Getting all the way in to the stimulus package
Crazy title I know, but along with Heritage Foundations readthestimulus.org Web site, we also have a another site called Senate Conservative Fund that offers the full text – that is searchable – of all 430-plus pages of the bill.
Update: New cleaner version of H.R. 1 – American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. a.k.a. Generational Theft Act of 2009.
The grand total being thrown about is $1.1 trillion dollars. Hat tip to Malkin, but I can not figure out how to search the document.
You can jump over to the Senate Conservative Fund site if you’d like, but I’ve also provided direct links to the PDF below. I don’t know anything about this group, other than the following…
Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) is a political action committee dedicated to electing true conservatives to the United States Senate.
Sounds good to me.
What they did here is take the time to scan every page and ensure the scanner was set to read the text as it went through. I’m not certain I have the most current version of Adobe Reader, so I may not have the functionality right now to search.
- Pages 1 – 90
- Pages 90 – 193
- Pages 194 – 265
- Pages 344 – 434
- Searchable version of Appropriations Report
Update: readthestimulus.org also has PDF and text versions, as well as a spreadsheet or two dated Jan.15 with $350 billion in spending. Check that out.
Exit question: Why does Congress make bills so difficult to review it requires private groups to scan and review the documents and make them available to the public? You would think that the government would be willing to spend some resources on providing the public with easy to read electronic documents and spreadsheets that clearly explain – in plain friggin’ language thank you – what they are spending and what they are spending it on!
Come on people! Rise up!
We know why, they do not want the public to see them – plain and simple.
Rep Larson is my representative. I find it interesting that he has planned a "Speak to the Constituents" meeting for this Thursday evening at 7:30 at Univ of Hartford, the day AFTER the house plans to vote! Thanks for the opportunity for input, Representative!