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Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: July 11, 2009 11:41AM

Sad.. Obama broke his promise to post legislation before signing...the 'revised' it. them broke that one as well. Change I can believe in. I'm believing it right now.

From the Volokhh Conspiracy: http://volokh.com/posts/1247319762.shtml

Even Less Sunlight Before Signing:

A few weeks ago, the Obama Administration officially abandoned the President's "Sunlight before Signing" campaign pledge http://volokh.com/archives/archive_2009_06_21-2009_06_27.shtml#1246058209 that the White House would post all legislation passed by Congress for at least five days before the President would sign it. In making this announcement, the Administration maintained that it would comply with the spirit, if not the letter, of the original commitment by posting legislation on the White House site once it became clear legislation would eventually pass and make it to the President's desk. This new commitment, they suggested, would actually provide even greater sunlight, as some bills would be available for review earlier and for a longer time. Well, this promise is no longer operative either, as the Cato Institute's Jim Harper details http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/07/10/broken-promises-to-voters-and-the-new-york-times/. Since the White House announced its new sunlight policy, nine additional pieces of legislation have been signed into law by the President and yet, as of yesterday, not one had been posted on the White House web site.

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Re: Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: July 11, 2009 11:48AM

why obama, why?!

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Re: Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: formerhick76 ()
Date: July 16, 2009 09:04AM

This to me seems puzzling. It seems to cost very little to follow this policy, and the cost of breaking it seems rather

The climate change package was also passed under less than honourable circumstances. It was shitty when it was done with the PATRIOT Act, it was shitty when done wit Waxman-Markey.

I'll be honest, this is the worst thing Obama's done in office IMO. I was willing to forgive a partial rollback of Bush's internal security policies as some of them may well be necessary. It's simply too early to measure the impact of his economic or foreign policies, and the only ones declaring them failures are the same people who thought Bush needed more time in 2006.

But this? No. This is just bullshit and there is absolutely no good reason this promise cannot be kept.

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Re: Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: You Lose, Suckers ()
Date: July 16, 2009 09:22AM

You get what you vote for.
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Re: Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: RV Bumper Crap ()
Date: July 16, 2009 02:21PM

Precisely. You voted for McCain, therefore you LOST.

Bahhahaaahahaa!!!

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Re: Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: DogTror ()
Date: July 16, 2009 03:18PM

Nothing but
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Re: Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: MrMephisto ()
Date: July 16, 2009 03:25PM

Fairfax Underground has helped me realize that people don't care about politics to help better the nation; it's just something they use as an excuse to be mean-spirited pricks to each other.

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Re: Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: July 16, 2009 03:27PM

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Re: Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: July 16, 2009 03:28PM

Wow. A politician breaking campaign promises what's next, the sun coming up tomorrow? Oh Noes...

If you believe anything any of these asshats promise than you, then you're naive. Republican. Democrat. They're all the same.

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Re: Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: DogSnore ()
Date: July 16, 2009 04:43PM

Wo Ya
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Re: Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: Num Num Juice ()
Date: July 16, 2009 05:05PM

So, how did that tea party work out for you guys?

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Re: Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: Glad you asked ()
Date: July 16, 2009 06:26PM

Num Num Juice Wrote:
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> So, how did that tea party work out for you guys?

Don't know. They are still going on and growing in size. Just not reported on. Can't wait for the 9.12 one. Should be especially big due to cap and burn, socialized healthcare and the new rounds of tax increases.

So how's that great unemployment number going for you?

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Re: Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: Expected ()
Date: July 16, 2009 06:30PM

Totally expected given the pile of shit your former leader left us with. Don't worry, we'll be sure to fix things in time for 2012, and win that one by a landslide as well.

Enjoy your teabagging party. I hear that chamomile tea is good for frayed nerves.

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Re: Obama's Latest Broken Promise: Posting Bills For Public Review Before Signing
Posted by: Obama not Bush ()
Date: July 16, 2009 06:58PM

Can't wait.
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