- Thanks to Obama's unique style of breaking promises a
new series of columns must be added to our fact-checker's notebooks. Instead
of just listing the promised policies with a yes or no blank to be filled
in with the date-we must add some other columns: "Retracted,"
"Withdrawn," "Reconfigured" and Reversed.
- In this way the public that loves to check facts can
keep track, not just of how many campaign promises were kept, but they
can also keep track of just how far from what was promised, the 'leader'
in question has not only strayed: But using these columns it can be definitely
shown, exactly how often Obama has actually done the exact-opposite of
what he initially promised prospective voters.
- Those that looked to this Obamanation to fulfill their
dreams have finally begun to realize that Obama is, in reality, the main
blunt-instrument being used as the Dream-Killer for hundreds of millions
of people, regardless of the category of government action in which he
was expected to act-in exactly the opposite way; on every path where he
continues to frustrate and condemn the will of the public to lives of total
servitude; without any hope of anything that might ever alter these lifelong
sentences' of destitution.
- Today on Democracy Now: "On the campaign trail,
Obama had promised to open up NAFTA to renegotiations. But he's backed
off that pledge since taking office, blaming the global economic meltdown.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Obama said, quote, "At a time when
the economy has been shrinking drastically and trade has been shrinking
around the worldwe probably want to make the economy more stabilized in
the coming months before we have a long discussion around further trade
negotiations," he said.
- Obama's reversal on NAFTA has come under criticism from
labor and human rights groups. In Mexico, NAFTA has been blamed for squeezing
out small Mexican farmers, depressing wages, and spurring waves of immigration
to the United States. Before the summit, a group of protesters gathered
at the US embassy in Mexico and called on Obama to uphold his campaign
- ". . .in the last three years, since 2005, this
initiative that was undertaken by Bush, by former President Bush, by former
President Fox and Martin from Canada, the only invited stakeholder to these
talks were big businesses. They formed this ad hoc group called the North
American Competitiveness Council, in which only thirty big corporations
of North America gave-used to give any input to the presidents, and this
was what led the agenda of the tri-national relations for three years.
- What we're seeing now is somehow continuity, because
previous to Guadalajara, to the Guadalajara summit, there wasn't any consultation
at all to civil society organizations, to small businesses, to farmers,
to human rights groups, about what should lead the agenda for North America.
This is also a reason why I think this has been a missed opportunity. And
it is discouraging when President Obama has-had declared during his campaign
that in the first year of office he would conduct the summits with Mexico
and Canada in a different way than President Bush used to do, inviting
civil society organizations, inviting small businesses, inviting all stakeholders
of society, to give input and participate in the discussions of the tri-national
agenda and the future of North America."
- And this critical additional point made in the same set
- "We think-I think, and the people I work with, that
more than continued collaboration, which is what the presidents pledged
to in Guadalajara, and more than continued collaboration, what is required
is to instruct health authorities in the respective countries to investigate
the conditions that have led to the emergence of the H1N1 flu virus, also
known as the swine virus.
- And it's also known as the NAFTA virus, because there
is evidence that has been uncovered today that suggests that the massive
US-owned hog-raising operations were shifted to Mexico once NAFTA started
being implemented in 1994, and big US companies moved their operations
to Mexico to make the most of lack of environmental regulations. So this
is why, you know, ground zero was located in this area of Veracruz in Perote,
where these farms with draconian health conditions and environmental regulations
were operating. And this is where the-one of the places where the flu started-started
- So, what we say is that what we need to see is the roots,
the roots of the crisis of the flu, of this flu crisis, that is going to
intensify in the Northern Hemisphere in the next fall, instead of just
looking for only very inefficient solutions." (1)
- Here is a partial list of some excerpts from the 1,018
page health-care bill that is contained in the second footnote below.
- "· Page 16: States that if you have insurance
at the time of the bill becoming law and change, you will be required to
take a similar plan. If that is not available, you will be required to
take the government option!
- · Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that
- · Page 29: Admission: your health care will be
- · Page 30: A government committee will decide
what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will
be no appeals process)
- · Page 42: The "Health Choices Commissioner"
will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
- · Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not,
will be provided with free healthcare services.
- · Page 58: Every person will be issued a National
- · Page 59: The federal government will have direct,
real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
- · Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union
retiree and community organizer health plans (example: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)
- · Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform
to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.
- · Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate
in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans)
- · Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure
for services; translation: illegal aliens
- · Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps
to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan.
- · Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be
automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.
- · Page 124: No company can sue the government
for price-fixing. No "judicial review" is permitted against the
government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.""
(2) + 2a)
- Then there's the War Against Drugs that has become a
major series of deceptive practices that are continuing to destroy Mexico
and the US as never before.
- "On Monday President Obama praised the Mexican government
for its handling of the Drug War. "I have great confidence in President
Calderon's administration applying the law enforcement techniques
that are necessary to curb the power of the Cartels, but do it in a way
that's consistent with Human Rights. And - we discussed this in our by-lateral
meeting, and I am confident that as the national police are trained
- as the a the coordination between the military and local police
officials is improved; there is going to be increased transparency and
accountability, and that human rights will be observed." Sounds tame
enough, but here's what he is covering up!
