Skip to comments.The pig roast is almost over - track Federal contracts at USASpending.gov
Posted on 12/15/2007 4:33:32 PM PST by ddtorquee
Mandated by the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (FFATA), which was co-sponsored by Coburn and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., USASpending.gov is a searchable, Googlelike database that puts most federal spending within a few mouse clicks for every American....
Today is a milestone because, as President Bush noted when he signed FFATA into law Sept. 26:... Taxpayers have a right to know where [their] money is going, and you have a right to know whether or not youre getting value for your money.
...USASpending.gov brings federal spending into the Internet age. Its the place to go, for example, if youre interested in how much the government spent last year on consultants or the number of federal contracts given to the company owned by your congressmans biggest contributor.
...Coburn and Obama drew little attention when they introduced FFATA and the bill mostly flew under the radar as it progressed in Congress. But when passage became a real possibility, the Old Bulls in Congress ever jealous of their ability to spend our tax dollars on their pet causes used every legislative trick in the book trying to stop FFATA. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, and Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., even placed secret holds on the measure, stalling it for weeks in the Senate.
...Porkbusters.org sparked thousands of phone calls and e-mails asking senators if they were responsible for the secret holds. Stevens and Byrd soon gave up and within a few weeks Bush signed the bill into law.
...Starting today, legions of citizens and professional watchdogs have access to an unprecedented amount of information and data on where tax dollars are going. And theyre all connected via the Internet. The pig roast with tax dollars as the main course is coming to an end.
(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...
|2007 2Q *||$2,274,143|
The only difference between our Congress and Islamic terrorists is their views on pork.
I thought maybe it would show, government agencies, like the Dept. of Education, Health and Human Services, Dept. of the Interior, OSHA, HUD, ICE, DEA, FBI, CIA, Performing Arts, Dept. of Energy... MediCare, MediCade, Social Security, Food Stamps, Aids for Africa,
Cool site. Thanks for posting.
Much easier to use than the CBD to see who got what.
Does not show much detail on contracted work performed tho.
Good for Coburn and that other guy.
Wait just a DARN minute! I don’t see Halliburton listed in the Top 100 Contracts of 2007. What gives? Could the Left be LYING to us? *SMIRK*
(Great site. Thanks!)
See #6 KBR. Until this year it was a part of Halliburton.
Thanks. I bookmarked it.
1 CALIFORNIA DEPT OF SOCIAL SERVICES CA $1,955,713,390 0.64%
2 NY ST OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES NY $1,390,932,391 0.46%
3 PENNSYLVANIA DEPT OF PUBLIC WELFARE PA $958,917,392 0.31%
4 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY MD $685,406,125 0.22%
Notice map color of the top four recipients of “Federal Assistance in 2007”...
Bump for later read.
Thanks. I figured it was in there somewhere. However, I expected it to be the biggest boar at the trough the way the Left denigrates it. :)
Wow. I wonder why it says ‘most’?
Hey, here is a new URL to bookmark and surf out!
Thanks for the ping Just A Nobody!
What does this mean?
This is a United States Federal Government computer system that is “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY.” This system is subject to monitoring. Therefore, no expectation of privacy is to be assumed. Individuals found performing unauthorized activities are subject to disciplinary action including criminal prosecution.<<<
Does this mean we can’t surf the site???
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