State Department pisses away 70,000$ on shitty book written by bush league author

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Max E. Pad, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. More change we can believe in!



    State Department buys $70,000 worth of Obama books

    The U.S. Department of State has bought more than $70,000 worth of books authored by President Obama, sending out copies as Christmas gratuities and stocking “key libraries” around the world with “Dreams from My Father” more than a decade after its release.

    The U.S. embassy in Egypt, for instance, spent $28,636 in August 2009 for copies of Mr. Obama’s bestselling 1995 memoir. Six weeks earlier, the embassy had placed another order with the same book seller, Kalemat Arabia, for more than $9,000 for copies of the same book, federal purchasing records show.

    Around the same time, halfway around the world, the U.S. embassy in South Korea had the same idea, spending more than $6,000 for copies of “Dreams from My Father”.

    One month later, the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, spent more than $3,800 for hardcover copies of the Indonesian version of Mr. Obama’s “The Audacity of Hope,” records show.

    A review of the expenditures in a federal purchasing database did not reveal any examples of past purchases by the State Department of books by President Bush or President Clinton. The purchases of Mr. Obama’s literary work mostly, but not always, took place in the months after Mr. Obama captured the White House.

    Leslie Paige, spokeswoman for Citizens Against Government Waste, a watchdog group, said if the federal government is looking to cut costs, eliminating purchases of Mr. Obama’s books is a good place to start.

    “It’s inappropriate for U.S. taxpayer dollars to be spent on this,” she said. “This sounds like propaganda.”
     
  2. BSAM

    BSAM

    I propose the death penalty for elected government officials found guilty of corruption.
    Decapitation on Saturday night on CNN/FOX.
     
  3. Im in!!

    BSAM/Max E. Pad 2012

    I think its best your name stays on the front of the ticket..... though we may be able to create some catchy slogans with my name

    "Max E. Pad vows to stop government bleeding." :D
     
  4. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    THAT'S what I'm talking about!

    of course afterwards we'll be in the market for roughly 500 congressmen and a new POTUS...but WTF.
     
  5. Dreams of my Father

    189 new from $2.99, 1273 used from $0.01
     
  6. I call bullshit nutmeg.... no way someone was actually willing to pay 2.99, just to read more b.s. from Obama.