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Tonight the public flooding continues -- guess what.
They deserve it.
Tonight is it Begin Indiana for the GSA in day two of hearings on Capitol Hill congress once again barbecuing GSE if fish shows but -- agencies -- -- use of taxpayer money.
After the GSA spent almost a million dollars of your money on clowns mind readers and luxurious vacations.
Several lawmakers not ready to put an end not -- to the -- but to the entire agency.
If we continue to it's not only see this type of spending we will continue to -- -- we continued -- but you're not giving us the information on a bipartisan level to show us how these expenditures are happening.
I am prepared to systematically.
Pull apart GSA.
To the point where we will make you a question to the American public on whether TSA is needed at all.
When they knew this was being done on.
You know and I don't.
We can pick out the -- sushi or whatever makes the highlight tonight or whatever but 44 -- for breakfast.
I'm a big man I can't spend 44 bucks for breakfast somebody had to say that are you kidding me that that -- And then when it does is the American public believes.
Every single employee and every single agency is corrupt and not doing what they're supposed to -- C when mr.
-- is not Wear this today and they only pictures I can get of them aren't and is hot tub sweet.
As the bigger problem and here's a news release.
Big government doesn't work it just doesn't work.
This is not the way the private sector works and I think what we need to be talking about his.
What do we do instead of the GSA.
Because there's lots of abuse in the GSA and there's lots of abuse of other government agencies throughout this government.
And I believe the 822000.
Dollars spent the -- Las Vegas by the GSA.
Should be a farewell party thank -- -- -- chairman of the transportation and infrastructure committee he joins us containing certain to be with you -- I had the thought of systematically pulling apart -- -- I suppose will I would sort of like to get -- if you say that but that's rather impractical since somebody's got to run the a physical structures of the government.
Well you know it's the biggest -- landlord in the world for the GSA it runs all of our property that that the people -- about them.
How many people that list thing.
Would turn over their property.
For the management by the federal government I don't think -- And that -- mr.
Denham and I have discussed this may be taking apart GSA.
What you see here is only the tip of the iceberg they're sitting and billions of dollars worth of assets.
And losing money and the billions every year -- vacant public building some -- not too far from where we're sending tonight.
-- haven't -- in at clowns and minor readers and and I pods and bathtub nude pictures and -- -- -- Credit why did take -- Ross -- need to realize there's billions of -- How does that play out sometimes that's like it's the media and the public's attention will.
We help well we have the oversight that you guys -- -- mean well we just held a hearing I held a hearing in a vacant belt thing that was vacant for fifteen years.
A year ago we had some attention -- that a few weeks before all this broke.
Denham and I held a hearing in a vacant building full 89000 square feet vacant under GSA for over five years.
Well what happened he held a hearing but what happened did you do anything and they think happened -- holding well.
We've done is we've also introduced legislation.
-- -- because GSA doesn't make a decision they sit on these assets that are very valuable.
There won't sell them they won't least they won't trade them they won't make them have a return rather than a loss for the taxpayers.
So what we did is reintroduce a brat type legislation someone to make a decision.
Which we had written that's sitting elsewhere that's sitting over in the senate -- -- -- in the house so.
We have held hearings we've asked where this -- of their money they've stonewalled us.
Month after month this is gone on -- have been chairman for a year in what a quarter.
Almost every single month except for the first month who and we felt held -- first hearing in February.
Over a year ago.
They still must now we see why they didn't want to give us the our the devil is in the details and now we're seeing the.
At this Democrats this coming up but they should tell the same thing -- -- -- -- sent a series of -- several of the last at least a year or -- or two years and there's -- a hard -- even they -- -- -- the house and the senate are now do you think the White House -- -- that I know that the I know that the White House heard about this last -- But do you in any -- serve.
You know a sign blamed to the white house -- this.
Well they were very quiet I think this there was an attempt to brush this.
Under the carpet so to speak in what well some say were -- -- again was that.
The the communications.
-- from the GSA counsel to the White House counsel.
As you said last may.
Here it is what not quite a year later.
And it just comes out about a week ago they knew about this.
And they were also told again -- to stop the nonsense to stop the waste and possible criminal activity and nobody did any thing.
And -- -- inspect I suppose it what they would say they wouldn't tell us right now I understand that I suppose what the White House would say if western -- that there was inspector general was doing an investigation the time.
So perhaps didn't want to make referral at the time he's.
-- -- the investigation.
-- How alerted them in November after the October years 2010.
Event the conventions at 60 and CNN he had six months investigating he came up he had they had the evidence they presented it did -- the White House.
There's been silence out of the White House.
Until listeners all this -- -- inspector general does not have the authority refer -- -- the justice found out that there are referring now to what had no outlet I'm just saying is exactly -- -- -- it took some explodes I'm.
Telling you I think that everything was done to keep this quiet hush trash.
And and god bless.
Miss great who work for our committee.
She went back the second time and blew the whistle on them and only because one -- -- who did the right thing.
And pursue this with the inspector general did it ever come -- What I don't understand though even why some of these people who who -- this conference did thinks something wasn't right and they say they don't send the guys Senna and no because media the media will be glad -- -- is causing.
Like it was standard operating procedure you know today we talked about his seventeen day and a trip to Japan to Atlanta to Napa Valley don't -- Donna.
I think he's -- -- like a grand tour you'd think.
That he would have once -- almost decimated like human the company who have and the governmental would have at least stepped out of them and they were told back in May to tell him and them to stop this wasteful spending.
And nothing was done they went right ahead and -- that the record is there it's document itself.
The White House to knew what was going on others knew it was going out and they were never stopped.
And and he didn't have the decency to show up and even take the fifth today so I said the only way we may get to see him as -- a video and as hot tub.
I think Cigna at Princeton and the decency show up a -- has -- I would also.
Suggested he not show up to now he showed up well I think yeah yesterday I can't wait ET it will -- be subpoenaed or I'll ask for his suspension because -- still -- -- at taxpayers' dole well what is that in the next -- you know that in the he doesn't have to be and the taxpayers should have been taken off the taxpayer dole is continuing police should have been taken off the taxpayer go on the inspector general.
Notified those things GSA administrator and the White House you influence that at least now obviously paying for today and tomorrow and chairman of less civil service for four years and I can tell -- it's just about impossible.
To fire federal employee there's so many appeals are so many.
Located just another thing to work on like you guys have had that kind of feel like -- kids who many people protecting.
People who don't do their jobs president thank you sir good to be -- -- good luck sir thank you.
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