In case you missed last night’s State of the Union address, here’s President Obama’s three biggest lies and omissions:
1) Obama claims America has “the strongest, most durable economy in the world”
In direct contrast to reality, the president said anyone who points out America’s economy is in decline “is peddling fiction.”
“Let me start with the economy, and a basic fact: the United States of America, right now, has the strongest, most durable economy in the world,” he asserted. “We’re in the middle of the longest streak of private-sector job creation in history.”
But here’s what Obama’s not telling you: not only are 17% of U.S. jobs now held by immigrant workers, but the average U.S. stock is already down over 20% this year and the global economy is flirting with severe recession.
“We have never seen global exports collapse this much outside of a recession,” economic journalist Michael Snyder wrote. “Clearly we are witnessing a tremendous shift, and it boggles my mind that more people cannot see it.”
“As for this current wave of financial turmoil, it is hard to say how long it will last.”
In fact, the Royal Bank of Scotland even warned its clients to “sell everything” and exit the stock market as soon as possible.
2) Obama claims “we need to focus on destroying” ISIS, omits fact NATO arming, funding ISIS
“We need to focus on destroying ISIL,” the president stated, adding that ISIS militants “need to be rooted out, hunted down and destroyed.”
But in the real world, the White House and several NATO nations, particularly Turkey, are arming and funding ISIS-linked militants.
A leaked 2012 Pentagon document revealed the U.S. and other NATO nations deliberately backed al-Qaeda in Iraq, which morphed into ISIS, and other Islamic extremist groups to overthrow Syrian president Bashir al-Assad.
“The Salafist [sic], the Muslim Brotherhood and AQI [al-Qaeda in Iraq] are the major forces driving the insurgency in Syria,” the Pentagon document stated. “The West, Gulf countries, and Turkey support [this] opposition, while Russia, China and Iran ‘support the [Assad] regime.’”
This support continues to this day. For one thing, the White House gave ISIS a 45 minute warning before bombing their oil tankers by dropping leaflets advising jihadists to flee before air strikes in Syria.
“Get out of your trucks now, and run away from them. Warning: air strikes are coming. Oil trucks will be destroyed. Get away from your oil trucks immediately. Do not risk your life,” the leaflet read.
Even more shocking, while it took the U.S. 15 months to even begin targeting ISIS’ oil refineries and tankers, Russian air strikes on the other hand destroyed more than 1,000 tankers in a period of just five days.
In addition, U.S. military pilots have confirmed they were ordered not to drop 75% of their ordnance on ISIS targets because they could not get clearance from the administration.
And President Obama authorized a shipment of guns to Syrian rebels back in October, even though the majority of these rebels are affiliated with ISIS.
“We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front by attacking the Syrian Army’s gatherings in … Qalamoun,” one of these rebels, a Free Syrian Army commander, said last year. “Let’s face it: The [ISIS-linked] Nusra Front is the biggest power present right now in Qalamoun and we as FSA would collaborate on any mission they launch as long as it coincides with our values.”
3) Obama claims Obamacare helps “create jobs”
“Nearly eighteen million have gained coverage so far,” the president claimed. “Health care inflation has slowed, and our businesses have created jobs every single month since it became law.”
In reality, however, Obamacare is forcing businesses to cut back on hiring full-time employees because the law requires firms with 50 or more full-time workers to offer them “affordable” health insurance or pay a fine of $2,000-3,000 per worker.
But the “affordable” insurance is too expensive for many companies to afford for their employees anyway, and as a result, many firms are now relying on part-time employees to avoid the Obamacare penalty.
“To say that Obamacare is an ‘economic catastrophe’ would be a massive understatement,” Michael Snyder once said.
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