Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Transparent Aluminum

Written : Dec. 22, 2009

The following was available from the Obama Administration's web site on Dec. 22, 2009: ( Obama on Transparency ) :

"My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government."

I urge you to read the aforementioned and stunning web page. Which system of transparency is our president talking about? This administration has gone from saying it would be the most transparent in history to being the most secretive ever. From the drafting of the health care monstrosity bill in private (what collaboration?) to the arm-twisting which went on behind closed-doors in Democrats-only meetings, we've been shown a level of back-room dealing not seen since the early 20th century. What public participation? This administration and our Congress, which consists mostly of Democrats, has repeatedly belittled the Tea Party Movement - and its members - all of whom belong to "the public". What happened to your C-SPAN promise to televise the entire health care debate, Mr. President?

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) should be ashamed of themselves. To obtain their support of the healthcare debacle, Sen. Landrieu was given $300 million of our tax dollars for her state and Sen Nelson copped a permanent exemption from Medicaid payments required by this bill for his state. Astounding! You and I will pay dearly for each bribe.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (and then other Democrats) complained of a "culture of corruption" over and over again (mostly over nothing) when President Bush was in office. Now is the appropriate time to call out our representatives on partisanship and deal-making. They act with impunity as the country suffers. They don't seem to care, they just make deals in smoke-free back rooms, where Republicans are not welcome to tread. Is it fair? No! But we'll remember what harm they've done to America.

Pssst, we can vote them out in eleven months!


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