U.S. influence diminishing

The list below is an example of President Obama’s picks of policy makers both past and present. It is a mixture of dubious characters totally unsuited for the task of handling domestic and foreign affairs.

• Timothy Geithner, former secretary of the Treasury. He was the principal economic advisor to the president in his first term, and played a critical role in policy-making. Yet, he failed to pay his own taxes.

• Ben Bernanke, current chairman of the Federal Reserve. As we speak, he is pumping $88 billion a month into the U.S. banking system, which is responsible for the current Wall Street run-up. However, when he turns the money faucet off, stocks will bottom out.

• Eric Holder, U.S. attorney general. Can you say Fast and Furious, investigating reporters, immigration enforcement or the lack of, etc.?

• Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who authorized the rescue of the Benghazi embassy personnel. Oh right, that did not happen. After moving on, she was replaced by John Kerry, who by all standards is another impotent statesman. I am sure he will enjoy adding “failed Middle East peace talks” to his résumé.

We now turn our attention to the leader of this band of misfits, President Obama himself. We can start with his failed $800 billion stimulus; excessive spending; anti-business regulations; his failed green energy initiatives; his continued war on domestic coal and oil production; his war on conservatives; the Internal Revenue Service scandal; the National Security Agency scandal; the Edward Snowden affair; and his failed foreign policies. These are all hallmarks of his presidency.

And let’s not forget Obamacare, a direct economic assault on the American people. Combine all this, and it is no wonder that the influence once enjoyed by the United States has diminished considerably in recent times.

As our influence in the world diminishes, those dark forces that were once held in check by our might will grow and spread. They are getting stronger because of the projection of weakness, and we are turning a blind eye to reality. This reality is serious, and if we continue to follow the path we are on, with respect to the economic and foreign policies laid out by this administration, the United States one day will become a backwater country with a wrecked economy, and will be looked upon by the new superpowers as a weak Third World nation, unworthy of respect.

Larry Rodgers

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