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February 18th, 2009
THE DIG Follow the stimulus money

Established by the Obama Administration, will track the $787 billion from the economic stimulus bill with the purpose of holding the federal government accountable with the public’s money. This increased transparency is intended to enable the tax-payer to follow where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going.

According to the Website, “There are going to be a few different ways to search for information. The money is being distributed by Federal agencies, and soon you’ll be able to see where it’s going — to which states, to which congressional districts, even to which Federal contractors. As soon as we are able to, we’ll display that information visually in maps, charts, and graphics.”


  • Pepe

    OK, so go to the graph on You will see an asterisk next to the Tax Relief part of the graph. The graph states that 288 billion dollars will go to Tax Relief. If you follow the asterisk, you find that 123 billion dollars of that Tax Relief got spread out through the other categories. Leaving only 165 billion dollars in Tax Relief. This is deceiving and needs to be changed. I ask that you all email them, as I have, and tell them to explain it or change it. I know that most people will see the graph and think that most of the money is going to Tax Relief, and never find out that it is not the case.

  • Elizabeth

    There is obviously a lot to know about this. I think you made some good points in Features also.

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