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Obama Anoints Biden as Muffin Czar Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Sep 26, 2011, 12:21 am

President Barack Obama has recently appointed Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to become the nation’s new ‘Muffin Czar,’ to ensure that American taxpayers’ dollars won’t be wasted on $16 muffins.

According to the Washington Post, “the Obama administration reacted to reports of $16 dollar muffins served at Justice Department conferences by ordering agencies to review the spending of taxpayer dollars at such meetings.”

Biden is spearheading an effort to reduce government waste. He will meet with a deputy secretary or an equivalent chief operating officer at each agency and demand they receive official approval on all conference-related activities and expenses while a review is under way.

As reported by the Washington Post, “a report Tuesday by the Justice Department’s inspector general found excessive spending on food and beverages in an audit of 10 department conferences. It found muffins that cost $16 a piece, coffee at more than a dollar an ounce and snacks including Cracker Jack and popcorn, at $32.”

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written by Waldo Biden , September 26, 2011

I have the solution, Mr. President : we can print money to pay for these muffins. That way, even if they do appear to cost us $16.00 each, or even maybe more, the real cost to us will just be a few cents for some paper and ink!

written by Mr. Prez , September 26, 2011

Good idea, Mr. Biden, and it also will create a few more jobs for the people we will need to hire to print that money. Republicans say you are dumb, but I see a modest genuis hinding in you.

written by Penny , September 27, 2011

Say Tom - what happened to the post about Lady Gaga appearing with Obama at a campaign rally you posted - the one where the article you cited didn't even mention Lady Gaga?

You even posted my reply to it, and now both are gone.

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