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“Cause of Action, a government accountability watchdog group, has filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to 28 federal agencies seeking any evidence that they used taxpayer dollars to buy commemorative awards.

The group’s request followed this week’s report from the General Services Administration’s Inspector General, which found that GSA spent more than $800,000 on a lavish conference in Las Vegas. That report prompted GSA Administrator Martha Johnson to resign.

Cause of Action’s FOIA request notes that GSA spent $6,325 on commemorative coins that were not permissible awards to conference attendees, and asks each of the 28 agencies to detail if they too spent money on these types of awards. “Our economy is facing a recession, our government can’t pass a budget, and federal agencies http://goexback.com/ how to get your ex backare choosing to spend taxpayer dollars on trinkets for their employees or third parties,” Cause of Action Executive Director Dan Epstein said. “Instead of preserving our tax dollars for necessary spending, these agencies have traded coin for coins that hold no value. This is yet another example of frivolous and wasteful government spending that deserves to be exposed.”

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  1. David H says:

    In addition to the commemorative coins, why not call into question the continued waste in manufacturing and distribution of the penny. Per today’s (4/8/12) article in the NY Times the U.S. Government lost $60.2 MILLION (!) in FY 2011 alone.