Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I can haz commission?

Them Damn Misplaced Decimal Points

The Chinese are saving the U.S. from our budget mess.

One county at a time.


Chinese Intern Finds $282M Budget Error In Nassau County

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- An official from China who came to Long Island to learn about local government has discovered a $282.6 million error in a Nassau County budget document.

Ellie Su, 27, a supervisor in the government procurement division for Dongguan, in southern China, noticed that a debt service document entry read $31.4 million instead of $314 million.

After her discovery, she replied: "Still, I was surprised at how few errors I saw in such a big budget book."
Perhaps when she's done with Nassau County, China will considering loaning her expertise to the Bush Administration?

Or at least Congress.