Monday, January 4, 2010

$27 million in Porkulus money spent in nonexistent zip codes

Two months ago, we found out that over six billion dollars in Porkulus funds got credited as spent in false Congressional districts. Now the same group that first made that discovery has found millions of dollars disappearing into nonexistent zip codes as well (via Instapundit):

Closer examination of the latest 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 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.
The report also credits New Mexico with $131,139, though the zip codes receiving these funds (but creating no jobs) are in fact located in DuPont, Washington, Richland, Washington, and Gales Creek, Oregon. READ MORE...


  1. If you really want to know where the money went check the corrupt politicians bank accounts. This stimulus bill was nothing more than a get rich quick plan for politicians. In New Mexico all money goes through the governor and he has sticky fingers. You know he's a crook because Holder has dropped all charges of his pay to play plan. God don't you love these corrupt SOB's.

  2. Paulie From Las VegasThu Jan 07, 11:35:00 AM PST

    Don't know if anybody is aware of this petition.( Copy & Paste to URL )