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White House pushing blame on Bush administration for GSA debacle
Fox News ^ | April 07, 2012 | Ed Henry, Doug McKelway and Judson Berger

Posted on 04/07/2012 3:06:00 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

The administration also argued Friday night that the cost of the Western Regional Conference increased sharply under the Bush White House -- from $93,000 in 2004 to $323,855 in 2006 to $655,025 in 2008, then $840,616 in 2010, or just 28 percent under Obama.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; bushfault; gsa; obama; profligategovernment; whineylittlebitch
Both administrations spent irresponsibly. I think it became news now because of the video, mind reader, etc.

Shamelessly wasting money in DC isn't news; it's business as usual.

1 posted on 04/07/2012 3:06:11 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

New video offers a glimpse inside federal agency’s lavish Las Vegas conference
Saturday, April 07, 2012 2:22:04 PM · 3 of 9
maine yankee to Free ThinkerNY
“You see. This is a part of the mess ‘I’ inherited from the last administration. Everyone of these employees were hired by the Bush administration as favors to the Koch brothers.”


2 posted on 04/07/2012 3:09:07 PM PDT by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy

Obama-blames-bush ping. And this time he is right, although O’s spending and borrowing overall are worse.


3 posted on 04/07/2012 3:09:54 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Democrat mantra: “We’re no worse (or maybe only a little worse) than the other guy.”


4 posted on 04/07/2012 3:11:46 PM PDT by FairWitness (Everything is easy, once you've done it once)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

It’s weird how the communist DemocRATS never want to take any responsibility for their actions. This fiasco with the hip hop video clips rubbing it in the nose of the taxpayers occurred when the Obama regime was in charge. What happened before is irrelevant. It has to stop somewhere. The Obamanazis should have stopped it.


5 posted on 04/07/2012 3:11:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The libs don't want to save da planit. If they did, they'd boycott BIG oil and petroleum products.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

6 posted on 04/07/2012 3:13:01 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: maine yankee

It is a popular delusion that the government wastes vast amounts of money through inefficiency and sloth. Enormous effort and elaborate planning are required to waste this much money. – P.J. O’Rourke, Parliament of Whores


7 posted on 04/07/2012 3:21:43 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
It’s weird how the communist DemocRATS never want to take any responsibility for their actions. This fiasco with the hip hop video clips rubbing it in the nose of the taxpayers occurred when the Obama regime was in charge. What happened before is irrelevant. It has to stop somewhere. The Obamanazis should have stopped it.

They are only "transparent" when they get caught, and then at best minimally so.

8 posted on 04/07/2012 3:24:48 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I blame Woodrow Wilson.


9 posted on 04/07/2012 3:27:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

The excessive budget for that department is only half of the issue. The appalling manner in which they spent that money (and mocked the taxpayers while doing it) is the other.

The partying happened on Obama’s watch.


10 posted on 04/07/2012 3:31:29 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: LostInBayport
The partying happened on Obama’s watch.

The public partying, anyway.

11 posted on 04/07/2012 3:37:43 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Merely confirms the bipartisan nature of the problem We the People face in DC with our employees.


12 posted on 04/07/2012 3:41:51 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: All

back when I worked in advertising, we would have a competition at the annual retreat that consisted of which team made the best video. we would do stuff like this all the time on our dime though. If we did anything on company time, it had to be accounted for.
They spent way too much money on this and they were too eager to make it public.


13 posted on 04/07/2012 3:46:09 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
It's really a political nightmare (stick in the eye) to see the person who continues the irresponsibilities to blame it on one of the major politicians who over-spent in the government. I thought I would never say that the Bush administration put us on this path in getting Obama in the first place. Bush left his conservatism to get along. Now, that same Bush team wants us all to our trust and rally behind them. I see why Obama is tapping into this for his base. Recall that rage and blame against Bush and the bail outs. The people who know Bush is partly responsible will always know that but this story is for his base and to send a message-you want the old Bush team there again (and that's not working for our side-the Bush moderates who need to be replaced with a new generation of conservatives from my view)
14 posted on 04/07/2012 3:47:41 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Bush made that Obammy appointee throw a million dollar bash in Los Vegas. What a shirker and liar.

With Obama, it’s always someone else’s fault.


15 posted on 04/07/2012 3:52:55 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Remember in 2009 when Joe Biden was going to go through the entire federal budget and stimulus with a FINE TOOTH COMB.

This is 100% the regime’s fault.


16 posted on 04/07/2012 3:55:27 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

does this guy ever take any responsibility for anything done on his watch or is it just the good and made up stuff? What a joke. Can’t wait for the November elections. We need pride again in our country and a President who loves the citizens and protects us as he is supposed to do. I pray to God for this every single day!!!


