Probably just Obama being Obama, not an April Fools joke

The sad fact is that the Obama administration does so many things contrary to its expressed intentions that one day a year we have to wonder if the latest news is just an April Fools Day joke.  For instance, as Elizabeth Harrington reports a the Washington Free Beacon:

A redesign of a transparency website that provides information on federal spending by the Obama administration now makes it much more difficult to see how taxpayer dollars are spent.

Usaspending.gov, a website mandated by law to provide detailed information on every federal contract over $3,000, received a makeover on Tuesday. Users can no longer search federal spending by keywords, sort contracts by date, or easily find detailed information on awards, which are delivered in bulk.

Information, such as how much the Pentagon spends on Viagra, used to be available at the click of a button. Locating those same contracts on the new website is virtually impossible, akin to finding a needle in a haystack.

If this is a joke, it’s a pretty good one.  If only...

The sad fact is that the Obama administration does so many things contrary to its expressed intentions that one day a year we have to wonder if the latest news is just an April Fools Day joke.  For instance, as Elizabeth Harrington reports a the Washington Free Beacon:

A redesign of a transparency website that provides information on federal spending by the Obama administration now makes it much more difficult to see how taxpayer dollars are spent.

Usaspending.gov, a website mandated by law to provide detailed information on every federal contract over $3,000, received a makeover on Tuesday. Users can no longer search federal spending by keywords, sort contracts by date, or easily find detailed information on awards, which are delivered in bulk.

Information, such as how much the Pentagon spends on Viagra, used to be available at the click of a button. Locating those same contracts on the new website is virtually impossible, akin to finding a needle in a haystack.

If this is a joke, it’s a pretty good one.  If only...