Friday, April 10, 2009

Where Is the “Stimulus” Money Going?

Apparently the Democrats in Congress have no idea and furthermore, they don’t care. When Republicans Cantor and Thune tried to find out, they were denied access to official records. So they’re resorted to searching news reports to ferret out tidbits of information.

Not surprisingly, a large percentage of the money so allocated is being wasted without effective oversight:
• A Binghamton paper reports that Union, NY will receive $578,661 from the HUD’s Homeless Prevention Fund even though “Union did not request the money and does not currently have homeless programs in place in the town to administer such funds.”

• The Altoona Mirror reports that $819,000 from the same fund will come to that town even though officials “may not have enough of a homelessness problem to use it.”

• Similarly WHP-TV in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania said the city would receive $855,478 from the same fund, but does not know what to do with it.

And we’re asking our grandchildren to spend their lives paying for this?

If you want more information, check out Byron York’s column.

And please watch the video below to get the big picture.

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