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Lawmakers aghast over report of lavish conference footed by taxpayers

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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 03:31 PM
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Lawmakers aghast over report of lavish conference footed by taxpayers

Published April 03, 2012

| FoxNews.com

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Lawmakers are voicing outrage following a government report that found the General Services Administration held a blowout $820,000 conference near Las Vegas which grossly exceeded what the planners were allowed to spend.

The employees dropped thousands of dollars on luxury items and convention giveaways -- including more than $6,000 on commemorative coins, $8,000 on a "yearbook," and $3,200 for an in-house mind reader.

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One of the most striking details in the report was that planners spent more than $130,000 on pre-convention activities. This included six planning events held at the conference venue. Travel expenses for these visits added up to $100,000, with another $30,000 for catering.



The mentality of ENTITLEMENT that seems to be in liberals, socialists, Marxists' blood . . . and that

[color=99FF33]SOME PIGS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

never has a limit.










It seems to me that such excesses are only going to get worse.

Besides, perhaps they are rationalizing that since they are brining the whole house down around all our ankles . . . they may as well make selfish hay while the sun shines at everyone else's expense.

I think this outrage is just the tiniest tip of a huge iceberg.

When there is no Judeo/Christian substrate to monitor and govern values and behavior any more . . .

WHEN individuals are truly seen as

[color=FF0000]NOTHING MORE than A RAT, A PIGEON, A RADISH OR A ROCK
.

to paraphrase B.F. Skinner in
.

[color=99CC33]BEYOND FREEDOM AND DIGNITY

then what else would one expect?

I may as well shoot you as give you flowers or a steak dinner . . .

[color=99CC33]NOTHING MATTERS . . .

[color=FF0000]NOTHING [color=99CC33]MATTERS

[color=FF0000]NOTHING [color=99CC33]MAKES [color=FF0000]ANY [color=99CC33]DIFFERENCE

[color=99CC33]WHEN

there is no foundational [color=9999FF]STANDARD of
.

what [color=9999FF]IS RIGHT [color=99CC33]VS WHAT IS [color=FF0000]WRONG.

.
.

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posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 03:43 PM
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It's nice to see some lawmakers outraged over the excessive spending, but I sort of feel like the pot is calling the kettle black. It's wrong when someone else overspends, but when I do it then it's justified. Just makes me sick.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 03:45 PM
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It should say they are aghast someone is reporting these numbers to the public. It'll never stop they just want it swept under the rug.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 03:46 PM
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Originally posted by MeesterB
It's nice to see some lawmakers outraged over the excessive spending, but I sort of feel like the pot is calling the kettle black. It's wrong when someone else overspends, but when I do it then it's justified. Just makes me sick.



ABSOLUTELY INDEED.

D.C. has soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

ABSOLUTELY IGNORED their constituents

except when it was self-serving to pretend otherwise . . .

for decades.

Constituents are seen as the lobotomized ignorant lemming sheeple

useless eater serfs and slaves . . .

May God cause all such arrogant power mongers to fall in the pits they have dug for the rest of us.

What hideousness parades as 'leadership.'

Ruthlessness Inc.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Growing up in DC, the definition of getting a job with the govt meant giving up any idea of getting rich in return for a steady paycheck, benefits and 40 hr week.

In my Greek community, most people aspired to be entrepreneurs and considered bureaucrats noble schmucks.
Somewhere in the last 30 years, those schmucks realized the rest of us weren't watching the cash register. They gave themselves raises to equal the income of entrepreneurs but they have zero risk and still work 40 hrs.

I've been saying that the real estate market in and around DC is about to collapse now that we schmucks are waking up.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 04:18 PM
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Originally posted by zarp3333

In my Greek community, most people aspired to be entrepreneurs and considered bureaucrats noble schmucks.
Somewhere in the last 30 years, those schmucks realized the rest of us weren't watching the cash register. They gave themselves raises to equal the income of entrepreneurs but they have zero risk and still work 40 hrs.

I've been saying that the real estate market in and around DC is about to collapse now that we schmucks are waking up.


INDEED.

Though I'm skeptical about how many are waking up how much and how fast.

Maybe higher gas prices will wake more up . . .

Will see how much of that happens pre-SElection.

It seems that most folks are addicted to walking around in a blind, sleep-walking ignorant lobotomized stupor.

Caring only about . . . Lohan's clothes or Dancing with the Stars or . . . other chaff bread and circuses blather.



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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and $3,200 for an in-house mind reader.


I wonder what that mind reader actually was able to "read" ?

probably something like this:







If the mind reader had detected brain activity, the bill would have been $25,000




And I wonder what the gambling tab was



posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 06:53 PM
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Well, at least they are out there, stimulating the economy by spending gobs of money.

See, not a problem, it is a good thing.

I can think of more fun things to get than mind readers as long as we have unlimited money.

What? I was thinking mimes. Jeees, get your mind out of the gutter.





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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 07:29 AM
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Hmmmmm

Wellllll . . . thinking mimes

would be a lot better than

thinking miNes.

And since there don't seem to be any thinking minDs in D.C. any longer . . . mimes would likely be an improvement.

I can't imagine THEM spending MORE corrupt money.




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