April 3, 2012
Obama “was outraged by the excessive spending, questionable dealings with contractors, and disregard for taxpayer dollars.”
$5,600 for three semi-private catered in-room parties and $44 per person daily breakfasts; $75,000 for a “team-building” exercise — the goal was to build a bicycle; $146,000 on catered food and drinks; and $6,325 on commemorative coins in velvet boxes to reward all participants for their work on stimulus projects. The $31,208 “networking” reception featured a $19-per-person artisanal cheese display and $7,000 of sushi. At the conference’s closing-night dinner, employees received “yearbooks” with their pictures, at a cost of $8,130.
Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 3, 2012 11:51 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
I'm sure FLOTUS picked up some nifty ideas for her next vacation, coming up any day now.
Posted by: PA Cat at April 3, 2012 12:05 PM
How is it even possible to spend $44 on breakfast? You have, what, 20 eggs and 30 strips of bacon?
Posted by: rickl at April 3, 2012 6:29 PM
Oh Rick, ye of little imagination. The food is free. It's the fluff job you're getting under the table that they charge for.
Reminds me of the Dangerfield line, "My old man, he was a winner. He worked in a bank, but they fired him... for stealing pens.
Posted by: Casca at April 4, 2012 5:12 AM
The zerO was only pissed off because he wasn't invited!!
Posted by: Hangtown Bob at April 4, 2012 8:31 AM
My office furniture was made by convicts.
I am so doing this wrong.
Posted by: Mikey NTH at April 4, 2012 11:44 AM