Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Legislative Update

Checking at Captain's Quarters, I found information about a bill that could be a HUGE benefit to all citizens, and particularly bloggers. S. 2590, which has been given the name Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, would allow the average American to finally track what the government is spending HIS/HER money on:
The Coburn-Obama-Carper-McCain measure stipulates that within 30 days of awarding federal tax dollars, the government would have to post the name of the entity receiving the funds (excluding individuals receiving federal assistance), the amount of funds received by the entity in each of the past 10 years, detailed information about each of the transactions during the previous decade, the location of the entity, where the goods or services purchased with the federal dollars will be performed or purchased, and a unique identifier such as the Dun & Bradstreet number commonly used by the private sector.
Needless to say, I'm for it. I would welcome the opportunity to scope out who the beneficiaries of legislative largess are.

While you're letting your Senators know that you're in favor of the bill, don't forget to write, call, or email CongressCritters about the Immigration legislation, and why we're not supporting it - or the people who vote for it. Let them know that this is a non-negotiable. I am fully prepared to TURN OUT the elected ones who vote in favor of any proposal giving amnesty to illegals.

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