Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Transparency is the biggest lie

Thomas Sowell makes excellent pointa in this piece title "Listening to a Liar." Obama will give a speech to Congress and the nation this week that has nothing to do with what he is actually doing with our government.

Why is it that Obama was determined to push through Healthcare reform in just a few weeks in August when none of the changes would be implemented until 2013? And how interesting is it that 2013 is the year it begins. That way Pres. Obama can run for re-election with no outcome from health care reform present.

As Sowell says:

why postpone the date when the legislation goes into effect for years-- more specifically, until the year after the next Presidential election?

If this is such an urgently needed program, why wait for years to put it into effect? And if the public is going to benefit from this, why not let them experience those benefits before the next Presidential election?

Why indeed. It was so URGENT to pass this before people really knew what it involved, and yet it isn't even implemented until 2013!

Well, this is the answer to that:

Moreover, he wanted to get re-elected in 2012 before the public experienced what its actual consequences would be.

This is how this administration works. It's all about cover.

There are lots of people in the Obama administration who want to do things that have not been done before-- and to do them before the public realizes what is happening.

The proliferation of White House "czars" in charge of everything from financial issues to media issues is more of the same circumvention of the public and of the Constitution. Czars don't have to be confirmed by the Senate, the way Cabinet members must be, even though czars may wield more power, so you may never know what these people are like, until it is too late.

Van Jones is a perfect example of this. He is also a perfect example of how we cannot depend on msm investigative journalism. You can think what you wish of Glenn Beck, but he is the only one actually exposing these guys for who they are.

Thank God someone is. Thank God for the new media.