Watching President Obama present his final speech in Chicago, there were many lies stated. While the crowd was cheering with standing ovations, I was not persuaded by his speech.
1) Huge jobs creation.
Obama doesn’t admit both the type of jobs created and the number of jobs lost under his past eight years. Not only were so many part-time and government jobs created, but he omitted the number of jobs that were destroyed due to his red tape and an endless number of harmful government regulations.
His biggest job killers have clearly been Obamacare and his “green” agenda in the name of “saving the earth.”
2) We shut down Iran getting a nuclear weapon.
This horrendous deal Obama pushed to try to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear arms did nothing. In fact, all it did was delay the time Iran could take to rebuild its weaponry and we still got nothing for it in return.
And why would the Obama Administration ever trust Iran? They’re our political enemies that cannot be trusted. Yet they’ve spent more time attacking Israel, one of our closest allies we have.
3) Gave Health insurance to 20 million people.
Obama did not include those who were forced to have healthcare they didn’t like. Nor did he include individuals who lost their plans due to the reckless regulations and policies of Obamacare, which needs to be repealed at replaced. He is so hellbent on his socialized view on healthcare, while the solution is free-market healthcare that would help give much more people affordable healthcare without getting the government involved.
4) Our country is a better and stronger nation than it was eight years ago.
The reality is we’re not better off when it comes to fiscal policies, foreign affairs, or social platforms. There is a lot of partisanship, a stagnant economy, and plenty of foreign policy incompetence since Obama entered the White House. I was embarrassed for our country when he was re-elected in 2012, but glad his presidency ends in ten days.
5) We’re still the most respected nation on Earth.
I disagree with this because Obama criticized our allies many times. With his leading from behind mentality, our enemies do not take us as seriously. Iran is still a threat, Cuba continues to kill their citizens, and Obama abandoned his “red line” threat against Syria.
6) The economy is growing again and poverty is falling.
More people are on a form of welfare ever since Obama took office. When the economy is growing at a rate of 1 to 2% each year during his tenure, that is a stagnant economy.
7) Unemployment rate is at a 10 year low
Where is the source for this? The actual unemployment rate is much higher than it appears because it doesn’t take into account the millions of individuals who gave up looking for work altogether.
Average Unemployment Rate
7.46% Obama (despite millions leaving the workforce; thus helping to reduce the rate)
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) January 6, 2017
Average Underemployment Rate (U6). It's broader meassure but does not count those who fully left WF:
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) January 6, 2017
8) Healthcare costs are rising at the lowest rate in 50 years.
He admitted costs were rising, but just at a slower pace. And what happened to Obama’s biggest lie claiming we could keep our health care plan if we like it? When he promised to lower premiums, the average individual’s premium rose by $7,500.
9) Race relations are better than they were 10, 20 years ago.
Obama has created more division in this country than bringing it together. Last year, Chicago had nearly 800 murders take place, but Obama, Sharpton, and other so-called civil rights activists did nothing to address this problem.
10) Incomes last year rose for all age groups.
Try to tell this to the average American. I don’t think the average person in the middle class felt this effect take place. In fact, more Americans are losing wealth, thanks to higher taxes, higher health premiums under Obamacare, and more regulations. That is the problem with the government taking over one-sixth of the U.S. economy.
11) All of our fellow citizens love America as much as we do
Has Obama seen the pictures of individuals stomping and setting American flags on fire when Trump was elected? It is true most of us love America, but he did not mention those who hate our country.
12) We’ve improved our climate
Obama neglects to mention how much his so-called green policies and regulations have hurt the coal and natural gas sector. Pretty sad and pathetic that the government also tends to be so ineffective. For example, don’t forget about the time when our own incompetent EPA “accidentally” spilled toxic chemicals into the Colorado River in 2015. How’s that for “improving” our climate?
13) No foreign terrorist group has successfully plotted or planned a terrorist attack in the past eight years
#Obama: "No foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed a terrorist attack in the U.S. in the past eight years."
— Sylvia Varnham (@SylviaVarnham) January 11, 2017
Did Obama seriously forget about Orlando, Fort Hood, or San Bernardino? And he once again took credit for killing Bin Laden but fails to give credit to the intelligence efforts under the Bush Administration that helped lead to his capture.
14) We need to make it easier to vote
This is what liberals claim when they oppose voter ID. It makes absolutely no sense to allow anyone to vote without proving one’s identity.
15) Our policies helped most Americans
Record high unemployment, more racial division, and not being as safe from future terrorist attacks, we’re clearly worse off now than when we were eight years ago. I knew this farewell speech would contain more lies and a false sense of hope. Americans are tired of the past eight years and are hurting from the stagnant economy as a result.
He is no stranger to lying to push his leftist agenda, and fortunately with ten days before he leaves office, this will be one of the last times we will have to put up with hearing his lies and false rhetoric.