Obama’s transparency is like a black hole…everything disappears and the truth never comes out.
From The Hill:
More than two years after he took office the success of President Obama’s open government directive is still very much in doubt, according to a prominent government transparency watchdog.
Sunlight Foundation executive director Ellen Miller called 2010 “tremendously disappointing” for open government advocates and said little has happened in 2011 to change her view that the Obama administration has failed to deliver on transparency.
“It seems like there’s been more promises made than reality delivered and we’re disappointed,” Miller told The Hill this week.
That sums up Obama’s presidency. Lots of promises, lies and disappointment.
Miller said the president’s open government directive had made the open government community hopeful after years of secrecy from the Bush administration, particularly because the government promised things like data audits of federal agencies and the publishing of high-value government data sets for public use that have yet to come to fruition.
The Obama regime has denied more Freedom of Information request than the Bush regime.
But Miller joined severalexperts in recent months in questioning the quality of the data sets published on federal transparency websites like Data.gov and the IT Dashboard, arguing the data on the sites is often inaccurate and not as useful as advertised.
Sounds like those Obama White House visitor logs and recovery.gov which “tracked” stimulus spending.
“Data.gov is really cool except that when you really dig into it, there aren’t as many data sets as it looks,” she said, adding that much of the data is only useful for building maps and little else. “There’s general diappointment with the speed at which agencies have put data online.”