14 Phanton Zip Codes receive "Stimulus" money

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    First we had the bogus 15th Congressional District in Arizona, now this.....pathetic.
    These same morons now want to control your healthcare.....:cuckoo:
     
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    did somebody actually pick up the checks and cash them???
     
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    The Washington Examiner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Would you accept CBS News as a source?

    Did "Phantom" Districts Get Stimulus Cash? - CBS News

    Story goes back to mid November...
     
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    Nice to know. However, it doesn't change the fact that Recovery.gov is loaded with incorrect data and stats. Nice try though!!

    Here is another SOURCE and ANOTHER

     
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    Thanks for the link, House.

    From your article:

    The response to the allegations... back in November... from Scarantino who found the issues in recovery.org to begin with:

    I'd say that's a fair representation.
     
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    That money was intended for my district, whoever got it send it back.

    This seems to be yet another indication of incompetence of government workers. Even I, with the sig line I use recognize that. In other words, I don't think Pres. Obama sits down and updates recovery.gov himself. I did appreciate his joking around about it when he 'pardoned' that thansgiving turkey, but damn I wish he would make sure his people got a handle on it.

    I have always considered that if one could not make a living in the private sector, one can always go to work for a government agency. If that is true then it is simply a fact that these things get screwed up.
    Anyway, somebody send that money back to the 15th congressional district of Arizona......
     
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    Editorializing by the author...

    This comment was more telling and gets at the real issue:

    The real issue is that mistakes are being made with this government money and the oversight board isn't catching it.... It needs to be addressed.... I'm sure you can agree with that...
     
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    Here is the problem Jillian, A simple "data entry" problem at the hospital can cause death. If these government workers cannot take the time to look up a zip code on a form prior to entering onto an official document, I don't want them entrusted with my medical data. I'm just silly that way.
     
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    maybe, though I didn't read it the way you did.

    FWIW, you won't get me to say the data entry is perfect. i think it has kinks they need to work out. i just don't think there's anything particularly nefarious in it. Personally, I'm still waiting to find out who was in the room with Cheney when he devised our energy policy... if we're actually talking about openness.
     

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