Obama’s Open Government: Release Abu Ghraib Photos; No Visibility to Tarp Funds

Obama’s Open Government: Release Abu Ghraib Photos but No Visibility to Tarp Funds

obamaI would laugh, but it’s not funny. President Obama is still waffling on releasing Abu Ghraib photos five years after the fact, and closing Gitmo, but at the same time the American public has pretty much zero visibility to where Tarp money is going, where auto bailout money went, or analysis of how the coming climate legislation is expected to affect them economically.

While Al Qaeda in Iraq is trying their own “Re-surge” with a spate of suicide bombing aimed at reopening sectarian conflict our President proposed releasing five year old photos that are certain to enrage now calm militias in Baghdad.

How is it open to propose then revoke on Gitmo, Abu Ghraib, and Tarp? The American public is certainly more interested in how the government is spending Trillions in their tax dollars and managing the offshore loans against our future.

We have no clear policy directions on Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and Pakistan yet. How open is that?

We don’t know when taxes will be added, or what taxes will be added – how open is that? We don’t know whether the Bush tax-cuts will expire, how open is that? ( knowing the tax structure in advance is critical to planning most medium to large business’ in the US. Most of the bean-counters still don’t know what to plan for two to three years out and it’s crippling our ability to grow the economy back.)

This isn’t open government, it’s posture and charade.

2 Replies to “Obama’s Open Government: Release Abu Ghraib Photos; No Visibility to Tarp Funds”

  1. Yep, transparency is what the dumb asses voted for and they’re still
    looking for it. Everything is really sort of shady, sort of like Chicago
    politics in general…

  2. How funny yet tragic that during the campaign, Obama had all the answers
    to all the questions. All his promises have been reversed since the election
    with the exception of signing the order to close Gitmo. Nothing else has
    come to frutation. In all his speeches he sounds like he is still campaigning
    and still doesn’t give concrete answers to the problems that this nation
    is facing. He is finding out fast that campaigning is a lot different when
    the people who voted for him are looking closely at his decisions and
    scratching their heads and wondering why…

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