The Problem, Solution, and Strategy to Make Government Accountable


The Problem

Government is not financially accountable. America's Constitution was designed to let voters control government, but because today we lack information about how politicians spend our money, we can no longer be a check and balance over government. The sad result is today's massively wasteful and inefficient government. If public pressure could make government financially accountable, informed voters would be empowered to compel solutions. 

The Solution

The solution to make government accountable already exists. Eighty-one years ago corporations were not accountable to their shareholders. Americans believed this problem had caused the 1929 stock market crash, and demanded a solution. Under public pressure, in 1934 Congress fixed the problem almost overnight by making corporations report under "Generally Accepted Accounting Principles." Today citizens can pressure Congress to make government accountable under those same proven principles.

The Strategy

TransGov's strategy is to create the same public pressure that forced Congress to make corporations accountable in 1934. To do this we will leverage social media, volunteers, petitions, and donations to create this movement. We will also coordinate legislation to pressure government to be accountable us under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

For more information, see How to Make Government Financially Accountable.