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And outrage over an 835000.
Dollar GSA conference in Las Vegas the average continues.
Well now more videos of GSA employees mocking the taxpayer have -- us.
There's a clip of one welcome bragging about why he doesn't do anything while on the job.
-- rule isn't it it is challenging environment for any -- is that possibly can it only makes that I'm very pleased.
I suppose you could say that's a joke because I suppose you could say that sarcasm it's tongue in cheek on -- a -- maybe say that doesn't go down well that doesn't.
And Democrats are now blaming back kind of excessive spending.
-- President Bush saying it started under the Bush Administration.
So joining us now is -- -- GSA administrator.
President Bush in the region know.
-- welcome to the program is very good to you for you to what -- this today.
Is it your -- did this all of this this access this outrage to -- stock under President Bush.
Absolutely positively not for the Obama administration and the president himself to try to divert attention away from there.
Culture of excess.
Is absolutely shocking.
And what do you see there in that Las Vegas conference I am so afraid is showing a trend that we see throughout the entire Obama administration -- -- -- not serious about cutting wasteful spending they don't care about reducing the federal budget or the federal deficit.
And it's a very self indulgent sort of approach and that wastes taxpayer money that has nothing to do -- -- bush.
And I can tell you when I was administrator I would not have tolerated it.
Now we just saw some clips from some of the videos that would take enjoy in the trend in the conference or -- it looks terrible -- mean you could -- -- -- capital.
You that you could excuse is that while they just being funny about themselves.
But my question is does does that display an attitude -- mindset.
That government look -- -- out.
That kind of a pejorative and -- and nastiness towards taxpayers a mocking -- -- attitude towards taxpayers.
It is that.
Common in government.
I hope it's not common in government there -- incredible terrific career employees -- GSA when I was the administrator.
But I will tell you that there is -- gazing actually scathing disregard for the taxpayer dollar that you see in those different videos and what's truly sad.
Is -- it's not just.
Federal employee what you see there are really young it's that next generation.
A federal employees and their being indoctrinated.
With this Obama administration culture of excess and culture of disregard and and that's the truly dreadful thing and and something specific if you listen closely to the video and sadly the folks say -- -- -- would've had to do that in order to pick the award.
You hear them it's making scathing comments about the AA RA which is the Recovery Act money that they manage under BA 54.
Which is the budget authority or beyond.
Building renovation and they.
Noting operation money that they managed they just are and there's even a video I think the -- video they throw the money up in the air -- Look what sent shock the GSA.
I think many people know exactly what it does we'll all they managing the money that was spent under the stimulus program.
-- -- that's what they did.
They manage a good portion of it because GSA is responsible for our opt for the public buildings all the federal voting they build a federal court houses.
They do all the leased office space they've worked the land border ports of entry.
They build those for the Department of Homeland Security.
They touched so many different -- areas the fleet -- when the president did cash for clunkers -- had.
A whole bunch of the Green vehicles bought that was GSA that did that so yes they manage a lot of the.
Stimulus money the president saying this managed I should say -- it appears to have been mismanaged the president's spokesman said that President Obama was angry as soon as you find out about the the not to -- his reports and five bitten.
A couple of people at the top immediately.
I thought all the reports that the president was aware of this eleven months ago which is accurate.
Well of course I don't know since I wasn't there but I would have to believe that unless.
Process -- what absolutely not followed.
The president or at least someone very close to the president chief of staff someone in his office.
Would have had to have known the minute EIG decided to start the investigation because the very first step in investigation.
Where a political appointee is involved is that.
The inspector general would go to the head of the agency Martha Johnson and actually inform her of the reason and the intent and the scope.
Of that investigation and the very next thing she would probably do because there's usually a White House liaison in the office with -- -- -- -- up the phone and she called the White House -- the -- -- -- we appreciate you being with us today MMI release candidate thank you.
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