72,000 stimulus checks sent to dead people; only 55 jobs created in L. A. from $111 million funding

businessman with bundles of cash in his arms
businessman with bundles of cash in his arms

About $18 million in stimulus payments went to people who were either dead or in prison, says a government auditor in a new report.

If that isn't enough to make your tax-paying wallet implode, how's this: Los Angeles got $111 million in federal stimulus money and has only managed to create a whopping 55 jobs thus far. Are you gagging yet?

Last year's massive economic recovery package sent out about 52 million checks of $250 to Social Security recipients for a total cost of about $13 billion. The idea was that the extra money would increase consumer spending and help stimulate the economy.