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GSA Spent 5 Days In Hawaii For 1 Hr Event

From Fox News:

GSA employees spent 5 days in Hawaii for 1-hour groundbreaking event

By Chad Pergram
Published April 11, 2012

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee said Wednesday that five employees associated with the recently scandal-plagued Government Services Administration went to Hawaii for up to a week in 2011 to attend an hour-long groundbreaking on space leased by the federal government for the FBI.

Details of the incident surfaced in a transcript of an interview between the GSA Inspector General’s Office and a GSA employee. The employee indicated to the IG investigator that trip was not isolated and that there was another, longer junket scheduled for Hawaii this fall.

That one would be in Hilo, Hawaii for 10 days and would include groundbreakings for a federal building, a post office and perhaps a courthouse.

The federal government is opening three new buildings in Hawaii, including a post office? We thought we were in a belt-tightening period.

The transcript indicates that some of the GSA employees went snorkeling during their free time in the mornings. "And they were, I’m sure, working hard the whole time," the IG’s office is quoted as saying. "I doubt it," a GSA employee responded.

The House panel is one of two in the chamber that will hold hearings about the GSA scandal next week

And all the networks will cover these hearings, too.

Just kidding. In fact, we will never hear a word about these hearings, unless it comes from Fox.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 12th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “GSA Spent 5 Days In Hawaii For 1 Hr Event”

  1. Enthalpy says:

    We don’t recognize their majesty and they should be shown the way-out!

  2. Anonymoose says:

    Gads…..well it *is* Obama’s home state….

    But still in a time when state and even private employees are doing online and virtual meetings instead of traveling, and if they do go anywhere are staying in cut rate budget motels, driving their own vehicles, and having a per diem so low even fast food is cutting it close, this is ridiculous.

    Anyone doing business with the Federal government knows what it a morass it is of regulations and rules; every “i” has to be dotted and “t” crossed, all the requirements have to be passed to show no one is being biased or discriminated against in any way possible, and every penny has to be documented.

    Yet we keep hearing stories like this? Why? Simple, they keep passing more rules but are lax on enforcing them, or never address the root of the problem, cronyism and people being hired and promoted by who they know.

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