area>
the
2012 election.

On October 9, 2013, Obama's approval
<http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=230635128> rating was
only 37%. Obamacare "rate shock" was a significant factor in this low
approval rating. If Obamacare "rate shock" had happened in October 2012
instead of in October 2013, it's highly unlikley that Obama would have won
the 2012 election.

346) *Had the Obamacare website built by cronies instead of by qualified
programmers*

Obama had the Obamacare website built by cronies
<http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2013/aca-contractors/> instead of
by qualified programmers.

347) *Used 55 different contractors to build the Obamacare website*

Instead of choosing just one contractor or a few contractors who could
properly build the Obamacare website, Obama decided
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/politics/from-the-start-signs-of-trouble-at-health-portal.html?pagewanted=all>
to
spread the work out over 55 different contractors, which made it much
harder to get all the parts to run together properly.

348) *Waited until after the 2012 election to issue major rules for the
Obamacare website*

Obama signed the Obamacare law in March 2010. The law requires the online
exchanges to be up and running by October 2013. So Obama had three and a
half years to get the website ready.

However, Obama waited
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/politics/from-the-start-signs-of-trouble-at-health-portal.html?pagewanted=2&smid=tw-share&_r=2&pagewanted=all&;>
until
after the 2012 election to release some of the major rules for how the
website was supposed to be designed. So instead of having three and a half
years to get the website ready, Obama made sure the programmers had less
than one year.

349)* New York Times reporter was never able to log in to Obamamacare
website during more than 40 attempts over 11 days*

During more than 40 attempts to log in to the Obamacare website over a
period of 11 days beginning on October 1, 2013, a New York Times reported
was never
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/politics/from-the-start-signs-of-trouble-at-health-portal.html?pagewanted=2&smid=tw-share&_r=2&pagewanted=all&;>
able
to log in.

350) *Hired illegal immigrant as Obamacare "navigator"*

Obama hired
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/15/report-illegal-immigrant-hired-as-obamacare-navigator/>
an
illegal immigrant to work as an Obamacare "navigator."

351) *Hired someone with an outstanding arrest warrant as Obamacare
"navigator"*

Obama hired someone with an outstanding arrest
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/14/obamacare-navigator-in-kansas-has-outstanding-arrest-warrant/>
warrant
to work as an Obamacare "navigator."

352) *IRS collected taxes but did not send out refunds during government
shutdown*

During the October 2013 government shutdown
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/2/irs-collecting-money-not-sending-refunds-during-sh/>,
the IRS collected taxes but did not send out tax refunds.

353) *Prevented Catholic volunteers from practicing their religion at
military bases during government shutdown*

During the October 2013 government shutdown, the Obama administration
prevented
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/priests-risk-arrest-offering-sacraments-catholic-troops-during>
Catholic
volunteers from practicing their religion on military bases.

354) *Spent more than $500 million to build unusable Obamacare website*

Obama spent more
<http://www.digitaltrends.com/opinion/obamacare-healthcare-gov-website-cost/>
than
$500 million of taxpayers' money to build the unusable Obamacare website.

355) *Refused to fire Kathleen Sebelius, even after the failure of the
Obamacare website*

Even after the Obamacare website failed, Obama still refused
<http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/10/11/president_obama_should_fire_sebelius_120303.html>
to
fire Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

356) *There is "no reasonable expectation of privacy" at Obamacare website*

The source code for the Obamacare website states
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/361183/obamacare-site-source-code-includes-no-reasonable-expectation-privacy-warning-andrew>
:

*"You have no reasonable expectation of privacy regarding any communication
or data transiting or stored on this information system. At any time, and
for any lawful Government purpose, the government may monitor, intercept,
and search and seize any communication or data transiting or stored on this
information system. Any communication or data transiting or stored on this
information system may be disclosed or used for any lawful Government
purpose."*

357) *Requires users to reveal private info before shopping at Obamacare
website*

Legitimate shopping websites such as amazon.com allow users to browse
merchandise without having to enter their personal information. However,
the Obamacare website requires
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/10/09/now-we-know-obamacares-exchanges-are-a-third-world-experience/>
users
to enter their name, social security number, and other personal information
before they are allowed to look at the insurance plans.

358) *Michelle Obama refused to pick vegetables from her own garden without
federal help*

During the October 2013 government shutdown, Michelle Obama decided to
avoid picking her own vegetables from her own garden, and instead, allowed
them to rot.

Reuters reported
<http://ca.news.yahoo.com/squirrels-relish-white-house-kitchen-garden-shutdown-sidelines-220104454--business.html>
:

*In the famous White House kitchen garden, tomatoes are rotting on the
vine. Herbs have gone to seed. And the sweet potatoes – a favorite of
President Barack Obama – have become worm food.*

*It's another impact of the government shutdown, one that only the fox and
the many squirrels that live on the White House grounds could love.*

359) *The Obamacare website is "a hacker's wet dream"*

John McAfee, the computer programmer who founded McAfee, Inc., said
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/03/john-mcafee-on-obamacare-this-is-a-hackers-wet-dream-video/>
the
Obamacare website is "a hacker's wet dream."

360) *Caused a leukemia patient to lose his insurance*

Michael Cerpok lives in Fountain Hills, Arizona. He has leukemia
<http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_northeast_valley/fountain_hills/fountain-hills-man-dropped-from-health-insurance-because-of-new-regulations>
.

In 2012, his health care cost more than $350,000. But because he had
insurance
<http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_northeast_valley/fountain_hills/fountain-hills-man-dropped-from-health-insurance-because-of-new-regulations>,
he only had to pay $4,500 of that amount.

However, in October 2013, his insurance company sent him a letter which
said that because of Obamacare, his insurance policy would be canceled
<http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_northeast_valley/fountain_hills/fountain-hills-man-dropped-from-health-insurance-because-of-new-regulations>
on
January 1, 2014.

361) *Added 11 million words of regulations to Obamacare, which is 30 times
as many words as the law itself*

The regulations that Obama addded to Obamacare after he signed it are 11
million words
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/11588500-words-obamacare-regs-30x-long-law>
long.
That's 30 times as many words as the actual Obamacare law that Obama signed
in March 2010. Because Obama added these 11 million words without approval
from Congress, his actions are illegal.

362) *Threatened to arrest people for telling jokes*

In October 2013, the Obama administration announced
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2458574/Travelers-threatened-arrest-cracking-joke-airport-security.html>
the
following on loudspeakers at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in
Houston, Texas:

*"Inappropriate remarks or jokes concerning security may result in your
arrest."*

363) *Changed Obamacare registration deadline at the last minute*

For three and a half years, the Obama administration repeatedly said
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/deadline-to-avoid-health-law-fines-will-fall-around-valentines-day-not-march-31/2013/10/09/7e45838c-30f3-11e3-ad00-ec4c6b31cbed_story.html>
that
people had to register for Obamacare by March 31, 2014.

However, in October 2013, the Obama administration changed
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/deadline-to-avoid-health-law-fines-will-fall-around-valentines-day-not-march-31/2013/10/09/7e45838c-30f3-11e3-ad00-ec4c6b31cbed_story.html>
that
deadline to February 14, 2014.

364) *Ignored the successful methods of eHealthInsurance.com*

The website eHealthInsurance.com <http://www.ehealthinsurance.com/> has
been successfully
<http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamacare-mind-boggling-incompetence/> selling
health insurance since 1998
<http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamacare-mind-boggling-incompetence/>. The
website is simple and easy to use.

However, when Obama created the Obamacare website, he chose to ignore
<http://pjmedia.com/blog/obamacare-mind-boggling-incompetence/> the
successful methods that are used by eHealthInsurance.com.

365) *For two weeks, CNN reporter was never able to log in to Obamacare
website*

During the first two weeks of October 2013, a reporter from CNN repeatedly
tried to log in to the Obamacare website, and was never
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwR28QPRuas> able to log in.

366) *Paid $500 per gallon for gasoline*

In October 2013 it was reported
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/inspector-general-govt-partner-paid-500-gallon-gas-afghanistan_764594.html>
that
the Obama administration had paid $500 per gallon for gasoline.

367) *Referred people to uncertified Obamacare "navigagtors" and
"assisters"*

In October 2013, the Obamacare website referred
<http://pjmedia.com/blog/breaking-identity-theft-russian-roulette-healthcare-gov-refers-users-to-uncertified-navigators-and-assisters/>
people
to uncertified "navigagtors" and "assisters."

368) *While the Obamacare website was not working, 700 counterfeit
Obamacare websites were working*

It's not Obama's fault that criminals created 700 counterfeit
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/obamacare-launch-spawns-700-cyber-squatters-capitalizing-on-healthcare.gov-state-exchanges/article/2537691>
Obamacare
websites. However, it is interesting to note that while the Obamacare
website was not working, those 700 counterfeit websites were working.

369) *Asked Blue Cross Blue Shield not to release Obamacare exchange
numbers*

On October 22, 2013, three weeks after the failed Obamacare website went
online, the Obama administration asked
<http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/416090/> Blue Cross Blue Shield
not to release information on the number of people who had signed up for
their policies through the Obamacare website.

370) *100% of Senate Democrats up for reelection planned to support a delay
in Obamacare's individual mandate*

On October 23, 2013, CNN's Dana Bash tweeted
<https://twitter.com/DanaBashCNN/status/393110100153352192>:

*"new: senior dem source tells me to expect every sen dem running in 2014
to back @JeanneShaheen proposal to delay #ACA enrollment deadline"*

371) *Sold aircraft carrier for scrap metal for one cent*

In October 2013 it was reported
<http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/10/23/forrestal-navy-first-supercarrier-sold-for-1-penny/>
that
the Obama administration had sold the 1,067-foot long U.S. Navy aircraft
carrier Forrestal for scrap metal for one cent, to a Texas company called
All Star Metals.

372) *Obamacare website gave wrong prices*

In October 2013, CBS News reported
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505269_162-57608843/healthcare.gov-pricing-feature-can-be-off-the-mark/>
:

*A new online feature can dramatically underestimate the cost of insurance.*

*In some cases, people could end up paying double of what they see on the
website.*

*Industry executives CBS News spoke with could not believe the government
is providing these estimates, which they said were useless and could easily
mislead consumers. They also said that the website repeatedly states the
actual prices could be lower, but it makes no mention that they could be
higher.*

373) *Obamacare website sent false information to insurance companies*

In October 2013, it was reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/federal-health-exchange-sending-confusing-enrollment-information-to-insurers/2013/10/11/a2f3ce2e-31ec-11e3-9c68-1cf643210300_story.html>
that
the Obamacare website was sending false information to insurance companies

374) *Threatened to punish people for not buying health insurance from a
website that wasn't even working*

The Obama administration threatened
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/18/obamacare-train-wreck_n_4118041.html>
to
impose tax penalties on people who did not buy health insurance from the
Obamacare website, even though the website was not working.

375) *In the first two weeks of the Obamacare website, "no more than 5,000″
enrollees had successfully completed the enrollment process*

Two weeks after the Obamacare website went online, it was reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2013/10/14/how-many-people-have-enrolled-in-obamacare-an-early-look/>
that
"no more than 5,000″ enrollees had successfully completed the enrollment
process.

376) *Falsely said "No one is more frustrated than I am" regarding the
Obamacare website*

On October 21, 2013, regarding the failure of the Obamacare website, Obama
said
<http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-obamacare-website-glitches-mandate-2013-10>
:

*"No one is more frustrated than I am."*

Obama has absolutely no right to be "frustrated" about any of the Obamacare
webstie's problems, because he is the person who chose to cause those
problems in the first place.

It was Obama who signed a 2,600 page
<http://www.ocregister.com/articles/government-531881-obamacare-control.html>
law
that he hadn't read.

It was Obama who added an additional 20,000 pages
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/342771/its-such-reasonable-law-jonah-goldberg>
of
regulations that he hadn't read to Obamacare without Congressional approval.

It was Obama who chose to hire cronies
<http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/2013/aca-contractors/> instead of
competent programmers to create the Obamacare website.

It was Obama who waited
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/us/politics/from-the-start-signs-of-trouble-at-health-portal.html?pagewanted=2&smid=tw-share&_r=2&pagewanted=all&;>
until
after the 2012 election to issue some of the main rules for the Obamacare
website, which gave the programmers less than one year to comply with those
rules, instead of the three and half years they would have had if Obama
hadn't waited.

It was Obama who falsely
<http://finance.yahoo.com/news/health-premiums-3-065-obama-224300715.html> said
that the price of annual family insurance premiums would fall by $2,500.

It was Obama who falsely
<http://nationalreview.com/corner/356140/over-100k-new-jersey-residents-lose-their-affordable-health-plans-under-obamacare>
told
people that they could keep their insurance if they were happy with it.

It was Obama who gave
<http://news.investors.com/politics-obamacare/101713-669013-obamacare-employer-mandate-a-list-of-cuts-to-work-hours-jobs.htm>
employers
a huge financial incentive to switch their full time employees to a part
time, 29 hour week.

It was Obama who refused
<http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/10/11/president_obama_should_fire_sebelius_120303.html>
to
fire Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius after the
Obamacare website failed.

Every thing that's bad about the Obamacare website is the direct result of
choices that Obama made.

Obama has no right to be "frustrated" at the website's failure.

You want to know the people who really do have the right to be "frustrated"
at Obamacare's problems? It's the people who have opposed Obamacare from
the start. It's the people who predicted that these problems would happen.
It's the people who called the bluff from the very start on Obama's many
lies about Obamacare. These are the people who have the right to be
"frustrated" at Obamacare's problems.

And yet somehow, not only does Obama falsely say that he is "frustrated,"
but he also falsely says that he is more frustrated than anyone else.

The people who are truly "frustrated" are the millions of people who were
against Obamacare but are now being forced to participate in it.

Obama owns this – he created it. He has no right to be "frustrated" about
it.

377) *Obamacare website was built using 10-year-old technology*

The Obamacare website was built using 10-year-old
<http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/17/health-exchange-week-three-start-over/2995989/>
 technology.

378) *Required note from doctor for a mother to feed her own child*

A federal preschool program sent a note home to the parents of the
students. The note said
<http://www.ijreview.com/2013/10/86357-read-federal-programs-note-telling-parents-need-doctors-note-make-kids-lunch/>
:

*Dear Parents,*

*I have received word from Federal Programs Preschool pertaining to lunches
from home. Parents are to be informed that students can only bring lunches
from home if there is a medical condition meriting a specific diet, along
with a physicians note to that regard.*

*I am sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any questions concerning
this matter, please contact [name redacted], the Health Coordinator for
Federal Programs Preschool at [number redacted].*

379) *Obamacare website violates copyright laws*

The Obamacare website violates
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obamacare-website-violates-licensing-agreement-copyrighted-software_763666.html>
copyright
laws.

380) *Repeatedly promised that the Obamacare website would be ready on
October 1, 2013*

This video
<http://therightscoop.com/video-montage-kathleen-sebelius-says-obamacare-website-on-track-to-begin-october-1st/>
shows
Kathleen Sebelius, Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services,
repeatedly promising that the Obamacare website would be ready on October
1, 2013.

381) *Called the Obamacare website "the easiest, most consumer friendly
website to use"*

Beginnging at 0:44 in this video
<http://therightscoop.com/video-montage-kathleen-sebelius-says-obamacare-website-on-track-to-begin-october-1st/>,
Kathleen Sebelius, Obama's Secretary of Health and Human Services, calls
the Obamacare website "the easiest, most consumer friendly website to use."

382) *Obamacare website had between 10 and 20 times as many lines of code
as it should have had*

The Obamacare website has 500 million
<http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/23/technology/obamacare-website-fix/> lines
of code.

Dave Kennedy, the CEO of information-security company Trusted Sec, said
that a website for a project on the scale of Obamacare should actually
<http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/23/technology/obamacare-website-fix/> have
between 25 million and 50 million lines of code.

383) *Jared Polis opposes delaying Obamacare's individual mandate for the
entire country, but favors such a delay for his own district*

U.S. Congressional representative Jared Polis (Democrat-Colorado) voted
against
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/23/dem-lawmaker-wants-obamacare-delay-wealthy-ski-res/>
delaying
Obamacare's individual mandate for the entire country, but later requested
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/23/dem-lawmaker-wants-obamacare-delay-wealthy-ski-res/>
such
a delay for his own district.

When Polis requested a special delay for his own district, he said
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/23/dem-lawmaker-wants-obamacare-delay-wealthy-ski-res/>
:

*"We will be encouraging a waiver. It will be difficult for Summit County
residents to become insured. For the vast majority, it's too high a price
to pay."*

384) *Gave a no-bid contract to CGI Federal to build the Obamacare website*

Obama gave
<http://nationalreview.com/article/361717/reality-check-healthcaregov-john-fund>
a
no-bid contract to CGI Federal to build the Obamacare website.

385) *Broke promise to have Spanish version of Obamacare website up and
running on October 1, 2013*

Obama broke
<http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/10/25/spanish-language-version-of-healthcare-website-not-ready-for-enrollment/>
his
promise to have a Spanish version of the Obamacare website up and running
by October 1, 2013.

386) *Broke promise that Spanish version of Obamacare website would be up
and running by "mid October" 2013*

After Obama broke his promise to have the Spanish version of the Obamacare
website up running by October 1, 2013, his administration made a new promise
<http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2013/09/27/obamacare-spanish-language-website-delayed-until-mid-october/>
to
have it up and running by "mid-October." However, Obama broke
<http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/10/25/spanish-language-version-of-healthcare-website-not-ready-for-enrollment/>
that
promise too – as of October 25, 2013, the Spanish version of the website
was still not
<http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/10/25/spanish-language-version-of-healthcare-website-not-ready-for-enrollment/>
up
and running.

387) *Fired an Obamcare phone operator for truthfully answering a caller's
question*

In October 2013, a caller to the Obama phone line asked
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/102513-676780-white-house-fires-obamacare-phone-operator-for-telling-truth.htm>
:

*"Have you ever gotten anyone who really likes it yet?"*

The phone operator, a woman named Earline Davis, answered
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/102513-676780-white-house-fires-obamacare-phone-operator-for-telling-truth.htm>
:

*"Um, not really."*

Davis was fired
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/102513-676780-white-house-fires-obamacare-phone-operator-for-telling-truth.htm>
for
her answer.

388) *Gave contract for Obamacare website to Michelle Obama's college
classmate*

Instead of having the Obamacare website built by someone who was qualified,
Obama had it built by CGI Federal, a company that was run by Toni
Townes-Whitley
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/25/michelle-obamas-princeton-classmate-is-executive-at-company-that-built-obamacare-website/>,
who attended Princeton University with Michelle Obama.

389) *Spent $634 million for Obamacare website as of October 1, 2013, even
though it was only supposed to cost $94 million*

The Obamacare website was originally supposed to cost $94 million
<http://www.politisite.com/2013/10/26/obamacare-and-the-charlatan/>.
However, when it went online on October 1, 2013, it had already cost $634
million <http://www.politisite.com/2013/10/26/obamacare-and-the-charlatan/>.

390) *New York Times writer gave Obama a grade of 'F' for rollout of
Obamacare website*

On October 25, 2013, New York Times writer Uwe E. Reinhardt wrote
<http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/25/the-midterm-grade-for-healthcare-gov/?_r=1&;>
:

*"… who exactly should be assigned the F for the troubled rollout of
HealthCare.gov?"*

*"Once elected, a president becomes chief executive of a giant federal
enterprise. Anyone familiar with corporate management would have thought
that for as ambitious and technically a complex project as the initial
rollout of HealthCare.gov – so important to many uninsured Americans and so
politically important to the White House – the chief executive would have
remained in very close touch with the management team overseeing the
project and thus would have been briefed daily or at least weekly on the
progress of the project and especially on any problems with it."*

*"… the blame for the disastrous rollout of HealthCare.gov goes to its
entire management team, to be sure, but primarily to the chief executive on
top of that project. In my view, not only the proverbial buck stops on the
chief executive's desk, but, for the management of this particular project,
the grade of F goes there as well."*

391) *Said "Don't believe what you've heard" regarding criticism of
Obamacare*

On October 25, 2013, regarding the various criticisms of Obamacare, Health
and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius said
<http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/330677-sebelius-dont-believe-what-youve-heard>
:

*"Don't believe what you've heard."*

In other words, the Obama administration says we shouldn't believe the
Washington
Post
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/10/03/the-white-house-says-people-have-bought-obamacare-we-havent-met-them-quite-yet/>,
the New York Times
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/08/us/health-exchange-delays-tied-to-software-crash-in-early-rush.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-thecaucus&_r=2&;>,
the San Francisco Chronicle
<http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/saunders/article/Obama-sold-voters-bill-of-goods-on-health-care-4876722.php>
, Associated Press
<http://news.yahoo.com/democrats-want-obamacare-deadlines-moved-back-203736406--politics.html>
, Reuters
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/24/us-usa-healthcare-idUSBRE99M0VD20131024>
, CNN <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2YUr8vjcm8>, MSNBC
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOjt35jgmz4>, ABC
<http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/10/obama-seeks-an-rx-for-obamacare-the-note/>
, CBS
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505269_162-57606633/obamacare-website-looks-like-nobody-tested-it-programmer-says/>
, NBC
<http://www.nbcnews.com/health/better-use-phone-why-obamacare-website-such-fail-8C11433702>
, PBS
<http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/10/health-care-website-faces-scrutiny-on-capitol-hill.html>
, NPR
<http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/10/22/239848684/for-democrats-obamacare-web-woes-create-2014-headache>
, Politico
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/jon-stewart-kathleen-sebelius-obamacare-97976.html?hp=f2>,
the Wall St. Journal
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323854904578260313912570432.html>,
the Christian Science Monitor
<http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2013/1007/Beyond-Obamacare-glitches-some-consumers-face-dramatically-higher-rates-video>
, Investor's Business Daily
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-obama-care/092613-672772-obamacare-rate-shock-is-real-and-will-get-worse-webhed-obamacare-rate-shock-is-real-and-will-only-get-worse.htm>
, Forbes
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/09/25/double-down-obamacare-will-increase-avg-individual-market-insurance-premiums-by-99-for-men-62-for-women/>,
the BBC <http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24658892>, Huffington
Post
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/21/universal-orlando-obamacare_n_2732447.html>,
the Nation
<http://www.thenation.com/blog/176143/afl-cio-convention-closes-obamacare-critique-and-call-bipartisan-political-action>
, Mother Jones
<http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/10/obamacare-its-trouble-fat-lady-hasnt-sung-yet>,
or New Republic
<http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115289/obamacare-website-fail-politics-policy-and-polls>
.

392) *Closed a public beach and prevented a private charity from raising
money for art in the schools*

For the past 30 years, a privately run charity in San Francisco called Leap
has had a charity
<http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/10/09/federal-shutdown-wipes-out-sf-sandcastle-competition-to-benefit-schools/>
event
where they build sand castles to raise money to support art in the schools.
In 2012
<http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/10/09/federal-shutdown-wipes-out-sf-sandcastle-competition-to-benefit-schools/>,
this contest raised more than $250,000 for art in the schools.

However, during the October 2013 government shutdown, Obama closed
<http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/10/09/federal-shutdown-wipes-out-sf-sandcastle-competition-to-benefit-schools/>
the
public beach where the charity event was to take place, and prevented
<http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2013/10/09/federal-shutdown-wipes-out-sf-sandcastle-competition-to-benefit-schools/>
it
from happening.

