Here is a non-partisan assessment on Obama's campaign promises

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    Here is a partial list of Obama's accomplishments according to PolitiFact:

    No. 4: Extend child tax credits and marriage-penalty fixes
    No. 16: Increase minority access to capital
    No. 33: Establish a credit card bill of rights
    No. 36: Expand loan programs for small businesses
    No. 37: Extend the Bush tax cuts for lower incomes
    No. 38: Extend the Bush tax cuts for those making less than $250,000 (couples) or $200,000 (single)
    No. 48: Close the “doughnut hole” in Medicare prescription drug plan
    No. 51: Require insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions
    No. 53: Give tax credits to those who need help to pay health premiums
    No. 55: Require large employers to contribute to a national health plan
    No. 56: Require children to have health insurance coverage
    No. 57: Expand eligibility for Medicaid
    No. 58: Expand eligibility for State Children’s Health Insurance Fund (SCHIP)
    No. 63: Require health plans to disclose how much of the premium goes to patient care
    No. 65: Establish an independent health institute to provide accurate and objective information
    No. 69: In non-competitive markets, force insurers to pay out a reasonable share of their premiums for patient care
    No. 70: Eliminate the higher subsidies to Medicare Advantage plans
    No. 93: Reinstate executive order to hire an additional 100,000 federal employees with disabilities within five years.
    No. 105: Increase the Veterans Administration budget to recruit and retain more mental health
    No. 109: Fully fund the Veterans Administration
    No. 113: Expand the Veterans Administration’s number of “centers of excellence” in specialty care
    No. 121: Fully fund the Violence Against Women Act
    No. 125: Direct military leaders to end war in Iraq
    No. 126: Begin removing combat brigades from Iraq
    No. 132: No permanent bases in Iraq
    No. 161: End the abuse of supplemental budgets for war
    No. 167: Make U.S. military aid to Pakistan conditional on anti-terror efforts
    No. 172: Open “America Houses” in Islamic cities around the globe
    No. 182: Allocate Homeland Security funding according to risk
    No. 195: Seek verifiable reductions in nuclear stockpiles
    No. 196: Extend monitoring and verification provisions of the START I Treaty
    No. 197: Stand down nuclear forces to be reduced under the Moscow Treaty
    No. 215: Create a rapid response fund for emerging democracies
    No. 222: Grant Americans unrestricted rights to visit family and send money to Cuba
    No. 225: Establish an Energy Partnership for the Americas
    No. 229: Expand the Nurse-Family Partnership to all low-income, first-time mothers
    No. 239: Release presidential records
    No. 241: Require new hires to sign a form affirming their hiring was not due to political affiliation or contributions.
    No. 244: Provide affordable, high-quality child care
    No. 247: Recruit math and science degree graduates to the teaching profession
    No. 259: Reduce subsidies to private student lenders and protect student borrowers
    No. 269: Increase funding for national parks and forests
    No. 275: Expand Pell grants for low-income students
    No. 290: Push for enactment of Matthew Shepard Act, which expands hate crime law to include sexual orientation and other factors
    No. 293: Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy
    No. 315: Establish ‘Promise Neighborhoods’ for areas of concentrated poverty
    No. 359: Rebuild schools in New Orleans
    No. 371: Fund a major expansion of AmeriCorps
    No. 411: Work to overturn Ledbetter vs. Goodyear
    No. 422: Create new financial regulations
    No. 427: Ban lobbyist gifts to executive employees
    No. 433: Sign a “universal” health care bill
    No. 435: Create new criminal penalties for mortgage fraud
    No. 449: Raise fuel economy standards
    No. 458: Invest in all types of alternative energy
    No. 483: Invest in public transportation
    No. 495: Double federal spending for research on clean fuels
    No. 500: Increase funding for the Environmental Protection Agency
    No. 507: Extend unemployment insurance benefits and temporarily suspend taxes on these benefits
    No. 513: Reverse restrictions on stem cell research

    But wait! That's not all. Here is a link to the full list of "Promises Kept" by Obama

    PolitiFact | The Obameter: Campaign Promises that are Promise Kept

    For the sake of fairness, I will also post the full list of "promises broke" by Obama

    PolitiFact | The Obameter: Campaign Promises that are Promise Broken

    Take note, Obama-haters. The list of promises kept by Obama is 8 pages and the list of promises broken is only 3 pages.

    Here is a list of Obama's top 25 campaign promises. Only 6 of the promises were fully broken.

    PolitiFact | The Obameter: Campaign Promises that are about PolitiFact's Top Promises
     
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    I can sum up those "accomplishments" in three words: spend, spend, spend!

    Only an Obama fluffer would be impressed.


     
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    You do realize that the private sector can't possibly pay for everything, right?
     
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    Yeah like Solynda right LOL .
     
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    Let me put it in perspective for, y'all.

    Obama promises KEPT: 120

    Obama promises BROKEN: 53
     
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    Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae on steroids. Another crash in the making. But this time I will keep track line for line so when the democrats start blaming someone other then obama I will show the record.


    How many times do the democrats feel they need to regulate the financial system? What they have done so far hasn't worked.

    Like Solynda?

    In other news public transportation is a burden on most cities

    Here's a break down of the rest Spend like a drunken sailor, extend a hand to our enemy through weakness, funnel money to wallet of the corrupt. Got thanks for the information.
     
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    If you don't understand why democrats feel there should be regulations, do you really think you have an informed opinion on the subject?
     
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    The only true regulation works through the consumer's wallet. Don't buy it they want sell it. but your opinion is so cloudy with democrat talking points why bother?
     
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    What some fail to understand is, not everyone considers all those promises to have been necessary or beneficial for this country as a whole. If you look at each one, you will most likely notice that they pander to small groups that do not, by a long shot, represent Americans as a homogenous group. Most of those small groups represent some of O's pet minority constituencies. Others boil down to payoffs to Barry's best buddies. Follow the money, then tell me how wonderful all these promises kept are. This does not make Barry's list of "accomplishments" a compelling motivation to put him in office again. He was, and still is, abysmally un-qualified for the office he holds.
     
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    Self-regulation is a slow process that only works to an extent. Unfortunately, many things corporations do fall through the cracks. Consumers can't be aware of everything.
     
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