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The Obama administration responded to a video that surfaced showing General Services Administration employees bragging about the lack of oversight on government spending at a conference, by pushing blame back on the Bush administration.

A White House official told Fox News, “At least we have taken, bold, swift forceful action to hold those responsible accountable and put in place protections to make sure this never happened again. If Bush administration folks had acted under their watch, the 2010 debacle could have been avoided.”

However, this morning on Fox and Friends, Emily Miller, a former GSA regional administrator for President Bush, suggested that the Obama administration is spinning the numbers. Miller said, “When they’re talking about that it sounds good to say it went up over 100 percent. It went up to about $250,000 dollars. I mean it’s a lot but when you start small it’s easy to say it increased a lot.”

It is all Bush's fault. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

And the Obama Administration moved swiftly to correct the mistake. The Conference was in Legas in 2010 and this is 2012 and we are just now hearing about the million dollar conference and that OBAMA'S APPOINTEE has resigned over it. THAT IS SWIFTLY TO THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE. :shock: :wink: :roll:
 

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Amazing. No wonder OT is hiding in shame. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Course then again, OT has no shame................................ :roll:
 
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On June 25, 2008, the White House announced that Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner James A. Williams was nominated to be GSA's administrator, replacing Lurita Doan. Williams served as the first commissioner of FAS after the agency combined the Federal Technology Service and the Federal Supply Service. Williams is a career SES member, rather than a political appointee. The announcement came on the same day that acting administrator David Bibb announced that he planned to retire on September 1, 2008 to pursue work in the private sector.

On April 3, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Martha N. Johnson to serve as Administrator. After a lengthy delay, the United States Senate confirmed her nomination on February 4, 2010. On April 2nd, 2012 Martha Johnson resigned as the head of the GSA after a scathing report detailing outrageous government spending on a training seminar in Las Vegas.

Until the investigation is done- I'd be shooting in the dark to place any blame on any person--BUT to me this does show what occurs when the Senate (either R cult ruled or D cult ruled) doesn't do its job on up or down votes on Dept heads- and departments/agencies sit half neutered without any real leadership....
Its hard for an administration to act- when they can't get the heads and therefore the leadership and direction of these agencies changed....
 

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

The full U.S. Senate voted 82-16 for cloture on Johnson's nomination on February 4, 2010. Immediately afterward, the Senate voted 94-2 (with four abstentions) to confirm Johnson. Subsequent to the vote, the two senators voting against Johnson, Jim Bunning and Jeff Sessions, asked to change their votes to "yea," making the confirmation vote 96-0.
 

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Oldtimer said:
On June 25, 2008, the White House announced that Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner James A. Williams was nominated to be GSA's administrator, replacing Lurita Doan. Williams served as the first commissioner of FAS after the agency combined the Federal Technology Service and the Federal Supply Service. Williams is a career SES member, rather than a political appointee. The announcement came on the same day that acting administrator David Bibb announced that he planned to retire on September 1, 2008 to pursue work in the private sector.

On April 3, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Martha N. Johnson to serve as Administrator. After a lengthy delay, the United States Senate confirmed her nomination on February 4, 2010. On April 2nd, 2012 Martha Johnson resigned as the head of the GSA after a scathing report detailing outrageous government spending on a training seminar in Las Vegas.

Until the investigation is done- I'd be shooting in the dark to place any blame on any person--BUT to me this does show what occurs when the Senate (either R cult ruled or D cult ruled) doesn't do its job on up or down votes on Dept heads- and departments/agencies sit half neutered without any real leadership....
Its hard for an administration to act- when they can't get the heads and therefore the leadership and direction of these agencies changed....

obama obviously told her to take a coffee break after nominating her.
 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

The full U.S. Senate voted 82-16 for cloture on Johnson's nomination on February 4, 2010. Immediately afterward, the Senate voted 94-2 (with four abstentions) to confirm Johnson. Subsequent to the vote, the two senators voting against Johnson, Jim Bunning and Jeff Sessions, asked to change their votes to "yea," making the confirmation vote 96-0.

