National Freedom of Information Coalition
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Taxpayer Money Used for Gambling by Postal Service Employees

To return to a point I’ve been hammering lately: this bloated government is stupid drunk on the trillions of dollars it has imbibed. There are far too many departments and agencies where outrageous abuse goes on for years before inspectors catch up with it. The results of these inspections are kept secret from taxpayers until someone – usually Fox News, or some other conservative media organization – drags it out into the open with a Freedom of Information Act request.

Not coincidentally, the Obama Administration rewrote the Freedom of Information Act on the down-low in 2009, to make it easier to thwart potentially embarrassing document requests.

Today’s buried nugget of outrage comes courtesy of the Washington Examiner, which used a FOIA request to learn that “Postal employees have spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on gambling, bills, and other personal expenses, according to a series of reports by the U.S. Postal Service inspector general.” Continue>>>