Saturday, June 09, 2007

Obey: Free the Information!!

Wiggy makes a plea to the Congressman from Potato-Land.

Wisconsin's own Congressman Dave Obey is holding onto "36,000-plus earmark requests" until the appropriations bills go to the conference committee.

Obey argues that there is not sufficient time for Appropriations to sift through these requests until he can get behind closed doors to, ah, evaluate them--after which there will be NO possibility of amending the legislation.


Wiggy suggests that Americans for Prosperity's retort is eminently workable.

...on behalf of the thousands of Americans for Prosperity members from coast to coast, I’m writing to offer our help to you and your staff in evaluating this year’s earmark requests.

As you know, Internet technology has made research faster and easier than at any previous time in human history. By releasing your 36,000 earmark requests to Americans for Prosperity, our allies in other pro-taxpayer groups and to concerned bloggers, we would be able to unleash taxpayers across the country in a cooperative effort to determine which Members of Congress may have financial conflicts attached to their earmark requests, which local projects may be unworthy of federal funding and which may have value to the taxpayers.

We'll do the job that Americans are SUPPOSED to do--keep our wallets healthy.

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