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    Re: White House points finger at Bush administration for GSA debacle

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Don't apologize to me -- I didn't start the thread.
    Well since the thread starter said: "Has this administration accepted responsibility for anything?" . . . . I think the "adminstration" they were talking about was the current admin, yes? But don't let that stop you from defending this current GSA screw up, by blaming Bush.

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    Re: White House points finger at Bush administration for GSA debacle

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    Well since the thread starter said: "Has this administration accepted responsibility for anything?" . . . . I think the "adminstration" they were talking about was the current admin, yes? But don't let that stop you from defending this current GSA screw up, by blaming Bush.
    I haven't defended it. Seems like some folks just won't be happy unless I "admit" that Obama is the anti-christ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    In your case it cleary was. Let me ask you, do you hold bush or obama responsible?

    Note the one adam doesn't answer. Seems he can't dare bring himself to a proper answer when it's critical of the obama!
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    Re: Politics Obama administration points to rise in GSA costs under Bush amid confere

    And when you think it's all been seen:

    GSA Employees Spent 5 Days In Hawaii For 1-hour Groundbreaking Event | Fox News


    Time to cut the budget for GSA. Time for the FBI to take a look at just how this gov't agency does business.
    Last edited by Billy the Kid; 04-12-12 at 09:47 AM.

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    Re: Politics Obama administration points to rise in GSA costs under Bush amid confere

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    And when you think it's all been seen:

    GSA Employees Spent 5 Days In Hawaii For 1-hour Groundbreaking Event | Fox News


    Time to cut the budget for GSA. Time for the FBI to take a look at just how this gov't agency does business.
    Who would have thought that these guys would be under the microscope now after this?
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    Re: Politics Obama administration points to rise in GSA costs under Bush amid confere

    I think it is time to gut this agency. I know that is knee jerk reaction, but honestly, someone has to crack the whip on this.
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    Re: Politics Obama administration points to rise in GSA costs under Bush amid confere

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Who would have thought that these guys would be under the microscope now after this?

    It would seem this is SOP for GSA. This trip was planned way before the crap hit the fan. So you just gotta ask, how many other gov't agencies are doing the same?

    As a taxpayer, I want to know if GSA is as liberal with there contracts as they are with the travel budget. I'd like an FBI investigation on their business practices.

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    Re: Politics Obama administration points to rise in GSA costs under Bush amid confere

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I think it is time to gut this agency. I know that is knee jerk reaction, but honestly, someone has to crack the whip on this.


    How many more govt agencies do the same? How much taxpayer money is being squandered? Time for an audit of the govt.

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    Re: Politics Obama administration points to rise in GSA costs under Bush amid confere

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy the Kid View Post
    How many more govt agencies do the same? How much taxpayer money is being squandered? Time for an audit of the govt.
    You know that will never happen. I think there should be audits at all levels of government. Does the US Accountability Office have teeth? Manpower?
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    Re: Politics Obama administration points to rise in GSA costs under Bush amid confere

    In your case it cleary was. Let me ask you, do you hold bush or obama responsible?
    Note the one adam doesn't answer. Seems he can't dare bring himself to a proper answer when it's critical of the obama!
    Happy to answer it. From the macro view of the buck stopping at the Presdient's desk, Bush was obviously responsible for the 700% increase in spending during his administration and Obama was obviously responsible for the 28% increase during his administration, and for the dumbass bonus. From a reality-based perspective, neither President was probably aware of what was going on until the press picked it up. There are close to three million federal employees -- not including the military -- and it's absurd to imagine that the President knows what each and every one of them is doing.
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