Based in the Chicago area, OpenTheBooks.com is a leading unmasker of how government at all levels wastes your taxes on useless, stinky, misguided and suspect stuff. Its motto is “Every Dime. Online. In Real Time.”
Some of its recent work that the not-for-profit itemized:
- When Illinois asked for a $41.6 billion bailout, it exposed the 109,881 public employees and retirees making $100,000 and more, costing taxpayers $14 billion.
- When the U.S. Senate passed the CARES Act ($2.2 trillion “coronavirus” bailout), its exposure of the bi-partisan corruption was published at Forbes and garnered 510,000 views.
- It exposed the $4 billion bailout for America’s museums proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York congressional delegation, and The Met, despite the museum’s $3.6 billion endowment.
- It exposed the $3.5 billion in U.S. taxpayer payments since 2010 to the World Health Organization.
Next up: An exposure of the 5,100 colleges and universities that have been allocated $12.5 billion in coronavirus bailout.
OpenTheBooks.com accepts no government money, hence the need for private donations to keep this watchdog growling. Check it out at https://www.openthebooks.com and look at some of the important revelations that the exposer-in-chief has made.
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