House Republicans are setting up "a stimulus-watch program" that will allow watchdog groups and private citizens to report findings as contractors and agencies start spending billions of dollars on roads, schools, renewable energy projects and other initiatives, said House Republican Whip Eric Cantor.Every. Penny. Accounted. For.
"We'll be taking a look in detail" and "really providing accountability and transparency," Cantor said in an interview Wednesday.
...If the much-maligned financial sector bailout is a guide, then "unchecked efforts to rapidly spend billions of dollars involve significant risks of waste, fraud and abuse," Issa said in a letter to the inspectors general of the major federal agencies. The letter asks several questions, including, "Is the Office of Inspector General implementing any initiative to preemptively combat waste, fraud and abuse?"
Every favored Democrat program designed to garner Democrat votes (ACORN, the Census, the Unions, whatever) needs special attention.
We know the Democrats pulled this off with the ultimate goal being to retain power for as long as possible. We know they favor socialist goals and, with BHO at the helm, the Alinsky Narrative is never far from his mind; his constant campaigning and his desire for more and more 'community organizing' groups...formed to keep his sheep in herd.
So, we've got to be vigilant, form our own groups and watchdogs to keep 'em honest. After all, it's our money (oh, and our grand kids, but if you're leftist Democrat, that's not as important as is the immediate gratification of getting OPM..after all, if you can support aborting a fetus without a second thought, what but an idle thought is a grand kid to you?)
Ever watchful we must be.