THE MIL­LION-DOL­LAR ME­TER

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

Ever-vig­i­lant Ju­di­cial Watch has pored over the ex­pen­sive ironies of big gov­ern­ment.

“A gov­ern­ment agency with a sor­did his­tory paid $1.5 mil­lion for sub­si­dized and un­oc­cu­pied park­ing spa­ces in vi­o­la­tion of ex­ec­u­tive or­ders de­signed to save tax­payer dol­lars and the en­vi­ron­ment by crack­ing down on park­ing sub­si­dies in the fed­eral work­force. The waste oc­curred over a two-year pe­riod at the En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency head­quar­ters in Washington D.C. and a re­gional of­fice in At­lanta, Ge­or­gia. The two lo­ca­tions doled out more than $840,000 to sub­si­dize em­ployee park­ing and around $690,000 for un­oc­cu­pied spa­ces, ac­cord­ing to a fed­eral au­dit re­leased this week,” the watch­dog group re­ported.

“In the 42-page re­port, the EPA In­spec­tor Gen­eral points out the irony of an agency charged with pro­mot­ing air qual­ity dis­obey­ing var­i­ous fed­eral or­ders en­acted to im­prove air qual­ity and pub­lic health in the cap­i­tal area,” Ju­di­cial Watch noted.

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