California Controller Can’t Find Records on $320 BILLION in Expenditures—Really!!

If the IRS audits you, they want to see the receipts, pay stubs and invoices for every dime you claim on your form.  Yet California has a Controller who can not find ANY documentation on the expenditure of $320 billion—not a typo.

“In 2018, Yee’s office paid 49 million bills totaling $320 billion in payments. While she made the payments, she claims she cannot track the payments.” “California Controller Betty Yee denied the request from our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com for its spending records, claiming she could not “locate” the records.

The IRS would have her in jail in a moment if she did this with her private funds.  Since it is taxpayer funds she can, and has, literally hid $320 BILLION!  Anybody upset?

California Spent $320 Billion and Refuses to Disclose a Single Transaction

By Adam Andrzejewski, Open Secrets, Real Clear Politics,  5/12/21 
May 12, 2021

It’s been 21 months since we asked California to do what 49 other states, the federal government, and hundreds of America’s largest cities do: produce a line-by-line state checkbook of its spending.

California Controller Betty Yee denied the request from our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com for its spending records, claiming she could not “locate” the records.

So we sued the State of California to get the records that are legally required to be made available to anyone who requests them.

Our initial request on Aug. 23, 2019 was ignored, and follow-up letters in October and November were finally acknowledged – 11 weeks after the first request, a violation of state open records law.

Our request was later denied, with Yee saying that they were “unable to locate” the evidence of payments that her office made and that it did not track payments that went through other state offices.

In 2018, Yee’s office paid 49 million bills totaling $320 billion in payments. While she made the payments, she claims she cannot track the payments.

We invited Controller Betty Yee to join the transparency revolution. Sometimes it takes a subpoena and a lawsuit!

The #WasteOfTheDay is presented by the forensic auditors at OpenTheBooks.com.

About Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank is the publisher and editor of California Political News and Views. He speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows. He is a fulltime political consultant.

Comments

  1. Jim Coles says

    Disgusting, alarming … but not surprising.
    An auditor audit the ‘company books’? Ridiculous idea.

  2. Time to raise taxes again to fill the sinkhole.

  3. For Heaven’s sake………..when, if ever, will the State of California get things together??? Now, it can’t find $320 billion and small landlords are having to keep non-paying tenants in their properties without ANY PAYMENT AT ALL to the small landlord!!! The “Neighborly” program does not work correctly and gives nothing to small landlords if the tenants will not fill out their end of the paperwork. END the Eviction Moratorium and pay the rental money to the small landlords whose properties were stolen by the the government to house their grand plan tenants who now live for free subsidized by the small landlords!!! No wonder people are leaving the state!!! Did you hear anything from newsom’s office or any of the people who think they want to be governor about paying rents to the small landlords, directly and without going to the non-paying tenants first?????

  4. Just forget the COVID, EDD, DMV, and this Controller’s Office fiasco’s…….Gov Newsom will be handing out $600 stimulus checks to 2/3 of Californians. There, now dont you feel better!

  5. Really??? says

    I used to think Democrats have some baseline honesty.

    It is now clear they do not. The only thing “D’s” continue to vote for the Left is for power. The Centralization of the Soviet Style Economy is crushing both the economy and freedom in the State.

    But then again what about the Liar in Chief of New York.

    When will it end? Unfortunately most likely when the State of Kalif. collapses.

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