Sign in or signup

5,518 active users!!Bandwidth
SATURDAY
NOV 18, 2017
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
Broadcasters
Local & Church Finder
Webcast LIVE NOW!
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -12 min
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Breaking News Home | All | Religion | Society | Tech | Choice | Fridays | SA Newsroom
FRONT PAGE  |  11/18/2017
WEDNESDAY, SEP 21, 2011  |  6 comments
$16 Muffins Found at U.S. Meetings
U.S. Justice Department agencies spent too much for food at conferences, in one case serving $16 muffins and in another dishing out beef Wellington appetizers that cost $7.32 per serving, an audit found.

“Some conferences featured costly meals, refreshments, and themed breaks that we believe were indicative of wasteful or extravagant spending,” the Justice Department’s inspector general wrote in a report released today.

The inspector general reviewed a sample of 10 Justice Department conferences held between October 2007 and September 2009 at a cost of $4.4 million, a period that included the administrations of Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Barack Obama. The Justice Department spent $73.3 million on conferences in fiscal 2009, compared with $47.8 million a year earlier, according to the report. ...


CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article
www.bloomberg.com

  START  
  Recommended sermons | more..
•  The Christian and Government • Pastor John MacArthur | 6/27/2009

   03/14/15  |  Another One Bites the Dust • 4 comments
   03/11/15  |  God Doesn't Want Matt Chandler to be Your Pastor • 21 comments
   01/08/14  |  Christian Post: Warning, this article may offend many Christians • 93 comments
   01/01/14  |  Michelle Obama praises lesbian TV anchor • 18 comments
   12/29/13  |  U.S. Slams 'Conservative Gender Norms' • 377 comments
MORE RELATED ( ) NEWS | MORE..
   11/13/17  |  Children losing the ability to hold a conversation because of... • 13 comments
   11/11/17  |  Ex-Facebook president admits he helped build a monster • 42 comments
   11/09/17  |  Special Report: Pastors Appreciation Luncheon, Greenville • 2 comments
   11/06/17  |  SermonAudio Tip: SermonAudio iPhone + iPad Edition v4.4.3! • 117 comments
   11/05/17  |  Deadliest Church Shooting in American History Kills At Least 26 • 45 comments
OTHER CHOICE NEWS | MORE..
   11/17/17  |  Feedback Friday for 11-17-17 • 2 comments
   11/17/17  |  SermonAudio Tip: Say Hello To Our SermonAudio Android TV Edition!
   11/10/17  |  Feedback Friday for 11-10-17
   11/09/17  |  Pastors Appreciation Luncheon, Greenville • 2 comments
   11/06/17  |  SermonAudio Tip: SermonAudio iPhone + iPad Edition v4.4.3! • 117 comments
MORE SPECIAL | MORE..
   11/18/17  |  Global Atheist Convention Called 'Reason To Hope' Cancelled... • 7 comments
   11/18/17  |  World's first human head transplant a success, controversial... • 6 comments
   11/18/17  |  Not for Sale: Christian Realtors Face Government Discrimination • 1 comments
   11/18/17  |  Progressive Pastor Says He Shouldn't Have Imposed His Pro-LGBT... • 10 comments
   11/17/17  |  Feedback Friday for 11-17-17 • 2 comments
OTHER RECENT NEWS | MORE..
COMMENTS | show all | add new  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 6 user comment(s)
News Item9/23/11 6:32 PM
Cup cake  Find all comments by Cup cake
$16 a muffin? Better than the average cell phone bill.
6

News Item9/23/11 10:58 AM
Kim Kobeck | Memphis,Tn  Find all comments by Kim Kobeck
Wow... If we could sell our muffins to other countries,we would be out of debt in no time.
5

News Item9/21/11 2:37 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Overpayment?

$174,000 per year to each Senator and Congressmen

$223,500 Speaker of the House

$193,400 Majority and minority leaders of both chambers and Senate president pro temporare

I assume they have other benefits as well.

Sure make those muffins look low-cost.

4

News Item9/21/11 1:19 PM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
John, re the $500 hammers, remember that aside from wrongdoing or incompetence (which nowadays can result in heavy penalties), anyone doing business w/ the military, if they're going to stay in business, has to cover the additional expenses customers impose (inspection, higher-quality materials, red tape, etc.), and if the military buys in small lots besides, the unit costs increase dramatically.

Also remember that anything requiring expensive American union labor, in particular, is going to cost much more than Made in China down at Ace Hardware.

3

News Item9/21/11 12:04 PM
San Jose John | San Jose, CA  Find all comments by San Jose John
$16 muffins? My first thought was that security and food-tasting fees had skyrocketed because of terror threats, significantly adding to the value of these meats.

But then I remembered the $500.00 hammers and other such overpriced items purchased by government and/or their contractors back in the 1980s to manipulate costs and money requirements of various departments.

Looks like they're still doing it.

2

News Item9/21/11 11:48 AM
Neil | Tucson  Find all comments by Neil
Perhaps they had the standard dilemma common to most bureaucracies, public or private: spend all of this year's money, or risk getting less next year. I propose this solution: give a percentage of the leftover money as a bonus to all personnel in the dept., to give them an incentive to spend less next year.

I like to think this was the outbrief of the Conference of the Office on Violence Against Women: "We oppose it."

1
There are a total of 6 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Last PostTotal
Sola scriptura cited as Reformation bedrock
john uk from wales: "new christian was going on so well. after his conversion he..."
-8 min 856 
World's first human head transplant a success, controversial...
jim lincoln from nebraska: "http://tinyurl.com/y8jnlcvl]..."
-9 min 
Cremated remains unearthed in China are the Buddha’s,...
ignominious emirakan from go to sources: " connor7 'i've never heard of kurt..."
-18 min 49 



Andrew Quigley
Suffering - Why We Have To!

Addressing Life's Issues
Sunday - AM
Airdrie Reformed Presbyterian
Play! | MP3 | RSS


Hourly: The Word of God and the Church
Dr. Mark Minnick
Bob Jones University
Staff Picks..

Dr. Peter Masters
Commands with a Meaning

Leviticus
Metropolitan Tabernacle
Video!Play! | MP4

Sermon: Now Christians Doing Halloween
Kevin Swanson

SPONSOR | 2,600+

SPONSOR




                   
There is no place for any loose stone in God's edifice. ... Joseph Hall

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal


MOBILE
iPhone + iPad New!
Church App
Watch
Android
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Wear
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
Android TV New!
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV New!
Amazon Echo New!
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
SA Newsroom New!
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Church Finder | Info
Sermon Player
Mobile & Apps
Podcasting | Videos
Live Webcasting
Events Support
Transcription | PowerClips
Billboards New!
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domain
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Embed Codes
Goodies
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BW
JSON API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Auto-Upload Sermons
Upload via FTP
Upload via Dropbox
Picasa
ABOUT US
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Support Us | Feedback Fridays | Stories