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Billions In Taxpayer Dollars
Spent On ´Lyrical, Poetic´
Embassy Architecture Overseas

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Jonathan Strong

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 7/9/2014 2:12:25 PM

Under the Obama administration, embassy construction costs have exploded even while security – a major issue in the Benghazi scandal – has grown worse. Now we know why. A video released by the State Department in 2012 shows exhibits the philosophy behind a campaign begun under former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to build fancy buildings overseas to enhance the nation´s reputation. The video opens with a narrator explaining the “universally understood language of diplomacy” including “art, design and architecture” that “communicate our ideals...without speaking a word.” From there, a series of high-profile architects use embarrassingly flowery language to explain

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These worthless criminals should all be in jail. Their overspending and abuse of our funds is completely outrageous! Chaffetz said they had gone too far, then cut off their funds!!!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: CharlyG, 7/9/2014 2:14:50 PM     (No. 9917066)

It´s always about the symbolism, never the thing itself.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MEMcL, 7/9/2014 2:54:42 PM     (No. 9917124)

What is pathetic is the absolute disregarding of any restraint when it comes to spending other people´s money, at every level. The Consumer Protection Agency is putting several hundreds of millions in renovations to a building that it doesn´t even own?!!

Everyone in government just reaches into the cookie jar and spends to their heart´s content, knowing that there is no oversight.

There should be some high profile criminal prosecution for fiduciary malfeasance.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 7/9/2014 3:03:24 PM     (No. 9917132)

Sooo, we had a Seckletary of State who thought her main two missions were building fancy buildings overseas to enhance the nation´s reputation and setting the record for most miles traveled. I would expect this from a fourth grader.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 7/9/2014 3:46:17 PM     (No. 9917179)

All dictators do the same.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 7/9/2014 4:00:56 PM     (No. 9917194)

I wonder what the PIAPS has to say about this?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/9/2014 4:06:37 PM     (No. 9917206)

The same State Dept. that closed the embassy in Vatican City in order to save money?

The Obama administration, in what’s been called an egregious slap in the face to the Vatican, has moved to shut down the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See — a free-standing facility — and relocate offices onto the grounds of the larger American Embassy in Italy.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/26/obamas-call-close-holy-see-embassy-slap-face-catho/

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/9/2014 5:24:27 PM     (No. 9917289)

So that´s where the missing $6 billion went...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Trust No One, 7/9/2014 7:26:49 PM     (No. 9917440)

Rejoice!! Rejoice!!

They´re saving money on the Bowling Alley. It won´t be remodeled ´green´.

Who says they don´t know how to handle our money?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/9/2014 10:57:52 PM     (No. 9917720)

A billion here, $3.7 billion there, and next thing you know, you have to borrow some serious money from China.

BTW Where did her expensive glassware order go ?

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