Originally Posted by DDNYjets
Whoever was responsible for publishing that information should be in jail.
I wonder what would happen if someone published the names and addresses of everyone who was on welfare, food stamps, unemployment or housing assistance.
I wouldn't go so far as to say they should be in jail. They broke no laws.
But your second line is a great example of why the first is unacceptable. No one would be tolerant of having the welfare rolls or food stamp recipients names and addressed published so, and rightfully so. That information should be private, even if the Govt. has it. I do not believe the FOIA was ever intended to bash private citizens for recieving services from Government, nor was it meant as a tool to "out" those of a different political viewpoint for mere expression of a constituioanl right without additional cause or crime.