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Obameter finds more promises Stalled

By Bill Adair
Published on Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 6:17 p.m.

As we explore President Barack Obama's campaign promises (all 514 of them!), the Obameter is seeing more red.

We're busily trying to update all of the promises by Jan. 20, the one-year mark of his presidency, and are now digging into some of his more obscure pledges. As we do, we've found a fair number with little or no action.

Among the recent ones:

• His pledge to raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour . He has until 2011 to do that, but we've seen no action so far and have rated it Stalled.

• His promise to cut the cost of a typical family's health care premium by up to $2,500 a year . Another Stalled.

• His promise to spend at least $50 billion by 2013 for the global fight against HIV/AIDS . That too has earned a Stalled.

We should note that the needle on the Obameter can move up and down, and it's possible that a promise that earns a Stalled today could still ultimately be a Promise Kept. But our experience is that Stalled items more likely move to Promise Broken.

We'll be following them all, so stay tuned.

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