Allen West “Clearly President Obama lacks the resume and qualifications to lead this great nation”

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by Allen West “Out of the Foxhole” for Washington Times Communities

America elevated Barack Obama to the highest position in the country to eradicate any sense that this nation judged anyone based upon the color of their skin.

However, this great nation was so dedicated to pressing forward and forgetting past injustices, we allowed affirmative action to take hold at the highest level.

The fundamental thesis of Shelby Steele’s book White Guilt aptly applies to the case of Mr. Obama. The guilt that white America – primarily white liberals—wanted overcome and wash away created the first affirmative action presidency. It is not that standards were simply lowered; they were, and remain, non-existent for the first African-American president. And any questioning of President Obama is deemed as racist.

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Allen West “The danger of a monetary policy that is printing $85 BILLION monthly to prop up a failing economy”

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by Allen West via Facebook

Today’s first time jobless claims jumped and yesterday Ben Bernanke stated the Fed will continue to print money and keep interest rates low. Now, the intelligent and observant will ask, “is the economy recovering or it is artificially existing?.” Think about the danger of a monetary policy that is printing $85 BILLION per month to prop up a failing economy, consider the bubbles being created which shall eventually pop. And oh by the way, message to Jay Carney: I do question the POTUS cherry-picking implementation of laws passed and it is YOU, not me or the American people that is willfully ignorant, while you serve as the mouthpiece for someone who seems more and more a tyrant each day.

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@AllenWest ” This is not a threat, it is a promise”

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by Allen West via Facebook

I completely understand the Alinsky tactics and have no issue with the insidious and incessant personal attacks by the left against me. However, I am warning you, end your harassment of my wife Angela. The students from Florida Atlantic University who have gone to my wife’s office, stalked her at the FAU Board of Trustee meetings, and sent letters to her company headquarters, end it now. This is not a threat, it is a promise that if Angela calls and tells me of one more incident, you will face me, the side of me that you do not want to see. My wife Angela is an American citizen and if you believe that you can intimidate her to surrender her freedoms you are mistaken. Those left wing groups and lawyers associated with these individuals supporting their antics, I recommend you disassociate yourself. How dare you animals attack my wife and her professional reputation. This is your one and only advisory notice.

Allen West ” How can unemployment drop from 7.7% to 7.6% when only 88k jobs were added?”

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by Allen West via Facebook

The jobs report released today is just another example of the Orwellian world in which we now live. How can unemployment drop from 7.7% to 7.6% when only 88k jobs were added – and well below the prediction of 200k? The fact is countless Americans are no longer counted. America’s workforce participation rate remains at an all-time low, and minority unemployment is at epidemic highs. I know, my dear liberal progressive friends hate facts, but surely they hear the printing presses at the Fed? President Obama, if we continue on this path, your Potemkin Village-esque artificial economy is going to collapse.

Allen West “Further testimony of the growth of the welfare nanny-state”

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by Allen West via Facebook

“Further testimony of the growth of the welfare nanny-state: In January, there was a record 8.8 million Americans on Disability – and 8.5 million Americans left the labor force in President Obama’s first term. Coincidence? We are bankrupting Social Security Disability because as the 99 weeks unemployment run out folks are then applying for this. To paraphrase Milton Friedman, if you pay people not to work, you’ll get a lot of people signing up for that job.”

 

Allen West “Our economy is shrinking and yet we’re still being fed a story that things are getting better”

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by Allen West via Facebook

This week the President dissolved his jobs council (which only met once in 2012) while another 169k people disappeared from the workforce. The “official” unemployment rate is 7.9% but there are now 89 million Americans no longer in the workforce. Black unemployment is 13.8%, it’s 9.7% for Hispanics and 23.4% for teens. Real unemployment (based on U6) is over 14%. Our economy is shrinking and yet we’re still being fed a story that things are getting better- only if you measure it by how many people are dependent on the government, I suppose.

 

Congressman Allen West’s Weekly Wrap Up and Highlights of the Week

Dear Patriot,

Greetings to our constituents, fellow Floridians, and indeed all Americans.  It is time again for our weekly update for dissemination.

