Looks like the General Services Administration decided to party like it’s 2099.
Why is everyone so upset? It’s only taxpayers’ hard earned money. I mean, if the Obamas can take date night in New York City . . .
From the Washington Post:
The chief of the General Services Administration is resigning and two of her top deputies have been fired amid reports of excessive spending at a training conference at a luxury hotel that featured a mindreader, a clown and a comedian . . .
The resignations come as the agency’s inspector general prepares to release a scathing report on the training conference, held at a luxury hotel outside Las Vegas in October 2010.
Organizers spent $835,000 on the event, which was attended by 300 employees. The expenses included $147,000 in airfare and lodging at the hotel for six planning trips by a team of organizers. Among the other expenses were $3,200 for a mind reader; $6,300 on commemorative coin set displayed in velvet boxes and $75,000 on a training exercise to build a bicycle.
Wow, I’m in the wrong business, BTW. Let me try something. Think of a number between one and ten, but don’t tell me. Now . . .