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February 17, 2009

Obama's Misleading Spendulus Website

When you don't have any idea what to do next, stick with what you know. Obama knows how to campaign, so he's off to Denver to sign the spendulus. Meanwhile, his staff handlers just unveiled their latest campaign tool: the spendulus website, "Recovery.gov".

Front and center is this misleading graphic purporting to describe the spendulus act, which I have amended below the fold:


Corrected:

But wait, it gets worse. If you click through for an explanation of the asterisk you get this helpful description of tax relief:

* Tax Relief - includes $15 B for Infrastructure and Science, $61 B for Protecting the Vulnerable, $25 B for Education and Training and $22 B for Energy, so total funds are $126 B for Infrastructure and Science, $142 B for Protecting the Vulnerable, $78 B for Education and Training, and $65 B for Energy."

I don't even know what that means. And while we're at it, what the hell is "Protecting the Vulnerable"? Is that a new Cabinet position I haven't heard about yet?

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posted by Gabriel Malor at 01:38 PM

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