General Services Administration
The General Services Administration (GSA) is a large federal agency that provides support services for the federal government. It is responsible for managing U.S. government communications, products, transportation, and buildings.
The GSA is the epitome of federal bureaucracy, offering a multitude of examples of big government at its worst. For example, a conference in Las Vegas for government employees, organized by the GSA, cost over $820,000 of taxpayer money. This led to the GSA head resigning and other high-ranking employees being fired.
- U.S. General Services Administration website. Accessed April 7, 2012. http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/100000
- Elliott, Philip. "GSA head resigns amid reports of lavish spending." April 2, 2012. The Associated Press. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g_7Ip4PWCWZSPIbiu7t7ca27rd2g