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Obama Administration Transparency Getting Worse 152

Posted by samzenpus
from the nothing-to-see-here dept.
schwit1 writes "The government's own figures from 99 federal agencies covering six years show that halfway through its second term, the administration has made few meaningful improvements in the way it releases records. In category after category — except for reducing numbers of old requests and a slight increase in how often it waived copying fees — the government's efforts to be more open about its activities last year were their worst since President Barack Obama took office."
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Obama Administration Transparency Getting Worse

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  • by NoImNotNineVolt (832851) on Monday March 17, 2014 @03:41PM (#46509511) Homepage
    While we're on this "fuck the republicrats" sidebar, I'd like to take this opportunity to spam you about WOLF-PAC [wolf-pac.com].

    I found out about them here on slashdot, and I've been supporting their efforts ever since.

    The idea is to do an end-run around the federal legislature and get a supermajority of state legislators to agree to campaign finance reform. Undo Citizens United and a whole slew of other "money in politics" problems by threatening to get another amendment tacked onto our federal constitution.

    In the past, even the threat of such a possibility has caused the federal legislature to act. It's actually not as loony of an idea as it initially sounds. I highly recommend you look into WOLF-PAC, if you haven't already. And yes, they should've picked a less-silly name.

    This country needs more critical thinkers involved in the political process. That's a problem because usually critical thinkers know better than to get involved in this shit. However, that may be a luxury that we can't much longer afford.

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