The average stimulus spending per week has dropped severely, to just $4.2 billion over the past month from $9.7 billion during the prior four months. The government spent $2.9 billion in the week ending Aug. 7.
Taxpayer groups say the numbers show spending decisions are random and prove that the $787 billion stimulus program has had no effect on the economy.
"This is a typical bureaucracy. They don't operate in an efficient way. They can't operate in an efficient way and make an impact," said Leslie Paige, media director for Citizens Against Government Waste.
Another example of lacking government accountability and fiscally responsible behavior? How would ObamaCare be better?
Answer by Carpy at 8:55 AM on Aug. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:15 AM on Aug. 15, 2009
Answer by waldorfmom at 10:30 AM on Aug. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:38 AM on Aug. 15, 2009
The stimulus helped me! I got a job just last week created from the stimulus money. It lasted a total of 6 hours. After I collected my paycheck, I went to buy some cigs,but couldn't afford them, so I went to McD and blew my whole paycheck. Obama is just wonderful.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:46 AM on Aug. 15, 2009
Answer by jesse123456 at 11:47 AM on Aug. 15, 2009
LOL @ 10:46!!!
But seriously....hasn't this free spending bill changed names from stimulus to recovery to stability?! A new name each month it seems--just like the Cap and Trade and ObamaCare bill keep changing names--it's like playing 3-Card Monty with Obama, the street hustler!!! LOL
Answer by LoriKeet at 4:00 PM on Aug. 15, 2009