Think Government Corruption Is A Minor Budget Expense?

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Submitted by atlascott on Thu, 2010-04-22 16:43

Federal stimulus dollars intended for job creation in Oakland, California were spent instead on trips to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and a Concord water park, rent, church repairs, bus passes, salaries and car allowances, according to a state review released Tuesday.
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Oakland, which has struggled with a 17.7 percent unemployment rate, received $3 million last year for summer youth, adult and dislocated worker programs. But more than $830,000 of the money received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act from February to December 2009 was not properly accounted for or was misspent, according to the state Office of the Inspector General.

In addition, state auditors found the city inflated the number of jobs created, claiming 35 when only about six jobs were created with the stimulus dollars.

Source: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/...


Sinking feeling. That I am

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Sinking feeling.

That I am sure is one of the many stories that will be unfolding.

I think it is also the real aim of the stimulus package: to stimulate the appropriation and destruction of American wealth.

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