PolitiFact | The Obameter: Obama's Campaign Promises that are Promise BrokenTo reduce bills rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them, 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."
PolitiFact | Obama's promise to go after earmarks 'line by line'During the presidential campaign, earmark reform was a major theme for John McCain, who often highlighted projects of other candidates that he considered wasteful. During the first presidential debate on Sept. 26, 2008, Barack Obama said he had stopped requesting earmarks as a senator and that he shared McCain's desire for earmark reform and the elimination of wasteful projects.
McCain noted that Obama had made $932 million in earmark requests during his first three years as a senator and he criticized Obama for saying earmarks accounted for "only $18 billion" in federal spending.
Obama replied, "John, nobody is denying that $18 billion is important. And, absolutely, we need earmark reform . And when I'm president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely."
Stimulus Bill: ?Shady Deals Going on Behind Closed Doors? | Congress CheckBusiness & Media Institute
February 11, 2009
President Barack Obama has proclaimed his administration will be more open than the previous administration. However, his counterparts in the House and the Senate arenít following suit.
Chairman Tom Price discusses the stimulus deal struck between Congressional Democrats and the White House without Republican input or public oversight.
The Washington Post has reported that negotiations between House and Senate Democrats have resulted in a stimulus bill with a price tag of ďabout $789.5 billion.Ē This agreement raised the ire of Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., and he went outside of House Speaker Nancy Pelosiís office to express it.
ďMy nameís Tom Price and I represent the Sixth District of Georgia and [am] the privileged chair of the Republican Study Committee,Ē Price said. ďItís now noon on Wednesday. Iím standing outside the office of the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. The door is closed. We just heard news break thereís been an agreement between the House and the Senate on the non-stimulus bill.
And Barry signed it didn't he...
Have you been checked for Alzheimer's lately?.... or is it all that hope and change that has your memory messed up?