Our fourth liberty principle is “Post all state, county, local, and public school salaries and contracts on the internet.” ? Matier & Ross of SFGate recently blogged on another reason why every government salary and contract should be posted online, “Alameda County rewards boss: $400,000 … for life:”
Alameda County supervisors have really taken to heart the adage that government should run like a business ? rewarding County Administrator?Susan Muranishi?with the Wall Street-like wage of $423,664 a year.
For the rest of her life.
According to county pay records, in addition to her $301,000 base salary, Muranishi receives: ?…
Abuses happen when the light of transparency does not shine on the financial dealings of government officials. ? It is human nature for those with power to be tempted to use that power to better themselves at the expense of the governed. ? It is so important for people to see how and where every dollar of their tax money is being spent. ? If your local or county government do not act in accord with our fourth liberty principle, demand that they do! ? Liberty brings prosperity.
(Shout-out to Nate N. for sharing this article with us.)
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