Thursday, June 28, 2007

Govt can't give away our money fast enough

And much of the money that is being successfully "dished out" is used to militarize our local awful trend.


Almost $5 billion of $16.04 billion in grants approved by Congress for states and the District of Columbia from fiscal 2002 to 2007 remains in federal coffers, according to Homeland Security Department budget figures. That's fueled concerns in Congress that the federal government has been dishing out money faster than state and local governments can spend it.
In Indiana, 27.3 percent of the $272 million in federal anti-terrorism money awarded to the state remains unspent, second most in the region.

"Why put billions more dollars in the hopper when it's full already?" asks Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., the top Republican on the House Homeland Security appropriations subcommittee.