Obama Wants to Start Negotiations at $1.6 Trillion Tax Increase: World Economy at Risk?


Here are two opposing news items about the re-election of Barack Obama (the first seemingly favors his re-election, the second does not seem to):

14 November 2012

President Obama, ahead of his first press conference since winning re-election and a meeting later this week with congressional leaders, staked out his starting point for fiscal cliff negotiations — $1.6 trillion in tax hikes.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made clear that the president is sticking by his original budget plan, which includes $1.6 trillion in new revenue… http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/14/obama-enters-fiscal-cliff-talks-calling-for-16t-in-tax-hikes/

With a solid reelection win and expanded Democratic majorities in the Senate, he has real leverage. And as such, he’s offering a deal that’s much better for liberals, and much less favorable to Republicans. Instead of $800 billion in revenue, he’s calling for $1.6 trillion, drawn in large part from increased taxes…To set the fiscal cliff aside for a moment, it should be said that, in the medium-term, it’s not enough to raise taxes on the wealthy. For the kind of government liberals want, a middle-class tax hike is inevitable. At the moment, the fragile recovery makes that a bad idea. But at sometime in the near future, ordinary Americans will have to start paying more as well.http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/for-his-opening-proposal-obama-offers-his-budget/2012/11/14/ea5e1b8e-2e69-11e2-b631-2aad9d9c73ac_blog.html

The above is consistent with what I have both told people orally since last week’s vote as well as posted here at COGwriter.  The willingness to suggest going over the so-called ‘fiscal cliff’ is something that I specifically also expected as well as the President trying to hang tough on his taxing plans.  People who believe that they will indefinitely be able to receive something for nothing will be severely disappointed with what will happen to the USA economy (as will others).

Time reported the following:

If re-elected President Barack Obama can’t reach a new deal with Republican Party Congressmen in the House of Representatives on closing the country’s trillion-dollar budget deficit, a slate of deep spending cuts and tax hikes will automatically come into effect next year that will in all likelihood derail the slow-moving U.S. recovery from the 2008 financial crisis. That would without doubt do some serious damage to growth globally. Rating agency Fitch proclaimedthat “the U.S. fiscal cliff represents the single biggest near-term threat to a global economic recovery.”

A U.S. plunge off the fiscal cliff would hit the global economy at an especially fragile moment…

If the economy takes a full-on dive off the fiscal cliff, it would probably land in another recession. The Congressional Budget Office figuresthat such a sharp fiscal shock “will lead to economic conditions in 2013 that will probably be considered a recession, with real GDP declining by 0.5 percent between the fourth quarter of 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2013 and the unemployment rate rising to about 9 percent in the second half of calendar year 2013.” Simply put, it would be ugly.And not just for Americans. A U.S. leap off the fiscal cliff “would push the country into a recession with large international spillovers,” the IMF warned the G-20 recently.http://business.time.com/2012/11/13/will-the-global-economy-tumble-off-americas-fiscal-cliff/#ixzz2CDBTCT7u

So, more than just the USA is expected to be affected by all of this.  But its overall effects will probably hurt the USA more than anyone else in the long run.  However, by risking hurting the world economy, this also will reduce the amount of “friends” that the USA has or at the very least contribute to increased resentment against the USA–a resentment that foreigners ultimately will rise up because of (cf. Habakkuk 2:6-8; Daniel 11:39).

As far as Barack Obama and his impact goes, allow me to repeat some quotes from my September 2012 book Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States (edition 1.1):

Catholic Cardinal Stafford (while head of the Apostolic Penitentiary of the Holy See [i]) claimed that Barack Obama was “aggressive, disruptive, and apocalyptic.“ Notice what he reported in November 2008:

Barack Obama… asserted, “We are not only going to win this election but also we are going to transform this nation………The first thing I will do as President is to sign The Freedom of Choice Act……..I put Roe at the center of my lesson plan on reproductive freedom when I taught Constitutional Law………..On this issue I will not yield..”… The content and rhetoric of Obama and Biden have elements similar to those described earlier: aggressive, disruptive and apocalyptic…My use of the word “apocalyptic” would be emphatically biblical, rooted in the understanding of the Book of the Apocalypse.[ii]

