Want to know what the government is really doing with the $787 billion in the new economic stimulus package?
Turn to www.recovery.gov and start surfing. The newly launched website, run by a team of representatives from various federal agencies, was set up to track the money approved as part of the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act”.
One link takes you to a U.S. map and by moving the mouse and placing the cursor over a state, you can see how many jobs are supposed to be created. Right now the map has an “estimated job effect” for each state but it will be updated as jobs materialize.
Republicans, who have criticized the stimulus measure as “pork laden” and subject to little public review, might want to log on.
In a video introduction President Barack Obama said the recovery.gov site was set up to prove the government could be transparent as it undertakes this massive effort to boost the sagging economy.