WHO's RUNNING THE STIMULUS FUNDING?
More Obama Stim-Fraud, PORK BARRELING IDIOCY.
WHERE IS SENATOR WILLIAM PROXMIRE WHEN YOU NEED HIM?
He wrote the 'FLEECING OF AMERICA" identified and FOUND the 600$ hammer
that war contractors were charging the Gov. The l00$ toilet seat, etc.
In yet another example of waste and fraud in President Obama's highly touted
stimulus program, more than $1 billion bucks have gone to dozens of highly
questionable projects at remote airports that didn't meet any known grant criteria
and to facilities with a history of mismanaging federal money!
PONDER --WHY might THE GOV MIGHT WANT airports in weird places
like AKIACHAK and want PLANES TO GO TO THESE obscure PLACEs?
SOme obscure resource grab? NO, because in both cases, cities have big airports
very near. THIS IS TO TRANSHIP COKE AND POPPY AND ALL that good
stuff that the CIA has been dealing since Vietnam. They need obscure airports
near a resident target CITY, i.e. coke/heroin/ or marijuana clients!
Oh, NO? READ CIA'S HISTORY WITH DRUGS.
SIXTY YEARS of dealing drugs. Paying for dirty tricks with dirty money!
"The latest stimulus corruption was exposed recently by the Department of
Transportation's Inspector General, which conducted an investigation into
how the agency is spending nearly $50 billion in stimulus funds, supposedly
for crucial infrastructure projects at the nation's key airports.
Instead, the inspector general says in a report, a portion of the money has
gone to costly and unnecessary projects that had no business getting
emergency federal funding. Among them is a $14 million infusion to replace
the airfield in a remote Alaska town (Akiachak) of about 650 residents
located only 14 nautical miles from the state's fourth-largest airport.
Another $15 million went to replace a separate tiny Alaska town's (Ouzinkie,
population 167) gravel runway even though its harbor is equipped with a
seaplane landing area.
Do nearly THIRTY MILLION BUCKS WORTH OF GOOD for 700 people?
HEY --take that 29 million bucks and find 700 PEOPLE in
DETROIT and give them each a half mil bucks and say' you are to create a business
that employs all the people in the slums here. OR better, pick the smartest man
in every city with a poor population, 700 cities only and say "you are to dream up a
business that employs the unemployable who at least have IQ 100. SOmething that
adds infrastructure, is needed, is basic, utilitarian...like building shelters, like building
urban farms. SOMETHING...Re-assembling old PC's for poor kids. WHATEVER!
AIRPORTS IN AKIACHAK ???
"Other stimulus-funded projects at remote facilities that didn't qualify
include nearly $5 billion for a new taxiway in Findlay Ohio, $2.2 million
for a runway extension at Wilbur Airport in Washington, $2 million for an
apron at Missouri's Warrensburg-Skyhaven Airport and nearly $1 million to
design a runway at a small Dover, Delaware airport. None of the facilities
have commercial passenger service and have extremely limited operations, the
inspector general points out. SO WHAT IS THAT ABOUT?
Additionally, four substantial grants went to recipients with a documented
history of misusing government money. They include Guam International
Airport Authority, Puerto Rico Port Authority, Owensboro-Daviess County in
Kentucky and Pitkin County in Colorado.
While the stimulus money was injected directly to the Department of
Transportation, the notoriously deficient Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) distributed the portion that went to airports, perhaps explaining the
unorthodox selection process and inevitable waste of tax dollars.
This marks several of many serious problems with Obama's massive $787
billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which he promised would
jumpstart the economy and put Americans back to work. That has clearly not
materialized, though rampant waste and fraud has surfaced repeatedly in the
president's heavily promoted plan.(Maybe a jobless guy or two can spread
asphalt on all those tarmacs?)
Earlier this month an investigation that reviewed thousands of stimulus
programs nationwide revealed that tens of billions of dollars will likely be
lost to waste, fraud and abuse by the time all the money is spent. A lengthy
report (A Second Opinion on the Stimulus) lists examples of waste that
include a $3 million turtle crossing in northern Florida, the $10 million
renovation of an abandoned train station that has been shut for three
decades (MORE DOPE UNLOAD SITES?)
not to mention 10,000 dead people getting Social Security stimulus checks.
But Hey I"m not angry at that last one cuz guaranteed some poor relative
is alive and spending it on utilities, rent, water, food.
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