Check out our President's admission that they failed on the campaign promise to make Government more transparent and a more visible and open process at about 13:45 in to below video which has much to do with article below video.
A couple of comments on the video below. I would disagree with our President's politically correct way of saying they got power hungry and didn't care about the process before the American people with "we were in such a hurry to get things done" they basically forgot. Oh please, they were to busy. Yeah right. The reason why they didn't change the way things got done in Washington is because they had control of the House, White House and Senate and were trying to push their agenda of unpopular bills down the American people's throat and at the same time trying to protect Democrats from voter back lash for the up and coming elections therefore they were not transparent, open nor before the cameras. But because Americans have a free market of media options at our own hard earned expense and not tax payer's expense and bigger government we did see and were not as stupid and gullible as the left thought we were and yet our President still makes speeches like this. Unbelievable. Oh well. 2012 is right around the corner!!!
Remember our President's pledge to have the health care debate carried out on CSPAN with the drug companies and all interested parties together to hold politicians accountable and how that pledge turned out to be but a campaign promise only to get elected. Well finally our President admits the Democrats and his administration failed to make good on that promise (see above video at about 13:45). Now that Republicans have taken over the People's House at the will of the people they are taking no time in banking on some of their promises even before next year. Below is a post at GOPLeader.gov requesting cameras be installed in the powerful House Rules Committee. This is the committee that decides the rules of the debate which we all remember some of those rules from the health care debate.
House Republicans Move to Have Public Cameras Installed in Powerful Rules Committee
House Republicans aren’t waiting until January to begin implementing some of the common-sense congressional reforms that have been blocked by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the Democratic leadership in Congress. Today, Rep. David Dreier (R-CA), the House Rules Committee Ranking Republican, sent a letter to House Chief Administrative Officer Dan Strodel requesting that work begin immediately on installing cameras in the Rules Committee hearing room. The letter states:
As you may be aware, the Committee on Rules is the only Committee — other than the Intelligence and Ethics committees — which does not have the ability to broadcast video of its proceedings in its main hearing room. Given the important nature of our work, my Republican Rules Committee colleagues and I have repeatedly requested that the Majority undertake the installation of cameras in the Rules Committee hearing room to the end that we begin webcasting our proceedings. Given the important business conducted there, we feel strongly that the American people should have the ability to watch the Committee in action.
The powerful House Rules Committee the panel that makes decisions about which bills and amendments come to a vote, and which do not. H.R. Res. 869, introduced by Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), would require cameras to be installed in the Rules Committee, bringing much-needed sunlight to the powerful panel.
Putting cameras in the Rules Committee is part of the House GOP Congressional Transparency Initiative that was launched last year. The initiative has been headed up by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), who was tapped by Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) this week to lead the GOP majority transition team. For more than a year, House Republicans have been pressing for implementation of these the Dent resolution and other reforms, including a requirement that all bills be posted online for at least three days prior to being brought to a vote. Unfortunately, the current Democratic Majority has refused to implement these common-sense reforms.
The Pledge to America, built by listening to the people, offers a new governing agenda that hasn’t been tried before in Washington. It ends the excessive borrowing, bailouts, job-killing mandates and ‘stimulus’ spending sprees as the American people are demanding, to give our economy a chance to get back on its feet, as well as fundamentally reforming the way the House does business by putting cameras in the Rules committee, putting all bills online for at least 72 hours before the House votes on them, and mandating that all bills cite their constitutional authority.
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