It isn't Mitt Romney who's giving President Obama fits as he pivots to re-election mode. It's those federal bureaucrats carousing in Las Vegas, the Secret Service consorting with Colombian prostitutes and U.S. soldiers posing with bloody enemy corpses.
If there were ever any doubt that the federal government is out of control, the recent revelations of taxpayer-fueled parties at the General Services Administration (GSA) should put it to rest. Both House and Senate committees this week began digging deeper into the $822,751 shindig the agency hosted at a Las Vegas luxury hotel.
"Party like the GSA in Vegas for less than $823,000," proclaims Shindigz, an Indiana-based party planning company that promises "to teach people how to party like federal agency rock stars." Well. Gee. That was quick.
It's deja vu all over again - almost.
Politicians claim they create jobs. But no, they can't. Government rarely creates real jobs. Private individuals do that, people like Mark Cuban.
Is anyone else besides me getting a little annoyed at the liberal media double standard in this campaign year? For example, there is the media feeding frenzy over the General Services Administration (GSA) scandal. Certainly, a Las Vegas boondoggle is a huge waste of taxpayer money.
General Services Administration witnesses came under sharp criticism from Congress for a second day on Tuesday as lawmakers expressed outrage over junkets, bonuses and parties paid for by taxpayers.
Federal officials involved in a spending scandal over an extravagant retreat in Las Vegas apologized Monday, and the chief organizer asserted his right to remain silent as they were grilled by House lawmakers over the $823,000 junket for the General Services Administration.
Extracting shaken apologies from officials involved in a recent scandal where federal workers partied in Las Vegas on taxpayer dollars, House lawmakers grilled them Monday on why they let the misspending go on for months while awarding a hefty bonus to the rendezvous' organizer.