I don't know about you, but I want the people who filled out the paperwork for stimulus funds, using phony zip codes, to go straight to prison for theft of taxpayer monies - my money. Whomever actually accepted the money on behalf of whomever, and everyone who knew what was going on - I want in prison for a very long time. Fourteen phony zip codes received funds. Someone must be held responsible, for this and the boatload of dishonest manuevering by federal and state officials.
The phony zip codes are a new wrinkle in Recovery.gov’s increasingly tattered credibility. In November, Ed Pound, director of communications for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, said a rash of phantom congressional districts found on the website were the result of confusion by fund recipients, who apparently didn’t know who their congressman was.Do you remember the former secret service agent, and Inspector General at the Department of Interior, Earl Devaney, who was tasked with heading up the Recovery Act Transpareny and Accountability Board? Devaney was to work closely with Joe Biden to protect the funds. Obama told states he would "treat misappropriations harshly." Bwwwahahahaha!
With Barack Obama, everything is about image. Speaking about Devaney, he said:
"He looks like an inspector, he's tough, you know he barely cracks a smile."
New Mexico WatchDog reported in December on jobs in nonexistent New Mexico Congressional districts, and they have their share of phone zip code stimulus recipients, as well.
Get this from NewMexicoWatchDog:
The agency charged with tracking the stimulus funds, the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, attempted to eliminate this embarrassment by lumping all the billions reported going to nonexistent Congressional districts into a new category called the “unassigned” Congressional district.So far, Virginia and New Mexico are the only states of the 14 named.
Closer examination of the latest recovery.gov report for New Mexico shows hundreds of thousands of dollars sent to and credited with creating jobs in zip codes that do not exist in New Mexico or anywhere else. Moreover, funds reported as being spent in New Mexico were given zip codes corresponding to areas in Washington and Oregon.
The recovery.gov site reports that $373,874 was spent in zip code 97052. Unfortunately, this expenditure created zip jobs. But $36,218 was credited with creating 5 jobs in zip code 87258. A cool hundred grand went into zip code 86705, but didn’t result in even one person finding work.
Online, I see that most of us are finding it impossible to express the intensity of our rage. Mine goes back beyond the Bush administration, but what we are experiencing today is beyond all reason. God help this Nation help ourselves. Amen.