393) *Monitored phone calls of 35 world leaders*

In October 2013, it was reported
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/24/nsa-surveillance-world-leaders-calls>
that
the Obama administration had monitored the phone calls of 35 world leaders.

394) *Refused to answer question about whether or not Obama administration
had monitored Angela Merkel's phone*

In October 2013, the New York Times wrote
<http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/24/clapper-and-carney-get-slippery-on-surveillance/?_r=2>
:

*… yesterday, Der Spiegel reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel
asked Mr. Obama "for a thorough explanation of serious indications that
U.S. intelligence agencies had declared her private mobile phone to be a
target in their operations."*

*The White House press secretary, Jay Carney said, "The president assured
[Merkel] that the United States is not monitoring and will not monitor the
communications" of the chancellor." Please note: IS not monitoring and WILL
NOT monitor. The allegation, unaddressed, was that the United States HAD
been monitoring her calls (until it was caught in the act).*

395) *Hacked the email of Mexican presidential candidate*

In October 2013, it was reported
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nsa-hacked-email-account-of-mexican-president-a-928817.html>
that
the Obama administration had hacked the email account of Mexican
presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, who later won the election.

396) *Illegally seized documents from reporter Audrey Hudson*

Audrey Hudson
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/25/exclusive-feds-confiscate-investigative-reporters-confidential-files-during-raid/>
is
a reporter who lives in Shady Side, Maryland. In 1986, her husband, Paul
Flanagan, was convicted of resisting arrest. Because of this, he is legally
prohibited from possessing a firearm.

In August 2013, federal agents entered their home, with a warrant that
specifically said they were allowed to search for firearms. However, the
federal agents illegally seized documents that belonged to Hudson, which
were not
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/25/exclusive-feds-confiscate-investigative-reporters-confidential-files-during-raid/>
listed
on the warrant.

397) *Required law abiding citizens to purchase insurance coverage for
treatment for heroin addiction*

Obamacare requires law abiding citizens
<http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-10-13/business/ct-biz-1013-obamacare-deductibles-20131013_1_health-care-overhaul-health-insurance-health-coverage>
to
purchase coverage for treatment for heroin addiction.

398) *Required men to purchase insurance coverage for maternity care*

Obamacare requires men
<http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-10-13/business/ct-biz-1013-obamacare-deductibles-20131013_1_health-care-overhaul-health-insurance-health-coverage>
to
purchase coverage for maternity care.

399) *Obamacare website could not even handle "just a few hundred people"
at the same time*

The Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/2013/10/21/161a3500-3a85-11e3-b6a9-da62c264f40e_story.html?tid=auto_complete>that
during testing, the Obamacare website could not even handle "just a few
hundred people" at the same time.

400) *Falsely blamed the Obamacare webstie's problems on too much traffic*

The Obama administration blamed
<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304441404579119740283413018>
the
problems of the Obamacare website on too much traffic.

However, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/2013/10/21/161a3500-3a85-11e3-b6a9-da62c264f40e_story.html?tid=auto_complete>that
during testing, the Obamacare website could not even handle "just a few
hundred people" at the same time.

In addition, CBS News quoted
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505269_162-57606633/obamacare-website-looks-like-nobody-tested-it-programmer-says/>
Luke
Chung, an online database programmer who supports Obamacare, as saying the
following about the Obamacare website:

*"It wasn't designed well, it wasn't implemented well, and it looks like
nobody tested it… It's not even close. It's not even ready for beta testing
for my book. I would be ashamed and embarrassed if my organization
delivered something like that."*

401) *"Health insurance cancellation notices soar above Obamacare
enrollment rates"*

On October 24, 2013, the Daily Caller reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/24/health-insurance-cancellation-notices-soar-above-obamacare-enrollment-rates/>
:

*Health insurance cancellation notices soar above Obamacare enrollment
rates*

*Hundreds of thousands of Americans who purchase their own health insurance
have received cancellation notices since August because the plans do not
meet Obamacare's requirements.*

*The number of cancellation notices greatly exceed the number of Obamacare
enrollees.*

402) *Was still falsely claiming that people could keep their insurance on
October 28, 2013*

Even as late as October 28, 2013, the Obama administration was still
<http://weaselzippers.us/2013/10/28/white-house-website-still-promising-you-can-keep-your-health-insurance-if-you-like-it/>
falsely
claiming that people could keep their insurance if they liked it.

403) *Kathleen Sebelius falsely said that Obama did not know about the
Obamacare website's problems before October 1, 2013*

On October 22, 2013, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
said
<http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/10/22/sebelius_obama_did_not_know_about_obamacare_website_glitches.html>
that
Obama did not know about the Obamacare website's problem's before October
1, 2013.

However, on October 30, 2013, CNN reported
<http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/29/politics/obamacare-warning/index.html> that
Obama had known about the defective Obamacare website a month before it
went online.

404) *Before Kathleen Sebelius ran Obamacare website, she had long track
record of failure at running websites in Kansas*

In October 2013, the Daily Caller reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/23/lawmakers-sebelius-failed-at-government-website-projects-prior-to-serving-in-obama-administration/>
that
before Obama hired Kathleen Sebelius to run the Obamacare website, she had
had a long track record
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/23/lawmakers-sebelius-failed-at-government-website-projects-prior-to-serving-in-obama-administration/>
of
failure at running websites when she was governor of Kansas.

Kansas state representative Scott Schwab said of this
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/23/lawmakers-sebelius-failed-at-government-website-projects-prior-to-serving-in-obama-administration/>
:

*"We pretty much expected HealthCare.gov to fail, because she has a pattern
of failing on these big initiatives."*

405) *Federal employees who tested Obamacare website gave it their approval*

Federal employees who had tested the Obamacare website before October 1,
2013, gave it their approval
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2471573/Website-programmers-KNEW-problems-Obamacare-site-government-testers-gave-green-light.html>
.

406) *Said he was "mad" over botched Obamacare website, but refused to fire
anyone*

Obama said he was "mad
<http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/10/21/obama-mad-about-health-care-rollout-defends-law>"
over the botched Obamacare website, but refused to actually fire anyone
over it.

407) *Kathleen Sebelius said "I don't work for" the people whose taxes pay
her salary*

On October 24, 2013, Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius
said
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/362166/sebelius-i-dont-work-people-who-want-me-resign-nro-staff>
:

*"The majority of people calling for me to resign I would say are people
who I don't work for."*

408) *Obamacare website had only six enrollments in the first 24 hours*

During the first 24 hours after the Obamacare website went online, only six
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57610328/obamacare-enrollments-got-off-to-very-slow-start-documents-show/>
people
used the website to enroll in Obamacare.

409) *Obama falsely blamed insurance companies for canceling policies that
did not meet Obamacare's minimum requirements*

Obamacare requires
<http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-10-13/business/ct-biz-1013-obamacare-deductibles-20131013_1_health-care-overhaul-health-insurance-health-coverage>
all
insurance policies to cover pre-existing conditions, maternity care,
treatment for heroin addiction, and certain other things.

Therefore, based on simple logic
<http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/10/why-the-health-reform-law-is-causing-thousands-to-lose-coverage.html>,
any policies that do not cover these things are rendered illegal
<http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/10/why-the-health-reform-law-is-causing-thousands-to-lose-coverage.html>
by
Obamacare, and must be canceled
<http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/10/why-the-health-reform-law-is-causing-thousands-to-lose-coverage.html>
.

The Washington Post said
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/for-consumers-whose-health-premiums-will-go-up-under-new-law-sticker-shock-leads-to-anger/2013/11/03/d858dd28-44a9-11e3-b6f8-3782ff6cb769_story_1.html>
of
this:

*"Beginning Jan. 1, the new plans must cover 10 essential benefits
including pediatric care, prescription drugs, mental-health services and
maternity care. In general, policies that don't offer those can't be sold
after 2013."*

However, after insurance companies canceled these policies, Obama blamed
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/30/us-usa-healthcare-sebelius-idUSBRE99T0PN20131030>
the
cancellations on the insurance companies instead of on Obamacare.

410) *Obama administration told insurance company executives not to
criticize Obamacare*

On October 30, 2013, CNN reported
<http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/30/politics/obamacare-white-house-pressure/> that
the Obama administration had told insurance company executives not to
criticize Obamacare.

411)* In July 2010, Obama knew that Obamacare would cause millions of
people to lose their insurance, but he continued to falsely say they could
keep it*

On October 28, 2013, NBC reported
<http://investigations.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/10/28/21213547-obama-admin-knew-millions-could-not-keep-their-health-insurance?lite>
that
in July 2010, Obama had known that Obamacare would cause millions of people
to lose their insurance, but that he continued to falsely say that they
could keep it.

412) *Obamacare covers "a narrow network of doctors and hospitals"*

On October 29, 2013, CNN reported
<http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/29/health/obamacare-doctors-limited/index.html?hpt=he_c1>
that
Obamacare covers "a narrow network of doctors and hospitals."

413) *Obama knew about the defective Obamacare website a month before it
went online, but he let it go online anyway*

On October 30, 2013, CNN reported
<http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/29/politics/obamacare-warning/index.html> that
Obama had known about the defective Obamacare website a month before it
went online.

414) *Valerie Jarrett falsely said "Nothing in Obamacare forces people out
of their health plans"*

On October 28, 2013, Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior advisor, tweeted
<https://twitter.com/vj44/status/394978744227475456>:

*"Nothing in Obamacare forces people out of their health plans."*

However, the very next day, CBS News reported
<http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57609737/obamacare-more-than-2-million-people-getting-booted-from-existing-health-insurance-plans/>
:

*CBS News has learned more than two million Americans have been told they
cannot renew their current insurance policies — more than triple the number
of people said to be buying insurance under the new Affordable Care Act,
commonly known as Obamacare.*

415) *Kathleen Sebelius said the Obamacare website "has never crashed" at
the exact same time that it was crashing*

On October 30, 2013, while giving federal testimony on the Obamacare
website, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said
<http://news.yahoo.com/healthcare-gov-suffers-outage-as-sebelius-testifies-that-it-s-never-crashed-181641521.html>
that
the Obamacare website

*"has never crashed."*

However, at the exact same time that Sebelius was making her statement, the
Obamacare website said
<http://news.yahoo.com/healthcare-gov-suffers-outage-as-sebelius-testifies-that-it-s-never-crashed-181641521.html>
:

*"The system is down at the moment."*

*"We are experiencing technical difficulties and hope to have them resolved
soon. Please try again later."*

416) "*Top Hospitals Opt Out of Obamacare"*

On October 30, 2013, U.S. News and World Report reported
<http://health.usnews.com/health-news/hospital-of-tomorrow/articles/2013/10/30/top-hospitals-opt-out-of-obamacare>
that
"Top Hospitals Opt Out of Obamacare"

417) *Obama falsely said that using the Obamacare website would be like
shopping at amazon.com <http://amazon.com>*

Before the Obamacare website went online, Obama falsely said
<http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/craig-bannister/obama-using-obamacare-website-easy-buying-tv-amazon>
that
using it would be like shopping at amazon.com.

418) *Obama said Obamacare could cause premiums to "fall by as much as
3,000%"*

At 1:17 in this video <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUd-slJc-GY>, Obama
says:

*"your employer, it's estimated, would see premiums fall by as much as
3,000%"*

419) *Threatened to prosecute someone for selling "Department of Homeland
Stupidity" coffee mugs*

Merchant Dan McCall sells
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer-and-michael-w-chapman/feds-threaten-prosecute-merchant-selling-department>
items
that parody the U.S. government, such as coffee mugs that say "Department
of Homeland Stupidity." Although such parody speech is protected
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer-and-michael-w-chapman/feds-threaten-prosecute-merchant-selling-department>
by
the first amendment, the Obama administration sent
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer-and-michael-w-chapman/feds-threaten-prosecute-merchant-selling-department>
him
a "cease and desist" letter, and threatened
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer-and-michael-w-chapman/feds-threaten-prosecute-merchant-selling-department>
to
prosecute him if he did not stop selling the products.

420) *Monitored phone calls and emails regarding future Pope Francis*

In October 2013, it was reported
<http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/10415228/US-spied-on-future-Pope-Francis-during-Vatican-conclave.html>
that
during late 2012 and early 2013, the Obama administration had monitored
phone calls and emails which concerned future Pope Francis before and
during the Vatican conclave at which he was chosen to be the next Pope.

421) *Used drones to kill dozens of civilians in Yemen and Pakistan*

In October 2013, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/drone-strikes-killing-more-civilians-than-us-admits-human-rights-groups-say/2013/10/21/a99cbe78-3a81-11e3-b7ba-503fb5822c3e_story.html>
that
Obama, the Commander-in-Cheif of the U.S. military, had used drones to kill
at least 57 civilians in Yemen, and at least 31 civilians in Pakistan. In
December 2013, the Guardian reported
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/12/air-strike-yemen-15-wedding-guest-killed-mistaken-al-qaida>
that
an additional 15 civilians in Yemen had been killed by a U.S. drone.

422) *High ranking Obama administration official said the U.S. is an
"Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution"*

Mohamed Elibiary is a member of the Department of Homeland Security
Advisory Council. In October 2013, a Twitter user asked
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/1/dhs-adviser-america-islamic-country/>
 him:

*"show me just ONE example of an Islamic country where non Muslims are
treated with equality."*

Elibiary responded
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/1/dhs-adviser-america-islamic-country/>
by
Tweeting:

*"America and yes I do consider the United States of America an Islamic
country with an Islamically compliant constitution. Move On!"*

423) *Obama "puts a chill on what is really a healthy discourse between
journalists and their sources"*

In October 2013, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said
<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2013/10/19/cbs-top-nyt-editor-jill-abramson-shocks-hosts-agrees-obamas-worse-bush-f>
:

*"… the Obama administration has initiated seven criminal leak
investigations… these seven leak investigations are more than double, all
of the criminal leak investigations in all administrations before the Obama
administration. And it puts a chill on what is really a healthy discourse
between journalists and their sources. And it's our sources who mainly risk
going to prison."*

424) *Obamacare website sent some people the eligibility letters of other
people*

In November 2013, it was reported
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/claim-obamacare-user-sent-other-peoples-eligibility-letters_765771.html>
that
the Obamacare website had sent some people the eligibility letters of other
people – people who were total strangers, who lived in other states.

425) *Falsely said that his promise of letting people keep their insurance
had included the words "if it hasn't changed since the law passed"*

On June 15, 2009, Obama said
<http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/lying-about-lies-why-credibility-matters-to-obama-20131105>
:

*"That means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this
promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able
to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be
able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no
matter what."*

However, on November 4, 2013, Obama said
<http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/lying-about-lies-why-credibility-matters-to-obama-20131105>
:

*"Now, if you have or had one of these plans before the Affordable Care Act
came into law and you really liked that plan, what we said was you can keep
it if it hasn't changed since the law passed."*

426) *Three people built a healthcare exchange website that works*

On November 2, 2013, it was reported
<http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2013/11/three-guys-built-better-healthcaregov/71195/>
that
three people in San Francisco – George Kalogeropoulos, Ning Liang, and
Michael Wasser – had read about the defective Obamacare website – which had
cost $634 million
<http://www.politisite.com/2013/10/26/obamacare-and-the-charlatan/> – and
decided to try and build their own health care exchange website that
actually worked. And they succeeded
<http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2013/11/three-guys-built-better-healthcaregov/71195/>.
Their website actually works
<http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2013/11/three-guys-built-better-healthcaregov/71195/>.
It's located at http://www.thehealthsherpa.com/

427) *White House gave itself waiver which allowed the Obamacare website to
go online, despite the fact that it was deemed to be a high security risk*

Four days before the defective Obamacare website went online, the White
House gave itself a waiver which allowed
<http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/11/05/cbs-news-white-house-granted-itself-waiver-to-launch-obamacare-website-deemed-as-high-security-risk/>
the
website to go online, despite the fact that it was deemed to be a high
security risk.

428)* Denied saying that people could keep their insurance even though it
was on video from more than 20 different occasions*

Obama denied
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/05/obama-denies-you-can-keep-it-videotaped-promises/>
saying
that people could keep their insurance even though it was on video from
more than 20 different occasions. The video of him saying it more than 20
different times can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCUpJDzyRnY

429) *Broke his promise to "call out" people who lie about Obamacare*

In September 2009, Obama said
<http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/11/05/obama-in-2009-we-will-call-out-those-who-lie-about-obamacare-n1738096>
:

*"If you misrepresent what's in this plan, we will call you out."*

However, as of November 2013, Obama has not "called himself out" for lying
about what was in Obamacare. He has not "called himself out" for falsely
saying that people could keep
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCUpJDzyRnY> their
insurance. He has not "called himself out" for falsely saying that
families' premiums would fall by $2,500
<http://finance.yahoo.com/news/health-premiums-3-065-obama-224300715.html> by
the end of his first term. He has not "called himself out" on any of his
many Obamacare lies that are on this list.

430) *Gave CGI Federal new contracts after the launch of its defective
Obamacare website*

CGI Federal
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/05/government-awards-more-contracts-to-company-that-created-obamacare-exchange/>
is
the company that created the defective Obamacare website, which went online
October 1, 2013. After that date
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/05/government-awards-more-contracts-to-company-that-created-obamacare-exchange/>,
the Obama administration gave new contracts
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/05/government-awards-more-contracts-to-company-that-created-obamacare-exchange/>
to
the company.

431) *Obama apologized – not for lying – but for the fact that people
believed his lie*

On November 7, 2013, NBC News reported
<http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/11/07/21352724-exclusive-obama-personally-apologizes-for-americans-losing-health-coverage?lite>
:

*President Obama said Thursday that he is "sorry" that some Americans are
losing their current health insurance plans as a result of the Affordable
Care Act, despite his promise that no one would have to give up a health
plan they liked.*

*"I am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on
assurances they got from me," he told NBC News in an exclusive interview at
the White House.*

*"We've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and we
are going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in
a tough position as a consequence of this."*

432) *On November 8, 2013, the White House website still said, "If you like
your plan you can keep it"*

On November 8, 2013, the White House website still
<http://www.cnbc.com/id/101182274?__source=yahoo%7Cfinance%7Cheadline%7Cheadline%7Cstory&par=yahoo&doc=101182274%7COp-Ed:%20White%20House-Please>
said,
"If you like your plan you can keep it"

433) *Obama used fraudulent accounting to overstate the number of people
who had "enrolled" in Obamacare*

In November 2013, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/11/11/who-counts-as-an-obamacare-enrollee-the-obama-administration-settles-on-a-definition/>
:

*Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee? The Obama administration settles on a
definition.*

*The fight over how to define the new health law's success is coming down
to one question: Who counts as an Obamacare enrollee?*

*Health insurance plans only count subscribers as enrolled in a health plan
once they've submitted a payment. That is when the carrier sends out a
member card and begins paying doctor bills.*

*When the Obama administration releases health law enrollment figures later
this week, though, it will use a more expansive definition. It will count
people who have purchased a plan as well as those who have a plan sitting
in their online shopping cart but have not yet paid.*

434) *In June 2010, the Obama administration estimated that 93 million
people would lose their insurance because of Obamacare*

In June 2010, the Obama administration estimated that 93 million people
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/10/31/obama-officials-in-2010-93-million-americans-will-be-unable-to-keep-their-health-plans-under-obamacare/>
would
lose their insurance because of Obamacare.

435) *Obamacare caused cancer patient Edie Littlefield Sundby to lose her
insurance and her doctor*

In a November 2013 opinion column in the Wall St. Journal, Edie Littlefield
Sundby wrote
<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304527504579171710423780446>
:

*I had great cancer doctors and health insurance. My plan was cancelled.
Now I worry how long I'll live.*

*For almost seven years I have fought and survived stage-4 gallbladder
cancer, with a five-year survival rate of less than 2% after diagnosis. I
am a determined fighter and extremely lucky. But this luck may have just
run out: My affordable, lifesaving medical insurance policy has been
canceled effective Dec. 31.*

*My choice is to get coverage through the government health exchange and
lose access to my cancer doctors, or pay much more for insurance outside
the exchange (the quotes average 40% to 50% more) for the privilege of
starting over with an unfamiliar insurance company and impaired benefits.*

*After four weeks of researching plans on the website, talking directly to
government exchange counselors, insurance companies and medical providers,
my insurance broker and I are as confused as ever. Time is running out and
we still don't have a clue how to best proceed.*

*Two things have been essential in my fight to survive stage-4 cancer. The
first are doctors and health teams in California and Texas: at the medical
center of the University of California, San Diego, and its Moores Cancer
Center; Stanford University's Cancer Institute; and the M.D. Anderson
Cancer Center in Houston.*

*The second element essential to my fight is a United Healthcare PPO
(preferred provider organization) health-insurance policy.*

*Since March 2007 United Healthcare has paid $1.2 million to help keep me
alive, and it has never once questioned any treatment or procedure
recommended by my medical team. The company pays a fair price to the
doctors and hospitals, on time, and is responsive to the emergency
treatment requirements of late-stage cancer. Its caring people in the
claims office have been readily available to talk to me and my providers.*

*But in January, United Healthcare sent me a letter announcing that they
were pulling out of the individual California market.*

*So if I go with a health-exchange plan, I must choose between Stanford and
UCSD. Stanford has kept me alive – but UCSD has provided emergency and
local treatment support during wretched periods of this disease, and it is
where my primary-care doctors are.*

*Before the Affordable Care Act, health-insurance policies could not be
sold across state lines; now policies sold on the Affordable Care Act
exchanges may not be offered across county lines.*

*For a cancer patient, medical coverage is a matter of life and death. Take
away people's ability to control their medical-coverage choices and they
may die. I guess that's a highly effective way to control medical costs.
Perhaps that's the point.*

436) *Five minute CNN video of Obamacare supporter complaining and
complaining and complaining about her insurance being canceled*

Here's a five minute CNN video of an Obamacare supporter complaining and
complaining and complaining about her insurance being canceled:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otmjtqU7tQU

437) *In December 2013, Obama gave unions even more illegal exemptions
from Obamacare*

In December 2013, it was reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrybell/2013/12/22/unions-get-big-obamacare-christmas-present-as-other-self-insured-groups-get-scrooged/>
that
Obama had illegally exempted some unions from some of the Obamacare fees,
without approval from Congress.

438) *Obamacare website gave someone's password, address, and social
security number to three complete strangers*

In November 2013, MKOV reported
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmEddTNWc_8> that
the Obamacare website had given the password, address, and social security
number of a woman in St. Louis, Missouri, to three complete strangers.

439) *Obamacare "navigators" encouraged applicants to lie about their
income and smoking*

In November 2013, undercover video footage showed
<http://www.nationalreview.com/article/363699/truth-about-navigators-john-fund>
Obamacare
navigators encouraging applicants to lie about their income and smoking
status. A second video
<http://capitolcityproject.com/second-okeefe-video-exposes-more-obamacare-navigators-telling-people-to-commit-fraud-and-deceit/>
with
more examples was also released.

