Samples of Obama's broken campaign promises:
During his first campaign leading up to the ACA, Obama promised "I'm going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We'll have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators. Insurance companies, drug companies -- they'll get a seat at the table, they just won't be able to buy every chair. But what we will do is, we'll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents, and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies. And so, that approach, I think is what is going to allow people to stay involved in this process." None of that happened. ACA was produced behind closed doors by a select group of Democrats, the negotiations were not broadcast on C-Span as promised, and then the ACA was voted in by Democrats before anyone had a chance to read the Bill.
To reduce bills rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them, Obama said he "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." This did not happen with the ACA.
"I will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid." In a memo March 4, 2009, President Obama ordered the OMB to develop rules to "govern the appropriate use and oversight of sole-source and other types of noncompetitive contracts and to maximize the use of full and open competition and other competitive procurement processes." But no mention of any $25,000 rule.
"As president, I will close the detention facility at Guantanamo." It remains open today.
These are just a few opening examples of his broken campaign promises. A full list would not fit here.
With such an explosion in price, it seems that the bottom was 2 months ago. Frontline's share price is on a tear. I see $10 by Mid to Late December.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
scs,go ahead .Go down the list of Obama lies. Then let us all know if they are really lies or just FOX thinks they are.
You want some real lies. Go back to Nixon, Reagan and Bush.
Bush is guilty of genocide in Iraq. A war based on a lie and lying intelligent. Hundred of thousands of people were killed, men women and children. He should of been brought to justice and I blame Holder for not doing so.
You what to talk about stupid people then talk about the teabagger/KKK/GOP party. The party that hates Blacks and Women and wants to keep people from voting.If there was a Hell these people would rot in it.
Roger,there is no judgment. It's just made up like most of what you think is true but can't back up with one fact.
Jesus is said to of said many things, after he was 30 or so.I wonder what he said when he was a teenager.
At any rate. a lot of what he is believed to have said is good to live by or you could get to the same place with the Golden Rule.
I agree with you rogere. It would be a breath of fresh air for a politician to DO what he/she promised during their election campaign once they get into office. Ted Cruz has been such a person for the Tea Party, but time will tell whether or not he gets tired of fighting the Republican and Democratic establishment.
Shall we go down the list of broken Obama campaign promises? Let's not. Let's move forward and vote for someone who is willing to do what they campaigned on to replace him. The trick is, how can we know that someone will not change their priorities once they are elected? Politicians are notorious for saying what you want to hear, and then doing the opposite once they are elected.
scs unfortunely both parties Lie like dogs to those that "support" them to get as many of "Them" as they can under the tent. The tea party is a more honest movement in what it is for and against I will give them that. I think our political system would be a lot easier and more productive to our country if we have 4 or 5 parties instead of two and we had a system like Europe and Canada has instead of our system. The tea party could be the start of a multiparty system. The left needs to come out with their version of the tea party and get radical on the left as the tea party has staked out on the right.
What I really want to see is a revolt within the Christian community. For it to take a stand on issues
of society where folks like you and me could know what brand of Christianity we want to be associated with and folks lilke Lake would know the difference between "Your" type of Christian and "Mine". Put the preachers on the spot and make them teach one way or the other instead of playing the job security card. Jesus was a revoluationist both in matters of the world and in matters of the Spiritual and its time for believers to get "uncomfortable" and get to looking more like Jesus or try to give Him even more of a makeover. The more "divided and pointed" our political system gets the more the church will have to find its place to stand. Right now the "cover" of the sins of aboration and homosexuality give a big tent for main stream christians to flock inside a big tent against those sins. If capitalism becomes so effective and unregulatied and protected by the right that the massses start to suffer greatly then it will be harder and harder for the "chruch" to remain in a tent that turns its back on the least of them. Jesus was not BSing when he said as you have done to the least of them you will be judged that is hell fire serious judgement. No person or Gov or group of people under whatever flag can hide from that judgement.
I wonder how long it will be before FOX blames it on President Obama? Not long I bet.
Any of you right wingers want to comment on Limbaugh's attack on the Pope?
short squeeze at 3.10---31 million float and a huge 5 million shorts--read the news today--g/l
Something else to consider...the President "in charge" may get credit/blame for the national debt under his watch, but it is really the Legislative Branch (Senate / House of Reps) that controls the purse strings. Congress writes the laws that impact tax revenues and spending. I challenge you to look back and see who the majority in Congress was during budget surpluses and deficits, under whoever may have been President at the time. Clinton had the "Contract With America" Congress under him that resulted in the budget surplus that he gets credit for from the Left. Bush had a Democratic Congress under him that generated budget deficits adding to the national debt, which he gets blamed for. The perfect storm of Obama with a majority of rubberstamping Democrats in the Senate and House resulted in a record increase in the national debt. Now we have the "just say no" Republicans in the House that are trying to reign in the overspending of the past few years when Democrats ran the entire show and ran up the debt at record rates, which has resulted in a "historic 2 trillion dollar decrease in the deficit".
In fairness to the debt level under Obama, a significant part of the debt is due to the Baby Boomer generation reaching retirement age and drawing more heavily on Social Security, Medicare, and other Government entitlement programs which Obama has no control over. He just happened to be in office as the Baby Boomers started placing heavier demands on Government entitlements for the aged at the same time as a recession that reduced tax income to the Government due to high unemployment and additional payments to those who were/are unemployed.
To simply say that the President is responsible for the national debt is to ignore the responsibility of Congress.
Great point Shameful and a good question for the right wing.
How much wealth should be concentrated in one family's hands or how much wealth should the top 2% have?
At what level of inequality does the shooting start?
Semp,I would like your input.
I would ask BS,but he has me on ignore plus I think he has a drinking problem,based on his resent posts.
Fat is not healthy. You can have poor nutrition and not be emaciated. You are still sick or prone to it. Twenty of the Walton family have more wealth than the bottom 40% of all Americans COMBINED. If you think that's OK, would you still be OK with 80%? 100%? At some point people will have nothing to lose and the shooting will start. 18th Century France. 20th Century Russia. Think it can't happen here in the 21st?
It went up until it stopped and now is going down. Company is still losing money. I think in the end supply and demand will balance. The world needs tankers so equilibrium will be reached and some of them will stay in business. If you look at FRO over the last year it has had episodes of this kind of short-lived spike. This is the biggest, and might be a pattern change, but that has to be tested.
I absolutely agree. There is plenty of blame to spread around on both parties. However, the debt increase under Obama is incredibly greater than what happened under GWB (which in no way should be interpreted that it was OK under GWB).
True. But it doesn't, and didn't, help when "conservatives" such as #$%$ Cheney were making "deficits don't matter" comments, and GWB was providing medicare recipients with a drug benefit that was never paid for.
It ain't just liberals that have caused the debt problem.
Reducing the deficit much less the National debt is not going to happen with Liberal thinking. The deeper this Country digs it's hole, the more drastic the solutions. As our Country's situation becomes more extreme, so too will the responses. Just look at other Countries around the world that have faced similar crises.