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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.


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