Can we at least make the bailout transparent?

Advocates of limited government have been distressed to see one bailout after the other pass through Congress only to have little positive impact on our economy. While it looks likely that the automakers will get their bailout, taxpayer advocates led by the National Taxpayers Union are calling for federal policymakers including the Treasury Department and Congress to make the bailouts transparent at least. Read the recent coalition letter to which the Rio Grande Foundation is a signatory here. A total of 72 grassroots organizations, including many that are not considered to be fiscally-conservative, signed the letter.