posted on Sep, 1 2012 @ 10:14 AM
reply to post by RealSpoke
I remain confused by the point of this thread or by how you arrived at the conclusion that Ryan 'exposed' a hidden elitist
by discussing his Medicare plan?
In my opinion, this thread is a muddled mess of sophomoric logic and assertions...
A single hedge fund manager makes the point that discussions on changing Medicare loses elections and advocates that such changes requires secrecy to
make it happen, and you convert that into elitist agenda (and by way of implication, presumably, a right-wing one)?
Is your objection the 'secrecy' component???
Because if it is, I certainly hope your interest in John Taylor's perspective
pales in comparison to your actual interest in the atrocious 'secrecy' record of Obama and his administration- one that even makes Bush look good in
Where are your threads on that?
Probing Obama’s secrecy games
Mr. Obama campaigned for the presidency in 2008 by denouncing his predecessor’s secret prisons and brutal interrogations, which were public
knowledge only because of leaks of classified information to the news media. He began his term by pledging the most transparent administration in
In office, however, he has outdone all previous presidents in mounting criminal prosecutions over such leaks, overseeing six such cases
to date, compared with three under all previous administrations combined.
Obama reneges on secrecy pledge
There were no cameras around to record whether President Obama was winking when, on his first full day in office, he signed an executive order and two
presidential memorandums declaring that “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 known.”
But surely he must have been. No White House in my lifetime — not even that of the infamously secretive Richard Nixon — has been
more of an attack dog when it comes to preserving governmental secrecy.
President Obama's muddy transparency record
But three years into his presidency, critics say Obama’s administration has failed to deliver the refreshing blast of transparency that the
“Obama is the sixth administration that’s been in office since I’ve been doing Freedom of Information Act work. … It’s kind of shocking to
me to say this, but of the six, this administration is the worst on FOIA issues. The worst. There’s just no question about
it,” said Katherine Meyer, a Washington lawyer who’s been filing FOIA cases since 1978. “This administration is raising one barrier
after another. … It’s gotten to the point where I’m stunned — I’m really stunned.”
The examples could go on and on....
So what exactly was your point again?
That Ryan would govern more openly?
edit on 1-9-2012 by loam because: (no reason given)