Hurricane Sandy Aid Money Being Wasted

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

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.”

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