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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

How much does it cost to dole out $7.2 Billion in Stimulus?

Apparently $20 million-or at least that's how much the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration will receive to over-see the spending of $7.2 billion in stimulus funds. The NTIA and the Agriculture Department's Rural Utilities Service split these funds in an effort to get broadband access in underserved and unserved areas of the country. Of course rather than pay the Administrative costs out of the money they already received, it makes way more sense to just give them more.
The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners wrote congressional leaders last month urging them to appropriate funding for oversight of the broadband grants. The extra money is necessary, the group said, to "ensure that projects are completed and implemented on time, on budget and deliver the promised economic and social benefits."
Case in point that our government just doesn't get it. None of them do.