The Promise and The Reality
The promises are going faster than a pizza at a Weight Watcher’s Convention.
The Promise: Obama pledged during his campaign that he would give the public five days to review a bill before he signs it.
Sunlight Before Signing: Too often bills are rushed through Congress and to the president before the public has the opportunity to review them. As president, Obama will not sign any non-emergency bill without giving the American public an opportunity to review and comment on the White House website for five days.
The Reality: Broken with the 2nd bill he signed.
The House gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill extending health insurance to millions of low-income children, and President Obamasigned it this afternoon, in the first of what he hopes will be many steps to guarantee coverage for all Americans.
5 days? He didn’t even wait 5 hours.
Hope and change.