Framing the Dialogue

Spreading the Wealth – March 12, 2009 Update

When I originally envisioned this page, I only planned on including “stimulus” spending in my calculations.  However, the recent Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009 recently signed by President Obama contains millions of dollars of earmarks and significant increases in spending. 

Rather than include the entire amount of the spending bill, I have only included the pork, increases in spending above 2008 budget levels, and the  LEGISLATIVE PAY RAISES.  Please note that I am not an accountant and making estimates from a thirty page summary was mind numbing. 

Click here to look at the numbers.

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