From MK Ultra to WMDs, we've examples aplenty about how the government deceives it's citizenry. In this case, they've decided to do away with pretenses in general and just tell us out front they're going to lie. It seems they are getting bolder by the day about demonstrating their contempt, disdain, and disrespect for the American people. As the article mentions, they very well could have gone a different way by claiming state secrets or something, but, interestingly, chose this 'in your face' method instead. Either way I guess, it all boils down to something we definately need less of from the government these days - DECEPTION.
"History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling money and its issuance." - James Madison