Great Idea Meets Great ResistanceI recently heard about the proposed Federal Funding Accountability & Transparency Act which would create a searchable website listing all government pork. What an obviously great idea. No wonder politicians are against it. From an NTU & NTUF open letter to Congress:
On behalf of the millions of taxpaying citizens represented by the groups signed below, we strongly urge you to support S. 2590, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act. The bill, sponsored by Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) and co-sponsored by colleagues John McCain (R-AZ), Barack Obama (D-IL), and Tom Carper (D-DE), would direct the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to create a publicly-available website that would list every entity receiving federal grants or contracts and the totals awarded for the last ten fiscal years. Such a website would entail very little cost and would greatly increase transparency in the distribution of government funding. At last, those who most deserve to know about this process – the American people – would have the tool they need to conduct their own evaluations of Washington's priorities.

Anybody with half a brain has to see this as an incredible weapon against the wasteful swine that constitute our government. Call or write your representatives and let them know you're onto them.