Drinking On Work Time And Tax Payers’ Dimes!


Only in federal government jobs can an employee get paid to plan parties,drink,sit in hot tubs and in expensive Vegas hotel rooms, and not get fired! Drinking on work time and tax payers’ dimes!

http://www.wvmetronews.com/hoppy.cfm?func=displayfullstory&storyid=52166

You can read the full report here by the Office of the Inspector General.

The conference cost us $823,000. That’s pennies when put in context of the federal budget, but it’s the waste, fraud and abuse that is infuriating. For example:

–Conference planners spent $130,000 on two “scouting trips” to Vegas and five off-site planning meetings where government employees wined and dined themselves.

–The GSA spent nearly $150,000 on catering for the conference, including $5,500 for three semi-private in-room parties and $31,000—or $95 per person—on a closing reception.

–In one team-building exercise, attendees put together 24 bicycles at a cost $75,000.

–Thousands were spent on commemorative coins and a mind reader was paid $3,200 to provide entertainment.

–When the projected room costs went over budget, GSA shifted costs to the food and beverage side.

–Emails show that GSA official Jeff Neely organized a private party during the conference and had his wife, who does not work for GSA, invite personal friends, on the taxpayer’s dime. Wrote Neely, “I know. I’m bad. But as Deb (his wife) and I often say, why not enjoy it while we have it and while we can. Ain’t going to last forever.”

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carl D'Agostino
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 10:51:29

    Entire government is taxing my patience.

    Reply

  2. The Conservative Hill Billy
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 10:53:55

    What is not taxed these days? Sounds like there could be a comic in thsi somewhere?

    Reply

  3. Catholic Glasses
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 10:56:50

    Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses and commented:
    Not to mention Hillary Clinton’s partying expenditures and the Secret Service’s Prostitution Fiasco and the Obama’s $ 4M Christmas 2011 Vacation, in Hawaii. They set a Bad Example to Every Gov’t Worker.

    Reply

  4. The Conservative Hill Billy
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:43:32

    When he writes” “I know. I’m bad. But as Deb (his wife) and I often say, why not enjoy it while we have it and while we can. Ain’t going to last forever.”

    That should be enough to get him arrested for theft!

    Reply

  5. 68ghia
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 11:57:50

    You cry about this.
    I read today that in the last 2 years, my government’s collective entertainment spend was 77m rand. The exchange rate is now in the region of R8/$ – that’s just under 10m US…
    read ’em and weep!!

    Reply

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