Shut Down The GSA...

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    paulitician Platinum Member Supporting Member

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    By Phil Kerpen


    Don’t feel bad if you had never heard of the General Services Administration (GSA) before the recent scandal over its lavish Las Vegas junket and other egregious misuses of taxpayer funds. This obscure, ridiculously out-of-date federal bureaucracy exists only to do a bunch of things that the government has no business doing.

    According to Martha Johnson, the now-former GSA administrator who resigned in disgrace, the GSA is a combination of Office Depot, Home Depot, an airline and a real estate agency. Considering that office supplies, building supplies, airlines and real estate agencies exist in abundance in the private sector, why not seize on this scandal as an opportunity to shut down this ridiculous agency?

    Remember back in 2009, when President Obama infuriated the Las Vegas tourism industry when he tried to tell bailed-out banks to cancel conferences in Las Vegas? Obama said: “You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer’s dime.”

    Apparently the GSA ignored the president’s sage advice and spent $823,000 on a lavish Las Vegas getaway for 300 federal employees, featuring entertainment from clowns and mind-readers and a special award for the employee who most creatively spent his taxpayer-funded work hours making a rap video bragging about his lavish bureaucrat lifestyle. The conference was just the tip of the iceberg for an agency where waste and theft appear to be rampant. To give another example, a recent inspector general report found that more than 115 iPods were missing from a single GSA office.

    A few of the head GSA bureaucrats have lost their jobs over the scandal, but why are taxpayers picking up the tab for the other 12,729 employees of this unnecessary federal agency, with its F Street monument-to-bureaucracy in the midst of a planned $250 million renovation?

    Read more: General Services Administration | Shut down the GSA | The Daily Caller
     
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    Maybe the problem is that Nevada Gaming industry is too much competition for Illinois Gaming, and it's nothing more than that. :D :razz:
     
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    Of course shut it down! But you watch, the central planners will promise more oversight and that they'll do a better job 'routing out corruption'...as though this time will be any different. The REALLY sad part is that enough sheeple will probably believe them. Once a bureaucracy is created, the thought of dismantling it is...unthinkable to progressives.

    The answer is more funding! Yes, that's it! With an increasing in funding, the GSA could hire a guy to ensure clowns are not used at the next taxpayer funded vacation. Or maybe a new law will do it? Hey, let's ban clowns...that should do the trick.

    Wait, is this an Onion story?
     
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    paulitician Platinum Member Supporting Member

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    I hear ya. It sucks.
     
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    Amen to that.. and no un employment funds for them either.
     

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