February 23, 2009

Obama breaks promise on five days public notice

Unfortunately it appears that Barack Obama has already faltered in at least one of his campaign pledges. During the campaign Obama promised five days of public comment before signing any bill. Unfortunately, no such waiting period occurred for either the SCHIP insurance expansion or the stimulus bill.

The excellent Politifact ended up giving Obama their first "broken promise" over the whole deal.

Let's hope in the future he allows the five days of public comment before signing any—and especially important pieces of—legislation.