My biggest concern from this past week is the numbers from the monthly jobs report released on Friday. There is no doubt that we all want to alleviate the suffering of our fellow Americans from this horrific epidemic of joblessness. However, it is the manner by which we are “recovering” that has me somewhat scratching my head.

You see, a savvy Commander always looks for trends and inconsistencies in order to understand the battlefield and develop a sound strategy. In this case, I have been absolutely perplexed with the amount of statistical revisions emanating from the Obama Administration.

Case in point, last year in the final quarter of 2011, October through December, we were initially told the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was at 3%. That number was later revised upward to 4.1%. Two quarters later the GDP growth number for Second Quarter 2012 was reported to be at 1.7%.  Yet, just a month ago that number was revised downward to 1.5%.

The September jobs report put national unemployment at 7.8%, down from 8.1%. Amazingly enough, that is the exact same number from January 2009.

However, there was no change to the workforce participation rate, which remains at a 30-year low at 63.6%. Accompanying that is the fact that the U6 computation, which includes unemployed, underemployed, and discouraged Americans who are no longer counted, remained unchanged at 14.7%.

How is it that the national unemployment rate could drop .3% yet not yield commensurate change in other measurable categories?

In South Florida, we still face very high percentages: Palm Beach County in the mid 9%, Broward County hovering around 8 %, Martin County almost 10%, and St. Lucie County near 13%. We are not seeing this major shift down here in our little piece of paradise.

The Thursday before the monthly jobs report, we were told there had been an increase in first time jobless applications, up from last month.

Regardless of this 7.8% report, the Obama Administration stimulus promised in its projections an unemployment rate somewhere between 5.8%-6% at this point in time. Therefore, we still blew almost a trillion dollars and fell short of designed expectations.

Well, at least we did drop $2 billion from last year’s deficit of $1.3 trillion to come in at $1.1 trillion, according to the Congressional Budget Office. It is still our fourth straight trillion-dollar-plus deficit. Supposedly, President Obama was going to cut that deficit in half.

Remember, the deficit was “only” $458 billion in 2008, President George W. Bush’s last year, and Bush had to contend with a United States House of Representatives run by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a United States Senate run by Majority Leader Harry “Where’s That Budget” Reid.

10 Key Facts on Jobs and Unemployment:

1. 4.1 Million Fewer Jobs than Projected: In January 2009, the Obama Administration forecast there would be 137.6 million jobs in December 2010. Instead, there were 130.3 million jobs in December 2010. Even 21 months later in September 2012, there are just 133.5 million jobs – 4.1 million fewer than the Administration’s forecast for late 2010.

2. Slower Jobs Recovery than during the Great Depression: This is the only “recovery” since World War II that the jobs lost in the recession had not been recovered by this point. In fact, the recent pace of job creation during the “Obama recovery” has been slower than during the Great Depression.

3. Less Full Time Work: Since January 2009, the number of full-time employees has fallen by more than 600,000 while part-time employment has grown by almost 1.4 million. This means part-time workers account for all of the net employment growth in the Obama years – the opposite of what Democrats predicted when they said their stimulus plan was “likely to move many workers from part-time to full-time work.”

4. Manufacturing Jobs Down: Since January 2009, more than 600,000 manufacturing jobs have been eliminated—the opposite of the Administration’s projected increase of 408,000 manufacturing jobs due to their trillion-dollar stimulus.

5. Ten Times More New Dropouts than New Employees: During the Obama Administration, the number of people not in the labor force has grown by 8.2 million, while total employment has grown by less than 800,000. This means that during the Obama years, new workforce dropouts have outnumbered new employees by 10 to 1.

6. Far Higher Unemployment Rate than Projected: September’s 7.8% unemployment rate remains far above the 5.5% rate the Administration predicted for this month in their January 2009 report on the projected effects of stimulus. Democrats actually predicted unemployment would fall to 7.8% in September 2009 – a full three years ago.

