Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Obama's Broken Campaign Promises- Part 1

This is part one of my ongoing series detailing the many, many empty promises Barack Obama made on the Campaign Trail. This is really for my own benefit, since they're so numerous it's hard to remember.

1) Transparency in government
2) A Lobbyist-free administration
3) Corporate Accountability
4) Fiscal Responsibility
5) No more 'Bush-era' signing statements
6) Negotiate Health care (and all bills- remember the 5 day promise?) in an open, public forum
7) Reopen negotiations on NAFTA
8) No earmarks
9) Work with the Republicans for Bipartisan change
10) Steer government contracts to small businesses
11) Move beyond petty partisan bickering by leaving the Bush Admin in the history books

Then there's the list of promises he broke during the campaign itself, when Obama would say anything to get elected. Public financing, holding the financial industry accountable while taking donations from AIG, the list goes on and on. It's sad, really, what American politicians have become since the Reagan days.

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