I don't pretend to be an economic or political expert. I'm just an average U.S. citizen who is worried about our economy and about my fellow citizens, including friends and family, who can't find jobs. I'm also a taxpayer, and I want the money I pay Uncle Sam each year to be spent judiciously and transparently. I want to know what I'm funding and just what I'm getting for my investment.
This week I was reminded that the astronomical stimulus package, which many of my fellow citizens and I thought was supposed to create thousands of jobs through funding infrastructure projects, hasn't quite lived up to its promise. Two surveys about the spending were eye openers regarding just how little has been spent on infrastructure. (more...)