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  • Patriot... Robert 2009/10/26 03:57:02
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    The CBO is pretty non-partisan and usually thorough in its research. On what basis are you challenging it's findings?
  • THE ONE Patriot... 2009/10/24 07:31:33
    THE ONE
    +1
    HE HAS A SUPER MAJORITY....WHO IS RESISTING HIM?
  • Patriot... THE ONE 2009/10/24 16:43:43 (edited)
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    A lot of conservative and moderate Democrats are resisting him on health care reform, as are nearly all of the congressional Republicans. It would appear that slow and steady may finish the race, however, since the
    American people are catching up to his vision of some type of reform, perhaps even a public option.
  • THE ONE Patriot... 2009/10/24 17:11:05
    THE ONE
    +1
    OVER 52% OPPOSE THE PLAN...THAT IS NOT TO SAY THEY DO NOT WANT REFORM...JUST NOT THIS REFORM.

    SO MAYBE OBAMA SHOULD START REFLECTING WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT...HE WORKS FOR US, WE DO NOT WORK FOR HIM AS MUCH AS HE WOULD LIKE IT THAT WAY.
  • Patriot... THE ONE 2009/10/24 17:13:17
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    Well, slowly and steadily, the American people are catching up to his vision of some type of reform, perhaps even a public option.
  • THE ONE Patriot... 2009/10/24 17:16:10
    THE ONE
    +1
    YOU DO KNOW THAT WILL MEAN HIGHER TAXES, NOT ALL AMERICANS WILL BE COVERED AND THE PLAN USES 10 YEARS OF TAXES TO PAY FOR ONLY 5 YEARS OF COVERAGE RIGHT?
  • Patriot... THE ONE 2009/10/24 17:23:06
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    It probably won't mean higher taxes for me, and a lot of this cost will be offset when the Bush tax cuts expire. Yes, of course not all Americans will be covered--it won't even be an option for most of us to use the government-financed option. But the Congressional Budget Office indicates it will end up saving billions, and the presence of competition will probably lower prices for all of us.
  • THE ONE Patriot... 2009/10/25 06:22:52
    THE ONE
    YOUR WRONG IF YOU THINK THIS WILL HELP ANYONE AND WILL NOT RAISE TAXES.
  • Patriot... THE ONE 2009/10/25 23:58:17
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    If I am wrong, then time will be the judge of that, not some random guy with a broken keyboard, who doesn't seem to able to explain why the mainstream of the academic economists (The Congressional Budget Office and Nobel Laureates) are so wrong in their estimations. If you have better data then please share it with us.

    Anyone can just shout "No!"
  • THE ONE Patriot... 2009/10/26 02:31:38
    THE ONE
    IF YOU READ WHAT YOU ARE SPEAKING OF...THE HEALTH CARE BILL.....WHICH REPUBLICANS ARE LOCKED OUT OF...TAKES 10 YEARS OF TAXES TO PAY FOR ONLY 5 YEARS OF COVERAGE....WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR THE OTHER 5 YEARS OF SERVICE?
  • Patriot... THE ONE 2009/10/26 03:09:55
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    Taxes are not the only area that will fund this program. . . If you have any desire to continue this dialogue, please take the caps lock off.
  • THE ONE Patriot... 2009/10/26 03:34:21
    THE ONE
    YOU WILL BE PAYING FOR THIS YOUR WHOLE LIFE....THERE ARE NO FREE RIDES.

    JUST LOOK AT:
    AM TRACK
    MEDICARE
    MEDICAID
    POSTAL SERVICE
    SOCIAL SECURITY
    TOLL WAY
    PROPERTY TAXES
    SALES TAX
    CASH FOR CLUNKERS
    WELFARE

    EVERY STATE BUDGET
    THE U.S. BUDGET

    ARE YOU SEEING THE COMMON THREAD...ALL OPERATING AT A LOSS AND GOING BELLY UP.

    WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THIS WOULD BE ANY DIFFERENT?

