>Yes he did, at least formally. All of the departments of government are supposed to be open to the public anyway, but the second day on the job Obama vowed to be closed in his dealings with Congress and not to supply the truth to the American voter. His government has proven to be anything but transparent as pertaining to his personal actions and those of the past Democrat Congress.
|Flanked by Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, right, and Nancy Pelosi,
speaker of the House, right, Obama signs executive order one into law
with a host of approving cabinet members behind him
Here’s the article. Read it and weap, because he never intended to do things out in the open. All of his important bills, including health care, were done in the dark of night and without Republican input. His way of governance is to dump it on the people without any pre-printing and dissemination of what’s in the bill until after it is passed. Speaker Pelosi framed Obama’s policy best when she said: “We must first pass the bill before we [and you the taxpayer] can find out what’s in it. There was no debate. There was no openness, and transparency had been totally forgotten..
Comments by Glenn Beck Chronicles Publisher and editor Don White
Participation. Government should actively solicit expertise from outside Washington so that it makes policies with the benefit of the best information.
Collaboration. Government officials should work together with one another and with citizens as part of doing their job of solving national problems.
The Open Government Directive and the Progress Report to the American People lay out how the Obama Administration is breaking down long-standing barriers between the Federal government and the people it serves. The Directive instructs agencies to take immediate, specific steps to open their doors and data to the American people.
At the U.S. Small Business Administration, we are working hard to become more transparent, participatory and collaborative by providing data that has not been previously available in an open format and a mechanism for the public to submit feedback. Within 120 days of December 8, 2009, SBA will develop and publish an Open Government Plan that will describe how it will improve transparency and integrate public participation and collaboration into its activities.
- Strategic and Other Plans
By expanding access to capital, counseling, federal contracts, disaster assistance, and entrepreneurial education, SBA is giving small business owners they tools they need to strengthen our economy, drive American innovation, and increase our …
- Performance, Budget & Planning
To provide transparency, SBA makes available documents critical to effective operation, including the administration’s strategic plan, budget requests, performance plans and recommendations for improvement, and financial reports. This …
- Information Quality
Information Quality Correspondence At this time, SBA has received no information quality correction requests; however, SBA will update this page if it receives any requests. SBA Linking Policy As a public service, SBA may provide links to …
- SBA Open Government Plan
2010 – 2012 Version 1.0 April 2010 Executive Summary The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) acts as a guarantor of small business loans and provides management and technical assistance and contracting opportunities to small …
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