Some of Obamas Agendas and Promises

Obama Campaign Promises
Tax cuts for working families,
Affordable and expanded health care
Speedy withdrawal from Iraq – intended to save billions of dollars
each month.
Reduce dependence on foreign oil
Fight for fair trade
End the war in Iraq
Clean up the Justice Department
“I will rid the department of ideologues and political cronies the Civil Rights Division will actually be staffed with civil rights lawyers who prosecute civil rights violations, and employment discrimination,and
hate crimes.” 09/28/07, Washington, D.C.

The following are Obamas “Blueprint for Change”

Create rural revitalization program
Provide farmers capital and help rural small businesses
Give new farmers tax incentives
Deliver fireside chats online
Require new hires to deny cronyism
Hire based on merit
Support abortion rights
Work to reduced unintended pregnancies
Improve rural schools and availability of doctors
Implement payment limitation to help family farmers
Strengthen anti-monopoly laws
Help organic farmers and promote regional food systems
Give new farmers tax incentives for new farmers
Provide farmers capital and help rural small businesses
Create rural revitalization program
Toughen hate crime laws
Work to lift ban on gays serving openly in the military
Push to outlaw job discrimination based on sexual orientation
or gender identity

Advocate equal treatment of same sex couples
Keep commitment to gay rights
Remove discriminatory obstacles to voting
Penalize vote fraud
Work to overturn Supreme Court’s ruling in Ledbetter v. Goodyear
“Obama will work to overturn the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that curtails racial minorities’ and women’s ability to challenge pay discrimination.”

Fight age discrimination
Ensure equal pay for women – “Obama will also pass the Fair Pay
Act to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work.”

Create prison-to-work program – “I will create a prison-to-work
incentive program modeled on the successful Welfare-to-Work program.”— 6/5/07, Hampton, Va.

Make criminal justice system trustworthy – “As president, I will also
work every day to ensure that this country has a criminal justice system that inspires trust and confidence in every American,
regardless of race or background.”—9/28/07, Washington, D.C.

Forgive school loans of public defenders – “We’ll recruit more public defenders to the profession by forgiving college and law school
loans.”— 9/28/07, Washington, D.C.

End disparity in crack versus powdered cocaine sentencing –
“That will end when I am president.”— 9/28/07, Wash. D.C
.
Steer nonviolent offenders into rehab – “We will give first-time,
nonviolent drug offenders a chance to serve their sentence,
where appropriate, in the type of drug-rehabilitation programs
that have proven to work better than a prison term in changing
bad behavior.”— 9/28/07, Washington, D.C.

Not pardon real estate developer Tony Rezko -Attributed to Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt,— 6/5/08, Chicago Sun-Times

Fully fund community policing and development programs –
“That’s why I’ll fully fund the COPS [Community Oriented Policing Services] program, restore funding for the Community Development Block Grant program, and recruit more teachers to our cities, pay
them more, and give them more support.”—6/21/08, Miami

Ban racial profiling -“Obama will ban racial profiling by federal law enforcement agencies and provide federal incentives to state and
local police departments to prohibit the practice.”

Safeguard all nuclear material within four years
Keep nonproliferation commitment
Strengthen nonproliferation treaty
Stop development of new nuclear weapons
Open “America Houses” in Islamic countries – “We will open ‘America Houses’ in cities across the Islamic world, with Internet, libraries, English lessons, stories of America’s Muslims and the strength they
add to our country, and vocational programs.”—8/1/07, Wash. D.C.

Support a global education fund – “I will support a $2 billion global education fund to counter the radical madrassas.”8/1/07, Wash. D.C

Ban torture – “When I am president, America will reject torture,
without exception.”—8/1/07, Washington, D.C.

Close Guantanamo Bay detention center -“As president, I will close Guantanamo, reject the Military Commissions Act and adhere to the Geneva Conventions.” 8/10/07, Washington, D.C.

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2 Responses to “Some of Obamas Agendas and Promises”

  1. CountDown Says:

    Well, it’ll be an interesting dilemma for Obama: he will be faced with either failing to meet ANY of his stated objectives, or, be faced with a totally FAILED first-term Presidency, because, obviously – he won’t be able to sustain the paradox.

  2. wander-rant Says:

    Oh what a tangled web we weave,
    When first we practise to deceive!

    Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832)

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