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Friday, February 20, 2009

Obama to Mayors: I Will "Call You Out" if You Waste Money

Obama's meeting with the nation's large mayors was almost too funny to be true.

"With that comes an unprecedented obligation to do so wisely, free from politics and personal agendas," the president said. "On this I will not compromise or tolerate any shortcut."

...He said Friday that legislation will allow the country "to watch the taxpayers' money with more rigor and transparency than ever."

..."If a federal agency proposes a project that will waste that money, I will not hesitate to call them out on it, and put a stop to it," Obama said.

I guess that means 80% of the budgets of the State, Energy, Interior, Commerce, HUD, Homeland Security, Trasportation, Treasury, Education, Agriculture, Health and Human Services and Labor Departments need to be "called out."