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Stimulus Bill Broke 7 Obama Promises

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7 Broken Promises in Record Time

1. Make government open and transparent.

2. Make it "impossible" for Congressmen to slip in pork barrel projects.

3. Meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. (Even Congressional Republicans shut out.)

4. No more secrecy.

5. Public will have 5 days to look at a bill.

6. You’ll know what’s in it.

7. We will put every pork barrel project online.

Funny, but not one of Mr. Obama’s promises were met with the most expensive spending bill in our nation’s history.

Indeed, Mr. Obama has not kept his word on most of the bills so far passed, if any.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Sunday, February 15th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

45 Responses to “Stimulus Bill Broke 7 Obama Promises”

  1. catie

    If it wasn’t for double standards, liberals would have none.

    • proreason

      Catie, liberals do have standards. They are:
      – my rights are more important than your rights,
      – what’s yours is mine if I can get it,
      – the end justifies the means
      – everything is relative

    • 1laidbackRN

      I have a friend that always had a saying that I believe seems appropriate here. He would always say, “don’t get me wrong, I have my standards, they’re just awful low.”

    • proreason.. good point.. Relative.

      THAT is the key.. The relativity, gradualization of everything into normalcy. It is the liberal transformation tool.

    • jrmcdonald

      Some Animals are more equal than others…

  2. proreason

    3 questions for S&L’ers.

    1. If 35% to 40% of citizens pay no taxes and their votes count the same as taxpayers, is that a form of taxation without representation?

    To help your thinking, citizens who pay taxes are about to assume between $785 billion and $3200 billion (Heritage Foundation’s estimate) in new government debt. The new debt for taxpayers will be between 80% and 320% of the income tax they paid in 2008. The new debt for nontaxpayers will be $0.00.

    2. If a citizen’s 3 congressionmen are Republicans, who were not allowed to help write the “Stimulus” bill, and who were not allowed to offer amendments, is that a form of taxation without representation?

    3. What was the main grievance that the Colonies cited in the years before the American Revolution?

    • oldswimcoach

      PR, my daughter got here first paycheck when she was 16 and was stunned by the amount taxes nicked her for. She said, “but dad, I can’t vote! This is taxation without representation!” To this day I can’t find fault with her logic.

    • Eilsel

      I’ve never thought of that…I’m bringing that up in my US History class tomorrow and see what my juniors think of that.

    • jrmcdonald

      Man! I can see why Libs never pay their taxes; they know what happens to the money.

    • A Mad Pole

      Actually, the real problem is those 35-40% of citizens who pay no taxes but get to vote. That group will always cast their votes for whoever promises them more government hand-outs (at the cost of the actual tax payers, of course), this s the only criterion they have to judge the candidates.

      So I would say that “representation without taxation” is the true root of the mess we are in. And it actually upsets me more that anything else about this country.

      You do not pay taxes? You do not get to vote, period. That would reshape the political scene in no time at all.

  3. Thanks, Steve.

    I’m now posting this all over the place.

  4. clifcrds

    This is what gets my goat . . . I live in South Dakota. Why should I have to help pay to bail out other states that are in the red because of their liberal loving, taxpayer funded, vote buying socialist Commiecratic welfare schemes? Isn’t this too a form of taxation without representation? At face value I am now required to fund a system (a failed system I might add) in which I have no voice or representation in!

    • proreason

      The original intent of the Founding Fathers was for only property holders to be the voters. That was their form of saying that only people with a stake in the country should enjoy the benefits of citizenship. I’m not a scholar on this topic and don’t know how that evolved.

      But I believe the Founding Fathers would be appalled to learn that people can vote today who have no responsibility whatsoever for paying for the costs of government.

      There are numerous quotes around from Jefferson and others stating that it leads to the demise of democracy.

      And of course, the reason the American Revolution happened in the first place is because the Colonies had so little voice in the English government.

  5. Weasel

    “Obama lied, Hope and Change died!”

    3 years and 11 months to go: Gird your loins!

    • Enthalpy

      We cannot select just anyone this time just because they happen to be “Republicans.” If the candidate fails to share our principles and allegiance, forget it!

    • Weasel

      Roger that! When faced with a real liberal (ie Obama) or a liberal-lite, aka “moderate” (ie McCain), the voters go for the real thing. We need to offer a real conservative who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. And it starts with dumping the stupid open primaries – why do we want non-party members picking our candidates for us???

