Skip to comments.Obama warns mayors not to waste stimulus money
Posted on 02/20/2009 9:41:41 AM PST by allmost
WASHINGTON -- Invoking his own name-and-shame policy, President Barack Obama warned the nation's mayors on Friday that he will "call them out" if they waste the money from his massive economic stimulus plan.
"The American people are watching," Obama told a gathering of mayors at the White House. "They need this plan to work. They expect to see the money that they've earned _ they've worked so hard to earn _ spent in its intended purposes without waste, without inefficiency, without fraud."
In the days since the White House and Congress came to terms on the $787 billion economic package, the political focus has shifted to how it will work. Obama has staked his reputation not just on the promise of 3.5 million jobs saved or created, but also on a pledge to let the public see where the money goes.
His budget chief this week released a 25,000-word document that details exactly how Cabinet and executive agencies, states and local organizations must report spending. It is a system meant to streamline reports so they can be displayed on the administration's new Web site, Recovery.gov.
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Good luck with that, Barry.
But it’s okay to fill up his administration with LIARS and TAX CHEATS. Yeah, I get it.
Barack Obama, summer of 2008
Um, seems to me that the best way for that to happen would be to let the people KEEP their money and spend it THEMSELVES, you socialist horse's ass.
Here’s a whole pile of freshly borrowed/printed money. Billions and billions of it. Pass it out to your friends and political supporters. Grow the constituency of dependent Democratic voters. But don’t don’t anything corrupt or I’ll call you on it. Right.
That’s a good one, PBO!
This FREAK of nature pisses me off to no end.
He’s the BIGGEST WASTER OF MONEY and yet points the fingers at others who couldn’t possibly match his WASTE.
These pork bills disguised as a “stimulus” are NOT and WILL NOT WORK.
The whole “stimulus” package is a waste of f*cking money!!
I never understood why politicians are so reluctant about giving the people tax breaks. They would rather take our money and spend it how they see fit vs how we see fit...Time and time again, when they give us tax breaks, the economy does better..It’s a fact.
There were only three copies of the stimulus bill, NO ONE HAS READ IT THAT VOTED FOR IT!!!!!
He can *(&&^^%%^%$!!!!
The lying, evil #*&$^%@(#&^$%!!!!
He is the one that is a waste.
He’s just covering his ass when the waste is found he can say he told them not to....
....oh lordy, I'm laughing so hard, it brings tears to my eyes.
What is he now...A King?
The 0 owes taxes!!!
$1.7 Million dollars of it. The Hypocrite.
He’s working on it. Can you say ‘malignant narcissist’?
I heard him praising Newsom and Villar.
Detroit has an Air Force 1 to waste $$$?
I’d like to see what would happen if everyone who voted in November could go back an recast their votes after witnessing this multi-trillion $$$ debacle.
He’s going to use the national stage to criticize and persecute anyone who steps too far out of line. The MOAP bill was bait.
Last summer the mayor sent homeowners a “sidewalk” bill for $25 and we all revolted. LOL!
Nice to see her stick it to the rest of you. I'll take some pictures of your tax dollars at work and talk to some of the newly employed- if they speak English.
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