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The Wall Street Journal Opinion Editorial, Track Government Spending With Your Phone

Track Government Spending With Your Phone
A new app allows taxpayers to search spending by ZIP code.
The Wall Street Journal
May 29, 2013 

  Corbis, The Wall Street Journal

Appearing in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal on page A13, our opinion editorial- Track Government Spending on Your Phone– was published.
Click here to read.

From the op-ed, here are a couple excerpts:

With the United States drowning in runaway spending and debt now nearing $17 trillion, Americans might like to know where Uncle Sam is stashing their cash. Now they can. As long as you have the Web or a smartphone, you can track federal spending down to your own neighborhood. Be prepared, though, because the results aren’t pretty.

If you download the app and put in your ZIP Code, what “essential” spending will you find in your town and state? With 12 years of contracts, farm subsidies, grants, loans, insurance and direct payments, it’s nearly certain you’ll find some local business, citizen or organization receiving a piece of the federal pie… click here to read more.

What’s most shocking about the federal checkbook? Washington DC is spreading the wealth to the wealthy. In my hometown of Hinsdale-IL, the local Lamborghini auto dealer received a taxpayer guaranteed low interest loan for $1.5 million.

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2 Responses to "The Wall Street Journal Opinion Editorial, Track Government Spending With Your Phone"

  1. Comment by jeanmarie missale on December 30, 2013 at 1:06 am said:

    I almost lost my house in kings park long island n.y.11754.because if all the coruption in the town government.

  2. Comment by jeanmarie missale on December 30, 2013 at 1:23 am said:

    I was forced out of my home by all the town ordinances.i lived at 6 amapola lane in kingspark n.y. 11754.the town was taking me to court over many isses.i couldnt pay the lawer it wouldhve cost meover10.000.00.i lost my job,my son had a bad motorcycle cycle accident.i sold my house to a investor so i wouldnt lose everything.i bought myhuse for 338.000.00,put over hundredthousand in fixes to property.sold for 288.000.00 to a investor.down427.000.00