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“Simply put, the American people need to know what they got for their money,” he said. “Under the Obama budget, the national debt will double in five years and triple in 10.”

Mr. Broun was most interested in Mr. Obama’s claim that the recovery plan would create “or save” 4 million jobs, but noted that the number of jobs “saved” is likely unknowable and that since the president took office, 1.3 million jobs have been lost.

“How do you plan to verify the actual number of jobs created?” he asked.

“Sir, we haven’t really received any information about that on the Web site,” Mr. Devaney said.

The repeated lack of information, though, sets up a fantastic sequel: “Follow the Money III.”