Yesterday, while I was writing my post about national debt, my brother called. He’s a conservative Republican. We couldn’t be more different politically and our conversations lately always lead to politics. Without even thinking of it, within minutes, we were both on the White House web site, downloading summary of Obama’s FY2010 budget.
In my whole life I have NEVER actually looked at the federal budget, or even really thought about it too much.
Obama is the first president who is committed to using modern tools to promote information transparency. The site is great looking, useful and easy-to-use, designed to keep us connected and informed. On the most basic level this change inspires confidence. We’re busy people — we don’t have a lot of time to hunt down infomation — easy access to the facts promotes informed discussions. Thanks President Obama!