President Obama is patting himself on the back after Congress approved a last-minute spending bill and averted a near economic disaster last night. The White House has ordered all furloughed employees to return to work this morning. They will receive back pay for the two weeks that they were out. Contract employees are being told they won’t receive a penny of back pay.
While Obama runs his victory lap around the White House, his pet project, the Affordable Healthcare Act, is still an Epic FAIL.
According to Politico.com, the Obamacare enrollment website remains inaccessible despite two weeks of Herculean efforts to repair the faulty website infrastructure.
Another one of President Obama’s social programs is an astounding failure.
A criminologist who conducted a national study of anti-bullying programs in public schools found that the programs may be doing more harm than good.
University of Texas at Arlington criminologist Seokjin Jeong analyzed data collected from schools in all 50 states, CBSDFW.com reports.
“A very disappointing and a very surprising thing. Our anti-bullying programs, either intervention or prevention does not work,” said Jeong.
Anti-bullying programs were instituted in schools by the Obama administration through the Department of Education. The programs were intended to increase awareness of bullying and to curb the behavior in students. But as Jeong discovered, social engineering programs in schools are not effective against behavior that has been around for centuries.
Andy and Amy Mangione of Louisville, Ky. and their two boys are like most middle class families who work hard and pay their bills on time. The couple expected their insurance premiums to increase slightly under the new Affordable Care Act, but they got shock of their lives when they opened their latest insurance bill and realized their monthly premium had tripled!
President Obama plans to meet with two lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activists when he travels to Russia this week to attend the Group of 20 summit. It will be the first time that Obama has ever met with gay activists on foreign soil.
Obama recently criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for his anti-gay laws that punishes anyone who teaches “homosexual propaganda” to children.
Igor Kochetkov of the Russian LGBT Network told The Associated Press that the Obama administration extended an invitation to meet with Obama in Russia before the summit.
President Obama’s White House guest list is beginning to sound like a joke punchline. Instead of inviting CEO’s or experts who know a thing or two about jobs creation, Obama invited NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson to the White House to brainstorm about creating jobs.
As Twitchy.com points out, the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which is now disbanded, didn’t get the job done. So why not invite a sports star who is the face of a multimillion dollar corporation run by silent partners?
Johnson, 54, couldn’t contain his excitement when he took to his Twitter account to boast about his biggest achievement — no, not his 5 NBA championship rings; and not the birth of his son. Something bigger.
Rapper J. Cole sparked controversy when he said President Obama wouldn’t have been elected if his skin was dark.
In an interview with BET, Cole said ‘colorism’ brainwashes black people to see light skinned people as highly favored in the black community. As an example, Cole said President Obama’s light skin helped him win the election in 2008.
“Barack Obama would not be President if he were dark skin,” said Cole.
“That brainwashing that tells us that light skin is better, it’s subconsciously in us, whether we know it or not… still pursuing light skin women,” said Cole.
President Obama finally called the McNair school clerk who talked down a school shooter. The president called Tuff after he was dragged on Twitter.com for calling to congratulate Jason Collins, a gay NBA bench player.
Obama called Antoinette Tuff a Hero during a surprise phone call Thursday evening. He thanked Tuff for courageously saving the lives of hundreds of school children.
“Here is somebody who is not just courage, not just cool under pressure, but also had enough heart that somehow she could convince somebody that was really troubled that she cared about him,” Obama said, according to CNN.
“I think we might have to have her maybe make a visit to the White House,” Obama said.