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mexicomaria

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Message Posted: May 13, 2013 11:19:54 AM

Pres. Obama's call for Transparency

"Transparency is the touchstone of this administration."

I thought we could talk here about all the examples of transparency in the Obama administration.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 8:45:43 AM

Sounds very secretive and evasive to me...
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 5:06:01 AM

Washington Post responds to blast from White House

7-21-14

blog containing many actual quotes

"At today’s White House briefing, press secretary Josh Earnest expressed some displeasure with The Washington Post. Asked about a story in The Post asserting that the White House had specific warnings about the ongoing border crisis involving unaccompanied minors, Earnest ripped, “I’d first point out that you’re asking about a story that’s based entirely on anonymous sources, so that should be reflected in the record.”

Headlined “Obama aides were warned of brewing border crisis,” the story — under the bylines of David Nakamura, Jerry Markon and Manuel Roig-Franzia — pointed to a 41-page report from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) that “raised alarms about the federal government’s capacity to manage a situation that was expected to grow worse.”

The first individual quoted in the piece isn’t a “senior administration official” or a “former administration official” or “someone with knowledge of the White House’s thinking” or even “a source who spoke on condition of anonymity out of pure cowardice.” It is a fully named man:Federal officials viewed the situation as a “local problem,” said Victor Manjarrez Jr., a former Border Patrol station chief who led the UTEP study. The research, conducted last year, was funded by the Department of Homeland Security and published in March. A broader crisis was “not on anyone’s radar,” Manjarrez added, even though “it was pretty clear this number of kids was going to be the new baseline.”

And sure, there’s some anonymous sourcing in there too, for example:“There were warning signs, operational folks raising red flags to high levels in terms of this being a potential issue,” said one former senior federal law enforcement official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk candidly about internal operations."

Every administration, no matter which one, needs to have organizations in place, whether they be arms of Congress, or news agencies, that hold them accountable. Lots of whining here . . .


[Edited by: mweyant at 7/22/2014 5:13:25 AM EST]
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 10:47:34 PM

>>: easy to notice or understand<<

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I guess some will say that makes Obama head of the most transparent administration in American history.

WE certainly have noticed most of his failures to live up to his oath to uphold and defend our Constitution against ALL ENEMIES both foreign and domestic. And it is clearly understood that his goal of 'fundamentally changing America" is within reach. Unfortunate but none the less, true.

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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 11:32:50 AM

trans·par·ent adjective \tran(t)s-'per-?nt\
: able to be seen through

: easy to notice or understand
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 15, 2014 1:07:37 AM

Is this transparency?

Senator Dick Durbin - "What we’re talking about is reasonable content neutral regulation."

re: S.J.Res.19 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

Okay, define "reasonable." Whose definition of "reasonable" will stand?

Dems struggle to show anti-Koch amendment is 'reasonable'

article is from 6-26-14 and labeled "opinion"



[Edited by: mweyant at 7/15/2014 1:11:04 AM EST]
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 7:52:50 PM

Wow, Franken is dissing Obama? wow, hope it';s not for show or votes for himself. Persoanlly, I never cared for him on SNL or any other program. He's not much better than Michael Moore.
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 7:31:25 PM

For the growth in transparency look here.

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reb4
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 7:11:42 PM

td, Franken knows how to read, and he wrote for SNL...

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Troller_Diesel
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 2:47:17 AM

reb4, I'm surprised, I didn't know Al Franken could read and write...
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2014 12:37:59 AM

FDA recommendations on tobacco grants prompt transparency concerns

7-11-14

"Last year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended that millions of dollars in research grants be awarded to scientists serving on its tobacco advisory committee, even as it rejected several projects deemed by a National Institutes of Health panel to have greater scientific merit, according to confidential scores reviewed by Reuters.

That has raised hackles among some researchers who were passed over. They argue that FDA officials may have favored the outside experts who counsel the agency on tobacco-related regulatory matters, and that the process lacked transparency."
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reb4
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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 10:27:54 PM

Senators Call On Obama For More Transparency In The Intelligence Community




"Two senators who scolded the intelligence community for failing to provide a sufficient transparency report are taking their complaints to the White House.

