WASHINGTON – The head of the General Services Administration resigned from her post Monday, and two other officials were fired amid an investigation into excessive spending at a 2010 training conference that featured a clown, a comedian and mindreader, Federal News Radio reports.
The public was gouged to the tune of $800,000. For which, her resignation is all well and good, and one would like to see more of the bastards strung up. But 80 stacks of High Society are rat fodder compared to the multi-trillion-dollar fiscal iceberg bearing down on us. The federal government wastes more money than that every day on programs that enjoy the fulsome approval of our elected representatives.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, describes GSA’s reported expenditures as “a gross abuse of taxpayer dollars and a breach of public trust.”
Cummings’ votes on the stimulus, auto industry bailout, and Obamacare were unavailable for comment.