Here are seventeen specific reasons indicating that President Barack Obama is “apocalyptic”:

  1. The timing of his election. It may be that only two or so presidential terms are left before the start of the Great Tribulation and the fulfillment of related prophecies in the Book of Revelation (called the Apocalypse by some Catholics). Barack Obama’s very presence (as well as his planned and unplanned actions) should be enough to enable the fulfillment of various end-time prophecies.
  2. As one with a Luo Kenyan father, Barack Obama may be part of the fulfillment of Deuteronomy 28:43.
  3. Since the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973, the U.S.A. switched from being a creditor nation and instead has become the greatest debtor nation in the history of humankind—perhaps this is resulting in a biblical curse? Because the U.S.A. owes alien nations trillions of dollars, it appears that the curse in Deuteronomy 28:44 of having to borrow from aliens is happening now. President Barack Obama has put forth economic policies that will (for at least several years) greatly increase that debt. Yet, increasing national debt like he had will lead to destruction at the appointed time of the end (Habakkuk 2:3–8). Others will not be able to reverse enough of the debt to stop Habakkuk 2:3-8 from being fulfilled.
  4. Barack Obama has often pledged increased cooperation with the Europeans. And while cooperation is normally a good thing, this particular cooperation is leading to the rise of the prophesied King of the North, who is to be the final leader of the Beast of Revelation (Revelation 13:1). Unlike previous U.S. administrations, President Obama’s administration has declared that it will encourage and support increases in Europe’s own military, far beyond what Presidents Bush or Clinton were willing to consider.[iii] These policies are helping enable the rise of the King of the North/Beast power who will be in league with the final Antichrist.
  5. Barack Obama has called for increased dialogue with those considered enemies of the U.S.A. As mentioned earlier, even some Shi’ite Muslims believe that his presidency may lead to the rise of their Mahdi who seems to be the same person that the Bible calls the King of the South. His political support of groups associated with the mainly Sunni Muslim Brotherhood will help lead to the formation of the final King of the South of Bible prophecy, even if he takes steps that many in the Islamic world disagree with.
  6. Because of domestic economic concerns and international pressures, Barack Obama is shifting priorities away from defense spending,[iv] while encouraging the Europeans to increase their military might.[v] This trend is expected to continue, and will help lead to the destruction of the United States, when the Europeans are ready and the U.S.A. is not (more on the reduction in relative U.S. nuclear power under Barack Obama is shown in Appendix A).
  7. Instead of completely strengthening the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS), Barack Obama’s Administration instead decided to rely on Europe’s upcoming Galileo “GPS” for part of the U.S.A.’s military defense.[vi] This would appear to give the rising European power a unique offensive and defensive capability against the U.S.A. (cf. Daniel 11:39; Revelation 13:3-4). It is dangerous to have a potential enemy control portions of one’s military communications systems.
  8. Instead of increasing the U.S.A.’s role in particle collider technology, similar to some previous administrations, Barack Obama’s Administration has greatly weakened that. So much so, there is only one remaining U.S. particle accelerator and it is at risk of being gutted or shut down.[vii] This is an area where Europe has clearly gained the lead over the U.S.A. since Barack Obama became president.
