"Thanks to the Knight Foundation for this 'knot-hole' [The Vault] through which we, the unwashed, can peer to see just how our tax dollars are being spent by City Hall. Please keep up the good work."
—Eugene B. Kordahl
Congress has approved spending $500 billion on the wars/reconstruction of Iraq+Afghaniston since 9/11. About $14 billion has been approved for restoration of the Louisiana coastline–far too little and it took a lot of argument to get it.