    JUST THINK OF THE FRAUD TEHRE WOULD BE.

    CAN YOU NAME JUST ONE GOVERNMENT PROJECT THAT IS UNDER OR EVEN AT BUDGET?

    1) NO, THE "SAVINGS" COMES FROM REDUCING THE REIMBURSE TO DOCTORS ACCEPTING MEDICARE AND MEDICAID.

    DOC. HAVE SAID THE WOULD ACCEPT LESS PATIENTS DUE TO THIS.

    2) THEY WOULD FORCE ALL AMERICANS TO BUY INTO THE GOV PLAN AT $4000 PER YEAR (BUY IN BULK SO TO SPEAK).....HOWEVER YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LESS LIKELY TO BUY THE PLAN CUZ THEY DO NOT HAVE $4000 AND YOUNG PEOPLE FEEL THEY ARE HEALTHY....SO THE BUY IN QUANTITY IS NOT GOING TO WORK AND THE COST WILL HAVE TO BE SPREAD OVER A SMALLER NUMBER OF PEOPLE MEANING THE COST WILL BE MORE THAN THE GOV SAYS....LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE THE GOV DOES...IT WILL BE OVER BUDGET.

    THE PENALTY , WHICH IS COLLECTED BY THE I.R.S. (AND THEY "SAY" IT'S NOT A "TAX") IS ONLY LESS THAN $300......SO IF YOUR YOUNG WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO...PAY THE $4000 IF YOUR...









    YOU WILL BE PAYING FOR THIS YOUR WHOLE LIFE....THERE ARE NO FREE RIDES.

    JUST LOOK AT:
    AM TRACK
    MEDICARE
    MEDICAID
    POSTAL SERVICE
    SOCIAL SECURITY
    TOLL WAY
    PROPERTY TAXES
    SALES TAX
    CASH FOR CLUNKERS
    WELFARE

    EVERY STATE BUDGET
    THE U.S. BUDGET

    ARE YOU SEEING THE COMMON THREAD...ALL OPERATING AT A LOSS AND GOING BELLY UP.

    WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THIS WOULD BE ANY DIFFERENT?

    JUST THINK OF THE FRAUD TEHRE WOULD BE.

    CAN YOU NAME JUST ONE GOVERNMENT PROJECT THAT IS UNDER OR EVEN AT BUDGET?

    1) NO, THE "SAVINGS" COMES FROM REDUCING THE REIMBURSE TO DOCTORS ACCEPTING MEDICARE AND MEDICAID.

    DOC. HAVE SAID THE WOULD ACCEPT LESS PATIENTS DUE TO THIS.

    2) THEY WOULD FORCE ALL AMERICANS TO BUY INTO THE GOV PLAN AT $4000 PER YEAR (BUY IN BULK SO TO SPEAK).....HOWEVER YOUNG PEOPLE ARE LESS LIKELY TO BUY THE PLAN CUZ THEY DO NOT HAVE $4000 AND YOUNG PEOPLE FEEL THEY ARE HEALTHY....SO THE BUY IN QUANTITY IS NOT GOING TO WORK AND THE COST WILL HAVE TO BE SPREAD OVER A SMALLER NUMBER OF PEOPLE MEANING THE COST WILL BE MORE THAN THE GOV SAYS....LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE THE GOV DOES...IT WILL BE OVER BUDGET.

    THE PENALTY , WHICH IS COLLECTED BY THE I.R.S. (AND THEY "SAY" IT'S NOT A "TAX") IS ONLY LESS THAN $300......SO IF YOUR YOUNG WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO...PAY THE $4000 IF YOUR HEALTHY OR THE $300 IF YOU GET CAUGHT?

    THERE IS A PROVISION IN THE PLAN THAT SAYS THEY MUST ACCEPT YOU....SO IT WILL GO DOWN LIKE THIS....PEOPLE WILL NOT BUY THE PLAN UNTIL THEY BECOME SICK, THEN THEY WILL PURCHASE THE PLAN (CUZ THEY CANNOT REFUSE YOU) SAVING THEM MONEY.

