Federal Government Made $20 Billion in Secret Purchases in Recent Months

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Date: October 31st, 2014

starbucksWashington DC – The federal government has spent at least $20 billion in taxpayer money this year on items and services that it is permitted to keep secret from the public, according to an investigation by the News4 I-Team.

The purchases, known among federal employees as “micropurchases,” are made by some of the thousands of agency employees who are issued taxpayer-funded purchase cards.

The purchases, in most cases, remain confidential and are not publicly disclosed by the agencies.

A sampling of those purchases, obtained by the I-Team via the Freedom of Information Act, reveals at least one agency used those cards to buy $30,000 in Starbucks Coffee drinks and products in one year without having to disclose or detail the purchases to the public.  More

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5 Responses to “Federal Government Made $20 Billion in Secret Purchases in Recent Months”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Nobody pays for my Starbucks coffee – in face I don’t drink it because it is too expensive.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    This is nuts. We are being drained dry by these freeloaders.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    They should be buying their own damn coffee.

  4. As seen through the eyes of a child... Says:

    Is it going to take a revolution? NO, IT CAN’T. Our elected officials have to step up and cut these STUPID expenses off… INCLUDING their OWN. DAMN I’M MAD AS HELL!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Does NO ONE make their own coffee anymore? Not buying Starbucks swill for a week would save enough money to buy a decent coffee maker. But I suppose govt employees aren’t known for their mental prowess.

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