As this writer’s regular readers are aware, this writer has pressed for Fiscal TAR (Transparency, Accountability and Reform) since the Summer of 2009. Wright County Minnesota refused to adequately respond to this writer’s request for County financial information. Said information is supposed to be a matter of public record. This request was prompted by large Property Tax increases in a short few years. The limited and poorly formatted fiscal information the County finally provided was only after prolonged and repeated requests as well as a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) demand. My full requests have yet to be provided. What happened to Government Transparency?
Among the snotty explanations County Apparatchiks provided was they did not have to provide the data in a usable format. This writer’s request that Wright County just post their budget, actual revenues and actual expenditures on the internet was met with recalcatrant laughter. The Minnesota State Auditor, Attorney General as well as State and Federal Legislators were unwilling or unable to help.
In response to thus situation, in 2010 and 2012 this writer proposed the following Caucus Resolutions and Legislation in Minnesota:
All Minnesota Municipalities (Counties, Cities, Schools, etc.) are required to post their budgets and actual expenditures and revenues on the internet In terms understandable by the average high school graduate with no aggregates greater than $100.00.
That said records shall be maintained on the internet for 10 years and be easily downloadable to fully functioning spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel
June 2011 – Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, Pro-Wresting & the US 2 Party System 2/2 (see Heading “Financial Reform” http://goo.gl/pu38d
I suggested they should post it all on the internet in a format the lay person could understand but that has not happened either.
Jan 2011 – TEA PARTY – Planning the 2nd Enlightenment Part 2b of 3 (see heading, “Rise of Modern Feudalism”)
I ask each of my fellow citizens to ask all State Senator, Representative and Gubernatorial Candidates to support legislation requiring all municipal governments from this point forward to post and maintain on the internet the last 5 years of their budgets and actual expenditures. I call for this information posted in laymans terms with no aggregated amounts exceeding $100 dollars.
October 2010 Fiscal Fantasyland, Fiscal Transparency and a New Vikings Stadium http://goo.gl/L2rs1
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Those were my thoughts.
Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.
Please join with me in mutually pledging to each other and our fellow citizens our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor to our mutual endeavors of restoring liberty and economic opportunity to WE THE PEOPLE as our Founding Fathers envisioned and intended. [Last Paragraph, Declaration of Independence http://bit.ly/ruPE7z ]
This article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar
Keep Fighting the Good Fight!
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