    3) INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE PROVIDED WITH HEALTHCARE THROUGH THEIR EMPLOYER WILL BE BILLS ON THE COST OF THE CARE AS INCOME BY AS MUCH AS 40% THE COST OF CARE.

    SO IF YOU ARE BY YOURSELF YOU CAN FIGURE HEALTHCARE COST YOUR EMPLOYER ABOUT $10,000....YOUR TAX ON THIS IS 40% SO YOU PAY $4,000.

    IF YOU HAVE A FAMILY ON THE PLAY YOUR EMPLOYER MAY BE PURCHASING THAT PLAN FOR AS MUCH AS $21,000 WHICH MEANS YOU PAY $8400.

    OF COURSE THIS IS DEPENDENT ON YOUR EMPLOYER DECIDING NOT TO DROP YOU SO YOU CAN PURCHASE THE GOV PLAN ON YOUR OWN SAVING YOUR EMPLOYER MONEY....THEY WOULD JUST HAVE TO PAY 8% WHICH TRANSLATES TO IF YOU MAKE $50,000....YOUR EMPLOYER ONLY PAYS $4000, A GREAT SAVINGS TO YOUR EMPLOYER BUT A LOSS FOR YOU AND A HUGE COST TO THE GOV.
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  • Patriot... THE ONE 2009/10/26 03:40:16
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    Are you constitutionally incapable of having a reasonable discussion? Please cite the source that proves 10 years of taxes will *only* pay for 5 years of service, and I will be happy to look at it. Don't spam out ...

    ... and one *last* time--take the caps lock off if you are interested in continuing this conversation.
  • THE ONE Patriot... 2009/10/26 04:03:20
    THE ONE
    IN ADDITION....PELOSI CLAIMED THE HEALTH CARE BILL COSTS $900,000,000,000.00 BUT DOES NOT TELL YOU THAT THEY HAD TO MOVE $250,000,000,000.00 AND TACK IT ONTO THE NATIONAL DEBT....I GUESS THEY LEARND THEIR ENRON MATH FORM BERNNIE MADOFF.
  • Patriot... THE ONE 2009/10/26 04:06:17
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    Are you genuinely under the impression you're having a reasonable, adult conversation??
  • THE ONE Patriot... 2009/10/26 04:09:24
    THE ONE
    I GUESS WE WOULD BE ABLE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF IS OBAMA DID NOT LIE WHEN HE SAID HE WOULD BE THE MOST TRANSPARENT WHITE HOUSE EVER.

    OBAMA CLAIMED THE HEALTHCARE DEBATE WOULD BE SHOWN ON C-SPAN.

    OBAMA ALSO SAID EVERY ONE WOULD HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE.....THE REPUBLICANS HAVE NOT BEEN ALLOWED INTO THE DISCUSSION....SO MUCH FOR BI-PARTISANSHIP HUH?
  • Patriot... THE ONE 2009/10/26 04:15:32 (edited)
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    I've been asking you for one thing only ... cite your source that says health care reform will take 10 years of taxes and *only* pay for 5 years of service. If you're intellectually honest, you will. I'll be happy to look at the data.
  • THE ONE Patriot... 2009/10/26 04:23:50
    THE ONE
    TRY GOOGLE....IT WAS ON A CLIP I SEEN THERE AND CANNOT FIND IT NOW...SAY WHAT YOU WILL, I DO NOT CARE...I'M NOT THE SHEEP.....OBAMA IS A PROVEN LIAR.

    OBAMA LIES AND BROKEN PROMISES.

    BROKEN PROMISE NO. 1: 'Sunlight Before Signing'

    When Obama campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination in Manchester, N.H., on June 22, 2007, he announced his "Sunlight Before Signing" promise.

