I’ve asked myself this question many, many times, but I never could come up with a concrete answer. Yesterday, however, I was surfing the web when I came across a very interesting website: Stimuluswatch.org. This website has a detailed description of what exactly our money is going to, and man is there a lot of nonsense in there. Everyone’s heard that there is a lot of pork in the package, but wait until you look at this! And not only does the site list everything, but it has a rating next to each item in the package. This rating is I guess equivalent to a “relevancy meter”, as viewers of the site rate the item as critical or not critical. If you vote not critical, the item loses 1 point; if you vote critical, the item gains a point. Believe me, many, MANY items are in the severe negative points. I encourage everyone to check this site out and vote for which items you think are critical or pointless. It’s interesting to see what the American people actually have to say about this whole package.
Also, the site is launching a new daily feature called “Disecting the Stimulus: Sifting Through the Pork”, where we will analyze the items on the stimulus to try and find their value. Look for this in the upcoming days! Check back to see just how wasteful this package is.
Thanks for reading!
You can visit Stimulus Watch by clicking here.