Wednesday, February 11, 2009

More Broken Promises

The Promise: "As president, Barack Obama will restore the American people's trust in their government by making government more open and transparent. Obama will work to reform congressional rules to require all legislative sessions, including committee mark-ups and conference committees, to be conducted in public. By making these practices public, the American people will be able to hold their leaders accountable for wasteful spending and lawmakers won't be able to slip favors for lobbyists into bills at the last minute." [source]

The Reality: Democrats from Senate and House are finalizing the non-stimulus bill behind closed doors, without pesky interference from Republicans (or the American people). Par for the course . . .

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