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Today more than any other hearings.
The kind of waste and the kind of failure to secure tax payers.
Hard earned money.
That I can remember in history you cannot take.
Of American workers.
And -- The -- arrests effectively was guilty of tax evasion.
What happened if you were found guilty of tax invasion.
With -- Florida congressman John -- house oversight and Government Reform Committee.
But I heard the shocking testimony this week regarding be out of control spending by the iris good evening congressman.
Good to be with you it's good to have you here what surprised you the most when you I heard the testimony of these IRS employees.
Well again just the wanton.
Waste of taxpayer dollars when we found out they spent.
Dollars on trinkets.
Souvenirs for RS employees and including the now famous.
Ducks that again -- that.
Become a symbol of -- just like that 20000 dollars that GSA spend on.
Drum sticks in their outrageous conference.
That it is about when he -- taxpayers working so hard it's it just it it does affect Jews to see this kind of -- going on.
Congressman did you in all these hearings you referred to GSA from last year and we met remember their conference of the hot tub with the wind in Hawaii.
But why is it isn't normal for these that the government employees to buy themselves gifts because I work for the government for thirty years ever bought myself a gift.
Most people when they retire after 25 years that -- -- get a launch.
What what it.
Yep well again when we started this and you know you just decided the TSA guy who thumbed -- nose -- the hot tub that outrageous expense.
But of people thought that was limited to GSA but.
Now it appears you know this was up for a million dollar conference that they help that.
Anaheim -- 135000.
Dollars for speakers the gifts that we mentioned.
Based they spent probably a quarter of million flying out there and paying planners.
But outbid -- to.
And and not really negotiating even the price of the room -- It just one outrageous.
Expenditure after another now the good news is that.
It appears that were checking this.
That many of the agencies -- were involved when when we expose what was going -- -- GSA.
Closed it down because they went from forty million dollars and expenditure down -- for me in the next year but.
-- that's important arresting them I think it was because of our investigation.
An -- and congressman you know you said something that -- that might interest and that is no bid contracts.
Just for the out conference or people who -- it.
Will there be more investigation into.
How these people were awarded these contracts.
And whether ethical rules were violated and should they be fired.
Well a couple -- suspension with pass that question.
Some of these folks.
Who were -- it well.
Folks who participated.
At high levels at several who were in charge of organization also got bonuses when got a a promotion afterwards so I want to recruit -- recoup some of the taxpayer.
Money in this.
It's very difficult to fire federal employee now.
We we -- trying to change the law on some of the senior executive service the highest level so.
Because they they.
Should be fired immediately.
And you have people that take that Fifth Amendment.
-- when they come before congress I think that they should be relieved of both pay and their position.
Congressman -- thanks so much for being with us this evening.
-- to be with you and -- fan and I guarantee -- how good good and.
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