The following is cross-posted at www.fiscalaccountability.org:
At a roundtable in New York yesterday, Vice President Joe Biden, tasked by the President with overseeing the spending of the "stimulus" package, acknowledged the following:
We know some of this money is going to be wasted (…)
and he continued on to say:
There are going to be mistakes made. (…) Some people are being scammed already. (…) Our credibility depends on transparency.
Why, thanks Mr. Vice President. So much for a package that supposedly contained no waste, no pork-barrel spending and would be under such tight scrutiny that there would be no abuse. If I remember correctly, the exact words coming from the President on this were:
Without waste, without inefficiency, without fraud.
So much for that. But at least we have transparency, right? Oh, wait, that’s not working so well either, now is it … Never mind?