In yet another demonstration of government waste, James O’Keefe, of ACORN hidden video fame, goes undercover at the census bureau.
According to the hidden video (view it below) taken by O’Keefe, census bureau crew chiefs and supervisors actively encourage falsification of time cards. And, while those in charge may not see it as a problem, the American taxpayer is on the hook for at least $50,000,000 for hour not worked – and that’s just during the first week of training.
When Mr. O’Keefe confronted the head of payroll for the census in his office about the falsification of hours worked, his supervisor found it to be a non-issue:
You’re just concerned because you left early and actually got paid for like two hours more than…
I would say don’t be concerned.
You did your best to, you know, bring it to our attention. I don’t think anyone’s going to be questioning it except for you.
So I would just let it go.
…No one’s going to be auditing at that level so far as I know.
This is what happens in the business of government. Because the money being paid to employees of government organizations is taken by force and mandate from the American taxpayer, they essentially have a blank check, and thus, no incentive to be efficient, or to produce anything of value, as is the requirement for survival in the private sector.
The government is ripping off taxpayers to the tune of at least one billion dollars. How’s that for stimulus?