April 24, 2007
How to waste tax dollars
If you want a clear, simple lesson on how to waste taxpayer money, here it is. To encourage federal workers to use mass transit, they were given subsidized mass transit passes. At the same time no one was put in charge of the program, no checks were made to see that they were necessary, given to the right people or being misused--though as early as 1993 it was clear they were being sold and transferred to others.
In the D.C. metropolitan area alone taxpayers were defrauded of $17 million dollars .