Category Archives: Obama’s America

Debt Under Obama Up $8,000,000,000,000

Remember, raising the debt is unpatriotic!

obama turkey

The day before Thanksgiving, CNS News reported this wonderful story:

“The debt of the federal government has now increased by more than $8,000,000,000,000 during the time President Barack Obama has been in office, according to the official debt numbers published by the U.S. Treasury.

The total federal debt, which was $18,722,746,583,118.03 at the close of business on Monday, now equals about $159,007 per household. It has increased approximately $68,756 per household during Obama’s presidency.”

Try not to choke on these numbers with  your mashed potatoes and gravy:

“…when Obama was inaugurated, the total debt of the federal government was $10,626,877,048,913.08. On Nov. 23, 2015, it was $18,722,746,583,118.03 Thus, so far in Obama’s presidency, the federal debt has increased $8,095,869,534,204.95.”



Families earning $100,000 a year live in U.S. public housing

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2011:

  • The median U.S. household income was $50,502.
  • The mean (or average) U.S. household income was $69,821.
  • 20.8% of U.S. households make $100,000 or more.

I think you’ll all agree that households with an annual six-figure income of $100,000 or more are well-off.

And yet, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 25,226 families in the U.S. live in taxpayer-subsidized public housing even though they are “over income,” i.e., they earn more income than they’re allowed to for public housing eligibility, including families earning six figures.

Mitch Blacher reports for NBC10 Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 2015, that New Jersey has 755 over income families living in public housing, while Pennsylvania has 750. In the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, although the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) has a 10 year waiting list with roughly 100,000 people on it, 181 families were allowed to live in PHA properties while earning six figures. 

Kelvin Jeremiah

Incredibly, PHA president Kelvin Jeremiah sees nothing wrong with families earning $100,000+ income living in taxpayer-subsidized public housing. He said, “I believe that they’re serving an important purpose. I believe that the fact that they’ve achieved some level of success while being in PHA, I want to be able to encourage that.”

Jeremiah said the 181 over income families make up a small percent of the 80,000 people living in PHA housing, and the over income families help the housing authority pay its bills: “We want those families in public housing frankly because they pay more in rent.” Jeremiah said some over income families pay as much as $1,000 a month in rent, which, of course, is still way less than what the market charges.

According to PHA’s website, rent makes up $24 million of the agency’s $371 million dollar budget.  Most of PHA’s money comes from HUD, which gave PHA more than $100 million in 2015.

A HUD spokesperson told NBC10 that Jeremiah and other public housing directors across the country “have the discretion to evict families for being over income.” The spokesperson insists that HUD “encourages” public housing directors to use the taxpayer money for “those most in need of deeply affordable housing.”

Former City Councilman Jim Kenney smiles at a comment as he is introduced to supporters in Philadelphia's City Hall's Mayor's Reception Room February 4, 2015 where he announced his candidacy for mayor. ( CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer )

Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney, a Democrat, said, “I think if you’re making over the threshold to be eligible for public housing you should be gone. First we have to appoint a housing authority board that will deal with these issues and figure out how we remove people who are abusing the systems.” Kenney said he will take action once he is sworn in.

Lynette Brown-Sow

PHA board chair Lynette Brown-Sow, who is also a trustee of Cheney University of Pennsylvania, declined requests to speak to the NBC 10 for this story.


Muslim “clock boy” wants $15M for “permanently scarring” his reputation

This is supremely outrageous.

On September 14, 2015, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas for bringing an alleged hoax clock bomb to school. News of the arrest rapidly went viral, resulting in allegations of racial profiling and Islamophobia.

As recounted by Wikipedia, Mohamed had reconstructed an electronic clock in a pencil box and brought it to school to show his teachers. His English teacher thought the clock resembled a bomb, confiscated it and reported the boy to the school’s principal. Local law enforcement was called and Mohamed was questioned by police for an hour and a half. After being taken into custody, handcuffed, and transported to a juvenile detention facility, he was fingerprinted and his photograph was taken. He was then released to his parents. The case was not pursued further by juvenile justice authorities, but Mohamed was suspended from school for three days.

