What Transparency? Obama Admin Spent $36M to BLOCK Information Requests...
Even when he's vacated the premises, Barack Obama and his squad of leftist goons continue screwing you from far off lands of... well, Washington D.C. where he lives with Valerie Jarrett. But we've already talked about that. For eight years, we were forced to tolerate Obie and his incessant lying and trickery. While listening to his repeated "ums" and "uhs" yet talking heads proclaimed his brilliance at every opportunity. Sorry, I'm digressing again. Ahem. From lies about unemployment, to lies about healthcare costs Barry-O has earned a place in the record books as the World's Biggest Liar Who Would Be King. Replaced by a tycoon with the skin complexion of a carrot. One of his biggest lies, though? Promising the most "transparency" of any president.
Like basic fashion, he missed the mark by a long shot on that one...
The Obama administration in its final year in office spent a record $36.2 million on legal costs defending its refusal to turn over federal records under the Freedom of Information Act, according to an Associated Press analysis of new U.S. data that also showed poor performance in other categories measuring transparency in government.
For a second consecutive year, the Obama administration set a record for times federal employees told citizens, journalists and others that despite searching they couldn't find a single page of files that were requested.
I'm sure it was all the fault of a videographer, though. That's worked once before. Or Bush. It was Bush's fault. Don't be an Islamophobic jackass about it.
And it set records for outright denial of access to files, refusing to quickly consider requests described as especially newsworthy, and forcing people to pay for records who had asked the government to waive search and copy fees.
But Obama loves the poor. We won't call the search and copy fees "fees" though, we'll call it a "tax." So we can get around that irksome "It's not constitutional" little road bump, which might be one of Hillary Clinton's alleged victims. ALLEGED.
The government acknowledged when challenged that it had been wrong to initially refuse to turn over all or parts of records in more than one-third of such cases, the highest rate in at least six years.
Imma re-phrase that first part for you: The administration fessed up when made aware their pants were aflame, setting off all alarms and drenching the finest couture dresses worn by the prettiest man-ladies. See also: BUSTED.
For all his talk about transparency, B-rock had no problem shelling out the big bucks to keep his goings-on a secret. While also making those seekers of information shell out some cash-o-la of their own to get at those secrets. That's about as transparent as Elton John is straight.
Barry, an Honest Abe sir, ye are not. With the constant lies and secrecy coming from Obama and his leftist cronies, it's really no surprise why the Trump won the White House, knocking the Queen from her broomstick.