To the Editor:
Obama ran his campaign on a promise of change. From his actions after becoming president it appears the change was a change of mind. In 2007 Candidate Obama opposed mandating the uninsured to buy health insurance telling Hillary Clinton “if a mandate was the solution we can try to solve homelessness by mandating everybody to buy a house.” He recently signed a bill that will force American citizens to buy health insurance. Obama, during his campaign vilified Bush because of Guantanamo military prison and promised to close it if he became president. He signed a bill on January 7 2011 to keep Guantanamo open indefinitely. In a 2007 Midwest Democracy Network questionnaire Obama stated “If I am the Democratic nominee, I will aggressively pursue an agreement with the Republican nominee to preserve a publicly financed general election. McCain, Republican nominee kept that promise. However Obama changed his mind again. In 2008 He announced “We’ve made the decision not to participate in the public financing system for the general election” While campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination in Manchester, N.H., on June 22, 2007, Obama promised that if he became president he would allow the public five days to look at bills before they were signed. That promise has yet to be kept. Obama did make changes, however - bigger government, more wasteful spending and more debt. Those who did not search Obama’s past record before voting in 2008 were setting themselves up for disappointment. Those who did, voted for his opponent.
formerly of Richmond County