Whenever Democrats talk about improving the economy they call for more “investment” into infrastructure. Perhaps they should instead call for more oversight of the funds they’ve already invested. The Washington Guardian reports that a recent report found that Pennsylvania, Florida and Michigan misspent $125 million in stimulus money intended for highway projects. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In all, billions have been misspent.
Poor oversight by federal agencies has been a common theme. Last fall, a Washington Guardianinvestigation found that stimulus recipients had been found to have misspent at least $5.8 billion in monies they received, and that total has grown in recent months as new audits uncovered other questionable spending. Federal agencies have been repeatedly blamed for failing to question, investigate or document spending.
Read the whole thing. And we’re supposed to trust these people to run our health care.
Update: Linked by Big Pulpit – thanks!