Despite his campaigning against hiring lobbyists, his FIRST hire was William J. Lynn III, who was a registered lobbyist for the military contractor Raytheon, you'd be right!
But, that's not where I'm going.
Note: Obama needed an ethics waiver to hire Lynn
in 2009, upon taking the office of the United States Presidency, one of the very first things Barack Hussein Obama did was take control of the US Census Office
"There is historic precedent for the director of the Census, who works for the commerce secretary and the president, to work closely with White House senior management, given the number of decisions that will have to be put before the president. said LaBolt
Obama said in his inaugural address that he planned to "restore science to its rightful place" in government.... BUT,
WSJ Zoller wrote:
The Obama administration is quickly adopting the Chicago way of governing by fear. First the fear of economic collapse, which w/ the announcements & proclamations on a daily basis of doom and gloom seem to be riling the markets.