The GSA scandal is a drop in the Buffett: picturing the scale of the spending

Right now, Washington is roiled by two budget conflicts of vastly different scale. The first is the ongoing fallout from revelations that the General Services Administration has spent lavishly on perks for its employees, including a conference in Las Vegas that cost taxpayers $823,000. The scrutiny of travel by federal employees this episode inspired has turned a small spotlight on Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's frequent trips home to California, which have cost the...Full Story
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