Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Follow-Up To My Last Post (and, I'm BACK!)

Yes, it has been a while since my last post at this blog. But I have now updated my blog theme and may try to have some more activity here.

My last post was about the information given to us at the Recovery.gov website and how it was somewhat misleading. Well, if that wasn't enough, we now have to deal with them giving us inaccurate data which leads one to think that at the very least there is some poor oversight with regards to where our money is going!

Exhibit A: ABC News Article - Jobs 'Saved or Created' in Congressional Districts That Don't Exist:

  • 30 jobs created in Arizona's 15th congressional district - Arizona only has 8 districts
  • 25 jobs created in Connecticut's 42nd district (nonexistent) with zero dollars spent!
  • The real kicker is that we've boosted the economy of the US Virgin Islands by around 5% by giving over 75 million dollars for them to create 112 jobs!
Exhibit B: South Carolina - There are currently only 6 congressional districts in SC, yet the Obama Administration and the Recovery Act, under the keen oversight of VP Joe Biden, has managed to create 50 jobs in 7 districts that don't even exist for a total of $40,729,993 - just over $814,000 per job!

So, what can you do to help? I'm going to use the Recovery.gov website's tool to Report Fraud, Waste, and Abuse and notify the site that their own spending tracking is either malfunctioning or money is being reported improperly.

Kid you not - when I'm submitting this, I see that the captcha on the form submission reads "George condemn" - why, yes, I do believe that George Washington would condemn the actions being taken by our government!