Oh, hey look, a government agency that was supposed to build up business in Northern Vermon that can't account for their lost funds.
Three years after an economic-development agency serving northern Vermont counties collapsed, the financial missteps that led to its failure remain shrouded in confusion and largely uninvestigated.
It's closed down now, and no one knows where the missing hundreds of thousands went, but the inept long-term director has someone to blame.Former employees and members of its large board say the Economic Development Council based in St. Albans operated with scant oversight from its board and from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration — the agency which provided the council with its grant money.
Oh...alright then. George Bush's fault. Why didn't you just put that in the headline, and no one would have to read any further. They could have left out the parts about personal purchases on council credit cards, lack of documentation on expense allocation, lack of updating on financial reports, company vehicles without documentation logs, and the shifty undocumented loans to accomodate short falls.She attributed the financial problems in 2008 and 2009 to the hostility of President George W. Bush to development councils. “When Bush came in,” she said, “many of us went of of business. It was a struggle. I sleep well at night,” she said.
They could have avoided all the embarrassment and scrutiny if they had just come right out front and yelled it over hill and dale. "IT WAS GEORGE W. BUSH'S FAULT THAT MADE US ACT LIKE INCOMPETENT IDIOTS!!!!"