The Paucity of Hope
When you promise the moon and the stars, you gotta come up with them. Obama did, except it’s a crescent moon, and just ONE star…if you follow.
Actions speak way louder than words, especially when practically every one of the words are lies.
Let’s look back to both some 2008, and 2012 campaign promises made by Obama (There are 500+ in actuality).
“As president, Barack Obama will close the detention facility at Guantanamo.”
“Will use the power of the presidency to fight for an independent watchdog agency to oversee the investigation of congressional ethics violations so that the public can be assured that ethics complaints will be investigated.”
To reduce bills rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them, Obama “will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.”
“Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid.”
“Eliminating special tax breaks for oil and gas companies: including repealing special expensing rules, foreign tax credit benefits, and manufacturing deductions for oil and gas firms.”
“No political appointees in an Obama-Biden administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years. And no political appointee will be able to lobby the executive branch after leaving government service during the remainder of the administration.”
Will “endorse the goal of sending human missions to the Moon by 2020, as a precursor in an orderly progression to missions to more distant destinations, including Mars.”
“Half of all cars purchased by the federal government will be plug-in hybrids or all-electric by 2012.”
“I can make a firm pledge. Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes.”
Obama and Joe Biden will “turn the page on the ugly partisanship in Washington, so we can bring Democrats and Republicans together to pass an agenda that works for the American people.”
“I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”
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I don’t see much hope, but I do see change!.