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    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!


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