GSA spending still a concern despite Neely ouster
Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes reacts
- Duration 3:55
- Date May 25, 2012
Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes reacts
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The party's over GSA administrator Jeff Neely has finally left the agency after being suspended last month for mishandling government finds.
But that hasn't stopped some federal judges from planning a trip to hear -- -- -- of the trip is starting a few -- price -- one million of -- dollars.
Republican Virginia congressman Randy Forbes with us now congressman a lot Americans staying home this weekend because don't have the money to get away.
So should we be outraged by these getaways.
-- which should be but the big thing that we should be concerned about is kind of this growing.
Corruption and culture of -- arrogance that we're seeing in these agencies is starting at the top.
And permeating down where there is just the wrong priorities when.
They're cutting defense as you know dismantling that they don't give a 150 to 200000 pink slips.
To -- active duty men and women in uniform putting thousands of dollars on our veterans family.
And then what do we say we see them dressing up like clowns swimming in hot tub tying prostitutes.
By the American people are just and we got to change that whole culture.
Right let's let's Obama's -- step is beset deciding -- today but.
There are reports I believe chairman my kid says that this this gentleman may end up walking away with a 100000 dollar A year pension.
Well Eric that that's just ridiculous to see that happening and we got to control the purse strings of a lot of these agencies if we're gonna real -- because it just out of control.
And somebody's administrators are out of control we're trying to do that house so what.
Did you hear any of it did they go to Vegas they spend money on you know sushi and clowns here and we see -- -- -- -- -- a picture -- -- -- with.
A couple of glasses a wine.
Those -- that's on our dime right.
It's on your down but the biggest thing again is we're doing that in an overlap when were cutting out national defense.
And our men and women in uniform and putting more more cost on the backs of our veterans.
And I think the what we have to do is continue to look at the -- preparations process.
And cut out some of their findings that would allow me to do these kinds of things -- but you're certainly not suggesting we don't have.
I mean I think it's important firfer administrators and -- exit for them to get away and -- conference right.
Where we're not talking about whether they should have conference certainly a lot of times we get some great ideas and these conference's.
What we're talking about is when they get out of control and they don't have any limits and certainly it's out of control.
When you're spending money for hot -- 75000.
Dollars for the assembly of Abbas cycle.
When you bring in and magicians when -- Dressing up like clowns.
I don't think anybody can say that that so reasonable rational and that's certainly beyond the limits.
But what we want to see in our government today my congressman process they you know -- per Diem who knows we we hand over taxpayer dollars.
To everyone who's and assembly in these conferences sometimes it 2300 dollars a day per person.
Well one of the things we've got to do is get a better control -- that that's throughout government too it's not just an east conference's.
When things were pushing for is even with the Department of Defense to get an -- -- those dollars -- -- -- Because taxpayers have a right to know where their dollars -- -- wanted to make sure we've got transparency on most issues and I don't think 300 dollars a day per Diem.
It's gonna be considered reasonable to most taxpayers across the country well that's what we have you therefore congressman you keep denying these things -- in.
Where we're fighting hard do that Eric and I think most American people realize it.
That it's important that we get it changed Iran and we're going to be working hard to make sure that happens our -- who.
Appreciate your time thank you for the work -- -- we doing this weekend's more -- weekend.
Erica and I'm doing something very special we'll spend it with our veterans at a -- -- counting that's just outside a Richmond Virginia.
At a veteran's cemetery that we are gonna have a -- service for a veterans.
-- wounded warriors and other veterans remembering.
Those men and women who have given their lives and you can you and I can celebrate -- -- man sir thank you very much for doing that and thank everyone that you see from us here at Fox News.
We'll do -- -- that he -- accused.