In Case You Missed It
It turns out the General Services Administration isn’t the only government agency throwing opulent events on the taxpayer’s dime.
Gen. George Patton probably would not be pleased with a parody video paid for with tax dollars by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). But there is no doubt about where U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa stands on it.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs spent about $5 million for conferences that are drawing scrutiny from Congress and the agency's internal watchdog amid concern about potentially lavish government conferences and improper gifts to planners.
Did the Department of Veterans Affairs overspend — and waste taxpayer dollars — last summer when it paid $5 million for two training conferences in Orlando, Fla.?
A U.S. House committee has released a video spoof on the movie "Patton" produced for a pair of VA conferences held last year in Orlando - the cost to taxpayers of the video was about $52,000.