December 1, 2015

HUD IS A $50 BILLION FEDERAL DEPARTMENT AND IT’S BOOKS ARE WORTHLESS? The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group’s Ethan Barton reports that’s essentially the conclusion of the department’s inspector general in an audit report that details nine “material weaknesses,” and “eight significant deficiencies in internal controls and six instances of¬†noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations.” This is what happens when congressional oversight becomes an after-thought in the age of the imperial presidency. The IGs are essential points of the legislative branch’s oversight spears, but Congress has to do the shoving to make sure targets are hit and things get fixed.

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