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Is President Obama Mentally Competent - the $5 T Gaffe?

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President Barack Obama's obsession with a mythical Mitt Romney $5 trillion tax cut raises serious questions about Obama's mental health.

The federal government only receives about $1.2 trillion in total income taxes per year. There is no way a $5 trillion tax cut would be possible in the short term.

Congress would have to almost eliminate the income tax to produce a $5 trillion cut in 5 years. Cutting $500 billion a year would take 10 years to produce a $5 trillion cut. Cutting $250 billion a year would take 20 years to produce $5 trillion in cuts.

I considered the possibility Obama was deliberately lying, but why would an intelligent rational person use a lie that would be so easily exposed as a lie? Besides, Voice Analysis Technology used its audio technology to check the level of stress in the statements of both candidates and determined that both believed they were telling the truth.

The presidency is a high pressure job that can potentially destroy people. Many historians believe that the stress of heading an administration tainted by corruption killed President Warren G. Harding. Obama's obsession with an obviously non-existent tax cut proposal indicates he has apparently cracked under the pressure.

If Obama isn't living in the real world, he may not be able to respond appropriately in crisis situations.

With the recent Middle East crisis and the state of the world economy, we would expect our president to use the opening of the new session of the United Nations to meet with other world leaders. Instead, Obama decided to appear on "The View" talk show. He apparently is unaware that news stories about him meeting with world leaders would do more to help his presidential campaign than appearance on a talk show, even a talk show like "The View".

His most important recent accomplishment seems to be establishing a brewery in the White House. While he was showing off his brewery, he failed to check to see if American diplomatic facilities in the Middle East were prepared for possible 9/11 anniversary attacks. The result was a disastrous attack on the American consulate in Libya. Obama brewed beer while the Middle East burned.

Obama's separation from the real world may not be recent. Mark Bowden claims in his new book "The Finish" that in the event Osama bin Laden had been taken alive, Obama wanted him to be tried in American civil courts to demonstrate American due process. Shouldn't a Harvard Law School graduate have been aware that if that had been done, the first thing bin Laden's attorneys would have done would have been to request bin Laden's release on the grounds that his "arrest" without a judge authorized search warrant was illegal, particularly considering that the SEALs had entered Pakistan without permission of the Pakistani government? We should be doubly glad that the SEALs killed bin Laden instead of merely capturing him. If he had been captured the courts might have released him.

The British tabloids reported two years ago that Obama's doctor had recently told him he should cut down on his excessive drinking as well as his cigarette smoking. If President Obama is drinking excessively he is almost certainly an alcoholic, particularly considering that his father Barack Obama, Sr., was an alcoholic and his half brother George is an alcoholic. Alcoholism often has a connection to certain genes, especially the "risk taker" gene. If Obama is an alcoholic, he won't be able to simply cut back on alcohol consumption. His only option is to stop drinking completely.

Alcoholics often have trouble relating to the real world, but I'm doubtful that alcohol alone could explain such an obviously mythical claim that Mitt Romney wants a $5 trillion tax cut. Alcohol consumption might explain unwillingness to drop the tax cut subject and other aspects of his demeanor in the first debate, but probably not the development of the tax cut idea itself.

Comments

Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 2 months ago

"Obama brewed beer while the Middle East burned."

Beer summit, anyone?

Obama's Beer Summit

Obama's Beer Summit by Benjamin Roberts

beatrice 2 years, 2 months ago

I like a president who can drink a beer. Much better adult beverage than chocolate milk, don't ya think?

beerbaron03 2 years, 2 months ago

"The British tabloids reported two years ago that Obama's doctor had recently told him he should cut down on his excessive drinking as well as his cigarette smoking. If President Obama is drinking excessively he is almost certainly an alcoholic."

You do realize what a "tabloid" is, right? Are you also going to start quoting The Onion?

beatrice 2 years, 2 months ago

You really aren't paying attention, are you. Obama has clearly stated on numerous occassions that Romney's $5 trillion tax cut is over 10 years. You aren't really paying attention, are you?

The birther blogger is ramping up on his desperation.

fiddleback 2 years, 2 months ago

We already know the answer to the question of whether Mr. Lucas is mentally competent to form political opinions, but it's cute that he insists on reminding us with ever more odious nonsense, once again easily debunked by 10 seconds of fact-checking...

Again, the 5 T claim is based on a Tax Policy Center study examining the Romney proposal for a 20 percent reduction in all income tax rates plus eliminating the Alternative Minimum Tax, the estate tax, and other tax reductions. The center estimated that together, the lost revenues would total $480 billion by 2015. The Obama campaign calculated the cost over 10 years to be $5 trillion. Since Romney hasn't specified what loopholes and credits he would eliminate, it's impossible to know how much to offset the 5 trillion figure.

beatrice 2 years, 2 months ago

The old "anyone who criticizes Obama must be a racist" card. Actually, only racism is racism. Sometimes racism becomes part of an argument and it should be called out. Or are you saying racism no longer exists? Is that what you are saying?

Flip-flopping on issues based on one's audience isn't a strategy, either.

We need a president for the entire country, not just for the elite. We need to Re-Elect President Obama!!!

Thomas Bryce 2 years, 2 months ago

This Blog is Not even worthy of a response. The blogger has a lot in common with an alcoholic. Neither can be reasoned with.

classclown 2 years, 2 months ago

"This Blog is Not even worthy of a response."

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Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes.

Thomas Bryce 2 years, 2 months ago

LOL! Looking forward to the day when this Blogger's Words are met with total silence except for the occasional drip of a leaky faucet.

Thomas Bryce 2 years, 2 months ago

Drip.........Drip........Drip.......Drip

Thomas Bryce 2 years, 2 months ago

ReasonMcLocos is a more suitable pseudonym for this blogger.

Greg Cooper 2 years, 2 months ago

..."but why would an intelligent rational person use a lie that would be so easily exposed as a lie?"

I don't know, "reason", but why DO you do it? Is it because you have no "reason"ing behind your endless rants appropo nothing? Do you ever have any facts to back up your talking points? Have you ever really read your posts for, God forbid, accuracy or truth?

This kind of thing, this non-stop railing against everything, simply makes you look and sound like what you are: a mindless shill for those who fear truth and decency, cooperative working out of differences.

If you ever, and Imean ever, write anything of substance, I will defend it to the bitter end. That being said, I don't think any thinking person will have to waste much time on you.

verity 2 years, 2 months ago

I don't try to make sense of these blogs, just read the title and then skip right over to the comments which always give me a good laugh.

gl0ck0wn3r 2 years, 2 months ago

"President Barack Obama's obsession with a mythical Mitt Romney $5 trillion tax cut raises serious questions about Obama's mental health."

There is more than a little irony in this poster questioning anyone's mental health.

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