President Obama's First Term Report Card

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  1. preachinjesus

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    Check this before posting (please, for the love of God read it)
    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/

    They are pretty fair on him.

    One of the things that has been interesting is that the tone in the two campaigns has been:
    - For Romney, its time to move on, hold the President accountable, he hasn't worked out
    - For Obama, I need more time, my opponent is a rich dirt bag

    Just saying. Anyways I'd be interested in hearing your feedback.
     
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    Since he has increased the national debt by 50%, unemployment is 23,000,000, he has robbed Medicare of $700+ billion, and is destroying the military nothing else matters much.
     
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    If I was a Democrat, he would get a D-. Since I am not, he gets an F+.
     
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    Is it really necessary to use Our Lord's name so flippantly?

    To answer the question, F. And I would make him stay for summer school and take remedial business and American government classes.
     
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    See Arbo, that post proves how much more charitable, humble, and caring of my fellow man I am than you are. I at least put a + in front of the F.
     
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    You just want to lower the bar for the sake of his self-esteem.
     
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    Of course, anything I can do to help Obama get Kentucky's electoral votes. LOL. He got 36% in 2008 before he pulled any of his antics. In the Democratic primary this year, there were two names, Obama and uncommitted. We have a closed primary state, and the result was Obama 51%, uncommitted 49%.
     
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    It's not very objective in that it's a laundry list of promises kept and promises broken with no regard for rankings. In other words, their criteria for promises needs to be weighted.

    Is:

    "Launch educational initiatives for employers on the tax benefits of hiring employees with disabilities." [listed as promise kept]

    as weighty of an issue as:

    "Increase the capital gains and dividends taxes for higher-income taxpayers." [listed as promise broken]

    I don't think so. Yet each one is counted as being of the same importance.

    Also, many of the promises kept are multiple outcomes from the same piece of legislation. Example:

    Create a consumer-friendly credit card rating system
    Establish a credit card bill of rights


    are listed as 2 promises kept even though the legislation that allowed these promises to be implemented was contained in the same bill.

    Following the same methodology, why isn't this broken promise

    "Increase the capital gains and dividends taxes for higher-income taxpayers."

    counted as two broken promises, as in:

    Increase the capital gains tax rate on the wealthy
    Increase the dividends tax rate on the wealthy
     

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