Thursday, March 19, 2015

Obama Administration appears to fear transparency

You may already be familiar with the saying that "sunlight is the best disinfectant."  Unfortunately, far too many levels of government and agencies act like Dracula.
According to the Associated Press:
"The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.
"The government took longer to turn over files when it provided any, said more regularly that it couldn't find documents and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy.
It also acknowledged in nearly 1 in 3 cases that its initial decisions to withhold or censor records were improper under the law — but only when it was challenged."

When the add on the IRA e-mail and Sec. of State Clinton's private e-mail and server and disposal of "personal e-mails," anyone who expected Obama's promises of "change" to result in more sunlight has to be greatly disappointed.  If course, most if not all administrations have been guilty too.

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