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Here's an exerpt from an article by Jake Tapper. It's not a complete list, but will serve as a starting point. He's made all these promises to get elected... let's make sure we get what they voted for!: (I added numbers so we can keep track)


Just today in Sarasota, Fla., the Democratic presidential nominee said that he'd:

1 "give a tax break to 95 percent of Americans who work every day and get taxes taken out of their paycheck every week";

2 "eliminate income taxes on Social Security for seniors making under $50,000";

3 "give homeowners and working parents additional tax breaks";

4 not increase taxes on anyone if they "make under $250,000; you will not see your taxes increase by a single dime -- not your income taxes, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains tax";

5 "end those breaks to companies that ship jobs overseas";

6 "give tax breaks to companies that invest right here in the United States";

7 "eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses and start-up companies that are the engine of job creation in this country";

8 "create two million new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling roads, and bridges, and schools -- by laying broadband lines to reach every corner of the country";

9 "invest $15 billion a year in renewable sources of energy to create five million new energy jobs over the next decade";

10 "reopen old factories, old plants, to build solar panels, and wind turbines";

11 "build "a new electricity grid";

12 "build the fuel efficient cars of tomorrow";

13 "eliminate the oil we import from the Middle East in 10 years";

14 "lower premiums" for those who already have health insurance;

15 "if you don't have health insurance, you'll be able to get the same kind of health insurance that members of Congress give themselves";

16 "end discrimination by insurance companies to the sick and those who need care the most";

17 "invest in early childhood education";

18 "recruit an army of new teachers";

19 "pay our teachers higher salaries, give them more support. But ... also demand higher standards and more accountability";

20 "make a deal with every young person who's here and every young person in America: If you are willing to commit yourself to national service, whether it's serving in our military or in the Peace Corps, working in a veterans home or a homeless shelter, then we will guarantee that you can afford to go to college no ifs ands or buts";

21 "stop spending $10 billion a month in Iraq whole the Iraqis have a huge surplus";

22 "end this war in Iraq";

23 "finish the fight and snuff out al Qaeda and bin Laden";

24 "increase our ground troops and our investments in the finest fighting force in the world";

25 "invest in 21st century technologies so that our men and women have the best training and equipment when they deploy into combat and the care and benefits they have earned when they come home";

26 "No more homeless veterans"; and

27 "no more fighting for disability payments."


I'll be suprized if he HONORS 1/10th of these promises that were made in one day, in one state, during the campaign....


I'd also like to hear from some libs, to see if they think it fair to hold him to his promises... I understand "just words, just speeches" but they got him elected!


Best of luck BO!

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If President-elect Obama can deliver on just half of those promises, he shall be considered a highly successful President. And deservedly so. clapping.gif


I agree with a good percentage of those goals. I wish them luck. icon14.gif

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If President-elect Obama can deliver on just half of those promises, he shall be considered a highly successful President.




Good intentions and false promises doesn't get it. Anyone remember Carter's pre-election promises? In fact there was a book written about them called "Promises, promises." All part of the failed Carter legacy. Are you listening, Obama?

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Yep! We've endured 8 years of but, but, but Clinton. I intend to return the favor as needed. I plan to see if Obama can deliver before making judgments, but I also understand partisanship. There's a lot of frustration out there this week and people need to vent.

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If he can deliver on any single ONE without creating a bigger problem with the uinintend consequences that usually follow liberial idealism...THEN he will have accomplished something worthy of applause...

Living on the right side of the bell curve for over half a century...

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<edit> But give him credit. After all he pulled off the biggest hoax on the American people ever. Or at least in my lifetime.


Uh huh, and about those WMDs cwm27.gif

Yeah the threat that Sadam would nuke the planet

and ensuing war against Iraq wasn't a grand hoax kooky.gif


Nothing like fixing the intelligence to fit the policy.

partisan hack cwm13.gif


Good intentions and false promises doesn't get it


Compassionate conservatism anyone?

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