Thursday, November 13, 2008

Keep track of Obama promises

Barack Obama made a lot of promises to a lot of people to get himself elected president of the United States. Obama is already backpedaling on some of the promises even before he's been sworn into office.

The editors of Investor's Business Daily have painstakingly researched the Obama campaign to find 40 concrete promises Obama made to voters. They've compiles the list in a handy file called "A Checklist Of Obama's Many Promises."

The list includes some big ones ...
"Give a tax break to 95% of Americans"

"Eliminate oil imports from the Middle East in 10 years"

"Create 5 million green jobs"

"Remove troops from Iraq by the summer of 2010"

"Demand higher standards and more accountability from our teachers"
... and some lesser-known ones ...
"Make employers offer seven paid sick days per year"

"Weatherize 1 million homes annually"

"Increase the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2009"

"Get 1 million plug-in hybrids on the road by 2015"

"No more homeless veterans"
Print out your own copy of the list. Stick it on the refrigerator door and mark off the promises Obama keeps or the one's he breaks.

From the newspaper's Web site:
Few presidential candidates have made more specific promises to American voters than Barack Obama. They came so fast and furious in the latter part of the campaign, you'd be excused for not keeping up. So as a public service, we've put together a handy checklist of some of the biggest Obama promises — culled from his "Blueprint for Change," his campaign speeches and advertisements. Clip it. Save it. And see how he did in four years.
For the full list visit the newspaper's Web site.