February 19, 2009

Obama launches Recovery.gov; promises accountability on stimulus bill

The Obama Administration announced today the launch of Recovery.gov.

Recovery.gov is a website that lets you, the taxpayer, figure out where the money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is going.

Citizens will also be able to browse and/or search through the data when it becomes available in the coming weeks and months.

I'm definitely hopeful that this website accomplishes what it seeks out to do. With the price tag of the stimulus bill hovering around $790 billion, careful taxpayer oversight is going to be of the utmost importance.

PS: Maybe it is just the web developer in me, but I was actually disappointed not to see any RSS feeds on the site. Sure you can "get updates by email" but that strikes me as just so 1998.