According to Recovery.gov, the website issupposed to “foster greater accountability and transparency in the use of fundsmade available” through the $787 billion stimulus act. But a disturbing new reportfrom ABCNews shows quite the opposite.
A number of inaccuracies exist within the site that falselyclaim to have spent stimulus money creating or saving jobs in nonexistentcongressional districts. That’s right – the government is spending your tax dollarsto create jobs in places that don’t exist.
The site’s imaginary districts exist in a number of states. Hereare the ones in Texas that the Foundation found after a quick look:
Jobs Saved or Created
Though these inaccuracies were reportedly linked to humanerror, dispensing fictional data-particularly on a site dedicated totransparency-is simply inexcusable. If the purpose of Recovery.gov is really to”foster greater accountability,” then someone needs to be held accountable.
– James Quintero