The WSJ had an article yesterday written by the founder, Adam Andrzejewski, of Open the Books.
Open the Books is a service that connects to the federal spending database, and to some local and state databases, to show all spending associated with a zip code. They have mobile apps and we just downloaded the free app for our iPhone.
Our first search has shown us that someone who lives less than a mile away has received $61,2-- for "Supplemental Assistance Program", and four payments of $6,1--, $6,0--, $5,7--, and $5,4-- for "Direct and Counter Cyclical Prog" under the category, "Farm Subsidies."
Looks like our cuss jar will be getting some donations today....