Barack Obama’s Abuse of Power and Lawless Acts against We The People and the United States of America

Governing by Executive Fiat

“1. Disregarded 1996 welfare reform law in granting broad work waivers for work requirements of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Anti-American Obama is attacking and violating our God-given Constitutional Rights.

Anti-American Obama is attacking and violating our God-given Constitutional Rights.

2. Implemented portions of the DREAM Act, which Congress rejected, by executive action.

3. Ended some terror asylum restrictions, by allowing asylum for people who provided only “insignificant” or “limited” material support of terrorists.

4. Allowed immigrants in the U.S. illegally, who are relatives of military troops and veterans, to stay in the country and get legal status.

5. Extended federal marriage benefits by recognizing, under federal law, same-sex marriages created in a state that allows same-sex marriage even if the couple is living in a state that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage.

6. Recognized same-sex marriage in Utah, even though the Supreme Court stayed the court order recognizing same-sex marriage in Utah and Utah said it would not recognize same sex marriages performed before the stay.

7. Refused to prosecute violation of drug laws with certain mandatory minimums.

8. Issued signing statements, refusing to enforce parts of congressional-enacted statutes.

9. Illegally refused to act on Yucca Mountain’s application to become a nuclear waste repository.

 

National Security

Barack Obama’s War on America. The Obama Legacy.

Barack Obama’s War on America. The Obama Legacy.

1. Falsely portrayed the Benghazi terrorist attack as a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim YouTube video,  and then lied about the White House’s involvement.

2. Illegally revealed the existence of sealed indictments in the Benghazi investigation.

3. Failed to enforce the Magnitsky Act as required by law, by not adding Russian human rights abusers to a list of people not permitted to travel to or do business in the U.S.

4. Killed four Americans overseas in counterterrorism operations without judicial process.

5. Continued to give Egypt aid after the military took over its government, even though federal law prohibits aid to Egypt in the event of a coup.

 

Obamacare

1. Granted a “hardship” exemption from the individual mandate for people whose health plans were canceled because their plans weren’t Obamacare compliant.

2. Delayed the individual mandate for two years.

Obamacare is fraud and a complete disaster.

Obamacare is fraud and a complete disaster.

3. Allowed individuals to buy health insurance plans in 2014 that did not comply with Obamacare. (Extended this delay until 2016—past the mid-term elections).

4. Extended the deadline to enroll in Obamacare.

5. Twice, illegally granted businesses a waiver from Obamacare’s employer mandate.

6. Illegally continued the Obamacare employer contribution for congressional staffs.

7. Illegally delayed the Obamacare caps on out-of-pocket healthcare payments.

8. Illegally delayed Obamacare verification of eligibility for healthcare subsidies.

9. Illegally required people to violate their faith via the Obamacare contraception mandate.

10. As of May 2011, over 50% of Obamacare waiver beneficiaries were union members (who account for less than 12% of the American work force).

 

Economy

Obama and the Democrats have been an economic disaster and failure for the USA.

Obama and the Democrats have been an economic disaster and failure for the USA.

1. Ordered Boeing to fire 1,000 employees in South Carolina and shut down a new factory because it was non-union.

2. Implemented a moratorium on offshore drilling after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill without statutory authority, and continued to enact new versions after federal courts repeatedly invalidated the moratorium.

3. Treated secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors in the Chrysler bankruptcy.

4. Terminated the pensions of 20,000 non-union Delphi employees in the GM bankruptcy.

5. Had SWAT teams raid a Gibson guitar factory and seize property, on the purported basis that Gibson had broken India’s environmental laws—but no charges were filed.

6. Government agencies are engaging in “Operation Choke Point,” where the government  asks banks to “choke off” access to financial services for customers engaging in conduct the Administration does not like—such as “ammunition sales.”

 

Executive Nominees and Personnel

Congress must stop Barack Obama’s unconstitutional and lawless actions and Executive Orders.

Congress must stop Barack Obama’s unconstitutional and lawless actions and Executive Orders.

1. Made illegal “recess” appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Labor Relations Board when Congress wasn’t in recess. Ignored the rulings of three federal courts of appeals that held those nominations unconstitutional.

2. Appointed czars to oversee federal policy specifically because czars do not require Senate confirmation, earning criticism from stalwart Democrats such as West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd and Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold.

3. As of January 2012, 36 of the President’s executive office staff owed $833,970 in back taxes.

4. As of 2011, 311,566 federal employees or retirees owed $3.5 billion in taxes.

 

Free Speech and Privacy

1. Illegally targeted conservative groups for heightened IRS scrutiny.

This is Government Censorship, Truth Suppression, and a Rigged Media.

This is Government Censorship, Truth Suppression, and a Rigged Media.

2. Circumvented the Freedom of Information Act, by requiring White House Counsel review of all documents to be released under the Freedom of Information Act that the Administration believed pertained to “White House equities”—and then delayed in producing many of these documents by FOIA’s statutory deadline, or didn’t produce them at all.

