Just five years ago, all he lacked was the white horse. He was presented to us as our savior (lower “s” my choice); Jamie Foxx made that proclamation, and Barack Obama referred to himself in the same way. You will recall that he was going to make the ocean levels rise, relieve America’s dependence on foreign oil by showing us how to keep our tires properly inflated, solve global warming by imposing strident and absurd regulations on businesses, and eradicate racism. Michelle sought to relieve our mortality by controlling every morsel of food we consume, what size “sugary beverages” we would be permitted to consume, and seeing to it that liquor stores sell fresh vegetables.
His crowning achievement is his (un)Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare, which was to be The Solution to everybody’s healthcare woes. Instead, the harsh reality is that the ridiculous and nonsensical requirements placed on insurance companies and employers by Obamacare are destroying our economy, and millions– millions– of people who were pleased with their health insurance have been informed that their policies no longer exist. The result is that more people will be uninsured after implementation of Obamacare than were previously uninsured. The cancellation-to-enrollee ratio is 50:1. President Obama said repeatedly that we could keep our healthcare plan, but that certainly has not been so; see what happened to cancer patient Edie Sunby. In addition, most people who are able to keep their health insurance will be paying astoundingly higher premiums. Personally, my health insurance premium increased 1000% last year and another 33% this year. I wonder how long my policy will exist; time will tell.
President Obama downplays the “percentages” of people losing their healthcare insurance, their jobs, their careers, their homes, and soon many will be losing their lives. Well I have news for him: They are not “percentages;” they are real, living human beings; they are people— American people. They are us.
During the past five years the descriptions for him have ranged from savior and the one, to Socialist, narcissist, dictator and more. But I will tell you that President Obama is devouring the American people and there is one word for that: cannibal.