Here’s one take on why conservatives should support cutting wasteful defense spending. Read more at Reason.tv.
“I and many others who work to protect free speech fundamentally disagree with the president’s position that his administration should control disclosures to Congress. Proper checks and balances cannot occur if the executive branch can keep secrets from Congress.”
Angela Canterbury, the director of public policy for the Project On Government Oversight. Read more about how President Obama has surpassed President Bush in his use of signing statements that threaten free speech and whistleblower protections.
“It may not have been his intent, but with this signing statement, the president appears to be thumbing his nose at Congress, whistleblowers, and taxpayers.”
POGO Director of Public Policy Angela Canterbury on President Obama’s signing statement to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that criticized some expanded protections for federal whistleblowers. Read more at The Washington Post.