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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 3rd, 2013
Jamie B. from Portland, OR signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Richard S. from Jacksonville, FL signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Ray B. from Orange Park, FL signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Jack K. from Phoenix, AZ writes:
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Quit wasting my hard earned tax money!!!
Jul 3rd, 2013
Donna D. from Colorado Springs, CO signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Someone from Keller, TX signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Thomas B. from Plattsburg, MO signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
brenda l. from Pensacola, FL signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Michael E. from Williston, FL signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Jan R. from Polson, MT writes:
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Since Congress works for "we the people" I believe we should be able to see how our money is spent in each agency.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Kurt R. from Wendell, NC signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Meleia C. from Paragould, AR signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Linda A. from Prescott, AZ signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
James C. C. from Blue Eye, MO writes:
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Since we the people own the credit cards and pay the bills,we say have a 3 person credit card "checkout Dept".The cards will be run for useage when checked back in and all unautherized charges will come out of the very next pay check and that person will NEVER be able to check out or use OUR credit cards again..JC CLARK one of the credit card OWNERS
Jul 3rd, 2013
Someone from Highland, CA signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Walter S. from Venus, TX signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Thomas O. from Silverton, OR writes:
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I'm not even a conservative but I think we need to shine the light on all government spending!
Jul 3rd, 2013
STEPHEN C. from Decatur, AL writes:
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We Americans are SICK of you pack of thieves! Only liars and thieves have things to hide. This is OUR money we have entrusted you morons with and we will hold you accountable. Publish ALL credit card statements NOW! The whole group of you nauseates me.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Douglas K. from Reno, NV signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
MARG m. from Ashburn, VA signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Nancy L. from Elwood, IL signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
michael c. from Topock, AZ signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
LINDA L. from Amarillo, TX signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Someone from Oak Forest, IL signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Peggy B. from Simi Valley, CA writes:
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PLEASE put a stop to this abuse.You took an oath to protect this Country. PLEASE show us you ment it. Thank you
Jul 3rd, 2013
Someone from Fort Lauderdale, FL signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Curt B. from Lacey, WA writes:
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Just more out of control gangster government. It really needs cleaned out and replaced.
Jul 3rd, 2013
James C. from Broomfield, CO writes:
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Years ago I had a Government credit card and my purchases were tracked. So don't try to say it can't be done.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Fred B. from Springville, UT writes:
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This abuse is inexcusable for those who scrutinize our tax returns and know better. This should be grounds for termination cutting back on the 1,000's of added IRS employees...while at it we should save the cost of their being trained to use automatic rifles...for whatever not needed reason for that being done.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Wesley M. from Lubbock, TX writes:
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This is just more evidence the government refuses to live within its means. It must stop now!!
Jul 3rd, 2013
Richard W. F. from Mechanicsville, VA signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Patricia V. from Bonfield, IL writes:
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And they want to take over our health care. What a great idea this is. I'm so fed up with politicians setting laws for us that they have no intention of following.
Jul 3rd, 2013
A G. from Leander, TX signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Someone from San Antonio, TX signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Evona G. from Belleview, FL signed.
Jul 3rd, 2013
Janice F. from Dublin, VA writes:
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Stop wasting the tax payers money. Publish government credit card statements on line for all to see.