The public's business should be conducted in public. When it can't be viewed as it occurs, such as the countless day-to-day dealings of the vast federal administrative bureaucracy, at least records of what transpired should be made available to the public.
President Barack Obama nobly promised that his would be an unprecedentedly transparent presidency. But from the shrouded Fast and Furious debacle to the administration's apparent reluctance to be candid from Day 1 about the deadly events in Benghazi, Libya, the president has failed to live up to his promise of transparency.
The unavoidable question is, "Why the hesitancy to disclose, promptly and fully?"
Now the Obama administration is suspected of withholding thousands of emails from public scrutiny, including many allegedly sent through private, rather than government, accounts, expressly to keep them secret.
If we ever get to see those (which I doubt), I'll bet there will be some heads rolling. Not Obama's, of course. Holding him accountable for his actions is racist!
***Obama thanks young voters with student aid cuts. Yet...they'll continue to support him. You can't fix stupid.
“When I’m president, I will make college affordable for every American.” -- President Obama, 2008
Any student who voted for President Obama--in either 2008 or 2012--in order to cut their college costs was sold a bill of goods. In Obama’s first four years, national tuition prices rose 25 percent and average graduating loan debt rose 16 percent.
Now, the Obama-signed sequester (aka “fiscal cliff”) includes an 8.2 percent cut in non-Pell student aid, an across-the-board cut of more than $140 million. Student loan origination fees will also go up $91 million.
***Liberty University's Obamacare Challenge.
Old Navy offering 30% off? Might have to go check that out...
***Top Republicans signal willingness to break tax pledge. It's only the Republicans who are expected to compromise, never the Democrats. Ever notice that?
***Russian Newspaper: Obama was re-elected by "illiterate society." Can't disagree with that.
Putin in 2009 outlined his strategy for economic success. Alas, poor Obama did the opposite but nevertheless was re-elected. Bye, bye Miss American Pie. The Communists have won in America with Obama but failed miserably in Russia with Zyuganov who only received 17% of the vote. Vladimir Putin was re-elected as President keeping the NWO order out of Russia while America continues to repeat the Soviet mistake.
Two robins were sitting in a tree. "I'm really hungry," said the first one.
"Me too," said the second. "Let's fly down and find some lunch."
They flew to the ground and found a nice plot of plowed ground full of worms. They ate and ate and ate until they could eat no more.
"I'm so full I don't think I can fly back up to the tree," said the first one.
"Me neither. Let's just lay here and bask in the warm sun," said the second.
They plopped down, basking in the sun. No sooner than they had fallen asleep, when a big fat tomcat snuck up and gobbled them up.
As the cat sat washing his face after his meal, he thought, "I just love 'baskin' robins.'"
***Unbelievable. Younger teens may get birth control pill.
***Often we set out to make a difference in the lives of others, only to discover we have made a difference in our own.
***Have a great day!