Monday, November 30, 2009

Now It's The Republicans Who Are Guilty Of Blocking Transparency

The Obama administration has been taking it on the chin from Republicans a bit for not being as transparent as the president pledged he'd be after taking office. But now, the shoe is on the other foot.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid proposed that all amendments to the health reform bill he sponsored be posted on the Internet. Sounds like the kind of thing the GOP has been pressuring the Democrats to do. But Reid's request for unanimous consent for the proposal was blocked by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY). Ironically, Enzi is one of the so-called Gang of Six - three Democrats and three Republicans - who tried for months - unsuccessfully - to come up with a compromise proposal that both parties could find palatable.

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