Spending money, D.C. style
POSTED: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 5:55pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 9:28am
tyler — The federal government is broke.
We just keep printing money to get by.
Rome is literally burning in red ink and now we get this?
The head of the General Services Administration (GSA) resigned Monday and two deputies were fired after an internal report revealed excessive spending at a conference.
I always stand here and tell you these folks who are not good stewards with our hard-earned tax money somehow see themselves as royalty.
You and I have to pinch pennies.
Watch our checkbook and struggle to get by in some pretty hard times.
You'd think the folks at the federal government would try and lead by example.
Heck, you'd think they would have to try and watch their money too.
But under this administration, it's all about bigger government and hiring more employees. And let me tell you, business is good.
This all from the hill.com.
GSA Administrator Martha Johnson stepped down after more than two years on the job. Public Buildings Service chief Robert Peck and Stephen Leeds, an adviser to Johnson, were fired Monday.
Four other employees involved in organizing an October GSA conference to Las Vegas - an event that cost $822,851 and included a clown and mind reader - were put on administrative leave.
Expenses for trips to scout the Las Vegas site totaled more than $100,000 for travel and $30,000 for catering, according to an inspector general (IG) report, and the remainder of the more than $686,000 was spent on the conference.
Go online and read more about the cash bar and other goodies.
From green energy that doesn't work yet to a clown at the conference, these folks don't get it.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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