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Promise Broken rulings on the The Obameter
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/rulings/promise-broken/

Increase the capital gains and dividends taxes for higher-income taxpayers


Increase capital gains and dividends taxes from 15 to 20 percent for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)

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Expand the child and dependent care credit


Expand and make refundable the child and dependent care credit.

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Create a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners


Create a $10 billion fund to help homeowners refinance or sell their homes. "The Fund will not help speculators, people who bought vacation homes or people who falsely represented their incomes."

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End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000
"Will eliminate all income taxation of seniors making less than $50,000 per year. This will eliminate taxes for 7 million seniors -- saving them an average of $1,400 a year-- and will also mean that 27 million seniors will not need to file an income tax return at all."

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End no-bid contracts above $25,000

"Will ensure that federal contracts over $25,000 are competitively bid."

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Repeal the Bush tax cuts for higher incomes


Repeal the Bush tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)

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Phase out exemptions and deductions for higher earners


Restore the phaseouts of personal exemptions and itemized deductions for those making more than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single), with threshholds indexed for inflation.

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Sign the Employee Free Choice Act, making it easier for workers to unionize


"Obama is a cosponsor and strong advocate of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), a bipartisan effort to make the unionization process more transparent and increase penalties on companies that violate employee rights. He will sign EFCA into law as president."

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Forbid companies in bankruptcy from giving executives bonuses


"Protect the jobs and benefits of workers and retirees when corporations file for bankruptcy by telling companies that they cannot issue bonuses for executives during bankruptcy while their workers watch their pensions disappear."

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Allow workers to claim more in unpaid wages and benefits in bankruptcy court


"Increase the amount of unpaid wages and benefits workers can claim in bankruptcy court against their employer."

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Allow imported prescription drugs

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

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Appoint federal-level coordinator to oversee all federal autism efforts


"They will appoint a Federal ASD Coordinator to oversee federal ASD research and federal efforts to improve awareness of ASD and improve the training of medical professionals to identify and treat ASD. By establishing one top-level point person to coordinate ASD efforts in the White House, they will ensure that ASD receives the recognition and priority it deserves in the federal government. The Federal ASD Coordinator will also be tasked with eliminating bureaucratic obstacles that may be delaying implementation of important ASD measures and ensuring that all federal ASD dollars are being spent in a manner that prioritizes results. The Coordinator will work with state task forces on ASD to ensure effective communication and collaboration among federal, state, and local agencies."

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Double federal funding for cancer research


"Will double federal funding for cancer research within 5 years, focusing on NIH (National Institutes of Health) and NCI (National Cancer Institute)."

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Direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct a comprehensive study of federal cancer initiatives
"As president, Barack Obama will immediately direct his Secretary of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with agency officials, academic researchers, cancer survivors and advocates for people with cancer, and state public health officials, to comprehensively examine the various cancer-related efforts of federal agencies, and provide recommendations to eliminate barriers to effective coordination across federal agencies and between the federal government and other stakeholders."

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Create a National Commission on People with Disabilities, Employment, and Social Security


Create a national commission charged with "examining and proposing solutions to work disincentives in the SSDI, SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid," among other things.

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Change federal rules so small businesses owned by people with disabilities can get preferential treatment for federal contracts.


"Barack Obama and Joe Biden would direct the Small Business Administration to amend regulations under the Small Business Act that provide preferences in federal contracting to small businesses owned by members of socially and economically disadvantaged groups to include individuals with disabilities."

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Reduce the threshhold for the Family and Medical Leave Act from companies with 50 employees to companies with 25 employees


"The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides eligible employees of larger employers (i.e., 50 or more employees) with 12 weeks of unpaid leave to care for a family member's or their own serious health condition. Barack Obama and Joe Biden will guarantee that millions more workers have access to FMLA leave by reducing the threshold for which employers are covered from companies with 50 or more employees to those with 25 or more."

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Require employers to provide seven paid sick days per year


"Require that employers provide seven paid sick days per year which may be taken on an hourly basis so that Americans with disabilities can take the time off they need without fear of losing their jobs or a paycheck."

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Expand the Family Medical Leave Act to include leave for domestic violence or sexual assault


"Expand the purposes for which leave can be taken under the Family Medical Leave Act to include reasons related to domestic violence or sexual assault."

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Form international group to help Iraq refugees


"Will form an international working group to address" the problem of "more than five million Iraqis (who) are refugees or are displaced inside their own country."

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