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Recovery.Gov Getting an 18 Million Dollar Redesign!

July 9, 2009

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The Obama Admin just loves to spend/waste your hard earned money. The only thing they are good at –is squeezing blood from a turnip. Let me get this straight Obama will spend a whopping 18 million dollars to redesign the website that will tell you how your money is being spent.

Mind boggling!
Is a redesign to the tune of 18 million dollars really necessary?

ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: For those concerned about stimulus spending, the General Services Administration sends word tonight that $18 million in additional funds are being spent to redesign the Web site.

The new Web site promises to give taxpayers more information about where their money is going than the current version of the site.

Bla Bla Bla I am [still] having trouble comprehending the justification for an 18 million dollar redesign cost.

“ 2.0 will use innovative and interactive technologies to help taxpayers see where their dollars are being spent,” James A. Williams, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, says in a press release announcing the contract awarded to Maryland-based Smartronix Inc. “Armed with easy access to this information, taxpayers can make government more accountable for its decisions.”  […]

Why didn’t Obama the web savvy candidate turned prez already have a 2.0 site in place. Hell my blog is 2.0 what was the malfunction?

glenn-beck-recovery-gov-logoWe could add the money already wasted on the current site to the redesign cost of 18 million (if we had the numbers that is).


“The Board shall establish and maintain…a user-friendly, public-facing website to foster greater accountability and transparency in the use of covered funds. The website…shall be a portal or gateway to key information relating to the Act and provide connections to other government websites with related information.” — American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

In order to accomplish the mission set out in the Recovery Act, and provide information for the public to monitor the progress of the stimulus package, features:

* Weekly updates of the agencies’ funding notifications and financial and activity reports
* Map presenting state-by-state funding
* Graphs charting the weekly progress of agencies’ available and paid-out funds
* Map showing the recipients of funds and the resulting projects
* Written reports on the agencies’ plans for where and how they’ll spend the funds
* Information on Federal contracts, grants and loans
* A map illustrating the estimates of jobs to be created or saved and links to job information sites
* Links to State Recovery sites and other government Recovery sites
* Tools for the public to report for waste, fraud and abuse of recovery funds.
* Oversight audits by the Inspectors General of each Agency. will continue to evolve to reflect additional data as it is collected. will now “evolve”  to a shiny new redesign COSTING YOU EIGHTEEN MILLION SMACKAROOS!

Oh happy day!

Maybe we should all report this ludicrous plan to:

[] Fraud, Waste and Abuse
Report misuse of Recovery funds to
Inspectors General Hotlines and find
Whistleblower Information


H/T TPO_Hisself

Update: The greasing of palms.


The Washington Examiner’s David Freddoso notes an important political connection between the Maryland-based firm and Congressman Hoyer as a potential explanation. Smartronix’s President and Vice President have together given $19,000 to Hoyer’s campaign coffers since 1999, according to FEC reports.

Note: Don’t flip out when you see a pop up advert when clicking on a link. I link through ‘Anonymouse‘ ” which allows you to surf the web without revealing any personal information.” Don’t know about you but I have no desire to leave any traces of my personal info behind on any Obama Mis-Administration website.

Infidel bloggers:Anonymouse‘ also comes in handy when linking to jihadi sites or paying them a visit.

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  1. July 10, 2009 8:52 pm

    I wonder how you could actually spend that much money on a website. Crazy.

    Shane Vander Hart’s last blog post..John Calvin Turns 500

  2. July 11, 2009 10:15 am

    It is ludicrous.

  3. July 13, 2009 7:08 am

    Shane I too wonder how. The majority of it could go to security…. but still 18Million is crazy and the company awarded the contract (by looking at there own site) doesn’t look like there in the business of ‘professional’ website development’.

    I am a small business owner and hell if there bent on spending millions for a website, I can develop it for 5 Million and they can take the remaining 13M and start working on that Social Security hole or something. A single 5 Million dollar contract would secure my employees jobs for a little over a decade! That’s how I look at it!

    SRL’s last blog post..SingleRedLine: How about my company build your site for 5 Million and you can take the remaining 13 mill and put it into social security or something!?

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