After Obama, other politicians, activists, technology company executives, and media personalities remarked on the incident, Mohamed was invited to the White House and a number of high-profile events related to encouraging youth interest in science and technology. After the incident, the family decided to move to Qatar, accepting a scholarship offered to Mohamed by the Qatar Foundation.

Ahmed Mohamed clock boy

But the media can’t be bothered to find out or report the truth about Ahmed and his clock bomb:

  • Ahmed is not a boy genius: He didn’t make the clock, but had merely taken out the innards of a Radio Shack digital clock and installed it in a cigar box.
  • Ahmed was deliberately looking for a confrontation: After the first teacher to whom he showed the clock told him to put it in his locker and not show it around, Ahmed continued to show it around until he found a teacher who reacted with the apparently desired response.
  • Ahmed was uncooperative with Irving police.

For more details, please see my post “The truth about Ahmed, the Muslim ‘clock boy’.

Now Muslim “clock boy” is demanding $15 million from the Texan city of Irving and its school district for “psychological trauma” and “permanently scarring” his non-existent “reputation in the global community”. 

All the way from the Gulf state of Qatar, Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, has retained attorney Kelly D. Hollingsworth of the Plainview, Texas law firm Laney & Bollinger. 

Kelly (l) and Troy Hollingsworth (photo from

Kelly (l) and Troy Hollingsworth (photo from

Ahmed wants $5 million from the Irving Independent School District (ISC)

In a letter to Irving ISD legal counsel Tina Patel, dated November 23, 2015, Hollingsworth demands the following for “the unlawful detention, interrogation, arrest, and public mistreatment of Ahmed Mohamed by administrators and teachers of the Irving ISD”:

  1. $5 million “as compensation for the damages Ahmed suffered at the hands of the Irving ISD and its employees.”
  2. A written apology from Irving ISD acknowledging that Ahmed Mohamed never intended to threaten anyone, and that his detention, interrogation, and arrest were wrongful and were made at a point in time when there was no reasonable suspicion to believe that Ahmed had committed a crime or was about to commit any crime.”

Hollingsworth threatens that failure to accede to the above two demands within 60 days from Nov. 23, 2015, will result in “a civil action,” i.e., a lawsuit.

Ahmed wants $10 million from City of Irving

In a letter to Irving city attorney Charles R. Anderson, dated November 23, 2015, Kelly Hollingsworth demands the following for “the detention, interrogation, arrest, and public mistreatment of Ahmed Mohamed by Mayor Beth Van Duyne, Chief of Police Larry Boyd, and numerous other City of Irving officials”:

  1. $10 million “as compensation for the damages Ahmed suffered at the hands of the City of Irving and its employees.”
  2. A written apology from Mayor Van Duyne.
  3. A written apology from Police Chief Larry Boyd acknowledging that Ahmed Mohamed never intended to threaten anyone, and that his detention, interrogation, and arrest were wrongful.”

Hollingsworth concludes the letter with this threat to the City of Irving: “If you fail to comply with the above demands within sixty days from the date of this letter, you should expect that we will file a civil action,” i.e., a lawsuit.

Here’s Kelly Hollingsworth’s LinkedIn page.

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV


Al Sharpton gives himself 71% raise thanks to de Blasio, Obama

It pays to be a race baiter.


The New York Post reports that Al Sharpton rewarded himself with a 71% raise last year.  Sharpton’s pay increased from $241,545 in 2013 to $412,644, including a bonus of $64,400, tax filings obtained by The Post.

His National Action Network group drew a record $6.9 million in donations last year — as the controversial cleric’s association with Mayor de Blasio and President Obama lent him a newfound air of legitimacy. The Harlem-based nonprofit collected $2 million more in 2014 than the year before, according to the latest financial records available.

De Blasio’s election gave Sharpton a seat at City Hall, as the mayor treated him as an adviser and presented him at a press event next to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton after the death of Eric Garner. Also in 2014, Obama addressed NAN’s annual convention, bringing along five of his Cabinet members.

Photo Credit: G.N. Miller/NewYork Post.

Photo Credit: G.N. Miller/NewYork Post.

After Sharpton’s buddy de Blasio took office, some 5,000 people attended NAN’s 2014 conference headlined by Obama and attended by the mayor, Gov. Cuomo and then-US Attorney General Eric Holder. It was NAN’s biggest fund-raiser of the year.

