Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., wants a new online database that would help taxpayers track how Congress is spending their money.

According to the New York Times, Coburn believes “the more the public learns about federal spending, the less it will want.”

But the Times also finds that liberal groups that support activist government also want the new database. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., also sponsors the plan.

The liberal groups believe the database would give taxpayers a new appreciation of the work government does.