440) *"4 Things The US Government Accomplished In Less Time Than A Working
Obamacare Website"*

In November 2013, camharris.us reported
<http://www.camharris.us/2013/11/4-things-the-us-government-accomplished-in-less-time-than-it-took-to-build-a-working-obamacare-website/>
:

*4 Things The US Government Accomplished In Less Time Than A Working
Obamacare Website*

*From the day that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act went into
effect to the morning that the federal healthcare exchange went live, 1288
days passed. 3 years, 6 months, and 8 days. In all that time, our federal
government could not construct a website that actually worked, and we are
still waiting for a final product.*

*Here are 4 things the United States government accomplished in less time
than it has taken to build a working website:*

*1. We Fought World War I*

*April 6, 1917-November 11, 1918*

*1 years, 7 months, 6 days*

*2. We Fought A Bigger War*

*December 7, 1941-May 8, 1945*

*3 years, 5 months, 2 days*

*3. We Built The Bomb*

*June 17, 1942-July 16,1945*

*3 years, 1 month*

*4. We Orbited A Man Around The Earth*

*October 7, 1958-February 20, 1962*

*3 years, 4 months, 13 days*

441) *Falsely claimed credit for the increase in domestic oil production*

During Obama's Presidency, domestic oil production increased
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/111513-679533-oil-output-soars-despite-obama-policies.htm?p=full>,
and the Obama administration claimed
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/111513-679533-oil-output-soars-despite-obama-policies.htm?p=full>
credit
for it. However, this increase only happened on privately owned land and
state owned land, which Obama had no control over. On land that is owned by
the federal government, oil production actually went down
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/111513-679533-oil-output-soars-despite-obama-policies.htm?p=full>
.

442) *Falsely said "I actually respect the Constitution."*

In 2007, Obama said
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-obama-care/111513-679530-what-obama-is-trying-to-fix-is-the-constitution.htm>
:

*"I actually respect the Constitution."*

However, this list contains a huge number of examples which prove that
Obama's statement is false.

443) *Senator Obama repeatedly voted in favor of funding the Iraq War*

In March 2007, the Boston Globe reported
<http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/03/22/obama_defends_votes_in_favor_of_iraq_funding/>
:

*Obama defends votes in favor of Iraq funding*

*Senator Barack Obama yesterday defended his votes on behalf of funding the
Iraq war*

*Obama has voted for all of the president's war funding requests since
coming to the Senate*

444) *Banned Navy SEALs from wearing the "Don't Tread on Me" Navy
Jack patch on their uniforms*

For more than 200 years
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/01/navy-seals-ordered-to-remove-dont-tread-on-me-navy-jack-from-uniforms/>,
the "Don't Tread on Me" Navy Jack flag has been a well respected symbol of
the U.S. Navy.

However, in October 2013, the Obama administration banned
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/01/navy-seals-ordered-to-remove-dont-tread-on-me-navy-jack-from-uniforms/>
Navy
SEALs from wearing a patch of it on their uniforms.

445) *Gave 655 "tax refunds" to a single address in Lithuania, and 343 to a
single address in Shanghai*

In 2012, the Obama administration gave
<http://news.yahoo.com/report-irs-refunded-4b-identity-thieves-190034348--finance.html>
655
"tax refunds" to a single address in Lithuania, and 343 to a single address
in Shanghai.

446) *Banned the linking of terrorism to radical Islam during training of
anti-terrorism agents*

Although the Fort Hood shooter, the shoe bomber, and underwear bomber, and
100% of the 9-11 terrorists were all radical Muslims, the Obama
administration enacted
<http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2012/02/u-s-bans-linking-terrorism-to-muslims-in-agent-training/>
a
ban on associating terrorism with radical Islam during training exercises
of anti-terrrorism agents.

447) *During Obamacare's first month, only 106,185 people enrolled*

On November 12, 2013, it was reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/11/12/the-obamacare-exchange-scorecard-around-100000-enrollees-and-five-million-cancellations/>
that
during October 2013, only 106,185 people had enrolled in Obamacare. And
even this pathetically low number is fraudulently overstated, because it
includes people who had left insurance policies in their shopping cart without
paying
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/11/12/the-obamacare-exchange-scorecard-around-100000-enrollees-and-five-million-cancellations/>
for
them. No legitimate online retailer counts unpaid items left in the
shopping cart as a sale.

448) *Less than 1% of Massachusetts citizens who lost their insurance
because of Obamacare have signed up for a new policy at the Obamacare
website*

On November 9, 2013, the Boston Herald reported
<http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_politics/2013/11/just_1_percent_of_bay_staters_facing_canceled_health_plans_have>
:

*Just weeks before a Jan. 1 enrollment deadline, state officials admitted
yesterday that just 1 percent of the 150,000 Bay Staters facing canceled
heath insurance under Obamacare rules have signed up for new plans.*

*Massachusetts Health Connector officials told the Herald that only 549
applicants — out of the 150,000 Bay Staters forced to switch their health
plans to comply with Obamacare rules — are poised to receive insurance
through the new system.*

449) *"The Obamacare Exchange Scorecard: Around 100,000 Enrollees And Five
Million Cancellations"*

On November 12, 2013, Forbes reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/11/12/the-obamacare-exchange-scorecard-around-100000-enrollees-and-five-million-cancellations/>
:

*The Obamacare Exchange Scorecard: Around 100,000 Enrollees And Five
Million Cancellations*

*HHS has released the official numbers here. The HHS report states that
only 26,794 people enrolled in the federal exchange—which amounts to 23 per
state per day—and 79,391 enrolled in the state-based exchanges, for a total
of 106,185.*

*In the market for individually-purchased health insurance, more than 4.8
million Americans have received notices that their preexisting plans are
soon to be illegal, and will be cancelled. Many more cancellation notices
are imminent.*

450) *Obama told insurance companies to break the law*

On November 14, 2013, after insurance companies had canceled policies that
did not meet the minimum requirements of Obamacare, Obama told
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obamato-to-announce-change-to-address-health-insurance-cancellations/2013/11/14/3be49d24-4d37-11e3-9890-a1e0997fb0c0_story.html?hpid=z1>
them
to restore these policies. However, he did this without Congress voting to
approve these changes to Obamacare. The President does not have the legal
authority to change a law that was passed by Congress, without those
changes first being approved by Congress.

451) *Obama falsely said "In the first month alone, we've seen more than
100 million Americans already successfully enroll in the new insurance
plans"*

On November 18, 2013, Obama said
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2509715/Obama-flubs-health-care-conference-community-organizers-More-100-million-Americans-successfully-enrolled.html>
:

*"In the first month alone, we've seen more than 100 million Americans
already successfully enroll in the new insurance plans."*

In reality, the actual number was 106,185
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/11/12/the-obamacare-exchange-scorecard-around-100000-enrollees-and-five-million-cancellations/>
.

452) *Jessica Sanford, whom Obama had cited as an Obamacare success story,
later said she could not afford to buy an Obamacare policy*

Jessica Sanford
<http://news.yahoo.com/obamacare-%E2%80%98success-story--says-she-can-t-afford-new-health-plan-225839697.html>
is
a a self-employed single mother from Washington state, who earns slightly
less than $50,000 a year, and has not had health insurance for 15 years.

On October 21, 2013, Obama cited
<http://news.yahoo.com/obamacare-%E2%80%98success-story--says-she-can-t-afford-new-health-plan-225839697.html>
Sanford
as an Obamacare success story, because she would be able to purchase an
Obamacare policy for herself and her son for only $169 per month.

However, a month later, it was reported
<http://news.yahoo.com/obamacare-%E2%80%98success-story--says-she-can-t-afford-new-health-plan-225839697.html>
that
the Obamacare website had quoted the wrong price for Sanford. Her true,
actual price was $621. She said that she could not afford this, and that
she would just pay the penalty instead.

453) *Video shows students at historically black college complaining that
Obamacare caused them to lose their insurance*

Bowie University
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/16/obamacare-forces-black-college-to-cancel-healthcare/>
is
a historically black college in Maryland. This video shows students from
the college complaining about how Obamacare caused them to lose their
insurance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPuFt6g_0a8

454) *"Obama brings chilling effect on journalism"*

In October 2013, Associated Press reported
<http://www.nbc11news.com/news/nationalnews/headlines/Report-Obama-brings-chilling-effect-on-journalism-227224781.html>
:

*Obama brings chilling effect on journalism*

*A report finds the U.S. government's aggressive prosecution of leaks and
efforts to control information are having a chilling effect on journalists
and government whistle-blowers.*

*The Committee to Protect Journalists released its first examination of
U.S. press freedoms Thursday, focusing on changes under the Obama
administration.*

*Leonard Downie Jr., a former executive editor of The Washington Post,
wrote the 30-page analysis entitled "The Obama Administration and the
Press." Downie interviewed reporters and editors who described a chilling
effect in which "government officials are increasingly afraid to talk to
the press."*

*Those suspected of discussing classified information are subject to
investigation, lie-detector tests and scrutiny of telephone and email
records.*

455) *Sued a trucking company that fired Muslim truck drivers for refusing
to drive trucks carrying alcoholic beverages*

In May 2013, the Obama administration sued
<http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/5-29-13.cfm> Star Transport,
Inc., a trucking company based in Morton, Illinois, because it fired Muslim
truck drivers who had refused to drive trucks that were carrying alcoholic
beverages.

456) *Gave personal information of thousands of bookstore customers to
dozens of federal agencies*

In November 2013, it was reported
<http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/11/14/208438/americans-personal-data-shared.html>
that
the Obama administration had given the names, social security numbers, and
other personal information of thousands of bookstore customers to dozens of
fedeal agencies, including the IRS, CIA, NSA, and FDA.

457) *Created fake unemployment statistics before the 2012 election*

Soon before the 2012 election, the Obama administration created
<http://nypost.com/2013/11/18/census-faked-2012-election-jobs-report/> fake
statistics to make the unemployment rate appear lower than it actually was.

458) *"White House blocks access to Obama events, news groups say"*

In November 2013, McClatchy reported
<http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/11/21/209352/white-house-blocks-access-to-obama.html>
:

*White House blocks access to Obama events, news groups say*

*The nation's largest news organizations lodged a complaint Thursday
against the White House for imposing unprecedented limitations on
photojournalists covering President Barack Obama, which they say have
harmed the public's ability to monitor its own government.*

*The organizations accuse the White House of banning photojournalists from
covering Obama at some events, and then later releasing its own photos and
videos of the same events.*

*"Journalists are routinely being denied the right to photograph or
videotape the president while he is performing his official duties,"
according to a letter the organizations sent to the White House. "As surely
as if they were placing a hand over a journalist's camera lens, officials
in this administration are blocking the public from having an independent
view of important functions of the executive branch of government."*

*"You are only seeing what they want you to see," said Lucy Dalglish, the
dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of
Maryland.*

*the news organizations stressed that they're referring only to
presidential activities of a "fundamentally public nature," not private or
restricted events, including ones that may affect national security.*

*Examples cited in the letter are Obama's meetings with the Congressional
Hispanic Caucus on July 10, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on
July 29 and Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousafzai on Oct. 11.*

*In each case, journalists weren't allowed – and sometimes were unaware –
of the event. The White House later released written summaries of the
events, along with photos taken by a government photographer.*

*On Thursday, the presidents of the American Society of News Editors and
the Associated Press Media Editors sent a letter to their members urging
them to stop using handout photos and video from the White House.*

*"We must accept that we, the press, have been enablers," the letter says.
"We urge those of you in news organizations to immediately refrain from
publishing any of the photographs or videos released by the White House,
just as you would refuse to run verbatim a press release from them."*

*Harry Walker, the director of the McClatchy-Tribune Photo Service, said
opening access to events was "the foundation for journalism, not just
photojournalism."*

*The letter was signed by 38 news organizations, including all the major
broadcast and cable networks, wire services, online services and
newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and the
McClatchy Co., which owns 30 daily newspapers across the nation.*

459) *Three days after the Egyptian government murdered dozens of Egyptian
civilians, the Obama administration announced it would give military aid to
the Egyptian government, which, soon afterward, murdered hundreds of
additional Egyptian civilians*

On April 12, 2013, it was reported
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/12/rep-gohmert-f-16s-en-route-egypts-morsi-tantamount/>
that
the Obama administration had just given four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt,
and that it had also given them eight others on earlier dates.

On July 8, 2013, it was reported
<http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/jul/08/egypt-clashes-morsi-muslim-brotherhood-military>
that
the Egyptian government had murdered at least 51 Egyptian civilians who had
been protesting against the Egyptian government.

Three days later, it was reported
<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23265632> that the Obama
administration would be giving four additional F-16 fighter jets to the
Egyptian government.

On July 27, 2013, it was reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/world/middleeast/egypt.html?_r=0> that
the Egyptian government had murdered at least 72 additional Egyptian
civilians who had been protesting against the Egyptian government.

On August 15, 2013, it was reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/16/world/middleeast/egypt.html> that the
Egyptian government had murdered more than 600 additional Egyptian
civilians who had been protesting against the Egyptian government.

460) *Spent $1.5 million to help women in Brazil quit smoking*

In August 2013, it was reported
<http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2013/08/u-s-pays-1-5-mil-to-help-brazilian-women-quit-smoking/>
that
the Obama administration would be spending $1.5 million to help women in
Brazil quit smoking.

461) *"NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds"*

In August 2013, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-broke-privacy-rules-thousands-of-times-per-year-audit-finds/2013/08/15/3310e554-05ca-11e3-a07f-49ddc7417125_story.html>
:

*NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds*

*The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its
legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the
agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other
top-secret documents.*

*Most of the infractions involve unauthorized surveillance of Americans or
foreign intelligence targets in the United States, both of which are
restricted by statute and executive order.*

*The NSA audit obtained by The Post, dated May 2012, counted 2,776
incidents in the preceding 12 months of unauthorized collection, storage,
access to or distribution of legally protected communications.*

462) *Announced plans to illegally regulate greenhouse gas emissions
without approval from Congress*

In August 2013, the Obama administration announced
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/14/climate-change-obama-epa-plan-action-sans-congress/>
that
it planned to regulate greenhouse gas emissions without approval from
Congress. Without approval from Congress, Obama's actions would be illegal.

463) *Refused to answer question about whether or not people who don't buy
insurance should be put in jail*

The Obama administration argued
<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/health/policy/arguing-that-health-mandate-is-not-a-tax-except-when-it-is.html>
in
front of the Supreme Court that the Obamacare mandate was a tax. Obama
hired 16,500
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/060313-658637-congress-must-impose-hiring-freeze-at-irs.htm?p=full>
new
IRS agents to run Obamacare. In this video
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiJGvijP15Y>, ABC News asked Obama whether
or not he thinks that people who don't buy insurance should be put in jail.
Obama refused to answer the question. Even after the interviewer asked
Obama the question a second time, Obama still refused to answer it.

464) *An estimated 70% of California doctors will not participate in
Obamacare*

In December 2013, the California Medical Association estimated
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2540272> that 70% of California
doctors would not be participating in Obamacare.

465) *California's Obamacare website gave out the contact information of
tens of thousands of people without their permission*

In December 2013, it was reported
<http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-exchange-names-disclosed-20131207,0,1224576.story>
that
California's Obamacare website had given private insurance agents the
names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of tens of thousands
of people without their permission.

466) *Made it easy for a future Republican President to give every U.S.
citizen a permanent Obamacare waiver, without approval from Congress*

The President does not have any legal authority to change the law without
those changes first being approved by Congress. However, this list contains
many examples of Obama making changes to Obamacare without approval from
Congress. Some of these changes involve Obama giving Obamacare waivers
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/may/20/obamacare-waiver-corruption-must-stop/>
to
unions who supported the passage of Obamacare. Other changes include Obama
delaying
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/07/02/white-house-delays-employer-mandate-requirement-until-2015/?print=1>
certain
parts of Obamacare. Obama made these changes illegally, because they were
not approved by Congress. With a small number of exceptions, Democrats have
not criticized Obama for doing this.

Therefore, in the future, if a Republican President
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-has-shown-how-a-future-gop-president-can-gut-obamacare/article/2540241>
were
to give permanent Obamacare waivers to every U.S. citizens without approval
from Congress, the vast majority of Democrats would be hypocrites if they
objected to it.

467) *Obamacare encourages patients to rig the system to rip off doctors,
repeatedly, year after year after year*

In November 2013, Forbes reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimpowell/2013/11/13/the-fourth-obamacare-shock-wave-is-about-to-reach-us/>
:

*Obamacare has… a 90-day grace period. This means people can buy an
Obamacare policy, have costly procedures done and then cancel the policy
within 90 days. If the cancellation comes during the first 30 days, the
insurer is responsible for trying to collect payment, but after that,
doctors are on their own. They would have to spend time and money chasing
patients for payments. California Healthline reported that deadbeats "would
not receive a fine, a premium rate increase or a repayment order. They also
would not be barred from purchasing another subsidized plan during the next
enrollment period." No other type of health insurance has a 90-day grace
period like this.*

468)* Tech experts said that a properly working Obamacare website should
not have cost more than $10 million, whereas the defective version built by
Michelle Obama's incompetent Princeton classmate had actually cost $634
million*

Instead of hiring competent programmers to create the Obamacare website,
Obama hired CGI Federal, a company that was run by Toni Townes-Whitley
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/25/michelle-obamas-princeton-classmate-is-executive-at-company-that-built-obamacare-website/>,
who attended Princeton University with Michelle Obama. When the defective
Obamacare website went online on October 1, 2013, it had already cost $634
million <http://www.politisite.com/2013/10/26/obamacare-and-the-charlatan/>.

However, David Kennedy, president of the technology firm TrustedSec, said
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/05/tech-experts-working-obamacare-site-should-have-cost-at-most-5-million-to-10-million/>
that
even if the Obamacare website had worked properly, it should not have cost
more than $10 million. Luke Chung, president and founder of the technology
firm FMS, said
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/05/tech-experts-working-obamacare-site-should-have-cost-at-most-5-million-to-10-million/>
he
agreed with Mr. Kennedy.

469) *Harry Reid, Barbara Boxer, and several other Democratic Senators who
voted for Obamacare, have exempted their own staff from Obamacare*

In December 2013, Yahoo News reported
<http://news.yahoo.com/harry-reid-exempts-some-of-his-senate-staff-from-obamacare-exchanges-192925037.html>
:

*Harry Reid exempts some of his Senate staff from Obamacare exchanges*

*One of the biggest public supporters of the Affordable Care Act has
reportedly decided that some of his staff should be exempted from the new
law.*

*CNN reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is the only top
congressional leader to exempt some of his staff from having to buy
insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges.*

*Yahoo News has reached out to the offices of all 100 U.S. senators to see
if any other members have exempted committee staff from the federal
exchange. So far, the offices of 42 senators have responded to our inquiry,
with 37 saying that the senator and their entire staff will switch over to
the exchanges in January.*

*The offices of Ron Wyden, Tim Johnson, Barbara Boxer, Patty Murray and
Thomas Carper, all Democrats, said they were exempting some of their staff.
Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, has not responded.*

470) *In a contest for videos to promote Obamacare, the Obama
administration gave first prize to a video called "Forget About the Price
Tag"*

The Obama administration held a contest
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/04/not-a-joke-video-called-forget-about-the-price-tag-wins-hhs-grand-prize-for-promoting-obamacare/>
where
it asked people to make videos to support Obamacare. The Obama
administration awarded first prize
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/04/not-a-joke-video-called-forget-about-the-price-tag-wins-hhs-grand-prize-for-promoting-obamacare/>
to
a video called "Forget About the Price Tag." The video can be seen at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpRNAkG-Nx0

471) *Broke his promise to have the Obamacare website fixed by November 30,
2013*

On October 25, 2013, White House spokesman Jeffrey Zients said
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/25/us-usa-healthcare-exchanges-idUSBRE99O0SS20131025>
:

*"By the end of November, the vast majority of consumers will be able to
successfully and smoothly enroll through Healthcare.gov"*

However, on December 1, 2013, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/02/business/white-house-praises-gains-on-health-site.html?_r=0>
:

*Insurers Claim Health Website Is Still Flawed*

*The problem is that the systems that are supposed to deliver consumer
information to insurers still have not been fixed. And with coverage for
many people scheduled to begin in just 30 days, insurers are worried the
repairs may not be completed in time.*

*"Until the enrollment process is working from end to end, many consumers
will not be able to enroll in coverage," said Karen M. Ignagni, president
of America's Health Insurance Plans, a trade group.*

*The issues are vexing and complex. Some insurers say they have been
deluged with phone calls from people who believe they have signed up for a
particular health plan, only to find that the company has no record of the
enrollment.*

472) *Democratic aides who supported the passage of Obamacare said their
new Obamacare premiums are "simply unacceptable"*

In December 2013, Politico reported
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/11/older-capitol-hill-aides-obamacare-affordable-care-act-prices-health-insurance-100226.html>
:

*Older Hill aides shocked by Obamacare prices*

*Veteran House Democratic aides are sick over the insurance prices they'll
pay under Obamacare, and they're scrambling to find a cure.*

*"In a shock to the system, the older staff in my office (folks over 59)
have now found out their personal health insurance costs (even with the
government contribution) have gone up 3-4 times what they were paying
before," Minh Ta, chief of staff to Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.), wrote to
fellow Democratic chiefs of staff in an email message obtained by POLITICO.
"Simply unacceptable."*

*In the email, Ta noted that older congressional staffs may leave their
jobs because of the change to their health insurance.*

473) *Members of Congress and their staff are exempt from the income limits
for Obamacare subsidies that apply to everyone else*

Most people are eligible for Obamacare subsidies only if their income is no
more than 400%
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikepatton/2013/11/14/obamacare-the-real-story-behind-the-congressional-exemption/>
of
the poverty level. For a family of four, 400% of the poverty level is
$94,200
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-boland/174k-year-congressmen-will-get-special-obamacare-subsidy>.
A family of four with income higher than that amount it not eligible for an
Obamacare subsidy.

However, members of Congress and their staff are exempt
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikepatton/2013/11/14/obamacare-the-real-story-behind-the-congressional-exemption/>
from
this limit. Members of Congress are paid $174,000
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-boland/174k-year-congressmen-will-get-special-obamacare-subsidy>
a
year. Because of their special exemption, a middle aged member of Congress
who is married and has children, will get a special Obamacare subsidy of $
10,000
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-boland/174k-year-congressmen-will-get-special-obamacare-subsidy>
.

