- Posted April 24, 2009 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
iReport card: First 100 days
Obama - Promises Kept / Promises Broken
Obama made over 500 campaign promises while running for office. Here is some current info on those promises:
Obama - Promises Kept
No. 15: Create a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners.
No. 36: Expand loan programs for small businesses.
No. 40: Extend and index the 2007 Alternative Minimum Tax patch.
No. 58: Expand eligibility for State Children's Health Insurance Fund (SCHIP).
No. 76: Expand funding to train primary care providers and public health practitioners.
No. 125: Direct military leaders to end war in Iraq.
No. 134: Send two additional brigades to Afghanistan.
No. 174: Give a speech at a major Islamic forum in the first 100 days of his administration.
No. 222: Grant Americans unrestricted rights to visit family and send money to Cuba.
No. 224: Restore funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne/JAG) program.
No. 239: Release presidential records.
No. 241: Require new hires to sign a form affirming their hiring was not due to political affiliation or contributions.
No. 278: Remove more brush, small trees and vegetation that fuel wildfires.
No. 307: Create a White House Office on Urban Policy.
No. 327: Support increased funding for the NEA.
No. 371: Fund a major expansion of AmeriCorps.
No. 411: Work to overturn Ledbetter vs. Goodyear.
No. 427: Ban lobbyist gifts to executive employees.
No. 452: Weatherize 1 million homes per year.
No. 458: Invest in all types of alternative energy.
No. 459: Enact tax credit for consumers for plug-in hybrid cars.
No. 480: Support high-speed rail.
No. 498: Provide grants to encourage energy-efficient building codes.
No. 502: Get his daughters a puppy.
No. 503: Appoint at least one Republican to the cabinet.
No. 507: Extend unemployment insurance benefits and temporarily suspend taxes on these benefits.
No. 513: Reverse restrictions on stem cell research.
Obama - Promises Broken
No. 24: End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000.
No. 234: Allow five days of public comment before signing bills.
No. 240: Tougher rules against revolving door for lobbyists and former officials.
No. 505: Create a $3,000 tax credit for companies that add jobs.
No. 508: Allow penalty-free hardship withdrawals from retirement accounts in 2008 and 2009.
No. 511: Recognize the Armenian genocide.
Promises Kept: 27
Promises Broken: 6
Promises in Works: 61
Promises Stalled: 3
Promises Compromised: 7
Promises with No Action Taken: 410
While you may not agree with all his promises/plans, it does appear that he is at least trying to address all of his promises.
Hopefully, this trend will continue!