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Right now hearings getting under way on Capitol Hill lawmakers focused on the General Services Administration.
Blowing your tax dollars on lavish conferences the latest a quarter million dollar event in Washington.
With 20000 bucks spent just on drum sticks.
And if that's not enough the new report is out finding that these guys handed out.
Some thirty million bucks in -- reported at bonuses.
At the Callaway is live from Washington good morning dugout please tell us about this.
A thirty million dollars in bonuses.
-- morning patty and well after Fox News reported on three point six million dollars in bonuses they were headed out to thousands of GSA employees who attended that 2010 conference and Crystal City Virginia but conference where.
Much of the day was spent in team building exercises like that drumming session.
And and there it's not a -- -- yeah.
It may be some.
After that a local Washington TV stations submitted another FOIA requests which -- another thirty million dollars in bonuses for fiscal year 111.
House infrastructure subcommittee chairman Jeff Denham who will run the hearing that's commencing right about now.
-- told Fox News that these conferences and bonuses may be in defiance of an executive order.
It's certainly running afoul of the executive order but the one they did last year was a million dollars that's -- they've done 77.
After the executive order went through we're asking -- why why are you ignoring the president's executive order.
A GSA issued statement on July 30 in response to that fox FOIA request the set in part.
As of April 2012 all spending for events including training conferences leadership events team building exercises award ceremonies were suspended.
The 2010 awards ceremony was an annual event and has been and exists is going back to 2002.
Under the new GSA leadership these events in this type of spending are not tolerate it.
Committee members say they have reasonably that is not true though we will learn more as today's hearing -- -- that in.
And dugout the question now what would prompt a government agency and this time of austerity.
To hand out bonuses and hold conferences in defiance of that order.
Well you know that's the million dollar question but the people who study this suggest that there's.
In government no bottom line no profit no loss motive to meet spending guidelines in the government.
In fact one source who's done contract work with TSA told me last night.
That wants money is budgeted the goal is just -- -- -- as quickly as possible no matter how efficiently it -- or for what purpose -- spent.
The source told me that that was especially true -- stimulus money -- the federal agencies the goal became to spend spend spend.
-- -- -- I've -- Kelly live in Washington thank you we just.
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