Congressman Joe Wilson has introduced a bill to ask for an audit of stimulus funds. Wilson says that it’s time for Congress to demand answers on behalf of the hardworking taxpayers that he represents.
“I asked the president to appoint an audit panel. He has that authority in the ‘stimu-pork bill,’ but he didn’t do it by December 1 like I asked. So, I introduced a bill that would provide for an audit commission to determine where the money’s gone.”
In a statement from Wilson and three other representatives, they say the Administration has not thoroughly addressed the major discrepancies and inaccuracies of the reports -stating that one out of every 10 jobs created by the stimulus are fake.
The National Commission on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will create a bipartisan commission to investigate the effects of the stimulus bill. This will create a ten member panel appointed by the president and Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senate. The commission will investigate how many jobs have actually been saved or created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
“This is Chicago politics brought to Washington. This is where people who are in the know, people who have the right contacts they get the money, and they get the contracts. This is so wrong and this is the people’s money. But, $6 million allegedly to save three jobs for a well connected Democratic pollster.”