HELP STAMP OUT GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION:
It is your duty as a citizen to protect the constitution. Here are some tools that will help you research things that sound “fishy” to you. Please do not rely on the media to do this for you. It is clear they will not. This by no means is a complete list. There are many more web sites that will enable you to discover the truth. Please become a citizen watchdog. We need help rooting out corruption in our government. If you find somthing you wish to pass on, please alert me, via my Twitter account http://twitter.com/DesireePaquette, my blog http://soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/ , or contact The appropriate agency from the list posted here:
Lists of websites that will help you in your fight against corruption. Please let me know if you are aware of anyothers and they will be added to the list.
Celebrating over 10 years of making statistics from more than 100 agencies available to citizens everywhere
Bringing Citizen Oversight to Congressional Spending
Promoting open government, accountability and citizen participation
Contract and Grant Database
Follow the Money.org
The Nation’s Most Complete Resource for Information on Money in State Politics
A plethera of Government Links and check out their collection of historic US documents as well
The Open Video Archive of the US Congress
Congressional Research Reports
American taxpayers spend over $100 million a year to fund the Congressional Research Service, a “think tank” that provides reports to members of Congress on a variety of topics relevant to current political events.
Bring the Truth to Light: Get the facts on those who control your future including Bios, voting records, positions on issues, interest group ratings, public statements, campaign finances.
State and Local Government Issues
Library of Congress site for local issues and links
Committed to helping citizens, bloggers and journalists be their own best watchdogs, by improving access to existing information and digitizing new information, and by creating new tools and Web sites to enable all of us to collaborate in fostering greater transparency.
Journalism in the public interest.
Taxpayers for Common Sense
An independent and non-partisan voice for taxpayers working to increase transparency and expose and eliminate wasteful and corrupt subsidies, earmarks, and corporate welfare.
The complete list of email addresses and fax numbers for all congress members, senators, committees in Washington DC
Dedicated to providing factual, unbiased information about government and politics in the United States of America. Includes library of historic documents and other educational materials about how our government works.
Comprehensive reseource for DEA, DHS, ICE, IRS, ATF, FBI data. How it spends, where it spends, who benefits, how it enforces what laws, etc. Very complete.
Washingtonwatch.com tracks the bills in Congress, along with estimates about their costs or savings, when available.
Everyone can be an insider. Track bills, votes, issues, money trails.
Exploring the paths of power and influence
The Voter’s self defense system
Who’s Who in the Federal Government
Government site with actual lobbyist disclosures
Senate Lobbyist Database
Senate Query Search Board
Who’s lobbying your Senators?
House Lobbyist Database
Who’s lobbying your representatives?
LegiStorm helps bring transparency to the U.S. Congress by disseminating public docu- ments and non-partisan infor- mation over the web.
Fax your reps for free over the internet.
Investigating many aspects of this administration
Nonpartisan guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy. Whether you’re a voter, journalist, activist, student or interested citizen, use our free site to shine light on your government. Count cash and make change.
NNDB Mapper: Tracking the Entire World
The NNDB Mapper allows you to explore NNDB visually by graphing the connections between people. Over 34,000 individuals are listed in our network
Discover the Networks.org
The Guide to the Political Left
Money and Politics: Illuminating the Connection
A journey toward greater transparency and accountability
Federal Audit Clearinghouse
GOVERNMENTWIDE AUDIT DATABASE
Analyze Nonprofit Data
Invaluable for catching people in lies
Revealing the nuts and worms of ACORN
What’s going on in DC? Find out here. Regulatory Documents, Sunshine Act Meetings, Presidential Documents
This site is AWESOME! Tons and tons of info on Groups, Foundations, Celebreties and Key Players. You just have to check this out.
The GREEN Tracking Library- Green Groups, Foundations, Bureaucrats, Labor Unions, Media and Players
Forum on working with public records, analyzing the data. This may help you decifer what you find.
Directory of Federal, State, Local, Tribal Governments – WOW you could easily go on info overload here. Cool site.
IRS CHARITIES SEARCH
Cumulative List of Organizations described in Section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code
Researching data on a particular state regarding spending, pending and passed legislation, Governor speeches, news, etc.. Fairly complete.
A ton of information on who is eligble, what is available through private and public sources.
Federal grant information
Government Pay Database, Union boss pay database, and all kinds of interesting figures.
A ton of public information collected by your friend, the Government
State and local sourcebook for all kinds of government data
A public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations.
MASS OPEN BOOKS
Your money, your government. An online tool to find out how Massachusetts State government is spending your tax dollars!
A daily update of new reports from government agencies, ngo’s, think tanks, and other groups.
A unique website that lets you see for yourself the hidden world of American political campaigns.
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How left leaning are your politicians? Check their records.
Keep tabs on the U.S. Congress. This is the independent, nonpartisan website that started the “civic hacking” movement in the United States.
