#1. Open and Transparent Government.
Um, yeah, this has worked out really well for us, hasn’t it? Have any of YOU seen MORE transparency with our Government? Or is it just the same old same old?
#2. Obama said, Sunlight is the greatest disinfection*.
I believe it should be, “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman .” Which is a well known quote by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.
#3. He promised to make it impossible for Congressmen and Lobbyists to slip pork barrel projects or corporate welfare into laws when no one was looking.
I must've blinked. How about you, did you blink or were you looking?
#4. No more secrecy. Open to the public.
Oh, so that’s why the doors are CLOSED! I was under the impression that CLOSED doors meant PRIVACY, what the heck was I thinking!
#5. He said we will have 5 days to look on-line and find out what’s in a bill.
We had zero days for the Stimulus bill and three days for the Health Care bill. I believe 0 and 3 are LESS than 5. I could be wrong—I’m not a math wizard…
#6. He said we will know the names of corporations who benefit and how much money they will get on all tax bills.
Again, I’m thinking—NOT.
#7. Every corporate tax break and every pork barrel project and who asked for them will be on-line so we will know if our Representative is doing his job and working for us.
I checked on-line but couldn't find this information. Oh, wait! I didn’t check the internet that Al Gore invented! That’s probably where these bills are posted! My bad.
In all seriousness, BROKEN promises in less than 2 minutes.
Now, did Candidate Obama make those promises knowing he would not be able to fulfill them? Or did he make them with every intention of fulfilling them but once becoming President realized he couldn’t?
I’m sure I won’t get an answer but tonight is his State of the Union Address –it should be interesting at best.
*I've listened to this part of the video 6 times and it sounds like he's saying disinfection. If you think it's disinfectant, let me know.