Everything Obama says has an expiration date, except for 1 thing

Jim Geraghty has The Complete List of Obama Statement Expiration Dates – complete as of today, but considering it’s early in the second year of the Obama regime term, we can expect plenty more to come.

Here are a few items:

RECOVERY.GOV

STATEMENT: “We will launch a sweeping effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new website called recovery.gov.” – President Obama, January 28, 2009

EXPIRATION DATE: “More than two months after some of the funds were released, [Recovery.gov] offers little detail on where the money is going… The government [spent] $84 million on a website that doesn’t have a search function, when its purpose is to ‘root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government.’” April 2, 2009

Eighteen from his first 100 days:

1. “As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide.”

2. “I will make sure that we renegotiate [NAFTA].

3. Opposed a Colombian Free Trade Agreement because advocates ignore that “labor leaders have been targeted for assassination on a fairly consistent basis.”

4. “Now, what I’ve done throughout this campaign is to propose a net spending cut.”

5. “If we see money being misspent, we’re going to put a stop to it, and we will call it out and we will publicize it.

6. “Yesterday, Jim, the head of Caterpillar, said that if Congress passes our plan, this company will be able to rehire some of the folks who were just laid off.”

7. “I want to go line by line through every item in the Federal budget and eliminate programs that don’t work, and make sure that those that do work work better and cheaper.”

8. “[My plan] will not help speculators who took risky bets on a rising market and bought homes not to live in but to sell.”

9. “Instead of allowing lobbyists to slip big corporate tax breaks into bills during the dead of night, we will make sure every single tax break and earmark is available to every American online.”

10.We can no longer accept a process that doles out earmarks based on a member of Congress’s seniority, rather than the merit of the project.”

11. “If your family earns less than $250,000 a year, you will not see your taxes increased a single dime.  I repeat: not one single dime.”

12. “Barack Obama and Joe Biden believe the United States has to be frank with the Chinese about such failings and will press them to respect human rights.”

13. “We must take out Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants if we have them in our sights.”

14. “Lobbyists won’t work in my White House!

15. “The real gamble in this election is playing the same Washington game with the same Washington players and expecting a different result.”

16. “I’ll make oil companies like Exxon pay a tax on their windfall profits, and we’ll use the money to help families pay for their skyrocketing energy costs and other bills.”

17. “Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.” Obama is 1-for-11 on this promise so far.

18. A special one on the 100th day, “the first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing I’d do.”

The 1 thing with no expiration date? Lonely Conservative has it,

Okay, not everything. When he talks of redistributing wealth, there’s no expiration date. The problem there is, when one sets out the redistribute wealth all one does is destroy wealth, ie: the poor don’t get rich, the rich get poorer. And opportunities for the poor disappear.

Sadly, yes.

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4 Responses to “Everything Obama says has an expiration date, except for 1 thing”

  1. Kathy Says:

    e: the poor don’t get rich, the rich get poorer. And opportunities for the poor disappear.

    Why don’t they get this? Or do they, and they are okay with it as long as they get to be in charge?

  2. Fausta Says:

    Kathy,
    They get it, and that’s exactly the point, “they are okay with it as long as they get to be in charge.” It’s all about control.

  3. Lonely Conservative Says:

    Thank you for the link and quote.

    I agree with you both – it is all about control.

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