Government was bad at running brothel’s, you should see this
Two honest drivers called the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport this summer to check on their credit-card charges. They thought they paid to park in the airport garage, but mysteriously were never charged.
Sea-Tac staff investigated and found they were two of 10,500 drivers this year who swiped their credit cards as they exited the garage, but the charge never went through.
Faulty credit-card machines have cost the Port of Seattle at least $395,000 in parking revenue in the last two years, and the airport hasn’t yet been able to fix the problem or even get to the bottom of it.
A state audit released Monday said the airport may have lost even more in parking revenue over the last several years. And in some cases, customers were charged too much for using the garage, the audit says.
Losing money running a brothel is pretty darn difficult. But I can see many ways to how that might have happened, though none of them excuse the loss.
A parking garage though? You barely need a staff there once the structure is complete. And you have a guaranteed customer base because it is at the largest airport in the state.
The reporters also included this snippet from another program they screwed up
The same audit also found the Port violated the state constitution with a clean-fuel program for cargo ships. The Port believes the program, which is designed to encourage ships to burn cleaner fuel while docked in Seattle, is legal, but the state auditors say the $2.5 million that the Port spent was essentially a gift of public funds.
This is what happens when you let someone play with other people’s money.