Senators Al Franken and Dean Heller asked President Barack Obama “to support stronger transparency provisions” in a letter Tuesday. The bipartisan pair urged Obama to endorse their proposed additions to the USA FREEDOM Act that would require the intelligence community to disclose estimates of how many people had their information collected, and how many of those people were Americans."

[Edited by: reb4 at 7/11/2014 10:28:03 PM EST]
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maryanneusa
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 8:27:02 AM

transparency = "I'm not here for photo ops"

'but I like selfies' and "did you get me sinking the 8-ball to win in Denver?"

I'm intimate with the situation on the border

oh gosh, was that really on his teleprompter? I think that sounds like a Joe Biden comment with his double bbl shotgun.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Jul 10, 2014 7:18:36 AM

Btc1, sorry, I actually thought the Las post was from may (tired eyes).

Mweyant, I actually saw an article on this, and it was not from a mainline newssite so I used the link to the actual letter that was provided. I like you like to check out stories I read.... Funny thing is, I was actually going to start a new topic, remembered this topic as I ... Prayed before posting. Was lead to do search for this topic and liked the original topic so just posted to this. I prefer not posting new topics. Also allows people to see history of this topic.

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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 11:40:56 PM

That was an interesting letter from the Society of Professional Journalists, reb4. Their letter also received coverage from a site that bills itself as being progressive(this site is professional, in my opinion, and does not have some of the tabloid earmarks that some partisan websites manifest} -- FDL News Desk. Here is that coverage:

38 Journalism And Open Government Groups Call On Obama To Stop Excessive Information Control 7-9-14

On this significant topic for any administration in power, Roll Call published an opinion piece today(about a bipartisan effort):

Bring Me More Fiscal Transparency | Commentary

"Recently, Representative James B. Renacci, R-Ohio, introduced the Federal Financial Statement Transparency Act of 2014. This bill can help increase accountability and transparency in federal government financial reporting. The bill can also help bolster the independence of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, which determines accounting standards for the federal government.

I applaud bill sponsor Renacci, and lead co-sponsor Rep. John Carney, D-Del., for taking this crucial bipartisan first step towards increased federal fiscal accountability, transparency and independence. But it is just a first step."
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 11:26:24 PM

btc if you want to be a mod that bad - go apply for the job already.....
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btc1
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 10:41:25 PM

An almost four month old thread boost? I guess our absent mods will let you get away with it...
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reb4
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Message Posted: Jul 9, 2014 10:30:25 PM

Letter urges President Obama to be more transparent



THis is a letter from Society of Professional Journalists..

"President Barack Obama
The White House
Washington, D.C
July 8, 2014

Mr. President,

You recently expressed concern that frustration in the country is breeding cynicism about democratic government. You need look no further than your own administration for a major source of that frustration – politically driven suppression of news and information about federal agencies. We call on you to take a stand to stop the spin and let the sunshine in."

to read the rest of the letter and those that signed it, read the link....


[Edited by: reb4 at 7/9/2014 10:30:43 PM EST]
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jeskibuff
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 6:47:11 AM

Not quite what it claims to be!
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Mar 22, 2014 5:13:47 AM

DOJ: No Special Prosecutor in IRS Controversy

3-20-14

thus ensuring this non-transparent issue will continue (and fester)
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2014 8:45:03 PM

Mrs Obama, took her daughters, and her mother, and went to China on the tax payer dime. Now I am not so upset about that, as all wives of Presidents make foreign trips as good will ambassadors... I am upset at the fact that the "TRANSPARENT" President's wife will not speak to the American Press while there.

That is a down right disrespectful to the folks paying her bills.....especially since she and the President are so transparent.



[Edited by: mexicomaria at 3/21/2014 8:46:08 PM EST]
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2014 3:33:46 PM

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This post has been edited and approved by the NSA and the Justice Dept.
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reb4
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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2014 8:58:14 AM

Article from Yesterdays USA Today article

More Broken Promises...


SMH




SHHHH they are probably watching and listening...


