Obey Tears Obama Admin A New One: “Outrageous…Stupid…Ludicrous”Dem Rep David Obey, the chair of the House appropriations committee, is really, really, really pissed off about reports of bad inaccuracies on the Web site created by the Obama administration to track the $787 billion stimulus. His statement is a scorcher:
“The inaccuracies on recovery.gov that have come to light are outrageous and the Administration owes itself, the Congress, and every American a commitment to work night and day to correct the ludicrous mistakes.
“Credibility counts in government and stupid mistakes like this undermine it. We’ve got too many serious problems in this country to let that happen.
“We designed the Recovery Act to be open and transparent and I expect the the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, who oversees the recovery act web site and data to have information that is accurate, reliable and understandable to the American public. Whether the numbers are good news or bad news, I want the honest numbers and I want them now.”
Ouch! As a colleague notes, “Obey really seems to have eaten his spinach this time.” (SOURCE)