Officials at the General Services Administration invented fake awards as an excuse to hold taxpayer-funded dinner events at conferences, according to an interview transcript obtained by Roll Call.
At one such event, GSA bestowed the “jackass award” upon an employee, a GSA employee told the agency’s Office of Inspector General, according to the transcript.The $823,000 grand they blew in Vegas cost a few folks their jobs, but the problem seems to be a little deeper than one conference.
“GSA has been using tax dollars as a slush fund to pay for lavish parties and exotic vacations. From what we’re learning, GSA has a whole laundry list of instances where they were abusing taxpayer dollars. This goes a lot farther and a lot deeper than what we’ve seen,” said Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), who chairs a Transportation and Infrastructure subpanel with jurisdiction over GSA.This administration loves using tax dollars for fun, just ask Mooch.