- Posted May 4, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Election 2012: Your stories
Promises to Keep and Miles to Go Before I Sleep...
Americans will go to the polls on November 8 to cast a vote on who will lead the nation over the next 4 years. The choice will be between President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
As voters prepare over the next 6 months researching each of the candidates and the positions on the issues, voters will be able to make an informed decision.
The Associate Press has compiled a litst of, what is current at this time, promises made, kept, fulfilled and broken by the President.
Once a similar type list is compiled on Romney, I will share that as well.
Here is the way the Associated Press sums up the President's record on promises.
-Sign legislation to remake the nation's health care system and extend coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans.
-Kill Osama bin Laden.
-End the ban on gays serving openly in the military.
-Stop the use of torture on terror suspects
-Overhaul rules governing the financial sector and establish a consumer protection bureau
-Withdraw U.S. combat troops from Iraq
-Get a dog for Sasha and Malia
PROMISES UNMET OR BROKEN
-Accepts money from independent super PACs after criticizing the Supreme Court decision that opened the gates.
-Silent on issue of gun violence after calling for "sound and effective steps" to keep guns away from criminals after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot.
-Failed to get new immigration policy through divided Congress despite pledge to make overhaul a top priority.
-Kept open the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite pledge to close it.
-Unable to deliver on cap-and-trade system to control gases that contribute to global warming, even when he had Democratic majorities in Congress.
-Failed to end Bush tax cuts for couples earning over $250,000 a year.
-Failed to repeal prohibition on Medicare negotiating directly with drug companies over prices for Medicare recipients.
From the Cornfield, it is up to the voters to decide if this list matters or not. Each individual must make his or her own determination as to the weight of the promises kept or unkept on his or her decision on whom to cast a vote.