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Let's Cut Some Spending: Nearly $120,000 for leather recliners for US Embassy in Pakistan


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In our Let's Cut Some Spending series, ForAmerica chronicles the many ways Washington wastes YOUR tax dollars - and as you’ll see, the list is endless.

Today’s offering: Nearly $120,000 for leather recliners for US Embassy in Pakistan!

The New York Post reports:

The State Department paid more than $117,250 for as many as 40 luxurious Ethan Allen leather recliners to fill its embassy building in Islamabad, Pakistan... The extravagant purchases were all part of an eye-popping $3.3 billion federal agencies spent on new office furniture between 2020 and 2022, a watchdog report exclusively obtained by the Post shows.

And they were spending this money on buildings that were less than half full!


The Post continued, "The taxpayer watchdog OpenTheBooks.com revealed the furniture splurge in a study published Tuesday, which also cited a Government Accountability Office report that found 17 of the 24 federal agencies are using as little as 9% and as much as 49% of their building capacities well into the fourth year of the pandemic."


What a ridiculous waste of OUR money.

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