Federal auditors can't yet track the transportation money

The AP has this:

Federal auditors acknowledge they can't yet track the transportation money that is leaving Washington and there is no single list of the thousands of projects planned in each state. For its analysis, the AP used lists of projects approved through March by the Transportation Department and collected lists of stimulus projects that have been announced in 49 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Federal officials have approved 2,800 projects. The remaining projects on the AP list represent the states' official plans for the money. Only Virginia, which has not announced its plan, is not included. . . . . .



Blogger Matthew Mulligan said...

Very nice catch on this! You won't see this in the NYT.

Obama has not only overspent, but he has irresponsibly overspent. Voters won't tolerate this too much longer. 2010 can't come soon enough.

In the meantime, conservatives should be optimistic. For a list of ten reasons for conservative optimism, you can hit:

5/11/2009 12:05 PM  
Blogger Mike Gallo said...

I think it will be at least 5-10 years before we actually know where the "stimulus" money went. I'm betting we'll see the emergence of the constituencies built by the money before we can actually attach dollar amounts to what was paid, and to whom.

5/12/2009 9:39 AM  

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