Fishman Blasts Bump over Proposed Data Grab -- 978.595.1396  -- Beverly, Massachusetts

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Fishman Blasts Bump over Proposed Data Grab

Daniel Fishman, Libertarian candidate for State Auditor, criticized the privacy violating expansion of the powers under the office of State Auditor Suzanne Bump, allowing her office access to the private tax records of all the citizens of the Commonwealth.

"This is a classic case of putting the cart before the horse.  The auditor's office is already failing in its most basic functionality; Auditing EVERY state agency at least once every 3 years.” Said Fishman. He continued, “There is no reason in today's modern era that the people of the Commonwealth cannot follow how every dollar is spent by state agencies.”

The purpose of the Auditor's office is to ensure every penny of state spending is accounted for, not snoop through the private data of its citizens. As Auditor, Dan Fishman will bring the finances of Massachusetts out of the darkness, putting all of the books online for everyone to access at any time.  

"Massachusetts is blessed with a very well educated population and plethora of superb journalists.  If the auditor is wholly focused on auditing state agencies completely and making all state agency transactions available to the public, that will make the operations of government more transparent.  When I am elected, that will be my goal" said Fishman


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  • Dan Fishman
    commented 2017-11-01 15:26:26 -0400
    The slow inexorable growth of government has seen its first hiccup. Time to continue the trend