I don’t see anybody up there on the Hill representing the taxpayer and trying to stop this nonsense. Where are the lawmakers trying to rein this in?
Nope, they spend like thieves and want to cut our military pay, military equipment— that of which is vital to our security as a nation. But check their foolish spending. Oh hell no.
When this country is overtaken and in ruins, they can show off this Star Trek room and shake their heads at the foolishness and excesses that brought about our downfall.
I see it a bit differently. Yes, it is juvenile and probably unprofessional. And I am not condoning it. But it was also designed by the person who was going to use it instead of some faceless contractor the government hired who would have brought the project in years late, over budget and not what was asked for in the first place.
In addition, it becomes a showplace instead of a cold room with some non descript office. People went there, liked what they saw which meant funding for the department.
Several years back, when I was promoted and given my new office in Manhatan, the big boss said, “here is your office and here is your budget to furnish it. You can do anything you want, as long as it is PC. And keep in mind I hate the Yankees.”
Time for We The People to go to DC?