Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Uncle Ted doesn't want you to know

what the feds are spending your money on. He's put a hold on a bill that would provide information to the public on federal spending. The bill is sponsored by Tom Coburn (R-OK) (who tried to block the oinker bridge) and Barack Obama (D-IL) and is called the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act. It would create a database open to the public where citizens can track government spending.

According to Stevens, though, he's concerned about bureaucracy and having a cost-benefit analysis on such a database.

Hmm. Didn't realize he was concerned about government spending. Wouldnta thunk it, what with that bridge money and all...


CabinDweller said...


When the story about a single senator holding this up came out, I remember thinking, "It sounds like something Uncle Ted would do."

But to find out its actually him!!!

Alaskans, were we as anti-gummint, anti-bureaucracy, and as take-no-bullshit-from-Washington as we like to think we are, would be hammering him on this one.

Rob said...

Ted Stevens is to Alaska what Al D'Amato used to be for New York. The same corrupt hubris.