Obama can't be drunk on something he doesn't have. It is amazing how two different people can read the same information and reach two totally different conclusions. The facts are not needed for some to jump to a conclusion of their liking. The IRS issue is not about the Tea group or others, it is the blatant abuse of power without checks and balances. $100,000 in bonuses over a three year period in addition to a $177,000 annual salary for the person allowing the conduct is a little heavy for this tax payer. The same woman is now in charge of building an organization of several thousand to over see the affordable health care act which prompts the question why is the IRS involved in the health care program? Is it because of their far reaching and unchecked power? Power is not what Obama is drunk on.
What is needed is not going to happen. Obama should admit that trying to lead and control a dysfunctional government the size of the federal government is not possible. There is no human capable of doing that without some major changes that reflect today's population and technology. The states need to step up and fulfill their responsibility without depending on the federal government for everything. The tax codes need to be burned and start with a new concept like the fair tax proposals. The military industrial complex needs to be controlled as Eisenhower warned about.
The tea party does not really want to reduce the governments size and involvement in peoples lives to the extent they should. Why do those supporting or opposing gay marriage support discriminating against singles that are not gay? Take the discrimination against singles away and there is no issue. I prefer being single which means getting the full brunt of the discriminating policies favoring marriage. Who in the hell are politicians that think they should define the "American dream" for everyone. Why, if it is cheaper for two to live than one, is it necessary to add to that advantage with discriminatory tax and other policies and practices? Why should I help those that want to own a house with borrowed money pay for it? Why should I help educate their house full of rug rats? Why should I help pay for their health care and retirement income? Why should I help pay for their spouses social security income? The only reason for requiring a state license to be married is to participate in the discrimination against those not married. There is no reference in the bible to obtaining a state license to show two people are married. There is really no justification for any government to be involved in a marriage which is no more than two people making a commitment to each other.
Go figure....Obama can't get anything regarding the economy through congress. The economy is improving, the stock markets keep reaching new highs, unemployment is trending down, revenue increased more than expected. Both parties keep finding dirt on the other and bringing it to the attention of the public. Grid lock and an impotent president may be the best thing to have in Washington D.C. Anyone object to paying from $25,000 up to $45,000 for portraits of those in leadership positions in the administration and congress? Parties, portraits, play, personal fitness trainers, hair stylist and other personal perks paid for with tax money and they all talk about reduced spending?
Could it be the federal government is an unmanageable behemoth? It doesn't appear Obama knew about any of the recent events before hand that are reflecting poorly on his administration. He probably has good intentions but he has surrounded himself with some very incapable people with their own agenda and he is not a good leader or judge of character. The IRS is a powerful organization that can bring misery to innocent people. It will be interesting to see how they handle their duties involving the AHCA. The hiring to administer the program is in the thousands and it is supposed to save money, provide more and better care without increasing taxes? The brightest number crunchers available can't show that result.
The Benghazi hearings are supposed to be about preventing similar future events. There was no crime committed and it is not necessary to know everything to develop a prevention strategy.
I don't think Obama is worth a crap as a president and I think Eric Holder is a pitiful excuse for his position. However, none of the current distractions are criminal in nature and do not deserve the time allocated when considering other needs of the country. The IRS should probably be more aggressive in investigating those that apply for exemption from taxes. Why should there be any exemptions including religious organizations? The more exemptions granted the more those paying have to pay. The same is true with all the AHCA exemptions, what is the justification for those if it is the best thing to come along since ice cream?
It is amazing how people think the president is aware of every activity and approves everything before the fact. The federal government is bigger than most people can even imagine and for certain bigger than is manageable.
Enter the Koch Bros., Dick Armey and Freedom Works.
What is it about these folks you object to? The Koch brothers are libertarians that are socially liberal and fiscally conservative. They contribute to things they believe in and are not nearly as dangerous as George Soros who does much more spending on attempts to influence the government. Can you name one thing they have caused the government to do that was detrimental to someone? Their contributions to medical research and other philanthropic causes are greater than many of the big money names you see in the press.
Benghazi may be an issue but not illegal when it is learned who told Susan Rice to use the misleading talking points. Who gave them to her, when and how did they give them to her?
The IRS is doing the job it is supposed to. No tax code violations then nothing to worry about. There are far too many organizations posing as charities. The AP probe is legal and is being done legally.
Obama was most likely not aware in advance of any of these events. Should we be more concerned that he is not than if he were? His failure is those he trust and surrounds himself with. His desire and effort to be liked is detrimental to his serving as president.
It is not illegal for politicians to mislead and lie about things. What has happened that is illegal with possible criminal charges to follow?
There is a silver lining to all the distractions. They keep congress and the administration from mucking around with the economy which will improve more without their intervention than with it.
SB-13 & HR-25 proposals for a fair tax on spending instead of income would solve the problem, respect the low income earners and increase revenue. Understanding the proposal is too much work for those that could make it happen and those that would benefit most.
Why not just do away with all charitable organizations exemptions? Why not do away with all tax exceptions, adjust the rates if needed but why thousands of pages of tax codes?
We should have known it is Bush's fault. Bush crapped in the kitchen so Obama should be allowed to also. That assumes Obama has a clue what is going on in his administration.