I just added items #1,023 through #1,027 to my list of Obama’s lies and lawbreaking
The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/
Here are the new entries:
1,023) The “most transparent administration in history” “set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them”
In March 2015, Associated Press reported:
The Obama administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.
1,024) Illegally ignored a Freedom of Information Act request from the ALCU regarding information about airport security
In March 2015, it was reported that the Obama administration had illegally ignored a Freedom of Information Act request from the ALCU regarding information about airport security.
1,025) One of Obama’s professors from Harvard Law School said Obama was “burning the Constitution”
In March 2015, Laurence Tribe, one of Obama’s professors from Harvard Law school, said:
“EPA possesses only the authority granted to it by Congress… Its gambit here raises serious questions under the separation of powers… because EPA is attempting to exercise lawmaking power that belongs to Congress and judicial power that belongs to the federal courts… Burning the Constitution should not become part of our national energy policy.”
1,026) The “most transparent administration in history” exempted itself from Freedom of Information regulations during the same week that was supposed to be a celebration of the Freedom of Information Act
In March 2015, U.S. News & World Report wrote:
The Obama administration announced Tuesday it will ditch regulations that subjected large portions of White House correspondence to public records requests, a decision derided by transparency advocates who wryly noted it was issued during a week celebrating open access to government.
The notice exempting the White House’s Office of Administration from the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act was contained in Tuesday’s Federal Register, reversing a three-decade-old policy during Sunshine Week, the annual celebration of the FOIA law.
Anne Weismann, interim executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), says the step “makes mockery of the administration’s commitment to transparency, especially given that it’s Sunshine Week.”
1,027) Falsely said his net neutrality plan would not allow any new taxes to be placed on the internet
Before implementing its net neutrality plan, the Obama administration said the plan did not allow for any new taxes to be placed on the internet. However, after the plan was implemented, the Obama administration said that such taxes were in fact made possible by the plan.