The federal government can waste taxpayer money like nobody’s business.
Millions on this, millions on that. No accountability?
How about upwards of $100 billion on things like lobster tails, alcohol, furniture, toys, and more?
From Free Beacon:
Federal agencies billed taxpayers millions for lobster tail, alcohol, standing desks, golf carts, and more frivolous expenditures before budgets ran out at the end of the fiscal year.
A new analysis released by OpenTheBooks.com found 66 agencies spent $97 billion last September, the final month of fiscal year 2018. The end of the year taxpayer-funded spending spree included contracts with Coors, millions on iPhones, furniture, and CrossFit equipment.
Resulting government expenditures included $4.6 million on lobster tail and crab; $673,471 on golf carts; $1.7 million on pianos, tubas, and trombones; $9.8 million on workout and recreation equipment; and $7.7 million iPhones and iPads.
The federal government spent $2.1 million on games, toys, and wheeled goods, $490.6 million on furniture, and $62.1 million on household furnishings. Bureaucrats spent $1.1 million on standing desks, as well as $2.7 million on ergonomic chairs, $643,833 on sofas, and $40,379 on clocks.
While speaking before reporters about the second Trump/Kim summit, Speaker Pelosi pronounced the word “denuclearization” as “denuclearation.”
No ‘z,’ Nancy?
But there are even more Pelosi brain-freezes in the video below…
“The President is returning from […] Vietnam with his meeting with Kim Jong Un. I guess it took two meetings for him to realize that Kim Jong Un is not on the level — he was the big winner, Kim Jong Un in getting to sit face-to-face with the most powerful person in the world — the President of the United States. And really it’s good that the President did not give him anything…“
.@SpeakerPelosi: "It took two meetings for the him to realize that Kim Jong Un is not on the level…It's good that the president did not give him anything…I'm glad that the president walked away…" #NorthKorea pic.twitter.com/xtkuyGz8Vs
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 28, 2019
Pelosi has been known for suffering brain freezes in the past.
If it happens one, two times, no big deal. That’s life.
The thing is, Pelosi is constantly caught slurring her words and messing up routine gestures.
This clip below is no different.
As the House Speaker gave her weekly brief press conference, she could be seen suffering brain freezes, confusing millions and billions, and at one point, caught herself holding up only five fingers while talking about six bills.
“We’ve already had a committee, uh, uh, uh, committees, the, uh— Ways and Means Committee and the Oversight Committee— Government Reform and Oversight Committee,” she struggled to say.
Yikes. Maybe English isn’t her first language?
Here’s another recent Pelosi episode…
“We um…As you are aware, uh, we have— we are diligent, diligent and persistent…“
“We you want to detect drugs, as we all do, then there is, uh, uh, uh— technology that can scan…“
“…Beef up the ports of entry to do that, but there’s no reason, the wall in my view is an immorality.“
Here’s more of Pelosi stuttering from not long ago…
Pelosi: “And they’re here now, in what is one of the most tranformative, new members of— body of members of Congress.”
Pelosi: “We will— we will win 40, uh, we will win 4— we will have, take, win 40 seats.”
Pelosi: “The Special Counsel cannot be fired without cause. He, he or she would be granted a three-judge appeal panel if fired, uh, could only be removed by a Senate-confirmed AG— replaced by a Se— uh, Senate-confirmed Attorney General.”