474) *Obamacare website often doesn't tell insurance companies about
customers who "bought" insurance*

On December 1, 2013, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/02/business/white-house-praises-gains-on-health-site.html?_r=0>
:

*Some insurers say they have been deluged with phone calls from people who
believe they have signed up for a particular health plan, only to find that
the company has no record of the enrollment.*

475) *Obama's nominee to head the IRS has "little tax experience"*

In December 2013, Reuters reported
<http://news.yahoo.com/obama-39-tax-man-pledges-restore-trust-beleaguered-171801080--finance.html>
:

*WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A Senate panel hearing on President Barack Obama's
nominee to head the Internal Revenue Service was set to resume Wednesday
after it was abruptly halted on Tuesday at a Republican senator's request,
committee aides said.*

*John Koskinen, a 74-year-old lawyer with little tax experience chosen by
Obama to take over the beleaguered IRS, traveled up to Capitol Hill to face
the Senate Finance Committee, but the session did not last long.*

476) *Obama said we should raise the minimum wage, but barackobama.com
<http://barackobama.com> advertised for "unpaid" interns*

In February 2013, Obama said
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/13/us/politics/obamas-2013-state-of-the-union-address.html?pagewanted=all>
:

*"Tonight, let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who
works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal
minimum wage to $9.00 an hour. This single step would raise the incomes of
millions of working families. It could mean the difference between
groceries or the food bank; rent or eviction; scraping by or finally
getting ahead. For businesses across the country, it would mean customers
with more money in their pockets. In fact, working folks shouldn't have to
wait year after year for the minimum wage to go up while CEO pay has never
been higher. So here's an idea that Governor Romney and I actually agreed
on last year: let's tie the minimum wage to the cost of living, so that it
finally becomes a wage you can live on."*

However, barackobama.com
<https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/organizing-for-action-hq-internship---chicago>
advertised
for "unpaid" interns. The bolding is mine:

*https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/organizing-for-action-hq-internship—chicago*
<https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/organizing-for-action-hq-internship---chicago>

*HQ Internship Opportunity:*

*OFA is now accepting applications for full-time and part-time HQ Interns
for the Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 HQ Internship Programs in Chicago, IL.
HQ Interns will have the unique opportunity to work closely with staff in
advancing the President's agenda. Departmental placements available include
Grassroots Organizing, Training, Issue Campaigns, Digital, Press and
Finance. Please include your departmental placement preferences in your
cover letter. Accepted HQ Interns will be paired with departments based on
their stated interest, qualifications and availability. This is a 14-week,
unpaid internship program.*

*Please note that our Washington, D.C. location is not our primary location
and has a limited number of staff and, accordingly, internship positions
available. As a result, we are no longer considering candidates for this
location.*

*The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with a strong desire
to learn and a deep commitment to OFA's mission. Requirements of the
candidate include:*

*Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills*

*Strong desire to learn and work in the field of public service, grassroots
organizing, and political engagement*

*Strong project management skills*

*Detail oriented, thinking critically and creatively*

*Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced environment*

*Strong commitment to changing the world*

*Spring Program Dates: January 2014 – May 2014*

*Summer Program Dates: May 2014 – August 2014*

*If you are interested in volunteering in your state, consider applying to
the Organizing for Action Organizing Fellowship Program.*

*Organizing for Action is an equal opportunity employer.*

477) *Falsely said that he had never lived with his drunk driving, illegal
alien uncle*

In 2011, the Obama administration said
<http://news.yahoo.com/white-house-reverses-course--says-obama-lived-with-kenyan-uncle-202020835.html>
that
Obama had never lived with his drunk driving, illegal alien uncle. However,
in December 2013, it was reported
<http://news.yahoo.com/white-house-reverses-course--says-obama-lived-with-kenyan-uncle-202020835.html>
that
Obama actually had lived with him.

478) *In New York City, thousands of Obama voting, well educated, upper
class professionals complained about losing their insurance because of
Obamacare*

In December 2013, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/nyregion/with-affordable-care-act-canceled-policies-for-new-york-professionals.html?_r=1&;>
:

*With Affordable Care Act, Canceled Policies for New York Professionals*

*Many in New York's professional and cultural elite have long supported
President Obama's health care plan. But now, to their surprise, thousands
of writers, opera singers, music teachers, photographers, doctors, lawyers
and others are learning that their health insurance plans are being
canceled and they may have to pay more to get comparable coverage, if they
can find it.*

*"I couldn't sleep because of it," said Barbara Meinwald, a solo
practitioner lawyer in Manhattan.*

*Ms. Meinwald, 61, has been paying $10,000 a year for her insurance through
the New York City Bar. A broker told her that a new temporary plan with
fewer doctors would cost $5,000 more, after factoring in the cost of her
medications.*

*Roy Lyons, managing director of Marsh U.S. Consumer, an insurance
brokerage, said he had heard complaints from physicians, lawyers,
pharmacists and optometrists.*

*Among those affected are members of the Authors Guild; the Advertising
Photographers of America; the Suzuki Association of the Americas, a music
teachers organization; the Society of Children's Book Writers and
Illustrators; the New York City Bar Association; and the New York County
Medical Society.*

*It is not lost on many of the professionals that they are exactly the sort
of people — liberal, concerned with social justice — who supported the
Obama health plan in the first place. Ms. Meinwald, the lawyer, said she
was a lifelong Democrat who still supported better health care for all, but
had she known what was in store for her, she would have voted for Mitt
Romney.*

*It is an uncomfortable position for many members of the creative classes
to be in.*

*"We are the Obama people," said Camille Sweeney, a New York writer and
member of the Authors Guild. Her insurance is being canceled, and she is
dismayed that neither her pediatrician nor her general practitioner appears
to be on the exchange plans. What to do has become a hot topic on Facebook
and at dinner parties frequented by her fellow writers and artists.*

*"I'm for it," she said. "But what is the reality of it?"*

479) *Washington state's Obamacare website stole money from people's
checking accounts*

In December 2013, KGW reported
<http://www.kgw.com/news/Enrollees-report-erroneous-debits-by-WA-Healthplanfinder-235244701.html>
that
the Obamacare website for Washington state had stolen money from people's
checking accounts.

480) *Illegally ordered insurance companies to cover "customers" who had
never paid any premiums*

In December 2013, Obama ordered
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/12/14/government-takeover-white-house-forces-obamacare-insurers-to-cover-unpaid-patients-at-a-loss/?partner=yahootix>
insurance
companies to cover "customers" who had never paid any premiums. Obama's
action was illegal because it violated the takings
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/12/14/government-takeover-white-house-forces-obamacare-insurers-to-cover-unpaid-patients-at-a-loss/?partner=yahootix>
clause
of the Fifth Amendment. It was also illegal because he did not have approval
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/12/14/government-takeover-white-house-forces-obamacare-insurers-to-cover-unpaid-patients-at-a-loss/?partner=yahootix>
from
Congress.

481) *Millennials who voted for Obama and supported the passage of
Obamacare did not want to purchase Obamacare insurance for themselves*

In December 2013, it was reported
<http://finance.yahoo.com/news/millennials-obamacare-thee-not-051500138.html>
that
most of the Millennials who had voted for Obama and had supported the
passage of Obamacare did not want to purchase Obamacare insurance for
themselves.

482) *Obamcare website violated federal security laws*

In December 2013, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/11/obamacare-marketplace-violates-federal-security-law/>
that
the Obamacare website was in violation of federal security laws.

483) *Refused to answer questions about how many of Obamacare's so-called
"enrollees" had actually paid their first month's premium*

On December 11, 2013, more than two months after the Obamacare website had
gone online, the Obama administration still refused
<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304477704579252481397105554>
to
answer questions about how many of Obamacare's so-called "enrollees" had
actually paid their first month's premium. Instead, the Obama
administration was still fraudulently counting as "enrollees" people who
had put Obamacare policies into their shopping cart without actually paying
for them. No legitimate online retailer counts unpaid items left in the
shopping cart as sales.

484) *Illegally delayed Obamacare's online SHOP enrollment by one year*

In November 2013, it was reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/11/27/obamacares-online-exchange-for-small-businesses-is-delayed-by-one-year/>
that
Obama had delayed Obamacare's online SHOP enrollment by one year. Because
Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

485) *Ten different Obamacare "customer service" representatives refused to
let cancer survivor Lynn Baklor sign up for Obamacare*

Lynn Baklor lives in Maryland, and is a survivor of breast cancer. Over a
period of two months, she spoke on the phone with ten different "customer
service" representatives from Obamacare, and none of them allowed her to
sign up for Obamacare. The Obamacare website was not working either. A WBAL
news report on her situation can be seen at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F79acewkZ78

486) *Obama's nominee to head the defense department said he did not know
much about the military*

In January 2013, Chuck Hagel, Obama's nominee to head the defense
department, said
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/hagel-i-dont-know-enough-about-defense-department_699100.html>
he
did not know much about the military.

487) *Federal judge said Obama's bulk collection of phone records was
unconstitutional*

In December 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said
<http://news.yahoo.com/judge-deals-nsa-defeat-bulk-192758776.html> that
Obama's bulk collection of phone records violated the fourth amendment's
prohibition against unreasonable searches. It was Edward Snowden
<http://news.yahoo.com/judge-deals-nsa-defeat-bulk-192758776.html>, a
former NSA employee, who had first revealed to the public that Obama had
been engaging in this unconstitutional activity.

488) *Gave out even more illegal Obamacare waivers*

On December 19, 2013, Obama gave
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/obama-administration-relaxes-rules-of-health-care-law-four-days-before-deadline/2013/12/19/81bc3132-690b-11e3-8b5b-a77187b716a3_story.html>
exemptions
from the Obamacare mandate to people whose insurance had been canceled due
to Obamacare. Because Obama gave out these exemptions without approval from
Congress, his action was illegal.

489) *Obamacare creates a new 2% tax on every insurance plan*

Obamacare creates a new 2% tax
<http://nypost.com/2013/12/25/new-obamacare-fees-coming-in-2014/> on every
insurance plan. This breaks Obama's promise
<http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/obamacare-shatters-obamas-promise-fifth-anniversary-no-tax-hike-pledge>
that
he would not raise taxes on families making less than $250,000 per year.

490) *Obamacare requires some people to pay 19% of their income for
premiums*

In December 2013, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/21/business/new-health-law-frustrates-many-in-middle-class.html?_r=2&hp=&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1387635873-yBpAminoYvQy2F4QPm6jLQ&pagewanted=all&;>
:

*A 60-year-old living in Polk County, in northwestern Wisconsin, and
earning $50,000 a year, for example, would have to spend more than 19
percent of his income, or $9,801 annually, to buy one of the cheapest plans
available there.*

491) *Six Democratic Senators who voted for Obamacare complained that it
was causing voters in their districts to lose insurance*

In December 2013, six Democratic Senators who had voted for Obamacare wrote
a letter
<http://www.scribd.com/doc/192622123/Warner-King-Shaheen-Landrieu-Heitkamp-Kaine-letter-to-Sec-Sebelius>
to
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, complaining that
Obamacare was causing voters in their districts to lose insurance.

492)* Admitted that the so-called "Affordable" Care Act was actually
"unaffordable" for some people*

In December 2013, the Obama administration admitted
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/12/20/utter-chaos-white-house-exempts-millions-from-obamacares-insurance-mandate-unaffordable-exchanges/>
that
the so-called "Affordable" Care Act was actually "unaffordable" for some
people.

493) *53% of people without insurance disapprove of Obamacare*

In December 2013, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/19/us/uninsured-americans-are-about-as-skeptical-of-health-care-law-as-the-insured-poll-finds.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=politics&;>
:

*Americans who lack medical coverage disapprove of President Obama's health
care law at roughly the same rate as the insured, even though most say they
struggle to pay for basic care, according to the latest New York Times/CBS
News poll.*

*Fifty-three percent of the uninsured disapprove of the law, the poll
found, compared with 51 percent of those who have health coverage. A third
of the uninsured say the law will help them personally, but about the same
number think it will hurt them, with cost a leading concern.*

494) *Under certain circumstances, Obamacare recipients between the ages of
55 and 64 can have their homes seized by the government after they die*

Under certain circumstances, when someone between the ages of 55 and 64
participates in Obamacare, then after they die, the government can seize
<http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obamacare-shotgun-wedding-marry-lose-091500078.html>
their
home, preventing their children from inheriting it.

495) *PolitiFact repeatedly changed its rating of Obama's promise that
people could keep their insurance, based on how many Presidential elections
he still had left*

PolitiFact is a left wing organization that rates the truthfulness of
statements made by politicians. Regarding Obama's promise that people could
keep their insurance, PolitiFact has given out three different ratings.

In October 2008, when Obama still had two Presidential elections coming up,
PolitiFact rated
<http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2008/oct/09/barack-obama/obamas-plan-expands-existing-system/>
his
statement as "true."

In June 2012, when Obama only had one more Presidential election coming up,
PolitiFact rated
<http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jun/29/barack-obama/barack-obama-says-under-his-health-care-law-those-/>
his
statement as "half true."

In December 2013, when Obama could no longer run for President ever again,
PolitiFact rated
<http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2013/dec/12/lie-year-if-you-like-your-health-care-plan-keep-it/>
his
statement as "lie of the year."

In all three of these cases, PolitiFact was rating the exact same
statement. So why did they keep changing their rating? The best explanation
that I can think of is that as Obama had fewer and fewer Presidential
elections coming up, they were willing to be more and more accurate in
their ratings. So only when he was no longer able to run for President
again, were they finally willing to admit the truth about his statement.

496) *Obamacare supporters at Democratic Underground later complained about
it*

For some really hilarious displays of shock and outrage by supporters of
Obamacare at how it's harming people, check out these threads at Democratic
Underground: one <http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022150312>, two
<http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022166682>, three
<http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014298882>, four
<http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022169390>, five
<http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022217174>, six
<http://www.democraticunderground.com/10023943019>, and seven
<http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024208870>.

497) *Commander-in-Chief Obama adopted lower military standards so
unqualified women could serve in combat*

In December 2013, NPR reported
<http://www.npr.org/2013/12/27/257363943/marines-most-female-recruits-dont-meet-new-pullup-standard>
:

*Starting Jan. 1, every woman in the Marines Corps was supposed to meet a
new physical standard by performing three pullups. But that has been put
off.*

*The three pullups is already the minimum required for all male Marines.
Now the Marine Corps has postponed the plan, and that's raising questions
about whether women have the physical strength to handle ground combat,
which they'll be allowed to do beginning in 2016.*

Why does this matter?

Well, the same NPR article continued
<http://www.npr.org/2013/12/27/257363943/marines-most-female-recruits-dont-meet-new-pullup-standard>
:

*The Marine Corps has been using it to test upper body strength for men for
more than 40 years. And that upper body strength, they say, is necessary to
serve in ground combat: to pull yourself out of a canal in Afghanistan, to
climb over a mud wall, to carry an ammunition box.*

And a CNS News article on the subject stated
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/barbara-boland/female-marines-not-required-do-1-pull>
:

*Pull-ups have been used to test Marines' upper body strength for over 40
years. The ability to pull-up one's own body weight over a bar shows the
upper body strength that, in combat, is needed to lift fallen comrades,
pull one's self over a wall, and carry heavy munitions. Combat Marines also
carry a pack that weighs around 90 pounds, with gunners carrying an
additional 50 or 60 pounds.*

In other words, this qualification is by no means trivial. On the contrary,
this involves skills that are necessary in combat – necessary for saving
the soldier's own life, as well as for saving the lives of other soldiers.

Obama, who is Commander-in-Chief of the military, is saying that he's
perfectly OK with allowing unqualified women to go into combat, even if it
means that their lack of qualifications could end up killing them, as well
as killing other U.S. soldiers who depend on them.

498) *Had double standard for hate crime laws*

When someone participated in the so-called "knockout game," the Obama
administration filed hate crime
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/26/federal-authorities-charge-white-knockout-suspect-/>
charges
when a white person attacked a black person, but not when a black person
attacked a white person.

499) *Tried to prevent federal judge from ruling on NSA surveillance*

In December 2013, the Obama administration tried
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/22/us/white-house-tries-to-prevent-judge-from-ruling-on-surveillance-efforts.html?_r=0>
to
prevent a federal judge from ruling on NSA surveillance efforts.

500) *Illegally tried to avoid disclosure of a foreign aid directive that
he had signed*

In December 2013, a federal judge ruled
<http://freebeacon.com/court-rejects-obama-admin-executive-privilege-arguments/>
that
Obama's attempt to avoid disclosure of a foreign aid directive that he had
signed in 2010 was illegal.

501) *Forced a woman to undergo a strip search, an observed bowel movement,
and a CT scan without a warrant*

In December 2012, federal agents forced
<http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2013/12/18/lawsuit-woman-faced-illegal-body-cavity-search-observed-bowel-movement/>
a
New Mexico woman to undergo a strip search, an observed bowel movement, and
a CT scan, all without a warrant.

Laura Schauer Ives, the legal director for the New Mexico ACLU, said
<http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2013/12/18/lawsuit-woman-faced-illegal-body-cavity-search-observed-bowel-movement/>
of
this:

*"What is truly frightening about this incident is that it could have
happened to anyone… The failed drug war and militarized border region have
created an environment in which law enforcement officials increasingly
inflict extreme and illegal searches on innocent Americans."*

502) *Spent $914,000 to study fictional romance*

In December 2013, it was reported
<http://news.yahoo.com/federal-government-has-spent-nearly--1-million-on-romance-130053872.html>
that
the Obama administration had spent $914,000 to study "romance as told in
novels, films, comics, advice books, songs, and internet fan fiction."

503) *Spent $65 million on television ads to promote tourism in New York
and New Jersey*

In December 2013, it was reported
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/17/coburn-wasted-feds-pay-collect-human-urine/?page=2>
that
the Obama administration had spent $65 million on television ads to promote
tourism in New York and New Jersey

504) *Spent $1.5 million per year to tell the movie industry how to portray
the FBI in movies*

In December 2013, it was reported
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/17/coburn-wasted-feds-pay-collect-human-urine/?page=2>
that
the Obama administration had spent $1.5 million each year to tell the movie
industry how to portray the FBI in movies.

505) *Threatened to fine Catholic nuns over Obamacare's birth control
mandate, all the way to the Supreme Court*

Little Sisters of the Poor is a group of Catholic nuns
<http://nypost.com/2014/01/03/obamacares-contraceptive-exemptions-doesnt-include-nuns/>
that
runs hospice care, i.e., medical care for people who are dying.

Obama doesn't like letting these nuns practice their freedom of religion.
He threatened to fine
<http://nypost.com/2014/01/03/obamacares-contraceptive-exemptions-doesnt-include-nuns/>
them
for violating Obamacare's birth control mandate, and planned to take his
meddling all the way to the Supreme Court.

506) *Michelle Snyder, the Obama official who oversaw the building of the
defective Obamacare website, announced her retirement soon after the
website's defective rollout*

In December 2013, Michelle Snyder, the Obama official who oversaw the
building of the defective Obamacare website, announced
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/30/michelle-snyder-retires_n_4519631.html>
her
retirement. Obama did not fire her. By retiring, she will be allowed to
collect her full pension and benefits.

507) *AmeriCorps "volunteers" support Obamacare but want an exemption for
themselves*

AmeriCorps is a federal agency that pays so-called "volunteers" to do
"charity" work.

In December 2013, it was reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/27/us/vista-workers-told-their-us-health-plan-fails-test.html?_r=0>
that
the insurance that AmeriCorps provided to its "volunteers" did not meet
Obamacare's minimum standards, and that, as a result, these "volunteers"
may have to pay the Obamacare tax penalty for not having insurance.

Abby Grosslein, an AmeriCorps "volunteer" who lives in New Orleans, said
<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/27/us/vista-workers-told-their-us-health-plan-fails-test.html?_r=0>
:

*"It would be nice if the government waived the penalty."*

Note she she did not say that the penalty was wrong, or that the penalty
should be repealed. Instead, she merely wants certain people to be exempt
from the penalty. This is typical of the huge number of examples on this
list of liberals who support Obamacare for everyone else, but want
exemptions for themselves.

508) *Falsely said that he had never set a target of 7 million Obamacare
enrollees by March 31, 2014*

In June 2013, the Obama administration said
<http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/kathleen-sebelius-says-exchange-goal-is-7-million-by-march-93301.html>
that
its goal was to have 7 million Obamacare enrollees by March 31, 2014.

However, in December 2013, the Obama administration claimed
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/31/white-house-denies-promising-7-million-obamacare-signups-that-was-never-our-target-number/>
that
it had never said such a thing.

509) *May force thousands of volunteer firefighter departments to close*

In Janaury 2014, it was reported
<http://www.wbtv.com/story/24230280/vfds-could-close-cant-afford-affordable-care-act>
that
thousands of volunteer firefighter departments might be forced to close
because they could not afford the cost of Obamacare.

510) *Falsely said that 2.1 million people had signed up for private
insurance under Obaamacare by the end of 2013*

At the end of December 2013, the Obama administration claimed
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/no-2.1-million-havent-enrolled-in-obamacare-plans/article/2541435>
that
2.1 million people had signed up for private insurance under Obamacare.
However, this number included people who had left the insurance in
their shopping
cart
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/no-2.1-million-havent-enrolled-in-obamacare-plans/article/2541435>
without
actually paying for it. No legitimate online retailer counts as sales items
that people had left in their shopping cart without paying for.

511) *Self described "cheerleader" for Obamacare says she can't afford it
for her and her son*

In January 2014, CBS News reported
<http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2014/01/02/oregon-mother-i-cant-afford-obamacare-for-myself-1-year-old-son/>
:

*One Oregon mother says that she is unable to afford health insurance for
her and her 18-month-old son because it's too expensive.*

*The woman — who wishes to remain anonymous — tells KOIN-TV that she
originally championed President Barack Obama's signature health care law
because she thought it would help people in her situation.*

*"I've been a cheerleader for the Affordable Care Act since I heard about
it and I assumed that it was designed for people in my situation," she told
KOIN. "I was planning on using the Affordable Care Act and I had done the
online calculator in advance to make sure I was going to be able to afford
it."*

512) *Obamacare website can't handle it when someone has a new baby*

In January 2014, Associated Press reported
<http://news.yahoo.com/adding-baby-health-law-plans-not-easy-172344766--politics.html>
:

*For now, the HealthCare.gov website can't handle new baby updates*

513) *Supports bailouts for private insurance companies*

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-krauthammer-stop-the-bailout-now/2014/01/02/6b3087a2-73d7-11e3-8def-a33011492df2_story.html>
that
Obamacare includes bailouts for private insurance companies.

514) *Wal-Mart's insurance was better and cheaper than Obamacare*

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/surprise-walmart-health-plan-is-cheaper-offers-more-coverage-than-obamacare/article/2541670?utm_campaign=Fox%20News&utm_source=foxnews.com&utm_medium=feed>
that
the insurance that Wal-Mart had been giving its employees was better and
cheaper than Obamacare.

*5*15)* Made it far more expensive for parents of disabled children to pay
for their health care*

The Davert
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/14/this-inspirational-disabled-family-lost-its-health-coverage-and-its-obamacares-fault/>
family
lives in Bay City, Michigan. They have twins with brittle bone disease.

Under their children's old insurance, the combined expenses for the two
children were capped at $2,500
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/14/this-inspirational-disabled-family-lost-its-health-coverage-and-its-obamacares-fault/>
per
year. However, Obamacare forced their old insurance to be canceled. Under
their new Obaamacare insurance, the combined expenses for the two children
are capped at $10,200
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/14/this-inspirational-disabled-family-lost-its-health-coverage-and-its-obamacares-fault/>
per
year.

516) *Illegally extended the Obamacare enrollment deadline for people with
preexisting conditions*

In January 2014, Obama delayed
<http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/195468-wh-delays-another-obamacare-deadline>
the
Obamacare enrollment deadline for people with preexisting conditions.
Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was
illegal.

517) *Gave illegal Obamacare subsidies to people in the 36 states that did
not set up their own state exchanges*

Only 14 states created
<http://www.newsweek.com/case-could-topple-obamacare-224747> their own
Obamacare exchange.

As the Obamacare law was written, it says
<http://www.newsweek.com/case-could-topple-obamacare-224747> that Obamacare
subsidies are to be given out

*"through an Exchange established by the State."*

Despite the wording of the Obamacare law, Obama illegally gave
<http://www.newsweek.com/case-could-topple-obamacare-224747> Obamacare
subsidies to people in the 36 states that did not set up their own
exchanges.

