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1 Kept promise by OBama on Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:33 pm

gypsy


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My words he has kept quite a few , has many he is still working on, an some he has broken here is a bit of a run down on the progress..

http://www.newsweek.com/id/195420?GT1=43002


Click on the url/link it will take you to the news an scroll to see the results

2 Re: Kept promise by OBama on Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:47 pm

gypsy


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another part of the above article

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/



The Obameter: Tracking Obama's Campaign Promises
The Obameter Scorecard

* Promise Kept 49

* Compromise 14

* Promise Broken 7

* Stalled 14

* In the Works 129

* Not yet rated 302

PolitiFact has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the campaign and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.

We rate their status as No Action, In the Works or Stalled. Once we find action is completed, we rate them Promise Kept, Compromise or Promise Broken.

The report card at right provides an up-to-the-minute tally of all the promises.

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In the Works
No. 296: Sign the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act into law

The Promise:

"Will sign the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act into law and charge the Voting Rights Section with vigorously enforcing that law and the provisions of the Voting Rights Act. The act will will enable investigations into deceptive and fraudulent practices. It establishes significant, harsh penalties for those who have engaged in fraud, and it provides voters who have been misinformed with accurate and full information so they can vote."

Update November 2nd, 2009:

Bill pending in Congress

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In the Works
No. 192: Strengthen the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) aimed at stopping spread of weapons of mass destruction

The Promise:

"Barack Obama and Joe Biden will institutionalize the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI), a global initiative aimed at stopping shipments of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems, and related materials worldwide. They will expand the responsibilities of its members, not only in stopping illicit nuclear shipments, but also in eradicating nuclear black market networks. A stronger PSI will produce greater international intelligence and police cooperation, maintain tougher export controls and criminal penalties for violations in countries around the world, and apply the tools developed to combat terrorist financing to shut down proliferators' financial networks."

Update October 30th, 2009:

Obama promotes 2010 summit that includes Proliferation Security Initiative

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Promise Kept
No. 290: Push for enactment of Matthew Shepard Act, which expands hate crime law to include sexual orientation and other factors

The Promise:

"Will place the weight of (his) administration behind the enactment of the Matthew Shepard Act to outlaw hate crimes."

Update October 28th, 2009:

Obama signs hate crimes bill

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In the Works
No. 476: Modernize the nation's electricity grid and use "smart grid" practices

The Promise:

"Will establish a Grid Modernization Commission to facilitate adoption of Smart Grid practices across the nation's electricity grid to the point of general adoption and ongoing market support in the U.S. electric sector. They will instruct the Secretary of Energy to: (1) establish a Smart Grid Investment Matching Grant Program to provide reimbursement of one-fourth of qualifying Smart Grid investments; (2) conduct programs to deploy advanced techniques for managing peak load reductions and energy efficiency savings on customer premises from smart metering, demand response, distributed generation and electricity storage systems; and (3) establish demonstration projects specifically focused on advanced technologies for power grid sensing, communications, analysis, and power flow control, including the integration of demand-side resources into grid management."

Update October 28th, 2009:

Obama takes additional steps to upgrade the Grid

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In the Works
No. 17: Require economic justification for tax changes

The Promise:

Adopt the economic substance doctrine, a policy that states that tax changes must have significant economic justification, as a federal law.

Update October 23rd, 2009:

Treasury Department promotes "economic substance" doctrine

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Promise Kept
No. 110: Assure that the Veterans Administration budget is prepared as 'must-pass' legislation

The Promise:

"Obama will meet early in the budgeting process each year with congressional leaders and the nation's leading Veterans' Service Organizations (VSOs) to ensure the VA budget is always given 'must-pass' status."

Update October 23rd, 2009:

Bill signed by Obama makes sure vets get money on time

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In the Works
No. 75: Work with schools to create more healthful environments for children

The Promise:

"Work with schools to create more healthful environments for children, including assistance with contract policy development for local vendors, grant support for school-based health screening programs and clinical services, increased financial support for physical education, and educational programs for students."

Update October 23rd, 2009:

Health reform bills include money for school-based clinical services

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Compromise
No. 235: Require more disclosure and a waiting period for earmarks

The Promise:

Through the "Transparency and Integrity in Earmarks Act, will shed light on all earmarks by disclosing the name of the legislator who asked for each earmark, along with a written justification, 72 hours before they can be approved by the full Senate."

Update October 23rd, 2009:

Obama gets half a loaf on earmark transparency promise

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Stalled
No. 288: Provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants

The Promise:

Will support "a system that allows undocumented immigrants who are in good standing to pay a fine, learn English, and go to the back of the line for the opportunity to become citizens."

Update October 22nd, 2009:

Obama has said immigration reform must wait

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In the Works
No. 113: Expand the Veterans Administration's number of "centers of excellence" in specialty care

The Promise:

Expand the number of "centers of excellence for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), PTSD, vision
impairment, prosthetics, spinal cord injury, aging, women's health and other specialized rehabilitative care."

Update October 21st, 2009:

Proposed White House 2010 budget funds new centers

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Compromise
No. 111: Allow all veterans back into the Veterans Administration

The Promise:

As one of his "first acts" as president, Obama will sign an executive order "ending the unfair ban on healthcare enrollment of certain groups of veterans, including 'Priority 8' veterans who often earn modest incomes." Currently, veterans who have no service-connected disability and make above a certain amount of income are not allowed to enroll in the VA health program.

Update October 20th, 2009:

Strides, yes; executive order, no

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Promise Kept
No. 167: Make U.S. military aid to Pakistan conditional on anti-terror efforts

The Promise:

"As president, Barack Obama would condition U.S. military aid to Pakistan on their making progress to close down the training camps, evict foreign fighters, and prevent the Taliban from using Pakistan as a base to strike inside of Afghanistan. ... Obama also will increase aid to Pakistan for development and secular education to counter extremists."

Update October 19th, 2009:

Pakistan aid package comes with strings

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In the Works
No. 89: Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Promise:

"Barack Obama has been a strong and consistent advocate for fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Congress promised to shoulder 40 percent of each state's "excess cost" of educating children with disabilities, but it has never lived up to this obligation. Currently, the federal government provides less than half of the promised funding (17 percent)."

Update October 19th, 2009:

Stimulus provides huge boost, but long-term plan still unknown

>>More
In the Works
No. 177: Close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center

The Promise:

"As president, Barack Obama will close the detention facility at Guantanamo."

Update October 16th, 2009:

Congress moves to allow some detainees on U.S. soil

>>More
Stalled
No. 71: Allow imported prescription drugs

The Promise:

"Allow Americans to buy their medicines from other developed countries if the drugs are safe and prices are lower outside the U.S."

Update October 15th, 2009:

Political deal slows promise on purchasing imported drugs


Obama’s To-Do List

Of Obama's 515 promises, most are still rated No Action. Here’s a random sampling of five of them:

No. 162:
Restore the government's ability to manage contracts by rebuilding our contract officer corps

No. 216:
With the G-8, launch Health Infrastructure 2020

No. 170:
Double U.S. spending on foreign aid to $50 Billion a year by 2012

No. 307:
Create a White House Office on Urban Policy

No. 372:
Establish a Global Energy Corps to promote green energy in developing countries


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