My Government Is Spending $825 Billion on a Stimulus Package and I Got Less Than the National Mall Revitalization Program?


Reason Foundation researcher and Reason.com contributor Anthony Randazzo has combed through the stimulus bill and calculates we're looking at $136,752,000,000 in spending on new programs (or programs that had been authorized or unfunded in the past.

Go here for a list that includes the National Mall Revitalization ($200 million), Youth Summer Jobs Program ($1.2 billion), Energy Retrofit Grants for Elderly, Disablity and Sec. 8 Housing ($2.5 billion), and more. The first rule of government hole-digging? When you're in a hole, spend a billion dollars on a program for kids to keep digging.