Yesterday Ben Myers broke the news of Jefferson Parish Inspector General David McClintock’s first report since he founded the Jefferson Parish Inspector General’s Office and man is that report a doozie. I chucked at George Amato’s comment to Ben’s story, which I completely concur.
The bottom line is the report is so bad my suggestion is that the taxpaying public would be better served if the Parish Council simply eliminated the various Parish departments and employees that hand out these taxpayer funded grants that are subsequently looted, take the $53.5MM of tax money they are determined to squander and simply put it on a silver platter at the intersection of Veterans and Causeway so the general public can at least get a shot at taking some of the bounty. Not only is such a more democratic method of squandering tax money the squandering can be done without the accompanying overhead. In any event here are the low lights from IG McClintock’s first report:
But it gets better because the gang Louisiana Community & Family Services took the money from the Parish, converted it to cash and then supposedly paid their expenses with that cash without any further documentation. For those of you that actually believe that, Chermaine Kelly has some waterfront in the Gobi desert for sale:
Now there are some people that would have you believe the sky would fall if the State of Louisiana were to put an end to all these taxpayer funded handouts. I do not personally subscribe to that line of thought because it assumes the taxpayers are actually receiving a benefit in exchange for the money that is currently squandered, an assertion to which I harbor some dubiety. And the findings – well they get worse:
If all this reminds you of the Jefferson Sports and Scholastic Foundation I’ll admit I’m reminded of it too. At least now the public has an inspector general to actively investigate this kind of thievery. The ball is now with D.A. Connick to actually do something to recover the looted funds. Don’t hold yer breath waiting for Mr. Connick as it could be hazardous to your health.
File this one under same old, same old……