    "When there is a bill that ends up on my desk as the president, you the public will have five days to look online and find out what's in it before I sign it," he said.

    "Too often bills are rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them. As president, 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."

    However, Obama signed his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, on Jan. 20 – only two days after its passage.

    He signed a second bill expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program just three hours after Congress passed it.

    Again, on Feb. 17, Obama signed his 1,000-page $787 billion stimulus aimed at jolting the declining U.S. economy. He did so only one business day after it passed through Congress – w...































































































































































    TRY GOOGLE....IT WAS ON A CLIP I SEEN THERE AND CANNOT FIND IT NOW...SAY WHAT YOU WILL, I DO NOT CARE...I'M NOT THE SHEEP.....OBAMA IS A PROVEN LIAR.

    OBAMA LIES AND BROKEN PROMISES.

    BROKEN PROMISE NO. 1: 'Sunlight Before Signing'

    When Obama campaigned for the Democratic presidential nomination in Manchester, N.H., on June 22, 2007, he announced his "Sunlight Before Signing" promise.

    "When there is a bill that ends up on my desk as the president, you the public will have five days to look online and find out what's in it before I sign it," he said.

    "Too often bills are rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them. As president, 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."

    However, Obama signed his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, on Jan. 20 – only two days after its passage.

    He signed a second bill expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program just three hours after Congress passed it.

    Again, on Feb. 17, Obama signed his 1,000-page $787 billion stimulus aimed at jolting the declining U.S. economy. He did so only one business day after it passed through Congress – without allowing for five days of public comment.

    BROKEN PROMISE NO. 2: Capital gains tax elimination

    According to his comprehensive tax plan released during his campaign, Obama promised to "eliminate capital gains taxes for small businesses."

    Just weeks prior to the election, Obama advisers Austan Goolsbee and Jason Furman told the Wall Street Journal that Obama planned tax cuts that included "the elimination of capital gains taxes for small businesses and start-ups."

    People who invest in small businesses have only been allowed to exclude 50 percent of that gain from capital gains taxes. While Obama's $787 billion economic-stimulus package reduces that tax liability – raising the exclusion to 75 percent – it does not eliminate it.

    BROKEN PROMISE NO. 3 : New American jobs tax credit

    During his transition, Obama's promised to provide a $3,000 refundable tax credit to existing businesses for every additional full-time U.S. employee hired in 2009 and 2010.

    "If a company that currently has 10 U.S. employees increases its domestic full time employment to 20 employees, this company would get a $30,000 tax credit – enough to offset the entire added payroll tax costs to the company for the first $50,000 of income for the new employees," the transition website stated. "The tax credit will benefit all companies creating net new jobs, even those struggling to make a profit."

    Obama's promise was never included in the stimulus package.

    BROKEN PROMISE NO. 4: Hiatus on 401(k) penalties

    Many unemployed and financially strapped Americans have considered early withdrawals on 401(k) and retirement accounts to survive the current recession. However, the IRS imposes strict penalties of up to 10 percent plus federal, state and local income taxes on such advances.

    Workers who have taken $10,000 in early withdrawals from retirement plans have lost as much as 40 percent to taxes and penalties, depending upon tax brackets.

    In October 2008, Obama released his "Rescue Plan for the Middle-Class" in which he promised to allow financially distressed Americans to withdraw up to $10,000 from their 401(k) accounts and retirement savings without having to pay penalties. They would only pay income taxes on the amount.

    "Since so many Americans will be struggling to pay the bills over the next year, I propose that we allow every family to withdraw up to 15% from their IRA or 401(k) – up to a maximum of $10,000 – without any fine or penalty throughout 2009," Obama said. "This will help families get through this crisis without being forced to make painful choices like selling their homes or not sending their kids to college."

    However, Obama's promise was never included in his recent stimulus package.

    BROKEN PROMISE NO. 5: 'No jobs for lobbyists'

    William J. Lynn III

    Obama promised America he would loosen the grip of lobbyists on Washington.

