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House Panel Wants Homeland Security Documents

House panel wants Homeland Security documents
By Alan Fram
Associated Press
January 16, 2011

The letter to Homeland Security was sent late Friday by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It represents an early move by House Republicans who have vowed to launch numerous probes of President Barack Obama’s administration, ranging from its implementation of the new health care law to rules curbing air pollution to spending in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I like this move – three issues that are destroying our country and crushing small business.  Health care and the carbon tax BS will result in much less business growth in the private sector while huge corporations get breaks and don’t have to pay for their employees health care.  The war(s) in the middle east are obvious failures for anyone who doesn’t have their head up their ass.

According to Issa’s letter, Homeland Security’s chief privacy officer and FOIA official told committee staff in September that political appointees were simply made aware of “significant and potentially controversial requests.”

“significant and potentially controversial requests” – you can bet on it!

The agency’s directive said political appointees wanted to see FOIA requests for “awareness purposes,” regardless of who had filed them. The AP reported that the agency’s career employees were told to provide political appointees with information about who requested documents, where they lived, whether they were reporters and where they worked.

According to the directive, political aides were to review requests related to Obama policy priorities, or anything related to controversial or sensitive subjects. Requests from journalists, lawmakers and activist groups were to also to be examined.

Nice, so anything that the government thinks is questionable automatically makes YOU guilty.  They want to know who, what, where, when and why instead of just getting the information and doing what they are told.  We pay you, fools.  I swear, this is a criminal government!  Who do they think they are?  “Requests from journalists, lawmakers and activist groups were to also be examined.”  So, basically everyone and anyone that would file a Freedom of Information Act request.

Issa asked the agency to provide the documents by Jan. 29.

Homeland Security officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Yeah, I bet they didn’t have a comment.  It will most likely be a response with more security, more lock downs, more cameras, more regulations.  They want less transparency, less freedom and more control!

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