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Too many of Obama's economic advisors, with the exception of Elizabeth Warren, already come from Wall Street or corporate America. The Sunlight Foundation's Paul Blumenthal wrote about this problem before Daley was chosen.

The President once told a meeting of bankers that he was "the only thing standing between you and the pitchforks." That apparently wasn't good enough. Picking Daley would send the message that the pitchforks--normal people--matter less than the continued flow of campaign donations from the uber-wealthy.

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My state, Colorado, ranked second in the nation in 2010 with $23,719,955.84 in outside money poured into our federal election campaigns.  A full $15 million dollars was spent in the U.S. Senate race between  Michael Bennet and  Ken Buck; with an additional $4.63 million dollars being poured into Colorado’s three most contentious Congressional races (CD3 - $1.68 million; CD4 - $1.75 million; and CD7 - $1.18 million.   (Source:  Sunlight Foundation).

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In an open letter to the government, Sunlight Foundation writes:

These e-government initiatives help the government operate more effectively and efficiently,thereby saving taxpayer money and aiding oversight. They increase economic opportunities for smallbusiness. They also increase citizen knowledge of and involvement in the democratic process. Fullyrealized transparency would allow us to track every expense and truly understand how money like that in the electronic government fund flows to federal programs

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PETITIONS:

From Sunlight Foundation:
There is a disturbing trend across the countries of states rolling back transparency of government information and clouding the ability of the public to see what their government and its officials are doing. Sign this open letter to our nation's governors to demand they stop the rollback of transparency laws:
http://sunlightfoundation.com/...

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And if these Super PACs switched to monthly filing in December or January, they would be able to avoid any disclosure until after early state GOP primaries, as currently scheduled.

“I can’t think of anything that makes a better case for more frequent campaign finance disclosure,” said Bill Allison, the editorial director at the Sunlight Foundation, a pro-transparency nonprofit that supports real-time campaign contribution disclosure.

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Clearly, cutting the funding for transparency programs thwarts any effort the government may have made towards openness. An open government advocate, the Sunlight Foundation speculates that if this proposal is adopted, “Many programs will be terminated. Data quality will suffer. No fixes or improvements to current programs are likely.” We’ve seen the consequences in our own backyard. Doing this on a national level would be ten times more detrimental. There is no transparency if the servers are constantly crashing and data isn’t able to be updated.

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Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ran an article on lobbying the super committee that cites Sunlight Foundation data and indirectly quotes editorial director Bill Allison:

According to the Sunlight Foundation, at least nine members of the special committee have scheduled fundraisers or appearances at colleagues’ events since being named to the committee in August.

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But Allison said it’s frustrating that watchdogs won’t know what contributions supercommittee members are receiving until months after the process is complete. They expect that Federal Election Commission reports released in January will tell the true story of whether members have seen a spike in contributions.

The Sunlight Foundation joined 13 other watchdog and good-government organizations in writing to the committee urging members to reveal information about the contacts they have with lobbyists and campaign contributions they receive while the panel does its work.

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