Not even Congress can clean up the system. Only the people can get it cleaned up, putting on pressure from the country at large.
Larry Makinson, Sunlight Foundation
After just one two year term in Congress, Representatives can receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month.
After 20 years of dedicated service an E-7 in service to our country, if he survives, may receive a pension of $1,000 per month.
Follow the Money Federally: opensecrets.org
Follow the Money in the State: followthemoney.org
Campaign Donors – Find individual donors, or by zipcode: http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php
Citizens for Tax Justice Home Page: http://www.ctj.org/
Biography of any member of Congress (written by them): http://congress.org/congressorg/bio
Up to date Interest Expense on the Debt Outstanding: http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/ir/ir_expense.htm
Key Votes by Congress, Representative, or State – Washington Post Newspaper: http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/members/
OnTheIssues.org – Candidates on the Issues (really good one to track congress): http://www.ontheissues.org/default.htm
OpenCongress Blog Tracking On Senator or Congressional Representative: http://www.opencongress.org/person/blogs/
OpenCongress Voting Tracker: http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/
Earmarks Requested – LegiStorm (tracks earmarks for Congress): http://www.legistorm.com/earmarks/details/member/
Keep track on individuals in the news or on blogs: http://www.wikio.com/politics/government/
Link to STATE NEWS SOURCES: http://www.politics1.com/SC.htm