Another GSA official placed on leave in spending controversy
April 9th, 2012
05:20 PM ET
3 years ago

Another GSA official placed on leave in spending controversy

Washington (CNN) - Another government official was placed on administrative leave Monday in the continuing fallout over wasteful spending involving a 2010 Las Vegas conference for government workers, the General Services Administration announced.

David Foley, a deputy commissioner of the Public Building Service in the GSA, was identified by a House oversight panel as the official seen in video footage from the conference appearing to make light of congressional oversight.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Just in case you have not noticed it yet, Republicans have run out of issues to talk about. When they do talk about issues they always get themselves into more trouble than they do their opponents. And they issues that they do talk about are really weird, which is what gets them into trouble.

    April 9, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  2. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Not surprising at all. Everybody knows its a joke and a scam costing the taxpayers BILLIONS. But Obama's supporters sure do love the money in their pockets.

    April 9, 2012 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  3. Internet Child

    I mock Obama's environMENTAL programs too; I thought that was just common sense...

    April 9, 2012 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  4. king

    i think this is a gop stunt, to destroy the government they hate so much. they like to get free money from the government, then demogog it. the rich repubs get more money from the government than folks on food stamps does, then demogog it to cut the program off after theyve get their fill.

    April 9, 2012 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  5. Little Jimmy Truth

    Don't forget about solar energy that Obama caused it bankrupt.

    April 9, 2012 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Not surprising at all. Everybody knows its a joke and a scam costing the taxpayers BILLIONS. But Obama's supporters sure do love the money in their pockets.
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    Sort of like the no-bid contracts Halliburton enjoyed, or the wars we conducted off the books. I bet the righties loved adding all of that tax-payer money to their management bonuses. The best scam was the idea that tax-cuts for the wealthy would result in the wealth trickling down to the rest of us, along with a flood of jobs. In theory we should be having guest-worker programs to fill all those professional positions the righties have promised us would be here over the last 2 generations: where are they? Oh, that's right, they were shipped overseas after the manufacturing sector had already been gutted by the righties. Its interesting that they have no solutions as to how our manufacturung sector and R&D will come back, yet they assure us they will be flooding back. If you believe that lies and nothing but lies, you believe in the tooth fairy as well.

    April 9, 2012 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  7. rs

    The GOP more and more resembles those kids we hated in High School. They weren't smart, they weren't useful. They simply seemed to exisst to make life difficult by demeaning everyone. I think that as those people then offered little actual support, just as today's GOP brings nothing of value to the talble- perhaps they should simply return to where they are useful... wherever that may be.

    April 9, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  8. PJ/TX

    To those who never read the whole article because they just want to "hammer" President Obama:
    "GSA's massive spending began in 2007 UNDER THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION..."
    So, Truth has nothing to do with it, unless the Republican "supporters do love the money in their pockets". And, we
    know they do.

    April 9, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  9. Myviewis

    I agree with Obama that it is Bush's fault for believing he could trust Democrats with taxpayers' money like Bush was able to trust Republicans with taxpayers' money for 8 years. This only proves that Democrats cannot be trusted with taxpayers' money, the moment they see cash they blow it. If Obama's employees are mocking his programs they must know why they are mocking his programs.

    April 9, 2012 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  10. Fair is Fair

    "i think this is a gop stunt, to destroy the government they hate so much."
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    Yep – that's the ticket – it's a gosh darn republican scheme, jest like that thar Allvin Greene thang they pulled in South Caroliney...

    April 9, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  11. Myviewis

    @rs- you are correct the GOPresembles those kids we hated in High School, yes those kids were the kids that we could trust to do the right thing that is why GOP employees do not waste working hours filming videos and spending taxpayers' money. You are right, the only thing GOP employees bring to the table is trustworthiness, respect. Democrat employees proved they cannot be trusted to earn their paychecks by getting their work done and not waste time on personal activities.

    April 9, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  12. cali girl

    This is all they got? Really, coming from losers of the GSA? Green technology is getting stronger and growing and coming into fruition. Dirtbags, I hope everyone at the GSA gets booted for this little stunt. Unfortunately for them, American people have seen all the videos and we all know who they are. They should be careful what they say.

    April 9, 2012 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  13. Myviewis

    @king "i think this is a gop stunt, to destroy the government they hate so much. they like to get free money from the government, then demogog it. the rich repubs get more money from the government than folks on food stamps does, then demogog it to cut the program off after theyve get their fill."
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    You do realize that the videos were filmed/produced by GSA employees during working hours at the GSA offices and these are Democrats? You do realize it was Democrats of the GSA department that spend the taxpayers money and the person in charge was a Democrat appointed by Obama who also worked for Clinton? You do realize these are Democrats creating these videos telling all what has been going on because they didn't think they were going to get caught?

    April 9, 2012 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  14. Myviewis

    These videos speak louder than any comments Democrats can make, the videos speak a thousand words to what has been going on inside these departments. Thank you GSA workers for letting us and the whole world know what you guys were up to.

    April 9, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |