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Obamas Laundry List of Lies

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posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 02:33 PM
For the first hundred days of President Barack Obama's administration, here is a complete list of 100 blunders, mistakes, gaffes, and public policies that threaten our freedom.

1. Promising to "publish all non-emergency legislation to the website for five days... before the President signs it," then breaking that promise over and over again.

2. Despite promising to keep lobbyists out of his administration, Obama has broken his word again and again (making 17 exceptions to this promise in his first two weeks).

3. Obama promised to eliminate income taxation for seniors making less than $50,000 a year. He has broken this promise despite numerous opportunities to keep it, including the economic stimulus package and his administration's first budget proposal.

4. The President also boasted during his campaign that "During 2009 and 2010, existing businesses will receive a $3,000 refundable tax credit for each additional full-time employee hired," and has failed to keep his word.

5. Obama promised a $4000 tax credit for college tuition, but backpedaled when he signed a much smaller $2,500 college tax credit into law.

6. Obama called presidential "signing statements" (letters of interpretation and recommendations attached to Congressional legislation) unconstitutional... then attached a signing statement of his own to a $410 billion spending bill.

7. Taking a page out of the Bush Administration's playbook Obama applied shrill, frantic, fear-mongering rhetoric to assure passage of his stimulus package.

8. Obama did not criticize Congress for its secrecy and closed-door committee meetings in crafting the stimulus package despite his calls for greater transparency in Washington.

9. Obama's Earth Day flights burned more than 9,000 gallons of fuel.

10. One promise Obama has kept is in his distribution of TARP II funds to non-financial institutions, which is contrary to the stated intention of those funds in the legislation passed by Congress, making his action illegal, unconstitutional, and an expansion of unlimited executive power.

I know the truth hurts sometimes, but you have the right to know, even if it doesn't sound right. Comments are welcome while we still have our freedom.

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 04:13 PM
Political discourse among the citizenry is essential to the functioning of a sound and healthy government.

...But only if it leads to corrective action from the citizenry when it becomes obvious that it is needed.

The modern citizen has snipped the "corrective action" aspect while retaining the political discourse, and only doing that once in a blue moon anyway.

So is there really any point in talking about it? The average American doesn't suffer from political ignorance - there are a host of political lapses that he's aware of already, and does nothing about - but rather political laziness. Which means that political discourse isn't what's lacking, but rather political praxis.

Still, moderately interesting for those who already knew there was a problem and were taking action already.

EDIT: Ooh, here we go. When he broke his campaign promises, he violated a public contract he made with the people. That's extremely actionable.

[edit on 3-10-2009 by TIndalos]

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 10:08 PM
reply to post by TIndalos

Did you know? 30% of college students would trade their vote for an iPod touch.

posted on Oct, 3 2009 @ 10:31 PM
So we really should worry that China will take us over?

EDIT: I dunno, I'd trade the President for an iPod Touch in a heartbeat.

[edit on 3-10-2009 by TIndalos]

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