Skip to comments.Congressman questions whether GSA using contractor 'kickbacks' for 'slush fund'
Posted on 05/03/2012 1:53:48 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
A Republican congressman claimed Thursday that the scandal-besieged General Services Administration might be caught up in more questionable behavior -- possibly seeking "kickbacks" from contractors who work on energy-efficient buildings.
Rep. Charles Boustany's questions revolve around an obscure tax deduction for companies that work on energy-efficient buildings. He said documentation shows the GSA might have been trying to demand a 19 percent kickback -- from the deduction itself -- for companies that do this work.
If that's the case, Boustany expressed concern about where that money was going -- considering the hundreds of thousands of dollars GSA has spent over the last several years on lavish trips and conferences.
"The action by the GSA raises a number of serious questions about whether this particular tax deduction is being abused. Requiring a cash payment in exchange for a tax deduction is a kickback, pure and simple," Boustany said in a written statement. "We must ensure that this tax deduction is being used for its intended purpose and not being sold to line some government slush fund."
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Democrats - Thieves, Thugs, Thralls and Thickheads
..Gubment “kickbacks” ....????....what a strange concept
entitlement? After all, they are democrats.
Money laundering and scams all over the place. The people that vote for Obama and his kind should be asking why they aren’t receiving a big piece of the pie.
Among 0bama’s voters, the actual, living ones who vote in their own name include mostly those on the receiving end of the scams. The fact that there are so many of those has a lot to do, I think, with why there’s so much of this going on.
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