Yet another reason why we are broke

@laglen (19782)
United States
November 13, 2010 10:42am CST
A New Jersey audit of a weatherization program funded by stimulus money found about $54,000 in unreasonable charges. I think all funds should be audited. Some of the waste here, $27 for a light bulb and $75 for carbon monoxide testers that the same vendor invoiced other places for $22. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-11-12/new-jersey-auditor-questions-27-light-bulbs-billed-under-stimulus-program.html I think it is great that New Jersey is auditing, I wish everybody else did too. I think every penny of tax payer money should be accounted for. EVERY PENNY. I realize the time that would be spent on this, but maybe then, they would find they didnt need to spend so much
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
15 Nov 10
I'm with you. Every program/project, completed/underway, should be audited. And where corruption is found, someone needs to be going to jail. I'm not looking at a "sample" here; I'm talking every single program/project... I'd also like a review of all the programs/projects funded. And if the program/project isn't a priority and the funds haven't been spent, defunded. If the program/project is underway, but not a priority, what would it take to defund it? We might be able to recuperate and/or save half a trillion dollars...
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
16 Nov 10
easily and then stop the stupid spending altogether.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
16 Nov 10
Good morning, Laglen. I see we're up and ready to go. Yup, and stop stupid spending, which is more than half of what they do. I'd like to take the Ben Bernanke and the Fed to task! Have you seen this one? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTUY16CkS-k&feature=player_embedded#!
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
16 Nov 10
OMG! That was great thank you!
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
13 Nov 10
Well, every time I hear about Congress, they're supposedly "reconvening" or are "out of session" etc. And I'm sure it's not really any better on state levels or with town/county legislators and city zoners and planners and BLA! Since they make about 100k more than the average American, perhaps they should FU$^#NG WORK a little more. If accounting for our money is too hard for them or too time consuming, perhaps they should step down.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
15 Nov 10
I agree, I figure if I am not willing to pay that kind of money for a light bulb, why would I think the tax payers should?