U.S. Interior Secretary spent 200k on custom towels and bathroom

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U.S. Interior Secretary spent 200k on custom towels and bathroom

Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:06 pm

The Washington Post reports that Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne spent $235,000 in tax dollars on custom embodied bath towels, high end wood work and more for his bathroom. Most people don't even have houses that cost that much yet he spent it on a renovating a single bathroom!

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Postby Cucumber » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:03 am

LOL my fav part was that the oversight committee said they reviewed it and said it was necessary to preserve the historical significance of it!! Gimme a break :beat:
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Postby AnthonyBarone » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:27 pm

This makes me sick.

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Postby Multi-Purpose » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:15 pm

I can vouch first hand that if you think this is bad you have no idea how bad it gets in the corporate world. The difference is when they do it and are caught they either pretend not to see or handle it internally. They never make a big dog and pony show out of it in the public eye because if they're publicly traded companies they don't want that bad PR from it. Trust me it gets a lot worse than $4500 for a stripper!
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Postby Mogul of Pineapples » Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:42 pm

And we're seeing more and more of these corporate spending abuses surfacing now in the wake of this financial crisis.

Also this spending they do on their business credit cards is personal compensation. And who has those cards? Not the blue collar workers, only the top brass at a company. So in addition to their outrageous pay these executives get already, they also are getting hidden compensation in the form of company credit cards they can use and abuse to buy nearly whatever they please.
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