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Transparency in spending

Implement a searchable database of every expenditure of federal money.

 

Allow full search of every check written by the Treasury, searchable by date, department, district, and authorizing law.

 

Obviously some expenditures would need to be aggregated for security or privacy reasons, but this very concept has already been implemented by banks and credit card companies for personal accounts.

 

The same level of visibility and accountability should exist for all federal expenses.

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