We all make New Year’s resolutions and typically break them by the time the ball drops on Times Square.
With the same good intentions and low expectations of success, this year we’ve decided to suggest New Year’s resolutions we want others to follow. Some of our suggestions below may be carried out by the stated parties, but others have no chance of even being considered. They should be though, and that’s why we’ve included them.
President Obama: Resolve to golf daily. It seemed as though President Obama was always golfing when there was work to be done. Now, when he should be out golfing, he’s busy working on his legacy.
And what a legacy it will be! The economy failed to achieve 3% growth during any year in which he was president, which is a first. The federal debt doubled, Russia and China have filled the void left by leading from behind, and Iran and North Korea have moved closer to becoming nuclear powers.
He’s ignored Congress, using executive orders to break all records for new regulations. But he hasn’t ignored the world’s dictators, having lifted sanctions on Cuba and Iran, two of the world’s most repressive regimes.
And now, post-election, he’s shown his disdain for Israel by abstaining from a United Nations vote and “allowing a nasty and harmful anti-Israel resolution to pass the United Nations Security Council,” The Weekly Standard reported. The resolution says Israeli settlements in occupied territory have no legal validity and are a violation of international law. (more…)