Congress is Bad on Transparency, But the White House is Horrible
Government by the opaque, for the clueless
Executive branch agencies under President Obama are being outperformed by Republicans in Congress in a transparency competition judged by an analyst with the libertarian Cato Institute.
"None of the grades are very good, but where Congress has weak grades, the Obama administration's grades are horrible," said Jim Harper, Cato's director of information policy studies. He spoke at a panel staged Monday by the nonprofit Sunlight Foundation's Advisory Committee on Transparency at a Capitol Hill hearing room lent by the House Transparency Caucus.