Forgive the analogy. I'm referring to the old baseball semipro league analogy for "not ready for the big leagues yet" concept.
I looked at the American Jobs Act information on the White House website last Saturday. An online commenter expressed a desire to go read for himself, and I went to check to see if the budget chart I had read with the line items and amounts was still there.
The separate chart appears to have been removed. A smaller version now appears at the end of the Fact Sheet and Overview of the American Jobs Act on the White House Blog.
Granted, I write for a living, and I have had this blog since 2003, though I've only been active in the past few years.
The way this official blog looks is . . . the nicest thing I can say is "Bush League." Not only have changes been made to budget line items since last Saturday (the date on the blog is September 8), different information has been added. It was hard to understand before. Now - it's impossible. All the additions appear to refer to either new "selling points," or to items that Republicans supported in prior years.
The additions appear in completely different fonts and styles from the original. In many sections, bullet points are mixed with numbers. Bullet points don't necessarily "go" with each other or act coherently under each main category heading, which theoretically is supposed to fit with the different budget expenditure categories proposed in the American Jobs Act.
And toward the bottom, this paragraph appears, which I will cut and paste preserving its original formatting and spacing:
Social Security Trust Fund Would Not Be Impacted by Payroll Tax Cut: As with thepayroll tax cutpassed in December2010,theAmerican Jobs Act will specify that Social Security will still receive every dollar it would have gotten otherwise, through a transfer from the General Fund into the Social Security Trust Fund.
I think some of this is a result of cutting and pasting from both Word and Adobe PDF documents into the blog, with no effort made at examining coherence and formatting, before or after.
Possibly this may be an argument for the "millionaire and billionaire tax," so that someone with a moderate amount of skill can be hired to edit and present the White House website.