518) *Caused Bill Clinton's favorite Washington D.C. restaurant to shut
down its buffet*

Filomena is Bill Clinton's favorite
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/17/bill-clintons-favorite-dc-restaurant-shuts-down-buffet-due-to-obamacare/>
Washington
D.C. restaurant. On January 1, 2014, it shut down
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/17/bill-clintons-favorite-dc-restaurant-shuts-down-buffet-due-to-obamacare/>
its
buffet because of Obamacare.

519) *Illegally delayed Obamacare's rules on equal coverage*

Obamacare prohibits private employers from giving better insurance to top
executives than to other employees. In January 2014, Obama delayed
<http://news.yahoo.com/obamacare-rules-equal-coverage-delayed-ny-times-221209281--sector.html>
this
provision of Obamacare. Because Obama did this without approval from
Congress, his action was illegal.

520) *Told reporters to stop reporting his low poll numbers*

In Decmember 2013, Joel Benenson, Obama's pollster, told
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/31/obama-pollster-reporters-should-stop-covering-polls-in-2014/>
reporters
to stop reporting Obama's low poll numbers.

521) *Falsely said that he had met his half brother only recently*

Obama first met Mark Obama Ndesandjo, his half bother, in the 1980s
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/367435/obamas-half-brother-floored-about-presidents-lying-about-meeting-him-andrew-johnson>.
However, in 2013, Obama said
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/367435/obamas-half-brother-floored-about-presidents-lying-about-meeting-him-andrew-johnson>
that
the two had recently met for the first time.

522) *Spent $544,338 for an "Enhanced Company Profile" on LinkedIn*

In January 2013, it was reported
<http://freebeacon.com/justice-department-spending-544338-for-an-enhanced-company-profile-on-linkedin/>
that
the Obama administration had spent $544,338 for an "Enhanced Company
Profile" on LinkedIn.

523) *Illegally tried to force private businesses to post pro-union notices*

In January 2014, two federal appeals courts struck down
<http://freebeacon.com/nlrb-backs-down-on-pro-union-posters/> Obama's
attempt to force private businesses to post pro-union notices.

524) *In 2013, Obamacare caused a net reduction in the number of people who
had insurance*

On January 1, 2014, the Daily Caller reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/01/its-official-obamacare-debuts-with-more-cancelled-plans-than-enrollments/>
that
during 2013, Obamacare had caused a net reduction in the number of people
who had insurance.

525) *Criticized the Daily Caller for truthfully reporting that in 2013,
Obamacare had caused a net reduction in the number of people who had
insurance*

On January 1, 2014, the Daily Caller reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/01/its-official-obamacare-debuts-with-more-cancelled-plans-than-enrollments/>
that
during 2013, Obamacare had caused a net reduction in the number of people
who had insurance. On January 2, 2014, the Obama administration criticized
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/02/white-house-slams-daily-caller-report-on-obamacare-enrollment/>
the
Daily Caller for truthfully reporting this information.

526) *Obamacare website had such horrible security that it was hacked by
one person in less than four minutes with nothing but a regular web browser*

In January 2014, hacking expert David Kennedy was able to hack
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/19/hacking-expert-david-kennedy-says-he-cracked-healt/>
into
the Obamacare website in less than four minutes, using nothing but a
regular web browser. During that time, he was able to access the private
information of 70,000 people.

527) *Obamacare website is exempt from laws that require other websites to
report security breaches to their customers*

The Obamacare website is exempt
<http://www.nationalreview.com/article/366964/hiding-hacking-healthcaregov-john-fund>
from
laws that require other websites to tell their customers when their private
information has been breached.

528) *Less than one third of Obamacare enrollees were previously uninsured*

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2014/01/18/coverage-expansion-fail-less-than-one-third-of-obamacare-exchange-enrollees-were-previously-uninsured/>
that
less than one third of the people who had enrolled at the Obamacare website
were previously uninsured.

529) *Gave early release to a lawyer who had been convicted of aiding
Islamic terrorists*

In December 2013, the Obama administration gave
<http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/01/22131567-lawyer-who-aided-terrorism-released-from-prison-on-compassionate-grounds?lite>
early
release to Lynne Stewart, who had been convicted of aiding Islamic
terrorists.

530) *Forced U.S. taxpayers to bailout Fiat, an Italian company*

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://www.humanevents.com/2014/01/02/the-great-italian-auto-bailout/> that
some of the money that Obama had used to bailout Chrysler ended up being
used to bailout Fiat, an Italian company.

531) *U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 against Obama administration's attack on
religious freedom*

The Obama administration tried to force Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran
Church and School in Redford, Michigan, to hire someone whom it did not
want to hire. In January 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-discrimination-laws-do-not-protect-certain-employees-of-religious-groups/2012/01/11/gIQAIbO4qP_story.html>
9-0
against the Obama administration's attack on religious freedom.

532) *Considered revoking trademark protection for the Washington Redskins'
name because some people said it was offensive*

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/01/07/trademark-ruling-bad-omen-for-redskins-name-legal-battle/>
that
the Obama administration was considering revoking trademark protection for
the Washington Redskins' name because some people said it was offensive.

This could set a horrible precedent.

Just about every R-rated movie includes content that someone would consider
offensive, whether that content be violence, sex, profanity, etc. The same
can be said for the content of many books, the lyrics of many songs, the
content of many paintings, etc. If any copyright, patent, trademark, etc.,
can be revoked because someone finds it offensive, then I can't even begin
to imagine how much damage this would cause to the concept of intellectual
property, as well as to the arts, sciences, music, literature, movies, etc.

There is no such thing as a right to not be offended. The whole point of
protecting free speech in the first place is to protect speech that some
people might find offensive. If we only protected speech that was dull,
bland, and non-controversial, there wouldn't be much point to having such
protection in the first place.

533) *Said Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard was no longer a "significant
threat" to the United States, and planned to release him*

In January 2014, the Obama administration said
<http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-gitmo-yemeni-detainee-20140110,0,1478664.story>
that
Mahmoud Abd Al Aziz Al Mujahid, Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard, was no
longer a "significant threat" to the United States, and planned to release
him.

534) *Lied about his involvement with ACORN*

During a 2008 debate with John McCain, Obama falsely
<http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/302031/obamas-third-party-history-stanley-kurtz>
said
that the only time he had ever been involved with ACORN was when he had
represented them in a lawsuit where they tried to get Illinois to adopt a
"motor-voter" law.

In realty, there were several other times that Obama had been involved with
ACORN.

For example, Obama had taught leadership training
<http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/11/us/politics/11acorn.html?_r=0> sessions
for ACORN.

In addition, Obama had also worked as an organizer for Project Vote
<http://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/election/s_584284.html>, an
ACORN offshoot. The New York Times quoted
<http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/11/us/politics/11acorn.html?_r=0> Obama as
saying:

*"Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter
registration drives in Illinois, Acorn was smack dab in the middle of it."*

Furthermore, Obama had been on the board of directors of the Woods Fund
<http://www.factcheck.org/2008/10/acorn-accusations/> when it gave ACORN
$75,000 in 2001, and $70,000 in 2002.

Also, during the 2008 primary campaign, Obama's campaign had given Citizens
Services Inc. <http://www.factcheck.org/2008/10/acorn-accusations/>, an
ACORN affiliate, more than $800,000 for "get out the vote" efforts.
However, Obama's campaign had falsely
<http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/11/us/politics/11acorn.html?_r=0> told the
FEC that the money was for "staging, sound, lighting."

535) *Although Obama complains about income inequality, his own policies
have made income inequality even worse*

In January 2014, President Obama complained
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/14/editorial-growing-the-income-gap/>
about
income inequality, Wall St., wealthy investors, and bankers.

However, while Senator, Obama had voted
<http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=110&session=2&vote=00213>
for
the $700 billion TARP bank bailout bill, which worsened the problem of
income inequality, and forced poor and middle class taxpayers to bail out
the very same Wall St., wealthy investors, and bankers that Obama had
complained about.

Obamacare has also worsened the problem of income inequality because it has
caused
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/cruz-obamas-policies-worsen-income-inequality_774803.html>
many
employers to replace full time jobs with part time jobs in order to avoid
the Obamacare employer mandate.

536) *Accused lenders of "racism" without actually knowing the races of the
people who had been "discriminated" against*

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/011514-686517-holder-uses-phony-statistical-analysis-to-fine-banks.htm?p=full>
that
the Obama administration had accused lenders in the auto industry of
"racism." However, the auto industry does not report or keep track of the
race of the people whom it lends money too, and the Obama administration's
accusation of "racism" was based on guessing
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/011514-686517-holder-uses-phony-statistical-analysis-to-fine-banks.htm?p=full>
the
races of the people who had borrowed money.

537) *Illegally gave out private info of farmers and ranchers*

In July 2012, the Obama administration illegally
<http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/17/ranchers-farmers-fear-eco-terrorists-after-epa-releases-private-info/>
gave
out the home addresses, phone numbers, GPS coordinates, and medical
histories of up to 100,000 agricultural workers.

538) *Proposed giving wind farms 30 year permits to kill bald and golden
eagles*

Federal law prohibits
<http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2014/01/18/obama-administration-proposes-30-year-eagle-kill-permits>
the
killing of bald and golden eagles, regardless of whether the killing is
done on purpose or by accident. However, in January 2014, the Obama
administration proposed
<http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2014/01/18/obama-administration-proposes-30-year-eagle-kill-permits>giving
wind farms 30 year permits that would allow them to kill these birds.

539) *Allowed members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization,
to skip TSA screening*

The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/egypts-military-backed-government-declares-muslim-brotherhood-a-terrorist-organization/2013/12/25/7cf075ca-6da0-11e3-aecc-85cb037b7236_story.html>
organization.
In April 2012
<http://www.investigativeproject.org/4269/ipt-exclusive-records-prove-mb-delegates-skipped>,
the Obama administration allowed
<http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/01/20/exclusive-records-prove-muslim-brotherhood-delegates-skipped-u-s-airport-inspections/>
members
of the Muslim Brotherhood to skip
<http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/no-tsa-patdowns-for-muslim-brotherhood-members-traveling-to-us/>
TSA
screening.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration gave a very invasive patdown to a
three-year-old
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2116881/TSA-subject-child-wheelchair-invasive-airport-security-tests-Chicago.html>
boy
in a wheelchair, which caused the boy to tremble in fear. The Obama
administration gave an aggressive patdown to a seven-year-old
<http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/04/25/family-misses-flight-after-tsa-gives-pat-down-to-girl-with-cerebral-palsy/>
girl
with cerebral palsy. The Obama administration said that a four-year-old
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2134280/Weeping-year-old-girl-accused-carrying-GUN-TSA-officers-hugged-grandmother-passing-security.html>
girl
was a "high security threat." The Obama administration placed an
18-month-old
<http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/Baby-18-months-old-ordered-off-plane-at-Fort-Lauderdale-airport/-/8788880/13038550/-/fhxhp7/-/index.html>
girl
on its no fly list. The Obama administration gave a patdown to Henry
Kissinger
<http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/05/14/tsa-agents-conduct-full-monty-pat-down-on-henry-kissinger/>.
The Obama administration forced a 95-year-old
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/070111-577134-tsa-totally-screwed-up-administration.htm>
cancer
patient to remove her adult diaper and fly without it. The Obama
administration ripped open the urostomy bag of a 61-year-old
<http://www.nbcnews.com/id/40291856/ns/travel-news/> bladder cancer
survivor, and forced him to fly covered in his own urine. The Obama
administration harassed
<http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/tsa-harasses-sick-kid--family-misses-flight-154956391.html>
a
sick 3-year-old boy, and caused him to miss his flight.

540) *Obama's nominee for ambassador to Norway "displayed total ignorance"
about Norway, but he did raise more than half a million dollars for Obama's
2012 campaign*

In January 2014, the Norway edition of The Local reported
<http://www.thelocal.no/20140123/next-us-ambassador> that George Tsunis,
Obama's nominee for ambassador to Norway, had "displayed total ignorance"
about Norway during a U.S. Senate hearing. At the same time, the Huffington
Post reported
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/23/obama-bundler-norway_n_4652066.html>
that
Tsunis had raised more than half a million dollars for Obama's 2012
campaign.

541) *Obamacare encourages employers to limit the size of their workforce
to no more than 49 employees*

Obamacare's employer mandate
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidmarotta/2013/08/18/is-obamacare-responsible-for-a-jobless-recovery/>
only
applies to employers with 50 or more employees. This gives employers an
incentive
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/333745/curse-50th-employee-jillian-kay-melchior>
 to limit
<http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/04/the_50-employee_rule_a_healthc.html>
the
size of their workforce to no more
<http://news.investors.com/101912-630136-obamacare-four-cliffs-discourage-work.htm?fromcampaign=1>
 than 49 employees
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/12/obamacare-taxes-mean-obamacare-layoffs/>
.

542) *Spent $2,797,979 so people in Veitnam could watch television*

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/eric-scheiner/us-spends-27m-study-impact-tv-area-vietnam-lacks-electricity>
that
the Obama administration had spent $2,797,979 so people in Veitnam could
watch television.

543) *Obama had Dinesh D'Souza arrested for making an anti-Obama film*

In August 2012, Dinesh D'Souza released *2016: Obama's America*
<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2247692/>, a movie that was critical of Obama.

In January 2014, D'Souza was arrested
<http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/01/dinesh-dsouza-indicted-for-campaign-finance-fraud-181784.html>
for
violating campaign finance laws.

However, even though Obama himself had violated campaign finance laws on
two different occasions (see here
<http://nypost.com/2012/10/21/obama-campaign-accepted-foreign-web-donation-and-may-be-hiding-more/>
and here <http://bigstory.ap.org/article/obama-08-campaign-fined-375000-fec>),
Obama never had himself arrested.

Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said
<http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/01/30/dershowitz-legal-experts-say-vindictive-dsouza-indictment-came-from-higher-up-97538>
of
D'Souza's arrest:

*"This is clearly a case of selective prosecution for one of the most
common things done during elections, which is to get people to raise money
for you…If they went after everyone who did this, there would be no room in
jails for murderers."*

*"This is an outrageous prosecution and is certainly a misuse of resources.
It raises the question of why he is being selected for prosecution among
the many, many people who commit similar crimes… This sounds to me like it
is coming from higher places. It is hard for me to believe this did not
come out of Washington or at least get the approval of those in
Washington."*

Former Federal Election Commissioner David Mason said
<http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/01/30/dershowitz-legal-experts-say-vindictive-dsouza-indictment-came-from-higher-up-97538>
of
D'Souza's arrest:

*"What struck me first was that it is unusual in cases like these for the
FBI to go out and actually arrest someone, simply because it is not
necessary… And even less so in this case because [D'Souza] has enough
prominence that it is fairly obvious that he is not a flight risk.
White-collar indictments are made lots of times without an arrest being
made."*

Commenting on D'Souza's arrest, former acting U.S. attorney general George
Terwilliger of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius said
<http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/01/25/media-not-very-curious-about-dsouza-indictment/>
that
there were

*"legitimate questions that could be asked about the political motivation
for bringing the case."*

Dominic Gentile of Gordon Silver, an expert on the enforcement of campaign
finance law, conducted extensive research on other people who had done the
same thing as D'Souza, and concluded
<http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/01/25/media-not-very-curious-about-dsouza-indictment/>
:

*"Twenty thousand dollars?"I've never heard of a $20,000 criminal case for
campaign finance violations."*

544) *Obamacare makes it harder for patients to get knee replacements, hip
replacements, angioplasty, bypass surgery, and cataract operations*

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/01/the_campaign_begins.html> that
Obamacare makes it harder for patients to get knee replacements, hip
replacements, angioplasty, bypass surgery, and cataract operations.

545)* Obama's administration is "the most secretive White House that I have
ever been involved in covering"*

In January 2014, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said
<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2014/01/23/top-ny-times-editor-obama-administration-most-secretive-white-house-shes>
that
Obama's administration

*"is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in
covering, and that includes — I spent 22 years of my career in Washington
and covered presidents from President Reagan on up through now, and I was
Washington bureau chief of the Times during George W. Bush's first term."*

546) *Made even more illegal changes to Obamacare*

In February 2014, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/us/politics/health-insurance-enforcement-delayed-again-for-some-employers.html?action=click&contentCollection=U.S.&region=Footer&module=TopNews&pgtype=article>
:

*The "employer mandate," which was originally supposed to take effect last
month, had already been delayed to Jan. 1, 2015, and now the administration
says that employers with 50 to 99 employees will not have to comply until
2016 — allowing Democrats to placate business concerns and pushing the
issue well beyond this year's midterm elections.*

*In addition, the administration said the requirement would be put into
effect gradually for employers with 100 or more employees. Employers in
this category will need to offer coverage to 70 percent of full-time
employees in 2015 and 95 percent in 2016 and later years, or they will be
subject to tax penalties.*

Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was
illegal.

547) *Illegally banned employers from firing any of their employees to
avoid the Obamacare mandate*

In a February 2014 article about Obamacare's employer mandate, the
Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/02/10/the-white-house-is-relaxing-the-employer-mandate-again/>
that
Obama had banned employers from "cutting back on positions just to fall
below the threshold." Because Obama did this without approval from
Congress, his action was illegal.

548) *Obamacare caused sick children in Seattle, Washington, to lose access
to doctors*

In February 2014, CBS News reported
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0FHI0vFNgY> that Obamacare had caused sick
children in Seattle, Washington, to lose access to doctors.

In the report, Dr. Sandy Melzer said
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0FHI0vFNgY>:

*"The exclusion of a major provider like Seattle Children's from a major
insurance network in this market is unprecedented… We're seeing denials in
care, disruptions in care. We're seeing a great deal of confusion, and at
times, anger and frustration on the part of these families who bought
insurance, thinking that their children were going to be covered, and
they've in fact found that it's a false promise."*

The report can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0FHI0vFNgY

549) *Falsely said that Obamacare "will cover every American"*

In June 2007, Obama said
<http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/washington/obama-campaign-promise-tracker.htm>

*"I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first
term as president that will cover every American."*

However, in September 2013, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/10/if-all-states-expand-medicaid-obamacare-still-leaves-millions-uncovered/>

*"The Congressional Budget Office estimated back in 2012, before the
Supreme Court even gave states the option of opting out of the Medicaid
expansion, that there would be 27 million people who lacked health
insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act."*

550) *Obamacare's tax on tanning salons applies to gym members who never
use the gym's tanning salons*

Obamacare includes a tax on tanning salons, and this tax applies
<http://www.myfoxny.com/Story/24682709/gym-memberships-add-obamacare-tax> to
gym members who never use the gym's tanning salons.

551) *Although Obama sued states for their "racist" requirement of voter
ID, Obamacare requires ID*

Obama's Justice Department blocked
<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/us/justice-dept-blocks-texas-photo-id-law.html>
Texas's
voter ID law, claiming that it was "racist." Obama also sued
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/15/obamacares-id-restrictions-and-liberal-voting-rights-hypocrisy/>
North
Carolina for requiring voter ID.

However, Obamacare requires
<http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/15/obamacares-id-restrictions-and-liberal-voting-rights-hypocrisy/>
people
to provide ID.

552) *Falsely said, "When I'm president, I will go line by line to make
sure that we are not spending money unwisely"*

In September 2008, Obama said
<http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/promise/512/go-line-line-over-earmarks-make-sure-money-being-s/>
,

*"When I'm president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not
spending money unwisely."*

However, if you search this list for the word "spent," you will find many
examples of Obama wasting the taxpayers' money.

553) *Obama refused to file charges against Hilda Solis, his Secretary of
Labor, for illegally avoided reporting thousands of dollars worth of free
private jet travel*

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://www.loscerritosnews.net/2014/02/10/exclusive-former-us-labor-secretary-hilda-solis-failed-to-report-trips-on-private-jet-owned-by-powerful-labor-boss-during-2009-confirmation-hearings/>
that
during conformation hearings in 2009, Hilda Solis, Obama's Secretary of
Labor, had illegally avoided reporting to the Federal Election Commission
the thousands of dollars worth of free private jet travel that she had been
given by the International Union of Operating Engineers. Obama refused to
file any charges against her.

554) *Obama falsely said, "That's the good thing about being president, I
can do whatever I want."*

In February 2014, Obama said
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-thats-good-thing-president-i-can-do-whatever-i-want_778944.html>
:

*"That's the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want."*

Obama was lying. In truth, the powers of the President are defined and
limited by the U.S. Constitution. Obama does not have the legal authority
to do whatever he wants. Unfortunately, that hasn't stopped him from doing
a huge number of illegal things that are on this list.

555)* Obama's nominee for ambassador to Argentina has never been to
Argentina, but did raise more than $500,000 for Obama's re-election
campaign*

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-bundler-nominated-as-ambassador-to-argentina-has-never-been-to-the-country/article/2543632>
that
Noah Mamet, Obama's nominee for ambassador to Argentina, had never been to
Argentina, but that he had raised more than $500,000 for Obama's
re-election campaign.

556) *Falsely claimed he never said he wanted to "fundamentally transform
the United States of America"*

Five days before the 2008 election, Obama said
<http://www.nationalreview.com/article/359967/obama-transforming-america-victor-davis-hanson>
:

*"We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States
of America."*

You can see and hear him saying those exact words in this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrefKCaV8m4

However, on February 2, 2014, Obama told
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/02/transcript-bill-oreilly-interviews-president-obama/>
Bill
O'Reilly that he never said those words. Here
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/02/02/transcript-bill-oreilly-interviews-president-obama/>
is
the transcript from the interview:

*O'Reilly: OK. I got a letter from Kathy LaMaster, Fresno, California. I
said I would read one letter from the folks, all right?*

*Obama: All right.*

*O'Reilly: "Mr. President, why do you feel it's necessary to fundamentally
transform the nation that has afforded you so much opportunity and
success?"*

*Obama: I don't think we have to fundamentally transform the nation.*

*O'Reilly: But those are your words.*

557) *Spent $464,272 to find out why gay men in Peru get Syphilis*

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://freebeacon.com/nih-spent-464272-to-find-out-why-gay-men-get-syphilis-in-peru/>
that
the Obama administration had spent $464,272 to find out why gay men in Peru
get Syphilis.

558) *Obamacare may cause the government to seize homes from the estates of
poor people*

Between 1993 and 2013, the state of California seized
<http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-medicaid-20140212,0,969307.story>
$978.5
million worth of assets from the estates of medicaid recipients.

Obamacare requires
<http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-medicaid-20140212,0,969307.story>
everyone
in the U.S. whose income is less than 138% of the poverty level to enroll
in medicaid.

Based on those two pieces of information, it seems likely that Obamacare
will result in the homes of quite a few poor people being seized by the
government.

