Outrage upon outrage – Tea Party Nation
April 13, 2012 1 Comment
Just when you thought the GSA scandal could not get any worse, it does. Not only did GSA employees blow a million dollars on a conference where they bragged about wasting government money, some employees got bonuses for planning the conference.
You cannot make this stuff up!
From Fox News:
Awarding bonuses for wasting taxpayer dollars?
That appears to be incentive offered by the federal agency under fire for spending lavishly on a 2010 conference held near Las Vegas. The latest details from an inspector general report on the conference reveal 50 employees were given cash awards of $500 and $1,000 for their work arranging the now-infamous conference.
“It would also appear that a number of GSA bureaucrats who helped arrange the Las Vegas junket were handed cash bonuses for their work in wasting the better part of a million dollars,” Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., said Tuesday.
Rep. Mica also revealed Tuesday that one high-ranking official spent an extra night in Vegas at taxpayer expense, even though the conference was already over.
Calling the new revelation the “icing on the cake,” Mica said the official paid only $93 for a fourth night at the Vegas suite, which costs more than $1,000 a night.
The rest of the cost of the room “was apparently charged to the taxpayer” he said in a statement.
Everyone seems outraged about this scandal but are Obama, the Party of Treason and the Republicans really outraged about the scandal or are they outraged it is now the news story of the week in all of the media?
My money is on the latter.
This outrage not only demands that people be fired and possibly prosecuted, but if the government has this much money to waste, it has too much money.
If the Congress were serious about this scandal, they would gut the GSA’s budget. If the Republicans were serious about this, the budget cleaver would be falling on the GSA and other departments. If the Party of Treason was serious about this, they would be proposing massive cuts in this department. If Obama were serious, he would be proposing massive budget cuts in this department.
We the people are not a blank check for Congress. We do not work hard just so some non-working government employees can go party in Vegas on our dollars.
The real tragedy here is that the American people are absolutely outraged about this scandal. Our politicians will pontificate. A couple of sacrificial lambs will be thrown under the bus and nothing will change in DC.
How much longer must we tolerate this?