Homeland Security Spent $30,000 Of The Tax Payer’s Money On Starbucks

Another Election Day is looming around the corner. People will once again take to the polls to elect a bunch of people to an office where getting a 9-percent approval rating for job performance is considered a workable number. Hell, if the rest of us got a 9-percent approval rating at our job, we wouldn’t just be fired from our work. We’d be fired from a cannon.

The truly sad part is that we can’t elect everyone with a government job because. We usually have a hard enough time getting people to show up to vote for the few government jobs that require elections. Take for instance the employees of the Department of Homeland Security where the staff collectively spent more than $30,000 of taxpayer money on stuff from Starbucks in a single year. You read that correctly.

“Stop or I’ll buy another round of scones!”

Here’s the sick part: It’s totally legal. An investigative reporter in Washington DC found the rather large expenditure on the books and noticed that they paid for it with a company credit card. Apparently, employees are allowed to use company credit cards for “micropurchases” and each employee with a credit can spend up to $3,000 on whatever they want and they don’t have to disclose it. Homeland Security officials are going to have a tough time explaining these purchases unless drones run on espressos and we’re dropping pumpkin spice lattes on enemy combatants in the hopes that they’ll get diabetes.

Read more about it at the Washington Post HERE.

by Danny Gallagher

source: Washington Post