In February 2014, the Los Angeles Times reported
<http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-mh-medicaid-20140212,0,969307.story>
:

*One thing the ACA didn't change was Medicaid's estate recovery rule. Under
a law enacted in 1993, states are required to seek recovery from the
estates of deceased enrollees for the costs of long-term care, such as
nursing-home care. The recovery rule applied to those who received that
care when they were 55 and older, or who were permanently institutionalized
at any age.*

*Medicaid eligibility for the expanded programs is based on income alone,
which means there might be some new members with low incomes but sizable
illiquid estates, such as homes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.*

*The prospect of asset seizures raises people's hackles, especially since
under the Affordable Care Act, those earning less than 138% of the poverty
level may be offered no choice for subsidized health insurance except
Medicaid.*

*On the whole, the estate recovery program hasn't been a big moneymaker for
government at any level. Since 1993, California has collected $978.5
million*

559) *Contradicted his own advice that everyone in California should
conserve water during the drought*

In February 2014, when there was a drought in California, Obama said
<http://swampland.time.com/2014/02/17/obama-golfs-water-guzzling-desert-courses-amid-the-drought/>
:

*"It can't just be a matter of there's going to be less and less water so
I'm going to grab more and more of a shrinking share of water… Instead what
we have to do is all come together and figure out how we all are going to
make sure that agricultural needs, urban needs, industrial needs,
environmental and conservation concerns are all addressed."*

However, during this very same drought, Time magazine reported
<http://swampland.time.com/2014/02/17/obama-golfs-water-guzzling-desert-courses-amid-the-drought/>
:

*On Saturday, Obama played at the Sunnylands estate, built by the late
billionaire Walter Annenberg, which features a nine-hole course that is
played like 18 holes. The following day he golfed at billionaire Oracle
founder Larry Ellison's 19-hole Porcupine Creek. On Presidents' Day, Obama
hit the links at Sunnylands once again.*

*The 124 golf courses in the Coachella Valley consume roughly 17% of all
water there, and one-quarter of the water pumped out of the region's
at-risk groundwater aquifer… Each of the 124 Coachella Valley courses, on
average, uses nearly 1 million gallons (3.8 million L) a day because of the
hot and dry climate, three to four times more water per day than the
average American golf course.*

560) *Falsely claimed to have increased the number of deportations of
illegal immigrants*

In April 2013, it was reported
<http://www.nationalreview.com/article/346043/cooking-books-deportation-stats>
that
the Obama administration had falsely claimed to have increased the number
of deportations of illegal immigrants.

561) *Illegally changed the immigration laws to allow entry into the U.S.
by immigrants who had supplied "limited material support" to terrorists*

In February 2014, Obama changed
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/05/obama-admin-changes-immigration-law-allows-immigrants-who-supported-terrorists-into-us/>
the
immigration laws to allow entry into the U.S. by immigrants who had
supplied "limited material support" to terrorists. Because Obama did this
without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

562) *Falsely said Obamacare would not cover illegal aliens*

In September 2009, Obama said
<http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/10/us/politics/10obama.text.html?pagewanted=all>
:

*"There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal
immigrants. This, too, is false – the reforms I'm proposing would not apply
to those who are here illegally."*

However, in February 2014, the Spanish version of California's Obamacare
website said
<http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/02/14/Obamacare-Enrolling-Illegals-in-California>
:

*"No temas si eres indocumentado/a y quieres inscribir a tu familia en un
seguro médico."*

In English, this means
<http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/02/14/Obamacare-Enrolling-Illegals-in-California>
:

*"Fear not if you are undocumented and want to enroll your family in health
insurance."*

563) *A judge who was nominated by Obama confused the Declaration of
Independence with the U.S. Constitution in one of her rulings*

In December 2010, Obama nominated
<http://judgepedia.org/Arenda_L._Wright_Allen> Arenda L. Wright Allen to be
on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

In a February 2014 federal court ruling, judge Allen wrote
<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/us/federal-judge-overturns-virginias-same-sex-marriage-ban.html>

*"Our Constitution declares that 'all men' are created equal"*

Those words are in the Declaration of Independence
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence>,
not the Constitution.

It's perfectly understandable why a person with no legal training might
make this mistake. But for a federal judge, there's no excuse.

564) *Although Obama has always supported the U.S. income tax, he
complained about the fact that U.S. Olympic athletes had to pay income
taxes on their winnings*

Obama has always supported the U.S. federal income tax. However, during the
2012 summer Olympics, and then again during the 2014 winter Olympics, Obama
complained
<http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/198372-white-house-dont-tax-olympians-on-medals>
about
the fact that U.S. Olympic athletes had to pay income taxes on their
winnings.

565) *Planned to illegally put government bureaucrats inside TV stations
and newspaper offices to monitor their activities*

In February 2014, Ajit Pai, a commissioner of the Federal Communications
Commission, wrote
<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304680904579366903828260732>
the
following in the Wall St. Journal:

*Last May the FCC proposed an initiative to thrust the federal government
into newsrooms across the country. With its "Multi-Market Study of Critical
Information Needs," or CIN, the agency plans to send researchers to grill
reporters, editors and station owners about how they decide which stories
to run.*

*… the FCC's queries may be hard for the broadcasters to ignore. They would
be out of business without an FCC license…*

*… why does the CIN study include newspapers when the FCC has no authority
to regulate print media?*

Also in February 2014, the Washington Examiner wrote
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/new-obama-initiative-tramples-first-amendment-protections/article/2544363>
:

*The First Amendment says "Congress shall make no law… abridging the
freedom of speech, or of the press…" But under the Obama administration,
the Federal Communications Commission is planning to send government
contractors into the nation's newsrooms to determine whether journalists
are producing articles, television reports, Internet content, and
commentary that meets the public's "critical information needs." Those
"needs" will be defined by the administration, and news outlets that do not
comply with the government's standards could face an uncertain future. It's
hard to imagine a project more at odds with the First Amendment.*

*If the FCC goes forward, it's not clear what will happen to news
organizations that fall short of the new government standards. Perhaps they
will be disciplined. Or perhaps the very threat of investigating their
methods will nudge them into compliance with the administration's
journalistic agenda. What is sure is that it will be a gross violation of
constitutional rights.*

566) *Illegally raised the minimum wage for employees of federal
contractors*

In February 2014, Obama raised
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/371284/minimum-wage-executive-order-unconstitutional-peter-kirsanow>
the
minimum wage for employees of federal contractors. Because he did this
without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

567) *Obamacare requires pizza restaurants to post the calorie counts for
34 million different combinations of pizza toppings*

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://thehill.com/blogs/regwatch/healthcare/198602-lawmakers-o-cares-menu-labeling-regs-go-too-far>
that
Obamacare requires pizza restaurants to post the calorie counts for 34
million different combinations of pizza toppings.

568) *Commander-in-Chief Obama allowed U.S. soldiers to wear Islamic
beards, turbans, and hijabs as part of their military uniform*

In January 2014, Commander-in-Chief Obama began allowing
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/012914-688132-pentagon-allows-islamic-beards-worn-by-jihadists.htm>
U.S.
soldiers to wear Islamic beards, turbans, and hijabs as part of their
military uniform.

569) *Illegally gave Massachusetts another Obamacare waiver*

In February 2014, Obama gave
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/13/massachusetts-obamacare-exchange-granted-federal-extension-as-director-gently-weeps/>
Massachusetts
a three month extension to fix its defective Obamacare website and get
people enrolled in Obamacare. This was illegal for two reasons. First,
Obama did it without approval from Congress. And second, the Constitution
requires that federal law apply equally to every state.

570) *Obamacare prevented Chris Dunn, who was in terrible pain, from
getting back surgery*

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/02/18/mans-back-surgery-on-hold-as-doctors-deny-covered-california-coverage/>
that
Obamacare had prevented Chris Dunn, of Sonora, California, who was in
terrible pain, from getting back surgery.

571) *Obamacare caused leukemia patient Julie Boonstra to lose her
insurance*

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/ad-obamacare-jeopardized-my-health_782661.html>
that
Obamacare had caused leukemia patient Julie Boonstra, of Michigan, to lose
her insurance. A video of her can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpjyr1x7mC0

572) *Obamacare caused lupus patient Emilie Lamb to lose her insurance*

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/28/emilie-lambs-tragic-obamacare-story-video/>
that
Obamacare had caused lupus patient Emilie Lamb to lose her insurance, and
that her new insurance was costing her an extra $6,000 a year in higher
premiums and co-pays. A video of her can be seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxImgr13N1k

573) *More than 12,000 Congressional staffers enrolled in Obamacare's
"small-business" exchange even though they did not own or work for a small
business*

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-small-business/more-than-12000-congressional-staffers-have-enrolled-in-health-plans-through-obamacare/2014/02/20/de767f38-9a28-11e3-b931-0204122c514b_story.html>
that
more than 12,000 Congressional staffers had enrolled in Obamacare's
"small-business" exchange even though they did not own or work for a small
business.

574) *Obamacare caused cancer patient and Republican U.S. Senator Tom
Coburn to lose his oncologist*

Tom Coburn is a Republican U.S. Senator from Oklahoma. He voted against
Obamacare. He has prostate cancer. In January 2014, it was reported
<http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/obamacare-tom-coburn-cancer-doctor-102724.html>
that
Obamacare had caused his insurance coverage to be reduced, and his
oncologist was no longer covered. Coburn started paying out of his own
pocket to continue seeing the doctor who was treating his cancer.

575) *Obamacare's 29 hour work week disproportionately hurt women*

In January 2014, the New York Times wrote
<http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/shes-a-29er/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=yahoofinance&_r=1>
:

*A "29er" refers to someone working 29 hours per week, the maximum that an
hourly employee can work and still be considered part time by the federal
government, as defined under the Affordable Care Act.*

*Part-time employees do not create a health-insurance requirement or a
penalty for their employer, which gives large and small employers an
incentive to reduce at least some employees' hours to 29 hours.*

*I used the Census Bureau's data to put together a sample of people likely
to be 29ers over the next couple of years, based on working 30 to 37 hours
per week before this year and not having health insurance available through
a spouse (if married). Women outnumber men more than 2 to 1 among likely
29ers. The 29ers are also likely to be less than 30 years old.*

*Naturally, working fewer hours means less pay. By disproportionately
reducing women's work hours, health reform may have the unintended
consequence of increasing the gap between men's and women's wages and
salaries.*

576) *Some Obamacare "navigators" had been previously convicted of identity
theft*

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://www.nationalreview.com/article/369695/californias-obamacare-scandal-jillian-kay-melchior>
that
some Obamacare "navigators" had been previously convicted of forgery. In
August 2013, it had been reported
<http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/317513-state-attorneys-general-raise-privacy-concerns-over-obamacare-navigators>
that
the Obama administration would not be doing background checks on Obamacare
"navigators," despite the fact that these "navigators" would have access to
people's personal, private, and financial information. Obama considers
background checks to be "racist
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/background-check-discriminate-eeoc-criminal_n_3428484.html>
."

577) *WTAE shows small business employees complaining about the high cost
of Obamacare*

WTAE is the ABC TV station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In this video, they
show small business employees complaining about the high cost of Obamacare:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuA2_P-m4Sk

578) *"Public Sector Cuts Part-Time Shifts to Bypass Insurance Law"*

In February 2014, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/us/public-sector-cuts-part-time-shifts-to-duck-insurance-law.html>
:

*Public Sector Cuts Part-Time Shifts to Bypass Insurance Law*

*Cities, counties, public schools and community colleges around the country
have limited or reduced the work hours of part-time employees to avoid
having to provide them with health insurance under the Affordable Care Act,
state and local officials say.*

*Among those whose hours have been restricted in recent months are police
dispatchers, prison guards, substitute teachers, bus drivers, athletic
coaches, school custodians, cafeteria workers and part-time professors.*

*In Medina, Ohio, about 30 miles south of Cleveland, Mayor Dennis Hanwell
said the city had lowered the limit for part-time employees to 29 hours a
week, from 35. Workers' wages were reduced accordingly, he said.*

*Lawrence County, in western Pennsylvania, reduced the limit for part-time
employees to 28 hours a week, from 32. Dan Vogler, the Republican chairman
of the county Board of Commissioners, said the cuts affected prison guards
and emergency service personnel at the county's 911 call center.*

*In Virginia, part-time state employees are generally not allowed to work
more than 29 hours a week on average over a 12-month period. Thousands of
part-time state employees had been working more than that*

*To hold down the work hours of school bus drivers, Vigo County has reduced
field trips for children and cut back transportation to athletic events.
School employees who had two part-time jobs totaling more than 30 hours a
week — for example, bus driver and basketball coach — were required to give
up one of the jobs.*

*The Obama administration says "there is absolutely no evidence" of any job
loss related to the Affordable Care Act.*

*The American Federation of Teachers lists on its website three dozen
public colleges and universities in 15 states that it says have restricted
the work assignments of adjunct or part-time faculty members to avoid the
cost of providing health insurance.*

*The University of Akron, in Ohio, has cut back the hours of 400 part-time
faculty members who were teaching more than 29 hours a week, said Eileen
Korey, a spokeswoman for the school.*

579) *Kathleen Sebelius falsely said "There is absolutely no evidence — and
every economist will tell you this — that there is any job loss related to
the Affordable Care Act."*

In February 2014, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
said
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/02/18/sebelius-absolutely-no-evidence-of-job-losses-under-obamacare/>
:

*"There is absolutely no evidence — and every economist will tell you this
— that there is any job loss related to the Affordable Care Act."*

However, in November 2012, in response to the Obamacare's medical device
tax, some medical device manufacturers announced
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/nov/8/picket-companies-plan-massive-layoffs-obamacare-be/>
plans
to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker
(1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs).

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/18/health-industry-group-yes-weve-suffered-massive-obamacare-job-losses/>
that
Obamacare's medical device tax had destroyed 14,000 jobs, and prevented an
additional 19,000 new jobs from being created.

In December 2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, and 15 other
Democratic hypocrites who supported the passage of Obamacare wrote a letter
<http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/MedDeviceLetter12102012.pdf>
to
Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices, claiming that
the tax would hurt job creation in their districts.

580) *"Labor union officials say Obama betrayed them in health-care
rollout"*

In January 2014, the Washington Post reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/labor-union-officials-say-obama-betrayed-them-in-health-care-rollout/2014/01/31/2cda6afc-8789-11e3-833c-33098f9e5267_story.html>
:

*Labor union officials say Obama betrayed them in health-care rollout*

*Leaders of two major unions, including the first to endorse Obama in 2008,
said they have been betrayed by an administration that wooed their support
for the 2009 legislation with promises to later address the peculiar needs
of union-negotiated insurance plans that cover millions of workers.*

*Their complaints reflect a broad sense of disappointment among many labor
leaders, who say the Affordable Care Act has subjected union health plans
to new taxes and mandates while not allowing them to share in the subsidies
that have gone to private insurance companies competing on the newly
created exchanges.*

*After dozens of frustrating meetings with White House officials over the
past year, including one with Obama, a number of angry labor officials say
their members are far less likely to campaign and turn out for Democratic
candidates in the midterm elections.*

*"We want to hold the president to his word: If you like your health-care
coverage, you can keep it, and that just hasn't been the case," said Donald
"D." Taylor, president of Unite Here, the union that represents about
400,000 hotel and restaurant workers and provided a crucial boost to Obama
by endorsing him just after his rival Hillary Rodham Clinton had won the
New Hampshire primary.*

*Taylor and Terry O'Sullivan, president of the Laborers' International
Union of North America, laid out their grievances this week in a terse
letter to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority
Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), saying they are "bitterly disappointed" in
the administration.*

581) *Illegally seized more than one million dollars in tip money from a
stripper*

In January 2014, it was reported
<http://www.omaha.com/article/20140129/NEWS/140128484/1707> that the Obama
administration had illegally seized more than one million dollars in tip
money from a stripper.

582) *Part of the Obamacare website was created by a "repressive
dictatorship" in Eastern Europe*

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://freebeacon.com/the-belarusian-connection/> that part of the
Obamacare website was created by Belarus, a "repressive dictatorship" in
Eastern Europe.

583) *70% of California doctors boycotted Obamacare, but California's
Obamacare website falsely said they were participating*

In December 2013, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/doctors-boycotting-californias-obamacare-exchange/article/2540272>
that
70% of California doctors were boycotting Obamacare. However, many of these
doctors were falsely
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/doctors-boycotting-californias-obamacare-exchange/article/2540272>
listed
on California's Obamacare website as participating in Obamacare.

584) *A self described "complete fan of the Affordable Care Act" who had
cancer complained that Obamacare had caused her to lose coverage for her
oncologist*

Danielle Nelson lives in Aliso Viejo, California. She has non-Hodgkin's
lymphoma, a type of blood cancer. After she found out that Obamacare had
caused her to lose coverage for her oncologist, she said
<http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-obamacare-patients-20140205,0,1675336,full.story>
:

*"I'm a complete fan of the Affordable Care Act, but now I can't sleep at
night."*

585) *Caused U.S. ranking in the World Press Freedom Index to fall by 14
places in just one year*

The World Press Freedom Index in an annual ranking of countries created by
Reporters Without Borders. During just one year of Obama's presidency, from
2013 to 2014, the U.S. ranking on the list fell
<http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/02/usa-on-rwb-press-freedom-index-183209.html>
by
14 places, dropping from #32 to #46.

586) *During Obama's first five years as President, marketable U.S. debt
more than doubled*

During the five year period that ended at the end of January 2014,
marketable U.S. debt increased
<http://cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/106-obama-has-more-doubled-marketable-us-debt>
from
$5.7 trillion at to $11.8 trillion.

587) *Obama gave Oregon $304 million to build its defective Obamacare
website that enrolled zero people*

Obama gave Oregon $304 million
<http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2014/02/congressional_request_for_prob.html>
to
build its defective
<http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/369028/obamacare-website-failure-even-bigger-washingtons-john-fund>
Obamacare
website. As of February 28, 2014, exactly zero
<http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/199549-hhs-expands-access-to-o-care-subsidies>
people
had signed up at Oregon's Obamacare website.

588) *Illegally shut down a privately owned farm in Tehama County,
California*

In early 2013, the Obama administration shut down
<http://www.capitalpress.com/article/20140206/ARTICLE/140209921/1009> Duarte
Nursery in Tehama County, California, without due process.

589) *Obamacare's medical device tax destroyed or prevented the creation of
33,000 jobs*

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/18/health-industry-group-yes-weve-suffered-massive-obamacare-job-losses/>
that
Obamacare's medical device tax had destroyed 14,000 jobs, and had prevented
an additional 19,000 new jobs from being created.

590) *A convicted terrorist who murdered two people was hired as an
Obamacare "navigator"*

In Israel, Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was convicted
<http://www.nationalreview.com/article/372065/convicted-terrorist-worked-obamacare-navigator-illinois-jillian-kay-melchior>
of
putting a bomb in a box of candy on a grocery store shelf, which killed two
people. In 2013, she was hired
<http://www.nationalreview.com/article/372065/convicted-terrorist-worked-obamacare-navigator-illinois-jillian-kay-melchior>
as
an Obamacare "navigator." Obamacare "navigators" are not
<http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/317513-state-attorneys-general-raise-privacy-concerns-over-obamacare-navigators>
subject
to federal background checks, because Obama considers them to be "racist
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/12/background-check-discriminate-eeoc-criminal_n_3428484.html>
."

591) *Harry Reid falsely said that "all" Obamacare horror stories were
"untrue"*

In February 2014, Senate majority leader Harry Read said
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/02/26/harry-reid-all-obamacare-horror-stories-are-untrue/>
:

*"There's plenty of horror stories being told. All of them are untrue."*

You can see him saying it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSJOLivL-NU

He was lying. This list contains many true Obamacare horror stories.

592) *Congressman Gary Peters threatened to revoke the licenses of TV
stations if they continued airing an anti-Obamacare ad*

In February 2014, Congressman Gary Peters (D-Michigan) had his lawyers sent
<http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/02/dem_rep_threatens_tv_stations_showing_anti-obamacare_ad.html>
a
letter to TV stations, threatening to revoke their licenses if they
continued airing an anti-Obamacare ad. The ad can see seen here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kpjyr1x7mC0

593) *Obamacare caused Catherine Blackwood to lose coverage for her cancer
medications*

Catherine Blackwood
<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303945704579390772732855560?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB1000142405270230394570457939077273>
lives
in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and manages the Family Medicine Center. She
has cancer. In November 2013, Obamacare caused her to lose her insurance
policy that had been paying for her cancer medications. Her new Obamacare
policy does not cover her cancer medications.

594) *Approved giving 200 Abrams tanks to a Shariah dictatorship*

Obama approved
<http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/02/pressure-builds-to-nix-gift-tanks-f-16s-to-egypt/>
giving
200 Abrams tanks to Egypt, which is a Shariah dictatorship.

595) *Obamacare won't let people switch from one Obamacare plan to another*

Andrew Robinson
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obamacare-enrollees-finding-it-impossible-cancel-their-plans_783599.html>
lives
in Orlando, Florida. In early 2014, after he enrolled in one Obamacare
plan, he changed his mind and decided that he wanted a different plan. Over
a period of several weeks, he spent 50 hours on the phone trying to cancel
his original Obamacare plan, but was not allowed to do so.

596) *Falsely said "You can't say the Affordable Care Act has killed job
growth"*

In February 2014, White House health care adviser Phil Schiliro said
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/19/white-house-adviser-obamacare-didnt-kill-jobs-because-people-have-been-hired-since-it-passed/>
:

*"You can't say the Affordable Care Act has killed job growth."*

However, in November 2012, in response to the medical device tax that is
part of Obamacare, some medical device manufacturers announced
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/nov/8/picket-companies-plan-massive-layoffs-obamacare-be/>
plans
to layoff employees, including Welch Allyn (275 planned layoffs), Stryker
(1,170 planned layoffs), and Medtronic (1,000 planned layoffs).

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/18/health-industry-group-yes-weve-suffered-massive-obamacare-job-losses/>
that
Obamacare's medical device tax had destroyed 14,000 jobs, and prevented an
additional 19,000 new jobs from being created.

In December 2012, Al Franken, Elizabeth Warren, John Kerry, and 15 other
Democrats who supported the passage of Obamacare wrote a letter
<http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/MedDeviceLetter12102012.pdf>
to
Harry Reid, asking him to delay the tax on medical devices, claiming that
the tax would hurt job creation in their districts.

597) *A doctor summed up Obamacare in one sentence*

In August 2012, Dr. Barbara Bellar of Chicago, Illinois, summed up
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdnY8r7_fLw> Obamacare with the following
sentence:

*"So, let me get this straight (this is a long sentence), we're going to be
gifted with a healthcare plan we are forced to purchase, and fined if we
don't, which purportedly covers at least ten million more people, without
adding a single new doctor, but provides for 16,000 new IRS agents, written
by a committee whose chairman says he doesn't understand it, passed by a
congress that didn't read it, but exempted themselves from it, and signed
by a president who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief
who didn't pay his taxes, for which we will be taxed for four years before
any benefits take effect, by a government which has already bankrupted
Social Security and Medicare, all to be overseen by a surgeon general who
is obese, and financed by a country that's broke… so what the blank could
possibly go wrong?"*

You can see a video of her saying it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdnY8r7_fLw

598) *Tried to shut down organic farms that had not done anything wrong*

In February 2014, the Los Angeles Times reported
<http://articles.latimes.com/2014/feb/22/nation/la-na-food-safety-20140223>:

*Now, farmers are discovering that the FDA's proposed rules would curtail
many techniques that are common among organic growers, including spreading
house-made fertilizers, tilling cropland with grazing animals, and
irrigating from open creeks.*

*Suddenly, from small family operations nestled in the foothills of
Appalachia to the sophisticated organic-grower networks that serve Los
Angeles and San Francisco, the farms that celebrity chefs and
food-conscious consumers jostle to buy from are facing an unexpected
adversary.*

*They're fighting back. Even though full enforcement of the rules is still
years away, they are warning customers that some farms would have to close.*

*"They are going to drive farms out of business," said Dave Runsten, policy
director for Community Alliance with Family Farmers in Davis, Calif.*

*"The consumer groups behind this don't understand farming," Runsten says.
"They talk out of both sides of their mouth. They demand these
one-size-fits-all regulations, then say, 'I don't want to hurt those cute
little farmers at the farmers market. I shop at the farmers market.' It is
frustrating."*

*Many farmers who take part in the locally grown food movement argue that
contamination is a problem of industrial-sized farms and that some of the
practices the FDA might ban actually make consumers safer.*

599) *Illegally put the medical and financial information of more than
5,000 veterans on the internet, after ignoring warnings about problems with
security*

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/22/obama-administration-knew-that-veterans-personal-info-was-at-risk-security-programs-violated-federal-law/>
that
the Obama administration had illegally put the medical and financial
information of more than 5,000 veterans on the internet, after ignoring
warnings about problems with security.