Sharpton has been all over the police for their shootings of “innocent victims.” In August 2014 he held an anti-police rally in Staten Island. And even after all of Sharpton’s police protests, he pulled in a reported $1 million at his 60th-birthday bash. Pols and dignitaries rushed from the annual Al Smith Dinner hosted by Timothy Cardinal Dolan that same night to the NAN fund-raiser at the Four Seasons restaurant.

Al Sharpton

NAN and Sharpton has shaken down donors. The program distributed at his birthday parties had full-page ads from companies that gave money. AT&T, real-estate developer Forest City Ratner, Walmart, McDonald’s, Verizon and GE Asset Management were all included.

The windfall allowed the organization to finish 2014 in the black. Yet as a shocker to no one, NAN and Sharpton continued their deadbeat ways.

NAN didn’t pony up its last installment on the $780,145 it owed the IRS for unpaid payroll taxes until this Oct. 22, the organization’s financial statements show. The nonprofit had racked up unpaid payroll taxes since at least 2003, according to public records.

Sharpton, meanwhile, still has outstanding tax liens of $3.4 million, including money he owes personally to both New York state and the IRS, and taxes owed by his businesses, according to public records. He paid off one federal lien, for $931,398, in April. Sharpton has maintained that he owes much less money than records reflect and that he has been chipping away at the bills through payment plans.

Sharpton insists he didn’t really get a raise last year (he must be using Common Core math). “I’m glad that NAN has resolved all of our past tax debts three years earlier than our agreement with the IRS and paid part of the compensation owed to me for several years I did not receive a salary,” Sharpton said in a statement.

But a spokesman for the organization offered a different explanation, saying the salary hike was repayment of loans Sharpton previously made to NAN.

Former IRS official Marcus Owens, an expert on nonprofit law, said the explanation seemed odd. “To structure the payoff of a loan through a salary transfer doesn’t seem really plausible because no one would want to pay income tax on their own money coming back to them,” Owens said. “It seems like that characterization was developed after the fact for some other purpose.”


No health insurance in 2015? Get ready to pay up to the IRS

Thanks to the LIVs, those who want free stuff, and the RINOs, we’ve all been Gruberized.


We’ve covered the many horror stories with Obamacare here.

In August, I reported how Obamacare rates are expected to rise in Oklahoma for next year. Ditto for those in Oregon. Last December I reported how Obamacare has increased non-group premiums in nearly all states. In February, I reported on a woman who was shocked when she was forced to pay back her Obamacare subsidy on her taxes.

Well, get ready to bend over even more for the IRS next year if you don’t have a qualified Obamacare health plan.


CBS reports that because of Obamacare everyone is required to be covered under a health insurance plan or pay a penalty. And the IRS is excited: that penalty is set to rise steeply this year.

If you were covered by an employer’s plan for most of 2015, you are in luck and can avoid the penalty. If you enrolled in an Obamacare-compliant plan no later than February 2015, you are lucky, too. Enrolling now won’t help you avoid the penalty one bit – too little too late. To avoid the penalty for 2016, if you won’t be covered under an employer’s plan, you’ll need to enroll in a health plan on an exchange in the first two months of 2016.

If you don’t meet the above criteria: get ready for a shocker when you do your taxes for 2015.  You will have to pay a fine (also known as your “shared responsibility) when you file your 2015 tax return. The government has two ways of calculating what you’ll owe in 2015. That’s the greater of $325 for each adult and $162.50 for each child, not to exceed $975, or 2 percent of your family’s adjusted gross income. The most you can be fined is capped at the national average cost of a bronze-level health plan available on the exchanges. For 2015, that’s $2,570 for singles and $5,140 for families.

According to this calculator, the penalty in 2015 for a single individual whose adjusted gross income is $75,000 would be $1,294. The penalty for a married couple (no kids) with 2015 income of $100,000 would be $1,588.

Note that some people are exempt. This includes those who’ve been uninsured for three months or less in 2015 or lived abroad for more than a year. Here’s a complete list of these exemptions.

