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January 4, 2010

Rich and Lazy Zip Codes


Closer examination

of the latest recovery.gov report for New Mexico shows hundreds of thousands of dollars sent to and credited with creating jobs in zip codes that do not exist in New Mexico or anywhere else. Moreover, funds reported as being spent in New Mexico were given zip codes corresponding to areas in Washington and Oregon.
The recovery.gov site reports that $373,874 was spent in zip code 97052. Unfortunately, this expenditure created zip jobs. But $36,218 was credited with creating 5 jobs in zip code 87258. A cool hundred grand went into zip code 86705, but didn’t result in even one person finding work. None of these zip codes exist in New Mexico, or anywhere else, for that matter. -- Stimulus Funds Went to Nonexistent Zip Code Areas [Updated]

Posted by Vanderleun at January 4, 2010 8:41 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

It would not surprise me one whit if the money was instead going to Old Mexico....

Posted by: Blastineau at January 4, 2010 9:10 AM

The people responsible will claim 'incompetence' to try to cover up what is obviously corruption and theft. It's an old tactic of grifters and other frauds to claim stupidity and "honest, inadvertent mistakes" in an attempt to avoid conviction. Since such people have no sense of shame, they don't care how such stalling and diversion tactics make them look.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at January 4, 2010 9:45 AM

Remember that 0bama's pal Bill Richardson is the Governor of NM. Most likely these are payments in kind for services rendered. Also, Holder's DoJ stifled the Richardson investigation into corruption. Richardson claims exoneration but it really is nothing of the kind, he was let off of the hook in a political deal.

There have been two cases of drunk driving - a car and boat - where Richardson was reported to have been around peripherally but not substantially. The Fiero DWI/vehicular homicide and the state owned party boat crash where the driver of the boat was reported as drunk.

Posted by: Robohobo at January 4, 2010 11:15 AM

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