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Too Much on the SIGTARP's Plate?

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.

By: Danielle Brian
Executive Director, POGO

danielle brian Ms. Brian's areas of expertise include: National Security, Government Oversight, Wasteful Defense Spending, Ethics, Open Government, Whistleblower Issues

Topics: Government Accountability, Financial Sector

Related Content: Congressional Oversight, Watching the Watchdogs, Inspector General Oversight, Financial Oversight, Waste

Authors: Danielle Brian

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