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Tag: transparency
  • Goldman Sachs Promises Transparency?

    I think the title alone says it all. Yeah, right… An Associated Press article discusses how Goldman Sachs is “beginning” to “disclose” “more” “information” concerning how they make money in order to ensure that their business “practices” put their “clients first”.   A couple years too late, maybe? Thanks guys… This certainly is a convo …

  • Video: Obama’s Transparency Promises

    In my latest video Op Ed, I narrate a recent opinion editorial I wrote for The California Independent Voter Network about President Obama’s mixed results on his transparency promises. You can view it below and are encouraged to share it and re-post it to your own blogs and Facebook profiles:

  • The Fed’s Increased Efforts to Hide Bailout Records

    On Friday, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke gave a speech claiming that the economy is finally headed on the right track. He stated at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s annual economic symposium that “despite this recent slowing, however, it is reasonable to expect some pickup in growth in 2011 and in subsequent years.” …

  • Ron Paul Introduces SEC Transparency Act

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) whose purpose is to regulate the stock market and prevent corporate abuses has become no stranger to controversy. Recently, a Politico article revealed that top officials at the SEC spent a significant part of their day watching pornography on the taxpayer’s dime. Yet, the SEC pornography scandal resulted in …

  • So much for transparency…

    Unfortunately, rumors that the Veep would have an actually transparent meeting were unfounded: Unsubstantiated rumors that Vice President Joe Biden had suddenly gone a little loopy and ordered some of his official meetings opened to at least cursory public or media attention were just that — unsubstantiated rumors. After a recent public sighting, fears had …

  • Pelosi: “There has never been a more open process”

    C-Span asks Democrats to televise hearings: C-SPAN is asking Democrats to open healthcare negotiations to television cameras. Democratic leaders have reportedly decided to skip formal conference and instead talk behind closed doors to reconcile the differences between the House and Senate bills. Which is why… Top House Democrats deflected the request, saying the process has …

  • Obama Holds Closed Door Meeting on Government Openness

    In a story of irony, President Barack Obama held a closed door meeting to the public on the transparency of government. From the AP: It’s hardly the image of transparency the Obama administration wants to project: A workshop on government openness is closed to the public. The event Monday for federal employees is a fitting …

  • Senators attempt to water down “Audit the Fed” with new bill

    We all expected this day to come. Senators Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Bob Corker of Tennessee introduced their bill yesterday called ” The Federal Reserve Accountability Act.”  Has a nice sound to it right? The bill is an attempt to get Congress to settle on a less powerful, more watered down version of “Audit …

  • What’s in the Senate Bill?

    We’ve written about H.R. 3200, the House version of Obamacare, a few times now. But that’s the House bill — what about the Senate bill? What new horror stories lie in that bill? I wish I could enlighten you, but I can’t — the Senate HELP committee won’t even let us read it. On July …

  • Most transparent administration ever!!!

    The Cash for Clunkers program has been hailed as too much of a success, but the Obama administration has refused to release all the details. Most of the cars being sold through this program are Hondas, Toyotas, and Hyundais.  Government Motors isn’t getting the money it had hoped for, which is probably frustrating for the …