I’ve got a question. I was at a conference of right of center online activists this weekend. I hope you won’t grow jaded on that point and ignore the idea that came out of the conference.
The folks there all discussed what could be some bipartisan issues and one was transparency of government.
So, I’m wondering what you guys think of the following idea as a project at the state and local level. For technical reasons, I’d say for local governments with populations of 50,000 or more people.
How about a law putting government checkbooks online? Seriously, the odds are all transactions are already being entered into a computer somewhere, so why not put those daily expenditures and deposits online? Let every citizen see how much money is going to Dunkin Donuts and Staples and Office Depot, etc., etc., etc. Let every citizen see the deposits of tax receipts, fees, etc.
Peach Pundit Readers, what say you on this idea?