Washington Examiner Executive Editor Mark Tapscott makes a compelling case for letting C-SPAN roll on the negotiations over the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Let’s see and hear for ourselves exactly who says what.
Am I being naive in proposing this? If the bargaining involved talks among private-sector businesses, no overriding public interest would be at stake. If the parties involved sign a deal, it’s their contract and government’s only interest is in enforcing honestly made agreements.
But negotiations among elected officials seeking agreements on federal tax and spending policies are at the heart of the public interest. They ought to be the last place we would ever accept secret deals.
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