PolitiFact is keeping a close eye on Obama, compiling a list of over 500 promises made during the campaign to see if he keeps them. With less than two weeks in office, Obama’s score stands at 6 promises kept, 18 in the works, 1 stalled, 1 compromise, and now sadly, 1 promise broken.
When Obama was campaigning, he promised that he would “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.” But the first bill that Obama signed into law — the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — was signed by Obama two days after it passed Congress, and was not posted to the White House website for comment until two hours after Obama signed it.
PolitiFact notes that since Obama promised to push the Ledbetter Act, it is ironic that the same action both keeps and breaks campaign promises. Let’s hope that not posting the bill for comment for five days like he promised is just a temporary oversight that will be worked out.