Citizens Against Government Waste
America’s #1 Taxpayer Watchdog – Pork Hunters Extraordinaire
your guide to the names behind the news
KNOW YOUR NET WORTH
And everybody elses, too (public figures net worth statements, etc)
Purple People Beaters
Exposing SEIU Corruption
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Testing has begun on “pay by the mile tax” using GPS to track your milage…the Kansas City Star
Now the University of Iowa, with the help of a $16 million federal grant, is beginning the field test that will eventually include 2,700 vehicles in six states. The vehicles equipped with computers and GPS devices will keep track of the miles traveled and send the data through wireless technology to a billing center that will compute “simulated” tax bills. “There is a lot of work nationally going on that is beneath the surface,” said Pete Rahn, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation. Missouri, like the federal government and other states, has been watching revenues from the gas tax decline. Last year that revenue was down more than 3 percent, and so far this year it has declined a similar amount. The state’s highway budget was about to “hit the rocks,” he said, but federal stimulus funds gave it some breathing room. Even when the economy recovers, the gas tax will remain under pressure.
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Two very useful sites to track what the US government is doing
The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. Although the initial launch of Data.gov provides a limited portion of the rich variety of Federal datasets presently available, we invite you to actively participate in shaping the future of Data.gov by suggesting additional datasets and site enhancements to provide seamless access and use of your Federal data. Visit today with us, but come back often. With your help, Data.gov will continue to grow and change in the weeks, months, and years ahead.
GovTrack.us helps you keep tabs on the U.S. Congress. They are not affiliated with the U.S. government. It is a non-commercial, non-partisan, and open-source project.
Another Inspector General Fired For Doing His Job by Michelle Malkin
Watchdogs are an endangered species in the Age of Obama. The latest government ombudsman to get the muzzle: Amtrak Inspector General Fred Weiderhold. The longtime veteran employee was abruptly “retired” this month — just as the government-subsidized rail service faces mounting complaints about its meddling in financial audits and probes. Question the timing? Hell, yes. On June 18, Weiderhold met with Amtrak officials to discuss the results of an independent report by the Washington, D.C., law firm Willkie, Farr and Gallagher. The 94-page report has been made publicly available through the office of whistleblower advocate Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. It concluded that the “independence and effectiveness” of the Amtrak inspector general’s office “are being substantially impaired” by the agency’s Law Department.
Cap and Trade Equals Fraud and Tax By Glenn Jacobs
H.R. 2454: American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 will result in a totalitarian centralization of the American economy in the administrative agencies of the federal government, especially the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This 1,300 page horror is a prime example of congressional modus operandi — no one in Congress actually had the opportunity to read the bill which was, incidentally, being amended as it was debated on the floor. As H.R. 2454 shows, this axiom still holds true: the more benign the title of a congressional bill, the more draconian its contents. After all, who could be against clean energy or security? The real goal of H.R. 2454 has nothing to do with either of these; it is a power grab, pure and simple.
Politicians are Whats Wrong With Politics .. by Leigh Scott
…politicians are a wacky bunch. They are an odd form of sociopath. Deluded, narcissistic, self-important wind bags who spend their lives seeking the ultimate freeloading government gig. They are not to be trusted. Government should be limited so we don’t allow these types of people: philanderers, tax cheats, alcoholics, drug addicts, con artists, pedophiles and thieves too much control over the people. … At some point, probably in the near future, a group of selfless people will seek political office. They won’t be career politicians, but fed up citizens who take it upon themselves to seek public office to truly make a difference. You can bet the farm that these people won’t work to expand government control and taxation. They will do the exact opposite. They will dismantle the government, serve out their terms, then return to their real, honest jobs. Let’s just hope the creeps don’t do too much damage until those people get there.
The old-fashioned term “taxpayers’ money” has recently resurfaced in Washington — but only to describe some of the TARP funds used in the government takeover of auto companies and financial institutions. “Taxpayers’ money” is almost never used in Washington to describe any of the other dollars in the $3.5 trillion federal budget. These dollars, divided into familiar categories of entitlement and discretionary spending, are thought of by most Washingtonians as the “government’s money.” Washington is awash in money — dollars taken by the IRS from the people who earned them and dollars borrowed all around the world. In Washington, success is measured by how many new federal spending programs get enacted. Washington’s champion spenders — from the president on down — appear to suffer from a delusional psychosis about money. They believe that federal spending is a healing balm. It has magical powers. If applied often enough in large enough quantities, it will cure everything. Applied in the right places, federal money also enhances their political powers and control. That is the main reason for thousands of spending programs added to the federal budget since 1965. President Obama is now expanding federal spending by a whopping 30%. … The plight of taxpayers and their money is likely to get even worse after the next election. Extrapolating from data compiled by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation, and taking into account the president’s plan for “credits” that will remove more of his supporters from the income-tax rolls, we estimate that a majority of people who vote in the next election will be nontaxpayers, fully able to tax an oppressed minority with impunity, without themselves paying any income tax at all. To them, government spending will seem free — and their demand for more of it will be infinite.
America’s Liberation from Government by HHR
Americans need to be liberated from the government’s message that it will provide for them and meet all their needs. This is political blasphemy. Nothing is FREE. While the governments is promising health care, economic opportunities for all, redistribution of wealth, etc, Americans need to awake from their slumber and realize that their hard-earned taxpayer money will be used to fund these “free” opportunities.
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