Obama, Small Business Expert, Touts eBay Success Right Before Layoffs Announced

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By Joseph R. Carducci, January 23, 2015.

Our wonderful and amazing President Barack Hussein Obama has done it again. Really, I think he may have actually outdone himself this time. Everyone already understands that a State of the Union speech is something akin to the President bragging about himself and trying to show his accomplishments in the best light.

Obama Brags About ‘Accomplishments’

The problem with Obama is that he really has no major accomplishments to point to. In fact, almost all of the things he has done have had detrimental effects on this country. Whether we are talking about ObamaCare or his new ‘free’ community college initiative, this is a point every thinking person understands.

But to give a speech that is so full of lies really has to make people sit up and wonder. What exactly is Obama trying to pull off? That is exactly what we have seen even some liberal commentators from the MSNBC network ask. When the liberal news media starts wondering and saying that Obama is not in touch with reality, you know things have gotten bad.

Now we see an element of irony added to all of his lies and half-truths. During his speech on Tuesday evening, our President claimed that the United States has added almost 800,000 new jobs since 2010, which is more than all of Europe, Japan, and other advanced economies combined. While I seriously doubt these numbers, forget about that for just a moment.

Obama furthermore announced many Americans are now working in jobs that didn’t even exist 10 or 20 years ago. Then he went on to specifically mention places like eBay, Google, and Tesla. I suppose we should also overlook the fact that these are big, left-leaning Democratic supporting companies.

After Obama Touts eBay, Company Lays Off Thousands

The ironic part of this is that the next day, eBay announced it was going to be laying off thousands of employees. I suppose this is what Obama considers to be a recovering (or maybe even recovered) economy. The Washington Beacon has more on this:

    “Touting eBay now seems like an unfortunate choice, because less than 24 hours after Obama’s speech, eBay announced it was cutting 2,400 jobs, or about 7 percent of its workforce. Investors welcomed the layoffs, and the company’s stock jumped more than 4 percent on the news.

    The company has spent millions of dollars lobbying the federal government, and has contributed mostly to Democrats over the years. Its president and CEO, John Donahoe, has donated almost exclusively to Democrats. He gave thousands to Obama’s campaign in 2012, and has contributed more than $90,000 to Democratic candidates and committees since 2006, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.”

How ironic. Seriously, does anyone vet the things this idiot says or the companies he is going to give shout outs to? Certainly one of the Washington insiders in the Obama Regime could have placed a call to one of the officers at eBay and asked if they were going to be doing anything in the near future that might embarrass Obama’s praise of their company.

Remember also, this is the same President who thinks he knows best how to run small businesses. It is the same man who is so full of pride that he honestly may believe he has been responsible for reviving the economy. He even gives speeches in auto manufacturing plants that have been shut down. That’s the Obama effect for you. What do YOU think about all this?


Wealth redistribution scheme to rally Democrat base


In his annual State of the Union address of Tuesday, President Obama promised a slew of expensive goodies for the middle class.

“Free” college for young Americans with diminished employment prospects.

Insisting the “shadow of crisis has passed” despite non-government stats and analysis casting serious doubt on this claim, Obama promised “free” community college, expanding tax credits up to $3,000 per child, and $300 billion over ten years in capital gains tax increases and other taxation schemes imposed on the “wealthy,” that is to say the producers.

See a breakdown of Obama’s proposed tax increases at the Americans for Tax Reform website.

Echoing the now popular income inequality meme pushed by collectivist Democrats, Obama’s speech called for involuntary redistribution of wealth, in other words wholesale theft.
“A thief who gives away some of his stolen loot is still a thief,” writes Dominick T. Armentano, “moreover, those who receive stolen property and knowingly benefit from it are just as morally bankrupt as the thief.”

Since the government cannot possibly fund this giveaway through taxation, it will increase the national debt to pay for it.

As of the 15th of this month, the national debt, according to federal government figures, stood at an astounding $18.1 trillion. The number was $10.6 trillion when Obama took office.

The number is far higher when off-budget liabilities are taken into consideration. The debt is actually more than $200 trillion.

Republicans, who now control Congress, are unlikely to pass Obama’s SOTU giveaway.

Many Americans see Obama’s proposals for what they are — a brazen attempt to rally Democrats and satiate their socialist, collectivist and class warfare instincts now that Republicans stand in the way of growing the entitlement state.



    Average politician is not remotely similar to the typical American in terms of wealth


Despite President Obama’s claim he fights for the middle class in last night’s State of the Union speech, it’s important to note the average politician is not remotely similar to the typical American in terms of wealth and economic security.

This highbrow and treasonous group of actors, playing their roles to appease their lobbyist friends and corporate tycoons clearly masquerades as a democracy for a majority of citizens they have no tangible real world relationship with. Swindling public opinion and deceiving the American people has become the modus operandi on the Hill. It’s time the criminals operating our republic face the will of the American People so that their deplorable high and mighty abuse of our core values can be held accountable in the light of liberty.

