Friday, March 20, 2009

McCaskill: 5% of Stimulus Will Be Spent Wrong

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill estimates that 5 percent of the $787 billion economic stimulus package won't be spent correctly and says that the Inspectors General office will play an important role in monitoring mistakes.

"I will tell you, this is a lot of money that we're using to stimulate the economy. It's really important they're on the job, because there's going to be mistakes made," the former State Auditor said in an interview. "95% of the stimulus money will be spent well and right. Five percent will be wrong," McCaskill added.


McCaskill sponsored an amendment included in the package that beefs up funding for investigators and auditors to track the billions now being spent.

VIDEO on why McCaskill joined "The Moderate Caucus"


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