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Benjamin Franklin

January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790
"It was always of importance that the people should know who had disposed of their money, and how it had been disposed of. It was a maxim that those who feel can best judge. This end would, he thought, be best attained if money affairs were to be confined to the immediate representatives of the people."source: Madison, p. 218financial responsibility, House of Representatives, importance of representation of the people

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