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Editor’s Note: This is the second article by John Biemeck comparing his predictions on the Obama presidency made in 2009 to today’s reality.
Prediction: The 7th prediction was “Obama will reduce our armed forces to dangerous levels, will cancel most research and development programs, forfeiting our technological advantage and may reduce our Nuclear arsenal… He will curtail our missile defense system so it is ineffective.”
Result: Obama is in the process of reducing our armed forces to the lowest levels since before WW II. Many of our brave veterans will return home to find themselves being discharged against their will after fighting our wars for the past ten years. He has cancelled many research and development and procurement programs, including the F22 air superiority fighter aircraft; has curtailed our space program; and drastically reduced our missile defense program. He has DOD studying a proposal to unilaterally reduce our nuclear arsenal to only 300 weapons and was overheard telling the Russian President that “I will have more flexibility after the election!” It suggests he’s going to make further reductions that will please the Russians.
Prediction: The 8th prediction was “the US economy and real income will continue to decline. Obama will focus on the redistribution of wealth and not ways to help American business…”
Result: The US economy and real income has continued to decline. 47 million people are now on food stamps and the real unemployment rate is reflected by the 23 million people that are out of work, stopped looking for work or can’t find a full-time job. Obama has focused on attempting to redistribute wealth by expanding entitlement programs, reinstituting the “death tax,” and calling for high taxes on what he calls “the rich.” He has been anything but a friend to “big business” which has slowed our economic recovery.
Prediction: The 9th prediction was his “proposed Global Poverty Act earmarks up to $150 billion per year to launch as global war on poverty, but not a war on poverty in the US…”
Result: This failed to be enacted by Congress and even Democrats backed away from his proposal.
Prediction: The 10th prediction was “12 million illegal immigrants will be provided amnesty and citizenship because they will vote for the political party that provides them citizenship…”
Result: He stopped deporting illegal aliens except for those that committed serious crimes. He does not consider “identity fraud or using false Social Security numbers” a serious crime. He went around Congress with an Executive Order that gave 800,000 work permits to young illegal aliens that displaced a like number of American workers from the job market. He is suing states that are attempting to eliminate voter fraud and this could swing the election in states where the vote is close. He may still grant them amnesty and citizenship by Executive Order before he leaves office.
Prediction: The 11th prediction was “attempts to weaken the Bill of Rights will be undertaken…”
Result: The US has signed the “International Small Arms Agreement” which if passed by the Senate, may deprive Americans of the right to own firearms and circumvent the 2nd Amendment. He has never met a UN Treaty he doesn’t like and he has approved over ten UN treaties.
Prediction: The best prophesy was that “Obama has the perfect excuse for the failures we are about to experience. He can blame George Bush who was, without question, a disappointment to both Republicans and Democrats alike. But George Bush will not be responsible for the events we are about to see in the next four years. As unpopular as Bush’s eight years in office have been, he will not be responsible for the changes and programs that Barack Obama will implement or their future impact on our economy and way of life.”
Result: Needless to say, Obama’s programs and policies have been a failure, the economy hasn’t recovered and Obama has and he is still blaming George Bush and everyone and everything except his failed policies.
John Biemeck is a frequent contributor to The Journal’s opinion page and a former vice mayor of Colonial Beach.