3. Got secret permission from the FISA Court to reverse restrictions on the National Security Agency’s use of intercepted phone calls and emails, permitting the NSA to search American’s communications in its databases.

4. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking to monitor about 80% of U.S. credit card transactions.

5. Targeted Fox News reporter James Rosen by falsely labeling him a possible “co-conspirator” in a criminal investigation of a new leak.

6. Secretly obtained phone records from staff at the Associated Press.

7. Had meetings with lobbyists in coffee shops near White House to avoid disclosure requirements.

 

Other Lawless Acts

There is No Government Oversight Going on. Where is Congress? Do Your Job.

There is No Government Oversight Going on. Where is Congress? Do Your Job.

1. Aided drug cartels instead of enforcing immigration laws—as found by a federal judge. Border Patrol agents, multiple times, knowingly helped smuggle illegal immigrant children into the U.S.; “the DHS is encouraging parents to seriously jeopardize the safety of their children.”

2. Illegally sold thousands of guns to criminals, in the operation known as Fast and Furious, and then refused to comply with congressional subpoenas about the operation.

3. Dismissed charges filed by Bush Administration against New Black Panther Party members who were videotaped intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling station during the 2008 election.

4. Argued for expansive federal powers in the Supreme Court (which has rejected the Administration’s arguments unanimously 9 times since January 2012).

5. Sued Louisiana to stop school vouchers and keep low-income minorities trapped in failing schools.

6. Threatened to arrest military priests for practicing their faith during the partial government shutdown.

7. Muzzled the speech of military chaplains.

Barack Obama (aka Barry Soetoro) is an epic disaster and a menace to mankind.

Barack Obama (aka Barry Soetoro) is an epic disaster and a menace to mankind.

8. Sued fire departments saying their multiple-choice, open-book written employment tests were racially discriminatory.

9. Gave 23,994 tax refunds worth more than $46 million to aliens here illegally using the same address in Atlanta, GA.

10. Once again, broke the laws of the USA and committed treason and tyranny against We The People and the USA by unlawfully releasing and trading five of the most hardened Taliban and Al Qaeda murderers and terrorists for a Taliban sympathizer, deserter, and traitor to the USA. This is an impeachable and criminal Offense.

11. Obamacare’s Bay State bailout and Commonwealth kickback. To bail out Massachusetts’s malfunctioning health-care exchange, President Obama and Governor Deval Patrick (before he left office) arranged for more than 300,000 state residents to receive temporary Medicaid coverage without any verification of eligibility, and for the state to get the most generous taxpayer-funded premium subsidies in the entire country.

12. Further delays of Obamacare’s employer mandate. On February 10, 2014, the administration announced that it would again be delaying the employer mandate. This particular delay gives mid-sized employers (those with 50 to 100 full-time employees, a category that doesn’t exist in the text of the law) until 2016 to provide coverage and relaxed some of the requirements for larger employers.

Barack Obama’s War on America by illegally using these Agencies to execute his destructive agenda.

Barack Obama’s War on America by illegally using these Agencies to execute his destructive agenda.

13. Extending Obamacare subsidies to non-exchange plans. The administration found in February 2014 that some exchanges were having difficulty determining people’s eligibility. And so now, owing to this “exceptional circumstance,” exchanges can grant retroactive coverage based on the application date rather than on the date of acceptance. Also, those enrolled in plans outside the exchanges who were then determined to be eligible for coverage could receive the subsidies granted to those in an exchange plan.

14. Delay of Obamacare’s transparency requirements. In October 2014, the administration announced that it would not be enforcing the Obamacare’s “transparency in coverage” provisions, which require insurers to disclose data on enrollment, denied claims, and the costs to consumers for certain services.

15. Obamacare’s hidden tax on states. The Affordable Care Act imposed a health-insurance providers’ fee on insurance companies, for the purpose of taxing the windfall they were expected to receive from increased enrollment. In March 2015, states were notified that they too would be assessed this fee, because they use managed-care organizations to provide Medicaid services. Nothing in the ACA allows the federal government to force states to pay the fee, so the administration left it to the “private” Actuarial Standards Board to determine what makes a state’s payments to managed-care organizations “actuarially sound,” as required by law. The board then interpreted that “actuarially sound” standard to require states to pay the taxes assessed on their managed-care organizations. For Texas, that means an unanticipated annual budget hit of $120 million. This assessment raises serious coercion issues, as the states have no choice but to pay the tax or lose their federal Medicaid funds. Texas, joined by Kansas and Louisiana, sued the government in October.

16. Deferred Action for Parents of Americans. Speaking of Texas suing the government: After President Obama decided in November 2014 that he had been wrong 22 times in saying he couldn’t give temporary legal status to illegal immigrants, a majority of the states took him to court. The administration engineered DAPA in the wake of Congress’s rejection of the very policies the program sets forth, in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act, immigration law, and the Constitution’s take-care clause. A district court temporarily enjoined DAPA in February 2015, which action the Fifth Circuit twice affirmed. Stay tuned for the Supreme Court’s resolution this coming June.

