According to ProPublica.org, President Obama's stimulus dished out $30 million to companies currently under criminal investigation for, of all things, defrauding the government.
Six companies were responsible for 112 stimulus projects at military bases all around the country. (source)
The companies were controlled by Craig Jackson, an African-American businessman whose firm, Sanders Engineering, has won awards from the Small Business Administration.
Jackson established various small businesses owned by friends and family.After winning contracts set aside for small, minority businesses, the companies diverted a significant portion of their earnings back to Jackson or one of his companies.
Jackson and his family conspired to hide the connections between the businesses by making false statements and falsifying records.
Over the years, 19 companies controlled by Jackson – including the six that won stimulus contracts – “received more than $700 million in government contracts to which they may not have been legally entitled,”
So much for transparency for this government. The funds just keep flowing into the hands of people who make a career out of defrauding the government and you the tax payer.
Is this what they call change?
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