During an interview in 2012, U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 4th congressional district Trey Gowdy speaks out against excessive government spending, including $12 for a cup a coffee and “$10,000 spent by the Hartford police department on pizza parties, using DOJ grant money.”
The person speaking with Gowdy replies:
“You know what, we just don’t have the clerical wherewithal (definition: having the capability) to move the money from the pizza parties, over to hiring and keeping on members of the U.S. attorney’s staff.”
Gowdy responds, “What a said reflection of our Republic if that were true.”
Nice work Gowdy, although logic, hard work and finding reasonable solutions to spending problems aren’t exactly the government’s strong points.
If you think spending $10,000 of DOJ funds on pizza parties is bad, President Obama spent $65,000 to have hot dogs flown in from Chicago for just one of his White House events.