    In his Nov. 10, 2007, speech in Des Moines, Iowa, Obama declared:

    I am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in Washington are over. I have done more than any other candidate in this race to take on lobbyists — and won. They have not funded my campaign, they will not run my White House, and they will not drown out the voices of the American people when I am president.
    During his campaign, Obama also said, "I have done more to take on lobbyists than any other candidate in this race. I don't take a dime of their money, and when I am president, they won't find a job in my White House."

    However, USA Today reported Obama's campaign fundraising team included 38 members of law firms that were paid $138 million in 2007 to lobby the federal government.

    William Corr

    "Those lawyers, including 10 former federal lobbyists, have pledged to raise at least $3.5 million" for Obama's campaign, the report states. "Employees of their firms have given Obama's campaign $2.26 million."

    It wasn't long before he allowed at least two dozen exceptions and broke his promise.

    Obama's own ethic rules barred officials of his administration from lobbying their former colleagues "for as long as I am president." He also said former lobbyists would be prohibited from working for agencies they had lobbied within the past two years. President Obama later waived his rules for at least two of his nominees – William J. Lynn III, undersecretary at the Department of Defense and recent lobbyist for Raytheon, and William Corr, deputy secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services and anti-tobacco lobbyist for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

    BROKEN PROMISE NO. 6: Earmark reform

    As WND reports, at the first presidential debate in Oxford, Miss., Obama declared, "[W]e need earmark reform. And when I'm president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely."

    However, in February, Obama passed his $787 billion stimulus aimed at jolting the declining U.S. economy. Before a joint session of Congress, Obama declared: "Now, I'm proud that we passed a recovery plan free of earmarks."

    Some chuckled in amusement when he claimed the bill contained no pork.

    "There was just a roar of laughter – because there were earmarks," Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., told CNN.

    U.S. News & World Report found at least eight earmarks in his stimulus bill.

    Obama also signed a $410 billion omnibus bill for 2009. More than 9,000 earmarks in the spending bill total an estimated $7.7 billion.

    Even though the Democrat-controlled Congress crafted the bill after Obama's election, the administration claims the added pork is just "unfinished business" from last year.

    The White House website states, "Obama and Biden will slash earmarks to no greater than 1994 levels and ensure all spending decisions are open to the public." However, watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense reports that the omnibus pork alone already totals $7.7 billion – just less than the total of $7.8 billion in earmarks in 1994 – and the figure does not include $6.6 billion in earmarks contained in three previous spending bills Congress passed amid the bailout crisis last year.

    During his three years in the Senate, Obama requested more than $860 million in earmarks, according to the group. White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has 16 earmarks – worth approximately $8.5 million – in the bill.

    BROKEN PROMISE NO. 7: Bring troops home in 16 months

    On his campaign website, Obama promised he would "remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months."

    His commitment to bring combat troops home by May 20, 2010, and end the war gave him an edge among Democrats over candidate Hillary Clinton.

    However, on Feb. 27, Obama declared, "Let me say this as plainly as I can: By Aug. 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end."

    If Obama adheres to his plan, combat troops will return home months later than originally promised. The New York Times reports, Obama will withdraw only two of the 14 brigades before December.

    As part of a "new era of American leadership," he also said he would leave behind a residual force of 35,000 to 50,000 troops and remove all U.S. soldiers from Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011 – the same deadline the Bush administration negotiated with the Iraqi government last year in its Status of Forces Agreement.

    Additionally, some combat units would remain in Iraq beyond Obama's declared August 2010 withdrawal. Rather than returning home, they would simply face reassignment as "advisory training brigades."

    Even as combat troops are brought home, Pentagon officials have said fresh units will continue deploying to Iraq.

    BROKEN PROMISE NO. 8: Sign 'Freedom of Choice Act'

    On July 17, 2007, Obama told the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, "The first thing I'd do as president is, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do."