[Edited by: reb4 at 3/21/2014 8:58:28 AM EST]
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Mar 20, 2014 10:04:40 PM

Facts...

3,658 ...the number of times the federal govt. cited national security withhold information in 2009.

8,496...The number of times the federal govt. cited national security to withhold information in 2013

704,394...The number of requests for information made by citizens , journalists, businesses, and others in 2013

678,391...Number of requests the federal govt. responded to in 2013.

244,675... Number of cases in 2013 where government censored materials it turned over or fully denied access to them. ***36% of all requests

196,034...Number of cases in 2013 where government sasid it couldn't find records, a person refused to pay for copies , or the govt. determined the request to be unreasonable or improper.

AP

"This wk is Sunshine week, a time to celebrate the importance of openness in govt and freedom of information."

You can read the whole article by Rem Rieder in the USA Today March 20.

Don't expect Sunshine from this administration.
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 9:40:53 AM

Nancy Pelosi's brother-in-law is given $737m of taxpayers' money to build giant solar power plant

Isn't that just transparent?
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Grizdad
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2014 6:18:52 AM

I have CSPAN ready.
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2014 12:49:12 PM

Colorado firestorm: Administration bars scribes from public meeting

1-24-14

"The Obama administration’s testy relationship with the press is nothing new for Washington, but it’s now extended to Colorado and has touched off a firestorm after Interior Department officials booted local reporters from a public meeting earlier this week.

Journalists with Colorado's Craig Daily Press and at least two other media outlets were barred from a Tuesday question-and-answer session with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, despite the fact that members of the public were allowed to attend.

“What happened would be in complete alignment with the administration’s policies. We were promised the most transparent administration ever and instead we’ve gotten the opposite,” said Moffat County, Colo., Commissioner John Kinkaid, who attended the meeting along with his two fellow commissioners, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and other officials."

and

Why so secret, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell?

1-23-14

editorial from the Denver Post

"Such actions are indefensible and have the side effect of raising suspicions about the feds' intent. Colorado law was simply ignored."
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greentre
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2013 8:55:18 PM

Here's a window (some transparency) on the 0bama/Democratic Plan:

Democrats could win a permanent majority in Congress “by passing a national health care bill, turning more people into wards of government that works to grow government; and by giving amnesty to all illegal’s, thereby creating, virtually overnight, a large new constituency of Democratic voters”.

From: “Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win.” by Robert Creamer

Robert Creamer is the husband of Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky. He formerly served as executive director of the Illinois Public Action Fund (where his wife was the program director), and subsequently as a leader of Citizen Action/Illinois. He was also a lobbyist for George Soros’s Open Society Institute. Today Creamer heads the Strategic Consulting Group, a political consultancy whose list of clients includes ACORN, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the AFL-CIO, the United Steelworkers Union of America, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and dozens of other leftist or Democratic Party state organizations.

Who is Creamer?
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2013 8:53:20 PM

Well, so much for HIPPA....HIPPA must only be important until Obamacare came into existence. Scary that the govt is maintaining a watch on your record...when they can even make the Obamacare web site secure.

HIPAA requires that all patients be able access their own medical records, correct errors or omissions, and be informed how personal information is shared used. Other provisions involve notification of privacy procedures to the patient. HIPAA provisions that have led in many cases to extensive overhauling with regard to medical records and billing systems.

HIPAA Laws and Regulations are divided into five Rules:

Privacy Rule
Security Rule
Transactions Rule
Identifiers Rule
Enforcement Rule
HITECH Act

HIPAA Security Rule and Compliance
The HIPAA Security Rule addresses the privacy protection of electronic protected health information (PHI). Similar to the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule also deals with identifiable health information as defined by 18 HIPAA identifiers. The Security Rule defines standards, procedures and methods for protecting electronic PHI with attention to how PHI is stored, accessed, transmitted, and audited.

The HIPPA Security Rule addresses three aspects of security:

Administrative Safeguards - Assignment of a HIPPA security compliance team.

Physical Safeguards - Protection of electronic systems, equipment and data.

Technical Safeguards - Authentication & encryption used to control data access.

