Promises, Promises

We have seen time and again that a pledge or a promise from the Obama administration means nothing.  This is the latest example.  From the Heritage Foundation:

On July 21, when President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank financial regulation bill, he promised: “There will be no more taxpayer-funded bailouts. Period.” How long will this Obama promise last?  Well, The New York Times  reports today that  “the Obama administration on Wednesday pumped $3 billion into programs intended to stop the unemployed from losing their homes,” including a program announced by the Department of Housing and Urban Development that “will draw on $1 billion authorized by the new financial overhaul law.” That’s right. The Dodd-Frank “no more taxpayer-funded bailouts forever” bill is not even a month old, and already President Obama is using it to turn your tax dollars into yet another bailout.

We saw this with the “Pay-As-You-Go” plan.  After spending the money of an entire generation yet to be born, the democrats piously announced, “From this moment forward, we will not spend money we don’t have.”  It wasn’t even a month before they tried to pass an unemployment benefits extension with money they didn’t have.  The republicans (and specifically Jim Bunning) were vilified for holding up the bill and for pointing to the democrats’ own “rule.”

This current crop of democrat leaders will say and do anything to get what they want.  If we had an honest press, they would not get away with it.  However, we do have an emerging class of media that will tell the truth.  I encourage you to check into them.

Just continue to look at what these politicians do, rather than what they say.  If the country had done that two falls ago, we would not have Barack Obama as President.

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