Did Obama promise far more than he can deliver? Look at this list of promises?
Improve options for displaced workers Help community and small business development agencies Improve rural schools and availability of doctors Help organic farmers and promote regional food systems Give new farmers tax incentives Provide farmers capital and help rural small businesses Create rural revitalization program Improve high school graduation rates Double the number of high school students taking college level courses Double charter school funding Include more technology in public schools Provide tuition assistance to students who perform community service Recruit teachers and principals Recruit science and technology teachers Provide pay raises for teachers and principals Pay tuition for students going into teaching Increase Head Start and Early Start Create Classroom Corps Double funding for after-school programs Improve No Child Left Behind Lower dropout rate Provide incentives for rural teachers Increase assistance to land-grant colleges End American dependence on foreign oil in ten years Increase number of plug-in hybrid cars Double renewable energy within four years Reduce electricity demand by 15 percent in ten years Cap carbon emissions Create new green-collar jobs Help U.S. automaker adapt Reduce oil consumption Help manufacturers go green Double clean-energy funding Create Green Jobs Corps Invest $10 billion per year in clean technologies fund Increase money for low-carbon coal technologies Push cellulosic ethanol Create energy-efficiency grant program Provide universal health care Spend $10 billion a year on implementing electronic health system Expand nurse-family partnership program Help individuals purchase private health insurance Expand eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP Address women's health issues Establish loan forgiveness program for rural doctors and nurses Help homeowners Create an affordable-housing trust Protect New Orleans Invest $60 billion in infrastructure Invest in rural infrastructure Invest $1 billion in transitional jobs programs Provide every American broadband access Expand high-speed Internet access in rural area Support a global education fund Increase funding to train police to gather intelligence Expand Army and Marine Corps Provide soldiers with necessary equipment Target every source of fear in the Americas Create information declassification center Ensure military has enough training Strengthen civilian agencies Give National Guard appropriate equipment, rest Create international anti-terrorism network Make cyber-security a federal priority Update Veterans Affairs hospital system Ensure all veterans are covered Ensure adequate number of VA clinics Increase housing assistance Fully fund VA Improve military's mental health screening and care Improve care for various injuries and women's health through VA Reverse 2003 ban on enrolling low-income veterans http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/12/04/obamas-long-list-of-promi_n_148598.html
Asked By: Old Goat - 1/7/2009
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Wow, I knew he was full of it, but I didn't realize how much.
Answered By: jack - 1/7/2009
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He, himself and his supporters, have set the bar entirely to high. He will never meet all those goals. Not even if he is reelected in four years.
Answered By: PB&J - 1/7/2009
He made a promise so every voter will feel like he is going to do something for them... lets see what he delivers on and his excuses for not. He was still making promises after the collapse of Wall Street so he will not be able to blame the economy for it.
Answered By: e.sillery - 1/7/2009
All candidates promise too much and deliver too little. That's not to say it is all his fault, he is only 1 man and only one part of government. He can't do anything without the support of Congress, while even though it is controlled by Democrats, they will still have different opinions and goals then Obama.
Answered By: Commando - 1/7/2009
Nobody meets all their goals. Bush said he would not nation build, or submit anything other than a balanced budget.
Answered By: michelob86 - 1/7/2009
Er, yeah. Can you say $1 trillion/year deficits? I knew you could.
Answered By: SallyJM - 1/7/2009
no, he gave himself his first full day in the WH to get all this stuff done.
Answered By: wider scope - 1/7/2009
He seems to have confused the term "Promise" and "Lie".No matter though. All those that THOUGHT they heard him "promise" all that stuff will turn out to be just confused. He will have no recollection of saying anything close to that.
Answered By: Edg1 - 1/7/2009
It has nothing to do with anything he promised!! it has to do with the fact that he walked in the back door, an empty suit, and hoodwinked an entire nation, and the sheeple followed real well!!!! didn't they!!
Answered By: guanete42 - 1/7/2009
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