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Klein unveils stimulus map, wants public to help monitor spending

by George Bennett | September 18th, 2009



U.S. Rep. Ron Klein, D-Boca Raton, has put an interactive map highlighting federal stimulus projects on his congressional homepage as a way for citizens to track spending in Klein’s Palm Beach-Broward District 22.

Klein said he wants constituents who click on specific projects to tell him if they aren’t doing what they are supposed to do.

“We want to make sure that our local people…can see what’s going on in their local community and can be part of the eyes and ears to make sure this money is being spent correctly,” Klein said today in an appearance at the West Palm Beach Tri-Rail station, where he touted a $13.6 million federal expenditure to buy four new locomotives and make other transit improvements.

Said Klein, who voted for the $787 billion stimulus bill: “If the money’s doing its job and creating jobs and creating benefit in our community, I’m all for it. And if we find that it’s not being spent, or its being spent on anything other than creating jobs, we need to cancel it, pull it back and find a better way to support our local community.”


2 Responses to “Klein unveils stimulus map, wants public to help monitor spending”

  1. Sid Dinerstein Says:

    We don’t know whether it “good” money or “bad” money.
    We just know IT’S OUR CHILDREN’s MONEY!!!


  2. American Citizen Says:

    I am strongly OPPOSED to the Tri Rail. The only ones to profit is the Land owners
    where this proposed to be built. FOLLOW THE MONEY.
    Sid is right on!!Our children, granchildren, will be paying for this fiasco, With the population in Florida dwindling, taxes rising out of control,
    and the State among the top 10 facing financial crisis, any monies available
    should be used to benefit Fla. And I don’t need to hear garbage about jobs.

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