Monday, July 29, 2013

Stifle yourself, America

Via emptywheel, the Sunlight Foundation has caught the deletion of language, or rather the entire Obama transition site, just a couple of days after the emergence of Ed Snowden:
Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process.
The message is loud and clea-  er, transparent.

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