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The Real GSA Scandal: Job-Killing Big Labor Payoffs

Dot462 Wrote: Apr 18, 2012 4:39 PM
So, a few people will be canned and/or forced out, but nothing will get the money back that they threw away, plus that the GSA sits on buildings that haven't brought in rent for years. How about selling off excess Federal property or how about hiring management firms (at a market rate) to manage the buildings. That might reduce the GSA to a tiny organization dedicated to auditing the management firms they hire. Of course, there would continue to be abuses, but maybe it couldn't reach the ridiculous levels we see now.

Stop the presses: Big-spending Democrats are finally up in arms over a federal boondoggle. Details of the U.S. General Services Administration bacchanalia get worse by the day. We've graduated from overpriced breakfasts in Vegas, friends-and-family junkets galore and in-house videos mocking their own profligacy to extravagant bonuses, alleged kickbacks, obstructionism and bribes.

But the scandal is still small potatoes compared to the potential billions GSA is pouring down the Big Labor drain.

Whistleblowers and an independent inspector general investigation estimate that the GSA's Sin City conference cost taxpayers an estimated $1 million in 2010. Washington bureaucrats squandered another...