Which of these so few election promises will Obama keep?
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 for added details of each promise see the link
Asked By: Old Goat - 1/7/2009
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I'm gonna go with 0%. He'll hopefully end up being alot more center right than advertised.
Answered By: Cdude591 - 1/7/2009
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a lot of those are pretty vague, it's not whether he will do them it's the extent to which they are emphasized in his presidency
Answered By: Scott - 1/7/2009
NONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! like i said before: he is a liar!
Answered By: Kelly L - 1/7/2009
Target every source of fear in the Americas - wow, people who fear spiders or midgets are in luck!
Answered By: Liberals make me laugh - 1/7/2009
This is a huge list, but there is no reason to believe that Obama will fail to address any of these issues while in office. Keep in mind that the implementation of these goals and promises sits on the shoulders of Congress. Much of what is on this list has been presented to our lawmakers in the past, and typically shot... More
Answered By: Howard W - 1/7/2009
I don't like Obama, but if he can bring about 100% of this list, I too will vote for him in 2012. 100%
Answered By: wider scope - 1/7/2009
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