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

indy2012 Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 3:29 PM
you are just against everything...you are exactly what I am talking about when I say blindly doing things.......govt. invests in the country itself, schools, roads, servcies....right now we probably agree its over spending, but there is a minimum amount which should be done by the govt....education (even though not done correctly) needs to be standardized, everyone needs to have a minimum level of education no matter what their background...that is something govt. can do, and that is called an investment....

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...