All this week, congress began grilling former officials of the U.S. government’s General Services Administration about that after-party disguised as a team building conference up in Vegas that cost you, me and most of our neighbors more than $800,000.00 dollars.
Today, April 17th is the deadline to fork over more money to these clowns.
What’s wrong with this picture??
Don’t know about you but it would be an understatement of overreaching proportion to say that I’ve never been too crazy about taxes or the IRS, but like you, I pay my fair share with the hope that it will be used wisely. That doesn’t seem to be happening now does it? I began to have my doubts back in 2001 when FOX news reported that 36,000 Department of Defense employees had defaulted on $623 million dollars in travel expenses charged up on credit cards issued by the government, or more specifically the cash managers over at the GSA.
These are the same GS A-holes (John Stewart’s words, not mine) whose current spending scandal erupted a few weeks ago when Toto pulled back the curtain to reveal that GSA manager Jeff Neely had thrown a ‘conference gone wild’ at the ‘M’ resorts in Las Vegas. $75,000 for a bicycle building exercise aimed at “team building”, $130,000 dollars for six scouting trips to the ‘M’ Spa and Resort, and much ‘mo money for a clown and a mind reader. I suppose the mind reader failed to predict what happens to you when you blow taxpayer money on a…mind reader. Funny thing is…it’s the GSA that’s responsible for how most of your tax money is spent running the government
So let’s review…I am obligated, no…REQUIRED by law to cough up about 40 percent of my income each year to this agency, or the government goes in my paycheck and takes it from me. If they can’t do that, they’ll toss me in prison. Once they take it from me I’m supposed to trust that organizations such as the GSA will spend it responsibly.
Really??? REALLY???? That sucks cause now my money, and yours is gone, and the only place we can afford to send a space shuttle is to the museum.
Meanwhile, the head of the GSA, Martha Johnson resigned calling the breech, a “significant misstep”.
Forgetting to put gas in your car is a significant misstep. THIS… is robbery.
Jeff Neely, the GSA wizard who planned and executed the event, made time to appear before the congressional oversight committee just so he could punk out by citing his 5th amendment rights
In a report about the conference, Neely wrote; “I know I’m bad, but why not enjoy it while we can? It ain’t gonna last forever.”
No Jeff, it ain’t, but if I, and ALL of my neighbors somehow decided on THIS day NOT to hand over the cash, IT won’t even exist…then maybe you and the other party people in government can clown around on someone else’s dime .