600) *New York Times and Ralph Nader criticized Obama for illegally seizing
private property and violating disclosure laws*

In February 2014, the New York Times and Ralph Nader criticized Obama for
illegally seizing assets from shareholders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,
and for illegally avoiding disclosing this information to shareholders.

The fifth amendment requires that compensation be given for such seizures,
but Obama did not do this.

Federal disclosure laws require that shareholders be informed of this
information immediately, but Obama waited more than three years to tell
them.

In February 2014, the New York Times wrote
<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/business/the-untouchable-profits-of-fannie-mae-and-freddie-mac.html?_r=1>
:

*Would you buy stock in a company that barred you from sharing in its
future earnings? Of course not. Participating in the upside is what stock
ownership is all about.*

*And yet, as of December 2010, holders of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac common
stock were subject to such a restriction by the United States government.
They didn't know it at the time, though, because the policy was not
disclosed.*

*This month, an internal United States Treasury memo that outlined this
restriction came up at a forum in Washington.*

*The memo was addressed to Timothy F. Geithner, then the Treasury
secretary, from Jeffrey A. Goldstein, then the under secretary for domestic
finance. In discussing Fannie and Freddie, the beleaguered
government-sponsored enterprises rescued by taxpayers in September 2008,
the memo referred to "the administration's commitment to ensure existing
common equity holders will not have access to any positive earnings from
the G.S.E.'s in the future."*

*The memo, which was produced in a lawsuit filed by Fannie and Freddie
shareholders, was dated Dec. 20, 2010. Securities laws require material
information — that is, information that might affect an investor's view of
a company — to be disclosed. That the government would deny a company's
shareholders all its profits certainly seems material, but the existence of
this policy cannot be found in the financial filings of Fannie Mae. Neither
have the Treasury's discussions about the future of the two finance giants
mentioned the administration's commitment to shut common stockholders out
of future earnings.*

In February 2014, Ralph Nader wrote
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/22/letter-ralph-nader-questions-obama-administrations-legal-authority-to-shut-out-fannie-and-freddie-shareholders-from-future-profits/>
:

*"What legal authority does the Administration have, as this section of the
memo intimates, to completely wipe out shareholders — even after taxpayers
have been repaid (as is likely to happen soon)?"*

*"Contrary to this statement, neither the memo — nor Treasury's actions by
unilaterally amending the PSPAs — leaves one with the impression that this
point in the memo is meant to highlight the importance of repaying the
taxpayers. It seems to be setting a precedent for using and abusing the
GSEs' shareholders."*

*"Taxpayers should recoup their investment in the GSEs; but the
Administration does not have to wipe out shareholders in order for this to
happen."*

*"This need not be an issue of choosing taxpayers over shareholders. The
federal government has similarly recouped taxpayer money used to bailout
other corporations (A.I.G., Citigroup, etc.) involved in the financial
collapse, but has allowed the shareholders of those companies to share in
their recovery. The same should be the case with the GSEs."*

601) *Illegally gave Obamacare subsidies to people who bought insurance
from somewhere other than the Obamacare website*

As it was passed by Congress, Obamacare only gives subsidies to people who
buy insurance at the Obamacare website. However, in February 2014, Obama
allowed
<http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obamacare-rule-eased-for-states-with-website-troubles/>
people
who bought insurance from somewhere other than the Obamacare website to get
these subsidies. Because Obama made this change without approval from
Congress, his action was illegal.

602) *An estimated 65% of small businesses that already had insurance will
pay higher premiums because of Obamacare*

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/on-small-business/obama-administration-health-laws-new-rules-will-increase-costs-for-most-small-businesses/2014/02/24/0623d01e-9d9c-11e3-9ba6-800d1192d08b_story.html>
that
an estimated 65% of small businesses that already had insurance would pay
higher premiums because of Obamacare.

603) *Allowed anti-gay Muslim preacher who wants homosexuals to be executed
into the U.S. to spread his message to mosques in 17 U.S. cities*

Sheikh Mohammad Rateb al-Nabulsi is a Muslim preacher from Syria who has
called
<http://nypost.com/2014/03/02/state-dept-lets-anti-gay-muslim-leader-into-u-s/>
for
homosexuals to be executed. In March 2014, Obama gave
<http://nypost.com/2014/03/02/state-dept-lets-anti-gay-muslim-leader-into-u-s/>
him
a visa so he could spread his message to mosques in 17 U.S. cities.

604) *Illegally gave unions an exemption from Obamacare's "reinsurance" tax*

Obamacare includes a so-called "reinsurance" tax. In March 2014, Obama gave
<http://www.cnbc.com/id/101469265> unions an exemption from this tax. This
was illegal for two reasons. First, Obama made this change without approval
from Congress. And second, the Constitution requires that laws apply
equally to everyone.

605) *Illegally delayed Obamacare's minimum standards for certain insurance
policies until after the 2016 election*

Obamacare's minimum standards for insurance policies were required to take
effect on January 1, 2014. However, in March 2014, Obama delayed
<http://www.cnbc.com/id/101469265> these standards for certain insurance
policies until after the 2016 election. Because Obama did this without
approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

606) *Illegally extended Obamacare's open enrollment period for 2015*

In March 2014, Obama extended <http://www.cnbc.com/id/101469265> Obamacare's
open enrollment period for 2015. Because Obama did this without approval
from Congress, his action was illegal.

607) *Unite Here said Obamacare "threatens the middle class with higher
premiums, loss of hours, and a shift to part-time work and less
comprehensive coverage."*

Unite Here is a union that represents 300,000
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2545310> employees in the hotel and
restaurant industries. It supported Obama in both elections.

In March 2014, Unite Here said
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/article/2545310>:

*"If employers follow the incentives in the law, they will push families
onto the exchanges to buy coverage. This will force low-wage service
industry employees to spend $2.00, $3.00 or even $5.00 an hour of their pay
to buy similar coverage."*

*"… the ACA threatens the middle class with higher premiums, loss of hours,
and a shift to part-time work and less comprehensive coverage."*

*"Obamacare will cost our members the equivalent of a significant pay cut
to keep their hard-won benefits."*

*"… it will inevitably lead to the destruction of the health care plans we
were promised we could keep."*

608) *Doctor who survived breast cancer said "Under Obamacare, I'd be
dead."*

Dr. Katherine Albrecht
<http://www.aim.org/guest-column/how-obamacare-slaps-the-sick/?utm_source=AIM+-+Daily+Email&utm_campaign=4417d947cf-email030714&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4ddfc8d9d-4417d947cf-221591193>
lives
in Nashua, New Hampshire. After she was diagnosed with breast cancer,
doctors at her local hospital told her there was nothing they could do for
her. So, she went to experts at the Dana Farber Cancer Center in Boston,
Massachusettes, who saved her life. She later received follow up care at
Cornell Breast Cancer Center in New York City. Her insurance paid for her
treatment at both of these out-of-state facilities.

Afterward, her insurance policy was canceled, because it did not meet
Obamacare's minimum requirements.

Her new, Obamacare-compliant policy does not cover treatment in Boston, New
York, or any other out-of-state medical facility.

She said
<http://www.aim.org/guest-column/how-obamacare-slaps-the-sick/?utm_source=AIM+-+Daily+Email&utm_campaign=4417d947cf-email030714&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c4ddfc8d9d-4417d947cf-221591193>
of
this:

*"Under Obamacare, I'd be dead."*

609) *Tried to censor the Center for American Progress*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/07/suffocating-pressure-former-center-for-american-progress-writer-describes-white-house-censorship/>
that
the Obama administration had called the Center for American Progress to
complain about its accurate report that Obama's troop surge in Afghanistan
had more troops than the highest number during Bush's presidency.

610) *Told border guards to run away from illegal immigrants who were
throwing rocks*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/08/dhs-tells-american-border-guards-to-run-away-from-illegal-immigrants/>
that
the Obama administration had told border guards to run away from illegal
immigrants who were throwing rocks at them.

611) *Illegally read the emails of two law abiding, adult citizens who were
engaged in a consensual sexual relationship*

In February 2014, it was reported
<http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2014/02/20/iu-instructor-sues-feds-over-indy-airport-detention/5639177/>
that
the Obama administration had illegally read the emails of two law abiding,
adult citizens who were engaged in a consensual sexual relationship.

612) *Tried to prevent Florida from removing ineligible people from its
voter rolls*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2014/03/fla-tv-station-exposes-voter-fraud-doj-sues-state-to-stop-purging-rolls/>
that
the Obama administration had tried to stop Florida from removing ineligible
people from its voter rolls.

613) *Threatened to veto a bill that would require the President to enforce
federal laws*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/12/obama-threatens-to-veto-bill-that-would-require-administration-to-enforce-laws/>
that
Obama had threatened to veto a bill that would require the President to
enforce federal laws.

614) *Obamacare refused to provide insurance to a business which had paid
its Obamacare premiums for three months*

United Reported Publishing
<http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2014/03/13/folsom-company-says-covered-california-plan-it-paid-for-hasnt-arrived/>
is
a business in Folsom, California. As of March 2014, it had paid its
Obamacare premiums for the past three months, but had not received the
insurance that it had paid for. When the company called the Obamacare
customer service phone number to try to find out why, the Obamacare
customer service refused to do anything to help them.

615) *Threatened to fine a law abiding citizen $75,000 a day for legally
building a stock pond on his own private property*

Andy Johnson lives in Wyoming. He obtained a permit to legally build a
stock pond on his own private property. However, in March 2014, it was
reported
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/03/14/wyoming-welder-faces-fine-for-building-pond-on-his-own-property/>
that
the Obama administration had threatened to fine him $75,000 a day for
building it.

616) *Skipped National Security meeting so he could attend a film festival*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://www.tpnn.com/2014/03/02/obama-blows-off-national-security-meeting-to-attend-film-festival/>
that
Obama had skipped a National Security meeting so he could attend a film
festival.

617) *Prohibited Catholic military personnel from practicing their religion
during off-duty hours*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/03/16/Air-Force-Christians-Religious-Speech-Not-Legally-Protected-Right>
that
Commander-in-Chief Obama had prohibited Catholic military personnel from
practicing their religion during off-duty hours.

618) *Got even worse regarding his violations of the Freedom of Information
Act*

In 2013, Obama's violations of the Freedom of Information Act were even
worse
<http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SUNSHINE_WEEK_FOIA?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT>
than
during the previous years of his presidency.

619) *Illegally changed Obamacare's medical loss ratio provision*

Obamacare has a medical loss ratio provision which requires insurers to
spend at least 80% of premiums on health care. In March 2014, Obama changed
<http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/health-reform-implementation/200841-administration-intends-to-weaken-o-care>
this
percentage. Because Obama made this change without approval from Congress,
his action was illegal.

620) *Tried to censor the ACLU and NAACP*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/irs-doubles-down-on-lawbreaking-with-regulation-to-kill-free-speech/article/2545816>
that
the ACLU and the NAACP had criticized the Obama administration's proposal
for new regulations that would restrict the speech of non-profit
organizations during election campaigns.

621) *Gave up U.S. control over certain aspects of the internet.*

The U.S. invented the internet. However, in March 2014, it was reported
<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303563304579447362610955656?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702303563304579447362610955656.html%3Fmod%3DWSJ_Opinion_LEADTop>
that
Obama had given up U.S. control of certain aspects of the internet.

622) *Democratic Underground's WilliamPitt said Obamacare caused his wife
to lose coverage for her multiple sclerosis medicine, and called Obama a
"used-car salesman"*

In March 2014, Democratic Underground's WilliamPitt wrote
<http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024685964>: (I have redacted the
vulgar language from the original)

*What I've learned about the Affordable Care Act*

*What I've learned after a three-month war with these fiends: the ACA says
the insurance companies cannot deny coverage to those with pre-existing
conditions, which is true as far as it goes. But they can deny coverage for
the life-saving medications necessary to treat those conditions. The
insurance company I signed up with through the ACA exchange just denied
coverage of my wife's multiple sclerosis medication. We're "covered," to
the tune of $700 a month…just not for what she really needs.*

*A cozy loophole, that.*

*F*** you, insurance industry.*

*F*** you, Mr. President, you piece of s*** used-car salesman.*

*From my heart and soul, f*** you.*

623) *More than one third of people who receive Obamacare subsidies will
have to repay part or all of their subsidy when they do their taxes the
following year*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2014/03/17/are-obamacares-tax-credits-harmless-the-little-understood-dark-side-of-the-subsidies/>
that
more than one third of people who receive Obamacare subsidies will have to
repay part or all of their subsidy when they do their taxes the following
year.

624) *Illegally rewrote the Freedom of Information Act to prevent the
release of politically sensitive documents*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/most-transparent-white-house-ever-rewrote-the-foia-to-suppress-politically-sensitive-docs/article/2545824>
that
in April 2009, Obama had rewritten the freedom of Information Act to
prevent the release of politically sensitive documents. Because Obama did
this without approval from Congress, his action was illegal.

625) *Man received $407,000 in medical bills for care that he had received
after his Obamacare policy had taken effect*

Larry Basich
<http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/obamacare-leaves-las-vegas-man-owing-407000-doctor-bills>
lives
in Las Vegas, Nevada. He started paying his Obamacare premiums in November
2013, for coverage that was supposed to start on January 1, 2014. He paid
his premiums every month. However, in March 2014, he was billed $407,000
for medical care that he had received during January and February 2014.

626) *Under Commander-in-Chief Obama, the military kept track of civilians'
parking tickets, traffic citations, and fender-benders*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/navy-database-tracks-civilians-parking-tickets-fender-benders-raising-fears-of-domestic-spying/article/2546038>
that
under Commander-in-Chief Obama, the military was keeping track of
civilians' parking tickets, traffic citations, and fender-benders.

627) *Obama Motors refused to recall defective cars that killed 12 people*

In July 2009, Obama had the government take 60.8% ownership
<http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/us_owned_gm_rolls_off_the_lot_7MTALtVxWbRUK0OCm4uQgK>
of
General Motors.

In December 2013, ownership of Obama Motors was returned
<http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2013/12/09/government-treasury-gm-general-motors-tarp-bailout-exit-sale/3925515/>
to
the private sector.

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://news.yahoo.com/watchdog-blew-lid-off-gm-100000370.html> that during
the time that Obama had been in charge of Obama Motors, he refused to
recall defective cars that had killed 12 people. This is very unusual,
because typical car recalls happen before
<http://news.yahoo.com/watchdog-blew-lid-off-gm-100000370.html> anyone dies.

628) *Proposed illegally building skyscrapers out of wood*

In March 2013, Obama proposed
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/19/white-house-pushes-wooden-skyscrapers-as-a-solution-to-global-warming/>
building
skyscrapers out of wood. To do so would be in violation of numerous safety
regulations and building codes, not to mention the laws of physics.

629) *Falsely accused Matt Drudge of lying when Drudge said he had just
paid his Obamacare tax*

Since Matt Drudge runs a business, he pays his income taxes on a quarterly
based. However, in March 2014, after Drudge truthfully commented on this,
the Obama administration falsely
<http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-obama-care/032414-694425-matt-drudge-pays-obamacare-liberty-tax.htm>
accused
him of lying.

630) *New York Times reporter James Risen said Obama was "the greatest
enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation"*

In March 2014, New York Times reporter James Risen said
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/24/nyt-reporter-obama-administration-the-greatest-enemy-of-press-freedom-in-a-generation/>
Obama
was:

*"the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least
a generation"*

631) *Spied on Chinese politicians and companies*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nsa-spied-on-chinese-government-and-networking-firm-huawei-a-960199.html>
that
the Obama administration had spied on Chinese politicians and companies

632) *Eric Holder illegally avoided reporting and paying taxes on his use
of government aircraft for personal trips*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://finance.yahoo.com/news/holder-mueller-spent-7-8-163800997.html> that
Attorney General Eric Holder had illegally avoided reporting and paying
taxes on his use of government aircraft for personal trips.

633) *Illegally delayed the Obamacare enrollment deadline*

Obamacare sets the enrollment deadline at March 31, 2014. However, a week
before this deadline, Obama granted extensions
<http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/26/usa-healthcare-enrollment-idUSL1N0MN04Y20140326>.
Because Obama did this without approval from Congress, his action was
illegal.

634) *Obamacare author said it will cause most employers to stop offering
insurance*

In March 2014, the New York Times reported
<http://boss.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/why-employers-will-stop-offering-health-insurance/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=yahoofinance&_r=1&;>
:

*Why Employers Will Stop Offering Health Insurance*

*Here's a prediction: By 2025, "fewer than 20 percent of workers in the
private sector will receive traditional employer-sponsored health
insurance." The source of this claim? Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, in his
just-published book, "Reinventing American Health Care."*

*Dr. Emanuel is an accomplished oncologist, medical ethicist and academic
(and contributing opinion writer to The New York Times). And, of course,
he's no stranger to politics: He helped craft the Affordable Care Act as a
health policy adviser to the Obama administration, when his brother, Rahm,
now the mayor of Chicago, was chief of staff.*

*… he argues, the so-called Cadillac tax on especially generous health
plans, set to take effect in 2018, will help pave the way by discouraging
companies from offering those plans.*

635) *Conducted a DEA raid on someone's home based on the fact that she had
purchased a 16 ounce bottle of fertilizer at a gardening store*

In October 2013, the DEA raided
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/12/dea-marijuana-garden-store_n_5128771.html>
the
home of a woman in Shorewood, Illinois, based on the fact that she had
purchased a 16 ounce bottle of fertilizer at a gardening store.

636) *Used more than 200 armed agents and snipers to confront a farmer who
was trespassing on federal land*

In April 2014, the Obama administration used
<http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/04/08/armed-fed-agents-and-snipers-the-decades-long-battle-between-the-govt-and-a-nevada-rancher-that-has-finally-reached-breaking-point/>
more
than 200 armed agents and snipers to confront a farmer who was trespassing
on federal land.

637) *Ordered a high school to undo improvements that parents had made to
its bleachers*

Plymouth Canton Community Schools is a high school in Michigan. The
students' parents used their own money to improve the bleachers at the
school's baseball field. In March 2014, the Obama administration ordered
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/28/equality-doj-says-boys-baseball-field-is-nicer-than-girls-field-must-die/>
the
school to undo these improvements.

638) *Spied on private companies in Germany*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/gchq-and-nsa-targeted-private-german-companies-a-961444.html>
that
the Obama administration had spied on private companies in Germany.

639) *Spied on 122 world leaders*

In March 2014, it was reported
<https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/03/29/der-spiegel-nsa-ghcq-hacked-german-companies-put-merkel-list-122-targeted-leaders/>
that
the Obama administration had spied on 122 world leaders.

640) *California's Obamacare website gave people voter registration cards
that were pre-marked as Democrat*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://www.10news.com/news/local-couple-upset-after-receiving-pre-marked-voter-registration-card-from-covered-california-03282014>
that
California's Obamacare website had given people voter registration cards
that were pre-marked as Democrat.

641) *Secretly gave military equipment to Russia after Russia invaded
Ukraine*

In March 2014, it was reported
<http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2014/03/u-s-gives-russia-free-military-equipment-used-by-army-marines/>
that
the Obama administration had secretly given military equipment to Russia
after Russia invaded Ukraine.

642) *Released 68,000 convicted criminal aliens in one year*

In 2013, the Obama administration released
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/31/report-obama-administration-released-68000-convicted-criminal-aliens-last-year/>
68,000
convicted criminal aliens.

643) *Obama's press secretary had Soviet communist propaganda posters on
the walls of his house*

In April 2014, it was reported
<http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/04/carneys_red_art.html> that Jay
Carney, Obama's press secretary, had Soviet communist propaganda posters on
the walls of his house.

644) *Obama administration removed info from its own website about why it
wanted a farmer to get off of federal land*

In April 2014, the Obama administration used
<http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/04/08/armed-fed-agents-and-snipers-the-decades-long-battle-between-the-govt-and-a-nevada-rancher-that-has-finally-reached-breaking-point/>
more
than 200 armed agents and snipers to confront a farmer who was trespassing
on federal land. After the standoff had been going on for several days, it
was reported
<http://www.infowars.com/breaking-sen-harry-reid-behind-blm-land-grab-of-bundy-ranch/>
that
the Obama administration had been planning to let a Chinese company use the
land to build a solar farm, and that the Obama administration had removed
information about these plans from its own website.

645) *Obamacare caused a Kansas hospital to layoff 15 employees*

In April 2014, it was reported
<http://freebeacon.com/issues/kansas-hospital-lays-off-employees-due-to-obamacare/>
that
Obamacare had caused Newman Regional Health hospital in Emporia, Kansas, to
layoff 15 employees.

646) *Voted against requiring medical care for babies who were born alive
after botched abortions*

In Illinois, it was discovered
<http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/03/when_barack_obama_stands_firm.html>
that
an abortion clinic was refusing to provide medical care to babies who were
born alive after botched abortions – medical workers at the clinic were
letting these babies die. When Obama was an Illinois state senator, he
voted against
<http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/03/when_barack_obama_stands_firm.html>
requiring
medical care for these babies who were born alive after botched abortions.

647) *Targeted companies with Republican CEOs so the Justice Department
could block their mergers*

In April 2014, it was reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/04/14/how-obamas-justice-department-selectively-blocks-mergers-by-republican-ceos/>
that
the Obama administration had targeted companies with Republican CEOs so the
Justice Department could block their mergers.

648) *Of the 7.1 million people who enrolled in the Obamacare exchanges,
only 20% had been previously uninsured*

In April 2014, it was reported
<http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2014/04/09/rand-comes-clean-obamacares-exchanges-enrolled-only-1-4-million-previously-uninsured-individuals/>
that
of the 7.1 million people who had enrolled in the Obamacare exchanges, only
20% had been previously uninsured.

649) *Illegally regulated banks in Canada and Europe, and illegally
required them to violate the privacy of their own citizens*

In March 2010, Obama signed
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/fatca-facts-what-canadians-need-to-know-about-new-u-s-tax-law-1.2493882>
the
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which takes effect on July 1, 2014.
This law imposes new regulations on banks in Canada
<http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/fatca-facts-what-canadians-need-to-know-about-new-u-s-tax-law-1.2493882>
 and Europe
<http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/business/story/2012/09/27/european-banks-oust-americans/57849014/1>,
and requires them to violate the privacy
<http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-debate/how-the-us-pulled-off-the-great-canadian-privacy-giveaway/article17916327/>
of
their own citizens. The U.S. Constitution does not give these powers to the
U.S. President.

