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Govt. Wastes Millions To Keep Empty Buildings

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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 that’s 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 they’re 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 isn’t 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 that’s 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?
 

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I thought it was a waste to make new pennies, they made them cheap but did we need them?
 

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Yeah why didnt the Rs fix this in all the years they had control?
 

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I thought it was a waste to make new pennies, they made them cheap but did we need them?

Did anyone hear the pricetag to close GITMO?

80 million.

80 million to have someone shut the lights, cancel the utilities and lock the door behind them.

Makes you laugh.
 

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Yeah why didnt the Rs fix this in all the years they had control?

How on earth did you turn this into a partisan topic?
Never mind. You can turn a discussion about dog food into a partisan topic.
 
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I watched a seventeen acre complex in Kansas City sell for little of nothing.

That same question could be turned back to ask, "Why should the government give away millions of dollars for certain programs that want new buildings verses using the buildings that the federal government already owns?"

Did anyone here pay attention to the half way built freeway down in Texas that was heading towards Mexico that went up on the auction block?
 

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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 that’s 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 they’re 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 isn’t 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 that’s 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?

Therein lies the problem.
They're YOURS
YOU are the ones paying for it.
 

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