State Department Spent $36.5 Million Polling Foreigners Opinions
Golden Hammer Award | Washington Times
by Kellan Howell | November 20, 2015
CHART: State Dept Foreign Polling Expenditures (FY07-FY14)
Showcased in today's Washington Times, the State Department is awarded the "Golden Hammer Award" for the most egregious weekly example of waste, fraud, corruption and abuse in the nation.
The State Department spent $36.5 million polling the opinions of foreigners -- even our allies, i.e. England, Spain, Italy, Germany, Poland, Japan, etc.
Where did tens of millions of 'foreign polling expenditures' flow?
Learn how the State Department hid $34 million in survey and polling under a category of 'miscellaneous foreign vendors.'
What would Hilary do? Did Secretary of State Hilary Clinton increase or decrease expenditures on foreign polling? Did Clinton increase the transparency of State Dept spending?
Why was State polling countries like Suriname?
Did the Clinton State Department pay the Associated Press on a survey contract? That's either a massive conflict of interest, or an accounting error.
Stay tuned... after Thanksgiving, we are publishing our OpenTheBooks Oversight Report - Public Affairs/Public Relations, Surveys, Research, and Polling of the United States Federal Government.
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