Sunday, May 24, 2009

How The Private Sector, Not The Feds, Is Tracking Stimulus Spending in Real Time

Our esteemed Vice President doesn't know it, but someone is tracking the massive spending undertaken by Obama/Biden. He promised to do it, but is very slow to carry out his word. His web site is mostly show now; it will be up to speed in October. is working today. Remember the day when President Barack Obama promised that concerned citizens would be able to track "every dime" of stimulus money online? He was talking about the official government website, Which doesn't have any details about contracts or grants yet—and won't until October 2009 or, more likely, sometime next year, long after the thrill of living is gone and a huge chunk of the $787 billion stimulus package has already been frittered away on "shovel-ready" projects such as the John Murtha-Johnstown Cambria County Airport (pop. 20 passengers a day). Thankfully, the folks at the information-services firm Onvia stepped in and created the site, which is already on the case and showing, as much as is possible, who is getting what.

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