President Barack Obama signed a $787 billion economic stimulus shortly after he took office in 2009.
But since the ink of his signature hit the bill, it has been surrounded with question marks. Where is the money going? What is it going to?
Well many news agencies followed the trail, and reported excessive spending on programs not worth the time. Who should you believe?
To watch the dollar signs, I have filed multiple FOIAs for the exact contracts related to stimulus spending. Below, you will find the documents that have been received, and you decide — is it worth OUR money?
$18,000,000+ for the software to run Recovery.gov? Note the amount of blacked out information
- Documents regarding this contact, compliments of ProPublica [156 Pages, 15.5mb]
$16,700,000+ for Canned Pork?
Contract Number AG3J14120297195
Funding Amount $16,784,272
Recipient Name LAKESIDE FOODS INC
Contracting Office Name AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE
Description of Work/Service performed: CANNED PORK
Documents obtained from the FDA regarding this contract [141 Pages, 8.8mb]
$1,500,000+ for Cheese?
Contract Number AGDPDVVDOC02503
Funding Amount $1,562,568
Agency Name Department of Agriculture
Description of Work/Service performed: MOZZARELLA CHEESE
Recipient Name MICELI DAIRY PRODUCTS COMPANY
- Documents obtained from the USDA regarding this contract [290 Pages,6.9mb]
$1,400,000+ to repair a door?
Contract Number: 0006
Funding Amount: $1,444,100
Project Location: DYESS AFB
Recipient Name AFCO TECHNOLOGIES, INC
Description of Work/Service performed: REPAIR DOOR BLDG 5112