Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The "Green" Is Graft, or Corruption, or Both

Ugly, at best.

A brand-new report from Texas Watchdog, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative group, sheds inconvenient light on Obama’s $5 billion stimulus-funded Weatherization Assistance Program. In Texas alone, the $327 million program has spent more than $226,000 on each of the 1,041 jobs the program is claimed to have created or saved.

Intended to “green” low-income homes, at least three of the original participating organizations have been shut down due to chronic mismanagement, fraud allegations, and shoddy workmanship

...A review of the weatherization boondoggle last year revealed state-trained workers were flubbing insulation jobs in Indiana, according to the Associated Press. In “Alaska, Wyoming and the District of Columbia, the program (had) yet to produce a single job or retrofit one home. And in California, a state with nearly 37 million residents, the program at last count had created 84 jobs.”

I'll agree to more "stimulus" if it's used to 1) indict; 2) prosecute; and 3) imprison-for-life the fraudsters, corruptocrats, and Gummint goomba-bozos who screwed this up.

HT:  Cold Fury

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