So far, this is a list of campaign promises that Barack Obama has kept?
No. 4: Extend child tax credits and marriage-penalty fixes
Will extend aspects of the Bush tax cuts such as child credit expansions and changes to marriage bonuses and penalties.
No. 6: Create an Advanced Manufacturing Fund to invest in peer-reviewed manufacturing processes
"Will create an Advanced Manufacturing Fund to identify and invest in the most compelling advanced manufacturing strategies. The Fund will have a peer-review selection and award process based on the Michigan 21st Century Jobs Fund, a state-level initiative that has awarded over $125 million to Michigan businesses with the most innovative proposals to create new products and new jobs in the state."
No. 16: Increase minority access to capital
"Strengthen Small Business Administration programs that provide capital to minority-owned businesses, support outreach programs that help minority business owners apply for loans, and work to encourage the growth and capacity of minority firms."
No. 17: Require economic justification for tax changes
Adopt the economic substance doctrine, a policy that states that tax changes must have significant economic justification, as a federal law.
No. 26: Implement "Women Owned Business" contracting program
"Will implement the Women Owned Business contracting program that was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, but has yet to be implemented by the Bush Administration." The program seeks to get more women-owned businesses to compete for federal contracts.
No. 27: Change standards for determining broadband access
Will direct the Federal Communications Commission to "provide an accurate map of broadband availability using a true definition of broadband instead of the current 200 kbs standard and an assessment of obstacles to fuller broadband penetration."
No. 33: Establish a credit card bill of rights
The credit card bill of rights would "ban unilateral changes ... apply interest rate increases only to future debt ... prohibit interest on fees ... prohibit 'universal defaults' (whereby a credit card raises its rates because the consumer was late paying a different creditor ... require prompt and fair crediting of cardholder payments."
No. 36: Expand loan programs for small businesses
Expand "the Small Business Administration's loan and micro-loan programs which provide start-up and long-term financing that small firms cannot receive through normal channels."
No. 37: Extend the Bush tax cuts for lower incomes
Extend the Bush tax cuts for those making less than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)
No. 40: Extend and index the 2007 Alternative Minimum Tax patch
Extend and index the temporary fix to the Alternative Minimum Tax that was passed in 2007
No. 48: Close the "doughnut hole" in Medicare prescription drug plan
"Barack Obama wants to close the 'doughnut hole' in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program that limits benefits for seniors with more than $2,250 but less than $5,100 in annual drug costs. Approximately 4 million seniors hit the doughnut hole in 2006, paying full price for drugs while also paying drug plan premiums."
No. 50: Expand the Senior Corps volunteer program
Expand "the Senior Corps program, which connects individuals over the age of 55 to local volunteer opportunities, and work to provide additional security, including assistance with retirement and family-related costs, to seniors who participate in public service."
No. 51: Require insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions
Require insurance companies "to cover pre-existing conditions so all Americans, regardless of their health status or history, can get comprehensive benefits at fair and stable premiums."
No. 53: Give tax credits to those who need help to pay health premiums
"Income-based sliding scale tax credits will be provided for people and families who need it."
Does this mean he has earned your vote in 2012?
- Anonymous10 years agoFavorite Answer
When Harry Truman was President this is the way politicians were, not the greedy self serving idiots we have now. Just think of the tax money the US could save if politicians were this way today. Yes, old Harry was a Democrat, but he wasn't a stupid liberal, he loved his country.
Harry Truman probably made as many, or more important decisions regarding our nation's history as any of the other 42 Presidents preceding him. However, a measure of his greatness may rest on what he did after he left the White House. The only asset he had when he died was the house he lived in, which was in Independence Missouri . His wife had inherited the house from her mother and father and other than their years in the White House, they lived their entire lives there. When he retired from office in 1952, his income was a U.S. Army pension reported to have been $13,507.72 a year. Congress, noting that he was paying for his stamps and personally licking them, granted him an 'allowance' and, later, a retroactive pension of $25,000 per year.
After President Eisenhower was inaugurated, Harry and Bess drove home to Missouri by themselves. There was no Secret Service following them. When offered corporate positions at large salaries, he declined, stating, "You don 't want me. You want the office of the President, and that doesn't belong to me. It belongs to the American people and it's not for sale..
Even later, on May 6, 1971, when Congress was preparing to award him the Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday, he refused to accept it, writing, "I don 't consider that I have done anything which should be the reason for any award, Congressional or otherwise." As president he paid for all of his own travel expenses and food.
Modern politicians have found a new level of success in cashing in on the Presidency, resulting in untold wealth. Today, many in Congress also have found a way to become quite wealthy while enjoying the fruits of their offices. Political offices are now for sale. (sic. Illinois )
Good old Harry Truman was correct when he observed, "My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!
- Anonymous5 years ago
The better question is why do "you" like barack obama so much? What has he done for "you are your friends or family" that makes you think he is a good guy? Anyway you asked why some people dislike him, that is not worded correctly. You should have what about him do you dislike, because that is very easy to answer. He is destroying our country. He goes around the world apologizing for our greatness. He is shredding our constitution, he is spending us into poverty, he is hell bent on turning us into a socialist society, He is taking away our freedoms, He is silencing all who disagree with him and his agenda. He has tripled our national debt so that our grandchildren will still be paying off our debt, he's smug, arrogant, and whiny when he doesn't get his way. This half white president is dangerous to our country and to everything Americans hold dear. Understand?
- DogbreathLv 710 years ago
None of this would have induced me to vote for the man in 2008 much less reelect him. The endless solicitude to certain favored groups over others is morally repugnant. What is needed is a government that treats all Americans the same instead of making some of them de-facto second class citizens. Health care or anything else worthwhile will never be free and those who try to make it so will just bankrupt the nation.
- Justine 3Lv 610 years ago
Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah , and more Blah Blah Blah from the left , ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh Barrack your my hero , why to date you and your once Democratic controlled Congress have passed over 450 new laws rules and mandates , wow GEE Barrack your so swell
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- Anonymous10 years ago
Seems a lot of extensions and expansions of G W B policy.
- AcLv 610 years ago
LMAO-------------you cannot be serious. I love your spin. Lets talk about important stuff though like unemployment---more people on food stamps than ever in our history---housing is at the lowest in last 50 years---gas prices keep rising---food prices keep rising---I do feel alot better now knowing he has helped broadbent--------lol
- philLv 710 years ago
most of those are unconstitutional,ever hear of equal protection. and it is the major policies he has that earn him a ticket back to chicago
- Cassidy HunterLv 510 years ago
Hmmm all I saw was spending spending spending.
America can not afford this President or anything like him.
- Anonymous10 years ago
I didn't vote for the lying Bastard in '08 and won't vote for the lying Bastard in '12! You steal from me you will lie to me. You lie to me you will steal from me! 0bama has done BOTH!!
- Anonymous10 years ago
shut up and v for vendetta sucked btw