All public spending in the U.S. at the national, state and local level is public record. And the Freedom of Information Act helps the regular citizen get copies of those public records. So Adam Andrzejewski put together OpenTheBooks.com which simply gathers all spending from national, state, and local governments and puts them online for the world to see. In this episode, Adam reveals some of the craziest salaries being earned by public officials, and the pensions they live off of for the rest of their lives.
Produced by Tracey Andruscavage.