Monday, October 27, 2008

31 days, 31 reasons - Reason #17 - Enough hidden earmarks

Earmarks, in case you've been under a rock, have gotten some deservedly bad press this election season, mostly notably the "bridge to nowhere".

What if there was a way to see what earmarks were included in a bill BEFORE it was voted on?  Or to see how much a company is spending on lobbying your congressman?  Hm, novel ideas . . . wonder which candidate has been talking about them?  That's right John Mc . . just kidding, it's Barack.  Here's the whole plan.

An extra special bonus within there is about opening up White House communications, assuming they don't get lost.
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