Too Much on the SIGTARP's Plate?Tweet
December 8, 2008
Although we're still waiting for Neil Barofksy to be confirmed as the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), he's already being loaded up with so many responsibilities that he may soon resemble a person walking out of an all-you-can-eat buffet.
One draft bill under consideration would even give him jurisdiction over the auto bailout money. How much can Congress squeeze into this newly created office, which, oh by the way, doesn't even have a phone number or office for him to hang his hat?
Methinks these likely well-intentioned congressional staff need to go back to earlier plans to give the Commerce IG jurisdiction over the auto bailout. Barofsky will have his hands full of TARP.
Ms. Brian's areas of expertise include: National Security, Government Oversight, Wasteful Defense Spending, Ethics, Open Government, Whistleblower Issues
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