Watching Your Money Go Down the Proverbial Toilet

Posted on January 7, 2010. Filed under: General Info | Tags: , , |

Your tax dollars (not so) hard at work: was built to help the administration keep its pledge to invest stimulus money smartly, and to hold public officials to account for the taxpayer money they spend. We do this by allowing you, citizens around the country with local knowledge about the stimulus projects in your city, to find, discuss and rate those projects.

Did you see the list of banks who took tarp money? It is a whopping 26 pages of fine print long. Want to see if your bank is on the list and how much took?

You can find more egregious spending in my column from Tuesday. We may be pinching pennies, but Congress is not. They are even spending constituents yearly income equivalents on office furniture, catering, and living high on the hog. Let’s not forget their pay raises, too.

Also, in a column last week “The Audacity of Dopes” I detailed the figures for the national budget, including their raises.

I’m sure there will be more to come to talk about in upcoming days. The money faucet appears to be working in D.C. even though there’s a money drought in the rest of the country.

PS- As long as your blood pressure is already up, here’s an article I came across, I thought I would pass along:

12 House Members have fundraising firm email addresses?  Is your representative on the list?

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