THE MILLION-DOLLAR METER
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.