Obama Truth Tracker website includes technology promises

Posted by Rick C. Hodgin


Chicago (IL) - An enormous 26-page Obameter (Truth-o-Meter) has been constructed by political activists intent on holding Obama accountable for campaign promises. The pages list campaign promises by Obama, and whether or not they are true, false, in progress or no action as of yet. TG Daily has identified over 80 of the 510 items that may be of interest to our readers.





The subjects contained within the nearly astounding 510 item list include everything from health care to small businesses to unions to autism research, nuclear weapons, road funding and more.



Among those items which may be of interest to TG Daily readers are:

Page 3, No. 59, "Invest in electronic health information systems."

Page 3, No. 60, "Phase in requirements for health information technology."

Page 10, No. 189, "Improve communications systems for first responders."

Page 11, No. 202, "Create a national cyber adviser to coordinate security of electronic infrastructure."

Page 11, No. 203, "Develop a comprehensive cyber security and response strategy."

Page 11, No. 204, "Initiate a grant and training program for law enforcement to detect cyber crime."

Page 11, No. 205, "Mandate standards for securing personal data."

Page 11, No. 206, "Require companies to disclose personal information data breaches."

Page 12, No. 225, "Establish an Energy Partnership for the Americas."

Page 13, No. 247, "Recruit math and science degree graduates to the teaching profession."

Page 14, No. 262, "Create incentives for tree planting and promote carbon sequestration."

Page 14, No. 263, "Improve water quality."

Page 14, No. 265, "Restore the Great Lakes."

Page 14, No. 272, "Encourage farmers to use more renewable energy and be more energy efficient."

Page 15, No. 286, "Secure the borders."

Page 15, No. 287, "Crack down on employers who hire undocumented immigrants."

Page 16, No. 309, "Support regional innovation clusters."

Page 16, No. 310, "Establish program to convert manufacturing centers into clean technology leaders."

Page 16, No. 316, "Increase the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour."

Page 17, No. 331, "Re-establish the National Aeronautics and Space Council."

Page 17, No. 332, "Add another Space Shuttle flight."

Page 17, No. 333, "Speed up development of the next-generation space vehicle."

Page 17, No. 334, "Use the private sector to improve spaceflight."

Page 17, No. 335, "Work with international allies on space station."

Page 17, No. 336, "Partner to enhance the potential of the International Space Station.

Page 17, No. 337, "Use the International Space Station for fundamental biological and physical research."

Page 17, No. 338, "Explore whether International Space Station can operate after 2016."

Page 17, No. 339, "Support human mission to moon by 2020."

Page 17, No. 340, "Conduct robust research and development on future space missions."

Page 17, No. 341, "Increase spending to prepare for longer space missions."

Page 18, No. 342, "Deploy a global climate change research and monitoring system."

Page 18, No. 343, "Improve climate change data records."

Page 18, No. 345, "Enhance earth mapping."

Page 18, No. 346, "Appoint an assistant to the president for science and technology policy."

Page 18, No. 347, "Increase commercialization benefits from space technology."

Page 18, No. 348, "Offer prizes for advances in consumer technology."

Page 18, No. 349, "Support commercial access to space."

Page 18, No. 350, "Revise regulations for export of aerospace technology."

Page 18, No. 351, "Highlight school programs to highlight space and science achievements."

Page 18, No. 352, "Encourage contests and programs to interest students in science."

Page 19, No. 372, "Establish a Global Energy Corps to promote green energy in developing countries."

Page 19, No. 373, "Encourage community service through online outreach and social networking."

Page 20, No. 386, "Prevent corporate cyber-espionage."

Page 20, No. 387, "Make security part of new infrastructure design."

Page 20, No. 388, "Encourage diversity in media ownership."

Page 20, No. 389, "Toughen enforcement of Internet exploitation of children."

Page 20, No. 390, "Safeguard the right to privacy." [Note: I thought the 4th Amendment already did this, "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized." -Rick]

Page 20, No. 391, "Appoint the nation's first Chief Technology Officer."

Page 20, No. 392, "Expand broadband's reach."

Page 20, No. 393, "Double federal funding for basic science research over 10 years."

Page 20, No. 395, "Strengthen antitrust enforcement."

Page 20, No. 396, "Protect American intellectual property abroad."

Page 20, No. 397, "Update copyright and patent law." [See a TG Daily opinion article asking what it would be like to be free from DRM, free from copyrights and free from patents. -Rick]

Page 20, No. 400, "Attract more students to science and math."

Page 20, No. 408, "Strengthen anti-monopoly laws to favor independent farmers."

Page 22, No. 428, "Give annual 'State of the World' address."

Page 22, No. 437, "Educate business about the benefits of flexible work schedules and telecommuting."

Page 22, No. 439, "Create 5 million 'green jobs'."

Page 23, No. 442, "Establish a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS)."

Page 23, No. 443, "Require 10% renewable energy by 2012."

Page 23, No. 444, "Require 25% renewable energy by 2025."

Page 23, No. 449, "Raise fuel economy standards."

Page 23, No. 453, "Create clean coal partnerships."

Page 23, No. 454, "Build natural gas pipeline from Alaska."

Page 23, No. 455, "Work with UN on climate change."

Page 23, No. 456, "Create cap and trade system with interim goals to reduce global warming."

Page 23, No. 457, "Invest $150 billion to encourage 'green' business sector."

Page 23, No. 458, "Invest in all types of alternate energy."

Page 23, No. 459, "Enact tax credit for consumers for hybrid cars."

Page 23, No. 460, "Ask people and businesses to conserve electricity."

Page 24, No. 468, "Require hybrid fleet at the White House."

Page 24, No. 469, "Require federal fleet to be half hybrids or electric cars."

Page 24, No. 470, "Require more flex-fuel cars for the federal government."

Page 24, No. 471, "Provide tax credits for automakers to build fuel-efficient cars."

Page 24, No. 472, "Mandate flexible fuel vehicles by 2012."

Page 24, No. 473, "Require production of more biofuels."

Page 24, No. 483, "Invest in public transportation."

Page 24, No. 486, "Will seek more accommodations of bicycles and pedestrians."

Page 24, No. 491, "Provide an annual report on 'stage of our energy future'."

Page 24, No. 492, "Phase out incandescent light bulbs."

Page 24, No. 493, "Give Al Gore a key role on global warming."

Page 24, No. 494, "Share environmental technology with other countries."

Page 24, No. 497, """"Devote federal resources to promote cellulosic ethanol."


One notable absentee for TG Daily readers is Obama's promise given to Google employees in 2006 to Net Neutrality.


See PolitiFact.com website.