Saturday, November 13, 2010

$27 light bulbs charged to "stimulus funds"--is there "too much money chasing too few contractors" in the ARRA? Just askin'...

Ritz-Carlton--Dove Mountain Az.
I wonder if the folks on the Recovery Independent Advisory Panel who are responsible for rooting out "waste, fraud and abuse" in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act AND are meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Resort in Arizona in two weeks will address this issue:

""Contractors billed New Jersey $27 for light bulbs, and ran up tens of thousands of dollars in other “unreasonable costs” on a $119 million weatherization program funded with U.S. stimulus money, the state auditor said....(source HERE)
Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Resort to discuss $27 light bulbs...

Perhaps I protest-eth too much...this particular bill was not paid, but I wonder how much does make it through...Seems like a case with the stimulus money that there is "too much money chasing too few contractors" and too few auditors.  Never saw THAT coming....
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