For All The Promises Of Transparency, Obama Administration Responding To Fewer FOIA Requests

from the but-of-course dept

One of the first moves that President Obama made upon taking office was to tell federal agencies to default to "allow" when it came to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and only deny in specific situations. It looks like that's not really happening. A new report points out that while the number of FOIA requests shot up last year, the government actually responded to many fewer of those requests. More than one-third of requests were refused. That's not the transparency we expected.

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    CommonSense (profile), 16 Mar 2011 @ 8:40am

    Re: Re: Re: We didn't expect hope and change...

    Are you trying to say that it would have been better to vote for someone you knew was going to screw you over, instead of someone you didn't know for sure would?? In what world is that a good thing???

    Today's republican party is not fit to run the country, that's been proven. Now, Obama is doing his best to prove that the democrats aren't fit to run the country either. If voters finally learn this lesson, I think this is much better than having voted McCain into office to ruin the country, and continue letting people believe that the democrats could make it better...

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