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When will President Obama be held accountable for the actions of his Administration, his Senate, and his party?

Bottom line: Can America trust a President who appears inept, incompetent, and corrupt; and one that appears clueless about what his administration is doing under his nose?

Like the Navy Captain who was relieved of command for a serious fire aboard his ship – a fire that occurred on his watch and caused by conditions that he may not have known about – President Barack Hussein Obama must be held accountable for the pain and suffering his Administration prolonged with their incompetent handling of the financial recovery and that pain and suffering caused by Obamacare.

I am not saying that we should impeach President Obama, just that his entire cadre of progressive socialist democrats should be turned out of their House and Senate positions as punishment for the actions of the progressive democrat party in sowing the seeds of dysfunction in our nation.

The fact that the President of the United States seems to know little or nothing about major events that are beginning to be traced back to the White House is not a sufficient reason for sparing the progressive socialist democrats who were the proximate cause of the mortgage meltdown, the spread of the contagion into the broader economy, a botched recovery and the Obamination known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which is a manifest lie when it comes to truth in advertising.

The Sergeant Schultz defense: I know nothing …

Report: White House stopped phone tapping of foreign leaders this summer -- NSA denies it told Obama about spying  

The release of further allegations of National Security Agency surveillance efforts caused the Spanish government to summon the U.S. ambassador Monday, and The Wall Street Journal reported that the White House ordered a halt to some eavesdropping on foreign leaders after learning of it this summer.

Quoting unidentified U.S. officials, the newspaper's website said the wiretapping of about 35 foreign leaders was disclosed to the White House as part of a review of surveillance programs ordered by President Barack Obama after NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked classified information on the NSA's phone monitoring systems.

The White House ordered a halt to the monitoring of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and unspecified other leaders, the newspaper reported. The Journal report did not specify who gave the shutdown order or the date it was issued.

Should the president know wiretap details?

The officials quoted by The Wall Street Journal said it was understandable that Obama did not know about the phone tapping of Merkel and other leaders for nearly five years of his presidency. Because the NSA has so many eavesdropping programs, it would not have listed all of them for the president, according to the officials.

"The president doesn't sign off on this stuff," one official was quoted as saying. But the official said that policy was under review, the Journal reported.

NSA denies chief told Obama about Merkel tap

Separately, the NSA on Sunday denied a report by the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag that NSA Director Keith Alexander told Obama about the surveillance of Merkel in 2010.

"Gen. Alexander did not discuss with President Obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving German Chancellor Merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving Chancellor Merkel," NSA spokeswoman Vanee' Vines told CNN.

Read more at: Report: White House stopped phone tapping of German Chancellor Merkel - CNN.com 

He did not realize what he was lying?

Obama admin. knew millions could not keep their health insurance

President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who liked their health insurance would be able to keep it. But millions of Americans are getting or are about to get cancellation letters for their health insurance under Obamacare, say experts, and the Obama administration has known that for at least three years.

Four sources deeply involved in the Affordable Care Act tell NBC NEWS that 50 to 75 percent of the 14 million consumers who buy their insurance individually can expect to receive a “cancellation” letter or the equivalent over the next year because their existing policies don’t meet the standards mandated by the new health care law. One expert predicts that number could reach as high as 80 percent. And all say that many of those forced to buy pricier new policies will experience “sticker shock.” 

None of this should come as a shock to the Obama administration. The law states that policies in effect as of March 23, 2010 will be “grandfathered,” meaning consumers can keep those policies even though they don’t meet requirements of the new health care law. But the Department of Health and Human Services then wrote regulations that narrowed that provision, by saying that if any part of a policy was significantly changed since that date -- the deductible, co-pay, or benefits, for example -- the policy would not be grandfathered.

Buried in Obamacare regulations from July 2010 is an estimate that because of normal turnover in the individual insurance market, “40 to 67 percent” of customers will not be able to keep their policy. And because many policies will have been changed since the key date, “the percentage of individual market policies losing grandfather status in a given year exceeds the 40 to 67 percent range.”  

That means the administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them.

Yet President Obama, who had promised in 2009, “if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health plan,” was still saying in 2012, “If [you] already have health insurance, you will keep your health insurance.”

“This says that when they made the promise, they knew half the people in this market outright couldn’t keep what they had and then they wrote the rules so that others couldn’t make it either,” said  Robert Laszewski, of Health Policy and Strategy Associates, a consultant who works for health industry firms. Laszewski estimates that 80 percent of those in the individual market will not be able to keep their current policies and will have to buy insurance that meets requirements of the new law, which generally requires a richer package of benefits than most policies today.

The White House does not dispute that many in the individual market will lose their current coverage, but argues they will be offered better coverage in its place, and that many will get tax subsidies that would offset any increased costs.

Read more at: Obama admin. knew millions could not keep their health insurance – Investigations 

I lied and you died?

WH: 'It's True' Some Americans Won't Be Able to Keep Their Health Care Plan Under Obamacare 

White House spokesman Jay Carney explained at today's briefing that "it's true" some Americans will not be able to keep their health care plan under Obamacare:

The journalist Ed Henry asked, "The president, when he was trying to get the law passed, repeatedly said, if you currently have health insurance you will be able to keep your plan. This morning David Axelrod was pressed on that point and said, the majority -- the vast majority -- will be able to keep their plans. He no longer works at the White House. From the podium, will you admit that when president said, if you have a plan, you'll get to keep it, that that was not true?"

After some throat clearing, Carney said, "So it's true there are existing health care plans on the individual market that do not meet those minimum standards and therefore do not qualify for the Affordable Care Act."

Read more at: WH: 'It's True' Some Americans Won't Be Able to Keep Their Health Care Plan Under Obamacare | The Weekly Standard 

And then there is lying to the public about the transfer of weapons to Islamic terrorists in Benghazi, Libya; falsely claiming “executive privilege” to cover-up the Fast and Furious transfer of weapons to Mexican drug cartels; the IRS scandal that may have subverted a presidential election … and other lesser scandals.

SO WHEN WILL OBAMA, HIS CONGRESS, AND HIS PARTY BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE INCOMPETENCE, CORRUPTION, AND THE PAIN AND SUFFERING INFLICTED UPON AMERICA AND AMERICANS?

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

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