If the Senate can't do an up or down vote within 2 months of the nomination- their salaries should be withheld until they do the vote...

Maybe if they didn't take so many 2-3 week/month vacations/breaks they could get their work done....
 

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Oldtimer said:
Mike said:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

The full U.S. Senate voted 82-16 for cloture on Johnson's nomination on February 4, 2010. Immediately afterward, the Senate voted 94-2 (with four abstentions) to confirm Johnson. Subsequent to the vote, the two senators voting against Johnson, Jim Bunning and Jeff Sessions, asked to change their votes to "yea," making the confirmation vote 96-0.

If the Senate can't do an up or down vote within 2 months of the nomination- their salaries should be withheld until they do the vote...

Maybe if they didn't take so many 2-3 week/month vacations/breaks they could get their work done....

Maybe they should only vacation at the same time that the President is, maybe they could keep their tee off times about the same too.

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Democratic Hypocrisy

A palpable air of hypocrisy hangs over the Senate these days. Seeking to distract attention from President Obama’s unconstitutional “recess” appointments — not to mention the failure of his economic policies — Democrats disingenuously accuse Republicans of “obstructing” the president’s judicial nominees.

In an attempt to create the perception of Republican resistance, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev), has taken the extraordinary step of scheduling contentious cloture votes for 17 nominees who were otherwise on the normal path to routine confirmation, claiming “delay for delay’s sake.”

Of course, these desperate claims are entirely false: the Senate has already confirmed more of President Obama’s nominees (129) than it did during President George W. Bush’s entire second term (120), and has done so at an almost identical pace (average of 218 and 211 days, respectively, from nomination to confirmation). Indeed, not long ago Reid acknowledged that the Senate has “done a good job on nominations,” and a Judiciary Committee Democrat recently noted that we have been “speeding up the confirmation of judges.”

Claims of Republican obstruction are not only demonstrably false, they are highly hypocritical. The very Democrats now seeking to manufacture confirmation controversy personally devised and carried out a systematic effort to block President Bush’s judicial nominees through an unprecedented use of the Senate filibuster.

It is a matter of historical record that beginning in 2001, Senate Democrats dramatically changed the confirmation process. Throughout the Bush administration, Democrats actively sought to block numerous judicial nominees, forcing more than 30 cloture votes as Republicans tried to end persistent Democratic filibuster efforts.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), voted against cloture a record-setting 27 times. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), cast 26 votes to filibuster Bush nominees and, in 2003, defiantly declared: “Yes, we are blocking judges by filibuster. That is part of the hallowed process around here.”

Even Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), who now claims to have been “respectful of President Bush’s appointments,” repeatedly joined with Democratic colleagues in attempting to filibuster judicial confirmations, including seven separate votes against cloture for the nomination of Miguel Estrada—one of the nation’s leading appellate lawyers—to the D.C. Circuit.

Not to be outdone, Reid took virtually every opportunity to block Bush nominees, voting against cloture on 26 separate occasions. In his view there was no amount of time—“not a number in the universe”—that would be adequate for debate on the filibustered nominees.

During his brief time in the Senate, President Obama himself played a key role in the Democratic filibuster campaign, helping lead the effort to block the nomination of Leslie Southwick to the Fifth Circuit. Then-Senator Obama also joined Democrat colleagues in voting to filibuster the judicial nominations of Priscilla Owen, William Pryor, Janice Rogers Brown, and Samuel Alito.

Rather than retaliate by continuing with the obstructionist techniques Senate Democrats invented and implemented, Republicans have taken a more cooperative approach. We have confirmed more than 80 percent of President Obama’s judicial nominees, approving a larger share by unanimous consent than under President Bush.

During President Bush’s first three years, Senate Democrats forced 19 cloture votes on judicial nominees; during President Obama’s first three years the Senate took only 6 such votes. Indeed, contrary what some Democrats now claim, the reality is that 84 percent of all votes to filibuster judicial nominees in American history have been cast by Democrats. For those same Democrats to claim Republican obstruction is the height of hypocrisy.

