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

Sooner Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 4:09 PM
Billions in waste, billions more in new programs, but when it's time to make even modest cuts, it's always the same: Threaten to fire the police and other first responders and close the national parks. The way they spin it, every penny the Government spends is holding back certain doom - barely. What rubbish.
Sooner Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 4:11 PM
Better yet - now that the Government is imposing itself on everyone's health care, guess what threat they will hold over you the next time the budget needs to be trimmed?

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...