Lots of businesses that got government backed loans because of the 9/11 attacks -- were never affected by the attacks. An inspector general's report for the Small Business Administration sampled 59 cases. Only 9 of those actually appeared qualified for disaster assistance.
It was part of the SBA's Supplementary Terrorist Activity Relief -- or STAR -- program. It cost taxpayers billions.
The idea behind the loans were to help businesses directly affected by the attacks.
But the IG report shows money wound up instead helping a South Dakota radio station, a Virgin Islands perfume shop, and a dog boutique in Utah.
Dunkin' Donuts got loans for more than 100 of their shops all over the country.
Some businesses near ground zero -- where the loans were supposed to go -- couldn't get any money.
Not exactly a stellar performance for STAR. (AP via Breitbart)