State of the Union Address—if Obama on TRUTH SERUM!

Published on Jan 21, 2015
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:

We are fifteen years into this new century (I love insulting the little people, as if they can’t calculate that 2000 to 2015 is 15 years.)

Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores (of course there is. I keep pretending to bomb al Qaeda and ISIS but actually air drop money, food and supplies.) that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; (Oh, what a hoot; I won the Nobel Peace Prize and now I get to bomb the daylights out of anyone I don’t like–oh, if the day were only here when I could use drones to target domestic conservatives, I mean terrorists) that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many. (No duh. Of course our economy is gutted. That was the whole point to sabotage capitalism as an excuse to enjoy the hope and change of hard line Socialism or Communism)
But tonight, we turn the page.

Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. (sheeee–tee-hee, if they believe this, they’ll believe anything!) Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis. (tee-hee) More of our kids are graduating than ever before (yeah, but they still don’t know Jack. They can’t spell, can’t write, oh, how I get that tingling feeling up my leg when millions of students will grow up totally dependent on government. Oh, control, how I love thee); more of our people are insured than ever before (Ah, the sound of Obamacare. It’s music to my ears; and to think a conservative PR firm called Special Guests that coined the term and it backfired on them since I wear the name as a badge of honor); we are as free from the grip of foreign oil as we’ve been in almost 30 years. (Yeah, for now. I rigged the system with my Muslim buddies that we’d temporarily lower the cost of oil to bust out U.S. oil companies what can’t make a profit at these low prices and as soon as domestic infrastructure is wiped out due to new environmental regulations that only apply to US, the cost of oil will soar. Ha! What do ya think of that, Dubya?)

Tonight, for the first time since 9/11, our combat mission in Afghanistan is over. (Yep, I’ve soundly installed Islamic regimes far worse than before the war so it’s same to leave now.) Six years ago, nearly 180,000 American troops served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, fewer than 15,000 remain. And we salute the courage and sacrifice of every man and woman in this 9/11 Generation who has served to keep us safe. We are humbled and grateful for your service.

America, for all that we’ve endured; for all the grit and hard work required to come back; for all the tasks that lie ahead, know this:
The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.

(to be continued in part 2)


I lie

The media are already analyzing the new proposals President Obama is set to layout this evening in his sixth annual State of the Union address (seventh if you count his unofficial 2009 address). Here at Grabien, we’re also looking at results. Taking a look back at past SOTU promises, How many actually ever materialized?

The numbers aren’t pretty. From 2009 through 2014, we count 112 promises that to date remain unfulfilled.

We should also note that many of these promises are duplicated from one year to another. For example, every year he has pledged to pass comprehensive immigration reform, overhaul corporate taxes, reduce regulations, and close Guantanamo Bay.

The full list is below. Montage above. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.


1. The stimulus bill will create 3.5 million jobs over the next few years, 90 percent of which will be in the private sector.

2. Create program that will enable Americans facing foreclosure to lower their mortgage payments and save their homes.

3. Double the supply of renewable energy within the next three years.

4. The “largest ever” federal spending program on science will yield breakthroughs in energy, medicine, science, and technology.

5. Lay down 1,000s of miles of power lines to connect Americans’ homes to these new sources of energy.

6. Reduce Americans’ energy bills by “billions of dollars.”

7. Cure cancer “in our time.”

8. Use stimulus funds to spend on preventive health care, which will get federal health spending “under control.”

9. Use the savings that result from the stimulus’ reform of health-care to reduce the deficit.

10. Cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term in office.

11. Go “line by line” through the federal budget to eliminate wasteful and ineffective programs – saving $2 trillion over the next 10 years.

12. Never raise taxes “a single dime” on any family earning less than $250,000.

13. Stop the growing cost of Medicare and Social Security.

14. Make Social Security sustainable.

15. Create tax-free savings accounts for all Americans.

16. Close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay.


17. Use stimulus funds to build a high-speed railway in Florida.

18. Research funds from the previous year’s stimulus will cure cancer, lead to “the cheapest solar cells.”

19. Building a new generation of nuclear energy plants.

20. Passing a climate-change law that will make clean energy profitable

21. Passing health-reform that lets Americans keep their doctors and their plans.

22. The health-reform law will reduce costs for “millions” of families and businesses

23. The health-reform law will bring down the deficit $1 trillion over the next 20 years.

24. Starting in 2011, government spending “ will be frozen for three years.”

25. Cut programs we don’t need to maintain a balanced budget.

26. Veto spending bills that don’t adhere to balanced budgeting.

27. Go through budget “line by line” to eliminate programs that we can’t afford and don’t work.

28. Create a bipartisan fiscal commission; the recommendations of which he’ll enact.

29. Restore the pay-as-you-go budgeting rules.

30. Create a website that publishes every lawmakers’ earmark requests.

31. Never give up “ trying to change the tone of our politics.”

32. Pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

33. Secure America’s borders.

34. Enforce existing immigration laws


35. More nuclear power, more natural gas, more wind and solar.

36. Pass comprehensive immigration reform.

37. Secure America’s borders.

38. Enforce existing immigration laws.

39. Reduce unemployment by increasing the number of people working on infrastructure projects – ensuring these projects are “fully paid for.”

