Nearly every elected official and candidate for office promises to spend their constituents’ money responsibly, but the last half-century of experience and $20 trillion in debt shows these promises are forgotten more often than not, lost in a complicated system that favors the status quo.
Most Americans want Congress to spend less, but average Americans have neither the time nor expertise to keep track of all votes for and against new spending. Nor should they. Tracking spending was, until now, a Herculean task that no single person could be expected to do, much less on a daily basis. We changed this status quo with a web-based tool that catalogs and presents every single vote for new spending.
Members of Congress take dozens of votes, many of which add new spending: With SpendingTracker.org, we have automatically aggregated the new spending contained in each bill, according to official estimates, to each Member of Congress’s total “number.”
Visit SpendingTracker.org today to find out your Congressman’s number.