If you're thinking, "That must be some nice furniture!" you're absolutely right. The EPA ended up spending an average of $6,000 per employee buying some of the most expensive furniture in America.
It just goes to show you the government has no respect for the money it confiscates from you. The progressive and the liberal would agree with you. But what they think we need are more government agencies to create more accountability. (Those agencies would no doubt need to furnish their offices with "quality" furniture as well.)
Human nature is not that hard to understand. People act in their own self-interest. When they are spending their money on themselves, they tend to be very cautious and prudent, seeking out the best value and highest quality for what they can afford.
But when they are spending someone else's money on them, well, no expense can be spared. And it gets even worse when the they spend someone else's money on someone else.
We've got a lot more than just that today, but I