Podcast: I Spy Minute – Obamacare's "Transparency" Hits Home

Posted on May 9, 2012 by


We all know Nancy Pelosi’s pledge to “clean up the swamp” and have the most open and transparent government in histoy was an epic fail–especially when it came to Obamacare.

After all, nothing says “transparency” like not even knowing what’s in the bill you’re about to ram through using procedural gimmicks.

Now, it’s hitting closer to home with Oregon’s own “Obamacare” and the “transparency” is apparently catching.

Take a listen: I Spy Minute Wed May 9 2012

Or read the transcript, below.

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In 2009 with the advent of the Tea Party, more people than ever started paying attention and demanding more transparency from the government.

Yet the government seems to be going to even greater lengths to hide what they’re doing.

I’ve talked previously about what happened in Southern Oregon during the effort to remove the dams on the Klamath River.

So-called public meetings to build the appearance of “consensus” were anything but public. They were closed to the public, closed to the press and even closed to public officials.

And if you did get in, you had to sign a binding agreement not to disclose what was said and that you agreed in advance to the outcome, no matter what it was.

Now, we’re hearing rumors this sort of thing is currently going on over in Coos Bay.

It’s even happening right here in Marion County with the effort to push through the Oregon Health Transformation—Oregon’s version of socialized medicine.

What would normally have been held in open session apparently was held instead in executive sessions and they won’t release the details of those until after the final vote.

They’ll have to pass it so we know what’s in there. Hmm. Where have we heard that one before?

For the I Spy Minute, I’m Mark Anderson

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