This is complete fiscal irresponsibility.
Ever wonder how your taxpayer dollars are used by the Environmental Protection Agency? Surely it is to install new technologies that would help protect the environment for future generations or discover alternative fuel sources?
Not so much. Over the last 10 years, Obama’s EPA spent $92.4 million taxpayer dollars on … office furniture.
The sum was appropriated to buy, rent, install and store office furniture. According to The Washington Times, the shopping sprees “equaled about $6,000 for every one of the agency’s 15,492 employees, according to the federal spending data made public by the government watchdog, OpenTheBooks.com.”
“Most of the agency’s contracts are with Michigan-based retailer Herman Miller Inc. with whom, the EPA spent $48.5 million on furniture from the retailer known for its high-end, modern furniture designs,” The Times also reported.
It didn’t stop there, though, as the EPA has given their business to other high-end shops, like Knoll, Inc., an amount of almost $5 million for furniture.
Over the past decade, the government agency has purchased hickory chairs costing $6,391 apiece, a wooden hexagonal table priced at $4,539, and a drawer for pencil storage that cost … wait for it … $813.57.
Other startling figures include a charge to temporarily remove furniture from an office in Michigan that was having its carpet replaced in the amount $73,265.
When questioned about its extravagant furniture purchases the EPA responded that it “takes its fiscal responsibility seriously,” presumably with a straight face.
You’ve got to be kidding!