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April 28, 2017

A Million Here, A Million There

Are you so well off that your household buys things you don't need and/or know about? It's one thing to slip that pistol home improvement tool purchase by the "Little Mrs." or "The Old Man".

It is another thing to purchase $13 Million in vehicles that you didn't know that you needed.

The GAO found that some agencies are failing to keep track of whether vehicles are used. For instance, the Customs and Border Protection agency could not determine if 81 percent of its vehicles were used in 2015. Over 1,800 CBP vehicles were driven less than 12,000 miles that year, the minimum mileage required by Homeland Security to justify purchasing a vehicle.


I know if I was going to purchase a new vehicle on someone else's dime it would have more than an AM radio and roll up windows.

The government spent over $2.5 million on upgrades that the GAO could not determine were necessary for the agency's mission, as required by federal guidelines.

Upgrades included heated or leather seats, remote keyless start, powered seats, and video entertainment systems.

"In analyzing these options, we were not able to determine if six of these types of options were related to safety, efficiency, economy, suitability, or administrative functions," the GAO said.


Government jobs. Good work if you can get it.


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