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-- thank you very much to Kentucky Republican senator Rand -- now with more reaction to a growing -- senator good to see -- thanks for coming -- Thank you and are we any closer to knowing whether we also paid for Jeff haley's wife on some of these trips.
Well you know if she poses a federal employee or federal money went towards a parking.
I think we'll be seeing criminal charges here I don't see any way they escaped that I think you see that by them already pleading the fifth.
But you know -- office has discovered something else apparently the president had a policy that government employees were not supposed to be going to resort -- -- And Harry Reid wrote a letter.
Specifically asking to be -- Las Vegas so we can send government officials so I'm wondering if Harry Reid was specifically involve.
With allowing this conference to -- car because we have a letter from Harry Reid to the president.
Specifically asking for an exemption from Las Vegas while have you seen is there any way that you can that I get documents from -- senator Reid in order to confirm or deny this.
Well we have the latter and will be happy -- for the letter to you we are going to be asking questions.
You know how much Harry Reid knew about this conference and whether or not he approved of this conference and whether or not he thinks it's a good idea for the taxpayer.
To be finding 800000.
Dollar trips to Las Vegas.
I just think -- we have you know we're borrowing 151000.
Dollars a day.
For our government we're nearly bankrupt and we're spending 800000 dollars in Las Vegas.
There is something there doesn't pass the smell test well I don't want to belabor the wanna read but I I do have to ask have you has it he said anything about this you must've question.
At least members of his staff about it.
We're going to be pursuing it we've just discovered it the last hour.
And we are gonna find out how much Harry Reid knows about this conference and whether or not he thinks it's a good government policy to be standing.
Government employees from Washington out there in the meantime on introducing a budget next week.
Which will cut the amount travel money available to government employees.
This'll save nearly five billion dollars a year if they were to enact my budget provisions.
Incredible stuff -- -- Jeff -- is out.
But I'm wondering who's in charger because it seems like everybody was doing it did was he just replaced by another guy used to go on all these boondoggles.
Well there's a certain amount of irony in this whole thing the GSA is supposed to be an organization.
That brings cost effective buying to government.
There's -- be saving us money instead.
-- -- spent -- seventeen days in the South Pacific with his wife.
-- it really there's something seriously wrong here but you know what this may be the tip of the iceberg.
-- SA is just one agency among thousands.
We have millions of employees here.
What I wanna know is how many on this very -- sending off to Las Vegas to help his Homestake you know what's the first thing I thought of when I heard details of the scandal was this -- This goes on everywhere I -- DC I know that how how little accountability there is the point here is the bigger the government gets.
The harder it is to investigate each particular unit correct.
Well it's a good example we paid out 600 million dollars to dead people in pension checks over the last five years.
Government is so large they don't know how much they're spending for any thing and then you have abuses like this they're really -- the -- of taxpayers.
But this is rife throughout government.
Why government needs to be a lot smaller its its seems though that they're the only solution I hear from the president is we have to have more cops that is rather than shrinking -- -- of government.
We just need more cops to monitor what's going up.
Now I think ultimately that's what a lot of the election -- be about is whether or not we wanna just tax people more.
Or whether or not we want to say government has grown too big let's make government smaller.
And that's like the private sector bigger where employment -- now is a GSA because of course we know it's been on the watcher Republicans and Democrats -- that what's been going on here.
Is it gonna become a campaign -- are you gonna somehow turn it into a campaign issue.
Well we're definitely gonna ask some questions about Harry Reid's involvement in this and whether he specifically.
Requested that this conference occur whether he has been.
Part of advocating we -- to know how many other government agencies are partying in Las Vegas on taxpayer dollar.
And that is something that really should not occur.
And I want -- know who's involved all right well by the way so do we and right now as I speak our producers are calling senator Harry Reid's office to try to get a comment from him.
As to whether or not he approved of or knew anything about.
This particular conference or other GSA converts is senator Rand Paul great to see a thank you -- breaking the news on the show appreciated thank.