Posted by: arnegrim | January 27, 2010

As clear as mud…

I wonder if this is part of the ‘transparency’ that Obama vowed to bring to the US government…

“AIG eventually received an aid package from the government of more than $180 billion. At issue before the committee is the part of this money to repay banks that were its business partners, known as counterparties, and efforts by the government to cover up details of the payments.”

Or maybe it’s the ‘pay for votes’ of the national health-care bill…

“Special legislative favors, especially one designed to secure a Nebraska senator’s vote for the embattled health care package…”

“…provisions inserted to help secure the votes of holdout Democratic senators Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana.”

“House Democrats on Wednesday headed off a wide-ranging request by Republicans for documents on private meetings that White House officials had last year with doctors and other medical providers as health care legislation was being prepared.

And they did it using closed-door negotiations.”


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