Federal spending on paper shredding increased 600%+ since Bush took office

I'm sure there's an innocent explanation for this "” I just can't think of what it might be.

Federal spending on paper shredding has increased more than 600 percent since George W. Bush took office. This chart, generated by usaspending.gov, 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. Pretty much says it all.

It does, indeed.

They just stopped using the incinerator after one of the staff members watched An Inconvenient Truth.

Anyone betting on a blanket pardon for all administration officials and government contractors before Bush the Lesser leaves office?

Nomad wrote:

They just stopped using the incinerator after one of the staff members watched An Inconvenient Truth.

Watching An inconvenient Truth would have violated their loyalty oath to the Republican party.

I personally would like to see Bush be the first president in history to be indited and prosecuted and not pardoned and actually had to even spend one month in jail. Though it would probably be house arrest instead. I'd pay good money to see that.

Clinton and I think Bush I had both been working to reduce government secrecy. Bush Deux has worked to increase it. Not much more to say.