It's Tax Day, but some people are celebrating. It's just not you.
(T)he U.S. Department of State paid $3,814 to fill an order of Jack Daniel's whiskey for gratuities at one of its many overseas embassies...
Last year alone, the State Department sent taxpayers tabs totaling nearly $300,000 for alcoholic beverages — about twice as much compared to the previous year...
Our government bureaucrats are quick with a buck... when it's yours.
The purchases, small and large, included $2,483 to pay for "assorted spirits for gratuities to vendors" at the U.S. mission to the United Nations in New York, and $9,501 in "Christmas gratuities" of whiskey and wine at the U.S. Embassy in South Korea.
Rather than apologize to taxpayers, a State Department assured the Washington Times this waste of money was... legal.
"U.S. officials may hold receptions and representational events," he said.
"By law, the secretary of state may provide for such receptions and may pay entertainment and representational expenses to enable the Department of State and foreign service to provide for the proper representation of the United States and its interests," he said.
Its interests being free liquor for bureaucrats.