Erin Burnett took only four minutes on October 23 to destroy the Obama administration's claim that the President's budget plan would eliminate $4 trillion in deficit spending over the next decade, a CNN television segment that sent the Obama campaign into damage control mode for the past week.
President Obama issued a presidential proclamation for “United Nations Day” on October 24 praising the controversial global body while urging governors and officials in all 50 states to celebrate the occasion with “appropriate ceremonies.” The statement promptly drew swift criticism from UN opponents and conservative activists, who argue that the U.S. government should instead withdraw from the scandal-plagued international outfit.
During the October 22 presidential debate, President Barack Obama touted his administration’s initiatives to assist veterans in finding jobs upon their return to civilian life. “As a consequence” of these initiatives, he declared, “veterans’ unemployment is actually now lower than the general population. It was higher when I came into office.”
According to Craig Bannister of CNSNews.com, the president was only half right; and even then, the underlying statistics paint a more complex — and less favorable — portrait of veterans’ unemployment than Obama did.
As of September 30, President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign had raised over $560 million and had $99 million on hand. Yet the campaign still refuses to reimburse the city of Springfield, Illinois $55,457 for a 2008 campaign event held there. And after four years of trying to wring the cash out of Obama, the city is throwing in the towel.