We all know that redecorating can be costly, but a room redo is never more expensive than when the US taxpayer is footing the bill.
From $2.15 Million embassy drapes to Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson’s $387,000 office foyer, news of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s $31,000 furniture order should not shock anyone.
Expect, perhaps Ben Carson whom said, “I was as surprised as anyone to find out that a $31,000 dining set had been ordered. I have requested that the order be canceled. We will find another solution for the furniture replacement.”
He then added that when it came to the must have redecoration for his office suite, “My wife also looked at catalogs and wanted to be sure that the color of the chair fabric of any set that was chosen matched the rest of the décor.”
A Reasonable $31,000
Curious what $31,000 of taxpayer funds nets these days?
Well, in a governmental nod to Effie Trinket, 10 mahogany chairs, and a mahogany breakfront, table, and sideboard.