Rep. John Mica (R., Fla.), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, revealed last week that the General Services Administration (GSA), the government agency at thecenter of a luxury spending scandal, had awarded $44 million in taxpayer-funded bonuses last year, far more than previously reported.
The General Services Administration’s penchant for luxury hotels and lax rules on spending was evident long before its $800,000 Las Vegas soiree.
Emails from the office of an Obama appointee forced to resign over the GSA scandal indicate that the administration was aware of Solyndra’s looming money woes prior to the company’s bankruptcy.
Former GSA administrator Martha Johnson said the Chevy Volt would save millions in a May 2011 speech on the government purchase of electric vehicles.
The Secret Service has terminated three agents in the wake of the Colombian prostitution scandal that has rocked the Obama administration—the second scandal to strike the federal government in as many weeks.
A clown and a mind reader sought to find work in the General Services Administration today, as the Congressional probe into the GSA’s $800,000 Las Vegas conference continued.
The General Services Administration official responsible for a 2010 conference that cost more than $800,000 also enjoyed expensive hotel suites on the taxpayer dime, according to pictures posted on the manager’s public Google Plus account.