    • gmjm1991

      The way things are going…might not have loins very soon. Hope and change are dead and I’m afraid that the American Dream is in the morgue too. What are our children going to have to look forward to? I am seriously considering a move to Canada…trouble is with the economy in the toilet, my house isn’t worth crap now and I can’t afford to go.

  6. U NO HOO

    1. If 35% to 40% of citizens pay no taxes and their votes count the same as taxpayers, is that a form of taxation without representation?

    Well, golly gee Sgt. Carter, yessiree!

    2. If a citizen’s 3 congressimen are Republicans, who were not allowed to help write the “Stimulus” bill, and who were not allowed to offer amendments, is that a form of taxation without representation?

    Dadgumit, Yep!

    3. What was the main grievance that the Colonies cited in the years before the American Revolution?

    Money money money geld geld geld…

    A King George by the name King BO still has thorns. Or some other butchered paraphrase analogy.

  7. grits

    “A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing. One that sounds good, and a real one.” ~J. Pierpoint Morgan

  8. U NO HOO

    Rush has been suggesting that we tax the poor for years.

    I don’t remember what his stated rationale was but it makes sense to me because 1. a taxpayer will pay attention, 2. how do they put it now, a taxpayer will “have skin in the game” 3. 1 &2 are redundant. 4. My favorite reason, all men are created equal, that is why the per capita tax is the ONLY “fair” tax.

    A B&Mer can dream.

    • Weasel

      Rush’s accurate rationale is that if you want less of something, you tax it. If you want more of something, you subsidize it (or at least don’t punish it).

    • proreason

      if a person pays no taxes, it’s in their own best interest to vote for any spending increase.

      They will get some benefit from it, and the price to them is zero.

      And that is EXACTLY what happens.

  9. 12 Gauge Rage

    I’m not surprised that Obama broke his campaign promises. But it appalls me at the naive stupidity that his supporters have shown. Perhaps it’s a bit of perverse delight that I take when I see these kool aid drinking lemmings express shock and outrage when they see that their savior from Chicago is just another corrupt politician.

    • gmjm1991

      Yeah, it’s no big surprise…more broken promises. Obama supporters have shown stupidity and thus he is at the helm. And thanks to that, I am soon going to be out of a job.

  10. U NO HOO

    Shock and Awedacity…hmm…can someone make that into a bumper sticker?

  11. U NO HOO

    7 Broken Promises in Record Time

    1. Make government open and transparent. Yeah, right.

    2. Make it “impossible” for Congressmen to slip in pork barrel projects. All the pork barrel projects are Obama’s.

    3. Meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. (Even Congressional Republicans shut out.) Yeah, but we knew they were secret, so they were honest about it.

    4. No more secrecy. We know he is a Chicago thug, Clinton said so, and Clinton never lied, not once…

    5. Public will have 5 days to look at a bill. The five days Showboat Obama is waiting to sign a critical bill.

    6. You’ll know what’s in it. PORK!

    7. We will put every pork barrel project online. Didn’t say when.

    • CIV

      And it starts with dumping the stupid open primaries

      @Weasel — Here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, we don’t register by party. How would the GOP hold a closed primary here? They talked about asking us to take some sort of oath (I swear I’m not a Democrat voting in the Republican primary!), but dropped the idea.

      [Dang. Posted this in the wrong place.]

  12. Colonel1961

    I guess you could give him credit for being efficient…

  13. bl

    Notice how all the jokes about Bush?. Couldn’t put a sentence toghether, bumbled his words, wasn’t a good speaker. Remember all that? How about the country moved in a smoother way. Made sure on a consistent daily basis, that this country was always protected from what could possibly (godforbid) happen again. No let up! I think I’ll take lousy speaker, can’t put a sentence together any day of the week. The more Obama uses that smooth operater voice of his, the more you scratch your head and say… always wonder about someone who has to feel they have to overly explain things. 9/11 happen, think about it, Bush didn’t have to explain one damn thing. No need to. We understood what had to be. This guy is overly stating, he has no idea what he is doing. That’s a sure fire promise until 2012.

    • cjokry

      Bush wasn’t even that bad of a speaker until after 911 and Katrina. I remember early on in his presidency PBS elitists were commenting on his speaking style resembling that of Hitler, strong, aggressive and charismatic, able to fool us all into voting for him. It was only in the second term the msm started painting him as a boob, realizing that in a time of such catastrophe the public wasn’t going to be afraid of a strong leader, no matter how eerily charismatic their depictions of him.

