Jul 22, 2006
Google the Feds money handouts? What a novel idea!
The LA Times had a nice OpEd piece yesterday that I just got around to reading in the middle of the night. Its about a bill that would mandate " full disclosure of all entities and organizations receiving federal funds" on the Web."
OH HELL YEAH! I am all over that one!
Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) is the guy that wants a transparent government in regards to who is getting how much of our hard-earned tax dollars. He is..gasp..a conservative. You can actually get that info now, but its a major pain in the ass. Tom wants to make it easy, by going to a website and typing in say..Halliburton, or Sierra Club..and getting the last 10 years worth of federal money given to them and what it went for.
Interestingly, both sides of the aisle support this bill, as witnessed by the co-sponsors: Sens. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Thomas R. Carper (D-Del.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.). The article lists the following eclectic groups that support it as well: Greenpeace, the Heritage Foundation, the Family Research Council and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
As usual, there is a House version and a Senate version. Coburn, who hates pork btw, thinks this project would end much of the pork barrel bullshit the majority of our elected officials are so fond of.
Its a win-win for we, the people..don't you agree dear reader?
If you would like to peruse the Senate's version of the bill..here ya go..I googled it. :)
It's moving day!!!!!!!!!!!!
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