Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Committments

"No More Secrecy"

"when there's a bill that ends up on my desk as President, you the public will have 5 days to look online, to find out what's in it before I sign it, so that you know what your government's doin'"
-Barack Obama [quote from the above video clip]

Today's multi-billion dollar bill was signed 4.5 days after it was passed. The "most sweeping economic recovery package" in US history, was not available for the promised 5 days.

The $32.8 Children's Health Initiative bill was signed by the President just a few hours after it was passed.

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed by the President without it being released online at all (not until after the signing).

So far, the only bill I can find that was signed after the promised campaign platforms was the Digital TV Bill, which was signed 6 days after being posted online for public comment. Was that as important as the economic stimulus package? Or the Children's Health Inititiative? Or the Fair Pay Act? The least important was given 6 days, the most important less than 5 days, and others either not posted at all or only posted for a few hours. Is it really too much to ask for politicians to keep up the promises they made to the very public who voted for them?

1 comment:

  1. Liar, liar, pants on fire! I'm not going to say he's the Anti-Christ (but won't object if any one else has that opinion.

    Thanks for keeping the world informed.
    http://blog.richudell.com

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