When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, one of his campaign promises was to have one of the most open presidencies of all time. He promised that everything would be done out in the open for all to see and judge. Nothing would be hidden from the American public.
That promise ended the day he was sworn in as president. In his first four years, he has conducted more secret negotiations behind closed doors than any president in history. When you take a good look at the Obama’s record to date, he makes President Richard Nixon look like a church choir boy.
When it comes to the fiscal cliff and the supposed negotiations that have been taking place, Obama is blaming Republicans for being unwilling to compromise and has threatened to let the Dec. 31 deadline come and go without any resolution. On the other hand, the Republicans are blaming Obama and the Democrats for not being willing to compromise either.
At the moment, I’m not sure who we can trust or what is really happening. Then I heard what Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, said should happen for all of the discussions and negotiations.
Imagine if all of the discussions were made public and we could see who said what? We may all be surprised to find that Dems and GOP alike are both just as bad as each other. It would also give constituents an idea of whether they want to re-elect their Congressmen and Senators the next time around.
I agree with Norquist. Televise it all. Let us see what is happening and who is really responsible for screwing us out of our hard earned money.