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ALG Blasts Obama For Lack of Transparency on “Stimulus” Spending

Blasts Obama For Lack of Transparency on “Stimulus”

April 13th, 2009, Fairfax,
VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today called upon the
White House to explain “all aspects of the wasteful, failed trillion-dollar
‘stimulus’ spending bill, and not just pet projects designed for political

“Barack Obama should provide a
comprehensive list of what Congress actually approved in spending instead of
what Obama wants us to see,” Wilson declared.  “The government
website is just pure political propaganda paid for by taxpayer money to divert
attention from the waste and outright fraud he and Nancy Pelosi are

Wilson noted that the government
“highlights spending that promotes the Obama political agenda, but conveniently
not the spending that the American people would find

“Why are Barack Obama and his cronies
trumpeting a few road projects today?” Wilson asked. “Why isn’t he showcasing
the $168 billion in welfare, or the $53 billion in handouts to state governments
who refuse to rein in their wasteful spending?  Or, why isn’t he
showcasing the $17 billion sent to foreign banks via the AIG

The website was
introduced by Obama in February of this year.  Wilson
noted that private news media like the Wall Street Journal
“were more
capable at producing a comprehensive look at the spending than the bureaucracies
tasked to actually spend the money.”

On February 14th, Obama
promised the nation that would
“allow any American to watch
where the money goes… this is your money, and you deserve to know where it’s
going and how it’s spent.”

Wilson believes that the
Administration has broken its promise.   “Obama is not
following the website’s own mission to show ‘how, when, and where the funds will
be spent—which states and sectors of the economy are due to receive what
proportion of the funds.’”

Wilson says an honest accounting of
how the money is spent may never be forthcoming.  “We may never
know how the money is ultimately spent,” he said.

“What we do know is that the
trillion-dollar ‘stimulus’ spending bill is one of the biggest, and most
expensive thefts in human history.  By the time the money flows
back into Obama and his Party’s political coffers, will still be
updating its website,” Wilson concluded.