Skip to comments.Taxpayers Billed $40K for Oil Portrait of EPA Chief
Posted on 11/21/2012 6:04:14 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
Over at the Washington Times, Jim McElhatton has written a story about the exorbitant prices the federal government pays to memorialize cabinet members and other bureaucrats who do the people's work by commissioning paintings of themselves.
The Environmental Protection Agency spent nearly $40,000 on a portrait of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, while a painting of Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley will cost $41,200, according to federal purchasing records. The price tag for a 3-by-4-foot oil portrait of Agriculture Department Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack: $22,500.
All told, the government has paid out at least $180,000 for official portraits since last year.
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:: The price tag for a 3-by-4-foot oil portrait of Agriculture Department Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack: $22,500. ::
With an extra $5,000.00 for the Pooh Bear!
In schools in Philly where people vote...just like last election.
This is behavior of an Elite class. They believe they are Royalty and everyone else exists to serve them.
If the GOP really wants to make a comeback, this is how you do it.
Turn the class hatred and envy around and aim it on the EEEEEEEVIL 1% that comprise the Government Ruling Class.
Would give a lot of us who at our core don’t believe in this stuff a case of severe indigestion, but it would be quite effective.
All rise, ladies and gentlemen, America's 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats and their issue.. the Establishment's New Normal:
LOL! That’s what I was thinking! The usual fee? $100.
Not for long...
“This is behavior of an Elite class. They believe they are Royalty and everyone else exists to serve them.”
As in the ancient world, they have proclaimed themselves demi-gods and are to be worshipped by the people at the altars they construct for themselves.
We're doomed. Unless you meant Morel:
Want to help America make republicans try to make the size of government smaller by making government effective. A nice photo would have been a start - not a $40,000 painting, not for the EPA, the VP, The secty Defense etc. etc. Make government work !! I do !!
Who do these people think they are, noblemen?
The Founders were affronted by the King’s tea tax, and yet here we are today paying enormous sums for the portraits of self-serving federal “aristocrats”.
“Aristocrats”! That was the word I was looking for. Thanks.
It would take more than $40 K to render an attractive image of that subject.
Hazardous duty pay
WOW! I wonder if Lisa approved the $40,000 expenditure on her SECRET private e-mail account that she was using to conduct bidness?
is it male , female or other ?