Obama Is On A Roll:
January 1: Obama makes a deal with Republicans on the Fiscal Cliff. The Bush Era tax cuts is reinstated, contradicting his campaign promise to make sure it ends. The Social Security payroll tax is allowed to expire costing the average American family $820 more on taxes. LGBTQ and AIDS/HIV programs will be allowed to expire in two months causing approx. 12,000 positive folks to be put on waiting lists for drug treatment. The proposed cuts could also interfere with the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes against LGBT people and hurt LGBT employment discrimination claims, limit the ability of the federal government to address the high rate of homelessness among LGBT youth and reduce funds for programming directed at LGBT health.
January 2: Obama orders multiple drone strikes in North and South Waziristan killing at least 13 people, that number is expected to rise. The drones attacked a house killing 4 people. Three people were killed and several others injured in a drone attack in the Mubarak Shahi village in North Waziristan tribal region’s Mir Ali Tehsil.The US drone targeted a vehicle with two missiles, and then fired another two missiles when rescuers gathered at the site to carry the bodies and the injured.
Obama wins a court case against ACLU and the New York Times. The court allows his administration to target American citizens with drones strikes while prohibing the public from gaining any details via FIOA requests.
January 3: Obama signs the NDAA again despite empty treats the veto it. The NDAA for Fiscal Year 2013 allows him to indefinitely detain American citizens without trial and prohibits him from closing Guantanamo Bay.