New video shows fed officials joking about spending
Response to growing controversy for GSA
- Duration 3:51
- Date Apr 6, 2012
Response to growing controversy for GSA
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That was -- outraged now over a video showing federal employees bragging about the money they spent by the federal government it is your money.
We've the -- OK and food and call on all.
-- -- This video actually Moxley the lack of oversight over -- spending that is conducted there.
General services administration and -- the GSA already a big trouble for spending nearly a million dollars.
At an event in Las Vegas back in 2010 and Republican congressman Jeff Denham and a California.
So hot about this -- -- morning if you walk into.
America's Newsroom you say this government's use of taxpayer dollars -- Explain that.
It is a slush fund it and it's an outrage I mean people -- across the nation should be outraged at this it's over a million dollars that they've had this lavish party.
They've given out gifts to employees and now recently we just found out that the director of the region.
Got a bonus he wasn't supposed to get a bonus they had denied him the bonus and then.
Came in and said yeah you can get it.
10% plus bonus this year so.
Is this -- Americans have such a hard time trusting government because what did -- Bags and it begs the question as to whether -- how much more this is being spent that that we don't know just yet.
Absolutely it of the fact that.
They're bragging about not having an investigation.
And and then we we have an investigation and find this out.
You know it's.
It's amazing that there's there's this kind of waste out there.
But it's even more amazing -- -- -- actually out there bragged about it it's got to stop the Obama administration has let this go on for too long.
This is back in 2000 intended that this came out.
This is one region there eleven -- just in this one area for GSA and his money should be going to.
Redevelop our buildings selloff some of the wasted part buildings that we're not using right now these vacant buildings that -- trying to liquidate across the nation.
Well a couple people been fired couple -- resigned -- here's with the TSA said in the statement.
On straight now this video is another example of the complete lack of judgment.
Exhibited during the 2010 western regions conference I was in Vegas as I mentioned.
Our agency continues be appalled by this indefensible behavior and we are taking every step possible to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.
Never 2000 able everybody has railed against these conferences but this is 2010 only two years later and we -- still really in the depths of a tough.
Economic time and to you and all the folks in Washington.
You're -- investigate this but what can you uncover and what can you stop from the future.
I'm not commit -- they have changed their ways I mean again this started in 2010.
From this investigation they've had two years to clean this up.
So they knew that this happened they knew that these people could have been fired two years ago and yet they've they've let it go on so I want to see greater transparency.
I mean there again this is one reason there -- eleven reasons Justin GSA but there are many other agencies that spend money like this and we've got to make -- stop at your percent they'll -- and yeah -- that's when my area were double the national average and that's what it leaves her actors want their potholes fixed and to have this kind of spending going on I think taxpayers across the nation should be outrage and should voice their opinion.
-- of the connection here and if I do it just ask you one more question 6000 dollars on commemorative Cohen's.
It's just tone deficit non.
It is spent and I I do find it somewhat comical that -- need commemorative coins were on the stimulus package.
That is ironic Jeff Denham thank you Republican of the California it's a good weekend again our Martha --