That could raise the profile of this whole political situation with whistle-blowing to a whole new level.
Shake it Off: Obama Version (w/ Remy)
McClatchy’s Revisionist History of Dr. McHealthy’s Fruit and Nut Project
'Tis a minor and unsurprising thing in the grand scheme of things, but the account given over the weekend of Dole Foods billionaire owner David Murdock’s pet project outside of Charlotte — aka the North Carolina Research Campus — is at odds with reality.
Contrary to the claims of Murdock officials, only producing half as many jobs as projected with thousands of square feet of empty office space cannot be laid at the feet of the 2008 crash.
There were serious doubts about the project’s prospects as far back as 2005, and they were never really addressed in the in the run-up to the crash, as we see here, here, here and here. Yet despite it all state and local officials rubber-stamped the plans in 2007, including $170m. in vital public debt for complex. By fall of 2008, it was clear things were not going to go as planned on the financial side.
That we are a decade on and still getting spun on this thing is sad, but such is the case when government officials think they are getting something for nothing in a “partnership.” It’ll be more of the same in 2024 as well.
Turns out, the crews that installed those metal plates neglected to enter them in the system.
In newly uncovered Social Security Administration records, the AP found that by March 1999, 28 suspected Nazi criminals had collected $1.5 million in Social Security payments after their removal from the U.S.
Since then, the AP estimates the amount paid out has reached into the millions.