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You know the sad fact is one of politicians' favorite things to tell tales about it how honest and open they are.
Lately the president has been kicking up a fuss over transparency.
Running hands like this.
More and more Republicans are calling for Mitt Romney to be straight with the American -- and -- releases tax.
Put out as much information.
-- you can't.
That's the attack despite the fact -- has already released two years of tax returns.
And he's not even required to do that but the president says he's all about transparency.
On its first day in office he made this promise.
Every agency and department should know that this administration stands on the side not of those who seek to withhold information but those who seek to make it not.
And the rule of law will be the touch -- of this president's.
He promised to improve about the government handles requests under the Freedom of Information Act this is a key tool journalists he is -- others.
It allows us to hold our leaders accountable by letting citizens demand a government disclose record so.
How well do you think the Obama administration is doing with these requests.
Well at the and last year -- the backlog of over 83000.
But even when they do respond -- a request the Obama administration denied them 33% more than during the George W Bush's term.
This is just one of the presence broken promises about transparency.
Your member this one about writing that.
-- reform law.
I'm gonna have.
All the negotiations.
Around a big table will have doctors and nurses and hospital administrators insurance -- -- drug coming we'll have the negotiations televised on C span.
That didn't work out here.
Instead negotiations happen behind closed doors.
In fact we were left with the speaker of house Nancy Pelosi telling us they had to pass the -- just so they could find out what was then it.
In light of all that maybe you can appreciate this irony the president has spent over fifteen million dollars on pulling this election cycle so.
He doesn't want you to know what he's doing but he's very keen on keeping tabs on what your thinking.
At the end of the day I guess -- say this president is completely transparent.
We can see right through.
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