Covered entities need to perform a Risk Analysis and utilize Risk Management methodologies so vulnerabilities and possible risks can be reduced. Organizations should assign a security analyst or officer who is responsible or maintaining and enforcing the HIPAA standards within the organization.

Hardware, Software and Transmission Security
Organizations should have a hardware firewall in place. Transmission of personal information should be encrypted and comply with HIPAA rulings. Operating Systems should be hardened and up to date. Policies should cover the updating of hardware, firmware, operating systems and applications.
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johnnyg1200
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2013 6:56:17 PM

One thing that will be transparent under Obama is you healthcare information.
Part of the source code in Obamacare is a statement that by signing up you have no reasonable expectation to privacy.

I think what he meant when he was talking about open and transparent was the public’s information not the governments.

Barton: OCare Website Hidden Source Code Says Users "Have No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy"
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Grizdad
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2013 5:38:08 PM

His followers will never admit he is wrong. They will go down in history like those in Waco and Jonestown.
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Dec 4, 2013 10:12:06 PM

A Few Honest Words

If you're going to lead my country,
If you're gonna say it's free
I'm gonna need
a little honesty

Just a few honest words
It shouldn't be that hard
Just a few honest words
Is all I need

I don't need no handshake
No firm look in the eye
Don't tell me what you think I,
I ought to hear

I don't need no high life
No fancy premiers
Just tell me what you really think
Without fear

Just a few honest words
It shouldn't be that hard
Just a few honest words
Is all I need

Love is a bitter food
You've learned to eat
You still don't know, oh,
Where it grows

And our love of freedom
Holds a veil over our eyes
Rights that are given
Can be taken away

Just a few honest words
It shouldn't be that hard
Just a few honest words
Is all I need

We don't choose our leaders
The choose themselves
Tell me again
About democracy
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PatAZ
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2013 1:15:18 PM

It's more like the emperor has no clothes and it isn't a pretty sight.
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2013 4:50:12 PM

Photographers protest White House restrictions.

Interesting article.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2013 10:09:49 AM

trans·par·en·cy/træns'p??r?nsi, -'pær-/ Show Spelled [trans-pair-uhn-see, -par-]

noun, plural trans·par·en·cies.

1. Also, trans·par·ence. the quality or state of being transparent.
a. not the current POTUS administration.
2. something transparent, especially a picture, design, or the like on glass or some translucent substance, made visible by light shining through from behind.
3. Photography .
a. the proportion of the light that is passed through the emulsion on an area of a photographic image.
b. a photographic print on a clear base for viewing by transmitted light.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2013 6:00:40 AM

Healthcare on CSPAN?

Bills online 5 days prior to voting on them?

Joe Sestak?

Last press conference was July 2009

Elena Kagan being interviewed ONLY by White House employee

3-16-11: The White House announced Wednesday it has postponed a ceremony for President Obama to accept transparency award from a government watchdog group.

As soon as Obama stepped foot into the Oval Office, he issued an executive order to seal his records. Even the Huffington Post, Obama’s recommended blog, pointed out this violation of transparency. Then we have to remember Obama’s promise to hold his health care debate on C-SPAN that never happened. Recently, the Obama regime refused to release information about their meetings with special interest groups during the health care debate. Transparency?

Recently, Obama’s HUD Dept. asked rental policy groups to sign confidentiality agreements so they couldn’t speak about these meetings. This transparency has exposed Obama’s lie about not working with lobbyist and how lobbyist wouldn’t have any influence inside his administration…which is full of ex-lobbyists. Transparency?

Even the White House Press Corp complained about being shut out from covering meetings. Then there is the issue of Obama blocking the investigation of Gerald Walpin, the Inspector General who was fired for investigating Obama’s buddy, Kevin Johnson. Transparency?

How about the Supreme Court cracking down on Obama’s Freedom of Information Act exemptions? Many don’t know this fact, but Obama has used more FOIA exemptions in 2 years than Bush did in 8. Transparency?

How about the stealth stealth Saudi arms deal that the Obama regime orchestrated? Even Democrats Anthony Weiner (D-NY) pointed out this sneaky deal. Transparency?

