Posts Tagged ‘New Mexico’

Accountability Is Overrated

In Congress, Economy on January 4, 2010 at 7:48 am

The institution that wants to manage your health care is once again proving their aptitude at managing your money. A New Mexico (like the old Mexico, but fresher) watchdog group finds $27.5 million dollars American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds attributed either to non-existent New Mexico Congressional Districts or to zip codes that do not exist in New Mexico or anywhere else.

The 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.

None of these zip codes exist in New Mexico, or anywhere else, for that matter.

The report also credits New Mexico with $131,139, though the zip codes receiving these funds (but creating no jobs) are in fact in DuPont, Washington, Richland, Washington, and Gales Creek, Oregon.

Imagine that your spouse spent your family into a debt deeper than your ability to re-pay within your lifetime and then couldn’t tell you where the money went. Or worse… gave you fake receipts.

(H/T Hot Air)