Monday, June 08, 2009

Spotted: Accounting for Unaccounted Funds

Leg Director asks intern to research agency financial reports and compile the amount of unaccounted for funds from various government agencies.

Intern: Hey, I had an idea on the research project you asked me to work on.

LD: What’s that?

Intern: Well, I was thinking we should contact the agencies that can’t account for funds and ask them what they’re doing with the unaccounted for funds.

LD: Well, they probably won’t be able to tell you.

Intern: Ah, ha! Which is when we can ask them why not?!

LD: Well, because they’re “unaccounted for.” By definition, they don’t know where the money went.

Intern: Oh…yeah….