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.

 

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March 21, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Politics.

4 Comments

  1. Roseanna Andres replied:

    …and yet the news media that was set apart from much of the world by a proud tradition of ” Freedom of the Press” is not free to bring the truth to the American people and nor do they care to. Integrity no longer counts. The incarnation of Lyndon Nixon Obama now rules as Emperor of the USA and the darling of a biased , lazy , corrupt press.

  2. Mark replied:

    Funny how Senator Obama told President Bush he didn’t have congressional authorization to attack Iran, but President Obama went ahead with military action in Libya without congressional authorization. 😉

    Watch “Obama to Bush: You do not have congressional authorization attack Iran” on YouTube

    Text of S.J.Res.23 as Introduced in Senate: A joint resolution clarifying that the use of force against Iran is… Open Congress~Senator Obama

    http://www.opencongress.org/bill/110-sj23/text?version=is&nid=t0:is:6

    S.J.Res.23 – A joint resolution clarifying that the use of force against Iran is not authorized by the Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq, any resolution previously adopted, or any other provision of law.

    SJ 23 IS
    110th CONGRESS
    1st Session
    S. J. RES. 23

    Clarifying that the use of force against Iran is not authorized by the Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq, any resolution previously adopted, or any other provision of law.

    IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
    NOVEMBER 1, 2007
    Mr. REID (for Mr. OBAMA) introduced the following joint resolution; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

    JOINT RESOLUTION
    Clarifying that the use of force against Iran is not authorized by the Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq, any resolution previously adopted, or any other provision of law.

    Whereas the Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq (Public Law 107-243) authorized the President `to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to be necessary and appropriate in order to–

    (1) defend the national security of the United States against the continuing threat posed by Iraq; and

    (2) enforce all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions regarding Iraq’;Whereas, on September 26, 2007, the Senate agreed to a provision, Senate Amendment 3017 to Senate Amendment 2011 to H.R. 1585, stating the sense of the Senate that `the manner in which the United States transitions and structures its military presence in Iraq will have critical long-term consequences for the future of the Persian Gulf and the Middle East, in particular with regard to the capability of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to pose a threat to the security of the region’;

    Whereas, on September 26, 2007, the Senate also stated the sense of the Senate `that it is a critical national interest of the United States to prevent the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran from turning Shi’a militia extremists in Iraq into a Hezbollah-like force that could serve its interests inside Iraq’;

    Whereas, on October 25, 2007, the Department of State designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) as proliferators of weapons of mass destruction under Executive Order 13382 in relation to concerns about their role in proliferation activities;

  3. Michael D Von Wert replied:

    Kudos, certainly a lot of work went into these lists.

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