The Obama Facade Cracks at Last

American Thinker

Only  now — five years into his presidency — are we seeing some cracks in the  protective shield surrounding President Obama, and then only after the abuse of  reporters’ privacy has been threatened. Mainstream journalists have not  scrutinized his controversial policies, nor have they held him accountable for  questionable actions that have caused outrage among fair-minded critics and  produced irreparable harm to the nation.

Some  facts are irrefutable, but the president has, by and large, deflected all blame  and few in the media have dared question his policies and actions.  Investor’s Business Daily reports that we are becoming a  welfare state. The Census Department reported this week that  almost half (49 percent) of Americans (151 million) are on federal aid. The U.S.  has spent nearly $4 trillion ($3.7) on welfare over the past five years — that  is five times greater than the money spent on transportation, education, and  NASA, combined. Further, more than 70 percent of all federal spending goes to  assistance programs, and the Congressional Budget Office projects that welfare  spending will rise 80 percent over the next decade.

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