Obama Millions To Fund ‘Transparency’ Projects
Obama certainly has made a mess of everything.
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Some 24 hours after his inauguration in 2009, Barack Obama told federal agencies “openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in government.”
But as the Washington Post discovered during Obama’s first term, “the reality has not matched the president’s rhetoric,” and the Associated Press reported just a few months ago that the Obama administration “more often than ever censored government files or outright denied access to them last year.”
“The administration has made few meaningful improvements in the way it releases records despite its promises from Day 1 to become the most transparent administration in history,” wrote reporters Ted Bridis and Jack Gillum.
But changes to government transparency are in the works with a plan to spend up to $600 million of U.S. taxpayers’ money to launch programs to “foster greater accountability of institutions and leaders to citizens.”
However, Obama’s plan won’t benefit the U.S. taxpayers, who will be on the hook for the changes.
His plan is to help make foreign governments more accountabile to their citizens.
The Democratic, Responsive, and Accountable GOverNance, or DRAGON, project is to develop strategies to encourage citizens “to participate actively in governance,” according to a “concept paper” that WND discovered during routine database research.