Politicians should be held accountable for every dollar they spend

Politicians should be held accountable for every dollar they spend


Politicians in Washington are not good stewards of your money. When they spend your tax dollars, they do it for their own benefit, not yours.

We’re being reminded of that once again as Congress wrangles with a pair of bills whose cost is measured in trillions of dollars, both of which are packed with pork and wasteful spending hidden behind a veneer of superficial policy promises.

When I was the state treasurer in Ohio, I had the crazy idea of putting our state’s spending on the internet for everyone to see. Politicians hated it, but taxpayers loved it.

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The whole point was to transfer the power from the politicians to the people and thereby empower ordinary citizens to hold their elected representatives’ feet

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