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The Environmental Protection Agency over the past decade has spent a whopping $92.4 million to purchase, rent, install and store office furniture ranging from fancy hickory chairs and a hexagonal wooden table, worth thousands of dollars each, to a simple drawer to store pencils that cost $813.57.
originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
a reply to: neo96
When politicians install new agencies like the EPA, Dept. of Energy, FDA, and others, they do it to repay favors and donors, and it also entrenches government with cushy jobs for the good old boy network they have.
You already know all of that, but yes these people always abuse their status.
Remembering Tom Foley, former house speaker (D), who tried to buy millions worth of imported marble and other luxury building materials to upgrade his own offices, plus expensive furniture using tax payer money got him booted from that job rather harshly and disgracefully.
It never ceases to amaze me the ongoing corruption these scumbags will gladly embrace for personal gain.
originally posted by: KingKelson
Well maybe they needed all that furniture to properly function. I mean they need to outfit all their offices and if they get cheap furniture that reflects badly on them right?
But seriously that is a bit excessive. $9mil a year for furniture seems too much, and that's just on furniture. What else do they spend their money on? How much actually goes to helping the environment?