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By Michael Taube
Americans are ready for a levy that's simple and fair
Topic - Susan Brita
The embattled General Services Administration (GSA) is facing investigations into as many as 77 conferences and awards ceremonies over the years as more details emerged Wednesday about a lavish one-day gathering in Crystal City costing more than a quarter-million dollars for hundreds of employees, including a top agency deputy hailed just months ago as a taxpayer hero.
Susan Brita, deputy administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration, who emerged as a whistleblower star for her role in uncovering an $800,000 taxpayer-funded Las Vegas conference, was herself a participant in a similar taxpayer-funded event just a few weeks later.
"As deputy administrator, as a civil servant and as a taxpayer, I share your anger and disappointment in GSA's conduct," Ms. Brita told a House panel in April.