19th September 2012
The Obama administration broke its own rules for how stimulus money could be spent. The General Services Administration bought Chinese-made solar panels and installed them on a three-story federal building that houses the local offices of Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D), Rep. Jerry Costello (D-IL), the Internal Revenue Service, the Social Security Administration, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The GSA is the agency whose officials were caught on YouTube videos at a Las Vegas junket making light of how easy it was for the GSA to frivolously waste taxpayer dollars without consequences. They purchased and installed the panels even though the contractor questioned the GSA about whether it was legal to use stimulus funds to purchase Chinese-made solar panels.
The rules are for thee, not for the O.