A government website intended to make federal spending more transparent was missing at least $619 billion from 302 federal programs, a government audit has found.The Department of Health & Human Services “failed to report nearly $544 billion” to the “transparency” website in 2012, which of course justified giving Kathleen Sebelius a hero’s sendoff (external - login to view) in April of this year.
And the data that does exist is wildly inaccurate, according to the Government Accountability Office, which looked at 2012 spending data. Only 2% to 7% of spending data on USASpending.gov is “fully consistent with agencies’ records,” according to the report.
For more than 22% of federal awards, the spending website literally doesn’t know where the money went. The “place of performance” of federal contracts was most likely to be wrong.
Here’s how many people have been fired for all the incompetence:
According to Newsbusters, only CBS thought this story was important enough to mention:
Instead of covering the missing $619 billion in taxpayer money, Good Morning America showed video of a farmer in Kansas serenading his cows by playing the song “Royals” on his trombone. NBC’s Today spent nearly three minutes discussing the supposed controversy surrounding a new Kim Kardashian mobile app.Priorities!
On top of it all, earlier this year the State Department said they “lost” $6 billion (external - login to view). How much more “smart power” can the country handle?
Michelle Malkin | Â» Honest mistakes to be sure: Gov’t ‘transparency’ website missing at least $619 billion