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Obama's top 5 broken promises

Post by NonConformist on Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:58 pm

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Obama’s Top Five Broken Promises
http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/ ... ma_budget/


Promise #5: Sunlight Before Signing


What he said:


“Too
often bills are rushed through Congress and to the president before the
public has the opportunity to review them. As president, Obama will not
sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an
opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five
days.” (BarackObama.com campaign Web site)

What he did:

Obama
signed the Lily Ledbetter bill, the SCHIP/cigarette tax hike, and the
stimulus bill all with far less than a five-day waiting period that he
promised–and continues to promise–on his campaign Web site.


Promise #4: Lobbyist Revolving Door

What he said:


“No
political appointees in an Obama-Biden administration will be permitted
to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related
to their prior employer for two years. And no political appointee will
be able to lobby the executive branch after leaving government service
during the remainder of the administration.” (BarackObama.com campaign Web site)

What he did:


Obama
appointed Goldman Sachs lobbyists Mark Patterson chief of staff at the
Treasury Department, where he directly oversees his former employer, a
recipient of $10 billion of taxpayer funds from the TARP. Obama also
appointed Raytheon lobbyist William Lynn to be an undersecretary of
Defense.


Promise #3: No Tax Hikes on the Poor

What he said first:


“I
can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than
$250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax,
not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your
taxes.” (September 12, 2008, Dover, N.H.)

What he did first:

By
signing H.R. 2 into law, Obama happily signed onto the idea that
smokers should pay for a $35 billion expansion of the State Children’s
Health Insurance Plan (SCHIP). Cigarette taxes are going up 61 cents a
pack starting April 1. Obama signed this bill knowing that the majority
of smokers in the United States are working poor, and one in four lives
below the federal poverty line.

What he said next:

“If
your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your
taxes increased a single dime. I repeat: not one single dime.” (February 24th, 2009, Address to a Joint Session of Congress)

What he did next:

Ignored
the already-hiked cigarette tax at the time of the statement and then
this restated promise was broken just two days later, when the Obama’s
budget proposal was released. His new budget raises 45 percent of its
revenue from energy taxes that will be paid by everyone who fills a gas
tank, pays an electric bill, or buys anything that was grown, shipped,
or manufactured.


Promise #2: Pork Barrel Earmark Reform


What he said:

“The
system is broken. We can no longer accept a process that doles out
earmarks based on a member of Congress’ seniority, rather than the
merit of the project. We can no longer accept an earmarks process that
has become so complicated to navigate that a municipality or non-profit
group has to hire high-priced D.C. lobbyists to do it. And we can no
longer accept an earmarks process in which many of the projects being
funded fail to address the real needs of our country.” (Statement on Earmarks, March 10, 2008)

What he is expected to do:

The White House has signaled that it intends to sign the $410 billion Omnibus Appropriations bill, which according to Taxpayers for Common Sense,
contains 8,570 earmarks totaling $7.7 billion, including dozens of
wasteful pork-barrel projects. These earmarks were awarded based on
seniority, not on merit, and were mostly the result of high-priced
lobbying, precisely the process that Obama promised to end. When the
omnibus reaches his desk later this week or next week, we’ll find out
if this is one more broken promise.


Promise #1: Big Government


OK, so this one is more of a statement than a promise, but it’s the biggest whopper of all.

What he said:


“Not because I believe in bigger government — I don’t.” (February 24, 2009, Joint Address to Congress)

What he did:


Obama
proposed a budget that is breathtaking in scope, a blueprint for the
biggest permanent expansion of government in history right on the heels
of a sweeping trillion dollar stimulus plan. The budget lays the
foundation for a government takeover of the health care and energy
sectors and dramatically increasing spending across the board, other
than defense weapons programs. Spending as a percentage of the economy
under this budget will reach the historic level of 27.7 percent this
year. The deficit as a percent of the economy, at 12.3 percent, is set
to be the biggest in the entire history of the country outside of the
four peak years of World War II. Anyone who offers such a budget can
only fairly be described as a believer in bigger government.

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Re: Obama's top 5 broken promises

Post by Obama Rulz on Wed Mar 04, 2009 6:00 pm

Those statements were made before he fully realized the extent of the political, economic and diplomatic debacles he inherited from Bush.

Since he is a talented and intelligent leader he knows he had to adapt and change to meet the challenges.
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Re: Obama's top 5 broken promises

Post by NonConformist on Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:07 pm

So excuses it is...
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Re: Obama's top 5 broken promises

Post by submarinepainter on Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:19 pm

he is a bold faced liar , fuck him
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Re: Obama's top 5 broken promises

Post by submarinepainter on Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:09 pm

Obama Rulz wrote:Those statements were made before he fully realized the extent of the political, economic and diplomatic debacles he inherited from Bush.

Since he is a talented and intelligent leader he knows he had to adapt and change to meet the challenges.

Next thing you know the MSM will be saying, He just misspoke. Face it he doesn't have a friggin clue
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Re: Obama's top 5 broken promises

Post by Obama Rulz on Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:20 pm

It's clear now that BushCheney withheld a lot of information from President Obama during the transition. BushCheney had no interest in seeing President Obama succeeding.
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Re: Obama's top 5 broken promises

Post by NonConformist on Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:51 am

Ah yes, Bush had a magic crystal ball and saw who was gonna be elected 8 years after he was so he then set about destroying him...right
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Re: Obama's top 5 broken promises

Post by GD2GO on Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:31 am

Obama didn't give a fuck what he heard during the transition. He was too busy re-reading the works of Marx and a biography of Mao.
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Re: Obama's top 5 broken promises

Post by Auschlander88 on Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:34 pm

Obama had pre-determined that he would follow a marxist path. He's an evil SOB.
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