Thursday, April 23, 2009

Where is the Oversight?

Over at Hotair they are linking to a criticism that there will be insufficient oversight of Porkulus, er, I mean the Recovery Act money. It shouldn't have been that hard. Here's some easy math...

$787,000,000,000 is the amount of money being spent...
$7,870,000,000 is one percent that could've been set aside for oversight
52,467 is the number of FTE, including salary, benefits, and travel budgets (at $150K each) you could get for that amount.
13,117 is how many auditors, inspectors, and contract managers you could hire and fund travel for for four years.
262 is the average number of auditors, inspectors, and contract managers that could be hired in each state.

But they didn't do that did they? Think that one percent of the stimulus money might be lost to fraud, waste, and abuse? More?

So why wouldn't they devote a mere one percent to making sure the money is spent properly. Unless they aren't really interested in that at all.



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