No worries! We’ll get more from the tax payers! They’ll think it’s for social programs and stuff.
A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report published in late August for U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker, highlights the disastrous record-keeping of the State Department. The damning GAO report stated, “The absence of clear information on data limitations may undermine the goal of ForeignAssistance.gov to improve public knowledge and accountability of U.S. foreign assistance.”
Twenty-six percent of its foreign aid disbursements and 14 percent of its foreign aid obligations in 2014 were not disclosed.
GAO found that the two websites that deal with foreign aid matters, ForeignAssistance.gov and Foreign Aid Explorer, explorer.usaid.gov, were reporting very different numbers for U.S. foreign aid. The discrepancies were in the billions for fiscal year 2014. ForeignAssistance.gov listed $36.1 billion in foreign aid obligations, totaling $6 billion less than the $42 billion listed on Foreign Aid Explorer. Shoddy math reared its ugly head again when ForeignAssistance.gov reported $29.9 billion in aid disbursements, in contrast with the $40.4 billion stated on Foreign Aid Explorer, a $10 billion reporting difference.
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