“Obama breaks promise on ‘sunlight before signing’”

by thoughtfulconservative

I was going to mention this but PolitiFact beat me to it.

Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Jan. 29, 2009, keeping a longstanding promise to counter a Supreme Court decision that limited workers’ ability to sue for pay discrimination. We moved the Obameter and gave him a Promise Kept.

But we also had to give him his first Promise Broken for the same signing. As part of his agenda to bring more transparency to government, Obama said he would institute “sunlight before signing” — posting laws to the White House Web site for five days of public comment before he signed off on them. [Ed. - I added the links]

More here.

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3 Comments to ““Obama breaks promise on ‘sunlight before signing’””

  1. Today, Obama again broke this promise when he signed the new SCHIP bill into law.

  2. The way the GOP is going after President Obama and picking apart everything he does — including his nomination for office really sickens me. With thousands of jobs being lost daily, this is best response from the GOP and it’s supporters. I guess all of those who so desperately want this administration to fail will be satisfied when we’re wearing barrels and standing in soup lines.

  3. Um, hate to break it to you, valjeanne, but this is a media organization, run by a newspaper that could hardly be called conservative or even favoring conservatives.

    So are you saying we should not hold politicians accountable for their promises? If the president was Republican, would you be treating this so lightly?

    Didn’t think so.

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