Wasting stimulus money

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    State Audit Finds Stimulus 'Fraud, Waste, Abuse' - News Story - WSB Atlanta



    State auditors went through emails and financial records from the DHS from 2009 and 2010. The same information was requested by Channel 2 Action News for an investigation in November, but Channel 2 producers were told a copy of the documents would cost $174,000.


    The documents revealed DHS mismanaged millions of federal stimulus dollars meant to create jobs in Georgia, according to auditors.

    “Apparent fraud, waste and abuse in low-income jobs program likely resulted from mismanagement and weak controls at the central office,” the report said in its opening paragraph.
     
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    I wonder how many republican states did this on purpose?
     
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    I ewould guess Texas sins they misuse federal education funds, which explains a lot.

    Texas Democratic Congressional Delegation: Stop Misuse of Federal Education Dollars – My Harlingen News

    “We must prevent more misuse of federal education dollars. As you search the country for misuse of federal economic recovery dollars, you are unlikely to find a greater abuse than what happened to the $3.25 billion in federal education monies that never achieved their intended purpose for Texas school children,” said Rep. Doggett. “We were trying to strengthen local schools, not provide a slush fund for other purposes. This year with tight local budgets putting so many jobs for teachers on the line, we should be protecting them, not just protecting one job for Governor Perry, who has failed to balance his budget without federal help. Any future federal funds need to go directly to our local school districts, who know best how to apply these resources.”
     
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    Only a loon would blame the failure of Obamas keynote program on Republicans.... LMAO

    Are we shovel ready yet?
     
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    Gee, if only there had been some rules issued to control the outlay of funds or perhaps a good tracking mechanism or something beyond a simple bribe and go technique.

    You are absolutely right. The Stimulus was a waste of money and should never have been used. The promise was that it would stimulate the economy and the effect was that it delayed the implementation of solutions because the people who were in charge of solving the problems only spent the money to continue the problems until the money ran out. As it did in Wisconsin.

    Ignoring a problem seldom makes it go away.
     
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    WOWZERS!

    The feds threw nearly $1 trillion at a problem they created and a shitload of the money got wasted?

    Well, I'll be dipped! :rolleyes:
     
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    Are you for real bitch? Republicans Fought passing that Pile of Waste partly because they said this Shit would happen. Just Because Georgia Usually Votes Republican you are going to sit her and pretend fraud in Waste of the Stimulus Package was only Carried out by Republicans.


    Sorry but normally I try and be Civil, But you really are a low down stupid fucking Bitch. You want to blame someone for the Massive Fraud and Waste of money the Stimulus Bill was. Fucking Blame the asshole who sold it to us, and the people who passed it.
     
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    Exactly where in your link does it say the People responsible for this waste are Republicans? Do you actually think just because Georgia Usually goes Republican In National Elections, That every single Public Servant in the State is a Republican? Do you actually believe this kind of Fraud and Waste has not happened in every single state, Carried out By Hacks from Both Parties?

    We told you so dumb ass. I was called a racist for months as I told you all how if we passed what Obama wanted, Not only would it not work, but it would be abused and wasted and stolen on a massive scale. It is unbelievable to me that you even had the nerve to make this post. I wish I could neg rep you 1000 times for it.
     
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    I don't want to speak for Truthmatters but I think the point was that Republicans are crooks not that the stimulus was a failure.
     

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