  14. U NO HOO

    “CIV says:
    February 15, 2009 at 7:27 pm
    And it starts with dumping the stupid open primaries

    @Weasel — Here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, we don’t register by party. How would the GOP hold a closed primary here? They talked about asking us to take some sort of oath (I swear I’m not a Democrat voting in the Republican primary!), but dropped the idea.

    [Dang. Posted this in the wrong place.]”

    Being that I am the second most naive person in the world, I used to think open primaries were the way to go. Of course they work for “honest” voters. Now I believe we need honest restrictive primaries, or just political party conventions, such as the Libertarians have.

    Don’t expect change unless it helps the “Ins.”

    • Weasel

      If there is some reason, like you have in Virginia, that you can’t hold a closed primary, then make the primary non-binding and hold a caucus or convention. Bottom line – the people willing to be in the GOP should pick the GOP nominee, ditto for the dems – although if they want us to help pick their candidates for them, that is there business. And if the independents don’t like it, then join a party before the primaries start! You can always re-register afterwards if it means that much to you.

    • DGA

      Mr Weasel, I’ll add something to the need to be in the GOP to vote in a primary GOP race, you need to have been in the GOP for a number of years. I can see the slimey acorn scumbags joining the GOP temporarily so they can vote for the biggest loser RINO, then sitting back and watching the carnage as before. Got to play at their level, the gutter.

  15. ptat

    What could be more equitable than the Fair Tax? Whoever buys, pays taxes, right then and there—–rich,poor,criminal,law-abiding, and so on. I also think that the Voluntary Tax might be a better name for it—when you choose to buy, you pay taxes. It is just so perfect and the time has certainly come…..

  16. pinandpuller

    For some reason the Obamas jetting off to Chicago for a long weekend in the middle of a “crisis” reminds me of McCain suspending his campaign.

  17. wardmama4

    I know that compared to the Generational Theft Act, this is mino, trivial and basically moot but The One ™ also has another promise he’s broken – to get his daughters a dog. Promised – win or lose they’d have one by Jan. . .

    And a person with values has to wonder – if a man won’t keep his promise to his daughters (or have the spine to say, NO if he has no intention) – why ever would anyone ever think he’d keep any other promise, to anyone?

    ‘Words. They’re just words.’

    I think 51% of America should have really thought long and hard about that utterance of The One ™ perhaps we wouldn’t be where we are now.

  18. BigOil

    I do not believe these are 7 broken promises. Based on the King Barack’s track record, I’d say it amounts to 7 more bald-faced lies.

  19. Catherine

    Just two of the things this rape America bill will bring

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20.....23e80.html
    NHS maternity units forced to close
    Sunday, February 8 2009-02-16
    Ap
    Almost half of NHS maternity units closed their doors to new admissions at least once in the last year, figures show.
    Data obtained by the Conservatives under the Freedom of Information Act showed that many health trusts across England had been forced to shut because they were full or had too few staff.
    One unit closed itself to new admissions for 48 hours, while many others closed for more than 10 hours at a time.
    According to the data, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust in Kent had 97 temporary closures in 2008, while Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust in Hertfordshire had 91.
    A total of 104 out of 148 NHS Trusts that provide maternity services responded to the request from the Conservatives – a response rate of 70%.
    An analysis of the data showed that 50 trusts (48%) that responded had closed their maternity unit or had been forced to divert women to another site.

    And then there is.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/hea.....-cuts.html
    Hewitt to push ahead with NHS maternity cuts
    06 February 2007
    Plans to slash the number of NHS hospitals offering full maternity services were finally being unveiled by the Government today.

    And this
    http://www.centralfm.co.uk/new.....cc82c.html
    New NHS computer system slammed
    An NHS hospital boss and his staff have described the new computerised medical records system as “incredibly disappointing”.
    Andrew Way, chief executive of Hampstead’s Royal Free Hospital in north west London, said it had cost his trust an extra £10 million and meant fewer patients could be seen. The Royal Free began trialling the e-records system last summer.
    The National Programme for IT (NPfIT) aims to create a centralised medical records system for 50 million patients in England at a cost of more than £12 billion.
    The Government believes this will benefit patient care and could prove vital in an emergency.
    Mr Way said: “I think it is very disappointing that the work we had to do as a trust has caused our staff so much heartache and hard work.
    “Many of the medical staff are incredibly disappointed with what we have got.
    “I have personally apologised for the decision to implement the system before we were really clear about what we were going to receive. I had been led to believe it would all work.”

    And this
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_.....874536.stm
    Friday, 6 February 2009
    More wards closed by vomiting bug
    Two more wards have closed at Stafford Hospital because of an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug
    A total of five wards at the hospital are now closed, including parts of the cardiac unit.