  9. Barack Obama’s debt and other economic policies are setting the United States up for food inflation and eventual food shortages. Food inflation is prophesied to occur in the Bible in Revelation 6:5-6.
  10. Barack Obama broke a campaign pledge about requiring that genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) in foods be labeled.[viii] And while he at some point in time may change on this, the fact is that he has taken steps to encourage the production and use of GMO “foods” (cf. Isaiah 55:2).[ix] Increased reliance on GMOs by the United States puts the nation at major risk for nearly complete crop failures. The Bible warns that famines (Matthew 24:7) and food shortages (Revelation 6:5-6) are coming and Barack Obama has further helped set the stage for this.
  11. Barack Obama has made a variety of “class warfare” comments.[x] Increased civil unrest is coming to the U.S.A. and Barack Obama has helped fan the flames for this—even if he is not re-elected. And although his Administration has sometimes encouraged and/or accommodated the Occupy movement,[xi] it and/or groups like it have and likely will turn against him and future administrations.
  12. President Obama actually claimed, “the only measure of my success as president when people look back five years from now or nine years from now is going to be, did I get this economy fixed?…I’m going to be judged on, have we pulled ourselves out of recession?”[xii] The God of the Bible expects leaders to encourage repentance and moral behaviors when they are subject to destructive punishment (cf. Jonah 3:6-9). Barack Obama, like many other U.S. presidents before him, does not seem to believe that the U.S.A. needs to repent for its sins against God, his policies seem to be focused on not relying on God. Yet, without national repentance, the U.S.A. is doomed for destruction (Isaiah 30:12-13; Daniel 11:39). Of course, people are supposed to pray for political leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-3), and that should be done irrespective if one agrees with the leader. Sometimes, leaders and/or their policies change.
  13. The Bible tells of having the gates of enemies as a blessing (Genesis 24:60). Losing sea gates would be consistent with being an end time curse. Barack Obama seems to be the first president in U.S. history to significantly back giving the “sea gate” of the Falkland Islands to Argentina, which is a position in dramatic opposition to the residents of the Falklands.[xiii]
  14. By focusing too much on threats from China and almost always considering the Europeans as allies, Barack Obama has helped put Australia at risk from China[xiv] and the U.S.A. from Europe.
  15. Various regulations from the Obama Administration are contributing to an environment of self-censorship and government censorship. A “famine” of the word is prophesied (Amos 8:11) and the Obama Administration may impose broadcast, print, Internet, and/or restrictions.
  16. By encouraging and not discouraging aspects of immorality (such as abortion and homosexual unions), Barack Obama is setting the U.S.A. up for punishment (Isaiah 30:12-13; Romans 1:18-32) that has and will include troubles, violence, weather problems, earthquakes, food shortages, and pestilences (Mark 13:7-8; Luke 21:10-11). These problems will worsen.
  17. On May 23 2012, Barack Obama claimed to see an end to the wars of the past decade and then said ”Now, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon.”[xv] This sounds a lot like New-Age double-speak for declaring being at the dawn of an age of peace. The Bible warns repeatedly that false declarations of peace will lead to end time destruction (1 Thessalonians 5:3; Jeremiah 6:14-15).

