Gov Spends $180,000 On Portraits of Agency Heads
The Daily Sheeple
November 13th, 2012
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Pictured: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
While tens of millions of Americans struggle to put food on the table, find jobs and keep their homes, the aristocracy doesn’t skip a beat:
The Environmental Protection Agency spent nearly $40,000 on a portrait of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, while a painting of Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley will cost $41,200, according to federal purchasing records.
The price tag for a 3-by-4-foot oil portrait of Agriculture Department Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack: $22,500.
All told, the government has paid out at least $180,000 for official portraits since last year, according to a review by The Washington Times of spending records at federal agencies and military offices across government.
Painting people high up in all branches of the federal government is a long-held tradition for Republicans and Democrats alike in Washington. Taxpayers picked up the tab for official portraits of top appointees in the Bush administration, too, including more than $40,000 spent on a painting of former Attorney General John Ashcroft, records show.
A portrait of former EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson, another Bush appointee, cost about $30,000, according to EPA records.
Source: Washington Times
Aww heck, what’s another $180,000 with a national debt approaching $20 Trillion?
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