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Tell Congress: Publish Federal Credit Card Transactions Online!

It's time for the American People to provide the oversight needed to thoroughly and regularly review federal charge card transactions, report abuse, and see that employees are fired.

The GSA’s SmartPay program has been rife with waste and fraud since it first began providing charge cards to federal agencies in 1998.

Transactions for cruises, household appliances, lingerie, dating services, brothels, jewelry, and personal computers have appeared on executive agency credit card statements in recent years.

A June 25 Associated Press report noted that I.R.S. charge cards were recently used to purchase expensive steak dinners, wine, baby clothing, as well as internet pornography.

These things stated, it’s time for Congress to end such clear and ongoing abuse of taxpayer dollars.

Since laws designed to punish those who improperly use federal charge cards already exist, the trouble is with the current, insufficient auditing process.

Rather than leave oversight to government alone, Congress must pass legislation that would require all federal credit card transactions – with the exception of those that relate to the security of the nation – to be published online and subject to public review.

It’s time for the American People to provide the oversight needed to thoroughly and regularly review federal charge card transactions, report abuse, and see that employees are fired under the"Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012."

With the federal government $16.6 trillion in debt, Congress must do everything in its power to eliminate waste and fraud. There are no excuses.

Take action! Demand that the United States Congress pass a law requiring that all government credit card statements be subject to public review! Excepting only transactions relating to national security, lawmakers must mandate that every credit charge from every government agency be published online. 

Sign the petition and send a free message to your U.S. Representative and Senators.

Public Comments
Jul 12th, 2013
joe d. from Vienna, OH writes:
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This has to be the most corrupt administration in the history of this country. We must vote out Sen/Sherrod Brown/Ohio, and Congressman Tim Ryan?Ohio to help correct this situation.
Jul 12th, 2013
Phillip D. from Three Rivers, CA signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Someone from Conroe, TX signed.
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David G. from Lagrange, GA signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Someone from Winston Salem, NC signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Someone from Louisville, OH signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Jerry C. from Chattanooga, TN writes:
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congress should pass this so we can know exactly what our leaders are doing for us and for themselves
Jul 11th, 2013
Charles S. from Grand Junction, CO signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Someone from Patchogue, NY signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Someone from Ipswich, MA writes:
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Waste must STOP! We who are providing these cards are due an accounting & the ability to withdraw their use if abused & actions against this misuse.
Jul 11th, 2013
Ramona K. from Albuquerque, NM signed.
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WAYNE S. from Houston, TX signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Ron & Margaret F. from Omaha, AR signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Norman S. from Louisville, KY signed.
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Sue-Ellen B. from Bowdoinham, ME signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Paul B. from Clearlake Oaks, CA writes:
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Having spent years of Govt Service, I witnessed many times the Govt Credit Cards being wrongly used for personal purchases. Most of agencies using the cards do little to punish the offenders.
Jul 11th, 2013
Delbert N. from Brentwood, CA writes:
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We, the public have to account for our spending, so should Congress!
Jul 11th, 2013
Someone from Evansville, IN signed.
Jul 11th, 2013
Calvin C. from Virginia Beach, VA signed.
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Richard Y. from Cypress, CA signed.
Jul 10th, 2013
Patty R. from Oceanside, CA signed.
Jul 10th, 2013
Mrs & Mr B. from Arlington Heights, IL signed.
Jul 10th, 2013
Asa C. from Virginia Beach, VA writes:
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Government waste is a an all time high and we are in sequester Obama, lay off the vacations. I think its time we become more like Egypt , I hope all military leaders read this.
Jul 10th, 2013
Elvio M. from Vista, CA signed.
Jul 10th, 2013
B J H. from Laguna Hills, CA signed.
Jul 10th, 2013
Robert S. from Clarkston, WA writes:
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Destroy the Government big lie of "Openness".
Jul 10th, 2013
Freda C. from Sun City West, AZ writes:
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I think this is a fantastic idea... So DO IT and stop talking about it.
Jul 10th, 2013
Ernest M. from Jacksonville, FL signed.
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Patsy S. from Leander, TX signed.
Jul 10th, 2013
Roy H. from Terrell, NC signed.
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eric m. from Las Vegas, NV signed.
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Kenan W. from Clemmons, NC signed.
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Dale M. from Madison, WI signed.
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Someone from Marco Island, FL signed.
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MARG M. from Ashburn, VA signed.
Jul 10th, 2013
Linda L. from Surprise, AZ signed.
Jul 10th, 2013
James M. from Porter, TX writes:
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Any Government member who uses a government credit care to conduct business should be above board and the transactions should be available for public view and oversight.
Jul 10th, 2013
Someone from Rockwell, NC signed.
Jul 10th, 2013
Linda C. from Lillington, NC signed.
Jul 9th, 2013
Juanita T. from Cranston, RI signed.