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please light a fire under Ted Stevens

a SECRET HOLD has been placed on a bill that would create a PUBLIC and SEARCHABLE database for all government contracts. who placed the SECRET HOLD? some think Ted Stevens of Alaska!
wouldn't you, as a citizen of the United States, like to know how your tax money is ACTUALLY being spent?

not in the form of a useless government white paper, or some sort of aggregated report from the OMB, but in a FREE, PUBLIC, and easily SEARCHABLE database!

That is what the Coburn - Obama bill, called S.2590-Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, would do!

We need this bill to pass for the US Govt to be accountable to the citizens who fund it! But a SECRET Senator has placed a SECRET HOLD on the bill!

This is a NATIONAL DISGRACE!

Please see the following articles, which have pursued Senators to clarify whether they have placed a "secret hold" or not. Some think the culprit is the longest serving Republican Senator, Ted Stevens, the idiot who thinks the Internets (sic) is made of tubes (sic). Stevens is a walking disaster, a nepotistic cretin. Can we at least find out if it is this Senator who did this???

Article about who has responded NO to placing the "secret hold"
 http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001428.php

Porkbusters commentary on the story:
 http://porkbusters.org/

The actual legislation document:
 http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c109:S.2590:


Peace Now, brothers and sisters! Let us DEMAND TO KNOW how OUR MONEY is SPENT! Then hold the stinking liars and thieves accountable for their actions!!!!!!
corrections 31.Aug.2006 23:21

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Stevens had a non-secret hold.
 http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001446.php

It was Byrd who had the secret hold, which has now been released.
 http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/001452.php