Colburn-Obama pork act (S 2590)

The Senate passed legislation Thursday night that would create a massive, Google-like searchable database to track federal spending.

From TPMmuckraker

The cynic in me views this as election year bipartisanship. But this is a good bill. And one of the best reform since Sarbanes-Oxley.

I happen to be against a prohibition against earmarks as it violates the spirit of Separation of Powers by putting more control on how money is spent into the hands of the executive. I’d rather make who earmarked what part of the public record so the people can decide if their representative is actually looking out for their interests.