    Just a view of what is to come with this rape America bill the lib’s just passed.
    Catherine

  20. BillK

    Why should the President be held to his promises, when the entire House unanimously voted to delay a vote on the “stimulus” bill until 48 hours after it was electronically available and then turned around and voted on it anyway?

    No one is going to hold them accountable anyway, so why even pretend to care about telling the truth?

  21. CIV

    @Catherine — Scary!

    On the one hand, I hope they let us “opt out” of socialized medicine and pay for what we want, if we can. But on the other hand, if they do, those who force this on us will opt out themselves. You can bet Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid will never be waiting hours for a doctor in a drab room with plastic chairs at the government health clinic while silently suffering, yet happy to “share the pain” with the rest of us.

  22. Catherine

    the rape America bill says you are in as well as everybody else.
    Read those storys they are shuting the hospitals no care cause aint no more money.
    Looks like people just hope=ing is what got us the rape America bill better do more than just hope.

    Catherine

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new.....glish.html
    One in ten doctors ‘may not have good English’
    05 February 2007
    One in 10 doctors allowed to practise in Britain cannot speak good enough English, it has been claimed.
    A total of 23,000 medics from Europe are working here without a basic grasp of the language, according to influential health regulators. They are calling for a change to European law to ensure all doctors arriving from the continent undergo language tests.
    It comes as a coroner also urged the Government to change the law on foreign doctors being allowed to practise in the UK without taking English tests, following the death of a French GP?s patient.
    Westminster Coroner Dr Paul Knapman said he would write to Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt after hearing how doctor Bernard Delvigne?s language difficulties led to delays in an ambulance arriving at his surgery in Wimpole Street, central London, following an emergency.

    and then there is this of course the lib rich always opt out
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/t.....734082.ece
    February 15, 2009
    Hotshot greens caught wasting home heat
    A survey of the homes of top environmentalists has found they leak energy
    Steven Swinford and Jonathan Leake
    THEY may shout their green credentials from the rooftops, but some of Britain’s most prominent environmental champions are living in homes that produce up to half a ton of excess carbon dioxide a year.
    An audit of properties, measuring heat loss, has revealed that Chris Martin, the pop star, Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, and Sir David Attenborough, the broadcaster, are among those who reside in homes that are “leaking” energy. Some lack even the most basic energy saving measures such as cavity wall insulation and double glazing.
    Thermal images of the residences of 10 high-profile green campaigners found that their heat loss was either worse or no better than that found in the average family home.
    READ THE WHOLE THING

  23. Steve

    Mr. Limbaugh just referenced this topic.

  24. russ51

    Broken promises?!?!

    To break the economy…

    Stimulus Watch – Projects by state

  25. proreason

    Killer analysis from Laura Hollis:

    “The policies Obama is espousing have been thoroughly discredited for decades, and he knows it. So there is only one logical explanation: he doesn’t want a real stimulus.

    Why not?

    In a word, power. Because for a collectivist, collective misery is not just a wet dream, it’s an orgy. An economic crisis creates the climate that enables Obama to achieve his fondest desire: government takeover of the economy. This is the Marxist/socialist aim, and has been since its inception.”

    I’ve done lists like the following myself, but her’s is a good one:

    “there is ample evidence of Obama’s inclinations:

    1. The African father that abandoned Obama and his mother was a Communist;
    2. Obama’s childhood mentor was rabid America-hater, and Communist pervert Frank Marshall Davis;
    3. Obama himself has admitted that in college he sought out the most left-wing comrades he could find to associate with;
    4. For 20 years, he attended a church whose pastor preached a philosophy that was not only racist, but also steeped in Marxism;
    5. Obama brags about his “community organizer” experience in the mode of Saul Alinsky, whose book , “Rules for Radicals” is just another Marxist text for a “people’s revolution” from within the system.
    6. His election was – and continues to be celebrated by Communists around the globe. (Hey, if they think he’s one of them, who are we to argue?)
    7. In addition to the federalization of financial institutions, Obama has already set CEO salaries by fiat, and is pushing for control over the census, and the media (that is, that part of the media that doesn’t lick his feet like a lapdog). ”

    This isn’t news to any of us, but she says it well……..”not just a wet dream, it’s an orgy”

  26. yellarcan

    Is it me or does it look like nasty pelosi farted again? The look on mr. h.o.’s face shows that she did. Nasty bi(another name for a female dog)tch. Think she got her some Italian sausage while in Italy? Maybe that’s why she’s been farting so much lately.


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