Hard Working Traditional Values With A Dash of Fun

Hard Working Traditional Values With A Dash of Fun

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Obama's Failed Promises from 2008 Convention Speech

How has Obama's accomplishments in the past six years measured up to his 2008 convention speech promises?

Convention Speech Promises
What Really Happened
Tonight, more Americans are out of work and more are working harder for less. More of you have lost your homes and even more are watching your home values plummet. More of you have cars you can't afford to drive, credit cards, bills you can't afford to pay, and tuition that's beyond your reach.
We measure progress in the 23 million new jobs that were created when Bill Clinton was president...
... when the average American family saw its income go up $7,500 instead of go down $2,000, like it has under George Bush. (APPLAUSE)
Our government should work for us, not against us. It should help us, not hurt us.

The U.S. Federal Reserve reports that the 2012 inflation adjusted median household income is the lowest since 1999, even worse than during the 2008-2009 recession.

I'll eliminate capital gains taxes for the small businesses and start-ups that will create the high-wage, high-tech jobs of tomorrow.
Never done, even though this is the type of program that would gain bipartisan results.
As president, as president, I will tap our natural gas reserves, invest in clean coal technology, and find ways to safely harness nuclear power.

And I'll invest $150 billion over the next decade in affordable, renewable sources of energy -- wind power, and solar power (OTCBB:SOPW) , and the next generation of biofuels -- an investment that will lead to new industries and 5 million new jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced.
Natural gas reserves are being tapped on private land as the government drags its feet on federal lands.

Meanwhile the Obama administration says clean coal plans could increase electricity costs by 80%.

It’s still been over 30 years since the last nuclear plant was built.

There have been far fewer than the promised 5 million well paying green energy jobs - maybe 675,000.
I'll invest in early childhood education. I'll recruit an army of new teachers, and pay them higher salaries, and give them more support.
Hasn't happened. Plus, per the Constitution of the United States, It is not the responsibility of the federal government to hire and pay teachers. Obama’s Race to the Top and his support for Common Core has backfired with parents who would rather see local control of education.
If you have health care -- if you have health care, my plan will lower your premiums.
Premiums are not lower. President Obama has acknowledged he did not give accurate information when he promised premiums would come down.
Now is the time to change our bankruptcy laws, so that your pensions are protected ahead of CEO bonuses, and the time to protect Social Security for future generations.
Obama’s Simpson Bowles commission came up with recommendations to fix social security in 2010. Obama decided to ignore them and has been doing nothing else to address this looming problem.
But I will also go through the federal budget line by line, eliminating programs that no longer work and making the ones we do need work better and cost less, because we cannot meet 21st-century challenges with a 20th-century bureaucracy.
Obama stopped education vouchers for poor children in DC attending failing public schools, but he did not eliminate any costly programs and did not fix programs like the VA until there was a scandal.
You don't defeat -- you don't defeat a terrorist network that operates in 80 countries by occupying Iraq. You don't protect Israel and deter Iran just by talking tough in Washington. You can't truly stand up for Georgia when you've strained our oldest alliances. I will end this war in Iraq responsibly and finish the fight against Al Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan. I will rebuild our military to meet future conflicts, but I will also renew the tough, direct diplomacy that can prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and curb Russian aggression.
Obama pulled out of Iraq allowing ISIS to fill the vacuum. He has made no effective steps to curb Russian aggression and stand up for Ukraine by providing them with defensive weapons. His administrations relations with Israel are the worst since Israel became a state.
Change happens -- change happens because the American people demand it, because they rise up and insist on new ideas and new leadership, a new politics for a new time.
America, this is one of those moments.
Obama’s promise of new ideas, new leadership, and new politics have in no way resulted in what people who supported him hoped for back in 2008.
Is it any wonder that Obama is so unpopular with all but his most fanatic supporters?

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