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Posted by: btfc
Date: May 17, 2019 10:24PM
' WASHINGTON (AP) — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson violated the law when his department spent more than $40,000 to purchase a dining set and a dishwasher for his office's executive dining room, government auditors concluded.

In a report released Thursday, the Government Accountability Office said HUD failed to notify Congress before exceeding a $5,000 limit set by Congress to furnish or make improvements to the office of a presidential appointee. The dining set cost more than $31,000 and the dishwasher cost nearly $9,000.

Carson told lawmakers last year that he was unaware of the purchase and canceled it as soon as he learned about it in news reports. He also told a House Appropriations subcommittee that he left furniture purchasing decisions to his wife. But emails released by watchdog group American Oversight suggested that Carson and his wife, Candy Carson, both played a role in choosing the furniture. '


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Re: The Best People
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 17, 2019 10:44PM
Small potatoes.



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Re: The Best People
Posted by: deckeda
Date: May 17, 2019 10:48PM
But at least they caught him in that lie.
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Re: The Best People
Posted by: samintx
Date: May 18, 2019 06:51AM
a $9000 dishwasher must cook dinner, too!
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Re: The Best People
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: May 18, 2019 07:08PM
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samintx
a $9000 dishwasher must cook dinner, too!

That caught my eye too. What kind of dishwasher do you get for 9 grand? I don't see any models on display at the big box stores that compare. dunno smiley



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Re: The Best People
Posted by: Acer
Date: May 19, 2019 11:02PM
Unless the dishwasher is an immigrant. I hear coyote fees have really increased in recent years.
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