Government Accountability

“Government should be at least as transparent as anyone it regulates, including citizens subject to an IRS audit, businesses harassed by government regulators, and political campaigns subject to FEC regulations. Therefore, if elected, I will sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to put the government’s checkbook online. Each government transaction must cite as much detail as the IRS demands of citizens. Government agencies that refuse to fully and promptly disclose their finances will lose their funding, and taxes will be cut by the amount saved.”

  • Published government budgets available to the public are typically hard to find and grossly incomplete, making it impossible for citizens to see how politicians are spending tax dollars.
  • It is hypocritical and immoral for government regulators to comb through the finances of taxpayers and businesses while hiding the finances of a government which those taxpayers and businesses are forced to fund.government-waste
  • Financial transparency will expose the legions of waste in government budgets.
  • Transparency will expose sweetheart deals and embezzlement.
  • Transparency paves the way for cutting unneeded government spending.
  • Transparency will lead to balanced budgets.
  • Transparency will enable meaningful tax cuts, giving back to taxpayers the money they earned, to spend, save, or give away as they see fit.
  • Transparency will force government agencies to stop sloppy bookkeeping practices.
  • Transparency will spotlight the fact that federal, state, and local governments, combined, account for about half of all expenditures in the American economy, every year.
  • Transparency will enable voters to see the full impact of legislation and whether their results live up to expectations set by lawmakers.
  • In a free society, anything less than full government transparency is an assault on the rights of taxpayers.


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