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Obama's code of secrecy
Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2009 | Editorial

Posted on 04/14/2009 8:35:51 PM PDT by JohnRLott

On April 15, tax day, most Americans feel a little violated as the government peeps into their most private affairs to see what's taxable. The Obama administration views such transparency as a one-way street.

Government secrecy has become the norm under this administration, particularly when it comes to the financial bailout. Exhibit A is a gag order preventing banks from divulging how they performed on the Treasury Department's financial "stress tests." These tests were instituted Feb. 25 to gauge the liquidity of the country's 19 biggest banks and determine whether they could survive another dramatic economic downturn. Federal officials told the bankers to keep mum about how stressed out the tests say their institutions are.

Thus far, the U.S. government has spent, lent or committed $12.8 trillion to the financial rescue. That tab works out to $42,667 per person, or $130,600 per tax filer. It is almost as much as an entire year's worth of gross domestic product, which last year was $14 trillion. The government refuses to inform the public - or even Congress - where all the money is going. . . . .

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; bailout; bho44; obama; obamasecrets; taxes; washingtontimes

1 posted on 04/14/2009 8:35:51 PM PDT by JohnRLott
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2 posted on 04/14/2009 8:43:50 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Shouldn't there be equal time for our Bill of Responsibilities?" -- Justice Clarence Thomas)
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More Shenanigans from Geittner and Co


3 posted on 04/14/2009 8:50:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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>More Shenanigans from Geittner and Co

Apparently they didn’t read the label on America —
WARNING: Excessive and Onerous Taxation may cause debts to be paid in Lead, Copper, and/or Tungsten.


4 posted on 04/14/2009 8:54:45 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: JohnRLott

Thanks for all you do, John.....

Say Hello to Jason Lewis for us....

Jason doesn’t realize how much FReepers support him....


5 posted on 04/14/2009 8:55:34 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR. ....Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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Certainly with pitchforks and torches! L0L


6 posted on 04/14/2009 8:58:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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