March 30, 2007, - 1:16 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
More of your tax dollars at work in the latest entry to the boondogglepedia. This time it’s hundreds of millions wasted on a watery new headquarters for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. From the Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire:
RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT: The new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives headquarters, originally slated to open two years ago, has a problem: Water fills the basement. A General Services Administration spokesman says the $150 million building will open this summer. Agents quip that ATF vehicle purchases should include amphibious vehicles and gondolas.
The ATF . . . America’s Little Venice.
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