During his campaign and his tenure thus far, President Obama has touted the importance of government transparency. In fact, the president has stated many times that he would put budgets, bills, earmarks, etc… online for days, sometimes even weeks, to allow citizens an advanced look at what their government is doing.
I am 100% behind this idea of transparency in government. The more transparency the better. Transparency is the first step toward accountability.
I am wondering though, how many citizens are satisfied with the level of transparency currently in existence. I am willing to bet that in Kentucky citizens would like to see more transparency given the introduction of new legislation to make government spending available online.
Transparency is important. How do you feel your government is performing with regards to transparency? What would you like to see? Have the promises for transparency been held up to your satisfaction? Let us know what you think about it!