Rep. Chaffetz: Neely's behavior is outrageous
Utah congressman on GSA hearing
- Duration 4:41
- Date Apr 16, 2012
Utah congressman on GSA hearing
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I'll actually believe that that's got to give.
-- -- -- and definitely a hot.
Kneeling -- that would Jeff -- he's the man of the allies that GSA official who coordinated that now notorious DC to Vegas conference.
Apparently he had no trouble spending of -- 100000 dollars on the four days -- Reportedly telling investigators he was paying -- quality.
That includes 2700 dollars he spent on a private -- in his hotel suite.
But traveling from California to DC to testify today while back is another story.
Need is a Tony's saying quote.
-- to travel from California to appear before the committee when you -- been advised that he will not answer any -- questions posed to him.
Does not advance any legitimate committee purpose.
So wasting tax dollars on a clown on a mind reader that's okay spending on travel to DC to testify about it -- is not.
-- Republican congressman Chris okay Fitz is a member of the oversight committee looking into all of this your first reaction to mr.
This is absolutely government at its worst the audacity of that not just him but others within that agency.
To bought and so grossly spend the American taxpayers money.
And then when I questioned the former administrator the person had -- resigning in disgrace ms.
And I said why did you give him a bonus -- a 9000 dollar bonus.
She said he was entitled to it I I have never I have not been offended to that degree and -- long time story that is so obnoxious it just drives me crazy.
Again again I go back to the timing of this because just over the weekend a lot of people -- paying out money to the IRS paying their taxes.
And now they say mister Neely in a halt job.
Apparently on the taxpayer -- and a couple of drinks right then next to him.
-- the timing is very bad -- -- I I really think this is causing some real outrage today.
Prosecution I think you reflect that -- -- -- voice.
You've got to remember this incident took place in 2010.
This guy is still a government employee the idea that he has not been fired at this point it's just so outrageous story.
Think they literally spent hundreds of thousands of dollars getting clowns and other types of things that's just.
Total disregard in respect for the taxpayers money the Obama administration this is a theme through a lot of different investigations now they don't seem to fire anybody.
It's that they hire more people there a 140000.
Additional federal workers since Barack Obama took office and you see this kind of massive spending.
And then people gotta write their own checks the funded in it's just absolutely intolerable -- you have.
Do you know if mr.
Neely is still being paid he's not been fired oh yeah ultimately I think he's in Baghdad -- he's still collects the check and he -- six figures that's the thing is sorry if he's still getting paid.
He got a 9000 dollar bonus for all of this suppose -- great work.
-- it's ridiculous -- but let me play the other.
Side of the fence just for 12 this is one agency.
It's long conference.
And you could say that some of those videos that we show so frequently off self mocking not mocking the tax -- self mocking.
That is the other side of the coin how do you respond.
Now they were using taxpayer dollars in taxpayer time to do this they had to 30000.
Dollar expenses that we use.
-- to have these sort of events in award ceremonies which really look like fiction.
And we're actually doing work think about they spent over 800000 dollars -- -- 300 people there and mr.
Healy and others took eight.
-- trips to Las Vegas this -- out where they were gonna do this I used to be in Oklahoma City but now it's suddenly in Las Vegas come -- that's Demi plays is this and -- Divestment of the way government look at behave in the Obama administration.
Although all the government workers of many many years because that's that's psyche that's their approach to walk and spending taxpayer money which is it.
I hope it's isolated there are a lot of good hardworking patriotic up -- goal of government employees out there.
But we have too many government employees.
Doing this that it destroys the reputation of the United States America.
Remember the GSA had a budget of 595.
Million dollars to operate in an annual basis the Obama administration gave us six.
Billion dollar stimulus to go out and spend.
And then the administrator came back -- said we need another eighty million dollar increase in our budget.
And he just they're just they can't spend the money fast enough that's one of the problems with the stimulus part of the problem with the Obama administration there does seem to be any oversight.
And then when we find the problem.
They don't fire them where they're continuing to take a paycheck.
Congressman Jason -- if -- Republican you -- thanks for joining us appreciate it thanks for.