Showing posts with label Information transparency. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Information transparency. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

INFOGRAPHIC: Where does our national debt come from? | The White House

More data to keep in mind, if you live in the United States, while you wait for your representative’s Web site to come back on-line (via James Fallows)

One of the fundamental things to understand when considering the debate about reducing our national debt is how we accumulated so much in the first place.

To explain the impact various policies have had over the past decade, shifting us from projected surpluses to actual deficits and, as a result, running up the national debt, the White House has developed a graphic for you to review and share:

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INFOGRAPHIC: Where does our national debt come from? | The White House

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Remarks of President Barack Obama in State of the Union Address | The White House

An encouraging accountability and information transparency excerpt

In the coming year, we will also work to rebuild people’s faith in the institution of government.  Because you deserve to know exactly how and where your tax dollars are being spent, you will be able to go to a website and get that information for the very first time in history. Because you deserve to know when your elected officials are meeting with lobbyists, I ask Congress to do what the White House has already done: put that information online. 

Remarks of President Barack Obama in State of the Union Address | The White House