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Blame Congress for the GSA Scandal

Michael41 Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 8:46 AM
Working for government August was a bad time. We had to figure out how to spend the so called left over GSA money by sept 30th or we would lose that much in the new year budget. Gee, saving taxpayer money (my tax money too) was a bad idea.
inkling_revival Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 11:09 AM
Zero based budgeting solves this pretty well.
scott s. Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 5:12 PM
I beg to differ. Having seen zero based budgeting put in by Carter, it had no effect that I could tell at all. All it does is create a lot of "make work" budget justifications.

Who should we tar and feather for the scandalous spending spree at that General Services Administration “conference” in Nevada two years ago?

Whose fault is it that a bunch of GSA bureaucrats wasted money on $44 breakfasts, a clown and a $75,000 bicycle-building exercise?

Not the GSA’s bosses. Not the Obama administration. I pin the blame on Watergate and Congress.

This week Congressional hearings all over Washington have been grilling past and current GSA officials about a $850,000 conference that blew thousands of dollars on things like a mind-reader and “yearbooks” and commemorative coins for the 300 participants.