There is nothing that should be more transparent than how tax dollars are spent. In Illinois, as an example, and I think in most states, there are online data bases to search individual teacher salaries. And their outrageous pensions. That's as it should be. They're using MY money, why would I not have a right to know how much they're making?
But let me get back to the post of mine you quoted. It's okay to leak state secrets...to identify informants and target them for assassination among other things--and, in fact, you say it's a great idea. But letting taxpayers know how their tax dollars are being spent as regards to individual salaries, is an invasion of privacy?