There are still archived, since it does not exist in it's original form, debates that deal with this very topic!
Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely!
The Democrats on their surface portray their solidarity with the common, working man of our country, and cry for the rich to be burdened with tax to assist those less fortunate. In practice as has been made so embarrassingly public to President Obama is that the Democrats talk the talk but the walk they take is tax avoidance to the extreme! They are the elite and apparently feel that they are special to the point of not living by the words they preach!
Obama while still naive, giving him a break as he is still a newbie so to speak, is trying to do as he promised. His corner of trusted however are showing their colors without a lot of difficulty. Obama is also following Georgie-Boy in his Big-Business/Banking Crooks tag-along in focusing on these unrepentant organizations as being the focus of the "Bail-Out" which is actually in real-terms "Bail" he is paying to keep these blood-suckers out of the Hole the need to be placed.
I have yet to see the People of this country receive any form of relief in any form. All I see is the people getting worse and worse while money that we are all now responsible to repay for generations are being hog-tied by those receiving our money! Finally Barak just today is limiting the Top-Executives salaries of these Tax-Sucking Grave robbers to a mere $500,000 a year! WHAT! ONLY!
The Banks are Greedy/Needy and the Big Business Layem-Offs are just warming up for some real smoke and mirrors for the People to suffer. The economic stimulation is more of a masturbation of the Public in attempting to make us believe that we are the one's that will benefit. The Yellow Brick Road is not Gold as we are told! Our money is worth nothing! Our efforts and working public are becoming the surfs to this new Czar of Banking and Corporate Lobbyist that seduce our politicians with the greed of their endeavors while we labor to catch the crumbs from their plates after their pets have finished first before our turn to eat!
Unless the actions of Obama change to focus on the People of this country as the means of economic stimulation this mess, as I have stated numerous time in the last at least 18 months is going to make the Great Depression look like a cake walk! We are almost to the Haves and the Have-nothings and it will get worse if the path does not change and the players keep playing while we keep paying and paying for them!
Apparently, though, now that he's President, making a decision on abortion is no longer above his pay-grade, since he's pulling in a cool $400,000 a year now. (Never mind the fact that his investments pull in way more than that.)
Here's an aside: He is on record saying that one's moral views derived from religion ought not be considered when writing laws and forming policies.
Oh, and will he volunteer his own wealth to spread around?
I am in the UK and I believed every word of Blairs back in 1997 however saying and doing are two very different actions and in politics no promise should be believed.
Promises and politics just don't sit well together.
Sadly pragmatism wins in the end.