So, why have Senate Democrats resorted to such blatantly false accusations? The answer is simple. They would prefer to talk about imagined “obstruction” than rising gas prices and their own failed economic policies. They also seek to distract attention away from President Obama’s unconstitutional “recess” appointments.

As a senator, President Obama explicitly rejected the view that “the president, having won the election, should have complete authority to appoint his nominee.” Yet once he ascended to the White House, he did just that. On January 4, President Obama unilaterally made four appointments without the Senate’s advice and consent at a time when -- according to its own rules -- the Senate was not in recess. Such unconstitutional executive aggrandizement was a brazen and unprecedented attack on legislative branch authority.

Baseless and hypocritical claims about the current confirmation process cannot obscure an undeniable reality. The president consciously chose to trample on the Constitution. Considering himself above the law, he took for himself a power that our founding document makes clear belongs to the Senate.

The Framers explicitly designed our constitutional system such that each branch would, in the words of Federalist 51, have “the necessary constitutional means . . . to resist encroachments of the others.” When faced with far less problematic recess appointments during the Reagan years, Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.),—a Democrat from a more responsible era—responded by holding up action on 70 executive and judicial nominees and more than 5,000 military promotions. Byrd recognized that such action was “the only leverage we have to make sure that the executive branch does not continue to use the recess appointment process as a means of circumventing the constitutional role of the Senate.”

Senators of both parties understood then a truth that Democrats now seek to avoid and obscure: the Senate’s constitutional responsibilities matter and must be enforced by the Senate. It is now time for the Senate to stand up for its rightful authority—as well as for the people’s liberty that such checks and balances were designed to protect—and respond to President Obama’s unconstitutional actions.
 

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There sure has been an increase in government size and spending since the Dems. took over the Senate in 2007.
 

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Oldtimer said:
On June 25, 2008, the White House announced that Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner James A. Williams was nominated to be GSA's administrator, replacing Lurita Doan. Williams served as the first commissioner of FAS after the agency combined the Federal Technology Service and the Federal Supply Service. Williams is a career SES member, rather than a political appointee. The announcement came on the same day that acting administrator David Bibb announced that he planned to retire on September 1, 2008 to pursue work in the private sector.

On April 3, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Martha N. Johnson to serve as Administrator. After a lengthy delay, the United States Senate confirmed her nomination on February 4, 2010. On April 2nd, 2012 Martha Johnson resigned as the head of the GSA after a scathing report detailing outrageous government spending on a training seminar in Las Vegas.

Until the investigation is done- I'd be shooting in the dark to place any blame on any person--BUT to me this does show what occurs when the Senate (either R cult ruled or D cult ruled) doesn't do its job on up or down votes on Dept heads- and departments/agencies sit half neutered without any real leadership....
Its hard for an administration to act- when they can't get the heads and therefore the leadership and direction of these agencies changed....

Wasn't it Obama that said I don't know the facts but the Cambridge Police acted stupidly. Kind of sounds like Oldtimer is following his CULTIST LEADER's example. The investigation is not done but he blames the Senate. :roll:

Face it Oldtimer Obama claimed he was going to go line by line to cut government waste BUT he was to busy prefecting his Golf swing on the Tax Payer's dime to do his friggin job. He said he told his Dept Heads to cut waste. No amount of blaming Bush or the Senate is going to change the fact Obama appointed the incompetent Dept. Head that wasted almost a million dollars of Tax Payer money on a lavish Vegas Convention. And No amount of blaming Bush is going to change the fact the convention was in 2010 and nothing was done to correct the mistake until the media found a video bragging about the GSA's wasteful habits in 2012. Obama claiming they moved Swiftly and boldly to correct the problem is just plain STUPID and so are you for defending him by blaming the Senate. :roll:
 

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Wouldn't be the first time oldtimer has shot blindly hoping to hit simething!!
 

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