From the Denver Post
"A top Department of Veterans Affairs official said Wednesday that his agency may never explain precisely how a hospital project in Aurora with a $604 million construction budget skyrocketed to $1.73 billion in barely two years.
Members of Congress, including Democratic Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, have asked for a detailed account of the price increase, saying those numbers must exist.
But during a news conference at the construction site, VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson said not to expect a line-item description of the $1.1 billion difference.
"You're not going to find a dollar-by-dollar account," he said."
What's the big deal? The cost has nearly tripled in two years. With no accounting and no accountability. That's par for the course when it comes to government spending. No big deal, it's only another 1.1 billion dollars overspending of our tax dollars. It's not like it's the VA's money, or the government's money, it's only the TAXPAYER'S money. Yes, I am being sarcastic.