Why it's become clear that Obama's White House is open to the rich and closed to the poor
President Obama's pledges to open up the White House are going in reverse, says Mark McKinnon


American Way: Mark McKinnon

12:30PM GMT 16 Mar 2013



Once, only nobles were granted an audience with the King.

In America, we've prided ourselves on abandoning those privileges of class some 237 years ago, following that little uprising in the 13 colonies.

And we again congratulated ourselves at 12:01 pm Eastern Time on January 20, 2009, just moments after Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States and as he committed to making his administration the most transparent and open in history.

But more than four years later it is time to ask questions. The most transparent administration ever? The most transparently political, yes. The most open government? If you have the money to buy access, yes.
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He didn't become rich and powerful by taking advice from the poor.