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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

I read recently that the Reason Foundation, a non-profit group asked the presidential hopefuls if they would sign on to the following idea – the Oath of Presidential Transparency:

If elected president, I will issue an executive order instructing the entire executive branch to make its spending data available to an online search engine.

Whoa – what a concept, eh?  Being able to pore through and see where all our taxpayer’s money is being spent?  It kind of sounds interesting – I mean, as a stockholder in a public company, I’m entitled to see reports on spending, income, etc.  Why not in the most public company of all?

To be fair, I can see some items needing protection in the interest of national security, but in general, I would think the more people are aware of where money is going, the more they’ll care where money is going.  If nothing else, it would reveal pork spending, “earmarks,” and maybe as a result politicians wouldn’t be so hungry to appease lobbyists if they knew their financial decisions were available for all to see.

What do YOU think?  Do you care where our money is spent? 

btw, so far, the following candidates have signed the oath:

  • Barack Obama
  • Ron Paul
  • Sam Brownback
  • Mike Gravel
  • Dennis Kucinich

I already had many reasons to like Obama over Hillary, but this is yet another.  I wonder if McCain has the cajones to follow suit?


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