Actually, I would respectfully disagree. My FOIA requests show (not my political beliefs) that the Bush administration as a whole was much more open with the public, and their processing of FOIA requests. In the past couple years, I've seen huge problems arise since Obama took office and he put certain people in certain places.
Why is that? I am not sure. I was pretty excited with Obama's statement in the beginning of his term -- but he fulfilled nothing of his promises.
I was not excited when Obama was elected. Nor George Bush. For I have known for many years now that Presidents and even Senators and Congressmen are controlled by people or groups more powerful than the United States Government. They are in essence puppets with another hand inside them working the strings or puppet.
For along time now...much of government has been about "appearences " not results per se. But appearences in the public mind and perception. This is the reason for a type of incestious relationship with Hollywood..and also the rest of the media...particularly by one political party.
That the other political party does not make this clear tells me that they are working together to manipulate the mind and soul of the American People. A Hegelian Dialectic if you like.
Certain people are put into certain offices to hide and conceal the nature of this incestious relationship from the people they intend to control and manipulate ...mostly for votes and support. This is the reason for more difficulty with FOIA reports. Transparent government is only for "Appearances" here.
Failing that you have the other incestious relationship of government with the rest of the media to help control/censor people and prevent thinking...only emoting allowed. In otherwords people thinking that they are thinkng but really they are parroting the party line...just as do the media and hollywood.
I am tremendously alarmed now that it has become clear to me that the official government position is one of "Racism." Official government sanctioned racism...censorship. And by this I suspect that racism will eventually come under the auspicies of National Security and all the other government offices/censorship in order to suppress free thinking on the part of the people of this nation.
That John ..is why I believe certain people have been put in certain offices across this land. To aid in promoting certain programs...among them open government sanctioned Racism and Anti Christianity..by censorship...bullying/intimidation..use and misuse of all the media in this...including Hollywood.