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Education and Transportation: We Have No Idea How Much Money We Spend on Conferences

Georgetwin-In-Pa Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 4:48 PM
I have four extra tickets for the Robbie Knievel (son of Evil Knievel) event at the Ford Center next weekend in Glendale AZ., if anybody wants them. Robbie is going to try to jump over 1,000 Obama supporters with a Caterpillar D-9 bulldozer. Should be a good time.
BudWiser Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 4:52 PM
I have a series of pictures from before and after Rachel meets the Dozer.

Always brings a smile to my face to see them
BudWiser Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 4:50 PM
Will they be serving Rachael Corrie Waffle Fries?
Buck O Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 4:54 PM
Wasn't Rachel more like a pancake?
Buck O Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 4:50 PM
Ken6226 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 4:53 PM
And shouldn't he use a steamroller instead of a bulldozer? That way he won't miss anyone.

We've been hearing for days now about the major damage $85 billion in sequester cuts will do to the country however, during an Oversight and Government Reform hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, representatives from the Education and Transportation Departments were clueless as to how much money has been spent on department conferences.

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan asked Education Department Deputy Secretary Anthony Miller and Transportation Department Deputy Secretary John Porcari how much money has been spent on travel, conferences and consultants. Jordan was told the departments do not think additional savings can be found when it comes to conference...