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Most of U.S. spending monitors sacked
Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2006 | UPI

Posted on 10/20/2006 3:32:36 PM PDT by balch3

Most private contractors keeping tabs on billions of dollars in governmental spending for the U.S. House Appropriations Committee have been let go. With about 60 investigators gone, the shakeup leaves only 16 full-time employees in the unit, USA Today reported. Committee spokesman John Scofield said that the quality of the unit's work had been questioned by leaders of the Republican-controlled committee. Scofield said the ongoing investigations include the $62 billion federal relief package for Hurricane Katrina.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: appropriations; election; house; lewis
The lefty sites have gone ballistic over this, which is reason enough to be confident that Chairman Lewis did the right thing. This group was probably infested with RAT partisan hacks.
1 posted on 10/20/2006 3:32:37 PM PDT by balch3
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To: balch3

Chairman Jerry Lewis?

If that's the case, Lewis is one of the most notorious earmarkers in the House.

Fox in the hen house.


2 posted on 10/20/2006 3:35:06 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: balch3

If this is based on a USA Today report, you know it's the real deal.</sarc>


3 posted on 10/20/2006 3:37:18 PM PDT by Felis_irritable
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