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LWW
04-15-2010, 10:00 AM
>>>HILLARY'S BINGE<<< (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/apr/15/taxpayers-foot-state-departments-stiff-liquor-bill/)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Months after President Obama urged federal agencies last year to cut wasteful spending, the U.S. Department of State paid $3,814 to fill an order of Jack Daniel's whiskey for gratuities at one of its many overseas embassies.

The booze buy wasn't unusual.

Last year alone, the State Department sent taxpayers tabs totaling nearly $300,000 for alcoholic beverages about <span style='font-size: 17pt'>twice as much compared to the previous year</span>, according to an analysis of spending records by The Washington Times.

The purchases, small and large, included $2,483 to pay for "assorted spirits for gratuities to vendors" at the U.S. mission to the United Nations in New York, and $9,501 in "Christmas gratuities" of whiskey and wine at the U.S. Embassy in South Korea.

Taxpayer watchdogs say while accounting for a small fraction of the State Department's overall budget, <span style='font-size: 17pt'>some of the liquor expenditures reflect larger concerns about stewardship of federal tax dollars at a time when many recession-weary Americans find themselves struggling to hold onto jobs and pay mortgages.</span>

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>"It's indicative of the disconnect that bureaucrats have when they spend our money,"</span> said David Williams, vice president of policy at the nonpartisan Citizens Against Government Waste. ...

Other alcohol expenditures as described in purchasing records include:

$7,554 by the U.S. Embassy in India in September 2008 for a "supply of alcoholic beverages for gratuities."

$3,814 by the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia last year for "Gratuities: Whiskey Jack Daniel's."

$2,966 by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York for 106 bottles of Schramsberg Blanc de Blanc wine at $27.99 per bottle for official events. ...

The Times' review of purchasing records examined all expenditures listed under a specific product services code for "alcoholic beverages" contained in a federal spending database. <span style='font-size: 26pt'><span style='font-family: Arial Black'>The findings showed that purchases rose from $139,657 in 2008 to $294,639 last year.

Alcohol-related purchases totaled around $160,000 each in 2006 and 2007, down from $216,430 in 2005. That was up from $64,280 in 2004.</span></span>

Since 2004, records show alcohol purchases at the State Department a little more than $1 million. </div></div>

LWW

pooltchr
04-15-2010, 10:30 AM
I think it is probably a necessity to have alcohol for our politicians. At least, that would explain why they spend money like a bunch of drunken sailors!!!!!!!!!

Steve