If your tax dollars are confiscated under penalty of law and redistributed in the form of paychecks to government employees, don't you think you're at least entitled to know where that money is going? The Houston Chronicle
has set wonderful precedent by making the salaries of city and county employees available through an online database. Check it out here
Transparency in government is vital to the survival of a free society. We can't count on politicians and bureaucrats to be forthcoming, so it's up to private citizens to take the initiative. This is exactly the kind of thing the watchdog press should be doing.
Labels: Eternal Vigilance