How about the Congressional Oversight Panel stating that Obama’s Treasury Department escaped transparency by using outside contractors to execute the Wall Street bailouts? Transparency?

Jun. 26, 2012
In April 2010, when President Barack Obama's then-White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced that "this is the most transparent administration in the history of our country," Politico reported that "laughter broke out in the briefing room." For those with a mordant sense of humor, writes Gene Healy the Obama administration's record on transparency is comedy gold. The latest joke? Obama's use of executive privilege to block the investigation of Fast and Furious.

The host committee for the convention, known as Charlotte in 2012, had published on its Web site its policy that donors would be disclosed online “on an ongoing basis.” And the contract that city officials signed with Democratic Party officials specified that “all contributions, monetary or in-kind, shall be disclosed publicly .?.?. within an agreed upon regular timeframe on the host committee’s website.”The committee removed that language from its Web site last week after an inquiry from The Washington Post.

In a move that goes against the laughable DNC Transparency claim, Obama and the Democrat Culture of Corruption will be keeping the list of convention donors secret and hidden from the public.

Democratic Party officials say they will not release the names of donors to next month’s political convention before the event, despite an earlier pledge that they would regularly disclose the contributors.

In its marketing materials, the party promises that the “people’s convention,” set to begin Sept. 3 in Charlotte, will be the “most open and accessible ever.” But the names of donors, some of whom are giving up to $100,000, will remain secret until federal disclosure documents are filed Oct. 15, six weeks after the festivities have ended, when public attention will have shifted to Election Day.

Democrats have made transparency a central theme of the campaign, pushing for legislation requiring groups to disclose donors. In a recent e-mail to supporters, President Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, asked for signatures on a petition calling for conservative interest groups to reveal the names of contributors.

“They have a vested interest in being able to spend millions anonymously to influence our elections,” Messina wrote.

The Obama campaign and its supporters also have called on Republican challenger Mitt Romney to release more tax returns, suggesting that he may be hiding information about his personal finances.

Four years ago, both parties voluntarily listed convention donors online and made regular updates to the information.

Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the nonpartisan Center for Responsible Politics, said the decision not to disclose donors until October “just seems to run counter to the message that this is the people’s convention. You’d think transparency would be something celebrated, not reduced.”

Democrats have had trouble raising money for the gathering largely because of a decision to ban corporate money. Corporations traditionally have provided much of the financing for both party conventions. But in a sign of their tight budget, Democratic organizers shortened the official convention schedule from four days to three.

The host committee for the convention, known as Charlotte in 2012, had published on its Web site its policy that donors would be disclosed online “on an ongoing basis.” And the contract that city officials signed with Democratic Party officials specified that “all contributions, monetary or in-kind, shall be disclosed publicly .?.?. within an agreed upon regular timeframe on the host committee’s website.”just in case you don't believe these words, here is bho's atty gen giving an example of "transparency". WARNING - don't have liquids in your mouth when viewing.
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Tru2psu2
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2013 5:27:48 AM

What is that????
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2013 4:18:06 PM

Obama Administration's definition of transparency is pretty much stated by Hillary Clinton.

Wait and deny then say, "What difference does it make now?"

I suspect they will finally find out what difference it makes with ObamaCare...
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2013 8:40:18 AM

<<< "that's the definition of a stool sample". >>>

Sadly that's what we ended up with.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Nov 9, 2013 8:20:00 AM

As the most transparent Administration in history continues its torrid pace of uncovering things, we all need to be aware of what has been going on since June:

Obama’s Secret Iran Détente
"The Obama administration began softening sanctions on Iran after the election of Iran’s new president in June, months before the current round of nuclear talks in Geneva or the historic phone call between the two leaders in September."

Isn't that sweet? I guess 0bama can read people and just knew that Iran would "elect" a "moderate" leader and that we should ease up on the economic sanctions against them, as a gesture of good will.

As the story develops:
Kerry meets Iran foreign minister to close gaps in nuclear talks

And how does our ally Israel take this development?
Israeil PM Netanyahu explains.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 3:38:08 PM

Remember when Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it”.