Also, some people can qualify for a hardship exemption. This includes those who are homeless, filed for bankruptcy, experienced a natural disaster that damaged your home or who’ve experienced the death of a family member.



First time in history, Chinese military trains in continental U.S.

Chinese military at Joint Base Lewis-McChord2

Adam Ashton reports for The (Tacoma) News Tribune, Nov. 20, 2015, that “an unusual military exchange” took place this past week when 80 soldiers from China’s People’s Liberation Army were brought to a military base in the continental U.S. for the first time — the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). (There had been at least one instance of the Chinese military training in Hawaii.)

Joint Base Lewis-McChord is a U.S. military installation home to the I Corps and 62nd Airlift Wing located 9.1 miles south-southwest of Tacoma, Washington. Lewis is the U.S. Army Fort Lewis; McChord is the U.S. McChord Air Force Base. The two were merged on Feb. 1, 2010.

The military exchange is the latest in an 11-year sequence of formal exchanges between the U.S. and Chinese armies focused on preparing for natural disasters.

Chinese military at Joint Base Lewis-McChord3

Leaders from both countries view disaster preparation as an area where they can cooperate and build trust, possibly reducing the likelihood of an armed conflict in East Asia.

“Any time you continue to have partnership, you continue to communicate, you continue to train together, that’s what contributes to de-escalation,” said Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, commander of JBLM’s I Corps.

Maj. Gen. Zhang Jian, the highest-ranking Chinese officer participating in the exchange, said, “This exercise will help the two sides … so we can jointly maintain peace and stability.”

This week’s exchange asked senior-ranking soldiers from both countries to play out how they might respond to a serious earthquake on a fictional Pacific island. Ground-level soldiers participated in exercises where they demonstrated search-and-rescue techniques. In the past, the U.S. and China have responded separately to extreme natural disasters, such as the earthquake in Nepal earlier this year.

Maj. Gen. Edward Dorman, commander of the Army’s Hawaii-based 8th Theater Sustainment Command, said that with practice, “the U.S. and the (People’s Republic of China) can enhance collaboration so we can bring a more timely response in a humanitarian disaster.”

Chinese military at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

Out in the field, ground-level soldiers from both countries appeared to enjoy themselves. They showed off tools they use to extract people from damaged buildings and shared methods of treating the injured.

“We should get one of these,” a search-and-rescue airman from the Washington Air National Guard proclaimed as he watched a Chinese soldier wield a saw that made cutting rebar look easy.

JBLM’s Spc. William Soyster, 24, said the exchange left him feeling hopeful: “With all the craziness in the world, it’s nice to be working with the Chinese army. It’s a reminder that we’re all in this together. We’re all human.”

The News Tribune did not quote any Chinese soldier in the exchange expressing similar feelings. In fact, as you can see in a video about the exchange, from which I took the above 3 screen shots, the faces of the Chinese military at JBLM all look grim, if not dour.


The hounding of Sandy Hook skeptics: Halbig threatened; removes NOBODY DIED AT SANDY HOOK

If you still believe the Sandy Hook school massacre of December 14, 2012 is real, please read this post and ask yourself why the skeptics are being threatened, stalked, and their book now censored by

The Hounding of Wolfgang Halbig

Wolfgang Halbig

Wolfgang Halbig is the former Florida state trooper and school safety consultant who, in February 2013, invoking Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), began phoning and sending letters to Newtown and Connecticut officials, asking for answers to his questions about the Sandy Hook massacre. A year after, Halbig had not received even one response.

Worse than not answering his questions, Halbig said that in late December of 2013, two law enforcement officers in plain clothes from Florida’s Lake County Sheriff’s Office warned him that if he would not stop asking questions about Sandy Hook, the Connecticut State police would file felony charges of harassment against him. The two officers then advised Halbig to “hire an attorney.” (See “Sandy Hook massacre was a ‘contrived event,’ says former state trooper Wolfgang Halbig”)

On May 6, 2014, Halbig traveled thousands of miles to confront the Newtown Board of Education, but was met only with silence. On April 24, 2015, the State of Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission finally granted a hearing to determine if Newtown improperly had withheld documents. (Click here for the FOI hearings.)

