Darryl Issa and other Congressmen are kicking off an investigation into the out of control Government Services Administration and the GSA’s blatant and possibly criminal misuse of taxpayer dollars.
Well, it is about time but will anything happen?
From Fox News:
Congress will kick off a wave of what are likely to be contentious hearings Monday on the spending habits of the General Services Administration, as lawmakers try to uncover how the agency blew through $820,000 on a Las Vegas conference.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, one of four panels probing the incident, has set the first hearing for Monday afternoon. The panel has called some of the top current and former GSA officials to testify, though at least one is expected to invoke his Fifth Amendment right not to answer questions.
Lawmakers at this point are looking beyond the 2010 conference itself and into other areas where the agency may have spent money imprudently, such as on employee incentive programs. The hearing will surely fuel the controversy, which has expanded almost daily as new details emerge about the decision-making at the top levels of the GSA.
Among those on the witness list Monday are GSA Inspector General Brian Miller and former GSA Administrator Martha Johnson, who resigned in the wake of the inspector general's report on the conference.
The head of the GSA western region who organized the conference, Jeffrey Neely, has said through an attorney that he plans to plead the Fifth. His attorney says Neely doesn't need to come to D.C., but Issa insists he should appear anyway.
While Obama is still President, do not expect any real changes in the GSA.
But Congress can act.
The left always uses the excuse of waste, fraud and abuse to cut the Defense budget. Well you have some serious waste, fraud and abuse here. The solution is to cut the GSA’s budget. In fact, why not just eliminated this agency?
Just line out the money the agency uses and fire all of the employees. It is tough but we taxpayers are pretty angry about the way our tax dollars are being spent.
Judging from those videos we saw, having those GSA employees lose their jobs; well, that’s no great loss.
Ain't It Awful !
Makes for good headlines, puts Issa in the spot light again, but outside of enraging the tax payers, nothing will be done. Just as with fast and furious, lots of hue and cry, no results. Is this suppose to indicate our government is looking out for us? Were they serious about either incident, they would have acted on fast and furious and stopped letting Holder sandbag them. They will do the same with the GSA.
What did Issa reply when you told him you were disappointed with his performance to date?
Nothing will happen. I really had hopes for Issa and his crew but they turned in to nothing also. He's been letting the Justice Department run all over him for over 16 months on the Fast and Furious thing, Plus he's started a couple other investigations and so far just spent money and got his picture on the news. Just another useless politician
Ain't It Awful !
"what are the 6 deparment Ron Paul wants to close add one more?"
Don't talk in riddles and gibberish.
Is this important?
The GSA takes its lead from the administration right? Monkey see,....monkey do!
Let us keep reminding Congress it MUST ACT if we are to survive. It must STOP making compromising deals with devils.
It must STOP allowing KNOWN criminals to remain in the highest offices of our land-- brea
Nothing will happen under Obama an Holder. they will just put it aside like they have done with Fast and Furious....
Pat, let's stop this negativity - it just breeds more negativity and aplomb. Some of us out here - a lot of us - are not finished with Holder and the Fast & Furious scandel. This affirmative action AG is investigating the Martin shooting in Sanford, but did not do squat about Brian Terry's murder. If We the People don't start raising hell like some patriotic, and fed-up, Chicagoans did last Thursday, then we will be finished as a nation and people. Imagine our colonial brethren having such a defeatist attitude!!
What did I miss in Chicago on Thurs., 4-12?
Nothing will happen except a lot of sound and fury. Both Democrats and Republicans are fearful to do anything lest someone out them for their cheating and stealing.
Do you have some specific instances of Republicans "cheating and stealing"?
Or, are you just a troll, making dissension in the ranks of the Tea Party?
Who are you talking to? Try Cunningham. He is in prison now. There are many more both parties that if justice is served, will join him.
Unfortunately no one in either party has the courage to make something happen...
Worried about this "small potatoes" waste, no wonder nothing is being done about the fake illegitimate preident we have, and the dangerous socialistic healthcare plan foisted on us. Just another thing to take our minds off the REAL problems.
Right on, Jerry!! Remember, the usurper is NOT ELIGIBLE to run for re-election. NOT ELIGIBLE!!!
"......nothing is being done about the fake illegitimate preident we have....."
What a complainer, at a time when the only recourse we have can't happen until November, at the election.
What can we legally do, before November?
Will Congress act??? You're kidding, right?
What the hell is $800+ grand? Obozo spent over a million for his "date night in New York" alone, not counting the MILLIONS they have raked up on "vacations" and junkets with Moochele's "senior advisor" daughters on the manifest!! Oh, and how about a private plane for the dog, along with his $120K/year "handler"?? Act? Yeah. Just like they do in the movies and it will mean just as much!
You should read the famous book, "Games People Play" -- especially the chapter titled "Ain't It Awful".
Complaining about it won't solve the problem.
What would you like to DO about it?
king our laws and making
their own! HELLO-OH! The US gov't is not to be a BIG monopoly game even though they do print their own play
The white members of congress are afraid that if they bring up enough charges against Obama the black community will riot. What they don't understand is that they are going to riot when Obama loses election so he can call for martial law. All this talk about bringing charges against Obama,Holder,CIA is just BS to keep the people guessing and sheep in line. Republicans in congress are closet members of liberals who are overthrown our country once called the greatest country.
Eric Holder is likely to be held in contempt of congress...
This could be a big chink in Obama's armor!