By Carole on Jun 29, 2011
In his press conference today President Barack Obama did what we'd expect more from a terrorist than the leader of the free world. He threatened that if we don't give him more money, the nation's food supply may be compromised. His exact words when answering a question about negotiations to raise the nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling: "If we choose to keep those tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires...then that means we've got to cut some kids off from getting a college scholarship. That means we've got to stop funding certain grants for medical research. That means that food safety may be compromised. That means that Medicare has to bear a greater part of the burden."
So if those stubborn Republicans in Congress don't give in; our nation's children will be stupid, we won't cure cancer, grandma won't get medical care but none of that matters anyway because we'll all drop dead from eating tainted food. Mr. Obama really is a talented orator. In just a few seconds of speaking he managed to fan the flames of class warfare, demonize more than half of the US Congress and terrorize the American people. Al-Qaida would be proud!
It is not the responsibility of the federal government to provide college scholarships to our nation's children. That is a myth almost single handedly created and propagated by President Barack Obama. Not every young adult can or even should go to college and the US government should not be responsible for paying the tuition of all who do.
With regard to medical research grants, it's not surprising that the same administration that has vilified "Big Pharma" and other health-related industries is now claiming it is the federal government's responsibility to fund medical research. For decades it has been pharmaceutical companies and other private sector entities that have invested in and produced life-saving products and procedures. What have federal grants for medical research provided? Nearly half a million taxpayer dollars went to the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna where wine tasting and castle tours were among the events planned for the participants and the National Institutes of Health spent $442,340 to study the number of male prostitutes in Vietnam and their social setting. (source)
Of course the line between Democrats and Republicans over Medicare reform has been clearly drawn. Obama & Company are taking a do-nothing position, kicking the issue down the road despite the fact that spending for the program will nearly double over the next decade, exhausting its remaining funds. Meanwhile the Republicans, led by Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin), have proposed serious reforms that will preserve Medicare for future generations of Americans while making no changes to current benefits for those already enrolled or ten years away from retiring.
Which leaves us with that threat to raise the debt ceiling or "food safety may be compromised." This food safety issue is a reference to the Food Safety Modernization Act, a $1.4 billion government program that was pitched as protection for consumers against contaminated food but in fact it creates more regulations on food production which, of course, will lead to higher food costs for the consumer to offset compliance costs, fees, and possible fines. (source)
Many believe the law is too sweeping and say it gives bureaucrats too much control over citizens' food choices. "You may be disposed to embrace a genetically modified, enhanced, and altered food chain, but for those of us who eat our foods unadulterated, raised naturally, and without benefit of the federal government mandating what we can and can't eat, SB 510 is one more giant step toward consolidating total power over the lives of free citizens," writes Michael Geer at American Thinker.
President Obama concluded his comments on the debt ceiling negotiations by saying he believes, "We can actually bridge our differences." Maybe, but not if he keeps dividing, demonizing and threatening his fellow Americans.
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