DC AIDS Funding Squandered, Post Reports

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The Post has just started publishing a new investigative series on gross mismanagement of funding for services and housing for District residents with HIV/AIDS. Aside from the outrage over the squandering of money meant to help the sickest and most vulnerable of our neighbors, I find this to be a really sad example of something a former boss told me once- it wasn’t worth it to bid on business from the DC government, because invariably, the official who granted the contract would end up under investigation for something, which means the contract would be investigated, and you’d end up spending so much on attorneys and staff time in dealing with the investigation that you’d end up losing more money than you made on the contract.

So you end up with a situation where honest, motivated people don’t want to deal with District funding, which leaves more of it available for charlatans and criminals who take hundreds of thousands of dollars for programs that never launch.

The series’ reporter will be doing a live chat tomorrow at 11AM, if you want to ask questions or add your comments.

Tiffany Baxendell Bridge is an Internet enthusiast and an incurable smartass. When not heckling the neighborhood political scene on Twitter, she can be found goofing off with her ukulele, Bollywood dancing, or obsessing about cult TV. She is That Woman With the Baby In the Bar.

Tiffany lives in Brookland with her husband Tom, son Charlie, and two high-maintenance cats. Read why Tiffany loves DC.

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