Congress and the U.S. Military must stop Barack Obama’s unconstitutional and lawless acts.

Congress and the U.S. Military must stop Barack Obama’s unconstitutional and lawless acts.

17. EPA’s Clean Power Plan. In June 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new rule for regulating power-plant emissions. Despite significant criticism, on August 3, 2015, it announced a final rule. It gives states until 2018 — it “encourages” September 2016 — to develop final plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, with mandatory compliance beginning in 2022. EPA cites Section 111 of the Clean Air Act as justification for the Clean Power Plan, but that section can’t give the agency such authority. Section 111(d) doesn’t permit the government to require states to regulate pollutants from existing sources when those pollutants are already being regulated under Section 112, as those deriving from coal-fired plants are.

18. EPA’s Clean Water Rule. On May 27, 2015, EPA announced its new Clean Water Rule, which aims to protect streams and wetlands from pollution. The agency insists that the rule doesn’t affect bodies of water not previously regulated, but several groups have sued on the basis that the rule’s definitions of regulated waters greatly exceed the EPA’s authority under the Clean Water Act to regulate “waters of the United States.” The Supreme Court has thrice addressed the meaning of that phrase, making clear that, for the EPA to have regulatory authority, a sufficient nexus must exist between the location regulated and “navigable waters.” The Clean Water Rule, however, purports to give EPA power far beyond waters that are “navigable” by any stretch of the definition of that word.

19. EPA’s cap-and-trade. On October 23, 2015, EPA issued a carbon-emissions cap-and-trade regulation, establishing for each state limits on carbon dioxide emission, with four interim steps on the way to the final goal. The focus is on cap-and-trade as the means to meet the limits. EPA says that this rule, too, is authorized by Section 111 of the Clean Air Act, but Congress considered and rejected such a cap-and-trade program in 2009. Far from being authorized by the Clean Air Act or from lying in some zone of statutory ambiguity, this new regulation contradicts the express will of Congress.

20. Net neutrality. In the works throughout the Obama presidency, the Open Internet Rule was adopted in February and went into effect on June 12, 2015. Although the Federal Communications Commission touts the regulation as a means to ensure that the Internet remains free of censorship, the rule impinges on the First Amendment rights of Internet-service providers, which are forbidden to prioritize any Internet traffic.

 

Other Abuses of Power

1. Released a mentally ill Guantanamo detainee, who had been a high-risk al Qaeda fighter in jihad combat since the 1980s.

2. Backed release of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi.

Transparency and Truth from our Leaders is Essential.

Transparency and Truth from our Leaders is Essential.

3. President Obama told NASA administrator to “find a way to reach out to the Muslim world.”

4. Claimed the Fort Hood shooting was “workplace violence” rather than terrorism.

5. Signed a stimulus bill that spent money on bonuses for AIG executives, and then acted shocked and outraged at the bonuses.

6. Gave $535 million to Solyndra, which went bankrupt; Solyndra shareholders and officials made substantial donations to Obama’s campaign.

7. Reneged on a campaign promise to cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term in office.

8. Increased the national debt more in one term than President Bush did in two terms.

9. Extended mortgage assistance to people who bought multiple homes during the housing bubble.

10. Proposed rules that would have decimated family farms, by prohibiting children under 18 from doing many forms of farm work.

11. Former “safe schools czar” has written about his past drug abuse and advocated promoting homosexuality in schools.

12. Nominated Timothy Geithner—who had significant tax issues—to head the Treasury Department, which enforces tax laws.

13. Reneged on campaign promise to broadcast healthcare reform negotiations on C-SPAN.

14. Reneged on a campaign promise to wait five days before signing any non-emergency bill (at least 10 times during first 3 months in office).

15. Unilaterally, increased the minimum wage for federal contract workers from $7.25 to $10.10, via executive order.

16. Cancelled all White House tours after sequestration—purportedly saving $18,000 per week—even though President Obama had spent more than $1 million in tax money to golf with Tiger Woods one weekend a few weeks before.

17. Adopted pro-union “ambush election” rules.

Arrest and hang them all in the White House and Congress for Treason.

Arrest and hang them all in the White House and Congress for Treason.

18. Pressured Ford to pull an anti-auto-bailout TV ad.

19. Actively, aided in George Zimmerman protests.

20. Tried to seize a privately owned motel when guests used illegal drugs at the motel.

21. Shut down the Amber Alert website, while keeping up Let’s Move website, during the partial government shutdown.

22. Gave supervised release to a convicted criminal (an alien here illegally) who later killed a nun in a DUI.

23. Shut down an Amish farm for selling fresh unpasteurized milk across state lines.

24. Spent $7 million per household in “stimulus funds” to connect a few Montana households to the Internet.

25. Spent $205,075 in “stimulus” funds to relocate a shrub that sells for $16.82.

26. Fired an inspector general after investigating an $850,000 AmeriCorps grant received by a nonprofit run by former NBA star and Obama supporter Kevin Johnson (now mayor of  Sacramento).”