Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The White House launches

This is the website where every dollar of the stimulus package can be tracked state-by-state. This site is important because for the first time transparency of where the tax payer's dollar is in full view. Any questions we may have can be addressed in D.C. and in our own state.

There is also a cool time line of when payments will be disbursed to each state. There is also a link, here, to read the full American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which I still call the stimulus bill.

The President has made it clear that every taxpayer dollar spent on our economic recovery must be subject to unprecedented levels of transparency and accountability. He has identified five crucial objectives for Federal agencies, to ensure that:

Recovery funds are awarded and distributed in a prompt, fair, and reasonable manner;

The recipients and uses of all recovery funds are transparent to the public, and that the public benefits of these funds are reported clearly, accurately, and in a timely manner;

Recovery funds are used for authorized purposes and every step is taken to prevent instances of fraud, waste, error, and abuse;

Projects funded under the recovery legislation avoid unnecessary delays and cost overruns;

and, Programs meet specific goals and targets, and contribute to improved performance on broad economic indicators.

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