The Secret Hold on Truth
S. 2590, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, was sent out of committee by unamious vote. And there it stalled. One Senator put a hold on its coming to the floor of the Senate for a vote. A secret hold. Very ironic.
The Act would mandate a public database where anyone could obtain information about government programs and their spending. Including “earmarks” No more hidden favors for donors, or empire building with named buildings. Open and available to all.
One Senator is holding it up, and Porkbusters are hunting for that Senator. Lots more folks than Porkbusters, actually. Remember that scene from Frankenstein when the villagers come with their pitchforks and torches?
Bill Frist denies he’s that Senator. As the leader of the Senate, he knows who it is but insists that the name remain secret. It’s a good thing he’s retiring from the Senate at the end of this year.
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