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O'REILLY: Pass the shrimp and pass the cost on to us

Published 04/09/2012, Syndicated columnist

Somehow our government managed to spend an incredible $820,000 for a conference outside of Las Vegas. Among the expenditures OK’d: $31,000 for a “networking reception,” $146,000 for catered food and drinks, as well as $130,000 in expenses to “scout” the conference’s hotel location. Apparently, the advance team had to travel to Vegas six times to get a handle on where was best to discuss government business.

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