All American taxpayers should be grateful this April 15, as we curse and finish our returns and contemplate how much we pay to our federal government: we have the General Services Administration out there working for us.
You all know the GSA, of course. Its website describes the GSA as “responsible for improving the government’s workplace by managing assets, delivering maximum value in acquisitions, preserving historic property, and implementing technology solutions.” To translate: the GSA are the bureaucrats bureaucrats.
The GSA has been in the news lately, but not due to its selfless performance of its crucial bureaucratic mission. No, the GSA is in the news because the agency spent $822,000 — $822,000 — on its 2010 Western Regions Conference in Las Vegas. That included payments for upscale accommodations, commemorative coins, and $3,200 for a “mind reader,” among other indefensible expenditures. When an Inspector General’s report uncovered the gross waste…
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