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$16 Muffins
The legend of Out-Of-Control Government Expenditures is alive and well. Back in the 1980s, reports of the US government paying $400 for a hammer and $600 for a toilet sparked outrage. And now, late last month, came the news that the Justice Department had paid $16 a piece for muffins at a 2009 conference. But just as the hammer and toilet weren't really as expensive as they seemed, it turns out that the price of the muffins was an artifact of accounting. The $16 included the entire continental breakfast, service, and taxes. Of course, while the government may not be paying premium price for muffins, those bailouts to the bankers did seem a little steep.
Categories: Business/Finance, Politics, Urban Legends
Posted by The Curator on Thu Oct 06, 2011
Comments (2)
Yeah, a conservative friend of mine was quick to point out the 'wasteful spending by the Obama administration blah blah blah', I told him it was probably for mroe than just the muffins.
Posted by Robin Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Thu Oct 06, 2011  at  02:19 PM
I thought that I read that the government spent $600. each on just toilet SEATS. Imagine how much they spent for the whole crapper?!?!
Posted by ZedD  on  Tue Nov 01, 2011  at  09:49 PM
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