Tuesday, May 24, 2005

$21 Million to Recover $10,000 -- Your Tax Dollars at Work

Congress refuses to stop a 10-year-old investigation that has cost you $21 million dollars and netted less than $10,000 in fines. Independent counsel David Barrett will continue to probe former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros -- even though Mr Cisneros recieved a Presidential pardon in 2001, making it impossible to prosecute him if Mr Barrett does ever find anything. Sen Byron Dorgan (D-ND) proposed cutting off the money. When his efforts failed, he said, "Even waste has a constituency." (WashPost)

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