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    GSA’s financial mess not limited to Vegas shindig

    GSA’s financial mess not limited to Vegas shindig

    Report cites ‘dynamics issues’

    By Luke Rosiak - The Washington Times

    Monday, June 11, 2012

    The dysfunctional culture that cost regional General Services Administration officials their jobs following the disclosure of an “over-the-top” Las Vegas conference extends beyond the Western states region and further back to previous GSA executives in Washington, records indicate.

    In February 2010, then-CFO Kathleen M. Turco told top GSA bosses that the office had $25 million in excess cash, while it actually had $52 million, leaving it $27 million to spend on pet projects, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General.

    GSA's financial mess not limited to Vegas shindig - Washington Times
    Big Government at it's finest. $27 million to waste on extravagances while the taxpayers who paid that $27 million are struggling to pay our bills and feed our kids. You'd almost think we were in Communist China. Is this the Democrats idea of what Government is for? It's not mine. I doubt it's the idea of most of the millions of unemployed who are either looking or have given up looking for work. The country only needs to elect 19 more Republicans in the House and 13 in the Senate to put a stop to this "in your face" activity by Government workers. I feel it necessary to point out, Government workers have enjoyed under 5% unemployment for all but a month or two of the economic hard times since 2008.
    "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams

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    Re: GSA’s financial mess not limited to Vegas shindig

    I can't get over how ironic this is. This agency's main mission is to prevent government waste. Foxes guarding the henhouse.

    Sadly, every federal agency operates very similar. Towards the last quarter of the fiscal year, you start hearing terms such as "Fallout Funds" or "Spend Down." This has created a culture that actually promotes wasteful spending on things that aren't truly needed. Waste is rewarded while stewardship of taxpayer dollars is pretty much punished.

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    Re: GSA’s financial mess not limited to Vegas shindig

    I thought the only way to stimulate the economy was through federal spending. Should the administration be applauding this?

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    Re: GSA’s financial mess not limited to Vegas shindig

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    I thought the only way to stimulate the economy was through federal spending. Should the administration be applauding this?
    I believe a whole lotta people in Government get a whole lotta kickbacks on their wasteful spending.
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