Obama has been gutting the GSA and the civilian work force in the DOD since he's been in office. Currently we are building new facilities all over the country with contracts that were granted during the Bush years, but the care and maintenance of those faculties are under Obama's control. Usually when you expand the number of buildings on post you need more folks to take care of them. Instead we've been losing maintenance workers by retirement, death, or moving to other positions. 30% of the workforce in my department is gone, we've even been told not to work harder by our superiors because if we were able to cover for the missing positions they would disappear. Problem is that's not a problem. Even when most of the active duty was deployed we couldn't keep up with all of the work orders that were called in. We had to only answer priority 1 and 2 work orders last Summer and ignore priority 3s. Now I keep seeing reports that are being released to the AP of lazy government employees going on expensive vacations. Reports of lavish spending by the government are surfacing. What I'm seeing on the ground is spending with no follow-up. Massively wasteful spending going into buildings and facilities and nobody there to take care of it. Every building on post is becoming climate-controlled with expensive computer driven HVAC systems that don't work as designed. Replacing aging WWII and Korean War style buildings with pretty Baby-poop brown poorly insulated fabrications that require constant air-conditioning to keep them habitable. The existing structures are being switched from workable, easily controlled manual control systems to a complex computer driven smart systems that aren't smart enough to adapt to changing variables in the environment. So in effect, the workload has greatly increased but the work force has been hollowed-out out of necessity thanks to a refusal to hire from the very top. All hiring was bottle-necked under the control of one general in Washington. So who is Obama gonna blame for this one? Probably Bush and the workers themselves. The great healer at work once again.