GSA Spent Over $800K in Taxpayer Money on Meetings in Las Vegas
There’s new outrage as it comes to light that the General Services Administration, a government agency, shelled out more than $800,000 for training meetings in Las Vegas. The food and drinks alone for the meetings totaled nearly $150,000.
Following a report by the Office of the Inspector General, GSA Administrator Martha Johnson and two of her deputies have stepped down. The report details that the planners of the events were told to make the conference “over the top.”
Jack Lew, the White House Chief of Staff, said, “President Obama … was outraged by the excessive spending, questionable dealings with contractors and disregard for taxpayer dollars.”
The GSA also put out a statement that reads, “GSA concurs with the IG’s recommendations and is appalled by its findings … The General Services Administration … is taking steps to ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.”