Sunday, December 16, 2007

The White House Shredder

Sparks of Sanity:

Behold, the Bush Administration in chart form: Federal spending on paper shredding has increased more than 600 percent since George W. Bush took office.

This chart, generated by, the U.S. government’s brand spanking new database of federal expenditures, shows spending on “contracts for paper shredding services” going back to 2000. Click here for the full, heartbreaking breakdown. In 2000, the feds spent $452,807 to make unpleasant truths go away; by 2006, the “Cheney Effect” had bumped that number up to $2.9 million. And by halfway through 2007, the feds almost matched that number, with $2.7 million and counting.

1 comment:

  1. I wish going further back so that we could compare this administation to others. Even a very quick glance at this chart tells me that the increased spending on paper shredding is related to the risig price of gasoline - it obviously has nothing to do with more actual paper shredding taking place ;-)