The General Services Administration is an example why so many taxpayers want to see a cut in government spending.
Despite how some portray it, the calls to cut spending are not because people are heartless and don't care about the needy.
The reason for those calls is they are tired of working and scrimping to pay their taxes and then seeing their dollars wasted.
The GSA, which is supposed to oversee government buildings and supplies, is the latest poster child for fiscal recklessness.
It started with revelations of a $823,000 training conference in 2010 at a Las Vegas resort, where planners planned lavish meals and events all on the taxpayers' dime.
Then there were the questionable videos in which GSA employees mocked wasteful spending and word about more than $430,000 spent in employee gifts, including iPods, GPS devices and digital cameras that far exceeded the agency's limit for employee gifts.
However, the GSA's infamy doesn't end there.
Congressional officials have released information that an inspector general discovered that the GSA spent more than $300,000 to relocate one employee from Denver to Hawaii, and that GSA officials have flown to Hawaii for five to seven days to attend an hourlong ribbon cutting for space the federal government was leasing, The Associated Press reports.
One has to wonder what else the current congressional hearings into GSA activities will reveal.
Think about that as you are filing your federal tax returns and then tell federal officials clean up their act instead of trying to clean out our wallets.