"The great advantage of the American, is that he has arrived at a state of democracy without having to endure a democratic revolution and that he is born free without having to become so." Alexis de Tocqueville
December 9, 2013
On this 4,323rd day of the Obama presidency, it’s time to make an assessment.
Mr. Obama and the democratic leadership have much to thank you for making it possible for him to access the highest office in the country.
At this point, the big question is, are you as thankful to him and them?
Initially thought of as a great rhetorician, now you have had enough time to have an idea of his skills and, above all, if rhetoric and skills have been used to your benefit, not only in the immediate future but, most importantly, for your long-term future and the future of those you love and the generations that will succeed yours. Will they be thankful to you for the decisions you have made?
While the current socialist regime in place in America nurtures dependency on government social programs, the question is how long, can this situation hold?
The United States has a total debt pile of over $17 TRN, which is expected to rise to almost $23 TRN in the next five years.
Sure, some will find solace in the fact that nowadays almost every major global economy has debts of more than a trillion dollars, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
However, only Japan is not far behind, with current debts totalling $11.5 TRN.
Both, Japan and the U.S. debts are outrageous, but the American debt is beyond imagination.
As with any personal debt, it would be no problem, as far as there is an income to cover it.
But, does the United States have it?
In order to figure that out, one has to bear in mind what the GDP’s future look like for America.
GDP is the Gross Domestic Product and is a measurement of all the goods and services a nation produces in a year. It factors in, consumer spending, investment made by industry, excess of exports over imports and government spending.
Looking at it as an economic formula, here, courtesy of Investopedia:
GDP = C + G + I + NX where:
"C" is equal to all private consumption, or consumer spending, in a nation's economy
"G" is the sum of government spending
"I" is the sum of all the country's businesses spending on capital
"NX" is the nation's total net exports, calculated as total exports minus total imports. (NX = Exports - Imports)
Common knowledge shows that private consumption and/or consumer spending in America is at its lowest, while government spending is at its highest. With no reservation, it is safe to say that the country’s businesses spending on capital is very low, if not at its lowest in many decades. Reality is not either better when it concerns exports and imports, especially bearing in mind the outrageous outsourcing rate this government has “encouraged”.
Under the Obama Administration, it is difficult to fathom actual numbers of unemployed, jobless, poverty, health-related problems.
Reportedly, there seem to be around 102 million Americans jobless plus roughly 12 million unemployed. Government figures, however, are able to be manipulated if a person for instance has lost his/her job within a year and have not found it, then gave up for a while, in which case they fall into another category altogether.
There are many nuances, to shift a jobless to another category and bring down the first one for statistic purposes serving the Obama Administration, which has many thinkers trying to figure new terminology, new twists and turns, to avoid disclosing the real situation in many areas of the economy.
Readers are left at their own devices. Look around, forget officialdom and figure out how many of your family members, friends, are not working because of lack of job? It’s also important to remember that when a store close, there go the workers, now new jobless -and their families.
The bottom line is, is Obama looking after you, those who voted for him?
His Obamacare is arbitrarily tearing Americans from the health insurances they had gotten used to, from the doctors they had for many years and who knew them inside out.
Basically, your health care system has been broken. Not only that, millions and millions of Americans have been dispossessed from health care altogether. Millions and millions and millions that is, except for Mr. Obama’s family and his inner circle in the Administration and within his government -black or white, but those close to him and that he undoubtedly loves enough to care for and protect.
Is that what you wanted, what you expected from Mr. Obama?
As we have seen above, the unemployment, jobless, without-looking-for-work-now, and all the Obama-terminology used to hide truths, put together in unofficial figures hint at an outrageous number of, approximately, 114 million.
Momentarily not having a job would be not such of a problem, if there were job openings around the country.
But, are there, when Obama and his Administration are looking to sign an immigration bill that has enough loopholes to import 150 million people from the Muslim world?
The Obama immigration bill imposes a statutory penalty of $5,000 per head, on U.S. employers for hiring U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents over illegal aliens. It also intersects with the Obamacare legislation to add damaging effects for Americans and legal aliens.
So, what are employers doing? Reluctantly, many of them, are beginning to fire Americans or legal Aliens to hire illegals.
To make a long story short, if you are a democrat relaxing and enjoying government perks and social aid, know that with no jobs around for others to pay taxes for you to enjoy and while the government in place is spending as if it is their last day on earth -plus millions and millions of cheap negative-manpower being imported, plus all the perks Obama is giving companies to outsource jobs, the least one can say is that your future looks bleaker as the days go by.
I used to love to be a liberal, an American liberal. Now, I am no longer, because being a liberal while looking at them pulling the rug from under my feet, makes me unsafe, so I dumped Obama and I stuck to America and to myself.
But, hey, remaining democrats, you know better.
So, let me ask you one last time, are you sure Obama is on your side?
Wishing you and yours, good luck. You will need it.
A former Democrat
God bless America
Copyright ©Eliana Benador
Eliana Benador is a global strategist, a political operative and a human rights activist. She has been the founder of Benador Associates. She has represented dissidents abroad from Iraq, Iran, the Copts and others. Her blog is Eliana's Choice. You may follow her on Twitter, join her fan page on Facebook and you may find her also on LinkedIn.
First Published in the Right Side News on 9 December 2013