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Labor Department spends
$100K on a book club

Washington Examiner, by Kelly Cohen

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Posted By:grace52, 8/28/2014 2:21:34 PM

They say "knowledge is power," but does it have to be so expensive? Ask the U.S. Department of Labor, which spent $100,000 promoting a book club that may or may not have made agency employees smarter. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa wants Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez to account for that expense and others that the California Republican views as frivolous. Documents released Tuesday by the committee described Labor Department spending between 2009 and the present that, besides the book club, included nearly $25,000 in entry fees for public relations contests.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 8/28/2014 2:56:45 PM     (No. 9984838)

This is frivolous to the max.

With Obie in the WH, the worker bees know that he is extravagant, wastes taxpayer money, so why not them?

Everyone wants his piece of the pie.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/28/2014 5:44:23 PM     (No. 9985019)

Ridiculous. How about an e-mail to all employees. That would be free.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/28/2014 7:53:36 PM     (No. 9985123)

Call me cynic but if I needed to get rid of unsold editions of lame books written by silly libs, I´d set up a book club.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/28/2014 10:28:02 PM     (No. 9985276)

Another $100k of OPM aka your tax dollars.
Cha ching. Keeping tabs ?

Apparently, civil servants are no longer money conscious.

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Posted By: grace52- 8/28/2014 2:21:34 PM     Post Reply
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