February 21, 2009

Stimulus Bill Requires RSS Feeds of How the Money Is Spent

Re-blogged from boingboing.

As one commenter not entirely unknown to you observes,

Any step toward transparency is helpful -- if info given turns out to be false, at least someone can be embarrassed by it, if not prosecuted. The next challenge is to get someone who knows what they're doing to actually read it.
I think we can count on the Republicans to scrutinize Dem expenditures; not so sure that'll be reciprocated.
Note: The same IT our fearless leaders are using to mine all our e-mails, etc. for items of interest [terrorism/peace activism] can theoretically be used by us plebes to monitor our gummint (would someone pls DO this; otherwise, impt. info could easily be buried in mountains of less useful data).
I also liked Comment #13: "US$1,200,000,000.00 . . . Poof!" [most of you should probably skip to 1.52 min., although the video starts with a more successful take-off, which I enjoyed, since to me Stealth bombers are the best thing next to Batman]:

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