- Charles Bowden responding to Obama's comments on the
human rights record in the drug war: "Yes it's utter nonsense. There
have been hundreds of complaints in Chi Wawa alone, filed against the army
on human rights grounds. . . . The reporter is seeking political asylum
(here) because the Mexican army is trying to kill him. He has to keep moving
in this country because of these threats. What the US government is doing
is pretending the Mexican army is some 'partner' in some war-against-drugs;
when in fact what's going on in Mexico is a war-for-drugs, as the economy
collapses. The army has moved in and taken over police departments all
over the country. It's moved into the state governments' since this war
initiated by president Calderon started in December of 2006, 12,000 Mexicans
have been slaughtered, but only 72 soldiers have died: Which was a very
strange thing to call "a War Against Drugs."
- Democracy Now, "Can you talk about what the initiatives
that would fund the Mexican government $1.4 billion, I believe it is
the army has been brought into this war very heavily and you've been
very critical of the Mexican Army could you talk about their role in this?"
- CB: "What they have done is moved in, in a sort
of silent coup. I'll give you an example they've moved into Ciudad Juarez
a city of a million and a half and the murder rate has exploded there.
There are eight to ten thousand federal troops and federal police now in
Juarez. In 2007 there were 300 murders there, a record for the city; but
in 2008 there were 1,600 people slaughtered. This year there's been over
twelve hundred people slaughtered. That's the achievement of the Mexican
Army every place they go they've terrified people. The soldiers run
amuck do whatever they want and of course anybody that uses drugs in this
country knows the shipments still arrive on time. We're fated now, or committed,
to give them half-a-billion a year; it's pretty hard to tell or explain
to anybody sane what we're getting for the money except more gore and more
- DN: "Could you tell us about the Mexican Police
Commander that you've also profiled who worked out of Juarez who also worked
as a paid assassin:"
- CB: "Yeah he's worked out of Juarez, he's killed
hundreds of people, he was a commander in charge of the anti-kidnapping
units there he was trained in the United States by the FBI and for
twenty years he was a professional killer. He told me he could lead me;
he personally dug two-hundred and fifty graves in Juarez, and he could
lead me to where 600 bodies were hidden in death houses and he is almost
the living model of the seamless web that's operated from Mexico between
the drug industry and the government, they're co-dependent.
- What people have to understand is that Mexico would collapse
without drug money. Our agencies estimate that Mexico earns thirty to fifty
billion dollars a year in foreign currency selling drugs and remittances
for foreign workers here is the number two official source of currency
and that's about twenty-twenty-five billion. The drug industry is essential,
it's penetrated the whole culture, and it isn't going away, and nobody
is going to destroy it. I'll give you another statistic; the consumption
of drugs in Mexico has exploded. Last week a public health official in
Juarez, a city of a million and a half says; there are at least one-hundred
and fifty thousand addicts in that city.
- Look at it this way, trying to eradicate drugs in Mexico
is like trying to eradicate gambling in Las Vegas, it is the economy; it's
the unspoken part of the economy. And there's one final thing that has
to be considered: Forty percent of the federal budget in Mexico comes from
oil and oil comes from Pemex. The oil fields are collapsing the Mexican
government by its own statements says that it'll be functionally gone in
nine years. That makes drugs yet more important to the survival of the
- Of course what Bowden has so thoroughly documented here
is the Petri dish that we are now beginning to install across the US, as
we are turning ever more heavily towards federal police and the military
to both arm and augment city and county police forces throughout the USA,
as a way to fill in the gaps when local communities can no longer pay local
cops. The entirely criminal behavior of so many 'cops' and enforcement
officers in this country should be seen in the direct light of what has
been happening in Mexico's Dirty war "against drugs." We must
demand that murder and torture committed by officers, while in custody,
become a major-crimes section in every police department in the US!
- Obama the Dream-Killer is at the center of all these
reversals from War in the Middle-east, to health-care, from unemployment
to the phony bailouts that have left the nation with 39 trillion in unpayable
debt, just to bailout the bankers and the Insurance companies. Next month
there will be a bank holiday that will ostensibly 'adjust' the value of
our money to compensate for these outrageous debts that Obama was brought
in to quell; but which he has instead chosen to explode upon an unsuspecting
America! Obama ran 'against' Bush, and condemned the Cheney-Bush polices
all the way down the line: before he was selected. After he took office
however, he not only kept all the policies from Gitmo to signing statements,
but added a few of his own inept additions as well: How many more lies
will it take before anyone is ever to be held to account for anything in
this so-called nation? (4)
- 1) Obama Reverse Campaign Pledge to Renegotiate NAFTA
- 2) Little Gems from the Healthcare Bill http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf
Little gems from the Health Care Bill - BlackListed News
- 2a) The Entire Healthcare Bill in the House of Representatives
- 3) Charles Bowden on Mexico's Dirty War Against Drugs
- video http://www.democracynow.org/2009/8/11/charles_bowden_on_mexicos_dirty_war
- 4) 57 Trillion Reasons to Murder a Hundred Million Americans
With Poisonous Vaccinations http://www.rense.com/general87/hhdy.htm