Remember when government about melted down over getting aid to Hurricane Sandy victims? I do. As usual the aid package was passed in Congress without any detailed plan on what to do with it. Here is an update via PJMedia.com:
On the day of the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy making landfall in the U.S., a report is out saying that hundreds of millions in Sandy aid was wasted. That’s bad, but it becomes even worse: billions of dollars more remain unspent.
That’s what the BuildStrong Coalition says in its new report, End the Cycle of Destruction.
Only $26 billion of the appropriated $47.9 billion was spent. This means that $20 billion is just lying around.
Furthermore, $226.9 million of what has been spent has been deemed questionable by the Office of the Inspector General. An additional $76.7 million has to be “reprogrammed,” the OIG says, because it’s at risk of being “wasted.”