    Obama expressed his support for the sweeping plan that would repeal all national and state regulations of abortion passed over the last 35 years.

    His agenda regarding "reproductive choice" is posted on the White House website. It states, Obama "has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority in his Administration."

    Obama chose radical pro-abortion Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to serve as the Health secretary, moved to void job protections for health workers who oppose abortion and repealed a ban on U.S. taxpayer funding of foreign abortions. While many pro-life advocates consider it a blessing that Obama has no fulfilled his promise to sign the Freedom of Choice Act, he has made no mention of the legislation since he took office.

    BROKEN PROMISE NO. 9: $4,000 college credit

    Obama pledged to make college "affordable for all Americans" when he announced his American Opportunity Tax Credit.

    His campaign promise read: "This universal and fully refundable credit will ensure that the first $4,000 of a college education is completely free for most Americans, and will cover two-thirds the cost of tuition at the average public college or university and make community college tuition completely free for most students. Recipients of the credit will be required to conduct 100 hours of community service."

    While the American Opportunity Tax Credit was included in the recent stimulus bill, it offers a credit of only $2,500 for up to two years and requires no commitment to community service.

    BROKEN PROMISE NO. 10: Transparency

    On the White House website, the Obama administration claims it will be "the most open and transparent in history.

    The administration released a memo on Jan. 21, stating:

    My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government.
    Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing. …

    However, Congress and the administration hurried the $787 billion, 1,027-page American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to a vote after allowing lawmakers just a few hours to read the bill. It was also available online in a form that could not be keyword searched.

    While former administrations immediately posted transcripts of presidential speeches – including some remarks before delivery – the White House website often waits until days or even weeks after an event to release transcripts.

    Also, some say recent reports of tax evasion by Obama nominees is evidence that the administration is not as transparent as promised.

    Just before Obama named Timothy Geithner to be his treasury secretary, the president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank quietly paid $26,000 in back taxes and interest due since 2001 and 2002.

    Obama characterized the eight-year tax evasion as "an innocent mistake."

    But as many as five of his picks defaulted on taxes, including former nominee for health and human services secretary, Tom Daschle; former nominee for chief performance officer, Nancy Killefer; U.S. trade representative nominee Ron Kirk and Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis.

    Furthermore, while the president posted his own weekly "fireside chats" on YouTube during the campaign, many journalists report that he has a history of being less than welcoming to the Fourth Estate.

    Columbia Journalism Review noted Obama's treatment of the press: "During the campaign, reporters' access to Obama was severely limited. On-the-record conversations with the candidate were even more so. Indeed, Obama's overall treatment of the press – not just in his general rejection of the day-to-day news cycle, but also in his tendency to shun his national traveling press corps ... created the impression that its members were, to him, a buzzing nuisance. Instead of the voice of the people."

    WND's correspondent at the White House, Les Kinsolving, raised the issue in February that most of the reporters recognized for questions in the briefing room were among the same handful over and over again. Some of them had been given four or even five opportunities for questions while other reporters were not recognized at all.

    Kinsolving, a senior journalist in the White House press corps, was not allowed to voice his questions on issues on which millions of WND readers have expressed an interest. There were also complaints about the time of the November election that not only did Obama rely on a few key reporters for questions, those reporters were chosen ahead of time.

    And, finally, WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama's status as a "natural born citizen." The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President."

    However, Obama has refused repeated calls to publicly release his Hawaiian birth certificate, which would include the actual hospital that performed the delivery. His campaign posted an alleged "Certification of Live Birth" online, but it is not the same as a Hawaii birth certificate. COLBs have been issued by Hawaii to parents whose children are not born in the state.

    Instead of providing the documentation to end the lawsuits, a series of law firms have been hired on Obama's behalf around the nation to prevent any public access to his birth certificate, passport records, college records and other documents. – even after more than 320,000 people signed a petition demanding that he live up to his promise of transparency by releasing the certificate to the public.

