Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Your Tax Dollars at Work:

Amazing. In a time when Americans struggle under Obama's failing economy, Shrillary Clinton feels that she should blow millions of dollars on crystal... And not even American crystal, at that.

WASHINGTON --- Hillary Rodham Clinton's State Department is spending $5.4 million to buy fine crystal stemware for American embassies -- but it won't give the US economy much of a boost.
The contract was given to a tiny Washington, DC, interior designer, which in turn subcontracted the crystal work to a Swedish firm -- snubbing such US companies as the famous manufacturer in Clinton's own back yard, Steuben Crystal of upstate Corning.
The firm didn't even get a chance to bid on the contract, which will outfit embassies and ambassadors' residences with fancy crystal for ritzy functions.

This is ridiculous. If the government had any shame, they'd haul their sorry asses to Wal-Mart and purchase some fifty-cent drinking glasses like the rest of us.

Hell, I'd even be OK if they used plastic cups. What fuels the need to throw extravagant parties at a time like this is beyond me.

And these fools think after wasting an ungodly amount of money on a bunch of glasses, they are qualified to run your health care with no fraud, no waste, and no rationing.


WomanHonorThyself said...

yup all part of the corrupt game they play Brooke and libs just dont seem to give a dang!

cube said...

5.4 million for fine crystal stemware and the US doesn't even get the contract? This makes my
blood boil.

Chuck said...

Flash back over 25 years ago when we heard for years about Nancy Reagen buying expensive China

USA_Admiral said...

The cost this administration is running up is driving me crazy. It seems like they have no limit to the money they are blowing.

Brooke said...

Angel: I wonder who knows who in that company that is subcontracting the crystal...

Cube: It's wrong on so many levels.

Chuck: Oh, no doubt! If a Republican had done something approaching this, all hell would break loose.

USA: There is no limit when they can simply keep on taxing their serfs.

USA_Admiral said...

Implosion is the next step.

Anonymous said...

Oh Brooke ... whatever are we going to do with you? It isn't YOUR money, silly woman. It's the government's money and Hillary is in the government.

I'm so glad I could help you with this.

Btw ... please work harder so you can pay more taxes. I think the embassies need new silverware too.

Semper Fi

Mustang Sends

Krystal said...

I think that U.S. tax payer money should be REQUIRED to be spent inside the U.S. unless there are no American suppliers.

LomaAlta said...

Hillary was, is, and always will be a lying crook and an evil person. Nothing good there, let the rock back down on it.

Always On Watch said...


Can I puke now?

Brooke said...

USA: Total collapse.

Mustang: Ah, they NEED the finest. We should make due with working like dogs to afford plastic cups and forks.

Thanks, Mustang. ;)

Krystal: US money should be required to be spent inside the US, and outrageous expenditure like this should be held accountable to a panel of non-crony American people.


AOW: Puke away!

Wouldn't you like some fine Swedish crystal? BARF!!!