As Debt Crisis Looms, State Department Wastes Fortunes on Extravagant Buildings Overseas
The national debt has passed $17.5 trillion, unfunded liabilities are skyrocketing toward $122 trillion, and the Obama Regime is importing millions of illegal aliens who will breed tens of millions of new welfare dependents. But for now the economy has not collapsed, so our liberal rulers continue to waste our borrowed money by the most frivolous means imaginable. One example is the exorbitantly expensive buildings the nearly useless State Department has been constructing overseas.
As Secretary of State, Shrillary launched a campaign to construct fancy buildings abroad that was promoted by the flaky 2012 State Department video below. It demonstrates that security has not been the top priority, even in the aftermath of the Benghazi debacle. Affordability is not even a consideration.
The video is designed to sell the State Department’s “Design Excellence” program which replaced building designs standardized under the George W. Bush administration that were crafted for efficiency.
Aesthetics can have a steep price tag, it turns out.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), a key member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, says the program has gone way too far.
An embassy rebuild in [Papua New Guinea], he said, was expected to cost $50 million, but under the new program the price has ballooned to over $200 million. The project also faces significant delays.
The federal government was never more like the federal government than it is under Obama, who is the personification of inept, extravagant, inefficient statism run amok.
Papua New Guinea isn’t the only place our money is swirling down the drain.
In June, CBS News reported that a new embassy in London, a modern glass structure nicknamed “the cube,” is running over $100 million over its $1 billion budget.
Provided these buildings are ever finished before we run out of our grandchildren’s money, Muslims are going to have a high old time blowing them up.
On a tip from Jeanne. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.