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

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    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?

    The money part depends on how many "trips/conferences" they have planned!

    We need the FBI to look into the GSA and all the other federal agencies, to see how they all spend the taxpayers money.

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    The money part depends on how many "trips/conferences" they have planned!

    We need the FBI to look into the GSA and all the other federal agencies, to see how they all spend the taxpayers money.
    Yeah, and of course the GSA looks into the FBI's wasteful spending.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Yeah, and of course the GSA looks into the FBI's wasteful spending.


    Well we can just sit with our thumbs stuck up our arse and do nothing. That seems to be the option being utilized now.

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

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    Well we can just sit with our thumbs stuck up our arse and do nothing. That seems to be the option being utilized now.
    WASHINGTON, April 2 (UPI) -- Martha Johnson, head of the General Services Administration, resigned and two of her deputies were fired, White House officials in Washington said Monday.

    Johnson, her top adviser, Stephen Leeds, and Public Buildings Service head Robert A. Peck left the GSA amid reports of excessive spending for a training conference, The Washington Post reported. Four GSA employees who organized the four-day conference were placed on administrative leave pending further action.


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

    Some firings and a resignation are short of the action I want. I want some control on their budget. Our country is going further into debt and their agency seems to be blowing their noses with our money.
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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
    Some firings and a resignation are short of the action I want. I want some control on their budget. Our country is going further into debt and their agency seems to be blowing their noses with our money.
    So what do you think they should do, short of firing those responsible and investigating what happened?
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    Re: Politics Obama administration points to rise in GSA costs under Bush amid confere

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    That's it? That wraps this up nicely for you?


    I want an in-depth investigation of this and all the other agencies. Go as far back as necessary to see how much of the taxpayer money is wasted. John Q. Public deserves to know they're not busting their humps for this kind of stupidity.

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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
    Some firings and a resignation are short of the action I want. I want some control on their budget. Our country is going further into debt and their agency seems to be blowing their noses with our money.

    Spot on. I think we'd all be surprised how much money is wasted on unnecessary trips like this. How about a telecon saying congrats?
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    Re: Politics Obama administration points to rise in GSA costs under Bush amid confere

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    So what do you think they should do, short of firing those responsible and investigating what happened?
    As I said, those are good, but we need budget control. We need fiscal responsibility. Other organizations are capable of exercising fiscal responsibility. The GSA needs to start a program of fiscal responsibility and should conduct a full audit over the last 10 years.
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    Re: Politics Obama administration points to rise in GSA costs under Bush amid confere

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    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.


    "dumbass bonus". **chuckle**


    so you hold Obama 30% as responsible for cleaing up the GSA as your do for Bush which you hold 70% ...... How would you propose Bush clean it up now?

    Also, I've also shown you, with links that Obama knew about it, in 2010. We can not simply ignore uncomfortable facts, I'm sorry.
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