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Obama's Legacy: Death, Destruction and Economic Ruin

October 24, 2016
Obama delivers another failed attempt to convince Americans Obamacare is working for them.

Every one of President Obama's signature programs, starting with Obamacare, have brought nothing but death, destruction and economic ruin to the American people. Today, Obamacare is totally collapsing, as millions of working families, living just above the poverty level, are facing premium hikes of 60-70 percent a year, as coverage shrinks. The so-called millions of Americans, who Obama boasts now, for the first time, have health insurance, are mostly people whose earnings have collapsed to the point that they qualify for Medicaid, the health care program for people living at the poverty level--or who are living slightly above the poverty level and qualify for subsidies. For everyone else, Obamacare is a ticket to reduced medical care, potential early death and impoverishment.

People are dying needlessly because of Obama's so-called health care reforms, which were written by and for the insurance companies, who are now themselves fleeing from the Obamacare insurance pools because the program is collapsing and the reimbursements are shrinking.

President Obama's drug enforcement policies, which he got from George Soros and ultimately, from the British Crown, are as murderous, if not worse. The United States has been experiencing an epidemic of opiod addiction and overdose deaths since Obama came into office. For the past two days, the Washington Post has been reporting on the fact that the Obama Administration, through the Department of Justice, effectively shut down all drug enforcement programs aimed at the major pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors that were cranking out highly addictive opiods and flooding them directly onto the black market, often through unregulated online pharmacies. According to the Post account, there were 249 million prescriptions for opiods written in 2015, and overdose deaths have been growing at a 15 percent per year rate.

And remember President Obama's 2008 campaign promise that he ``owned'' the Afghanistan war? The US and NATO are still bogged down in Afghanistan, eight years later, the Taliban, ISIS and the Haqqani network are controlling more and more territory, and opium production is through the roof. According to a report issued on October 23 from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, opium production this year is up by 43 percent, to over 4,800 tons. And eradication has been all-but shut down entirely.

Officially, the amount of opium captured or eradicated is down by 91 percent over the past year. No wonder, throughout the United States, opiod addicts who can no longer afford prescription OxyContin can buy heroin on the street for a quarter of the price.

Obama is playing a leading role in a new Opium War against the United States, which is ultimately being run out of London.

It is no wonder that Colombian President Santos, who just suffered a humiliating defeat when the Colombian people rejected his rotten amnesty deal with the narco-terrorist FARC guerrillas, is soon to travel to Buckingham Palace, to confer with the British Royals on how to salvage the FARC deal. For the past several years, in anticipation of the amnesty, coca production in the FARC-controlled region of southern Colombia has also skyrocketed.

You cannot possibly consider the consequences of having tolerated eight years of the Obama presidency without adding up this body count. For every innocent person killed abroad by Obama's drone wars, overseen personally by President Obama through his regular Tuesday "kill sessions" at the White House, how many Americans have died as the direct consequence of the Obamacare fraud and the flooding of the country with illicit drugs?

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Obama Floods US with Opioids; Kills DEA Enforcement Program

Americans are dying from overdoses of opioid-based pain killers at alarming rates, and Obama is to blame. Since assuming office, he has acted to protect the producers and distributers, by hand-cuffing the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in their enforcement efforts. An investigative report by the Washington Post over the weekend gives the details of how this happened.

Since 2000, deaths from opioids have increased steadily — overtaking those from drunk driving around 2010 — with over 14,000 people dying in 2014 (the last year which the CDC has posted statistics, which do not include deaths from heroin overdoses). The Post, as part of a series highlighting the human side of this new opium war, produced an investigative report on the take-down of enforcement efforts, begun shortly after Obama entered the White House. (In their coverage, the Post staff can't bring themselves to actually name Obama, only mentioning (pot) Holder once, and this article, while appearing in print on Sunday, October 23, was not featured on the home page of their wider-circulation website.)

As the death-rate increased, in 2005 the DEA created the Office of Diversion Control (ODC), targeting the "diversion" of legally-produced drugs to the black market, focusing on the distributers, the middle-men between the producers and the pharmacies. After winning their first case against a small California distributer — eventually forcing it out of business — the ODC set its sights on two "biggies," the Fortune 500 companies of McKesson and Cardinal Health. In 2008, the DEA won a $13 million conviction against McKesson, followed by a $34 million case against Cardinal Health. In 2010, according to court records, the agency had filed 115 "charging documents," including 52 immediate suspension orders. That's when the trouble began.

