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Den Mann
Den Mann
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3/31/2018
Den Mann
Den Mann
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Posts: 56
I realize email is a tough subject when it comes to politicians. However, in reviewing my work area and my Manager/Supervisor/CEO access to MY email, I see a failing of government. When I work for a company / employer, they have complete and total access to my Instant Messages, Email, Bookmarks and links. Hell, they have access to all my documents and code, because I work for them and they own what I create and do.
This is not present in today's politics. Our politicians hide behind secrets and lies, taking payouts and making deals for payouts and favours. How do they do this? They have email that no one can read. Sure, you might be able to file a FOIA request, but you have to specifically state the subject and area of coverage, and then the government decides whether you get access. This goes against every employer/employee relationship I have been involved in. Where I have worked, they have complete access.

So my solution? Make a Read-Only account for all representatives emails and IM's. You want to be in public service? You have everything you do (barring top-secret which is available and encoded) being watched/read and tallied. Your contituents know what you are doing, and who you are corresponding with. Why is this NOT in place?
Why do we as citizens not have the ability to review our representations emails and information?
Because they don't want to show what they are doing. More than likely it is all money-raising reports and other money-centric processes that the representative is involved with all day. But we don't know that. Hell, we can only HOPE and PRAY (and ask the kids in FLA how that worked for them) that our representatives are doing what we the people want them to do.
If there was a read-only account access to their emails (being that they work for the citizens) that could be monitored and checked, we as citizens of that state should be able to see what is transpiring without having to go through 12 different steps only to finc out you spelled theater incorrectly and nothing was returned for your request because of it.
Our president is more than happy to Tweet...but you have to wonder how he would feel is all his stuff was exposed (as would all our representatives I am sure).
They read YOUR emails....we should be able to read theirs.
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