More broken promises
"We are going to ban all earmarks -- the process by which individual members insert pet projects without review," he explained. "We will create an economic recovery oversight board made up of key administration officials and independent advisors to identify problems early and make sure we are doing all we can to solve it."
One month later in February, Obama states:
Stopping just short of a take-it-or-leave-it stand, Obama has mocked the notion that a stimulus bill shouldn't include huge spending. He's also defended earmarks as inevitable in such a package. And he's pointedly reminded Republicans about who won the November election. . . .
On January 6th, Obama also promised (at 3:10):
We are going to have to eliminate out moded programs and make the ones that we do need work better.
Now, with all this new spending, can someone point to one of the outmoded domestic government programs that Obama promised to eliminate.
Bloomberg points out what Obama proposed at the end of the election:
During the presidential campaign, Obama, 47, proposed a $175 billion plan with tax-rebate checks for consumers as well as spending on school repairs, roads and bridges, aid to states, and tax credits for job creation. . . .
Now look at the bill without the tax-rebate checks and tax credits for job creation and 4.73 times the spending.