Shocking Discovery of Government Agency Using Funds Appropriately
WASHINGTON – In the midst of a fiscal crisis in the federal government, one government agency is making things worse. Creating instant controversy, an extensive and costly investigation found that the Farm Service Agency actually spent its taxpayer funds appropriately and in accordance to federal regulations.
A representative from the Congressional Budget Office who led the investigation into the FSA noted, “This is the first time in my 34 year career at the CBO that we’ve caught somebody using their appropriated funds for their intended purpose. We don’t even do that…and that’s our job.”
For the 2012 fiscal year, the FSA was awarded a budget of 3.3 billion dollars, all of which was spent fulfilling the mission of the agency. This action outraged others in the federal government who felt the money could have been better used for purposes like lining their own pockets, pandering to their constituents, or sending it directly to the Chinese.
Speaker of the House John Boehner noted that the Farm Service Agency is “making us all look bad. We throw money at anything that moves while they’re spending it on whatever it is the Farm Service Agency does. I don’t know what that is, but it’s sickening.”
The Farm Service Agency defended its actions in a short press release stating, “This press release was written on personally owned stationary during off hours.”