According to Joseph Rannazzisi, director of the ODC in 2011, the DEA was on the verge of going to court with what he called "the case of my dreams" — targeting Cardinal Health for huge over-shipments to four Florida pharmacies, including two CVS stores — when he received "an unexpected phone call" from James H. Dinan, then Eric Holder's no. 2 man, chief of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces program at the DOJ (the official "parent" of the DEA). Eventually, Rannazzisi was summoned to a February 2012 meeting, where some of the administration's highest enforcers — including Dinan; then-Deputy Attorney General James Cole; his chief of staff, Stuart Goldberg; and DEA chief counsel Wendy Goggin — just short of Obama, himself, tried to force him to cease and desist in his case against Cardinal Health.

While CVS was eventually forced to pay a $22 million fine in this case, Cardinal Health, although settling, has not been fined. For his tenacity, Rannazzisi lost his job in 2015. The Post says that court records have now identified 13 companies which "knew or should have known that hundreds of millions of pills were ending up on the black market." Total filed cases began dropping immediately in 2011, and "surrender of licenses" which held steady through 2015, have dropped by 30% so far this year.


Obamacare Architect Ezekiel Emanuel Still Pushing Euthanasia

The Washington Post published an article Monday promoting the expansion of "Death with Dignity" laws across the United States, on the grounds that legalizing euthanasia —"physician-assisted suicide"— laws allows people "to control how one's life ends."

Euthanasia is legal in five U.S. states, so far, with similar laws to be voted on in Colorado in the elections and by the Washington, D.C. City Council in November. But those laws were largely passed on the argument of ending pain for terminally-ill patients. Research has shown that other motivations are more important than ending pain, the Post asserts. The research cited is that of "Dr." Ezekiel Emanuel, the chief architect of Obamacare.

Emanuel has pushed euthanasia for decades, on the same financial cost-cutting grounds that underlie Obamacare. He is obsessed with euthanasia. In 1998, he co-authored a paper titled "What Are the Potential Cost Savings from Legalizing Physician-Assisted Suicide?"

This year, Emanuel was the lead author of a study on "Attitudes and Practices of Euthanasia and Physician-Assisted Suicide in the United States, Canada and Europe," published on July 5, 2016 in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. According to JAMA's summary of the study, Emanuel's team "comprehensively reviewed all the available data on attitudes and practices" of euthanasia and physically-assisted suicide, and came up with the conclusion promoted today by the Post: that "the main motivations" for getting a doctor to kill you or help you kill yourself "appear to be psychological, fear of losing autonomy and no longer enjoying life's activities and other forms of mental distress."

A second (lying) conclusion of the "study" cited, was that "alleged slippery-slope cases, such as ending the life of patients who are minors or have dementia, appear to be a very small minority of cases"—a bald attempt to cover the Nazi implications of this policy.

This is the outlook of the architect of Obamacare, who openly celebrated in the Chicago Tribune on Oct. 12, 2008, that the financial breakdown finally made possible the program to savagely cut public expenditures on health care implemented through Obamacare.

"The world economy is teetering ... With trillions of dollars evaporating in this crisis, millions of middle-class Americans face the prospect of losing their homes and jobs, and witnessing a dramatic contraction of their retirement savings. In response, the public will desperately want financial security.... bailing out bankers and other gamblers [and the] huge increase in the federal debt that these bailouts will entail intensifies the pressure to rein in health-care costs.... The dean of health-care economists, Victor Fuchs of Stanford, has long maintained that we will get health-care reform only when there is a war, a depression or some other major civil unrest. It's beginning to look like we might just have all three," he wrote.


Santos To Confer with Queen Elizabeth on Drug Legalization "Peace"

Buckingham Palace and the Colombian Presidency announced last week that President Juan Manuel Santos has been invited by the Queen for a state visit on Nov. 1-3, the first such by any Colombian president. The subject of the visit? Salvaging the "peace" accord with the narco-terrorist FARC drug cartel which Colombian voters rejected at the polls on Oct. 2.

The British Monarchy, as the leading patron of the global drug trade for centuries, is stepping forward in its own name to save a "peace accord" designed and negotiated under the supervision of Barack Obama and Tony Blair, which was to be a giant step towards re-establishing "legal" narcotics trade globally, as in the heyday of Britain's Opium Wars. In the process, Colombia's government, judicial system, military, and economy were to be co-governed by the FARC—to which Colombians said no.

Santos and his wife will stay at Buckingham Palace as a guest of Queen Elizabeth and her Royal Virus, Prince Philip. Among other ceremonies and planning sessions included in this trip is a meeting with ambassadors of seven European nations which backed the failed "peace" agreement; an address to parliamentarians and guests in the Robing Room; tea with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall; a State Dinner at Buckingham Palace, with speeches by Her Majesty and the President; a visit to the London School of Economics (his alma mater); breakfast at Buckingham Palace with British business leaders; lunch with Prime Minister Theresa May at No. 10 Downing Street; "a banquet at Guildhall given by the Lord Mayor, the Lord Mountevans, and the City of London Corporation."

Santos then will visit Northern Ireland, to exchange views on "post-conflict processes."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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