When Congress passed legislation that would pump nearly $900 billion into the American economy, many of us felt that, finally, Main Street and not Wall Street was going to catch a much needed break. Then reality set in. Red tape and government mis-steps prevented so much of what the money was intended to fund from happening. And now, to make matters worse, staffing shortages are slowing down distribution of the stimulus funds.
It’s been announced that the government has nearly 25,000 job openings…these open positions are those responsible for monitoring government grants and contracts and to make sure money isn’t used fraudulently. Without the required staff in place, distribution of funds slows down and mistakes – expensive ones – are bound to happen.