Habakkuk 2 makes clear that at the appointed time of the end, a great borrowing people will be destroyed (Habakkuk 2:3-8). Something similar is in Deuteronomy 28:42-51. No nation in the history of humankind has ever accumulated as much debt as the United States of America (because the U.K. may have close to the highest amount of per capita debt,[xvi] its fate would seem to be similar). Yet, the relationship between debt accumulation and prophesied destruction remains unapparent to many.

And although President Obama inherited a debt-laden nation, his policies, according to his own public pronouncements, have lead and will continue to lead to greatly increased U.S.A. debt. These increases of debt are likely to continue past the point of no return and become one of the final factors that will cause creditors to rise up and destroy the U.S.A.

It seems clear that during his presidency, Barack Obama has been an apocalyptic enabler in the sense that his policies are helping lead to the rise of the prophesied final Kings of the North and South that Daniel 11 discusses, while weakening the U.S.A. militarily, morally, economically, and agriculturally. Nothing from his administration thus far suggests that he will call for meaningful massive repentance and turning back to God.

Therefore, President Obama (who is now U.S.A. President and perhaps will be until 2017) is apocalyptic.

Of course, it is not only the United States that needs repentance as God “now commands all men everywhere to repent” (Acts 17:30).

[i] Cardinal Stafford criticizes Obama as ‘aggressive, disruptive and apocalyptic’. Catholic News Agency. Nov 17, 2008. http://catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=14355 viewed 03/01/09

[ii] Stafford, Cardinal James Francis. Cardinal’s Address to Catholic University of America, November 13, 2008. Catholic News Agency. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/document.php?n=780 viewed 03/01/09

[iii] Gardiner N. Barack Obama will back a federal Europe. Telegraph, March 18, 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/5005351/Barack-Obama-will-back-a-federal-Europe.html viewed 03/20/09; O’Donnel J. U.S. ready to back bigger EU stability fund-source. Reuters, December 1, 2010; DJW. Media Roundup: Barack gives Angie a push. The Local, June 8, 2011

[iv] Bender B. Gates readies big cuts in weapons. Boston Globe, March 17, 2009 http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/articles/2009/03/17/gates_readies_big_cuts_in_weapons/ viewed 03/18/09

[v] Carmichael L. Europe Needs to Invest in Defense Too: U.S. Defense News, February 4, 2012

[vi] U.S. and the EU to collaborate on the usage of Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Wire Update, BNO News, July 31, 2010

[vii] Matson J. Nuclear Decelerator: Last U.S. Particle Collider is on Chopping Block. Scientific American, August 24, 2012

[viii] Philpott T. Obama’s broken promise on GMO Food Labeling. Mother Jones, October 6, 2011

[ix] Anderman RH. Obama Deregulates GMO Crops Despite Supreme Court Injunction. Tikkun, June 2, 2011; Huff EA. The Obama administration love affair with GMOs is selling America down the river for agricultural ruin. Natural News, August 21, 2011

[x] e.g. Obama B. Transcript: President Obama delivers State of the Union speech. CNN, January 24, 2012

[xi] Chiaramonte P. White House told authorities not to crack down on ‘Occupy’ protesters, documents show. FoxNews.com, August 8, 2012

[xii] Obama discusses Daschle, the economy. CNN, AC 360, February 3, 2009. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/03/obama.qanda/?iref=hpmostpop viewed 03/01/09

[xiii] Berger J. Obama Administration Backs Argentina Over U.K. in Falklands Dispute. FoxNews.com, June 10, 2011

[xiv] Obama addresses troops at final stop in Australia. New York Times, November 17, 2011; Wen P. Chinese Official: its us or America. National Times, May 16, 2012

[xv] Nakamura D. Obama touts American exceptionalism, end of wars in Air Force graduation speech. Washington Post, May 23, 2012

[xvi] Conway E. Britain showing signs of heading towards 1930s-style depression, says Bank. Telegraph, March 16, 2009. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/recession/4996994/Britain-showing-signs-of-heading-towards-1930s-style-depression-says-Bank.html viewed 03/31/09

We do seem to be in the period of time that Jesus referred to as “the beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:4-8) and hence I do believe that sorrows and troubles will increase. And there will be both UPS and DOWNS, with overall, a downward trend for the USA.

Again I would like to remind everyone that my latest book Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States is still available. It is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many predictions that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. The book covers in more detail than I can put in a post or regular article a lot of prophetic and other information that Americans and others (the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Russia, China, Middle East, etc. are also included) interested in prophecy should know. This book is available to order at Amazon.com or at www.barackobamaprophecy.com for US$9.98, and for US$2.99 the Kindle version at Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States–Amazon Kindle edition.

Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States explains about how, by virtue of his background and policies, Barack Obama is fulfilling, and will continue to help fulfill, various prophecies that will lead to the destruction of the United States. Not intended as an anti-Democratic nor pro-Republican book, Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States also explains why a the election of a Republican candidate like Mitt Romney would also lead on the path to destruction. It answers questions such as “Is Barack Obama apocalyptic? ” and “Is Barack Obama the Antichrist?” Based on the Bible, but also citing Islamic, Kenyan, Catholic, Byzantine, and Bible prophecy, and others, Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States explains from many source where, why, when, and even some of how, the various aspects of destruction will come.

The book also includes information about the destruction of the other British-descended nations such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

The physical book from Amazon can be purchased at the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic, Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies?

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Destruction is coming to the USA and its Anglo-allies.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first?
Will the Anglo-Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people?
Canada in Prophecy: What Does Bible Prophecy, Catholic Prophecy, and other Predictions Suggest About the Future of Canada? There are prophecies that suggest involvement with Canada. And many are not positive about its future.
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
Should a Christian Vote? This article gives some of the Biblical rationale on this subject. Would Jesus vote for president/prime minister? Is voting in the Bible? This is a subject Christians need to understand.
Taxes What caused the descendants of Israel to pay taxes? Should Christians pay taxes?

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