Jun 1 2013

Track Federal Government Spending With Your Phone

App to Track Federal Government Spending in your State and zip code –

Ever wonder who’s getting federal dollars in your area?  Now you can find out. The new app lets you enter your zip code and see a searchable spreadsheet of federal and state spending in your area.  This free app is on Apple and Droid platforms as of March 2013.  It provides taxpayers with 12 years of federal spending.  The website at openthebooks.com  also offers information on public employee salaries.

The following excerpt is from a May 28, 2013 article by Adam Anrzejewski in The Wall Street Journal:

With the United States drowning in runaway spending and debt now nearing $17 trillion, Americans might like to know where Uncle Sam is stashing their cash. Now they can. As long as you have the Web or a smartphone, you can track federal spending down to your own neighborhood.

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