NPR story this morning on government corruption in IL, some of the story is entertaining (in a sad and pathetic sort of way), but this part caught my eye:
"In Illinois, it hits taxpayers hard. He has calculated that the cost of corruption in dollars in Illinois is about $500 million a year.
That amount is lost in revenue to waste, corruption, patronage, in payoffs and in faulty contracts, he says."
If that much is draining out annually under normal circumstances, how much of the stimulus money that went to IL followed?
None......The entire stimulus pkgs thing and bail outs REALLY pisses me off. I really think it pisses off a LOT of people. And yes, before some of you ask, it pissed me off JUST as much when Bush did it! I think there are a TON of loopholes and WAY too much pork for any of that money to be kept track of!
Answer by Carpy at 6:13 PM on Aug. 28, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 PM on Aug. 28, 2010
Answer by sherribeare at 12:29 AM on Sep. 7, 2010