7. Real Unemployment Is Almost 11%: If the unemployment rate included the “invisible unemployed” (discouraged workers who dropped out or never joined the workforce), the September 2012 unemployment rate would be 10.9%.

8. More Unemployed Now than When Economy Was in “Free-Fall”: In September 2012, there were 12.1 million officially unemployed workers. That’s 39,000 more than when President Obama took office in January 2009 – when the Administration said “we were in economic free-fall.”
9. Two Million More Long-term Unemployed: In September 2012, there were 4.8 million long-term unemployed for more than six months – more than two million more than when President Obama took office in January 2009.
10. Economic Misery up 80%: The “Obama Misery Index” shows that unemployment and debt have risen by a combined 80% since the start of the Obama Administration.

This all reminds me of a certain novel, “1984” by George Orwell.

Steadfast and Loyal,

Highlights of the Week:

*met with Riviera Beach City Councilwoman Dawn Pardo to discuss resolution to Army Corps of Engineer permitting to improve economic development for the City waterfront.

*addressed the Palm Coast Association of Health Underwriters on Affordable Care Act and Small Business concerns.

*participated in the New Horizons 5K Race in Port St Lucie; attended the University of Tennessee South Florida Alumni picnic; threw out the first pitch at the Brothers in Arms Saluting our Heroes Softball Showdown.

*participated in the Annual Dunn’s Run 5 Mile race in Deerfield Beach to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County.

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MUST READ: The Anti-President by Michael Oberndorf for Renew America

By Michael Oberndorf

Obama-Soetoro made it pretty clear with his free birth control and abortion mandate, forced upon Catholic doctors, nurses, and hospitals, that he is anti-First Amendment free exercise of religion generally, and anti-Catholic in particular. Being an apostate Muslim who “converted” to Jeremiah Wright’s version of Black Liberation Theology, this is not surprising. Catholics make up the largest Christian denomination in the world and have been the traditional enemy of Islam since the Middle Ages.

But not content to just attack American Catholics, the Fraud-in-the-White House went after Catholic Poland, the country in Europe most aligned with American capitalism and conservatism. In the process of awarding the Presidential Medal of Freedom to a Communist WWII resistance fighter, he referred to a Nazi death camp as a “Polish death camp,” a term deeply offensive to Poles (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100161347/barack-obama-has-insulted-38-million-poles-with-his-crass-and-ignorant-polish-death-camp-remark/). The White House later claimed that B. Hussein “misspoke,” that it was a “misstatement.” More lies. It was read from a teleprompter, and therefore was an intentional part of a carefully prepared speech.

Obama-Soetoro has publicly dissed Poland before. He pulled the U.S. out of the missile defense agreement, apparently to placate his pals, the Russians and the Iranians, and later played golf instead of attending the funeral of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the Polish First Lady, and 94 senior officials who died in a plane crash. Is it any wonder, then, that the Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski attributed the remarks to “ignorance and incompetence.” Anti-capitalist, anti-Catholic.

In another little reported story, Representative Allen West (R-FL) wrote a strongly worded letter to B. Hussein, protesting the unjustified turning over of a terrorist, Ali Musa Daqduq, responsible for the torture and murders of five American soldiers, who was then released by an Iraqi court (http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/05/17/rep-allen-west-letter-to-pres-obama-on-released-hezbo-killer-of-5-americans/). This while three American soldiers sit rotting in Ft. Leavenworth for the crime of giving a terrorist a bloody nose while capturing him. Anti-military, anti-American.

By the way, the contrast between retired Lt. Col. Allen West and dope-smoking, cocaine-snorting, booze-lapping Barak “Barry” Hussein Obama-Soetoro couldn’t be clearer. West is a genuine black American, with a distinguished career in the Army where he was awarded a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals (one with Valor), and a Valorous Unit Award. He grew up in inner city Atlanta, in the same neighborhood as Martin Luther King. He went to public schools and state colleges, not expensive, elite private schools. He has two master’s degrees, is an articulate patriot, and is proudly and outspokenly pro-capitalist and pro-American.

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