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Letter: No transparency

May 29, 2013

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To the editor:

When President Obama was elected, he promised the most transparent administration ever elected. His proponents pointed to how intelligent he is. He will be the president that will usher in a “new era” in American politics by being a uniter. Well, let’s take a look at how he’s done.

Five years later, the weak economy is still “W’s” fault. High unemployment and gasoline prices are the new normals. Automatic weapons are allowed to “walk” into Mexico and when congressional investigators trace the problem to the Department of Justice leadership, executive privilege is invoked.

Four dead Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Two weeks and five Sunday talk shows later, we’re supposed to believe a video caused their deaths. We have pictures of him and Secretary Clinton in the situation room when “he” got Bin Laden. Ambassador Stevens’ life was apparently not worth stopping his re-election campaign for a few hours. Instead he got updates.

The DOJ names a journalist as a “co-conspirator” in an espionage investigation and seizes his phone records, his parents’ phone records, and the phone records of three other sites that belong to his employer.

The IRS openly admits that it politically profiled organizations seeking tax-exempt status. We come to find out that the president’s counsel and chief of staff knew of the agency’s inspector general’s “audit” and, allegedly, never told the president.

Every question asked of this administration is answered with obfuscation or ignorance. This is the largest scale of stupidity or dishonesty ever displayed by an administration.

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Richard Heckler 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Millions upon millions upon millions of hard working Americans became part of the Leisure Society forced on them by way of GOP playing a gigantic role in what appears to be an ongoing theft and fraud ring. Thus leisure time with no money because they are jobless.

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Zanti_Misfit 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I beg to differ. This is a transparent administration. Very transparent. This is it. It's crystal clear. You are looking at the most transparent administration this country has ever seen.

And yes, this administration has ushered in a "new era". The country is getting exactly what it voted for. Transparency and all.

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skull 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Dead horse beaten... I'd suggest you stop listening to your main stream media.

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wildflower26 10 months, 3 weeks ago

"This is the largest scale of stupidity or dishonesty ever displayed by an administration"

The war in Iraq involved a heck of a lot more stupidity and dishonesty than any of the largely manufactured scandals Mr. Burkhart mentioned. It has also been far more costly, both in terms of lives and dollars.

And yes, that falls squarely at the feet of the Bush administration. Four dead in Benghazi vs. over 4,400 dead Americans and over 100,000 dead civilians. And that isn't even counting the numerous deaths that occurred at US consulates and embassies around the world when Bush was president, or the loss of life in Afghanistan that resulted from diverting military resources to Iraq.

If Mr. Burkhart finds that excusable, he might be well served to set politics aside for awhile and reassess his values as a human being.

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Richard Heckler 10 months, 3 weeks ago

--- RECKLESS GOP Tax cuts = THE GOP ENTITLEMENT programs for the wealthy which do nothing to make an economy strong or produce jobs. Tax cuts are a tax increase to others in order to make up the loss in revenue = duped again. Bush Tax Cuts aka

Let's talk about this GOP ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy which is at the expense of the middle class = duped one more time. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2001/0301miller.html

--- In the end big debt and super duper bailouts HAVE BEEN the results which does not seem to bother Republicans, as long as they are in power.

In fact, by the time the second Bush left office, the national debt had grown to $12.1 trillion:

This GOP ENTITLEMENT - Over half of that amount had been created by Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy.

This GOP ENTITLEMENT - Another 30% of the national debt had been created by the tax cuts for the wealthy under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

This GOP ENTITLEMENT - Fully 81% of the national debt was created by just these three Republican Presidents. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2010/0111orr.html

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Richard Heckler 10 months, 3 weeks ago

This criminal like behaviors are like an epidemic.

--- This GOP ENTITLEMENT Bailing out the Bush/Cheney Home Loan Wall Street Bank Fraud cost consumers $ trillions, millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance. Exactly like the Reagan/Bush home loan scam. Déjà vu can we say. Yep seems to be a pattern. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

--- This GOP ENTITLEMENT - Bush/Cheney implied many financial institutions were at risk instead of only 3? One of the biggest lies perpetrated to American citizens. Where did this money go? Why were some banks forced to take bail out money? http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10/good_billions_after_bad_one_year

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Richard Heckler 10 months, 3 weeks ago

It is the fault of BUSHCO for putting the icing on the cake in big lumps. Selling bad home loan bundles world wide was not smart and likely illegal if only the prosecution would step up the plate and bring forth an investigation that excluded congress BUT included the FBI and a grand jury. It's about GOP and their criminal behavior that gets swept under the rug.

--- This GOP ENTITLEMENT - TABOR is Coming by Grover Norquist = Grab Your Wallets! http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2005/0705rebne.html

--- This GOP ENTITLEMENT - Bailing out The Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan Heist aka home loan scandal sent the economy out the window costing taxpayers many many billions of tax $$$$ and millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance. http://rationalrevolution0.tripod.com/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

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In_God_we_trust 10 months, 3 weeks ago

It's really about extreme corruption, it goes far beyond "transparency".

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ChuckFInster 10 months, 3 weeks ago

"This is the largest scale of stupidity or dishonesty ever displayed by an administration." I would say O's administration is painfully transparent unfortunately that is the small picture, big picture the R's need to figure out how to win over the takers.

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jayhawklawrence 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I agree with what Bob Dole said this week.

The Republican Party needs to hang a sign that says, "Closed for Repairs."

The writer of this letter might gain from taking some college courses. We have a lot of schools in the area.

He might also like to know that many of the popular conservative talk show hosts never graduated from college including Limbaugh who barely lasted one semester. The smaller the brain the bigger the mouth.

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Brock Masters 10 months, 3 weeks ago

I have a problem with Obama's lack of transparency but I also have a problem with Brownback's and Schmidt's lack of it too.

No one gets a pas from me just because of party.

Demand transparency from all elected officials.

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weiser 10 months, 3 weeks ago

But...he's "cool" and hands out free stuff....

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uncleandyt 10 months, 3 weeks ago

This Obama guy is governing like a Republican. Where is that Socialism that the smart people have been promising? I need the wars to stop. I want the hungry fed, three times a day, every day, forever. I need pollution to taper way the heck down. I need money out of politics. I need Rush Limbaugh fans to understand that They are the "low-information voters". Will Hannity ever get to the bottom of Fast and Furious? So Susan Rice got the talking points wrong on Sunday times five, after the attack. There is another lady named Rice who frequented the Sunday shows. Is it too soon to consider our war crimes a scandal?

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