We have a tripled deficit but who cares – officials need their designer crystal stemware. Wait – didn’t President Obama say we were on the edge of another depression? What makes matters more interesting is that the interior designer passed up American firms and subcontracted the work overseas. Ah, Democrats. More on Crystalgate:
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department is spending $5.4 million to buy fine crystal stemware for American embassies — but it won’t give the US economy much of a boost.
The contract was given to a tiny Washington, DC, interior designer, which in turn subcontracted the crystal work to a Swedish firm — snubbing such US companies as the famous manufacturer in Clinton’s own back yard, Steuben Crystal of upstate Corning.
The firm didn’t even get a chance to bid on the contract, which will outfit embassies and ambassadors’ residences with fancy crystal for ritzy functions.