    Nonetheless, during his campaign and after he took office, Obama maintained that his administration would have an unyielding commitment to transparency.

    "The American people want to trust in our government again – we just need a government that will trust in us," he said in a campaign speech. "And making government accountable to the people isn't just a cause of this campaign – it's been a cause of my life for two decades."

    BROKEN PROMISE NO. 11: Executive signing statements

    During the campaign, Obama criticized President Bush for issuing "signing statements," attached letters to congressionally-passed bills that add interpretation and instruction on how to carry out the law.

    "That's not part of [the president's] power," Obama told an audience in a recorded video during the campaign, further alleging it was a violation of the Constitution for the president to attach signing statements to signed bills.

    On March 9, Politico reports, Obama even issued a memorandum negating Bush's signing statements by telling agencies not to follow on them without consulting with the Justice Department in advance.

    Two days later, Obama attached his first signing statement to a $410 billion government spending bill, even as he signed it into law.

    Obama's signing statement modified, interpreted and even dismissed dozens of statutes of the bill, including a section limiting his ability to put U.S. troops under United Nations command.

    The New York Times reports Obama said he would continue the practice of issuing signing statements, though "with caution and restraint, based only on interpretations of the Constitution that are well founded."

    The White House declined to respond to WND's request for comment on Obama's promises.

    http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=91286
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  • Patriot... THE ONE 2009/10/26 04:28:44
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    >>TRY GOOGLE....IT WAS ON A CLIP I SEEN THERE<<

    I'm not going to Google it. Real scholarship is done when *you* cite the claims that *you* make.

    >>OBAMA LIES AND BROKEN PROMISES.<<

    Everyone breaks promises. This need not turn you into a spamming zealot. Have some sense of proportion, man.

    Goodnight.
  • THE ONE Patriot... 2009/10/26 04:33:47 (edited)
    THE ONE
    Everyone breaks promises

    OK...SO WE BOTH AGREE, OBAMA IS A LIAR.

    THAT "NEW KIND OF POLITICIAN" CRAP WAS JUST THAT THEN...ANOTHER LIE LIKE "JUDGEMENT TO LEAD" AND "HOPE" AND "CHANGE".

    WHERE ARE THE JOBS WE SPENT $787,000,000,000.00 ON WITH OUT EVEN READING THE BILL?

    OBAMA ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

    1) GREAT LIAR

    2) FRAUD OF BERNIE MADOFF PROPORTIONS.

    3) BIGGEST SPENDER OF AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS WITH ZERO TO SHOW.

    4) GREW UP IN A FOREIGN LAND THINKING THE U.S. HAD 57 STATES.

    THE WEAK LIBERAL JOHN BELOW BLOCKED ME DUE TO HIS LACK OF ANSWERS.
  • Patriot... THE ONE 2009/10/26 04:35:50
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    Look, I sense that you have some real anger. I don't know what your situation is, but I would encourage you to try to get some positive things in your life. You may want to seek help from a councilor.
  • Patriot... THE ONE 2009/10/26 03:22:07
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    And please cite your sources. Where is it stated that these taxes will *only* pay for five years of service? I'll be more than happy to backtrack and check the data.
  • THE ONE Patriot... 2009/10/26 04:25:30 (edited)
    THE ONE
    THE WEAK LIBERAL JOHN BLOCKED ME DUE TO HIS LACK OF ANSWERS.

    LOOK ON GOOGLE...HEALTHCARE TAXES WOULD BE COLLECTED STARTING NEXT YEAR AND BENIFITS WOULD NOT START FOR 3 TO 5 YEARS.

