Originally Posted by Thunder
That's a very nice list... here's t he other side of the coin.
Obama Broken Promises
Increase capital gains and dividend taxes for higher-income taxpayers
Expand the child and dependent care credit
Create a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners
End income tax for seniors making less than 50,000
End no-big contracts above 25,000
Repeal Bush tax cuts for high incomes
Phase out exemptions and deductions for higher earners
Sign the Employee Free Choice Act, making it easier for workers to unionize
Forbid companies in bankruptcy from giving executive bonuses
Allow imported prescription drugs
Allow workers to claim more in unpaid wages and benefits in bankruptcy court
Appoint federal-level coordinator to oversee all federal autism efforts
Double Federal funding for cancer research
Direct the Sec. of HHS to conduct a comprehensive study of federal cancer initiatives
Provide the CDC 50 million in new funding to determine the most effective approaches for cancer patient care
Fund the IDEA act
Creation National Commission on People with Disabilities, Employment and Social Security
Change federal rules so small businesses owned by people with disabilities can get preferential treatment for federal contracts
Reduce the threshold for the Family and Medical Leave Act from companies with 50 employees to companies with 25 employees
Provide a 1.5 billion fund to help states launch programs for paid family and medical leave
Require employers to provide seven paid sick days per year
Expand the FMLA to include leave for domestic violence or sexual assault
Form international group to help Iraq refugees
Work with Russia to move nuclear weapons off hair-trigger alert
Close Guantanamo Bay Detention Center
Secure ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
Reinstate special envoy for the Americas
Double the Peace Corps
Centralized ethics and lobbying information for voters
Create a public "Contracts and Influence" database
Allow 5 days of public comment before signing bills
Tougher rules against revolving door for lobbyists and former officials
Double funding for after school programs
Expand the Employment Non-Discrimination Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
Urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws
Allow bankruptcy judges to modify terms of a home mortgage
Increase the minimum wage to 9.50 an hour
Restore Superfund program so that polluters pay for clean-ups
Re-establish the National Aeronautics and Space Council
Support human mission to moon by 2020
Pay for the national service plan without increasing the deficit
Limit term of director of national intelligence
Give annual "State of the World" address
Reduce earmarks to 1994 levels
Enact windfall profits tax for oil companies
Create cap and trade system with interim goals to reduce global warming
Use revenue from cap and trade to support clean energy and environmental restoration
Require plug-in fleet at the White House
Provide an annual report on "state of our energy future"
Allow penalty-free hardship withdraws from retirement accounts in 2008 and 2009.
Recognize the Armenian genocide
No family making less than 250,000 will see "any form of tax increase".
Negotiate health care reform in public sessions televised on C-SPAN.
Create a public option health plan for a new National Health Insurance Exchange
Introduce a comprehensive immigration bill in the first year.
Obama Outright falsehoods:
(More at Politifact.com)
"We've excluded lobbyists from policy making jobs"
Health reform will "give every American the same opportunity" to buy health insurance the way members of Congress do.
Preventative care "saves money".
Obama's changed his views quite a bit since 2008 as well. Politifact has these as full blown "flip-flops"
On the president unilaterally authorizing a military attack "that does not involve stopping an actual imminent threat to the nation".
In 2007, Obama was adamant that the president did not have the power to authorize an attack if there was no imminent threat to the U.S. But now he has authorized just such an action. Full Flop.
On a government spending freeze. (He was for it before he was against it).
On the importance of an independent voting record
During the presidential campaign, Obama defended his 96 percent record as a strong stand for his principles. But when Brown has the same rating in Masschusetts, he's not independent enough. That earns Obama a Full Flop.
On mandating healthcare coverage - (He bashed Hillary for it, but now it's okay)
I DO agree with Obama on one thing though… and here it is…