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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Short List: Worse than Bush

Obama's Broken Promises Happy 100th Day in Office, President Obama! Jim Geraghty from NRO has completed all Obama's promises that he choose not to honor, but he made those promises to get elected. We call that "fooling people and lying to them" ...That's a character!

1. "As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide."

2. "I will make sure that we renegotiate [NAFTA]."

3. Opposed a Colombian Free Trade Agreement because advocates ignore that "labor leaders have been targeted for assassination on a fairly consistent basis."

4. "Now, what I’ve done throughout this campaign is to propose a net spending cut."

5. "If we see money being misspent, we're going to put a stop to it, and we will call it out and we will publicize it."

6. "Yesterday, Jim, the head of Caterpillar, said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off."

7. "I want to go line by line through every item in the Federal budget and eliminate programs that don't work, and make sure that those that do work work better and cheaper."

8. "[My plan] will not help speculators who took risky bets on a rising market and bought homes not to live in but to sell."

9. "Instead of allowing lobbyists to slip big corporate tax breaks into bills during the dead of night, we will make sure every single tax break and earmark is available to every American online."

10. "We can no longer accept a process that doles out earmarks based on a member of Congress's seniority, rather than the merit of the project."

11. "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."

12. "Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe the United States has to be frank with the Chinese about such failings and will press them to respect human rights."

13. "We must take out Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants if we have them in our sights."

14. "Lobbyists won’t work in my White House!"

15. "The real gamble in this election is playing the same Washington game with the same Washington players and expecting a different result."

16. "I'll make oil companies like Exxon pay a tax on their windfall profits, and we'll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills."

17. "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." Obama is 1-for-11 on this promise so far. (Me) (Blacktail Books)


Jean&Vic said...

I started a comment here the other day, but then we lost power and shortly after it came back on our modem. so needless to say all I wrote that day was lost, sorry you didn't get to hear me ramble ;-)
The short story of what I put here is things have not changed, and those that have are not for the better. no surprise when you look at history. Makes me a little ill hearing some of the things that are scheduled for this coming year, but with a lot of whiskey, and a good dose of a strong laxative I won't be able to read the news, and therefore won't care. . . That is my back up plan anyway ;-)
So here is to hoping that the people in office come to their senses before they have a real problem on their hands they created. More may they discover that the passage of new laws does not inhibit criminals, only law abiding citizens, and last, may those who voted these creeps into office have to live with the shame of it for the rest of their lives.
Why did I include those folks in there? Everyone needs to have something to look forward to in life, Right?