The general public does not know the budget process, line items, emergency spending, supplemental bills. Nor do they know how Budget and Appropriations work, as well as Controlling Boards and the Finance Committee process. To many Americans, the Congressional Budget process is a shadow government that tells us the spending priorities, even though we vote you in office. We are left to the media telling us outrageous results, that often dents congressional credibility to the overall public. We are not involved in the decision making process. I think Congressional offices should send out official mail survey responses on government spending and priorities, then provide the results. The final product should look like our understanding of the issues. If they do not, congress should be held to task and then the media should be held to task by congress, we can't do both. Lastly, show us the numbers that sustains congress. What is the budget for your health care and what do you get from tax payer dollars? Is it better than the people you represent? What are the congressional perks the institution provides? How much does this cost the tax payers? Congress should provide leadership and make sacrifices before their consistiuencies, if not, then we have a bunch of kings and queens. Surely, this would not have been the idea of the founding Fathers of this Republic.