    THE WEAK LIBERAL JOHN BELOW BLOCKED ME DUE TO HIS LACK OF ANSWERS.
  • Patriot... THE ONE 2009/10/26 04:32:38
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    That wasn't my ques-tion.
  • Patriot... THE ONE 2009/10/24 17:23:25
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    please lower your caps if you want a dialogue.
  • davyd g... Patriot... 2009/10/24 15:44:29
    davyd god loving patriot
    +2
    what resistance ? democrats have the majority, just admit it he's a f@ck up
  • THE ONE davyd g... 2009/10/26 04:41:39
    THE ONE
    +1
    THE WEAK LIBERAL JOHN BLOCKED ME DUE TO HIS LACK OF ANSWERS.
  • davyd g... THE ONE 2009/10/28 14:28:40
    davyd god loving patriot
    +1
    you're not the only one lol
  • THE ONE davyd g... 2009/10/28 14:38:12
    THE ONE
    +1
    OH....YOU ASKED HIM A TOUGH QUESTION TO HUH?
  • davyd g... THE ONE 2009/10/28 14:46:45
    davyd god loving patriot
    +1
    Yea I guess lol I've been blocked a lot from people that find they don't know what their talking about lol
  • Ron 2009/10/24 02:16:36
    Disapprove
    Ron
    +2
    Well I like him personally, Obama is a friend of one of my mentors of years past. But I would have to say that I am very disappointed that he is actually doing what he has said he would do since 2005. Indeed, he has surrounded himself with minds much like his. While there are 75 or so examples let us just look at one. Brian Deese, the 31 year old recent graduate of Yale Law School in 2009. Worked for Hilary's campaign for Gene Sperling til Gene jumped ship to Obama. Auto industry experience 0, Manufacturing experience 0, Brilliantly engineered the sale of Hummer for not the estimated price of $3 Billion or the Offered Price of $500 Million from an American Investment Group but the REMARKABLE Chinese offer of $150 Million.

    When asked about his experience in this industry by the New York Times Deese stated “I slept in the parking lot of the G. M. plant in Lordstown, Ohio,” he recalled. The giant plant, opened during G.M.’s heyday in the mid-1960s, is where the Pontiac G5 is produced. Under the plan Mr. Deese worked on when he arrived in Washington, Pontiac will disappear.

    “I guess that was prophetic,” he said, shaking his head.

    If one is not frighten by the direction that our economy will take with both the new Heathcare Tax and the Cap and Trade Tax, then God help you. Because this administration will just look to the next program.

    Obama is not a Socialist, he is a Collectivist!
  • TJ Ron 2009/10/24 15:29:31
    TJ
    +1
    Well said. More frightening is the idea that he's not just a Megolomaniac, but he really believes his efforts are in sync with the ambitions of average Americans as a whole.
  • Radical1a 2009/10/24 01:16:34 (edited)
    Disapprove
    Radical1a
    +4
    What Freakin Moron would approve ? This Democrat Affirmative Action Experiment is a FAILURE
  • Patriot... Radical1a 2009/10/24 02:27:26
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    I don't know of any "Freakin Morons" who approve, but I sure do. :)
  • Creeper 2009/10/24 01:01:48 (edited)
    Disapprove
    Creeper
    +5
    He hasn't DONE anything good!
    He's all talk. disapprove talk

    Too busy at his damn beer summits that he had nothing to do with to do something.
  • dtcorr 2009/10/24 01:01:33
    Disapprove
    dtcorr
    +11
    send him back to kenya..
  • Patriot... dtcorr 2009/10/24 02:30:19
    Patriot American Symbol Man
    +1
    I thought the *current* conspiracy theory is that he's a lizard alien.
  • kenww Patriot... 2009/10/24 04:46:35
    kenww
    +3
    Nope a lizard alien is smater.
  • sterling ward 2009/10/24 00:50:26
    Disapprove
    sterling ward
    +3
    I think that it is time for this country to wake up and see what O'bama is really about. A good place to start is to watch Glen Beck and I think that the pay czar was right about cutting execs salary, but he needs to include the white house and congress and cut their pay 90% till the country is no longer in debt and maybe they will stop trying to spend our money like it belongs to them
  • Kay 2009/10/24 00:02:46 (edited)
    Disapprove
    Kay
    +6
    Lame Duck.. lame duck

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