President Obama’s executive order, “Disclosure of Political Spending By
Government Contractors” appears to have some flaws. The purpose of the
order is to ensure that contracting decisions are “merit-based” and are “free
from undue influence of factors extraneous to the underlying merits of
contracting decision-making…” Nobody can argue with that, but the reporting
about political contributions by contractors that the order mandates is another
story. Find out more about the specifics of the order and why the White House
may need to re-think this one.