President Obama’s “spectacular lack of leadership on the world stage” was evident long before the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
In 2010, the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) was touted as the crown jewel of the Administration’s “reset” policy with Russia. When Mr. Obama ratified the treaty on February 2, 2011 (with Hillary Clinton and John Kerry standing behind him — literally and figuratively), he called it the “cornerstone of our relations with Russia.” Sadly, he was right. The New START treaty left Russia with “a several-fold numerical advantage over the U.S. in tactical nuclear weapons.”
According to new economic analysis
by the Heritage Foundation’s Drew Gonshorowski, Obamacare will effectively push many low income Americans off the bottom of the economic ladder, thereby stunting their upward mobility.
According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Obamacre lowers labor compensation by 1 percent annually between 2017 and 2024. The Heritage Foundation illustrates how this will affect individuals at different income levels.
It is easy to observe that for lower incomes, Obamacare encourages people to work less, but that choice ultimately comes at a cost: further suppression of upward mobility and less economic flourishing.
The President’s FY 2015 budget is being called his “$56 billion wish list” (sub. req’d
). Debate on the budget begins now in the House and Senate:
OMB Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell appears before the Senate and House Budget committees today to defend Obama’s fiscal 2015 budget, and the president’s $56 billion wish list will likely be a lively topic of discussion. That money exceeds the spending limits set by the omnibus spending bill (PL 113-67) enacted last year and quickly drew rebukes from Republicans, including House Speaker John A. Boehner and House Budget Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)Heritage ActionScorecardRep. Paul RyanHouse Republican Average65%, who called Obama’s proposal “a campaign brochure.”
In a recent exchange with his constituents, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)Heritage ActionScorecardSen. Mike LeeSenate Republican Average100%
discussed big government’s threat to religious freedom and what he is doing to respond:
President Obama’s foreign policy blunders and failed leadership, encapsulated in the Obama Doctrine, have long evoked the ire of many foreign policy observers. Russia’s current actions in Ukraine are now triggering similar sentiments from the left about the President’s foreign policy. According to a recent CNN poll, most Americans disapprove of his foreign policy.
This growing consensus wasn’t always the case.