Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Read the Stimulus Package: The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009

The Read the Stimulus Web site allows you to search through the 1,500+ pages of spending in the The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009. It will take an army to discover everything packed into this.

From http://readthestimulus.org/:
We have all heard words of an era of increased transparency. With nearly a trillion dollars under debate in the proposed stimulus package, such transparency would be most useful right now: before we as a nation make irrevocable decisions about how to deal with the economic crisis that we face together.

Unfortunately, Congress remains mired in old procedures and processes, and almost seems to go out of its way to make it difficult for citizens to be able to read and understand legislation as it makes its way through the process of becoming law. The web makes great things possible: if it chose, Congress could easily make fully searchable, web-friendly versions of pending legislation available for citizens to comment upon.

But, it has not. And since nothing official along these lines has been forthcoming for the stimulus bill, this site aims to fill that gap, and make available as much information as possible about this critical legislation. With support from our partner organizations (see the left sidebar), we are presenting the various documents which together make up the stimulus bill in searchable format. Browse through a document of your choice, or use the search function to drill down to the topics that interest you most. And on any page of any document, you can contribute your own comments and thoughts --- and read those by fellow citizens.
Visit Read the Stimulus.

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Blogger The Intellectual Redneck said...

We all know the help Acorn gave the Democrats in winning the last election. What was in it for them? Is 4 billion dollars enough?
Democrats attempt to pay off Acorn

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