600 per cent:The cost of government paper-shredding has increased since President Bush took office. USASpending tracked how the government spent $452,807 on contracts for paper-shredding services in 2000, only to see that number rise astronomically to over $2.9 million in 2006.
It took a huge jump in 2004, and totals $2.7 million just for the first half of 2007. Are they shredding all of these documents to cut storage costs, or to cut their prison time?
They sure do have a lot of paper, don't they? The observant reader will notice that the Government incurred no expense for shredding decency, honesty, or integrity, leading one to believe they had none to start with.
Maybe they'll claim that the ten million missing e-mails were accidentally shredded. Yeah, that's it!