$2.2 Trillion Spent by Government Agencies with "Below Satisfactory" Reports

Posted: Apr 23, 2007 11:54 AM

Last Thursday, I wrote a post that provided a telling example of how unwilling the Democrats are to even entertain the idea of spending accountability.  During their time in the majority, they have shown an innate ability to question and investigate just about everything going on in Washington, except the prudent use taxpayer dollars.
On the heals of this, a report has been released by the Mercatus Center of George Mason University that shows 87 percent of federal appropriations, $2.18 trillion, are going to government agencies that score "below satisfactory." Not surprisingly, the worst scoring agency in the federal government - the Department of Housing and Urban Development - will probably see one of the greatest, if not the greatest, increase in spending this year under the new Democratic majority. To view the report, click here.