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    $222k on a bathroom? But I thought we couldn't POSSIBLY cut spending (unless it's the defense department that is). Cases like this are exactly the reason many of us would like to see a complete review and audit of government budgets.....
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    $222k on a bathroom? But I thought we couldn't POSSIBLY cut spending (unless it's the Entitlements that is). Cases like this are exactly the reason many of us would like to see a complete review and audit of government budgets.....
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    Whoever was responsible for this should be brought up on charges regardless of which party they represent. This is the kind of crap that Americans are feed up with. Throw the bum in jail.
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    Lets us note Ladies and gentlemen that this expenditure took place during the Bush II regime. It's not just the Dems folks. It's the right just as bad. REELECT NOBODY 2014.
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    i also see million dollar vacations on the tax payers dime as just as bad,not caring who in office does it no one deserves a vacation like that unless they fund it themselves.
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    and they have the nerve to whine about the "fiscal cliff" and social security being an entitlement??? with spending habits like these it's no wonder this country is broke! The problem is these guys live life with a blank check....make then earn a living and have to actual budget where their money goes for a year...FORCE them to live like average citizens with house payments and bills, and if they dont pay, then like everyone else, they get foreclosed and utilities shut off...these people get everything handed to them and have the gall to scream about entitlements??? give me a break!!!
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    When you think of the people in need of affordable housing, and I mean those who really need it, it makes me hang my head in shame over this. No matter who was in the WH at the time. It's a disgrace. Programs for protecting abused children get cut and other very needy and worthwhile programs, but someone has a john fit for a king.
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    What?!?!?! PolitixDain obviously loves guv-ment spending! We all should. Because if you hate guv-ment spending you are with the terrorists!
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    I think we need to keep some cool spaces to impress foreign dignitaries and the like, but the "working stiffs" in the Congress and Executive branch should just have lots of reminders of how the people they serve actually live.

    By the way, does it occur to anyone else that a fridge of beer in a bathroom is as close to a perpetual motion machine as we'll ever see?
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    I know a contractor who is about as good with a bathroom as it gets. I asked him what is the high end for a small bathroom and he said if it costs over 30 grand someone is stealing money.
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    @jessejaymes I did a bathroom once that was 8k square feet, totally paneled in flame mahogany,
    Wont bore you with the details, but that bathroom came in 32k.
    Some people have WAY more money than sense.
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    @Mogal My contractor buddy that specializes in bathroom renovations says he can't figure a way to spend 30,000 on a bathroom that size unless you use all imported marble.
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    @jessejaymes It was an 8,000 square foot bathroom with 14 foot ceilings, totally paneled in hand carved flame mahogany, its easy to spend that kind of money when one is doing very high end work.
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    it should come out of their pay. then again all waste in gov should come right out of whoever is wasting tax dollars pocket.
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    or saddam look like a hobo. Golden toilets...sheez...heck the united states comfy politcos are yelling "king kong aint got nothin on me"
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    @Mogal

    Kind of hard to tell from a split picture of two seperate parts of the room, isn't it? have you ever been in any of our Capitol buildings? they tend to have that stodgy, heavy wood look. probably ain't gonna change to Scandinavian modern anytime soon...
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    @woodtick57 I Googled it and lifted the pics so I could look at them in high-res.
    Interior design is what I do. ;)
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    A bathroom is for taking a bath and taking a shit its not a ballroom most Americans houses don't cost this much. Are these people wiping their asses with gold plated tolit paper?
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    They could have renovated an entire military barracks with that money. Enlisteds get screwed again so that cabinet secretaries can entertain in style. Sickening.
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    all the little things add up, especially in government. when there is no oversight on spending like this, there is no hope for any type of fiscal responsibility as you add more and more zeros.
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    Hey!!! The Interior Secretary only makes $180,000 per year. He couldn't possibly afford a bathroom deserving of a cabinet member's tookus. It's not his fault that a bathroom worthy of accepting his feces costs more than he makes in a year.
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    "the pricey renovation apparently occurred under George W. Bush's administration"

    Republicans, the people who say they are fiscal guardians of us all.

    Tear it out and replace it with what you would find in a typical high school bathroom.
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