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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
Sep 25th, 2013
Deirdre M. from Carmichael, CA signed.
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Danny S. from Auburndale, FL signed.
Sep 12th, 2013
Someone from Lancaster, PA writes:
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Show the American people how and where our money is being spent.
Sep 12th, 2013
Bill R. from Palm Coast, FL signed.
Sep 9th, 2013
JoAnn C. from Morrill, ME writes:
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since you listen in and read our emails etc. let's see your credit card bills which we the public pay for, we have the right to see exactly where our money is being spent !!!!!!!!!!
Sep 6th, 2013
Ray S. from Parker, AZ signed.
Sep 6th, 2013
Ken L. from Live Oak, FL writes:
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I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY OWN CREDIT CARD AND THE IRS HAS ACCESS TO MY RECORDS, I ALSO HAVE TO PAY FOR THE IRS CREDITS CARDS, BUT HAVE NO ACCESS TO THERE RECORDS, HOW FAIR IS THIS???? I GUESS THIS IS THE TRANSPARENCY OBAMA WAS TALKING ABOUT RIGHT? HOW ABOUT A LITTLE FAIRNESS FOR A CHANGE. IT REALLY AMAZES ME HOW HARD IT SEEMS TO BE FOR YOU PEOPLE TO COME UP WITH SOME 'COMMON SINCE ANSWERS' WHERE WE THE PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED, AND YET YOU HAVE NO PROBLEM TAKING CARE OF YOURSELVES. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!
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Larry E. E. from Liberty, MO signed.
Aug 24th, 2013
Terry W. from Aurora, MO signed.
Aug 24th, 2013
JoAnn C. from Morrill, ME writes:
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let's see what you are wasting our hard earned money on
Aug 23rd, 2013
Patricia H. from Felton, CA signed.
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Joseph H. from Elk Grove Village, IL signed.
Aug 22nd, 2013
Wanda B. from Greenville, SC writes:
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It is MY taxes dollars that you are spending and I SHOULD know on what.