Obama: Lies and Broken Promises

Obama will say anything, then do whatever he likes.

While campaigning and trying to enact his agenda, President Obama made many promises with the objective of rallying support from all sides of the political spectrum. It appears that he is willing to say anything to gain support, and then simply break any promise. The following is a list of such promises. While he is trying to look “moderate”, he only ends up looking like a liar and a Chicago-machine style politician.

From Politifact.com:

This website catalogs over 500 promises, with a detailed analysis of each one.. The following list are some of the most notable broken promises from this site:

  1. End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000
  2. End no-bid contracts above $25,000
  3. Allow imported prescription drugs
  4. Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study of federal cancer initiatives
  5. Allow five days of public comment before signing bills
  6. Tougher rules against revolving door for lobbyists and former officials
  7. Double funding for afterschool programs
  8. Urge states to treat same-sex couples with full equality in their family and adoption laws
  9. Allow bankruptcy judges to modify terms of a home mortgage
  10. Support human mission to moon by 2020
  11. Pay for the national service plan without increasing the deficit
  12. Give annual “State of the World” address
  13. Reduce earmarks to 1994 levels
  14. Allow penalty-free hardship withdrawals from retirement accounts in 2008 and 2009
  15. Recognize the Armenian genocide
  16. No family making less than $250,000 will see “any form of tax increase.”
  17. Negotiate health care reform in public sessions televised on C-SPAN
  18. Create a public option health plan for a new National Health Insurance Exchange.

From The Huffington Post

Obama has not only broken promises to conservatives and moderates — he also alienates his base on the left with broken promises. While this writer does not support much of this agenda, it nevertheless shows his character as a deceiver:

  1. No Earmarks In Stimulus Package
  2. Dump The Patriot Act
  3. To Ask Canada and Mexico To Renegotiate NAFTA
  4. No More Wall Street Bail-outs
  5. End The War In Iraq
  6. Close Guantanamo Within His First Year Of Presidency
  7. End Detainee Torture
  8. Achieve Comprehensive Immigration Reform In 2009
  9. Break With President Bush’s Abuses Of Power
  10. Reinstate Net Neutrality Within His First Year In Office

Some of my favorites not yet in the above lists:

  1. “If you like your health care plan you can keep it.”
  2. Obamacare will cut the cost of health insurance premiums by $2,500 per family.
  3. Health care reform will cover the uninsured.
  4. Obamacare provides immediate protection for children with pre-existing conditions.

Websites detailing Obama’s lies and broken promises

  1. Politifact.com: The Obameter: Tracking Obama’s Campaign Promises
  2. Obama’s Gaffes, Lies, Hypocrisy, Broken Promises & Exaggerations!
  3. Huffington Post: Ten Promises Broken Or Unfulfilled By President Barack Obama
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    • Randy Reeves
    • July 5, 2010

    This list should be kept and revisited in 2012.

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