WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama is promising that
his economic stimulus plan won't include money for politicians' pet
projects and will include provisions aimed at ensuring his
administration is open and accountable to taxpayers and Congress.
A transition official said Tuesday that Obama is planning to
establish an oversight board to meet publicly and issue reports to
Congress on how the money is being spent. The official says Obama
also will create a user-friendly Internet site to allow people to
track the flow of dollars in his economic plan that Democrats say
could cost as much as $775 billion.
The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid
pre-empting Obama's announcement, expected during a meeting later
with his economic advisers.