For Obama, some promises kept, some broken
June 1st, 2012
07:22 AM ET
9 years ago

For Obama, some promises kept, some broken

New York (CNNMoney) - President Barack Obama has made a boatload of promises for the economy.

He's pledged to do plenty of things during his presidency - cut the deficit in half, double exports and slash unemployment. The list goes on and on. Some have worked out, and others not so much.


Filed under: 2012 • • Economy • President Obama
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  1. Wake up people

    When you have the most treasonous Congress since the Civil War what do you expect? The Presidency is a democracy not a dictatorship. He needs to be able to work with Congress. But no, Congress is too busy signing pledges to make him a one term POTUS. IMO, everyone that signed that pledge ought to be charged with high treason. The republicans have done NOTHING to move us forward as a people, yet they complain about the POTUS and want to give us Bush III. Just in case some of you didn't realize....his name is Barack Hussein Obama not Jesus H. Christ. He cannot turn water into wine nor can he perform miracles.

    OBAMA 2012!

    June 1, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  2. The GOP opens mouth and inserts foot

    The president's tried to help the American people get back on its feet after the Bush administration ran this country into the ground.
    The GOP repeatedly stomp out all the good ideas in order to gain back power, no matter how destructive their actions are to America.

    I'll vote for Obama again because he's proven time and again that he's here for America and Americans. The GOP are only out for the GOP and the top 1% economic group.

    June 1, 2012 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  3. Anonymous

    And virtually all his efforts were stymied, blocked or impaired by the GOBP cult. It is important to make this clear to voters.

    While the people who post here are clearly interested in the election, many Americans are not. Sadly many of those who are uninvolved at this point are still buying the "GOBP/Rmoney is better on the economy" bs. So lets be clear here: Sitting on your butt typing away may give you some sense of involvement and satisfaction, but if you don't turn off your computer and get off your butt to spread the truth to your family, friends and neighbors the GOBP will win based on their lies alone. Get up and start TALKING to people. Point them to the ACCURATE stats and facts, like how the GOBP's recent track record is one of massive failure, that Rmoney has a deficit INCREASE plan while the President's plan reduces the deficit. Point out who cares for the greedy and who cares for everyone else. Most of all, point out and dissect EACH and EVERY GOBP lie about the economy and the deficit. Do not count on the Dems to do it for you with campaign ads and speeches. The fate of America is in YOUR hands.

    June 1, 2012 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    President Obama promised to kill bin Laden, he did, Bush failed. President Obama promised to keep this country safe, he did, Bush failed. President Obama promised to end the Iraq war, he did, Bush failed. President Obama promised to get our troops out of Afghan by 2014, he is. President Obama promised to end the Arab Spring, he did. President Obama promised to pass the Healthcare bill, he did. President Obama promised to save the auto industry, he did. President Obama promised to pass DADT, he did. President Obama promised to lower tuition cost, he did. President Obama saved this country from a total financial meltdown, he did, Bush failed. President Obama promised to help Vets and their families, he is. There are so many things President Obama has accomplished and in his 2nd term he will accomplish all things.

    June 1, 2012 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Some promises never even had a chance of being kept because of obstructionism.

    June 1, 2012 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  6. ja

    with all the senseless dissent from the not so supreme court to legislatative bodies across the board what can we expect

    June 1, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |
  7. Matt

    And guess who will be doing six fundraiser events today.....Obama. And guess who will be footing the bill for this, again...US, the hard working tax payer. Gee, I guess it would wrong of me to think he should squeeze in a few presidential duties between all these fundraisers. Unemployment has gone up and all Obama can think about is himself.

    June 1, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  8. demwit

    Obama promised to pass an unconstsitucsional healthcare bill?

    June 1, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  9. RealityBites

    Obama's incompetency is not in what he didn't do so as much as in what he did do.
    $6 TRILLION in debt.. under a 4 yr old democratic budget..., HELLO CHARLIE!!

    June 1, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |