EPA Paid for ‘Secret’ Projects

The Environmental Protection Agency, already revealed in June to have allowed a contractor to maintain taxpayer-funded “man caves” (TVs, appliances, couches, videos, etc.) hidden in a Washington, D.C.-area warehouse, made the news again during the government shutdown in October when soup, with a 1997 expiration date, was found during the shutdown in an EPA employees’ refrigerator. Furthermore, in September, former high-level EPA executive John Beale pleaded guilty to defrauding the agency of $900,000 in salary, expenses and bonuses dating back to the 1990s by claiming work orders (including secret projects for the CIA) that no one at EPA appears ever to have tried to verify.Venezuelan Vices Can’t Create Happiness