On November 9, 2015, after doggedly pursuing the truth about Sandy Hook for nearly 3 years, Halbig announced on his Facebook page that he must quit because he fears for the safety of his wife and grandchildren. He writes (I’ve edited his statement for typos):

I need to share with all my Sandy Hook Justice supporters that what happened yesterday to my wife having been harassed at her workplace with her work e-mails and all the people who work for her were also harassed with their work e-mails which is uncalled for.

My wife loves her job and this has now caused me to make a decision. I cannot do this by myself begging for donations and then be slammed by these scumbags everyday that I am FRAUD.

I thought that the donations would also help me in hiring Private Investigators which this case urgently needs. Whoever takes this on in my place I will suport you and transfer funds remaining.

I cannot lose my wife of 39 years and to hurt her and my family when she has nothing absolutely nothing to do with this investigation is very cruel.

They are now stalking me physically, taken pictures of me while traveling and then telling me that I should not give the ducks to my grandchildren because they have been specially prepared makes me think some kind of poison has been added to those ducks. [See “Sandy Hook, Oregon college shooting, and the 10 ducks”]

The ducks make it seem funny but when you specially prepare them for my grandchildren and then give me a warning it must be true.

My phone number will not change, my home address will not change but I need to step away so these people whoever they are will leave my family in peace and not hurt them. censors Nobody Died At Sandy Hook

Less than a month ago, listed for sale a newly published book, Nobody Died at Sandy Hook, which was co-edited by Professor James Fetzer. Contributors to the book include Professor James Tracy, Dr. Eowyn and other professionals.

Nobody Died at Sandy Hook

Almost immediately, a small battalion of “reviewers” who haven’t read the book attacked the book on Amazon, giving it a one-star rating. But they were outnumbered by the 5-star ratings given by readers who had purchased and actually read Nobody Died at Sandy Hook. Below is an example (click to enlarge).

review of Nobody Died At Sandy Hook

Three days ago, I went on the book’s page on Amazon, and saw that the book had more than 80 reviews and an average rating of 4+stars, having received plenty more 5-star than 1-star ratings.

Today, if you go on that page, you won’t find it. Instead, you get this message:

We’re sorry. The Web address you entered is not a functioning page on our site

Similarly, you won’t find Nobody Died at Sandy Hook if you conduct a search on Amazon for books authored by James Fetzer. His other books, however, are still being sold on, including books on other hoaxes and conspiracies — the moon-landing, JFK assassination, and 9/11. But not the newly-published book on Sandy Hook.

You won’t find Nobody Died at Sandy Hook on Amazon because even though Amazon was making good sales on the book — 500 copies in less than a month –they’ve removed Nobody Died at Sandy Hook.

Amazon’s CreateSpace claims that Nobody Died at Sandy Hook “was found to contain material, which may include cover image, title and/or product descriptions, that is in violation of CreateSpace content guidelines. As a result, this content [book] has been suppressed through your account and removed from all sales channels.”

James Fetzer does not believe the reason given by CreateSpace. In a blog post, Fetzer points out that:

Create Space and review every submission for its suitability for publication and conformity to their guidelines before they are accepted for publication. They accepted and published NOBODY DIED AT SANDY HOOK on 22 October 2015, nearly a month ago. There is no good reason for this book to now be taken down for further review other than that it has become a sensation and has the potential to embarrass the administration of President Barack Hussein Obama, which appears to be the underlying problem. 

Fetzer continues:

A book that addresses a politically-sensitive issue that has been central promoting the [gun control] political agenda of the administration turns out to be too threatening and has to be suppressed on any ground the[y] can contrive. What could be more telling than that they have taken the book down but cannot explain the reasons for suppressing it….

Halbig concludes with this ominous question:

Does that make me and the other contributors [of Nobody Died at Sandy Hook] targets for government assassins?

In order that Americans know the truth about Sandy Hook, Fetzer is making the book available for free to anyone to read. To read/download the book Nobody Died at Sandy Hook, click here.

For links to all the posts FOTM has published on Sandy Hoax, go here.

Please help by reblogging this post and distributing it via social media and email. Please pray for the Sandy Hook skeptics who are risking their safety and that of their families in pursuit of the truth.

Thank you.