reply to post by Eurisko2012
Obama promised to close Gitmo after 1 year. -- Failed -- F
Agreed. I didn't say no promise had been broken. This is a big one. It is also a very difficult one.
THIS IS FALSE.
Obama said the unemployment rate would stay below 8%. -- Failed -- F
No such promise was ever made by anyone in the Obama administration.
To quote Politifact:
We think it's a big stretch to call an economic projection a "promise." The administration never characterized it that way and included plenty of
disclaimers saying the predictions had "significant margins of error" and a higher degree of uncertainty due to a recession that is "unusual both in
its fundamental causes and its severity."
Obama personally flew out to Solyndra and made Solyndra his flagship example of Obamanomics. -- Failed -- F $530 Million down the toilet
Since this issue is not a 'campaign promise', it really doesn't have anything to do with your broken promise thesis, does it?
The money is down the toilet, yes. Obama used the deal for publicity as an early stimulus win and that idea backfired, yes. But the loan program was
Bush's idea, the loan request was begun under the Bush administration, and the Government investment into the company helped investors who were major
Republican donors, not Democratic donors.
For more (truthful) information review here:
"(President Barack Obama gave) half a billion in taxpayer money to help his friends at Solyndra, a business the White House knew was on the path to
First, the money wasn't Obama's to give. Solyndra's request predated his administration, and career Energy Department officials handled the
Second, e-mails so far don't show an administration pushing through a loan to help Obama's "friends at Solyndra." Rather, it appears the
administration asked the Energy Department officials to hurry the regular process, so the administration could burnish its stimulus efforts.
The government wasn't the only blindsided investor — private investors put up far more, and stand to lose more, than taxpayers.
The Solyndra story might be one of the poor design of the Energy Department's loan guarantee program — something the Government Accountability
Office has pointed out since 2008. And with the congressional investigation ongoing, we may learn more about the Obama administration's role in the
loan program — perhaps better supporting the ad's claims. For now, though, information in the public record does not support the ad's claim that the
Obama White House is a pay-to-play cash machine for the politically well-connected. We rate this ad's claim Mostly False.
and here: Mostly True:
The loan guarantee program that helped Solyndra "was a program that was supported by President Bush."
Plouffe said that the loan guarantee program that awarded half a billion dollars in guarantees to Solyndra "was supported by President Bush." The
program was created on Bush's watch by a law he signed and promoted. The program grew under the Obama administration, which ultimately awarded
Solyndra's loan guarantee under a new section of the law created by the stimulus. The Bush administration, though, promoted the loan guarantee
program, and Bush himself touted it on his way out of office. There's also evidence his administration specifically prioritized Solyndra's
project. We find Plouffe's statement Mostly True.
THIS IS FALSE.
ObamaCare was laughed out of the Supreme Court. It's unconstitutional. -- Failed -- F
Of course you know that the Supreme Court has not ruled on 'Obamacare' yet, don't you? The folks feeding you this drivel are the
only ones laughing - at you - for swallowing their hogwash.
Lets just let the events play out in real time, shall we?
Just to be clear, you would consider it an Obama failing if the mandate is ruled unconstitutional because you considered the Obamacare plan a positive
We have seen enough of Obamas empty promises.
You're right. What the heck has Obama done so far.
How could I be so blind?
on 12/4/2012 by rnaa because: fix link
edit on 12/4/2012 by rnaa because: No, really, fix the link this time.