How many miles per gallon are you getting in your car if you have to pay for yourself and some whiny government official who thinks he is getting a bad deal because the General Assembly is talking about taking away his right to double dip in the public till?
The complainers know that if force them to put government spending on the internet, they will have to spend less feathering their own nests.
Secretary of State Trey Grayson nails it in the Louisville Courier Journal today:
“Every step toward electronic transparency means that citizens can be their own watchdogs. They can go online to see how much is being spent on what. How tax dollars are being spent should be public knowledge. Is there a better check on government waste than public scrutiny of expenditures?”
As more people get their information on the internet, it doesn’t make sense to delay putting government information there.