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Federal Government Gets Failing Grade for Transparency

Mar. 31, 2015

Jokes about Barack Obama’s “Most Transparent Administration in History™” are old and tired because the Obama administration keeps preventing access to institutions and documents. The hypocrisy is astounding. And the Leftmedia has once again called their presidential darling to the mat. Paul Farhi writes at the Washington Post, “In fact, most federal agencies get subpar grades on one measure of openness: their responsiveness to FOIA requests, which enable reporters and ordinary citizens to collect government records. Eight of the 15 agencies that get the most FOIA requests received a D grade for their compliance, according to a review this month by the nonprofit Center for Effective Government. Two agencies – Health and Human Services and the State Department – received failing grades.” An informed people is a free people. But big government will do anything to keep its subjects in the dark. More…

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