President Barack Obama addresses mayors in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (Charles Dharapak, AP / February 20, 2009)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Invoking his own name-and-shame policy, President Barack Obama warned the nation's mayors on Friday that he will "call them out" if they waste the money from his massive economic stimulus plan.
"The American people are watching," Obama told a gathering of mayors at the White House. "They need this plan to work. They expect to see the money that they've earned — they've worked so hard to earn — spent in its intended purposes without waste, without inefficiency, without fraud."
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My Comment: This speech is too much. I had too laugh. A room full of Mayors listening to President Obama's threats that they must be responsible with the tax money that they are going to receive. The thieves, crooks, and incompetents who got us into this mess .... are the same thieves, crooks, and incompetents who are going to receive this money.
Shesshhh .... what a system.