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ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: For those concerned about stimulus spending, the General Services Administration sends word tonight that $18 million in additional funds are being spent to redesign the Recovery.gov Web site.
The new Web site promises to give taxpayers more information about where their money is going than the current version of the site.
“Recovery.gov 2.0 will use innovative and interactive technologies to help taxpayers see where their dollars are being spent,” James A. Williams, commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service, says in a press release announcing the contract awarded to Maryland-based Smartronix Inc. “Armed with easy access to this information, taxpayers can make government more accountable for its decisions.”
The contract calls for spending $9.5 million through January, and as much as $18 million through 2014, according to the GSA press release
Yes, it takes you 18 million dollars to see how Obama spent his money.
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Well it started with Bush, and it hasn't stopped yet. Don't take too much pride in Obama's spending spree with "I-told-you-isms"... The Bush Admin spent like a drunken sailor, and set the tone for the Obama Admin.
Government in general is the problem, not which party is doing it...
Just so you all have a frame of reference, this website:Facebook’s Platform Costs estimates the cost of running a site like Facebook. Their estimate for Facebook is that it costs more than $24 million a YEAR to run. If you entirely remove their estimate for cost of staff salaries, they STILL estimate that Facebook costs more than $6 million/year just in hosting, servers and bandwidth.
Now, Facebook is a massively complicated website with upwards of 100 million visits a day. But it gives you an idea of how incredibly expensive a website can be to maintain and run.
It's entirely possible that $18 million being invested in recovery.gov over the next 5 years is WAY too high, I couldn't even begin to know the inner workings of that site. But it's also possible that the price tag is pretty par for the course as far as website design and maintenance goes.