650) *Proposed 442 different tax increases as of April 14, 2014*

As of April 14, 2014, President Obama had proposed
<http://www.atr.org/obama-has-proposed-442-tax-hikes-taking-office> 442
different tax increases.

651) *Obamacare caused a woman who was six months pregnant to lose coverage
for her obstetrician*

Susan Estrich is a law professor at the University of Southern California.
In April 2014, she said
<http://news.yahoo.com/obamacare-part-two-070000490.html> that Obamacare
had caused her pharmacy technician, who was six months pregnant, to lose
coverage for her obstetrician.

652) *Obamacare caused New York City brain surgery patient to lose all her
doctors and anti-pain medications*

Margaret Figueroa
<http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/04/post_783.html> lives in New
York City. She has had four brain surgeries. On January 1, 2014, Obamacare
caused her to lose all her doctors and anti-pain medications. Three months
later, she said <http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/04/post_783.html>
:

*"I have been in pain. I've been vomiting. I lost 22 pounds. The pain is
unbearable."*

653) *Obamacare forced Los Angeles family to buy dental insurance that
covered zero dentists within 100 mile radius*

Scot Vorse
<http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/27/Obamacare-Zero-Covered-Dentists-in-100-Miles>
lives
in Los Angeles, California. He has two children. Obamacare required him to
buy dental insurance for his children. However, when he searched the
Obamacare website for dentists who were covered by his policy, it said that
there were zero participating dentists within a 100 mile radius.

654) *Obama voters in San Francsico area complained that Obamacare does not
actually give them access to a doctor*

Mountain View, California, is part of the San Francisco area, where Obama
won both elections by a huge percentage. In April 2014, Obama voters in
this area complained
<http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/04/18/consumerwatch-some-covered-california-patients-say-they-cant-see-a-doctor/>
that
Obamacare did not actually give them access to a doctor.

655) *Illegally shot and killed cattle, and lied about the reason why*

In April 2014 in Nevada, the Obama administration illegally shot and killed
cattle, in violation
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/16/feds-accused-leaving-trail-wreckage-after-nevada-ranch-standoff/>
of
a court order. Although the cattle had been safely enclosed inside a fenced
area, the Obama administration falsely
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/04/16/feds-accused-leaving-trail-wreckage-after-nevada-ranch-standoff/>
claimed
that the cattle had been running around loose and were a threat.

656) *Illegally rounded up wild horses so they could be sent to a
slaughterhouse, and lied about the reason why*

In April 2014 in Wyoming, the Obama administration rounded up
<http://www.westernjournalism.com/breaking-scandal-blm-accused-facilitating-horse-slaughter/>
wild
horses so they could be sent to a slaughterhouse, despite the fact that
these wild horses were legally protected from such actions. The Obama
administration falsely
<http://www.westernjournalism.com/breaking-scandal-blm-accused-facilitating-horse-slaughter/>
claimed
that these wild horses were not actually wild.

657) *Threatened to veto a bill that would change Obamacare's defintion of
"full time" from 30 hours per week to 40*

Obamacare's employer mandate only applies to "full time" employees, which
Obamacare defines as those who work at least 30 hours per week. This has
encouraged
<http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/shes-a-29er/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=yahoofinance&_r=1>
many
employers to reduce their employees' weekly hours to 29. In response to
this, in April 2014, the U.S. House of Representatives passed
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-votes-to-change-health-care-laws-definition-of-full-time-work/2014/04/03/dc0b7066-bb69-11e3-9a05-c739f29ccb08_story.html>
a
bill that redefines Obamacare's definition of "full time" work to 40 hours
per week. Obama threatened
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-votes-to-change-health-care-laws-definition-of-full-time-work/2014/04/03/dc0b7066-bb69-11e3-9a05-c739f29ccb08_story.html>
to
veto this proposal.

658) *Forced New Jersey to eliminate its FamilyCare Advantage health care
program*

In 2008, New Jersaey started
<http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/obamacare_eclipses_low-cost_nj_health_plan_for_middle-class_kids.html>
running
a program called FamilyCare Advantage, which provided affordable health
insurance to families. However, in 2014, Obamacare forced
<http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/04/obamacare_eclipses_low-cost_nj_health_plan_for_middle-class_kids.html>
New
Jersey to eliminate this program.

659) *Obama's State Department "misplaced and lost" $6 billion*

In April 2014, it was reported
<http://freebeacon.com/national-security/state-department-misplaced-6b-under-hillary-clinton/>
that
Obama's State Department had "misplaced and lost" $6 billion.

660) *Obamacare patient got rejected by all 96 doctors that she contacted*

In an April 2014 article in Ebony magazine, Danielle Kimberly wrote
<http://www.ebony.com/wellness-empowerment/when-doctors-slam-the-doors-on-the-newly-insured-304>
:

*As a proud new beneficiary of the Affordable Health Care Act, I'd like to
report that I am doctorless. Ninety-six. Ninety-six is the number of soul
crushing rejections that greeted me as I attempted to find one. It's the
number of physicians whose secretaries feigned empathy while rehearsing the
"I'm so sorry" line before curtly hanging up.*

661) *Ann Coulter said her friend's sister died because of Obamacare*

In February 2014, Ann Coulter said
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9s0eZu5_Zs> that her friend's sister died
because she could not afford to get medical care, because her insurance had
been canceled because of Obamacare.

662) *Obama ad falsely said women get paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing
the "same work" as men*

In June 2012, an Obama ad said
<http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jun/21/barack-obama/barack-obama-ad-says-women-are-paid-77-cents-dolla/>
:

*"President Obama knows that women being paid 77 cents on the dollar for
doing the same work as men isn't just unfair, it hurts families."*

While women do indeed get paid 77 cents for every dollar that a man gets,
it is not for the "same work." The Huffington Post reported
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-hoff-sommers/wage-gap_b_2073804.html>
that
the claim that women get paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the "same
work" as men is wrong: the comparison is not for the "same work," the
comparison does not adjust for education, job, experience, hours worked per
week, etc., and when you do adjust for those things, the gap disappears.
People who claim that the gap exists count a male lawyer and a female
librarian as having the "same
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christina-hoff-sommers/wage-gap_b_2073804.html>"
job, even though lawyers earn far more than librarians.

663) *Tea party donors were audited by the IRS at ten times the rate of the
general population*

In May 2014, it was reported
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/7/house-republicans-find-10-of-tea-party-donors-audi/>
that
tea party donors had been audited by the IRS at ten times the rate of the
general population.

664) *Obama gave taxpayers' money to Obamacare contractor to hire employees
to do nothing*

In May 2014, it was reported
<http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obamacare-contractor-pays-employees-nothing-211700255.html>
that
Obama had given taxpayers' money to Serco, an Obamacare contractor, to hire
employees to do nothing. The more employees that Serco hired to do nothing,
the more taxpayer money it got from Obama. At the time of the report, Serco
was still hiring new employees.

665) *Obamacare customers filed class action lawsuit because even though
they had paid their premiums, they did not receive the coverage that they
had paid for*

In April 2014, a class action lawsuit was filed
<http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2014/04/02/first-class-action-lawsuit-filed-against-nevada-obamacare-exchange/>
in
Nevada by Obamacare customers because even though they had paid their
premiums, they did not receive the coverage that they had paid for.

666) *Obama hired a top criminal attorney as his new White House council*

In April 2014, it was reported
<http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2014/04/22/obama-hire-top-criminal-attorney-wh-counsel/>
that
Obama had hired Neil Eggleston, a top criminal attorney, as his new White
House council.

667) *Broke his promise to end Bush's policy of circumventing Congress*

In 2008, Obama said
<http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/14/flashback-when-obama-was-against-circumventing-congress/>
:

*"The biggest problems we're facing right now have to do with George Bush
trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go
through Congress at all. And that's what I intend to reverse when I'm
president of the United States of America."*

However, as of February 2014, Obama had broken
<http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/02/14/flashback-when-obama-was-against-circumventing-congress/>
that
promise 168 times.

668) *Said "Earth Day is about taking action" and then burned more than
35,000 gallons of fuel*

On Earth Day 2014, the Obama administration said
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2610431/Obama-burn-35-000-gallons-fuel-Earth-Day-emitting-375-TONS-carbon-dioxide.html>
:

*"Earth Day is about taking action"*

Obama then spent the day burning
<http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2610431/Obama-burn-35-000-gallons-fuel-Earth-Day-emitting-375-TONS-carbon-dioxide.html>
more
than 35,000 gallons of fuel.

669) *Obama's Department of Health and Human Services spent $146 each month
for each employee for email*

In April 2014, it was reported
<http://freebeacon.com/issues/hhs-spends-123-2-million-per-year-on-email-services/>
that
the Department of Health and Human Services was spending $146 each month
for each employee for email.

670) *Removed 1.5 million medical orders from waiting lists at Veterans
Administration hospitals without actually providing any medical care*

In May 2014, the Washington Examiner reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/veterans-affairs-officials-purged-1.5-million-unfinished-medical-orders/article/2547921>
:

*More than 1.5 million medical orders were canceled by the Department of
Veterans Affairs without any guarantee the patients received the treatment
or tests they needed, the Washington Examiner has found.*

*Since May 2013, veterans' medical centers nationwide have been under
pressure to clear out 2 million backlogged orders for patient care or
services.*

*They were given wide latitude to cancel unfilled appointments more than 90
days old. By April 2014, the backlog of what the agency calls "unresolved
consults" was down to about 450,000.*

*What happened to other 1.5 million appointments is something that no one,
including top officials at the veterans' agency, can answer.*

In May 2014, CNN reported
<http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/23/health/veterans-dying-health-care-delays/>
:

*At least 40 U.S. veterans died waiting for appointments at the Phoenix
Veterans Affairs Health Care system, many of whom were placed on a secret
waiting list.*

*The secret list was part of an elaborate scheme designed by Veterans
Affairs managers in Phoenix who were trying to hide that 1,400 to 1,600
sick veterans were forced to wait months to see a doctor, according to a
recently retired top VA doctor and several high-level sources.*

671) *Falsely said that he found out about long waiting lists at Veterans
Administration hospitals on the news in 2014*

In May 2014, the Obama administration said
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US2eSbNSlE4%20> that it had just found out
about the long waiting lists at Veterans Administration hospitals on the
news.

However, Obama had previously
<http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/63193%20> talked about this
problem in 2008.

672) *Sued a trucking company because it would not allow an alcoholic
employee to drive a truck*

In September 2011, the Obama administration sued
<http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/02/government-sues-trucking-company-for-taking-keys-away-from-alcoholic-driver/>
Old
Dominion Freight Line because it would not allow an alcoholic employee to
drive a truck.

673) *Sued a private company for using the same kind of background checks
as the Obama administration*

In 2012, the EEOC sued
<http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304512504579491860052683176>
Kaplan,
a for-profit education company, for using credit checks on its employees,
which were described as being "the same type of background check that the
EEOC itself uses."

674) *Defended a Muslim airline that illegally bans Israeli Jews from
flights that originate in the U.S.*

In 2013, a passenger who wanted to fly from New York to London on Kuwait
Airways was illegally rejected by the airline for being an Israeli Jew. The
passenger filed a discrimination complaint with the Obama administration.
The Obama administration dismissed
<http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/dem-politician-appointed-by-obama-defends-muslim-airline-that-bans-israeli-jews/>
the
complaint, claiming that the airline was subject to Kuwaiti law, and not
U.S. law, even though the flight originated in the U.S.

675) *Illegally seized money from the bank account of a law abiding grocery
store*

Terry Dehko is a law abiding citizen who owns a grocery store in Fraser,
Michigan. 35% of the store's sales are done in cash. The store regularly
deposits this cash into a bank account. In January 2013, the Obama
administration illegally seized
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/george-f-will-the-heavy-hand-of-the-irs/2014/04/30/7a56ca9e-cfc5-11e3-a6b1-45c4dffb85a6_story.html>
the
contents of the store's bank account.

676) *Illegally pressured banks to close the accounts of porn stars*

In May 2014, it was reported
<http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/05/01/porn-stars-attorney-general-eric-holder-may-have-closed-your-bank-accounts/>
that
the Obama administration had illegally pressured banks to close the
accounts of porn stars.

677) *Huffington Post said Obamacare will leave 40 million Americans
uninsured*

In February 2014, the Huffington Post reported
<http://www.huffingtonpost.com/munir-moon/do-the-math-obamacare-won_b_4692510.html>
that
Obamacare would leave 40 million Americans uninsured.

678) *Obamacare is illegal because it originated in the Senate instead of
in the House*

The Obama administration argued
<http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/27/health/policy/arguing-that-health-mandate-is-not-a-tax-except-when-it-is.html>
in
front of the Supreme Court that the Obamacare mandate was a tax.

The U.S. Constitution requires all tax bills to originate in the House, but
Obamacare originated
<http://www.nationalreview.com/article/377179/obamacares-doom-george-will> in
the Senate.

679) *Moved control of the Census Bureau from the commerce secretary to the
White House*

In March 2009, Obama moved
<http://www.mediaite.com/online/yet-another-crazy-conservative-conspiracy-theory-proven-correct/>
control
of the Census Bureau from the commerce secretary to the White House. Larry
Sabato, a professor at the University of Virginia, said
<http://www.mediaite.com/online/yet-another-crazy-conservative-conspiracy-theory-proven-correct/>
of
this:

*"The last thing the census needs is for any hard-bitten partisan (either a
Karl Rove or a Rahm Emanuel) to manipulate these critical numbers…
Partisans have a natural impulse to tilt the playing field in their favor,
and this has to be resisted."*

680) *Changed questions in the census to falsely inflate the number of
people who gained insurance from Obamacare*

In April 2014, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/us/politics/census-survey-revisions-mask-health-law-effects.html?_r=5&assetType=nyt_now>
:

*Census Survey Revisions Mask Health Law Effects*

*The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for
more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that
it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama's health
care law in the next report, due this fall…*

*… the new questions are so different that the findings will not be
comparable…*

*An internal Census Bureau document said that the new questionnaire
included a "total revision to health insurance questions" and, in a test
last year, produced lower estimates of the uninsured. Thus, officials said,
it will be difficult to say how much of any change is attributable to the
Affordable Care Act and how much to the use of a new survey instrument.*

*"We are expecting much lower numbers just because of the questions and how
they are asked," said Brett J. O'Hara, chief of the health statistics
branch at the Census Bureau.*

681) *Illegally created a new Obamacare rule and penalty without approval
from Congress*

In May 2014, the New York Times reported
<http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/26/us/irs-bars-employers-from-dumping-workers-into-health-exchanges.html?_r=0>
:

*Many employers had thought they could shift health costs to the government
by sending their employees to a health insurance exchange with a tax-free
contribution of cash to help pay premiums, but the Obama administration has
squelched the idea in a new ruling. Such arrangements do not satisfy the
health care law, the administration said, and employers may be subject to a
tax penalty of $100 a day — or $36,500 a year — for each employee who goes
into the individual marketplace.*

Obama's actions here are illegal. There is nothing in Obamacare that gives
Obama or the IRS the power to prohibit employers from dumping employees
onto Obamacare exchanges, or for fining them $100 a day per employee for
doing so. The President does not have the legal authority to change the law
without those changes first being approved by Congress.

682) *Obamacare forced colon cancer survivor Janet Grigg to lose her
doctor. Her new Obamacare policy covers zero doctors within a 400 mile
radius of her home.*

Janet Grigg
<http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/30/cancer-survivors-obamacare-plan-doesnt-cover-a-single-doctor-in-400-miles/>
lives
in Oklahoma and is a survivor of colon cancer. Obamacare caused her to lose
coverage for her doctor. Her new Obamacare policy covers zero doctors
within a 400 mile radius of her home. You can see a video of her at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FoyREgDH_8

683) *Paid $150 per gallon for green jet fuel*

In May 2014, it was reported
<http://freebeacon.com/national-security/report-pentagon-paid-150-per-gallon-for-green-jet-fuel/>
that
the Pentagon had paid $150 per gallon for green jet fuel.

684) *Gave $20 million loan to an Obama donor and "very good friend" of Joe
Biden to open a Porsche dealership in Ukraine*

In May 2014, it was reported
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/overseas-private-investment-corporation-gave-a-20-million-loan-to-ukrainian-porsche-dealership-owned-by-biden-friend-and-donor/article/2548216>
that
the Obama administration had given a $20 million loan to John Hynanksy to
open a Porsche dealership in Ukraine. Vice President Joe Biden has referred
to Hynanksy as "my very good friend." Hynanksy has donated to Obama's
campaign.

685)* Obama broke the same law that Martha Stewart had gone to prison for
breaking*

Solyndra's shareholders and executives made
<http://reason.com/archives/2011/09/09/obamas-crony-capitalism> substantial
donations
<http://www.latimes.com/news/la-na-solyndra-donor-20110917,0,2125785.story> to
Obama's campaign, the company spent a large sum of money on lobbying
<http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/09/16/16greenwire-solyndra-spent-liberally-to-woo-lawmakers-unti-81006.html?partner=rss&emc=rss>
the
Obama administration, and its executives had many meetings
<http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/01/bankrupt-solar-company-with-fed-backing-has-cozy-ties-to-obama-admin/>
with
Obama White House officials. Afterward, Obama gave
<http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/01/bankrupt-solar-company-with-fed-backing-has-cozy-ties-to-obama-admin/>
$535
million of taxpayers' money to Solyndra. Before Obama gave the money to
Solyndra, Obama had already been aware of Solyndra's financial troubles.
For example, according to the company's security filings in 2009, the
company had been selling its product for less
<http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904491704576572872256772948.html>than
the cost of production. In 2010, Obama visited the Solyndra factory and
cited it as a role model for his "stimulus" program, saying
<http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/81895.html> "It's here that
companies like Solyndra are leading the way toward a brighter and more
prosperous future." The Washington Post wrote
<http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2011-10-03/politics/35276920_1_obama-fundraiser-review-process-and-people-obama-white-house>
of
this, "Administration officials and outside advisers warned that President
Obama should consider dropping plans to visit a solar startup company in
2010 because its mounting financial problems might ultimately embarrass the
White House." Solyndra was a private company, but had been planning to use
its government funding as a means of going public – so when Obama knowingly
overstated the company's condition in order to help his friends at
Solyndra, he broke
<http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/277512/solyndra-fraud-andrew-c-mccarthy?pg=1>
the
same law that Martha Stewart had been sent to prison for breaking.

686) *Refused to explain why he waited two years to label Boko Haram as a
terrorist organization*

In 2011, an organization called Boko Haram bombed the Abuja U.N.
headquarters. However, the Obama administration waited two years to label
it as a terrorist organization, and would not explain
<http://freebeacon.com/national-security/wh-cant-say-why-it-took-two-years-to-label-boko-haram-a-terrorist-organization/>
why
it waited.

687) *Falsely claimed that Republicans had "filibustered about 500 pieces
of legislation"*

In May 2014, Obama falsely
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/05/09/four-pinocchios-for-obamas-claim-that-republicans-have-filibustered-about-500-pieces-of-legislation/?wprss=rss_politics&clsrd>
claimed
that Republicans had "filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation."

688) *Refused to prosecute Hilda Solis, his labor secretary, for violating
campaign finance laws*

In March 2012, Hilda Solis, Obama's labor secretary, illegally
<http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-solis-investigation-20140510-story.html>
asked
federal employees to donate to Obama's campaign. Obama refused to prosecute
her.

689) *Illegally ordered two Secret Service agents to leave their White
House post and guard the home of a top official's aide*

During the summer of 2011, the Obama administration illegally
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-agents-pulled-off-white-house-patrol-to-help-protect-a-top-officials-friend/2014/05/10/8bd962bc-d453-11e3-aae8-c2d44bd79778_story.html?wpmk=MK0000200>
ordered
two Secret Service agents to leave their White House post and guard the
home of a top official's aide.

690)* Spent $194,788 to study how transwomen use Facebook*

In April 2014, the Obama administration spent
<http://freebeacon.com/issues/feds-spend-194788-to-study-how-transwomen-use-facebook/>
$194,788
to study how transwomen use Facebook.

691) *Illegally released five "high risk" Taliban terrorists*

Federal law requires
<http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/bergdahl-release-arrangement-could-threaten-the-safety-of-americans-republicans-say/2014/05/31/35e47a2a-e8ff-11e3-afc6-a1dd9407abcf_story.html>
the
President to notify Congress 30 days before releasing terrorists. However,
in May 2014, Obama released five "high risk
<http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/31/terror-suspects-freed-obama-admin-soldier-were-lab/>"
Taliban terrorists without giving advance notification.

692) *Under Commander-in-Chief Obama, a military deserter was given
promotions instead of a court-martial*

In June 2009, private first class Bowe Bergdahl deserted
<http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/01/us/bergdahl-deserter-or-hero/> his post.
Afterward, instead of being court-martialed, he was promoted
<http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/17/afghanistan.captured.soldier/> to the
rank of specialist in June 2010, and later promoted
<http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/06/17/afghanistan.captured.soldier/> to the
rank of sergeant in June 2011.

693) *Falsely said a military deserter had been "captured on the
battlefield" and had served "with honor and distinction"*

In June 2009, private first class Bowe Bergdahl deserted
<http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/01/us/bergdahl-deserter-or-hero/> his post.
However, in June 2014, Susan Rice, Obama's national security adviser, said
<http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/susan-rice-bergdahl-served-honor-and-distinction_794066.html>
that
Bergdahl had been "captured on the battlefield" and had served "with honor
and distinction."

694) *Commander-in-Chief Obama did not know that the letter "p" in the word
"corpsman" was silent*

Commander-in-Chief Obama pronounced the letter "p" in the world "corpsman"
twice <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlKIfzoC8D0> in less than a minute.
For a young child who is learning how to read, such a pronunciation makes
perfect sense. But for the Commander-in-Chief of the most powerful military
in the world, it is inexcusable.

695) *Referred to the Taliban Five as "gentlemen"*

At 3:25 in this video from June 2014, Marie Harf, the deputy spokesperson
for Obama's State Department, refers to the five then-recently released
Taliban terrorists as "gentlemen."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWQ28sUBvwE

696) *Illegally invited, encouraged, and allowed tens of thousands of
unaccompanied minor illegal immigrants to enter and stay in the U.S., and
then pretended to be surprised when they showed up*

In 2012, the Obama administration announced
<http://www.nationalreview.com/article/380627/remove-illegal-immigration-carrots-ben-carson>
that
unaccompanied minor illegal immigrant children would not be deported.

In January 2014, the Obama administration placed an advertisement requesting
<http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/06/24/sessions-says-january-ad-shows-obama-administration-knew-of-pending-immigration-surge/>
contract
services to care for 65,000 "unaccompanied alien children." The
advertisement can be read here
<http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2014/06/21/not-news-dhs-sought-escorts-unaccompanied-alien-children-january>.
However, afterward, when these illegal immigrants entered the U.S., the
Obama administration pretended
<http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2014/06/24/sessions-says-january-ad-shows-obama-administration-knew-of-pending-immigration-surge/>
to
be surprised at their arrival.

They are largely from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador
<http://washingtonexaminer.com/on-immigrant-surge-white-house-story-falls-apart/article/2549755>
.

95% of them said
<http://www.ijreview.com/2014/06/147883-contrary-media-narrative-95-illegal-immigrants-say-came-new-amnesty-promise/>
the
main reason they came was because of Obama's new promise for amnesty.

In June 2014, Associated Press reported
<