Are treasury officials using tax dollars for prostitutes?
Bob Cusack weighs in on new report citing misuse of tax dollars
- Duration 6:13
- Date Jul 16, 2012
Bob Cusack weighs in on new report citing misuse of tax dollars
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There all right so topic one another one of these stories recounted.
Apparently -- city officials are at it again using the government and the playgrounds.
And our taxes as a playground for gifts and prostitutes and it's funny.
You know we already have that got the picture of -- buddy sitting in the bathtub remember that one from the beginning in thank.
In Vegas with a -- on the guys smiling for the camera.
I guess the next shot we should be looking for is a guy and a -- with a bubbly and of poker and apparently it tells us more about the stability.
He had this we have some wrongdoing and unethical behavior at the Treasury Department today.
Through the Freedom of Information Act request.
These findings from the government the inspector general investigating internal probe of the Treasury Department.
-- has found wrong doing on a number of occasions one employee.
Was looking at web sites while at work soliciting prostitutes at the Treasury Department another Treasury Department official.
Who was a bank examiner.
-- doing an inspection of a bank was.
His says that he was golfing with.
The regulated community they're picking up his greens fees and meals.
And and other wrongdoing just easing up FedEx government -- -- -- for their own personal mail use over an eight year.
Period and then we I had another treasury employee who -- intoxicated.
At -- college football game.
Tried to get in with -- with an alcoholic beverage was almost arrested and was found to be by the inspector general in violation of treasury policy so.
Just another embarrassing situations they bombed ministry -- and we had the GSA scandal we had of course the prostitutes and the Secret Service scandal.
These quite -- aren't quite as bad as as those but but it's gonna put the Obama defensive.
-- mama Obama administration on the defensive because you know the government and the size of government what the government is doing is such a central part.
On this -- presidential election race.
-- -- -- you know have Democrats and liberals out there watching this saying wait a second -- happens on the other side of the aisle to.
Temperature and it happens -- you know in private sector whether it's.
Government agencies they do have problems with these are situations where the law was broken and the inspector general referred these cases.
The US attorney's office now for a variety of reasons they decided not to prosecute obviously you're soliciting prostitutes.
That is illegal behavior and and that just kind of an embarrassing situation now the Treasury Department -- -- -- a weekend they said.
Listen these are isolated incidents there over a 100000 people who work at treasury.
And these -- only a handful of them but I mean all lot of people expect more from their government and the government dollars than this let's move on Sally.
Let's talk about the death of the American dream you kind of knew this one was on the way.
Yeah new poll that we came out with today 47%.
Did don't think they're ever gonna become -- wealthy and and that's both good news and it bad news.
For Barack Obama because.
He wants obviously tax the wealthy.
And so if people don't ever think they'll get there they they may be more inclined to say -- fine tax the wealthy but on the other hand.
They're depressed they don't think that the American dream is still a lot -- nearly half of likely voters that we surveyed that's a problem.
For the president and just I think kind of stunning findings from this I expected more along lines of in the thirties but but nearly got to 50% -- You say stunning and and you know you're guys you're you're jaded you're down -- on -- -- -- mean when you sit there like stunning come an insider and -- -- that immediately makes me think.
This should be something that the Romney campaign is jumps on this type of thing was these little nuggets these little poles.
I definitely that's right I mean it goes right to you president Obama's 2008.
Campaign message -- hope and change especially the hope part well.
There's not a lot of hope in these polls poll findings in -- not -- hope for the future and that's what Romney -- it.
To get the conversation back to the economy because everyday that we're not talking about the economy.
It is a good day for the Obama campaign.
All right now we're seeing some video there John soon.
A mystery right now as to who'd be vice president will be vice presidential candidate who runs a lot of Mitt Romney.
Continues to titillate everybody out there's got some sort of -- Allison I know I mean I talk to this guy and he says it's going to be Condoleezza Rice Peggy -- loves Condoleezza Rice you've got Pawlenty.
I've -- -- you hear from Jim Pinkerton says no way Condoleezza Rice that was just thrown out and it's not even gonna happen at some point.
All right so John Kuhn gets thrown into the the next here in -- sitting next to of the correspondents dinner many -- ago.
And thinking -- This guy you know when you say it looks presidential he looks presidential is a good looking guy he's tall.
You know all that business very Romney asked.
You know very Obama asked.
-- what are his chances.
You know I think his chances are decent I don't think it's like to bet on him I wouldn't bet on him but but certainly lot of people say why not -- soon.
He he backed Mitt Romney right before Iowa and he told us -- I would want and I want to wait a little longer.
You know the South Dakota voters he's from South Dakota.
They fit the Romney campaign feel like -- -- Preston can you give us the endorsement -- for Iowa.
So remember loyalty goes a long way in politics in even if he's not picked to be the VP.
Well he's a rising star on the Republican Party -- in the Senate Leadership.
But is he being discussed is -- being -- well he wouldn't tell us exactly.
I think that they certainly have to consider and now he is a formal obviously didn't vote for the 2008 bailout but no no candidate is perfect and he has a lot of positive actually it's a good speaker I genuinely nice -- well.
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Always enjoy talking skewed against -- again -- bodies at Bob Cusack.
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