Why is it Inept and/or corrupt people are put in charge of public money?

Why Is It that people who are put in charge, or have access to taxpayers money are not personally scrutinized and held to the utmost level of responsibility. I've seen story after story of high salaried individuals in charge of money end up (after they pilferer it) admitting that they have severe personal money problems, such as being in debt up to their eyeballs ,owe back taxes etc etc. One of the latest is the Detroit school principals that have been charged with stealing many thousands of dollars ( and saying their own personal money problems made 'em do it)  http://www.redding.com/news/377389971.xhtml                                                                                                                                                                                           DSCN5520                                                                                                                               It's beyond comprehension that these type of crimes continue to happen. Before people are hired and even after they should be able to prove that they are good financial stewards with their own money before they are ever given the opportunity to oversee public funds. As part of the hiring process a very complete background check should be done that includes financial data such as credit reports, proof of taxes filed and paid, etc. etc,  ...  and it should be monitored on a ongoing basis.                                    Just because a person has an advanced college degree does NOT mean that they handle their own finances appropriately and  if they can't demonstrate that they have mastered their own finances, they should not be considered for any position overseeing any money.                                             John                                                                                                                     DSCN5547

Author: John and debbie meyers

This blog is about Hendersonville,Tn which i have been discovering over many years.