17 posted on 04/07/2012 3:56:10 PM PDT by cubreporter (Happy New Year R ush and we look forward to 2012 with yoatu and the EIB Microphone.)
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To: SaraJohnson
With Obama, it’s always someone else’s fault.

Yes, with Bush wasting more and more every other year on the event, Obama had to keep up the standards. AFAIK, Bush's bashes were not as in-your-face, but O will continue to look for evidence of debauchery in previous events.

18 posted on 04/07/2012 4:02:18 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: omega4179
Remember in 2009 when Joe Biden was going to go through the entire federal budget and stimulus with a FINE TOOTH COMB.

Joe loses interest in jobs requiring real diligence pretty quickly.

19 posted on 04/07/2012 4:04:32 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Hey ossama bin obammy, how much has your wife spent on her partying all over the world? Is that Bush’s fault too??
You slimy bastards make me sick!!!


20 posted on 04/07/2012 4:22:52 PM PDT by taillightchaser (Third party=four more years of marxism)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

I must have owned 6 copies of that book. I just keep giving them away. I’m the Gideon of P.J.


21 posted on 04/07/2012 4:33:57 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Remember back in 2009 when Obama told people not to go to Las Vegas. Seems this might get to be a great campaign issue for the king Obama. Here is a link to a 2010 story.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2442941/posts

“You can’t go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayer’s dime.” Barak Hussein Obama 2009..


22 posted on 04/07/2012 4:38:42 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: CrazyIvan

“Giving money and power to government is like giving car keys and whiskey to teenage boys.”


23 posted on 04/07/2012 4:56:29 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

The pervious coach was 8-8 so my 6-10 record isn’t that bad considering the players I inherited.

FIRE the coach in November.


24 posted on 04/07/2012 5:14:12 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Gilbo_3; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

Safavian, GWB’s GSA chief of staff was involved in a scandal with Abramoff. He went on a golf trip with Abramoff costing 100K, and it appears that Safavian did not pay his share. He was convicted of lying but later an appeals court overturned the conviction.

Which GSA was worse, Bush’s or Obama’s?


25 posted on 04/07/2012 5:16:25 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

You kidding! Dear Leader never takes blame.


26 posted on 04/07/2012 5:20:36 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: JamesA

“You kidding! Dear Leader never takes blame.”

Hmmmm, neither did Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, or Charles Manson...


27 posted on 04/07/2012 5:31:40 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

UNEXPECTEDLY, the 0 administration blamed President Bush for more if its totally self-inflicted problems.

OK, the “UNEXPECTEDLY” shouldn’t be there. Sorry. ;-)


28 posted on 04/07/2012 5:56:56 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty (Pray for America!!!)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Wasn’t the Democrats in control of the House and Senate from 2008 on?


29 posted on 04/07/2012 6:01:45 PM PDT by gunner03
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Which GSA was worse, Bush’s or Obama’s?

Obama's. Who gives a shit what happened under Bush anymore?

30 posted on 04/07/2012 6:02:14 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well as the New Black Panthers, CBC and the NAACP)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Wasn’t the Democrats in control of the House and Senate from 2008 on?


31 posted on 04/07/2012 6:02:52 PM PDT by gunner03
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Is Bush still President?


32 posted on 04/07/2012 6:06:58 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

2006 was the year of the democrat congress, and Nancy Pelosi’s peeps were supposed to be the watchdogs

Its obvious from the timeline where the irresponsibility really started to escalate


33 posted on 04/07/2012 6:18:58 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: gunner03

2006

Pelosis Congress controlled the budget

Where was Pelosi while the GSA was partying?


34 posted on 04/07/2012 6:21:49 PM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: gunner03
Wasn’t the Democrats in control of the House and Senate from 2008 on?

Yes, and what does that have to do with the GSA?

35 posted on 04/07/2012 6:29:35 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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Click!

36 posted on 04/07/2012 6:41:52 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Taxpayers forced to pay for the occult.


37 posted on 04/07/2012 6:57:34 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: silverleaf
2006 was the year of the democrat congress, and Nancy Pelosi’s peeps were supposed to be the watchdogs

The President appoints the GSA Chief of Staff. I believe it was the GSA IG who started the ball rolling this time, not congress.

Its obvious from the timeline where the irresponsibility really started to escalate

Safavian was talking to Abramoff in 2002 about GSA leases. While the GSA never issued such leases, I think that was highly improper. I don't remember what GWB said at the time, but I don't think anyone in the WH wanted him to keep his job.

But Safavian was only one person, and it may be that under Obama or during the Pelosi years, the overall corruption in the agency is worse. I don't know.

38 posted on 04/07/2012 7:06:39 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: silverleaf
Where was Pelosi while the GSA was partying?

Wasn't Pelosi supposed to drain the swamp?

39 posted on 04/08/2012 8:44:36 AM PDT by dearolddad
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