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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hawkeye Review: DED: Just the tip of the iceberg...

Excerpted from this post at Hawkeye Review

I'm sure you've heard of the idiom, "It's only the tip of the
iceberg." Certainly, Iowan's have every right to be concerned when we
learn of systemic corruption in government. Governor Culver was
backed into a political corner in the past few days with no options
available other than to demand the immediate resignation of DED
(Department of Economic Development) Director Mike Tramontina. To be
blunt, Culver should have fired Tramontina in lieu of his resignation.
... I propose to you that the real story yet to be revealed is the
billions in waste, mismanagement and fraud that is built into our
state budget and in some cases, cleverly and deceptively hidden deep
within the bowels of state government by a combination of incompetent
or corrupt department managers.


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