- Jun 8, 2009
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- People's Republic of NJ
In a perplexing case of government waste, hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent to maintain dilapidated empty buildings throughout the nation, including prime capitol-area real estate thats been vacant for nearly a decade.
The deserted and often hazardous government-owned structures sit mostly uninhabited throughout the country, including Washington D.C. A major news organization visited several and revealed how theyre draining valuable taxpayer resources in the midst of a financial crisis.
Among the decaying buildings is a huge, taxpayer-owned structure in the heart of Washington D.C., within view of the U.S. Capitol. Officially known as Federal Building Number 8, the property stretches an entire city block and is worth around $100 million but Uncle Sam is losing money because the building isnt habitable and has been empty since 2002.
In Milwaukee Wisconsin, the government dishes out $348,000 a year to maintain a crumbling Veterans Administration complex located upon a sunny hilltop. In Maywood Illinois, not far from Chicago, taxpayers own a decrepit 58,000 square-foot Veterans Affairs complex thats been empty for more than a decade and a half. In Kansas City a dead body was found in an abandoned courthouse not too long ago.
Govt. Wastes Millions To Keep Empty Buildings | Judicial Watch
What incentive do they have to sell? It's not their money, right?