40. Recruit private sector financing to assist these infrastructure projects.

41. Projects will be prioritized by importance, not by politics.

42. Give 85 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail within 25 years.

43. Within the next three years, enable 98 percent of Americans to receive high-speed wireless Internet.

44. Lower the corporate tax rate and eliminate loopholes.

45. Reduce business regulations restraining growth and investment.

46. Starting this year, freeze domestic spending for the next five years.

47. ObamaCare will slow rising costs of health-insurance premiums.

48. Enact medical malpractice tort reform.

49. Consolidating various federal departments to streamline federal bureaucracy and ensure it’s “more competent and more efficient.”

50. Create website that lists all federal spending.

51. Veto every bill that contains earmarks.


52. Reduce corporate income taxes.

53. Consolidate federal jobs-training programs – creating a single website that makes all information about these programs available in one place.

54. Convert federal unemployment insurance into a system that focuses on finding the unemployed jobs.

55. Enact comprehensive immigration reform.

56. Force all high schools to require students to stay in school until they graduate or turn 18.

57. Open more than 75 percent of off-shore U.S. territory to drilling.

58. Go “all out” on every type of energy.

59. Take “every possible action” to expand natural gas production.

60. Ordering “every federal agency to eliminate rules that don’t make sense.”

61. Create “financial crimes unit” to crack down on white-collar crime.

62. Work with Congress to procure power to consolidate federal bureaucracy.

63. “End the notion that political parties must be engaged in a perpetual campaign of mutual destruction.”


64. Reform Medicare and Medicaid to save as much as was proposed by the Simpson-Bowles Commission.

65. “Reduce taxpayer subsidies to prescription drug companies.”

66. Raises taxes on the wealthiest seniors.

67. Bring down health-care costs by changing the way the federal government pays for Medicare.

68. Eliminate loopholes and deductions for the “well off.”

69. Enact comprehensive tax reform that brings down the deficit and encourages job growth.

70. Cut “red tape and speed up new oil and gas permits.”

71. Create an “energy security trust.”

72. Create a “fix it first” program that will direct the unemployed to the highest priority programs.

73. Make “high quality” preschool available to every child in America.

74. Require that aid to colleges be distributed according to the value they impart upon students.

75. Pass comprehensive immigration reform.

76. Raise the minimum wage to $9/hour.

77. Create a tax incentive for companies to hire the long-term unemployed.

78. Create a program to put people back to work by rebuilding vacant homes in rundown neighborhoods.

79. Enact new tax credits for businesses that hire and invest.

80. Eliminate the marriage penalty for low-income couples.

81. Encourage fatherhood through tax policy adjustments.

82. By the end of 2014, end the war in Afghanistan.

83. Never make promises the government can’t actually keep.

84. Keep the promises already made.


85. Lower corporate income taxes, close loopholes.

86. Use the money saved from corporate tax reform to finance new infrastructure spending.

87. Slash bureaucracy through executive orders.

88. Create an additional six “high tech manufacturing hubs” in 2014.

89. “Do more” to help entrepreneurs and small business owners.

90. Use government research funds to create entirely new industries – like vaccines that adapt to evolving bacteria, and inventing material thinner than paper but stronger than steel.

91. Pass a patent reform bill.

92. Use executive orders to cut red tape to enable factories to be built that are powered by natural gas.

93. Reform taxes so that fossil fuel companies are taxed more and “ fuels of the future” are taxed less.

94. Enact new fuel-efficiency standards for trucks.

95. Pass comprehensive immigration reform.

96. Consolidate federal jobs training programs, helping match people with skills to jobs they can fill.

97. Reform unemployment insurance to encourage Americans to return to the workforce faster.

98. Assemble a coalition to help more kids access pre-K education.

99. Pass the “Equal Pay Act” for women.

100. Raise the minimum wage to $10.10

101. Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit

102. Reform the tax code to help lower-class Americans save

103. Give every American access to “an automatic IRA on the job.”

104. Ensure Americans never have to wait more than a half hour to vote.

105. Pass legislation that will prevent mass shooting tragedies.

106. End the Afghan war by the end of 2014.

107. Reform NSA surveillance programs.

108. Close Guantanamo Bay Prison in 2014.

109. End the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

110. Ensuring the Iran will stop installing advanced centrifuges.

111. Be the “first” to call for more sanctions if Iran doesn’t abandon nuclear program.

112. Reform Veterans Affairs so that vets no longer have to deal with backlogs and instead receive the health care that they need.