Robert Stein 1924-2014

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Online Overhaul for America

In his weekly address, the President is selling his plan to save the economy and, at the same time, promising to tell us all about it as he goes along.

"We’ll launch an unprecedented effort," he says, "to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new web site called recovery.gov."

You can add it to your bookmarks now, even though there is nothing to see but a promise to show "where and how your tax dollars are spent" after passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Among other promises in the Act are proposals to update our electric grid with more than 3,000 miles of transmission lines; weatherize 2.5 million homes; protect health insurance for more than 8 million Americans in danger of losing their coverage; secure 90 major ports; renovate 10,000 schools; and triple the number of science fellowships.

All this, and a web site to show us if and how members of Congress are getting their grubby hands on any of it for pork. Should keep us pointing and clicking for months to come.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mr. Stein,

Very well said, I completely agree, and thank you for your service. Let's hope you're even half-right about McConnell. We need some real men to take on the chutzpah of the Democrats. They need to know, as well as Mr. O, that we know who they are, what they are doing, and we will NOT let them destroy our government, free market, or society! Keep up the good work of getting the truth out there beyond the media that have shut out the truth.