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23rd April
2012
written by Sean Noble

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a great irony to the scandal surrounding the General Services Administration and their Vegas soiree in which nearly a million dollars of taxpayer money was spent for an alcohol-fueled party weekend that included clowns and mind-readers.

In February 2009, Obama said this about bank executives:

“We’re going to do something to strengthen the banking system,” Obama said. “Your are not going to be able to give out these big bonuses until you pay taxpayers back. You can’t get corporate jets. You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers’ dime. There’s got to be some accountability and some responsibility.” 

So Obama tells bank executives shouldn’t go to Vegas, but his own agency – whose stated mission is to “foster an effective… and transparent government for the American people” – can go blow nearly $1 million?

American Future Fund has a web ad putting a fine point on this issue.

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