A physician called into a radio show and said: "that's the definition of a stool sample".
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AFSNCO
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 2:59:21 PM

They have lied so often that they are forgetting what lies they are telling. The problem is that liberals are swallowing those lies...and accepting their excuses for the lies.
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mexicomaria
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2013 2:17:59 PM

“That means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health-care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health-care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

– President Obama, speech to the American Medical Association, June 15, 2009 (as the health-care law was being written.)

“And if you like your insurance plan, you will keep it. No one will be able to take that away from you. It hasn’t happened yet. It won’t happen in the future.”

– Obama, remarks in Portland, April 1, 2010, after the health-care law was signed into law.

“FACT: Nothing in #Obamacare forces people out of their health plans. No change is required unless insurance companies change existing plans.”

– tweet by Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, Oct. 28, 2013, after NBC News airs a report that the Obama administration knew “millions” could not keep their health insurance.

Many readers have asked us to step back into time and review these statements by the president now that it appears that as many as 2 million people may need to get a new insurance plan as the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, goes into effect in 2014. As we were considering those requests, one of the president’s most senior advisers then tweeted a statement on the same issue that cried out for fact checking.
The Facts

The president’s pledge that “if you like your insurance, you will keep it” is one of the most memorable of his presidency. It was also an extraordinarily bold — and possibly foolish — pledge, unless he thought he simply could dictate exactly how the insurance industry must work.

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This is more of the completely transparent Obamacare promises. You can keep your former plan unless you can't keep it.
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The Hill Democrats calling for transparency...

"House Democrats voiced growing frustration and anger with the broken Obamacare enrollment site on Wednesday as administration officials tried to reassure them that HealthCare.gov will be repaired.

Democrats, who labored to get the Affordable Care Act through Congress in the first year of the Obama presidency, said they wanted the administration to share details of what’s wrong and when it will be fixed."
Pelosi: Glitches 'unacceptable'


Gibbs: 'Excruciatingly embarrassing'

“It’s screwed up,” Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) said, summing up the whole situation.

Hmm, and those are from supporters...
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White House’s Friends And Foes Call For Obamacare ‘Transparency’



What a scarey thought for the Whitehouse, this Haloween season...


[Edited by: reb4 at 10/23/2013 9:56:54 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 11:09:50 AM

This is interesting....Sebelius Fails in Her Own State, No One From Kansas Signs Up for Obamacare. Ooooppppss!

Congressman Huelskamp released this statement regarding the findings:

“These results are stunning. You would think with three years to prepare, President Obama and Kathleen Sebelius could deliver an operational website – at least in the home state of the former Kansas Governor. ObamaCare was and is not ready for prime time. 356,000 uninsured Kansans – and not one single report to my office of a Kansan successfully signing up for ObamaCare."


[Edited by: mexicomaria at 10/20/2013 11:11:19 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2013 10:25:19 AM

"rockier than he had hoped"?

It's a complete and utter failure... Most people that are signing up are doing so to replace more expensive plans...

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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2013 7:28:17 PM

One more case of "transparency" touted by the current president

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will be a no show at the hearing on Obamacare.
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2013 10:03:49 AM

May be a link to the same study but wow...simply amazing the way this administration has castrated the press.

No wonder everyone in the press "seems" to support Obama.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 11:19:59 AM

Obama Administration Has Gone To Unprecedented Lengths To Thwart Journalists, Report Finds

"What I see here is that Obama campaigned against excessive secrecy, promised to have the most transparent government in American history, signed presidential directives in his first day of office with a lot of fanfare, continues to say in speeches and interviews and press conferences that transparency is a high priority for him, and it hasn’t happened,” Downie said. “It doesn’t matter if he’s a Republican or Democrat. It matters what he has promised and has not delivered.”

Nothing to hide then why tint the windows?
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2013 9:32:59 AM

The Government Shutdown Is Terrible for Transparency



Of course, we are now seeing what little these babies can do... they are nothing but sound bites...


[Edited by: reb4 at 10/10/2013 9:33:28 AM EST]
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