Evidence That No One Has Actually Read The Stimulus Bill
From the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Sec. 3002(c)(2)(G)(i):
This is not a draft; it is law, and it is, literally, nonsense. We may not all agree with the law, but one thing is for sure: the law's subjects do not all agree with its verbs.
The bill's authors also failed to use correct punctuation in adverbial clauses, this from Sec. 1523(b)(4)(B):
Thanks to copy-paste, they made this exact same mistake again in Sec. 901(2).
Finally, this section on the Recovery Independent Advisory Panel has correct grammar and punctuation, but I wish it didn't.
The Panel is permitted to receive gifts of any size--helicopter rides, Redskins tickets, perhaps even home renovations--from the same contractors whose oversight board the Panel is advising. What a great way to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse relating to covered funds.
Read more for yourself: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009