I am hopeful the American Assistance and Recovery Act will help mitigate the worst aspects of this recession, and the launch of recovery.gov looks like it may be helpful. If we had had transparency like this five years ago, we may not have lost that $9 billion in Iraq.
However, the recovery.gov website appears to be more design than substance at the moment. I like the graphs, but wish they had more drill-down; and I'm having trouble actually getting the text of the bill.
I hope the functionality of the website increases and that all citizens get informed on what the effect of the huge spending bill actually comes out to be.