By Robert Romano
So much for Barack Obama’s vaunted transparency.
Americans for Limited Government (ALG) is appealing
the Department of Labor’s refusal to turn over all documents related
to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on enforcement of 185
laws the Department is required to follow. And the organization is
still waiting to hear back on key items in the request.
This is nothing new with the Obama Administration. Recently,
Crossroads GPS created an online repository for pending FOIA requests
with the Obama Administration, called Wikicountability.org.
included the request that covered the Department’s implementation of an
online enforcement database, which should have included
prosecutions of corruption in labor unions, ALG says, but was not.
“That data should be in the database, and the question is why not,”
ALG President Bill Wilson explained, saying the request was being
“stonewalled” by the Department. After all, the prosecution of union
corruption is a key item of the Department’s enforcement
He speculated on the possibility that “they don’t want that
information to be public because it makes union officials look bad. It
may be embarrassing, but we want those documents; the public has a
right to know.”
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