Office of Special Inspector General quarterly report


SIGTARP’s Niel Barofsky and his staff have issued a first try at a cohesive description of funds expended for the fifty or so programs handing out money, but also a description of the potential expenditure (unlikely to happen). The link is to the site, which contains the report and the data in two separate, large pdf documents.

OMB has a good starting description of the attempt at transparency. The Inspector General’s office might be put under direct Dept. of Treasury control…I understand the impulse, given the trash talk flying around the medias in healthcare, tax policy, citizenship, and other advertizing endeavors, but best to keep the data flowing. I am sure the sheer volume of docs will keep people from actually reading it…most of us will rely on trusted sources to interpret the data. Please avoid simply repeating slogans if you comment.

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